The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group join the lineup of worldwide organizations that will present readings of Caridad Svich’s new play “Upon the Fragile Shore” on Monday, Nov. 17, as part of an “artivist” play reading and digital film action that explores human rights and environmental issues.
The Instructor Exchange Ad-Hoc Committee of the Fairmont State University Faculty Senate will host a Panel Discussion on the “Role of Humanities in Contemporary Education” from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 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 and the College of Liberal Arts. The panelists will discuss positive roles of humanities and their interaction with science, based on the perspectives in each discipline.
Alexandra Cousteau, award-winning filmmaker, National Geographic Explorer and granddaughter of the late Jacques Cousteau, will give a presentation in Charleston on Thursday, Nov. 13.
Cousteau’s presentation, “How to be a Lifelong Explorer: Leadership through the Lens of Exploration & Invention,” will take place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the West Virginia Culture Center Theater. The event is free and open to the public. Those who wish to attend should RSVP via a link at www.wvresearch.org.
Fairmont State University will host a record number of future Falcons and their families for Fall Campus Visitation Day on Saturday, Nov. 8.
The Calabria-West Virginia Heritage Association and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center at Fairmont State University are hosting a speaker in November as part of their Folk Culture Lecture Series.
Historian and humanist Antonia Prosperati, a native of San Giovanni in Fiore, Region of Calabria, Italy, will present a presentation titled “A Perspective on the History and Culture of San Giovanni in Fiore” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in “The San Giovanni Room” of Muriale’s Restaurant, 1742 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont.
Fairmont State University and West Virginia University students will participate in the second annual Fall 2014 Iron Pour, hosted by the WVU School of Art and Design.
Fairmont State sculpture students, technology students and faculty members, as well as students and faculty from regional universities, will collaborate for the event and utilize molten metal to create custom-made metal artworks.
The West Virginia Storytelling Guild and the Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center are sponsoring two events with the theme “Grimm and Beyond” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15.
Fairmont State University’s Town and Gown Theatre is scheduling auditions for a reader’s theatre production of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Auditions will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 10 and 11, in Wallman Hall on the Fairmont State campus. The production will be performed on Dec. 5 through 14 on the FSU campus and other venues in the area.
Fairmont State University will host the West Virginia Criminal Justice Educators Association (WVCJEA) 18th Annual State Conference on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 13 and 14, on its main campus in Fairmont.
Criminal Justice majors from colleges and universities around the state will participate in a crime scene competition and paper competition.
Conference registration will take place from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, in the Falcon Center. The registration cost is $25 for faculty, $20 for faculty dues, $15 for students and $10 for guests.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host an Old-Fashioned Folk Dance/Cake Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (304) 367-4403.