On Sundays during the month of September, members of the Fairmont State University men’s and women’s swim teams have spent some quality time in the pool. But they’re not working on their technique or trying to shed time off their personal best.
They’re working as “buddies” for children involved in Corridor Chapter of the Autism Society of West Virginia, each paired with a participant to offer free swim lessons.
Recent Fairmont State University graduate, Kurtis Dennison, will be leading a session on his experience with the Peace Corps at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, in Multimedia A in the Ruth Ann Musick Library.
After graduating in 2014 with a degree in theatre arts, Dennison served with AmeriCorps Energy Express and AmeriCorps VISTA to develop community theater activities in Grafton, West Virginia. He went on to volunteer with the Peace Corps, serving in Rwanda from 2015 through 2017.
Within hours of the weekend flooding that left much of Mannington under water, Fairmont State University's Student Government Association organized a campus drop-off location for cleaning supplies. Several carloads were taken to a clearing house, combined with other donations from across the region to help those impacted by the worst flooding in Marion County since the 1980s.
At the annual end-of-the-year picnic for Fairmont State University faculty and staff, RJ Gimbl, President and CEO of the Fairmont State Foundation, surprised FSU President Maria Rose with a special gift from the FSU community. Gimbl announced the creation of the Maria C. Rose Endowed Scholarship for first generation college students.
Fairmont State University students, faculty, staff, alumni the community are invited to the dedication ceremony for the new Falcon Commons, a brick pathway on the main campus selected as the Senior Campaign by the Class of 2017.
Along with industry partners in education, Civil Engineering Technology seniors at Fairmont State University are studying a real-life engineering issue--the earth movement along U.S. Route 250 between Mary Lou Retton Drive and Holbert Road in Fairmont.
Students from Fairmont State University’s Community Health Education Program will travel to Richwood, W.Va., to continue their work helping residents who were affected by the June 2016 flood. Students previously visited Richwood in October and December 2016 and identified health and safety needs of Richwood residents.
The City of Fairmont Utilities Stormwater Program will hold its sixth annual Stream Cleanup Day on Wednesday, April 12, in conjunction with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s 2017 Make It Shine program. Fairmont State University Construction Manager Stephanie Slaubaugh and about 15 FSU students plan to participate.