As you crest the top step in the Falcon Center and look into the third floor Dining Hall, the first person you are likely to see is 24-year Dining Services veteran Carolyn Straight. With her blond hair and bright smile, she serves students during breakfast, lunch, and dinner and knows most everyone by name.
From Wednesday, Feb. 29, until Saturday, March 2, the Marriott at 555 Canal Street in New Orleans played host to over a thousand conventioneers from Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honorary society. Three students from Fairmont State University’s Beta Omega chapter attended this event, along with their sponsor, Dr. James Matthews. Their trip was jointly funded by the Department of Language and Literature and the Office of the Provost.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and the Department of Language and Literature present the American Shakespeare Center’s “Almost Blasphemy Tour” for a week of Elizabethan lyricism, love and oh-so-bitter woe. Three separate productions will take place in Wallman Hall Theatre — “The Winter’s Tale,” “ ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The ticket price for each performance is $10 per person. To order tickets, call the Box Office at (304) 367-4240 or visit www.fairmontstate.edu/tickets.
To aid the community in better understanding and caring for veterans, Fairmont State University, Pierpont Community & Technical College and Fairmont General Hospital will host the visit of an internationally recognized educator, author and expert on veterans and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
The Celebration of Ideas Lecture Series at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College brings nationally prominent speakers of diverse viewpoints to campus each fall and spring. The series continues at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in Colebank Hall Gym with Liz Murray, whose life story was the subject of the Lifetime Television movie “From Homeless to Harvard.”
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College recently honored the dedication of former employees and the impact of community members on the lives of students during this year’s Student Affairs Hall of Fame Awards Banquet.
In today’s highly competitive business world, business professionals must know how to conduct themselves and represent their company at the dining table and in other social settings. To give students an opportunity to learn how to make a positive first impression, the School of Business is co-sponsoring a Business Etiquette Dinner on Wednesday, March 7, at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont.
Under the direction of Dr. Valarie Huffman and Matthew Schoonmaker, the Fairmont State University Wind Ensemble will present the Mid-Winter Concert: “Around the World in 80 Minutes or Less…” at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Wallman Hall Theatre.
The Women of West Virginia 2012 Art Expo will showcase the talent of student and professional artists. Female artists who are interested in participating in the Expo should register by Monday, March 5. E-mail Sue.Conrad@fairmontstate.edu or Sue.Conrad@pierpont.edu to request a participation form.