War story author headlines Fiction & Poetry Festival

Marine veteran Phil Klay, whose riveting exploration of the emotional trauma inflicted by combat in Iraq and Afghanistan vaulted him onto the New York TimesBestseller List,  is the headliner for the 10th annual Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival at Francis Marion University. The annual two-day festival will be held on campus Nov. 10-11. It features [...]

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FMU Performing Arts Center announces fall season lineup

Blues and soul, Doo Wop and classic rock are on the roster for the fall season at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. The soulful melodies of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, the classic tones of The Doo Wop Project and rock-n-roll great The Grass Roots will be in the fall lineup. Martha Reeves [...]

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FMU recognizes outstanding staff service

Francis Marion University honored four employees with special awards at its annual Staff Awards Luncheon Thursday on campus. H. Teresa McDuffie was the recipient of the John J. Kispert Leadership Award, and Julian Young received the Marvin Lynch Humanitarian Award. Jennifer L. Cason and Carolyn Mumford were named winners of the 2016 Staff Service Awards. [...]

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FMU Trustees to hold retreat and quarterly meeting

The Francis Marion University Board of Trustees will hold its annual retreat and quarterly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 4 at the Carter Center for Health Sciences (CCHS) in downtown Florence. The retreat begins at 10:30 a.m. The regular quarterly meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. Trustees will hear reports from their standing committees following the retreat [...]

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FMU recognizes staff members for long-time service

Francis Marion University employees were recognized for long-time service at the annual Staff Awards Luncheon Thursday on campus. Recognized for 30 years of service were: William D. Bessenger, craftsman; Michael G. Hawkins, associate athletics director for media relations and marketing; Joe H. Mehaffey III, physical science program supervisor; Shara L. Moore, director of financial planning; [...]

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Richardson named trustee emeritus

Francis Marion University's Board of Trustees conferred trustee emeritus status on long-time member Gail Ness Richardson of Barnwell, S.C. at its regular board meeting on June 23. Richardson, a teacher and librarian, is a lifelong advocate for education. She and her husband Terry have been generous supporters of FMU. The Richardson Center for the Child [...]

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