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.
A total of 1,196 students were named to the Dean’s List at Fairmont State University after completing the fall 2011 semester. These students are being recognized for academic distinction by earning a 3.4 or better grade point average. Dr. Christina Lavorata, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has released the Dean’s List. Students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average also have been named to the President’s List.
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.
The West Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its annual student scholarship competition at the group’s November 2011 meeting in Charleston. Two Fairmont State University architecture students were honored to receive scholarships.
A team of Fairmont State University students traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to present their research on economic sustainability in Helvetia, W.Va., through heritage tourism as part of the 2011 ARC Appalachian Teaching Project.