Each year, participants in Leadership Marion plan an annual project to benefit the community. This year, the Leadership Marion XXXIII class invites the community to participate in their spring event, the “Spring into Action Fair.” In partnership with the United Way of Marion County, this event will celebrate National Volunteer Week by bringing the community together and raising awareness and funds for Marion County’s non-profit organizations. The fair will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monroe Street in Fairmont.
Sponsored by the United Way of Marion County, an event on Sunday, April 19, will support the Sobrania Soup Opera, Mannington Food Pantry and the Salvation Army, providing needed nourishment for county residents. Empty Bowls Marion County also feeds the creative spirit of local potters.
In this age of information, the reality of current events is distilled through numerous filters – social media, cable news, print and more. Sometimes the twisting of details creates societal paranoia. “Far Away,” a poetic play by Caryl Churchill follows the life of Joan, a young woman who witnesses atrocities and is determined to make a difference.
The 2015 Dominion West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair (WVSSEF) will be held on Saturday, March 28, at Fairmont State University.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present a benefit dinner recital at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Noteworthy Sweets.
“Attendees will dine on a sumptuous feast while being entertained by Fairmont State’s top musicians. This elegant benefit will help support an elaborate production of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ this December, part of the Sesquicentennial celebration of Fairmont State University,” said Dr. Sam Spears, Fairmont State Director of Choirs.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will host a presentation by multimedia artist Dr. Brigid Burke at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the Wallman Hall auditorium.
The program for the concert will include new multimedia works and compositions realized by Marshall University faculty members Steven Hall and Mark Zanter with choreography/dance by Jessica Lynn Fox. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.
For the seventh consecutive year, three West Virginia high school seniors have been named as recipients of Fairmont State University’s premier academic scholarship, the Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship.
The following students have been selected as 2015 scholarship winners:
The Fairmont State University School of Business has been selected as the West Virginia host for the SBA InnovateHER Business Challenge.
“Although the InnovateHer Business Challenge was designed to operate with a tight timeline, it is a great opportunity to help launch innovative products and services that could positively impact and empower the lives of women and families,” said Gina Fantasia, Director of the University Business Center, FSU School of Business.
For three years, the criminal justice students at Fairmont State University have won the crime scene competition at the national conference.
What makes this feat even more impressive is that they were doing it with less-than-stellar equipment.
“We were using the $30 point-and-shoot,” Marshal Sherry, a second-year graduate student in criminal justice, said. “It was just the bare minimum.”
The criminal justice program at FSU got a surprise Thursday when the Fraternal Order of Police from Fairmont presented them with a gift.
Fairmont State may be a relatively small school on a national scale, but one program at the institution has proven that it can compete at the absolute highest level.
This year, the criminal justice program from FSU went to Florida to compete in various competition and came home with eight awards.
“Every year we attend the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Conference, and this year it was in Orlando,” explained Marshal Sherry, graduate student in criminal justice from Fairmont State. “We go and compete every year.”