Writing center extends services through website

Rachel Droze, Staff Writer
September 20, 2014

The Francis Marion University (FMU) Writing Center is now open for the 2014-2015 school year. The Writing Center was designed to help students, staff, and faculty with all forms of papers and projects in any discipline at FMU including but not limited to speech outlines, resumes, scholarship applications... Read more »

International exchange program diversifies campus

Tracy Howard, Staff Writer
September 20, 2014

The International Exchange Program and athletics department at Francis Marion University (FMU) attract international students who bring unique cultural experiences and add diversity to the campus. “Sometimes they (international students) can be non-traditional,” Carter-McCants, assistant dean of... Read more »

Patriots weigh in against obesity


Jasmine DeBerry, Staff Writer
September 20, 2014

With the world being overtaken by the epidemic of obesity, it is very crucial that we learn to take back our bodies and come to the generalization that to eat healthier and exercise more means to be in control. On September 8, many were given the opportunity to take back their bodies and start a journey... Read more »

Career Connections readies students for post-graduation

Katrina Moses, Staff Writer
September 20, 2014

Francis Marion University’s (FMU) Career Development Department had its first Career Connections workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 3 to give students tools to be career ready before they graduate. Dr. Ronald Miller, Director of the Career Development Department, said that Career Connections has been around... Read more »

Rhodes on display at Hyman Fine Arts Center


Rebecca Cross, Assistant Editor
September 20, 2014

In between classes and during free time Francis Marion University (FMU) students and staff have the opportunity to view the work of regional artists in the first-floor lobby of the Hyman Fine Arts Center. Artist Adrian Rhodes’ work is the latest collection on display in the Art Gallery Series. Her... Read more »

Center of Excellence receives national award


Joshua Lloyd, Managing Editor
September 20, 2014

For the seventh time in a row, the Francis Marion University (FMU) Center of Excellence (COE) has won the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) Award for their work with teachers of impoverished children. The award was officially announced on Sept. 1, and stems from the center’s work with... Read more »

Mount Pleasant campus begins classes


Joshua Lloyd, Managing Editor
September 2, 2014

Francis Marion University’s (FMU) satellite campus, in the community Mount Pleasant of Charleston, SC, has begun fall classes for the first time ever; specifically for registered nurses (RNs) seeking a Bachelor of science degree (BSN). The campus is not a large, stand-alone operation but is actually... Read more »

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


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 »

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