Academics

Commencement Traditions Reach Back Centuries

Friday, May 11, 2012

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.

Three High School Seniors Awarded McClain Scholarship

Monday, May 07, 2012

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:

Reception Planned for Graduating International Students

Friday, May 04, 2012

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.

French Immersion Day Held on April 28

Friday, May 04, 2012

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.

FSU Spring Commencement Set for May 12

Friday, May 04, 2012

About 600 students will receive degrees during Spring Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Feaster Center.

LaRue Honored with State Award

Thursday, May 03, 2012

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.

Fine Arts Students Honored for Academics

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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.

Whetstone Evening Celebration Set for May 6

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

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.

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