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.
Three Fairmont State University students have been selected for the 2013 Undergraduate Literary Symposium, which is to be held at Marshall University in Huntington on Saturday, March 2.
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College students, alumni and members of the community interested in employment are invited to attend the annual Job Fair hosted by the Office of Career Services.
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College students have a chance to compete for a cash prize as part of The African American History Bowl Team Trivia Game Show presented by BRAIN STORM! Team Trivia Challenge.
Sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Student Activities, the event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the second floor Main Street area of the Falcon Center on the shared main campus.
Issue 31 of Whetstone, Fairmont State University’s undergraduate arts and literary journal, recently won First Place with Special Honors in the 2012 Scholastic Magazine Awards competition hosted by the American Scholastic Press Association. The journal also won an award for Outstanding Use of Color.
The International Student Organization invites all interested (and talented) Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College students to participate in a Talent Show Competition. The event will take place from 12:30-1:30 Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Main Street area on the second floor of the Falcon Center on the shared main campus.
Over spring break in March 2013, 28 Fairmont State University students from the Honors, French, Business and Architecture programs will travel to Paris.
2013 marks the 10th anniversary of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” performances at Fairmont State University. Sponsored by the new student organization V-Day Warriors, this year’s show will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 14, 15 and 16 in Colebank Gym. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. All proceeds will go to benefit HOPE, Inc. and the Marion County YWCA.
Under the direction of Grant Cooper, Artistic Director and Conductor, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform at Fairmont State University on Thursday, Feb. 28.
Containing works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Anton Bruckner, the program will feature pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine. The program will include Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467” and Bruckner’s “Symphony No. 8 in C minor.”
The Fairmont State University Acrobatics and Tumbling team is ready to hit the mat for its third season competing in the National Collegiate Acrobatics and Tumbling Association (NCATA). The NCATA is comprised of Azusa Pacific University, Baylor University, Fairmont State, Quinnipiac University and the University of Oregon.