Apr
15

FMU to award honorary degrees at commencement

Francis Marion University will award honorary degrees to an FMU professor Dr. Rebecca Flannagan and Florence’s Mayor Pro Tempore Frank J. "Buddy" Brand II during spring commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m., May 6 in the Smith University Center gymnasium. More than 300 graduate and undergraduate degrees will be conferred at commencement. Highlighting this semester’s class [...]

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Apr
09

Francis Marion hosts history honors society

Francis Marion University’s award-winning chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society is hosting the society’s 2017 Regional Meeting this weekend on the FMU campus. Students and faculty from colleges and universities across the southeast will gather to present papers and original research, and to debate historical topics with guests panelists. Phi Alpha […]

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Mar
31

FMU Concert Band to perform Spring Concert

The Francis Marion University Concert Band will perform their annual Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30 in the FMU Performing Arts Center. Featuring a variety of works from Gabrieli, Hovhaness and John Philip Sousa, the band is guided by Francis Marion associate professor and coordinator of music, Dr. Terry Roberts. Tickets for the [...]

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Mar
28

FMU Artists Series brings international performers to PAC

Two world-renowned musicians are making their way to the Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center over the next week as a part of the FMU Artist Series. On Thursday at 7:30 p.m., violinist Francisco Cabán will take the stage in the Black Box Theater, blending his brilliant technique, masterful virtuosity into memorable interpretations of Vivaldi, [...]

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Mar
21

Francis Marion hosts “G-week” activities

Francis Marion University will hold a slew of events as a part of its Gender Awareness Week (G-Week). G-Week promotes gender awareness through inclusive events and runs from Monday, March 27 through Friday, March 31. “The Clothesline Project” display, one of the week’s marquee events, will begin Monday and run through Friday. “The Clothesline Project” [...]

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Mar
15

FMU’s Arts International set to showcase performers from across the globe

Francis Marion University’s Arts International Festival, the region’s long running annual celebration of arts and culture, returns on Saturday, April 8. Performers from throughout the world will descend into downtown Florence and FMU’s Performing Arts Center, providing a day filled with international entertainers from noon until 6 p.m. rain or shine. There is no admission [...]

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Mar
09

Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation completes gift to FMU

Members of the board of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation recently presented FMU President Dr. Fred Carter with a check completing the foundation’s gift of $497,500 for medical and instructional equipment for the new Carter Center for Health Sciences. The Foundation has been instrumental in the creation of the new academic building in downtown [...]

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Mar
07

Francis Marion presents alumni awards

Francis Marion University honored Michael A. Blue (’85) as its 2017 Outstanding Alumnus at the university’s annual Alumni Awards Gala. Blue was one of five FMU alums honored at the March 2 event held at the FMU Performing Arts Center in downtown Florence. Blue earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from FMU and [...]

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Mar
07

HopeHealth’s Humphries receives Sheheen Non-Profit Excellence Award

Carl M. Humphries, chief executive officer of HopeHealth, Inc., received the 2017 Fred R. Sheheen Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Leadership at the South Carolina Association of Non-Profit Organizations (SCANPO) Summit, held on Tuesday, March 7 in Columbia, S.C. The award recognizes a graduate of the Francis Marion University’s newly named Fred Sheheen Non-Profit Leadership [...]

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Mar
03

FMU trustees ratify program additions

Francis Marion University’s Board of Trustees ratified two new academic programs that will address regional and statewide economic needs at its quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 2 on the FMU campus. The university plans to add a new track – the Biology Secondary Education Option – to its Biology Degree program. The new track is [...]

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Mar
02

FMU names McNair Scholars

Francis Marion University has named three students as recipients of the prestigious McNair Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. Kailey Eggert of Paul M Dorman High School in Greenville, S.C.; Nathan Hinson of Chester Senior High School in Chester, S.C.; and Kyndell Smith of St. James High School in Murrells Inlet, S.C. are the newest [...]

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Feb
28

Donors help FMU acquire Old Post Office building

Thanks to gifts from three generous donors, Francis Marion University has acquired the Old Post Office in Florence, it’s third major building in downtown area. University officials say the building will be for instructional use. It is on the corner of West Evans and Irby Streets, directly across from the university’s Carter Center for Health [...]

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