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Francis Marion’s Browning named All-American

Francis Marion University 6-0 senior guard Detrek Browning has been named a third-team All-American by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA), as selected by the nation’s sports information directors.

By Matt McColl | basketball . News . Student Life

FMU’s YGB says ‘Good Morning America’ on famed ABC program

The spirited YGB choir was featured on ABC’s Good Morning America’s Robin Roberts #AfterGMA segment this morning on her popular Facebook page.

By Matt McColl | Homepage . News . Student Life

FMU’s Arts International to return to campus, showcase worldwide performers

FMU’s Arts International Festival, the region’s long running annual celebration of arts and culture, returns to the University’s campus on Saturday, April 14.

By Matt McColl | Homepage . News . Student Life

Southern rock legends Marshall Tucker Band to perform at FMU PAC

There’ll be “lightning in the air” on Friday May 4 with the iconic Marshall Tucker Band brings its legendary brand of Southern rock to the Francis Marion University’s Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4.

By Matt McColl | Homepage . News . Student Life

FMU, SC Humanities to host Beyond Mother Emanuel

FMU, in conjunction with South Carolina Humanities, will look to jump start the conversation on several thorny topics related to race and culture in America when it hosts a first-of-its-kind symposium Feb. 26-28.

By Matt McColl | News . Student Life . Uncategorized

Black Violin’s ‘Classical Boom’ coming to the FMU PAC

The FMU Performing Arts Center will present an entertaining and stunning collision of musical worlds this spring when Black Violin brings its innovative mix of hip-hop and classic sound to the PAC’s main stage.

By Matt McColl | Homepage . News . Student Life


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The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’ve developed an array of professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

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The University keeps class sizes small because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and a student enrollment of 4,000 provides the perfect balance to enhance learning and still promote a diverse selection of programs.


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