FSU in the News
“Beyond the tragedies, what concerns me most is the loss of human potential,” said President Jonathan C. Gibralter, who has led the public university in Western Maryland since 2006. He paused before continuing: “Please think about that this summer. Don’t let yourselves get caught up in that world of excessive, high-risk drinking and change the story of what is possible for you at Frostburg State University.”
(The Washington Post Magazine, Sept. 1, 2013)
Trying to avoid the freshman 15? There’s a dorm for that.At Maryland’s Frostburg State University, for example, it’s the bWell dorm, where 70 freshmen with an interest in wellness and fitness pursue that lifestyle. They attend the kinds of health-oriented programs that many schools now offer new students, but they also do P90X and Insanity workouts together, learn how to cook healthful meals, take a substance-free pledge and try to prevent one another from going on those midnight fast-food runs.
(WashingtonPost.com, Aug. 28, 2013)
Frostburg State students, alumni, faculty get look at leadership in Latin AmericaFrostburg State University’s College of Business took another step toward globalizing its curriculum when it sent a group of students, alumni and faculty to Peru to experience leadership in an international setting July 24 through Aug. 3.
(Cumberland Times-News, Aug. 18, 2013)
Economic forum in China an eye-opener for Rockville, Germantown students
Two local Frostburg State University students recently attended an economic forum in China. Eric Paul, a business administration major from Rockville, and Jason Ascher, a political science major from Germantown, attended the APEC China CEO Forum in Beijing July 12-14.
(The Gazette, Aug. 7, 2013)
Defense Department grants University of Maryland University College $250M to educate troops
Frostburg State University will partner with UMUC to offer an undergraduate teacher education program for the first time.
(The Diamondback, July 25, 2013. Appeared in multiple outlets through The Associated Press.)
Still Talking: Frostburg, FSU keep open path to good relationship
Keeping the lines of communication open is one of the key factors in strengthening the relationship between Frostburg State University students and the Mountain City community. Because of that, it is heartening to know that the FSU Sustaining Campus and Community dialogue series will continue again this school year.
(Cumberland Times-News, July 21, 2013, editorial)
Does higher education mean lower joy on the job?
Tom Bowling, vice president for student affairs at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md., says colleges should encourage students to explore their talents and passions. "We don't take the time to understand who our students are and what they're bringing to the campus," he says. "Students can become very adept at meeting the expectations of others, and we reinforce that."
(USA Today, July 19, 2013)
Experiential learning: Curriculum beyond the classroom
A new wave of educational philosophy is crashing down on students and teachers, drenching them with innovation and releasing them out into the world. The secret of their success? As President Jonathan Gibralter, Ph.D., of Frostburg State University says, “In order to comprehend the world you live in, it’s really important to experience it.”
(The Baltimore Sun Education Section, July 7, 2013)
So you wanna be in show business? Students, professors share what it takes
Maureen Groff, a rising freshman at Frostburg State University in Maryland, is a theater major on the acting track. “I also have skills and drawing and sewing so I think I’ll be able to support myself,” she says. “You just really need to build up yours skills so you’re not doing retail or waitressing between auditions and you can do what you love.”
(USA Today College, June 27, 2013)
College students hope Apple’s ‘game changers’ deliver
Cody Adkins, 19, says Apple hasn’t maintained its reputation as a tech leader in recent years. “Their devices have been a mere upgrade from the previous versions,” says the Frostburg State University sophomore.
(USA Today College, May 31, 2013)
FSU students help bring clean water to Ugandan villagers
Sheena Willison, a senior at Frostburg State University, recently traveled to Uganda as part of a group teaching lifesaving water purification techniques to outlying villagers.
(Cumberland Times-News, April 28, 2013)
Appalachian folklorist honored by U-Md. regentsThe University System of Maryland Board of Regents is honoring a Frostburg State University folklorist for bringing Appalachian traditions to the public.
(ABC2 News via The Associated Press, April 12, 2013)
In a continued effort to support leadership development, Frostburg State University introduced a model Thursday that may serve as the framework for the creation of a campus Leadership Center.
(Cumberland Times-News, March 8, 2013)
FSU Upholds Education Goals
(Cumberland Times-News, Feb. 9, 2013, commentary)
FSU to offer Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership Frostburg State University will offer a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership through its programs at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, with the first group of students to begin studies this fall. This applied doctoral program is FSU's first, and the first offered to all eligible students at USMH.
(Martinsburg Journal, Feb. 2, 2013)
Frostburg State head leads alcohol awareness group
Frostburg State University President Jonathan Gibralter is leading a national panel on college alcohol abuse prevention. The university said Monday that Gibralter has been named co-chairman of the College Presidents Working Group of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
(Annapolis Capital-Maryland Gazette via The Associated Press, Jan. 29, 2013)
Breaking Down Roadblocks Through Course Redesign
(AASCU Public Purpose Magazine, Fall 2012, commentary)
Alcohol Abuse: Can underage drinking be curbed?
(CQ Researcher, June 8, 2012 • Volume 22, Issue 21)
Myth: Student Drinking is an Intractable Problem
(American Council on Education's The Presidency Magazine, Spring 2012, commentary)
Veterans Deserve Executive Order Without Implementation Concerns
(The Huffington Post, May 21, 2012, commentary)
What campuses can do to fight high-risk drinking
Frostburg State has set an example that other schools can follow in light of publicity surrounding the Huguely-Love case
(The Baltimore Sun, Feb. 21, 2012, op-ed)
Expand the Conversation
(Inside Higher Ed, Dec. 6, 2011, commentary)
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