On Feb. 17 and 18, Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host the 20th Annual Student Leadership Conference with the theme “Where Will You Be Tomorrow?” Sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Residence Life and Student Government, the conference is designed for high school and college students, student organization and club leaders, Greek life officers and members, Student Government members, Freshman Counselors, residence hall advisers and prospective leaders.
A week of events at Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will help raise awareness about heart disease by supporting the Go Red For Women campaign. Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of women.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College is sponsoring a study and travel abroad program in the summer of 2012 called Roads to Appalachia through Northern Ireland.
The collaborative installation art project, “Reflections: Homage to Dunkard Creek,” will be on display in Wallman Hall at Fairmont State University in February. The exhibit is a tribute to the species that perished in Dunkard Creek in 2009. An opening reception is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall on the FSU main campus. Creator and organizer of the exhibition, Ann Payne and other artists will be present for the reception.
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.