College of Education and Health & Natural Sciences News

2024

Apr 25, 2024

            In Recognition of Administrative Professionals Day
In Recognition of Administrative Professionals Day

In recognition of Administrative Professionals Day, Robert Flanigan, Frostburg’s mayor, presented a proclamation to a group of administrative professionals from FSU who are current participants or graduates of ADAPT (Administrative Development and Professional Training). The mayor and several support personnel participated in a Q&A with the group, focusing on topics ranging from AI in the office to priority management to communication and trust.

Apr 22, 2024

            FSU Student Mariah Pritts Wins Award for Research
FSU Student Mariah Pritts Wins Award for Research

Congratulations to Mariah Pritts, a graduate student of the Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology program, on her second-place award for research at the joint meeting of The Helminthological Society of Washington and the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists at the Virginia Military Institute April 18-20. Pritts’ presentation was titled “The Use of Lectins and Fluorescence Microscopy to Reveal Carbohydrate Arrangements on ‘Brugia malayi’ Anatomy.”

Apr 22, 2024

            FSU Students Present at the 23rd Annual Deans’ Student Colloquium
FSU Students Present at the 23rd Annual Deans’ Student Colloquium

Pictured here are students from the College of Education, and Health & Natural Sciences. Frostburg State University’s Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social & Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Michael Mathias, and Dean of the College of Education and Health & Natural Sciences, Dr. Boyce Williams, recently hosted the 23rd Annual Deans’ Student Colloquium and dinner.

Apr 18, 2024

            Physicians Assistant Student Featured in American Academy of Physician Associates Article
Physicians Assistant Student Featured in American Academy of Physician Associates Article

In Prince George’s County, Maryland, teenagers break into groups of four to work through scenarios and practice how they would respond to violent events or medical emergencies. They are participating in a workshop hosted by GoodWorks, a nonprofit led by a Gen-Z team of staff and volunteers that equips youth with the skills needed to help in these types of situations. --AAPA

Apr 15, 2024

            Gov. Wes Moore Visits FSU for Dedication of Education and Health Sciences Center
Gov. Wes Moore Visits FSU for Dedication of Education and Health Sciences Center

Gov. Wes Moore, along with Dr. Traki Taylor, FSU provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Boyce Williams, dean of the FSU College of Education and Health and Natural Sciences, at the ribbon cutting of the FSU Education and Health Sciences Center. On April 13, Gov. Wes Moore, along with state and local leaders, visited FSU for the dedication and ribbon cutting for the new Education and Health Sciences Center on FSU’s campus.

Mar 19, 2024

            Dr. Blahus Presents at AACTE Conference
Dr. Blahus Presents at AACTE Conference

Dr. Rebecca Blahus, Adjunct Professor at Frostburg State University, and Mrs. Brittany Rhodes, Denmark HS, presented at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) on 02/17/24 in Denver, Colorado. The presentation, titled Social and Emotional Learning at Middle and High School Levels - What Are Students Saying?, focused on the significance of incorporating socio-emotional learning in Secondary schools.

Mar 18, 2024

            Dogtown Celebration at Flintstone
Dogtown Celebration at Flintstone

On March 13, 2024 the Children’s Literature Centre staff joined in on a literacy celebration at our Adopt-A-School, Flintstone Elementary! Flintstone Elementary participates in a program called “One Book One School”, where a book is chosen and read across all grade levels of the school; the book chosen this year was “Dogtown" by Katherine Applegate and Gennifer Choldenko; illustrated by Wallace West.

Mar 12, 2024

            High school Students Visit the CEHNS
High school Students Visit the CEHNS

Students from Northern and Southern High Schools were given the opportunity to visit the new health sciences building on 03/08/2024. In the high schools, these students chose the Allied Health pathway where they take four classes resulting in a CNA certification with a successful passing score on the final assessment. Guests were very impressed and said, after the tour, they were interested in attending one of the Nursing programs that FSU offers!

Mar 8, 2024

            Girl Scout Troop Visits the CLC
Girl Scout Troop Visits the CLC

On March 7, 2024, the CLC hosted a local Girl Scout troop for the evening to read and complete activities! The Girl Scouts have a motto: “Girls lead with courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.” So, with the help of Dr. O’Neal, the CLC director, and Ellie Bolton, AmeriCorps member serving through the CLC, the Girl Scouts were read “The Bold Brave Bunny” by Beth Ferry which focuses on one of 3 “C’s” of Girl Scouts, courage!

Mar 7, 2024

            Spring Festival of Children's Literature
Spring Festival of Children's Literature

The Children’s Literature Centre announces that its 41st annual Spring Festival of Children’s Literature will be held on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, at FSU. Each year, librarians, educators, parents and FSU students come to share their love of children’s literature and learn about successful ways to share that love with children.

Mar 1, 2024

            Master of Science in Athletic Training CAATE Accreditation
Master of Science in Athletic Training CAATE Accreditation

The Master of Science in Athletic Training has been granted continuing accreditation. The program transitioned to a Master of Science in Athletic Training and has been accredited for three years since 2021. The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) assures the highest level of quality in Athletic Training education across the United States.

Feb 29, 2024

            Special Guest: Dr. Mamie Parker, Former Head of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation, USFW
Special Guest: Dr. Mamie Parker, Former Head of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation, USFW

You are invited to join us on March 11 @ 7:00 pm for a presentation by Dr. Mamie Parker, a Former Student Conservation Association Chair, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Head of Fisheries and Habitat Conservation.

Feb 26, 2024

            Alumni of FSU named CCPS 2024 Teacher of the Year
Alumni of FSU named CCPS 2024 Teacher of the Year

Joshua Clark, a Spanish teacher at Henry E. Lackey High School, was named the recipient of the 2024 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) Teacher of the Year honor during a Feb. 22 recognition ceremony. Joshua, 2018 alumni of FSU, personally reached out to the Education Department to say, “thank you”. He expressed gratitude for all the help and expertise he received from the faculty that helped propel his career in education.

Feb 13, 2024

            Biology’s Dr. Cody Kent Receives Funding for Expanded Research
Biology’s Dr. Cody Kent Receives Funding for Expanded Research

FSU assistant professor of biology, Dr. Cody Kent, has received funding to expand his research on evolutionary biology and ecology. More specifically, his work will focus on the fundamental questions – How do so many species arise, and how do they manage to coexist.

Feb 12, 2024

            The Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund
The Child Care Career and Professional Development Fund

Are you an Early Childhood or Elementary Education major? Do you work in a childcare facility? Do you plan on working at a childcare facility while attending college? If you are currently working at a childcare facility as a level 2 assistant, you qualify as a CCCPDF recipient.

Feb 6, 2024

            Acknowledgement from NAEYC
Acknowledgement from NAEYC

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) has acknowledged Dr. Janet Mattern, an associate professor in FSU’s Department of Educational Professions, with a letter of recognition for her scholarly volunteer service.

Feb 5, 2024

            9th Annual Harry Potter Book Night
9th Annual Harry Potter Book Night

The 9th Annual Harry Potter Book Night hosted by FSU's Children's Literature Centre (CLC) was held on Feb. 3 in the Lane University Center and the Lewis J. Ort Library on Frostburg's campus. The young wizards started their day running through the 9 ¾ Platform to travel to Hogwarts Castle.

Feb 1, 2024

            HS Chemistry Visit
HS Chemistry Visit

The Chemistry and Physics Department was excited to have nearly 275 local high school chemistry students and teachers from Allegany, Fort Hill, Mountain Ridge, and the Career Center visit FSU in January. During the event the high school students were introduced to Chemistry and Physics faculty, staff, and current FSU students.

Jan 29, 2024

            FSU Professors Appointed to Md. Commission on African Affairs
FSU Professors Appointed to Md. Commission on African Affairs

Two FSU professors, Dr. James Saku and Dr. Alemseged Abbay, were recently appointed to Gov. Wes Moore’s Commission on African Affairs for their professional and personal ties to Africa and Maryland’s diverse African population. Saku, a professor in FSU’s Department of Geography, coordinates the African American Studies program. Saku is also a member of the Association of American Geographers’ Africa Specialty Group, the University of Cape Coast Alumni Association in North America, the Council of Ewes in North America and the Ewe Association of Washington, D.C.

Jan 10, 2024

            FSU Professor's Research Featured in Washington Post
FSU Professor's Research Featured in Washington Post

How a Md. boy's bout of Lyme led to a community tick research project. After her son got Lyme, a scientist and her students collected ticks in western Maryland: 40 percent tested positive for the bacteria that causes the disease.

Jan 1, 2024

            Congratulations to First ADAPT Cohort of Graduates
Congratulations to First ADAPT Cohort of Graduates

In 2021, the Office of the President and the Office of Human Resources began developing a program specially designed to provide professional development opportunities to the administrative professionals on campus. This program, dubbed ADAPT (Administrative Development and Professional Training) aims to enhance those skills that support employee development as well as Frostburg State University’s strategic plan while developing new skills that meet the demands of successful department management.

2023

Dec 4, 2023

            Storybook Holiday
Storybook Holiday

The 20th annual Storybook Holiday hosted by FSU’s Children Literature Centre (CLC) took place on December 2, 2023. Will Hillenbrand, author/illustrator returned this year with a book dedicated to the City of Frostburg, “Little Red”. Will was declared an honorary citizen, given a key to the city, and named December 2nd of every year to be Will Hillenbrand Day!

Nov 29, 2023

            AthleticTraining
AthleticTraining

Dr. Jackie Durst, associate professor of kinesiology at FSU; MSAT student Taylor Patrick; Assistant Fire Chief/PIO Matt McMorran; Dr. Lauren Pacinelli, Coordinator of Clinical Education in the Graduate Athletic Training program; MSAT student Jordan Patrick; MSAT Student Riannon Shagena; MSAT Student Ashlyn Catanese. Frostburg State University’s Department of Kinesology has collaborated with local volunteer firefighters on two projects that allow graduate students in the Athletic Training program to conduct original research while simultaneously providing beneficial services to the Frostburg community.

Nov 27, 2023

            Storybook Holiday
Storybook Holiday

Pictured are Will Hillenbrand, children’s book author/illustrator, left, and Dr. Bill Bingman, co-founder of the Children’s Literature Centre at FSU. Hillenbrand was the 2022 featured author at Storybook Holiday and is returning this year to share his book “Little Red,” which he has dedicated to the city of Frostburg. The 20th annual Storybook Holiday celebration, hosted by FSU’s Children’s Literature Centre, will bring its seasonal cheer to downtown Frostburg on Saturday, Dec. 2. The festivities will begin at 7:30 a.m. and end with a showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 7:30 p.m.

Nov 22, 2023

            Thank you Bedford EMT
Thank you Bedford EMT

Featured left to right: Lisa Simpson, Keith Terry, Dailey Chandler, Heidi McKenzie, Jesse Puffenberger, Jenna Epstein, Doris Santamaria-MaKang, Christina Durham, Janet Mattern, Jodi Welsch, Jennifer Delaney, Jodi Eirich FSU faculty and staff in the Department of Educational Professions recently enjoyed a day of training provided free of charge by Bedford Area Ambulance in recognition of Dr. Jenna Epstein's, assistant professor in the department, service to EMS. Epstein regularly provides pro bono trauma counseling for the station.

Nov 13, 2023

            Geography and Sustainability Students Clean Up DCL State Park
Geography and Sustainability Students Clean Up DCL State Park

On Oct. 27, a group of FSU geography and sustainability students traveled to Deep Creek Lake State Park to assist in the Deep Creek Defense program. The team worked to remove invasive species, including Japanese barberry, autumn olive and multiflora rose. This program was led by EllaRose Warnick ’23, an earth science and environmental science alum, who is serving as a naturalist at Deep Creek Lake State Park. To get involved with similar regional environmental outreach initiatives, contact Tracy Edwards at tedwards@frostburg.edu.

Nov 3, 2023

            2023 CPED Convening
2023 CPED Convening

On October 12, 2023, Dr. Gerald Kiel and Dr. Michael Williams, along with current FSU doctoral students Stacey Williams, Ashley Cudmore, and Elaine Rudder, presented at the 2023 CPED Convening. Their topic was "Learning to Honor Diverse Perspectives in Solving Problems of Practice through a Signature Pedagogy of Diverse Collaborative Cohorts.”

Oct 31, 2023

            Tick Talk Highlights Dr. Rebekah Taylor's Research
Tick Talk Highlights Dr. Rebekah Taylor's Research

For its Science Week, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources recently visited Western Maryland to learn more about the increasing prevalence of ticks in the area and about a community program designed to highlight the issue to inform local residents. DNR and FSU are working together on an initiative to study the rising prevalence of ticks and Lyme disease in Western Maryland.

Oct 24, 2023

            Dr. Kate Sheehan and Graduate Students Participate in Waterbirds Society Conference
Dr. Kate Sheehan and Graduate Students Participate in Waterbirds Society Conference

Recently, Dr. Kate Sheehan, an assistant professor in the Department of Biology, and Marykate McHale and Sonja Barber, two students in the Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology Master’s program, participated in the annual Waterbirds Society conference in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The society is an international group of scientists, managers and conservation-minded groups.

Oct 18, 2023

            Dean Re-appointed to CHEA Committee on Recognition
Dean Re-appointed to CHEA Committee on Recognition

FSU Dean for the College of Education, Health & Natural Sciences, Dr. Boyce Williams, has been re-appointed to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation's Committee on Recognition.

Oct 16, 2023

            Mackenzie Freeze Wins Recognition in 'Microscopy Today'
Mackenzie Freeze Wins Recognition in 'Microscopy Today'

This image by MacKenzie Freeze appeared in “Microscopy Today.” “Microscopy Today” hosts the annual Micrograph Awards competition, and FSU students enrolled in Dr Rebekah Taylor’s class, BIOL456/556 Advanced Microscopy, submitted images to the competition. MacKenzie Freeze’s image received Special Honors recognition in the competition this year.

Oct 10, 2023

            CLC Book Award Celebration
CLC Book Award Celebration

On October 7, 2023, the Children’s Literature Centre (CLC) held their 11th annual CLC Book Award Celebration. Pictured is children’s book author, Marcy Campbell with her book “The More You Give” which was awarded the CLC Book Award. The Children's Literature Centre’s annual award is given to a children's picture book that most embodies the attributes of compassion, love, or courage.

Oct 10, 2023

            Creative Self-Concept
Creative Self-Concept

The purpose of this study was to address current gaps in the literature related to creative self-concept, post-traumatic growth, and professional identity resilience in counselors (n = 116). A canonical correlation analysis (CCA) and stepwise regression analyses were conducted to explore the relationships among variables. Small correlations were found between professional identity and the creative self, as well as with CACREP affiliation. Creative self-efficacy (CSC) scores were generally high, suggesting that creatives may be drawn to the counseling profession, and CSC may be robust. Suggestions for future research are provided.

Sep 19, 2023

            Accelerating teacher effectiveness: the power of partnerships
Accelerating teacher effectiveness: the power of partnerships

Accelerating teacher effectiveness: the power of partnerships by Jodi Eirich and Jane Wildesen. The purpose of this paper is to describe a thriving partnership between Frostburg State University and the Garrett County Public Schools that aims to improve teacher effectiveness and retention through the implementation of a robust induction program. The initiative includes sustained, strategic mentoring; extensive professional development; and validated, competency-based microcredentials aligned to high-leverage practices.

Sep 13, 2023

            CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs
CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs

Matthew Crawford, Ph.D. CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS DEPARTMENT CHAIR Compton 339C x4940 Dr. Crawford is an FSU alum that rejoined his alma mater in 2011 after earning his Ph. D. at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and is the current chair of the Department of Chemistry & Physics.

Sep 13, 2023

            CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs
CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs

Nancy Giunta, Ph.D. SOCIAL WORK DEPARTMENT CHAIR 7 American 203 (2nd floor, Office #3) x4695 Dr. Nancy Giunta (pronounced JOON-ta) is joining the FSU faculty this Fall as the Chair of the Social Work department. She is excited to rebuild the department and shepherd it through the reaccreditation process with the Council of Social Work Education.

Sep 13, 2023

            CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs
CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs

Todd J. Doran, Ed.D., PA-C, DFAAPA PA MEDICINE DEPARTMENT CHAIR USMH 344 Phone: 240.527.2732 Dr. Doran is appointed Professor and Department Chair & Program Director of the Physician Assistant Medicine Program at Frostburg State University. He was previously Professor and Director for PA Admissions at the University of Tampa from 2018-2022.

Sep 13, 2023

            CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs
CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs

Kara Platt, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CNE NURSING DEPARTMENT CHAIR EHSC 425 x4791 Kara Platt is the Chair for the Department of Nursing. She has been with FSU since 2009 when the Nursing Department began. She began her nursing career as a labor and delivery room nurse locally and went on to earn her doctoral degree in nursing from Johns Hopkins University.

Sep 13, 2023

            CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs
CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs

Anh-Dung “Yum” Nguyen, Ph.D., ATC KINESIOLOGY DEPARTMENT CHAIR EHSC 420 x4434 Dr. Anh-Dung “Yum” Nguyen earned his B.S. in Physical Education and Sport with an Athletic Training emphasis from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, M.S. Ed. in Athletic Training at Old Dominion University, and Ph.D. in Sports Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Sep 13, 2023

            CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs
CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs

Richard Russo, Ph.D. GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT CHAIR Gunter 231 x4053 Richard has been a faculty member in Maryland institutions (either full-time or adjunct) since 1996; he started at FSU in Fall 2010. As a broadly-trained human/cultural geographer, his scholarly interests are in the geographies of identity, sovereignty, food systems, and urban systems.

Sep 13, 2023

            CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs
CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs

Keith Terry, Ph.D. EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONS INTERIM DEPARTMENT CHAIR Compton 247 x7020 Keith Terry began his career in a tenure-track position at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1987 as an instructor. He later took a leave of absence from there to pursue coursework for a Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Sep 13, 2023

            CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs
CEHNS Inaugural Department Chairs

Rebekah Taylor, Ph.D. BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT CHAIR Compton 303 x4355 Dr. Taylor's research interests are centered on immunology, especially host-pathogen interactions and mucosal immunology. Currently, Dr. Taylor and several undergraduate and graduate students are currently investigating the prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, in Western Maryland.

Jul 10, 2023

            CLC's Pirates Ahoy!
CLC's Pirates Ahoy!

The City of Frostburg was once again the site of a pirate invasion on Saturday, July 8 when Frostburg State University’s Children’s Literature Centre (CLC) and the City of Frostburg teamed up to provide a FREE day of pirate merriment, tales, treasures, and treats for young readers throughout the region. From left to right: Steve Ornstein, Kameron Brooks, Dr. Bill Bingman, Anya Flythe, Dr. Sarah O’Neal, Katie Turbin, Megan Ford, Taylor McCarty, Ellie Bolton, John O’Neal, and Dr. Barbara Ornstein.

Jun 26, 2023

            F2T2 Camp
F2T2 Camp

The F2T2 STEAM Camp was held on Frostburg’s campus June 19-21 under the direction of Dr. Sarah O’Neal and with the help of two former students, Ellie Bolton and Kameron Brooks. Pictured are middle school age students from Allegany County Public Schools and camp staff including Dr. Sarah O’Neal, Dr. Nicole Bosley, Dr. Rebecca Gallagher, Miss Ellie Bolton, and Mr. Kameron Brooks.

Jun 1, 2023

            Microcredential at Winfield Elementary
Microcredential at Winfield Elementary

Students in Dr. Janet Mattern’s EDUC 376 Special and Multicultural Education class and in Ms. Jennifer Delaney’s EDUC 310 Diversity and Social Justice in Education course completed a Cultural Diversity and Growth Mindset Microcredential during the Spring 2023 semester. Front Row: Shannon Berger (Assistant Principal), Emma Stafford, Laina Holler, Elizabeth Wyrostek , Dana Bisker (Principal) Second Row: Beverly Braun, Jenna Bennett, Jadison Fairall, Alexandria Embert, Kendall Harrison, Laken Hay Third Row: Madison Reed, Graceann Heaberlin, Ian Wroblewski, Adam Walters, Ryan Butler, Sam Soltas, Justin Butler, Jacob Pryor, and Elizabeth Sypolt.

May 22, 2023

            Message from the Dean
Message from the Dean

As we hopefully watch the world open back up, it would be a gross oversight not to address and acknowledge the realities of what we have all been through in the past 24 plus months. We have all been affected either professionally, personally, socially, mentally, politically, and/or financially.

May 18, 2023

            Faculty Highlights
Faculty Highlights

Dr. Martin Barrett, Dr. Jeff Farr Publish article in “The Sport Journal.” Students from Dr. Barrett’s Fall 2022 RECR 430 Sport Promotion class collected data as part of a class project. Students were on campus asking that other students complete a survey. As part of this, all students were required to complete CITI Training in order to receive IRB approval for the research. At the end of the semester, the students presented their findings and recommendations to the Athletic Department explaining how to act on the data.

May 18, 2023

            Alumni Spotlight
Alumni Spotlight

Canyon Lohnas ’18 is a proud graduate of the College of Education at Frostburg State University. During his time at FSU, Canyon was a member of the Frostburg Student Education Association (FSEA), the Frostburg Association for the Education of Young Children (FAEYC), and the Children’s Literature Centre.

May 16, 2023

            FSU Representation at ATE and NAPDS
FSU Representation at ATE and NAPDS

In March, a team represented Frostburg State University and the Garrett County Public Schools at two conferences in Jacksonville, Florida, including the National Association of Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) national conference and the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Annual Meeting.

May 15, 2023

            Happy Retirement Dr. Blankenship
Happy Retirement Dr. Blankenship

The Department of Recreation and Parks Management said “Happy Retirement” to a beloved faculty member, Dr. Diane Blankenship, at the end of the Spring 2023 semester. Standing back row (from left): Don Woodworth, JD Nelson, Jenna Gossard, Zac Perkins, Colin Gardner, Matt Naylor, Adam Kerns, Ethan Lezcano, Tairell Fletcher, Joe Mades, Beau Meehan, and Brady Crumbacker Standing middle row (from left): Isaiah (Zay) Sewell, Mayah Morant, Sophia Spittal, Dr. B., Katya Clarke, and Marybeth Suplee Sitting/kneeling (from left): Cole Harshman, Evan Branch, Ja'Marcus Holt, Lauren Howard, Jaylin Albury, and Dean Waterman

May 10, 2023

            Teachers of Promise
Teachers of Promise

"Teachers of Promise 2023" Honored in Baltimore Top row (from left to right): Jalon Sommers, Jayme DeMoss, Kristopher Lynott, Hayley Kendle, Ed. Professions Faculty Member: Dr. Christina Durham Bottom row (from left to right): Nina Wars, Savannah Bowen, Shyanne Foutz, and Mariah Marshall

May 1, 2023

            CLC's Festival
CLC's Festival

On April 28th and 29th 2023, the Children’s Literature Center, under the direction of Dr. Sarah O’Neal, celebrated its 40th year of celebrating children’s literature and the power it has in reaching children of all ages by holding the 40th Spring Festival of Children’s Literature.

Apr 28, 2023

            Frostburg State University Awarded a Maryland Leads contract
Frostburg State University Awarded a Maryland Leads contract

Frostburg State University submitted a proposal to serve as a Maryland Leads Partner under Strategy 1: Grow Your Own Staff and is currently working with Washington and Garrett County Public Schools. The Maryland State Department of Education shared a Notice of Grant Award for $798,540.

Apr 27, 2023

            FSEA Project Cover Up
FSEA Project Cover Up

On March 28th students from FSEA (Frostburg Student Education Association) at FSU participated in Project Cover Up. This is an altruistic community-based project that provides fleece blankets to underserved and underprivileged elementary school children.

Apr 17, 2023

            Hattie M. Strong Foundation
Hattie M. Strong Foundation

Emily Imgrund, Katlyn Middleton, Kaitlyn Peterson, Jalon Sommers, and Casey Swartz have been chosen as the Strong Scholars for the spring 2023 semester.

Apr 17, 2023

            Teacher of the Year
Teacher of the Year

Joseph Thompson is named 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year. He holds a doctorate (2020), and a master's (2010) in Education from Frostburg State University.

Apr 4, 2023

            FSU Receives 250K in Grant for Outdoor Recreation Economy
FSU Receives 250K in Grant for Outdoor Recreation Economy

See the latest article about FSU being awarded $250K in grant funds for the outdoor recreation economy, from the Cumberland Times News! Also, we would like to recognize Dr. Buta who is overseeing the recreation Initiative at FSU.

Mar 22, 2023

            Women’s History Month Event
Women’s History Month Event

The Frostburg Association for the Education of Young Children (FAEYC) and its members hosted Dr. Traki L. Taylor, Provost and VPAA as the keynote speaker on March 14, 2023 for Woman’s History Month.

Mar 13, 2023

            FSU Receives $1.2 Million in Federal Funds
FSU Receives $1.2 Million in Federal Funds

Frostburg State University will receive $1,250,000 through direct federal funding earmarked in the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill signed into law by President Joe Biden in December. The funding, secured through Sens. Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both D-MD) and Rep. David Trone (D-MD), will provide $750,000 for the FSU Regional Science Center and $500,000 for the FSU Maryland Accelerates Program.

Mar 9, 2023

            US Department of Education Awards COE $3.5 Million
US Department of Education Awards COE $3.5 Million

Frostburg State University’s (FSU) College of Education (COE) and College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) have been awarded a five-year, $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for Rural Educators for Appalachian Children (REACH), a Teacher Quality Partnership project. The comprehensive project has been designed to improve student achievement and long-term outcomes and develops a comprehensive and collaborative model for strengthening the teacher career continuum in rural America.

Mar 7, 2023

            Children's Literature Center Updates
Children's Literature Center Updates

On December 3rd, 2022 the Children’s Literature Centre and the City of Frostburg held the 19th annual Storybook Holiday.

Mar 7, 2023

            MA ‘Pilots’ Online Video Assessment Platform
MA ‘Pilots’ Online Video Assessment Platform

The College of Education, Health and Natural Sciences retreat in January featured presentations on recruitment, retention, and on GoReact.

Mar 7, 2023

            Translating ‘Trauma’ via ‘Micro-credential’
Translating ‘Trauma’ via ‘Micro-credential’

Dr. Jenna Epstein and Dr. Jodi Eirich are working on TIMRP trauma informed classroom management and restorative discipline practices in Garrett County Schools.

Feb 28, 2023

            Message from the Dean
Message from the Dean

Spring 2023 Update from the Dean of the College of Education

Feb 6, 2023

            CLCs Harry Potter Night
CLCs Harry Potter Night

The evening of February 4, 2023 marked our 8th annual Harry Potter Book Night.

Jan 10, 2023

            COE Welcomes Heidi McKenzie
COE Welcomes Heidi McKenzie

Heidi McKenzie, school counseling major, has joined the Maryland Accelerates team as the Clinical Project Graduate Media Assistant Ms. McKenzie and her husband reside in Rawlings, M.D.

Jan 10, 2023

            COE Welcomes Brandy Bochna-Tuck
COE Welcomes Brandy Bochna-Tuck

After a 20 year teaching career in West Virginia, Ms. Bochna-Tuck joined the Maryland Accelerates team as the Clinical Project Coordinator. Ms. Bochna-Tuck is also a Nationally Board Certified Teacher. She resides in Morgantown, W.V. with her husband (an educator) and their two children.

Jan 5, 2023

            CLC's Adopt-a-School Program
CLC's Adopt-a-School Program

The CLC is continuing their Adopt-a-School program.

Jan 1, 2023

            Faculty Spotlight
Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Jenna Epstein-Depiction for series entitled “Women of Eleos.’(Eleos is the Greek god of mercy and compassion). Artwork by Tiffany Arnett (School of Counseling Major)

Jan 1, 2023

            Recreation and Parks Giving Back
Recreation and Parks Giving Back

In publishing news, Drs. Blankenship, Buta, and Farr have agreed to terms with Human Kinetics to collectively author an update of Dr. Blankenship’s textbook, Applied Research and Evaluation Methods in Recreation, which should hit bookshelves in time for Fall 2024.

2022

Nov 1, 2022

            Recreation and Parks Fun-filled events
Recreation and Parks Fun-filled events

Dr. Farr and the Recreation Society, the student-led organization housed in Recreation and Parks Management, hosts fun-filled Fall events.

Nov 1, 2022

            Recreation and Parks Old Habits Die Hard
Recreation and Parks Old Habits Die Hard

Students in multiple Recreation and Parks courses headed back into the field to get some experiential learning.

Nov 1, 2022

            Recreation and Parks Welcomes Rachel West
Recreation and Parks Welcomes Rachel West

In Fall 2022, the Recreation and Parks Management Program welcomed Rachel West as the Program’s Graduate Assistant.

Jul 29, 2022

Jul 8, 2022

            Senator Cardin Visit
Senator Cardin Visit

Senator Ben Cardin visited Frostburg State University campus on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

Jul 7, 2022

            Tiffany Jewell Visits Maryland Accelerates Conference
Tiffany Jewell Visits Maryland Accelerates Conference

New York Times' #1 Best Selling Author Visits Maryland Accelerates' National Leadership Conference.

Mar 10, 2022

            Good Trouble: Let the “Lewis-ing” Begin
Good Trouble: Let the “Lewis-ing” Begin

Dr. Williams' opinion piece describes the turbulent situation regarding racism in America today.

Mar 8, 2022

            Costa Rica- Pura Vida Trip, Summer 2022
Costa Rica- Pura Vida Trip, Summer 2022

Study abroad and get credit toward your FSU degree! Explore ecotourism principles in the ecotourism capital of the world. This study abroad experience is open to any FSU student. The dates of travel are Thursday, May 26, through Friday, June 3, 2022.

Feb 1, 2022

            Rugby is Alive and Well at Frostburg!
Rugby is Alive and Well at Frostburg!

“After a two- year hiatus due to the pandemic, Rugby is resurgent here at Frostburg,” noted Baker. “Every player on this team truly considers it an honor to represent Frostburg, both on and off the rugby pitch. Our team is fully committed to making rugby a point of pride for our University.”

Jan 27, 2022

            A Message from the Dean
A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Spring 2022 Semester at Frostburg State University's College of Education. As you know this past year has been one of responding to the realities of 2021, especially the COVID-19 pandemic and the tragic deaths that brought issues of systematic racism to the forefront. Our CoE faculty was able to successfully pivot and continue to offer the same quality of education to students whether they were online or in hybrid format.

Jan 27, 2022

            Kinesiology and Recreation Dept. Receives $280,000 from MSDE
Kinesiology and Recreation Dept. Receives $280,000 from MSDE

The Maryland State Department of Education signed an agreement with Frostburg State University to develop an online High School Level 1 Physical Education Curriculum for use in Maryland Public Schools.

2021

Sep 22, 2021

            Maryland Accelerates Program Update
Maryland Accelerates Program Update

FSU held its second leadership institute for the Maryland Accelerates (MA) Teacher-Leadership Residency Program on Thursday, June 24th, 2021. The meeting featured guest speakers who presented thought-provoking concepts, interactive breakout sessions, and opportunities to engage and share among participants.

Aug 2, 2021

            Message from the Dean Spring/Summer 2021
Message from the Dean Spring/Summer 2021

Dean Boyce Williams reflects on how the College of Education pivoted during the pandemic to continue to deliver quality education to our students.

Aug 2, 2021

Transitioning into Teaching As A Career Changer

Aug 2, 2021

Student Government Voices: Maintaining Normalcy, Sanity, & Laughter During The Pandemic

Aug 2, 2021

            Emerging Author Finds Her Path As A Teacher
Emerging Author Finds Her Path As A Teacher

In May of 2022, Anne Winters sat down to speak with a recent Frostburg State University Graduate who has enrolled into the MAT-Secondary program for the Summer of 2022. Sydney Kerns graduated from FSU in May with a BA in English and was recently published in Frostburg State University’s Bittersweet Magazine for her work as an author of short stories. Sydney gave her perspective on how her time at Frostburg State and the Covid-19 Pandemic affected her dreams for the future.