FSU Professor becomes West Virginia’s first certified court interpreter

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dr. Julie Sellers, assistant professor of Spanish at Fairmont State University, is West Virginia’s first certified court interpreter. The Mountaineer State is just beginning its interpreter certification program, and Dr. Sellers, a federally certified court interpreter, is granted certification through reciprocity. She is also certified in the states of Colorado and Pennsylvania.

Fourth Annual Haiku Death Match

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The fourth annual Haiku Death Match will be held on Friday, September 23. The event will be located in MMA at the Ruth Ann Musick library and begin at 4 p.m.

The yearly contest pits faculty members against one another in an effort to write the best haiku based on topics suggested by the audience.  Contestants have ninety seconds to write each haiku. This marks the fourth year of the event, organized by Dr. Elizabeth Savage and sponsored by the Department of Language and Literature.

Judge Michael Aloi Gives Presentation on "Citizenship and the Constitution"

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Hon. Michael Aloi, Judge of the 16th Judicial Circuit, Marion County, gave a presentation in commemoration of Constitution Day titled “Citizenship and the Constitution.” The event is sponsored by Alpha Phi Sigma.

The event was from noon to 12:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.

"Elephant Man" on Stage at Wallman Hall This Month

Friday, September 09, 2011

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group will present Bernard Pomerance’s "The Elephant Man," directed by Jeffrey Ingman, on two consecutive weekends: Sept. 23, 24 and 25 and Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Wallman Hall Theatre with the exception of Sunday, Sept 25, which is a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (304) 367-4240.

Student Athlete Strives to Be First On and Off the Field

Thursday, September 08, 2011

In his first night on the field as a starter for the Fighting Falcons, during the first game of the season on September 1st, 2011, Daniel Monroe III had 161 yards on 18 carries and scored two touchdowns. He was named MVP by his coaches, player of the game by a local business and WVIAC Offensive Player of the Week. Those were his first athletic accomplishments on campus.  

Nepal Native Learns the Importance of Being First at FSU

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

A few years ago, Anup Poudel could not have imagined his higher education journey from Nepal to the United States. Born in Kathmandu, a city of nearly a million people, his familiar surroundings included structures obstructing the views and streets filled with cars. The rolling hills and winding roads of West Virginia were very unfamiliar on his drive from a local airport to his future home, the Fairmont State University campus.

Fundraiser to Support Students' Study in Italy

Friday, September 02, 2011

 The Calabria-West Virginia Italian Heritage Association will sponsor a fundraiser this weekend to support students wishing to study at the University of Calabria in Italy. 

The event, which will be held in conjunction with the annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival, will recognize the contribution to life in the state and beyond by a successful Italian-American, and encourage further exchange of students between Calabria and Fairmont.

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