Playwright, author and screenwriter Tom DeTitta has been named the 2014 Artist-in-Residence for Fairmont State University. With a specialty in historical drama, he has written two plays with content closely connected to this area, “Monongah,” which is about an immigrant family affected by the 1907 mine disaster, and “Street of Gold,” which is about a coal mining family in Western Pennsylvania.
The Gaston Caperton Center in Clarksburg will be one of 25 locations throughout the state to host the annual College Goal SundaySM event on Sunday, Feb. 9, presented by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.
The College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV), the West Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and several other college access programs including TRiO and GEAR UP work together to coordinate the event.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will host saxophone duo Ogni Suono for a contemporary saxophone concert on Thursday, Feb. 6, as well as a saxophone master class.
Both events will occur in Wallman Hall Room 229. The master class begins at 3 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Fairmont State University is organizing a Box of Sunshine Drive to benefit clients of the Soup Opera in Fairmont.
The Office of International Student Services of Fairmont State University will host a Welcome Reception for International Students on Thursday, Jan 16.
The event will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Admission is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.
A donor has made a $10,000 contribution through the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc. in support of the West Virginia FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) robotics tournament for 2014-2015. The NASA IV & V Educator Resource Center coordinates the statewide tournament that has been hosted in Fairmont by Fairmont State University’s College of Science and Technology.
“Coalesence,” an exhibition of ceramic sculptural forms by Frederick Bartolovic and Michelle Strader, will be on display at Fairmont State University in January and February.
The exhibit will be open from Tuesday, Jan. 21, through Friday, Feb. 28, in the James David Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall. Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. The Department of Art will host a public reception from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.
A Fairmont State University School of Business faculty member was a finalist in a national challenge.
Dr. Frank Lee, Associate Professor of Information Systems Management, attended the IBM Information On Demand conference in November in Las Vegas. According to IBM’s web site, the conference brought together experts and peers to explore how big data and analytics are changing the way organizations do business. During the show, IBM unveiled new products and services while highlighting new client success stories.
In collaboration with the International Education Committee, the Office of International Student Services will host a reception on Friday, Dec. 13, for international students graduating from Fairmont State University.
The reception will take place in the Falcon Center third floor Board Room from noon to 1 p.m. Graduating international students from Korea, Nepal and Saudi Arabia will be recognized and celebrated.
The Fairmont State University Community Chorus, directed by Dr. Sam Spears, will perform a Service of Lessons and Carols at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at First Presbyterian Church, 301 Jackson St., Fairmont.
Admission is free and open to the public. A goodwill offering will be collected at the event. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.