FSU Students Named to Fall 2013 Dean's List and President's List

Friday, January 10, 2014

A total of 1,125 students have been named to the Dean’s List at Fairmont State University after completing the fall 2013 semester.

Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has released the Dean’s List and the President’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average for the fall 2013 semester are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.

Students Participate in 2013 Appalachian Teaching Project

Thursday, January 09, 2014

A team of Fairmont State University students traveled to Washington, D.C., in December 2013 to present their tourism research as part of the 2013 ARC Appalachian Teaching Project. Their project focused on “Coal and Its Story: Development of a 21st Century Coal Community.”

The project explored whether the identification and promotion of North Central West Virginia Coal Heritage sites could provide economic stimulus within communities of North Central West Virginia by utilizing 21st century technologies to accent heritage tourism.

Faculty Member One of Four Finalists in IBM Challenge

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Fairmont State University School of Business faculty member was a finalist in a national challenge.

Dr. Frank Lee, Associate Professor of Information Systems Management, attended the IBM Information On Demand conference in November in Las Vegas. According to IBM’s web site, the conference brought together experts and peers to explore how big data and analytics are changing the way organizations do business. During the show, IBM unveiled new products and services while highlighting new client success stories.

WVSO Recognizes FSU Department of Music as SCALE Partner

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

During two recent performances in Morgantown, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra recognized Fairmont State University as a Student-Centered Arts Learning (SCALE) partner.

The Orchestra’s SCALE program links music and other disciplines, such as math, science, writing and art, using the music of the Young People’s Concert as a thematic guide. The program is correlated with West Virginia’s Content Standards and Objectives for elementary classrooms.

Funds Being Raised to Support One-Room Schoolhouse Museum

Thursday, December 12, 2013

With roots reaching back to the creation of the first private normal school in West Virginia in 1865, Fairmont State University has a long history of providing high quality training for the state’s educators. The One-Room Schoolhouse Museum, a campus landmark, remains a visible symbol of the University’s continued focus on teaching and learning. Efforts are under way to preserve the building for future generations.

Reception to Celebrate Graduating International Students

Friday, December 06, 2013

In collaboration with the International Education Committee, the Office of International Student Services will host a reception on Friday, Dec. 13, for international students graduating from Fairmont State University.

The reception will take place in the Falcon Center third floor Board Room from noon to 1 p.m. Graduating international students from Korea, Nepal and Saudi Arabia will be recognized and celebrated.

FSU to Host 2013 FIRST LEGO League Robotics Tournament

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

The Fairmont State University College of Science and Technology will host the West Virginia FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) robotics tournament on Saturday, Dec. 7.

The event will take place at the Falcon Center and will be open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. More than 1,000 people, including 60 teams of students, are expected to attend.

Sponsors of this year’s challenge are NASA IV&V, Fairmont State University, WV Space Grant Consortium, Par Mar Stores, Thrasher Engineering and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

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