Folklife Center

Roads to Appalachia Trip to Northern Ireland Planned

Thursday, January 26, 2012

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.

Help Celebrate the Birthday of Francis H. Pierpont

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will host a birthday celebration in honor of Francis H. Pierpont, “The Father of West Virginia.” Students, faculty and staff are invited to the Folklife Center for birthday cake and coffee from 9:30-10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

FSU Students Represent State as Part of ARC Appalachian Teaching Project

Thursday, December 15, 2011

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.

FSU Names Fidura as Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fairmont State University has named Dr. Fred Fidura as Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement. He began his duties this week and will serve until a permanent appointment to the position is made.

"Italians in West Virginia" Book Signing Planned for Nov. 13

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

As part of the Grand Opening Year events at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College, a book signing is offered on Sunday, Nov. 13.

Alumni Frank and Jane Gabor Named Homecoming Parade Marshals

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The traditional Homecoming Parade for Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College presented by Student Government will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in downtown Fairmont. Student Government has selected FSU alumni Frank and Jane Gabor, as parade marshals.

Week of Events Planned in Celebration of Homecoming 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

With the theme, “Let Your Dreams Become Your Reality,” Homecoming 2011 for Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College, set for Oct. 24-29, will be a week packed with alumni, athletics, student and community events.

Grand Opening Celebration Planned for Folklife Center

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Grand Opening Celebration is planned for the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College. As part of a week of events planned for Homecoming 2011, the Grand Opening Celebration will take place at 3 p.m. at the Folklife Center, which is located near the Squibb Wilson Boulevard entrance to the main campus.

Fundraiser to Support Students' Study in Italy

Friday, September 02, 2011

 The Calabria-West Virginia Italian Heritage Association will sponsor a fundraiser this weekend to support students wishing to study at the University of Calabria in Italy. 

The event, which will be held in conjunction with the annual West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival, will recognize the contribution to life in the state and beyond by a successful Italian-American, and encourage further exchange of students between Calabria and Fairmont.

Moore West Virginia Literary Collection Donated to Fairmont State University

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Through a donation by a couple with many ties to Fairmont State University, future scholars and students of West Virginia and Appalachian literature and history will have a new tool to aid their research.

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