About 375 students will participate in Spring Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Feaster Center. Video from the ceremony will be streamed live at www.fairmontstate.edu/live.
Fairmont State University Criminal Justice students recently took several top honors at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences/Alpha Phi Sigma National Conference in Dallas.
Fairmont State University’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter continues its tradition of excellence and for the 10th consecutive year will represent the region at the National Concrete Canoe Competition.
FSU’s ASCE Student Chapter won first place in the Concrete Canoe Competition over the weekend at the 2013 Virginias Conference, hosted by Howard University in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.
As part of International Festival 2013, Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will celebrate global culture on campus.
Planned for Monday, April 15, through Thursday, April 18, the weeklong festival is organized by the Office of International Student Services with the participation of the International Education Committee, International Student Organization and Study Abroad Program, along with the sponsorship by FSU President Maria Rose and Student Government.
Fairmont State University will host the second annual Order of La Sila scholarship dinner on Sunday, April 28. At this year’s event, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III will be the second person inducted as a “Tall Pine” into the Order of La Sila.
As part of the Fairmont State University Presidential Lecture Series, Dr. Elizabeth Savage, Professor of English, will present “ ‘A Careful Disorderliness Is the True Method’: Reading, not Knowing, ‘Moby-Dick.' "
The end of the academic year is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the students and faculty of Fairmont State University.
Fiction writer Cary Holladay, Fairmont State University’s 2013 Artist-in-Residence, will read from her new novel, “Horse People,” on Thursday, April 4, in the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center’s Great Room of Cultures.
The reading begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. “Horse People” is published by Louisiana State University Press as part of its Yellow Shoe Fiction Series. Enriched by history and folklore, the volume features several generations of a family in Virginia’s horse country.
The annual Women of Color Luncheon, a celebration of diversity and achievement, will take place at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Colebank Hall on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.
Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the event is intended to honor those who have shown a commitment for treating people equally and for celebrating diversity. This year’s event is organized by Dr. Tara Brooks, Director of Multicultural Affairs.
To be proclaimed as Northern Ireland Week by the City of Fairmont, the week of April 1 through 5 will feature the visit of a distinguished delegation of visitors from Northern Ireland. A series of speaking events and presentations, several of which will be open to the public, has been planned.