Author Geraldine Brooks to Speak April 3

Monday, April 02, 2012

The Celebration of Ideas Lecture Series at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College brings nationally prominent speakers of diverse viewpoints to campus each fall and spring. “Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks was the selected work for the campus-wide Common Reading Project for 2011-2012. In culmination of that project, Brooks will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in Colebank Hall Gym as part of the lecture series.

Intro to Global Perspectives Students Travel to Canada

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

As part of the Introduction to Global Perspectives course, which offers students a chance to familiarize themselves with cultures and concepts outside their own, 11 students and two instructors from Fairmont State University spent their spring break in Canada. This trip, which offered many students their first international experience, was funded by a grant from the Consortium for Internationalizing Higher Education, part of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

Kestrel Celebration Welcomes Writers and Poets

Monday, March 26, 2012

Kestrel, Fairmont State University’s professional journal of literature and art, invites everyone to take part in the Kestrel Celebration Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, to celebrate the release of their newest issue, Kestrel 27.  From a Poetry Making workshop on Friday to readings on Friday and Saturday, Kestrel Celebration offers the perfect event for you.

First Disappointment Leads to a New Way to Win

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Disappointment sometimes leads to a new way to win. From age 12 in Lordstown, Ohio, Meagan Gibson knew she wanted to play college volleyball. Practicing, playing and suffering through injuries paid off through a scholarship from Fairmont State University—but it came with a price.

“I received a medical redshirt my freshman year with the hopes of healing for the next season. I received cortisone shots, did specified strengthening programs and went through pounds of ice. It was a chilling experience, physically and mentally,” she said.

Soaring Since His First Flight

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

As the sound of airplane engines roar in the background, Mark Heefner steps out of a single engine plane, fresh from a trip to see his girlfriend, Mariah Roth’11, in Charlotte, N.C. The 2011 Fairmont State University graduate and pilot returns the plane and heads to his desk a hundred yards away at the North Central West Virginia Airport in Bridgeport. This wasn’t Heefner’s first solo trip, but he has experienced many firsts at the airport and is anxious to create more.

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