Baker, Isles Representing Division II Athletics at Rio Olympics

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

FAIRMONT – With the start of the 2016 Rio Olympics rapidly approaching, marking the first time rugby sevens will ever be played as an Olympic event, two of the major difference makers for the squad from the United States are former Division II athletes.

Fairmont State alumnus Perry Baker as well asAshland University alumnus Carlin Isles are both not only competing, but are expected to be major contributors on the team’s quest for gold.

FSU to Host #Perry4Gold Watch Party for Olympic Rugby Sevens

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

FAIRMONT — As former Fairmont State football player Perry Baker begins his quest for gold in the Rio Olympics, the FSU faithful will gather to cheer him on.

Today at noon on the second floor of the Falcon Center, Fairmont State University will host a #Perry4Gold team USA rugby sevens watch party as Baker and the American team take on Argentina.

Folklife Center Hosts Tales of Two Liars

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Two of West Virginia’s Biggest Liars join forces for a night of larger than life tales at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University. Jacob Hall of Ripley (Biggest Liar 2016) and James Froemel of Morgantown (Biggest Liar 2015) will take the floor at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, to share stories of renegade possums, disastrous bowling trips and more. The program is family friendly and admission is $5.

Froemel is the winner of the 2015 West Virginia “Biggest Liar” contest and 2015 Ripley WV “Fibbin’ on the 4th” competition.

Perry Baker the Right Person to Represent Community

Friday, July 29, 2016

FAIRMONT — In all of the excitement at Fairmont State University concerning Perry Baker’s run to the Olympics, two messages rang true in the thoughts of those wishing him luck in Rio.

First, the community is proud that it has an athlete headed to Rio to compete at the highest level.

Second, the community couldn’t be happier that it’s Perry Baker representing them.

Ryan Dumont was offensive coordinator when Perry Baker was a member of the Fighting Falcons football team.

Fairmont Wishes Good Luck to Olympian Perry Baker

Friday, July 29, 2016

FAIRMONT — Members of the Fairmont community gathered Thursday at the Falcon Center on the Fairmont State University campus to wish one of their own the best of luck as he makes his way to the Rio Olympics.

Perry Baker, a Daytona Beach, Florida, native who graduated from Fairmont State in 2013, will represent FSU and the United States as a member of the USA men’s Rugby sevens team in this year’s Olympics.

Governor's Honors Academy at FSU through July 16

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fairmont State University will host the 2016 Governor’s Honors Academy on its main campus in Fairmont through July 16.

About 200 high school juniors will participate in the three-week residential program administered by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, which also assists with in-kind support. Dr. J. Robert Baker, Director of the Honors Program at FSU, will serve as dean. The theme of the 2016 GHA is “Our Life in Common.”

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