Dr. Judy P. Byers, editor, and Patricia Musick, principle illustrator, were on hand to sign copies of the book, “Mountain Mother Goose: Child Lore of West Virginia”. Decades in the making, the book is based on the child lore collections of Dr. Walter Barnes and Dr. Ruth Ann Musick, both retired Fairmont State faculty members.
The Fairmont State Alumni Association is hosting welcome reception for Head Coach Jason Woodman as the Fighting Falcons prepare to kick off the 2013 football season.
Woodman and his staff will be available to meet and greet Falcon Fans during the event scheduled for 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at the Erickson Alumni Center. Admission is free and open to the public. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be available.
The West Virginia Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America honored Fairmont State University with five awards at its 2013 Crystal Awards Gala.
Frank Pulice, Jr. was presented with the first Fairmont State Alumni Association Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, May 11. The award was created to show appreciation for alumni who have dedicated years of service to the association and to the institution.
“Frank Pulice, Jr. has achieved great personal and professional success. As a philanthropist and community volunteer, he truly has made a difference. Mr. Pulice’s life exemplifies the type of achievement, leadership and service we wish for all Fairmont State alumni,” said FSU President Maria Rose.
As the semester winds down, the 2013-2014 Student Government is just getting started. The executive officers will be busy this summer preparing for a new year of Firsts.
The annual Women of Color Luncheon, a celebration of diversity and achievement, took place Tuesday, April 9.
Lockheed Martin was on campus April 3-4, 2013, to host a workshop offering practical advice and strategies for career development.
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.
Volunteers helping clean up the county 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.
Michael Bonadio was the featured artist for “Smeltdown,” a week of collaborative metal casting between the sculpture programs at Fairmont State University and West Virginia University.
On Friday, April 5, 2013, Bonadio assisted in an iron pour at the Fairmont State University foundry, beginning at 12 pm.