S.C. Chamber Music Festival returns for fifth season

The South Carolina Chamber Music Festival, produced by Francis Marion University’s Dr. Paolo Gualdi, will make its way to Florence and Lake City for its fifth season and a full week of classical chamber music beginning on Monday, Feb. 20. The festival will once again feature music by world-class musicians from Ukraine, Latvia, Brazil, Bulgaria, [...]

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10

FMU School of Business honors McCall with alumni award

The Francis Marion University School of Business awarded Carla McCall with the Morgan B. Coker Outstanding Alumni Award for 2017 on Friday, Feb. 10. McCall, a 2003 graduate of Francis Marion with a degree in Finance, is the director of business operations at McCall’s Supply Inc. – a wholesale HVAC distributor located in Johnsonville, S.C. [...]

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09

FMU crowns 2017 Homecoming king and queen

Francis Marion University celebrated its 2017 Homecoming by crowing a new king and queen and awarding other honors during the festivities. Elijah Moton III of North Augusta and Alexus Franklin of Georgetown were elected king and queen of Francis Marion University’s Homecoming. Moton is a junior double majoring in Political Science and Psychology and was [...]

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Duke Energy grant will help Francis Marion University restore, explore native pine forests

Francis Marion University was recently awarded a $34,800 grant by Duke Energy to expand restoration of the native longleaf pine forest of the Windham Environmental Center located in Lamar. The grant will also allow for the development of educational materials related to the center and provide research and educational equipment for students and faculty. The [...]

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FMU School of Education presents alumni awards

Two Francis Marion University School of Education alumni received awards at the School of Education’s annual recognition reception on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The event, which is a part of Homecoming Week activities at FMU, saw dozens former School of Education alumni gather at the university’s Lee Nursing Building on campus. The Novice Educator Award was [...]

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Francis Marion to celebrate 2017 Homecoming Feb. 11

Francis Marion University’s 2017 Homecoming week will kick off on Monday, Feb. 6 with a series of daily activities leading up to the main Homecoming events on Saturday, Feb 11. FMU’s men’s and women’s basketball teams will face off against Peach Belt Conference foe Flagler College in the Smith University Center gym in the flagship [...]

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Francis Marion to honor Black History Month

Francis Marion University will honor Black History Month with an its annual Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, Feb. 2 at the Chapman Auditorium in the McNair Science Building at 4 p.m. Dr. Randy Bridges, the superintendent of Florence School District One, will present as the event’s keynote speaker. Bridges, named superintendent in 2015, has [...]

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Jan
29

FMU names non-profit institute for the late Fred Sheheen

Francis Marion University honored long-time university friend and advocate of the downtrodden, the late Fred Sheheen, at a special event at the FMU Performing Arts Center Thursday night. More than 150 state leaders, university officials and faculty, and friends and family turned out for a tribute to Sheheen that culminated with naming of the FMU [...]

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Francis Marion honors psychology alum

Francis Marion University awarded its Professional Psychology Award to Myrtle Beach resident Diane Renee Williams at a reception on the university’s campus on Monday, Nov. 28. Williams, a 1990 graduate of Francis Marion, obtained her Master of Science degree in Psychology, and has worked with McLeod Behavioral Health in Darlington since 1994. Currently, she serves as [...]

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FMU trustees approve doctorate of nursing practice degree

Francis Marion University’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a new Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at its quarterly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17. The degree, which would be FMU’s doctoral level degree, will allow graduates to attain the highest standing within the field of nursing practice. It also continues the enhancement the [...]

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Speech pathology program receives final state clearance

Francis Marion University’s growing School of Health Sciences is adding yet another new speciality. FMU will launch a graduate-level Speech Pathology degree program in the Fall of 2018. The university received final regulatory approval from South Carolina’s Commission on Higher Education last week and has named Dr. Freda Wilson as the director of the new [...]

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Honoring the legacy: FMU to host 19th annual MLK Celebration

In the spirit of uniting the campus community in the celebration of equality and human rights, Francis Marion University will host the 19th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration on campus on Thursday, Jan. 12. At 6:15 p.m., a commemorative candlelight march will be held beginning on the front lawn of the Wallace House, which will lead [...]

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