Monongahela Chamber Winds Concert Set for Oct. 27

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Monongahela Chamber Winds Concert, directed by Dr. Valarie Huffman of the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.

The concert will take place at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center, which serves Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College. Admission is free and open to the public.

Turning Point Marimba Duo to Perform Oct. 21

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts welcomes the duo Turning Point, featuring marimbists Laurel Black and Matt Sharrock on Monday, Oct. 21.

The artists will offer a performance at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, Wallman Hall Room 229. Immediately following the performance, the duo will be holding a master class for students studying marimba. Admission is free and open to the public.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Planned for New Writing Center

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

The public is invited, along with Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College faculty, staff and students, to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for Fairmont State’s new Writing Center. The ceremony will take place in Room 308 of Jaynes Hall from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16.

The Writing Center was initiated as a proposal for a new Accelerated Learning program. The funds were issued to Fairmont State by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission to support a pilot Accelerated Developmental Learning project. 

Panel Discussion to Focus on "Surviving the Innovation"

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

The Instructor Exchange Ad-Hoc Committee of the Fairmont State University Faculty Senate will host a Panel Discussion on “Surviving the Innovation.”

Panelists will discuss both positive and negative impacts of technology development in contemporary civilization and further address the needs for wise survival as people face various forms of global crises. 

FBI CJIS Official Presents Talk on Campus

Monday, October 07, 2013

The National Security and Intelligence Program and the Open Source Intelligence Exchange at Fairmont State sponsored a special event for students, faculty and staff on Sept. 26.

Assistant Director David Cuthbertson of the Criminal Justice Information Services Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation visited campus and presented a talk on “The FBI’s CJIS Division: Providing Identity Intelligence to Our Partners in Law Enforcement.”

Graduate Students Help Ritchie County Get Active

Monday, September 30, 2013

Fairmont State University graduate students are conducting a research study about exercise called “Get Active Ritchie County.”  Working with Ritchie County residents ages 50 to 69, the program focuses on the benefits of exercising at home and is free for participants.

“Get Active Ritchie County” was developed through a partnership between the Ritchie County Family Resource Network (FRN) and Fairmont State University. The University received a grant through West Virginia Campus Compact. Over the past year, the FRN and FSU conducted a community health survey in the county. 

Exhibit by Evan Boggess on Display through Nov. 8

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"Pressure/ Heat/ Time,” an exhibition of paintings by Evan Boggess, will be on display at Fairmont State University in October and November.

The exhibit will be open from Monday, Oct. 7, through Friday, Nov. 8, in the James David Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Admission is free and open to the public. The Department of Art will host a public reception from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Chautauqua Symposium: With a Torch in Their Souls on Campus Sept. 26

Monday, September 23, 2013

The community is invited to engage, observe and explore the ideas historical figures Frederick Douglass, Martin Delany, Capt. Luis Emilio and Robert Smalls as Voices from the Earth, a traveling historical theatre company presents a series of historical symposiums Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 26, 27 and 28.

These symposiums commemorate the 150th year of the Battle for Freedom in the American Civil War and by featuring scholars and storytellers who explore ideas about equality, justice, race, class and gender in 1864. These symposiums are free and open to the public.

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