This week, Oct. 20 through 24, is West Virginia's fifth annual “College Application and Exploration Week.” Nearly 240 elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and adult basic education sites across the state have signed up to participate this year.
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.
Connecting students, Fairmont State University alumni and the community, Septemberfest will offer vendors, music, family activities, a high-end fashion runway show and more in downtown Fairmont on Saturday, Sept. 20. Septemberfest is part of Family Weekend, planned for Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19 to 21. (For more information about Family Weekend, visit http://www.fairmontstate.edu/studentservices/family-weekend.)
Fairmont State University and the Department of Athletics will honor legendary coach Harold “Deacon” Duvall on Thursday, Sept. 4, prior to the season opener against Notre Dame College.
Fans attending the game are advised to arrive a few minutes early to witness the unveiling of the Deacon Duvall statue that will be permanently displayed at Duvall-Rosier Field. The unveiling is planned for 6:50 p.m., and kickoff is at 7 p.m.
Fairmont State University alumni and friends, as well as their families, are invited to attend the third annual Picnic at the Park on Sunday, Aug. 24, in Harrison County.
The Fairmont State Alumni Association will host the event from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Overlook Shelter at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Clarksburg. Jaws BBQ will provide lunch, and activities for kids are planned.
Season ticket packages and VIP parking for the 2014 Fairmont State University football season are now available for purchase.
Several options are available, including the opportunity to purchase a piece of Fairmont State history.
The “Buy a Piece of History” option includes two reserved season tickets, a maroon lot parking pass and a piece of the Joe Retton Arena court and a piece of Joe Retton Arena bleacher for $450.
In addition to graduating from Fairmont State University in May, two new alumnae also earned their first salute.