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.

Student Printmaking on Display in Brooks Gallery

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

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.

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.

Baker, Isles Representing Division II Athletics at Rio Olympics

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

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.

FSU to Host #Perry4Gold Watch Party for Olympic Rugby Sevens

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

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.

Folklife Center Hosts Tales of Two Liars

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

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.

Perry Baker the Right Person to Represent Community

Friday, July 29, 2016

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.

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