StateLines

Volume 32, Number 22, February 25, 2002

Copy deadline: noon Wednesday, 228 Hitchins or emedcalf@frostburg.edu

Inside:

Theatre & Music, Take Note, Entertainment & Art, Presentations, Points of Pride, Get Involved, Opportunities, International, Calendar

 

V-Day 2002 Campaign

FSU will participate in the global V-Day 2002 College Campaign to end violence against women and girls, with special events scheduled from February 27 through March 8.

V-Day FSU 2002 is sponsored by FSU’s Women’s Studies program. The events schedule is as follows:

- "Rape/Sexual Assault" – A discussion by the Family Crisis Resource Center (FCRC). Learn how you can help someone in need. The event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in Guild Center, Room 104. It is sponsored by Sigma Delta Theta.

- "How to Avoid Sexual Assault" – A discussion with FSU Campus Police Officers Jamie Winters and Cindy Powers on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Cordts Center’s Leake Room.

- "Family Terrorism: Everyone Loses" – A Philosophy Club discussion on Friday, March 1, from 3-6 p.m. in the Lane University Center room 203.

- "The Vagina Monologues" – A play by Eve Ensler on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5 and 6, at 8 p.m. in the PAC Drama Theatre (see separate story).

- The Clothesline Project – A display featuring t-shirts bearing messages about violence against women. Opening receptions on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5 and 6, at 7 p.m. in the PAC Drama Theatre.

- National Coalition Building Institute "Violence Prevention Workshop" on Wednesday, March 7, from 6 to 10 p.m. in LUC room 202 (see separate story).

- Center Stage "Open Mic Night Speak Out" on Wednesday March 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Lane University Center Loft.

- "Take Back the Night" march on Friday, March 8, starting at 7 p.m. near the FSU Clock Tower.

- Donation Drive for Family Crisis Resource Center in Cumberland and Dove Center in Garrett County.

- Daily information tables at the LUC.

V-Day helps anti-violence organizations throughout the world continue and expand their core work while drawing public attention to the larger effort to end worldwide violence against women and girls. This violence includes rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sexual slavery.

Each year, V-Day promotes a series of innovative productions, events and initiatives, including annual theatrical and artistic events such as "The Vagina Monologues," to transform consciousness, raise money and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations. Since its inception in 1998, V-Day has awarded close to $4 million to grassroots, national and international organizations and programs working to end violence against women and girls. Funds come from commercial performances, individuals, corporations, foundations and product sales. Awards are made annually around February.

For the V-Day College Campaign, colleges and universities around the world are invited to present benefit productions of "The Vagina Monologues" on their campuses on or around V-Day (Valentine’s Day). These campaigns are primarily student-directed and student-performed, with proceeds benefiting local and other organizations working to end violence against women and girls. Funds raised from V-Day FSU 2002 will benefit the Family Crisis Resource Center in Cumberland, the Dove Center in Garrett County and the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan.

In its first three years, the V-Day College Campaign was presented at more than 450 schools, raised more than $1 million for local organizations and brought the V-Day message to more than 40 million people worldwide. This year, 550 schools are participating in the College Campaign, and are listed at www.vday.org/college. One of the goals of the College Campaign is to empower young people as the leaders, shapers and messengers of the future.

To date, V-Day’s 2002 corporate sponsors include Tampax, Marie Claire, Liz Claiborne and Lifetime Television. Marketing partners include Eziba, V-Day’s exclusive retailer (www.eziba.com/vday), Vosges Haut-Chocolat and Karen Neuburger (V-Day pajamas). V-Day is a 501( c )3 non-profit organization.

Round-the-clock and up-to-the-minute information about V-Day – its mission, global campaigns, grassroots initiatives and special events – can be found at www.vday.org. V-Day Media can be reached via email at press@vday.org.

For more information about V-Day FSU, contact Nicole Mattis at x3212.

 

Simpson Named Provost

Dr. Stephen J. Simpson has been named Provost at FSU, President Catherine R. Gira announced recently. Dr. Simpson has been acting as Interim Provost since May, 2002, following the retirement of Dr. Christine Grontkowski.

"Dr. Simpson has developed a clear vision and action plan to move the division forward," Dr. Gira stated. "His associates at all levels consistently give him high marks for his intelligence, fairness and integrity."

Dr. Simpson has been a member of the political science faculty at FSU since 1978 and more recently served as chair of the department.

He chaired the Institutional Priorities Resources Committee for the FSU Faculty Senate for the past few years, focusing on planning, priorities and budgets in the Division of Academic Affairs. He also served as Interim Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences from 1991 to 1993 and was directly involved in institution-wide planning.

Dr. Simpson won the Faculty Achievement Award in 1986 for College and Community Service. He is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, national political science honorary; Pi Delta Epsilon, national journalism honorary and several political science associations.

He received his doctorate and master degrees at Princeton University and his undergraduate degree from Dickinson College.

 

MUSIC

 

Tibetan Monks Present ‘Sacred Music-Dance’

A taste of Tibet comes to FSU on Sunday, March 3, when the Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery will present "Sacred Music Sacred Dance for World Healing" at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Pealer Recital Hall. The show is part of FSU’s Cultural Events Series.

The performance promises to transport audiences to the exotic world of Tibet with the famous multiphonic singers, who practice a type of overtone singing unique to the Tibetan culture, along with masked dancers clad in colorful costumes and accompanied by traditional temple instruments.

Sponsored by Richard Gere Productions and the Drepung Loseling Institute Monastery, an affiliate of Emory University of Atlanta, Ga., this production is part of the Mystical Arts of Tibet tours endorsed by the Dalai Lama. The monks have appeared at Carnegie Hall and shared the stage with Paul Simon, Sheryl Crow and the Beastie Boys, among others.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $8 for children under 17. Dinner theatre specials are available prior to the performance. Dinner theatre specials can be purchased through the CES Box Office.

For information and ticket purchases, and for dinner-theatre menu selections and reservation purchases, contact the FSU CES Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at x3137 or toll-free at 1-(866) TIXX CES. Order requests can also be faxed to x7049 or e-mailed to CES@frostburg.edu.

 

Senior Recitals

Students Sara Cook and Patrick George will present a joint senior recital on Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m. in the PAC Pealer Recital Hall.

Cook, a pianist, and George, a trumpet player, will perform works by Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Schumann, Debussy and Haydn, among others.

Cook is a student of Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon and is pursuing a music education degree with a choral concentration. She hopes to teach music in either public or private schools. She is a native of Keyser, W.Va. and is married to Charles Cook.

George was instructed by Ken Soper and Dr. Jon Bauman. He plans to teach music in the public school system and give private trumpet lessons. A native of Ridgeley, W.Va., he is the son of Mary and Bernard George.

For more information, contact the Department of Music at x4109.

 

Md. Symphony Orchestra Returns

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s 20th Anniversary MasterWorks Season comes to an exciting and dramatic close on Friday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall. Sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, the orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Elizabeth Schulze, will perform the final pair of concerts in the five-concert series.

The March 15 concert is presented by the Allegany Arts Council. Prelude starts at 6:30 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. Seating is reserved. For tickets and additional information call the Arts Council at (301) 777-2787 or stop by 52 Baltimore St., Cumberland, Md. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for Allegany Arts Council members and $15 for students. The guest artist sponsors are Jim and Georgia Pierné, and John & Frederica Erath.

 

THEATRE

 

"The Vagina Monologues"

As part of the V-Day 2002 College Campaign, "The Vagina Monologues" will be presented at FSU on March 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. in the PAC Drama Theatre.

The Obie Award-winning play by Eve Ensler dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experience. Based on interviews with a diverse group of hundreds of women - from a Long Island antiques dealer to a Bosnian refugee – "The Vaginia Monologues" brazenly explores questions often pondered but seldom asked.

Called "a bona fide phenomenon" by the New York Times, the play has received acclaim throughout the world. Villard Books/Random House published "The Vagina Monologues" with a forward by Gloria Steinem in February, 1998. A special V-Day edition, including new sections about the College Campaign, was released in February, 2001, with sold-out shows in New York featuring 70 of the most notable women of stage and screen.

An Information Festival at 7 p.m. before each show features the "Clothesline Project." Attendees may also contribute to a raffle by bringing in a donation item from wish lists created by the beneficiaries. Information regarding items for the wish lists is available upon request.

Tickets for the play are $5 for students and $10 for non-students, and may be reserved by calling x7462. For more information, contact Nicole Mattis at x3212.

 

FSU Theatre to Present "Breath Boom"

"Breath Boom," a play by Cumberland native and former FSU student Kia Corthron, will be presented on campus on Friday, March 1; Saturday, March 2; Thursday, March 7; Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. in the F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre. A matinee performance is set for Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m.

Written for the Royal Court Theatre in London, "Breath Boom" is based on extensive research on the lives of young women and street violence. The plot revolves around Prix, a female gang member from New York who escapes her hardened life with dreams of creating the perfect fireworks display. Corthron presents an accurate look at this slice of life, complete with the tough and sometimes poetic language used by the individuals experiencing it. The New York Times calls the play a "strong piece of writing from a gifted playwright."

Tickets are $3 for students and $7 for the general public. For reservations and information, call the Department of Theatre at x4145 Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

 

TAKE NOTE

 

Community Service Programs Honored

FSU has been honored as a national model for civic and community service programs by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) as part of its Public Engagement Project. FSU was one of only six institutions selected nationally as a high performer in public engagement activities from a possible 400 AASCU colleges and universities.

"It was an honor to be chosen. We always enjoy sharing the impact our national service, service-learning and student volunteerism programs have in our community," said Cherie Krug, director of FSU’s Center for Volunteerism and National Programs/AmeriCorps.

As part of its Public Engagement Project, AASCU hired the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) of Boulder, Colo., to determine the best practices of public engagement among member institutions. Consultants at NCHEMS considered such factors as the use of applied research for regional development, financial and other support for faculty and staff engaged in facilitating service-learning activities, interdisciplinary course offerings related to community service and strong institutional support.

"The data will be used to describe a prototype institution for public engagement and will be included in a final report to the Kellogg Foundation," said Maurice Williams, AASCU's program manager for public engagement and economic outreach. "Public engagement has long been a core value of AASCU institutions….We have considerable resources to contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of our regions. In addition, our connections through partnerships are powerful vehicles to enact our mission to teaching, research and outreach for faculty and students with the real world and to bring knowledge in service to society."

Paula R. Schild, a research assistant from NCHEMS, performed site visits to FSU, Arizona State University West, Kennesaw State University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Northern Kentucky University and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

At FSU, Schild was impressed by FSU President Dr. Catherine Gira's personal commitment to community service.

"Support from the top is so important," she said. "She made it happen by facilitating the necessary bureaucratic policies and procedures."

Schild also noted the enthusiasm and engagement of the University community as a whole in creating, maintaining and expanding service-learning activities at FSU. She cited the Allen HallSTARS! learning community experience as a model, with its problem-based, multidisciplinary approach to service learning, as well as FSU's AmeriCorps, Center for Volunteerism and the new Volunteer Center located at the County United Way offices in Cumberland.

For more information about FSU’s service-learning activities, contact Cherie Krug at x3224 or ckrug@frostburg.edu.

 

University to Hold International Festival

The FSU Center for International Education and the Cooperative Grant Program of NAFSA: Association of International Educators will sponsor the First Annual International Festival beginning Monday, Feb. 25.

Chesapeake Dining Hall, in conjunction with Sodexho-Marriott, will inaugurate the events by offering international foods from various world regions Feb. 25 through 28. FSU international students will be on hand in the dining hall to introduce each new dish.

On Tuesday, Feb. 26 and Wednesday, Feb. 27, Professor Christopher Bailey, University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK, will visit Frostburg. During his tour, Bailey will meet with students interested in study at Newcastle.

FSU students and faculty will prepare and share foods from around the world at the International Dinner, slated for Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Frostburg Community Center, Water Street. All are welcome to enjoy this taste-sensation event.

An International Expo, Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lane University Center, will feature displays and information about FSU’s International Studies program, study abroad programs and international student groups and their representative regions. That evening, Mr. Bhuchung Tsering, director of the International Campaign for Tibet, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the PAC Drama Theatre. Mr. Tsering, a Tibetan refugee, will talk about present-day Tibet and the ICT’s efforts to aid the Tibetan people in regaining their sovereignty.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet will present two performances of traditional dance and music on Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall. This event is co-sponsored with the FSU Cultural Events Series.

 

MLK Convocation Part of 3-Day Residency

The University’s next Martin Luther King, Jr. convocation will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, in the PAC Pealer Recital Hall.

The University will celebrate Dr. King’s life as part of a three-day residency in leadership, nonviolence and African American Studies. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Lea Williams, executive director of the Women’s Leadership Institute at Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C., and former vice president for Educational Services at the United Negro College Fund in New York. Powerful from the rostrum and in the field, Dr. Williams is author of "Servants of the People: the 1960s Legacy of African American Leadership." She will participate in a series of workshops, discussion groups and other activities on April 16-18.

The Convocation will run only slightly over one hour, including some inspiring music. The organizing committe and President’s Coundil on Diversity hope faculty will encourage student participation through their academic schedules.

For more information, contact Bill Mandicott (x4151) or Philip Allen (x4141).

 

Seek Serenity & Hope for Peace in April

Two upcoming April events include a "Mind, Consciousness and Zen" workshop, Friday and Saturday, April 5 and 6 in the FSU Cordts Physical Education Center, Leake Room. Co-sponsored with Dr. Paul LaChance, FSU Department of English, this event features instruction on sitting meditation by a Zen master. "Israel and Palestine: Will There Ever Be Peace?" is the topic of a discussion to be presented with co-sponsors Campus Ministry and others on Wednesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Lane University Center Room 201.

For information on these events, contact the Center for International Study at x4714.

 

National Trio Week Celebrated

TRIO programs at Frostburg State University celebrated National TRIO Week, February 18-23. TRIO is the title for a group of federally-funded educational outreach programs created to enhance educational opportunities for first-generation college students, economically disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities.

To commemorate the importance of TRIO programs, staff from Student Support Services were available in the Lane Center each day to provide information about the SSS program. Also, three SSS participants and a staff member attended the National TRIO Day celebration in Baltimore on Saturday, February 23.

In addition, during the week, SSS participants nominated faculty and staff who have been particularly supportive of SSS students to receive certificates of appreciation.

Those faculty and staff honored this year were: Morris Willey, Registrar; Tina Nightingale, Bursar; Dr. Karen Parks and Dr. Lance Revennaugh, Mathematics Department; Dr. Cindy Herzog, Psychology Department; Dr. Troy Strieby, Health & Physical Education Department; Darrel Lane, Reid Bluebaugh, Alvin Beeman, and Wade Bluebaugh, Computing Services; Bernard Wynder, Athletics Admissions and Wray Blair, Admissions.

The SSS participants also renewed their expressions of gratitude to the entire staff of the Financial Aid Office and to individual members of SSS: Judy Wolfe, Don Maxwell, Tam Lowry, Kathy Eagan and Harriet Douglas.

The TRIO programs began with the establishment of Upward Bound, which grew out of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. Upward Bound was joined by Talent Search in 1965 and, in 1968, by Student Support Services. By the late 60’s, these outreach programs had come to be known as "TRIO."Over the next three decades, five more programs were added, and the TRIO group now totals eight outreach and support programs targeted to help disadvantaged students progress from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.

The University’s Student Support Services is an academic support program entirely funded by the U.S. Department of Education. With an annual budget of over $280,000, SSS serves 275 FSU students by providing academic advisement, personal counseling, student financial aid assistance, professional tutoring, academic success workshops and educational and cultural events.

FSU’s Upward Bound program provides high school students with the skills and motivation necessary to succeed in high school and college. Program participants are involved in both academic year and summer residential program components. The FSU Upward Bound program is funded to serve 60 students who attend high school in Allegany County.

The Upward Bound Regional Math/Science Center is comparable to the Upward Bound program but addresses the need for specific instruction in the fields of math and science and draws students from a wider geographic area.

The Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program’s mission is to increase the number of undergraduates from underrepresented populations enrolling in graduate school to pursue doctoral degrees. FSU students participating in this program attend classes, work with a faculty mentor and prepare research projects during the summer at the University of Maryland College Park campus.

For information on the TRIO programs represented at FSU contact 301-687-4481.

 

DEADLINES

 

Requirement and Graduation Exceptions

Students requesting exceptions to academic rules and regulations and degree requirements must submit a written appeal and all supporting documentation to the Academic Standards Subcommittee by March 14 or April 11 (last date to request exceptions to graduation or commencement rules for May 2002).

Appeal letters must be received in the Office of the Provost by 4 p.m. on the date noted. Questions? Call x4212.

 

Commencement Announcement

Any student planning to complete their studies during the current semester (spring 2002) must first officially file for graduation. Undergraduate students should contact the Registrar’s Office (x4349, 144 Pullen Hall), while graduate students should submit all necessary paperwork to Graduate Services (x7053, 141 Pullen Hall). Mailings regarding Commencement are sent only to those students who have completed all filing requirements. The initial mailing will be the first week of March.

Caps and gowns are provided at no charge to all students cleared to participate in the Commencement Ceremony; however, each student is responsible for placing an order in advance. Orders should be submitted to the University Bookstore immediately. All graduating students are also encouraged to attend the Grad Fair on Tuesday, March 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall in the Lane University Center. More information on this event will be distributed at a later date.

Advance information about Commencement is always available on the University’s Web site. Go to www.frostburg.edu, click on "current students," then on "academics." A drop-down screen will list Commencement. Click on this and it will connect you to full details on Commencement and related activities. (You may also go directly to www.frostburg.edu/events/commenc.htm.) For more information, contact Beth Deatelhauser in Special Academic Services, x3130, 127 Performing Arts Center, or via e-mail at bdeatelhauser@frostburg.edu.

 

Attention all Education Students

The application deadline for students entering Phase I, Phase II or Phase III of the Teacher Education Program will be Friday March 8, 2002.

All applications should be returned to the Office of Unit Assessment, Framptom Hall room 206-6. If you need an application form or have any questions, please contact Felicia Leary at x7953 or stop by the Office of Unit Assessment.

 

Want Free Help with 2001 Taxes?

Free help preparing 2001 tax returns is available through the IRS-sponsored VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program at FSU.

Help with basic federal and Maryland income tax returns will be offered from early February through early April by FSU’s College of Business students who have been trained by the IRS.

The VITA program offers this assistance to taxpayers filing Form 1040EZ, Form 1040A, or a basic Form 1040 federal tax return. Volunteers will alert taxpayers to special credits and deductions for which they may be eligible.

Appointments must be made in advance by calling Joyce Middleton, VITA site co-coordinator, at x4154. Students will work Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in FSU’s Framptom Hall (except for March 23 and 31). A drop-off service will also be available.

Taxpayers arriving for an appointment should bring any tax packages mailed by the IRS and the state, Form W-2 from all employers, interest and dividend statements (Form 1099), a copy of last year’s returns, if available, and any other relevant information about income and expenses. Taxpayer and dependent social security numbers and birth dates are also needed.

Volunteer faculty members will oversee the student preparers who include Jeff Broadwater, Matt Coulby, Rich Lewis, Kelly Saulpaw, Carleena Sines and Paula Vroman.

 

ENTERTAINMENT

 

Center Stage Slates Shows

FSU’s Center Stage plans an upcoming double dose of weekend entertainment, March 8 and 9.

Singer Edie Carey takes to song at the Lane University Center Loft on Friday, March 8, at 8 p.m. With her graceful, soaring voice, Carey grabs her audience and doesn’t let them go until she steps off the stage. While her songs are what first capture her listeners, it is what she says in between that is as much of her show as the music itself.

"Edie was wonderful," states Chris Darling host of "Us Folk," WMPG 90.0 FM, Portland Maine. "What a stunning voice. She was certainly a fun guest."

Osadolos, hailing from the distant African coastlands of Lagos, Nigeria, grooves in the Lane University Center Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall on Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. As a special Diversity Week performance, this group entertains with a refreshing upbeat mix of Afro-Jazz and Hip Hop with a foundation of roots and rock-steady reggae.

Listen and enjoy the band’s own arrangements of the works of the late Bob Marley as well as their own original music. The unifying factor with each and every song is the undeniable delivery of groove.

These events are free and open to the public. For information, contact the Lane University Center Information Desk, x4411.

 

International Film Series

The FSU International Film Series presents "Those Who Love Me Can Take The Train" on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the Lane University Center Atkinson Room 201.

In the this French film with English subtitles, family, friends and lovers all rush to make it to the train on their way to the funeral of the mercurial painter, Jean-Baptiste. Thrown into the whirlwind as over a dozen characters clamor to get on board, we learn how Baptiste was affixed to their lives. A hostile cad, he kept them attached through sex, his vitality for life and encouragement.

This event is sponsored by Center Stage and the Department of Student and Community Involvement. For information, contact the Lane Center Information Desk, x4411.

 

Africana Film Series Set

The African American Studies Program is sponsoring an Africana Film Series for spring 2002. The series will feature four contemporary films on Africana history and culture, with one scheduled per month from February to May. The first to be presented is "Mama Flora’s Family" on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Lane University Center Atkinson Room, room 201.

Based on the epic story by "Roots" author Alex Haley, this star-powered miniseries is the sweeping chronicle of an African American family’s unforgettable journey through the tragedies and triumphs of the 20th century.

The titles and dates for the next three films will be announced subsequently. All the sessions are free and open to the general public. Each session will be followed by an open discussion.

For more information, please contact Jean-Marie Makang at x3089.

 

ART

 

Student Art Exhibition

The Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery will present "A Student Exhibition" from Friday, March 8, through Saturday, April 2.

All FSU students were eligible to submit artwork in the 2-D, 3-D, Crafts and Graphics categories. More than $1,000 in awards will be given for Best in Show, along with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. Students may sell artwork submitted for the exhibit.

Gallery hours are Sundays through Wednesdays from 12 to 4 p.m. The show is free and open to the public.

For more information about the Department of Art and Design, call x4797.

 

Climbing Wall Hours Set

The Activities for Life Center has announced the Climbing Wall hours for the Spring 2002 semester: Mondays and Thursdays from 6 - 9 p.m. and Tuesdays from 7 - 10 p.m. The wall will be closed on the following days: March 7, March 22 - 31 (FSU Spring Break), April 9, 15, 18 and 25.

There is a small fee for using the climbing wall. Additional hours and fees are available for climbing parties.

The Climbing Wall is a state-of-the-art, indoor rock climbing practice facility located in Room 170 of the Cordts Physical Education Center.

If you have ever wanted to try rock climbing, this is the place to do it. The wall allows beginners to learn basic climbing skills, while intermediate and advanced climbers can work on refining particular climbing skills and experiment with new moves. The 35-foot vertical section of the wall features 4 lanes with many challenging routes, including an overhang and other features. We have 50 feet of traverse wall with features, as well as a bouldering cave.

For more information, contact Center Coordinator Amy Nazelrod at x7934.

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Appalachian Lab Spring Seminar Series

"Where did all the nitrogen go?" will be presented by Elizabeth W. Boyer, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 3:30 p.m. in AL Room 109. Refreshments will be served in the AL lobby following the seminar.

 

Phi Delta Kappa

Phi Delta Kappa announces a presentation by Kathy Delaney and Susan Coyle on the topic of "A Framework of Poverty" and based on the research by Ruth Paine. The presentation will be on Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Continuing Education Building at Allegany College of Maryland, Cumberland. If you have questions, please contact Judy Holmes at x4451.

 

POINTS OF PRIDE

Marcy Doyle, a social work student at FSU, has been selected as a book reviewer for the "The New Social Worker," a national publication for social work students and recent graduates. Founded in 1994 by Linda May Grobman, an entrepreneurial social worker in Harrisburg, Pa., the quarterly magazine is published by White Hat Communications. It is also available online for a fee.

Cathy Ashley-Cotleur, Business Management, and Mary Plank, a graduate of FSU’s MBA program, received the top prize in a national case competition sponsored by the Small Business Institute Directors’ Association (SBIDA). Cathy just returned from San Diego where the prizes were awarded at SBIDA’s annual conference. The winning entry was Ms. Plank’s marketing plan for the Discovery Station in Hagerstown. The plan was Ms. Plank’s final project for the MBA program and was completed under Cathy’s guidance in the fall of 2000.

Susan W. Mills, Music Education specialist, presented two educational sessions at the Maryland Music Educator’s Association Annual Conference in Baltimore on Friday Feb. 22. The conference theme this year was Multicultural Music Education. Mills’ topics were: "The Family Tradition in Bluegrass, Reggae and Zydeco Music...Pass it On!" for elementary music teachers, and "South African Singing in Middle School Classrooms and Choirs" for middle school teachers.

 

GET INVOLVED

 

Violence Against Women Workshop

In conjunction with V-Day, students, faculty, and staff interested in women’s issues are invited to attend a Violence Against Women Workshop on Thursday, March 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. in LUC 202. In this experiential participatory workshop, you will learn the dynamics of violence against women and how to interrupt and eliminate this cycle creatively and constructively.

During this workshop you will learn answers to these questions:

What information and misinformation have we learned about violence against women?

What have your experiences been like as perpetrator, victim and witness of violence against women?

How do women experience violence?

Why is it hard for women to escape violence?

What have you done to reduce violence against women?

How can we eliminate violence against women without more violence?

To register, sign up at the Lane Center Information Desk or contact Phoebe Wiley at x4066 or Joy Kroeger-Mappes at x4445.

NCBI is a nonprofit leadership training organization based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1984, NCBI has been working to eliminate prejudice and inter-group conflict in communities throughout the world.

 

2002 Zeta Week

To further the spirit of excellence in service, scholarship and sisterhood, Zeta Phi Beta, Inc., plans a week of events for "2002 Zeta Week," running Sunday, Feb. 24, through Saturday, March 2. Gather at the PAC, Sunday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 a.m. to travel by bus to Ebenezer Baptist Church. Embark on a service project from the Lane University Center Loft on Monday, Feb. 25 at 3:15 p.m. Plan to return by 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in LUC room 201, from 6 to 9 p.m., join a discussion on "Living with HIV/AIDS."

A panel discussion on women’s issues is slated for Wednesday, Feb. 27, in LUC room 202 from 6 to 8 p.m. Meet for a scavenger hunt Thursday, Feb. 28, in Library room 237, at 7 p.m. The LC Greenhouse will be the scene of a party on Friday, Mar. 1 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. To round out the week, enjoy a night of activities, Saturday, March 2, in the LUC Game Room, from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Jenica Braxton, (301) 689-1875.

 

Catholic Campus Ministry

CCM will hold "The Sacrament of Reconciliation," a presentation and discussion on the Church’s Sacrament of Forgiveness, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Osborne Newman Center. Join CCM for "Pizza and Movie Night," Friday, Mar. 1, at 8 p.m. in ONC/BMH. For information, contact Father Ed Hendricks, Chaplain, (301) 689-5041.

 

United Campus Ministry

 

UCM Spring Retreat: "Dealing with Fear"

The spring semester United Campus Ministry retreat will be March 8 to 10 at beautiful Camp Living Waters in Schellsburg, Pennsylvania, only an hour from campus. The theme will be "Dealing with Fear." There will be opportunities for fun, hiking, interactive programs, time for personal reflection, good food and fellowship. Even if you have never been on a retreat, please give this one consideration. The event is open to all students, faculty and staff.

The cost is a reasonable $15. If you are interested or have questions, contact Larry Neumark, Protestant Chaplain, at x7490 or neumark@mindspring.com.

UCM will hold a worship service at Frostburg United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 11 a.m. Join Dr. Fred Surgent, Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Library room 237, for "Physical Fitness and Spirituality," a discussion on this vital subject.

 

NAACP Events

The campus NAACP will hold "Politically Correct: Political Awareness Forum" on Tuesday, Feb. 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lane Center Manicur Assembly Hall.

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W. Md. Food Bank Donations

Donations to the food bank may be dropped off at the Braddock House. There will be a barrel to place the food in and the items will be picked up by the food bank the fourth Tuesday of every month. The next pick up will be on Feb. 26. This should be non-perishable items. The suggested items would be peanut butter, tuna, beans, etc. These are some of the much needed items that can help a family to stretch their food dollars in preparing meals. Contact the Braddock House for additional information and ask for the *VISTA, Volunteer Coordinator Rebecca Anderson (301) 687-7598, ext. 3 or randerson@frostburg.edu.

 

Blood Drive

The Residence Hall Association, in conjunction with the Johnstown Chapter of the American Red Cross, will hold a blood drive on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Lane University Center Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall. For information, contact Angela King, RHA president at x4831.

 

ACS Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society will be sponsoring a Relay for Life from 6 p.m. April 19 until 10 a.m. April 20. This event will raise money for cancer research, awareness and survivor support programs and will be a night of food, family, friends, music, games and fun. If you would like to participate in this event as a member of the planning committee, a team captain or would like to honor a cancer victim or survivor, please contact Doug Riley at doug.riley@cancer.org or Rebecca Anderson at randerson@frostburg.edu.

Read to Succeed! Program

Want to earn volunteer hours? Want to work with children? "Read to Succeed," an AmeriCorps literacy program based out of FSU, needs tutors for an after-school program that will be held Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s School. Tutors will work with children in grades K-5, tutoring one-on-one and working in small groups. Volunteers will be trained. Call Rhonda Schwinabart at x4191 for information.

 

Walk for Cystic Fibrosis

Another volunteer opportunity! A walk for Cystic Fibrosis will be held at Rocky Gap State Park on Saturday, June 1. For information or to sign up, contact Rebecca Anderson, *VISTA V.O.I.C.E. Clearinghouse, x7598, x3 or e-mail randerson@frostburg.edu.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

MHEC’s HOPE Scholarship Programs

Would you like to receive up to $5,000 per year for your college education?

The Maryland HOPE Scholarship Program presents four different awards to state residents who meet the necessary criteria.

Administered through the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the HOPE Scholarships provide financial assistance to students pursuing a 2- or 4-year degree in certain specialized career fields.

To find out if you qualify for a HOPE scholarship, contact MHEC at 410-260-4500 for an application or visit online at www.mhec.state.md.us and click on Financial Aid. You can also contact the FSU Office of Financial Aid for further assistance at x4301.

INTERNSHIPS

 

NPR Rep. to Visit FSU, Meet with Students\

WFWM, the University’s public radio station, will host a presentation by Doug Mitchell from National Public Radio on internship and career opportunities for college students/graduates at NPR on Thursday, March 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Lane University Center room 201. Mitchell is the head of the "Next Generation Radio" training program at NPR. The program is primarily designed to give opportunities to college students or recent graduates who have an interest in public radio journalism/new media careers. It is also an opportunity for NPR to find talent. The "Next Generation Radio" program works with numerous minority associations to promote minority participation in the media.

National Public Radio is renowned for journalistic excellence and standard-setting news, information, and cultural programming and serves 16 million listeners weekly via more than 640 NPR member stations. NPR also distributes programming to listeners in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa via NPR Worldwide, to military installations overseas via American Forces Network and throughout Japan via cable.

Mitchell’s presentation is open to all FSU students. Anyone interested in learning more about the visit should call WFWM Radio at x4143. For additional information concerning National Public Radio or its "Next Generation Radio" projects, log on to the NPR Web site at www.npr.org.

 

MDOT Internship Program

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Fellows Internship Program is designed to introduce Maryland’s most promising college students to the rewards and challenges of working within Maryland’s integrated transportation system. Interns can gain experience in policy development, marketing, international relations, computer networking, engineering, planning and financing, public relations and neighborhood conservation. Placement opportunities are available at the MD Aviation Administration, MD Port Administration, MD Transit Administration, Motor Vehicle Administration, MD State Highway Administration, MD Transportation Authority, and The Secretary’s Office.

Participating students earn $3,500 during 8 weeks this summer (June 10 to August 2) and $10 per hour in a part-time internship during the fall 2002 or spring 2003 semester. The application process is open to all students entering their senior year during the fall 2002 semester with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. ALL MAJORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. Application information can be found on the Web at www.shrivercenter.org/mdot Interested students are asked to submit their application materials to the Shriver Center directly by Monday, March 25, 2002.

Brochures may be picked up from John Bambacus, Department of Political Science, Guild Center 136. Questions: call John Bambacus at x4283 or e-mail jbambacus@frostburg.edu

 

Governor’s Summer Internship Program

Applicants are now being recruited for the Governor’s Summer Internship Program. This program will introduce college students to the unique challenges and rewards of working within Maryland State Government. The program will run from June 3 through Aug. 9, and will have placements in Annapolis and the Baltimore area.

Applicants must be entering their junior or senior year during the Fall 2002 semester and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Interns are selected on the basis of their leadership skills, academic achievement and creativity in their essays. ALL MAJORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. The on-campus deadline for applying is Friday, March 1.

For further information and an application, contact John Bambacus, Department of Political Science, Guild Center 135, or call 4283 or e-mail jbambacus@frostburg.edu.

 

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS

 

Summer Planning Student Positions

Beginning March 4, Student and Educational Services will issue applications for 15 student assistant positions available for the 2002 Summer Planning Conferences. Conference dates and workshops are as follows: Student Workshop, June 16-19; Staff/SA Workshop, June 20; Session I, June 21-22; Session II, June 23-24; Session III, June 28-29; Session IV, July 12-13 and Session V, July 14-15. The salary is $800 plus room and board. All applications must be returned to SES by Mar.22. Following a review of all candidates, qualified students will be invited for interviews. Students selected for the positions will be notified on or before April 8. Applications will be available at Student and Educational Services in 116 Hitchins, Residence Life Office, Annapolis Hall and the LUC Info Desk.

 

Upward Bound Summer Positions Available

Upward Bound is seeking one Head Resident and eight Tutor/Counselors for its summer residential program on FSU’s campus. Upward Bound is a federally funded program that encourages qualified Allegany County high school students to seek education beyond secondary school. The summer residence program provides the main focus and aims to provide students with a sample of the college experience. Tentative dates are from June 9 to July 26 (includes 5 days of training). Head Resident (requires Bachelor’s degree) salary is $2,750. Tutor/Counselor salary is $1,950. Room and board is provided. Deadline for applying is March 1. For more information, contact the Upward Bound office at x4994.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Special Presentation from University of Northumbria in Newcastle, UK

Professor Christopher Bailey will be visiting FSU on Monday, 25 February, and will be holding an information meeting for students interested in studying at UNN at 5 p.m. in the Center for International Education. Prof. Bailey is Chair of the Department of Historical and Critical Studies at UNN, and is one of the individuals responsible for initiating the study abroad program between FSU and UNN. He will also have a table set up in the foyer of the Lane Center between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Monday. Students and faculty who are interested in speaking with Prof. Bailey should get in touch with Dr. Amy Simes at the CIE (x3091) or plan to attend the meeting on the 25th.

 

Study Abroad Scholarship Deadline Approaching – March 15

Qualified students who are planning to study abroad during the summer, fall semester, or academic year on one of FSU’s study abroad programs should pick up a scholarship application from the CIE office as soon as possible. The deadline for submitting a scholarship application is March 15. Scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $500 and $1,000. Other scholarships are also available for most programs. For further information, visit the CIE financial aid site at www.frostburg.edu/admin/cie/finaid.htm

Gilman Scholarship Deadline Approaching – March 15

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program application deadline for Fall 2002/Academic Year 2002-2003 is March 15. This scholarship seeks to lower barriers to undergraduate study abroad by offering scholarships to students with financial need and encourages students underrepresented in study abroad to apply. The awards for semester or academic year study abroad programs are up to $5,000. The eligibility criteria requires the applicant to be a U.S. citizen, an undergraduate student in good standing at a U.S. institution of higher education, and currently receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at the time of application. For more information, contact Amy Simes at the CIE.

Social Work Summer Program in Ireland

Application forms and further information about the Social Work summer program in Ireland are available from the CIE office or from Dr. Maureen Connelly (x4998), Honors Program Director. The application deadline is March 8. Students will be able to carry out a field experience in Limerick, Ireland for four weeks beginning June 13.

 

Study in Seville – Info Meeting March 13

On Wednesday, March 13, Dr. Daniel Garcia, Instituto Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, will meet with students and faculty interested in learning about his institution’s study abroad programs. Join Dr. Garcia at 4 p.m. in Lane University Center room 203/4.

 

Summer Programs and Discounts Through ISEP

For a limited time, the International Student Exchange Program is offering special summer programs in a variety of locations, including Finland, Thailand, Korea, France, Sweden, Malta, Germany and Spain. For more information, visit www.isep.org/nus/summer.html. ISEP is also offering a $600 discount on direct enrollment programs in the UK for students who apply by March 15 for the 2002-3 year (either semester). For more information, go to www.isep.org/special/uk.html.

 

Summer Programs Overseas - Apply Now!

Deadlines are approaching for FSU’s summer study abroad programs. Students may choose from FSU-sponsored programs in Ireland (Social Work students), England, Ecuador and Ghana. Students may pick up application forms from the Center for International Education or they may download an application from the CIE Web site at www.frostburg.edu/admin/cie/cie.htm.

Study Abroad Programs

The Center for International Education offers a variety of ways for FSU students to see the world. In many cases students register at FSU during a semester abroad and can take all financial aid with them and transfer credit back to FSU. For information on any of the programs or scholarships that may be available, check with Dr. Amy Simes at the CIE in the Fuller House on Braddock Road, call her at x3091 or e-mail her at asimes@frostburg.edu, or visit the CIE web page at www.frostburg.edu/admin/cie/cie.htm.

Study in Limerick, Ireland, Spring 2003

Students interested in taking part in the Ireland Exchange Program in Limerick during spring 2003 are encouraged to pick up an application at the CIE office. An information meeting will take place in mid-February (watch StateLines for an announcement). Participants in the program study at Mary Immaculate College and take one FSU class and three MIC classes. Next spring, Dr. Kenneth Witmer (Educational Professions) will accompany the group and will teach three classes. All financial aid will transfer and scholarships are available.

Study Down Under

FSU is affiliated with AustraLearn, an organization that provides unique opportunities for students to study at a variety of universities in Australia and New Zealand. AustraLearn arranges cheap flights, an orientation program on the Great Barrier Reef, pre-registration and transcript evaluation. Students may choose from a broad range of courses at campuses in beautiful and exotic surroundings. Scholarships are available from both FSU and AustraLearn. Applications for fall 2002 are now being accepted.

Study in Newcastle, England

Students interested in studying at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, England, may apply now for next fall semester or academic year. Newcastle is one of the liveliest cities in the UK, just across the Channel from Amsterdam, and three hours north of London (one hour south of Edinburgh) by train. Course offerings are available in a wide variety of subjects. The cost of the program about the same as one semester at FSU and all financial aid will transfer.

Semester Overseas for Same Price as FSU

The International Student Exchange Program allows FSU students to register at FSU, pay FSU tuition and housing, and then study overseas for a semester, year or summer at one of over 200 locations. Students may take financial aid with them and may apply for scholarships from the CIE. Students may choose programs taught either in English or other languages. For the price of an airline ticket, this is a great way to earn credit toward your FSU degree while enjoying life in a foreign culture. Apply now for fall 2002 and spring 2003.

Choose from Over 20 Locations to Study

FSU affiliates with the American Institute for Foreign Study, which offers study abroad programs in a variety of locations at universities around the world. Programs are open to all majors. Study in Prague, South Africa or Japan. You may register at FSU and use your financial aid for all programs. AIFS offers scholarships to qualified students. Apply now for summer and fall 2002.

Do Your Student Teaching in Copenhagen

Education majors who would like to earn a semester of FSU credits while studying in Denmark should apply now for the spring 2003 semester’s exchange program with the KDAS School of Teacher Training in Copenhagen. Students complete projects and spend several weeks in Danish schools practicing student teaching skills. All courses are in English. Financial aid transfers and scholarships are available.

Gain Work/Volunteer Experience Overseas

Students interested in working abroad should come by the CIE for information about internships, volunteer organizations and paid work overseas. Many organizations help students obtain jobs and work permits, and some help to arrange housing as well. Students can choose from short experiences (one to two months) to longer experiences (four to 12 months), or even look into a more serious commitment (one to three years). Destinations are available throughout the world.

Learn More about Study Abroad

Students who would like to learn more about study abroad opportunities and how they fit into a degree program may come to the CIE. The CIE staff will provide an overview of study abroad programs and requirements and have applications available. Scholarship and financial aid information will also be available. Students may use the CIE library and computer to search for programs. Many videos are also available.

Music from Around the World

Tune in to the university’s commercial-free radio station, WFWM (91.9 FM), every Wednesday between 7 and 8 p.m. for "Planet Frostburg." Listen to both traditional and contemporary world music and get the latest announcements from the CIE about study abroad opportunities.

FSU Events Calendar

Look for the FSU weekly events calendar on the Web at http://www.frostburg.edu/weekcal

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Alumni Leadership Dinner Series – Jim Limbaugh – Getting It Done! How and Why Busy People Are Successful...................6:00 p.m...................Lane Atkinson Room

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26

RHA Meeting ..................6:00 p.m. Dunkle 218

*Zeta Phi Beta Lecture – Living with HIV.......7:00 p.m...................Lane Atkinson Room

NAACP Open Forum........................................7:00 p.m. Lane 142

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

*Student Recital Series #9...............................3:00 p.m. PAC Recital Hall

*Zeta Phi Beta Panel Discussion on Women’s Issues.........6:00 p.m................Lane 202

*Delta Sigma Theta Lecture – Rape & Sexual Assault..........6:30 p.m..............Guild 104

*HPER Lecture – Izzy Gesell – Becoming Lighthearted: Managing Stress & Change through Humor.................................................7:00 p.m. Lane ARMAH

*African American Studies Film – Mama Flora’s Family..7:00 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room

*UCM Meeting - Dr. Fred Surgent – Physical Fitness and Spirituality................7:30 p.m. Library 237

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28

*RHA Bloodmobile............................................11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Lane ARMAH

Center Stage – V-Day Campaign ..................7:00 p.m. Leake Room

*SGA/American Cancer Society Relay for Life Mtg...7:00 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

*CAB Film – Not Another Teen Movie........7:00 p.m. & midnight.....Lane Atkinson Room

*University Theatre – Breath Boom.................8:00 p.m. PAC Studio Theatre

*CCM/UCM Pizza/Movie Night.........................8:00 p.m. Osborne Center

Zeta Phi Beta Party..........................................10:00 p.m. Lane Appalachian Station

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

*Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track & Field: ECAC Division III Championships @ Medford, MA

*Men’s Baseball: Christopher Newport University & Rowan College of New Jersey - TBA

*Admissions Open House Recruitment.......... 9:00 a.m. Lane Center

*University Theatre – Breath Boom.................2:00 & 8:00 p.m.........PAC Studio Theatre

Zeta Phi Beta Fun Night..................................8:00 p.m. Lane Game Room

*CAB Film – Not Another Teen Movie.............8:00 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room

Center Stage Murder Mystery..........................8:00 p.m. Lane ARMAH

SUNDAY, MARCH 3

*UCM Worship Service.........................11:00 a.m.........LaVale United Methodist Church

*CCM Mass........................................noon & 8:00 p.m. Cook Chapel

*Cultural Events Series – The Mystical Arts of Tibet..2:00 & 7:30 p.m...PAC Recital Hall

*CAB Film – Not Another Teen Movie.............2:00 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room

*Planetarium – Star Gazers of Ancient Asia...4:00 & 7:00 p.m. Tawes

*Open to the public – Questions? – Call 301-687-4411. All information herein subject to change

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services, and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, 302 Hitchins, 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

 

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