West Virginia’s public colleges and universities are pledging increased support for student veterans during events to be held next week through the state’s “5 Star Challenge” initiative, which launched earlier this fall. The Challenge, which calls on institutions to adopt a set of exemplary standards for supporting student veterans, is a tribute to the military tradition of issuing “challenge coins” to service members who embody the values and standards of their military units.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a special event on Friday, Nov. 6, saluting traditional country and bluegrass music and a renowned scholar.
Fairmont State University will host hundreds of future Falcons and their families for Maroon and White Day, the University’s fall campus visitation day, on Saturday, Oct. 31.
Caroline Maxwell is no stranger to musical theatre. She has been in the Fairmont State University Town & Gown productions of “The Music Man” and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.” She also played a large role in the FSU Academy for the Arts production of “The King of Little Things.” However, Maxwell’s newest role is her biggest challenge to date. An eighth-grader at Barrackville Elementary/Middle School, she is playing Alice in the Academy’s production of “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” The show runs in Wallman Hall Theatre on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov.
As the birthplace of the International Thespian Society and Alpha Psi Omega, the collegiate honorary drama fraternity, Fairmont State University has a long and storied history of providing quality theatre for North Central West Virginia. As part of FSU’s Sesquicentennial Celebration, the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts presents “95 Years and Counting: A Celebration of Fairmont State Theatre” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 13 and 14, in Wallman Hall Theatre.
The National Security & Intelligence Program and the Open Source Intelligence Exchange at Fairmont State University are sponsoring “Bridging the Gap: Assessing Gender Imbalances in the National Security Field,” a panel discussion featuring industry experts.
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is presenting a new seven-part lecture series in the 2015-2016 season. Attendees can delve deeper into the history, theory and philosophy of specific composers with Maestro Grant Cooper and a different guest speaker for each lecture.
Fairmont State University’s Honors Program hosted its annual Quiz Bowl at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. Nine teams from West Virginia high schools competed for first place. The schools participating in this year’s competition were Cameron High School, East Fairmont High School, Liberty High School, River View High School, South Harrison High School, University High School and Woodrow Wilson High School.
Fairmont State University celebrates 150 years of academic opportunity, tradition and Falcon pride during the Homecoming 2015 Sesquicentennial Celebration. The culmination of the celebration will be the Sesquicentennial Time Capsule Dedication Ceremony planned for 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23.
As part of the Homecoming 2015 Sesquicentennial Celebration, the traditional Homecoming Parade for Fairmont State University, sponsored by ACE Hardware, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in downtown Fairmont.
The Office of Student Activities has selected legendary Fairmont State basketball coach Joe Retton as parade marshal.