Iota Phi Theta hosts Tis’ The Season social

Christian McMillan, Staff Writer
January 14, 2015

Iota Phi Theta hosted a “Tis’ the Season” holiday social Sunday, Nov. 30, in the Heyward Community Center near the Forest Villa apartments. Iota Phi Theta is a historically African American fraternity. Iota Phi Theta was founded in 1963 in Baltimore, Md., during the height of racial tension in... Read more »

Pee Dee high schools compete in regional math tournament

Christian McMillan, Staff Writer
January 14, 2015

Francis Marion University’s math department hosted the thirty-eighth annual Pee Dee Regional High School Mathematics Tournament on Tuesday Dec. 2, in the McNair Science Facility from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tournament is hosted every year as another way to serve the Pee Dee region. This year over 300... Read more »

Psychology department holds poster fair

Katrina Moses, Staff Writer
January 14, 2015

The Psychology Poster Fair was held by the Psychology department on Monday, Dec. 1. The purpose of the poster fair was for students to showcase their findings on an extensive experiment that says “chunking” occurs in spatial memory and may increase memory capacity. The three students involved with... Read more »

Alumnae receive psychology awards

Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
January 14, 2015

On Nov. 24, two Francis Marion University (FMU) graduates were presented with awards by the psychology department. Jennifer Elkins (’95, ’98) and Melinda Fuller (’95, ’98) are graduates of the FMU Master of Science in Applied Psychology-Clinical/Counseling track.   Elkins currently works in... Read more »

FMU students attend conference in Ind.

Rebecca Cross, Managing Editor
January 14, 2015

Three Francis Marion University (FMU) business students traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., to attend a Beta Gamma Sigma Student Leadership Forum. During the Nov. 6 – Nov. 9 university-sponsored trip, April Gainey, Eimon Heywood and Brittany Merck attended informational sessions, participated in team-building... Read more »

Dooley Planetarium gets NASA upgrade

Tracy Howard, Staff Writer
January 12, 2015

New projector at FMU gives enhanced glimpse of the universe             As part of a nearly $800,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Dooley Planetarium at Francis Marion University (FMU) has undergone a series of renovations, which includes upgrading... Read more »

Nursing pinning ceremony recognizes 36 graduates

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Brandon Rybak, Staff Writer
January 12, 2015

December 10, 2014 marked a special occasion and a historical moment here at Francis Marion University (FMU). At 6 p.m. Francis Marion lost a few of its most outstanding and accomplished students and the nursing field gained some of its most determined, caring and competent future employees. 36 future... Read more »

UPB and Diplomats sponsor CarnEvil event

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Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
November 22, 2014

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 event was a joint effort by the University Programming Board (UPB) and the Diplomats.  The two university-sponsored organizations... Read more »

Student playwrights wanted for 4Plays

Contributed Article from Dr. Jon Tuttle
November 22, 2014

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. They were so successful and well-attended that they were reprised in 2013 and were again well-received. The 4Plays are now a permanent... Read more »

FMU “thinks like a man”

Katrina Moses, Staff Writer
November 22, 2014

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 Rho’s “Think like a Man” event. Athavia Melvin, sophomore, biology, was one of the seven attendees of the event, and... Read more »

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