Did You Know?

Monday, August 01, 2011

Fairmont State’s Interim President Maria C. Bennett Rose always knew she would be a teacher, but she never dreamed of becoming the president of a university, let alone her alma mater.

"Growing up I always wanted to be a teacher. I was one of those kids who played school," Dr. Rose shared. "Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would someday be sitting here."

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Fairmont State was one of only two schools in the state to receive funding in 2010 from the West Virginia Research Trust Fund’s STEM Grant Program for State Colleges and Universities, also known as "Bucks for Brains".

Thursday, September 01, 2011

IDENTITY THEFT, MUSLIM RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION, and ONLINE CHILD EXPLOITATION RING UNCOVERED were a few of the headlines on today’s morning news show. Anyone with a television knows that the world we live in seems to be growing more restless and volatile by the day. The bad guys of today are a new breed – they no longer have to be in close proximity to blow up a building.

Friday, August 19, 2011

At Fairmont State University, students are the first priority. A new campaign this fall with the theme “be First” helps share that message. The first campaign launch event took place Monday, Aug. 15, at the fall welcome meeting for faculty.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

 Some days, it is green and pink; other days, it is red and black. Some nights, it is purple and white; yet by dawn, it is gold and green – or maroon and white. Today we remember the Victory Bell by its coat of paint, but did you know its ring used to be a sound of triumph?

Friday, June 24, 2011

The formalization of a relationship between Fairmont State University and Namseoul University will result in increased academic and cultural exchange opportunities for students in the U.S. and South Korea.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fairmont State announced on Wednesday, via e-mail and Facebook, a special contest aimed at reaching 4,000 Facebook fans by July 1. Three days later that goal was reached.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Two Fairmont State University seniors have been named finalists in the 2011 West Virginia Fiction Writing Competition.  Michelle Yost, an English major from Shenandoah Junction, has been named one of the finalists. Her story is entitled “The Transformation of Acteon.” Shasta Gibson, also an English major from Buckhannon, is the other finalist in the competition. Her story is entitled “Waking the Bear.” These students are two of ten writers from across the state to be selected as finalists.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Fairmont State's 2010-11 Community Engagement Initiative "Put Your Best Fairmont Forward" was recognized by the NCAA as the "Best In the Nation" at the annual Division II Community Engagement Workshop on Thursday. The concept was planned and organized around Fairmont State's football game against West Liberty that was featured on live national television on CBS College Sports.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fairmont State's 2010-11 women's basketball media guide was recognized as fourth-best in the country, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced in May.