Patriot faculty welcomes 15 new members

Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
August 27, 2014

On August 15, 2014, Francis Marion University (FMU) welcomed 15 new faculty members into its ranks. The new faculty members were treated to a complimentary breakfast, a full day of orientation and a luncheon with current administration.  The orientation was designed to familiarize the new faculty with... Read more »

18 inducted into ODK Honor Society

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Professor LeRoy Peterson, Contributing Writer
August 27, 2014

Sixteen Francis Marion University (FMU) students and two faculty and staff members were initiated into the Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) Leadership Honor Society during its Spring 2014 initiation ceremony held on April 15.   The new student members are: Mary Elizabeth Batchelor, Pincquetta Brown, Paden... Read more »

New MBA program open to all undergraduates

Joshua Lloyd, Managing Editor
August 27, 2014

Francis Marion University is now accepting students into its newly designed Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program, the only business graduate degree at the school. The program began this fall and is designed to give graduate students from all walks of academia a better understanding of... Read more »

Donation funds education and health ventures

Rebecca Cross, Assistant Editor
August 27, 2014

During a lunch outing this summer, James S. “Jim” Konduros handed Francis Marion University (FMU) President Dr. Fred Carter a check for $500,000. Konduros is the chairman of the Fisherman’s Fund, a non-profit charity that developed from the PSARAS Foundation.   The donation will be used to... Read more »

Spring fest provides fun, food, games

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Rebecca Cross, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Students gathered at the University Center (UC) for an afternoon of fun, food, and activities from 1-5 p.m. on April 2, 2014 for this year’s Spring Fest. Spring Fest is an annual event organized by the University Programming Board (UPB). Spring Fest is similar to Fall Fest, an event featured during... Read more »

Greek life uses pageant to raise awareness

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Katrina Moses, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Members of Francis Marion University’s (FMU) chapter of Kappa Delta rushed to the stormed the stage to congratulate their sister, freshman biology major Brooke Thibodaux, after she won the Miss Greek Pageant on March 25. The Miss Greek pageant, held in the Chapman Auditorium, was hosted by FMU’s... Read more »

Sutton presents eighth Moran Address

Rebecca Cross, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Dr. John C. Sutton, a former American Literature and Business Communication professor presented the eighth Moran Address on Thursday, March 27 in the Lowrimore Auditorium. Among those in attendance were Francis Marion University’s (FMU) founding president, Dr. Dough Smith and FMU’s current president,... Read more »

Field study to offer unique opportunities

Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

During the Summer II semester, the Biology department is offering a tropical ecology class, BIOL 318, which includes a two-week trip to Ecuador. The class will count for four credit hours and will give students from all majors a chance to experience a new culture and diverse ecosystem.  Francis Marion... Read more »

Senior art majors showcase their talents

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Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Students, friends, family and faculty packed the gallery of Hyman Fine Arts Center (FAC) on April 1, to cheer on five graduating seniors. The five seniors chosen to have their final portfolio presentations presented were able to put together a mini collection of their original pieces.  The pieces ranged... Read more »

Kappa Delta wages wars against child abuse

Katrina Moses, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

The Francis Marion University (FMU) chapter of Kappa Delta (KD) waged Penny Wars to raise money for Prevent Child Abuse America. On March 12, the women of KD ran a table in the cafeteria for Penny Wars.  Cups taped with the names of campus organizations, including Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) and Baptist... Read more »

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