The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Town & Gown theatre group announce open auditions for “Sleepy Hollow,” an original musical written by Jim Christian and Tom Edward Clark. The story is inspired by “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the classic American short story written by Washington Irving. The production is directed by Francene Kirk; the music director is R.J. Nestor, and the choreographer is Susan Cato.
The Fairmont State football team will host Fan Appreciation Day during its first scrimmage of summer camp on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 3 p.m.
Fans will have the opportunity to get a first look at the Fairmont State football team during a scrimmage starting at 3 p.m. at Duvall-Rosier Field to wrap up the first week of summer camp. Following the scrimmage, FSU players will sign autographs for all fans.
The Falcons will return 14 starters, including nine on offense, and 34 letter winners when they take the field for the 2014 season.
Fairmont State University alumni and friends, as well as their families, are invited to attend the third annual Picnic at the Park on Sunday, Aug. 24, in Harrison County.
The Fairmont State Alumni Association will host the event from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at the Overlook Shelter at Veteran’s Memorial Park in Clarksburg. Jaws BBQ will provide lunch, and activities for kids are planned.
The West Virginia Humanities Council has awarded Fairmont State University and five other nonprofit organizations minigrants in support of educational programming.
FSU’s award for $1,500 will support “We the People: The United States Constitution and Slavery,” a two-day event featuring a symposium and historical portrayals. Admission will be free and open to the public.
Season ticket packages and VIP parking for the 2014 Fairmont State University football season are now available for purchase.
Several options are available, including the opportunity to purchase a piece of Fairmont State history.
The “Buy a Piece of History” option includes two reserved season tickets, a maroon lot parking pass and a piece of the Joe Retton Arena court and a piece of Joe Retton Arena bleacher for $450.
Two members of the Fishing Falcons team, Bryson Grimes of Kingwood and Aaron Davis of Pleasant Valley, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference event on the Chesapeake Bay on July 12.
With five bass weighing 19 pounds, 7 ounces, the first place finish earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Invitational tournament. Grimes is a senior at FSU majoring in Criminal Justice, and Davis is a freshman at FSU majoring in Occupational Safety.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts recognized students for their scholarship at the Academic Awards Ceremony at the end of the spring 2014 semester.
The Fairmont State University School of Business honored students for their academic achievement with scholarships and awards at the end of the spring 2014 semester.
First-generation students began their college experience in the great outdoors last month as part of the Discover Fairmont State program.
Eight students toured the New River Gorge with two faculty members from Fairmont State University and two current students to gain a support system and also learn what to expect from their first year at FSU.
Fairmont State University’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter continued its tradition of excellence and for the 11th consecutive year represented the region at the National Concrete Canoe Competition.
The 27th Annual ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition was held June 19-21, 2014, at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown in Johnstown, Pa. To view results and photos from the competition, visit http://www.asce.org/concretecanoe/finalresults/.