Fiction writer Cary Holladay has been named the 2013 Artist-in-Residence at Fairmont State University.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Fairmont State University ceramics studio through the School of Fine Arts has hosted students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the Empty Bowls Project, which is an international grassroots, craft-based effort to end hunger.
The Fairmont State University Acrobatics and Tumbling team is ready to hit the mat for its third season competing in the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA). The NCATA is comprised of Azusa Pacific University, Baylor University, Fairmont State, Quinnipiac University and the University of Oregon.
Fairmont State University Accounting students are providing free income tax preparation assistance in three counties and receiving real-life experience to benefit them in their future careers.
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College students have the opportunity to attend the Student Organizations Fair from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Gym 1 of the Falcon Center.
Sponsored by Student Government, the event will allow students to learn more about the more than 80 student organizations and clubs on campus. There will be free food and giveaways of wristband thumb drives, T-shirts and backpacks. (Quantities of giveaway items will be limited.) Students also will be able to have photos taken at the open air photo booth.
The Outdoor Recreation Leadership program, Outdoor Adventure Club and Wisp Resort are collaborating to provide students at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College an opportunity to learn how to downhill ski or snowboard.
The Gaston Caperton Center in Clarksburg will be one of 23 locations throughout the state to host the annual College Goal SundaySM event on Sunday, Feb. 10, presented by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.
Students and parents can receive assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during the free workshops.
The Office of International Student Services will host a Welcome Reception for International Students attending Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College on Thursday, Jan. 17.
The event will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
All Fairmont State University offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, in observance of the holiday season.
Faculty will return for Professional Development Week on Monday through Friday, Jan. 7-11, 2013.
Classes begin for the spring 2013 semester on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.
About 250 students participated in Winter Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Feaster Center.