Caribbean Culture Class to Present Folktale Carnaval on Dec. 4

Monday, December 01, 2014

A Fairmont State University class studying Caribbean culture will present a Folktale Carnaval on Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library. The event will include two folktale performances from “Creole Folktales” by Patrick Chamoiseau, as well as music, images and refreshments.

The event will consist of two separate readings on Dec. 4, with “A Pumpkin Seed” beginning at 12:30 p.m., and “Madame Kéléman” and “The Rainmaker” beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

School of Fine Arts and Masquers Present "Upon the Fragile Shore"

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group join the lineup of worldwide organizations that will present readings of Caridad Svich’s new play “Upon the Fragile Shore” on Monday, Nov. 17, as part of an “artivist” play reading and digital film action that explores human rights and environmental issues.

Mills Group Awards Scholarships to Two Architecture Students

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Two Fairmont State University Architecture students have been awarded scholarships created by a local architect.

The Mills Group, an architecture firm based in Morgantown, developed two scholarship opportunities for aspiring architects by providing memberships to the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) program. The national organization is dedicated to inspiring, educating and providing networking opportunities for students interested in the building design profession.

Faculty Panel to Discuss "Role of Humanities in Contemporary Education"

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Instructor Exchange Ad-Hoc Committee of the Fairmont State University Faculty Senate will host a Panel Discussion on the “Role of Humanities in Contemporary Education” from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library.

Moderated by Dr. Tad Kato, Chair of the Instructor Exchange Ad-Hoc Committee, the Panel Discussion is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Liberal Arts. The panelists will discuss positive roles of humanities and their interaction with science, based on the perspectives in each discipline. 

Alexandra Cousteau in Charleston Nov. 13 as Part of New Speaker Series

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Alexandra Cousteau, award-winning filmmaker, National Geographic Explorer and granddaughter of the late Jacques Cousteau, will give a presentation in Charleston on Thursday, Nov. 13.

Cousteau’s presentation, “How to be a Lifelong Explorer: Leadership through the Lens of Exploration & Invention,” will take place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the West Virginia Culture Center Theater. The event is free and open to the public. Those who wish to attend should RSVP via a link at

Forensic Science Team Finishes Second in Regional Quiz Bowl

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A team of  Fairmont State University students finished in second place in the Forensic Science Quiz Bowl competition at the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists meeting in Hershey, Pa.

Forensic Science majors Megan Collins of Mount Clare, Jackie Turner of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jenn Clymer of Holicong, Pa., and Marley Snider of Paden City competed as part of the FSU team on Thursday, Nov. 6.

FSU to Participate in Fall 2014 Iron Pour

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Fairmont State University and West Virginia University students will participate in the second annual Fall 2014 Iron Pour, hosted by the WVU School of Art and Design.

Fairmont State sculpture students, technology students and faculty members, as well as students and faculty from regional universities, will collaborate for the event and utilize molten metal to create custom-made metal artworks.

WV Criminal Justice Educators Association to Meet at FSU

Monday, November 03, 2014

Fairmont State University will host the West Virginia Criminal Justice Educators Association (WVCJEA) 18th Annual State Conference on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13 and 14, on its main campus in Fairmont.

Criminal Justice majors from colleges and universities around the state will participate in a crime scene competition and paper competition.

Conference registration will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Falcon Center. The registration cost is $25 for faculty, $20 for faculty dues, $15 for students and $10 for guests.

Kestrel Issue 32 Launches Oct. 24 with Events Celebrating Writing

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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 32.

Seven contributors to Kestrel, including six whose work appears in Issue 32, will be on campus to participate in a panel discussion, as well as give readings from their own work.


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