The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center is hosting a three-day gala celebration to honor traditional music performer and teacher Dave Bing. A native West Virginian, Bing is the recipient of the 2019 Traditions Salute Award given by the Folklife Center to a person who has demonstrated a passion and commitment toward the advancement of West Virginia folk culture through education and public resources.
The West Virginia Storytelling Guild and the Frank and Jane Gabor WV Folklife will honor the life of D. Jane Gilchrist with a memorial storytelling concert featuring tellers from the West Virginia Storytelling Guild on Saturday, September 7 at 2 p.m. at the Folklife Center.
Last week hundreds of Fairmont State University Falcon students moved into their new homes for the next several months with the help of faculty, staff, and students.
President Dr. Mirta Martin was out working alongside them as they all meet the newest cast of Falcons with big smiles, Welcome Home tents, and a lot of help. Students, faculty, and staff worked diligently to unload cars and transport supplies to students’ rooms.
Fairmont State University Board of Governors Chairwoman Dixie Yann was awarded the Rev. Squires Lifetime Achievement Award at the 66th Annual Marion County Chamber of Commerce Dinner.
This achievement is the highest award the Chamber gives, Chamber President Tina Shaw said. Rev. Squires was the leader in giving back to the community and those presented with this award working to carry on that legacy.
Fairmont State University finished its fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) in a strong position as the most financially solvent four-year institution in the state. Solvency, is defined by the number of days an institution will remain operational using the amount of cash they have on hand.
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