FSU to Host W.Va. Foreign Language Teachers Association Conference

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fairmont State University will host the West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Association conference on Sept. 28-29. Foreign language teachers from across the state, representing a variety of world languages and grade levels, will attend the annual meeting, which focuses this year on building empathy through ownership.

Events to Commemmorate U.S. Constitution Day

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fairmont State University will celebrate the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with several events during the week of Sept. 17.

A panel discussion titled “Freedom of Speech in the 2012 Election,” sponsored by the Political Science Association, will take place in Hardway Hall Room 128 from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17.       

"Frankenstein" Selected as Common Reader for 2012-2013

Monday, September 10, 2012

Although Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” was first published in 1818 when she was 21, the novel’s content remains relevant to audiences today. For that reason, “Frankenstein” has been chosen as the Common Reader for the 2012-2013 academic year at Fairmont State University. The project will be complemented by a Frankenstein Film Festival and other events throughout the year.

"Putnam County Spelling Bee" Opens Theatre Season

Friday, September 07, 2012

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and the Masquers theatre group will present the first theatre performance of the academic year in September. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a new musical comedy, opens Friday, Sept. 21, on the Wallman Hall Stage.                                                                                     

Honors Students Begin Semester with Luau

Friday, September 07, 2012

On Aug. 23, the Honors Program had a Luau to welcome all their new members to Fairmont State University.

The Luau is an annual tradition, explained Honors Program President Anthony Errigo. He stated that the event has two main goals. The event is constructed to welcome the new students and to help form bonds between the new and existing members of the program. “It’s our welcome to them; we want it to be fun,” Errigo said.

Kestrel to Host Readings by Visiting Writers

Friday, September 07, 2012

Kestrel, Fairmont State University’s Journal of Literature and Art, will celebrate the publication of issue 28 on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, with readings by 10 visiting writers.

Admission to the Kestrel events is free and open to the public.

From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, there will be a reception and readings by writers Jan Beatty, Ray Keifetz, Dean Rader, David Salner and Carrie Shipers at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center.

FSU Awarded Strengthening Institutions Grant

Friday, September 07, 2012

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Fairmont State University a five-year Strengthening Institutions Program grant totaling nearly $2 million. The grant will provide enhanced learning opportunities to help students succeed.

“Fairmont State University is honored to have received one of only thirteen new Title III Strengthening Institutions grants awarded nationwide. This grant will allow the University to dedicate resources to the retention of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and School of Business students,” said Dr. Maria Rose, FSU President.

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