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#Throwback Thursday A glance at FMU’s history

Lauren Cole, Staff Writer

Over 200 years ago, the land that is now home to FMU was swampland claimed by the American Patriots during the American Revolution. Between 1757 and 1782... READ MORE »»

Caption: The original visionaries included Howard Stokes, James A. Rogers, Jeff Cormell and John Kassab. In October of 1969, Dr. Walter Douglas Smith was chosen as the school’s first president. The first buildings on Francis Marion College’s campus were the Stokes Building and Wallace Hall. The only athletic facility was an old tennis court behind the Stokes Building.

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FMU tennis sweeps in non-conference play

Lauren Owens, Staff Writer

The FMU men’s and women’s tennis teams defeated Bluefield State College; men were 5-4, and women were 8-0 in non-conference play on April 18. In the... READ MORE »»

Caption: FMU defeats Bluefield State 5-4 increasing to 5-4 record for their home matches this season.

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Management class uses sales skills for a cause

Lauren Owens, Staff Writer

A class at FMU and their professor raised money and awareness during the spring semester for One Touch Transformation, a non-profit organization in Florence,... READ MORE »»

Caption: Students and faculty raised $400 fo One Touch Transformation, an organization that raises awareness about sexual assault.

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Professor Spotlight: Dr. Almeida

Lauren Cole, Staff Writer

While he has pursued a career and an education in political science, professor of politcal science, Richard Almeida, found enjoyment and inspiration in... READ MORE »»

Caption: Dr. Richard Almeida shares his love of teaching, family, and cooking with all of his standards and the community at FMU.

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Campus prank goes too far, Fraternity pledges arrested for vandalism

Rebekah Davis, Staff Writer

Four students were arrested Tuesday, April 14 at FMU after spray-painting “1:12” in more than 20 locations on campus the day before. Curtis Benjamin,... READ MORE »»

Caption: The FMU campus was vandilized on April 13. The FBI and SLED worked with campus police to identify the vandals. Medford Painting Company worked with FMU staff to remove the spray paint from affected areas. More than 20 areas on campus were tagged with “1:12.”

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Willams crowned Ms. FMU

Christian McMillan, Staff Writer

FMU students attended the annual Ms. FMU Pageant at 6 p.m. on April 2 in the Chapman Auditorium located in the McNair Science Building. Sophomore pre-nursing major Rose Marie... read story

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PAC hosts art festival

Katrina Moses, Staff Writer

Downtown Florence was blocked off on Saturday, April 11 as the sound of bagpipes filled the streets and the smell of foreign cuisines wafted through the air during the annual... read story

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RED unites university

Katrina Moses & Christian McMillian, Staff Writer

More than 100 students attended FMU’s Research and Exhibition Day (RED) on March 24 as their peers presented research projects. RED is a day where students from all departments... read story

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Visual arts students receive awards, recognition

Rebecca Cross, Managing Editor

It may not be the season for the Olympic games, but two FMU visual arts majors won gold and silver in the student section of the 2015 American Advertising Awards competition. Both... read story

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FMU adds Canadian partner

Lauren Owens, Staff Writer

FMU signed a comprehensive exchange agreement with a university in Canada, the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), on Thursday, March 12. After months of looking for... read story

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Lady Patriots battle for PBC tournament bid

Brandon Rybak, Sports Writer

With the final spot in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Championship up for grabs, the Lady Patriots battled the early morning drizzle in a doubleheader against their conference... read story

April 22, 2015 • 0 comments

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Patriot sluggers split in doubleheader, lose series

Michael Hawkins, Contributing Writer

FMU defeated the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) rival University of North Georgia (UNG) Nighthawks with a 5-4 victory during the first game of the double-header on Saturday,... read story

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