One of the highlights of Welcome Weekend is the Fairmont State University Convocation. During this traditional ceremony, faculty, staff and administrators officially welcome all new freshmen to Fairmont State. During the event, freshmen recite the Academic Pledge. FSU President Maria Rose said the ceremony is a perfect opportunity to make a lasting impression on new students. “Convocation is not only a ceremony to formally welcome new students to campus, it is also an opportunity to inspire and motivate them with the significance of the academic journey they are beginning.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will present the Friends of Folklife Gala Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2.
Taking summer classes at Fairmont State University can help students get a head start on the fall semester and bring their graduation date closer. A wide range of courses are offered in Fairmont, Clarksburg and online
The first summer 2013 term begins May 20, and the second summer 2013 term begins June 24. New students should complete their admissions file by May 17. Current students should register before May 20. To view a summer class schedule, click here. For more information, call (304) 367-4141.
Fairmont State University’s Town & Gown Summer Theatre continues its longstanding tradition of musical productions when it presents “Little Women” and the world premiere of “Farmers Market the Musical” this summer.
The members of the Fairmont State University Common Book Committee are happy to announce the Common Book title for the 2013-2014 academic year. With the help of many wonderful recommendations from faculty and staff George Prochnik’s “In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise” has been selected.
Imagine waking up every morning in the heart of Washington, D.C., and learning from professionals in your academic field at The Washington Center. Imagine being in a group of equally driven individuals who are just as eager to learn and attend activities such as Public Policy Dialogues on Capitol Hill, the Roundtable on Philanthropy and Social Responsibility and small group discussions. Fairmont State senior Leighla R. Philpott will have just that experience as she participates in The Washington Center’s summer program.
WYK Associates, Inc. of Clarksburg was honored with three Merit Design Awards at the 35th Annual American Institute of Architects-West Virginia Gala in Charleston on April 13. Their work on the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on campus received two Merit Design Awards for Achievement in Architecture: one for overall design and one for interior design.
Students and faculty from the School of Nursing and Allied Health Administration and the School of Fine Arts are collaborating on class activity that gives acting students and nursing students hands-on learning experience.
During the spring 2013 semester, about 85 Associate Degree in Nursing (ASN) students in the “Nursing – Care of Adults I” class taught by Dr. Denice Kirchoff, Leia Bobo and Theresa Jones collaborated with students in Jeffrey Ingman’s acting class.
The Office of International Student Services, in collaboration with the International Education Committee, will host a reception for international students who are graduating from Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.
The event will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, May 10, in Room 303 of the Education Building. The reception is open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.
The Department of Music of the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will offer three concerts at the end of the spring 2013 semester.
On April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Wallman Hall Room 229, the FSU New Music Students Ensemble, as well as guest performers, directed by Dr. Daniel Eichenbaum, will perform original works composed during the spring semester. The concert will conclude with a new work written on newly designed instruments from the course.