When Dr. Francene Kirk talks about her upcoming multimedia research project focused on the societal messages women receive about what it means to be female, mainly in the years before 1972, you can hear the passion in her voice.
The Title III grant is helping Fairmont State University transform outdated classrooms into active learning spaces for the 21st Century. One exciting change is the creation of a LearnLab in 104 Jaynes Hall.
Dr. Judy P. Byers, editor, and Patricia Musick, principle illustrator, were on hand to sign copies of the book, “Mountain Mother Goose: Child Lore of West Virginia”. Decades in the making, the book is based on the child lore collections of Dr. Walter Barnes and Dr. Ruth Ann Musick, both retired Fairmont State faculty members.
The gift of a Fairmont State University alumna and former employee illustrates the significant impact possible through planned giving.
A bequest from the Mary K. Kaiser and John P. Kaiser Family Trust will provide more than $330,000 to the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., that will be used for FSU student scholarships.
The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts is now accepting enrollments for the fall 2013 semester beginning the week of Aug. 26.
The Academy for the Arts, an initiative of the School of Fine Arts, offers private music instruction in all instruments including voice for ages 5 and older. The Academy also offers private music instruction in theatre, art and music.
Dedicated to the spirit of childhood, the new book “Mountain Mother Goose: Child Lore of West Virginia” is a collection of jingles, jangles, rhymes, riddles, games and lesson stories chanted and sung by children of Central Appalachia on the playground; recited in one room school settings; and echoed in backyards and churchyards throughout the small villages and farms that dotted the hills and valleys of West Virginia. Stretching from the early 20th century practically to its end, this collection of melodies traces the regional attitudes and traditions of American children at play.
The Office of International Student Services of Fairmont State University will host a Welcome Reception for International Students on Thursday, Aug. 22.
The event will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
The Fairmont State Foundation has announced that a donation from the Sgt. Todd May Memorial Fund Committee has provided the final funds needed for Fairmont State University’s matching grant from the West Virginia Research Trust Fund as part of the “Bucks for Brains” program.
A dedication ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 1, will celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Fairmont State University Turley Student Services Center on the main campus.
A college diploma can open up new career opportunities for working adults. Economic projections indicate that by 2018 more than 49 percent of jobs in the state will require education or training beyond high school, but only 26 percent of West Virginians have completed an associate or bachelor’s degree.
Fairmont State University is hosting an Open House for Adult Students on Aug. 1 for those considering finishing a degree started earlier in life or beginning a new degree.