Alumni Association Seeks 2015 Alumni Award Nominations

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Each year, the Fairmont State Alumni Association celebrates the achievements of former students and honors them at the annual Alumni Awards Brunch during Homecoming.

Homecoming 2015, planned for Oct. 22 through 24, will include special events to commemorate FSU’s Sesquicentennial.

Fairmont State alumni and the community are invited to submit the name of distinguished alumni in three categories: Alumni of Achievement, Outstanding Alumni and Outstanding Young Alumni Awards.

The nomination guidelines are as follows:

Falcon Center to Celebrate "A Picture Perfect Birthday"

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

As Fairmont State University commemorates its Sesquicentennial throughout 2015, the central hub of campus—the Falcon Center—prepares to celebrate its 10th birthday.

Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members are invited to attend “A Picture Perfect Birthday” celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, on the second floor Main Street area of the Falcon Center.

Exhibit by Jeremy Entwistle on Display in Wallman Hall

Friday, January 30, 2015

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts opens its spring 2015 gallery season with “clear, hold, build,” a solo show by FSU faculty member Jeremy Entwistle. The exhibit is on display through Thursday, Feb. 12, in the J.D. Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall. 

Entwistle received his B.F.A. from Alfred University in 1998 and his M.F.A. from West Virginia University in 2007 and is currently coordinating the FSU sculpture and foundry department. 

Caperton Center to Host College Goal Sunday

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Gaston Caperton Center in Clarksburg will be one of multiple locations throughout the state to host the annual College Goal SundaySM event on Sunday, Feb. 15, presented by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

The College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV), the West Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and several other college access programs work together to coordinate the event.

Alumni Invited to After Hours Social in Buckhannon

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Fairmont State Alumni Association is partnering with the Upshur County Convention & Visitors Bureau to host an after hours social in Buckhannon on Friday, Feb. 20.

“The Alumni Association looks forward to connecting with Falcons in the Buckhannon area,” said Emily Swain, Director of Alumni Relations. “We would like to thank Laura Meadows, who won our 2013 Outstanding Young Alumna Award, for helping to make this event possible.”

Complete Your Business Degree through Evening Classes at the Caperton Center

Monday, January 26, 2015

Starting in the fall, students who live and work in Harrison County will have the opportunity to complete a four-year degree in Business Administration at the Gaston Caperton Center in Clarksburg by taking evening classes.

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a General Business Concentration will be offered with a new schedule option starting in August 2015--weekday evening classes that begin at 4 or 5:30 p.m. each day--at the Caperton Center, 501 W. Main St., Clarksburg.

Library to Host Book Signing for Savage's "Idylliad" on April 28

Monday, January 26, 2015

Elizabeth A. Savage is a professor of English at Fairmont State University, where she also serves as poetry editor for Kestrel: A Journal of Literature & Art. The journal was founded in 1993 and has earned an excellent international reputation as a competitive and skillfully designed literary magazine. Three Cities will feature more about the journal in a future issue.

Her newest book, “Idylliad,” published in March 2015 by Furniture Press Books, a small press in Baltimore, is a collection of poems about West Virginia, encountered through homeric tropes.

Employers Invited to Participate in FSU Job Fair

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Fairmont State University Career Development Center will host its annual Job Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 24, and is seeking area employers who would like to participate.

“The Job Fair draws a large crowd is a great way to connect with potential new hires,” said Amy Drvar, Acting Director of the Career Development Center. “Fairmont State prides itself on providing its students and graduates with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.”

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