Welcome Week scheduled to unite incoming and returning students

August 29, 2013

Francis Marion University (FMU) will be hosting its annual Welcome Week for new and returning students from Aug.18-22to help students adjust to campus life and become familiar with the community. LaTasha Brand, assistant dean...

Kay Packett – Advisor

August 22, 2013

New SGA President welcomes students

R. Dustin James, Contributing Writer

August 22, 2013

Dear Patriots, Welcome to Francis Marion University! It is my privilege to extend to each of you a very warm welcome on behalf of the Student Government Association. We are excited that you have decided to become part of our...

President’s Address

President Dr. Luther F. Carter, Contributing Writer

August 22, 2013

Dear Students,   On behalf of the faculty and staff, I want to welcome you to the Francis Marion University campus. We’ve been looking forward to your arrival and are delighted you’re here to begin the 2013 fall...

Do We Still Count?

Martha Armstrong, Assistant Editor

August 22, 2013

My vision of lounging under a tree on campus typing papers or studying was quickly replaced by the realities of waiting in line at the library for a computer to access the internet.  I have since learned that FMU has decided...

Slow down, enjoy: A senior thought

Lindsay Smith, Staff Writer

August 22, 2013

Hauling in boxes, moving televisions and watching the excited freshmen flutter nervously around the residence halls as they settle into their new homes. Suddenly, three years ago seems like yesterday rather than the eternity I...

Board of trustees approves a tuition rise of 3.1 percent

Nisheeka Simmons, Staff Writer

August 22, 2013

The Francis Marion University board of trustees has recently approved a 3.1 percent increase in tuition and fees that will affect all currently enrolled students. John Kispert, vice president for business affairs, said the...

“The Conjuring”: Cause of Mass Handholding

Jadia Smith, Staff Writer

August 22, 2013

Possibly one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, The Conjuring premiered at local Florence theater, Swamp Fox Cinemas, on Thursday, July 18 to a sold out early release. The film was based on the real life career of par...