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.
Fans of the Fighting Falcons are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the first home football game on Saturday, Sept. 22, to support a new campus food bank called The Nest. Community members who bring a food item will receive free admission to the game, courtesy of the FSU Department of Athletics.
The Nest is being created to assist students at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.
By enjoying hot apple cider by a campfire, browsing a silent auction, sharing a meal with friends and dancing to music by a local band, those who attend the second annual Blue Jean Ball will be assisting Fairmont State University students.
The FSU Office of Institutional Advancement will host the second annual Blue Jean Ball on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Colebank Hall gym and patio. The evening will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Entertainment will feature live music by the Johnny Freak Band, a local alumni band.
Fifteen local residents, including two employees of Fairmont State University, have been selected to participate in Leadership Marion Class XXXI, the class of 2012-2013.