For the fifth consecutive year, the Fairmont State University pottery studio through the School of Fine Arts has hosted students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the national Empty Bowls Project, which is an international grassroots, craft-based effort to end hunger.
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will honor 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. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in Colebank Hall.
Conducted by Grant Cooper, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert of music by Anton Bruckner and Antonín DvoÅák, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in Colebank Hall Gym on the Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College main campus.
The Instructor Exchange Ad-Hoc Committee of the Fairmont State University Faculty Senate will host a panel discussion on Environmental Awareness at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Multi-Media Room A in the Ruth Ann Musick Library. The event will be moderated by Dr. Tad Kato, Chair of the Instructor Exchange Ad-Hoc Committee.
On Feb. 17 and 18, Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host the 20th Annual Student Leadership Conference with the theme “Where Will You Be Tomorrow?” Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Residence Life and Student Government, the conference is designed for high school and college students, student organization and club leaders, Greek life officers and members, Student Government members, Freshman Counselors, residence hall advisers and prospective leaders.
A week of events at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will help raise awareness about heart disease by supporting the Go Red For Women campaign. Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of women.
The Gaston Caperton Center in Clarksburg will be one of 19 locations throughout the state to host the annual College Goal SundaySM event on Sunday, Feb. 12, presented by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Students and parents can receive assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during the free workshops.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College is sponsoring a study and travel abroad program in the summer of 2012 called Roads to Appalachia through Northern Ireland.
The collaborative installation art project, “Reflections: Homage to Dunkard Creek,” will be on display in Wallman Hall at Fairmont State University in February. The exhibit is a tribute to the species that perished in Dunkard Creek in 2009. An opening reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall on the FSU main campus. Creator and organizer of the exhibition, Ann Payne and other artists will be present for the reception.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host a birthday celebration in honor of Francis H. Pierpont, “The Father of West Virginia.” Students, faculty and staff are invited to the Folklife Center for birthday cake and coffee from 9:30-10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25.