Students, alumni and community.
All three are integral parts of Fairmont State University’s success, and community members and alumni spent time Tuesday telling members of the Higher Learning Commission’s peer-review team why.
The team was at Fairmont State as one of several steps in the university’s accreditation process, which is something institutions of higher learning must go through every 10 years.
Christina Lavorata, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at FSU and self-study coordinator for the accreditation process, said the team has spent the week meeting with faculty and students, the board of governors, academic deans and community members.
“Whatever we do, they’ve talked to somebody about it,” Lavorata said.
Higher Learning Commission team on campus as part of accreditation process
Students, alumni and community.
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Chestnut gets push to win Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating Contest
The annual Three Rivers Festival Pepperoni Roll Eating Contest has a new champion, but the record set in 2012 stands.
Joey Chestnut, six-time winner of the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest and Number 1-ranked eater in the world, won the competition Saturday by downing 28 pepperoni rolls in just 10 minutes.
‘Amazing research’ done in Fairmont: PHOTOS
A team of engineers at the West Virginia Robotic Technology Center, in Fairmont, has its sights set on innovative research that can lead to beneficial technological developments.
Funded by a NASA grant, the research performed at the WVRTC, located at the Robert Mollohan Research Center, aims to repair and refuel satellites in space through the use of robotic technologies.
Memorial Day events scheduled in county
On Monday, Marion County will pay tribute to its fallen heroes.
And you’re invited to help.
VFW Posts 629 and 7048 will hold their annual joint remembrance services beginning at 9 a.m. at Post 7048, 1310 Morgantown Ave., said Ed Kirby, 629 Post commander.
Fairview water-extension project on track
A year ago on May 5, the Fairview water-extension project officially broke ground after years of work getting the nearly $4 million they estimated it would take to provide water to an additional 140 or so residents in the town area.
Noteworthy Sweets pepperoni rolls first in professional bake-off
Nothing says Fairmont like the pepperoni roll.
And nothing celebrates the pepperoni roll more than the Three Rivers Festival.
Friday saw the annual Three Rivers Festival Professional Pepperoni Roll Bake-Off, with nine area bakeries competing to take home a trophy for their unique offerings.
State building project on schedule
Site work at the location of the new West Virginia State Office complex, which began last fall, continues to be under way.
“The project is moving according to schedule,” City Manager Jay Rogers said.
Weekly artisan market begins today
Main Street Fairmont is kicking off a weekly artisan market at 10 a.m. today at Veterans’ Square Plaza to highlight local artists and provide another event to revitalize Downtown Fairmont.
“I’m so excited about it,” said Kate Greene, director of Main Street Fairmont.
Monongalia County man wanted in area robbery spree is arrested in Bridgeport
A Monongalia County man wanted in a three-city armed robbery spree that included Fairmont was arrested in Bridgeport Friday on three counts of first-degree robbery, said Alex Neville, supervisory deputy U.S. Marshal for the Northern District of West Virginia.
Three Rivers Festival features variety of entertainment
The 34th annual West Virginia Three Rivers Festival started in fine form Thursday night with a grand feature parade through downtown Fairmont, ending at Palatine Park with opening ceremonies.
The parade launches the annual festival, which draws many to the city’s Palatine Park for fun-filled activities for the young and the young at heart.
County pools opening for summer
For many, Memorial Day weekend marks the real beginning of summer.
And nothing says summer like hitting the pool.
The 12th Street Park and Mannington pools and the East Marion Park Wave Pool open Saturday for the summer, offering families the chance to beat the heat and enjoy a day of fun in the water.
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