It’s been a big year for Emily Aman. Not only did the 14-year-old make the transition from middle school to high school, but she also just finished her first semester at Fairmont State University.
Three Fairmont State University senior History majors attended the national Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Conference in Orlando on Jan. 6-10 and presented academic papers.
“We’ve had students present at some of the smaller regional conferences in the past, but this was the first time we’ve had students present at the national conference,” said Dr. Robin Payne, Assistant Professor of History and faculty advisor for the FSU Phi Alpha Theta chapter.
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).
Students from Fairmont State University will be in the Low Countries of Western Europe as part of the annual International Study/Travel course from Monday through Saturday, March 10-17.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host a birthday celebration in honor of Francis H. Pierpont, “The Father of West Virginia.” Students, faculty and staff are invited to the Folklife Center for birthday cake and coffee from 9:30-10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25.
A team of Fairmont State University students traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to present their research on economic sustainability in Helvetia, W.Va., through heritage tourism as part of the 2011 ARC Appalachian Teaching Project.
Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were recognized during the Faculty Achievement Reception for their exemplary efforts throughout the academic year.