About 375 students will participate in Spring Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Feaster Center. Video from the ceremony will be streamed live at www.fairmontstate.edu/live.
During the month of April, the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts Department of Music will host two Senior Recitals.
At 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, senior Cecil Lopez, saxophone, accompanied by John Morrison, will be performing with special guest Elizabeth Bertovich, marimba. Lopez is a student of Randall Hall.
At 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, senior Sean Lee, guitar, will be performing with special guest Benjamin Male, guitar. A student of Dr. Patrick Joyce, Lee will be premiering several of his own compositions.
The Fairmont State University Saxophone Ensemble will perform a concert, directed by Randall Hall, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Room 229 of Wallman Hall on the FSU campus.
The performance will feature “The Funeral March of the Marionette” by Charles Gounod. The performance also will include selections such as “Summer Nocturne” by Lennie Niehaus, “Scherzo for Saxophone Quartet” by Warren Baker, “Ye Banks and Braes O’Bonnie Doon” arranged by Lloyd Conley, “Pavane” by Gabriel Faure and “Beale Street Blues” by W.C. Handy.
West Virginia Campus Compact, a coalition of 28 college and universities that encourages and supports community engagement in higher education, honored Fairmont State University with multiple awards at its annual statewide conference.
Fairmont State professor Matt Schmuck’s Friends of Fifth Street Park Project was recognized as the winner of the Campus-Community LINK Partnership Award. The award honors outstanding community service learning partnerships that are grantees of West Virginia Campus Compact’s LINK program.
The Fairmont State University Community Orchestra, directed by Dr. Jack Ashton, will offer a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in Colebank Hall on the main FSU campus.
The FSUCO will perform the music of Beethoven, Purcell, Mendelssohn and Mozart. Guest soloists include Kat Clift, oboe; Cheryl Melfi, clarinet; Kristen Chamberlin, horn; and Jean Preckel, bassoon.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.
Fairmont State University Criminal Justice students recently took several top honors at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences/Alpha Phi Sigma National Conference in Dallas.
Fairmont State University’s American Society of Civil Engineers Student Chapter continues its tradition of excellence and for the 10th consecutive year will represent the region at the National Concrete Canoe Competition.
FSU’s ASCE Student Chapter won first place in the Concrete Canoe Competition over the weekend at the 2013 Virginias Conference, hosted by Howard University in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.
The end of the academic year is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of the students and faculty of Fairmont State University.
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 29.
Ten contributors to the new Kestrel issue will be on campus to participate in a panel discussion and offer individual consultations for writers, as well as give readings from their own work.