This fall, Fairmont State University students had an opportunity to be the first student in recent history to have their artwork featured on the University president’s holiday card. Students were asked to submit a drawing, photograph or digital image that they created to appear on the card.
The Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia has named Dr. Gregory P. Noone of Fairmont State University as first runner-up for the 2011 Professor of the Year award. Each year the Foundation honors an outstanding faculty member at a West Virginia college or university.
A reception to honor seven international students graduating from Fairmont State University is planned for noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16. The Office of International Student Services will host the event in collaboration with the International Education Committee.
Fairmont State University kicker Frank Keenan and defensive back Dewey McDonald have earned first team Capitol One Division II Academic All-America® honors, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced today. Fairmont State was one of just three schools to have multiple first team selections.
About 250 students will participate in Winter Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in the Feaster Center. A reception in the Falcon Center will immediately follow the ceremony.
While a college education is undeniably a valuable investment, paying for college can be challenging for most families. Fairmont State University, which delivers high quality academic programs at an affordable cost, continues to meet students' needs for financial aid and to provide a unique learning environment close to home in North Central West Virginia.
Scott Ullom says it was the “be First” attitude that attracted him to Fairmont State University.
The first time Ullom visited Fairmont State’s campus he was attending a workshop as a student representative for another college. As a deaf student, he immediately found the FSU community welcoming and supportive.
“I visited 17 other colleges and universities,” Ullom said. “At Fairmont State, four people offered to direct me around campus within the first seven minutes of being here.”
When it was time for the first home FSU football game, Black Student Union members wanted to be the first make their mark for the Community Engagement Initiative. In fact, “Make Your Mark” is the theme this year for the student organization.
West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant and members of her staff visited Fairmont State University on Tuesday, Dec. 6, to tour the Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX), which is the laboratory and applied research component of the University’s National Security and Intelligence program. FSU is the first University in the state to offer a program of this kind.
The Student Psychological Association is hosting a toy drive to benefit HOPE, Inc., a United Way agency and domestic violence shelter. Toys and clothes for children can be dropped off at Room 308 Jaynes Hall and at the FSU and Pierpont Bookstore on the second floor of the Falcon Center. The collection will take place until 3 p.m. Dec. 6.