University News

2021

Apr 12, 2021
College of Business Receives AACSB Accreditation Extension
Frostburg State University’s College of Business recently 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 by AACSB International.

Mar 19, 2021
A Message from President Nowaczyk

Mar 11, 2021
Frostburg State University Partners With MSM Higher Ed in Global Pathways Initiative
Frostburg State University has partnered with education management company MSM Higher Ed in its unique pathway program for international education.

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.

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.

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
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.

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
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
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
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 19, 2020
Post-Baccalaureate Certificates Offered in Business Analytics, Healthcare Management and Management
Frostburg State University now offers Post-Baccalaureate Certificates (PBCs) in business analytics, healthcare management and management as online programs. Such PBCs, which require half the coursework, tuition and time of a traditional master's degree, can strengthen business skills, provide an opportunity to go deeper into subject areas and enhance knowledge for career advancement, marketability or additional graduate studies.

Jul 30, 2020
Frostburg State University Awarded Inaugural Resilient Maryland Pilot Grant
Clean Energy Innovator Len Jornlin Named Entrepreneur-in-Residence Frostburg State University has been awarded an inaugural Resilient Maryland pilot grant of $100,000 from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) to plan a campus-scale microgrid that will bolster campus energy resilience, further sustainability goals and provide students with real-world applied learning opportunities.

Jul 2, 2020
Beach Butler Eliminates the “Haul” From an Ocean City Holiday
Ocean City vacations are loads of fun, but not uniformly pleasant. They come with issues like traffic, sunburn and the struggle of hauling a day’s worth of chairs, snacks and toys to and from the car or the condo. Alums Justin ’08 and Sarah Greenwood Ports ’06 can't help with the traffic or sunburn, but they have come up with the solution to the task of hauling and setting up beach gear with their business, the Beach Butler.

Jul 1, 2020
Former Player Follows Footsteps to Bring Coaching Experience Full Circle
Not only did Kelly Massino '09 mentor Tara Whitney '18 as a coach during Whitney's high school years, Massino also inspired Whitney to become a coach herself. Now the duo coach together at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, inspiring another generation of young women.

Jul 1, 2020
Bill Mandicott Honored as Outstanding Student Organization Advisor at FSU
Bill Mandicott, assistant vice president for Student and Community Involvement at Frostburg State University, was honored with the Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award at the 2019-2020 FSU Leadership and Engagement Awards virtual celebration.

Jul 1, 2020
Robert Cooper Honored With Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award at FSU
Robert Cooper, director of Student Activities in the Student and Community Involvement Office at Frostburg State University, was honored with the Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award at the 2019-2020 FSU Leadership and Engagement Awards virtual celebration.

Jul 1, 2020
Dr. Natalia Buta Honored as FSU Outstanding Faculty Member
Dr. Natalia Buta, an associate professor in the Kinesiology and Recreation Department at Frostburg State University, was honored with the Outstanding Faculty Award at the 2019-2020 FSU Leadership and Engagement Awards virtual celebration.

Jun 30, 2020
Students Helping Giant "Snot Otters" Nest Safely
In the state of Maryland, just five hellbender salamanders were found last year. Human activity is negatively impacting these gentle giants. To reverse this trend, FSU students began a program to build nesting boxes that can serve as temporary habitats for the animals.

Jun 29, 2020
Alumni Spotlight - AJ Bell ’95
Meet Ariel “AJ” Bell ’95, a business analyst from Greencastle, Pa., and 156th inductee into the Bobcat Athletics Hall of Fame who will “always rep FSU.”

Jun 19, 2020
Frostburg State University Tuition, Fees to Remain at 2019 Rates
Frostburg State University undergraduate and graduate tuition, fees and meal plans will remain at the 2019 rates for the coming academic year, following a vote today by the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents, that board that controls the rates at all its institutions.

Jun 15, 2020
Frostburg State University Announces Plans for Fall Semester
Frostburg State University will begin its fall semester two weeks early and end with Thanksgiving break, all residence hall rooms will be singles and classes will be adjusted to provide more flexibility and distancing options. All plans will be contingent upon state and local public health conditions and in compliance with state health guidelines.

May 13, 2020
Frostburg State University Announces May 2020 Commencement Speakers
Although the usual spring commencement ceremony is postponed until a future date, Frostburg State University recognizes three students chosen by their academic colleges as the Spring 2020 Commencement speakers.

Apr 30, 2020
COVID-19 Pandemic Stalls Bobcats’ Early DII Success
The launch of NCAA Division II at Frostburg was a series of highs and lows for Bobcat student-athletes and their fans. Some teams met the challenge with great success, but the COVID-19 pandemic brought an abrupt halt to competition.

Apr 28, 2020
Four Brothers from Ghana Make Frostburg State University a Tradition
The four Azenadaga brothers have made Frostburg State their own family tradition, with three graduates and one current student coming from Ghana to study here. “I would do it again, over and over again if I had the chance,” said recent grad, Reagan Azenadaga.

Apr 27, 2020
Alumni Spotlight - Alanna Hirshman Keeler ’16 and Zach Keeler ’16
Meet Alanna Hirshman Keeler ’16 and Zach Keeler ’16. These two Bobcats are pursuing doctorates at West Virginia University, Alanna in management and Zach in natural resource economics.

Apr 27, 2020
Winter/Spring Sports Wrap-up
In a year with the twin trials of moving into the Division II Mountain East Conference and COVID-19, Bobcat teams still rose to the challenge. (The track & field teams’ outdoor seasons had not begun before all NCAA competition was cancelled.)

Mar 1, 2020
Frostburg State’s Graduate Programs Meet Advanced Workforce Needs
Frostburg State University provides much to the Western Maryland region in ensuring that regional businesses and industries have an employment pool with the advanced knowledge and training they require, specifically through its graduate programs.

Feb 26, 2020
Winter Sports Wrap-up
Swimming and indoor track & field were introduced to DII competition and came away with numerous individual accomplishments, and mostly young teams will take experience into next season.

Feb 26, 2020
Alumni Spotlight - Jermaine N. Johnson ’13
Meet Jermaine N. Johnson ’13, an IT Business Analyist with the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education, whose nonprofit organization, Reality Check Mentoring, is the result of his passion for mentoring young males of color in the pre-teen and teen years.)

Feb 26, 2020
Engineering Capstone Provides Potential Solution for Icy Sidewalks and Driveways
Engineering students working on their capstone project took inspiration from their frosty Frostburg surroundings in developing modular heated tiles to melt snow and ice on slippery surfaces.

Feb 12, 2020
Frostburg State University Named Military Friendly for Ninth Straight Time
VIQTORY, which serves military personnel and their spouses transitioning into civilian life, has named Frostburg State University to its coveted 2020-21 Military Friendly Schools list, marking the ninth time in a row FSU has received this distinction.

Jan 31, 2020
FSU’s Online MBA, Business Analytics Concentration, Ranks 10th in America as GetEducated.com “Best Buy”
Frostburg State University’s online Master of Business Administration, Business Analytics concentration, has been ranked 10th on GetEducated.com’s newest “Best Buy” list of the 57 most affordable options in the United States. The national affordability ranking is the result of a comprehensive, data-driven review of 93 online MBA business analytics programs from 89 regionally accredited schools.

Jan 28, 2020
Frostburg State University Master’s in Nursing Concentrations Receive Accreditation
The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education has accredited all of Frostburg State University’s Master of Science in Nursing programs, which include four concentrations, family nurse practitioner, psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner, leadership and management, and education.

Jan 22, 2020
Nationally Known Educator Chosen as Frostburg State University’s College of Education Dean
Dr. Boyce C. Williams has been named dean of the College of Education at Frostburg State University. The nationally renowned educator in the field of public and teacher education has served as Frostburg’s interim dean since 2017.

Jan 21, 2020
FSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance Continues Season Into Spring
Frostburg State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will offer three exciting productions during its spring season.

Jan 13, 2020
CES at FSU Presents World-Class Performers in Spring Lineup
The Cultural Events Series at Frostburg State University continues its 2019-20 season with a spring lineup of professional performing arts events, including ballet, circus arts, jazz, funk and orchestral music. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Jan 8, 2020
Travis Named Vice President for Student Affairs at Frostburg State University
Dr. Artie Lee Travis has been named Frostburg State University’s new vice president for Student Affairs. Travis comes to Frostburg from Bowie State University, where he has been vice president for Student Affairs since 2006.

Jan 3, 2020
Higher Ed in Hollywood Means Serving the Whole Student
Dr. Jim Limbaugh ’94 is the president of West Los Angeles College, a school that serves some 21,000 students from every background and facing every challenge. For Limbaugh, and his wife, Trish Limbaugh ’02, serving the person as a whole is the key to student success.

2019

Dec 12, 2019
Frostburg State University Students, Staff Create WMSR Polar Express Scenery
Students and staff in the Frostburg State University Scene Shop painted, assembled and placed the “North Pole” scenery for the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad’s “Polar Express” train ride this holiday season.

Dec 11, 2019
From the President's Desk: Looking Forward in 2020
Happy New Year to FSU alumni and friends! 2020 will be a busy year at Frostburg State University, with plenty that’s new including a new residence hall featuring more than 400 beds and a groundbreaking for the new Education and Health Sciences Building!

Dec 10, 2019
Fall Sports Wrap-up
The Bobcats have completed their first semester in NCAA Division II’s Mountain East Conference, and they’ve made a splash, especially the football team. Picked at the beginning of the season to finish in ninth place, the 8-3 team ended up in a tie for second.

Dec 9, 2019
Alumni Spotlight - Mike Schoelen ’14
Alumni Spotlight highlights alumni who give back to Frostburg in some way – time, talent, treasure or any combination. This edition of eNews will feature Mike Schoelen ’14.

Dec 4, 2019
FSU Student Richards to Serve on American Academy of Physician Assistant Panel
Calvin Richards of Hagerstown, a student in Frostburg State University’s physician assistant (PA) program, was selected from thousands of PA students across the country as one of 18 to participate in the American Academy of Physician Assistant (AAPA) House of Delegates National Conference in May 2020. The House of Delegates establishes policies and guides the direction of the AAPA Academy each year.

Dec 4, 2019
FSU Police Get Scruffy for a Good Cause
FSU Police Get Scruffy for a Good Cause: The Frostburg State University Police Department joined other members of Allegany County Law Enforcement to raise money for Fort Hill High School student Ben Starr, who is undergoing aggressive cancer treatment. FSUPD’s No-Shave November this year was dedicated to Starr in his battle against T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma.

Dec 3, 2019
FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY TO CELEBRATE 155TH COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Frostburg State University celebrates student achievements with the 155th Commencement ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 18. This year’s commencement speakers are Mackenzie Swift from the College of Business, Kyndra Dawson from the College of Education and Robert Burns from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Nov 15, 2019
FSU Alumna Elizabeth Green Wins Poster Presentation at Natural Areas Conference
Elizabeth Green of McHenry, Md., an August 2019 graduate from the Frostburg State University Master of Science program in applied ecology and conservation biology, was awarded the Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award at the Natural Areas Association’s Natural Areas Conference (NAC) in Pittsburgh.

Nov 12, 2019
Scott’s “Thoughts” Carry Him on a Theatrical Journey of Discovery and Development
Who am I? A central question that we all ask. Playwright and Frostburg State alum Keenan Scott II ’09 chose to take on just that quintessential question from the perspective of today’s black man in his play, Thoughts of a Colored Man, a project born while he was a student at FSU.

Nov 7, 2019
Two From FSU AmeriCorps Programs Honored with Governor’s Service Award
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan honored two volunteers from Frostburg State University-affiliated AmeriCorps program – FSU senior Mekhi Jones and AmeriCorps alumnus Robert Zellner -- during the 36th Annual Governor’s Service Awards Ceremony, which was hosted by the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism in October.

Nov 6, 2019
Frostburg State University’s First Solar-Powered Bench Can Charge Your Phone
Frostburg State University’s first solar-powered Soofa bench has been installed not just for sitting, but also for charging devices. The new addition is on the on the balcony of the Lewis J. Ort Library.

Nov 6, 2019
Children From West Side Chinese Program Meet Cirque Mei Performers at FSU
Four elementary school students who participate in West Side Elementary School’s Chinese Partial Immersion Program visited Frostburg State University to meet with Chinese circus artists from Cirque Mei prior to their performance in October.