Fairmont State University will host a record number of future Falcons and their families for Fall Campus Visitation Day on Saturday, Nov. 8.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has appointed a new member to the Fairmont State University Board of Governors. Aaron L. Hawkins of Fairmont, a 1971 graduate of Fairmont State, attended his first board meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16.
The FSU Board of Governors determines, controls, supervises and manages the financial, business and education policies and affairs of FSU.
After four years in the U.S. Air Force, Hawkins had a 36-year career in banking, retiring in 2011 from WesBanco Trust and Investment Services as Senior Vice President.
This week, Oct. 20 through 24, is West Virginia's fifth annual “College Application and Exploration Week.” Nearly 240 elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and adult basic education sites across the state have signed up to participate this year.
The Fairmont State University community has learned that its legendary football coach, Harold S. “Deacon” Duvall passed away late in the night on Thursday, Oct. 16. Information on arrangements can be found in the Saturday, Oct. 18, edition of The Times West Virginian by clicking here.
As part of Homecoming 2014 for Fairmont State University, six exceptional alumni will be honored at the annual Alumni Awards Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
Sponsored by Thrasher Engineering, the event will be held in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Visit www.fairmontstate.edu/homecoming to view a complete list of events and additional information.
The traditional Homecoming Parade for Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College presented by the Office of Student Activities will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in downtown Fairmont.
FSU alumni Aaron Hawkins, Class of 1971, and Butch Phillips, Class of 1965, both of Fairmont, have been selected as parade marshals for their leadership in the effort to raise $50,000 to take 100 veterans and 50 guardians to Washington, D.C., as part of an Honor Flight from the North Central West Virginia Airport on May 10, 2014.
With the theme “Falcon Impact,” Homecoming 2014 for Fairmont State University on Monday, Oct. 20, through Saturday, Oct. 25, is a week packed with alumni, athletics, student and community events.
"We want to celebrate the impact our alumni, students, faculty and staff made through our “Selfies in Service” initiative,” said Swain. “You can show us your impact by uploading photos of you volunteering or by using #SelfiesinService on Facebook and Twitter.”
The Joe n’ Throw in Fairmont has played a major role in revitalizing Downtown. This video features FSU alum Mike Ray as he talks about the impact his pottery classes, and art in general, make in his community.
Make Marion County Shine is a county wide initiative to clean up our communities, led by FSU graduates Jackie Fitch and Iris Canfield. This video showcases impact effective collaboration between FSU and community members has instigated change.