This look at the 1986 Challenger disaster places the teacher who died with six others as they hurtled into space at the center of an exploration of our need to reach beyond ourselves and dare the universe.
The initial spring semester theatre offering by the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group is Jane Anderson’s “Defying Gravity,” a fictional account of the circumstances surrounding the 1986 Challenger space shuttle explosion that killed seven crew members, among them teacher Krista McAuliffe. The story is told from the point of view of Elizabeth, the teacher’s adult daughter, as she reminisces about the events, which occurred when she was 5 years old.
Over spring break in March 2013, 28 Fairmont State University students from the Honors, French, Business and Architecture programs will travel to Paris.
Under the direction of Grant Cooper, Artistic Director and Conductor, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform at Fairmont State University on Thursday, Feb. 28.
Containing works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Anton Bruckner, the program will feature pianist Alexandre Moutouzkine. The program will include Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467” and Bruckner’s “Symphony No. 8 in C minor.”
For the sixth consecutive year, the Fairmont State University ceramics studio through the School of Fine Arts has hosted students, faculty, staff and alumni to participate in the Empty Bowls Project, which is an international grassroots, craft-based effort to end hunger.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts Department of Music will present four end-of-the-year concerts to showcase student talent.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will present a Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Colebank Hall Gym. A dessert reception will begin at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
The Fairmont State University Marching Band Stadium Review Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Colebank Hall Gym. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
During November, the Fairmont community will have the opportunity to experience a timeless story with a twist, as the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group present “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder.
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 4 at Wallman Hall Theatre. Tickets are $13 for general admission and free for Fairmont State and Pierpont Community & Technical College students with their student ID. To order tickets, call (304) 367-4240.