The Fairmont State University Masquers theatre group collected more than $700 in monetary and material donations for The Nest, the FSU student food bank, during the December 2014 performance run of "It's A Wonderful Life." Pictured are Masquers members Katie Groover, Lindsay Morgan, Brandon Lee, Gary Hayes and Craig Birkmeyer.
Fairmont State senior, Samuel “Miles” Smith, has been elected Chairman of the State Advisory Council of Students, which operates as an extension of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission (HEPC).
Top high school seniors in North Central West Virginia and around the state have the opportunity to compete for Fairmont State University’s premier academic scholarship, the Dr. Charles J. McClain Presidential Scholarship. In addition, all of the state’s PROMISE Scholars are eligible for the PROMISE Beyond Scholarship.
A team of Fairmont State University students has been awarded a $4,000 grant from the ARC as part of the 2014 Appalachian Teaching Project.
Fairmont State University’s Masquers and Town and Gown Theatre is scheduling auditions for “I Hate Hamlet” and “Far Away.”
Auditions will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 8 and 9, in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the Fairmont State campus. The productions will be performed in late February and mid-April 2015.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts offers a gift to Fairmont with a performance of “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Based on the classic holiday film starring Jimmy Stewart, director Troy Snyder has adapted the screenplay for Readers’ Theatre.
The Town & Gown production runs Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. in the Wallman Hall Theatre. A maximum of six free tickets may be obtained by calling the box office at (304) 367-4240. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Fairmont State Student Food Bank, The Nest.
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 Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group join the lineup of worldwide organizations that will present readings of Caridad Svich’s new play “Upon the Fragile Shore” on Monday, Nov. 17, as part of an “artivist” play reading and digital film action that explores human rights and environmental issues.
Two Fairmont State University Architecture students have been awarded scholarships created by a local architect.
The Mills Group, an architecture firm based in Morgantown, developed two scholarship opportunities for aspiring architects by providing memberships to the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) program. The national organization is dedicated to inspiring, educating and providing networking opportunities for students interested in the building design profession.
A team of Fairmont State University students finished in second place in the Forensic Science Quiz Bowl competition at the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists meeting in Hershey, Pa.
Forensic Science majors Megan Collins of Mount Clare, Jackie Turner of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jenn Clymer of Holicong, Pa., and Marley Snider of Paden City competed as part of the FSU team on Thursday, Nov. 6.