Fine arts department recreates “The Fantasticks”

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Rachel Droze & Christian McMillan, Staff Writers
March 4, 2015

FMU department of fine arts presented “The Fantasticks” from Feb. 18-22 at the Performing Arts Center. The cast consisted of FMU students interested in musical theater. Caroline Spearman and R. Blake Graham starred as Luisa and Matt, two young lovers separated by a wall built by their fathers Bellomy,... Read more »

YGB choir takes stage in national rights event

Katrina Moses, Staff Writer
March 4, 2015

FMU’s Young Gifted and Blessed Gospel Choir (YGB) traveled to Chicago on Feb. 26 to sing at the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) Coalition. “We were invited by connections through Jackson,” Kristian Nelson, president of YGB, said. “We had connections with our... Read more »

FMU community tackles taxes

Rebecca Cross, Managing Editor
March 4, 2015

Tax season is here, and throughout the semester, FMU accounting students are offering for those needing guidance in preparing their state and federal taxes On Wednesday until April 15, accounting students are available from 5-9 p.m. in Founders Hall room 259C. The service is free and made possible through... Read more »

FMU presents G-Week

Rachel Droze, Assistant Editor
March 4, 2015

FMU will host its first Gender Week (G-Week) to raise awareness about gender issues March 9-13. “The purpose of G-Week is to draw attention to gender related issues such as domestic violence against women, civil rights issues relating to gender and others,” Catherine England, professor of English... Read more »

Coalition honors members, students

Rachel Droze, Assistant Editor
March 4, 2015

On Thursday, Feb. 12, the FMU African-American Faculty and Staff Coalition (Coalition) hosted their 20th Anniversary Celebration Gala at the Performing Arts Center (PAC) to honor their 2014-2015 scholarship recipients and award winners. The semi-formal event began with a reception where guests mingled... Read more »

PAC ranks nationally for design, appeal

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Rachel Droze, Assistant Editor
March 4, 2015

The FMU Performing Arts Center (PAC) was listed as one of America’s 25 Most Amazing Campus Arts Centers in February. College Degree Search (CDS), located in Columbus, Ohio, ranked the PAC No. 24 in the nation alongside others such as Debartolo Center at the University of Notre Dame and the Alys Stephens... Read more »

Hall of Fame

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Michael Hawkins, Contributing Writer
March 4, 2015

FMU athletic officials inducted former men’s soccer defender Kirk Bevington and baseball pitcher Erin Jones as the newest members the FMU Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 21. The induction ceremony took place during homecoming activities in the Smith University Center between the women’s and... Read more »

UPB hosts Ultimate Mingle

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Katrina Moses, Staff Writer
February 5, 2015

As the disc jockey used his turntables to crank out the music, students danced and played games at the ultimate mingle on Tuesday, Jan. 13. The University Programming Board (UPB) hosted the event as a way to help students have some fun and interact with each other before it is time to hit the books. As... Read more »

Hopla’s Health Tips – Heart Health: the beat goes on

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Deborah L. Hopla, DNP, Contributing Writer
February 5, 2015

The month of February is all about hearts. In the month of February we celebrate Valentine’s Day and have recently added Wear Red Day to recognize heart disease in women. The unfortunate reality of heart diseases such as coronary heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure and congenital... Read more »

Students gather for weekly worship at BCM

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Lauren Owens, Staff Writer
February 5, 2015

For the past five years, Francis Marion University and Florence-Darlington Technical College students have gathered together for 153 services at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) building on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. for dinner and worship. BCM, formally known as the Baptist Student Union, serves... Read more »

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