Vanessa Hilton has been awarded a $7,000 Freeman Asia Scholarship to study at Akita International University in Akita, Japan, during spring and fall 2018 semesters. The sophomore English major is minoring in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She plans a career in teaching English abroad.
The Fairmont State University department of music is excited to welcome the Jenny Wilson Trio to the campus of Fairmont State. They will be presenting a free concert of jazz music at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m.
It’s been said that a rising tide lifts all boats. For Fairmont State University’s Outdoor Recreation program, they know that they succeed by giving back and making a difference. Throughout the month of February, these students made an economic impact of more than $1,000 for work done at Coopers Rock State Forest and the Fairmont Soup Opera.
In 1881, the first member of the Moore family, Ira Corwin Moore, enrolled in Fairmont State Normal School. More than 135 years later, the family continues to be closely connected to Fairmont State University and the culture and heritage of Appalachia.
For many of us, getting into an airplane to travel around the country and even the world is becoming more common but pilots to fly those planes are becoming harder to find. Fairmont State University is working to fill that need by training students on their brand new 2017 Cessna 172 Skyhawk.
For many in Marion County, standing in line for a bowl of soup and a slice of bread is a common way to meet an all-too-common need—hunger. On Sunday, March 11, from 11a.m. to 3p.m., at the Knights of Columbus in Fairmont, many residents will stand in a similar line in order to raise awareness and support through an Empty Bowls event.
The Fairmont State University Choirs will present a concert entitled “Voyages” at the First Presbyterian Church of Fairmont on Friday, March 23, 7:30p.m. The concert will feature the Fairmont State Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir, and Community Chorus. The concert is free and open to the public.
In honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, career services and the office of disability services is hosting an event on Main Street, second floor of the Falcon Center, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Student organizations, local leaders, government agencies, and business professionals plan to set up tables to display their company information and speak about their experiences and accomplishments.