Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced that Fairmont State University was awarded an Arts Partner grant in August 2014 to support a concert featuring the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Christina Lavorata, FSU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, attended a ceremony at the West Virginia State Capitol to receive the check for $7,200. The Arts Partners grant provides general operating support to long-standing, stable arts organizations.
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.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University will host folk music events on Thursday evenings this fall.
As part of the Introduction to Folk Music class taught by Lynette Swiger, a folk music concert featuring Elmer Rich and Mark Crabtree is planned for 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, in The Great Room of Cultures at the Folklife Center. The public is invited to attend. Admission is free.
A 2004 graduate of Fairmont State, Alicia Matheny, has published her first book of poetry, “Quicksilver: A Collection of Poems.”
Matheny has published in the poetry journals Whetstone, Ceremony, Laurels, Thick With Conviction, and The Poet’s Haven. After earning her M.A. in English at Marshall University in 2007, Matheney has taught as an adjunct at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Technical & Community College. She lives in Clarksburg.
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 Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts is accepting registrations for fall classes and private lessons in art, music and theatre. Classes and lessons begin the week of Sept. 2.
For schedules, dates, registration forms, prices and instructor information, click here or call Academy Director Leigh Anne Bolyard at (304) 333-3655. Find the Academy on Facebook at Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Town & Gown theatre group announce open auditions for “Sleepy Hollow,” an original musical written by Jim Christian and Tom Edward Clark. The story is inspired by “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the classic American short story written by Washington Irving. The production is directed by Francene Kirk; the music director is R.J. Nestor, and the choreographer is Susan Cato.