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Ronald Nowaczyk Appointed FSU President
Ronald Nowaczyk Appointed FSU President

Ronald Nowaczyk has been appointed president of Frostburg State University by the University System of Maryland. Nowaczyk is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clarion University in Pennsylvania. He will join Frostburg as president on May 9, 2016.


A public art partnership had its own ‘Burg Broadway debut when the mural at 19 S. Broadway, painted and designed by student Parris Ashley, was unveiled. Watch the mural take shape.

Robots In Downtown Frostburg
Robots In Downtown Frostburg

FSU senior Eric Groff of Jefferson designed three robots applied to brick walls on Main Street businesses in Frostburg to give visitors a little treat when they stroll through town.


Sociology of Harry Potter students, who are studying interpersonal relationships in that fictional world, organized a Quidditch match, complete with broomsticks, but without magical flight. 

FSU Students Learn Survival Skills in Doomsday Preppers Course
FSU Students Learn Survival Skills in Doomsday Preppers Course

FSU students learn basic survival skills in a unique course called Doomsday Preppers and Surviving the Unexpected Emergency offered by the Department of Recreation and Parks.


Student military service members and veterans have a new place to call home at FSU, the Veterans Center on University Drive, which also houses the Veterans Services Office.  

Allegheny Woodrat Research
Allegheny Woodrat Research

A nearly $100,000 federal grant will enable Frostburg State University professors to lead multistate research on the possible solutions to reverse an Allegheny woodrat population decline.

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July 27, 2016
Frostburg State’s Dougherty Honored by Maryland Recreation and Parks Association

Dr. Maureen Dougherty, a faculty member in FSU’s Recreation & Parks Management program, was honored with the 2016 Maryland Recreation and Parks Association’s Presidential Recognition Award and named a Mentor Emerita.

July 25, 2016
MONEY Rates Frostburg State University Among 2016-17 “Best Value Colleges”

Frostburg State University was recently rated one of America’s 2016-17 “Best Value Colleges” in MONEY Magazine’s “new, uniquely practical analysis” of the best-performing colleges and universities in the country.

July 6, 2016
Mattingly Named Frostburg State University College of Business Alumnus of the Year

The Frostburg State University College of Business has honored Brian Mattingly of Woodbine, Md., as its 2016 Alumnus of the Year.

June 20, 2016
Frostburg State University Vocal Musicians Embrace Unordinary Opera

Opera isn’t all Verdi and Puccini, as Frostburg State University music students found out this spring. Musical numbers, classic opera pieces, music theatre scenes and even a rap all came together for an opera variety show called “Opera Surf: Find Your Own Channel.”


Memorial Scholarship Helps Other Students Fulfill FSU Alumna’s Dream
Memorial Scholarship Helps Other Students Fulfill FSU Alumna’s Dream

Some people naturally seem to conquer every challenge life throws at them, no matter how difficult, without ever breaking a sweat. According to one of her oldest friends, Sarah Grace Guthrie, Frostburg State University Class of ’06, had always been one of those people, until she passed away from a sudden illness at the age of 26.

July 27, 2016
Frostburg State University Press Information Regarding Derek Sheely Lawsuit Settlement

On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved the payment of $50,000 as part of the settlement of a lawsuit related to the August 2011 death of Derek Sheely, a Frostburg State University football player. The suit, filed in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, named several parties as defendants, including three former FSU employees.

June 15, 2016
Vote for Frostburg State University Executive Chef in James Beard Foundation Burger Contest

A juicy chipotle mushroom burger created by Frostburg State University’s executive chef Justin Wilson could send him to the prestigious James Beard Foundation in New York.

June 10, 2016
Frostburg State University’s AST Sisters Join Habitat Blitz Build

The women of Frostburg State University’s chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and get dirty, at least not for a noble cause. On a Saturday morning in early May, a group of AST sisters joined Allegany County Habitat for Humanity to help build a house for a family in need in Cumberland, Md.

June 1, 2016
Frostburg State University Geography Student Helps Create Grantsville Tourism Map

Visitors to Grantsville will be able to easily find their favorite attractions thanks to a tourism map created by a Frostburg State University student.

May 31, 2016
Community Invited to Participate in Language Lovers Challenge

Immersion is one of the greatest ways to master a foreign language, and what better way to do that than to spend the summer reading a book or watching a movie in a new language?

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