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The Lewis J. Ort Library provides a wealth of research and reference materials for student and community use.
Visit the Lewis J. Ort Library Web site at www.frostburg.edu/dept/library.
Lane University Center
The newly renovated and expanded Lane University Center is the hub for student activities and was built and operates with student fees. It contains a fitness center, computer lab, a state-of-the-art smart lounge featuring Xbox 360 and Wii gaming stations, student organization offices, the new University Store, The Appalachian Station restaurant, The Loft and a Java City Coffee bar. Lane University Center programs and services are described in the Campus Life chapter.
Harold J. Cordts Physical Education Center
Students with valid University identification can use the extensive indoor and outdoor facilities of the
Harold J. Cordts Physical Education Center:
For information on availability, contact the director at 301-687-4462.
Performing Arts Center
Students studying theatre and dance, music and communication studies can flourish in the Performing Arts Center. The center contains three state-of-the-art performing spaces: the 338-seat Drama Theater, the 175-seat F. Perry Smith Studio Theater and the 458-seat Pealer Recital Hall. It is complete with scenic and costume shops, a box office, practice rooms, faculty and staff offices, dressing rooms, two separate dedicated computer labs and other production facilities. Campus and community audiences are welcome at a wealth of concerts and performances. For more information, contact the director of the Performing Arts Center at 301-687-3037.
Academic Computing & Instructional Technologies
Students have access to a rich computing environment that includes specialized department labs housed in various campus buildings as well as the main University Computer Labs located in Pullen Hall. The University Computer Labs offers:
Additionally, Academic Computing & Instructional Technologies offers:
Academic Computing & Instructional Technologies may be reached at 301-687-7090. Visit our computing Web site at www.frostburg.edu/computing.
The principal mission of distance education at Frostburg is to enhance student access to the University’s academic programs. The University is committed to providing students the support and resources needed to succeed as participants in distance education.
Frostburg State University’s online courses, taught by faculty certified to teach online, are open to all eligible students who are prepared to learn in an online environment. Online courses at FSU allow students to pursue their degree requirements outside the traditional classroom setting, which also provides an opportunity to acquire the technical skills and learning strategies important to the pursuit of students’ academic and career goals. Taking online courses can also accelerate their time to degree. Most of the course materials (other than textbooks) are available electronically with use of the web as the primary means of communication. Some courses may require limited on-site contact between students and the instructor (e.g., an orientation session or proctored testing) at various times throughout the academic term. FSU currently offers three academic programs entirely online, providing educational opportunities to students where they are and when they want them. Current fully online programs include the RN to BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing, the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Recreation and Parks Management.
Interactive video instruction at FSU is conducted through the University System of Maryland’s Interactive Video Network (IVN). This network provides an opportunity for interaction with other institutions within the state of Maryland and beyond.
For questions about distance education at Frostburg State University, contact Academic Computing & Instructional Technologies at 301-687-7090 or www.frostburg.edu/computing.
The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown
The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH) offers a wealth of educational opportunities to the citizens of Washington and Frederick counties in Maryland and the surrounding region. Frostburg State University is the managing institution for USMH. A number of USM institutions offer 21 academic programs. The USMH Center is located in a renovated/new construction facility in downtown Hagerstown. Classes are offered from 8:30 a.m. through 11:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Fridays, and 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Most classes are offered in the late afternoon or evening, though classes utilizing the Interactive Video Network , nursing and Masters of Arts in Teaching classes are offered throughout the day.
Undergraduate programs build on programs available at area community colleges, offering junior/senior-level courses leading to bachelor’s degrees. Frostburg State University offers bachelor’s degrees in business administration, early childhood education, liberal studies, psychology and sociology. FSU graduate programs include the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary and Secondary/PreK-12), and the Master of Education in several specialty areas.
In addition, other USM Institutions offer undergraduate programs in accounting, criminal justice, information systems management, investigative forensics, nursing, social science, and social work. Additional graduate offerings include master’s degrees in several engineering specialties, nursing, and social work. Graduate certificates complement the degree programs. The University of Maryland,
College Park, in collaboration with FSU, offers the Ed.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership for personnel from Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties’ school districts.
For further information, contact the USMH Center at 240-527-2060, or the FSU office at USMH at 240-527-2708, or FSU education programs at USMH at 240-527-2741.
Other Instructional Sites
The BA/BS in recreation and parks management, including the therapeutic recreation concentration, is offered at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County. The electrical engineering concentration in the BS in engineering may be completed at the Anne Arundel Community College Regional Higher Education Center at Arundel Mills.
University Children’s Center
The University operates a licensed Pre-School/Extended Child Care Program for the children of students, employees and community residents from Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Developmentally appropriate experiences are provided for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds in art, math, science, cooking, music and movement, dramatic play, large muscle and fine motor activities. The Center is
located on University Drive (across from Bobcat Stadium). For more information, call 301-687-4027.
Women’s Studies Resource Center
The Women’s Studies Resource Center provides a place for students to find resource materials on gender issues and to get information about the Women’s Studies Program. The Center is located in Room 510 of the Ort Library. Hours vary, so contact a Women’s Studies coordinator for more information: 301-687-3198 or 301-687-4047.