Students spread gospel in Greater Cleveland


Rachel Droze, Assistant Editor
January 14, 2015

Over winter break, 15 Francis Marion University (FMU) students, along with Kendal Danford, FMU campus minister, and Mary Batchelor, Baptist Collegiate Ministry’s (BCM) semester missionary, joined students from four other universities located in South Carolina on a seven-day mission trip to Cleveland,... Read more »

Professor Spotlight: Dawn Larsen – Students applaud professor’s passion for theatre


Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
January 12, 2015

With a resume a mile long and a passion equal in proportion, it’s no wonder Dawn Larsen has taken the theatre world by storm. Larsen, associate professor of theatre history, has brought plays, productions, publications and activities to Francis Marion University (FMU) in an effort to increase interest... Read more »

ROTC cadet ceremony honors Truesdale


Tracy Howard, Staff Writer
January 12, 2015

The Francis Marion University (FMU) Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program has commissioned Adam Jennings Truesdale as a 2nd Lt. in a ceremony held at 9 a.m. on Dec. 12 in the Lee Nursing Building auditorium. “This is a terrific ceremony and it is very meaningful to the cadets that are... Read more »

305 graduate in winter commencement! Students become alumni, celebrate achievements


Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
January 12, 2015

On Dec. 13, Francis Marion University (FMU) handed out 305 degrees to graduates in the Smith University Center. The commencement began by having the professors walk in and take their seats in their graduating university’s regalia.  The graduating students then walked in and took their seats beside... Read more »

Patriots fall to USCA Pacers in PBC semifinal


Brandon Rybak, Sports Writer
November 22, 2014

The Francis Marion Patriots took to the pitch on Tuesday, November 4 in the quarterfinals of the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament. Thanks to the outstanding play from junior defender David Sheridan, the Patriots advance to the semifinals of the PBC Tournament with a 2-0 victory against Montevallo. The... Read more »

Students showcase talents at Apollo Night


Christian McMillan, Staff Writer
November 22, 2014

The National Pan-Hellenic Council’s (NPHC) Apollo Night Talent Show contained some of Francis Marion’s hidden treasures Thursday, November 6 at 6 p.m. in the Chapman Auditorium. NPHC was established during the age of racial segregation and disenfranchisement of the early nineteenth century. It is... Read more »

Professor Spotlight: Travis Ragsdale – Chemist cooks up excellence, dishes out experience


Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
November 22, 2014

Francis Marion’s Chemistry Laboratory Manager, Travis Ragsdale, has watched the university blossom, while leaving marks of excellence through his work with thousands of students in his 41 year long career. He began teaching at FMU after completing his Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from Furman... Read more »

Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival thrives: Award-winning authors attract record attendance


Joshua Lloyd, Managing Editor
November 22, 2014

The ninth annual Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival, held on Nov. 6 and 7 in Francis Marion University’s (FMU) Lowrimore Auditorium, went off without a hitch and brought four award-winning authors and poets to the campus. The 2014 festival featured Megan Abbott, Ron Carlson, Denise Duhamel and Tim... Read more »

Volleyball sweeps Barton in Dig Pink match


Jessica Imbimbo, Editor-in-Chief
October 30, 2014

The Francis Marion University (FMU) Lady Patriot volleyball team swept Barton College in straight sets (25-21, 25-20, 27-25) during the annual Dig Pink match on Tuesday, October 14. The Dig Pink match is an annual event to raise funds as well as awareness for breast cancer.  Over 500 spectators filled... Read more »

Professor Spotlight: Lynn Kostoff – Fiction author finds inspiration in everything


Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014

Professor of English and author of three novels, Lynn Kostoff, has captivated the English department at Francis Marion University (FMU) with his creativity and passion for writing. Not only has Kostoff published three books and has one set to release in the summer 2015, but he has also been named as... Read more »

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