Rusty and Kimberly Hutson are leading by example with a recent gift to Fairmont State University. The couple, both Fairmont State University alumni and Harrison County West Virginia natives, have committed $400,000 to establish the Rusty & Kimberly Hutson Family Endowed Scholarship for the benefit of School of Business students.
During today’s bi-monthly meeting, the Fairmont State University Board of Governors approved a proposed academic restructure that will reorganize the current two college and four school model to a two college model. The proposal now goes before the West Virginia HEPC and then on to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Dr. Erica Harvey, a professor of chemistry at Fairmont State University, has been named one of five finalists for the Faculty Merit Foundation’s annual Professor of the Year award. Harvey was nominated by Academic Affairs for her work in and outside of the classroom.
Fairmont State University theatre professor Dr. Francene Kirk will perform her original “informance”9 Before IX for the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) in Knoxville, TN. The SETC Fringe Festival is a performance festival that takes place each year during the annual SETC Convention. This year’s Fringe Festival, now in its 16th year, will feature five original works. Performances will be held on Friday, March 1, and are open to all convention attendees.
The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host four authors this semester – Jerald Pope, Natalie Sypolt, Nancy Abrams, and Amy Williams Wilson. These presentations are free and open to the public. First in the series is Jerald Pope, known for his children’s picture books, Fetch and The Owl Girl. Pope will engage listeners in a discussion of his work on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Folklife Center.
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