With roots reaching back to the creation of the first private normal school in West Virginia in 1865, Fairmont State University has a long history of providing high quality training for the state’s educators. The One-Room Schoolhouse Museum, a campus landmark, remains a visible symbol of the University’s continued focus on teaching and learning. Efforts are under way to preserve the building for future generations.
In collaboration with the International Education Committee, the Office of International Student Services will host a reception on Friday, Dec. 13, for international students graduating from Fairmont State University.
The reception will take place in the Falcon Center third floor Board Room from noon to 1 p.m. Graduating international students from Korea, Nepal and Saudi Arabia will be recognized and celebrated.
The Fairmont State University College of Science and Technology will host the West Virginia FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) robotics tournament on Saturday, Dec. 7.
The event will take place at the Falcon Center and will be open to the public from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. More than 1,000 people, including 60 teams of students, are expected to attend.
Sponsors of this year’s challenge are NASA IV&V, Fairmont State University, WV Space Grant Consortium, Par Mar Stores, Thrasher Engineering and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.
Two events on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College on Friday, Dec. 6, will celebrate the holiday season.
About 150 students will participate in Winter Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in the Feaster Center. A reception in the Falcon Center will immediately follow the ceremony.
Coal is an underlying theme in “Rocket Boys The Musical,” just as it hides underground in the hills of West Virginia. An exhibit called “Black Diamonds” on display at Wallman Hall provides context and history to the story of coal in the Mountain State.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts presented “Rocket Boys The Musical” in November. The “Black Diamonds” exhibit will remain on display in the Tower Room in Wallman Hall until Friday, Dec. 13. Those interested in viewing the exhibit should call Dr. Francene Kirk at (304) 367-4170.
A Fairmont State University School of Business student has been named one of the top three accounting students in the state by The West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.
The Office of Student Activities, which serves the students of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College, is hosting a presentation by Frank Warren of PostSecret on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will participate in the nationally recognized International Education Week with events intended to celebrate internationalization and diversity.
Named by NBCs ProFootball Talk as “the best small collegiate band in the United States,” the Fairmont State University Marching Band will present its annual Stadium Review Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, in Colebank Hall.
Doors will open at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219. At the concert, there will be a raffle for a quilt made from the old band uniform and a throw made just for the evening’s performance. Tickets for the raffle will be sold at the door.