The City of Fairmont, the Urban Renewal Authority, Marion County and Fairmont State University are collaborating on student competition that will yield design ideas for the redevelopment of the block around the Masonic Temple building in historic downtown Fairmont.
An ongoing collaboration between Fairmont State University and the City of Fairmont to improve Fifth Street Park next will revitalize the park’s basketball courts.
The Office of Residence Life and Student Government will sponsor a Blood Drive on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Students, faculty and staff may register for the Blood Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in the second floor Main Street area of the Falcon Center. The drive will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Colebank Hall Gym.
On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host a drive to register bone marrow donors. Sponsored by the Rugby Team, the drive will urge students, faculty and staff to “give a spit about cancer” by signing up for the Be the Match Foundation bone marrow registry via a simple cheek swab.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will present a Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Colebank Hall Gym. A dessert reception will begin at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
In October, Fairmont State students called over 6,000 alumni and friends in an effort to reconnect them with FSU and raise support for the Fairmont Fund, which helps fund immediate needs of the university.
A Choral Concert featuring choral groups from the community and schools of Marion County will benefit the United Way of Marion County.
The event will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in Colebank Hall Gym on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College. Doors open at 1 p.m. Admission is by donation, and all proceeds will benefit the United Way.
The program will include musical selections by Fairmont State student Anthony Errigo.
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.
FSU Counts, a free math tutoring program offered by Fairmont State University, supervised by Pam Kabulski and coordinated by Donna Yergovich Nuzum, is planning for its fall 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 Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The program starts Sept. 25/26 and runs through Nov. 13/14.
A gift in memory of a former librarian and professor has allowed the Ruth Ann Musick Library to provide enhanced services to the students of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.