A Fairmont State University Art student and two recent Art graduates have been selected to be part of the Tamarack Foundation show “Emerge,” featuring the artwork of 18 students and recent graduates from college and university art programs across the state of West Virginia.
Whether it’s on the field or in a parade, you can hear Will Johnston’s trumpet.
Johnston, who has played trumpet since fifth grade, now plays trumpet for both the Fairmont State University marching band and jazz band. On the field, he is assisted by Nicole Davis, a volunteer who does not receive class credit for her actions.
Born with osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone syndrome, Johnston uses a wheelchair.
But this hasn’t caused him to not dream big.
In Calhoun County, you don’t need special equipment to see billions of stars—just gaze up at the night sky. The West Virginia county is closer to maximizing a vital asset – darkness – through a partnership between Fairmont State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with support from the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Fairmont State University’s Department of Art attended the West Virginia Art Education Association conference in Morgantown in October. Faculty members Jeff Greenham and Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune staffed a mobile vendor cart and student Ty Collins presented a painting session. Yerdon LeJeune presented shaped canvas and silk screen printing sessions. At the awards dinner, Kylie Ford won the WVAEA Student Achievement in Art Education Award and Jennifer Yerdon LeJeune won the WVAEA Art Educator of the Year Award.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in Colebank Hall on the FSU campus. A free pre-concert reception for ticketholders will start at 7 p.m.
A second performance is planned for 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clarksburg. Both performances will feature the Fairmont State Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir and Community Chorus, along with professional soloists and orchestra.
The Fairmont State University Department of Behavioral Sciences will host a 2015 Alumni Showcase on Wednesday, Nov. 18.
“This is the first time our department will have an event like this showcasing our Bachelor of Science alumni,” said Ann Shaver, Professor of Psychology.
A $10,000 grant from Dominion Foundation will help Fairmont State University’s College of Science and Technology launch a solar energy program that has on-campus and community outreach components.
West Virginia’s public colleges and universities are pledging increased support for student veterans during events to be held next week through the state’s “5 Star Challenge” initiative, which launched earlier this fall. The Challenge, which calls on institutions to adopt a set of exemplary standards for supporting student veterans, is a tribute to the military tradition of issuing “challenge coins” to service members who embody the values and standards of their military units.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a special event on Friday, Nov. 6, saluting traditional country and bluegrass music and a renowned scholar.
Fairmont State University will host hundreds of future Falcons and their families for Maroon and White Day, the University’s fall campus visitation day, on Saturday, Oct. 31.