STEM Enterprise has made a $10,000 contribution through the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc. in support of the West Virginia FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) robotics program for the 2015-2016 season. The NASA IV&V Educator Resource Center coordinates the statewide tournament that has is hosted in Fairmont by Fairmont State University’s College of Science and Technology each year.
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.
Sponsored by the United Way of Marion County, an event on Sunday, April 19, will support the Sobrania Soup Opera, Mannington Food Pantry and the Salvation Army, providing needed nourishment for county residents. Empty Bowls Marion County also feeds the creative spirit of local potters.
Fairmont State University is celebrating Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week through Friday, Feb. 20. Fairmont State’s activities are being coordinated by the Office of Civic Engagement.
The Fairmont State University Reads program is preparing for the spring reading enrichment program for elementary school students in kindergarten through fourth grade.
Sessions will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. beginning Monday, Feb. 23, and will continue through April 13 in the Room 215 of the Turley Student Services Center on the FSU main campus.
Fairmont State University Accounting students are providing free income tax preparation assistance in four counties and receiving real-life experience to benefit them in their future careers.
The Fairmont State University Counts program is planning for its spring 2015 session to be held on the main campus in Fairmont. The free math tutoring program is offered to fourth- through eighth-graders who are experiencing math difficulties.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 19, Fairmont State University and West Virginia University students are collaborating to fulfill a variety of non-profit agency needs in Fairmont.
The Fairmont State University Masquers theatre group collected more than $700 in monetary and material donations for The Nest, the FSU student food bank, during the December 2014 performance run of "It's A Wonderful Life." Pictured are Masquers members Katie Groover, Lindsay Morgan, Brandon Lee, Gary Hayes and Craig Birkmeyer.
A Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts faculty member recently served as a visiting artist at two local high schools.
Art Department Coordinator Jeff Greenham demonstrated ceramic art at Lewis County High School and North Marion High School for more than 250 students.
Greenham discussed the importance of creativity in all fields, talking about the history of ceramics and his career in the arts.