Do you have the backbone to get into a canoe made out of concrete on Cheat Lake? How about racing that concrete canoe after it has just snapped in half and has been duct taped back together? Fairmont State’s ASCE Concrete Canoe team used their Backbone in more than one way to recently do just that.
Fairmont State’s Interim President Maria C. Bennett Rose always knew she would be a teacher, but she never dreamed of becoming the president of a university, let alone her alma mater.
"Growing up I always wanted to be a teacher. I was one of those kids who played school," Dr. Rose shared. "Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would someday be sitting here."
Fairmont State was one of only two schools in the state to receive funding in 2010 from the West Virginia Research Trust Fund’s STEM Grant Program for State Colleges and Universities, also known as "Bucks for Brains".
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.
Imagine a high school with no bells, yet students are engaged and on task. Imagine students taking initiative and responsibility for their own education while working and learning collaboratively in a team environment. Imagine teaching and learning that directly relates to real-world business, industry, and professional careers. Imagine high schools where students learn to be engaged, responsible citizens of their local community.
For teachers and students in a New Tech High School, this may be a reality.
Welcome Weekend for new students at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College begins today, Aug. 18. The program is designed to provide incoming freshmen with the information they need to start their college experience moving in the right direction. Classes for the fall 2011 semester begin Monday, Aug. 22.
Fairmont State University will host the West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Association conference on Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2011. Foreign language teachers from across the state and representing a variety of world languages and grade levels will attend this annual meeting, which focuses this year on Fostering a Culture of Global Proficiency.
Fairmont State University students and faculty will benefit from a new partnership with Mobile Collaborative Education Consulting and the IBM Academic Initiative.
“As a result of this partnership, Fairmont State faculty will gain access to innovative technology, and our students will receive first-class learning opportunities to prepare them for today’s competitive marketplace,” said Dr. Maria Rose, FSU Interim President.
Rose and John Thompson, president/owner of Mobile Collaborative Education Consulting (MCEC), signed a partnership agreement on Aug. 11.
A grant from the George W. Bowers Family Charitable Trust will allow the Fairmont State University Department of Art to purchase modern and energy-efficient kilns for its growing Ceramics program.
The $16,000 grant, received by the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc. on behalf of the FSU School of Fine Arts, will assist with the replacement of the two primary kilns in the Department of Art’s popular Ceramics program. The grant was submitted by Peter Lach, Dean of the School of Fine Arts, and Jeff Greenham, Assistant Professor of Art.
Fairmont State's women's swimming team has been named a Scholar All-America Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA).
To qualify as a CSCAA Scholar All-America squad, teams must post a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the previous semester. Fairmont State had a team grade-point average of 3.12. The Falcons were one of 34 teams in NCAA Division II to qualify for the recognition.