South Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference late this afternoon and announced the closing of all public colleges and universities until March 31. The governor’s executive order can be found online here. You’ll note that Section 2 provides the authority for us “to deliver virtual instruction and remote learning” and to provide “housing for [...]
Message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University, to FMU faculty and staff. My email last to you Thursday afternoon outlined three conditions under which we would reconsider continuing on-campus instruction after spring break—if the COVID-19 situation escalates, if the state closes substantial parts of the K-12 school system, or if any other adverse [...]
Message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University, to FMU faculty and staff. Yesterday afternoon, the deans, chairs, senior staff, and I met and discussed a number of issues pertaining to COVID-19. Let me briefly summarize a few points. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has identified ten confirmed or [...]
An enterprising and trailblazing alumnus was honored by the Francis Marion University Department of Psychology Monday night.
Francis Marion University will host famed NASA scientist Dr. Christine Darden for a symposium on Tuesday, March 23 in the Chapman Auditorium.
Latest message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University to FMU faculty and staff. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has reported the first confirmed cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Carolina. They are being treated and monitored with the protocol established by the Centers for Disease Control [...]
Francis Marion University honored five of its most distinguished alumni at its annual Alumni Award Gala at the FMU Performing Arts Center on Thursday night.
Message from Dr. Fred Carter, president Francis Marion University to FMU faculty and staff. Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the globe, generating substantial concern and apprehension internationally and domestically. As most of you know, this is a new virus that causes mild to severe respiratory illness and, in some instances, serious medical complications. We [...]
Francis Marion University is blanketing university buildings, on campus and downtown, with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) information on best practices for infectious disease prevention, and we are increasing the number of hand-sanitizing stations in our buildings.