While a college education is undeniably a valuable investment, paying for college can be challenging for most families. Fairmont State University, which delivers high quality academic programs at an affordable cost, continues to meet students' needs for financial aid and to provide a unique learning environment close to home in North Central West Virginia.
Scott Ullom says it was the “be First” attitude that attracted him to Fairmont State University.
The first time Ullom visited Fairmont State’s campus he was attending a workshop as a student representative for another college. As a deaf student, he immediately found the FSU community welcoming and supportive.
“I visited 17 other colleges and universities,” Ullom said. “At Fairmont State, four people offered to direct me around campus within the first seven minutes of being here.”
When it was time for the first home FSU football game, Black Student Union members wanted to be the first make their mark for the Community Engagement Initiative. In fact, “Make Your Mark” is the theme this year for the student organization.
West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant and members of her staff visited Fairmont State University on Tuesday, Dec. 6, to tour the Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX), which is the laboratory and applied research component of the University’s National Security and Intelligence program. FSU is the first University in the state to offer a program of this kind.
The Student Psychological Association is hosting a toy drive to benefit HOPE, Inc., a United Way agency and domestic violence shelter. Toys and clothes for children can be dropped off at Room 308 Jaynes Hall and at the FSU and Pierpont Bookstore on the second floor of the Falcon Center. The collection will take place until 3 p.m. Dec. 6.
Fairmont State University formalized its relationship with Woosong University in Daejeon, South Korea, today, Dec. 2, through the signing of a memorandum of understanding.
The FSU Collegiate Singers and Chamber Choir will offer a concert of holiday choral music at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Colebank Hall. A free dessert reception will precede that concert at 7:30 p.m.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present three free musical performances in December.
The Department of Language and Literature is pleased to announce a competition for excellence in student writing. Eligible work will have been written during the spring 2011/fall 2011 semesters.
Deciding to participate in Fairmont State University's Italian Exchange Program (UNICAL) was far easier than actually making the first-time trip 5,000 miles from home in Marion County, WV. Lindsay Menas, an English major, will spend one year studying at the University of Calabria-Consenza. Through e-mails, blogs and Skype communication, she describes many of her opportunities as first-time-in-her-life experiences. Just getting to the second largest campus in Europe, with an enrollment of 40,000 students, was a unique journey for the University junior.