Band Student's School Spirit a Noteworthy Performance

Friday, December 11, 2015

Whether it’s on the field or in a parade, you can hear Will Johnston’s trumpet.

Johnston, who has played trumpet since fifth grade, now plays trumpet for both the Fairmont State University marching band and jazz band. On the field, he is assisted by Nicole Davis, a volunteer who does not receive class credit for her actions.

Born with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone syndrome, Johnston uses a wheelchair.

But this hasn’t caused him to not dream big.

Fairmont State Foundation Names Director of Development

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Fairmont State Foundation has named Jessica Sell Director of Development. Sell comes to the Foundation after serving the last three years on the staff of Senator Joe Manchin following prior positions at non-profit TSEA, the University of California at Irvine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. FaiHer appointment with the Foundation will begin in January of 2016.

Six Alumni to Be Honored as Part of Homecoming 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

As part of the Homecoming 2015 Sesquicentennial Celebration for Fairmont State University, six exceptional alumni will be honored at the annual Alumni Awards Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.

Sponsored by Thrasher Engineering, the event will be held in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Visit www.fairmontstate.edu/homecoming to purchase tickets or to view a complete list of events and additional information.

Campus Police Officers Recognized for Graduating from Academy

Friday, February 27, 2015

Three police officers in the Department of Public Safety, which provides services for Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College, graduated from the West Virginia State Police Academy Basic Class in 2014. The new certified officers—C.J. Funk, Jared Martin and John Nigh—were recognized by the FSU Board of Governors for their accomplishment.

C.J. Funk is a Campus Police Officer for the Department of Public Safety.

Library to Host Book Signing for Savage's "Idylliad" on April 28

Monday, January 26, 2015

Elizabeth A. Savage is a professor of English at Fairmont State University, where she also serves as poetry editor for Kestrel: A Journal of Literature & Art. The journal was founded in 1993 and has earned an excellent international reputation as a competitive and skillfully designed literary magazine. Three Cities will feature more about the journal in a future issue.

Her newest book, “Idylliad,” published in March 2015 by Furniture Press Books, a small press in Baltimore, is a collection of poems about West Virginia, encountered through homeric tropes.

Hawkins Appointed to FSU Board of Governors

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed a new member to the Fairmont State University Board of Governors. Aaron L. Hawkins of Fairmont, a 1971 graduate of Fairmont State, attended his first board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16.

The FSU Board of Governors determines, controls, supervises and manages the financial, business and education policies and affairs of FSU.

After four years in the U.S. Air Force, Hawkins had a 36-year career in banking, retiring in 2011 from WesBanco Trust and Investment Services as Senior Vice President.

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