Fairmont State University was proud to participate in the Make Marion County Shine initiative and partner with Main Street Fairmont with a clean-up of Locust Avenue on Saturday, April 6. The team of 18 students, faculty, staff and community members picked up 48 bags of trash in four hours. Participating students represented the Occupational Safety program, Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice Honor Society), S.T.A.N.D., Tau Kappa Epsilon and Student Government. The Office of Institutional Advancement and Physical Plant also supported the initiative.
As part of International Festival 2013, Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will celebrate global culture on campus.
Planned for Monday, April 15, through Thursday, April 18, the weeklong festival is organized by the Office of International Student Services with the participation of the International Education Committee, International Student Organization and Study Abroad Program, along with the sponsorship by FSU President Maria Rose and Student Government.
Fairmont State University will host the second annual Order of La Sila scholarship dinner on Sunday, April 28. At this year’s event, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin III will be the second person inducted as a “Tall Pine” into the Order of La Sila.
As part of the Fairmont State University Presidential Lecture Series, Dr. Elizabeth Savage, Professor of English, will present “ ‘A Careful Disorderliness Is the True Method’: Reading, not Knowing, ‘Moby-Dick.' "
The end of the academic year is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the students and faculty of Fairmont State University.
Mark Snyder, guest composer/performer for the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts, will perform an evening of his own music at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, in Room 229 of Wallman Hall.
Michael Bonadio will be the featured artist for “Smeltdown,” a week of collaborative metal casting between the sculpture programs at Fairmont State University and West Virginia University.
From 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, Bonadio will be conducting metal casting demonstrations in Creative Arts Center (CAC) Room 2253 (sculpture studio metal shop) at WVU. He also will present a public lecture about his artwork that day from 5 to 6 p.m. in CAC Room 2251 (sculpture studio woodshop).
Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art, the Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a two-day Celebration of Issue 29.
Ten contributors to the new Kestrel issue will be on campus to participate in a panel discussion and offer individual consultations for writers, as well as give readings from their own work.
Fiction writer Cary Holladay, Fairmont State University’s 2013 Artist-in-Residence, will read from her new novel, “Horse People,” on Thursday, April 4, in the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center’s Great Room of Cultures.
The reading begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. “Horse People” is published by Louisiana State University Press as part of its Yellow Shoe Fiction Series. Enriched by history and folklore, the volume features several generations of a family in Virginia’s horse country.
The annual Women of Color Luncheon, a celebration of diversity and achievement, will take place at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Colebank Hall on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.
Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the event is intended to honor those who have shown a commitment for treating people equally and for celebrating diversity. This year’s event is organized by Dr. Tara Brooks, Director of Multicultural Affairs.