Clarksburg native and Florida State head football coach Jimbo Fisher has been announced as the keynote speaker at the Fairmont State Athletic Association (FSAA) Spring Scholarship Banquet. The banquet will be held on Saturday, April 28, at 5:30 p.m., in Gym 1 of the Falcon Center. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased from an FSAA member or by calling (304) 367-4220. Net proceeds help support athletic scholarships at Fairmont State.
“Sustainable Justice” was the theme of the 2012 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference, which took place in New York City from March 13-17. Thirteen students from Fairmont State University’s Alpha Phi Sigma group attended the conference. Alpha Phi Sigma is the national criminal justice honor society, which was recognized over 25 years ago by ACJS as the future of the organization and holds a conference in conjunction with ACJS every year. While Alpha Phi Sigma offers its own activities, the students are free to participate in any of the ACJS events.
The Celebration of Ideas Lecture Series at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College brings nationally prominent speakers of diverse viewpoints to campus each fall and spring. “Year of Wonders” by Geraldine Brooks was the selected work for the campus-wide Common Reading Project for 2011-2012. In culmination of that project, Brooks will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in Colebank Hall Gym as part of the lecture series.
As part of the Introduction to Global Perspectives course, which offers students a chance to familiarize themselves with cultures and concepts outside their own, 11 students and two instructors from Fairmont State University spent their spring break in Canada. This trip, which offered many students their first international experience, was funded by a grant from the Consortium for Internationalizing Higher Education, part of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.
As a follow up February’s Black History Month program on “The Aubrey Stewart Project,” the Office of Student Affairs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a showing of the movie “The Wereth 11” on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Admission is free and open to the public.
Kestrel, Fairmont State University’s professional journal of literature and art, invites everyone to take part in the Kestrel Celebration Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, to celebrate the release of their newest issue, Kestrel 27. From a Poetry Making workshop on Friday to readings on Friday and Saturday, Kestrel Celebration offers the perfect event for you.
On Sunday, March 25, beginning at 2 p.m., the Fairmont State University Honors Program and women’s volleyball team will collaborate in honor of a good cause as they take part in the Soup Opera’s third annual walk-a-thon.