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.
Dr. Maria Rose, Fairmont State University Interim President, will host a reading by faculty authors at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Shaw House on the shared main campus of FSU and Pierpont Community & Technical College. Dr. Elizabeth Savage, Professor English at FSU, and Debbie Benedetti, Associate Professor of English and Academic Studies at Pierpont, will read from their new works.
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.
The Department of Language and Literature is pleased to announce a competition for excellence in student writing. Eligible work will have been written during the spring 2011/fall 2011 semesters.
Deciding to participate in Fairmont State University's Italian Exchange Program (UNICAL) was far easier than actually making the first-time trip 5,000 miles from home in Marion County, WV. Lindsay Menas, an English major, will spend one year studying at the University of Calabria-Consenza. Through e-mails, blogs and Skype communication, she describes many of her opportunities as first-time-in-her-life experiences. Just getting to the second largest campus in Europe, with an enrollment of 40,000 students, was a unique journey for the University junior.
Fairmont State University faculty and students from the College of Liberal Arts attended the annual conference of the West Virginia Criminal Justice Educators’ Association on Nov.
Author and former Fairmont State University adjunct faculty member, Valerie Nieman, will be on campus at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, reading from her new book "Blood Clay."
The Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature will host the third annual World Language Immersion Day for area high school and junior high students on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Students coming to campus will participate in activities designed to use language skills actively and promote understanding of international culture.
The fourth annual Haiku Death Match will be held on Friday, September 23. The event will be located in MMA at the Ruth Ann Musick library and begin at 4 p.m.
The yearly contest pits faculty members against one another in an effort to write the best haiku based on topics suggested by the audience. Contestants have ninety seconds to write each haiku. This marks the fourth year of the event, organized by Dr. Elizabeth Savage and sponsored by the Department of Language and Literature.
Fairmont State University senior Alicia Nieman received a $2,500 study abroad scholarship from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Nieman is the first Fairmont State University student in recent history to receive the scholarship and spent five weeks this summer in South Africa.