This week, Oct. 20 through 24, is West Virginia's fifth annual “College Application and Exploration Week.” Nearly 240 elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and adult basic education sites across the state have signed up to participate this year.
Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art, the Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a two-day Celebration of Issue 32.
Seven contributors to Kestrel, including six whose work appears in Issue 32, will be on campus to participate in a panel discussion, as well as give readings from their own work.
As part of Homecoming 2014 for Fairmont State University, six exceptional alumni will be honored at the annual Alumni Awards Brunch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
Sponsored by Thrasher Engineering, the event will be held in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Visit www.fairmontstate.edu/homecoming to view a complete list of events and additional information.
The traditional Homecoming Parade for Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College presented by the Office of Student Activities will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, in downtown Fairmont.
FSU alumni Aaron Hawkins, Class of 1971, and Butch Phillips, Class of 1965, both of Fairmont, have been selected as parade marshals for their leadership in the effort to raise $50,000 to take 100 veterans and 50 guardians to Washington, D.C., as part of an Honor Flight from the North Central West Virginia Airport on May 10, 2014.
Thanks to collaboration by Fairmont State University, the City of Fairmont and community volunteers, the Fairmont Community Garden fuels neighborhood revitalization, hands-on learning for students, healthy nutrition and the campus student food bank. For these efforts in promoting a sustainable community, the project has been named as a national winner in the Ford College Community Challenge, the only winner in West Virginia.
With the theme “Falcon Impact,” Homecoming 2014 for Fairmont State University on Monday, Oct. 20, through Saturday, Oct. 25, is a week packed with alumni, athletics, student and community events.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will host the fall 2014 West Virginia Art Educators Association members art exhibition in the Brooks Memorial Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall in October.
Art educators from across the state will display drawings, paintings, sculpture, fiber arts and more from Oct. 7 through Nov. 14. The opening exhibition will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14. Admission is free and open to the public.
The name “Sleepy Hollow” conjures images of the awkward school teacher, Ichabod Crane, on his bedraggled horse being chased through the dark woods by the Headless Horseman. It is fitting that the Fairmont State University production of “Sleepy Hollow,” a musical based on Washington Irving’s short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” opens on Halloween.
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Grant Cooper performs the second concert of its 2014-2015 season, “Celebrating Lyricism,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at Colebank Hall at Fairmont State University.
Adult tickets start at $20, and student tickets start at $5. For tickets, call the Fairmont State University Box Office at (304) 367-4240.
“This concert contains works that come from three different musical worlds, but each composer shares a desire to write music that communicates directly and profoundly with their audience,” Cooper said.
An expert in counter narcotics and counter terrorism will speak on campus on Wednesday, Oct. 1, sponsored by the National Security & Intelligence Program, the Criminal Justice Department and the Open Source Intelligence Exchange at Fairmont State University.
Retired DEA Special Agent Charles Gardner will discuss “How to Put a Business Out of Business” Attacking Organized Crime at 1 p.m. Oct. 1 in the third floor Falcon Center conference rooms. The event is open to students, faculty and staff. A reception will follow.