Academy for the Arts Presents Benefit Concert for Marion County CAC

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Fairmont State University Academy for the Arts will present a Benefit Concert for the Marion County Child Advocacy Center on Sunday, Aug. 2.

The concert will take place at 4 p.m. in Wallman Hall Theatre. All proceeds benefit the Marion County CAC. Admission is $4 per person and will be collected at the door.

For more information, contact Leigh Anne Bolyard, Director of the FSU Academy for the Arts, at (304) 333-3655.

FSU Board of Governors Conducts President's Annual Performance Evaluation

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

As required by state statute, the Fairmont State University Board of Governors conducted the annual performance evaluation for the FSU President during its meeting on Friday, June 26.

The Board was unanimous in its praise and appreciation for the work over the past year of Dr. Maria Rose, FSU President, who has served in that position since May 3, 2012.

“The Fairmont State University Board of Governors appreciates what Dr. Maria Rose has accomplished over the past year, as well as her positive and proven leadership,” said Ron Tucker, Chairman of the Board of Governors.

Governor's Honors Academy Opening Ceremony Set for June 28

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

About 200 high school juniors will participate in the 2015 Governor’s Honors Academy at Fairmont State University from June 29 through July 19. An Opening Ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 28, in Gym 1 of the Falcon Center on the main campus.   

The three-week residential program is administered by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, which also assists with in-kind support. Dr. J. Robert Baker, Director of the Honors Program at FSU, will serve as dean. The theme of the 2015 GHA is “The Sustainable Life.”

Benedum Foundation Awards FSU Grant to Launch STEM Initiative

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Thanks to a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, the Fairmont State University School of Education, Health and Human Performance is partnering with TEKids to launch a new program designed to give West Virginia children 21st century Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills, plus life and career skills.

Town & Gown Players Celebrate 56 Years of Service to Region

Thursday, June 18, 2015

You could call the Town & Gown Players theatre trailblazers. When Fairmont State launched its summer theatre program in the summer of 1960, it was the first of its kind in West Virginia.

Jo Ann Lough and Lawrence Wallman of the Fairmont State (then College) Department of Speech and Dramatics led the launch of the Players that began with one production that year, the hit British comedy “The Reluctant Debutante,” directed by Lough.

Faculty Selected for 2015 Governor's Honors Academy at FSU

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Fairmont State University will host the 2015 Governor’s Honors Academy on its main campus in Fairmont on June 29 through July 19.

About 200 high school juniors will participate in the three-week residential program administered by the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, which also assists with in-kind support. Dr. J. Robert Baker, Director of the Honors Program at FSU, will serve as dean. The theme of the 2015 GHA is “The Sustainable Life.”

FSU Students Named to Spring 2015 Dean's List & President's List

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A total of 1,022 students have been named to the Dean’s List at Fairmont State University after completing the spring 2015 semester.

Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has released the Dean’s List and the President’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average for the spring 2015 semester are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.

Folklife Center Hosts Exhibit Featuring FSU Sesquicentennial

Thursday, May 28, 2015

In celebration of Fairmont State University’s Sesquicentennial, the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center has created an exhibit titled “On a Hill by a Dream,” which features FSU history, traditions and lore.

The title for the exhibition was taken from a poem by Louise McNeill, West Virginia’s former Poet Laureate who taught history at Fairmont State. The following quote is from her “Chestnut Orchard” (“Paradox Hill: From Appalachia to Lunar Shore”):

“Back through the years beyond time and space,
On a hill—by a dream—we will find that place.”

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