In this age of information, the reality of current events is distilled through numerous filters – social media, cable news, print and more. Sometimes the twisting of details creates societal paranoia. “Far Away,” a poetic play by Caryl Churchill follows the life of Joan, a young woman who witnesses atrocities and is determined to make a difference.
Fairmont State University is hosting West Virginia’s annual Undergraduate Literary Symposium, which is a celebration of scholarship by English majors.
The event, coordinated by English professor Dr. Angela Schwer, will feature 25 papers presented by students from seven different institutions.
It will be held on Saturday, April 11, in the conference rooms located on the third floor of the Falcon Center. Following registration at 8:15 a.m., the symposium will commence at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 5 p.m., with refreshments and food provided throughout the day.
Fairmont State University Math Department faculty members, along with FSU pre-service mathematics teachers, attended the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference on March 13 and 14 at the Stonewall Jackson Resort.
The two-day conference focuses on learning from other mathematics teachers in West Virginia about ways to improve mathematics instruction.
All four of the FSU math faculty members presented at the conference:
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present a benefit dinner recital at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at Noteworthy Sweets.
“Attendees will dine on a sumptuous feast while being entertained by Fairmont State’s top musicians. This elegant benefit will help support an elaborate production of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ this December, part of the Sesquicentennial celebration of Fairmont State University,” said Dr. Sam Spears, Fairmont State Director of Choirs.
Fairmont State University’s Town and Gown Players are scheduling auditions for a summer production of Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” to take place at Prickett’s Fort State Park.
Acting and singing auditions will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2, in Room 229 of Wallman Hall on the Fairmont State campus. An additional evening of auditions has been scheduled for Monday, April 6. Directed by Troy Snyder and Sam Spears, performances will take place on June 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20. (A rain-out performance is scheduled for June 21.)
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will host a presentation by multimedia artist Dr. Brigid Burke at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the Wallman Hall auditorium.
The program for the concert will include new multimedia works and compositions realized by Marshall University faculty members Steven Hall and Mark Zanter with choreography/dance by Jessica Lynn Fox. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.
Two Fairmont State University students recently attended the annual convention for the International English honorary society, Sigma Tau Delta. As it celebrates students who excel at writing, language and literature in English, the society has the ultimate goal to nurture literacy and mastery in English.
The Fairmont State University School of Business has been selected as the West Virginia host for the SBA InnovateHER Business Challenge.
“Although the InnovateHer Business Challenge was designed to operate with a tight timeline, it is a great opportunity to help launch innovative products and services that could positively impact and empower the lives of women and families,” said Gina Fantasia, Director of the University Business Center, FSU School of Business.
For three years, the criminal justice students at Fairmont State University have won the crime scene competition at the national conference.
What makes this feat even more impressive is that they were doing it with less-than-stellar equipment.
“We were using the $30 point-and-shoot,” Marshal Sherry, a second-year graduate student in criminal justice, said. “It was just the bare minimum.”
The criminal justice program at FSU got a surprise Thursday when the Fraternal Order of Police from Fairmont presented them with a gift.
Fairmont State may be a relatively small school on a national scale, but one program at the institution has proven that it can compete at the absolute highest level.
This year, the criminal justice program from FSU went to Florida to compete in various competition and came home with eight awards.
“Every year we attend the National Criminal Justice Honor Society Conference, and this year it was in Orlando,” explained Marshal Sherry, graduate student in criminal justice from Fairmont State. “We go and compete every year.”