As part of Fairmont State University’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, the campus and Fairmont community are invited to help commemorate an historic day for the oldest building on the main campus, Hardway Hall, originally known as the Administration Building.
In celebration of Fairmont State University’s Sesquicentennial, the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center has created an exhibit titled “On a Hill by a Dream,” which features FSU history, traditions and lore.
The title for the exhibition was taken from a poem by Louise McNeill, West Virginia’s former Poet Laureate who taught history at Fairmont State. The following quote is from her “Chestnut Orchard” (“Paradox Hill: From Appalachia to Lunar Shore”):
Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts is dedicated to providing students quality training and exposure to the arts. Instruction in visual art, music, theatre, dance, creative writing, and world languages enable students to appreciate, perform and create.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music presented for its Spring Gala the cantata “Carmina Burana,” on Saturday, April 26. Performance included the Fairmont State Collegiate Singers, Community Chorus and Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Valarie Huffman. Also featured - the Chanticleer Children’s Chorus of West Virginia. The professional soloists for the concert were Mandy Spivak, tenor Alec Carlson and baritone Paul Kreider.
Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were recognized on Wednesday, April 23, during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2013-2014 academic year.
The production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” runs April 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. in Wallman Hall Theatre. Tickets are $10.
The Fairmont State University theatre students are making sense of Shakespeare’s language in a creative and colorful way. The production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” took many weeks of preparation and is certain to entertain.
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.