The majority of Fairmont State University's student-athletes will spend their summer breaks doing the same thing – training and working hard to hone their respective skills in their chosen sport in preparation for next season.
Bridging the gap between higher education and industry, the IBM Academic Initiative matches graduates’ information technology skills with workforce needs. Fairmont State University is the only college or university in the state participating and is already experiencing successful outcomes.
Pierpont Community & Technical College and Fairmont State University classes at the Braxton County Center (Braxton High School location) and the Lewis County Center (Lewis County High School location) are cancelled for July 2, due to the power outage as a result of Friday’s storms.
When fans of Fighting Falcons football flock to Duvall-Rosier Field in the fall, they will be greeted by Fairmont State University’s new high technology scoreboard, made possible by a gift from BrickStreet Mutual Insurance Company.
In July, the Fairmont State University Town & Gown Summer Theatre will present the popular musical “South Pacific,” with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
Continuing the longstanding tradition of high quality outdoor theatre performances at Prickett’s Fort State Park, Town & Gown Summer Theatre will honor veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces with special ticket prices and special recognition at each performance.
“Town & Gown Summer Theatre is an important educational, as well as entertaining, endeavor. The School of Fine Arts hires students from Fairmont State and other colleges and high school interns, and all learn to work as a team to bring about a successful production,” said Peter Lach, Dean of the School of Fine Arts. “Part of the University’s mission is to strengthen the educational, economic and cultural well-being of our region. The School of Fine Arts is proud to partner with Prickett’s Fort State Park to provide outdoor theatre for North Central West Virginia. We also are proud to salute our nation’s veterans through this summer’s production.”
On their shared main campus, Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host the Marion County Relay for Life on Friday, June 8.
“Fairmont State University is proud to partner with Pierpont Community & Technical College to host this important Marion County event. Relay for Life is a great opportunity for our community to celebrate all those who have battled cancer and to remember lost loved ones. Supporting the American Cancer Society is a positive way to fight back against cancer. Relay for Life is a time for fun and fellowship for a worthy cause,” said FSU President Maria Rose.
The Grand Feature Parade of the 2012 West Virginia Three Rivers Festival kicked off last evening in downtown Fairmont. Serving as honorary parade marshal was Fairmont State President Maria Rose.
With participants from around the area, the parade allowed the Fairmont community to celebrate all that makes Fairmont great.
Jingles, jangles, rhymes, The Hunkitchy Man, The Greedy Old Fat Man, Marigold and more -- you’ll find them all in “Mountain Mother Goose,” an operetta for young audiences.
The production, presented by the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts, the Town and Gown Youth Company and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center, will be on stage in the Wallman Hall Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 10. Following each performance will be a reception to meet the composer and the cast at the Folklife Center. Tickets are $12 and are available by calling (304) 367-4240.
A $10,000 donation from Novelis Inc. will aid recycling efforts on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College.
The donation was made by the Novelis Fairmont plant as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility program known as Novelis Neighbor.
About 600 students will receive degrees during Spring Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Feaster Center.