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Sep
03

How to Email Your Professor (or advisor)

Emails are an important form of communication for college students. Not only does the school send information through email, but students should also use it as a communication tool. Texting has become the norm for most people, so sending an email from your phone can seem similar. However, emails and text messages are different and […]

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Aug
26

5 Things I Wish I had Known as a Freshman

It’s the second week of school and I hope that things are starting to settle down for you just a bit. I hope you are figuring out your surroundings, meeting new people, and learning how to be a college student. Wait…what? Learning how to be a “college student?” Isn’t being a “college student” the same […]

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Aug
14

FMU First-Year Experience

As the new academic year begins, we are excited to meet our newest Patriots. Please join us during our first-year experience activities starting August 17th. Saturday will be a long, hot day, but we want to help you get settled in, have fun, and meet new friends. Class of 2023, this night is for you! […]

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Aug
12

What to Pack for College

Over and under packing is a worry that most new college students have, but this list will give you a good idea of what you should bring on move-in day. CASA Staff collaborated with Resident Assistants (RAs) and students about what they thought was most important to bring. This list is generic and goes through […]

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May
02

Two degrees and five years later, Sofia Henning is happy with her college choice

When Sofia Henning came to Francis Marion University five years ago, an 18-year-old tennis player from Sweden, dropped into the Pee Dee by the opportunity to play American college tennis, she didn’t know what to expect. What she didn’t expect was that she’d fall in love with the place, and wind up spending five years [...]

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May
01

Her engineering foray took a “leap of faith”

High school students often have only the vaguest idea of a career they’d like to pursue as they enter college. Taylor Watson, a member of FMU’s spring 2019 graduating class, was no different than most.

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May
01

FMU math major ready to step into teaching

Francis Marion University has long served as the backbone of teacher education in the Pee Dee and the state. Now, as South Carolina wrestles with an increasing shortage of teachers, especially in critical specialties, FMU is once again stepping to the fore. FMU has added new certification programs for biology and history majors in recent [...]

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May
01

Plans changed for McLaughlin and that’s a good thing

Plans change. Every college student knows that (or should) but Precious McLaughlin says they should really embrace it. McLaughlin, a celebrated part of Francis Marion University’s class of 2019, did. She came to FMU four years ago planning to graduate from another college. It wasn’t her first choice but her mother suggested it. So McLaughlin [...]

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Feb
18

Carlos Washington, Manna House receive 2016 Marion Medallion

The Manna House organization and Carlos Washington were honored Friday afternoon with Marion Medallion awards. Since 2012, two Marion Medallion recipients are recognized each year for their philanthropy and dedication to the betterment of the Pee Dee community. The Manna House and Washington received their medallions in a ceremony at the Francis Marion University Performing […]

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Feb
06

Two Marion Medallions presented

A community leader and an organization were recognized for their contributions and service to the people of the Pee Dee area at the 2016 Marion Medallion awards ceremony on Friday, Feb. 26 at the FMU Performing Arts Center. Medallions were presented to Carlos Washington of Florence and the Manna House of Florence. Washington, a former […]

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Feb
06

2015 Marion Medallion

Four individuals were recognized for their significant contributions and service to the people of the Pee Dee area at the 2015 Marion Medallion awards ceremony on Friday, Feb. 27 at the FMU Performing Arts Center. Medallions were presented to John and Vicki Kirby of Latta; and the founders of Camp RAE, Paige Alexander and Deana [...]

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Dec
15

FMU celebrates fall commencement, first class of doctoral graduates

Francis Marion University awarded degrees to 329 graduates at its fall commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15.

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