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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.  


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. 

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.

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.

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.

Top Headlines
August 29, 2016
FSU Celebrates Region’s Unique Culture and Resilience With Appalachian Festival

Frostburg State University’s much-anticipated Appalachian Festival will return for its 11th year from Thursday, Sept. 15, to Saturday, Sept. 17. 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.

August 25, 2016
New Frostburg State University Mobile App Now Available for Download

Frostburg State University has launched a new mobile app that puts the user first.

August 24, 2016
FSU Appalachian Festival Symposium to Highlight Obstacles and Opportunities

A discussion of the region’s most serious obstacle – opioid addition – will lead off Frostburg State University’s symposium on “Appalachia: Obstacles and Opportunities” on Friday, Sept. 16, as part of the annual Appalachian Festival. The symposium will provide the community with an opportunity to engage in productive and positive discussions about the region’s obstacles as well as its opportunities.

August 22, 2016
Report Says Frostburg State University Helps Students Minimize Debt

Maryland students looking to minimize their student debt should take note that Frostburg State University students take on thousands of dollars less in principal debt than the average Maryland undergraduate, according to a new report from LendEDU, an organization that provides student loan company comparison services. Compared to the U.S. average, FSU students do even better.


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.

August 26, 2016
Area Students Earn Doctorates From Frostburg State University

At Frostburg State University’s 148th commencement ceremonies in May, 10 students received Doctor of Education degrees.

August 18, 2016
FSU Sophomores Learn Sustainability Leadership at Sierra Club Camp

A good leader starts with a vision. Getting a team to execute that vision is a learned skill.

August 4, 2016
Since Frostburg State University “Made a Big Difference” to Them, Leasures Create Scholarship to Serve Future Students

If not for Frostburg State University, Maryland’s longest-serving circuit court judge might never have practiced law in the first place, and he and his wife are hoping to pay that benefit forward with a new scholarship.

August 2, 2016
Frostburg State University Wins Awards From Maryland Charity Campaign

Frostburg State University has won two awards from the Maryland Charity Campaign – the Highest Increase in Monetary Contributions, for the highest increase in monetary contributions amount medium departments, and the Schaefer Cares Award, for most improved participation rate among medium departments. During its fall campaign, FSU collected $11,641 for the year, and its participation rate jumped to 16.3 percent. The University’s Physical Plant, Grounds and Housekeeping departments had the highest participation rate among all units on campus – more than 33 percent. In the photo are, from left, members of the FSU Maryland Charity Campaign Committee: Sara-Beth Bittinger, director of Assessment and Institutional Research; Kathy Leck, program administrative specialist in the Physical Plant Department; Kim Martz, executive administrative assistant in the Office of Student Affairs; Dr. Tom Bowling, vice president for Student Affairs; Colleen Stump, associate vice president for Communications and Media Relations; Tara Strother, executive administrative assistant in the Office of Human Resources; and Dr. Shakil Rahman, a professor in the Department of Management.

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.

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