Academics

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Charleston, W.Va. – The Faculty Merit Foundation announced the winner of its 2012 Professor of the Year award on Tuesday, March 12. The Foundation presented the award to Gregory P. Noone, Ph.D., J.D., assistant professor of political science and law at Fairmont State University, during a banquet held in the Great Hall of the Culture Center in Charleston on Tuesday evening. Kenneth H. Yount, Ph.D., a political science and history professor at Alderson-Broaddus College, was first runner-up.

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Office of Student Affairs of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Techni­cal College welcomes best-selling author Max Brooks on Tuesday, April 2.

Max Brooks, the son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft, will discuss his experience writing in the horror genre. Brooks is considered by many to be one of the world’s foremost zombie preparedness experts.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

A Fairmont State University dean has been named as the 2013 recipient of the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Education in the Southern Region.

Dr. Van Dempsey, Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Performance at FSU, was presented with the award on Feb. 23 at the 42nd CSGS Annual Meeting in Greenville, S.C.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

The family of the late Sgt. Michael Todd May, representatives of the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department and members of the Fairmont State University community gathered on Tuesday, March 5, for a ceremony to dedicate donations made in May’s memory.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

In today’s highly competitive business world, business professionals must know how to conduct themselves and represent their company at the dining table and in other social settings.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Fairmont State University Reads program is preparing for the spring reading enrichment program for elementary school students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Sessions will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and will continue each Tuesday through April 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Falcon Center on the main FSU campus.

Friday, February 22, 2013

The initial spring semester theatre offering by the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group is Jane Anderson’s “Defying Gravity,” a fictional account of the circumstances surrounding the 1986 Challenger space shuttle explosion that killed seven crew members, among them teacher Krista McAuliffe. The story is told from the point of view of Elizabeth, the teacher’s adult daughter, as she reminisces about the events, which occurred when she was 5 years old.

Friday, February 22, 2013

WVHCThe Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host a special presentation in March as part of its Folk Cultural Series.