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Volume 32, Number 23, March 4, 2002

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

Inside:

Take Note; Theatre; Music; Art; Deadlines; Activities for Life; Speakers, Points of Pride; Get Involved; Scholarships; Internships, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs; International; Calendar

 

March CES Productions

Escape the late winter doldrums at FSU when Philadanco! and Three Irish Tenors come to campus in March as part of the University’s Cultural Events Series.

The pioneering dance company, Philadanco!, otherwise known as The Philadelphia Dance Company, will appear on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 in the Performing Arts Center’s Drama Theatre. Saturday’s performance is set for 8 p.m., while Sunday’s performance is a matinee at 2 p.m.

Known for its adventurous style that fuses ballet, modern and ethnic dance influences, Philadanco! emphasizes innovative works by American choreographers in dramatic programs.

According to Dance Magazine, "Philadanco’s dancers are a miracle of skill and energy…. [They] can represent the possibilities of human spirit through dance."

Ticket prices are $15 for the general public and $8 for under 17. Discounted tickets are available for FSU staff and students.

This performance is partially supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by the Vira I. Heinz Endowment; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. This tour is also supported by a grant from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program.

Returning to campus after their sold-out Christmas in Dublin show in fall, 2000, the Three Irish Tenors will perform two shows, set for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 19, in the Performing Arts Center’s Pealer Recital Hall.

Ciaran Nagle of "Riverdance" fame, Anthony Norton from La Scala Milan and Tom Cregan from Royal Covent Garden will share the stage with soprano Jacqueline Whelan, accompanying herself on Irish harp, along with seannachi (storyteller) Jimmy Kennedy and a host of Irish dancers and musicians.

Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with traditional favorites like "Danny Boy," "Galway Bay" and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, "

Ticket prices are $15 for the general public and $8 for under 17. Discounted tickets are available for FSU staff and students.

Anyone who holds tickets for last November’s cancelled "Christmas in Dublin" with the Three Irish Tenors and wishes to attend the Tenors’ performances on Monday, March 18 and Tuesday, March 19, must exchange these tickets for new ones. To do so, visit the FSU CES Box Office in the Lane University Center, room 235, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or call either x3137 or (866) 849-9237 (toll free). You can also send an email message to CES@frostburg.edu.

Dinner theatre specials are available at the following dinner theatre partner restaurants: Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant; Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant; JB’s Steak Cellar; Leone’s Italian Restaurant and Oxford House. Each special includes a meal with non-alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity. Dinner theatre specials can be purchased through the CES Box Office.

For information and ticket purchases, and for dinner-theatre times, menu selections and reservation purchases, contact the FSU CES Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. x3137 or toll-free at 1-(866) TIXX CES. Order requests can also be faxed to x7049 or emailed to CES@frostburg.edu. Based on availability, tickets may also be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office one hour prior to the performance. For information and ticket availability on the day of the show, call x4411. All patrons must have a ticket, and all ticket sales are final.

The Cultural Events Series is supported in part by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional information can be obtained by visiting Frostburg State University’s Cultural Events Series Web site at www.frostburg.edu/events/ces.

 

TAKE NOTE

 

Patriotism and Civil Liberties Discussed

The Department of Philosophy will sponsor a lecture and discussion on "Patriotism and Civil Liberties" on Tuesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cordts Physical Education Center’s Leake Room.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the department’s semi-annual Philosophical Forum.

Four panelists will contribute their views and insights by drawing on their respective disciplines and expertise. They include: Tom Mappes, Department of Philosophy; Paul Charney, Department of History; MacGregor O’Brien, Department of Foreign Languages and John Bambacus, Department of Political Science.

After each panelist has the opportunity to make a brief presentation, the audience will be invited to interact with the panel.

For more information, contact Joy Kroeger-Mappes at x4445 or Jean-Marie Makang at x3089.

 

CAB To Host Award-Winning Writer

The Campus Activities Board will host a lecture by Washington Post reporter and novelist Patrice Gaines on Tuesday, March 12, at 8 p.m. in the Lane University Center’s Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall. Admission is free.

A recipient of the National Association of Black Journalists Award, Gaines will discuss her career as an editor and her two books, "Laughing in the Dark" and "Moments of Grace."

"Laughing In the Dark," an autobiography, tells about Gaines’ hardships while growing up. It gives insight on her transition from drug addict to successful editor/writer at Post. In "Moments of Grace," Gaines empowers her readers to strive to obtain things in life that seem unobtainable. This book was inspired by Gaines’ tumultuous past of abuse and struggle.

Book signings will be available. CAB will have a table set up in the Lane Center two weeks before the event where people may register for a chance to receive an official signed copy of either book. Also, Main Street Books will offer Gaines’ books for purchase the evening of the lecture.

 

V-Day Campaign Continues

FSU continues its participation in the global V-Day 2002 College Campaign to end violence against women and girls, with special events scheduled through March 8.

V-Day FSU 2002 is sponsored by FSU’s Women’s Studies program. Events this week include:

- 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.

- NCBI’s " Violence Against Women" on Thursday, March 7, from 6 to 10 p.m. in LUC room 202 (see separate story).

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

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.

More information 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. To reserve tickets, call x7462.

 

Children’s Author to Speak

As part of its Spring Author Series, the Children’s Literature Centre at FSU will present author Linda Oatman High on Tuesday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m. in 232 Tawes Hall.

Her presentation, entitled "Writing to the Beat of a Different Drummer," will include her books "Under New York," "Winter Shoes for Shadow Horse," "A Humble Life: Plain Poems" and "The Last Chimney of Christmas Eve."

Noted for her poetic style, High is the author of numerous children’s books. Her writings have appeared in such children’s publications as Children’s Digest, Hopscotch and Highlights for Children. She frequently offers writing workshops and classes, presents a weekly radio program on Book Crazy Radio Network and is a board member of the Highlights Foundation. Information about her books and workshops can be found on her Web site, www.lindaoatmanhigh.com.

For more information, contact FSU’s Children’s Literature Centre at x4420 or visit the Web site at www.frostburg.edu/projects/clc.

 

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.

 

MLK Convocation Part of 3-Day Residency

The University’s next Martin Luther King, Jr. convocation is scheduled for 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 through 18.

The Convocation will run slightly over one hour, including some inspiring music. The organizing committee and President’s Council on Diversity hope faculty will encourage student participation.

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

 

AAUW to Meet

The Frostburg branch of the American Association of University Women will hold its annual meeting Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of C. C. Smith, 112 Hill Street. Dr. Connie McGovern, FSU Department of History, will speak on "Unexplored Lives: Blacks in 19th Century Allegany County."

For information, contact Elizabeth West, (301) 722-6445.

 

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 Vagina 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 and featured 70 of the most notable women of stage and screen.

V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, with 800 benefits scheduled around the world for 2002. All proceeds from FSU’s production of "The Vagina Monologues" will benefit the Cumberland’s Family Crisis Resource Center, Garrett County’s Dove Center and the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA). V-Day FSU 2002 is sponsored by FSU’s Women’s Studies program.

An Information Festival is scheduled at 7 p.m. before each show, and features the opening of the "Clothesline Project," a display featuring T-shirts bearing messages about violence against women. 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.

 

University Theatre to Present "Breath Boom"

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

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. 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.

 

MUSIC

 

Semplice Harbor Winds to Perform

FSU clarinet professor Mark Gallagher will be joined by other members of the Semplice Harbor Winds to perform an evening of wind chamber music on Saturday, March 9, at 8 p.m. in the PAC Pealer Recital Hall. This concert is part of the Department of Music’s Faculty/Guest Artist Series.

The concert is free and open to the public, but donations for music scholarships will be accepted. Works by Joseph Triebensee, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Malcolm Arnold, Heinrich Sutermeister and Ludwig van Beethoven will be performed.

Founded in 1997, Semplice Harbor Winds is dedicated to the performance of classic and innovative wind literature. Clarinetist Gallagher, flutist Cindy Solfest-Wallis and oboist Suzanne Geoffrey, all established teachers and performers, came together to form the core faculty at the Semplice Harbor School of Music.

Based in Washington Island, Wis., the Semplice Harbor School of Music offers summer chamber music classes for students of all ages and a college wind quintet fellowship program. In addition to their summer performances, Semplice Harbor Winds perform extensively throughout the year and will travel to the Netherlands this spring for their first European tour.

 

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.

 

Center Stage Slates Two 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.

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.

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

 

Maryland 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.

 

ART

 

Student Exhibition

The Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery will present "A Student Exhibition" from Friday, March 8, through Saturday, April 2. It is free and open to the public.

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. Some artwork will be available for purchase.

Gallery hours are Sunday through Wednesday from 12 to 4 p.m.

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

 

Activities for Life

The Activities for Life Center will offer water aerobics on Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 12 through April 18, from 6 to 6:50 p.m. in the Cordts Physical Education Center Pool. Pre-registration is required. Contact Amy Nazelrod, Center Coordinator, x7934, for information and registration.

 

DEADLINES

 

Reminders

The last day for removal of incomplete grades for undergraduate students for the Fall 2001/Intersession 2002 semesters is Friday, March 8. Instructors may contact Marcy in the Registrar’s Office in Pullen Hall 144, or at x4347 if they have questions or need Change of Grade forms.

Also, the last day for Graduate students to withdraw from a course with a "W" for the Spring 2002 semester is Friday, March 8.

The last day for undergraduate students to withdraw from a course with a "W" for the Spring 2002 semester is Friday, March 22.

 

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 the remaining dates during the Spring 2002 semester: March 14 and 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.

 

Academic Probation Meetings

All students on academic probation or warning for the Spring 2002 semester, and interested advisors, are invited to attend ONE of the following meetings to clarify probation/dismissal policies and learn about support services available to assist your academic success:

Mon., March 11,7 p.m., Tawes 232

Tues. March 12, 3:30 p.m,Tawes 232

Wed. March 13, 2p.m., Tawes 335

 

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 sent 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 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 information, contact Beth Deatelhauser in Special Academic Services, x3130, 127 Performing Arts Center, or via e-mail at bdeatelhauser@frostburg.edu.

 

FSU Students Offer Free Tax Prep Assistance

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 trained by the IRS.

VITA 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 with 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 Jeff Broadwater, Matt Coulby, Rich Lewis, Kelly Saulpaw, Carleena Sines and Paula Vroman.

 

Attention: 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.

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.

 

SPEAKERS

 

Appalachian Lab Spring Seminar Series

AL’s Dan Fiscus will present "Understanding the causes of ecological health and sustainability" on Thurs., Mar. 7 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.

Joe Gilmore, Department of Accounting, has earned the designation of Certified Fraud Examiner from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners which grants the designation to those who meet a stringent set of criteria, including character, education, experience and examination requirements. Joe is also currently enrolled in the accounting doctoral program at Pace University.

 

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.

 

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 to learn more.

 

Tutor for 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. Please contact Rhonda Schwinabart at x4191 for more 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 more information or to sign up, contact Rebecca Anderson, *VISTA V.O.I.C.E. Clearinghouse, (301) 687-7598, x3 or e-mail randerson@frostburg.edu.

 

Catholic Campus Ministry

CCM/UCM will sponsor a "Pizza & Movie Night," Friday, March 1 at 8 p.m. in ONC/BMH. There will be a planning meeting for the upcoming "Spring Retreat at Alverno" on Tuesday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in ONC. The retreat will take place March 8 to March 10. The cost is $10 per person. Please register at CCM, (301) 689-5041, by Tuesday, March 5.

 

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.

Other activities include a "Pizza & Movie Night," (see CCM news above), a UCM Worship Service, Sunday, March 3 at 11 a.m. at LaVale United Methodist Church and a service project, Monday, March 4, at Frostburg Village Nursing Home. Please meet behind Ort Library at 6:30 p.m. to travel to FVNH.

Note: No meeting on March 6.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Apply for Cooke Scholarship

FSU students are invited to apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship Program.

The Foundation will award scholarships to students in the summer of 2002 for use during the 2002-2003 academic year. In order to be considered for an award, students must be nominated by their institution. The deadline for receipt of all 2002 nominations is April 1, 2002.

Awards will fund tuition and fees for the remainder of the scholar’s undergraduate degree. Scholarship monies not used during one academic year are not transferable to the succeeding academic year. Scholarships are renewable each year for the duration of the undergraduate program as long as the scholar continues to meet the eligibility requirements.

To be eligible for a scholarship, a student must:

-Be enrolled at Frostburg State University.

-Have achieved sophomore or junior standing at the time of nomination.

-Have a high level of achievement as demonstrated by superior grades, academically rigorous courses and participation in challenging extracurricular activities, especially those demonstrating leadership potential.

-Have at least a 3.5 overall GPA.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Stephen Twing in Old Main, room 103 by March 10. He can be reached at x3097 or stwing@frostburg.edu.

 

INTERNSHIPS

 

Work with NPR

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

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

Mr. Mitchell’s presentation is open to all Frostburg State University students. For information, call WFWM Radio at x4143. For additional information concerning National Public Radio or its "Next Generation Radio" projects, visit www.npr.org.

 

Spend Summer in D.C

The FSU Office of Financial Aid was informed that on January 21, 2002, the President of the United States announced the creation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholars Program in commemoration of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Under this unique summer internship program, continuing students who have completed their junior, senior or graduate year are eligible to apply for a 12-week, paid internship in the U. S. Department of Education in Washington, D. C. For additional information, including an application, visit www.studentjobs.gov.

 

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 March 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 are available at Student and Educational Services in 116 Hitchins, Residence Life Office, Annapolis Hall and the LUC Info Desk.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

Study Abroad Scholarship Deadline - 3/15

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 – 3/15

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program application deadline for Fall 2002/Academic Year 2002-2003 is March 15. This scholarship offers funding to students with financial need and encourages students usually 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.

 

ISEP Summer Programs and Discounts

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, MARCH 4

*UCM Service Project @ Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center

Summer School Registration (Without Late Fees) – through May 10

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

RHA Meeting 6:00 p.m. Dunkle 218

*Phi Beta Sigma Health Fair 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Lane 142

*International Film Series – Those Who Love Me ...7:00 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room

*The Clothesline Project Display 7:00 p.m. PAC Drama Theatre

*Play – The Vagina Monologues 8:00 p.m. PAC Drama Theatre

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

*SGA Master Plan Meeting 11:00 a.m. Lane 140-141

Alumni Leadership Luncheon – Brian Quartucci ...12:00 noon Lane Atkinson Room

Faculty Senate Meeting 4:00 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room

*Diversity Program – A White Man’s Journey into Black History......7:00 p.m... Lane 142

*The Clothesline Project Display 7:00 p.m. PAC Drama Theatre

BSA General Body Meeting 8:00 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room

*Play – The Vagina Monologues 8:00 p.m. PAC Drama Theatre

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

*NCBI – Violence Prevention Workshop.....6:00 p.m. Lane 202

*Center Stage Open Mic Night Speak Out....7:00 p.m. Lane Derezinski Lounge

*SGA Senate Meeting 7:30 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room

*Phi Beta Sigma Auction 7:30 p.m. Lane ARMAH

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

Last Day for Undergraduate Students to Remove Incomplete "I" Grades

Last Day for Graduate Students to Withdraw with "W"

*CM Spring Retreat at Camp Living Waters, Schellsburg, PA (8-10)

*Men’s & Women’s Indoor Track/Field: NCAA Div. III Nat’l Championships @ Ada, OH

*Men’s Baseball: North Carolina Wesleyan College.......3:00 p.m. Away

*Take Back the Night March 7:00 p.m. FSU Clock Tower

*CAB Film – Jay and Silent Bob 7:00 p.m. & 12:00 midnight Lane Atkinson Room

*Biennial Student Art Show Reception......7:00 p.m. Roper Fine Arts Gallery

*Faculty Artist Series – Joan DeVee Dixon, Organist..7 p.m. Cumberland Presbyterian

*Live at the Loft – Edie Carey 8:00 p.m. Lane Derezinski Lounge

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 9

Praxis Testing 6:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Dunkle Hall

*English Colloquium 8:00 a.m. Library 237 & Lane AS

*Men’s Baseball: St. Joseph’s College......12:00 noon Away

*Women’s Lacrosse: Christopher Newport University....1:00 p.m. Away

*Diversity Week Concert – Osadolos....8:00 p.m. Lane ARMAH

*CAB Film – Jay and Silent Bob 8:00 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room

*Faculty/Guest Artist Series – Semplice Harbor Winds....8:00 p.m. PAC Recital Hall

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

Phi Beta Sigma Late Night Party 10:00 p.m. Lane Appalachian Station

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

*CCM Mass 12:00 noon & 8:00 p.m. Cook Chapel

*Men’s Tennis: Shepherd College 12:00 noon Away

*Women’s Lacrosse: Virginia Wesleyan College....1:00 p.m. Away

*Women’s Softball: Villa Julie College (dh)...1:00 p.m. Away

*CAB Film – Jay and Silent Bob 2:00 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room

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

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

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