Honors Program

Fairmont State professor presents lecture at Chinese University

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Fairmont State University’s Dr. J Robert Baker, senior level professor of English, was invited to present a lecture to faculty and students at the Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in Yangling, China.

Baker’s presentation entitled “Loneliness, Incomprehensibility, and Rage in Annie Dunne,” focused Sebastian Barry’s 2002 novel. Baker argued that Barry is emblematic of the rich and vigorous writing being done by Irish authors today. 

Creative Sustainability to make sleeping mats for homeless shelters

Monday, May 06, 2019

The Creative Sustainability Council and Honors Program at Fairmont State University are working together to make string out of plastic bags to crochet into sleeping mats for homeless shelters. 

Angelica Starcovic, president of the Honors Program, said they hosted an event from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23 in the lobby of Prichard. 

Honors Field Day takes 42 to Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Forty-two Fairmont State students participated in the annual Honors Field Day in Washington, D.C. on September 8, according to Kelsy Eaton, president of the Honors Association.

Honors students present at Phi Alpha Theta conference

Monday, April 23, 2018

Three Honors history students presented their original research at the regional Phi Alpha Theta conference, according to Dr. Robin K. Payne, Assistant Professor of History.

Garrett C. McCurdy, a senior from Marlinton, WV, read his paper, "Evaluating the Benefits of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the National and Social Landscape of the 1930s." A Social Studies Education major, McCurdy is student teaching this spring at Bridgeport High School.

Students travel to Athens for spring break

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Twelve Honors students and English majors spent spring break in Athens as part of a study tour, according to Dr. Matthew Hokom, who led the trip.

The students spent the first eight weeks of the term, learning about the rich history and cultural importance of Athens in a course taught by Dr. Hokom.  They investigated the achievements of classical Greece, as well as modern authors, contemporary politics, and Greek cuisine.

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