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Arbor Day Tree Campus FSU.jpg
Arbor Day Tree Campus FSU.jpg

The Arbor Day celebration on April 23 included planting of a flowering dogwood tree in the clock tower plaza. To read more about the event and FSU's Tree Campus USA designation, click here.


Frostburg State University students recently had the opportunity to learn about China’s economic growth and development first hand during a presentation by the Commercial Section at the Embassy of the United States of America in Beijing. Learn more here.

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Matt Merchant - fight training.jpg

FSU alumnus and actor Matt Merchant (center, in blue) coaches students in FSU’s Stage Combat class. Merchant also has a background in stunt work. Merchant is guest starring at FSU in the rock musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.” More info here.

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Beautify the Burg_painting.jpg

Volunteers paint curbs to "Beautify the 'Burg" in early May. Read more here.

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Beautify the Burg_tree planting.jpg

In recognition of Frostburg receiving Tree City USA recognition, volunteers plant trees to "Beautify the 'Burg" in early May. Read more here.

U.S. Rep. John Delaney Speaks to FSU Political Science Students
U.S. Rep. John Delaney Speaks to FSU Political Science Students

U.S. Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) spoke to FSU political science and communication studies students on April 17 about issues in government, including Congressional gridlock and gerrymandered voting districts, which he says exacerbates political polarization.


A memorandum of understanding establishing the Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship at Frostburg State University was signed during the Jan. 16 Allegany County Commissioners meeting. Learn more here.

190-proof alcohol ban
190-proof alcohol ban

President Jonathan Gibralter attended the ceremony at which Gov. Martin O'Malley signed the bill banning the retail sale of 190-proof alcohol. President Gibralter has championed the ban for several years. (Photo: Executive Office of the Governor). Read more here.

Top Headlines
November 11, 2014
FSU Named One of Affordable Colleges Foundation’s Top Online MBA Programs for 2014-2015

Frostburg State University has been listed as number 25 in Affordable Colleges Foundation’s ranking of 68 of the nation’s Best Online MBA Programs for 2014-2015, which were analyzed on several cost-, quality- and student support-related metrics, such as student-faculty ratio, percentage of faculty with doctorates, number of online MBA options, number of MBAs conferred and full tuition of the online MBA program. More than 500 colleges were analyzed.

November 6, 2014
Frostburg State University Achieves Federal Drug-Free Communities Grant

Frostburg Community Coalition Maryland Grant Increased

Frostburg State University’s and the Frostburg Community Coalition’s efforts to combat high-risk and underage drinking and engage the local community in these efforts have netted a highly competitive Drug-Free Communities Grant, a five-year federal award that will provide $625,000 to further this work. Matching funds from the University will translate into a total of $1.25 million toward addressing community-level concerns regarding youth substance abuse.

October 27, 2014
FSU Is First Stop on Alzheimer’s Foundation’s Raise Your Voice For Care College Tour

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Raise Your Voice For Care College Tour will kick off its national campaign at Frostburg State University on Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the Lane University Center. The day-long event will include a Healthzone Health Fair with free memory and blood pressure screenings, educational sessions, giveaways, brain games and music.

October 7, 2014
Frostburg State University Named Military Friendly for Fourth Straight Year

Victory Media, which serves military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Frostburg State University to its coveted Military Friendly Schools list for the fourth year in a row. The Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.


Putting Down Roots and Supporting Cherokee Culture Through Ethnobotany
Putting Down Roots and Supporting Cherokee Culture Through Ethnobotany

Combining biological conservation with preserving that “knowledge behind the craft” was the inspiration behind Dr. Sunshine Brosi’s latest research effort in Cherokee, N.C. – a Frostburg State course over winter break called “Field Experiences in Ethnobotany and Ecology.”

November 25, 2014
FSU’s Andy Duncan Wins World Fantasy Award for Best Novella

For “Wakulla Springs,” a novella about multiple generations in an African-American family living in a strange place in Florida, Andy Duncan, associate professor of English at Frostburg State University, has won the 2014 World Fantasy Award for Best Novella. The awards, widely considered one of the most prestigious fantasy awards, were given at the World Fantasy Convention on Sunday, Nov. 9, in Arlington, Va.

November 20, 2014
Frostburg State University Seeks Comment on Its College of Education

The College of Education at Frostburg State University is scheduled for an accreditation review visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in April 2015. Federal regulations require that accrediting agencies allow for public comment on the qualifications of institutions or programs under consideration for initial or continuing accreditation.

October 17, 2014
FSU Students & Savage River Watershed to Launch Marcellus Shale Listening Project

Frostburg State University students are partnering with the Savage River Watershed Association to participate in “Marcellus Shale in Mountain Maryland: A Listening Project” to document local hopes and concerns regarding proposed unconventional natural gas extraction in Western Maryland. While there has been much debate about drilling in the area, little has been done to assess public opinion to assist state and local government officials and county planners.

October 3, 2014
FSU President Jonathan Gibralter Presents at National Climate Leadership Summit

Frostburg State University President Jonathan Gibralter was a part of the 2014 Presidential Summit on Climate Leadership, both as an attendee and a presenter. Hosted by Second Nature, the summit brought together more than 250 college and university leaders from across the U.S. to focus on ways to strengthen campus climate action and sustainability initiatives, as well as higher education’s leadership role in developing strategic responses to climate and sustainability challenges in community, regional and national contexts.

September 25, 2014
FSU Planetarium Shows Resume in University’s New CCIT Building

Frostburg State University’s planetarium shows have resumed in the University’s new Center for Communications and Information Technology. The planetarium programs are held on the ground floor, in the Multimedia Learning Center, each Sunday through Dec. 21 at 4 and 7 p.m. with programs changing each month. Each program runs about 45 minutes and is free and open to the public.

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