Fairmont State University will host a record number of future Falcons and their families for Fall Campus Visitation Day on Saturday, Nov. 8.
The Calabria-West Virginia Heritage Association and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University are hosting a speaker in November as part of their Folk Culture Lecture Series.
Historian and humanist Antonia Prosperati, a native of San Giovanni in Fiore, Region of Calabria, Italy, will present a presentation titled “A Perspective on the History and Culture of San Giovanni in Fiore” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in “The San Giovanni Room” of Muriale’s Restaurant, 1742 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont.
Fairmont State University and West Virginia University students will participate in the second annual Fall 2014 Iron Pour, hosted by the WVU School of Art and Design.
Fairmont State sculpture students, technology students and faculty members, as well as students and faculty from regional universities, will collaborate for the event and utilize molten metal to create custom-made metal artworks.
The West Virginia Storytelling Guild and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center are sponsoring two events with the theme “Grimm and Beyond” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15.
Fairmont State University’s Town and Gown Theatre is scheduling auditions for a reader’s theatre production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Auditions will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 10 and 11, in Wallman Hall on the Fairmont State campus. The production will be performed on Dec. 5 through 14 on the FSU campus and other venues in the area.
Fairmont State University will host the West Virginia Criminal Justice Educators Association (WVCJEA) 18th Annual State Conference on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13 and 14, on its main campus in Fairmont.
Criminal Justice majors from colleges and universities around the state will participate in a crime scene competition and paper competition.
Conference registration will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Falcon Center. The registration cost is $25 for faculty, $20 for faculty dues, $15 for students and $10 for guests.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host an Old-Fashioned Folk Dance/Cake Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4403.
The Office of Residence Life and the Office of Student Activities are sponsoring a family friendly Scare Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Fairmont State University.
Admission is one non-perishable food item per person; items will be donated to The Nest Student Food Bank housed on campus.
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 32.
Seven contributors to Kestrel, including six whose work appears in Issue 32, will be on campus to participate in a panel discussion, as well as give readings from their own work.
As part of Homecoming 2014 for Fairmont State University, six exceptional alumni will be honored at the annual Alumni Awards Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
Sponsored by Thrasher Engineering, the event will be held in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Visit www.fairmontstate.edu/homecoming to view a complete list of events and additional information.