First-Time International Traveler Encourages Study Abroad

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Deciding to participate in Fairmont State University's Italian Exchange Program (UNICAL) was far easier than actually making the first-time trip 5,000 miles from home in Marion County, WV.  Lindsay Menas, an English major, will spend one year studying at the University of Calabria-Consenza. Through e-mails, blogs and Skype communication, she describes many of her opportunities as first-time-in-her-life experiences. Just getting to the second largest campus in Europe, with an enrollment of 40,000 students, was a unique journey for the University junior.   

International Education Week 2011 Kicks Off on Nov. 16

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will participate in the nationally recognized International Education Week with events intended to celebrate diversity and internationalization.

Planned for the week of Nov. 14, International Education Week is organized by the Office of International Student Services and is co-sponsored by the International Education Committee, Office of Residence Life and International Student Organization.

Online Piano Pedagogy Continuing Education Course for Music Educators to be offered Spring 2012

Monday, November 07, 2011

Piano Pedagogy Online provides an introduction to a wide variety of teaching approaches and techniques for the instrument. The course also helps current piano teachers with self-assessment techniques and assists them in preparing for achieving national certification in piano through MTNA. Students in the course are required to have at least one private piano student OR one group keyboard class to videotape some lessons.

Kestrel Celebration to Be Held Nov. 11

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Kestrel, Fairmont State University’s literature and art journal, and the Department of Language and Literature will be hosting a celebration of the release of Kestrel's newest issue on Friday, Nov. 11. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center.


Readers will include Ryder Collins (from her new novel, “Homegirl”), Garry Craig Powell, Devon Miller-Duggan, C.J. Farnsworth, Ellen McGrath Smith and Mark DeFoe. Light fare and beverages will be served. Admission to this event is free and open to the public.
 

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