Every Homecoming, the Fairmont State Alumni Association and Muriale’s Restaurant celebrate FSU’s athletic tradition with Falcon Fest. Each team and their coaches, along with intramural squads, are invited to come out and celebrate the week with their peers. It has become a tradition for the teams and something they look forward to every year.
The Fairmont State men's and women's basketball teams held its first-ever "Fan Fest" during Homecoming. Students and fans took their first look at the 2012-13 squads including previews from Coach Steve McDonald and Coach Jerrod Calhoun.
The night included a dunk contest, three-point shootout, mini-scrimmages, autograph sessions with players and coaches and a student/fan zombie contest.
Fairmont State gathered past athletes and friends to celebrate and induct The Class of 2012 into the Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame. Inductees included: Martha Ganoe (volleyball); Kristen Gattuso (women’s basketball); Haywood Highsmith (men’s basketball); George Opron (baseball); John Feronti (swimming); Jarrod Furgason (football); and Bill Stewart (football).
To read more about the Class of 2012, click here.
Fairmont State's Matt Wilmer hauled in a 19-yard touchdown pass from Bobby Vega to lift Fairmont State to a 54-47 win over Seton Hill on Saturday afternoon at Duvall-Rosier Field as Fairmont State celebrated Homecoming. During halftime, Rosemary Grimm and Maxx Myers were crowned King and Queen. Prior to the game, alumni, friends and students tailgated and joined in a variety of festivities.
For game highlights and photos, click here.
During Homecoming 2012, six alumni were awarded Fairmont State Alumni Association’s highest honor—an alumni award. This year’s recipients included: Outstanding Young Alumna—Sergeant Michelle Cross ’00; Outstanding Young Alumnus—Patrick Snively ’99; Outstanding Alumna—Nancy Lewis Farley ’70; Outstanding Alumnus—Kenneth R. Miller ’65; Alumna of Achievement—Jennifer Kurdle ’89; and Alumnus of Achievement—Bruce Martin ’83. To read the full bio of each award winner, click here.
Eight high school teams will compete in a Quiz Bowl hosted by the Education Honors Society, Kappa Delta Pi and the Honors Program at Fairmont State University at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The event will take place in the third floor conference rooms of the Falcon Center.
Participating schools include University High (David McQuain), South Harrison (Lisa Stout), Charleston Catholic (Amy Arnold), Woodrow Wilson (Mary Jo Snow), Oak Hill (Tasha Yates) and South Charleston (David Hugart).
During November, the Fairmont community will have the opportunity to experience a timeless story with a twist, as the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group present “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Wallman Hall Theatre. Tickets are $13 for general admission and free for Fairmont State and Pierpont Community & Technical College students with their student ID. To order tickets, call (304) 367-4240.
The Fairmont State Collegiate Singers and the Fairmont State Chamber Choir will present a concert titled “Frankenstein, Frank N. Furter and Friends” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the Wallman Hall Theatre.
Directed by Dr. Sam Spears with John Morrison as accompanist, the concert ties into the celebration of Halloween and the 2012-2013 Fairmont State University Common Reader project.
The traditional Homecoming Parade for Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College presented by Student Government scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, in downtown Fairmont has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
A Pep Rally for the Fighting Falcons including the Spirit Stick Competition still will be held at 7 p.m. at Falcon Center Gym 1.
The Fairmont State University Fighting Falcons football locker room has received a much-needed facelift, and on Saturday, Oct. 13, the newly renovated Cava Family Football Locker Room was dedicated with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Made possible by the support of James and Laura Cava and Dan and Machelle Cava, the Cava Family Locker Room has been transformed into a place where all players can comfortably meet and keep their belongings safe.