Academics

School of Business to Host 2013 Business Etiquette Dinner

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.

FSU Reads Enrichment Program Begins Feb. 26

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.

"Defying Gravity" Explores Story of the Challenger Disaster

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.

Folklife Center to Host "The 35th Star: West Virginia Statehood"

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.

Panel Discussion to Focus on Fractals in Art and Science

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Instructor Exchange Ad-Hoc Committee of the Fairmont State University Faculty Senate will host a Panel Discussion on Fractals in Arts and Sciences. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library on the shared main campus of Fairmont State and Pierpont Community & Technical College.

Three Students to Present Papers at Literary Symposium

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Three Fairmont State University students have been selected for the 2013 Undergraduate Literary Symposium, which is to be held at Marshall University in Huntington on Saturday, March 2.

Trisels Named State Beekeepers of the Year

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

What began as a hobby for Don Trisel, a professor of biology at Fairmont State University, and his wife Kim has become much more over the years.

About 10 years ago, the Trisels purchased a piece of land behind their home in Farmington.

“It was all forest,” Trisel said. “We had some beekeeper friends at church, and I suggested that they come out and put some hives on our property and take advantage of that resource.”

Instead, the Trisels’ friends made another suggestion.
 

Whetstone Literary Journal Wins Awards

Friday, February 15, 2013

Issue 31 of Whetstone, Fairmont State University’s undergraduate arts and literary journal, recently won First Place with Special Honors in the 2012 Scholastic Magazine Awards competition hosted by the American Scholastic Press Association. The journal also won an award for Outstanding Use of Color. 

Students to Travel to Paris for Study Over Spring Break

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Over spring break in March 2013, 28 Fairmont State University students from the Honors, French, Business and Architecture programs will travel to Paris.

Fiction Writer Named 2013 Artist-in-Residence

Friday, February 08, 2013

Fiction writer Cary Holladay has been named the 2013 Artist-in-Residence at Fairmont State University.