West Virginia’s 21 public institutions of higher education contributed approximately $2.7 billion to the state’s economy in 2014, according to a report released by the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER). The research also showed that the public institutions supported 22,000 jobs.
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.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts announces a comprehensive printmaking retrospective. The 109 prints included in this exhibition showcase the work of Fairmont State students over the past seven years, and the work represents students from both Printmaking I and Printmaking II. All work was done via the media available at on-campus print facilities, including linoleum relief, intaglio (dry points and etchings done on zinc plates) and polyester plate lithography.
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.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will host the third annual West Fork New Music Festival on the University campus Friday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Sept, 24. Guest composers and performers from West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia will be in attendance.
FAIRMONT – With the start of the 2016 Rio Olympics rapidly approaching, marking the first time rugby sevens will ever be played as an Olympic event, two of the major difference makers for the squad from the United States are former Division II athletes.
Fairmont State alumnus Perry Baker as well asAshland University alumnus Carlin Isles are both not only competing, but are expected to be major contributors on the team’s quest for gold.
FAIRMONT — The Olympic Games are officially underway.
While the Mountain State celebrated the triumph of Ginny Thrasher, folks around Fairmont State University reveled in excitement as one of their own, Perry Baker, prepares to take the field for the first time Tuesday.
FAIRMONT — As former Fairmont State football player Perry Baker begins his quest for gold in the Rio Olympics, the FSU faithful will gather to cheer him on.
Today at noon on the second floor of the Falcon Center, Fairmont State University will host a #Perry4Gold team USA rugby sevens watch party as Baker and the American team take on Argentina.
Two of West Virginia’s Biggest Liars join forces for a night of larger than life tales at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University. Jacob Hall of Ripley (Biggest Liar 2016) and James Froemel of Morgantown (Biggest Liar 2015) will take the floor at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, to share stories of renegade possums, disastrous bowling trips and more. The program is family friendly and admission is $5.
Froemel is the winner of the 2015 West Virginia “Biggest Liar” contest and 2015 Ripley WV “Fibbin’ on the 4th” competition.
FAIRMONT — In all of the excitement at Fairmont State University concerning Perry Baker’s run to the Olympics, two messages rang true in the thoughts of those wishing him luck in Rio.
First, the community is proud that it has an athlete headed to Rio to compete at the highest level.
Second, the community couldn’t be happier that it’s Perry Baker representing them.
Ryan Dumont was offensive coordinator when Perry Baker was a member of the Fighting Falcons football team.