WV Campus Compact Honors FSU Professors

Thursday, April 11, 2013

West Virginia Campus Compact, a coalition of 28 college and universities that encourages and supports community engagement in higher education, honored Fairmont State University with multiple awards at its annual statewide conference.

Fairmont State professor Matt Schmuck’s Friends of Fifth Street Park Project was recognized as the winner of the Campus-Community LINK Partnership Award. The award honors outstanding community service learning partnerships that are grantees of West Virginia Campus Compact’s LINK program.

Students and Faculty Participate in Make Marion County Shine

Monday, April 08, 2013

Fairmont State University was proud to participate in the Make Marion County Shine initiative and partner with Main Street Fairmont with a clean-up of Locust Avenue on Saturday, April 6. The team of 18 students, faculty, staff and community members picked up 48 bags of trash in four hours. Participating students represented the Occupational Safety program, Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice Honor Society), S.T.A.N.D., Tau Kappa Epsilon and Student Government. The Office of Institutional Advancement and Physical Plant also supported the initiative.

FSU Reads Enrichment Program Begins Feb. 26

Sunday, February 24, 2013

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 begin on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and will continue each Tuesday through April 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Falcon Center on the main FSU campus.

Fairmont State students supervised by Sarah Williams, graduate assistant, have just completed an intense workshop/training period, working diligently to make this a successful reading experience for elementary students.

Trisels Named State Beekeepers of the Year

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What began as a hobby for Don Trisel, a professor of biology at Fairmont State University, and his wife Kim has become much more over the years.

About 10 years ago, the Trisels purchased a piece of land behind their home in Farmington.

“It was all forest,” Trisel said. “We had some beekeeper friends at church, and I suggest­ed that they come out and put some hives on our property and take advantage of that resource.”

Instead, the Trisels’ friends made another suggestion.
 

Public School Math Tutoring Program Begins Feb. 19

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Fairmont State Counts, a free math tutoring program offered by Fairmont State University is planning for its spring session to be held on the Fairmont campus. The tutoring program is offered to students in fourth through eighth grades who are experiencing math difficulties.

The one hour/once a week sessions, which run for eight weeks, are offered Tuesdays or Thursdays. The program starts Feb. 19. Cathy Woodson is coordinating the sessions.

The program is structured to emphasize math homework difficulties or specific math difficulties.

Women of Fairmont State and Pierpont Support HOPE Inc.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Thanks to the generosity of a network of women helping women, gifts will help brighten the spirits of the women at HOPE, Inc., a shelter for the victims of domestic violence.

On Dec. 4 at the Shaw House on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College, FSU President Maria Rose and Pierpont President Doreen Larson hosted a group of about 100 women for a Holiday Tea.

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