On Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m., the Fairmont State University Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Sam Spears, will present a concert, “Rhapsody,” at the Fairmont First Presbyterian Church, 301 Jackson St., Fairmont. The concert is free and open to the public.
As part of the Celebration of Ideas Lecture Series and as the culmination of the Common Reading Project for 2010-2011, author Rebecca Skloot will speak on campus about her book, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.” Skloot will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, in Colebank Hall. This lecture was originally scheduled for April 18, but was rescheduled by the author. Admission is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
A gift from Thrasher Engineering, Inc. to the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc. will directly impact the educational experience of Fairmont State University students in the Department of Technology.
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host the second annual statewide conference for Campus Compact on Wednesday, April 20. The conference will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Falcon Center.
The Instructor Exchange Ad-Hoc Committee of the Fairmont State University Faculty Senate is hosting a panel discussion on the topic “Environmental Awareness” on Tuesday, April 19, as an Earth Day Week Event. The forum is sponsored by Dr. Maria Rose.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group will present Bert V. Royal’s “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” on the Wallman Hall stage.
Lauren Adams, who graduated Cum Laude from FSU with an interdisciplinary degree in Studio Art and French in 2006, and obtained a B.F.A. in Visual Art from West Virginia University, has remained an active and successful painter ever since.
About 400 students will participate in Spring Commencement for Fairmont State University. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Feaster Center. A reception in the Falcon Center will immediately follow the ceremony.
The Fairmont State University Board of Governors has named Dr. Maria C. Bennett Rose as Interim President, and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission today approved the appointment.