Counter Terrorism Expert to Speak on Campus Oct. 1

Friday, September 26, 2014

An expert in counter narcotics and counter terrorism will speak on campus on Wednesday, Oct. 1, sponsored by the National Security & Intelligence Program, the Criminal Justice Department and the Open Source Intelligence Exchange at Fairmont State University.

Retired DEA Special Agent Charles Gardner will discuss “How to Put a Business Out of Business” Attacking Organized Crime at 1 p.m. Oct. 1 in the third floor Falcon Center conference rooms. The event is open to students, faculty and staff. A reception will follow.

College of Liberal Arts Hosts Academic Awards Ceremony

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Fairmont State University College of Liberal Arts honored its high achieving students during the fourth annual Academic Awards Ceremony at the end of the spring 2014 semester.

Dr. Deanna Shields, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts; Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; and Mary Jo Thomas of the Fairmont State Foundation Inc. presented greetings and congratulations to the students for their academic achievements.

Following is a list of student award winners:

Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center

J.Edgar Hoover Scholarship Presented to Fairmont State

Monday, June 09, 2014

A gift from The Former Agents of the FBI Foundation will help fund scholarships for Fairmont State University students.

Former Special Agent Gary L. Stoops of Little Rock, Ark., worked for many years with the National White Collar Crime Center and was instrumental in the creation of the National Security and Intelligence Program at FSU and its Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX) laboratory at Fairmont State.

“I am a big believer in the need for practical experience to give students work in the real world. We’re dealing with a knowledge market,” he said.

Policy Expert to Present on "Cyber Security and the Aftermath of the Snowden Leaks"

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Fairmont State University will host a presentation on “Cyber Security and the Aftermath of the Snowden Leaks” on Monday, April 21.

Sponsored by the National Security and Intelligence Program and the Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX) at Fairmont State, the presenter will be Fred Fleitz, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy. The presentation will take place at 1 p.m. April 21 in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms and will be followed by a reception. Admission is free and open to the public.

OSIX: Open Source Intelligence Exchange

The OSIX Experience chronicles Fairmont State University's Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX) student-analysts as they provide real-time intelligence support during President Obama's 2010 visit to Beckley, West Virginia. OSIX is the laboratory and applied research component of Fairmont State University's National Security and Intelligence Program. The OSIX Experience was produced by Allegheny Image Factory.

You can see pictures of the premier party online.

New Video Showcases "The OSIX Experience"

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fairmont State University will host a special event premiering a new promotional video for the University’s Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX).

The premiere party for “The OSIX Experience” will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. The event is open to the public and will begin with a reception in the main entrance of the Engineering Technology Building, located on the shared main campus of Fairmont State and Pierpont Community & Technical College. Signs will direct guests to the reserved event parking.

Saving Lives One Mouse Click at a Time

Thursday, September 01, 2011

IDENTITY THEFT, MUSLIM RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION, and ONLINE CHILD EXPLOITATION RING UNCOVERED were a few of the headlines on today’s morning news show. Anyone with a television knows that the world we live in seems to be growing more restless and volatile by the day. The bad guys of today are a new breed – they no longer have to be in close proximity to blow up a building. They can remotely access your computer and use it to commit numerous crimes without ever stepping foot into your home.

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