Fairmont State University has named Dr. Fred Fidura as Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement. He began his duties this week and will serve until a permanent appointment to the position is made.
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.
Students have the opportunity to enter a contest to help name the bookstore on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College. The contest is sponsored by the Bookstore Advisory Board, Student Government and the Campus Bookstore.
Name Your Bookstore Contest Official Rules
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, 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.
The School of Fine Arts and Town & Gown Players of Fairmont State University will present “Cabaret” by Joe Masteroff from Nov. 11 through 19 on the Wallman Hall stage. Directed by Troy Snyder,Associate Professor of Theatre, performances will take place in the Wallman Hall on the main FSU campus at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 13. This show is recommended for mature audiences only. For tickets, visit www.fairmontstate.edu/tickets or call (304) 367-4240.
On Thursday, Oct. 20, Tom Cusimano, President of Aladdin Food Management Services, LLC, visited campus to make a special presentation to Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.
PROMISE Scholar Freshmen are invited to meet with their PROMISE Academic and Financial Aid Advisors, as well as the Director of Community Service Learning at one of two meetings scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at 12:30p.m. in Hardway Hall (Rm) 219 and Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at 3:00p.m. in Library MMB. The meetings should last approximately 45 minutes. Pizza will be served.
A Grand Opening Celebration is planned for the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College. As part of a week of events planned for Homecoming 2011, the Grand Opening Celebration will take place at 3 p.m. at the Folklife Center, which is located near the Squibb Wilson Boulevard entrance to the main campus.
The Fairmont State University Reads program is preparing for the fall reading enrichment program for elementary school students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Sessions will begin on Tuesday, Oct.11, and will continue each Tuesday through Nov. 15 from 4 to 5 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church on the corner of Fairmont Avenue and Fourth Street in Fairmont.