Dec
17

Sheheen to Francis Marion University graduates: be courageous

Francis Marion University awarded 350 degrees at its fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Smith Center on the FMU campus. The graduates included 282 baccalaureate degrees and 68 graduate students in Business, Education, Nursing and Psychology. Among the undergraduates students who marched were  27 majors  from FMU’s new Healthcare Administration program. They [...]

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It’s world tour time for FMU’s piano master

Hitting the road for a concert is nothing new for FMU Professor of Music Dr. Paolo Gualdi. The award-winning pianist regularly piles up the miles, both in the United States and Europe, playing recitals and teaching master classes. But Gualdi’s schedule during the upcoming Winter Break is extreme, even for him. During a 25-day stretch [...]

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Another original work by Goff debuts at the PAC

A new symphonic suite for chorus and orchestra by Dr. Brandon Goff, a professor in Francis Marion University’s Music Industry program, will debut Thursday night at the FMU Performing Arts Center. The new work, entitled It is Well … A Healing Suite, will be performed by the Florence Symphony Orchestra and the Masterworks Choir. The [...]

By Larry Falck | News
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FMU’s Carter joins executive committee of SCRA board

Francis Marion University President Dr. Fred Carter was recently named to the South Carolina Research Authority (SCRA) board’s executive committee. The SCRA, an applied research corporation based in Columbia, aims to enhance the development of the state’s innovative capabilities to further economic growth, and facilitate university research commercialization. The addition of Carter to the board [...]

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FMU physics grad hopes to work on Wall Street

When Jared Singleton was a young boy, his parents cut the number of cable channels the family received. One they didn’t cut -- whether by choice or accident -- was the Science Channel, a network devoted to the exploration and explanation of scientific history and happenings. Young Jared discovered it. Fast forward a few years [...]

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Viet Nam Memorial Moving Wall coming to FMU

The Moving Wall, a portable replica of the famed Viet Nam Memorial in Washington, D.C., is coming to the Francis Marion University campus on Oct. 27. The Moving Wall is the now, 32-year-old project of a group of veterans determined that the experience of the Viet Nam Memorial be shared across the nation. It tours [...]

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FMU announces faculty tenure and promotions

Francis Marion University’s Office of the Provost recently announced the promotion of 13 faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year. Promoted to full professor were: Dr. Wendy Caldwell Richardson, Department of English, Modern Languages, and Philosophy; Dr. Larry P. Engelhardt, Department of Physics and Astronomy; Dr. Michael P. Hughes, School of Business; Dr. Tracy E. [...]

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FMU nursing program named a national “Center of Excellence”

Francis Marion University’s Department of Nursing has been named as one of 15 new Centers of Excellence by the National League for Nursing, the nation’s premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. NLN Centers of Excellence exemplify the League’s core values of caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence, and faculty at designated institutions [...]

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Art Gallery Series Sept. 27 – Nov. 3

The Gallery Series at Francis Marion University will present ceramics by Danny Crocco, paintings and photographs by Robert O. Keith IV and Meagan Skinner-Keith from September 27 through November 3. “Abandoned Spaces” features work on a common theme of “abandoned architectural spaces that are gradually being reclaimed by nature,” according to Keith.  Meagan Skinner-Keith uses photography, while [...]

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FMU welcomes 25 new faculty members for new academic year

Francis Marion University welcomed 25 new faculty members to campus as the 2016-17 academic year began this week. The class of new faculty is one of the largest at FMU in recent years, reflecting the accelerating pace of new programs coming on line at the university. Two of the new faculty members will teach in [...]

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Innovation, new initiatives make for “interesting” year at FMU

Francis Marion University President Dr. Fred Carter told university faculty at their annual kickoff breakfast Monday morning that FMU is in for an “interesting” and innovative year. More than 300 faculty members and university staff attended the breakfast, which signals the opening of the academic year. FMU is expecting more than 4,000 students for the [...]

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FMU lands $2.3 million in grants for nursing students

Francis Marion University’s School of Health Sciences is the recipient of two new federal grants that will make more than $2 million in scholarships and incentivized loans available to master's level nursing students matriculating at FMU. The awards were provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Health Resources and Services Administration, and [...]

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