The Beall Institute for Public Affairs

The Beall Institute for Public Affairs was established to promote civic responsibility and increase knowledge of government affairs and the political process at all levels.

Our goal is to prepare Frostburg State University students for active participation and leadership roles in public affairs and establish effective careers as managers, planners and policy analysts in the public sector.

Virtual Town Hall with U.S. Senator, Ben Cardin

Senator Cardin recently spoke to us on a variety of important issues and we had the opportunity to ask questions and share your views as well.  

First elected to the Senate in 2006, Senator Cardin currently serves as Ranking Member of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee. He is a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations and Environment & Public Works committees. He also serves on the Senate Finance Committee.


Goals & Objectives

  • Promote civic responsibility and knowledge about government and political processes;
  • Provide educational opportunities in public affairs;
  • Research public affairs topics with a focus on use of the Beall Archives;
  • Encourage broad participation in the political process.

The Institute strives to reach this goal by

  • providing scholarships to students pursuing careers in government, public service or public policy education
  • assisting in internship placement along with providing a stipend to student interns 
  • encouraging scholarly research, and
  • convening forums on critical and controversial issues promoting meaningful exchanges between students, faculty, public servants, elected officials and community leaders. 


Senator Beall with female student

"The need for citizen participation is vital in a free society and it is our hope that the programs offered through the Institute will inspire students to view public service as a satisfying and fulfilling career option."

J. Glenn Beall, Jr.
U.S. Senator, 1971-77