A donor has made a $10,000 contribution through the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc. in support of the West Virginia FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) robotics tournament for 2014-2015. The NASA IV & V Educator Resource Center coordinates the statewide tournament that has been hosted in Fairmont by Fairmont State University’s College of Science and Technology.
A team of Fairmont State University students traveled to Washington, D.C., in December 2013 to present their tourism research as part of the 2013 ARC Appalachian Teaching Project. Their project focused on “Coal and Its Story: Development of a 21st Century Coal Community.”
The project explored whether the identification and promotion of North Central West Virginia Coal Heritage sites could provide economic stimulus within communities of North Central West Virginia by utilizing 21st century technologies to accent heritage tourism.
“Coalesence,” an exhibition of ceramic sculptural forms by Frederick Bartolovic and Michelle Strader, will be on display at Fairmont State University in January and February.
The exhibit will be open from Tuesday, Jan. 21, through Friday, Feb. 28, in the James David Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall. Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. The Department of Art will host a public reception from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.
All Fairmont State University offices will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in observance of the holiday season.
Faculty return for Professional Development Week on Monday through Friday, Jan. 6-10, 2014.
Classes begin for the spring 2014 semester on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
A gift from a Fairmont native will provide scholarship funds for Fairmont State University students.
The Fairmont State Foundation, Inc. received an IRA distribution of more than $253, 600 from the estate of James E. Walton of Salem, S.C.
The Fairmont State Foundation, Inc. has received state tax credits through the West Virginia Development Office’s Neighborhood Investment Program to offer special giving incentives to help raise money for student scholarships.
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.