"We want to celebrate the impact our alumni, students, faculty and staff made through our “Selfies in Service” initiative,” said Swain. “You can show us your impact by uploading photos of you volunteering or by using #SelfiesinService on Facebook and Twitter.”
The Joe n’ Throw in Fairmont has played a major role in revitalizing Downtown. This video features FSU alum Mike Ray as he talks about the impact his pottery classes, and art in general, make in his community.
Make Marion County Shine is a county wide initiative to clean up our communities, led by FSU graduates Jackie Fitch and Iris Canfield. This video showcases impact effective collaboration between FSU and community members has instigated change.
The community garden at Oliver Park in Fairmont has been an incredible community wide project. This video features FSU student and President of FSU’s Collegiate 4H program, Leah Yoho, showing her impact in her community through her work at the garden.
A local family has donated a first edition set of Civil War history books to Fairmont State University and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center in honor of Norman L. Kronjaeger.
Through the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., Laura Kronjaeger Baker of Fairmont and Sherry Kronjaeger Hickman of Cornelius, N.C., presented “The Photographic History of the Civil War in Ten Volumes” to Dr. Judy P. Byers, Executive Director of the Folklife Center, and Tammy Whitacre, Director of Development for the Foundation, on Friday, Sept. 12.
A member of the Campus Police at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will travel to Virginia for a prestigious learning experience in October. Deputy Chief of Police Matt Swain will soon be part of less than one percent of the nation’s police officers that are able to attend the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va.
“It is an honor,” Swain said. “It’s something that not a lot of folks get the opportunity to do. I’m very thankful for it.”
A new fashion brand with Marion County roots provides high-end, handmade, art-inspired products. Showcased as part of Septemberfest, Beth Keener LLC is a partnership company owned and operated by Farmont State University alumnae Beth Keener and Melissa Craig.
Fighting Falcon fans in attendance for the 2014 Fairmont State football season opener against Notre Dame College on Thursday, Sept. 4, witnessed the dedication of the Harold S. “Deacon” Duvall statue that will be permanently displayed at Duvall-Rosier Field.
The Fairmont State Alumni Association is hosting a Game Day Tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 13, for Fighting Falcon fans attending the football game at Shepherd University.
The event begins at 10:30 a.m. in Lot B at Shepherd University. Admission is $10 per person and includes a picnic lunch. Limited reserved parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Game tickets are available at the gate. Kickoff is at noon.
A 2004 graduate of Fairmont State, Alicia Matheny, has published her first book of poetry, “Quicksilver: A Collection of Poems.”
Matheny has published in the poetry journals Whetstone, Ceremony, Laurels, Thick With Conviction, and The Poet’s Haven. After earning her M.A. in English at Marshall University in 2007, Matheney has taught as an adjunct at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Technical & Community College. She lives in Clarksburg.