On March 31 through April 1, 2017, approximately 950 registered participants will be arriving on campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College to take part in the 52nd Annual SkillsUSA West Virginia State Leadership and Skills Conference.
The Fairmont State University Town & Gown Summer Theatre has scheduled auditions for adults who would like to appear in “To Kill a Mockingbird” this summer at Prickett’s Fort State Park and in the fall on the main FSU campus.
Fairmont State University will host hundreds of future Falcons and their families for Maroon and White Day, the University’s spring campus visitation day, on Saturday, March 25.
The Fairmont State University College of Science & Technology has announced the winners of the 2017 West Virginia Regional Science Fair held Feb. 25 on the FSU campus. About 105 students in grades six through 12 entered projects in Behavioral & Social Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Science and Biology & Chemistry.
Fairmont State University’s College of Science and Technology will host robotics tournaments for middle, high school and college students at the Falcon Center on Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11. Admission these tournaments is free and open to the public and provides an excellent opportunity for FSU’s campus community to meet robotics team members, learn about Vex robotics, support STEM programs and see some exciting competitions.
At Fairmont State University, the campus community is coming together to focus on “What Matters Most.”
Fairmont State University’s VEX Robotics team, the “Millennial Falcons,” recently competed in the Catskills VEX U Robotics Competition. The event was held at SUNY Sullivan in Loch, Sheldrake, N.Y., on Feb. 18. The Millennial Falcons are a rookie VEX U team, and this was their first tournament competition.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University presented two awards at the Midwinter Gathering for the Friends of the Folklife Center on Friday, Feb. 24.
Fairmont State University students participated in the 14th annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Charleston on Feb. 24. The event’s purpose is to familiarize state legislators with research activities involving undergraduate students on campuses across the state and the educational impact of those activities.
FSU students invited to present were Benjamin Daily, James Jesmer, Brian Miller and Benjamin Wilfong.
The Falcon Center on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College is offering kayak roll sessions for the second year to students and community members.
The training, a collaborative effort between Falcon Center staff and Jan Kiger, a professor in the School of Education, Health and Human Performance, is designed to teach participants how to safely right a capsized kayak. The sessions are held in the Falcon Center pool on Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. and will continue until March 9.