Fairmont State University was proud to participate in the Make Marion County Shine initiative and partner with Main Street Fairmont with a clean-up of Locust Avenue on Saturday, April 6. The team of 18 students, faculty, staff and community members picked up 48 bags of trash in four hours. Participating students represented the Occupational Safety program, Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice Honor Society), S.T.A.N.D., Tau Kappa Epsilon and Student Government. The Office of Institutional Advancement and Physical Plant also supported the initiative.
The Fairmont State University Reads program is preparing for the spring reading enrichment program for elementary school students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Sessions will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 26, and will continue each Tuesday through April 16 from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Falcon Center on the main FSU campus.
Fairmont State students supervised by Sarah Williams, graduate assistant, have just completed an intense workshop/training period, working diligently to make this a successful reading experience for elementary students.
What began as a hobby for Don Trisel, a professor of biology at Fairmont State University, and his wife Kim has become much more over the years.
About 10 years ago, the Trisels purchased a piece of land behind their home in Farmington.
“It was all forest,” Trisel said. “We had some beekeeper friends at church, and I suggested that they come out and put some hives on our property and take advantage of that resource.”
Instead, the Trisels’ friends made another suggestion.
Fairmont State Counts, a free math tutoring program offered by Fairmont State University is planning for its spring session to be held on the Fairmont campus. The tutoring program is offered to students in fourth through eighth grades who are experiencing math difficulties.
The one hour/once a week sessions, which run for eight weeks, are offered Tuesdays or Thursdays. The program starts Feb. 19. Cathy Woodson is coordinating the sessions.
The program is structured to emphasize math homework difficulties or specific math difficulties.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Fairmont State University ceramics studio through the School of Fine Arts has hosted students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the Empty Bowls Project, which is an international grassroots, craft-based effort to end hunger.
Eleven Fairmont State University graduate students aided residents of Ritchie County in developing sustainable, healthy community activities, through a project funded by West Virginia Campus Compact. Now that project has the attention of the National Institutes of Health.
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.
On Dec. 4 at the Shaw House on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College, FSU President Maria Rose and Pierpont President Doreen Larson hosted a group of about 100 women for a Holiday Tea.
The City of Fairmont, the Urban Renewal Authority, Marion County and Fairmont State University are collaborating on student competition that will yield design ideas for the redevelopment of the block around the Masonic Temple building in historic downtown Fairmont.
An ongoing collaboration between Fairmont State University and the City of Fairmont to improve Fifth Street Park next will revitalize the park’s basketball courts.