Kestrel: A Journal of Literature & Art is launching its 34th issue, a double issue that commemorates Fairmont State University’s Sesquicentennial. Aptly titled “Transformations & Teachable Moments,” this issue contains poetry, short fiction, essays, visual art and book reviews revolving around a central theme of history and important dates, public and personal, and their enlightening consequences, which are often surprising.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced on Sept. 16 the awarding of $763,044 in grant funds to support and build the arts in community and statewide programs across West Virginia.
Fairmont State University was awarded a $6,206 grant in support of bringing the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra to the Fairmont campus for two performances. Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Robert Mild, Interim Dean of the School of Fine Arts, attended the event in Charleston to officially receive the grant award.
Fairmont State University will celebrate 150 years of academic opportunity, tradition and Falcon pride during Homecoming 2015. From Sunday, Oct. 11, through Saturday, Oct. 24, students, alumni, faculty, staff and the community are invited to participate in FSU’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.
As part of the Homecoming 2015 Sesquicentennial Celebration for Fairmont State University, six exceptional alumni will be honored at the annual Alumni Awards Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.
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 purchase tickets or to view a complete list of events and additional information.
The Fairmont State University Architecture Program will present the Mayfield Lecture 2015, featuring a world-renowned team, Keith and Marie Zawistowski.
The event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. following with the lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in Room 305 of the Engineering Technology Building on the main campus. The lecture topic will be Architectural Education & Practice in the Academy. The event is presented in partnership with American Institute of Architects West Virginia and is generously supported by the West Virginia Foundation for Architecture.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts is proud to host the second annual West Fork New Music Festival on the University campus on Friday, Sept. 25, and Saturday, Sept. 26. Guest composers and performers from West Virginia, Ohio and Virginia will be in attendance.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts presents the work of artist Michael Loop in his solo exhibition, “Chopped, Dropped and Rolled Back” in the J.D. Brooks Gallery on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall and the outdoor Sculpture Park on campus.
“Chopped, Dropped and Rolled Back” is on display from Aug. 17 through Sept. 18. An exhibition opening and artist lecture is planned for noon Thursday, Sept. 17, in the J.D. Brooks Gallery.
The Fairmont State University Professional Development School Partnership has presented two Marion County public school teachers with Excellence in Teaching Awards.
The West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts has awarded a $107,000 grant to the Fairmont State Foundation, Inc., on behalf of Fairmont State University’s Professional Development School Partnership.
“This state funding makes it possible for Fairmont State and our 40 partner public schools to work uniformly to provide ongoing professional development for those students training to become teachers and for practicing educators,” said Barbara Owens, Director of Clinical Experiences and the PDS Partnership for the FSU School of Education, Health and Human Performance.
The Fairmont State University campus community gathered on Wednesday, Aug. 12, to dedicate a garden space in honor of a retired employee who spent decades serving students and has endowed a scholarship to create a lasting legacy.