Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has proclaimed Oct. 1 through 5 as “College Application and Exploration Week” in the Mountain State in an effort to assist more students in preparing for education and training beyond high school. More than 70 middle and high schools, colleges and universities, and community organizations across the state will host events and activities designed to help students and families in exploring and applying to higher education programs.
The Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and Fairmont State University are partnering to host a special Business After Hours reception to celebrate the Inauguration of Dr. Maria C. Rose as FSU’s 14th President.
The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Gaston Caperton Center, 501 West Main St., Clarksburg.
The Office of Residence Life is hosting its fourth annual Haunted Halls event on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.
The goal is to provide a Halloween-themed activity for families and children as a way for the students and employees of the campus residence halls to give back to the community.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin recognized the Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College student organization Students Taking Action in Nature’s Defense (S.T.A.N.D.) with a special certificate for their participation in the Governor’s Day to Serve.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin helped celebrate the official opening of a new campus food bank to benefit the students of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Ruth Ann Musick Library.
The Office of Student Affairs, which serves Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College, brings nationally prominent speakers of diverse viewpoints to campus each fall and spring.
Fairmont State University’s School of Business will host a guest speaker on the topic of ethics and integrity within business. Weston Smith, a business ethics consultant and forensic accounting advisor, will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, in Colebank Hall Gym.
When he was a chief financial officer at HealthSouth Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, he blew the whistle on a $3 billion dollar accounting fraud.
Dr. Richard Harvey, Dean of the School of Business, said the topic Smith will be discussing is relevant to students of all disciplines.
Fairmont State University’s College of Science and Technology will host the fifth annual Engineering and Science Challenge on Friday, Sept. 21.
Fans of the Fighting Falcons are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the first home football game on Saturday, Sept. 22, to support a new campus food bank called The Nest. Community members who bring a food item will receive free admission to the game, courtesy of the FSU Department of Athletics.
The Nest is being created to assist students at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.
The Fifth Annual Haiku Death Match will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Ruth Ann Musick Library in Multi-Media Room A. As part of the event, three Fairmont State University alumni will compete for victory through poetry.
The event is open to the community as well as the students, faculty and staff at Fairmont State. Refreshments will be served.