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.
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.
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).
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.
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 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.
A Fairmont State University Art student and two recent Art graduates have been selected to be part of the Tamarack Foundation show “Emerge,” featuring the artwork of 18 students and recent graduates from college and university art programs across the state of West Virginia.
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.
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.
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.