Fairmont State University will host the second annual Order of La Sila scholarship dinner on Sunday, April 28. At this year’s event, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III will be the second person inducted as a “Tall Pine” into the Order of La Sila.
To be proclaimed as Northern Ireland Week by the City of Fairmont, the week of April 1 through 5 will feature the visit of a distinguished delegation of visitors from Northern Ireland. A series of speaking events and presentations, several of which will be open to the public, has been planned.
The International Student Organization invites all interested (and talented) Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College students to participate in a Talent Show Competition. The event will take place from 12:30-1:30 Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Main Street area on the second floor of the Falcon Center on the shared main campus.
The Office of International Student Services will host a Welcome Reception for International Students attending Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College on Thursday, Jan. 17.
The event will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
On Friday, Dec. 14, the Office of International Student Services, in collaboration with the International Education Committee, will host a reception for international students graduating from Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College in December 2012.
The reception will take place in Room 303 of the Education Building from noon to 1:30 p.m. Graduating international students from Korea, Nepal and Saudi Arabia will be recognized and celebrated.
A team of Fairmont State University students traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier in December to present their comparative research tourism as part of the 2012 ARC Appalachian Teaching Project. Their project focused on the exploration of conflict and poverty in relationship to community sustainability and economic stability between Northern Ireland and North Central West Virginia through heritage tourism.