An International Festival is planned this week on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College. The events are organized by the Office of International Student Services, International Student Organization, Student Government and the International Education Committee.
From his first semester, Jaron Hollida knew the key to his success would be getting involved on campus.
“I didn’t know anyone when I came here. I was three hours from home,” says the Martinsburg native. “I joined clubs and instantly made the right group of friends. Involve yourself in clubs. Getting involved adds to what you learn and helps you build more independence. Getting involved keeps you busy and out of trouble. A lot of opportunities, like internships, come with being involved.”
On Feb. 17 and 18, Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host the 20th Annual Student Leadership Conference with the theme “Where Will You Be Tomorrow?” Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Residence Life and Student Government, the conference is designed for high school and college students, student organization and club leaders, Greek life officers and members, Student Government members, Freshman Counselors, residence hall advisers and prospective leaders.
A week of events at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will help raise awareness about heart disease by supporting the Go Red For Women campaign. Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of women.
The Student Veterans Organization and Student Government of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College are hosting Veterans Day events on Friday, Nov. 11.
At 11:45 a.m. on the lawn in front of the Falcon Center on main campus, the Harrison County Junior ROTC will offer a color guard performance.
With the theme, “Let Your Dreams Become Your Reality,” Homecoming 2011 for Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College, set for Oct. 24-29, will be a week packed with alumni, athletics, student and community events.
In remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, Student Government is sponsoring an essay contest. All Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College students are eligible to enter.
Student Government would like to remind all Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical Students that the final day for nominations for open positions for the next election is Thursday, Sept. 8. All students interested in joining Student Government should attend the meeting at 12:30 p.m. in Room 128 Hardway Hall.
Fairmont State University senior Alicia Nieman received a $2,500 study abroad scholarship from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. Nieman is the first Fairmont State University student in recent history to receive the scholarship and spent five weeks this summer in South Africa.