When poets and writers gather for a weekend of readings and fellowship, the mutual appreciation and inspiration are almost visible floating in the air. On April 11 and 12, the Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature hosted such a group in celebration of Issue 31 of Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art.
Fairmont State University will host a presentation on “Cyber Security and the Aftermath of the Snowden Leaks” on Monday, April 21.
Sponsored by the National Security and Intelligence Program and the Open Source Intelligence Exchange (OSIX) at Fairmont State, the presenter will be Fred Fleitz, Senior Fellow, Center for Security Policy. The presentation will take place at 1 p.m. April 21 in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms and will be followed by a reception. Admission is free and open to the public.
Three English majors represented Fairmont State University at the 2014 West Virginia Undergraduate Literary Symposium at Concord University on Saturday, April 5. Anthony J. Lacaria, Christopher J. Vance, and Lindsay Menas were invited to present papers at the event.
Lacaria, a resident of Bridgeport, is a senior majoring in English. He presented his paper, “The Powerful Female: Women Who ‘Kick-Ass’” during the Liminal Gender Perspectives session at the symposium. Lacaria wrote the paper for Dr. Deborah Nestor’s course in literary criticism.
The Fairmont State University Department of Language and Literature has announced winners of its International Photography Contest.
First-place winners are Kevin Rucker and Megha Basnet, and second-place winners are Kevin McGrath and Deewa Adhikari. First-place prizes were $100, and second-place prizes were $50. The winning photos were taken in Paris, Macedonia and Nepal.
A Fairmont State University senior English Education major has been selected as one of two winners of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS) College/University Level Poetry Competition.
Ian Williams, a Fairmont native, was selected as one of two first-place winners by a panel of three independent judges at the competition for his manuscript “House of Bones.” Williams will graduate from FSU in May and plans to pursue an MFA in Poetry. The other first-prize winner, Lisa Levin, is a senior at UC-Berkeley.
The Department of Language and Literature of Fairmont State University and Kestrel: A Journal of Literature and Art will host a two-day Celebration of Issue 31 in April.
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.
The Instructor Exchange Ad-Hoc Committee of the Fairmont State University Faculty Senate will host a Panel Discussion on “Building the Interconnected Community” from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, in Multi-Media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library.
Moderated by Dr. Tad Kato, Chair of the Instructor Exchange Ad-Hoc Committee, the Panel Discussion is sponsored by the Office of the Provost at Fairmont State University. The panelists will discuss both theoretical and practical aspects of “interconnectedness” based on the perspectives in each discipline.
On Wednesday February 6, Fairmont State University welcomed three West Virginia writers— MIchael W. Cox, Jessie Van Eerden, and John Van Kirk—who each read short passages of their works of fiction to all who attended.
Not only did the authors thoroughly demonstrate their creative abilities and writing talents, but they captivated their audience when they read their stories aloud in such as a way that they imagined them happening.
Three West Virginia writers will read from their new books at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center on the Fairmont State University main campus. The writers include Michael W. Cox, Jessie Van Eerden and John Van Kirk.
A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow the reading. Admission is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs at Fairmont State University and the Department of Language and Literature.