FMU hosts fiction, poetry festival


Joshua Lloyd, Managing Editor
October 30, 2014

The ninth annual Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival is set for Nov. 6 and 7, and will bring four award-winning writers to campus in a two day celebration of artistic writing. The events will be held in the Cauthen Educational Media Center’s (CEMC) Lowrimore Auditorium; all activities are free of charge... Read more »

FMU welcomes incoming students; Over 200 prospects attend campus tours, seminars


Rebecca Cross, Assistant Editor
October 30, 2014

Over 200 prospective students registered to attend Francis Marion University (FMU) at the open house on Oct. 18. The day included tours of the campus, informational seminars and lunch at Ervin Dining Hall. “The decision you make [about college] is going to affect the rest of your life,” FMU President... Read more »

Runner Wright pens name into FMU history


Brandon Rybak, Staff Writer
October 10, 2014

Meagan Wright is just another ordinary girl. She loves hiking in the mountains, hanging out with friends and watching movies. She currently lives at home with her parents and her three younger siblings. Really the only thing that sets apart this seemingly average Francis Marion University (FMU) student... Read more »

NYC actors present Muse at PAC


Rachel Droze, Staff Writer
October 9, 2014

Muse was performed on Sept. 24, 2014 at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center (PAC) in downtown Florence. Written by Kris Lundberg, daughter of FMU professor Maria Lundberg, Muse tells the tragic love story of Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his model Elizabeth Siddal. The... Read more »

Professor Spotlight: Dr. William Bolt – Historian tackles the future with the past


Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
October 9, 2014

Assistant professor of history Dr. William Bolt is very passionate about his field of study embraces his position at Francis Marion University (FMU). Bolt graduated from both the University of Buffalo and the University of Tennessee, never once considering anything besides becoming a historian. “Even... Read more »

UPB presents Distracted Driving tour


Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
October 9, 2014

On Sept. 25, the University Programming Board (UPB) hosted “Distracted Driving Awareness” in front of the University Center (UC) to raise awareness of multiple forms of distracted driving that can cause problems on the roads. UPB partnered with Francis Marion University (FMU) campus police, South... Read more »

Florence Museum reopens doors $11.7 million expansion enhances Pee Dee history


Joshua Lloyd, Managing Editor
October 9, 2014

After nearly eight years of development and more than a year of off-season preparations, the Florence County Museum will re-open to the public on Oct. 11 in their new 28,000 square-foot building in downtown. The museum, located at the intersections of North Dargan and Cheves Streets, will begin the grand-opening... Read more »

FMU volleyball breaks even at Patriot Invitational tournament


Jessica Imbimbo, Editor-in-Chief
September 20, 2014

The Francis Marion University (FMU) women’s volleyball team finished 2-2 in their first four games of the 2014 season during the FMU Invitational Tournament, held in the Smith University Center.   Six teams played during the two-day tournament, with each team playing four games throughout.  The... Read more »

Flag Football returns to FMU intramurals


Joshua Lloyd, Managing Editor
September 20, 2014

After a year off, intramural flag-football has returned and is looking better than ever. Unlike most intramural sports, the teams aren’t predetermined by the players; instead there was combine and an NFL style draft, with student-managers for each team. The combine allowed athletes to show their skill... Read more »

Professor Spotlight: T. Barbeau & G. Pryor – Dynamic duo shatters stereotypes, improves academia


Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
September 20, 2014

Professors of Biology, Tamatha Barbeau and Gregory Pryor, have been dominating the Biology department at Francis Marion University [FMU] for ten years as a team.   Bent on educating students in both academia and in life, Barbeau and Pryor strive to be unconventional role models for each students... Read more »

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