CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has designated the week of Oct. 14 as “College Application and Exploration Week” in an effort to help students prepare for college. More than 150 schools across the state will participate by hosting a variety of hands-on college planning activities including college application workshops, panel discussions with current college students, and college scavenger hunts and trivia contests.
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.
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.
Three advanced sculpture students in the Fairmont State University Art Department participated in the seventh annual Intercollegiate Iron Pour at Salem Art Works in Salem, N.Y., in September. Jeremy Entwistle, Assistant Professor of Sculpture and Foundry Manager at FSU, led the group of FSU students: Erin McDaniel, Kylie Ford, and Elizabeth Sorenson.
"We collaborated with the Sculpture Department at West Virginia University to bring up our molds and pour iron with students from across the Northeast," Entwistle said.
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With the theme “Almost Heaven: A Salute to West Virginia,” Homecoming 2013 for Fairmont State University through Saturday, Oct. 12, is a week packed with alumni, athletics, student and community events. For more information on Homecoming activities, click here.
Monday, Oct. 7 - Friday, Oct. 11
Erickson Alumni Center Open House
The Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers and Chamber Choir will perform in Wallman Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18.
The ensembles are directed by Dr. Sam Spears and accompanied by John Morrison of the FSU School of Fine Arts. Admission is free and open to the public.
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.”
Under the direction of Grant Cooper, Artistic Director and Conductor, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform at Fairmont State University at 7:30 pm Thursday, Oct. 17, at Colebank Hall.
Containing works by Claude Debussy, Stephen Paulus, Aaron Copland and Grant Cooper, the program will feature two trumpet soloists, Vincent DiMartino and Rex Richardson. The program will include Debussy’s “Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun” and Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.”
"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.
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.