Fairmont State University will host the West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Association conference on Sept. 28-29. Foreign language teachers from across the state, representing a variety of world languages and grade levels, will attend the annual meeting, which focuses this year on building empathy through ownership.
Two members of the Fairmont State University Fishing Falcons took top honors in the National Guard FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Championship, which was Sept. 13 through 15, at Philpott Lake in Martinsville, Va.
In addition to the tournament title and the opportunity to compete in the national championship, Wil Dieffenbauch, a Civil Engineering major from Hundred, and Ryan Radcliff, a Criminal Justice major from Parkersburg, won a brand new, fully rigged Ranger Z117 for their club.
Fairmont State University will celebrate the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with several events during the week of Sept. 17.
A panel discussion titled “Freedom of Speech in the 2012 Election,” sponsored by the Political Science Association, will take place in Hardway Hall Room 128 from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17.
Although Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” was first published in 1818 when she was 21, the novel’s content remains relevant to audiences today. For that reason, “Frankenstein” has been chosen as the Common Reader for the 2012-2013 academic year at Fairmont State University. The project will be complemented by a Frankenstein Film Festival and other events throughout the year.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and the Masquers theatre group will present the first theatre performance of the academic year in September. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a new musical comedy, opens Friday, Sept. 21, on the Wallman Hall Stage.
Under the direction of Grant Cooper, Artistic Director and Conductor, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform at Fairmont State University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.
Containing works by Benjamin Britten, Dmitri Shostakovich and Edvard Grieg, the program in Colebank Hall also will feature pianist Antonio Pompa-Baldi.
Kestrel, Fairmont State University’s Journal of Literature and Art, will celebrate the publication of issue 28 on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, with readings by 10 visiting writers.
Admission to the Kestrel events is free and open to the public.
From 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, there will be a reception and readings by writers Jan Beatty, Ray Keifetz, Dean Rader, David Salner and Carrie Shipers at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center.
The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts is now accepting registrations for its fall term classes and music lessons. The Academy was formed last year and incorporates the former Community Music Program as the Music Preparatory Department and preparatory departments in other arts areas.
Students and faculty members from the Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts will offer a free public performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at Heston Farm Winery in Fairmont.
Local students participating in classes through the Music Preparatory Department of the Academy, as well as some faculty members, will showcase their talent on the outdoor stage in voice, piano and guitar. Students range in ages from 5 to 16. The Clogging Team, which is also part of the Academy, will be part of the afternoon performance.
The Fairmont State Athletic Association has announced this year’s Hall of Fame inductees. The Class of 2012 includes Martha Ganoe (volleyball) Kristen Gattuso (women’s basketball), Haywood Highsmith (men’s basketball), George Opron (baseball), John Feronti (swimming), Jarrod Furgason (football) and Bill Stewart (football).
The Hall of Fame inductees will be enshrined on Friday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in Gym 1 of the Falcon Center. A social starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Falcon Center conference rooms will precede the banquet.