Faculty members from Fairmont State University’s School of Education, Health and Human Performance and the Department of Athletics joined Jayenne Elementary School for its celebration of Dr. Seuss Day on March 6. The visitors read a Dr. Seuss book to a class at the school. Jayenne Elementary School is a member of the FSU Professional Development Schools Partnership. Standing from left to right are Andy Neptune, Gary Price, Diane Burnside, Barbara Owens, Dr.
During the month of April, the lights on the main campus Fairmont State University turn blue as part of the national Light It Up Blue world autism awareness campaign sponsored by Autism Speaks. April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day.
The idea originated from FSU student Corey Cleavenger in 2012.
Sponsored by the United Way of Marion County, an event on Sunday, March 16, 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.
Musicians from the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will perform an evening of music beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Noteworthy Sweets, 91 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont. The program will pair the sweet sounds of FSU’s Music Department with the sweet treats available for purchase during the program.
The Noteworthy Sweets performance is free and open to the public. Food, dessert and coffee will be available for purchase. Seating is limited so arriving early is recommended. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.
The Fairmont State University Reads program is preparing for its spring 2014 reading enrichment program.
The free program available to Marion County students in kindergarten through fourth grade will begin the week of March 3. The after-school program will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays in Room 215 of the Turley Student Services Center on FSU’s main campus. The sessions will continue each week through April 7.
Fairmont State University has planned a week of activities in celebration of Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week on Monday through Friday, Feb. 10-14.
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 2014 session to be held at Fairmont State. The free math tutoring program is offered to students in grades four through eight, who are experiencing math difficulties.
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Fairmont State University is organizing a Box of Sunshine Drive to benefit clients of the Soup Opera in Fairmont.
The Fairmont State Foundation, Inc. has received state tax credits through the West Virginia Development Office’s Neighborhood Investment Program to offer special giving incentives to help raise money for student scholarships.