Deciding to participate in Fairmont State University's Italian Exchange Program (UNICAL) was far easier than actually making the first-time trip 5,000 miles from home in Marion County, WV. Lindsay Menas, an English major, will spend one year studying at the University of Calabria-Consenza. Through e-mails, blogs and Skype communication, she describes many of her opportunities as first-time-in-her-life experiences. Just getting to the second largest campus in Europe, with an enrollment of 40,000 students, was a unique journey for the University junior.
The Office of International Student Services will host a guest lecture by Imam Sohail from the Islamic Center of Morgantown on Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Fairmont State University faculty and students from the College of Liberal Arts attended the annual conference of the West Virginia Criminal Justice Educators’ Association on Nov.
The Department of Music of the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts offers four upcoming concerts for music lovers in November and December.
Dr. Maria Rose, Fairmont State University Interim President, and Dr. Barbara Owens, Director of the Professional Development School (PDS) Partnership, hosted a congratulatory reception to honor Gary Price, newly appointed superintendent of Marion County Schools on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Shaw House on the main FSU campus.
Fairmont State University has named Dr. Fred Fidura as Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement. He began his duties this week and will serve until a permanent appointment to the position is made.
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will participate in the nationally recognized International Education Week with events intended to celebrate diversity and internationalization.
Planned for the week of Nov. 14, International Education Week is organized by the Office of International Student Services and is co-sponsored by the International Education Committee, Office of Residence Life and International Student Organization.
Students have the opportunity to enter a contest to help name the bookstore on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College. The contest is sponsored by the Bookstore Advisory Board, Student Government and the Campus Bookstore.
Name Your Bookstore Contest Official Rules
Piano Pedagogy Online provides an introduction to a wide variety of teaching approaches and techniques for the instrument. The course also helps current piano teachers with self-assessment techniques and assists them in preparing for achieving national certification in piano through MTNA. Students in the course are required to have at least one private piano student OR one group keyboard class to videotape some lessons.
Kestrel, Fairmont State University’s literature and art journal, and the Department of Language and Literature will be hosting a celebration of the release of Kestrel's newest issue on Friday, Nov. 11. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center.
Readers will include Ryder Collins (from her new novel, “Homegirl”), Garry Craig Powell, Devon Miller-Duggan, C.J. Farnsworth, Ellen McGrath Smith and Mark DeFoe. Light fare and beverages will be served. Admission to this event is free and open to the public.