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.
As the sound of airplane engines roar in the background, Mark Heefner steps out of a single engine plane, fresh from a trip to see his girlfriend, Mariah Roth’11, in Charlotte, N.C. The 2011 Fairmont State University graduate and pilot returns the plane and heads to his desk a hundred yards away at the North Central West Virginia Airport in Bridgeport. This wasn’t Heefner’s first solo trip, but he has experienced many firsts at the airport and is anxious to create more.
From his first semester, Jaron Hollida knew the key to his success would be getting involved on campus.
“I didn’t know anyone when I came here. I was three hours from home,” says the Martinsburg native. “I joined clubs and instantly made the right group of friends. Involve yourself in clubs. Getting involved adds to what you learn and helps you build more independence. Getting involved keeps you busy and out of trouble. A lot of opportunities, like internships, come with being involved.”
Fairmont State University’s American Institute of Architecture Students organization will be competing in the 2012 Canstruction competition in Charleston on Tuesday, March 6. While constructing an object made entirely out of cans is half the battle, the real focus of the event is battling hunger.
Students from Fairmont State University will be in the Low Countries of Western Europe as part of the annual International Study/Travel course from Monday through Saturday, March 10-17.
The West Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its annual student scholarship competition at the group’s November 2011 meeting in Charleston. Two Fairmont State University architecture students were honored to receive scholarships.
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.
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.
Parkersburg High School earned bragging rights as the overall champions at the Fourth Annual Engineering and Science Challenge on Friday, Sept. 23. As the school with the most first place finishes, Parkersburg took home the travelling trophy and bragging rights for the year. About 350 area high school students from 12 high schools attended and the event was hosted by Fairmont State University's College of Science & Technology.