||PNC’s Support Helps FSU’s Children Literature Centre Expand Author-in-Residence Program, Literacy Initiatives
Thanks to support from the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC), Frostburg State University Children’s Literature Centre was able recently to expand its Adopt-A-School program and provide under-served Allegany County schools with an author-in-residence and other related activities in support of its broad-based literacy initiative.
||Frostburg State University Bachelor’s in Nursing Ranks Fifth Nationally as a GetEducated.com Best Buy
Frostburg State University’s online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program has been ranked a “Best Buy” by GetEducated.com, the consumer guide to online colleges, in its independent review of online nursing programs. FSU’s RN to BSN completion program ranked fifth among all competing options nationwide.
||FSU Department of Theatre and Dance to Present First Summer Dance Intensive
Local dance students ages 8 to 18 are invited to register for the first annual Summer Dance Intensive at Frostburg State University. The three-day instructional program focuses on techniques of ballet, contemporary, hip-hop and musical theatre. Led by FSU Department of Theatre and Dance faculty member, Jamie McGreevy, the intensive takes place Wednesday, June 26, through Friday, June 28, in the FSU Cordts PE Center Dance Studio, room 106.
||Space Still Available for Frostburg State University Nightsun Writers Conference
FROSTBURG, Md. – The Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing still has opportunities available for participation in its fifth annual Nightsun Writers Conference from Thursday, July 25, through Sunday, July 28. The conference will feature workshops with Bruce Weigl (poet and author of “The Abundance of Nothing”), Heidi Ruby Miller (sci-fi, fantasy and horror writer and the author of “Ambasadora”), Dinty Moore (creative non-fiction writer and author of “Between Panic and Desire”), Ty DeMartino (screenwriter and producer of the film “Doughboy”) and Jessica Anya Blau (fiction writer and author of “Summer of Naked Swim Parties”).
||Mumper Given FSU President’s Distinguished Faculty Award
Dr. Mary Mumper, a professor of chemistry at Frostburg State University, has received the President’s Distinguished Faculty Award from FSU President Jonathan Gibralter, an award he established to recognize and encourage those faculty members whose activities move FSU forward by advancing the University’s mission and goals and its strategic planning initiatives.
||FSU’s Andy Duncan Wins Nebula Award for Science Fiction
Frostburg State University assistant professor of English Andy Duncan has been named the winner of the 2012 Nebula Award for Best Novelette. This prestigious annual award goes to the best science fiction or fantasy novelette published in the United States during the previous year. Duncan won the award for his novelette, “Close Encounters.” “A Nebula Award, in any category, is the highest peer award in science fiction, and I am deeply touched and grateful to know that my fellow science fiction writers so admire what I do,” Duncan said.
||Frostburg State University Achieves STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability Efforts
FROSTBURG, Md. – Frostburg State University has achieved a STARS Silver Rating in recognition of its sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, is a new program that measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
||TLC-Frostburg Unites Frostburg State University, The Language Company, in Bringing International Students to Maryland
FROSTBURG, Md. – The Language Company, an organization that provides English-as-a-second-language instruction and cultural opportunities to individuals seeking educational, professional and personal enrichment, has teamed up with Frostburg State University to open TLC-Frostburg, a new branch of the company aiming to bring more international students to the Western Maryland area.
||FSU Celebrates Seniors’ Achievements at 142nd Commencement Ceremonies
Frostburg State University celebrated and recognized the achievements of its May 2013 graduating class during the University’s 142nd commencement ceremonies on May 18 in the Harold J. Cordts Physical Education Center’s Main Arena.
||Bowman Named Frostburg State University College of Business Alumnus of the Year
Frostburg State University graduate Craig Bowman has been named the FSU College of Business Alumnus of the Year. He was presented with the honor by FSU President Jonathan Gibralter at the annual College of Business Honors Reception held recently, which also recognized the top business students of the year.
||FSU Presents Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards at 142nd Commencement
Frostburg State University presented the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Awards to Thomas N. Creamer and Dr. Jesse Ketterman at the 142nd commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18, in the Cordts Physical Education Center.
||FSU Relay for Life Raises Record Amount, More Than $63,000
Frostburg State University’s annual Relay for Life, with a theme of Knock Cancer Out of the Park, broke its fundraising record again this year by raising $63,434.89. This makes a total of nearly $400,000 raised for the American Cancer Society since FSU’s relay began 12 years ago.