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.
Fairmont State University has been awarded a Diversity through Equity Grant from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to build and support diversity initiatives for students, faculty, staff and the broader Fairmont community.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
English major and Michigan native Brad Riffee is creating a plan that could lead to the first rooftop gardens across the Fairmont State University campus.
For Riffee, who has family roots in West Virginia, a summer of high tech gardening was also a way of impacting his community. His inspiration came from Voltaire’s comic novel “Candide,” where the hero establishes a small farm on which he and his friends keep themselves from the three great evils: poverty, vice and boredom.