The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts recognized students for their scholarship at the Academic Awards Ceremony at the end of the spring 2015 semester.
Fairmont State University will host the 2015 Governor’s Honors Academy on its main campus in Fairmont on June 29 through July 19.
About 200 high school juniors will participate in the three-week residential program administered by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, which also assists with in-kind support. Dr. J. Robert Baker, Director of the Honors Program at FSU, will serve as dean. The theme of the 2015 GHA is “The Sustainable Life.”
A total of 1,022 students have been named to the Dean’s List at Fairmont State University after completing the spring 2015 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 spring 2015 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.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts has announced the winners of the 76th annual M.M. Neely Persuasive Speaking Contest.
The first place winner was Ann Marie Witkowski of Grafton with the topic “The Culture of Concussions.” There was a tie for second place, which went to Sara Anderson of Bridgeport with the topic “Advocacy for the Susan G. Komen Foundation” and Jordan Armstrong of Miami with the topic “Athletes and Academics: Our Universities Are Failing.” The prizes were $500 for first place and $300 for second place.
Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were recognized on Wednesday, April 29, during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2014-2015 academic year.
Thanks to collaboration by Fairmont State University, the City of Fairmont and community volunteers, the Fairmont Community Garden fuels neighborhood revitalization, hands-on learning for students, healthy nutrition and the campus student food bank. For these efforts in promoting a sustainable community, the project was named in fall 2014 as a national winner in the Ford College Community Challenge, the only winner in West Virginia.
The editorial staff of Whetstone, Fairmont State University’s undergraduate arts and literary journal, will host Whetstone Night, the launch party of Issue 34, on Monday, May 11.
The event will be held in the Ruth Ann Musick Library Multi-media Room A from 6-8 p.m. and will include contributor readings, a slide show of art work and a chance to pick up a copy of the issue, as well as light refreshments. This event is free and open to the public.
The final gallery exhibition of the 2014-2015 academic year at Fairmont State University will feature the work of Andrew Thorne.
Thorne’s solo exhibition, “Appalachia Inspired,” opens Friday, May 22, in the J.D. Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall. The exhibit will close Wednesday, June 10, with a reception at 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.
About 400 students will participate in the 146th Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in the Feaster Center.
Fairmont State alumna Donna Hopkins will be the Commencement speaker. Bryan Foley of Pipestem will be the student speaker representing the Class of 2015.
Fairmont State University students in the College of Science and Technology presented their research during the 90th Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science was held at West Liberty University on April 11.
The following faculty mentors worked with students on research projects: Mark Flood, Donald Trisel, Steven Roof, Erica Harvey, Matthew Scanlon, Andreas Baur, Albert Magro, Phillip Yeager, Tony Morris and James Weekley.