For the ninth consecutive year, three West Virginia high school seniors have been named as recipients of Fairmont State University’s premier academic scholarship, the Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship.
The following students have been selected as 2017 scholarship winners:
Two students and a faculty member from Fairmont State University will be traveling to Helsinki, Finland, to participate in a class on metal casting during the summer session.
The sculpture-oriented class is offered through Shepherd University and hosted by the University of the Arts in Helsinki. The sculpture departments and faculty of FSU and Shepherd have recently collaborated, often being invited or extending an invitation to pour metal at both campuses.
Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were recognized on Wednesday, April 19, during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement luncheon for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2016-2017 academic year.
The event was hosted by the Faculty Development Committee, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Fairmont State Foundation. Funding for the awards and grants is provided by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Fairmont State Foundation.
At the annual end-of-the-year picnic for Fairmont State University faculty and staff, RJ Gimbl, President and CEO of the Fairmont State Foundation, surprised FSU President Maria Rose with a special gift from the FSU community. Gimbl announced the creation of the Maria C. Rose Endowed Scholarship for first generation college students.
During a ceremony on Thursday, April 27, Fairmont State University awarded Maestro Grant Cooper, Conductor and Artistic Director of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra since 2001, an honorary Doctor of Letters degree, the University’s highest honor.
The Fairmont State University School of Education, Health and Human Performance honored students at the Academic Awards Ceremony at the end of the spring 2017 semester.
FSU Provost Dr. Christina Lavorata; Dr. Carolyn Crislip-Tacy, Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Performance; and RJ Gimbl, Director of the Fairmont State Foundation, greeted students. Awards were presented by Dean Crislip-Tacy and Dr. Paul Reneau, Associate Dean.
More than 400 students will participate in the 148th Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, in the Feaster Center.
Dr. Maria C. Rose, FSU President, will present special remarks for the ceremony, which will mark her last as president; she will retire when her contract ends on June 30. Julian Pecora of Clarksburg will be the student speaker representing the Class of 2017.
The Fairmont State University Wind Ensemble will present “Every Song Tells a Story” on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wallman Hall Theatre. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.
The program contains traditional and contemporary wind literature that has been inspired by religious text, folksongs and poetry. Selections composed by James Curnow, Larry Daehn, Frank Ticheli, Gustav Holst and John Philip Sousa will be featured in the concert.
This year, the Health Sciences and Technology Academy Science Symposium is being held at Fairmont State University on Saturday, May 6th. The expected turnout will bring around 400 students grades 9-12 from the central and north-eastern part of the state for a total of approximately 600 visitors when including HSTA faculty, staff and families.
Fairmont State University’s Model United Nations team recently placed second as a Distinguished Delegation at the National Model United Nations Conference.
The Model UN team was first established on campus three years ago with the help of current advisor Dr. William Harrison, Assistant Professor of Political Science. This was the third year the team attended the national conference in New York City. Last year, the team placed third as an Honorable Mention Delegation.