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Volume 32, Number 24, March 11, 2002

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

Inside:

Take Note; Music; Theatre; Art; Deadlines; Speakers, Points of Pride; Get Involved; Scholarships; Internships, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs; On the Radio; International; Calendar

 

TAKE NOTE

 

Patriotism and Civil Liberties Discussed

The Department of Philosophy will sponsor a lecture and discussion on "Patriotism and Civil Liberties" on Tues., 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 Tues., 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 purchases from Main Street Books and signings will be available. CAB will have a table in the Lane Center where people may register for a chance to receive a signed copy of either book.

 

Children’s Author Visits

As part of its Spring Author Series, the Children’s Literature Centre at FSU will present author Linda Oatman High on Tues., 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. 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.

 

Professional Writing Competition

The FSU Department of English announces the 2002 Betty Favre Memorial Student Writing Competition in Professional Writing. There will be 3 Awards – 1st place, $125; 2nd place, $75; 3rd place, $50—in each of 2 categories:

Category 1: Journalistic Writing and Creative Non-Fiction

Category 2: Technical, Scientific, and Business Writing.

Contest guidelines:

-You may participate if you’re a full-time, undergraduate FSU student.

-You may submit up to 2 entries. Your entries may include 1 from each category, or both may be from 1 category.

-Further, your entries may include individual and/or collaborative writing.

-Word-process your entry or entries, and attach a cover sheet to each with the following information: name, local address, phone number, email address, the title, and the category in which you are submitting it.

-Submit your entry or entries by 4 p.m., Mon., April 1, to Sharon Ritchie in the English Dept. office, Dunkle 115.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. McShane at x4293.

The FSU Professional Writing faculty will judge submissions. Winners will be notified by April 8. Awards will be presented at the Department of English Colloquium on Sun., April 14.

 

Learn About Depression

The BURG Peer Education Network, in conjunction with FSU’s Counseling and Psychological Services, will present "Depression: Rising Above the Clouds," on Wed., March 13, at 7 p.m. in the Lane University Center Atkinson Room. Sam Solomon, an FSU senior and certified peer educator, will share his personal experience with and triumph over depression. FSU psychologist Karla Diehl will offer facts, statistics and recognition and treatment information. An anonymous question and answer session and handouts will follow the presentations.

All are welcome. For more information, call the SAFE Office at x3081. The SAFE Office is located in 111 Sand Spring Hall. BURG can also be reached via email at fsu_burg@yahoo.com.

 

Social Work Info. Session Set

The FSU Department of Social Work will hold an information session Thurs., March 14, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Department of Social Work Offices in Guild Center 029, for persons interested in a career in social work. The meeting will include information on the curriculum requirements of the social work program at FSU and the social work profession.

Those who plan to attend should call the Department of Social Work at x7497 at least one day in advance.

The FSU undergraduate social work program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

For information about FSU’s social work program, contact Dr. Baxter Wright at x3157.

 

Van Drivers Safety Training Sessions

The Office of Human Resources, Safety Office will continue to conduct two van drivers training sessions in the month of March.:

Tues., March 12, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., LUC Room 207

Thurs., March 21, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., LUC Room 207

To sign up for the training, call x4897. When behind the wheel of any type vehicle, remember to slow down!

 

Summer School Notice for Advisors

Attention academic advisors!

As you work with your students to develop their schedules, please remind them of the new "Four to Go" guaranteed course initiative in Summer School.

Often students hesitate to make a commitment to summer school because they are not sure that their course of choice will in fact be offered, since decisions about course cancellations are not made until mid-May. With the "Four to Go" program, a selection of eleven General Education courses are guaranteed to be available if a minimum of four students enroll.

During the first summer session (May 28-July 3), "Four to Go" selections include Biology 149 (General Biology I), ENGL 308 (Social Sciences Advanced Composition), ENGL 338 (Technical Writing), ENGL 330 (Business Writing), GEOG 104 (Human Geography), HIST 100 (The Contemporary World in a Historical Perspective), MATH 102 (College Algebra), and PHYS 215 (General Physics I). The second session (July 8-August 13) lists CMST 102 (Introduction to Human Communication), ENGL 101 (Freshman Composition), and MATH 209 (Probability and Statistics).

All other courses offered in Summer School are offered under existing policies regarding enrollments and cancellations. Students enroll in "Four to Go" courses in the same manner as other classes. All policies regarding registration dates, late fees, and payment of bill apply. Questions? Please contact Jim Limbaugh, Director of Special Academic Services and Director of Summer School (x3130, jlimbaugh@frostburg.edu).

 

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).

 

Group Counseling Informational Session

Do you or someone you know have questions about any of the following: anxiety, relationships, depression, transition, career exploration, academics, grief/loss, women’s issues or smoking?

If so, find out more about the benefits of group counseling. All students, faculty and staff interested in finding out more about group counseling and group availability are invited to attend an information session on Mon., March 18 at 7 p.m. in LC Room 140. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Counseling and Psychological Services, 101 Sand Spring Hall, x4234.

 

Pedestrians Have
Right of Way

The Office of Human Resources, Safety Office has received complaints of drivers not stopping for pedestrians at crosswalks on campus.

When you are behind the wheel and you see a person step up to the edge of a sidewalk at a crosswalk, please stop and give the right of way. The crosswalk between the Ort Library and Annapolis Hall continues to be a problem area. It has been reported that many campus drivers do not slow down for pedestrians. Have you noticed yourself not slowing down and coming to a stop for pedestrians at this crosswalk? The pedestrian has the right of way and it is the law. Watch for students, faculty, staff and the children from the Children’s Center crossing our streets. Please watch for those walking on campus and slow down, stop and give the right of way to pedestrians. Thank you for your attention and continued support for a safer campus.

 

Spring Convocation April 18

Dr. Gira’s Spring Convocation will be held on Thursday, April 18, at

3:30 p.m. in the PAC Drama Theatre.

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.

 

MUSIC

 

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 Sat., March 16, and Sun., 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.

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

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."

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 Mon., March 18 and Tues., 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 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 Mon. through Fri. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. x3137 or toll-free at 1-(866) TIXX CES. 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.

 

Maryland Symphony Orchestra Returns

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra’s 20th Anniversary MasterWorks Season comes to an exciting and dramatic close on Fri., 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

 

Children’s Theatre

FSU’s Children’s Theatre will present "Hauncho the Hamster" on Sat., March 16, and Sun., March 17, at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s F. Perry Smith Theatre. A small fee will be charged at the door.

For information , call the FSU University Theatre Box Office at x4145.

 

ART

 

Student Exhibition

The Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery will present "A Student Exhibition" from Fri., March 8, through Sat., 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 Sun. through Wed. from 12 to 4 p.m.

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

 

DEADLINES

 

Grad Students - May 2002 Commencement

The deadline to have your name listed in the May 2002 Commencement Program is April 1, 2002. Graduation applications and the FSU Bookstore cap and gown ordering forms are available on the display rack outside the Office of

Graduate Services, 141 Pullen Hall. Commencement information is also listed on the FSU Web site at www.frostburg.edu/events/commenc.htm.

 

Reminders

The last day for undergraduate students to withdraw from a course with a "W" for the Spring 2002 semester is Fri., 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, 2 p.m., Tawes 335

 

Mid-Semester Warnings

FSU instructors provide mid-semester warnings to students in all 100- and 200-level courses and in courses that meet Basic University Requirements in the General Education Program.

Warnings to students whose performance might earn a grade of D, F or FX, will be distributed on Mon., March 11. If you receive a mid-semester warning, you should see the instructor immediately and consult with your advisor to make an informed decision about what you need to do to raise your grade or whether you should withdraw. The last day to withdraw without a grade penalty is Fri.,, March 22.

 

Commencement Announcement

Students 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.

 

SPEAKERS

 

Mind, Consciousness and Zen

FSU, in conjunction with the University’s Center for International Studies’ First Annual International Festival, will feature speaker Amala Wrightson, Rochester Zen Center of New York, on "Mind, Consciousness and Zen," Fri., April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Cordts Physical Education Center Leake Room. A workshop at the same location is scheduled for Sat., April 6 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Wrightson was born in New Zealand and holds degrees from Auchland University. She also studied at Scuola di Teatro in Bologna, Spain. In 1988, Wrightson began her study of Zen with Roshi Philip Kapleau, the founder and then director of the Rochester Zen Center. She served in many capacities at the Center until 1996 when she was named Head of Zendo (Director of Training). In 1999, Wrightson was ordained as a Zen Priest of the Three Jewels Order.

At the Saturday workshop, Wrightson will offer an orientation to the zazen method of meditation for beginners. Participants are asked to wear loose clothing and bring two blankets to serve as meditation cushions.

This project was made possible in part with funds from the Maryland Humanities Council through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The event is also sponsored in part by Dr. Amy Simes, FSU Center for International Studies and the FSU Faculty Development and Sabbatical Subcommittee. For information, contact Dr. Paul La Chance, FSU Department of English, x4225.

 

Appalachian Lab Spring Seminar Series

Thad E. Yorks from the Biological and Environmental Sciences Department at California University of Pennsylvania will present "Effects of forest harvest, deer herbivory and tree mortality on nutrient cycling in the Catskill Mountains of New York" on Thurs., March 14, 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 Thurs., 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

MacGregor O’Brien, from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, in his last official function as president of the Association of Academic Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean, organized AAPLAC’s international conference in Mérida, Mexico. The event took place from February 22 through 26.This year's conference was attended by representatives from more than 45 universities. AAPLAC exists to facilitate and support cross cultural programming between Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. institutions of higher learning and organizations dedicated to the promotion of cross-cultural, academic-based experiences.

A highlight of the conference was a presentation on the Gilman Scholarship, recently established by the U.S. Department of State and the Congress to help middle class and underprivileged undergraduate students participate in study abroad programs. Katie Warnick, an FSU student, was among the winners of this scholarship in its first year, which allowed her to participate in FSU's Intersession program in Ecuador this past January.

Congratulations to the following individuals for their efforts to obtain external funds for sponsored projects at FSU:

Jim King/Fred Surgent , Human Resources/HPER, FSU Health and Wellness Fair, Maryland Dept. of Budget and Management, $ 500

Tom Serfass, Biology, Evaluating the distribution and abundance of reintroduced otters in the Allegheny river drainage: applications of GIS, genetic, and digital technologies for management of a rare species. Pa. Game Commission, $94,900; Pa. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, $25,000

Tom Small, Geography, Environmental Trust Ash Fund Initiative, Md. Dept. of the Environment, $ 31,697.55

Amy Simes, Center for International Education, NAFSA Coop. Grants Program: Mini-Grant, NAFSA:Association for International Educators, $1,000

Tom Small, Geography, operation of soils and water laboratory, Md. Dept. of the Environment, $18,598

Paul LaChance, English, "Mind, Consciousness & Zen," Md. Humanities Council, $600

Quinton King, Biology, Tick-borne pathogens in Carroll County, King’s Pharmacy, $ 800

Ron Barry, Biology, Electrophoresis blood analysis and species confirmation, Lockhaven University, $7,500

Baxter Wright, Social Work, The 27th National Institute on Human Services in Rural Areas, Appalachian Regional Commission, $5,000

 

Alpha Xi Delta Thanks for Special Olympics

Alpha Xi Delta Sorority thanks those who contributed to the Deep Creek Dunk Special Olympics Fund. Over $100 was raised! Thanks to Rachel Sooy, who was our participant in the Dunk.

In addition, we would like to welcome our newest members: Jennifer Carr, Jackie Dickson, Michelle Hudson, Jennifer Hurt, Ashley Labrie, Kelly Ann Law, Sonya Wilson and Chelsea Winningham.

 

GET INVOLVED

 

Ladies Night Out!

The Black Student Alliance is sponsoring a "Ladies Night Out – Health and Beauty Fair" on Thurs., March 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Lane Center ARMAH.

ˇ6 p.m., visit the various booths and exhibits

ˇ7 p.m., tea time/discussion

ˇ8:30 p.m., deep relaxation (manicure and pedicures will be available).

For more information , contact the BSA Office, x7402.

 

Delta Sigma Theta Pizza Fundraiser

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is holding a Joe Corbi’s pizza kit and cookie dough fundraiser through March 15 to raise funds for their national conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Contact Raushanah Newman, (301) 689-1035 for information and to place orders.

 

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 2:30-3:30pm 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

Join CCM in making Easter cards for the senior citizens of St. Vincent dePaul Nursing Home on Tues.,, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at ONC.

 

United Campus Ministry

Enjoy an evening of "light" discussion and snacks with UCM on Wed., March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ort Library, Room 237.

Plan to leave campus at 10 a.m., Sat., April 13, for a tour of Kentuck Knob and Bruderhof. Designed by world-famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright and located in Chalkhill, PA, Kentuck Knob is a wonderful home with beautiful grounds and sculptures. Nearby Bruderhof is a world-renowned Christian community concerned with peace and justice. The cost is $6 for students and $15 for others. Lunch will be provided.

For information and registration, contact Rev. Larry Neumark, x7490.

Other upcoming UCM events include "Experiencing the Labyrinth", Wed., April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the LUC ARMAH. This unique experience will offer the opportunity to walk the labyrinth, a universal spiritual tool for health and wholeness, regardless of religious background.

According to the Los Angeles Times, "As you follow a winding path for 20 minutes or so, you might cry tears of grief or joy, solve the riddle of a messed-up family or work life, feel better about an illness or gain spiritual insight.

A winding pattern whose single path leads to a central core, the labyrinth has reemerged today as a metaphor for life’s journey with all of its unexpected twists and turns.

The workshop will be facilitated by trained labyrinth leaders, Reverend Jerry Wicklein, pastor of Mt. Vernon Place United Methodist Church, Baltimore, and his spouse Pam. This event is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to wear comfortable clothing.

The all-campus forum, "Israel and Palestine: Will There Ever Be Peace?" is slated for Wed., April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in LUC ARMAH. Guest speakers include a representative of the PLO Office and a representative of the Embassy of Israel. This event will be moderated by Dr. Philip Allen, assistant to the dean, FSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The program’s purpose is to have an educational dialogue, not an emotional debate, about issues surrounding the Middle East and will provide a unique opportunity to become informed about a complex and relevant subject.

Sponsors of this discussion include United Campus Ministry, Catholic Campus Ministry, Hillel, Diversity Center, Center Stage, Center for Int’l Education and FSU Depts. of History, Political Science and Student and Community Involvement.

For information on the above events, contact Rev. Larry Neumark, x7490.

 

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 FSU.

-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.

 

USM Women’s Forum Scholarships

The Women’s Forum announces that applications are being accepted for its Scholarship Program. Full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply. The criteria for which these scholarships will be awarded are:

ˇ female student

ˇ completed 24 or more undergraduate credits or 9 graduate credits

ˇ a minimum GPA of 2.8

ˇ full completion of application form

ˇ documented short and long-term educational and career goals

ˇ evidence of financial need

Scholarship money may be applied toward tuition or may be used for school-related expenses to include books, childcare or transportation. Scholarships will be awarded at the Women’s Forum Annual Conference. For information, contact Karen Treber, Hitchins 218, x4112.

 

INTERNSHIPS

 

AL Internships Available

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory located in Frostburg is offering two undergraduate research internships in environmental science for the summer of 2002. Students will receive a stipend of $3,500 for a ten-week session beginning on or before June 1. Review of applications will begin March 15. A full description of the positions and application procedures can be found at www.al.umces.edu/employment.html or by contacting Tim Negley at negley@al.umces.edu. UMCES is an AA/EOE.

Work with NPR

WFWM, the University’s public radio station, and FSU’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 Thurs., 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.

 

Walt Disney World College Program

Come and learn about the Walt Disney World College Program! Faculty and staff are invited to information sessions on March 12 and 13, at 3 p.m. in the Office of Career Services, 124 Sand Spring Hall. Enjoy a cup of coffee, view a short video and learn about FSU’s participation in Disney’s College Program.

Undergrad and grad students are invited to three Disney College Program information and prep sessions for students on March 19, April 9 and April 15 at noon in LC 203-4. Students must register on-line before Disney’s April 16 campus presentation at www.wdwcollegeprogram.com.

For more information, contact Career Services, x4403

 

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS

 

MD State Forest & Parks Now Hiring

The State Forests and Parks in Garrett and Allegany Counties are ready to hire seasonal workers for summer 2002. Area parks include Rocky Gap (301-777-2139), New Germany (301-895-5453), Deep Creek (301-387-5563) and Herrington Manor (301-334-9180). The parks are hiring for the following positions:

ˇ Lifeguards to protect swimmers and care for beach areas.

ˇ Contact station attendants to collect service charges and provide visitor information.

ˇ Naturalists to organize and conduct interpretive programs for park visitors.

ˇ Maintenance staff to mow grass and keep facilities clean and well maintained.

ˇ Concession workers to sell food, camping supplies and rent boats.

ˇ Resource management assistants to perform technical field work and maintenance.

Salaries for these positions vary depending upon the position and the candidate’s level of experience. Some parks have provisions to accommodate employee housing as well. If interested in working in some of Maryland’s most beautiful outdoor settings, contact the individual park at the numbers listed above.

 

Summer Planning Student Positions

Student and Educational Services is now issuing 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.

 

ON THE RADIO

 

91.9 FM WFWM

Tune into the sensual collection and smooth grooves of the Sounds of Soul with Miss Angie on Sunday, nights, 10 p.m. to midnight. Enjoy R & B cuts from yesterday and today.

Check out THAT HIP HOP JOINT every Monday night from midnight to 2 a.m. with Big Marcus, a.k.a. Young Nate, on your station of choice, 91.9 WFWM.

 

INTERNATIONAL

 

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.

 

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 under-represented 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.

 

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 11

Mid-semester Warnings Distributed to Undergraduate Students

SGA Elections 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lane Lobby

Class Ring Promotion 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lane Lobby

TUESDAY, MARCH 12

SGA Elections 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lane Lobby

Staff Senate Meeting 10:30 a.m. Lane Atkinson Room

*Grad Fair 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Lane ARMAH

*Women’s Softball: Hood College ................3:00 p.m. (dh) Home

RHA Meeting 6:00 p.m. Guild Center 104

*Sigma Tau Delta & 3 a.m. Society Open Mic......7:00 p.m. Derezinski Lounge/Loft

*Spring Author Series – Linda Oatman High......7:30 p.m. Tawes Hall 232

*Philosophical Forum – Patriotism and Civil Liberties....7:30 p.m. Leake Room

*CAB Lecture – Patrice Gaines, Washington Post Reporter....8:00 p.m. Lane ARMAH

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13

Diversity Day 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lane Lobby

*Men’s Tennis: University of Pittsburgh-Greensburg.....1:00 p.m. Away

*Music Department Student Recital Series #10..............3:00 p.m. PAC Recital Hall

*BURG Educational Program on Depression.........7:00 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room

*UCM Meeting – Light Discussion/Light Snacks (Details later)....7:30 p.m. Library 237

THURSDAY, MARCH 14

*Women’s Swimming: NCAA Div. III Swimming & Diving Championships (14-16) TBA

*Men’s Tennis: Juniata College 4:00 p.m. Home

BSA Ladies Night Out 6:00 p.m. Lane ARMAH

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

*Center Stage Trivia Night 8:00 p.m. Lane Derezinski Lounge/Loft

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

*Women’s Softball: Ferrum College Tournament (15-16) - TBA

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

SATURDAY, MARCH 16

*Men’s & Women’s Outdoor Track & Field: Washington and Lee U. Invitational Away

*Admissions Open House Recruitment............9:30 a.m. Lane Center

*Men’s Baseball: Lynchburg College.............noon (dh) Away

*Women’s Lacrosse: Lynchburg College.......1:00 p.m. Home

*Children’s Theatre Production – Hauncho the Hampster.2:00 p.m.PAC Studio Theatre

*CAB/BSA Caribbean Festival 7:30 p.m. Lane ARMAH

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

*CES – PHILADANCO ................................... 8:00 p.m...................PAC Drama Theatre

*Center Stage Open Mic 9:00 p.m. Lane Derezinski Lounge/Loft

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

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

*Men’s Baseball: Emory & Henry College........1:00 p.m. (dh) Away

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

*CES – PHILADANCO 2:00 p.m. PAC Drama Theatre

*Children Theatre Production - Hauncho the Hampster 2:00 p.m. PAC Studio Theatre

*UCM Worship Service at Frostburg Village Nursing Care Center @ 2:00 p.m.

*Planetarium – Sky Gazers of Ancient Europe....4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Planetarium

*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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