Fairmont State University’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter continues its tradition of national excellence. For the 13th consecutive year, FSU represented the region at the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition. This year, the team placed 12th in the nation overall, tying its previous best ranking, and broke a record in the women’s sprints with a ninth place finish. The team is encroaching on setting the longest overall consecutive national appearance record ever held by a team at the National Concrete Canoe Competition, which is currently set at 15.
A $25,000 gift from a Fairmont State alumnus will ensure that a graduating senior in Mathematics will receive the James A. LaRue Mathematics Award each year for many years to come in memory of a dedicated professor.
The Fairmont State Alumni Association is hosting the annual PNC Day in the Park in June. This year, 16 registrants will be selected to participate in Pirates batting practice.
To enter to win the batting practice, register for the event online here or call (304) 367-4015. Batting practice participants will be selected on June 3 and winners will be notified via telephone.
The West Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of the annual student scholarship competition at the Design Awards Gala held at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston on April 23. Fairmont State University Architecture students were awarded $14,000 in scholarships.
About 350 students will participate in the 147th Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the Feaster Center.
A partnership at Fairmont State University that began a decade ago will host a “Showcase of Best Practices” event Thursday, April 28, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Bridgeport Conference Center.
Students participating in Greek Life at Fairmont State University are raising money this week to support the Class of 2016 Senior Project, funding a Veterans Memorial Plaza on campus.
During the month of April, the lights on the main campus Fairmont State University turn blue as part of the national Light It Up Blue world autism awareness campaign sponsored by Autism Speaks. April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day.
The idea originated from FSU student Corey Cleavenger in 2012.
Fairmont State University ceramic students, alumni, staff and faculty have created several hundred handmade bowls for this year’s Empty Bowls Marion County.