Fairmont State's 2010-11 Community Engagement Initiative "Put Your Best Fairmont Forward" was recognized by the NCAA as the "Best In the Nation" at the annual Division II Community Engagement Workshop on Thursday. The concept was planned and organized around Fairmont State's football game against West Liberty that was featured on live national television on CBS College Sports.
The Fairmont State University/PDS Partnership was represented at the 12th annual National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) Conference in New Orleans in March 2011. The conference featured educators from across the P-20 educational continuum in all 50 states. Presenters shared the strategies they have designed and implemented and offered practical, site-based suggestions to attendees.
The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Fairmont State University as a leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
FSU was admitted to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.
Delta Beta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority at Fairmont State University is holding its first annual “Walk Fast with Habitat” walk event to benefit Habitat for Humanity in Marion County. The project was created to fulfill the sorority’s annual National Service Project obligation, and in turn, to help benefit the non-profit organization Habitat for Humanity.
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host the second annual statewide conference for Campus Compact on Wednesday, April 20. The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Falcon Center.
Two outstanding women were honored during the annual Women of Color Luncheon, a celebration of diversity and achievement, on Wednesday, March 30, in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms.
For the fourth year in a row, Fairmont State University students and faculty participated in the national Empty Bowls Project, which is an international grassroots, craft-based effort to end hunger.
Resident Assistant staff members in the Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College Office of Residence Life participated in a work day for Marion County Habitat for Humanity on January 13, 2011, as part of their training and team building.
The Fairmont State GEAR UP Partnership will host its annual High School Quiz Bowl Competitionon Saturday, March 5, in the Falcon Center Conference Rooms on the main campus. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and will conclude with an afternoon award ceremony. High schools participating this year include: Clay Battelle, Liberty, Lincoln, Webster Springs and University.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest Banquet on Tuesday, Jan. 18, recognized area high school students who participated in the contest that honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.