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Great Migration of African Americans to the coal fields of WV

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

The Diversity in Appalachia Lecture Series continues at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University with a presentation on the “Great Migration of African Americans to the coal fields of West Virginia.”  Between 1870 and 1930 African Americans left the Deep South to seek better economic and educational opportunities and to escape Jim Crow laws that denied them voting rights. The speakers are Dr. Connie Rice and Ms. Ilene Evans.

Military Appreciation Day Thursday

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Fairmont State University and the Department of Athletics will be honoring veterans and active military personnel on Thursday evening during Fairmont State's football showdown with nationally ranked Notre Dame College.

As a part of 'Military Appreciation Night,' all active military personnel, veterans and their families will receive free admission to the game.

Homecoming 2018 - October 15-21

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Fairmont State University will celebrate Homecoming 2018 on October 15-21. This year’s theme is
“Welcome Home.”

“This event is all about welcoming home our alumni,” said President Mirta Martin. “It is our honor to serve as the welcoming committee to generations of alumni who choose Homecoming as the time of year they return to campus. For some, they return every year, and for others, it may be four or more decades since they have been here.”

Seizing the day: Iweh makes the most of opportunity with falcons

Friday, September 28, 2018

By Duane Cochran for FightingFalcons.com

Jerry Iweh ambled out of Fairmont State University's football locker room Wednesday evening wearing a maroon school hoodie with the phrase carpe diem on the front of it.
 

Calling all bakers to the community pepperoni roll competition

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Do you make the best pepperoni rolls in town? Prove it during our inaugural Fairmont State Alumni Association Community Pepperoni Roll Competition on Thursday, October 18. The event will be held in the Falcon Center on Main Street.

"The pepperoni roll is a Fairmont staple and what a fun way to bring our community together," said alumni association director Ashley Knight. We hope local businesses, community members, departments on campus and students will participate."

Colors of the Solo Flute in Song and Dance

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Fairmont State University Department of Music is proud to present recording artist and international performer, Dr. Andrea Kapell Loewy, at the Folk Life Center on the campus of Fairmont State on Wednesday, October 3rd, at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Loewy will present a solo flute recital titled, “Colors of the Solo Flute in Song and Dance.” The event is free and open to the public.

Creepy, Kooky, Mysterious, Spooky—Coming to campus

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Fairmont State University Masquers and Town & Gown Players are proud to present “The Addams Family”, a musical comedy which includes themes of inclusion, acceptance, love, family, honesty, and coming of age. The play will be performed in the Wallman Hall Theatre on the campus of Fairmont State on October 26, 27 and November 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, October 28, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 304-367-4240.

“In the Midst of” Paintings and Drawings by Joel T. Dugan

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The Fairmont State University Department of Art is excited to announce the solo exhibition “In The Midst Of” by Joel T. Dugan in the J.D. Brooks Gallery at Fairmont State University.

The show is currently on display from September 17 through October 12 with the artist talk and reception taking place Thursday, September 27th at 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and community.  

Students celebrate National Forensic Science Week

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Fairmont State students recently participated National Forensic Science Week (September 16-22). To celebrate, Dr. Mark Flood and Ms. Kristy Henson, M.S. took their Intro to Forensic Science students to tour the West Virginia State Police Forensics Laboratory in Charleston. This is the only full forensics lab in the state. 

Honors Field Day takes 42 to Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Forty-two Fairmont State students participated in the annual Honors Field Day in Washington, D.C. on September 8, according to Kelsy Eaton, president of the Honors Association.

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