For the fifth consecutive year handmade bowls created in the Fairmont State University ceramics studio will be donated to the United Way of Marion County where they will be used to serve food at a countywide “Empty Bowls” luncheon fundraiser.
Two students and a faculty member from Fairmont State University will be traveling to Helsinki, Finland, to participate in a class on metal casting during the summer session.
The sculpture-oriented class is offered through Shepherd University and hosted by the University of the Arts in Helsinki. The sculpture departments and faculty of FSU and Shepherd have recently collaborated, often being invited or extending an invitation to pour metal at both campuses.
Fairmont State University’s outstanding faculty members were recognized on Wednesday, April 19, during the Recognition of Faculty Achievement luncheon for their exemplary efforts throughout the 2016-2017 academic year.
The event was hosted by the Faculty Development Committee, the Office of Academic Affairs and the Fairmont State Foundation. Funding for the awards and grants is provided by the Office of Academic Affairs and the Fairmont State Foundation.
During a ceremony on Thursday, April 27, Fairmont State University awarded Maestro Grant Cooper, Conductor and Artistic Director of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra since 2001, an honorary Doctor of Letters degree, the University’s highest honor.
More than 400 students will participate in the 148th Commencement for Fairmont State University at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 13, in the Feaster Center.
Dr. Maria C. Rose, FSU President, will present special remarks for the ceremony, which will mark her last as president; she will retire when her contract ends on June 30. Julian Pecora of Clarksburg will be the student speaker representing the Class of 2017.
The Fairmont State University Wind Ensemble will present “Every Song Tells a Story” on Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wallman Hall Theatre. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.
The program contains traditional and contemporary wind literature that has been inspired by religious text, folksongs and poetry. Selections composed by James Curnow, Larry Daehn, Frank Ticheli, Gustav Holst and John Philip Sousa will be featured in the concert.
The choirs of Fairmont State University will present “Music of America” at the First Presbyterian Church, 301 Jackson St., Fairmont, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28. The concert will feature the FSU Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir and Community Chorus. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.
The Alkemie Early Music Ensemble will perform “Love to My Liking: Refrains of Desire in Gothic France,” a concert of 13th century French songs on Friday, April 21, at First Presbyterian Church, 301 Jackson St., Fairmont.
The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the church and are free for students and $10 for the general public. The FSU Box Office can be reached at (304) 367-4240.