Dec
02

FMU nursing program named a national “Center of Excellence”

Francis Marion University’s Department of Nursing has been named as one of 15 new Centers of Excellence by the National League for Nursing, the nation’s premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. NLN Centers of Excellence exemplify the League’s core values of caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence, and faculty at designated institutions [...]

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Nov
11

Art Gallery Series Sept. 27 – Nov. 3

The Gallery Series at Francis Marion University will present ceramics by Danny Crocco, paintings and photographs by Robert O. Keith IV and Meagan Skinner-Keith from September 27 through November 3. “Abandoned Spaces” features work on a common theme of “abandoned architectural spaces that are gradually being reclaimed by nature,” according to Keith.  Meagan Skinner-Keith uses photography, while [...]

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Nov
04

FMU welcomes 25 new faculty members for new academic year

Francis Marion University welcomed 25 new faculty members to campus as the 2016-17 academic year began this week. The class of new faculty is one of the largest at FMU in recent years, reflecting the accelerating pace of new programs coming on line at the university. Two of the new faculty members will teach in [...]

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Nov
04

Innovation, new initiatives make for “interesting” year at FMU

Francis Marion University President Dr. Fred Carter told university faculty at their annual kickoff breakfast Monday morning that FMU is in for an “interesting” and innovative year. More than 300 faculty members and university staff attended the breakfast, which signals the opening of the academic year. FMU is expecting more than 4,000 students for the [...]

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Nov
03

FMU lands $2.3 million in grants for nursing students

Francis Marion University’s School of Health Sciences is the recipient of two new federal grants that will make more than $2 million in scholarships and incentivized loans available to master's level nursing students matriculating at FMU. The awards were provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Health Resources and Services Administration, and [...]

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Oct
17

FMU hosts fall Career Fair

Francis Marion University will host its annual Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, October 19 from 1:00pm - 3:30pm in the University Center Commons. Employers from over fifty companies will attend. Students are encouraged to dress professionally and bring an up-to-date resume.

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Oct
05

FMU closed Oct. 5-7

In light of the governor’s declaration of a state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Matthew, Francis Marion University is closed Oct. 5-7. All scheduled activities on the FMU campus are canceled. Preparations are being made to protect the campus, and its resident students, during the storm. Additional information will be available as the storm develops. [...]

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Sep
22

FMU to display work of two S.C. art teachers

The works of painter Paul Yanko and that of painter and sculpture Lee Ann Harrison will be on display in Hyman Fine Arts Center beginning Aug. 23 as part of Francis Marion University’s Art Gallery Series. The University will showcase “Recent Works: 2013-2016 by Paul Yanko” and “Bindings” by Harrison through Sept. 22. Yanko is [...]

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Sep
13

FMU readies for 2016-17 academic year

Francis Marion University will begin its 47th year with the start of regular fall classes on Aug. 22-23. Roughly 4,000 students are expected for the Fall semester. Monday, Aug. 22, is the deadline for registration. For additional information, contact the FMU Admissions at 843-661-1231. Monday is also the admissions deadline for the fall semester. Key events [...]

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Sep
13

FMU once again recognized as a “Great College to Work For”

Francis Marion University once again has been recognized as a Great Colleges to Work For® Honor Roll School by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the leading journal of university and college life. FMU’s ranking is part of The Chronicle’s ninth annual report on the Academic Workplace Special Issue, which will be available to subscribers and [...]

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Sep
13

War story author headlines Fiction & Poetry Festival

Marine veteran Phil Klay, whose riveting exploration of the emotional trauma inflicted by combat in Iraq and Afghanistan vaulted him onto the New York TimesBestseller List,  is the headliner for the 10th annual Pee Dee Fiction and Poetry Festival at Francis Marion University. The annual two-day festival will be held on campus Nov. 10-11. It features [...]

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Aug
23

FMU Performing Arts Center announces fall season lineup

Blues and soul, Doo Wop and classic rock are on the roster for the fall season at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center. The soulful melodies of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, the classic tones of The Doo Wop Project and rock-n-roll great The Grass Roots will be in the fall lineup. Martha Reeves [...]

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