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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.

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.

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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_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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AlleganyOppScholMOU.jpg

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.

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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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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.

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USembassyChina_FSU.jpg

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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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.

September 26, 2014
FSU Reports Highest-Ever Enrollment, Second Record Transfer Class

Frostburg State University has enrolled the largest number of students in the institution’s 116-year history, including its largest-ever transfer class, and a freshman class of 961 that is 7.1 percent higher than the previous year.

September 24, 2014
Frostburg State University Officially Opens Center for Communications and Information Technology

Frostburg State University’s newest academic building, the Center for Communications and Information Technology (CCIT), had its grand opening on Wednesday, Sept. 24, with a virtual version of the traditional ribbon cutting created by FSU faculty and students, in keeping with the building’s technological focus.

September 23, 2014
President Gibralter's Fall 2014 Convocation Address

 

Events
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.”

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.

September 25, 2014
FSU’s Online Master of Education, Special Education Concentration, Ranked by GetEducated.com as “Best Buy” for Students Seeking High-Quality Low-Cost Online Degree

Frostburg State University’s online Master of Education, Special Education concentration, has been ranked a “Best Buy” by GetEducated.com, the consumer guide to online colleges, in its independent review of online master’s in the education and special education subject areas. FSU’s program ranked 21st on the special education rankings among all competing options nationwide.

September 23, 2014
FSU Honors Three With Staff Awards for Excellence

Frostburg State University honored three outstanding employees, Blair Knouse, Linda Lewis and Alan “Ike” Eichhorn, at its recent Fall Convocation. The annual Staff Awards for Excellence recognize outstanding service to the institution, and the recipients are nominated and chosen by their colleagues. This year’s award winners have a combined 51 years of service to FSU.

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