Playwright, author and screenwriter Tom DeTitta has been named the 2014 Artist-in-Residence for Fairmont State University. With a specialty in historical drama, he has written two plays with content closely connected to this area, “Monongah,” which is about an immigrant family affected by the 1907 mine disaster, and “Street of Gold,” which is about a coal mining family in Western Pennsylvania.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will host saxophone duo Ogni Suono for a contemporary saxophone concert on Thursday, Feb. 6, as well as a saxophone master class.
Both events will occur in Wallman Hall Room 229. The master class begins at 3 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.
A total of 1,125 students have been named to the Dean’s List at Fairmont State University after completing the fall 2013 semester.
Dr. Christina Lavorata, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has released the Dean’s List and the President’s List to recognize high-achieving students for their academic distinction. Full-time students who earned a 3.4 or better grade point average for the fall 2013 semester are named to the Dean’s List. Full-time students achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average are named to the President’s List.
“Coalesence,” an exhibition of ceramic sculptural forms by Frederick Bartolovic and Michelle Strader, will be on display at Fairmont State University in January and February.
The exhibit will be open from Tuesday, Jan. 21, through Friday, Feb. 28, in the James David Brooks Gallery, located on the fourth floor of Wallman Hall. Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. The Department of Art will host a public reception from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.
During two recent performances in Morgantown, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra recognized Fairmont State University as a Student-Centered Arts Learning (SCALE) partner.
The Orchestra’s SCALE program links music and other disciplines, such as math, science, writing and art, using the music of the Young People’s Concert as a thematic guide. The program is correlated with West Virginia’s Content Standards and Objectives for elementary classrooms.
The Fairmont State University Community Chorus, directed by Dr. Sam Spears, will perform a Service of Lessons and Carols at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at First Presbyterian Church, 301 Jackson St., Fairmont.
Admission is free and open to the public. A goodwill offering will be collected at the event. For more information, call (304) 367-4219.
Two events on the shared main campus of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College on Friday, Dec. 6, will celebrate the holiday season.
"Rocket Boys The Musical" runs Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m.; and Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 20 through 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Wallman Hall Theatre on the main campus of Fairmont State University. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at (304) 367-4240.
Coal is an underlying theme in “Rocket Boys The Musical,” just as it hides underground in the hills of West Virginia. An exhibit called “Black Diamonds” on display at Wallman Hall provides context and history to the story of coal in the Mountain State.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts presented “Rocket Boys The Musical” in November. The “Black Diamonds” exhibit will remain on display in the Tower Room in Wallman Hall until Friday, Dec. 13. Those interested in viewing the exhibit should call Dr. Francene Kirk at (304) 367-4170.
The Fairmont State University Woodwind Quintet, “Cinq Nuances de Violette,” coached by Dr. Constance Edwards, will perform a recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in Wallman Hall Room 229.
The ensemble features Nicolle Davis on flute and piccolo, Candace Walker on oboe, Kayla Keefover on clarinet, Rayme Pullen on horn and Heidi Newcome on bassoon. Works include a Hungarian March by Franz Schubert, a set of Russian Folksongs by Anatoly Liadov, solo works by each performer and a set of dances by Denes Agay.