Fairmont State's 2010-11 Community Engagement Initiative "Put Your Best Fairmont Forward" was recognized by the NCAA as the "Best In the Nation" at the annual Division II Community Engagement Workshop on Thursday. The concept was planned and organized around Fairmont State's football game against West Liberty that was featured on live national television on CBS College Sports.
The operation of the bookstore on the main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will be transitioning over the next two weeks from the management of Barnes & Noble to Follett Higher Education Group.
Fairmont State University criminal justice students took second place in a national competition, and an FSU student successfully competed for a national office during a March 2011 conference in Toronto.
Auditions are planned for the Fairmont State University Town & Gown Summer Theatre production of Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun,” which will be presented in July at Prickett’s Fort State Park.
Fairmont State University has announced the winners of the annual M.M. Neely Persuasive Speaking Contest. The first place winner was Kady Fenske, who is a Communication major from Moundsville. Her topic was “Closing Puppy Mills.”Second place went to Jerry Reames, a Pre-Med major from Clarksburg. His topic was “Porn Addiction.”The third place winner was Marianne Jenkins, a Graphics Technology major from Grafton. Her topic was “Home Schooling.”
Delta Beta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority at Fairmont State University is holding its first annual “Walk Fast with Habitat” walk event to benefit Habitat for Humanity in Marion County. The project was created to fulfill the sorority’s annual National Service Project obligation, and in turn, to help benefit the non-profit organization Habitat for Humanity.
The Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers and the Fairmont State University Community Chorus, directed by Dr. Sam Spears, will present a performance of Gioachino Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” at First Presbyterian Church, 301 Jackson St., Fairmont, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be collected.
On Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m., the Fairmont State University Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Sam Spears, will present a concert, “Rhapsody,” at the Fairmont First Presbyterian Church, 301 Jackson St., Fairmont. The concert is free and open to the public.
As part of the Celebration of Ideas Lecture Series and as the culmination of the Common Reading Project for 2010-2011, author Rebecca Skloot will speak on campus about her book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Skloot will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, in Colebank Hall. This lecture was originally scheduled for April 18, but was rescheduled by the author. Admission is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host the second annual statewide conference for Campus Compact on Wednesday, April 20. The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Falcon Center.