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.
The Fairmont State GEAR UP Partnership will host its annual High School Quiz Bowl Competitionon Saturday, March 5, in the Falcon Center Conference Rooms on the main campus. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and will conclude with an afternoon award ceremony. High schools participating this year include: Clay Battelle, Liberty, Lincoln, Webster Springs and University.
The Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College Bookstore is hosting a book signing for a new book by an FSU adjunct faculty member. Dr. Dennis D. Wainstock teaches history at the Gaston Caperton Center in Clarksburg. He will sign copies of his book, “The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki 1945,” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the bookstore located on the second floor of the Falcon Center on the main campus.
The Fairmont State University community was saddened to learn that the deputy U.S. marshal who died following a Feb. 16 shooting in Elkins was FSU alumnus Derek Hotsinpiller, who graduated from FSU in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.
The Fairmont State University Masquers will perform Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Woman of Setzuan” for six performances in February and March. Performance dates and times are 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 and 26, 2 p.m. Feb. 27 and 7:30 p.m. on March 10, 11 and 12 in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the FSU main campus. Tickets can be obtained by calling the School of Fine Arts Box Office at (304) 367-4240 or online at www.fairmontstate.edu/tickets.
The Department of Music of the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will present a concert of classical and contemporary pieces, performed by guitarist Dieter Hennings on Saturday, Feb. 19. Admission to the concert, which will take place at 8 p.m. in Room 229 of Wallman Hall, on the university main campus, is free and open to the public.