FSU Offices to Close for Winter Break

Thursday, December 17, 2015

All Fairmont State University offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, through Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, for winter break.

Faculty return for Professional Development Week on Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 13-15, 2015.

Fairmont State is closed Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes begin for the spring 2016 semester on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.

 

Love Your Melon Campus Crew Members Sought

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Love Your Melon is an organization on campus that is an apparel brand nationwide on a mission to give every child battling cancer a hat. This organization has been on campus for about a semester and is seeking more crew members and volunteers to join this cause.

An informational meeting on campus is planned for 6 p.m. Jan. 25, 2016, in front of the Nickel on the second floor of the Falcon Center. Pizza will be offered, and there will be a short presentation.

Band Student's School Spirit a Noteworthy Performance

Friday, December 11, 2015

Whether it’s on the field or in a parade, you can hear Will Johnston’s trumpet.

Johnston, who has played trumpet since fifth grade, now plays trumpet for both the Fairmont State University marching band and jazz band. On the field, he is assisted by Nicole Davis, a volunteer who does not receive class credit for her actions.

Born with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone syndrome, Johnston uses a wheelchair.

But this hasn’t caused him to not dream big.

Architecture Students Continue Progress Toward Dark Sky Park

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

In Calhoun County, you don’t need special equipment to see billions of stars—just gaze up at the night sky. The West Virginia county is closer to maximizing a vital asset – darkness – through a partnership between Fairmont State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with support from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Department of Art Faculty Member, Student Honored

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fairmont State University’s Department of Art attended the West Virginia Art Education Association conference in Morgantown in October. Faculty members Jeff Greenham and Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune staffed a mobile vendor cart and student Ty Collins presented a painting session. Yerdon LeJeune presented shaped canvas and silk screen printing sessions. At the awards dinner, Kylie Ford won the WVAEA Student Achievement in Art Education Award and Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune won the WVAEA Art Educator of the Year Award.

Department of Music Presents Handel's "Messiah"

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in Colebank Hall on the FSU campus. A free pre-concert reception for ticketholders will start at 7 p.m. 

A second performance is planned for 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clarksburg. Both performances will feature the Fairmont State Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir and Community Chorus, along with professional soloists and orchestra. 

Documentary "Miss Representation" to Screen on Campus Nov. 15

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the documentary “Miss Representation” addresses how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

A local screening of “Miss Representation” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15, in Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library on the Fairmont State University campus. Admission is free and open to the public. After the screening will be a faculty panel discussion led by Dr. Francene Kirk, Abelina Suarez Professor of Communication and Theatre.

FSU Accepts "5 Star Challenge" in Support of Student Veterans

Thursday, November 05, 2015

West Virginia’s public colleges and universities are pledging increased support for student veterans during events to be held next week through the state’s “5 Star Challenge” initiative, which launched earlier this fall. The Challenge, which calls on institutions to adopt a set of exemplary standards for supporting student veterans, is a tribute to the military tradition of issuing “challenge coins” to service members who embody the values and standards of their military units.

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