Campus police releases crime report

Nisheeka Simmons, Staff Writer

October 23, 2013

 Francis Marion University’s (FMU) campus police recently released the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics from 2012. Ella Alston, sophomore chemistry maj...

Hispanic Heritage Celebrated

Joslyn McCall, Staff Writer

September 24, 2013

Francis Marion University (FMU) will be participating in the 2013 celebration of the National Hispanic Heritage Month. FMU’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month Program will be sponsored by the Multicultural Advisory Board and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...