International Photography Contest Winners Announced

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature has announced winners of its International Photography Contest.

First-place winners are Kevin Rucker and Megha Basnet, and second-place winners are Kevin McGrath and Deewa Adhikari. First-place prizes were $100, and second-place prizes were $50. The winning photos were taken in Paris, Macedonia and Nepal.

Senior English Education Major Wins National Poetry Competition

Friday, March 28, 2014

A Fairmont State University senior English Education major has been selected as one of two winners of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) College/University Level Poetry Competition.

Ian Williams, a Fairmont native, was selected as one of two first-place winners by a panel of three independent judges at the competition for his manuscript “House of Bones.” Williams will graduate from FSU in May and plans to pursue an MFA in Poetry. The other first-prize winner, Lisa Levin, is a senior at UC-Berkeley.

Music on the Hill Series Presents Soprano Recital

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts welcomes guest artist Suzanne Hatcher for a solo recital as part of the Music on the Hill Artists Series on Saturday, April 5.

The soprano will perform selected songs by Franz Schubert and Fernando Obradors, the song cycle “Airs Chantés” by Francis Poulenc and operatic arias by George Frideric Handel and Gaetano Donizetti. Hatcher will be accompanied by Fairmont State faculty member John Morrison.

Music Education Major Plays with Wheeling Jamboree

Thursday, March 20, 2014

A love of music and a gift for playing multiple instruments earned a Fairmont State University junior the opportunity to play with eight Nashville recording artists as part of the staff band of the Wheeling Jamboree.

Herbert Baker of Fairmont, the son of the late Chuck West and the late Paula Baker of Fairmont, graduated from East Fairmont High School in 2011.

WVROCKS Assists Fairmont State Students in Completing RBA Degrees

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Through the WVROCKS initiative launched by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, adult students at Fairmont State University have found greater success in completing a four-year degree.

WVROCKS is an acronym for West Virginia’s Remote Online Collaborative Knowledge System, which offers Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) courses online from different institutions throughout the state. The mission of WVROCKS is to provide a high quality, student-focused, engaging, eLearning higher education collaborative.

USA Rugby Names FSU Graduate to 2013 National Honor Roll

Friday, March 14, 2014

USA Rugby annually recognizes collegiate rugby student athletes for their excellence in the classroom with the USA Rugby National Collegiate Academic Honor Roll. 

Adam Martin of Elkins graduated from Fairmont State University in May 2013 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. During his time at FSU, he and his twin brother Ian Martin were four-year starters on the Men’s Rugby Team, a club sport team.

Criminal Justice Students Take Top Honors in National Competition

Monday, March 10, 2014

Fairmont State University Criminal Justice students recently took top honors at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences/Alpha Phi Sigma National Conference in Philadelphia. Two FSU students also earned individual honors.

Nicole Allison of New Cumberland won first place in the Criminal Justice General Knowledge Exam and first place in the Special Topics/Victimology Exam. Each first came with a $500 prize.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" on Wallman Stage in April

Thursday, March 06, 2014

To Theatre students, making sense of Shakespeare’s language can be a frightening, yet exciting challenge. 

“I have been waiting for four years for this chance,” says senior Theatre major Tyler Kovar. The Marion County native, plays the iconic Puck, the master of mischief, in the Fairmont State University production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on stage in April.

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