Fairmont State University’s VEX Robotics team, the “Millennial Falcons,” recently competed in the Catskills VEX U Robotics Competition. The event was held at SUNY Sullivan in Loch, Sheldrake, N.Y., on Feb. 18. The Millennial Falcons are a rookie VEX U team, and this was their first tournament competition.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University presented two awards at the Midwinter Gathering for the Friends of the Folklife Center on Friday, Feb. 24.
Fairmont State University students participated in the 14th annual Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol in Charleston on Feb. 24. The event’s purpose is to familiarize state legislators with research activities involving undergraduate students on campuses across the state and the educational impact of those activities.
FSU students invited to present were Benjamin Daily, James Jesmer, Brian Miller and Benjamin Wilfong.
Fairmont State University Accounting students are providing free income tax preparation assistance in four counties and receiving real-life experience to benefit them in their future careers.
Fairmont State University students, alumni and members of the community interested in employment are invited to attend the annual Job Fair hosted by the BrickStreet Career Development Center.
“The Job Fair draws a large crowd and is a great way to connect with potential new hires,” said Amy Drvar, Director of the BrickStreet Career Development Center. “Fairmont State prides itself on providing its students and graduates with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.”
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will host on campus a free performance by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band Wind Ensemble, presented by the U.S. Navy, on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Colebank Hall on the FSU main campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Fairmont State University Department of Art will host the solo multimedia exhibition “Usering” by artist Jason Robinson in February and March.
The JD Brooks Gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the exhibition will run from Monday, Feb. 13, through Friday, March 10. There will be a reception and remote digital gallery talk and question and answer session in Wallman Hall Room 411 at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. Admission to the exhibit and to the gallery talk is free and open to the public.
The stories of two small towns that harbor dark secrets come to life as the Fairmont State University Theatre Program presents two popular one-act plays, “The Lottery,” based on the short story by Shirley Jackson, and “A Rose for Emily,” based on the short story by William Faulkner.
The performance dates are Thursday through Saturday, February 23, 24 and 25, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2 p.m. in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the campus of Fairmont State University. For tickets, call the Box Office at (304) 367-4240.
A Fairmont State University adjunct professor in the Department of Music has been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in March.
In December 2016, Angela Reynolds, who is in her second year of teaching at FSU, was the only flutist from the U.S. to perform as a winner of The London Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition at the Elgar Room at the Royal Albert Hall in London. From this performance, she was selected as an Excellent Special Prize Winner for the New York Golden Classical Music Awards.
A $2.55 million gift, the largest in Fairmont State University history, will support scholarships for FSU students through the Elva V. Schoolnic Trust, according to Gary K. Bennett, Trustee.