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Patriots fall to USCA Pacers in PBC semifinal

Brandon Rybak, Sports Writer

The Francis Marion Patriots took to the pitch on Tuesday, November 4 in the quarterfinals of the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament. Thanks to the... READ MORE »»

Caption: Jeremy Bonyaa was selected to the PBC all-conference second team.


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Students showcase talents at Apollo Night

Christian McMillan, Staff Writer

The National Pan-Hellenic Council’s (NPHC) Apollo Night Talent Show contained some of Francis Marion’s hidden treasures Thursday, November 6 at 6 p.m.... READ MORE »»

Caption: Singers and dancers show off their talents during the third annual Apollo Night on Thursday, Nov. 6 inside the Chapman Auditorium.


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Professor Spotlight: Travis Ragsdale – Chemist cooks up excellence, dishes out experience

Lauren Cole, Staff Writer

Francis Marion’s Chemistry Laboratory Manager, Travis Ragsdale, has watched the university blossom, while leaving marks of excellence through his work... READ MORE »»

Caption: Ragsdale has spent 41 years working in the FMU chemistry department.


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Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival thrives: Award-winning authors attract record attendance

Joshua Lloyd, Managing Editor

The ninth annual Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival, held on Nov. 6 and 7 in Francis Marion University’s (FMU) Lowrimore Auditorium, went off without... READ MORE »»

Caption: Author Megan Abbott signs a copy of "Dare Me," one of her seven novels.


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Volleyball sweeps Barton in Dig Pink match

Jessica Imbimbo, Editor-in-Chief

The Francis Marion University (FMU) Lady Patriot volleyball team swept Barton College in straight sets (25-21, 25-20, 27-25) during the annual Dig Pink... READ MORE »»

Caption: Both Barton College and FMU dawn pink jerseys in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month during their Dig Pink match.


UPB and Diplomats sponsor CarnEvil event

Lauren Cole, Staff Writer

Hundreds of students gathered together to dance the night away at the annual Carnevil Halloween Bash on Oct. 30 in the Smith University Center (UC). This year, the Carnevil... read story

November 22, 2014 • 0 comments

Student playwrights wanted for 4Plays

Contributed Article from Dr. Jon Tuttle

Two years ago, Francis Marion University’s (FMU) V-Week committee sponsored The 4Plays, an evening of short, student-written plays dealing with sexual health and identity.... read story

November 22, 2014 • 0 comments

FMU “thinks like a man”

Katrina Moses, Staff Writer

There was banter and laughter heard on the first floor of the Leatherman Science Facility Thursday, Nov. 13, as students gave their opinion on relationships, with Sigma Gamma... read story

November 22, 2014 • 0 comments


Guest speaker brings Native American culture to campus

Rachel Droze, Staff Writer

Each year the Multicultural Affairs and Multicultural Advisory Board presents a program celebrating Native American Heritage Month. For this year’s program, Francis Marion... read story

November 22, 2014 • 0 comments


Pop-up concert captivates students, faculty

Tracy Howard, Staff Writer

The Francis Marion University (FMU) Music Industry Ensemble treated faculty and students to their renditions of songs selected from the past three decades of popular music. ... read story

November 22, 2014 • 0 comments

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Lady Patriots enter Division 1 tournament

Michael Hawkins, Associate Athletic Director for Media Relations and Marketing

Francis Marion University (FMU) and New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)  played to a 1-1 tie, but the Highlanders advanced to the title match by virtue of a 4-2 win... read story

November 22, 2014 • 0 comments


Armstrong sweeps FMU in PBC playoffs

Jessica Imbimbo, Editor-in-Chief

The Francis Marion University (FMU) volleyball team ended their 2014 season after Armstrong State University swept the Patriots in the first round of the Peach Belt Conference... read story

November 22, 2014 • 0 comments

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