Outstanding employees recognized

Robyn McNeil, Managing Editor

August 22, 2013

Francis Marion University (FMU) presented a 1,000 cash prize and a plaque to Outstanding Staff Service Award recipients Beverly Owens and Norman Taylor “for sustained exceptional service” on July 17 at the annual staff luncheon. Owens,...

Former Morning News editor joins the faculty

Joshua Lloyd, Staff Writer

August 22, 2013

As of July 1, the Francis Marion University (FMU) Office of Public and Community Affairs welcomed a new executive director, Tucker Mitchell, who was a former editor of Florence Morning News. Dr. Fred Carter, FMU president explained...

University presents new logo: Francis Marion drops the “U” to become “FM”

Robyn McNeil, Managing Editor

August 22, 2013

If students have browsed the university’s website, visited the Patriot Bookstore or attended baseball games, they may have noticed a new Francis Marion University (FMU) logo as “FM.” According to Anna Todd, director of...

Diana Levy, Staff Writer

August 22, 2013

The upcoming fall season will put the Francis Marion University (FMU) women’s soccer team to the test,and to help meet their goal, the Patriots have signed five high school seniors and added three other players to the team. The...

Letter from the Editors

Melanie Mitchell, Robyn McNeil, and Martha Armstrong

August 22, 2013

Dear fellow Patriots, When preparing for the new year, we planned our vision for this newspaper. We not only seek to report the news, but to create a conversation with you and among you that promotes a more enjoyable college...

Fair to increase student involvement

Connor Veasey, Staff Writer

August 22, 2013

All Francis Marion University (FMU) students interested in becoming involved in activities on and off campus can attend the Student Involvement Fair. The Student Involvement Fair is hosted annually on FMU’s campus. This year’s...

A Freshman “How to” Guide

Nefateda Harlee, Staff Writer

August 22, 2013

Depending upon what type of high school you may have come from, college can seem like a foreign place. Will I be a successful student?  Will I make new friends?  Where do I fit in?  All are questions that may circulate in your...

Academic, sports summer camps held

Jessica Imbimbo, Contributing Writer

August 22, 2013

From May to July, Francis Marion University (FMU) played host to a variety of summer camps and programs for local students to strengthen their skills in both sports and academics. Almost 1,500 middle and high school students...

Arts festival returns

Melanie Mitchell, Copy Editor

April 18, 2013

For the fifteenth year, Arts International will return to Francis Marion University (FMU) on Saturday, April 20 to bring a cultural experience to the campus and Florence community. Arts International is a free, day-long event...