Folklife Center Activities

2010

Appalachian Regional Commission, Appalachian Teaching Project
December 2-4, 2010 Washington, D.C.
Monongah: An Exploration of Its Eastern European Heritage
Can the infusion of a student travel experience to Eastern Europe be used to help
revitalize one community’s history and culture thru heritage tourism development in
this once devastated mining community of Monongah, West Virginia?
Press Release
Press Release for Appalachian Teaching Fellows

Quilt Reading
Friday, October 29, 2010 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
2010 Traditions Award Recipient, Fawn Valentine, will be present to share
the language of the quilt. Bring a quilt to share in the beauty of this time
honored tradition.
Classroom, Frank & Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center, Fairmont State University

Open House & Silent Auction
Friday, October 29, 2010 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 30, 2010 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Visit the Center and place a bid on one of our exciting offerings, tours available.
Frank & Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center, Fairmont State University

Folklife Forward: A Ribbon Cutting Gala
Thursday, October 28, 2010 3:00 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting for the first floor and presentation of awards.
Frank & Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center, Fairmont State University

2009

Gala 2009, "A Festival of Story"
Ghostly and Ghastly - An Evening with Storyteller Connie Regan-Blake
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Doors open at 5:30, Admission: $25.00 Adults, $3.00 12 and under, FSU/PCTC Students FREE with ID
Colebank Auditorium, Fairmont State University
This annual event will feature Connie Regan-Blake, a national renowned storyteller.

 

Appalachian Studies Association Conference
Shawnee State University
Portsmouth,OH
March 27-29
Faculty: Dr. Judy P. Byers & Noel W. Tenney
Students: Cathy Calkins, Jocelyn Scalise, Arnold Triplett, Jane Gilchrist, & Briana Idleman

Mountain State Storytelling Institute

 

 

Fairmont State University

Fairmont, WV

April 3-4

Faculty: Dr. Judy P. Byers, Noel W. Tenney, Dr. Claudia Aman, Constance Edwards, Dr. Richard Pierce,

Students: Annie Mish & Jane Gilchrist


Italian Cultural Program to Calabria and Sicily--co-sponsored with Calabria-WV Italian Heritage Association
June 18-29
For information call 367-4403

 

 

2008

Appalachian Studies Association Conference
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
March 28-30
Faculty: Dr. Judy P. Byers & Noel W. Tenney
Students: Elizabeth Shroyer, D. Dayton, C. Calkins
Exhibitor

Learn to speak Italian:
For more information call 367-4913
Fairmont State University Campus:
306 Jaynes Hall
Thursdays 6:30-8:30p
January 31 — May 1, 2008
Caperton Center, Clarksburg:
210 Caperton Center
Tuesdays 7:00-9:00p
January 29-April 29 2008
Cost: $175

Appalachian Region Commission sponsored Appalachian Teaching Project
Washington D.C.
December 5-6
Faculty: Dr. Judy P. Byers & Noel W. Tenney
Students: Kim Rose, Carly Satterfield, Arnold Triplett, & Samantha Huffman
Presentation: "Can a depleted coal based economy be successfully converted to a workable heritage tourism endeavor using the same content, facilities, and personnel?" Providing a model for the creation of a museum of coal history in north central West Virginia based on models found in southern West Virginia and Wales.

 

2007

Appalachian Studies Association Conference
Maryville, Tennessee
March 23-25
Faculty: Dr. Judy P. Byers & Noel W. Tenney
Students: Susan Long, Michelle Robertson, & Elizabeth Shroyer
Exhibitor

Kennedy Barn Ground Breaking
Fairmont State University
October 11
Faculty: Dr. Judy P. Byers & Noel W. Tenney
Introduction of the restoration of the new building for the Frank and Jane Gabor Folklife Center at Fairmont State Univeristy

Appalachian Region Commission sponsored Appalachian Teaching Project
Washington D.C.
November 29-December 1
Faculty: Dr. Judy P. Byers & Noel W. Tenney
Students: Jack Bates, Jenna Facemire, Celi Oliveto & Elizabeth Shroyer
Presentation: Glen Elk--A Mountain Ghetto "Can a cultural understanding contribute to a community's economic development?"

 

 

2006

Appalachian Studies Association Conference
Dayton, Ohio
March 17-19
Faculty: Dr. Judy P. Byers & Noel W. Tenney
Students: Michael Hayes, Michelle Robertson, & Chris Skoloski
Exhibitors, Presentation from Michael Hayes on Coal Science

Carrying on the Tradition Exhibit
Fairmont State University
June 9 – July 27
Faculty: Noel W. Tenney & Dr. Judy P. Byers
Students: Mark Carl, & Michelle Robertson
Exhibitors, Luncheon with all of the presenters and guest, Presentation

Appalachian Region Commission sponsored Appalachian Teaching Project
Washington D.C.
December 1-2
Faculty: Dr. Judy P. Byers & Noel W. Tenney
Student: Kathryn Gay, Susan Long (Graduate Student), Jason Pitzer, & Elizabeth Shroyer
Presentation: “From Strokestown to Loveberry Ridge” a review of study projects based on the Irish “Potato Famine” of the 1840’s and the emigration of those individuals to central West Virginia
 

2005

Appalachian Studies Association Conference
Radford, Virginia
March 18-20
Faculty: Dr. Judy P. Byers & Noel W. Tenney
Students: Michael Hayes & Michelle Robertson
Exhibitor

"Hanging by a Beautiful Thread:" Feedsack Collection of the Depression
Fairmont State Brooks Gallery
June/July 2005
Creator Faculty: Dr. Beth Newcome-Vintage Clothing Collection Curator in partnership with WV Folklife Center
(Dr. Judy P. Byers-Director)
Students: Mark Carl, Sondra Edwards, Michelle Robertson, and consumer science students
Exhibitor

Appalachian Region Commission sponsored Appalachian Teaching Project
Washington D.C.
November 30 - December 1
Faculty: Dr. Judy P. Byers, Dr. Galen Hansen, & Noel W. Tenney
Students: Michael Hayes, & John Piscitelli
Presentation: Effects of Coal on Science and Culture of central Appalachia
 

2004-2005

Partnership with Fairmont State University's learning community on Coal in the Heart of Appalachian Life (COAL): An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Science and Culture of Coal,
sponsored by the National Science Foundation through the DUE grant #0310653.
Faculty: Dr. Judy P. Byers, & Noel W. Tenney
Science Faculty: Dr. Philip Mason - Chair, Dr. Andreas Baur, Dr. Galen Hansen, & Dr. Deb Hemler

Contact Info

The Frank and Jane Gabor
West Virginia Folklife Center

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

Dr. Judy P. Byers
Dr. Judy P. Byers
, Director Frank & Jane Gabor WV Folklife Center,
  Abelina Suarez Professor, Senior Level,
  English & Folklore Studies
Fairmont State University
(304) 367-4286
jbyers@fairmontstate.edu
jbyers@pierpont.edu


 

FSUNow Stories

Friday, August 29, 2014

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/.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

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

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Monday, March 24, 2014

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a special event in April honoring the work of acclaimed poet Maggie Anderson and the legacy of former West Virginia Poet Laureate Louise McNeill.

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