Feb
22

FMU’s South Carolina Chamber Music Festival returns February 26

Francis Marion University will host the twelfth annual South Carolina Chamber Music Festival at the FMU Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre February 26 to February 29.  This year’s program will include four performances featuring internationally acclaimed artists, including violinists Susanna Klein and Micah Gangwer, pianists Paolo André Gualdi and Chee-Hang See, cellist Eunice Koh, […]

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Feb
09

FMU School of Business kicks off Speaker Series with SC Ports CEO

The Francis Marion University School of Business is kicking off a Speaker Series with Barbara Melvin, President and CEO of South Carolina Ports Authority. The series will begin on Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hugh and Jean Leatherman Medical Education Complex in downtown Florence. A reception will follow in the Carter Center […]

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Feb
01

FMU hosts Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels

Francis Marion University will celebrate Black History Month on February 7 and 8 from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. with the Sankofa African American Museum on Wheels Exhibition, curated by Angela W. Jennings. The traveling exhibit portrays African-American’s challenges throughout history as well as the many contributions they’ve given to the nation and the world. The […]

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Jan
18

FMU Releases Fall 2023 Semester President’s, Dean’s Lists

Francis Marion University named 480 full-time students and 27 part-time students to its President’s List for the Fall 2023 semester. In addition, 515 full-time students and 45 part-time students made the Dean’s List for the fall semester. Students named to the President’s List have earned a GPA of 3.75 or higher for the semester. Dean’s […]

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Jan
16

FMU hosts STEM Day for high schoolers

Francis Marion University will host STEM Day, a day-long program where high school juniors and seniors can participate in hands-on learning activities, on Friday, February 9. The camp will start at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. Students will partake in activities in various STEM fields, including biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, […]

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Jan
10

New appointments for Kennedy, Brand

Dr. Christopher M. Kennedy and Ms. LaTasha D. Brand have new positions at Francis Marion University. Kennedy has been appointed the Director of the Honors Program and Brand has been named Vice President for Student Life. Kennedy joined the faculty of Francis Marion in 2006. In 2012, he became Chair of the History Department. He […]

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Jan
08

FMU Classes Cancelled Tomorrow

Due to tomorrow's winter storm and the projection of heavy rain, high winds, hail, and flooding throughout the region, FMU classes are cancelled tomorrow, Tuesday, January 9. Only essential personnel should report. The University will reopen and classes begin on Wednesday, January 10.
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Jan
08

FMU to host annual MLK celebration January 11

Francis Marion University will host its 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on campus Thursday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Chapman Auditorium.   This year’s keynote speaker will be Senator Mia McLeod. The program will be emceed by members of the FMU Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board. The event [...]
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Dec
19

From Undecided to Prospective Doctoral Student: Madison Cox’s Journey in Psychology at FMU

In 2017, Madison Cox, then an undergraduate student at Francis Marion, had no clue what she wanted to major in. Now, six years later, Cox is graduating with her master’s in clinical psychology and will enter the university’s newest doctoral program, the Doctorate of Psychology, next year.    Cox, a native of Florence, will receive [...]
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Dec
18

19-year-old double major graduates from FMU with prestigious experience and lofty goals

Computer science and math double major Austin Freeman received his diploma at FMU's commencement ceremonies this weekend. At just 19 years old, Freeman is getting an early jumpstart to what promises to be a prosperous career in the computer science industry.   The Florence native first became interested in FMU after participating in the dual [...]
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Dec
16

FMU celebrates graduates at Fall 2023 commencement ceremonies

Francis Marion University celebrated the accomplishments of its Fall 2023 graduating class in two commencement ceremonies held in the Smith University Center. Over 200 degrees were awarded to undergraduate and graduate students, with 96% of the graduating class comprised of residents from South Carolina.  This commencement also marked the fiftieth FMU Commencement for President Fred [...]
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Dec
11

FMU to hold two fall 2023 Commencement Ceremonies

Francis Marion University will hold commencement ceremonies on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16 for its fall 2023 graduating class. Two ceremonies will be held in the Smith University Center and include graduates from the university’s four academic schools and colleges. Each graduate will be allowed ten guests, and a ticket is required for [...]
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