Dedicated to the spirit of childhood, the new book “Mountain Mother Goose: Child Lore of West Virginia” is a collection of jingles, jangles, rhymes, riddles, games and lesson stories chanted and sung by children of Central Appalachia on the playground; recited in one room school settings; and echoed in backyards and churchyards throughout the small villages and farms that dotted the hills and valleys of West Virginia. Stretching from the early 20th century practically to its end, this collection of melodies traces the regional attitudes and traditions of American children at play.
The Office of International Student Services of Fairmont State University will host a Welcome Reception for International Students on Thursday, Aug. 22.
The event will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
The Fairmont State Alumni Association is hosting welcome reception for Head Coach Jason Woodman as the Fighting Falcons prepare to kick off the 2013 football season.
Woodman and his staff will be available to meet and greet Falcon Fans during the event scheduled for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Erickson Alumni Center. Admission is free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available.
The Fairmont State Foundation has announced that a donation from the Sgt. Todd May Memorial Fund Committee has provided the final funds needed for Fairmont State University’s matching grant from the West Virginia Research Trust Fund as part of the “Bucks for Brains” program.
A dedication ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 1, will celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Fairmont State University Turley Student Services Center on the main campus.
A new partnership between paws4people, the Marion County Humane Society, Pruntytown Correctional Center and Fairmont State University will provide training to help shelter dogs become service dogs for those who need them, as well as an opportunity for inmates to give back to the community.
A college diploma can open up new career opportunities for working adults. Economic projections indicate that by 2018 more than 49 percent of jobs in the state will require education or training beyond high school, but only 26 percent of West Virginians have completed an associate or bachelor’s degree.
Fairmont State University is hosting an Open House for Adult Students on Aug. 1 for those considering finishing a degree started earlier in life or beginning a new degree.
When thousands of Boy Scouts of America attend the 2013 National Scout Jamboree for the first time at the Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve in the New River Gorge area on July 15-24, they will have the opportunity to learn about science and technology from Fairmont State University.
FSU’s College of Science and Technology is among those participating in the Technology Quest area, which will showcase science and technology. Every Scout unit will have a chance to visit the Technology Quest “Cloud,” where Scouts can participate in multiple activities.
The West Virginia Alliance for Sustainable Families recently presented Fairmont State University with its Higher Education Partner of the Year Award to honor volunteer service by the FSU School of Business.
The Fairmont State University School of Nursing and Allied Health Administration honored its Class of 2013 nursing graduates with a Pinning and Awards Ceremony at the Feaster Center on May 9.