Mark Twain’s tale of a mischievous boy growing up in the American heartland comes to life as the Fairmont State University Town & Gown Theatre presents “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” (photo gallery) in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the campus of Fairmont State University.
In collaboration with the West Virginia Division of Corrections, Fairmont State University is hosting a paws4people foundation Service Dog Public Access Training and Certification Seminar in May.
Providing training on the topic of service dogs performing in public, the professional workshop will take place Monday, May 19, through Friday, May 23, on the FSU main campus in Fairmont.
Fairmont State University will host the 2014 Governor’s Honors Academy on its main campus in Fairmont on June 29 through July 19.
Dr. J. Robert Baker, Director of the Honors Program at FSU, will serve as dean. About 200 high school juniors will participate in the three-week residential program administered by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts. The West Virginia Department of Education also assists with in-kind support. The theme of the 2014 GHA is “The Good Life.”
Teachers interested in advancing their careers by earning a master’s degree or advanced certification and those with a bachelor’s degree who are interested in becoming teachers can find helpful information at two Open House events hosted by the Fairmont State University School of Education, Health and Human Performance in May.
Fairmont State University and TCAC Inc. will present a multi-faceted interactive light exhibition showcasing the talent of students. The show "ColorKaleiD: Theories & Elements of Design" ("color - collide") will be on display Friday, April 25, through Sunday, May 11, at Gallery 62 West in Grafton. An opening reception is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the gallery in Grafton.
About 350 students will participate in Spring Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Feaster Center. Video from the ceremony will be streamed live at www.fairmontstate.edu/live.
Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were honored on Wednesday, April 23, during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2013-2014 academic year. The Faculty Achievement Photo Gallery 2014 includes highlights of the event.
The Fairmont State University 2014 Student Juried Exhibition runs through Friday, April 25, in the J.D. Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present for its Spring Gala the cantata “Carmina Burana,” on Saturday, April 26, performed by the Fairmont State Collegiate Singers, Community Chorus and Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Valarie Huffman. Also featured will be the Chanticleer Children’s Chorus of West Virginia. The professional soloists for the concert will be soprano Mandy Spivak, tenor Alec Carlson and baritone Paul Kreider.
A Fairmont State University School of Business faculty member has been named the recipient for the Region 2 2014 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes individuals annually from each of its 10 regions who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom.