West Virginia University at Parkersburg will meet Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 3:15 p.m. Among the action items is the naming of the college’s newly renovated music rehearsal and performance room.
WVU Parkersburg recently renovated its community room near the theatre to create an area to showcase the college’s music programs. The proposed name is the Nina Phares Music Rehearsal and Performance Room. This will recognize a gift the college received from the Francis and Nina Phares estate in July 2015.
“The performance room will be a great asset for our campus and community music events,” said Dr. Fletcher Lamkin, WVU Parkersburg president. “This is a wonderful opportunity for our musically talented students and community members to have another place to perform.”
The room has already been in use by H.G. Young, WVU Parkersburg professor of music, for weekly rehearsals of the College Chorale. The room was also used to prepare for the performance of “Home Among the Hills,” sung by WVU Parkersburg Assistant Professor of Biology Holly Martin featuring Cindy Dunstan-McClain on piano at the 2016 New Student Convocation in August.