About 375 students will participate in Spring Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, in the Feaster Center. Video from the ceremony will be streamed live at www.fairmontstate.edu/live.
During the month of April, the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts Department of Music will host two Senior Recitals.
At 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, senior Cecil Lopez, saxophone, accompanied by John Morrison, will be performing with special guest Elizabeth Bertovich, marimba. Lopez is a student of Randall Hall.
At 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, senior Sean Lee, guitar, will be performing with special guest Benjamin Male, guitar. A student of Dr. Patrick Joyce, Lee will be premiering several of his own compositions.
The Fairmont State University Saxophone Ensemble will perform a concert, directed by Randall Hall, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, in Room 229 of Wallman Hall on the FSU campus.
The performance will feature “The Funeral March of the Marionette” by Charles Gounod. The performance also will include selections such as “Summer Nocturne” by Lennie Niehaus, “Scherzo for Saxophone Quartet” by Warren Baker, “Ye Banks and Braes O’Bonnie Doon” arranged by Lloyd Conley, “Pavane” by Gabriel Faure and “Beale Street Blues” by W.C. Handy.
The annual Women of Color Luncheon, a celebration of diversity and achievement, took place Tuesday, April 9.
The Fairmont State University Community Orchestra, directed by Dr. Jack Ashton, will offer a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in Colebank Hall on the main FSU campus.
The FSUCO will perform the music of Beethoven, Purcell, Mendelssohn and Mozart. Guest soloists include Kat Clift, oboe; Cheryl Melfi, clarinet; Kristen Chamberlin, horn; and Jean Preckel, bassoon.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.
Lockheed Martin was on campus April 3-4, 2013, to host a workshop offering practical advice and strategies for career development.
The City of Fairmont proclaimed April 1-5 as Northern Ireland Week. The week featured a delegation of distinguished visitors from Northern Ireland who participated in a series of speaking presentations and community outreach. Click here to read more.
Fairmont State University was proud to participate in the Make Marion County Shine initiative and partner with Main Street Fairmont with a clean-up of Locust Avenue on Saturday, April 6.
Volunteers helping clean up the county represented the Occupational Safety program, Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice Honor Society), S.T.A.N.D., Tau Kappa Epsilon and Student Government. The Office of Institutional Advancement and Physical Plant also supported the initiative.
Michael Bonadio was the featured artist for “Smeltdown,” a week of collaborative metal casting between the sculpture programs at Fairmont State University and West Virginia University.
On Friday, April 5, 2013, Bonadio assisted in an iron pour at the Fairmont State University foundry, beginning at 12 pm.
Fairmont State University Criminal Justice students recently took several top honors at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences/Alpha Phi Sigma National Conference in Dallas.