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Frostburg State University students have returned to campus for the fall semester, but that doesn’t mean things stopped at the University over the past few months. Each summer, FSU hosts about 8,000 guests from around the world.
Frostburg State University’s much-anticipated Appalachian Festival will return for its 10th year from Thursday, Sept. 17, to Saturday, Sept. 19. The free, family-friendly event brings together artists and craftspeople to celebrate all that makes the region unique – its history, culture, music, food and more – with performances, workshops, displays, discussions and activities.
Frostburg State University’s baccalaureate program in Social Work recently earned reaccreditation from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), joining the 773 programs that have received accreditation nationwide. The reaccreditation affirms the program’s ongoing excellence in preparing students for successful careers in social work.
Best Master of Science in Nursing Degrees, an online resource of accredited programs, has ranked Frostburg State University number 13 of the 50 most affordable, competitive colleges for online RN-BSN degrees in the nation in recent weeks.
Frostburg State University has partnered with Cecil College to offer a collaborative 2+2 Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Materials Engineering concentration, at the Cecil College Campus in North East, Md., starting with the fall 2015 semester.
Dr. John Bowman, Frostburg State University vice provost, has been named interim vice president for International and Government Affairs, providing leadership on these areas while retaining some related duties he had as vice provost.
Social Work Degree Guide, an online resource on social work careers and education, recently ranked Frostburg State University number 49 of the 50 most affordable, selective schools in the nation in which to earn a bachelor’s degree in social work.
A Frostburg State University program that helps 275 eligible students has received a competitive federal grant of $332,930 per year, totaling more than $1.6 million over the next five years. FSU’s TRiO Student Support Services (SSS) Program, the only four-year SSS program in Western Maryland, has been continually funded since 1973.
The path to a bachelor’s degree in nursing may be smoother – and up to $13,000 less expensive – thanks in part to nearly $2.5 million in grants that Frostburg State University has received to develop new collaborative programs.
Frostburg State University students will have a unique immersive international opportunity in hospitality management thanks to a new partnership with Vanung University in Taiwan and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Sydney Duncan Named Associate Provost; Sudhir Singh Named Acting Dean
Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi, dean of the Frostburg State University College of Business, has been named interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, one of several appointments within the division. Previous Provost William Childs has returned to his faculty position in the Department of Educational Professions.
Dr. Johnston “Jay” Hegeman has been named the interim vice president for Student Affairs at Frostburg State University, where he will serve while Dr. Tom Bowling, the current vice president, serves as interim president.
Frostburg State University has been approved to offer its Master of Education with a concentration in School Counseling program through the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown (USMH), with the first students being accepted for the fall 2015 semester.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission recently approved Frostburg State University’s proposal to offer a Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree, with the first students eligible to enroll in the fall of 2015.
Jonathan Gibralter, Ph.D., president of Frostburg State University (FSU), received the Senator Harold Hughes Memorial Award today from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), part of the National Institutes of Health. NIAAA Director George Koob, Ph.D., announced his selection during the 139th meeting of the National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
Which tree-lined streets in our nation’s capital could be different in future generations because of research completed by Frostburg State University students? Ethnobotany graduate student Laura Smith may know. She has spent the last two years combing through and visualizing data of 157,000 trees in Washington, D.C., to evaluate pest and disease impact on the urban forest.
Frostburg State University’s newest academic building is now known as the Catherine R. Gira Center for Communications and Information Technology, following an unveiling ceremony today. The naming honors Gira’s 15 years of service to FSU and her distinguished career in higher education.
Held on a sunny spring morning in more than 100 well-wishers, the black and red drape covering the brick sign that now bears her name was drawn up and away as Gira stood by.
University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor William E. Kirwan has appointed Tom Bowling as interim president of Frostburg State University (FSU). The appointment is effective July 1, 2015. Bowling is currently FSU’s vice president for student affairs.
FROSTBURG, Md. – Residents of Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio living within 120 miles of Frostburg State University may be eligible for a newly expanded Regional Tuition Rate that will save them about $4,600 per year over out-of-state tuition. This same regional rate previously only applied in counties contiguous to Western Maryland.