Immigrant heritage and coal mining history are points of pride in many Marion County families; however, one cannot talk about Marion County history without mentioning the darker side of immigration and coal.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will kick off its year-long Fairmont State Sesquicentennial Celebration at its Spring Gala at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, in Colebank Hall.
Tickets are $10 for the general public; $5 for seniors (ages 65 and older) or faculty and staff; and free for all students. Tickets can be purchased by calling the FSU Box Office at (304) 367-4240 or at the door the night of the performance. A public reception precedes the concert at 7 p.m. in Colebank Hall.
The International Student Organization at Fairmont State University will host the annual Tastes of the World event from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the second floor Main Street area of the Falcon Center.
Students from Togo, Japan, Nepal, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and other countries will prepare signature dishes in a buffet feast for the campus community to sample. All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate. The food is free, but donations will be welcome. International cookbooks will be offered for sale.
A groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, April 16, celebrated the start of construction for Fairmont State University’s new housing project, University Terrace.
The ceremony took place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 16, in the parking lot below the Practice Field on the Squibb Wilson Boulevard side of FSU’s main campus. Students, faculty, staff and the community were invited to attend.
Fairmont State University’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter continues its tradition of excellence and for the 12th consecutive year will represent the region at the National Concrete Canoe Competition.
FSU’s ASCE Student Chapter won first place in the Concrete Canoe Competition over the weekend at the 2015 Virginias Conference, hosted by Virginia Military Institute. The FSU team won first place in all five concrete canoe races, first place in final product, second place in technical paper and third place for oral presentation.
Each year, participants in Leadership Marion plan an annual project to benefit the community. This year, the Leadership Marion XXXIII class invites the community to participate in their spring event, the “Spring into Action Fair.” In partnership with the United Way of Marion County, this event will celebrate National Volunteer Week by bringing the community together and raising awareness and funds for Marion County’s non-profit organizations. The fair will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Monroe Street in Fairmont.
Sponsored by the United Way of Marion County, an event on Sunday, April 19, will support the Sobrania Soup Opera, Mannington Food Pantry and the Salvation Army, providing needed nourishment for county residents. Empty Bowls Marion County also feeds the creative spirit of local potters.
In this age of information, the reality of current events is distilled through numerous filters – social media, cable news, print and more. Sometimes the twisting of details creates societal paranoia. “Far Away,” a poetic play by Caryl Churchill follows the life of Joan, a young woman who witnesses atrocities and is determined to make a difference.
The 2015 Dominion West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair (WVSSEF) will be held on Saturday, March 28, at Fairmont State University.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present a benefit dinner recital at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Noteworthy Sweets.
“Attendees will dine on a sumptuous feast while being entertained by Fairmont State’s top musicians. This elegant benefit will help support an elaborate production of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ this December, part of the Sesquicentennial celebration of Fairmont State University,” said Dr. Sam Spears, Fairmont State Director of Choirs.