Women of FSU & Pierpont Support HOPE at Holiday Tea

Monday, December 05, 2016

Thanks to the generosity of a network of women helping women, gifts will help brighten the spirits of the women at HOPE, Inc., a shelter for the victims of domestic violence and a United Way of Marion County agency.

On Nov. 29, the women of FSU and Pierpont (female faculty, staff members, alumnae, retirees, board members and their spouses or partners) gathered at the Shaw House (President’s House) for A Holiday Tea and brought gifts for women at HOPE, Inc.

Community Volunteers Decorate Campus Shaw House

Monday, December 05, 2016

The holiday season at FSU includes several events at the Shaw House, the president’s home on the main campus. To make sure the house is ready to welcome guests with festive trimmings and a beautiful tree decorated with maroon ornaments, a group of community members have volunteered to decorate every year. Decorating is their way of supporting FSU President Maria Rose for all she does for the community throughout the year.

Students Present Health Needs Assessment Findings in Richwood

Monday, December 05, 2016

Community Health Education students are spending the 2016-2017 academic year identifying health and safety needs in Richwood, W.Va., one of the communities affected by the historic flooding in June 2016.

In October, Dr. Amy Sidwell, Assistant Professor of Health Education and Physical Education in the FSU School of Education, Health and Human Performance, and Dr. Janie Leary, Assistant Professor of Community Health Education, took a team of students to Richwood to interview residents and determine the town’s ongoing community health recovery needs.

Student Wins Chance to #ParkLikethePresident for United Way

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Each year Fairmont State University supports the United Way of Marion County annual campaign. Many faculty and staff contribute each year to help meet the campaign goal, which is set at $440,000 for this year. Students joined the campaign this fall by participating in a raffle for a prime parking spot – the president’s.

FSU President Maria Rose said she thought the fundraising idea was a great one and graciously agreed to give up her parking spot to a student for a day. Students sold tickets in the Falcon Center to earn the parking privilege.

FSU Students Implement Needs Assessment Project in Richwood

Monday, October 10, 2016

Community Health Education students at Fairmont State University will spend the 2016-2017 academic year identifying health and safety needs in Richwood, W.Va., one of the communities affected by the historic flooding in June 2016.

“When we heard about the flooding in Nicholas County this summer, we felt strongly we wanted to do something to help,” said Dr. Amy Sidwell, Assistant Professor of Health Education and Physical Education in the FSU School of Education, Health and Human Performance.

FSU Graduate Hopes to Leave Her Mark in Cancer Research

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Fairmont State University alumna Rebecca Goydel hopes to leave her mark in cancer research by continuing her education at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida.

Her vision for her future started while attending Wheeling Park High School. She wanted a degree in chemistry but also wanted to teach.

“When I spoke to my teacher, Ms. Adams, she said a simple sentence that changed my life goals, ‘Why don’t you pursue a Ph.D. so you can teach any level in the sciences?’ This moment was when I decided I was going to attend graduate school,” Goydel said.

Solar Panel Array Brings Alternative Energy to Campus

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Alternative energy made an appearance at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College on Friday.

Asolar panel array was installed next to the library on the shared campus.

The solar panels are a result of a $10,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation. The FSU College of Science and Technology applied for a grant with the help of Dr. Don Trisel, dean of the college; Dr. Erica Harvey, a chemistry professor at FSU; andAmantha Cole, Title III project director for FSU. The grant was awarded in October of 2015, Trisel said.

Veterans Memorial Plaza Dedication Set for Aug. 18

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fairmont State University will hold a dedication ceremony for the Veterans Memorial Plaza, located along the traffic circle behind the Falcon Center.

The flag raising ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Plaza. After the brief ceremony, cake will be served in the second floor Main Street area of the Falcon Center. Speakers will include FSU President Maria Rose, Student Government Association President James Jesmer and Fairmont State Foundation President and CEO RJ Gimbl.

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