About 600 students will receive degrees during Spring Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Feaster Center.
On Sunday, April 22, the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts held its annual Awards Ceremony to honor students and their accomplishments. Attending the event were students, their families, alumni and faculty and staff of the School of Fine Arts.
“The strong scholarship support that the School of Fine Arts receives from the Fairmont State Foundation allows us to attract talented, well-prepared students to our programs. The enrollment of those students raises the bar for all our students, a kind of ‘trickle up’ effect, which is very welcome,” said Peter Lach, Dean of the School of Fine Arts.
The annual Whetstone Evening celebration will be from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, May 6, in the second floor student lounge in the Ruth Ann Musick Library on the main campus.
Admission to the event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be provided. Contributors are encouraged to come and read their work, which will be done on a sign-up basis at the event.
Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were honored during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement ceremony for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2011-2012 academic year.
“Fairmont State truly is set apart by this tremendous faculty. While we can tout an excellent faculty-to-student ratio, as compared to larger institutions, that statistic only becomes meaningful when we consider the quality of our faculty,” said FSU President Maria Rose.
Strong singers and good spellers are sought for roles in the upcoming Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
The annual Women of Color Luncheon, a celebration of diversity and achievement, took place Tuesday, April 24. The event is intended to honor those who have shown a commitment for treating people equally and for celebrating diversity.
Dr. Elizabeth A. Dooley was the featured speaker for this year’s event. An administrator, teacher educator, scholar, lyricist, composer, mother, wife, sister and aunt, Dooley is the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs at West Virginia University and serves as the Provost’s academic officer for undergraduate education.
Cast members are needed for the Fairmont State University Town & Gown Summer Theatre production of “South Pacific” at Prickett’s Fort State Park this summer. Auditions will be held Tuesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 3. There will be roles for men and women ages 17 and older and two children ages 7 to 10.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will present five spring concerts. Admission is free and open to the public.
Update 6/8/2012: Students Travel to the Bronx for Spanish Language Immersion Trip
Update 6/8/2012: Photo Gallery of May 2012 trip.
Nine students from Fairmont State University will travel to New York from May 13-19, 2012, with Dr. Julie Sellers for the very first immersion-style experience within the borders of the United States that the university has offered.