Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center
Staff and Advisory Committee

Folklife Center Staff
Beth Martin, RBA
Administrative Assistant
   
Marian Hollinger, Ph.D
Museum Studies Coordinator
Tiffany Martin, MA
Project Coordinator
   
Judy P. Byers, Ed.D
Professor of Folklore Studies
 
   
Lynette Swiger, MA
Professor of Folk Music
 
   
Michael Ray, MA
Professor of Folk Arts
 
 
 
Fairmont State Administration:
Dr. Maria C. Bennett Rose
President
Deborah Stiles
Interim V.P. for Administrative & Fiscal Affairs
   
Dr. Deanna Shields
Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Dr. Angela Schwer
Chair, Department of Language & Literature

 

 

Advisory Committee:
Victor Basile David Mathews
Judith Biafore Dr. Betty Crickard McCartney
Joe Brock Charlotte Meade
Dr. George F. Byers Phyllis Moore
Ron Chrislip Patricia Murray-Fidura
Mary Lucille DeBarry Dr. Beth Thorne Newcome
Dr. Fred Fidura Dr. Anne Paterson
Jane W. Gabor Dr. Ron Pearse
Mort Gamble John H. Randolph
Sarah Lowther Hensley Mary Reed
Charley Hively Dr. Sharon Romino
Tammy Holden Dr. Angela Schwer
Leigh Ann Hood Leah Stern
Beverly Jones Mary Stewart
Dr. Fran Kirk Dr. Kenneth Sullivan
Dr. Donna Long Elaine Watson
Jo Ann Lough Meredith Sue Willis
Gayle Manchin Dr. Jack Wills
Susan Maslowski June Riffle
   

 

Contact Info

The Frank and Jane Gabor
West Virginia Folklife Center

on the campus of Fairmont State University
1201 Locust Avenue
Fairmont, WV 26554
(304) 367-4403
wvfolklife@fairmontstate.edu


Pat Musick
Pat Musick
, Interim Director
Frank & Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center
(304) 333-3606
pmusick@fairmontstate.edu
 


 

FSUNow Stories

Monday, November 07, 2016

A series of events will honor Fairmont native and “Forgotten Hero” James Show Maddox.

“This is a really inspirational story of leadership and survival and is an account of a World War II incident involving a young U.S. Navy ensign who grew up on Pittsburgh Avenue in Fairmont,” said local historian M. Raymond Alvarez, who became fascinated by Maddox’s story and has written a 50-page local history publication titled “Forgotten Hero.”

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art, the Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a two-day Celebration of Issue 35.

Ten Kestrel contributors will be on campus to participate in a panel discussion, as well as give readings from their own work.

On Friday, Sept. 23, from 1 to 1:50 p.m. in Jaynes Hall 304, Dr. Elizabeth Savage will moderate a panel discussion on the topic, “Accessibility,” featuring visiting writers. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University will officially open a new exhibition, “From Mountain Roots….” in its Ruth Ann Musick Gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9.

Admission to the opening reception and the exhibit is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through mid-February 2017. For more information, call (304) 367-4403.

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