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.

Architecture Students Continue Progress Toward Dark Sky Park

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

In Calhoun County, you don’t need special equipment to see billions of stars—just gaze up at the night sky. The West Virginia county is closer to maximizing a vital asset – darkness – through a partnership between Fairmont State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with support from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

Department of Art Faculty Member, Student Honored

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fairmont State University’s Department of Art attended the West Virginia Art Education Association conference in Morgantown in October. Faculty members Jeff Greenham and Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune staffed a mobile vendor cart and student Ty Collins presented a painting session. Yerdon LeJeune presented shaped canvas and silk screen printing sessions. At the awards dinner, Kylie Ford won the WVAEA Student Achievement in Art Education Award and Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune won the WVAEA Art Educator of the Year Award.

Department of Music Presents Handel's "Messiah"

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in Colebank Hall on the FSU campus. A free pre-concert reception for ticketholders will start at 7 p.m. 

A second performance is planned for 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clarksburg. Both performances will feature the Fairmont State Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir and Community Chorus, along with professional soloists and orchestra. 

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