Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has proclaimed this week as "College Application and Exploration Week" in recognition of the statewide campaign organized by the College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV). Staff from nearly 450 schools will host college-planning activities throughout the week to help students consider their postsecondary education opportunities.
Alexandra Cousteau, award-winning filmmaker, National Geographic Explorer and granddaughter of the late Jacques Cousteau, will give a presentation in Charleston on Thursday, Nov. 13.
Cousteau’s presentation, “How to be a Lifelong Explorer: Leadership through the Lens of Exploration & Invention,” will take place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the West Virginia Culture Center Theater. The event is free and open to the public. Those who wish to attend should RSVP via a link at www.wvresearch.org.
The Inauguration of Fairmont State University’s 14th president, Dr. Maria C. Rose, took place on Aug. 25, 2012. The traditional Inauguration ceremony included greetings from state, community and campus dignitaries, as well as musical selections from the Fairmont State University Community Orchestra, the Collegiate Singers, Vocal Tapestry and a special solo by FSU student Anthony Errigo. Chancellor Paul L. Hill of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission delivered remarks.
Since becoming informed regarding the loss of accreditation at Mountain State University, the state’s higher education system, led by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, is leading several outreach efforts to assist displaced students.
The Fairmont State University Presidential Search Committee today, April 26, announced its recommendation of Dr. Maria C. Rose as president-elect of Fairmont State University.