Employers Sought for Job Fair; Events Planned to Help Students Prepare

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Fairmont State University Career Development Center will host its annual Job Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and is seeking area employers who would like to participate.

“The Job Fair draws a large crowd is a great way to connect with potential new hires,” said Amy Drvar, Director of Career Development. “Fairmont State prides itself on providing its students and graduates with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.”

FSU Students Assist with School Supplies Giveaway

Friday, January 22, 2016

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 18, Fairmont State University students assisted with a School Supplies Giveaway at Morningstar Baptist Church in Fairmont.

FSU involvement was coordinated by the Career Development Center. Many of the FSU student volunteers were from Student Government.

Graduate Studies Fair Showcases Program Options

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Fairmont State University is meeting the challenge of educating professionals in a variety of fields including architecture, criminal justice, business and multiple areas within the field of education. Many fields that once employed graduates with bachelor’s degrees now prefer to hire those with master’s degrees. Choosing to pursue a master’s degree program at FSU represents a commitment to excellence, personal growth and lifelong learning.

FSU Students Named to Fall 2015 Dean's List & President's List

Friday, January 15, 2016

A total of 1,208 students have been honored for their academic achievement at Fairmont State University after completing the fall 2015 semester.

Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has released the Dean’s List and the President’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.

Students Participate in Model Arab League Competition

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Fairmont State University students excelled at the recent Appalachian Regional Model Arab League (ARMAL) competition at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va.

At the competition, the FSU team represented Iraq. The two delegates in the Joint Defense Council, Randall Stickley of Fairmont, a Political Science and National Security and Intelligence major, and Nakoma Connolly of Fairmont, a Criminal Justice major, were awarded Distinguished Delegate commendations for their exceptional work on draft resolutions with several other universities (delegations).

Leave Your Mark Competition Helps Beautify Campus

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Leave Your Mark Mural Contest, sponsored by the Student Government Association, allows students to contribute to the artistic landscape of the Fairmont State University main campus.

The contest was launched in the spring 2015 semester by Rachel Ball, the former secretary for the Student Government Association. Ball is participating in a study abroad opportunity in the Netherlands during the spring 2016 semester.

FSU Offices to Close for Winter Break

Thursday, December 17, 2015

All Fairmont State University offices will be closed Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, through Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, for winter break.

Faculty return for Professional Development Week on Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 13-15, 2015.

Fairmont State is closed Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes begin for the spring 2016 semester on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.

 

Love Your Melon Campus Crew Members Sought

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Love Your Melon is an organization on campus that is an apparel brand nationwide on a mission to give every child battling cancer a hat. This organization has been on campus for about a semester and is seeking more crew members and volunteers to join this cause.

An informational meeting on campus is planned for 6 p.m. Jan. 25, 2016, in front of the Nickel on the second floor of the Falcon Center. Pizza will be offered, and there will be a short presentation.

Band Student's School Spirit a Noteworthy Performance

Friday, December 11, 2015

Whether it’s on the field or in a parade, you can hear Will Johnston’s trumpet.

Johnston, who has played trumpet since fifth grade, now plays trumpet for both the Fairmont State University marching band and jazz band. On the field, he is assisted by Nicole Davis, a volunteer who does not receive class credit for her actions.

Born with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone syndrome, Johnston uses a wheelchair.

But this hasn’t caused him to not dream big.

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