Fraternal Order of Police Donates Camera to FSU Crime Scene Investigation Team

Friday, March 13, 2015

For three years, the criminal justice students at Fairmont State University have won the crime scene competition at the national conference.

What makes this feat even more impressive is that they were doing it with less-than-stellar equipment.

“We were using the $30 point-and-shoot,” Marshal Sherry, a second-year graduate student in criminal justice, said. “It was just the bare minimum.”

The criminal justice program at FSU got a surprise Thursday when the Fraternal Order of Police from Fairmont presented them with a gift.

Criminal Justice Students Win Eight Awards in National Competition

Friday, March 13, 2015

Fairmont State may be a relatively small school on a national scale, but one program at the institution has proven that it can compete at the absolute highest level.

This year, the criminal justice program from FSU went to Florida to compete in various competition and came home with eight awards.

“Every year we attend the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Conference, and this year it was in Orlando,” explained Marshal Sherry, graduate student in criminal justice from Fairmont State. “We go and compete every year.”

Folklife Center Hosts Talk on "Preserving the Past through Heirloom Textiles"

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A special presentation at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on Sunday, March 22, will provide information on protecting and preserving our material culture. The event also will celebrate the closing of the exhibit, “Hanging by a Beautiful Thread: Celebrating the Fiber Arts,” which highlights the beauty in traditional fiber arts created in the home.

Computer Science Students Take Third Place in Mylan Hackathon

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Team “Alpha Falcons” representing Fairmont State University was awarded third place in the second annual Mylan Hackathon, which took place Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1.

More than 110 “hackers” comprising 29 teams spent the weekend at Mylan’s Robert J. Coury Global Center in Canonsburg, Pa., computer coding for 30 continuous hours. The teams were challenged to develop an innovative solution to one of seven real-world challenges to help Mylan further its mission of providing access to affordable medicine to the world’s 7 billion people.

Two FSU Students Present at Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Two Fairmont State University seniors were selected to participate in the 12th annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 4. More than 100 students from across the state shared original research projects highlighting the importance of West Virginia higher education to the state Legislature.

Devin Heitz, a Biology and Pre-physical Therapy major from Harrison County, addressed the water quality near Marcellus shale drilling by microbial testing. His objective through his project was to discover and bring to light the impacts of water near drilling sites.

Women of Color Luncheon Planned for March 31

Monday, March 09, 2015

Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host the Women of Color Luncheon: A Celebration of Diversity and Achievement on Tuesday, March 31.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Jotwyla R. Moore. A native of Fairmont, Moore is an author, teacher and speaker, who loves to empower women. As the wife of Kirk M. Moore, she serves as the Assistant Pastor of Restoring Life Ministries Incorporated of Morgantown.

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