Folklife Center Hosts Talk on "Preserving the Past through Heirloom Textiles"

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A special presentation at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on Sunday, March 22, will provide information on protecting and preserving our material culture. The event also will celebrate the closing of the exhibit, “Hanging by a Beautiful Thread: Celebrating the Fiber Arts,” which highlights the beauty in traditional fiber arts created in the home.

Computer Science Students Take Third Place in Mylan Hackathon

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Team “Alpha Falcons” representing Fairmont State University was awarded third place in the second annual Mylan Hackathon, which took place Saturday, Feb. 28, and Sunday, March 1.

More than 110 “hackers” comprising 29 teams spent the weekend at Mylan’s Robert J. Coury Global Center in Canonsburg, Pa., computer coding for 30 continuous hours. The teams were challenged to develop an innovative solution to one of seven real-world challenges to help Mylan further its mission of providing access to affordable medicine to the world’s 7 billion people.

Two FSU Students Present at Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Two Fairmont State University seniors were selected to participate in the 12th annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, March 4. More than 100 students from across the state shared original research projects highlighting the importance of West Virginia higher education to the state Legislature.

Devin Heitz, a Biology and Pre-physical Therapy major from Harrison County, addressed the water quality near Marcellus shale drilling by microbial testing. His objective through his project was to discover and bring to light the impacts of water near drilling sites.

Women of Color Luncheon Planned for March 31

Monday, March 09, 2015

Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host the Women of Color Luncheon: A Celebration of Diversity and Achievement on Tuesday, March 31.

The keynote speaker for the event will be Jotwyla R. Moore. A native of Fairmont, Moore is an author, teacher and speaker, who loves to empower women. As the wife of Kirk M. Moore, she serves as the Assistant Pastor of Restoring Life Ministries Incorporated of Morgantown.

FSU to Host Job Fair on Feb. 24

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Fairmont State University students, alumni and members of the community interested in employment are invited to attend the annual Job Fair hosted by the Career Development Center.

More than 65 companies and agencies are registered to attend the event. The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Falcon Center, Gym 1. For those who are not current students, paid parking is available in the parking garage. Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and to be prepared to discuss career opportunities with employers.

FSU Artifacts Sought for Sesquicentennial Exhibit

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

In celebration of Fairmont State University’s Sesquicentennial, the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center plans to create an exhibit featuring FSU history and traditions this spring.

“The Folklife Center is proud to celebrate the history, traditions and culture of this great University through a special exhibit. We need assistance from the Falcon family to identify artifacts that would help share the stories and lore of the past 150 years,” said Dr. Judy P. Byers, Executive Director of the Folklife Center.

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