On Friday, April 20, Kestrel will be sponsoring a reception and reading from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center, featuring poets Gerry LaFemina and Christophe Casamassima. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
The Fairmont State University chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice honor society, will host two events on Thursday, April 19, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
U.S. Rep. David McKinley visited Fairmont State University on Thursday, April 5, to speak to students in one of Dr. Greg Noone’s National Security and Intelligence classes and to tour the Open Source Intelligence Exchange lab, directed by David Abruzzino. OSIX 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.
Dr. Elizabeth Savage’s first full-length collection of poems, now available from Furniture Press Books, might be called "Grammar" and be inspired in large part by a 1946 grammar textbook, but don’t expect any lengthy lectures or tedious sentence diagramming here. Savage, a professor of English at Fairmont State University, is known for her sparse and tight poetry and this 50-poem collection is no exception.
If you have ever attended a play in Wallman Hall Theatre, you know that Fairmont State University has an active and dedicated Theatre program. During spring break 2012, all that enthusiasm and talent went on tour as part of an outreach program that the Theatre Department participates in every four years, bringing “Hush: An Interview with America” to audiences at Spencer Middle School, Blennerhassett Middle School in Parkersburg and Lewis County High School.
“Sustainable Justice” was the theme of the 2012 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference, which took place in New York City from March 13-17. Thirteen students from Fairmont State University’s Alpha Phi Sigma group attended the conference. Alpha Phi Sigma is the national criminal justice honor society, which was recognized over 25 years ago by ACJS as the future of the organization and holds a conference in conjunction with ACJS every year. While Alpha Phi Sigma offers its own activities, the students are free to participate in any of the ACJS events.
The end of the academic year is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the students and faculty of Fairmont State University.
As part of the Introduction to Global Perspectives course, which offers students a chance to familiarize themselves with cultures and concepts outside their own, 11 students and two instructors from Fairmont State University spent their spring break in Canada. This trip, which offered many students their first international experience, was funded by a grant from the Consortium for Internationalizing Higher Education, part of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.
Saturday, March 24, 2012 offered an exciting opportunity to experience campus life at Fairmont State University through Campus Visitation Day. The pictures are from that day's events.
Disappointment sometimes leads to a new way to win. From age 12 in Lordstown, Ohio, Meagan Gibson knew she wanted to play college volleyball. Practicing, playing and suffering through injuries paid off through a scholarship from Fairmont State University—but it came with a price.
“I received a medical redshirt my freshman year with the hopes of healing for the next season. I received cortisone shots, did specified strengthening programs and went through pounds of ice. It was a chilling experience, physically and mentally,” she said.