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 »

PAC explores outer space through music


Christian McMillan, Staff Writer
October 30, 2014

Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center took both Francis Marion students and the city of Florence on a musical journey through the Solar System. The Francis Marion University Concert Band teamed up to perform selections from Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” with the students from the... Read more »

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 »

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