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.
Pittsburgh’s innovative dance company, Attack Theatre, will come to Wallman Hall Theatre at Fairmont State University for three different performances on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 and 2. The appearance is made possible by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, the Fairmont State Foundation Artists in Residence Program and the Office of Student Affairs, which supports FSU and Pierpont Community & Technical College. Attack Theatre has a long history of presenting multimedia performances that push the boundaries of modern dance production. The company performs with live musicians and frequently incorporates the use of film and video projections to enhance visual appearance of their work.
The Office of International Student Services will host a welcome reception for international students attending Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
In recognition of National Stalking Awareness Month in January, HOPE, Inc., a United Way agency, is collaborating with Fairmont State University to provide free resources to students. HOPE, Inc., an agency that serves victims of stalking, domestic violence and sexual assault, will be present at the FSU home basketball games on Wednesday, Jan. 18, to provide educational materials and free stalking resource kits for victims.
A new exhibit by an alumnus of Fairmont State University’s Studio Art program will focus on the possible effects of Marcellus Shale gas drilling. The first exhibition of 2012 will be the exhibition titled “A Penny for a Dime” by Miles Holbert. An opening reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the James D. Brooks Memorial Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall on the FSU main campus.
The Department of Theatre at Fairmont State University has a long history of producing outstanding performances, and that excellence is being recognized this month. For the first time, an FSU production has reached the finals in the Region 2 competition of the Kennedy Center/ American College Theatre Festival. The FSU production to be featured is Bernard Pomerance’s “The Elephant Man,” directed by Jeffrey Ingman, Assistant Professor of Theatre.