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.
For the fifth 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 scholarship winners:
Charleston, W.Va. – The Faculty Merit Foundation announced the winner of its 2012 Professor of the Year award on Tuesday, March 12. The Foundation presented the award to Gregory P. Noone, Ph.D., J.D., assistant professor of political science and law at Fairmont State University, during a banquet held in the Great Hall of the Culture Center in Charleston on Tuesday evening. Kenneth H. Yount, Ph.D., a political science and history professor at Alderson-Broaddus College, was first runner-up.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and the Department of Language and Literature welcome the American Shakespeare Center’s “Tempt Me Further Tour” to campus in March.
The appearance of the American Shakespeare Center tour on the shared main campus of FSU and Pierpont Community & Technical College is made possible by FSU President Maria Rose, the FSU School of Fine Arts, the FSU Department of Language and Literature and the Office of Student Affairs.
The Office of Student Affairs of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College welcomes best-selling author Max Brooks on Tuesday, April 2.
Max Brooks, the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, will discuss his experience writing in the horror genre. Brooks is considered by many to be one of the world’s foremost zombie preparedness experts.
A Fairmont State University dean has been named as the 2013 recipient of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Education in the Southern Region.
Dr. Van Dempsey, Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Performance at FSU, was presented with the award on Feb. 23 at the 42nd CSGS Annual Meeting in Greenville, S.C.
The family of the late Sgt. Michael Todd May, representatives of the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department and members of the Fairmont State University community gathered on Tuesday, March 5, for a ceremony to dedicate donations made in May’s memory.
“Todd’s entire life has been dedicated to helping others, through his work as a Deputy Sheriff and even in his death as an organ donor. Todd embodied the true meaning of being a civil servant,” said Sgt. J.E. Burks of the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department.
Students, faculty and fans are invited to the Falcon Center at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, to celebrate the success of the men's and women's basketball teams this season. The celebration will take place in front of The Nickel, which is located on the second floor of the Falcon Center.
Coaches from both teams and President Rose are expected to congratulate the players and address the fans for exceptional 2012-13 seasons.
The West Virginia United Soccer Club (WVUSC) of Morgantown will host U.S. Youth Soccer Association regional league matches at Duvall-Rosier Field at Fairmont State University on Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3.
The initial spring semester theatre offering by the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group is Jane Anderson’s “Defying Gravity,” a fictional account of the circumstances surrounding the 1986 Challenger space shuttle explosion that killed seven crew members, among them teacher Krista McAuliffe. The story is told from the point of view of Elizabeth, the teacher’s adult daughter, as she reminisces about the events, which occurred when she was 5 years old.