On Saturday the kick-off event for the Fighting Falcon Geotrail was a great headway into the weekend with about 80 people who attended to learn more about geocaching as well as experience the new trail laid out by Fairmont resident Mark Webb.
Webb, an East Fairmont High School junior, described geocaching as a 21st century high tech treasure hunt that uses GPS location to find hidden objects in the real world.
Fairmont State University has been ranked No. 2 in West Virginia by OnlineColleges.com. The rankings are based on a variety of factors including affordability, student services and availability of online programs, the most recent government data was used to evaluate colleges and universities across the nation.
Fairmont State University has been awarded $20,000 from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources’ Office of Drug Control Policy to help provide recovery resources for adults in educational environments through Collegiate Recovery Programs (CRPs).
Fairmont State University and West Virginia University Institute of Technology have come together to reach new heights as they signed a consortial educational agreement that benefits aviation students at both institutions.
The agreement allows students the ability to take classes from either program in order to complete their degree.
On Thursday, Frostburg State University joined the Mountain East Conference following a unanimous vote of approval by the MEC Board of Directors. If accepted into the NCAA Division II process, Frostburg State would be slated to begin competition in the MEC beginning with the 2019-20 academic year. Full membership in the MEC will ultimately be contingent upon Frostburg State achieving active membership status in NCAA Division II.
On Saturday, July 21, expert geocachers and those new to the sport will come together on the campus of Fairmont State University for the area’s first geocaching workshop and the long-awaited release of the Fairmont State University Geotrail. The trail will include 15 caches hidden around campus and will includes many different varieties at varying difficulties.
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