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.

Event to Celebrate Accomplishments of PDS Partnership

Monday, September 23, 2013

A partnership at Fairmont State University that began with three schools in Marion County expanded to include 40 schools in six counties and continues to grow. The Professional Development Schools (PDS) Partnership today includes schools in Harrison, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor and Wetzel counties.

“The PDS Partnership enables a truly collaborative relationship between the public schools and Fairmont State that benefits each partner and directly impacts education throughout this region,” said Dr. Maria Rose, FSU President.

Donate Items to "Fill the Nest" Campaign This Week

Monday, September 23, 2013

Fairmont State University will recognize West Virginia Day to Serve through Saturday, Sept. 28, by asking faculty, staff and the greater community to “Fill the Nest!”

The Nest is the official food bank to benefit students of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College. Check out this link for information on items needed: http://library.fairmontstate.edu/about/nest-campus-food-bank

There are two donation drop-off points planned:

Roads to Appalachia through the Mezzogiorno Trip Planned

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College is sponsoring a study and travel abroad program in the summer of 2013 called Roads to Appalachia through the Mezzogiorno, the land of “the midday sun” between the Tyrrhenian and Ionian seas.

Sept. 17 Event to Commemorate U.S. Constitution Day

Monday, September 16, 2013

Fairmont State University will celebrate the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with activities on Tuesday, Sept. 17, hosted by the FSU College of Liberal Arts.

Sponsored by Alpha Phi Sigma as part of the Constitution Day Celebration, students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to sign a copy of the Constitution between 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the second floor Main Street area of the Falcon Center. Free patriotic lanyards and pocket copies of the Constitution will be given away.

Auditions Scheduled for "The Original and True Rocket Boys"

Friday, September 06, 2013

Actors, singers and dancers are sought for roles in the upcoming Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts production of “The Original and True Rocket Boys.”

Directed by Troy Snyder and R.J. Nestor, performances for “The Original and True Rocket Boys” are scheduled for Nov. 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22 and 23. Other performances will be offered for public school students.

FSU Alumni Exhibition on Display in Wallman Hall

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

An art exhibition on display through Friday, Oct. 4, at Fairmont State University highlights the work of FSU alumni.

The Department of Art will host the FSU Alumni Exhibition in the James David Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall. A public reception is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

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