More than 20 students and community volunteers participated in the Make Marion County Shine and state DEP cleanup on the Fairmont State University campus in Fairmont on Saturday, April 18. The week also was National Volunteer Week. Organized by Stephanie Slaubaugh of the Physical Plant and Amy Drvar of the Office of Civic Engagement, the volunteers picked up 12 trash bags of litter in about two hours. The DEP Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan (REAP) donated trash bags, protective gloves and trash pickers for the volunteers.
The Epsilon Iota Chapter of Delta Zeta sorority at Fairmont State University is organizing the 11th annual Turtle Trot 5K on campus on Saturday, April 25.
Registration opens at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 25, in the lawn in front of the Education Building on the main campus. The race begins at 9:30 a.m. The entry fee is $10 per runner and includes a T-shirt, prizes, refreshments and parking in the Parking Garage off Bryant Street.
Proceeds will benefit Alex Lapana and his battle with Krabbe’s Disease.
The Office of Residence Life of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College is hosting a Glitter Run 5K on the main campus in Fairmont on Saturday, May 2, to benefit the United Way of Marion County.
The West Virginia Storytelling Guild will present a free concert, “Stories A-Bloom!,” at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 24, at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University.
Six storytellers from the West Virginia Storytelling Guild will entertain with a variety of stories from their repertoires. There also will be books and CDs from various tellers available for purchase.
Immigrant heritage and coal mining history are points of pride in many Marion County families; however, one cannot talk about Marion County history without mentioning the darker side of immigration and coal.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will kick off its year-long Fairmont State Sesquicentennial Celebration at its Spring Gala at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Colebank Hall.
Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for seniors (ages 65 and older) or faculty and staff; and free for all students. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FSU Box Office at (304) 367-4240 or at the door the night of the performance. A public reception precedes the concert at 7 p.m. in Colebank Hall.
The International Student Organization at Fairmont State University will host the annual Tastes of the World event from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the second floor Main Street area of the Falcon Center.
Students from Togo, Japan, Nepal, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and other countries will prepare signature dishes in a buffet feast for the campus community to sample. All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate. The food is free, but donations will be welcome. International cookbooks will be offered for sale.
A groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, April 16, celebrated the start of construction for Fairmont State University’s new housing project, University Terrace.
The ceremony took place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 16, in the parking lot below the Practice Field on the Squibb Wilson Boulevard side of FSU’s main campus. Students, faculty, staff and the community were invited to attend.
Fairmont State University’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter continues its tradition of excellence and for the 12th consecutive year will represent the region at the National Concrete Canoe Competition.
FSU’s ASCE Student Chapter won first place in the Concrete Canoe Competition over the weekend at the 2015 Virginias Conference, hosted by Virginia Military Institute. The FSU team won first place in all five concrete canoe races, first place in final product, second place in technical paper and third place for oral presentation.
Each year, participants in Leadership Marion plan an annual project to benefit the community. This year, the Leadership Marion XXXIII class invites the community to participate in their spring event, the “Spring into Action Fair.” In partnership with the United Way of Marion County, this event will celebrate National Volunteer Week by bringing the community together and raising awareness and funds for Marion County’s non-profit organizations. The fair will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monroe Street in Fairmont.