Caribbean Culture Class to Present Folktale Carnaval on Dec. 4

Monday, December 01, 2014

A Fairmont State University class studying Caribbean culture will present a Folktale Carnaval on Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Multi-media Room A of the Ruth Ann Musick Library. The event will include two folktale performances from “Creole Folktales” by Patrick Chamoiseau, as well as music, images and refreshments.

The event will consist of two separate readings on Dec. 4, with “A Pumpkin Seed” beginning at 12:30 p.m., and “Madame Kéléman” and “The Rainmaker” beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.

Historian to Speak About Italian Heritage

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

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.

Music on the Hill Guest Artist Series Begins Sept. 19

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Fairmont State University Department of Music kicks off its new Music on the Hill Guest Artist Series with a performance this week.

Dr. Janice Haworth will present the first concert of the series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in Wallman Hall Theatre. Her presentation will include photos and videos of life and music in Guinea, where she spent two years, as well as performances by FSU’s Percussion and World Percussion ensembles.

School of Business Faculty Member Wins 2014 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Fairmont State University School of Business faculty member has been named the recipient for the Region 2 2014 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recognizes individuals annually from each of its 10 regions who exemplify teaching excellence in the classroom.

International Festival 2014 Kicks Off on April 15

Monday, April 07, 2014

As part of International Festival 2014, Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College will celebrate global culture on campus.

Planned for Tuesday, April 15, through Thursday, April 17, the festival is organized by the Office of International Student Services with the active participation of the International Education Committee, International Student Organization and Study Abroad Program and sponsorship by the FSU Office of the President and Student Government.

International Photography Contest Winners Announced

Monday, March 31, 2014

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.

FSU to Host WVHEPC GlobalWV Training and Networking Event

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the Fairmont State University Office of International Student Services will sponsor the third GlobalWV Training and Networking Event on Thursday, April 10, at Fairmont State.

The themes of the event, which is also supported by the FSU Office of the Provost, are international student retention strategies and financing for nontraditional student study abroad. All colleges and universities across the state are invited to participate in the free event, which will take place in the Falcon Center third floor conference center.

Reception to Celebrate Graduating International Students

Friday, December 06, 2013

In collaboration with the International Education Committee, the Office of International Student Services will host a reception on Friday, Dec. 13, for international students graduating from Fairmont State University.

The reception will take place in the Falcon Center third floor Board Room from noon to 1 p.m. Graduating international students from Korea, Nepal and Saudi Arabia will be recognized and celebrated.

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