Halloween events abound for Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College students and the community.
The Fairmont State University College of Science & Technology used its high technology equipment in support of Operation Welcome Home’s Golf Scramble on Friday, Oct. 18, at Lakeview Resort in Morgantown.
Dr. Anthony Gilberti, Dean of the College of Science and Technology, and Dennis Mitchell, Academic Lab Manager, designed and created 3D composite and wood plaque combinations and donated them to Operation Welcome Home to be used as first, second and third place awards for the winners in each golf tournament category.
Fairmont State University graduate students are conducting a research study about exercise called “Get Active Ritchie County.” Working with Ritchie County residents ages 50 to 69, the program focuses on the benefits of exercising at home and is free for participants.
“Get Active Ritchie County” was developed through a partnership between the Ritchie County Family Resource Network (FRN) and Fairmont State University. The University received a grant through West Virginia Campus Compact. Over the past year, the FRN and FSU conducted a community health survey in the county.
Fairmont State University will recognize West Virginia Day to Serve through Saturday, Sept. 28, by asking faculty, staff and the greater community to “Fill the Nest!”
The Nest is the official food bank to benefit students of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College. Check out this link for information on items needed: www.fairmontstate.edu/stulife/student-government/nest-student-food-bank
There are two donation drop-off points planned:
Fairmont State University will celebrate the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with activities on Tuesday, Sept. 17, hosted by the FSU College of Liberal Arts.
Sponsored by Alpha Phi Sigma as part of the Constitution Day Celebration, students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to sign a copy of the Constitution between 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the second floor Main Street area of the Falcon Center. Free patriotic lanyards and pocket copies of the Constitution will be given away.
The Fairmont State University Counts program is planning for its fall session to be held at Fairmont State. The free math tutoring program is offered to fourth- through eighth-grade students who are experiencing math difficulties.
The program is supervised by Pam Kabulski and coordinated by Amy Drvar. The one hour/once a week sessions, which run for eight weeks, are offered Wednesdays or Thursdays at 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. The program starts Sept. 25/26 and runs through Nov. 13/14.
The Fairmont State University Reads enrichment program is accepting students for fall 2013.
The free program available to county students in kindergarten through fourth grade will begin the week of Oct. 7. The afterschool program will be held on Mondays at Monongah Elementary and on Tuesdays in Room 215 of the Turley Student Services Center on FSU’s main campus from 4 to 5 p.m. The sessions will continue each week through Nov. 11.
The gift of a Fairmont State University alumna and former employee illustrates the significant impact possible through planned giving.
A bequest from the Mary K. Kaiser and John P. Kaiser Family Trust will provide more than $330,000 to the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., that will be used for FSU student scholarships.
A new partnership between paws4people, the Marion County Humane Society, Pruntytown Correctional Center and Fairmont State University will provide training to help shelter dogs become service dogs for those who need them, as well as an opportunity for inmates to give back to the community.
The West Virginia Alliance for Sustainable Families recently presented Fairmont State University with its Higher Education Partner of the Year Award to honor volunteer service by the FSU School of Business.