The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a reading and book signing by Dr. Suzanne Heagy at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts is hosting a benefit performance of alumnus Christian Cox’s short, one-act play “Hyena,” produced by M.T. Pockets Theatre. Cox is the Youth Services Librarian for the Fairmont branch of the Marion County Public Library and a graduate of the FSU Communication and Theatre program.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and the Masquers theatre group will present “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Oscar Wilde’s most popular play, in February in Wallman Hall.
First performed in 1895, the farcical comedy is also a satire on Victorian customs and behaviors. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19; Saturday, Feb. 20; Thursday, Feb. 25; Friday, Feb. 26; and Saturday, Feb. 27. The matinee performance will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21. For tickets, call the Box Office at (304) 367-4240.
The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, ZMM Architects and Engineers Pops Series presents “John Williams: All the Blockbusters,” conducted by Maestro Grant Cooper, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in Colebank Hall on Fairmont State University’s campus in Fairmont.
For advance tickets, call the Box Office at (304) 367-4240. Tickets will be available for sale at the door. Reserved seats are $30; general admission are $20; and student tickets are $5. Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community and Technical College students can gain admission free of charge with a student ID.
The Fairmont State University Career Development Center will host its annual Job Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and is seeking area employers who would like to participate.
“The Job Fair draws a large crowd is a great way to connect with potential new hires,” said Amy Drvar, Director of Career Development. “Fairmont State prides itself on providing its students and graduates with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.”
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 18, Fairmont State University students assisted with a School Supplies Giveaway at Morningstar Baptist Church in Fairmont.
FSU involvement was coordinated by the Career Development Center. Many of the FSU student volunteers were from Student Government.
Fairmont State University is meeting the challenge of educating professionals in a variety of fields including architecture, criminal justice, business and multiple areas within the field of education. Many fields that once employed graduates with bachelor’s degrees now prefer to hire those with master’s degrees. Choosing to pursue a master’s degree program at FSU represents a commitment to excellence, personal growth and lifelong learning.
A total of 1,208 students have been honored for their academic achievement at Fairmont State University after completing the fall 2015 semester.
Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has released the Dean’s List and the President’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.
Fairmont State University students excelled at the recent Appalachian Regional Model Arab League (ARMAL) competition at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va.
At the competition, the FSU team represented Iraq. The two delegates in the Joint Defense Council, Randall Stickley of Fairmont, a Political Science and National Security and Intelligence major, and Nakoma Connolly of Fairmont, a Criminal Justice major, were awarded Distinguished Delegate commendations for their exceptional work on draft resolutions with several other universities (delegations).
The Leave Your Mark Mural Contest, sponsored by the Student Government Association, allows students to contribute to the artistic landscape of the Fairmont State University main campus.
The contest was launched in the spring 2015 semester by Rachel Ball, the former secretary for the Student Government Association. Ball is participating in a study abroad opportunity in the Netherlands during the spring 2016 semester.