July 12, 2012, IBM held its first Customer Summit meeting coordinated by Don Resnick, the global director of the IBM Academic Initiative. Resnick invited customers using IBM’s Enterprise System Technology to meet with university faculty members to discuss corporate needs in the workforce and how to infuse curricula with the desired skill sets for graduates to be immediately employable. Participants included Depository Trust Clearing Corporation, Highmark West Virginia, IBM Sales & Marketing, FBI/CJIS Fingerprinting, the Department of the Treasury/Bureau of Public Debt and PNC Bank.
On Thursday, May 10, the Fairmont State University School of Education, Health and Human Performance held its annual Awards Ceremony to honor students for their accomplishments. Attending the event were students, their families, alumni and faculty and staff of the School of Education and Health and Human Performance.
The Grand Feature Parade of the 2012 West Virginia Three Rivers Festival kicked off last evening in downtown Fairmont. Serving as honorary parade marshal was Fairmont State President Maria Rose.
With participants from around the area, the parade allowed the Fairmont community to celebrate all that makes Fairmont great.
A partnership between Fairmont State University and Marion County Schools has brought two public school teachers to campus while providing new opportunities for graduate students.
Through the Professional Development School (PDS) Partnership originated in the School of Education, Health and Human Performance, two area classrooms at Fairview Middle and Whitehall Elementary benefited from firsts.
With roots reaching back to the formation of public education in West Virginia, the institution now known as Fairmont State University has been led by distinguished principals and presidents.
Fairmont State University’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter continues its tradition of excellence and will again represent the region at the National Concrete Canoe Competition. FSU’s ASCE Student Chapter won first place in the Concrete Canoe Competition for the ninth consecutive year at the end of March at the Virginias Conference, hosted by Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Va.
Saturday, March 24, 2012 offered an exciting opportunity to experience campus life at Fairmont State University through Campus Visitation Day. The pictures are from that day's events.
As you crest the top step in the Falcon Center and look into the third floor Dining Hall, the first person you are likely to see is 24-year Dining Services veteran Carolyn Straight. With her blond hair and bright smile, she serves students during breakfast, lunch, and dinner and knows most everyone by name.
The 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 birthday celebration in honor of Francis H. Pierpont, “The Father of West Virginia.” Students, faculty and staff are invited to the Folklife Center for birthday cake and coffee from 9:30-10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25.