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 »

Santak pushes past setbacks to follow dreams


Jessica Imbimbo, Assistant Editor
March 26, 2014

Jordan Santak, a 6’2 right-handed pitcher, looks to make an immediate impact on the mound for Francis Marion University (FMU) baseball in their 2014 season. Santak, a New Castle, Delaware native, started playing baseball when he was only four years old.  Santak says the inspiration to play just came... Read more »

Patriot pride shown at parade, fest


Victoria Briggs, Staff Writer
March 26, 2014

Francis Marion University (FMU) held its fourth annual homecoming parade followed by the Patriot Fest on Saturday, February 22 beginning at 11:45 p.m. Hosted by Student Government Association (SGA), the parade consisted of various student organizations that included Kappa Delta, School of Education,... Read more »

Marshall, Wilkins crowned 2014 queen, king


Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
March 26, 2014

The gym was packed with standing room only to watch the homecoming court take center stage as Francis Marion University (FMU) students and alumni gathered together to celebrate the crowning of this year’s king and queen on Feb. 22. The FMU homecoming court made its procession after the Patriots’... Read more »

AAFSC gala celebrates achievements


Nisheeka Simmons, Staff Writer
March 26, 2014

The Francis Marion University (FMU) African American Faculty and Staff Coalition’s (AAFSC) 13th annual scholarship gala took place on Tuesday, Feb. 25. The theme of this year’s event was “Empowering and Inspiring Positive Change.” Dr. Leroy Peterson, Jr., chemistry professor, described the evening... Read more »

SC Chamber Music Festival: Event unites musicians from around the world


Nisheeka Simmons, Staff Writer
March 26, 2014

Francis Marion University (FMU) hosted talented performers and orators from around the globe at the second annual South Carolina Chamber Music Festival from Feb. 24 to March 1. Dr. Paolo Gualdi, assistant professor of music, is the artistic director and coordinator of the event.  According to Gualdi,... Read more »

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