Francis Marion University has seen its campus grow steadily the past two decades. Based on an updated Campus Development Master Plan unveiled at Thursday’s regular Board of Trustees meeting, the pace of expansion won’t slow in the near future. The updated plan lists the renovation of the former Federal Post Office Building in downtown Florence, [...]
Francis Marion University honored four employees with special awards at its annual Staff Awards Luncheon Thursday on campus. T. Lang Beaty was the recipient of the John J. Kispert Leadership Award, and Katherine Barnette received the Marvin Lynch Humanitarian Award. Linda Sullen and Sharolyn Robinson were named winners of the university’s two Outstanding Staff awards. [...]
Duke Energy is continuing its support of education throughout the region with a $50,000 grant to Francis Marion University to promote the teaching profession. The funds from the Duke Energy Foundation will be directed to 20 FMU upperclassmen enrolled in FMU’s School of Education and who are expected to teach in schools in the Pee [...]
The Francis Marion University community is in mourning following the loss of one of its great academic pioneers, Dr. David Peterson. Peterson, a professor of Physics at FMU from 1979 until recently in 2016, passed away at his home in Surf City, N.C. on May 31. A memorial service will be held at Francis Marion [...]
Some of the Pee Dee’s most renowned artists will have their works on display throughout the summer at the Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series. The Pee Dee Sampler will include artists such as ceramicists Jane Crossman, Douglas Gray and Sasha Federer; painters Anna Coe, Matt Cook, Lynda English, John Lehum and Jackie Wukela; photographers […]
For aspiring actor Christian Brunetti, all the world is a stage. But when he walked across the stage May 6 at FMU’s spring commencement, he wasn’t acting.
Math & Physics top most lists of tough college majors. Mary Mulholland saw them as a perfect pair. So, she majored in both & completed her studies with a perfect score.
It’s not typical for class projects to eventually be made into short films, but Glass isn’t a typical project. On Tuesday, May 30, Glass – a short film created by Francis Marion University 2017 alums Christian Brunetti and Christina Xan – will premiere at the FMU Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre at 7 p.m. [...]
Three years ago, Francis Marion University launched its new Industrial Engineering (IE) degree program, seeking to support a growing need in local industries and provide the university’s graduates with yet another meaningful career path. The bold initiative bore its first fruit Saturday when the first class of IE grads received their diplomas at FMU’s spring [...]
For most soon-to-be graduates, the promise of a degree, subsequent first jobs and paychecks are enough of a reward for their years of toil. For two Francis Marion University graduates, though, that wasn’t enough. They wanted a chance to be leaders, to serve their country and deviate from the most tread paths of college graduates. [...]
Francis Marion University graduates Rebecca Cross, Devin Kellis, Margaret Evans, Natalie Stirewalt and Reba Gaskins received the William H. Blackwell Award during the spring commencement exercises at the Smith Center on Saturday, May 6. The Blackwell Award is named in memory of the founding chairman of the FMU Foundation and is presented to the undergraduate [...]