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The third annual I Swim for Bob Day celebrates the life of Bob Norr and raises funds for a scholarship in his name. Read more here.

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Beautify the Burg_painting.jpg

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


Intellect, verbal sparring, clandestine missions and persuasive acting were all part of the game in a Reacting to the Past workshop featuring Frostburg State University history and philosophy students. Read 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.

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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.

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March 24, 2015
Frostburg State University’s Thomas Serfass Named Wildlife Society Fellow

Dr. Thomas L. Serfass, chair of Frostburg State University’s Department of Biology and Natural Resources, has been named a lifetime fellow of The Wildlife Society.

March 18, 2015
Carl “Buck” Belt Presented With FSU Foundation Pinnacle Award

In recognition of nearly 24 years of continuous service to the Frostburg State University Foundation Board of Directors, Carl “Buck” Belt, Jr., was presented with the Pinnacle Award, the highest honor bestowed by the FSU Foundation, during the University’s annual Sloop Institute for Excellence in Leadership on March 6.

March 12, 2015
FSU’s Dr. Gregory Latta and Robert Hein Receive Individual Artist Awards From Maryland State Arts Council

For a second time, two Frostburg State University faculty members, Dr. Gregory Latta of the Department of Physics and Engineering and Robert Hein of the Department of Visual Arts, have received the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, which recognizes the importance of artists and their works of excellence to the cultural vibrancy of Maryland. A celebration to honor the awardees will be held on Monday, June 8, at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.

March 11, 2015
Frostburg State University Earns Third-Year Honors as Tree Campus USA

For the third year in a row, Frostburg State University has been honored as a Tree Campus USA for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The program, launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by Toyota, “honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation,” according to the Arbor Day Foundation.


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.”

March 23, 2015
National “Enough Is Enough” Campaign to End Campus Violence Returns to FSU With Week of Events

Frostburg State University will once again participate in “Enough Is Enough,” the national campaign to end campus violence, the week of Monday, April 6, through Friday, April 10. Each day will have a different theme. Events, workshops and information will be offered throughout.

March 23, 2015
Community Encouraged to Register for I Swim for Bob Day

Whether on water or land, the late Frostburg State University student-athlete Bob Norr always had a smile on his face.

“He was the most kind-hearted adventurer you would ever want to meet,” said Dr. Diane Blankenship, associate professor of Recreation and Parks Management, one of Norr's instructors.

The FSU Recreation and Parks Management major died in a kayaking accident in January 2012, and his passion lives on through the annual I Swim for Bob Day – Discover Your Own Adventure as well as the Robert A. Norr Presidential Merit Scholarship through the FSU Foundation.

March 18, 2015
FSU’s Upward Bound Program Now Accepting Applications

The Upward Bound Program of Frostburg State University has begun accepting applications from Allegany County high school students for its free academic enrichment program. Upward Bound offers academic support and enhancement to rising ninth graders through graduating high school seniors. Applications are accepted from students in grades 8 through 11.

March 3, 2015
Learning Is More Than a Game for Frostburg State University Students, Faculty

Intellect, verbal sparring, clandestine missions and persuasive acting were all part of the game this weekend in a special workshop featuring Frostburg State University history and philosophy students.

An interdisciplinary Reacting to the Past workshop held Feb. 28 to March 1 at FSU featured students and faculty playing the roles of labor and women’s rights luminaries like W.E.B. Du Bois and Margaret Sanger in a creative debate to influence their peers playing as artists and bohemians for “Greenwich Village 1913: Suffrage, Labor and the New Woman.”

December 12, 2014
FSU Honored for Community Service for Fourth Consecutive Year

For the fourth consecutive year, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has honored Frostburg State University as a leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement, admitting FSU to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, this year under the category of General Community Service.

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