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Sep 18, 2023

Scholarships established for music education and occupational safety students at Fairmont State University

A Marion County native has arranged a planned gift to establish two scholarships supporting students in music education and occupational safety programs at Fairmont State University. The David Warren Harper, M.S., and Nancy Valentine Harper, Ed.D., Occupational Safety Scholarship, and the David Warren Harper, M.S., and Nancy Valentine Harper, Ed.D., Music Education and/or Education Scholarship have been created to honor the shared commitment to improve the lives of others and encourage a legacy of supporting students in these fields.

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Sep 5, 2023

Fairmont State University Receives WVHEPC Campus Mental Health Grant

For the third consecutive year, Fairmont State University has been awarded grant funding through the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Campus Mental Health Grant program. This year, the $4,000 in funding will be used to design and implement the Incentivized Holistic Wellness Assessment, a joint initiative of Fairmont State’s Offices of Student Health, Accessibility, Social Work, and Nursing. The purpose of this comprehensive examination is to identify students’ barriers to success at Fairmont State and connect them to the appropriate resources.

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Aug 29, 2023

Fairmont State graduate program produces skilled long-term care professionals

The Master of Science in Healthcare Management (MHCM) at Fairmont State University began in 2020. From its inception, it included a pathway to obtaining a license as a nursing home administrator. This began as a collaborative effort of Fairmont State the West Virginia Nursing Home Administrator’s Licensing Board (WVNHALB). This effort continues to result in much student success.

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Jul 13, 2023

Fairmont State University now offering new scholarship for students with excellent high school GPAs

Fairmont State University is now offering a new scholarship for incoming students. The Falcon Excellence in Residence Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship for incoming/new students who choose to live on campus during their journey as a Falcon and have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. The $2,000 scholarship will be applied to student’s first-year tuition at Fairmont State ($1,000 a semester). The scholarship does not require ACT/SAT testing scores.

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Jul 11, 2023

Fairmont State University Faculty Member Selected as Signal Awards Judge

Fairmont State University Assistant Professor of Geography Barbara MacLennan has been selected as a judge for the 2nd Annual Signal Awards. The Signal Awards honor and celebrate podcasts and the people who create them. The Signal Judging Academy is made up of esteemed podcasting professionals who have been making waves in the industry.

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Jul 10, 2023

Fairmont State Professor to present at the 2023 Association of Nepali Physicists in America Conference

On July 14, Fairmont State University Assistant Professor of Physics, Dr. Ganga P. Sharma will present at the 2023 Association of Nepali Physicists in America (ANPA) Conference. The presentation title is ‘Improving Teaching in Physics Courses Using SCALE-UP Pedagogies.’ SCALE-UP is a method of teaching that takes the focus off of the teacher and makes learning more student-centric through collaborative and hands-on activities.

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