Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts is dedicated to providing students quality training and exposure to the arts. Instruction in visual art, music, theatre, dance, creative writing, and world languages enable students to appreciate, perform and create.
Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were recognized on Wednesday, April 23, during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2013-2014 academic year.
Fairmont State University and TCAC Inc. will present a multi-faceted interactive light exhibition showcasing the talent of students. The show "ColorKaleiD: Theories & Elements of Design" ("color - collide") will be on display Friday, April 25, through Sunday, May 11, at Gallery 62 West in Grafton. An opening reception is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the gallery in Grafton.
About 350 students will participate in Spring Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Feaster Center. Video from the ceremony will be streamed live at www.fairmontstate.edu/live.
Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were honored on Wednesday, April 23, during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2013-2014 academic year. The Faculty Achievement Photo Gallery 2014 includes highlights of the event.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present for its Spring Gala the cantata “Carmina Burana,” on Saturday, April 26, performed by the Fairmont State Collegiate Singers, Community Chorus and Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Valarie Huffman. Also featured will be the Chanticleer Children’s Chorus of West Virginia. The professional soloists for the concert will be soprano Mandy Spivak, tenor Alec Carlson and baritone Paul Kreider.
Dr. Robynn K. Shannon, who joined the Title III team in February 2014 as the STEM Learning Coordinator, enjoys a challenging puzzle.
“One thing I love about teaching and learning is the intellectual challenge of teaching itself: how to facilitate, enhance, inspire, motivate and model learning,” Shannon said. “For me, teaching—more specifically how to teach effectively—is like a brain-teaser puzzle, which is what makes it so interesting.”
Sarah Pickett was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia. She attended Riverside High School in Belle, West Virginia. She enrolled in Fairmont State University in the fall of 2010. After exploring a series of programs of study, she made her way to the School of Business, where she is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and a minor in Accounting. Her anticipated graduation is May 2015.