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.
For the seventh consecutive year, three West Virginia high school seniors have been named as recipients of Fairmont State University’s premier academic scholarship, the Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship.
The following students have been selected as 2015 scholarship winners:
The Fairmont State University School of Business has been selected as the West Virginia host for the SBA InnovateHER Business Challenge.
“Although the InnovateHer Business Challenge was designed to operate with a tight timeline, it is a great opportunity to help launch innovative products and services that could positively impact and empower the lives of women and families,” said Gina Fantasia, Director of the University Business Center, FSU School of Business.
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.
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.”
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.
Fairmont State University will host hundreds of future Falcons and their families for Spring Campus Visitation Day on Saturday, March 28.
Team “Alpha Falcons” representing Fairmont State University was awarded third place in the second annual Mylan Hackathon, which took place Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1.
More than 110 “hackers” comprising 29 teams spent the weekend at Mylan’s Robert J. Coury Global Center in Canonsburg, Pa., computer coding for 30 continuous hours. The teams were challenged to develop an innovative solution to one of seven real-world challenges to help Mylan further its mission of providing access to affordable medicine to the world’s 7 billion people.
Two Fairmont State University seniors were selected to participate in the 12th annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 4. More than 100 students from across the state shared original research projects highlighting the importance of West Virginia higher education to the state Legislature.
Devin Heitz, a Biology and Pre-physical Therapy major from Harrison County, addressed the water quality near Marcellus shale drilling by microbial testing. His objective through his project was to discover and bring to light the impacts of water near drilling sites.
The author of Fairmont State University’s Common Read for the 2014-2015 academic year, “The Price of Justice: A True Story of Greed and Corruption,” will speak on campus on Tuesday, March 24.