University News

2019

Apr 17, 2019
FSU Biology Professor Seeks Ticks for Study
Frostburg State University biology students want ticks! Yes, that’s right – Dr. Rebekah Taylor, associate professor of biology at Frostburg State University asks that anyone who finds a tick send it to her with the specific location of where that tick was found.

Apr 17, 2019
FSU Marketing Club Shows That They Can Compete in Today’s Business World
Competing against universities with names like Yale and Syracuse, Frostburg State University’s Marketing Club proved that they have the ideas and the skills to compete in today’s business world.

Apr 4, 2019
Frostburg State University to Honor Astronaut Ricky Arnold With Honorary Doctorate
Frostburg State University will present NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold, a 1985 Frostburg graduate, with an Honorary Doctor of Science degree at its 154th commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 23.

Apr 2, 2019
FSU Student Jenna Puffinburger Honored as 2019 Newman Civic Fellow
Frostburg State University junior Jenna Puffinburger has been chosen by Campus Compact as a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow, which acknowledges motivation and potential in public leadership. Puffinburger is one of the 262 students who were honored among all Campus Compact institutions.

Apr 1, 2019
Hixson Named Dean of Frostburg State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dr. Kim Hixson has been named the dean of Frostburg State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Hixson comes to Frostburg from Utah State University, where he was department head for the Journalism and Communication Department.

Mar 28, 2019
Catherine R. Gira, President Emerita of Frostburg State University, Dies at Age 86
Dr. Catherine Russell Gira, president emerita of Frostburg State University, died Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the age of 86. Gira led FSU from 1991 to 2006. Gira, FSU’s 13th president, presided over a period of growth in infrastructure, reputation and diversity, despite weathering national economic downturns.

Mar 27, 2019
From the President’s Desk – Learning From Alumni
When Frostburg alumni share their experiences with current students, those exchanges create uniquely valuable learning opportunities. What lessons might our students learn from your own life experiences?

Mar 25, 2019
International Studies Student Lives and Learns in the Nation’s Capital
Living and learning in the nation’s capital was an eye-opening experience for Joshua Riggs, a recent graduate of Frostburg State University’s International Studies program. Riggs spent his fall 2018 semester in Washington, D.C., working as an intern for U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin.

Mar 20, 2019
Beall Institute Creates Opportunities to Live and Learn in the Nation’s Capital
Living and learning in the nation’s capital was an eye-opening experience for Joshua Riggs, a recent graduate of Frostburg State University’s International Studies program. Riggs spent his fall 2018 semester in Washington, D.C., working as an intern for U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin.

Mar 19, 2019
Alumni Spotlight - Katie Staub '16
eNews Alumni Spotlight highlights alumni who give back to Frostburg in some way — time, talent, treasure or any combination. This edition of eNews will feature Katie Staub '16.

Mar 19, 2019
FSU Launches CREED - Center for Regional Engagement and Economic Development
The College of Business' new Center for Regional Engagement and Economic Development offers a clear conduit for regional business, nonprofit and government organizations to work directly with FSU's expert faculty.

Mar 18, 2019
Winter Sports Wrap-Up
The Bobcat women's basketball squad played an impressive 15-win season, including postseason trips to the CAC and ECAC Tournaments, and numerous men and women earned individual honors for Bobcat Swimming and Track & Field.

Mar 13, 2019
FSU Launches Center for Regional Engagement and Economic Development
Businesses, nonprofits and local governments in the tri-state area have a straightforward new way to access business expertise at Frostburg State University: the College of Business’ new Center for Regional Engagement and Economic Development (CREED).

Mar 12, 2019
Frostburg State University’s Danielle Dabrowski Elected to NAVPA Board
Danielle Dabrowski, Frostburg State University’s director of Veterans Services, has been elected to the National Association of Veterans Program Administrations (NAVPA) Board of Directors as Region II Delegate and to the Executive Board as the organization’s treasurer.

Mar 12, 2019
Frostburg State University’s Al Delia to Join Leadership Maryland’s 27th Class
Al Delia, Frostburg State University’s vice president for Regional Development and Engagement, has been chosen to participate in the 2019 Class of Leadership Maryland, the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders.

Mar 6, 2019
Frostburg State University Designated Voter Friendly Campus Again
Frostburg State University has once again been designated a Voter Friendly Campus by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. FSU is one of 123 designated schools in the country. FSU first received this recognition in 2017, following the 2016 presidential election.

Feb 25, 2019
Frostburg in Running for Top Adventure College
It’s not March Madness yet, but Frostburg State University is watching its bracket! Beginning this week, Blue Ridge Outdoors is asking its readers to choose which college deserves to be crowned Top Adventure College.

Feb 22, 2019
Frostburg State University Names Arlene Wesley Cash as Inaugural Vice President for Enrollment Management
Frostburg State University President Ronald Nowacyzk has established a new position of vice president for Enrollment Management, naming Arlene Wesley Cash, most recently vice president for Enrollment Management at Guilford College in North Carolina, to the office.

Feb 19, 2019
Student-Veteran’s Research Impresses at International Conference, Recognized in Congress
Frostburg State student and U.S. Army veteran, Brent Patterson, has had a big year. Patterson not only presented his research on the potential of plant-based bullet-resistant materials at the Materials Science and Technology Conference in Ohio, but he was also awarded three purple hearts.

Feb 18, 2019
FSU’s Master’s in Counseling Program Recognized as One of Best and Most Affordable in U.S. by Human Services Edu
Frostburg State University’s Master of Science in Counseling Psychology has been recognized by the online service Human Services Edu as one of the best and most affordable counseling programs in the nation for 2019, and one of only two recognized in the state of Maryland.

Feb 5, 2019
Frostburg State University’s John Short, Jr., Graduates From Leadership Maryland
John T. Short, Jr., Frostburg State University’s vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the FSU Foundation, has completed Leadership Maryland, the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders. He was one of 52 individuals chosen for this program.

Jan 22, 2019
Frostburg State University Named Military Friendly for Eighth Straight Time
VIQTORY, which serves military personnel and their spouses transitioning into civilian life, has named Frostburg State University to its coveted 2019-2020 Military Friendly Schools list, marking the eighth time in a row FSU has received this distinction. The Military Friendly Schools list honors colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that go above and beyond to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

Jan 14, 2019
Frostburg Professor’s New Book Unveils the Dangerous Hidden Game Lurking Online
Within rhetorical studies, the study of persuasive communication, the internet presents a conundrum. Since Ancient Greece, traditional rhetoric has considered invalid arguments to be ineffective and unworthy of study or response. Online, though, traditional rhetoric is typically ineffective, and fallacies are commonplace. Rather than arguing rhetorically, internet trolls can simply gang up to mock or threaten people into quitting an argument or logging off entirely.

Jan 9, 2019
CES at FSU Presents World-Class Performers in Spring Lineup
CES at Frostburg State University continues its 2018-19 season with a spring lineup of award-winning musicians and professional artists from around the world, performing rhythmic pop and soul, jazz, Irish folk and international music, a cappella singing and ballet.

2018

Dec 19, 2018
Chicago Writer Chosen for First Gunter Hotel Winter Writing Residency
Chicago writer Sandi Wisenberg has been awarded the inaugural Gunter Hotel Winter Writing Residency, a one-month writing retreat in Frostburg, Md., sponsored by the Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts and the Gunter Hotel.

Dec 14, 2018
From the President's Desk - Welcome to the New Year!
Student achievement and service highlighted 2018, while new programs and new or improved buildings are anticipated for 2019. We're off to a great start!

Dec 12, 2018
Alumni Spotlight
eNews Alumni Spotlight highlights alumni who give back to Frostburg in some way – time, talent, treasure or any combination. This edition of eNews will feature Paul ’92 and Lisa Nelson ’94 Kumpar.

Dec 11, 2018
Frostburg Football Continues Amazing Run
Frostburg Football climbed higher than ever in the NCAA finals this season and posted its first-ever undefeated season in the team’s history. And that’s just the start of the amazing achievements of the 2018 Bobcats.

Dec 11, 2018
Fall Sports Wrap-up
A quartet of CAC tournament appearances, along with one at the NCAA Mideast Regionals, kept most fall Bobcat teams busy in the post-season. Plenty of talent is returning next year to make the move into NCAA Division II.

Dec 11, 2018
Wayne Scott '89 Named 2018 College of Business Alumnus of the Year
Calling him “an exemplar of what committed, engaged alumni can do for our University,” Dean of the College of Business Sudhir Singh presented the Alumnus of the Year award to Wayne Scott ’89.

Nov 30, 2018
Frostburg State University to Celebrate 153rd Commencement Ceremony
Frostburg State University will celebrate student achievements of its fall 2018 graduating class with the 153rd Commencement ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The ceremony for the colleges of Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences will take place in the Harold J. Cordts Physical Education Center’s Main Arena at 2 p.m.

Nov 27, 2018
Frostburg State University Named to Charter Excellence in Academic Advising Cohort
Frostburg State University has been selected to participate in the first-ever national Excellence in Academic Advising comprehensive strategic planning process, a program created by NACADA, a global association dedicated to enhancing the educational development of students in higher education, and the nonprofit Gardner Institute.

Nov 27, 2018
Award-Winning Local Author Andy Duncan to Read in Frostburg to Celebrate New Book
From a gallows in 16th-century England to a show in 1920s New York City, from the mythical Big Rock Candy Mountain to “Beluthahatchie” – the next railroad stop past Hell – award-winning author and Frostburg State University faculty member Andy Duncan takes readers on a dozen fantastical adventures to real and imagined settings in his new book, “An Agent of Utopia: New and Selected Stories.”

Nov 20, 2018
FSU’s F2T2 Summer Campers Teach Others About Clean Water
Seventh-graders Ackerly Mulcaster and Jalen Brown of Mount Savage Elementary/Middle School recently taught a local second-grade class about the need for clean water after attending Future Frostburg Teachers Teaching (F2T2), a one-week Frostburg State University teaching apprenticeship camp this summer.

Nov 14, 2018
Students Learn Real-World Skills Performing With the Maryland Symphony Orchestra
Frostburg State University strives to create real-world experiences where students learn by doing rather than simply reading about it. One such experiential learning effort is the recent partnership between FSU and the Maryland Symphony Orchestra (MSO) made possible through the efforts of FSU’s Cultural Event Series.

Nov 6, 2018
Frostburg State and Johns Hopkins Faculty Collaborate on Vapor Sensor Technology
Vapor sensors are critical for modern life, monitoring industrial processes, ensuring air quality, detecting security threats and even aiding in medical diagnostics. One emerging technology offers great promise for cheaper, more versatile vapor sensors: organic semiconductors (OSC). Unfortunately, OSC vapor sensors are not quite ready for widespread use.

Nov 1, 2018
FSU Presents the Outstanding Mentor Award to Three Faculty Members
Frostburg State University presented the Outstanding Mentor Award to three new nominees at this year’s Career Expo luncheon. The three recipients were Dr. Paul Bernhardt of the Department of Psychology, Dr. Daniel Moorehead of the Department of Sociology and Dr. Thomas Sigerstad of the Department of Management.

Oct 31, 2018
FSU Crowns King and Queen for Homecoming; Court Raises $2,737 for Charity
Candidates for Frostburg State University’s 2018 Homecoming Court raised a combined $2,737 for regional and national charitable organizations in the weeks leading to Homecoming.

Oct 25, 2018
FSU’s Online MBA Ranked One of Best Online MBA Programs and One of Best for Health Care Management by OnlineMasters.com
OnlineMasters.com, an online service designed to encourage students to pursue higher education, has ranked Frostburg State University’s online MBA as one of the best online MBA programs nationally, as well as one of the best for health care management, in its recent rankings for 2019.

Oct 15, 2018
FSU’s Online Master’s in Computer Science Receives Two New Rankings
Frostburg State University’s online Master of Science in Applied Computer Science has received additional recognition, being been ranked 21st on Affordable Colleges Online’s Best Online Master’s in Computer Science for 2018 through 2019 and 11th on SR Education Groups Most Affordable Master’s in Computer Science Online for 2019.

Oct 15, 2018
FSU Celebrates All Things Frostburg With Homecoming Oct. 25-28
Frostburg State University welcomes students and graduates from all generations to celebrate Homecoming 2018. From Thursday, Oct. 25, to Sunday, Oct. 28, FSU will host many events that will showcase everyone’s school pride, including a Pep Rally, sports, a Hall of Fame Induction ceremony, reunions and the Homecoming dance.

Oct 12, 2018
GC-FSU Agreement Provides for Baccalaureate Partnership in Adventure Sports Management
Garrett College and its largest transfer partner, Frostburg State University, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) establishing the foundation for a collaborative Bachelor of Science degree program in Adventure Sports Management. The agreement also provides students with a clear pathway from an associate degree to a baccalaureate degree, utilizing the resources of both institutions.

Oct 12, 2018
Frostburg State’s Lisa Clark to Be Honored With Civic Engagement Award
Lisa Clark of New Market, Md., director of the A STAR! AmeriCorps program at Frostburg State University, was recently selected as the winner of Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic’s Civic Engagement Award for 2018.

Oct 2, 2018
FSU’s Greg Latta Receives Third Individual Achievement in the Arts Award
Dr. Greg Latta, professor in Frostburg State University’s Physics Department, has won his third Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council. He was awarded $3,000 in the category for Non-Classical Music: Solo Performance.

Sep 27, 2018
FSU Professor Competes in Queen City Film Festival With Documentary Film
A film produced and directed by a Frostburg State University Communications faculty member with the assistance of more than 30 FSU students over three years will be one of the competitors at the Queen City Film Festival.

Sep 26, 2018
Alumni Spotlight - Mary Biscoe-Hall, Esq. '12
eNews Alumni Spotlight highlights alumni who give back to Frostburg in some way – time, talent, treasure or any combination. This edition of eNews will feature attorney Mary Biscoe-Hall, Esq. ’12.

Sep 26, 2018
Graduates Find Common Ground at Monocacy Battlefield
While recruiting future graduates at FSU’s Career and Internship Fair, two alumni who found themselves working together at Monocacy National Battlefield reflected on how their separate journeys led them to arrive at the same place.

Sep 26, 2018
From the President’s Desk: Frostburg State’s Blueprint for the Coming Years
President Nowaczyk lays out the University’s goals, part of the strategic plan that will be guiding the University in the years leading up to the 125th anniversary in 2023.

Sep 26, 2018
Frostburg Athletics Facilities See Major Upgrades
New surfaces and new scoreboards are greeting sports fans this fall in Bobcat Stadium and at the tennis courts, with many upgrades coming thanks to generous donors.

Sep 26, 2018
Physician Assistant Program Planned for May 2019
FSU’s newest master’s degree program, a planned Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies, is accepting applications for the first classes, anticipated in May of 2019.

Sep 26, 2018
F2T2 Summer Campers Learn by Doing, Then Teaching
Building water filters, making robots go and learning about drones were the activities that the inaugural F2T2 campers undertook, but the goal was to spark a desire to teach what they learned to even younger children.

Sep 26, 2018
Strategic Plan Vision and Action Items 2018-2023

Sep 20, 2018
FSU’s Online Master’s in Applied Computer Science Ranked Seventh Most Affordable in U.S. by GradSchoolHub.com
Frostburg State University’s online Master of Science in Applied Computer Science has been ranked seventh on GradSchoolHub.com’s current listing of the 10 most affordable online master’s of computer science degrees for 2018.

Sep 18, 2018
Frostburg State University to Close Cambridge Hall, Relocate Students
Frostburg State University has decided to close Cambridge Hall, a residence hall, following moisture problems that developed following mechanical upgrades over the summer. The 154 students who reside in the residence hall will be transferred to other campus housing.

Sep 14, 2018
FSU Student Awarded Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Wildlife Leadership Award
Josiah Freese, a senior Wildlife and Fisheries student at Frostburg State University, is a winner of the 2018 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Wildlife Leadership Award. The program awards a $3,000 scholarship to college juniors and seniors chosen for their leadership ability, dedication to wildlife conservation and scholastic achievements. Freese, of Mount Airy, Md., is one of only 12 students nationwide to receive the award, including a one-year membership to RMEF.

Sep 12, 2018
Frostburg State Online Master’s in Recreation and Parks Management Ranks Second in America as GetEducated.com “Best Buy”
Frostburg State University’s online Master of Science in Recreation and Parks Management has been ranked second on GetEducated.com’s newest “Best Buy” list of the eight most affordable options in the United States. The national affordability ranking is the result of a comprehensive, data-driven review of 18 regionally accredited online schools offering a master’s degree in hospitality management.

Sep 12, 2018
Frostburg State University Announces New Physician Assistant Program
Frostburg State University has received approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the University System of Maryland to offer a physician assistant (PA) master’s degree program, which will be offered at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown.

Sep 11, 2018
FSU Mathematics Professor Awarded USM Elkins Funds to Train Colleagues in the Active Learning Approach to Teaching
Dr. Justin Dunmyre’s passion is to help students succeed at learning, and he wants to train and support his colleagues in methods to help their students succeed, too. It is that passion that earned Dunmyre the prestigious Wilson H. Elkins Professorship, an endowed professorship from the University System of Maryland.

Sep 7, 2018
Three Employees Honored With Staff Awards for Excellence at FSU State of the University Presentation
Frostburg State University honored three outstanding employees, John Brewer, Stacy Arnold and Mark Williams, at its recent State of the University presentation. The annual Staff Awards for Excellence recognize exceptional service to the institution. Recipients are nominated and chosen by their colleagues. This year’s award winners have served FSU for a combined total of 50 years.

Sep 7, 2018
FSU Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Exciting Lineup for 2018-19 Season
Frostburg State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present a colorful collection of something for everyone during its 2018-19 season lineup – a powerful drama set against the race riots that ravaged Detroit in 1967, a timeless Christmas classic, five short plays that will make you laugh as well as think, a student dance concert with original choreography and a provocative romantic comedy.

Sep 5, 2018
FSU’s Online Master of Science in Nursing Ranked One of Best Online MSN Programs and One of Best for Nurse Administrators by OnlineMasters.com
OnlineMasters.com, an online service designed to encourage students to pursue higher education, has ranked Frostburg State University’s online Master of Science in Nursing as one of the best online MSN programs nationally, as well as one of the best for nurse administrators, in the administration concentration, in its recent rankings for 2018.

Aug 27, 2018
FSU Celebrates Region’s Unique Culture and Resilience With Appalachian Festival
Frostburg State University’s much-anticipated Appalachian Festival will return for its 13th year from Thursday, Sept. 13, to Saturday, Sept. 15. The free, family-friendly event brings together artists and craftspeople to celebrate all that makes the region unique – its history, culture, music and dance, folk arts, food and more – with performances, workshops, displays, discussions and activities.

Aug 23, 2018
Frostburg State Announces Major Athletics Facilities Upgrades
When Frostburg State University’s student-athletes and their fans return to campus this fall, they will be greeted by a number of upgrades and renovations to athletic facilities that happened over the summer, most notably in Bobcat Stadium and to the tennis courts.

Aug 21, 2018
CES at FSU to Present On the EDGE Series of Cutting-Edge Performances
CES’ 2018-19 On the EDGE series at Frostburg State University will once again present cutting-edge performers who stretch the boundaries of their art forms. All shows, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall of FSU's Lane University Center, feature informal table seating, comfortable couch and armchair seating, and food and beverage options.

Aug 16, 2018
CES at Frostburg State University Announces 2018-19 Season
CES at Frostburg State University announces an exciting 2018-19 season of professional performing arts events featuring artists from Greece, Ireland, Russia, Japan, Colombia, Argentina, Canada, South Africa and the United States.

Aug 13, 2018
Frostburg State Names Delia VP for Regional Development and Engagement
Al Delia has joined Frostburg State University as vice president for Regional Development and Engagement (RDE), which is a new position and office at the University.

Jul 31, 2018
Poetry Can Be Found Underfoot Thanks to FSU Center for Literary Arts
Visitors to Allegany County should watch where they step – there’s Poetry Underfoot. Poetic excerpts can be found at locations throughout the county, but their appearance is transient. Unseen on dry pavement, these words reveal themselves only when wet.

Jul 12, 2018
Frostburg State University Breaks Ground on New Residence Hall
Frostburg State University officials, local dignitaries and design and construction directors broke ground for FSU’s new student residence hall today, at the Lower Quad site of the new building, a building that FSU President Ronald Nowaczyk said was “a long time in coming.”

Jun 20, 2018
Reflections on Commencement Day from President Nowaczyk
Commencement recognizes the “beginning” of a new stage in life based on achieving the privilege of a college degree. I cherish my role in Frostburg State University’s commencements because it allows me to touch all of those new beginnings.

Jun 19, 2018
FSU’s Online Master’s in Nursing Ranked Third Most Affordable and Third Top Online Degree by Great Value Colleges
Great Value Colleges has ranked Frostburg State University’s online Master of Science in Nursing as one of the most affordable in the country and a top online degree in its recent rankings for 2018. FSU’s online program is ranked the third most affordable and the third top online degree.

Jun 18, 2018
Top 10 Most Exciting Athletics Moments of 2017-18
From football’s second consecutive record-shattering season to All-American Honors to Kayla Truesdel competing at the NCAA Outdoor Championship, the Frostburg Department of Athletics counts down the top 10 most exciting moments of 2017-2018. The athletics teams made it extremely hard to pick only 10, with some great, hardworking seasons. These top 10 moments left their marks within their programs, made school history and boosted Bobcat pride.

Jun 18, 2018
Students Ingrid Braun and her coach Tristan Nazelrod Follow the “Road to 300” at USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals
The mark of lifting over 300 pounds is one of many milestones Ingrid Braun can celebrate as she makes her way up the ranks in the powerlifting community. Braun and her trainer, Tristan Nazelrod, both students, are serious and committed powerlifters. At the USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals this spring, Braun deadlifted 303 pounds and Nazelrod set a Junior and Collegiate American record, lifting 740 pounds.

Jun 18, 2018
Ricky Arnold Day at Frostburg State University Will Be Remembered for Years to Come
Astronaut Ricky Arnold ’85 elevated Bobcat pride to new heights with a call from the International Space Station broadcast live on April 9. More than 1,200 schoolkids and pre-service teachers anxiously awaited the cue from Houston to ask astronauts Arnold and Drew Feustel about all things outer space.

Jun 18, 2018
Alumni Spotlight - Billy “BJ” Wrights ’99/M’16
eNews Alumni Spotlight highlights alumni who give back to Frostburg in some way – time, talent, treasure or any combination. This edition of eNews will feature federal law enforcement officer Billy “BJ” Wrights ’99/M’16 (and current doctoral student).

Jun 18, 2018
Spring Sports Wrap-up
Bobcat men and women came back stronger and made it known in their respective sports. Major highlights included baseball winning over three ranked teams, both track and field programs finishing in the top 10 at the CAC Championships, and softball beating No. 8 Christopher Newport in the CAC tournament.

Jun 12, 2018
Frostburg State University Students Muscling Their Way to Collegiate Powerlifting Championships
Ingrid Braun has a lot of weight on her shoulders these days. About 300 pounds worth, actually. Deadlifting 292 pounds at a regional meet sent the FSU wildlife biology and fisheries major to the USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals at Texas A and M University in April. There she topped the 300 mark, deadlifting 303 pounds.

Jun 12, 2018
Leon Wyden Named Frostburg State Vice President of Administration and Finance
Frostburg State University President Ronald Nowaczyk has named Leon Wyden, CPA, as FSU’s new vice president of Administration and Finance.

Jun 1, 2018
Frostburg State Researchers: Lyme Disease Is Here and the Public Can Help
With Western Maryland back in bloom, tick season is here, and regular tick checks are more important than ever for people and pets in the region. Frostburg State University researchers have been studying the tick population in Rocky Gap State Park in recent years. Worryingly, 25 percent of the ticks they collected in 2016 tested positive for Lyme disease.

May 31, 2018
Frostburg State University Inducts 80 Into New Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi
The first Frostburg State University class of Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, was inducted on May 19. Seventy students and 10 faculty members were inducted into the 348th chapter of the national organization.

May 29, 2018
Seddon Given Frostburg State University President’s Distinguished Faculty Award
Dr. William Seddon, a professor in Frostburg State University’s Department of Biology, has been selected as the sixth recipient of the President’s Distinguished Faculty Award, which was presented during FSU’s 152nd Commencement Ceremony.

May 29, 2018
Bill Mandicott Presented With Inaugural President’s Distinguished Staff Award at FSU
Bill Mandicott, assistant vice president of Student and Community Involvement at Frostburg State University, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the President’s Distinguished Staff Award, which was presented during FSU’s 152nd Commencement Ceremony.

May 15, 2018
Primary Election Candidate Forums to Air on FSU’s WFWM Beginning May 21
WFWM 91.9 FM, public radio from Frostburg State University, will broadcast the 2018 Primary Election Candidate Forums for Cumberland Mayor, Allegany County Board of Education and Maryland House of Delegates District 1C in the coming weeks. The forums were hosted by the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Chamber Executive Director Stu Czapski. WFWM and Allegany College of Maryland recorded the forums.

May 11, 2018
2018 Faculty Achievement Award Winners to Be Honored at FSU Convocation
The recipients of the 2018 Faculty Achievement Awards will be honored at the Frostburg State University Honors Convocation on Wednesday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center.

May 8, 2018
Frostburg State University Celebrates Achievements of Spring 2018 Graduates
Frostburg State University will celebrate student achievements of its spring 2018 graduating class with the 152nd Commencement on Thursday, May 24, during two ceremonies in the Cordts Physical Education Center Main Arena.

May 8, 2018
Free Upward Bound Pre-college Program Offered at FSU to Local High School Students
For high school students who are wondering what it takes to prepare for college and a successful future or how to pay for an education or navigate the college application process, Upward Bound at Frostburg State University can help. Upward Bound is a free program for qualified Allegany County high school students that can help get them ready for college and help them navigate once they are there.

Apr 23, 2018
FSU Professor Amy Branam Armiento Elected President of Poe Studies Association
Dr. Amy Branam Armiento, associate professor of English at Frostburg State University, has been elected president of the Poe Studies Association (PSA). Since 1972, PSA has supported the exchange of information on the life, works, times and influence of Edgar Allan Poe. Armiento will serve a two-year term as president.

Apr 20, 2018
Frostburg State University Hosts Model United Nations
Frostburg State University hosted a Model United Nations activity on April 10, providing local high school students the opportunity to participate in a simulation of the United Nations Security Council. Students formed delegations representing countries from around the world and debated issues of war, peace and international relations. FSU’s Model United Nations is run by FSU students and faculty, with Dr. Stephen Twing from the Department of Political Science mediating the discussion.

Apr 19, 2018
Frostburg State Student Wants to Have Local Impact After General Assembly Internship
Forest Bierman wants to be a difference maker and sees teaching as his start to be one. Bierman, a social science major with a political science concentration, sees himself in a classroom sharing his passion for civics. But in the big picture, he sees teaching as a stepping stone to go on and become active in policymaking and politics.

Apr 12, 2018
FSU Faculty Member Jason Speights Honored With USM Regents Award for Mentoring
Dr. Jason Speights, director of Frostburg State University’s Multimedia Learning Center (MLC) and Planetarium and assistant professor of physics, has been awarded the Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring, the highest honor that the University of Maryland Board of Regents bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement. He will be honored at the April 20 meeting of the board.

Apr 11, 2018
Frostburg State University Student’s Maryland-Themed Mission Patch to Fly to International Space Station
Astronaut Ricky Arnold isn’t the only piece of Frostburg State that is rendezvousing with the International Space Station this year. A mission patch designed by FSU art and design major Donovan Carter will be on its way to space in June. Carter won the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Mission Design Competition with his Maryland-inspired patch. The patch represents the University System of Maryland in SSEP Mission 12.

Apr 5, 2018
Frostburg State University Students, Middle-Schoolers to Speak to Astronaut Alumnus in Space, Join Science Activities
On Monday, April 9, students from Frostburg State University and local middle schools will have the opportunity to speak with Frostburg alumnus and NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold, who is in the early weeks of his six-month mission. The conversation will take place via a live downlink from the International Space Station, scheduled to begin at 9:55 a.m. The 20-minute downlink can be viewed on NASA TV via NASA.gov, or through links on FSU social media.

Apr 4, 2018
FSU to Focus on Sustainability and Climate Awareness at Focus Frostburg
Frostburg State University will once again be fully focused on sustainability and climate awareness during the upcoming Focus Frostburg event, an annual day of learning, on Wednesday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, free and open to the public, will feature green activities for everyone, including presentations in the Lane University Center.

Apr 3, 2018
FSU A STAR! Book and Resources Giveaway Starts April 14
Frostburg State University’s A STAR! in Western Maryland AmeriCorps program will hold the 23rd Annual Book and Resources Giveaway from Saturday, April 14, through Wednesday, April 18. The public is invited to choose from a large variety of books and other resources at no cost.

Mar 28, 2018
FSU Student Benjamin Forrest Honored as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow
Frostburg State University sophomore Benjamin Forrest was chosen by Campus Compact to be honored as the 2018 Newman Civic Fellow, which acknowledges motivation and potential in public leadership. Forrest is one of the 268 students who were honored among all Campus Compact institutions.

Mar 27, 2018
From the President's Desk: If They Could See Us Now!
President Nowaczyk journeys through history, tracing a line from the early “battles” over whether to fund State Normal School No. 2 and where to build it, all the way through to Frostburg State University’s 120th anniversary celebration on April 9, when the FSU community will speak live with an alumnus circling Earth on the International Space Station!

Mar 27, 2018
Frostburg State University Honored With Tree Campus USA Recognition
For the sixth year in a row, Frostburg State University has been honored with Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective forest management.

Mar 23, 2018
Winter Sports Wrap-Up
Bobcat men and women fought hard this winter in the pool, on the basketball court and across the many indoor track & field events. Remarkably, all six teams advanced to their respective championships and tournaments, where some managed the highest-ever finishes in Frostburg history!

Mar 23, 2018
Alumni Spotlight
eNews Alumni Spotlight highlights alumni who give back to Frostburg in some way – time, talent, treasure or any combination. This edition of eNews will feature banker Trevor DeVore ’13.

Mar 23, 2018
Frostburg Ranks Nationally for Low Student Debt and High Scholarship Funding
According to several recent studies, Frostburg stands among America’s best at helping students finish school with a minimum of debt. That gives Bobcats a head start over graduates of most colleges when they begin their careers.

Mar 23, 2018
Student’s Microscopic Image Uncovers Beauty in Unlikely Place and Earns Award
Logan Cheshire ’17 found himself in prestigious company as a winner of the 2017 BioArt Scientific Image and Video Competition. FSU’s electron microscope let him discover striking beauty within the secretions of an ugly insect, placing himself and his alma mater among world-renowned research institutions.