The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a special event in April honoring the work of acclaimed poet Maggie Anderson and the legacy of former West Virginia Poet Laureate Louise McNeill.
A love of music and a gift for playing multiple instruments earned a Fairmont State University junior the opportunity to play with eight Nashville recording artists as part of the staff band of the Wheeling Jamboree.
Herbert Baker of Fairmont, the son of the late Chuck West and the late Paula Baker of Fairmont, graduated from East Fairmont High School in 2011.
Through the WVROCKS initiative launched by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, adult students at Fairmont State University have found greater success in completing a four-year degree.
WVROCKS is an acronym for West Virginia’s Remote Online Collaborative Knowledge System, which offers Regents Bachelor of Arts (RBA) courses online from different institutions throughout the state. The mission of WVROCKS is to provide a high quality, student-focused, engaging, eLearning higher education collaborative.
USA Rugby annually recognizes collegiate rugby student athletes for their excellence in the classroom with the USA Rugby National Collegiate Academic Honor Roll.
Adam Martin of Elkins graduated from Fairmont State University in May 2013 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. During his time at FSU, he and his twin brother Ian Martin were four-year starters on the Men’s Rugby Team, a club sport team.
Fairmont State University Criminal Justice students recently took top honors at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences/Alpha Phi Sigma National Conference in Philadelphia. Two FSU students also earned individual honors.
Nicole Allison of New Cumberland won first place in the Criminal Justice General Knowledge Exam and first place in the Special Topics/Victimology Exam. Each first came with a $500 prize.
To Theatre students, making sense of Shakespeare’s language can be a frightening, yet exciting challenge.
“I have been waiting for four years for this chance,” says senior Theatre major Tyler Kovar. The Marion County native, plays the iconic Puck, the master of mischief, in the Fairmont State University production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on stage in April.
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 Career Development Center.
Musicians from the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will perform an evening of music beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Noteworthy Sweets, 91 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont. The program will pair the sweet sounds of FSU’s Music Department with the sweet treats available for purchase during the program.
The Noteworthy Sweets performance is free and open to the public. Food, dessert and coffee will be available for purchase. Seating is limited so arriving early is recommended. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.
The Fairmont State University Common Book Committee announced in the fall of 2013 that the Common Book title for the 2013-2014 academic year is George Prochnik’s “In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise.”
Prochnik will speak about his book at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Colebank Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Fairmont State University has planned a week of activities in celebration of Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Week on Monday through Friday, Feb. 10-14.