University News

2022

Aug 22, 2022
Frostburg State Adds Men's and Women's Wrestling, Women's Rugby
Frostburg State announced the addition of men's and women's wrestling programs, as well as women’s rugby, which will raise the number of sponsored sports at FSU to 25 in the Fall of 2023.

Aug 5, 2022
Frostburg State Receives Grant to Build Microgrid and Emergency Shelter
Frostburg State University recently received a $750,000 grant from the Maryland Energy Administration to help cover the costs of installing a clean energy microgrid on campus.

Aug 4, 2022
Maryland Accelerates Holds Third Annual National Leadership Conference
More than 100 people attended the Maryland Accelerates Third Annual National Leadership Conference held in June at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City.

Jul 13, 2022
Study Ranks Frostburg State University Among the Best Value Colleges in Maryland
Frostburg State University has been ranked as one of the top Best Value Colleges and Universities in Maryland by SmartAsset, a New York-based financial company. 

Jul 12, 2022
Spence Releases Debut Solo Album
Luke Spence, a lecturer of trumpet in the Department of Music, has released a new solo album celebrating 20th Century Art Songs.

Jul 11, 2022
FSU Takes First Steps Toward Regional Recreation Complex
Design is under way for a new Regional Recreation Complex at FSU – including an indoor recreational facility – that will serve the campus and the greater community.

Jul 8, 2022
Odone Releases Book of Pandemic Work
Jamison Odone, an associate professor of visual arts at Frostburg, puts a creative spin on the COVID lockdown with a new book, My First Pandemic.

Jul 6, 2022
Taylor Named Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Traki L. Taylor has been named the new provost at FSU, as she plans to enhance faculty excellence, student success and staff advancement at the University.

Jul 5, 2022
Holmes Pens Book on Raising Children
FSU Professor Emerita Dr. Judy Harmon Holmes has penned a book for parents, teachers and counselors on how to raise responsible children in an irresponsible world.

Jun 24, 2022
Moves in Athletics Build on Success
Two new faces in coaching positions and a new role overseeing academic and student development continue Athletics’ moves toward success in NCAA’s Division II.

Jun 23, 2022
Alumni Spotlight - Aaron Ware ’14
eNews Alumni Spotlight highlights alumni who give back to Frostburg in some way – time, talent, treasure or any combination. This edition of eNews features Aaron Ware ’14, the new Alumni Relations and Events Specialist at Frostburg State University.

Jun 23, 2022
FSU Experiences Record-Setting Fundraising Year
Frostburg State University’s recent fundraising efforts have broken the record for the highest-grossing fundraising total in the school’s 124-year history.

Jun 17, 2022
Spring Sports Wrap-up
In what should be the last year before full NCAA DII membership, Bobcat teams continue to progress with great showings at conference championships and strong individual feats.

Jun 17, 2022
Bobcats Roar at Tony Awards
On Broadway’s biggest night, three of Frostburg’s stellar “theatre kids” had an impromptu mini-reunion. It gave Sean Cercone ’99, Jessica Frances Dukes and Jeff Keilholtz a chance to reflect on how their time at Frostburg gave them the foundation on which to build their professional careers.

May 16, 2022
2022 Faculty Achievement Award Winners to Be Honored at FSU Convocation
This year’s recipients are Dr. Amy Branam Armiento, Department of English & Foreign Languages, for academic achievement, and Dr. Kelly Bubp, Department of Mathematics, for excellence in service. The awards are made possible through generous gifts to the FSU Foundation, Inc.

May 6, 2022
Frostburg State University to Honor Maj. Gen. Robert L. Edmonson II With Honorary Doctorate
Frostburg State University will present Maj. Gen. Robert L. Edmonson II, a 1990 Frostburg graduate, with an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at its 160th commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 19.

May 6, 2022
Frostburg State University Celebrates Achievements of Spring 2022 Graduates
Frostburg State University will celebrate student achievements of its spring 2022 graduating class with the 160th Commencement on Thursday, May 19. Featured student speakers for the ceremony include Sarah Robertson, College of Business; Quenten Demps, College of Education; and Meghan Murphy, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Apr 26, 2022
First-Ever #BobcatGivingDay Gifts Top $145K
For FSU’s first-ever #BobcatGivingDay, organizers were thrilled that 1,225 donors raised $145,305 in 24 hours, supporting a large number of special initiatives along the way.

Apr 21, 2022
Alumni Spotlight - Sandrine Akindo ’15
eNews Alumni Spotlight highlights alumni who give back to Frostburg in some way – time, talent, treasure or any combination. This edition of eNews features Sandrine Akindo ’15, an HR project manager for Pepsico, who used FSU’s leadership development opportunities and personal support to find her voice and shape the person she is today.

Apr 21, 2022
Athletics and Tumbling Shines in Second Full Season
The Frostburg State acrobatic & tumbling team’s quest for an MEC championship came up just two points shy as their memorable team season came to an end, in just their second full season.

Apr 14, 2022
Frostburg State Named Military Friendly for 11th Straight Time
Viqtory, which serves military personnel and their spouses transitioning into civilian life, has named Frostburg State University to its coveted 2022-23 Military Friendly Schools list, marking the 11th time in a row FSU has received this distinction.

Apr 13, 2022
Frostburg State Student Selected for Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellowship Program
Frostburg State University student Max Hancock has been selected to participate in the inaugural Mid-Atlantic Civic Fellowship program during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Apr 11, 2022
Frostburg State University Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Recognized as Circle of Excellence Member and Winner of 2021 Fall Service Project
The Frostburg State University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was recently recognized as a Circle of Excellence Gold Chapter by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. In addition, the FSU Phi Kappa Phi chapter was selected as the 2021 Fall Service Project Division IV winner.

Feb 28, 2022
Winter Sports Wrap-up
The third year in Division II produced strong showings for winter sports, including the first DII championship for a women’s sport, Women’s Swimming.

Feb 24, 2022
Alumni Spotlight - Aaron Webb ’13
eNews Alumni Spotlight highlights alumni who give back to Frostburg in some way – time, talent, treasure or any combination. This edition of eNews features Aaron Webb ’13, CEO of a virtual marketing agency that adds value and recognition to a business’ online presence.

Feb 16, 2022
Frostburg State University Students Tie for Second in Drew Knowledge Bowl
A team of Frostburg State University students tied for second place in the First Annual Dr. Charles R. Drew Knowledge Bowl on Feb. 12, along with students from Howard University and Hampton University. The three schools participated in a friendly battle of wits, showing their knowledge of Black history, science, literature, religion, the arts and popular culture.

Feb 14, 2022
Frostburg State University to Develop Online Physical Education Course for Maryland Public Schools
Frostburg State University will develop an online high school Level 1 Physical Education (PE) Course for Maryland public schools, as part of an agreement with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

Feb 11, 2022
Physics and Engineering Chair Receives Grant for LiDAR Performance Assessment in Autonomous Vehicles
Dr. Jamil Abdo, chair of the Frostburg State University Department of Physics and Engineering, was recently awarded a $171,351 grant testing self-driving cars in less-than-ideal weather conditions, dust and smog.

Jan 11, 2022
Dr. Traki L. Taylor Named Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Frostburg State University
Dr. Traki L. Taylor, currently Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for the State University System of Florida, has been named provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Frostburg State University. She will join FSU on July 13.

Jan 7, 2022
FSU Administrators Receive Impact Leader Awards From the National Society of Leadership and Success
Several members of FSU's leadership recently received the Impact Leader Award from the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS).

Jan 4, 2022
Fall Sports Wrap-up
In the third season of Division II and after more than a year of disruption because of the pandemic, Frostburg’s student-athletes stepped up to shine at this new level, including tournament and championship appearances and a co-championship for Bobcat football.

Jan 4, 2022
Alumni Spotlight - Tamara Elliott Lowry ’91/M’01
Alumni Spotlight highlights alumni who give back to Frostburg in some way – time, talent, treasure or any combination. This edition of eNews features Tam Lowry ’91/M’01, director of FSU’s Student Support Services TRIO program.

2021

Dec 10, 2021
Head of National Minority Auto Dealers Group Speaks With FSU Students About the Future of the Auto Industry
Damon Lester, president of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers, visited with students to discuss electric vehicles and the future of the automotive industry. Lester was joined in his presentation by John Seaton, area general manager of Nissan Northeast Region.

Dec 8, 2021
FSU’s Mandicott Receives Governor’s Service Award
Bill Mandicott, assistant vice president of Student and Community Involvement, received the AmeriCorps Achievement Award at the 38th Annual Governor’s Service Awards for Outstanding Service and Volunteerism, celebrating 20 individuals and organizations recognized for their outstanding display of dedication to service and volunteerism.

Dec 7, 2021
Frostburg State University to Celebrate Student Achievements at Commencement Ceremonies
Fall 2021 graduates will be honored at the 159th Commencement ceremony on December 18, 2021. This year’s commencement speakers are Trent Keller, from the College of Business; Katilyn Elwell, from the College of Education; and Samantha Kight, from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Nov 18, 2021
Three Frostburg State University Employees Given Staff Awards for Excellence
Frostburg State University recently honored Patrick O’Brien, Crystal Miller and William Patterson with Staff Awards for Excellence. The annual Staff Awards for Excellence recognize exceptional service to the institution. Recipients are nominated and chosen by their colleagues.

Nov 18, 2021
FSU Police and Frostburg City Police Raise Money Participating in “No-Shave November”
The Frostburg State University Police have teamed up with the Frostburg City Police for “No-Shave November” this year to raise money for the Holding Hands for Haley Foundation. They plan to continue their fundraising through the end of December.

Nov 16, 2021
Frostburg State University Announced as 2021 ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge Award Winner
The ALL IN Challenge recognizes select higher education institutions, educators and students for their extraordinary work in student voter engagement during the 2020 presidential election. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and most students learning virtually, the honorees ensured students across the country could cast their ballots.

Nov 9, 2021
Richard R. Arnold II Receives AASCU’s 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award
The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) presented NASA astronaut and FSU alum Richard R. Arnold II with its 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award. Arnold accepted the award during AASCU’s 2021 Annual Meeting in Clearwater Beach, Fla.

Nov 3, 2021
Pelesky Given Frostburg State University President’s Distinguished Staff Award
Tim Pelesky, Frostburg State University’s interim chief information officer, has been selected as the fourth recipient of the President’s Distinguished Staff Award. He was serving as director of Information Technology Applications and Development at the time of his

Nov 2, 2021
Bobcats Go Prime Time!
Join with your fellow alumni to cheer on the Bobcat football team on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in person or at watch parties to see the televised game on MASN. The Veterans Day game will also include recognition of the FSU community’s veterans and active military personnel.

Nov 2, 2021
Alumni Spotlight - J. Stokes ’09
Meet J. Stokes ’09, who is grateful for the many people at Frostburg who shepherded and mentored him along the way.

Oct 29, 2021
FSU Theatre Department Celebrates Current Alumni in Spotlight on Broadway
As New York Theatre reopens after a year-and-a-half pandemic-enforced shutdown, three graduates of the FSU Department of Theatre and Dance are stepping into the spotlight. FSU alums Keenan Scott II, Jessica Frances Dukes and Shahzeb Hussain are currently undertaking groundbreaking and unique roles in the New York theatre scene.

Oct 26, 2021
Mattern Given Frostburg State University President’s Distinguished Faculty Award
Dr. Janet Mattern, an associate professor in the Frostburg State University Department of Educational Professions, has been selected as the ninth recipient of the President’s Distinguished Faculty Award.

Oct 8, 2021
President Nowaczyk Selected as Top 50 Leader in Higher Education
President Ronald Nowaczyk was recently recognized as a Top 50 Leader in Higher Education by the National Diversity & Leadership Conference. The Top 50 Leaders in Education are innovators, strategists and pioneers in the dynamic sector of local and global Educators are pivotal for the growth and development of individuals and subsequently, the organizations for which their students work.

Oct 4, 2021
Maryland Accelerates Teacher Residency Program at FSU Recruiting Third Cohort
FSU’s Maryland Accelerates Teacher Residency program is currently recruiting its third cohort of students, after graduating its first cohort of teachers on May 7. The second cohort is currently in residency in Frederick and Garrett County schools.

Sep 22, 2021
Frostburg State University Set to Celebrate Homecoming Oct. 14 to 17
Frostburg State University welcomes students and graduates from all generations to celebrate Homecoming 2021. From Thursday, Oct. 14, to Sunday, Oct. 17, FSU will host a variety of events and festivities, including sports, a Hall of Fame Induction ceremony and reunions

Sep 22, 2021
Frostburg State University Student Wins MAPMBS Award
Josh Clem, of Cumberland, Md., a senior biology major at Frostburg State University, recently received an award for the Best Undergraduate Poster at the 38th Annual Mid-Atlantic Plant Molecular Biology Society (MAPMBS) meeting.

Sep 22, 2021
Frostburg State University Launches Working Professional Certificates Program
In an effort to provide real-world, high-quality training to working adults, Frostburg State University launched the Working Professional Certificates program this fall in Manufacturing Leadership, Retail Management, Small Business Management and Nonprofit Management.

Sep 17, 2021
FSU Receives $1.48 Million From Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative
Frostburg State University was awarded $1,480,979 by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the Western Maryland Advanced Technology Center at FSU Innovation Park, which will help leverage regional partnerships to support efforts to create a more vibrant economic future for coal-impacted communities.

Sep 8, 2021
FSU to Launch Forging Futures: The Campaign for Frostburg State University
Frostburg State University launches the public phase of its $25 million fundraising campaign, Forging Futures: The Campaign for Frostburg State University, with a virtual event at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Sep 3, 2021
FSU Earns High Marks in Washington Monthly 2021 College Guide and Rankings
In its annual College Guide and Rankings, The Washington Monthly ranked Frostburg State University first among public universities in Maryland, ninth in the category of service and 44th in the country overall in its “Master’s Level Colleges and Universities” category. FSU was also ranked 91st in the Northeast in the “Best Bang for the Buck” category.

Aug 30, 2021
Alumni Spotlight - Ryan Alexander ’10
Meet Ryan Alexander ’10, an international development professional who credits his Roadtrip Nation experience with putting him on the right road.

Aug 30, 2021
Career Help Extends to Alumni
For Frostburg alumni still in need of career advice, FSU’s Office of Career and Professional Development can help, even if you graduated years before.

Aug 10, 2021
FSU, UMES Unveil Pharmacy Doctorate Partnership
In this collaborative 3 + 3 partnership, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Frostburg State University have formed a new academic partnership offering students an accelerated track to becoming pharmacists in six years.

Jul 28, 2021
Blubaugh Named Newman Civic Fellow
FSU student Delanie Blubaugh has been named a Newman Civic Fellow, which recognizes and supports community-committed students.

Jul 28, 2021
FSU Rep Wins Geography Bowl
Representatives from Frostburg State won big at the 2021 American Association of Geographers’ World Geography Bowl.

Jul 28, 2021
FSU Again Honored With Tree Campus USA Recognition
FSU has once again been honored with Tree Campus Higher Education recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management and engaging staff and students in conservation goals.

Jul 26, 2021
NSF Grant Increases FSU’s Broadband Connectivity
The internet speed connection on the FSU campus will soon be more than three times faster, thanks to an $800,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The award, which covers under-served areas, will increase the FSU campus internet broadband download capabilities from its current 3 gigabits/sec to 10 gigabits/sec.

Jul 22, 2021
Frostburg State University Bolsters Student Advising and Student Success
As a result of a 3-year national study, FSU will be 1 of 12 universities to participate in a new model for student advising. A key feature of this new model is a “team” approach to student success with university advisors working with faculty mentors to help students.

Jul 12, 2021
Revised Communication Programs Create New Opportunities for Today's Digital World
The Communication Studies major has been revised so that students now select a track in Strategic Social Media or Strategic Communication Leadership. In addition, any student—regardless of major—can now choose to minor in Social Media.

Jul 1, 2021
Maryland Accelerates Builds a Bridge to a New Career
When Stephen Michael M’21 reached a crossroads and wanted to change his career, FSU’s Maryland Accelerates Residency Program built him a bridge to a new role as an elementary school teacher. The program builds on FSU’s Master of Arts in Teaching with the added benefits of a $30,000 annual living stipend and residency in a participating school.

Jun 30, 2021
Enhanced Transfer Now Benefits Allegany College of Maryland, Garrett College Students Continuing at FSU
An enhanced transfer agreement among Frostburg State University (FSU), Allegany College of Maryland (ACM) and Garrett College (GC) will provide students transferring from the region’s two community colleges to FSU a greater opportunity to succeed.

Jun 30, 2021
From the President’s Desk: Welcoming Our Newest Alumni
Despite the disruptions of the pandemic still very much present, the latest group of graduates persevered and are welcomed to the family of Bobcat alumni.

Jun 30, 2021
Sports Wrap-up
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted Bobcat sports in a number of ways, including no teams competing during the fall semester. However, our student-athletes were able to get back into competition in early 2021, undergoing frequent COVID testing and rigorous health and safety measures to ensure the well-being of all players, coaches and staff. Our student-athletes have many reasons to be proud of their resilience and dedication, which was on full display during competition in the 2021 spring semester.

Jun 30, 2021
Alumni Spotlight - Leonard Wright ’88 and Angie Terrell Wright ’87
This edition of eNews features Leonard Wright ’88 and Angie Terrell Wright ’87, who started their journey together when they met at the ’Burg.

Jun 30, 2021
2020 Bobcat Hall of Fame Class to Be Honored at 2021 Ceremony
This year’s Hall of Fame Ceremony will be back in person during Homecoming on Friday, Oct. 15, where we will honor the six 2020 inductees, Amy Foote ’03, Dr. Kelly Hyde ’84, Page Macey ’05, Tammie Mims ’87, Lauren Petrick ’05 and Brooke Winterling ’10, a class that represents five sports and three decades of competition. Program anniversaries for Field Hockey, Cross Country and Softball will be celebrated as well.

Jun 11, 2021
Inaugural Physician Assistant Cohort Celebrates Graduation
The first cohort from the FSU Physician Assistant program housed at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown graduated this May. Twenty-five students and their families gathered at the USMH Hospitality Center to celebrate the completion of the challenging two-year program.

Jun 2, 2021
FSU Announces 2021 Faculty Achievement Award Winners
Frostburg State University announces the recipients of the 2021 Faculty Achievement Awards from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Business.

May 12, 2021
Free Upward Bound Pre-college Program Offered at FSU to Local High School Students
For high school students wondering what it takes to prepare for college and a successful future, how to pay for an education or even what it’s like to navigate the college application process, Upward Bound at Frostburg State University can help. Upward Bound, a free year-round program for qualified Allegany County high school students, can help students determine what classes to take while in high school and help them understand what colleges want.

May 10, 2021
From the President’s Desk: A Hopeful Spring
There have been several encouraging signs this spring that we are heading toward a return to a more normal fall semester. Yet there remain extensive challenges ahead.

May 10, 2021
Boykins Creates Scholarship for Those “Coming Behind Her”
Even though Kathy Nicholas Boykins ’80 did not receive a scholarship when she attended Frostburg State, she knows that someone, somewhere invested in her education.

May 10, 2021
Alumni Spotlight - Jenna Puffinburger ’20
Meet Jenna Puffinburger ’20, a recent FSU grad who works in the world of finance, loves quesadillas and can be found singing along to ABBA songs on Fridays.

Apr 28, 2021
Frostburg State University Announces Spring 2021 Commencement Student Speakers
Frostburg State University has selected its commencement speakers for the spring 2021 commencement ceremony. They are Julia Hershman for the College of Business, Shawn Winans for the College of Education and Jordan Beachy for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Apr 20, 2021
Cooper Given Frostburg State University President’s Distinguished Staff Award
Robert Cooper, director of Student Activities and Fraternity and Sorority Life at Frostburg State University, has been selected as the third recipient of the President’s Distinguished Staff Award, which was presented during a recent virtual meeting of the University faculty and staff.

Apr 19, 2021
Davis Given Frostburg State University President’s Distinguished Faculty Award
Dustin Davis, a professor emeritus in Frostburg State University’s Department of Visual Arts, has been selected as the eighth recipient of the President’s Distinguished Faculty Award, which was presented during a recent virtual meeting of the University faculty and staff.

Apr 12, 2021
College of Business Receives AACSB Accreditation Extension
FSU’s College of Business received a five-year extension of accreditation for its business degree programs by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Less than five percent of the world’s business schools have earned this distinctive accreditation.

Mar 19, 2021
A Message from President Nowaczyk

Mar 17, 2021
From Frostburg to Ozark: Bobcat Jessica Frances Dukes Joins One of Netflix’s Hottest Shows
Frostburg State alumna talks about her journey from Frostburg to Ozark.

Mar 11, 2021
Frostburg State University Partners With MSM Higher Ed in Global Pathways Initiative
“Frostburg State University is looking forward to welcoming additional well-qualified international students from diverse regions of the world through this new partnership with MSM Higher Ed,” said FSU President Ronald Nowaczyk. “We are excited about collaborating with other Founding Members of the Higher Ed Pathways global consortium.”

Feb 18, 2021
Frostburg State University Named Military Friendly for 10th Straight Time
VIQTORY has named Frostburg State University to its coveted 2021-22 Military Friendly Schools list, marking the 10th time in a row FSU has received this distinction, an honor to colleges, universities and trade schools that go above and beyond to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

Feb 2, 2021
Frostburg State University Maryland Accelerates Program Accepting Applicants
The Maryland Accelerates Program provides a Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary or Secondary) degree with a year-long teacher residency in partnership with Frederick, Garrett and Washington County public schools. The Program provides a 12-month, $30,000 living-wage stipend during the residency portion of the program to admitted candidates.

Jan 29, 2021
FSU Art Student Wins International Design Contest for Agency Representation
Frostburg State University senior art student Will Baxter has wanted to be a professional artist since visiting Disney World when he was five years old. He was named special “artist of the day” by a street illustrator and had the chance to sketch with an official Disney artist.

Jan 26, 2021
Cordts P.E. Center Access and Information for Spring 2021
Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, the following activity areas in the Cordts Physical Education Center will be open for limited use. Each activity area has specific COVID-19 capacities and regulations in place for the safety of all users. Those regulations are listed under each activity area below. All users must complete their daily symptom monitoring check-in and present their FSU COVID-19 low-risk badge prior to using the facility.

Jan 22, 2021
Frostburg State University Proposes Science Education Center to Serve Tri-State Region
Challenger Center to Be Centerpiece of Facility in Former City Hall Frostburg State University is proposing to transform Frostburg’s City Hall into a Science Education Center designed to serve school-age children from the multi-state region, provide a resource for regional science teachers and allow FSU College of Education students additional opportunities to interact with children as part of their teacher preparation.

Jan 20, 2021
Frostburg State University Maryland Accelerates Announces Distinguished Board
Frostburg State University’s Maryland Accelerates program, a partnership designed to provide the state with more STEM teachers and enhance career paths for established teachers, has established a distinguished executive advisory board to guide its development and progress as the program begins to accept candidates.

Jan 12, 2021
Frostburg State University Recognized as a Phi Kappa Phi Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter
The FSU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi was recently recognized as a Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi – the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. The award is given to chapters that exceed expectations in chapter operations and demonstrate sustainability and vitality as a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.

Jan 12, 2021
From the President's Desk: Light at the End of the Tunnel
We may be starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel — although we still have a good distance to travel to reach that point. I hope you are proud of the efforts of the Bobcat community. We will continue to work toward maintaining as safe a campus environment as possible, which will include comprehensive testing for the virus on campus.

Jan 8, 2021
Frostburg State University Announces Plans for Spring Semester
Frostburg State University will open its spring semester as scheduled on Monday, Jan. 25, similar to the fall 2020 term. Classes will be presented on campus in a blended (mix of online/in-person) format, designed to limit the time and density in classrooms.

Jan 4, 2021
Alumni Spotlight - Donna Moxley Isaacs ’70
Alumni Spotlight highlights alumni who give back to Frostburg in some way – time, talent, treasure or any combination. This edition of eNews features Donna Moxley Isaacs ’70, a retired Frederick County, Md., music teacher and sister in Alpha Xi Delta.

Jan 4, 2021
“Bobcat Virtual Sellout” Raises Funds and Spirits
When COVID postponed and cancelled athletic games at Frostburg State University this past fall, the FSU sports program took a hit, but as everyone knows, you can’t keep a good Bobcat down.

2020

Dec 16, 2020
FSU Engineering Student Receives Prestigious Department of Energy Fellowship
For Frostburg State University engineering student Bria’ Johnson, getting to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s prestigious Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) program this past summer was a tremendous honor. She was even more honored when her research project was highlighted on the DOE’s official website.

Dec 15, 2020
Response to Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and Student Press Law Center
The following response was sent to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and Student Press Law Center: There is no ongoing investigation into Ms. Conklin, no punishment was considered or was planned, and The Bottom Line was not directed to do anything; rather they were informed of the events in case they chose to take action, and, if so, were asked to provide the university administration with a confidential notice of any action. FSU has always and continues to be committed to freedom of speech, journalistic freedom and integrity, civility, and the policies and privacy rights of individuals in the campus community.

Dec 14, 2020
FSU Engineering Student Profiled for “Women in Technology”
As a young girl, Frostburg State University student Kaoutar Sahmoudi always had engineering on her “radar.” But it was a career path that was uncommon for women and, particularly, women of color. Now, Sahmoudi’s commitment to pursue her dream is receiving international recognition.

Dec 11, 2020
Frostburg State University Engineering Program Reaccredited by ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission
Frostburg State University’s bachelor’s degree program in engineering has been reaccredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, which is the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

Dec 8, 2020
Statement from J. Glenn Beall, Jr. Institute for Public Affairs Board on the passing of Sen. Paul Sarbanes
The Board of the J. Glenn Beall, Jr. Institute for Public Affairs of Frostburg State University wishes to express its sadness on the passing of Senator Paul Sarbanes. We extend our deep sympathies to the Sarbanes family.

Dec 8, 2020
FSU’s Student Government Association Honored with “Excellence in Service Student Group” Award by Campus Compact
Frostburg State University’s Student Government Association has been awarded the 2020 “Excellence in Service Student Group Award” by Campus Compact Mid-Atlantic, a nonprofit association that provides leadership to public and private, two- and four-year colleges and universities in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Delaware.

Dec 8, 2020
FSU Police Raise Money for Good Cause in “No-Shave November”
Frostburg State University Police officers participated in “No-Shave November” again this year and raised a total of $785 to benefit 10-year-old Landen Richie, who faces a rare genetic disorder and related medical challenge.

Dec 2, 2020
Delmock Technologies Holds Ribbon Cutting at New FSU Location
Delmock Technologies, Inc., a Baltimore-based certified HUBZone business, is the first tenant of ATC, part of the FSU Innovation Park. FSU students have already landed research internships with DTI, which is committed to “educate and train a pipeline of workers with digital and technology skills necessary to support the Advanced Technology Center in Frostburg” and grow Western Maryland’s IT workforce.

Dec 1, 2020
FOP/AFSCME Agreements Posted Online
The agreement between FSU and FOP and the agreement between FSU and AFSCME have been posted online.