Volume 33, Number 9, October 28, 2002

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Music, Presentations, Take Note, Points of Pride, Deadlines, Get Involved, Community, International, Calendar

This Week on Campus


Children’s Theatre to Present ‘Gruff’

FSU Children’s Theatre Productions will present the play "Gruff" on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 2 and 3, at 2 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s F. Perry Smith Studio Theatre. This student-run play is open to the public.

Based on the folk tale, "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," the play features a cast of seven students, bright costumes and music. Rob Simkin, director and playwright, describes "Gruff" as "cartoon-ish with appeal to children of all ages." The play includes a range of characters to appeal to different ages, from 5 years to adult.

Tickets will be available at the door. For information, call FSU’s Division of Performing Arts at x4145.


‘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.


FSU Brass Ensembles Concert Set for Oct. 31

The FSU Brass Ensembles will present their autumn concert Thursday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Pealer Recital Hall on the FSU Campus.

Both the Robert Feline brass quintet and the Tubonium! low brass ensemble will perform. Both groups are directed by FSU brass instructor Brian Plitnik. Performers include Nathan Royer, Brent Paris, Julie Adolphsen, Robert Powell, Sarah Heaton, Albert DeFusco, Annie Duffus and Erin Wirthlin.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the FSU Music Department at x4245 or x4109.


Physics and Engineering Hosts ‘Smoke and Mirrors’

The FSU Department of Physics and Engineering will host the seminar, "Smoke and Mirrors: Observing Air Pollution with LIDAR," on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. in room 108 of the Engineering Annex Building adjacent to Tawes Hall on the FSU campus.

The seminar will be presented by Dr. Raymond Hoff, professor of physics and director of the Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology at University of Maryland Baltimore County. Following the seminar, UMBC physics faculty will be available to talk with students who may be interested in graduate study in physics.

The seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Physics and Engineering at x4137.


FSU Formally Unveils Meyers, Perlo Collections

FSU recently held a ceremony to mark the formal unveiling of the George A. Meyers Collection and the Victor Perlo Collection at the Lewis J. Ort Library archives.

Started with the donation in 1991 of the personal library of George Meyers, a native of Western Maryland who rose to become the Labor Secretary of the Communist Party USA, FSU has become the repository of dozens of personal collections, books, pamphlets and other memorabilia numbering in the thousands related to the progressive and socialist movements in the United States. The donation of the works of Victor Perlo, an internationally recognized economist, was deemed large enough to be designated a separate collection. The collections are housed in FSU’s J. Glenn Beall Archives in the Ort Library.

Family members of both Meyers and Perlo, who died within months of one another in 1999, were on hand for the celebration, including Perlo’s widow, Ellen, who chose FSU over other institutions based on Meyers’ personal recommendation.

FSU President Catherine R. Gira recounted for the visitors the University’s roots among local coal miners, who raised money for the land where the teachers college would be built. "It is appropriate today that we remember those early laborers and their contributions to this place, even as we dedicate two archival collections that remind us of the wide-ranging contributions of labor to the history of our nation," she said.

Meyers was born about 10 miles from FSU in the small town of Lonaconing in 1912, son of a coal miner. He helped organize the union at the former Celanese textile plant near Cumberland and served as president of the Textile Workers’ Union local. He was later elected president of the Maryland-D.C. CIO. Following service in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, he became the labor secretary of the Communist Party in Maryland. As a result of his Communist affiliation and outspoken opposition to the Korean War, he was convicted under the provisions of the anti-Communist Smith Act in 1952 and spent 3 1/2 years in a federal prison. In 1965 he was elected labor secretary of the Communist Party USA, a position he held until his death.

The Meyers Collection contains thousands of works on Marxism, the Communist Party USA, the labor movement, civil rights and other working-class causes espoused by Meyers, making it an invaluable resource to those who want to study the history of those movements. It also holds posters, political buttons, labor badges and hundreds of photographs. Cataloging the gifts has been an ongoing effort by the Library staff.

The collection has been in use already by scholars as diverse as high school history students, graphics arts classes, journalists and doctoral students.

The event on Oct. 19 also served as a fund-raiser, designed to help build an endowment with the FSU Foundation to maintain the collection.

The Beall Archives is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment. For more information, call x3014.



‘Sounds and Images of a New South Africa’

FSU will celebrate the struggle for freedom and self-determination of South Africa with a lecture and musical demonstration titled "Sounds and Images of a New South Africa," presented by Dr. Susan W. Mills, FSU’s Collegium Musicum, the Allegany High School African Choir and the African Drum Ensemble of Allegany High School. The presentation will be Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center’s Pealer Recital Hall. The program is free and open to the public.

The people of South Africa made a unique commitment to the peaceful resolution of political change by way of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). The TRC was established to create dialogue about the horrific events sponsored by the former Apartheid regime so that the nation might heal and develop new policies for governance. The traditional music of the South African people has been present throughout the TRC process as well as in the memoirs of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s first black elected president. The singing and sharing of this tradition has been a healing bond among South Africans and their neighbors around the world.

The FSU Collegium Musicum and the Allegany High School African Choir will demonstrate traditional music from four of the country’s nine ethnic languages. Both ensembles will be conducted by Mills, a scholar of South African traditional music who lived and worked in a South African township as a music educator and singer.

Excerpts of "World Music Drumming" will be performed by African Drum Ensemble of Allegany High School, and directed by FSU music education student David Myers. Along with the music, Mills will describe the social and cultural context of a South African township, recounting conversations with South Africans and presenting photographs and artifacts from South Africa.

Mills is an assistant professor of music education at FSU. She recently taught music to students in South African public schools as part of UMCOLO: The Kimberley Project. The project, sponsored by the Eastman School of Music, sent four American and Canadian educators to the Galeshewe township outside the diamond mining city of Kimberley.

The program is co-sponsored by the Allegany Arts Council, FSU Division of Performing Arts, FSU African-American Studies Program and the FSU Faculty Development and Sabbatical Committee. For more information, call Mills at x4119.



‘Globalism: Progress or Peril?’ Discussion

The Philosophical Forum will sponsor a panel discussion titled "Globalism: Progress or Peril?" The program will be Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Atkinson Room, Lane University Center 201. The event is free and open to the public.

Four panelists will contribute their views and Joy Kroeger-Mappes, FSU Philosophy Department, will serve as moderator. After each panelist has the opportunity to make an initial presentation, the audience will be invited to interact with the panel.

Jean-Marie Makang, from the FSU Philosophy Department, will discuss colonial and post-colonial international relationships. Joan Serafin, from the FSU Political Science Department, will discuss the politics of globalism. Fred Yaffe, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will discuss the environmental implications of globalism. Philip Allen, Liberal Studies, will discuss the human and social implications of globalism.

For more information, contact Tom Mappes in the FSU Philosophy Department at x4262.


Appalachian Laboratory

Christopher Field of the Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution of Washington, will present "Ecosystem Responses to Multi-factor Global Changes" on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 3:30 p.m. in AL room 109. This is the sixth presentation in the Fall 2002 AL Seminar Series. Refreshments will be served in the AL Lobby following the seminar.



Fall 2002 Learning Communities Report

This fall’s learning communities have offered students a wide variety of co-curricular and experiential educational opportunities that supplement each community’s theme. These learning communities are designed and coordinated by faculty to offer students an interdisciplinary exposure to a theme, a possible career or a particular major.

Here’s a sampling of the special programs and activities in which students are involved:

• The "Preparing Future Health and Physical Educators for Diverse Classrooms" learning community recently participated in an overnight retreat at Camp Allegheny in Pennsylvania, engaging in cooperative group work sessions and discussion on diversity issues. Community members also hosted Cumberland area public school students from diverse backgrounds at a Bobcat football game and coordinated special activities in the Cordts Center’s pool and at the climbing wall. Bonnie Hircock, Carmen Jackson and Robert Moore serve as instructors in this community.

• Four learning communities—three sections of Allen HallSTARS! and "The Professional Medicine Community"—participated in Frostburg’s second Day of Caring and Sharing (Sept. 21) The students weeded and swept sidewalks, removed trash, and cleaned and polished the inside of the Frostburg Depot. HallSTARS! community instructors include Cherie Krug, Bill Mandicott, Lori Senese, Shelley Ducatt, Ruth Wallinger, Rochelle Smith and Jeff Owen Prudhomme. "The Professional Medicine Community" faculty roster lists Mary Mumper, Wayne Yoder and Farhad Idris.

• "The Professional Medicine Community" also visited the University of Maryland Medical Complex in Baltimore, touring several areas: Shock Trauma, the Medical School, the Pharmacy School and the Dental School. In addition, the community discussed the realities of medical school—preparation, application, and experiences—with a current fourth-year medical student, Kevin Limbaugh.

• The Bold GOLD Learning Community completed a service project at the St. Vincent dePaul Nursing Center in Frostburg and engaged in team-building activities on an overnight retreat at the Western Maryland 4-H Center. Camille Buckner, Dana Severance, and Ruth Wallinger are the instructors for this learning community; the students are all members of Frost Hall’s GOLD Program (Generating Opportunities for Leadership Development).

• The learning community "Preparing for a Career in Engineering" took a day-long field trip to Garrett Wind Farm in Garrett, Pa., and then on to Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. The students have been working in teams to design and construct their own softball pitching machines, which they will test and demonstrate at a public forum at the end of the semester. Additional activities include guest speakers, who will discuss different career paths in engineering, and a field trip to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. This community is coordinated by Oguz Soysal, Linda Steele and Shao Chiu.

• Introducing students to the world of public elementary education and the importance of children’s literacy is the focus of "Turning the Pages: Literacy in Children." In order to offer community students first-hand experience in children’s literacy and in the realities of the schoolroom, students visit Linda Barry’s fifth-grade class at Bel Air Elementary School four different times throughout the semester. FSU students are paired with fifth-graders and help with reading and writing assignments; in addition, FSU students and the fifth-graders are paired as "e-pals" and pen pals. Faculty and staff involved in this community include Martha Dolly, Judy Holmes, Mary Ann Chapman, and Jim Limbaugh.

This fall, 335 first-year students—33 percent of a freshman class of 1016—are participating in 15 different communities collaboratively taught by 37 faculty and staff. Requests for proposals for the fall 2003 communities will be distributed within the next two weeks. If you’re interested in proposing a community, or if you have any questions about the FSU learning community initiative, please contact Jim Limbaugh, Assistant to the Provost and coordinator of the learning communities (x4489;


Does Regency Await You? Try for Student Regent

FSU’s Student Government Association is taking applications for students interested in being the student member of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. For information and an application, contact Jamie Grove at x4304.


Don’t Take Rover to Class ...

... or tie him to a tree. Dogs left tied to trees or light poles easily become scared or lonely. Barking or biting can result. The Allegany County Animal Control Officer will remove barking or biting dogs, and will also remove animals subjected to weather extremes.

Open Enrollment Dates

Open Enrollment for Health Benefits will begin Nov. 11 and continue through Dec. 6. Employees should expect to receive detailed information, including an Open Enrollment Benefits Statement; a 2003 Summary of Health Benefits booklet; and instructions on using the IVR (Interactive Voice Response) automated telephone enrollment system, during the week of Nov 4.

To help employees decide if and how to modify current benefits, the Office of Human Resources has scheduled a Health Benefits Fair with vendor representatives as well as two information sessions during Open Enrollment. Mark your calendar and plan to attend!

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

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

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. 1, 2003.


Consider Giving to Md. Charity Campaign

Consider giving a small part of your success and good life to a charity that shares it with someone not as fortunate as you.

The Maryland Charity Campaign Program is out there. You have received your individual package of information and pledge sheet. Think, do you know someone that has received help from a local charity organization? Review the book in your package titled, "TOOLKIT", and review the selections, which include a number of local charitable organizations. Look within and you will find that giving a little helps those in need a lot.

You have until Thursday, Oct. 31, to pick up your package, remove the pledge sheet and donate what you know you can and send it to the Office of Human Resources.


Info. for Intersession Study Off-Campus

Students planning January Intersession study at another institution MUST obtain PRIOR permission for the credits to count toward your degree at Frostburg State. This is for your protection to insure that the credits transfer and meet the requirement you are trying to fulfill. When you have selected a course or courses, take that information to the Registrar’s Office (Pullen 144, x4349) to complete an Authorization for Attendance at Another Institution form and for evaluation of transfer equivalency.

You cannot transfer more than seven credits after you have a total of 90 or more credits earned. Courses in your major discipline require the permission of your department chair. Exceptions to this rule must be approved by the Academic Standards Subcommittee.

The FINAL DEADLINE to appeal for an exception for January 2003 Intersession is THURSDAY, NOV. 14. Your letter of appeal and all supporting letters and documentation must be RECEIVED in the Office of the Provost, Hitchins 213, by 4 p.m. on that date to be considered at the LAST meeting of the fall 2002 semester.

Questions? Contact the Registrar’s Office at x4349 or the Provost’s Office at x4212.


Welcome to the Major/Meet the Faculty

The Political Science Department and the Justice Studies Major will host a "Welcome to the Major/Meet the Faculty" event on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 4 p.m., in Old Main 302. This will be an opportunity for justice studies and political science majors to meet the faculty of the Political Science Department, to meet other majors in the programs, and to ask questions about the programs of study. Students will hear about courses being offered for spring semester and about other planned activities. Refreshments will be served. All political science and justice studies majors are welcomed and encouraged to attend.


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).


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.


Telemarketing Alert

The University Advancement’s Office of Annual Giving will be conducting its annual fall telemarketing campaign from Wednesday, Oct. 23, through Monday, Nov. 25. Students will be calling alumni Sundays through Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Cordts Center Telemarketing Center to ask for contributions to this year’s Annual Fund.

The Annual Fund provides financial support through unrestricted contributions to benefit the University’s greatest needs, including student scholarships, student development, faculty and staff development, cultural events, athletic programs, and alumni programs. For information, contact Chris Harmon, Director of Annual Giving, x4758 or Andrew Dinbokowitz, graduate assistant, Annual Giving, x3163.


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 as soon as possible.

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.



Cathy Ashley-Cotleur and Carol Gaumer (Business Management) conducted a workshop, "The Ins and Outs of Measuring Customer Satisfaction," at the annual conference of the Southeast Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, Myrtle Beach, S.C., October 2002.

Margaret Dalton (Economics) presented a paper, "Using Co-Production Strategies to Strengthen the Social Capital of Communities," at the University of South Carolina College of Social Work 2002 National Policy Conference, Charleston, S.C. June 2002.

Thomas Hawk and Carole Parker (Business Management) made a presentation, "Learning Style Models: Comparisons and Implications for Teaching," at the annual Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Orange, Calif., June 2002.

Richard Johnson (Accounting) conducted a workshop, "Interactive Web Applications by Mere Mortals . . . Working with Visual Basic.Net Web Forms," at the SE-INFORMS annual conference, Myrtle Beach, S.C. October, 2002.

William LaFief (Business Management) presented a paper, "Coupons as Discriminative Stimuli," at the annual conference of the Academy of Marketing Science, Sanibel Island, Fla., May 2002.

Joseph Gilmore (Accounting) presented a paper, "Acquisitions in the German Automobile Industry: An Evaluation of Corporate Structure and Economic Decisions Employed by Porsche, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz/Daimler Chrysler During the 1990’s," at the SE-INFORMS annual conference, Myrtle Beach, S.C., October 2002.



Last Chance for Graduation Exceptions

Students planning to graduate in December 2002 MUST file an application for graduation in the Registrar’s Office. You will receive a degree audit, which is the official determination of whether you will complete your degree requirements this semester. The FINAL DEADLINE to appeal for an exception to degree requirements for graduation in December 2002 is THURSDAY, NOV. 14. Your letter of appeal and all supporting letters and documentation must be RECEIVED in the Office of the Provost, Hitchins 213, by 4 p.m. on that date to be considered by the Academic Standards Subcommittee at the LAST meeting of the fall 2002 semester on Nov. 18. Following that meeting, the final graduation list will be prepared and the Commencement Booklet will be sent to the printers. Contact the Registrar’s Office (x4349) or the Provost’s Office (x4212) if you have questions. This is your LAST chance.



Halloween Party

United Campus Ministry and Catholic Campus Ministry will have their joint Halloween Party on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. in the Osborne Newman Center Bishop Murphy Hall. Come "dressed" for the occasion!


Hay Ride

Catholic Campus Ministry and United Campus Ministry are sponsoring an evening hayride and bonfire on Saturday, Nov. 2. Enjoy a hayride under the stars in Flintstone, Md., with food and fellowship by the bonfire. Meet behind Ort Library at 6:15 p.m.



November Meeting of AAUW to be Nov. 5

The November meeting of the Frostburg Branch, American Association of University Women, will be on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at the Frostburg United Methodist Church Hall at 7:30 p.m. Dr. Amy Simes will be speaking on International Education at FSU. Dr. Simes is the Director of the Center for International Education at FSU. Refreshments will be served by the hostess Teddy Latta. For more information, call (301) 722-6445. The public is welcome to attend.


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, at 7:30 p.m.. 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.



Beginner Tumbling Class

Beginner Tumbling will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from Oct. 29 to Dec. 12, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The class will be held in the Cordts Physical Education Center Room 170. The class is for children between the ages of 5 and 12 who have little or no formal tumbling training. There will be no class Nov. 26 and 28.

The class will include basic floor tumbling exercises and some work on the low balance beam. Natalie Shannon will be instructor. Space is limited, so advance registration is required. 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.


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 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 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


Last day for UNDERGRADUATE Students to Withdraw with "W"

* Women’s Volleyball: LaRoche College 7:00 p.m. Away

* "Corruption in Business: New or Old Problem?" 7:30 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room


* UCM/CCM Halloween Party 8:00 p.m. Osborne Newman Center


* Men’s Soccer: Marymount University 7:00 p.m. Away


* FSU Brass Ensembles 8:00 p.m. PAC Recital Hall


* Women’s Soccer: AMCC Tournament (November 1 & 2) TBA

* CAB Fall Film Series: "Signs" 7:00 p.m.- Midnight Lane Atkinson Room


* Men’s & Women’s Cross Country: AMCC Championships @ Penn State Behrend College Erie, PA

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

* Men’s Soccer: Greensboro College 2:00 p.m. Away

* Women’s Volleyball: AMCC Tournament TBA

* CAB Fall Film Series: "Signs" 8:00 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room


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

* CAB Fall Film Series: "Signs" 2:00 p.m. Lane Atkinson Room

* Planetarium: "Life in the Universe: Is it Rare or Common?"

4:00 p.m. & 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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