Honors Students Begin Semester with Luau

Friday, September 07, 2012

On Aug. 23, the Honors Program had a Luau to welcome all their new members to Fairmont State University.

The Luau is an annual tradition, explained Honors Program President Anthony Errigo. He stated that the event has two main goals. The event is constructed to welcome the new students and to help form bonds between the new and existing members of the program. “It’s our welcome to them; we want it to be fun,” Errigo said.

Kestrel to Host Readings by Visiting Writers

Friday, September 07, 2012

Kestrel, Fairmont State University’s Journal of Literature and Art, will celebrate the publication of issue 28 on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, with readings by 10 visiting writers.

Admission to the Kestrel events is free and open to the public.

From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, there will be a reception and readings by writers Jan Beatty, Ray Keifetz, Dean Rader, David Salner and Carrie Shipers at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center.

FSU Awarded Strengthening Institutions Grant

Friday, September 07, 2012

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Fairmont State University a five-year Strengthening Institutions Program grant totaling nearly $2 million. The grant will provide enhanced learning opportunities to help students succeed.

“Fairmont State University is honored to have received one of only thirteen new Title III Strengthening Institutions grants awarded nationwide. This grant will allow the University to dedicate resources to the retention of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and School of Business students,” said Dr. Maria Rose, FSU President.

Grant Supports French Language Film Festival

Monday, August 27, 2012

Fairmont State University is the first university in West Virginia to be awarded a grant to host the Tournées Film Festival, held annually since 2004. The festival is a program of the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE), in partnershp with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.

Six French language films have been selected for free weekly screenings open to the public from Oct. 4 through Nov. 12 on the FSU campus in Conference Room 1, located on the third floor of the Falcon Center, and Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library.

Welcome Reception for International Students Set for Aug. 23

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The Office of International Student Services will host a Welcome Reception for International Students at the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms.

International students will be officially welcomed to the community and recognized for the new role they will play in our campus community.

Freshman Counselors Welcome New Students

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A long-standing tradition at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College, Welcome Weekend is designed to provide incoming freshmen with the information they need to start their college experience moving in the right direction. Leading that charge is the team of more than 70 Freshman Counselors who today, Aug. 16, prepare to welcome hundreds of new students and their families as they begin their college journey.

"The Journey Begins" for New Students with Welcome Weekend

Friday, August 10, 2012

Welcome Weekend for new students at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College begins on Thursday, Aug. 16. The program is designed to provide incoming freshmen with the information they need to start their college experience moving in the right direction. Classes for the fall 2012 semester begin Monday, Aug. 20 (Saturday classes begin on Saturday, Aug. 18).

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