This look at the 1986 Challenger disaster places the teacher who died with six others as they hurtled into space at the center of an exploration of our need to reach beyond ourselves and dare the universe.
Students, faculty and fans are invited to the Falcon Center at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, to celebrate the success of the men's and women's basketball teams this season. The celebration will take place in front of The Nickel, which is located on the second floor of the Falcon Center.
Coaches from both teams and President Rose are expected to congratulate the players and address the fans for exceptional 2012-13 seasons.
Fairmont State University students have an opportunity to ride a 55-passenger bus to Charleston today, March 2, to watch the Fighting Falcons men's and women's basketball teams compete in WVIAC Championship games.
The bus leaves at 10 a.m. from the parking lot beside Duvall-Rosier Field. Students should arrive at 9:30 a.m.; seats are first-come, first-served. There is no cost for riding the bus, but students will need to bring $5 for game tickets.
The West Virginia United Soccer Club (WVUSC) of Morgantown will host U.S. Youth Soccer Association regional league matches at Duvall-Rosier Field at Fairmont State University on Saturday and Sunday, March 2 and 3.
The initial spring semester theatre offering by the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group is Jane Anderson’s “Defying Gravity,” a fictional account of the circumstances surrounding the 1986 Challenger space shuttle explosion that killed seven crew members, among them teacher Krista McAuliffe. The story is told from the point of view of Elizabeth, the teacher’s adult daughter, as she reminisces about the events, which occurred when she was 5 years old.
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 special presentation in March as part of its Folk Cultural Series.
The Instructor Exchange Ad-Hoc Committee of the Fairmont State University Faculty Senate will host a Panel Discussion on Fractals in Arts and Sciences. The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library on the shared main campus of Fairmont State and Pierpont Community & Technical College.