FMU, SC Humanities to host Beyond Mother Emanuel

FMU, in conjunction with South Carolina Humanities, will look to jump start the conversation on several thorny topics related to race and culture in America when it hosts a first-of-its-kind symposium Feb. 26-28.

By Matt McColl | News . Student Life . Uncategorized

Do you have the fastest brain on campus?

Francis Marion University will conduct its first-ever academic quiz bowl tournament — the President’s Bowl — Feb. 13 through March 8 of 2018. The competition will pit three-member teams of FMU students in matches of intense, cranial combat using the time-honored Quiz Bowl format.

By Matt McColl | Uncategorized

Part-time job with “Edgeworth & Co Law Firm” in Quinby, SC

*Part-time job opening with “Edgeworth & Co Law Firm” in Quinby, SC Some Francis Marion students might be interested in this position if schedules permit Description of Duties Design non traditional website layout for local attorney. No coding experience is necessary. Requirements Graphic Design skills, creativity, sense of humor and ability to work independently. Application […]

By Ronald Miller | Uncategorized

Part-time Delivery Job with “Flowers by Starks” in Florence, SC

Name of Company/Organization Flowers by Starks  in Florence, SC   Position Title Part-time delivery person/floral assistant   Start Date 01-16-2018 Salary Rate 11.00/hr Description of Duties delivering flower orders locally, processing fresh flower shipments, stocking supplies and waiting on customers. Hours can be flexible. Requirements Good driving record How to Apply email note of interest […]

By Ronald Miller | Uncategorized

WEATHER ALERT: FMU to reopen Friday morning

Francis Marion University will re-open on Friday at 10:30 a.m. to allow staff to continue preparations for the regularly scheduled opening of residence halls on campus Sunday and registration ahead of the start of spring semester classes on Tuesday. 

By Tucker Mitchell | Uncategorized

FMU McNair Scholar gives back through tutoring program

Summer is typically a time most college students spend relaxing. Kennedy Glasgow (’20), a sophomore at Francis Marion University and Nursing major, isn’t a typical college student.

By Matt McColl | Uncategorized

Part-time job with H-E-B Texas Grocery in Florence

Part-time job opening that might be suitable for FMU students Company: “H-E-B Texas Grocery” in Florence, SC Position: STORE CLERK Job Description: We have an immediate need for a dedicated Store Clerk that can perform both sales and transactions on the floor in a friendly, low-pressure operation and conducive working atmosphere with a generous compensation […]

By Ronald Miller | Uncategorized

Francis Marion to reopen Tuesday

Francis Marion University will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m. The first classes of the day will start at 9:55 a.m.

By Matt McColl | Uncategorized

3.2.2 Governing Board Control

3.2.2 The legal authority and operating control of the institution are clearly defined for the following areas within the institution’s governance structure: (Governing board control) institution’s mission; fiscal stability of the institution; and institutional policy. Compliance Judgment x     In compliance     Partially compliant     Non-compliant Narrative Please see the individual narratives for,, […]

By Rusty Ward | Uncategorized

FMU presents student academic awards

Francis Marion University presented awards to outstanding students in all its academic departments during a ceremony on April 18 in the McNair Science Building’s Chapman Auditorium. The top students in each department were recognized. Some students also received special named awards. A number of university awards were also presented. Bridget Nicole Gainey was presented the [...]

By Matt McColl | Uncategorized

FMU’s Tom Roop left an endearing legacy

The Francis Marion University community is in mourning over the loss of Dr. Tom Roop, one of the great figures in the university’s 47-year history. Roop, a professor of biology at FMU from 1972-2004, passed away at his home on January 14. He’ll be honored on campus this Saturday, Jan. 21. A visitation with family [...]

By Matt McColl | Uncategorized

New Healthcare Admin degree flourishing at FMU

New academic programs typically  require a crawl-walk-run phase as they ramp up and become a full-fledged major. Francis Marion University’s new Healthcare Administration major isn’t typical. The inaugural graduating class, which marched Saturday in FMU’s Fall 2016 commencement, boasts 27 students. That’s third most in any major among the more than 300 graduates at this [...]

By Matt McColl | Uncategorized
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