University News


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 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
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education, 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 and Garrett 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.


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.

Nov 19, 2020
Frostburg State Alum’s Play, “Thoughts of a Colored Man,” Headed for Broadway
A critically acclaimed play on the Black experience, penned by Frostburg State University alumnus Keenan Scott II, will open on Broadway in the coming season, theatre producers recently announced.

Nov 19, 2020
FSU’s Small Business Development Center Launches Business Transition Program
Frostburg State University and the Western Region Maryland Small Business Development Center have created a new Legacy Business Transition Program to assist area business owners seeking to sell their businesses and individuals or entities interested in purchasing them.

Nov 16, 2020
Statement on RA's and Freedom of Expression
This message regarding RAs and Freedom of Expression was sent to Student Government Association and Residence Hall Association leadership on Friday, Nov. 13.

Nov 16, 2020
Frostburg State University Announces December 2020 Commencement Speakers
Frostburg State University has selected its commencement speakers for the fall 2020 ceremony, Matthew Maust from the College of Business, Abigail Burdock from the College of Education and Olivia Shaffer from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. While the in-person ceremony has been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, from Monday, Dec. 7, to Friday, Dec. 11, a Grad Week series of virtual recognition activities will be presented online.

Nov 16, 2020
FSU Materials Engineering Special Seminar to Feature Four FSU Alums
FSU’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the FSU Department of Physics and Engineering will host a virtual materials engineering seminar on Tuesday, Nov. 17, from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Titled “From Materials Engineering Capstone Project Success to a Current Career in the Defense Industry and/or Engineering,” the special seminar will feature FSU alumni Kamaron Cheatham, Amber Eure, Kimera Peterson and Taqi Robinson.

Nov 13, 2020
Residence Hall, Multicultural Center Names Get USM Regents Approval
Two campus buildings will now honor the history and legacy of Frostburg’s African American community following approval from the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. The newly built residence hall will be known as Brownsville Hall, and a former school for African Americans will be named the Adams/Wyche Multicultural Center at the Lincoln School.

Nov 11, 2020
FSU Moves to Online Instruction on 11/12 for Remainder of Semester
Given the governor’s office revised guidance from yesterday and recommendations from the Pandemic Recovery Team and the University System of Maryland, I have made the decision that Frostburg State University will move all classes, including finals, to online instruction for the rest of the semester, effective tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 12.

Nov 11, 2020
Frostburg State University Student Tiffany Arnett Wins Z Hacks People’s Choice Award
In this year’s Z Hacks Humanity and Earth hack-a-thon, Frostburg State University student Tiffany Arnett walked away with the People’s Choice award and a $100 prize. Contestants were to design and submit posters in one of three categories: social justice, environment or the pandemic.

Nov 11, 2020
Psychology Behind Assassins, Terrorists, Conspiracies Focus of FSU Professor’s Book
Frostburg State University’s Dr. Scott Johnson, a professor of political science, dives into the psychology behind some of America’s most heinous criminals in his new book, “Political Assassins, Terrorists and Related Conspiracies in American History,” being released this month.

Nov 10, 2020
Recent MBA Graduate Pays It Forward
A recent MBA grad recognized the extra burden of pursuing a degree in a pandemic, so he donated the tuition value of two seven-week MBA classes to help someone coming behind him fulfill their dream.

Nov 10, 2020
New Faces, Old Places Energize Coach Kylie Heyne
Nearly a decade after graduating, first-year FSU volleyball coach Kylie Heyne ’11 has returned to lead at the place where her love for coaching was born.

Nov 10, 2020
Alumni Spotlight - Eric Manns, Jr. ’10
Meet Eric Manns, Jr. ’10, resident instructional leader (assistant principal) of Richard Wright Public Charter School and a member of the FSU Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Nov 10, 2020
From the President’s Desk: Our Role in Uncertain Times
As our very unusual semester winds down to end before Thanksgiving, the COVID-19 pandemic and the current presidential transition are just two of the learning experiences these times of concern have presented to us. Throughout, we still strive to provide a valuable educational experience for our students. And we are proud of our Bobcats!

Nov 9, 2020
Additional statement concerning the Salary Reduction Plan and AFSCME
FSU did receive a letter from AFSCME dated October 26, 2020, which included preconditions on their part, for AFSCME to return to the table. We responded to that and are awaiting their response. So far, we have had conversations with the union five times. We’ve responded to the union’s last request. We also have a meeting scheduled with the union on Wednesday, Nov. 11, to discuss health and safety matters.

Nov 9, 2020
FSU Police Get Scruffy for Good Cause
University Police officers are again participating in “No-Shave November” as a way of raising awareness and money to benefit 10-year-old Landen Richie, who faces a rare genetic disorder and related medical challenge

Nov 6, 2020
New Works Incubator Project at Frostburg State University Features Original Play by Alum Keenan Scott II
This November, the Frostburg State University Department of Theatre and Dance will feature a new play by theatre alum Keenan Scott II. As part of the New Works Incubator Project, Scott will develop his script with six FSU actors over a two-week period, culminating in a virtual reading for an online audience. Information about dates and attendance of the virtual reading will be shared later.

Nov 4, 2020
Additional Information About Our Testing Data and Reporting
While there is understandable concern about COVID-19 data that was shared yesterday, it is important to understand how this data is arrived at, and its place in all the factors that are being monitored.

Nov 4, 2020
Questions and Answers on the Salary Reduction Plan
Questions and answers about the salary reduction plan.

Nov 4, 2020
Food Service Changes Effective Thursday, 11/4
Due to two confirmed positive COVID cases of employees (one at Chesapeake and one in Appalachian Station at Lane Center), and out of an abundance of caution, Chartwells and the University decided to move all food service at Chesapeake Hall to grab-and-go until further notice. Appalachian Station will be closed as a precaution as well. Moe's and Starbucks will remain open.

Nov 3, 2020
Addressing Concerns Raised by AFSCME
It has come to Frostburg State University’s attention that the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which is the union bargaining unit for approximately 271 of FSU’s employees (out of 633 full-time employees), has recently issued statements to local media outlets regarding their perception of COVID-19 events occurring on FSU’s campus. FSU would like to address the following issues as raised by AFSCME.

Nov 2, 2020
Frostburg State University to Resume Blended Classes on Thursday, Nov. 5
Frostburg State University, after a review of testing numbers from the two-week period, recent symptomatic cases monitored by Brady Health Center and related indicators FSU is monitoring, announced it will resume the in-person sessions of blended classes on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 8 a.m. Approximately 70% of classes feature a mix of online and in-person while the remaining 30% are entirely online.

Nov 2, 2020
University Response to Oct. 30 Story in The Bottom Line
The following response was sent on Oct. 31 to The Bottom Line in response to its story of Oct. 30.

Oct 30, 2020
Update and Additional Information on FSU Decision to Move Online
Following is additional information in Frostburg State University’s decision move to online instruction until Wednesday, Nov. 4, as well as plans moving forward.

Oct 29, 2020
Frostburg State University Transitions to Online Instruction Until Nov. 4
It is with an abundance of caution that Frostburg State University has decided to pause in-person instruction effective 8 p.m. today, until at least Wednesday, Nov. 4, due to recent increases of symptomatic cases monitored by Brady Health Center, coupled with community spread in the region and related indicators FSU is monitoring.

Oct 28, 2020
“Baby Steps in Doomsday Prepping,” Prose Poem Collection by FSU’s Gerry LaFemina, Released Just as Pandemic Arrived
Frostburg State University English professor Gerard LaFemina released his book of prose poems, “Baby Steps in Doomsday Prepping,” in February, just as COVID-19 was arriving in the United States. Now in the midst of the pandemic, he said his choice of title was “prescient.”

Oct 12, 2020
Frostburg State University Adds Major in Life-Cycle Facilities Management
Frostburg State University has received approval to offer a bachelor’s degree in Life-Cycle Facilities Management, which applies environmental, societal and long-term sustainability goals to the construction and management of buildings, manufacturing processes and products.

Oct 9, 2020
Frostburg State University Student Jessica Thayer Named Newman Civic Fellow
Frostburg State University student Jessica Thayer of Oakland, Md., has been named a Newman Civic Fellow, which recognizes and supports community-committed students. Thayer is a senior double majoring in law and society and political science and minoring in philosophy and is the Student Government Association (SGA) vice president.

Oct 1, 2020
Members of Frostburg State University Baseball Team Placed in Quarantine
Members of Frostburg State University’s baseball team are being placed in quarantine. Five players tested positive and were placed in isolation. Subsequently, the Allegany County Health Department, based on the results of contact tracing, provided the guidance to quarantine the rest of the team. Practice had already been suspended after the positive results were received.

Sep 30, 2020
Frostburg State University Goes Virtual for Homecoming 2020, Oct. 15-18
Frostburg State University alumni from across the country will be able to attend this year’s Homecoming no matter where they are — It’s virtual. The festivities can be accessed from the Frostburg State’s Homecoming website and FSU Alumni Association Facebook page from Thursday, Oct. 15, to Sunday, Oct. 18.

Sep 18, 2020
Members of Frostburg State University Men’s Lacrosse Team Quarantining Following Player’s Positive Test
Members of Frostburg State University’s men’s lacrosse team are being placed in quarantine after a player tested positive for COVID-19 and, between when the team members had been tested and the result was received, the team engaged in a high-intensity practice involving close contact among team members.

Sep 4, 2020
Frostburg State University Makes Standardized Tests Optional for 2021 Admissions
Frostburg State University has made submitting standardized test scores optional for all applicants for the 2021 admissions cycle. This includes the spring, summer and fall semesters in 2021.

Sep 3, 2020
FSU Celebrates Region’s Unique Culture With Virtual Appalachian Festival
The three-day online event kicks off with the Mountain Traditions Film Festival on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m., continues with the symposium, "African Americans in Appalachia," on Friday, Sept. 18, from 6 to 9 p.m. and culminates in a full day of workshops, presentations and musical performances on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Aug 31, 2020
Acrobatics and Tumbling Prepares to Jump Into Bobcat Athletics Scene
A new and exciting sport is coming to FSU. Beginning in the spring 2021 semester, Acrobatics and Tumbling will look to flip FSU Athletics upside down, ushering in one of the fastest-growing sports in the country.

Aug 31, 2020
Alumni Spotlight - Sheila Colbert Alzate ’91/M’94
Meet Sheila Colbert Alzate ’91/M’94, a high school principal from Leesburg, Va., and the 122nd inductee into the Bobcat Hall of Fame.

Aug 31, 2020
From the President’s Desk: A Most Unusual Semester
Our fall 2020 semester is under way. This is indeed a very unusual semester, starting two weeks early and ending at Thanksgiving break. Approximately 30 percent of fall class offerings are entirely online. As we work our way through the difficult months of 2020, we know we have many challenges ahead of us. It is my hope that we will address these challenges together and emerge even stronger.

Aug 31, 2020
Scholarship Celebrates the Legacy of John Reuschlein: An Advocate for Students and Educators
John Reuschlein, who spent 45 years in the Allegany County Public School System as an elementary teacher and administrator, died suddenly in 2018, just months after his retirement. He left behind countless inspired students and a rich legacy, including a scholarship in his name at Frostburg State University.

Aug 31, 2020
MEC and Frostburg Hit 'Pause' on Fall Sports
The Mountain East Conference announced in mid-August it would postpone fall sports until the spring semester, following an announcement from the NCAA Board of Governors regarding additional requirements and the cancellation of 2020 NCAA Division II Fall Championships due to the COVID-19 pandemic.