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May 9, 2024

Fairmont State prepares for 155th Spring Commencement

Fairmont State University will host its 155th Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 11. There will be three separate ceremonies taking place throughout the day. The first will be at 10 a.m. for the College of Business & Aviation and the College of Education, Health & Human Performance. The second will be at 1 p.m. for the College of Liberal Arts and Regents Bachelor of Arts Program. The third and final ceremony will be at 4 p.m. for the College of Nursing and the College of Science & Technology.

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Apr 15, 2024

West Virginia high schoolers selected as Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholars

Three West Virginia high school seniors have been selected as recipients of Fairmont State University’s premier academic scholarship. Grace Wells (Fairmont, W.VA), Lauren Bailey (Ripley, W.VA) and Madison Lagasse (Salem, W.VA) will have the entirety of their tuition and more paid for by the Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship. In addition to tuition, the McClain scholarship covers room and board and provides scholarship awardees with a $500 per semester allowance to purchase textbooks from the Fairmont State Bound for Success bookstore.

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Apr 12, 2024

Fairmont State partners with NASA to host astronomy based Star Party for the community

Fairmont State University’s Ruth Ann Musick Library and the NASA Katherine Johnson IV&V Education Resource Center have partnered to host a grant funded Star Party, where members of the community are invited to explore the night sky and learn about astronomy. The event will take place on Monday, April 15 from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. on the Education Building Quad located on Fairmont State’s campus. If the weather does not permit, the Star Party will be postponed until April 22.

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Mar 25, 2024

Students earn Fairmont State scholarships during Science Showdown

Seniors from two winning teams, Jefferson High School (Shenandoah Junction, WV) and Parkersburg High School (Parkersburg, WV) each received a $1,000 Fairmont State scholarship in recognition of their accomplishments during Fairmont State University’s science showdown. Twelve teams of four students comprising juniors and seniors from seven area schools competed in a series of scientific challenges as part of the University’s Science Showdown on February 24. This is the second year in a row Fairmont State has hosted this event.

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Mar 21, 2024

Fairmont State University to host SkillsUSA State Competition March 22 – 23

The future workforce of West Virginia will be on display at the SkillsUSA West Virginia Championship hosted at Fairmont State University Friday, March 22 – Saturday, March 23 in the Feaster Center. SkillsUSA aims to provide solutions to the current and future demand for a skilled workforce by preparing career and technical students for jobs available within the state.

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Mar 13, 2024

Local High Schools Compete at Fairmont State in Regional Academic Showdown

Two teams have advanced from the 2024 Academic Showdown regional competition held at Fairmont State University on March 8. Grafton High School Team 1, Taylor County, placed first, and Bridgeport High School Team 2, Harrison County, placed second, earning both teams a spot in the finale on April 23, at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston.

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