Author George Prochnik to Speak on Campus Feb. 18

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Fairmont State University Common Book Committee announced in the fall of 2013 that the Common Book title for the 2013-2014 academic year is George Prochnik’s “In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise.”

Prochnik will speak about his book at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Colebank Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Three West Virginia Writers to Present Reading

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Three West Virginia writers will read from their new books at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the Fairmont State University main campus. The writers include Michael W. Cox, Jessie Van Eerden and John Van Kirk.

A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the reading. Admission is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs at Fairmont State University and the Department of Language and Literature.

Playwright Tom DeTitta Named 2014 Artist-in-Residence

Friday, January 24, 2014

Playwright, author and screenwriter Tom DeTitta has been named the 2014 Artist-in-Residence for Fairmont State University. With a specialty in historical drama, he has written two plays with content closely connected to this area, “Monongah,” which is about an immigrant family affected by the 1907 mine disaster, and “Street of Gold,” which is about a coal mining family in Western Pennsylvania.

Gaston Caperton Center to Host 2014 College Goal Sunday

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Gaston Caperton Center in Clarksburg will be one of 25 locations throughout the state to host the annual College Goal SundaySM event on Sunday, Feb. 9, presented by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

The College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV), the West Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and several other college access programs including TRiO and GEAR UP work together to coordinate the event.

Saxophone Duo to Perform on Campus Feb. 6

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will host saxophone duo Ogni Suono for a contemporary saxophone concert on Thursday, Feb. 6, as well as a saxophone master class. 

Both events will occur in Wallman Hall Room 229. The master class begins at 3 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.

English Majors to Present at National Conference

Friday, January 17, 2014

Two English majors will represent Fairmont State University at the annual meeting of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honorary society. The convention will be held Feb. 26 through March 1 in Savannah, Ga.

Sarah Queen, a native of Clarksburg, and Marissa Stickel of Lost Creek, will make presentations. Both of the students are seniors at Fairmont State. Queen is double-majoring in English education and Journalism Education, and Stickel is double-majoring in English and French. Matthews is the faculty sponsor of Beta Omega, Fairmont State’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta.

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