Mark Snyder, guest composer/performer for the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts, will perform an evening of his own music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Room 229 of Wallman Hall.
Michael Bonadio will be the featured artist for “Smeltdown,” a week of collaborative metal casting between the sculpture programs at Fairmont State University and West Virginia University.
From 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, Bonadio will be conducting metal casting demonstrations in Creative Arts Center (CAC) Room 2253 (sculpture studio metal shop) at WVU. He also will present a public lecture about his artwork that day from 5 to 6 p.m. in CAC Room 2251 (sculpture studio woodshop).
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 29.
Ten contributors to the new Kestrel issue will be on campus to participate in a panel discussion and offer individual consultations for writers, as well as give readings from their own work.
Fiction writer Cary Holladay, Fairmont State University’s 2013 Artist-in-Residence, will read from her new novel, “Horse People,” on Thursday, April 4, in the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center’s Great Room of Cultures.
The reading begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. “Horse People” is published by Louisiana State University Press as part of its Yellow Shoe Fiction Series. Enriched by history and folklore, the volume features several generations of a family in Virginia’s horse country.
To be proclaimed as Northern Ireland Week by the City of Fairmont, the week of April 1 through 5 will feature the visit of a distinguished delegation of visitors from Northern Ireland. A series of speaking events and presentations, several of which will be open to the public, has been planned.
For the fifth consecutive year, three West Virginia high school seniors have been named as recipients of Fairmont State University’s premier academic scholarship, the Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship.
The following students have been selected as scholarship winners:
At 2 p.m. Sunday, March 3, Joe Geiger, Director of the Archives and History Section of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, presented “The 35th Star: West Virginia Statehood,” a program of the Sesquicentennial Speakers Bureau of the West Virginia Humanities Council. Read more on the event.
The West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair will take place on Saturday, March 23, at Fairmont State University.
Students in grades nine through 12 are eligible to enter. Last year, there were 66 participants from 16 high schools. There are 13 categories for the entries. Projects must be in one of the following areas: Behavioral & Social Science; Botany; Computer Science; Engineering; Mathematics; Microbiology; Zoology; Biochemistry; Chemistry; Earth & Space Science; Environmental Sciences; Medicine & Health; Physics.
The School of Business co-sponsored a Business Etiquette Dinner on Wednesday, March 6, at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont. Other sponsors were the West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation and the Bridgeport Conference Center. Read more about the event online.
Charleston, W.Va. – The Faculty Merit Foundation announced the winner of its 2012 Professor of the Year award on Tuesday, March 12. The Foundation presented the award to Gregory P. Noone, Ph.D., J.D., assistant professor of political science and law at Fairmont State University, during a banquet held in the Great Hall of the Culture Center in Charleston on Tuesday evening. Kenneth H. Yount, Ph.D., a political science and history professor at Alderson-Broaddus College, was first runner-up.