When Tafara Ushendibaba made the decision to attend Fairmont State to pursue a business degree in information systems management, he did so sight unseen. Thousands of miles across ocean waters separated the University’s campus from Ushendibaba’s home in Zimbabwe, but his older brother Tatenda and older sister Tendai, who had made their ways to Fairmont years earlier for their own educational pursuits, vouched for the school on the hilltop.
Last week hundreds of Fairmont State University Falcon students moved into their new homes for the next several months with the help of faculty, staff, and students.
President Dr. Mirta Martin was out working alongside them as they all meet the newest cast of Falcons with big smiles, Welcome Home tents, and a lot of help. Students, faculty, and staff worked diligently to unload cars and transport supplies to students’ rooms.
Thursday hundreds of Falcon students moved into their “nests” for the next several months with the help of faculty, staff, and students at Fairmont State University.
President Mirta Martin worked alongside the campus team as they met the newest cast of Falcons with smiles, cold water, and large Welcome Home tents. The biggest brigade consisted of students who worked to unload cars and carry supplies to student’s rooms.
The Office of Residence Life and Student Government will sponsor a Blood Drive on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
Students, faculty and staff may register for the Blood Drive from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in the second floor Main Street area of the Falcon Center. The drive will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Colebank Hall Gym.
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will participate in the nationally recognized International Education Week with events intended to celebrate diversity and internationalization.
The Office of Residence Life is hosting its fourth annual Haunted Halls event on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.
The goal is to provide a Halloween-themed activity for families and children as a way for the students and employees of the campus residence halls to give back to the community.
Fans of the Fighting Falcons are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the first home football game on Saturday, Sept. 22, to support a new campus food bank called The Nest. Community members who bring a food item will receive free admission to the game, courtesy of the FSU Department of Athletics.
The Nest is being created to assist students at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.
The Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College Offices of Student Affairs and Office of Residence Life will host a “Sexpectations” sexual assault awareness event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Resident Assistant staff members in the Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College Office of Residence Life participated in a work day for Marion County Habitat for Humanity on January 13, 2011, as part of their training and team building.
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