When FMU’s Dooley Planetarium opened 40 years ago, the Pee Dee region was presented with a distinctive new venue for education and, yes, entertainment.
Undergraduate studies are all about preparation for real research. But for FMU students Rachel Fleschner and Kristin Ingram, their undergraduate years included a heavy dose of higher-level research within their chosen majors.
Some of the Pee Dee’s most renowned artists will have their works on display throughout the summer at the Francis Marion University Art Gallery Series. The Pee Dee Sampler will include artists such as ceramicists Jane Crossman, Douglas Gray and Sasha Federer; painters Anna Coe, Matt Cook, Lynda English, John Lehum and Jackie Wukela; photographers […]
It’s not typical for class projects to eventually be made into short films, but Glass isn’t a typical project. On Tuesday, May 30, Glass – a short film created by Francis Marion University 2017 alums Christian Brunetti and Christina Xan – will premiere at the FMU Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre at 7 p.m. [...]
Three years ago, Francis Marion University launched its new Industrial Engineering (IE) degree program, seeking to support a growing need in local industries and provide the university’s graduates with yet another meaningful career path. The bold initiative bore its first fruit Saturday when the first class of IE grads received their diplomas at FMU’s spring [...]
Francis Marion University’s Board of Trustees ratified two new academic programs that will address regional and statewide economic needs at its quarterly meeting on Thursday, March 2 on the FMU campus. The university plans to add a new track – the Biology Secondary Education Option – to its Biology Degree program. The new track is [...]
Three cornerstones of the Pee Dee region were recognized for their contributions and service to the people of the area at the 2017 Marion Medallion awards ceremony on Monday, Feb. 27 at the FMU Performing Arts Center. Medallions were presented to Regi Armstrong of Armstrong Wealth Management, Carl Harmon of Caring and Sharing, and posthumously [...]
Duke Energy is once again stepping up with a $25,000 donation to fund the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center’s annual Children’s Series. The series provides uplifting educational entertainment for school-aged children in the Pee Dee region. The gift from the Duke Energy Foundation allows students to attend Children’s Series events at no, or a [...]
Francis Marion University’s growing School of Health Sciences is adding yet another new speciality. FMU will launch a graduate-level Speech Pathology degree program in the Fall of 2018. The university received final regulatory approval from South Carolina’s Commission on Higher Education last week. The Program is in the pending phase of Candidacy and Accreditation from [...]
For the past 37 years, the equation Francis Marion + the Pee Dee’s top math students has always equaled the Pee Dee Regional High School Mathematics Tournament. The tournament, sponsored and presented the FMU Department of Mathematics, has grown from a small affair, to something high school students train for far in advance. The tournament’s [...]