The Fairmont State University Office of Student Activities and Greek Life, in partnership with Fairmont Regional Medical Center, sponsored a philanthropy event supporting the American Cancer Society on Tuesday, March 21.
The event, Snugs for Hugs, gave participants the opportunity to make blankets for cancer patients. For every blanket made, $10 was donated to the American Cancer Society. At the end of the night, 62 blankets were made and $620 was raised.
The Fairmont State University College of Science & Technology has announced the winners of the 2017 West Virginia Regional Science Fair held Feb. 25 on the FSU campus. About 105 students in grades six through 12 entered projects in Behavioral & Social Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, Environmental Science and Biology & Chemistry.
Thanks to the generosity of a network of women helping women, gifts will help brighten the spirits of the women at HOPE, Inc., a shelter for the victims of domestic violence and a United Way of Marion County agency.
On Nov. 29, the women of FSU and Pierpont (female faculty, staff members, alumnae, retirees, board members and their spouses or partners) gathered at the Shaw House (President’s House) for A Holiday Tea and brought gifts for women at HOPE, Inc.
The holiday season at FSU includes several events at the Shaw House, the president’s home on the main campus. To make sure the house is ready to welcome guests with festive trimmings and a beautiful tree decorated with maroon ornaments, a group of community members have volunteered to decorate every year. Decorating is their way of supporting FSU President Maria Rose for all she does for the community throughout the year.
Community Health Education students are spending the 2016-2017 academic year identifying health and safety needs in Richwood, W.Va., one of the communities affected by the historic flooding in June 2016.
Each year Fairmont State University supports the United Way of Marion County annual campaign. Many faculty and staff contribute each year to help meet the campaign goal, which is set at $440,000 for this year. Students joined the campaign this fall by participating in a raffle for a prime parking spot – the president’s.