Playwright, author and screenwriter Tom DeTitta has been named the 2014 Artist-in-Residence for Fairmont State University. With a specialty in historical drama, he has written two plays with content closely connected to this area, “Monongah,” which is about an immigrant family affected by the 1907 mine disaster, and “Street of Gold,” which is about a coal mining family in Western Pennsylvania.
The gift of a Fairmont State University alumna and former employee illustrates the significant impact possible through planned giving.
A bequest from the Mary K. Kaiser and John P. Kaiser Family Trust will provide more than $330,000 to the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., that will be used for FSU student scholarships.
The Fairmont State Foundation has announced that a donation from the Sgt. Todd May Memorial Fund Committee has provided the final funds needed for Fairmont State University’s matching grant from the West Virginia Research Trust Fund as part of the “Bucks for Brains” program.
Fairmont State University students will benefit from the gift of an alumnus who believed education was a way to create opportunity.
William Claude “Bill” Waters, who spent his career dedicated to education, passed away in July 2012 at age 93. Through a bequest from his estate, Waters has provided a $730,000 gift to the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., that will be used for FSU student scholarships. Waters previously made more than $63,000 in gifts to the University.
Fiction writer Cary Holladay has been named the 2013 Artist-in-Residence at Fairmont State University.
Fairmont State University will host a special event premiering a new promotional video for the University’s Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX).
The premiere party for “The OSIX Experience” will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13. The event is open to the public and will begin with a reception in the main entrance of the Engineering Technology Building, located on the shared main campus of Fairmont State and Pierpont Community & Technical College. Signs will direct guests to the reserved event parking.
Apply for any scholarship for which you think you may be eligible, advises Cynthia Hudok, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships for Fairmont State University.
“Don’t limit yourself,” she said. “You just apply and go for it and put your name out there.”
Hudok said there are two keys to a successful scholarship application: apply early and make sure all of your information is filled out correctly.
“So many times we receive an application that is not complete and then we can’t award the students, and that is a situation we would like to avoid,” she said.
A gift in memory of a former librarian and professor has allowed the Ruth Ann Musick Library to provide enhanced services to the students of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.
When fans of Fighting Falcons football flock to Duvall-Rosier Field in the fall, they will be greeted by Fairmont State University’s new high technology scoreboard, made possible by a gift from BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company.
The Fairmont State University Marching Band continues to grow, but band members need your help to look as good as they sound. First impressions matter, and the band wants to “Dress to Impress.”
The Fairmont State Alumni Association, Office of Institutional Advancement, the Fairmont State Foundation, the FSU Department of Music, the FSU Marching Band and the Fairmont State Band Alumni Association are inviting the community to participate in a fund drive to purchase new band uniforms.