J. Robert Baker

FSU Welcomes Visiting Chinese Scholar

Monday, February 15, 2016

The Fairmont State University community and the Department of Language and Literature welcome to campus a visiting scholar from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications whose year-long residency will begin Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Han Xiaohau, a professor of English, will teach a class on Chinese culture at FSU and, with the guidance of Dr. J. Robert Baker, will conduct research on teaching methodology and the study of American literature.

Governor's Honors Academy Opening Ceremony Set for June 28

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

About 200 high school juniors will participate in the 2015 Governor’s Honors Academy at Fairmont State University from June 29 through July 19. An Opening Ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 28, in Gym 1 of the Falcon Center on the main campus.   

Three High School Students Awarded Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

For the seventh consecutive year, three West Virginia high school seniors have been named as recipients of Fairmont State University’s premier academic scholarship, the Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship.

The following students have been selected as 2015 scholarship winners:

"Price of Justice" Author to Speak on Campus March 24

Monday, March 09, 2015

The author of Fairmont State University’s Common Read for the 2014-2015 academic year, “The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption,” will speak on campus on Tuesday, March 24.

Fairmont State to Host 2014 Governor's Honors Academy

Friday, May 16, 2014

Fairmont State University will host the 2014 Governor’s Honors Academy on its main campus in Fairmont on June 29 through July 19.

FSU Offers Scholarship Opportunities for PROMISE Scholars

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Top high school seniors in North Central West Virginia and around the state have the opportunity to compete for Fairmont State University’s premier academic scholarship, the Dr. Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship. In addition, all of the state’s PROMISE Scholars are eligible for the PROMISE Beyond Scholarship.

2013 Student SURE Fellows Announced

Friday, June 21, 2013

Fairmont State University has selected five student research projects for funding under the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program.

Sara Davis, Jennifer Goggins, Courtney Swiger and Ian Williams have been named to hold the University’s prestigious SURE fellowships. They each will receive a stipend of $2,400 to conduct their projects between May 13 and June 30, 2013. Completed projects will be presented at the Celebration of Student Scholarship in April 2014.

Dr. Francene Kirk Awarded Abelina Suarez Professorship

Thursday, April 25, 2013

During the Faculty Recognition event on April 24, Dr. Francene Kirk, Associate Professor of Communication and Fine Arts in the School of Fine Arts, was awarded the 2013 Abelina Suarez Professorship.

Five other Fairmont State University faculty members were nominated for the high honor:

Six Faculty Members Nominated for Suarez Professorship

Friday, April 19, 2013

Six Fairmont State University faculty members have been nominated for the 2013 Abelina Suarez Professorship, which will be awarded during the Faculty Recognition event at noon Wednesday, April 24, in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms.

Fiction Writer Named 2013 Artist-in-Residence

Friday, February 08, 2013

Fiction writer Cary Holladay has been named the 2013 Artist-in-Residence at Fairmont State University.