About 350 students will participate in Spring Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Feaster Center. Video from the ceremony will be streamed live at www.fairmontstate.edu/live.
Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were honored on Wednesday, April 23, during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2013-2014 academic year. The Faculty Achievement Photo Gallery 2014 includes highlights of the event.
The Fairmont State University 2014 Student Juried Exhibition runs through Friday, April 25, in the J.D. Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present for its Spring Gala the cantata “Carmina Burana,” on Saturday, April 26, performed by the Fairmont State Collegiate Singers, Community Chorus and Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Valarie Huffman. Also featured will be the Chanticleer Children’s Chorus of West Virginia. The professional soloists for the concert will be soprano Mandy Spivak, tenor Alec Carlson and baritone Paul Kreider.
A Fairmont State University School of Business faculty member has been named the recipient for the Region 2 2014 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes individuals annually from each of its 10 regions who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom.
For the sixth 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 2014 scholarship winners:
Fairmont State University will host a presentation on “Cyber Security and the Aftermath of the Snowden Leaks” on Monday, April 21.
Sponsored by the National Security and Intelligence Program and the Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX) at Fairmont State, the presenter will be Fred Fleitz, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy. The presentation will take place at 1 p.m. April 21 in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms and will be followed by a reception. Admission is free and open to the public.
Fairmont State University’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter continues its tradition of excellence and for the 11th consecutive year will represent the region at the National Concrete Canoe Competition.
As part of International Festival 2014, Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will celebrate global culture on campus.
Planned for Tuesday, April 15, through Thursday, April 17, the festival is organized by the Office of International Student Services with the active participation of the International Education Committee, International Student Organization and Study Abroad Program and sponsorship by the FSU Office of the President and Student Government.
During the month of April, the lights on the main campus Fairmont State University turn blue as part of the national Light It Up Blue world autism awareness campaign sponsored by Autism Speaks. April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day.
The idea originated from FSU student Corey Cleavenger in 2012.