As students don their caps and gowns, align their tassels and prepare for the Commencement procession, they are participating in a generations old ceremony. From the academic regalia to the mace that is carried, Fairmont State University’s Commencement is steeped in tradition.
Congratulations to Fairmont State University's 2012 Nursing Class. A pinning ceremony was held May 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fairmont State Feaster Center.
For the fourth 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 scholarship winners:
Connie S. Moore, APRN, BC, MSN, Abelina Suarez Professor of Nursing, Senior Level, presented “Simulation as a Teaching Strategy for Nursing Education.”
The Office of International Student Services, in collaboration with the International Education Committee, will host a reception for international students who are graduating from Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.
The event will take place from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. Friday, May 11, in Room 303 of the Education Building. The reception is open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.
Seven graduating students from China, Japan, Nepal and the United Kingdom will be recognized and celebrated.
Every spring, French-speaking educators and community members from around the state gather for a day of language immersion. This year Fairmont State University and Dr. Erin Hippolyte, Assistant Professor of French, hosted the French Immersion Day event for the first time.
On April 28, 2012, beginning with café (coffee) and pastries at 10 a.m. in the Education Building conference room, roughly 25people enjoyed speaking French outside the classroom setting with presentations and mix-and-mingle activities until the day came to a close at 3 p.m.
About 600 students will receive degrees during Spring Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Feaster Center.
The West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics (WVCTM) recently named Fairmont State University professor of mathematics, Dennine LaRue, the 2012 College Mathematics Teacher of the Year.
On Sunday, April 22, the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts held its annual Awards Ceremony to honor students and their accomplishments. Attending the event were students, their families, alumni and faculty and staff of the School of Fine Arts.
“The strong scholarship support that the School of Fine Arts receives from the Fairmont State Foundation allows us to attract talented, well-prepared students to our programs. The enrollment of those students raises the bar for all our students, a kind of ‘trickle up’ effect, which is very welcome,” said Peter Lach, Dean of the School of Fine Arts.
The annual Whetstone Evening celebration will be from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in the second floor student lounge in the Ruth Ann Musick Library on the main campus.
Admission to the event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be provided. Contributors are encouraged to come and read their work, which will be done on a sign-up basis at the event.