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Mar
08

FMU Board of Trustees freezes tuition for seventh straight year

On Thursday, March 7, Francis Marion University held its quarterly Board of Trustees meeting. During the meeting, tuition was frozen at existing levels, a new academic program was approved, and facilities were named to honor two longtime members of the board. For the seventh straight year, the Board voted unanimously to freeze tuition.  “I am […]

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Mar
01

FMU African-American Faculty and Staff Coalition Celebrates 23rd Annual Gala

Dr. Christopher Barton, associate professor of archaeology at Francis Marion University, received the FMU African-American Faculty and Staff Coalition’s Diversity Award at the organization’s 23rd annual scholarship reception held at the FMU Performing Arts Center Thursday night. Barton joined the faculty of Francis Marion in 2017. He is a historical archaeologist who specializes in the […]

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Feb
27

FMU presents annual Marion Medallion Awards

Pictured Left to Right: Kyla Fraser, President & Director of Local Sales and Marketing, Lee Enterprises; Jayne Boswell, President of the Florence Area Humane Society; Mirah Horowitz, Founder and CEO of Lucky Dog Animal Rescue; and Dr. Fred Carter, President of Francis Marion University The 13th annual Marion Medallion awards ceremony was held at the […]

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Feb
27

Jayne Boswell of the Florence Area Humane Society receives Marion Medallion

Jayne Boswell, president of the Florence Area Humane Society, Tuesday morning was awarded a Marion Medallion in recognition of her work with the Florence Area Humane Society to rescue dogs, cats and horses in need in Florence County. The Morning News and Francis Marion University celebrate Francis Marion Day every year by honoring people who […]

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Feb
27

Mirah Horowitz of Lucky Dog Animal Rescue Earns Marion Medallion

Mirah Horowitz, winner of one of this year’s Marion Medallions, didn’t set out to rescue animals but that’s exactly what she has done with her life and her creation, Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. Lucky Dog Rescue has quietly worked in the Pee Dee for 14 years ensuring dogs and cats are transported to the Washington, […]

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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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