Fairmont State University will host hundreds of future Falcons and their families for Spring Campus Visitation Day on Saturday, March 28.
Team “Alpha Falcons” representing Fairmont State University was awarded third place in the second annual Mylan Hackathon, which took place Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1.
More than 110 “hackers” comprising 29 teams spent the weekend at Mylan’s Robert J. Coury Global Center in Canonsburg, Pa., computer coding for 30 continuous hours. The teams were challenged to develop an innovative solution to one of seven real-world challenges to help Mylan further its mission of providing access to affordable medicine to the world’s 7 billion people.
Two Fairmont State University seniors were selected to participate in the 12th annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 4. More than 100 students from across the state shared original research projects highlighting the importance of West Virginia higher education to the state Legislature.
Devin Heitz, a Biology and Pre-physical Therapy major from Harrison County, addressed the water quality near Marcellus shale drilling by microbial testing. His objective through his project was to discover and bring to light the impacts of water near drilling sites.
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host the Women of Color Luncheon: A Celebration of Diversity and Achievement on Tuesday, March 31.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Jotwyla R. Moore. A native of Fairmont, Moore is an author, teacher and speaker, who loves to empower women. As the wife of Kirk M. Moore, she serves as the Assistant Pastor of Restoring Life Ministries Incorporated of Morgantown.
The author of Fairmont State University’s Common Read for the 2014-2015 academic year, “The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption,” will speak on campus on Tuesday, March 24.
When Sean Rafferty arrived at Fairmont State University as a freshman in 2011, he knew two things for certain: he was going to major in Political Science and he wanted to join Student Government.
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.
A collection of books on Irish folklore has been donated to the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center in memory of Fairmont State University alumna Holly White.
The North Central West Virginia Regional Math, Science, Energy and Engineering Fair to be hosted on the Fairmont State University campus in Fairmont on Saturday, Feb. 21, has been postponed to Saturday, March 7, due to expected inclement weather
Middle and high school students who have registered to participate should contact their science teacher for more information. No additional project registrations will be accepted past the original deadline.
Fairmont State University students, alumni and members of the community interested in employment are invited to attend the annual Job Fair hosted by the Career Development Center.
More than 65 companies and agencies are registered to attend the event. The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Falcon Center, Gym 1. For those who are not current students, paid parking is available in the parking garage. Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and to be prepared to discuss career opportunities with employers.