Student Life

"Appalachian Inspired" Exhibit Opens May 22

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The final gallery exhibition of the 2014-2015 academic year at Fairmont State University will feature the work of Andrew Thorne.

Thorne’s solo exhibition, “Appalachia Inspired,” opens Friday, May 22, in the J.D. Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall. The exhibit will close Wednesday, June 10, with a reception at 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219. 

Fairmont State to Celebrate 146th Commencement

Monday, May 04, 2015

About 400 students will participate in the 146th Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, in the Feaster Center.

Fairmont State alumna Donna Hopkins will be the Commencement speaker. Bryan Foley of Pipestem will be the student speaker representing the Class of 2015.

FSU Seeking Submissions for Sesquicentennial Time Capsule

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Founded in 1865 as the state’s first private normal school in West Virginia, Fairmont State University celebrates its Sesquicentennial in 2015. Commemorative events throughout the year are planned, culminating in the dedication of a Sesquicentennial Time Capsule.

College of Science & Technology Students Participate in WV Academy of Science

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fairmont State University students in the College of Science and Technology presented their research during the 90th Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science was held at West Liberty University on April 11.

The following faculty mentors worked with students on research projects: Mark Flood, Donald Trisel, Steven Roof, Erica Harvey, Matthew Scanlon, Andreas Baur, Albert Magro, Phillip Yeager, Tony Morris and James Weekley.

Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir and Community Chorus Sing at Carnegie Hall

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Members of the Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir and Community Chorus spent four exciting days in New York City on March 27 through 31.  The group was led by Dr. Sam Spears, Fairmont State’s Director of Choral and Vocal Activities. 

FSU Students Win Scholarships from Contractors Association of WV

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Contractors Association of West Virginia (CAWV) Scholarship Foundation distributed $16,000 this year to West Virginia college students pursuing an education and career in construction or engineering. Recipients were selected on the basis of their academic performance, extracurricular activities, work experience, financial need and interest in a construction industry career.

"Persepolis" Named Common Book for 2015-2016

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Fairmont State University’s Common Book for 2015-2016 will be “Persepolis,” according to Dr. Deborah Nestor, Chair of the faculty Common Book Committee.

This autobiographical graphic novel is a coming-of-age story that explains the struggles of college-age student Marjane Satrapi in Iran.

Delta Zeta to Host 11th Annual Turtle Trot

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Epsilon Iota Chapter of Delta Zeta sorority at Fairmont State University is organizing the 11th annual Turtle Trot 5K on campus on Saturday, April 25.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 25, in the lawn in front of the Education Building on the main campus. The race begins at 9:30 a.m. The entry fee is $10 per runner and includes a T-shirt, prizes, refreshments and parking in the Parking Garage off Bryant Street.

Residence Life Hosts Glitter Run 5K to Benefit United Way

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Office of Residence Life of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College is hosting a Glitter Run 5K on the main campus in Fairmont on Saturday, May 2, to benefit the United Way of Marion County.

Department of Music to Host Spring Gala on May 2

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Music will kick off its year-long Fairmont State Sesquicentennial Celebration at its Spring Gala at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Colebank Hall.  

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