With the theme “Falcon Impact,” Homecoming 2014 for Fairmont State University on Monday, Oct. 20, through Saturday, Oct. 25, is a week packed with alumni, athletics, student and community events.
Fighting Falcon fans in attendance for the 2014 Fairmont State football season opener against Notre Dame College on Thursday, Sept. 4, witnessed the dedication of the Harold S. “Deacon” Duvall statue that will be permanently displayed at Duvall-Rosier Field.
The Fairmont State Alumni Association is hosting a Game Day Tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 13, for Fighting Falcon fans attending the football game at Shepherd University.
The event begins at 10:30 a.m. in Lot B at Shepherd University. Admission is $10 per person and includes a picnic lunch. Limited reserved parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Game tickets are available at the gate. Kickoff is at noon.
Fairmont State University and the Department of Athletics will honor legendary coach Harold “Deacon” Duvall on Thursday, Sept. 4, prior to the season opener against Notre Dame College.
Fans attending the game are advised to arrive a few minutes early to witness the unveiling of the Deacon Duvall statue that will be permanently displayed at Duvall-Rosier Field. The unveiling is planned for 6:50 p.m., and kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Season ticket packages and VIP parking for the 2014 Fairmont State University football season are now available for purchase.
Several options are available, including the opportunity to purchase a piece of Fairmont State history.
The “Buy a Piece of History” option includes two reserved season tickets, a maroon lot parking pass and a piece of the Joe Retton Arena court and a piece of Joe Retton Arena bleacher for $450.
Faculty members from Fairmont State University’s School of Education, Health and Human Performance and the Department of Athletics joined Jayenne Elementary School for its celebration of Dr. Seuss Day on March 6. The visitors read a Dr. Seuss book to a class at the school. Jayenne Elementary School is a member of the FSU Professional Development Schools Partnership. Standing from left to right are Andy Neptune, Gary Price, Diane Burnside, Barbara Owens, Dr.
The Fairmont State athletic department will be offering a $1 general admission ticket to any fan that donates a non-perishable food or personal care item at Saturday’s basketball doubleheader against Shepherd.
The doubleheader will begin at 2 p.m. with the women’s game and will be followed by the men’s contest at approximately 4 p.m. Stations will be set up at both gates on Saturday to collect items as fans enter the arena.
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Fairmont State University is organizing a Box of Sunshine Drive to benefit clients of the Soup Opera in Fairmont.
Named by NBCs ProFootball Talk as “the best small collegiate band in the United States,” the Fairmont State University Marching Band will present its annual Stadium Review Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in Colebank Hall.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219. At the concert, there will be a raffle for a quilt made from the old band uniform and a throw made just for the evening’s performance. Tickets for the raffle will be sold at the door.
Halloween events abound for Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College students and the community.