The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra returns to Fairmont for its 14th season on the Fairmont State University campus on Monday, Sept. 26. Maestro Grant Cooper, will conduct the Fairmont program titled “Folk Traditions.”
“Women’s Voices: Memory in Motion,” an evening of stories about love, injustice, tenacity and survival, opens in September at Fairmont State University. Created by students working under the direction of Dr. Francene Kirk, the original theatre piece is based on interviews with women who are age 55 and older.
The traditional Homecoming Parade for Fairmont State University presented by the Office of Student Activities will begin at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Sep. 29, in downtown Fairmont. This year’s Homecoming theme is “There’s No Place Like Fairmont.”
The Fairmont State University Department of Art announces the solo painting exhibition “Genesis” by artist Dan Hernandez opens Monday, Sept. 12.
The JD Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall on the FSU main campus, is open Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the exhibition will run from Sept. 12 through Oct. 4. A closing reception and gallery talk are planned for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4. Admission to the exhibit and the reception is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4147.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University will officially open a new exhibition, “From Mountain Roots….” in its Ruth Ann Musick Gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9.
Admission to the opening reception and the exhibit is free and open to the public. The exhibition will be on view through mid-February 2017. For more information, call (304) 367-4403.
Fairmont State University’s Science Education programs received recent recognition from two national organizations giving the programs continuing accreditation.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University will host “Film & Fiction Italian Family Style: An Afternoon of Italian Heritage” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.
Diana Pishner Walker will read from her children’s books, and her sister Anna Pishner Harsh offer a premier screening of “La Danza-Bridging Time Through Dance,” an Italian dance documentary. Walker and Harsh’s paternal grandparents were from Caulonia, Italy, (Reggio Calabria), and their maternal grandparents were from San Giovani in Fiore, Provence of Cosenza, Italy.
The Fairmont State Athletic Association is pleased to welcome eight new members to the Fairmont State Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, September 30, as a part of Homecoming weekend on the FSU campus.
The Class of 2016 includes Mike Arcure (Meritorious Service - athlete, coach, service), Rick Harris (Emeritus - baseball, football, swimming), Scott Hernon (men's swimming), Mike Kirby (wrestling), Thad McFadden (men's basketball), Nikki McGinnis-Crotty (women's basketball), Sidney Thomas (women's basketball) and Jason Trent (football).
West Virginia’s 21 public institutions of higher education contributed approximately $2.7 billion to the state’s economy in 2014, according to a report released by the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER). The research also showed that the public institutions supported 22,000 jobs.
Alternative energy made an appearance at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College on Friday.
Asolar panel array was installed next to the library on the shared campus.
The solar panels are a result of a $10,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation. The FSU College of Science and Technology applied for a grant with the help of Dr. Don Trisel, dean of the college; Dr. Erica Harvey, a chemistry professor at FSU; andAmantha Cole, Title III project director for FSU. The grant was awarded in October of 2015, Trisel said.