Volume 33, Number 8, October 21, 2002

Copy deadline: noon Wednesday, 228 Hitchins or

The campus community is cordially invited to

President Catherine Gira’s Annual Fall Convocation
Monday, Oct. 21, 3 p.m.
Pealer Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center

During the convocation, the University will present an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters to Harris Wofford, former Senator from Pennsylvania and former CEO of the Corporation for National Service. We ask that you join us in celebrating the contributions that Mr. Wofford has made through his commitment to building citizen service. Refreshments will be served.

Take Me Home – Homecoming 2002

Thursday, October 24

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Delta Chi Lip Sync, Main Arena, Cordts PE Center $$ (Tickets available at door)

Friday, October 25

10:00 a.m. (tee-time) FSU Hall of Fame Golf Outing, Maplehurst Country Club $$ TBA

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Career Day ARMAH, LUC

5:30 p.m. Bobcat Hall of Fame Dinner, ARMAH, LUC $$ (Advance tickets only)

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Art Exhibition "Remembering Stephanie" The Roper Gallery, Fine Arts

8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Friday Nite Café, featuring Harry Traynham Appalachian Station, LUC Refreshments courtesy FSU Alumni Association. Open to all alumni, students and friends

Saturday, October 26

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration, Reminiscing & Refreshments, Second Floor, LUC

10:30 a.m. Frostburg Community Parade, Main Street, Frostburg

11:00 a.m. Judging of Student Competitions, Campus-wide

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Campus Carnival - open to all, LUC

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Get Smart! Technology Showcase, Lewis J. Ort Library Featuring student projects & faculty mentors

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Black Student Alliance (BSA) & Alumni Association Alumni of Color Reunion , The Atkinson Room, 201 LUC 

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Homecoming Hayrides, Library Quad

11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Pumpkin Train Ride, Western Maryland Station, Cumberland, MD,  Round trip train ride from Cumberland to Frostburg, 1-800-TRAIN-50 or

1:00 p.m. Bobcat Soccer - FSU Women vs. Behrend, Soccer Field

1:00 p.m. Bobcat Football vs. Ursinis College, Bobcat Stadium $$ (Tickets available at gate)

1:00 p.m. Bobcat Field Hockey - FSU vs. Randolph Macon, Hockey Field

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Art Exhibition: "Remembering Stephanie", The Roper Gallery, Fine Arts

2:00 p.m. (approx.) Half-time Show & Homecoming Court Coronation , Bobcat Stadium featuring the FSU Alumni Band

3:00 p.m. Bobcat Soccer - FSU Men vs. Behrend, Soccer Field

4:00 p.m. Frostburg Varsity Club Social, Elks Lodge $$ (Tickets available at door), 26 East Main St., Frostburg,

5:00 p.m. Reception for Bobcat soccer alumni, Tent at Bobcat Stadium FREE to Bobcat soccer alumni

5:30 p.m. doors open National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Step Show, 6:30 p.m. showtime $$ (Tickets available in LUC on Saturday),


9:00 p.m. An Evening with Collin Raye & Chad Brock, Main Arena, Cordts PE Center $$ (See below)

11:00 p.m. Black Student Alliance After Party, ARMAH, LUC $$ (Tickets available at door)

Sunday, October 27

10:00 a.m. – noon Alumni Board of Directors Meeting, Leake Room, Cordts PE Center Contact the Office of Alumni Programs 301/687-4068

11:00 a.m. Alumni soccer match , Soccer Field

11:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m. Western Maryland Scenic Railroad Pumpkin Train Ride, Western Maryland Station, Cumberland, Maryland ,  $$ For info and/or to purchase tickets 1-800-TRAIN-50 or

12:30 p.m. Student Government Association’s Big Event ARMAH, LUC Frostburg City Clean Up, alumni teams welcome! For info - SGA at 301/687-4304

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Art Exhibition: "Remembering Stephanie," Roper Gallery, Fine Arts

3:00 p.m. President’s Concert, Pealer Recital Hall, Performing Arts Center. Featuring alumni, faculty, and outstanding student musicians

4:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. "Cosmos" Planetarium, Tawes Hall 302 Carl Sagan’s fascinating survey of the universe

All Homecoming events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted





and special guest, Chad Brock

Often described as the man with the most muscular tenor in country music, singer/songwriter Collin Raye is known for his distinctive style of blending country rhythms with socially conscious lyrics. This winning combination has earned him twelve No. 1 singles and four platinum albums since he began recording solo in 1990. Raye’s appearance at this year’s Homecoming concert is especially noteworthy because it coincides with the observance of USA Weekend’s 2002 "Make a Difference Day." A member of its advisory board, Raye was featured on the cover of the September 17-19, 1999, issue of USA Weekend. Country singer Chad Brock will open for Raye in this year’s Homecoming country extravaganza. Tickets from $20 to $33. For info or to purchase tickets, visit the website at or call the box office at 301-687-3137 or 1-866-TIXX CES.

FSU Dedicates J. Glenn Beall Archives

FSU on Wednesday, Oct. 16, dedicated the J. Glenn Beall Archives, housing thousands of papers, photos and artifacts from former U.S. senators J. Glenn Beall and his son, J. Glenn Beall Jr., one of Western Maryland’s most prominent political families.

The elder Beall served in the U.S. Senate from 1953 to 1965, following a decade in Congress as U.S. Representative from Maryland’s 6th District. Before that, he was a Maryland State Senator. He died in 1971.

His son, J. Glenn Beall Jr., was a U.S. Senator from 1971 to 1977, following a term as 6th District U.S. Representative and five years in the Maryland House of Delegates.

"J. Glenn Beall and his family are legendary in Maryland for their dedication to public service at the local, state and national levels," said FSU President Catherine R. Gira.

When Glenn Beall Jr. left office and returned home from Washington in 1977, Frostburg State became the repository for his senatorial papers. They eventually filled 23 file cabinets. When it came time to sell his childhood home in Frostburg, the Beall family found boxes, trunks and suitcases filled with newspaper clippings, letters and pictures from J. Glenn Sr. and his wife Margaret’s life together, including the 22 years he was involved in government in Washington.

Beall Jr. said he then reflected about his own mortality and decided that there were many items he and his wife, Nancy, collected over the years that should be archived as well.

"Through the generous donations of Senator Beall and his mother, Mrs. Margaret Beall, the FSU Foundation has now established an endowment through which these important collections can be organized, cataloged and safely stored and made accessible to researchers for many years to come," Gira said.

"These things belong in Frostburg because our roots are deep in Frostburg," Beall said. The first Beall came to Allegany County in 1783, he said, and by around 1800 a Beall had settled in the town that would come to be named Frostburg.

Glenn Beall Jr.’s connection to FSU runs deep, as well. His first six years of school were spent at the Frostburg State Teacher’s College Training School, later named the Laboratory school.

Nearly 200 well-wishers, including a number of Beall’s former senatorial staffers, filled the fourth floor of the library for the dedication. Three of Beall’s staffers in attendance are graduates of Frostburg State.

Among the treasures in the Beall Archives are photographs of both Senators with every president during their terms of office; photographs of the Senators’ wives with the First Ladies, an extensive collection of campaign memorabilia, newspapers clippings and photos of official occasions, dinners, etc.

The FSU Archives, on the fourth floor of the Lewis J. Ort Library, is also home to the William Price and Harry Stegmaier Railroad Collection containing thousands of photographs, transparencies and film footage of primarily East Coast railroads; and the George A. Meyers Collection of literature relating to the Lonaconing, Md., native’s nearly 40 years as Labor Secretary of the Communist Party, USA.

Some area civic groups have already expressed interest in touring the Beall Archives, which are open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment. For more information, call x3014.



Petrocelli: ‘10 Seconds Can Change Your Life’

"Ten Seconds Can Change Your Life" is the message brought by Bobby Petrocelli, who will speak at FSU Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall in Lane University Center.

The Brooklyn, N.Y., native is one of the most sought-after speakers in the country with his message that 10 seconds is all it takes to change a life forever.

Petrocelli shares his personal and true story about how his life was turned upside down in one night. Bobby went to bed a happy, fulfilled man, but woke up dazed and injured sitting in his dining room window staring up at a pickup truck. The truck, driven by a man whose blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit, crashed through the wall of his bedroom traveling over 70 mph. His wife was dead and his life was changed forever.

A former teacher and coach, he uses his high energy to empower and motivate all ages and walks of life with his humor and message.

Petrocelli’s presentation at FSU is sponsored by Western Maryland Regional Safe Communities Center and BURG Peer Education. For more information, contact Jennifer Drees at x7962.


Speaker from NPR to Participate Career Day

Alexandra McCarty, a representative from National Public Radio’s Policy and Station Services Department, will speak on Friday, Oct. 25, as part of Career Day 2002 at FSU. McCarty will meet with interested students from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, in Guild Center Room 104.

With NPR since November 1995, McCarty worked her way up from student volunteer to general manager and was instrumental in helping the station grow from a 150-watt student-run operation to a 25,000-watt professional radio station.

National Public Radio, a membership organization of 656 public radio stations nationwide, is radio’s leader provider of high-quality new, information and cultural programming worldwide. FSU’s WFWM, 91.9 FM, is a member station. For information on NPR, visit the Web site at

For information, call FSU’s Department of Mass Communications at x7497.


‘Corruption in Business: New or Old Problem?’

A special program, "Corruption in Business: New Problem or Old Problem?" will be presented Monday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Atkinson Room, LUC 201.

The newspaper headlines about Enron and some other corporate giants reveal significant levels of dishonesty, deception and injustice. This program will get beyond the headlines to raise important issues, question numerous assumptions and offer a note of hope. The event is free and open to the public.

The panel will include Dr. Randy Bandura, professor of Accounting; Lee Fiedler, Mayor of Cumberland and former CEO of Kelly Springfield Tire Co.; Dr. Tom Mappes, coordinator of the Philosophy Department and professor of Philosophy; Dr. Armond Rossi, assistant professor of Economics; and Tom Sigerstad, chair of the Business Management Department.



President’s Concert to Close Weekend

FSU’s "Take Me Home" Homecoming Weekend comes to a close with the President’s Concert on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m., in the Performing Arts Center’s Pealer Recital Hall.

Featuring outstanding student musicians, the Jazz Ensemble and Collegium Musicum, the concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Dr. Karen Soderberg Sarnaker, Collegium Musicum’s
performance will include the vocal jazz selection "Take the A-Train" by Billy Strayhorn and arranged by Stephen Zegree, the Venezuelan jazz composition "Salseo" by Oscar Galian and the traditional Black gospel song "The Storm Is Passing Over" by Charles Albert Tindley and arranged by Barbara W. Baker. Kimberly Andrews will be accompanist.

Student soloists include sopranos Kelly Ann Law and Autumn Monahan and Diana Ezerins, percussion.

FSU alumnus James Bowser, tenor, will sing "Mein!" from "Die Schöne Mullerin" by Franz Schubert, "Ideale" by Francisco Paolo Tosti and "En fermant les yeux" from "Manon" by Jules Massanet. Bowser recently made his professional opera debut as 1st Slave and Monostatos cover in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s "Die Zauberflote" at the Shreveport Opera Company in Louisiana. After graduating from Frostburg in 2000, he earned his master’s degree in vocal performance at the University of Missouri-Columbia. While in graduate school, he performed the role of Martin in Aaron Copland’s "The Tender Land"and the role of Pvt. George Shannon in the University’s commissioned opera, "Corps of Discovery," which he performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. The following summer, he performed the roles of Daniel Buchanan in Kurt Weill’s "Street Scene" and Ewart Dunlop in Meredith Willson’s "The Music Man" at the Seagle Music Colony in upstate New York.

The FSU Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Jon Bauman, will conclude the concert with "Switching Gears" by Lars Halle featuring Albert DeFusco, trumpet; Erin Frankenberry, tenor sax; "Teach Me Tonight" by Gene DePaul featuring alto Liza Wenzel and "Pure and Simple" by Jeff Jarvis featuring Stevyn Carmona and Laurence Bruner, trumpet; Jonas Amoonarquah, trombone; Nathan Royer, bass and Jeff Ward, drums.

For information, call the FSU Department of Music at x4109.



Volunteer on ‘Make a Difference Day’

Service and volunteerism has always been a hallmark for FSU Homecoming Festivities. This year the Homecoming Service project will be in partnership with USA Weekend’s 2002 Make A Difference Day celebrated on Oct. 26, and Unity In The Spirit of America which honors those that lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

This summer it came to light that a local non-profit agency was in jeopardy of closing its doors due to lack of funding. The Dove Center in Oakland, Md., is a grassroots effort dedicated to the elimination of domestic and sexual violence through intervention and prevention. Volunteers will answer their need for unused toiletries for the children and families who utilize their services.

The campus-wide drive began on Oct. 3, and will continue until Oct. 26. On the Saturday of Homecoming in the Lane University Center, bags will be decorated and packed by FSU alumni, students and AmeriCorps members. Donations will be accepted at the P.E. Center after 3:30 p.m. and bags will continue to be packed before the evening Homecoming concert with performer Collin Raye.

Raye’s appearance at this year’s Homecoming concert is especially noteworthy because he is member of the advisory board. Raye was featured on the cover of the Sept. 17-19, 1999, issue of USA Weekend.

"Music can make a difference," Raye says. "What drives me now is what the music means to people. Songs have landed on me that made me realize there’s more to this than I thought. It’s about entertaining people one minute and healing them the next. It’s kinda like a ministry."

Three very notable donations have been received so far. The first donation was from Dana Severance, Director of Residence Life. "Welcome Packs" are given to each student when they arrive on campus. Severance had about 200 left and has donated them to the drive. The second happened this weekend from an FSU alum, Theresa Testoni, who had her friends, neighbors, co-workers all collect items. Upon arriving at her place she proceeded to open her car trunk and it was filled to the brim with items-shampoos, soaps, lotions, etc. from hotels and bags filled with items that she purchased to donate. The third donation comes from Janet Novak, from Special Olympics, who has collected over 50 items personally. Thanks go to them and also to Physical Plant, which lent containers for collection.

The following buildings and offices will serve as collection points:

• Ort Library-Main Floor

• Lane University Center-second floor by the Information Desk

• The Braddock House-20 Braddock Road

• Office of University Advancement-second floor Hitchins Bldg.

If you would like more information, call Kristin Warnick at x7598 or e-mail



Frostburg-Area Children Invited to Trick-or-Treat

Frostburg area "boos and ghouls" and their parents are invited to the Frostburg State University campus to trick or treat in Annapolis, Cambridge, Cumberland, Frederick and Westminster downhill residence halls on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m.

In addition to room-to-room trick-or treating, there will be games and other activities for the kids and a "parent refreshment" station for the grown-ups. This annual program is sponsored by the Residence Life staff, Residence Hall Association and participating Hall Councils.


AAST Trip to Harpers Ferry, D.C., Baltimore

The African American Studies Program has scheduled its second Cultural and Educational Trip of fall 2002 to Harpers Ferry, W.Va.; Washington, D.C.; and Baltimore, Md., for Nov. 1-3, Friday through Sunday. The group will depart at 5 a.m. Friday from the FSU police parking lot on Friday, and will return at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday.

The goal of the AAST trips is to allow direct exposure to African American culture and social institutions, and to contribute to cultural diversity in college education. While priority is given to students, the trips are also open to faculty and staff.

The cost is $125, which covers the hotel room, tickets and tours, parking, and an enrollment fee. For participants traveling with their own cars, the cost is $120. For those staying with relatives or friends, the cost is $45. To enroll, contact Dr. Jean-Marie Makang at x3089, or Dunkle Hall 130. To confirm your participation to the trip, bring or send cash or check payable to FSU, Attn: AAST Trips, to Dr. Makang no later than Tuesday, Oct. 29. There is limited space, and spots will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Spring 2003 trips:

• Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg, and Richmond, Va. (April 4-6);

• Philadelphia (April 18-20).


Pool Available for Rent for Parties

The Activities for Life Center at FSU offers pool rentals to celebrate your child’s birthday, for a youth group party or a swimming gathering.

The pool is available for rental on weekends at a very affordable rate. A classroom comes along with the pool rental for those who plan on having snacks or cake.

The swimming pool is on the first floor of the Cordts Physical Education Center. For more information or to reserve the pool, contact Cordts PE Center Facility Coordinator Eric Hallenbeck at x4414.


Bobcat Club Hall of Fame Dinner Oct. 25

The FSU Bobcat Club will hold its 32nd Annual Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony on Friday, Oct. 25. Inductees for 2002 include:

125: Susan Eisel – Administrative Assistant, HPER Department, 1966 to present. (Eisel was recently awarded one of six 2002 University of Maryland Board of Regents Awards for Exceptional Contribution to the Institution – Nonexempt).

126: Keith Shorter – Football, 1986-1990.

127: Kathy Marron – Women’s Field Hockey 1971, 1972-1974 and Women’s Lacrosse 1973 and 1975.

128: Diane Wisnewski – Women’s Basketball, 1980-1984.

The event will be in Manicur Assembly Hall, beginning with a cash bar from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The cost is $18 per person. The deadline for reservations is Monday, Oct. 21. Make checks payable to the FSU Bobcat Club. Reservations may be made by contacting Bud Poland, executive director, FSU Bobcat Club, 4 Warfield Place, LaVale, MD 21502, or calling (301) 729-1575.


Monday Mornings, Muffins and Honors Info

The Honors Program is offering a series of Monday morning information sessions for students and faculty members participating in the program and those who are interested in it.

The next session, "Honors Seminars" will be Oct. 28. On Nov. 11, the topic is "Honors Housing – How to Get it and Keep It." Dec. 9’s session will address unfinished business.

All sessions are at 9 a.m. in the Fuller House, home of the Honors Program/Center for International Education at 19 Braddock Road. As promised, there will be muffins, as well as other continental breakfast items.


Open Enrollment Dates

It’s time to think about modifying your current health benefits. Open Enrollment for Health Benefits will occur during the period Nov. 11 through Dec. 6. Remember that Open Enrollment is the only time you may make changes to your health benefit plans unless there is a "change in family status." Any changes you make during Open Enrollment will take effect Jan. 01, 2003.

The Office of Human Resources has scheduled a Health Benefits Fair with vendor representatives as well as two information sessions for employees during Open Enrollment.

Health Benefits Fair: Friday, Nov. 15 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., LUC Manicur Assembly Hall

Information Sessions: Monday, Nov. 18 10:00 a.m. – noon; Friday, Nov. 22 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m., both in LUC 202

Mark your calendar and plan to attend! Also look for more detailed information in the next month, including your Open Enrollment Benefits Statement and instructions on using the IVR (Interactive Voice Response) automated telephone enrollment system.


Commencement Announcement

Any student planning to complete his or her studies during this semester must first officially file for graduation.

Undergraduate students should contact the Registrar’s Office (x4349, 144 Pullen Hall), while graduate students should submit paperwork to Graduate Services (x7053, 141 Pullen Hall). Special mailings and notices regarding Commencement are sent only to those students who have completed all filings. The initial mailing will be sent this week.

Caps and gowns are provided at no charge to all students cleared to participate in Commencement; however, each student is responsible for placing an order in advance. Orders should be submitted to the University Bookstore by Oct. 21.

Advance information about Commencement is always available on the University’s Web site. Go to www., click on "current students," then on "academics." A drop-down screen will list Commencement. (You may also type in For information, contact Beth Deatelhauser in Special Academic Services, x3130, 127 Performing Arts Center, or by e-mail at


Regents Cup is Nov. 16 at Towson Stadium

The Fourth Annual Regents Cup Game – pitting Frostburg State’s Bobcat football team against the Salisbury Seagulls – will be Saturday, Nov. 16, at 1:30 p.m. at Towson Stadium, Towson University.

For those keeping track, FSU has won two of the first three Regents Cup Games, including last year’s 30-27 OT victory at RFK Stadium.



The FSU Alumni Association will honor three alumni with its most prestigious award during the 2002 "Take Me Home" Homecoming celebration. Richard A. Brindle, Chesterfield, Va., will receive the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, while Henry Hanburger of Gambrills, Md., and Judith G. Wolfe, Huddleston, Va., will receive Service to Alma Mater Awards.

Criteria for both awards include: outstanding professional career growth; community involvement; demonstrated interested in FSU; special achievements, awards, honors and distinctions and educational background which includes honors and involvement in special activities.

Brindle, Chesterfield, Va., a 1982 graduate with a triple concentration in business, management and marketing, began his professional career with Procter and Gamble "with several FSU campus leadership positions under my belt." He was a charter member of Phi Sigma Phi.

One notable accomplishment was his leadership of P & G’s Food/Beverage business with Wal-Mart, P & G’s top customer.

Brindle then joined Nabisco, Inc., in 1996 as a Director of Sales. He is now Vice President for Global eSales, a division he created. He speaks or chairs eight to 10 conferences a year on eCommerce.

A member of the FSU School of Business Advisory Board, he has performed post-graduate work in executive education, and as a certified Zenger/Miller instructor, he mentors several Nabisco managers. He has received numerous professional awards during his career, including P & G’s most prestigious "Gold Club" Chairman’s Award and has been active in his community as a board member of various organizations and sports coach.

Wolfe, who recently retired from FSU as Director of Student Support Services, has devoted most of her working life to her alma mater. A 1967 graduate with a B.S. in health, physical education and recreation, she taught physical education in Prince George’s County before returning to Frostburg in 1970 and beginning work on a master’s degree in education with a concentration in health, physical education and recreation. She became a learning specialist in the PASS program and spent 20 years working with students. In 1998, she became the Director of Student Support Services, a federally funded program to work with first generation college students, students with a financial need or students with disabilities.

Her awards and honors include Physical Education Department Honors for Outstanding Female Major in 1967, an honorary membership in Phi Eta Sigma in 1989, a 1994 TRIO award and the Staff Senate Award for Excellence (Exempt ) in 2002.

Judy was a guiding force in the development and administration of FSU’s Staff Senate from its inception in 1994 through 1998, with service as secretary and chair. She also served as Frostburg’s representative to the Council of University System Staff.

Hanburger, Gambrills, Md., a 1971 psychology graduate, taught high school in Prince George’s County for nine years and earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology at Bowie State College in 1978. In 1980 he joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent. Hank received his training in Quantico, Va., through the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) in the area of Criminal Investigative Analysis (more commonly known as criminal profiling).

Though his employment with the FBI, he primarily focuses on violent crime matters such as bank robberies, fugitives, kidnappings and stolen property cases. For his involvement in various investigations, he has received Director’s awards.

Now based in Annapolis, Hank has worked with the Iran Contra investigation, the North Carolina search for Eric Rudolph and the Montana "Freeman Standoff." He is a frequent and popular speaker at FSU’s Career Day and has been a reliable and concerned resource for students interested in law enforcement careers.

While at Frostburg, he was voted a member of the FSU Athletic Hall of Fame and Most Valuable Pitcher for two seasons. He maintains FSU’s "Friends of Baseball" database and provides labels for mailings of baseball newsletters.

Bill Anderson (Business Management) presented a paper, "Libel, the Press and the High Court: The Impact of Times v. Sullivan," at the Western Economic Association in Seattle, in June.

Rahim Ashkeboussi, M. Eileen Higgins, Paul Lyons and Ron Ross (Business Management) presented a paper, "The Impact of a Team Charter on the Team’s Satisfaction & Effectiveness," at the SE-INFORMS annual conference, Myrtle Beach, SC., in October.

Cathy Ashley-Cotleur (Business Management) presented a paper, "Competing for Customers in China: Local Firms vs MNC’s," at the 47th International Council for Small Business, San Juan, Puerto Rico, in June.

Randall Bandura (Accounting), Allen Shin and Sudhir Singh (Business Management) presented two papers, "Examination of Risk Structure Changes Around Bankruptcy: The Case of Enron Corporation," and "Accounting for Goodwill: Impacts of New Accounting Standards on Financial Reporting and Merger Acquisition Activity," at the SE-INFORMS annual conference, Myrtle Beach, SC., in October.

Linda Lyon, Durland Shumway and Tom Serfass, Department of Biology, presented posters about their respective research activities at the 2002 meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalists, Baltimore, Md., Oct. 9-13.



‘Alcohol and Christian Values’ Presentation

"Alcohol and Christian Values" will be the topic of the presentation and discussion to be led by Dr. Spencer Deakin from FSU’s Counseling Center at a session co-sponsored by Catholic Campus Ministry and United Campus Ministry Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at Osborne Newman Center’s Bishop Murphy Hall.


United Campus Ministry

UCM will hold a Bible study Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Ort Library room 237. Call x7490 for more information.



Computer Workshops Offered by FSU’s CCP

FSU’s Center for Community Partnerships will offer a variety of workshops on the computer programs Microsoft Word, Excel 2000 and Access, as well as a seminar on computer maintenance.

The seminars are:

Microsoft Excel 2000 I: Building Spreadsheets, will be offered Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. This class is an introduction to the power of Excel, which enables the user to build, maintain and utilize analytical tools. Excel’s formulas, tables and "what-if" scenarios are user-friendly. Learn to build a basic spreadsheet and develop workbooks.

Microsoft Excel 2000 II: Advanced Spreadsheets, will be offered Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. Progress from basic to intermediate/advanced features of MS Excel. Continue building, maintaining and utilizing the analytical tools and "what-if" scenarios of the software. Continue to learn advanced formulas and how to further build intermediate to advanced spreadsheets.

Maintaining Your Computer: Organizing Your Computer Files for Productivity will be offered Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. Do you have trouble finding files you put on your computer? Do you know what a directory is? Then this is a workshop for you. You will learn to build a "directory structure" that will organize your files for many uses. Learn where downloaded files go and learn to clean unwanted temporary files from your computer.

Microsoft Access 2000: Building Databases will be offered Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. Learn how to develop a database to collect information that is related to a particular subject or purpose, such as tracking customer orders or maintaining a music collection. Learn to track information from a variety of sources that you have to coordinate and organize yourself. You will be introduced to Access wizard, which helps beginners develop working databases.

Microsoft Access 2000: Advanced will be offered Thursday, Nov. 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. Learn how to develop a database to collect information, built reports, query development and advanced tables without the use of the Access wizard.

Microsoft Word Fundamentals: Advanced will be offered Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. Learn backgrounds, creating and manipulating text and using graphic boxes, layout and creating templates.

To register, call Dr. Amit Shah or Tammy Alexander at x4008. The cost is $20 per session. Seating is limited; early registration is encouraged. All sessions will be in Framptom Hall, Room 208.


Domestic Violence Panel Discussion

Woman2Woman Empowerment Inc. will hold its third annual Domestic Violence Panel Discussion Tuesday, Oct. 29. The meeting will be at the Kingsley Grace Mission Center, 130 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, Md. Speakers will be a representative from the Family Crisis Resource Center, a domestic violence survivor and a representative from a local prison. A psychological profile of an abuser will also be presented. This event is sponsored in part by the Soroptomist Club of Frostburg. The event is open to the public. For information, call Minister Roxanne Harris at (301) 759-9300. Refreshments will be served.



Youth and Advanced Swimming Lessons

Youth and Advanced Swimming Lessons for children ages 5 to 12 will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Oct. 28 to Nov. 13.

The classes will be from 6 to 6:50 p.m. in the FSU Pool.

Youth swimming instruction is separated into skill levels. Advanced swimming lessons are for those interested in learning advanced swimming skills or preparing for a swim team.

Advance registration is required. For information and registration, call Center Coordinator Amy Nazelrod at x7934.



Apply Now for Summer Study Abroad

The CIE is currently taking applications for summer study abroad programs. Many programs are available, either through FSU (Oxford, Ireland, Ecuador, Ghana, Germany) or through other organizations such as ISEP (Chile, Finland, France, Germany, Korea, Malta, Thailand, Scotland, Ireland) and AIFS (Austria, China, Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain). Scholarships are available.


Free Rail Travel Through AIFS

Students who apply to the AIFS Richmond program in Florence, Italy for spring semester 2003 will receive a free youth rail pass for train travel in France and Italy. The pass is worth almost $500! Application deadline is November 1st. Alternatively, students who apply to the AIFS Richmond program in London for spring 2003 will receive a free round trip ticket to Paris on the Eurostar, the high speed train that travels through the Chunnel. Deadline again is Nov. 1. Don’t miss out on these fantastic deals. Contact the CIE immediately, x3091.


Learn More About Africa - Info Session Oct. 24

Students who would like to learn more about study abroad opportunities in Africa should plan to attend a special session at the Center for International Education on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 4 p.m. in the Fuller House seminar room. Information will be available on FSU sponsored programs in Africa and through FSU affiliates, such as the School for International Training (see below). There will also be a 25 minute video on Africa, and FSU students who have studied in Africa, or who are originally from Africa, will be available to talk about their experiences.


Study Abroad Programs

The Center for International Education offers a variety of ways for FSU students to see the world. In many cases students register at FSU during a semester abroad and can take all financial aid with them and transfer credit back to FSU. For information on any of the programs or scholarships that may be available, check with Dr. Amy Simes at the CIE in the Fuller House on Braddock Road, call her at x3091 or e-mail her at, or visit the CIE’s new and improved Web page at


Study in Non-traditional Locations

FSU is affiliated with the School for International Training. This enables FSU students to study through SIT in over 50 locations while remaining registered at FSU. All financial aid will transfer. SIT offers programs in Africa, Asia, South America, Europe and Austral-asia. This is a fantastic opportunity for students who would like to spend a semester, year or summer off the beaten track.

Financial Aid for Studying Overseas

FSU students are able to transfer all federal financial aid overseas to help pay for study abroad programs, along with state and institutional aid for most FSU sponsored programs. The CIE also awards study abroad scholarships of $500 and $1,000 to qualifying students. Scholarship deadline for intersession and spring programs is Oct. 15 and for summer, fall and academic year it is March 15. Many other state and national scholarships are also available to help cover overseas costs.

Semester Overseas for Same Price as FSU

The International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) allows FSU students to register at FSU, pay FSU tuition and housing, and then study overseas for a semester, year or summer at one of more than 140 locations. Students may take financial aid with them and may apply for scholarships from the CIE and from ISEP. Students may choose programs taught either in English or other languages. For the price of an airline ticket, this is a great way to earn credit toward your FSU degree while enjoying life in a foreign culture. Apply now for summer or fall 2003.

Choose from Over 20 Locations to Study

FSU affiliates with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), which offers study abroad programs in a variety of locations at universities around the world. Programs are open to all majors. Study in Prague, South Africa or Japan. You may register at FSU and use your financial aid for all programs. AIFS offers scholarships to qualified students. Apply now through early November for spring 2003. Take advantage of free rail pass offers (above).

Gain Work/Volunteer Experience Overseas

Students interested in working abroad should come by the CIE for information about internships, volunteer organizations and paid work overseas. Many organizations help students obtain jobs and work permits, and some help to arrange housing as well. Students can choose from short experiences (one to two months) to longer experiences (four to 12 months), or even look into a more serious commitment (one to three years). Destinations are available throughout the world.

Do Your Student Teaching in Copenhagen

Education majors who would like to earn a semester of FSU credits while studying in Denmark should apply by Oct. 31 for the spring 2003 semester’s exchange program with the KDAS School of Teacher Training in Copenhagen. Students complete projects and spend several weeks in Danish schools practicing student teaching skills. All courses are in English. Financial aid transfers and scholarships are available.

Study in Limerick, Ireland

Students interested in taking part in the Ireland Exchange Program in Limerick are encouraged to pick up an application at the CIE. Participants study at Mary Immaculate College and take one FSU class and three MIC classes. All financial aid will transfer and scholarships are available.

Study Down Under

FSU is affiliated with AustraLearn, an organization that provides unique opportunities for students to study at universities in Australia and New Zealand. AustraLearn arranges cheap flights, an orientation program on the Great Barrier Reef, pre-registration and transcript evaluation. Students may choose from a broad range of courses at campuses in beautiful and exotic surroundings. Scholarships are available from both FSU and AustraLearn. Applications for spring 2003 are being accepted through late October.

Study in Newcastle, England

Students interested in studying at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, England, may apply through the end of October for the spring 2003 semester. Newcastle is one of the liveliest cities in the UK, just across the Channel from Amsterdam, and three hours north of London (one hour south of Edinburgh) by train. Courses are available in a wide variety of subjects. The cost of the program is about the same as one semester at FSU (in-state) and all financial aid will transfer.

Learn More about Study Abroad

Students who would like to learn more about study abroad opportunities and how they fit into a degree program may come to the CIE. The staff will provide an overview of programs and requirements and have applications available. Scholarship and financial aid information will also be available. Students may use the CIE library and computer to search for programs. Many videos are also available.

Music from Around the World

Tune in to the university radio station, WFWM (91.9 FM), every Wednesday between 7 and 8 p.m. for "Planet Frostburg." Listen to both traditional and contemporary world music and get the latest about study abroad.

FSU Events Calendar

Look for the FSU weekly events calendar on the Web at http://www.frostburg.taedu/weekcal


* President’s Annual Fall Convocation 3:00 p.m. PAC Pealer Recital Hall

* Emerging Leaders Workshop 5:45 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room

* BSA International Night 7:00 p.m. Library 237


* Women’s Tennis: Shepherd College 4:00 p.m. Away

* Women’s Volleyball: Pitt-Greensburg 7:00 p.m. Home

* Women’s Soccer: Carnegie Mellon 7:30 p.m. Away


* Absolute Wooze 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room

* Men’s Soccer: McDaniel College 3:00 p.m. Home

* UCM Meeting 7:30 p.m. Library 237


HOMECOMING 2002—Take Me Home…

* Delta Chi Lip Sync 8:00-11:00 p.m. Cordts PEC Main Arena

* Women’s Field Hockey: York College 4:30 p.m. Away

* SGA Senate Meeting 7:30 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room


HOMECOMING 2002—Take Me Home…

* Alumni Majors Career Expo 10:00 a.m. Campus

* Bobcat Hall of Fame Dinner 5:30 p.m. Manicur Assembly Hall

* Art Exhibit: "Remembering Stephanie" 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Roper Gallery

* Friday Night Café: Harry Traynham 8:00 p.m. Lane Appalachian Station

* Campus Mixer 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Chesapeake Dining Hall


HOMECOMING 2002—Take Me Home…

National Make a Difference Day

* Men’s & Women’s Cross Country: Gettysburg College Invitational Away

* Homecoming Registration, Reminiscing & Refreshments
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Lane Lobby

* Homecoming/Holloween Parade 10:30 a.m. Main Street, Frostburg

* Women’s Field Hockey: Randolph Macon 11:00 a.m. Home

*Get Smart! Technology Showcase 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Lewis J. Ort Library

* Campus Carnival 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Lane University Center

* Homecoming Hayrides 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Library Quad

* Women’s Soccer: Penn State-Behrend 1:00 p.m. Home

* Football: Ursinus College 1:00 p.m. Home

* Men’s Soccer: Penn State-Behrend 3:00 p.m. Home

* NPHC Step Show 6:30 p.m. Manicur Assembly Hall

* Homecoming Concert—"An Evening with Collin Raye" and special guest, Chad Brock 9:00 p.m. Cordts PE Center Main Arena

* BSA After Party 11:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. Manicur Assembly Hall


HOMECOMING 2002—Take Me Home…

* CCM Mass noon & 8:00 p.m. Cook Chapel

* SGA Big Event 12:30 p.m. Manicur Assembly Hall

* President’s Concert 3:00 p.m. PAC Pealer Recital Hall

* Planetarium: "Cosmos" 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. Tawes Hall

* Open to the public – Questions? – Call 301-687-4411. All information subject to change.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services, and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, 302 Hitchins, 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.


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