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NCBI to Offer Spring Diversity Retreat for FSU Students

Frostburg State University students interested in diversity issues have the opportunity to participate in a Spring Diversity Retreat at Herrington Manor State Park in Garrett County.

The event is scheduled from Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4.

Offered by the FSU Chapter of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI), the retreat will include the award-winning NCBI Prejudice Reduction Workshop and related activities intended to promote student awareness and empowerment in diversity issues and coalition building. The workshop is a full-day experience.

Applications are available at the Lane Center Information Desk and in the Diversity Center, Hitchins Rm. 116. Completed applications are due in the Center by Feb. 16.

Those selected must participate in all retreat activities, starting at 3:45 p.m. on Friday until 2 p.m. on Sunday. The use of alcohol and other drugs will not be tolerated. If accepted, participants will be asked to pay $5 for the retreat as well as a $5 refundable fee to hold their spaces. Those concerned with the cost are encouraged to speak with an NCBI team member.

NCBI is a nonprofit leadership training organization based in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1984, NCBI has been working to eliminate prejudice and inter-group conflict in communities throughout the world. In 1998, the work of NCBI was selected as a "Best Practice" by President Clinton's Initiative on Race Commission.

Three NCBI chapters are located in Western Maryland, including the FSU Chapter led by Chuck Woodward, the Allegany/Garrett County Community Chapter directed by Kristin Morton and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Chapter led by Caroline Blizzard. For more information about the retreat, call (301) 687-4050.

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, 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589