The 2nd annual Blue Jean Ball was held on the Fairmont State campus in Colebank Hall on October 6, 2012. The event was a huge success and fun was had by all who attended.
The West Virginia Art Education Association (WVAEA) will hold its annual conference at Fairmont State University on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26 and 27. The conference will be hosted by FSU’s School of Fine Arts.
Attending the event are West Virginia art teachers from pre-k through 12th grade and higher education institutions and the State Art Coordinator. The conference participants will spend two days in class sessions that will discuss art in the classroom through hands-on opportunities and new developments in art education theory.
The Fairmont State Alumni Association celebrated the golden anniversary of the Class of 1962 as part of Homecoming 2012. The event, sponsored by Wesbanco Bank, included many memories and reflections from class members.
To view photos from the class of 1962, click here.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will launch the new “Appalachian Italian Folk Cultural Series” with a special event on Sunday, Nov. 11.
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).