About 350 students will participate in Spring Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, in the Feaster Center. Video from the ceremony will be streamed live at www.fairmontstate.edu/live.
Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were honored on Wednesday, April 23, during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2013-2014 academic year. The Faculty Achievement Photo Gallery 2014 includes highlights of the event.
The Fairmont State University 2014 Student Juried Exhibition runs through Friday, April 25, in the J.D. Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall.
The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present for its Spring Gala the cantata “Carmina Burana,” on Saturday, April 26, performed by the Fairmont State Collegiate Singers, Community Chorus and Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Valarie Huffman. Also featured will be the Chanticleer Children’s Chorus of West Virginia. The professional soloists for the concert will be soprano Mandy Spivak, tenor Alec Carlson and baritone Paul Kreider.
When poets and writers gather for a weekend of readings and fellowship, the mutual appreciation and inspiration are almost visible floating in the air. On April 11 and 12, the Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature hosted such a group in celebration of Issue 31 of Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art.
Now that warmer weather has arrived, a presentation at Fairmont State University will offer tips on how to “Handle the Heat and Take Care of Your Feet.”
Fairmont State University graduate student Rayme Pullen will give her Graduate Piano Recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Wallman Hall Room 229. Pullen studied piano with Professor John Morrison in School of Fine Arts Department of Music.
For her recital, Pullen will perform “Sonata in D, Kp. 478” by D. Scarlatti (1685-1757), “Papillons, Opus 2” by Schumann (1810-1856), “Ballade in G-Minor, Opus 23” by Chopin (1810-1849) and “Sonata No. 3, Opus 28” by Prokofieff (1891-1953).
Fairmont State University will host a presentation on “Cyber Security and the Aftermath of the Snowden Leaks” on Monday, April 21.
Sponsored by the National Security and Intelligence Program and the Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX) at Fairmont State, the presenter will be Fred Fleitz, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy. The presentation will take place at 1 p.m. April 21 in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms and will be followed by a reception. Admission is free and open to the public.
As part of International Festival 2014, Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will celebrate global culture on campus.
Planned for Tuesday, April 15, through Thursday, April 17, the festival is organized by the Office of International Student Services with the active participation of the International Education Committee, International Student Organization and Study Abroad Program and sponsorship by the FSU Office of the President and Student Government.
The production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” runs April 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. in Wallman Hall Theatre. Tickets are $10.
The Fairmont State University theatre students are making sense of Shakespeare’s language in a creative and colorful way. The production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” took many weeks of preparation and is certain to entertain.