Connecting students, Fairmont State University alumni and the community, Septemberfest will offer vendors, music, family activities, a high-end fashion runway show and more in downtown Fairmont on Saturday, Sept. 20. Septemberfest is part of Family Weekend, planned for Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19 to 21. (For more information about Family Weekend, visit http://www.fairmontstate.edu/studentservices/family-weekend.)
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts presents the work of Courtney Kessel in her solo exhibition “mother lode” on display in the J.D. Brooks Memorial Gallery in Wallman Hall through Friday, Oct. 3.
Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. An exhibition opening and artist’s lecture are planned for 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Brooks Gallery.
Fairmont State University and the Department of Athletics will honor legendary coach Harold “Deacon” Duvall on Thursday, Sept. 4, prior to the season opener against Notre Dame College.
Fans attending the game are advised to arrive a few minutes early to witness the unveiling of the Deacon Duvall statue that will be permanently displayed at Duvall-Rosier Field. The unveiling is planned for 6:50 p.m., and kickoff is at 7 p.m.
West Virginia author Jayne Anne Phillips, who has received acclaim for her novel “Quiet Dell” and other works, will speak on the Fairmont State University campus on Thursday, Sept. 11.
The event, sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Admission is free and open to the public.
The following biographical information is from http://jayneannephillips.com/.
Fairmont State University will host the inaugural West Fork New Music Festival on campus on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sept. 13. Guest composers and performers from West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania will attend.
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 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.