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Dr. Crystal Hill-Chapman, associate professor of psychology at Francis Marion University and coordinator of the university's graduate program for school psychologists, has received board certification as a psychologist from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). Read More
Three hundred and five degrees were awarded during commencement exercise at Francis Marion University Saturday, Dec. 13. Read More
A Francis Marion University student was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. as part of FMU's Army ROTC program. Read More
Thirty-six Francis Marion University students crossed the stage to receive their nursing pins on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at a ceremony held in the McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium on campus. Read More
A distinguished professor, a notable state representative, and a prominent business leader, will be awarded honorary degrees during Francis Marion University's fall commencement ceremonies, set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in the Smith University Center gymnasium. Read More
Francis Marion University will graduate its first class of graduate-level nursing students when the university holds its Fall commencement exercises on Dec. 13. Read More
Marion High School, Scholars Academy, and Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School took top honors at the recent Pee Dee Regional High School Mathematics Tournament. Read More
Two Francis Marion University alumni were honored with Professional Psychology Awards at a Nov. 24 psychology alumni reception held on the FMU campus. Read More
The stars went out Thursday at Francis Marion University's Dooley Planetarium. But they'll be back on soon and they'll be brighter and more modern than ever before. Read More
Francis Marion University's Department of Physics and Astronomy will host the 12th Annual South Carolina Engineering and Physics Scholars Institute Nov. 20-22. Read More
Alumnus Sweeney recognized with first-ever legacy award Read More
Francis Marion University will host Native American Artist and Storyteller Barbara Locklear in honor of Native American Heritage Month on Thursday, Nov. 13 in Cauthen Educational Media Center's Lowrimore Auditorium at 4 p.m. The event is open to the public, and there is no admission. Read More
The Francis Marion University Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Hendrick Room of The Cottage. Read More
Francis Marion University is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the school in the just-published 2015 edition of its "Best 296 Business Schools." Read More
Francis Marion University hosted a special public presentation and information session on its new Health Sciences Complex (HSC) in downtown Florence on Monday, Oct. 27 in the Florence City Center. Read More
Dr. Joe L. Griffin Jr., owner of Advanced Dental Center in Florence, was honored by Francis Marion University's Department of Biology with an outstanding alumni award Tuesday evening. Read More
The late Margaret McLamb Grimsby of Florence never attended Francis Marion University, but the affection she felt for her local university, and for higher education in general, will impact generations of FMU students thanks to a recent gift to the FMU Foundation. Read More
A new chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, the world's largest nursing honor society, will be established at Francis Marion University in a special ceremony Thursday evening, Oct. 16. Read More
The Francis Marion University Theatre will host its fall production, Circle Mirror Transformation, on Oct. 16-18. The performances are at 7:30 p.m. each night during the three-night run in the Hyman Fine Arts Center. Read More
Francis Marion University's Office of Career Development will host its fall 2014 Career Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 12 - 2:30 p.m. in the Smith University Center Commons. Read More
Francis Marion University will host 145 Teacher Cadets from 10 area high schools for Teacher Cadet College Day, Wednesday, Oct. 15 Read More
The unusual pairing of Astronomy and classic music will highlight the fall concert by the Francis Marion University Concert Band at the FMU Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Read More
A non-profit organization devoted to helping parents and students make wise career and educational choices, has once again ranked Francis Marion University as one of the nation's Top 100 Colleges when it comes to improving earnings and providing educational value for its graduates. Read More
The Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series features two exhibits through Nov. 6 in the Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery on the FMU campus. Read More
The Ninth annual Pee Dee Fiction & Poetry Festival at Francis Marion University will bring to campus four award-winning authors on Nov. 6 and 7. The two-day festival will celebrate the works of Megan Abbott, Ron Carlson, Denise Duhamel, and Tim Seibles. Read More
Francis Marion University's Center of Excellence (COE) to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty is the 2014 winner of the WhatWorksSC Award for Excellence, awarded by the Riley Institute at Furman and South Carolina Future Minds. Read More
Francis Marion University will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, one of the most important pieces of legislation in U.S. History, when it brings Mark K. Updegrove, director of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, to campus on Oct. 14. Read More
More than 1,500 high school students are expected at the annual Pee Dee Region College Fair, hosted by Francis Marion University on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Read More
Dr. Ann M. Stoeckmann, chair of the Department of Biology and biology professor at Francis Marion University, has been named to the newly created Duke Energy Water Resources Fund committee. Read More
Francis Marion University's Office of Multicultural Affairs along with the Multicultural Advisory Board will host the annual Hispanic Heritage Month series with separate events on Monday, Sept. 29 and Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. in Lowrimore Auditorium. Read More
Shakespeare's Sister, a New York-based theatre company, will bring a production of its historical drama MUSE to Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center on Wed., Sept. 24. Read More
Francis Marion University has been named to the Military Friendly Schools list for the second straight year. Read More
Francis Marion University Artist Series presents accomplished jazz vibraphonist, composer and educator Jon Metzger on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. on the Mainstage of the Performing Arts Center downtown. The performance is open to the public. There is no admission. Tickets are available at the Box Office on the day of the performance. Read More
Francis Marion University will observe Constitution Day, Wednesday, Sept. 17, with a presentation on cruel and unusual punishment, the essence of the 8th Amendment of the United States Constitution. Read More
Francis Marion University has hired James F. "Chip" Hull as the Program Director for its new Physician Assistant program. Read More
Francis Marion University has received a $25,000 donation from the Duke Energy Foundation to fund the Performing Arts Center's annual Children's Series. Read More
For the 14th year in a row, Francis Marion University has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report magazine as one of the South's best regional universities earning it a spot in the 2015 edition of "America's Best Colleges" by U.S. News Media Group. Read More
Francis Marion University has named four of its top professors as Board of Trustees Research Scholars, the university's highest accolade for academic research. Read More
Francis Marion University Artist Series presents pianist Evgeny Rivkin on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center downtown. The performance is open to the public. There is no admission. Read More
More than 60 campus and community organizations are expected to participate in the Student Involvement Fair hosted by Francis Marion University's Office of Student Life, Wednesday, Aug. 27. Read More
Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center is bringing an impressive schedule of Broadway shows and dramatic theater to the area this year through its new "Broadway and More" series. Read More
The Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty earned a 2014 Partnership Organization Award from the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University. The Center of Excellence was recognized for the 7th consecutive year for making excellent progress in guiding districts and schools to develop goal-oriented programs of family and community engagement. Read More
Dr. Alissa Warters, associate professor of political science and director of The Robert E. McNair Center for Research and Service at Francis Marion University, will take her place among the top five political scholars in the state to open discussion about the upcoming gubernatorial campaign and election at the University of South Carolina on Thursday, Aug. 21. Read More
Francis Marion University President Dr. Fred Carter told a group of some 225 FMU faculty assembled for the school's annual faculty breakfast that he brags about the school's faculty too much, but he says he just can't help himself. Read More
The Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series features "Bits and Pieces," new works by artist Adrian Jones from Aug. 19 to Sept. 16 in the Hyman Fine Arts Center Gallery. Read More
Officials at Francis Marion University have announced the addition of 15 new full-time faculty members for the 2014-15 school year. Read More
Officials at Francis Marion University announced tenure and promotion of faculty members for the 2014-15 academic year at the school's annual faculty breakfast on August. 18. Read More
Francis Marion University officially begins its 45th year with the start of classes for the fall 2014 semester next week. Read More
Francis Marion University's 45th year officially begins with the start of regular fall classes on Aug. 19. But the university will be abuzz with activity for the next several weeks as campus life begins anew. Read More
Five-time Grammy Award winner Mary Chapin Carpenter will be in concert at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Read More
The Francis Marion University Board of Trustees will hold its annual retreat Thursday, Aug. 7, and its quarterly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, in the Hendrick Room of the Cottage. Read More
FMU building maintenance crew members Tom Bozzelli and David Richardson raised the final street signposts at the intersection of Patriot Drive and Wallace Woods Road as part of its summer beautification efforts. Read More
Graduates from Francis Marion University's Department of Nursing excelled on their recent nursing licensing exams. Read More
McLeod Health announced a continued commitment to nursing education at Francis Marion University (FMU). McLeod Regional Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Tony Derrick and McLeod Senior Vice President of Human Resources & Training Tim Hess were on hand to present a $75,000 gift to Francis Marion University. Read More
Five-time Grammy winner Amy Grant, the only Christian pop star to take an album Platinum, will be in concert at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26. Read More
It is not too late to enroll or learn more about FMU's new RN-to-BSN degree program for the fall. Francis Marion University's Department of Nursing will host two more rounds of information sessions at Trident Technical College's Mt. Pleasant campus on Wednesday, Aug. 6 and Thursday, Aug. 14. Read More
For the second straight year, Francis Marion University has been recognized as a Great Colleges to Work For® Honor Roll schools by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Read More
Verneeda Jones and Sherry Owens have been named the outstanding staff employees of the year at Francis Marion University. Two other FMU employees, Angie Bessenger and Rannie Gamble, were the recipients of two newly established awards. Read More
Francis Marion University is the recipient of a new grant from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education that will fund the establishment of the Center of Excellence for College and Career Readiness at FMU. Read More
Francis Marion University will offer a revolutionary new registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) program specifically for veterans of the military through a $492,221 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Resources and Services Administration(HRSA). Read More
Francis Marion University President Dr. Fred Carter's recent lunch with an old friend turned into a celebratory occasion for the university when James S. "Jim" Konduros handed Carter a check for $500,000. Read More
Francis Marion University's Office of Admissions will offer a series of information fairs to help students and parents grapple with the challenge of funding college. Read More
Faculty from Francis Marion University's Department of Nursing will be on hand at Trident Technical College's Mt. Pleasant campus on Wednesday, July 16, to help nurses in the Charleston area learn more about FMU's new RN-to-BSN degree program that will make its way to the Low Country this fall. Read More
Francis Marion University's School of Business is now enrolling students for its innovative, new Master of Business Administration degree program, one that aligns the MBA curriculum with the changing needs of students, employers and the community. Read More
The Francis Marion University Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 26, in the Stokes Administration Building Board Room. Read More
The Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty at Francis Marion University will hold its 7th Annual Summer Institute, "Important Work: Teaching Children of Poverty" on June 19 and 20 in McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium. Featured education experts are Dr. Cathy Hamilton (June 19) and Horace Hall (June 20). Read More
Entertainer Lyle Lovett is coming to the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. And he's bringing his Large Band with him. The multi-talented Grammy Award winner will be at the PAC Aug. 30. Tickets are on sale now. Read More
Greg Pryor's exhibit in the gallery at the Hyman Fine Arts Center at FMU explores nature and primitive culture. Read More
New and transfer students planning to attend Francis Marion University in the fall can register for one of three summer orientation sessions at the college. Read More
The Volunteers of the U.S. Army Field Band will be in concert at Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center on Sunday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m. in the BB&T Amphitheatre. Read More
Fourteen South Carolina residents participated in the Rural Leadership Institute at Francis Marion University for 2013-14. Read More
Francis Marion University will once again offer an SAT Academy to students who want to improve their scores. Read More
Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center will feature the talents of New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players (NYGASP) in I've Got a Little Twist. Read More
Three hundred and fifty-seven graduate and undergraduate degrees were awarded during commencement exercises in the Smith Center at Francis Marion University Saturday, May 3. Read More
Cadet Octavia Chantal Brooks of Pelion received her U.S. Army officer's commission at a ceremony at Francis Marion University on Friday, May 2. Read More
The Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center will host another big name in country music when the legendary Clint Black performs at the PAC on Friday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. Read More
Francis Marion University's Department of Nursing pinned its largest class of nurses with 54 students crossing the stage on Wednesday, April 30, at a ceremony held in the McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium on campus. Read More
A new non-profit organization devoted to helping parents and students make wise career and educational choices, has ranked Francis Marion University as one of the nation's best colleges when it comes to improving earnings and attaining quality employment for its graduates. Read More
Florence Mayor Stephen Wukela, Dr. Morgan Coker, the founding chair of FMU's Business School, and longtime victim's advocate Ellen Hamilton will be awarded honorary degrees from Francis Marion University during spring commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, in the Smith University gymnasium. Read More
The Grammy Award-winning Indigo Girls, one of folk rock's most popular duos, will join with the Florence Symphony Orchestra for a very special concert at 7:30 p.m. on June 20 at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence. Read More
Fifteen Francis Marion University students and two faculty and staff members were recently initiated into Omicron Delta Kappa. Read More
Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center will showcase the folk art of John McCutcheon on Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre. Read More
Francis Marion University's Division of Student Affairs presented Student Life Awards to outstanding students and campus organizations during a ceremony recently. Read More
Four Francis Marion University faculty members were honored for outstanding individual work during the past year at a faculty recognition banquet at the school on April 17. Read More
Jon Tuttle, professor of English at Francis Marion University,was announced as FMU’s J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor for the 2013-14 academic year at the school’s annual faculty awards dinner Thursday night (April 17). Read More
FLORENCE -- Francis Marion University presented its annual student academic awards at a special ceremony on April 14 at Chapman Auditorium.
Dr. Hubert Setzler III, Francis Marion University assistant professor of management, and FMU alum Corey Andrews, M.B.A., co-wrote the case study, "Trouble in Sherwood: Who is right Locksley or Nottingham?", that will be published in Southeast Case Research Journal, Issue 11, Fall 2014. Read More
The inaugural FMU Research and Exhibition Day will take place on Thursday, April 17, in the Lee Nursing Building from noon until 3:45 p.m. Read More
Hannah Chaney, a sophomore elementary education major at Francis Marion University, is participating in a new partnership between Wilson High School and FMU's School of Education in which she and 13 others tutor high schoolers who are struggling to pass South Carolina's standard High School Assessment Program (HSAP) test, which is required for graduation. Read More
The Francis Marion University Theatre presents Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang's, "Miss Witherspoon" Thursday-Saturday, April 10-12, in Hyman Fine Arts Center on campus at 7:30 p.m. each night. Read More
With less than one week until Francis Marion University's Arts International takes place, organizers are busy setting the stage for Native American dancers, a Mexican folk ballet, a creative welding competition and others slated to perform at the celebration on Saturday, April 12, on campus. Read More
W.C. Stanton, a nearly 20-year member of the FMU Board of Trustees, died Monday, April 7. Stanton was the brother of former FMU President Dr. Thomas Stanton (1983 - 1994). Read More
A group of Francis Marion University students is leaving its mark on the community as a result of a unique, first-ever collaboration in the fields of music, English and visual arts that will result in the release of a musical CD. Read More
The S.C. Legislature re-elected eight members of the Francis Marion University Board of Trustees to four-year terms by acclamation this week. Read More
It's another big night of country music at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center when five-time Grammy Award-winner Marty Stuart comes to town on Saturday, May 3. The concert, featuring Stuart and his band, the Fabulous Superlatives, is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Read More
Nominations are now open for Francis Marion University's annual employee awards. Besides the traditional Outstanding Staff Service Awards, two new honors will be bestowed at the awards luncheon this summer. Read More
Knowledge is fleeting, its power possibly illusory; and in the end man is left to live life as best he can. Read More
Francis Marion University's Open House for prospective students and their families will be held on Saturday, April 5. The day's events will begin in the Smith University Center (UC) Commons. Read More
The Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center's BB&T Amphitheatre stage cover is expected to be completed in April, according to university officials. Read More
Dr. John Britton, long-time member of the Francis Marion University Department of History and now Professor Emeritus, had his sixth book published recently. Read More
Francis Marion University's Office of Career Development will host its spring 2014 Career Fair on Wednesday, April 9, from 12 - 2:30 p.m. in the Smith University Center lobby. Read More
Patriots Children's Miracle Network of Francis Marion University will host a concert featuring the FMU Music Industry Ensemble on Tuesday, April 8, announcing the total donation it will make to the McLeod Children's Hospital, an affiliate of the Children's Miracle Network. Read More
Neil Berg's Broadway review returns to Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. Read More
Francis Marion University's Pee Dee Education Center will host the first State Championship of Academics on Thursday, March 20, in McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium. Read More
Francis Marion University English Professor Dr. Rebecca Flannagan has been re-elected by her peers to serve a third, one-year term as faculty chair. Read More
Students, faculty and staff are taking on Eve Ensler's award-winning play The Vagina Monologues at Francis Marion University to promote gender, domestic violence and sexual assault awareness and raise money for the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Read More
Dr. John C. Sutton, Francis Marion University professor emeritus of English, will deliver the eighth - annual William C. Moran Address on Thursday, March 27, at 4 p.m. in Cauthen Educational Media Center's Lowrimore Auditorium. Read More
Breanna Robertson of Columbia was crowned Ms. FMU during the annual contest held at Francis Marion University, March 13. Read More
The Francis Marion University Nursing Department will offer its first service learning course for credit, Interprofessional Health Care (IPHC) 500, which provides free health screenings at the same three designated locations each week. Read More
Francis Marion University's Department of Psychology will host "Childhood Bipolar Disorder: How to Correctly Diagnose and Treat" workshop on Friday, March 21 in Ervin Dining Hall's Palmetto Room. Read More
In observance of Brain Awareness Week (March 10-16), Francis Marion University will host two lectures. Read More
Area students in grades K-12 will gather at Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center Thursday, March 13, as one of the nation's premier flamenco and Spanish dance companies, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, takes the stage. Read More
Plans are underway for Francis Marion University's Arts International, the annual celebration of the arts, to be held Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Read More
Fourteen-time Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs and his famous blue grass band, Kentucky Thunder, will perform at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. for a special concert featuring some of Skaggs' chart-topping hits. Read More
On Thursday, March 13, eight students will contend for the title of Ms. Francis Marion University. Read More
It was a stroke of luck that put Francis Marion University Professor Dr. Ginger Bryngelson in just the right place, at the just the right time, to watch a 12 million-year-old explosion unfold in the evening sky. Read More
Francis Marion University welcomes four new McNair Scholars to campus for the 2014-2015 school year. Read More
Francis Marion University's Open House for prospective students and their families will be held as planned on Saturday, March 8. The day's events will begin in the Smith University Center (UC) Commons. Special signage on campus will direct visitors to parking and to the UC. Read More
Jeremy Davis & the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra will take center stage at Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6. Read More
The Jones Thomas and Carolyn Stroman Hunter Chair in English Literature at Francis Marion University will present Dr. Peter Moskos on March 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Cauthen Educational Media Center's Lowrimore Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Read More
The Francis Marion University Board of Trustees voted at its quarterly meeting Friday (Feb. 28) to approve the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Degree Program to begin in the fall of 2016. Read More
An Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree was conferred upon Francis Marion University faculty member Lucy Thrower in a special ceremony held after the quarterly meeting of the board of trustees. Read More
Francis Marion University honored Tim Norwood ('78) as its 2014 Outstanding Alumnus at the university's annual Alumni Appreciation Dinner. Norwood was one of six FMU alums honored at the Feb. 27 event held at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence. Read More
Three individuals were recognized for their significant contributions and service to the people of the Pee Dee area at the 2014 Marion Medallion awards ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the FMU Performing Arts Center. Read More
It's a gospel choir of epic reach, drawing singers from nearly every county of the Pee Dee region. Bishop Michael Blue presents "The Tribe" on the mainstage at the Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center as part of a "Community Concert Series" at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2. Read More
Francis Marion University and the Morning News will announce the recipients of the Marion Medallion on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Performing Arts Center. Read More
Yvonne Davis, Francis Marion University acquisitions coordinator, is the fifth recipient of the FMU African-American Faculty and Staff Coalition (AAFSC) Diversity Award. The award seeks to recognize a faculty or staff member for their significant contributions to enhance the university's diversity and inclusiveness on and off campus. Read More
As part of Homecoming festivities, the National Pan-Hellenic Council held a step show at Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence Saturday, Feb. 22. Read More
The Francis Marion University Board of Trustees will hold its quarterly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Ervin Dining Hall. Read More
Adrian Wilkins, a senior from Moncks Corner, and Melissa Marshall, a sophomore from Darlington, were elected king and queen during homecoming festivities at Francis Marion University on Saturday, Feb. 22. Read More
Donald H. Lloyd II ('06) of Marion received the Francis Marion University Morgan B. Coker School of Business Outstanding Alumnus Award for 2014. Read More
Four Francis Marion University School of Education alumni received 2014 awards at a reception Feb.18, as part of Homecoming activities. Read More
Francis Marion University will host six days of chamber music featuring performers from around the world at the second annual S.C. Chamber Music Festival, Feb. 24 - March 1 in Florence and Lake City. Read More
Francis Marion University's Open House for prospective students and their families will be held as planned on Saturday, Feb. 15. The day's events will begin in the McNair Science Building's (MSB) Chapman Auditorium. Special signage on campus will direct visitors to parking and to MSB. Read More
In light of severe winter weather, all classes at Francis Marion University are cancelled on Friday, Feb. 14. The administrative staff will report to work at noon. The Ervin Dining Hall will be open on a regular schedule. Read More
In light of deteriorating forecast and the prospect of severe winter weather, Francis Marion University will close on Thursday, Feb. 13. All classes and campus activities are cancelled. The Ervin Dining Hall will be open on a regular schedule. Read More
In light of deteriorating forecast and the prospect of severe winter weather, Francis Marion University will close on Wednesday, Feb. 12. All classes and campus activities are cancelled. The University will make an announcement about Thursday's schedule during the day on Wednesday. The Ervin Dining Hall will be open on a regular schedule. Read More
The Francis Marion University's African American Faculty and Staff Coalition's (AAFSC) annual scholarship gala has been rescheduled because of weather concerns. This 13th annual scholarship event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 25 rather than Thursday, Feb. 13. Read More
Francis Marion University will hold an Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, Feb. 15. The day will begin with registration and a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Smith University Center Commons, and a welcome will be given at 9:30 a.m Read More
Florence attorney Jonathan Edwards has been hired as Francis Marion University's new general counsel. Edwards, a Florence native and an FMU alum, is a graduate of the Charleston School of Law. He is an experienced criminal and civil litigator at both the Parham Law Firm, LLC of Florence, and at his own firm. Read More
Francis Marion University will play host to its first photography and video conference, Poskito, which will be held on campus March 6-8 and feature award-winning works and presenters. Read More
Students were evacuated from an on-campus apartment building at Francis Marion University late Wednesday after a fire alarm was set off and smoke was discovered in the first floor of the building. Read More
Brazilian pianist Andre' Loss will bring with him the works of Bach, Schumann and Chopin when he takes the stage at Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center on Friday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Read More
WHAT: Francis Marion University will host the 2014 Black Heritage Month Gullah/Geechee Series Part I: "Gullah/Geechee: A Timeless Legacy" featuring Queen Quet: Chieftess and Head-of-State of the Gullah/Geechee Nation. The event is sponsored by FMU's Office of Multicultural Affairs, Multicultural Advisory Board and University Programming Board. FMU's Young, Gifted & Blessed Gospel Choir and Praise in Motion Dance Ministry will also perform. Read More
When Francis Marion University's Department of Theatre presents the play Tape at the Performing Arts Center in February, its author, Stephen Belber, will be there. On Thursday, Feb. 20, Belber will participate in a talkback with the audience and cast members after the play. Read More
Dr. Jo Angela Edwins, Francis Marion University Associate Professor of English, was named the 2014 winner of the 5th Annual Carrie McCray Nickens Fellowship in poetry by the South Carolina Academy of Authors. Read More
Classes and all other scheduled activities resume at Francis Marion University at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30. Read More
In light of deteriorating forecast and the prospect of severe winter weather, Francis Marion University will close on Tuesday, Jan. 28 and Wednesday, Jan. 29. All classes and campus activities are cancelled. The University will make an announcement about Thursday's schedule during the day on Wednesday. The Ervin Dining Hall will be open on a regular schedule. Read More
The Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series features works by faculty members of the FMU Department of Fine Arts through Feb. 27 in the Hyman Fine Arts Center gallery. Read More
Aquila Theatre will stage its version of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center. This classically trained, yet contemporary team will free the essential spirit of the play in a production that will be both faithful to Shakespeare and relevant and accessible to a modern audience. Read More
Francis Marion University will host its first-ever Fireworks Show on Friday, Feb. 21 during its Homecoming Celebration, following the 4 p.m. baseball game against the University of South Carolina (Aiken) at Griffin Athletic Complex. Read More
Sharon Clemmons Thomas, executive director and CEO of Helping Hands of Georgetown, Inc., has been selected to receive the 2014 Francis Marion University Non-Profit Leadership Institute's (FMU NPLI) and S.C. Association of Nonprofit Organization (SCANPO) Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership. Read More
The Francis Marion University community will dance to raise money for McLeod Children's Hospital, an affiliate of the Children's Miracle Network. Read More
Francis Marion University Associate Professor of History Dr. Jacqueline Glass Campbell will address attendees of The Historic New Orleans Collection's 19th annual Williams Research Center Symposium in New Orleans on Saturday, Jan. 25. The symposium is presented in conjunction with Occupy New Orleans! Voices from the Civil War, in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Read More
For the eighth consecutive year, Francis Marion University and the Internal Revenue Service have united to provide free tax return preparation services to all area residents, FMU students, faculty and staff. Read More
Francis Marion University's African American Faculty and Staff Coalition (AAFSC) will hold its 13th annual scholarship gala on Thursday, Feb. 13. Read More
On Jan. 24, Smokey Joe's Cafe' will bring to the Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center a raucous good time celebration of the Grammy Award-winning hits that were front and center in shaping an ear of musical history. Read More
With less than one month before Francis Marion University welcomes the multi-platinum and two-time Grammy award-winning country music legend Travis Tritt to the Performing Arts Center stage, tickets to the Feb. 8 concert are nearly gone. Read More
Francis Marion University's new industrial engineering program is underway, with 15 students enrolled in its opening semester. Read More
On Jan. 26, lyric baritone and spiritual historian Robert Sims will make his way to the historical district of downtown Florence for his second performance in the area in less than one year. Read More
Francis Marion University and the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce will host the 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 16. Read More
At the end of the month, the Francis Marion University community will dance to raise money for McLeod Children's Hospital, an affiliate of the Children's Miracle Network. Read More

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Francis Marion University will once again offer an SAT Academy to students who want to improve their scores on Jan. 11 and 18. Read More
Students will begin spring semester classes at Francis Marion University Tuesday, Jan. 7. Read More
ScienceSouth awarded $780K NASA grant, partners with FMU to update planetarium Read More
Two hundred and forty-six degrees were awarded during commencement exercises at Francis Marion University Saturday, Dec. 14. Read More
Francis Marion University will close for the holidays, beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20. The university will re-open on Thursday, Jan. 2. Read More
Thirty-two Francis Marion University students crossed the stage to receive their nursing pins on Thursday, Dec. 12, at a ceremony held in the McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium on campus. Read More
A Francis Marion University student was honored as a newly commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during a ceremony on Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. as part of FMU's Army ROTC program. Read More
The winners of Francis Marion University's Office of Public Affairs 2013 Photo Contest "An Education to Enrich and Employ" have been chosen. FMU visual arts/graphic design student Kathleen Kennebeck from Effingham won the grand prize of $250 as the contest's overall winner for her photo titled, "Painting Brilliant Skies." Read More
The Florence Men's Choral Society (FMCS) is set to spread holiday cheer when it takes the stage at the Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center as part of a new "Community Concert Series" on Friday, Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Read More
Marion and Wilson high schools and Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School took top honors at the recent Pee Dee Regional High School Mathematics Tournament. The tournament, sponsored by Francis Marion University and the Pee Dee Education Center, was held in the university's McNair Science Building's Chapman Auditorium recently. Read More
A South Carolina business leader, a legendary pastor and a Francis Marion University faculty pioneer will be awarded honorary degrees from Francis Marion University during fall commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Smith University Center gymnasium. Read More
The Francis Marion University community will dance the new year in to raise money for McLeod Children's Hospital, an affiliate of the Children's Miracle Network. The public is also invited to participate in the university sponsored, Dance Marathon 2014 from 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 to 12 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. Read More
The 37th Pee Dee Regional High School Mathematics Tournament will be held at Francis Marion University Tuesday, Dec. 3. Registered to participate are 311 students from 21 area high schools. The event is co-sponsored by the FMU Department of Mathematics and the Pee Dee Education Center. Read More
Francis Marion's Department of Physics and Astronomy will host the South Carolina Engineering and Physics Scholars Institute (SCEPSI) on campus in an effort to get high school students more acquainted with the disciplines. Read More
Three-Time Female Vocalist of the Year, Claire Lynch and her band will take the stage at Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Read More
On Friday, Francis Marion University came one step closer to opening a satellite campus in the town of Mount Pleasant. At its quarterly meeting, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favor of authorizing FMU President Dr. Fred Carter to accept the municipality's invitation to work with the appropriate entities to offer an array of academic programs to its residents. Read More
A public education forum, "Ensuring the Success of Young Children in Rural South Carolina" will be hosted by Francis Marion University on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m. in Ervin Dining Hall's Palmetto Room. Read More
John Whittington, D.M.D. ('72) of Marion, was honored by the Francis Marion University's Department of Biology with an outstanding alumni award during a reception Oct. 15 on the FMU campus. Read More
The Francis Marion University ARCH (Advancing Rural Community Health) Program will sponsor a series of free health screenings for the general public. Read More
Three Francis Marion University alumni were honored with Professional Psychology Awards at an Oct. 10 psychology alumni reception held on the FMU campus. Read More
The much-heralded Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s Spiritual Ensemble will present “No Trouble at the River: The Perilous Story of the Underground Railroad,” at a special concert Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. Read More
Some of the greatest hits from the golden era of Rock and Roll will come alive when the Hit Men take the mainstage at Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. Read More
The S.C. Commission on Higher Education has approved the new Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering degree program for Francis Marion University at the CHE's quarterly meeting Thursday in Columbia, starting January 2014. Read More
Country music duo, "The Malpass Brothers," will take the mainstage at Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center this week. Read More
Dr. Ruth Wittmann-Price Ph.D., RN, CNS, CNE, FMU's Chair of the Department of Nursing, has been inducted as a fellow into the National League for Nursing's Academy of Nursing Education at the annual National League of Nursing (NLN) Education Summit in Washington, D.C. recently. She is one of 28 distinguished nurse educators selected to receive this honor. The inductees join 154 current fellows who represent nursing schools and programs throughout the United States. Read More
The Tim Mooney Repertory Theatre returns to Francis Marion University on Thursday, Oct. 3 with a production of the one-man play, "The Greatest Speech of All Time." Read More
Francis Marion University's Office of Multicultural Affairs along with the Multicultural Advisory Board will host their annual Hispanic Heritage Month program Monday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. in Lowrimore Auditorium. Read More
Gospel choirs, a military band and the Florence Men's Choral Society are all part of the latest addition to the Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center 2013-14 season schedule. Read More
The group Brass Transit will make its way to Florence Saturday, Sept. 28, with a tribute to the legendary horn band, Chicago. This dynamic, crowd-pleasing, group, comprised of eight of Canada's most in-demand musicians and singers, will take the stage at Francis Marion University's Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Read More
Francis Marion University students who are enrolled in science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM) education fields will have greater scholarship and internship opportunities thanks to a $75,000 grant from the shareholder-funded Duke Energy Foundation. Read More
The Francis Marion University ARCH (Advancing Rural Community Health) Program will sponsor a series of free health screenings for the general public at the following locations: Read More
This free, 2-day event will highlight topics associated with new bioenterprises in the region including South Carolina's role in the emerging aviation biofuels market, recent advances in biotechnology and bio-products, potential new crops for the Southeast, renewable energy from algae, sustainable cellulosic ethanol production, electric utility experiences from using biomass, and much more. Read More
Exactly 226 years after the signing of the U.S. Constitution, Francis Marion University will observe Constitution and Citizenship Day, Tuesday, Sept. 17. Read More
Francis Marion University has earned a place on the Military Friendly Schools® list. The list, published by Victory Media, bases its practices on the recruitment and retention of students with military experience. Read More
Francis Marion University has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report magazine as one of the South’s best regional universities earning it a spot in the 2014 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News Media Group. Read More
The Francis Marion University Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty recently received the 2013 Partnership Organization Award from the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) at Johns Hopkins University. This is the sixth year the COE has earned this award. Read More
Multi-platinum and two-time Grammy award-winning country music legend Travis Tritt will perform at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center on Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Read More
Officials of Francis Marion University have announced the addition of 15 new faculty members for the 2013-2014 school year. Read More
Officials at Francis Marion University have announced tenure and promotion of faculty members for the 2013-14 academic year. Read More
Francis Marion University officially begins its 44th year seeing double, with three sets of twins enrolled for the fall. Read More
Francis Marion University’s Department of Psychology will host nearly 200 clinicians on Friday, Aug. 16 in McNair Science Building’s Chapman Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who may be interested still have time to register and earn 6 continuing education credits. Read More
For the 15th consecutive year, Francis Marion University students, faculty and staff are organizing to help new freshmen students move into campus housing Saturday, Aug. 17. Read More
The Francis Marion University ARCH (Advancing Rural Community Health) Program will sponsor a series of free health screenings for the general public. Read More
Francis Marion University and Florence-Darlington Technical College both received significant financial gifts from Duke Energy Foundation as part of the company’s support of the university’s forthcoming Industrial Engineering Degree Program. The program is a partnership between FMU and FDTC, with some classes being held at FDTC’s Southeastern Institute for Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT). The undergraduate degree will be awarded by FMU. Read More
The Francis Marion University Board of Trustees will hold its annual retreat Thursday, Aug. 1, and its quarterly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, in the Hendrick Room of The Cottage. Read More
Tickets are now available for the sizzling third season of shows at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center and there is a new season brochure brimming with must-see productions that will begin in September. Read More
Francis Marion University and Florence-Darlington Technical College to hold joint press conference. Duke Energy to make major announcement concerning the forthcoming industrial engineering degree program. Read More
Francis Marion University has been recognized as one of the "2013 Great Colleges to Work For®" by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read More
Francis Marion University today announced it has been selected as a host institution for the South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program (SCTFP) administered by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention & Advancement (CERRA). Set to receive its first cohort of students in the fall of 2014, FMU is one of only 11 universities in the state to house the program and the only university selected from three that applied to CERRA. Read More
Beverly Owens of Marion and Ray Taylor of Florence have been named outstanding staff employees of the year at Francis Marion University. Read More
Francis Marion University Library Acquisitions Coordinator Yvonne Davis recently received the Ethel Bond Memorial Consumer Award from the National Association of Community Health Centers, Inc. Read More
The BioEnterprises and I-95 Rural Economic Development Summit will be held September 19-20, 2013 in Florence. Hosted by Clemson University Pee Dee Research and Education Center, Florence-Darlington Technical College and Francis Marion University, this free educational event will provide the latest information on research and industrial opportunities associated with technology-driven bioenterprises and agribusinesses in the region. Read More
FMU offers a variety of summer camps including SAT camp, an activities camp and various sports camps. Read More
The Outstanding Staff Service Award, established in 1999, honors two permanent, full-time, non-academic employees of Francis Marion University for sustained exceptional service in their jobs. These awards, which carry a $1,000 cash prize and a plaque, will be presented at the annual staff luncheon, scheduled in July at a date to be announced. The awards recognize the outstanding contributions of employees to the university and community at large. Read More
Three Francis Marion University faculty members were honored for outstanding individual work during the past year at a faculty recognition banquet on April 18. Read More
Francis Marion University will award honorary degrees to the S.C. Secretary of Commerce, a technical college president and a former FMU distinguished professor, May 4. Read More
Dr. Kay Lawrimore Belanger , N.B. Baroody professor of marketing and marketing coordinator, has been selected the J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor for the 2012-13 year at Francis Marion University. Read More
Drs. Hari Rajagopalan, coordinator of accreditation and assistant professor of management (business), and Hubert Setzler III, assistant professor of management (business); and Drs. R. Corey Remle, assistant professor of sociology, and Ruth Wittmann-Price, chair of the Department of Nursing, were awarded the grants on the basis of their research proposal submissions. Read More
The eighth annual Pee Dee Fiction & Poetry Festival at Francis Marion University will bring to campus five nationally known and award-winning authors on Nov. 7 and 8. The two-day festival will celebrate the works of Tom Franklin, Allison Joseph, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Evie Shockley and Jane Yolen. Read More
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