UPB and Diplomats sponsor CarnEvil event


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 »

Guest speaker brings Native American culture to campus


Rachel Droze, Staff Writer
November 22, 2014

Each year the Multicultural Affairs and Multicultural Advisory Board presents a program celebrating Native American Heritage Month. For this year’s program, Francis Marion University (FMU) hosted Barbara Locklear, a member of the Lumbee Indian Tribe of North Carolina. Locklear has traveled around the... Read more »

Pop-up concert captivates students, faculty


Tracy Howard, Staff Writer
November 22, 2014

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.  The all-student band jammed to music from multiple genres, such as R&B, soul, modern jazz and rock, for 45 minutes in the... Read more »

Local dentist receives biology alumni award


Rachel Droze, Staff Writer
November 22, 2014

On Oct. 21 the Francis Marion University (FMU) biology department honored Dr. Joe L. Griffin with the Lawrence Swails Award. The Lawrence Swails Award was named in honor of the second chairman of the biology department. For the last nine years, the Lawrence Swails Award has been presented to a graduate... Read more »

Seniors display choice artwork


Rebecca Cross, Assistant Editor
November 22, 2014

Seven Francis Marion University (FMU) senior art students displayed their work at the Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery on Nov. 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the 2014 fall senior art show. Seniors participating in the show plan to graduate in December and the show gave them an opportunity to display their... Read more »

Citizen donates $1 million to university

Joshua Lloyd, Managing Editor
November 22, 2014

The Margaret McLamb Grimsby Trust recently made a generous donation of $1,022,039.67 to the university. The funds will go towards establishing The Margaret McLamb Grimsby and Eva Bradford Scholarship for need-based students, and the Margaret McLamb Grimsby and Eva Bradford Endowed Chair in Industrial... Read more »

FMU officer serves animal community


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


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 »

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