Thanks to collaboration by Fairmont State University, the City of Fairmont and community volunteers, the Fairmont Community Garden fuels neighborhood revitalization, hands-on learning for students, healthy nutrition and the campus student food bank. For these efforts in promoting a sustainable community, the project has been named as a national winner in the Ford College Community Challenge, the only winner in West Virginia.
With the theme “Falcon Impact,” Homecoming 2014 for Fairmont State University on Monday, Oct. 20, through Saturday, Oct. 25, is a week packed with alumni, athletics, student and community events.
A local family has donated a first edition set of Civil War history books to Fairmont State University and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center in honor of Norman L. Kronjaeger.
Through the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., Laura Kronjaeger Baker of Fairmont and Sherry Kronjaeger Hickman of Cornelius, N.C., presented “The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes” to Dr. Judy P. Byers, Executive Director of the Folklife Center, and Tammy Whitacre, Director of Development for the Foundation, on Friday, Sept. 12.
The Student Veterans Organization, which includes students attending Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College, is hosting a softball scrimmage game to help raise funds for Operation Welcome Home.
The Student Veterans Organization will play a scrimmage softball game against the FSU baseball and softball teams at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Duvall-Rosier Field. Admission is free, but donations will be collected and all proceeds will go to Operation Welcome Home. A rain date has been set for Friday, Oct. 10.
The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts is accepting registrations for fall classes and private lessons in art, music and theatre. Classes and lessons begin the week of Sept. 2.
For schedules, dates, registration forms, prices and instructor information, click here or call Academy Director Leigh Anne Bolyard at (304) 333-3655. Find the Academy on Facebook at Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts.
Fairmont State University Counts, a free math tutoring program offered by FSU is planning for its fall session. The tutoring program is available to students in third through eighth grades who are experiencing math difficulties.
In addition to graduating from Fairmont State University in May, two new alumnae also earned their first salute.
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host the Marion County Relay for Life on Friday, June 6, at 6 p.m. Events will take place in the lawn area in front of the Education Building. Relay for Life teams from across the county will be selling food and other items to benefit Relay for Life.
On Sunday, the Marion County Family Resource Network ended its Teen Leadership Camp with Thinkfast, and also brought this unique offering to the members of the public for free.