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Leadership FMU recognizes tenth class, outstanding alum

Francis Marion Leadership FMU celebrated its tenth cohort with a ceremony honoring the 19 students to participate in the course Monday night.

By Matt McColl | Homepage . News

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

Carter touts FMU’s financial health, numerous initiatives  

FMU President Dr. Fred Carter told the University’s trustees Thursday that the FMU’s fiscal health has “never been better,” and that it is well-positioned for the future.

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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 | Student Positions

New FMU scholarship will honor Professor Jacobs and the Bard

A new scholarship honoring William Shakespeare’s biggest fan on the Francis Marion University campus will leave behind a fitting legacy: generations of newly minted Shakespeare enthusiasts.

By Matt McColl | Homepage . News

Local school psychologist wins Francis Marion Psychology alumni award

Elizabeth Howell, a 2007 FMU grad and recipient of the 2017 Professional Psychology Award, has blazed a trail throughout S.C. as a leading school psychologist.

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*Work Study Job – Business Affairs

*On-campus work study job for FMU Students Position Title: Front Desk Assistant/Facility Space Request Assistant Department: Office of Business Affairs/Office of Financial Services Hours per Week: 20 per week. M-F 1p – 5p Start Date: 01-02-2018 Pay Rate: $7.25 per Hour Description of Duties Under general supervision by the Administrative Associate of the Office of […]

By Ronald Miller | Student Positions . Uncategorized

Who knows what you’ll discover at WildSumaco

FMU’s WildSumaco biological research site, located in the foothills of the Andes mountains, has given hundreds of Francis Marion students the ability to expand their world.

By Matt McColl | Homepage

Case Worker

*Full-time job opening with “CIA Recovery” in Florence, SC Position: Case Worker *BA/BS preferred; excellent computer skills required *See link for job details and application directions. Florence SC Case Worker job – CIA Recovery – Florence, SC October 31, 2017 – Florence SC Case Worker – p b Job Summary /b /p p We […]

By Larry Falck | Student Positions

FMU School of Business, Kelley Center partner to provide corporate management course

FMU’s School of Business and the Kelley Center for Enterprise and Innovation are partnering to provide a means to move up the corporate ladder.

By Matt McColl | Homepage . News

FMU to host trick-or-treating with telescopes under the stars

FMU’s Dooley Planetarium and the Society of Physics Students will be hosting an evening of trick or treating under the stars this Friday at the University’s Observatory.

By Matt McColl | Homepage . News

FMU Fine Arts Department hosts visiting artist workshops

Students at Francis Marion University are receiving a crash course in the world of professional artistry thanks to a series of workshops hosted by the University’s Department of Fine Arts.

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