Spring fest provides fun, food, games

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Rebecca Cross, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Students gathered at the University Center (UC) for an afternoon of fun, food, and activities from 1-5 p.m. on April 2, 2014 for this year’s Spring Fest. Spring Fest is an annual event organized by the University Programming Board (UPB). Spring Fest is similar to Fall Fest, an event featured during... Read more »

Greek life uses pageant to raise awareness

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Katrina Moses, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Members of Francis Marion University’s (FMU) chapter of Kappa Delta rushed to the stormed the stage to congratulate their sister, freshman biology major Brooke Thibodaux, after she won the Miss Greek Pageant on March 25. The Miss Greek pageant, held in the Chapman Auditorium, was hosted by FMU’s... Read more »

Sutton presents eighth Moran Address

Rebecca Cross, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Dr. John C. Sutton, a former American Literature and Business Communication professor presented the eighth Moran Address on Thursday, March 27 in the Lowrimore Auditorium. Among those in attendance were Francis Marion University’s (FMU) founding president, Dr. Dough Smith and FMU’s current president,... Read more »

Field study to offer unique opportunities

Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

During the Summer II semester, the Biology department is offering a tropical ecology class, BIOL 318, which includes a two-week trip to Ecuador. The class will count for four credit hours and will give students from all majors a chance to experience a new culture and diverse ecosystem.  Francis Marion... Read more »

Senior art majors showcase their talents

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Lauren Cole, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Students, friends, family and faculty packed the gallery of Hyman Fine Arts Center (FAC) on April 1, to cheer on five graduating seniors. The five seniors chosen to have their final portfolio presentations presented were able to put together a mini collection of their original pieces.  The pieces ranged... Read more »

Kappa Delta wages wars against child abuse

Katrina Moses, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

The Francis Marion University (FMU) chapter of Kappa Delta (KD) waged Penny Wars to raise money for Prevent Child Abuse America. On March 12, the women of KD ran a table in the cafeteria for Penny Wars.  Cups taped with the names of campus organizations, including Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) and Baptist... Read more »

The Foreplays explore sexual health, identity

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Joslyn McCall, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Students and members of the community filled the seats of the Hyman Fine Arts Center (FAC) for second annual “The Foreplays,” which encourages awareness and prevention of domestic and sexual abuse. Hosted by the Gender Studies Program on March 25, the event was heavily seasoned with conundrums and... Read more »

International arts festival to celebrate culture

Rebecca Cross, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Francis Marion University (FMU) will host the 2014 Arts International festival on Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Arts International is a cultural festival that offers food, music, entertainment, contests, and exhibits. The festival provides a fun, hands-on way for FMU students and locals... Read more »

Willy Pete offers internships abroad

Joshua Lloyd, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

Dr. Brandon Goff of the fine arts music industry department recently returned from a two-week tour across Germany with one of his bands, Willy Pete. The band is comprised of Goff and several other musicians from the Nashville-Memphis area. They meet four times each year to complete tours in Europe for... Read more »

Vagina Monologues penetrate minds

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Katrina Moses, Staff Writer
April 10, 2014

“Taboo topics” were center stage for an audience of more than one hundred when “The Vagina Monologues” was put on at Francis Marion University (FMU) Thursday, March 27by the Gender Awareness Committee, Gender Studies Program and Department of Fine Arts. “The Vagina Monologues” are produced... Read more »

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