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Dec
10

FMU physics grad hopes to work on Wall Street

When Jared Singleton was a young boy, his parents cut the number of cable channels the family received. One they didn’t cut -- whether by choice or accident -- was the Science Channel, a network devoted to the exploration and explanation of scientific history and happenings. Young Jared discovered it. Fast forward a few years [...]

By Matt McColl | News
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Dec
09

New Healthcare Admin degree flourishing at FMU

New academic programs typically  require a crawl-walk-run phase as they ramp up and become a full-fledged major. Francis Marion University’s new Healthcare Administration major isn’t typical. The inaugural graduating class, which marched Saturday in FMU’s Fall 2016 commencement, boasts 27 students. That’s third most in any major among the more than 300 graduates at this [...]

By Matt McColl | Uncategorized
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Dec
02

Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall coming to FMU

The Moving Wall, a portable replica of the famed Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C., is coming to the Francis Marion University campus on Oct. 27. The Moving Wall is the now, 32-year-old project of a group of veterans determined that the experience of the Vietnam Memorial be shared across the nation. It tours the country [...]

By Larry Falck | News
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Dec
02

FMU announces faculty tenure and promotions

Francis Marion University’s Office of the Provost recently announced the promotion of 13 faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year. Promoted to full professor were: Dr. Wendy Caldwell Richardson, Department of English, Modern Languages, and Philosophy; Dr. Larry P. Engelhardt, Department of Physics and Astronomy; Dr. Michael P. Hughes, School of Business; Dr. Tracy E. [...]

By Larry Falck | News
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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 [...]

By Larry Falck | News
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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 [...]

By Larry Falck | News
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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 [...]

By Larry Falck | News
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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 [...]

By Larry Falck | News
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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 [...]

By Larry Falck | News
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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.

By Larry Falck | News
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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. [...]

By Larry Falck | News
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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 [...]

By Larry Falck | News
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