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.
This year the College of Liberal Arts decided to host a panel discussion entitled: “With Liberty and Justice for All?: The Constitution and Civil Liberties.” With the goal of prompting civil discussion across campus, the panelists aimed to shed light on various historical and contemporary issues related how and why the Constitution — and, specifically, amendments to it — has aimed to define and protect the civil liberties of American citizens.
As part of Homecoming 2017 for Fairmont State University, nine exceptional alumni will be honored at the annual Alumni Awards Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. This year’s Homecoming theme is “Fairmont Flashback 1967” in honor of the 50th anniversary of Fairmont State’s NAIA National Championship Football team.
Fairmont State University’s 1967 NAIA National Championship Football team will be celebrated during Homecoming 2017 with the theme “Fairmont Flashback 1967.” Homecoming will be held Sept. 25 - 30, with a variety of events for students, alumni, faculty, staff and the Falcon community.
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.
Four seniors were inducted into the Beta Omega Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honorary, on August 27, according to Dr. James Matthews, the faculty sponsor for the chapter at Fairmont State.
Chelsi L. Latocha, Alyssa N. Lloyd-Hanisch, V. Grace Rine, and Thomas White received the distinction at the Folklife Center before family and faculty. Matthews told the assembly, “These students are our success stories.”
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will host the fourth annual West Fork New Music Festival on the University campus Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept, 9. Guest composers and performers from the surrounding region and across the country will be in attendance.
Fairmont State students spend summer doing all sorts of things from jobs to vacations. Kira N. Guier, an honors student from Kearneysville, West Virginia, studied this summer at The Washington Center and interned at DC127.
Kira, a junior, is double majoring in criminal justice and history.