Three Fairmont State University students have been selected for the 2013 Undergraduate Literary Symposium, which is to be held at Marshall University in Huntington on Saturday, March 2.
What began as a hobby for Don Trisel, a professor of biology at Fairmont State University, and his wife Kim has become much more over the years.
About 10 years ago, the Trisels purchased a piece of land behind their home in Farmington.
“It was all forest,” Trisel said. “We had some beekeeper friends at church, and I suggested that they come out and put some hives on our property and take advantage of that resource.”
Instead, the Trisels’ friends made another suggestion.
Issue 31 of Whetstone, Fairmont State University’s undergraduate arts and literary journal, recently won First Place with Special Honors in the 2012 Scholastic Magazine Awards competition hosted by the American Scholastic Press Association. The journal also won an award for Outstanding Use of Color.
Over spring break in March 2013, 28 Fairmont State University students from the Honors, French, Business and Architecture programs will travel to Paris.
Fiction writer Cary Holladay has been named the 2013 Artist-in-Residence at Fairmont State University.
Fairmont State Counts, a free math tutoring program offered by Fairmont State University is planning for its spring session to be held on the Fairmont campus. The tutoring program is offered to students in fourth through eighth grades who are experiencing math difficulties.
The one hour/once a week sessions, which run for eight weeks, are offered Tuesdays or Thursdays. The program starts Feb. 19. Cathy Woodson is coordinating the sessions.
The program is structured to emphasize math homework difficulties or specific math difficulties.
A grant from Lockheed Martin Corporation, IS&GS National will support Fairmont State University’s Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX), which is the laboratory and applied research component of the National Security and Intelligence (NSI) program.
Fairmont State University Accounting students are providing free income tax preparation assistance in three counties and receiving real-life experience to benefit them in their future careers.
The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia has named Dr. Gregory P. Noone of Fairmont State University as one of five finalists for the 2012 Professor of the Year award. Each year the Foundation honors an outstanding faculty member at a West Virginia college or university.
“Fairmont State University is incredibly proud that Gregory Noone has been selected as one of the five finalists for West Virginia’s Professor of the Year for the second year in a row,” said FSU President Maria Rose.
Eleven Fairmont State University graduate students aided residents of Ritchie County in developing sustainable, healthy community activities, through a project funded by West Virginia Campus Compact. Now that project has the attention of the National Institutes of Health.