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 »

FMU Planetarium ventures to the edge of the solar system

Christian McMillan, Staff Writer
February 5, 2015

Francis Marion University’s (FMU) astrology department presented “IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System” to over 91 interested guests. The show occurred Sunday, Jan. 25, at 3 p.m. at the Dooley Planetarium on the second floor in the Cauthen Educational Media Center. The show was free to... Read more »

¿Hablas español?

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Christian McMillan, Staff Writer
February 5, 2015

The Spanish department hosted the first of their bimonthly La Tertulia events Tuesday, Jan. 20. The event took place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Grille. Others will be held every first and third Tuesday of each month. La Tertulia has a very long and rich heritage deeply rooted in intellectual and cultural... Read more »

Students hit the stage to increase financial aid

Katrina Moses, Staff Writer
February 4, 2015

Several acts performed in Chapman Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 22, with over 300 people in attendance. The African-American Faculty and Staff Coalition (AAFSC) put on a talent show as a way to let the students at Francis Marion University (FMU) know that their organization exists to assist them. They... Read more »

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 »

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