Two Fairmont State University students recently attended the annual convention for the International English honorary society, Sigma Tau Delta. As it celebrates students who excel at writing, language and literature in English, the society has the ultimate goal to nurture literacy and mastery in English.
Fairmont State may be a relatively small school on a national scale, but one program at the institution has proven that it can compete at the absolute highest level.
This year, the criminal justice program from FSU went to Florida to compete in various competition and came home with eight awards.
“Every year we attend the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Conference, and this year it was in Orlando,” explained Marshal Sherry, graduate student in criminal justice from Fairmont State. “We go and compete every year.”
For three years, the criminal justice students at Fairmont State University have won the crime scene competition at the national conference.
What makes this feat even more impressive is that they were doing it with less-than-stellar equipment.
“We were using the $30 point-and-shoot,” Marshal Sherry, a second-year graduate student in criminal justice, said. “It was just the bare minimum.”
The criminal justice program at FSU got a surprise Thursday when the Fraternal Order of Police from Fairmont presented them with a gift.
A special presentation at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on Sunday, March 22, will provide information on protecting and preserving our material culture. The event also will celebrate the closing of the exhibit, “Hanging by a Beautiful Thread: Celebrating the Fiber Arts,” which highlights the beauty in traditional fiber arts created in the home.
A total of 1,130 students have been named to the Dean’s List at Fairmont State University after completing the fall 2014 semester.
Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has released the Dean’s List and the President’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average for the fall 2014 semester are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.
A Fairmont State University class studying Caribbean culture will present a Folktale Carnaval on Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library. The event will include two folktale performances from “Creole Folktales” by Patrick Chamoiseau, as well as music, images and refreshments.
The event will consist of two separate readings on Dec. 4, with “A Pumpkin Seed” beginning at 12:30 p.m., and “Madame Kéléman” and “The Rainmaker” beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art, the Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a two-day Celebration of Issue 32.
Seven contributors to Kestrel, including six whose work appears in Issue 32, will be on campus to participate in a panel discussion, as well as give readings from their own work.
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.