The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and the Office of Counseling & Disability Services are coming together to sponsor a program observing National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.
Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art, the Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a two-day Celebration of Issue 35.
Ten Kestrel contributors will be on campus to participate in a panel discussion, as well as give readings from their own work.
On Friday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 1:50 p.m. in Jaynes Hall 304, Dr. Elizabeth Savage will moderate a panel discussion on the topic, “Accessibility,” featuring visiting writers. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
With the theme “There’s No Place Like Fairmont,” Fairmont State University will celebrate Homecoming 2016 from Thursday, Sept. 29, through Saturday, Oct. 1, with a variety of events for students, alumni, faculty, staff and the Falcon community.
“As an FSU graduate, I know firsthand that Fairmont State University helps you achieve your goals. In my new role as Alumni Director, I look forward to sharing and celebrating the achievements of our current and future Falcons during Homecoming 2016,” said Meagan Gibson, Interim Alumni Director, Class of 2012.
The traditional Homecoming Parade for Fairmont State University presented by the Office of Student Activities will begin at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Sep. 29, in downtown Fairmont. This year’s Homecoming theme is “There’s No Place Like Fairmont.”
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts announces a comprehensive printmaking retrospective. The 109 prints included in this exhibition showcase the work of Fairmont State students over the past seven years, and the work represents students from both Printmaking I and Printmaking II. All work was done via the media available at on-campus print facilities, including linoleum relief, intaglio (dry points and etchings done on zinc plates) and polyester plate lithography.
Fairmont State University will hold a dedication ceremony for the Veterans Memorial Plaza, located along the traffic circle behind the Falcon Center.
The flag raising ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Plaza. After the brief ceremony, cake will be served in the second floor Main Street area of the Falcon Center. Speakers will include FSU President Maria Rose, Student Government Association President James Jesmer and Fairmont State Foundation President and CEO RJ Gimbl.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will host the third annual West Fork New Music Festival on the University campus Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept, 24. Guest composers and performers from West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia will be in attendance.
Fairmont State University’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter continues its tradition of national excellence. For the 13th consecutive year, FSU represented the region at the ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition. This year, the team placed 12th in the nation overall, tying its previous best ranking, and broke a record in the women’s sprints with a ninth place finish. The team is encroaching on setting the longest overall consecutive national appearance record ever held by a team at the National Concrete Canoe Competition, which is currently set at 15.
A total of 1,129 students have been honored for their academic achievement at Fairmont State University after completing the spring 2016 semester.
Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has released the Dean’s List and the President’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.
It’s been a big year for Emily Aman. Not only did the 14-year-old make the transition from middle school to high school, but she also just finished her first semester at Fairmont State University.