Rehearsals are under way for Fairmont State University’s Academy for the Arts Youth Company spring productions. This semester the Academy will be offering two shows for one evening of family fun. Disney’s “Winnie the Pooh Kids,” performed by local kindergarten through fifth graders, and “James and the Giant Peach,” performed by area sixth through 12th graders, take the stage on Wallman Hall from May 19 through May 22.
About 350 students will participate in the 147th Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the Feaster Center.
Fairmont State University’s College of Science and Technology hosted the Bombardier and Pratt and Whitney Engine Services West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair on April 2. Forty-eight high school students from 15 schools in West Virginia participated in the day focused on celebrating student research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were recognized on Wednesday, April 27, during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement luncheon for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2015-2016 academic year.
The 42nd Annual West Virginia State Mathematics Field Day will be held Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30, at Fairmont State University in Fairmont. Operated and organized by the West Virginia State Mathematics Field Day Organization, the event is sponsored in part by the NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium, the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Reasoning Mind.
A partnership at Fairmont State University that began a decade ago will host a “Showcase of Best Practices” event Thursday, April 28, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Bridgeport Conference Center.
As part of her Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama has declared Tuesday, April 26, to be “National College Signing Day.”
Fairmont State University will host the Women of Color Luncheon: A Celebration of Diversity and Achievement on Thursday, April 28. Honorees at the event will be Tiffany Walker Samuels and Priscilla Steed.
Students participating in Greek Life at Fairmont State University are raising money this week to support the Class of 2016 Senior Project, funding a Veterans Memorial Plaza on campus.
The West Virginia Storytelling Guild, in conjunction with the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center, is presenting the concert, “What Tales to Tell!” with national storyteller Lynette Ford at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University.