#Throwback Thursday A glance at FMU’s history


Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
April 22, 2015

Over 200 years ago, the land that is now home to FMU was swampland claimed by the American Patriots during the American Revolution. Between 1757 and 1782 the American Revolution saw some of its fighting in the Pee Dee region.  A new style of fighting, guerrilla warfare, would become a key tactic in... Read more »

FMU tennis sweeps in non-conference play


Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
April 22, 2015

The FMU men’s and women’s tennis teams defeated Bluefield State College; men were 5-4, and women were 8-0 in non-conference play on April 18. In the Patriot’s first time playing the Bluefield Big Blue, the men and the women swept the courts in afternoon matches.  The women won all their matches... Read more »

Management class uses sales skills for a cause


Lauren Owens, Staff Writer
April 22, 2015

A class at FMU and their professor raised money and awareness during the spring semester for One Touch Transformation, a non-profit organization in Florence, SC. The students of the Personal Selling and Sales Management class and Dr. Nwamaka Anaza designed colored Mason jar glasses to sell in order to... Read more »

Professor Spotlight: Dr. Almeida


Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
April 22, 2015

While he has pursued a career and an education in political science, professor of politcal science, Richard Almeida, found enjoyment and inspiration in different aspects of life away from government and politics. As a New England native, Almeida stayed close to home and received his Bachelor’s of Political... Read more »

Campus prank goes too far, Fraternity pledges arrested for vandalism


Rebekah Davis, Staff Writer
April 22, 2015

Four students were arrested Tuesday, April 14 at FMU after spray-painting “1:12” in more than 20 locations on campus the day before. Curtis Benjamin, Jhakeem James, Andres Rivera and William Vinson, four FMU students from the same spring pledge class for the Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity, were... Read more »

FMU earns series win over PBC rival Lander


Austin Kemmerlin, Staff Writer
April 5, 2015

After a close 7-6 loss on Saturday, March 28, the FMU Patriot baseball team rallied back and dominated the second game of the double header against the Lander University Bearcats with an 11-5 victory in front of a crowded stadium. The first game of the double header was originally scheduled for Friday,... Read more »

Sorority hosts 5K to raise money for charities


Christian McMillan, Staff Writer
April 4, 2015

The Kappa Delta sorority (KD) hosted their first annual Shamrock N’ Run at 9:30 a.m. on March 7 at FMU. The shamrock fundraising events were to support KD’s national philanthropy: Prevent Child Abuse America. This year’s event, Shamrock n’ Run, was to raise money for Durant Children’s Center.... Read more »

Professor Spotlight: Dr. Brandon Goff


Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
April 4, 2015

Drive, determination and a passion that cannot be dimmed has allowed Brandon Goff, associate professor of music, to live out his dreams through music. Growing up in a rural town in Arkansas with less than 2,000 people, Goff realized at a young age that being successful in the music industry would require... Read more »

G-Week raises awareness


Rebekah Davis, Staff Writer
April 4, 2015

The FMU Housing Office and Resident Life held a meeting at 5 p.m. on March 11 at the Heyward Community Center to raise awareness for day-to-day issues facing the LGBT community as a part of Gender Week (G-Week).   The president and vice-president of the Gay Straight Alliance began the meeting talking... Read more »

FMU seeks expansion to Spain: Students scout potential exchange partners


Rachel Droze, Assistant Editor
April 4, 2015

FMU sent four student ambassadors and two professors to Spain over spring break with the goal of expanding the university’s international exchange program. On March 12, Hannah Fazio, senior; Dustin Schauer-Watford, junior; Rebekah Davis, sophomore; and Zac Greenwood, freshman, along with Dr. Jon Tuttle... Read more »

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