Patriot baseballer Crowe voted CPL All-Star


Jessica Imbimbo, Editor-in-Chief
August 27, 2014

As both catcher and third baseman for the Francis Marion University (FMU) Patriot baseball team, J.D. Crowe was selected to play in the Coastal Plain League (CPL) All-Star Game, which was held July 14 in Morehead City, N.C. This summer, Crowe found a spot on the roster for the Columbia Blowfish, where... Read more »

Jadia at the Movies: Summer’s box office hits are Marvel-ous


Jadia Smith, Staff Writer
August 27, 2014

It’s been a Marvel-ous summer, eh? Of course I’m a big Marvel fan, so I was promptly at the theater on August 1 to see the premiere of “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Directed by James Gunn, “Guardians” packs an all-star cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper,... Read more »

FMU students, faculty visit Washington, D.C.


Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
August 27, 2014

Over the summer, 23 students and five faculty members from Francis Marion University (FMU) traveled to Washington D.C., to spend a week exploring, touring and learning in the nation’s capital. The trip was part of the Ready to Experience Applied Learning program (REAL), and was open to students from... Read more »

Professor Spotlight Dr. Jon Tuttle: Distinguished professor finds strength in rejection


Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
August 27, 2014

Professor of English and Coordinator of International Studies, Jon Tuttle, has been teaching at Francis Marion University (FMU) since 1990. Not only is he well known in his field, around campus and in the community, he is also recognized in academia as the 2014 Distinguished Professor (the highest award... Read more »

Health sciences move downtown: New facility construction to begin in 2015


Rebecca Cross, Assistant Editor
August 27, 2014

Plans to build a new health science facility in downtown Florence are underway. The building will house and hold classes for Francis Marion University (FMU) students involved in the nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant, and applied psychology programs. It will also accommodate third and fourth... Read more »

Fireworks showcased after baseball game


April 10, 2014

The fireworks showcase originally scheduled for the Feb. 22 homecoming game against USC Aiken took place April 1 after The Patriots match up with Mount Olive. The Pats were defeated 11-6 in this game. The fireworks show, which could be seen across campus and throughout the community, was originally postponed... Read more »

Professor Spotlight: Dr. Ginger Bryngelson – Astronomy professor keeps eyes on skies


Joshua Lloyd, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Physics and astronomy professor Dr. Ginger Bryngelson has a passion for the stars and interest in how the heavens came to be what they are today. Bryngelson, among others, applies for viewing time at with National Astronomical Observatories (NAO), which runs various sites that house “really, really... Read more »

Griswold to mentor in education program at Clemson


Melanie Mitchell, Senior Writer
April 10, 2014

Silas Griswold, junior English major, will participate in the Emerging Scholars program this summer at Clemson University.  According to Griswold, the program provides outreach to high school students who will be first generation college students. The Emerging Scholars program is academically enriching,... Read more »

New Ms. FMU crowned


Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Breanna Robertson was crowned Ms. Francis Marion University (FMU) in front of a crowd of more a hundred students on March 13. Roberston, sophomore pre-nursing major, added Ms. FMU to long list of achievements.  She took center stage as the overall winner and as Miss Congeniality.  After being crowned,... Read more »

Students reach out in Atlanta: BCM mission trip unites different backgrounds


Nisheeka Simmons, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Twenty-three students discovered the power of communication while traveling with Francis Marion University’s (FMU) Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) to Atlanta from March 14-19. Justin Baird, senior mass communication major and BCM semester missionary, assisted in the preparation for the trip to... Read more »

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