The Transylvania University of Braşov, Faculty of Letters, hosted the Appalachians/Carpathians International Conference on Oct. 6-9. The conference, a biennial event, brought more than 24 U.S. scholars, including two Fairmont State University graduates, to the city Braşov over a three-day period. An equal number of Romanian and European scholars are expected to present their research at the conference, which is officially titled: “Appalachians/Carpathians: Researching, Documenting and Preserving Highland Traditions.”
Students from the Fairmont State University Architecture Program pose with internationally renowned architect, Jose Oubrerie (wearing black in the center of the photo), after his recent lecture in Pittsburgh.
Oubrerie is the last living protege of Le Corbusier, who was one of the most acclaimed architects of the 20th century. Oubrerie was the project architect for Le Corbusier’s Saint-Pierre de Firminy Church in France, seeing the final design through to completion in 2006 after nearly 40 years of delays.
Dr. Erin Hippolyte, Associate Professor of French and Coordinator of International Education and Study Abroad at Fairmont State University, traveled to Montreal to meet with colleagues at the Université de Quebec à Montreal (UQAM) on Sept. 14.
Fairmont State University’s Common Book for 2015-2016 will be “Persepolis,” according to Dr. Deborah Nestor, Chair of the faculty Common Book Committee.
This autobiographical graphic novel is a coming-of-age story that explains the struggles of college-age student Marjane Satrapi in Iran.
The International Student Organization at Fairmont State University will host the annual Tastes of the World event from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the second floor Main Street area of the Falcon Center.
Students from Togo, Japan, Nepal, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and other countries will prepare signature dishes in a buffet feast for the campus community to sample. All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate. The food is free, but donations will be welcome. International cookbooks will be offered for sale.
A collection of books on Irish folklore has been donated to the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center in memory of Fairmont State University alumna Holly White.
A Fairmont State University class studying Caribbean culture will present a Folktale Carnaval on Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library. The event will include two folktale performances from “Creole Folktales” by Patrick Chamoiseau, as well as music, images and refreshments.
The event will consist of two separate readings on Dec. 4, with “A Pumpkin Seed” beginning at 12:30 p.m., and “Madame Kéléman” and “The Rainmaker” beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Calabria-West Virginia Heritage Association and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University are hosting a speaker in November as part of their Folk Culture Lecture Series.
Historian and humanist Antonia Prosperati, a native of San Giovanni in Fiore, Region of Calabria, Italy, will present a presentation titled “A Perspective on the History and Culture of San Giovanni in Fiore” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in “The San Giovanni Room” of Muriale’s Restaurant, 1742 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music kicks off its new Music on the Hill Guest Artist Series with a performance this week.
Dr. Janice Haworth will present the first concert of the series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in Wallman Hall Theatre. Her presentation will include photos and videos of life and music in Guinea, where she spent two years, as well as performances by FSU’s Percussion and World Percussion ensembles.
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.