Fairmont State University has received a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council to support the 2011 Mountain State Storytelling Institute, a four-day conference featuring master classes and seminars by scholars and storytelling professionals.
For students of all ages deciding where to continue their education, Campus Visitation Day on Saturday, March 26, offers an exciting opportunity to experience campus life at Fairmont State University.
The Fairmont State University Saxophone Quartet was accepted to perform four selections on Friday, March 25, at the state West Virginia Collegiate Music Educators Association Honors Recital during the WVMEA Conference at Marshall University in Huntington.
The Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers and Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Sam Spears, will present a concert at Gateway United Methodist Church, 301 Diamond St., Fairmont, at 8 p.m. Friday, March 11. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.
The Fairmont State University Wind Ensemble will present an unusual concert, “Things That Go Bump in the Night,” conducted by Valarie Huffman and Matthew Schoonmaker,on Wednesday, March 9, at 8 p.m. in Wallman Hall Theatre on the main campus.
Richard Harvey was named Dean of the School of Business in 2008. Dean Harvey was initially hired by Fairmont State College in 1986 to start a Small Business Development Center. He joined the faculty in 1988 and is a Professor of Finance and Business Law. He holds multiple degrees from West Virginia University including an M.B.A. and a J.D which he completed while teaching. A member of the West Virginia State Bar Association, Harvey practiced law in the areas of elder law and commercial law. While a faculty member he regularly provided seminars to business owner/managers on financial management and legal issues including business organization, feasibility studies, capital formation, strategic business planning, intellectual property, and financial proposals.
Our Accounting students, under the supervision of Dr. T. Jean Engebretson, are once again offering the popular IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) tax preparation services in Fairmont, Clarksburg, Parsons, Mannington, and other areas. The mission of the VITA Program is to provide free basic tax return preparation for eligible taxpayers. VITA provides students with hands-on learning of income tax preparation and it provides real life interaction with tax clients.
The annual School of Business Academic Awards and Scholarship Reception will be held on April 29, 2011 in the Falcon Center Conference Rooms. Each year the School of Business awards over a dozen student scholarships worth over $30,000 during this event. When possible, the donor is invited to attend the event to meet their scholarship recipient. This year the Information Systems Student Organization (ISSO) scholarship will be awarded for the first time.
On March 1, the School of Business hosted the annual Business Etiquette Dinner and Reception at Muriale’s Italian Restaurant in Fairmont. In today’s highly competitive business world, business isn’t just conducted within the confines of an office. Proper etiquette skills are extremely important for our students who must know how to conduct themselves and represent their company at the dining table and in other social settings, whether entertaining or being entertained.