College of Arts, Humanities, and Social & Behavioral Sciences

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2023

May 4, 2023

            Frostburg State University Competes in National Wildlife Federation’s  2023 Campus Race to Zero Waste
Frostburg State University Competes in National Wildlife Federation’s 2023 Campus Race to Zero Waste

Frostburg State University joined more than 3.4 million college students and staff across the country in a competition to reduce the campus waste footprint. Minimization efforts included donating, composting and recycling more than 29.4 million pounds of waste.

Apr 27, 2023

            Recent FSU Grad Now Successful First-Year Med School Student
Recent FSU Grad Now Successful First-Year Med School Student

A 2022 graduate of Frostburg State University, Jacob Wilson earned his bachelor of science degree in health science. Now in his first year of medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), Wilson can’t imagine himself anywhere else.

Apr 12, 2023

            FSU Chemistry Department Hosts Local High School Students
FSU Chemistry Department Hosts Local High School Students

Frostburg State University's Chemistry Department was excited to host nearly 200 local high school chemistry students and teachers for a day of hands-on activities.

Mar 6, 2023

            FSU Geography Department Dedicated to Sustainability
FSU Geography Department Dedicated to Sustainability

Tracy Edwards is passionate about sustainability, and she’s hoping that her enthusiasm for reducing her footprint encourages her students at FSU to do the same.

2022

May 4, 2022

            FSU to Present Considering Matthew Shepard
FSU to Present Considering Matthew Shepard

The FSU Chamber Singers, in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Dance and community partners, will proudly present Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard – a powerful masterwork that explores through music the importance of love and caring for one another.

May 2, 2022

            Odone Releasing Book of Pandemic Work
Odone Releasing Book of Pandemic Work

Jamison Odone (Visual Arts) will release his new book, My First Pandemic, in May. Odone describes it as a collection of drawings, thoughts, poems, comics, anger, happiness, life, and death from a difficult period in our history.

Apr 29, 2022

            Choose Civility Events Hosted by FSU Communication Leadership Lab
Choose Civility Events Hosted by FSU Communication Leadership Lab

The Communication Leadership Lab hosted several events in April as part of the Allegany County Choose Civility series.

Mar 28, 2022

            Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Receives Awards
Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Receives Awards

The FSU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was recently recognized as a Circle of Excellence Gold Chapter by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi – the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The award recognizes chapters for their work in promoting excellence on campus and engaging the community of scholars each year.

Mar 25, 2022

            Music Lecturer Releases Debut Solo Album
Music Lecturer Releases Debut Solo Album

Luke Spence recently released his debut solo album, "20th Century Art Songs" with Tonsehen records. The album showcases the vocal capabilities of the trumpet/cornet by translating works originally written for voice and piano.

Mar 21, 2022

            In Memoriam: Dr. Stephen J. Simpson, Department of Political Science
In Memoriam: Dr. Stephen J. Simpson, Department of Political Science

“He is leaving a rich legacy, generations of students impassioned about politics and understanding better the world around them, while having enjoyed the benefit of his jokes, his wit, and his command for whatever classes he taught, said his Political Science colleague."

Mar 18, 2022

            Computer Science and Information Technologies Hosts Student Showcase
Computer Science and Information Technologies Hosts Student Showcase

Led by Rebecca Flinn and with the support of many in the department, CSIT had 14 projects to showcase with topics ranging from a VR bowling game to how to hide messages in digital photos.

Mar 14, 2022

            Eleven Students Honored at CLAS Dean’s Colloquium
Eleven Students Honored at CLAS Dean’s Colloquium

A total of 11 students from seven different academic programs throughout the college were recently honored at the annual Dean’s Student Colloquium. The event was held in person this year after two years online due to COVID-19.

Mar 11, 2022

            Molly Hartzog Finishing Semester as Dean’s Office Fellow
Molly Hartzog Finishing Semester as Dean’s Office Fellow

The CLAS Dean’s Office Fellows’ Program provides an opportunity for faculty to experience administrative work on the college level. The inaugural Fellow for the spring 2022 semester is Dr. Molly Hartzog, Associate Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages.

Mar 7, 2022

            Theatre and Dance Continues Partnering with  Athletic Training on Concussion Simulations
Theatre and Dance Continues Partnering with Athletic Training on Concussion Simulations

A partnership between the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Athletic Training program, now in its third year, has provided students with experience acting in simulations.

Mar 4, 2022

            Equipment Upgrades Made for Music Department Livestreams, FSU-TV
Equipment Upgrades Made for Music Department Livestreams, FSU-TV

After exhaustive research, Mackenzie LaMont determined the highest quality live-streaming camera system for Pealer Hall. The Nelsons pledged a generous donation to make the purchase of this technology possible.

Mar 1, 2022

            CLAS Departments Make Curricular Changes, Adding New Options for  Students
CLAS Departments Make Curricular Changes, Adding New Options for Students

Changes to programming in Computer Science and Information Technologies, Sociology and Philosophy give students new opportunities.

2021

Dec 3, 2021

            Geography Students and Faculty Attend Roundtable Hosted by Congressman Trone and Interior Secretary Haaland
Geography Students and Faculty Attend Roundtable Hosted by Congressman Trone and Interior Secretary Haaland

On Monday, November 29, 2021, Congressman David Trone and U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visited Maryland’s Sixth District to tour the C&O Canal National Historical Park.

2019

Dec 6, 2019

            CLAS Hosts New Events Promoting Collaboration and Communication Within the College
CLAS Hosts New Events Promoting Collaboration and Communication Within the College

As part of his goal of enhancing collaboration and communication within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dean Hixson instituted some new events this fall designed to create additional opportunities for faculty to come together and share their ideas and concerns.

Dec 6, 2019

            Troutman Wins Staff Excellence Award
Troutman Wins Staff Excellence Award

CLAS Executive Administrative Assistant Cindy Troutman was recently recognized for Staff Excellence

Dec 6, 2019

            Theatre Unveils Polar Express Set
Theatre Unveils Polar Express Set

Theatre and Dance hosted an unveiling of The Polar Express set pieces designed by Warner Brothers and commissioned by Warner Brothers/Rail Events Inc. and The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.

Dec 6, 2019

            Physician Assistant Student Selected as AAPA Delegate
Physician Assistant Student Selected as AAPA Delegate

FSU Physician Assistant student Calvin Richards was selected from among thousands of PA students across the country to participate in the American Academy of Physician Assistants House of Delegates at the national conference in May 2020.

Dec 6, 2019

            Nearly 400 Attend STEM Festival at FSU
Nearly 400 Attend STEM Festival at FSU

Nearly 400 K-12 students and their parents attended the annual Western Maryland STEM Festival held at FSU.

Dec 6, 2019

            Theatre and Dance Celebrates Success of Alumni Playwright
Theatre and Dance Celebrates Success of Alumni Playwright

The Department of Theatre and Dance’s students and faculty took a bus trip to Baltimore Center Stage to see alumnus Keenan Scott's play,Thoughts of a Colored Man, which had its original premiere at FSU ten years ago.

Dec 6, 2019

            Nursing Master’s Program Reaccredited Through 2029
Nursing Master’s Program Reaccredited Through 2029

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) acted at its October meeting to grant accreditation to FSU’s master’s degree program in nursing for 10 years, extending to December 31, 2029.

Dec 6, 2019

            Faculty News December 2019
Faculty News December 2019

Our faculty has been hard at work. Read about what they've been up to!

Dec 6, 2019

            Student Chapter Wins Award from American Chemical Society
Student Chapter Wins Award from American Chemical Society

The Frostburg State University Chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (FSU SMACS) won a Commendable Award from the American Chemical Society for its efforts in the 2018-2019 academic year.