FMU officer serves animal community

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Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014

Campus police officer Rick Thomas has spent the last 22 years serving the students at Francis Marion University (FMU), but has spent his entire life loving and helping animals. As a graduate of Coker College with degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice, Thomas began a life-long career that would enable... Read more »

FMU theatre play connects, unites

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Christian McMillan, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014

Francis Marion University Theatre delivered a play called Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker. The play was presented at the Fine Arts Theatre in Hyman Fine Arts Center. The play ran Thursday, October 16 through Saturday, October 18 at 7:30pm. FMU’s Theatre presented a play about beautiful... Read more »

ZTA bake sale sweetens breast cancer cause

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Tracy Howard, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014

Throughout the month of October, the Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) sorority at Francis Marion University (FMU) is promoting breast cancer awareness and education with its annual “Think Pink Drink Pink” bake sale.  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, October 17, several ZTA sorority sisters sat at tables outside... Read more »

Teddy Bear Clinics

Jasmine DeBerry, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014

Unfortunately, there are many children around the world and even in our communities that are raised by low income families who have not been properly taught healthy behaviors and wellness. Since 2012, FMU’s nursing department has been involved in a program called the Teddy Bear Clinics. The Teddy Bear... Read more »

Pre-veterinary club hosts Humane Society supply drive

Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014

Francis Marion University’s (FMU) new pre-vet club will kick off with a supply drive to benefit the Florence Area Humane Society on Oct. 27 – Nov. 7. The pre-vet club is open to all students interested in veterinary care or animal healthcare.  The supply drive was organized completely by the group’s... Read more »

Pinillos crowned Big Man on Campus

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Brandon Rybak, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014

The annual Big Man on Campus competition sponsored by the ladies of Zeta Tau Alpha returned to the Francis Marion University (FMU) Campus on Oct. 23. The competition provides a creative way for ZTA to raise money and awareness for breast cancer education. “It is a great way to raise money for our many... Read more »

FMU joins international nursing honors society

Rachel Droze, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014

Francis Marion University (FMU) is now a chartered member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society. Sigma Theta Tau International is an honors society for nurses and nursing students. The honors society has been present on FMU’s campus since the nursing program transferred from the Medical... Read more »

Civil Rights Act celebrates 50th anniversary

Rebekah Davis, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, men and women from all over the state of South Carolina gathered to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. The Francis Marion University (FMU) African American Faculty and Staff Coalition, as well as the Robert E. McNair Center for Research and Service, organized... Read more »

Pee Dee prepares for Ebola virus

Katrina Moses, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014

On Thursday, October 9, the state’s Senate Medical Affairs Committee was told that South Carolina is prepared to treat any residents infected with the Ebola virus. Catherine Templeton, Director of S.C.’s Department of Health and Environmental control (DHEC) spoke before the Medical Affairs Committee... Read more »

Grant graces Preforming Arts Center

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Christian McMillan, Staff Writer
October 9, 2014

Christian music singer Amy Grant performed at the Francis Marion University (FMU) Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Amy Grant, “The Queen of Christian Pop,” brought Christian pop to the FMU PAC. The performance was a treat for both Christians and pop music fans to enjoy. Grant’s... Read more »

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