Five Fairmont State University students were inducted into the Beta Omega Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the National English Honor Society on Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center.
The inductees were Daphne L. Beckwith, Velicia J. Darquenne, Sarah E. Garcia, Kaylee Kirkpatrick and Grace Y. Templeman.
To qualify for this honor, students must be nominated by an English faculty member, then meet rigorous standards of academic excellence, including grade point average and satisfactory progress towards the degree.
West Virginia author Jayne Anne Phillips, who has received acclaim for her novel “Quiet Dell” and other works, will speak on the Fairmont State University campus on Thursday, Sept. 11.
The event, sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Admission is free and open to the public.
The following biographical information is from http://jayneannephillips.com/.
The West Virginia Humanities Council has awarded Fairmont State University and five other nonprofit organizations minigrants in support of educational programming.
FSU’s award for $1,500 will support “We the People: The United States Constitution and Slavery,” a two-day event featuring a symposium and historical portrayals. Admission will be free and open to the public.
The Fairmont State University College of Liberal Arts honored its high achieving students during the fourth annual Academic Awards Ceremony at the end of the spring 2014 semester.
Dr. Deanna Shields, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts; Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; and Mary Jo Thomas of the Fairmont State Foundation Inc. presented greetings and congratulations to the students for their academic achievements.
Following is a list of student award winners:
Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center
A Buckhannon student attending Fairmont State University has been awarded the 2014-2015 Sgt. Todd May Memorial Scholarship.
Aimee Knight, a senior Criminal Justice major, was presented with the scholarship during the FSU College of Liberal Arts Academic Awards Ceremony in May. She joins past scholarship recipients Cory Frasco and Tyler Hawkins.
A total of 1,044 students have been named to the Dean’s List at Fairmont State University after completing the spring 2014 semester.
Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has released the Dean’s List and the President’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average for the fall 2013 semester are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.
When poets and writers gather for a weekend of readings and fellowship, the mutual appreciation and inspiration are almost visible floating in the air. On April 11 and 12, the Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature hosted such a group in celebration of Issue 31 of Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art.
Three English majors represented Fairmont State University at the 2014 West Virginia Undergraduate Literary Symposium at Concord University on Saturday, April 5. Anthony J. Lacaria, Christopher J. Vance, and Lindsay Menas were invited to present papers at the event.
Lacaria, a resident of Bridgeport, is a senior majoring in English. He presented his paper, “The Powerful Female: Women Who ‘Kick-Ass’” during the Liminal Gender Perspectives session at the symposium. Lacaria wrote the paper for Dr. Deborah Nestor’s course in literary criticism.
The Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature has announced winners of its International Photography Contest.
First-place winners are Kevin Rucker and Megha Basnet, and second-place winners are Kevin McGrath and Deewa Adhikari. First-place prizes were $100, and second-place prizes were $50. The winning photos were taken in Paris, Macedonia and Nepal.