University News

2020

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
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 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 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.

Oct 8, 2019
Frostburg State University Awarded $4 Million for Maryland Accelerates Teacher Education Program
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Frostburg State University nearly $4.1 million over five years for the Maryland Accelerates program, a partnership that is designed to increase the number of certified teachers in Maryland schools, especially in the sciences, mathematics and computer science, as well as to provide a career path for established teachers to mentor new educators.

Oct 7, 2019
Frostburg Crowns King and Queen for Homecoming Court
Candidates for Frostburg State University’s 2019 Homecoming Court raised a combined $1,993 for regional and national charitable organizations in the weeks leading to Homecoming.

Oct 2, 2019
FSU’s Dustin Davis’ Metal Sculpture Wins “Best of Show” in Online Art Competition
Frostburg State University’s Professor of Visual Arts Dustin Davis has been awarded “Best of Show” for his sculpture “Yellow Abstract,” which was featured in “The HUMAN Figure,” September-October online show by the Bauhaus Prairie Art Gallery, one of several honors Davis’ work has received in recent months.

Sep 30, 2019
Ghost Town
In this three-part series, students and faculty seek to uncover how people lived in an Appalachian coal town in the early 20th century. What they discovered might surprise you!

Sep 30, 2019
Listening to the Past
Students explore life in the now-abandoned coal town of Kempton through archeological digs. "I imagined things would be starker than they were,” Flood said. “One of the first things we found on the surface was a gas-powered washing machine mount – a luxury item. We didn’t find a washboard that somebody would be slaving over. "

Sep 30, 2019
The Long Dark Shadow of Coal: Acid Mine Drainage in Kempton
The Kempton mine closed nearly 70 years ago, but its hazards remain. FSU's Geography students received hands-on experience and the potential to reshape the view of the region’s past – and its future.

Sep 30, 2019
Demystifying Paint Color With the Tap of an App
Some tech industry giants noticed when FSU professor and student presented new research in a paper they co-authored: “Paint Code Identification Using Mobile Color Detector.”

Sep 30, 2019
Puppet Masters - Students Design and Build Theatrical Puppets
Hollywood is full of unlikely characters. Are they are costumed actors or computer animations? No, they're puppets! Theatre 407 was a special topics class designed to teach various production techniques. In spring 2019, the technique was puppetry.

Sep 26, 2019
Alumni Spotlight - Lacy Dickel '06
eNews Alumni Spotlight highlights alumni who give back to Frostburg in some way – time, talent, treasure or any combination. This edition of eNews will feature Lacy Dickel ‘06

Sep 26, 2019
Bobcats Now Competing in DII, Mountain East Conference
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced this summer that Frostburg State has officially been accepted to begin the Division II membership process, capping a 41-year run as a member of Division III.

Sep 26, 2019
Career Path of FSU Alum Shaped by Time as Student-Athlete
After Dr. Jaclyn Franzak ’13 had a bad experience with physical therapy as a kid, she was inspired to go into the profession. But it was her time at Frostburg State University as a student-athlete that influenced the path she would take to get there.

Sep 26, 2019
From the President’s Desk: My Homecoming Top Five
Homecoming — a celebration of all that is Frostburg State — and one of my favorite times of the year. For me, it’s a weekend of meeting students, alumni and friends of FSU and hearing many great stories. Here are my five favorite Homecoming experiences.

Sep 26, 2019
Minor in Climate Science Designed to Expand Knowledge Across Disciplines
As the climate becomes a more pressing topic, climate literacy will be essential when communicating with decision-makers in the public sector, private sector, research and academic fields. To meet this growing need, FSU students across multiple disciplines can gain a firm foundation with a minor in climate science.

Sep 26, 2019
Number of Students Voting Doubled Between Midterms
More than twice as many Frostburg State University students voted in the 2018 midterm election than cast ballots in the 2014 election, mirroring a trend nationwide of increased student voter engagement, according to a report from the National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE).

Sep 25, 2019
New Minor in Climate Science Serves Pressing Topic
As the climate becomes a more pressing topic, climate literacy will be essential when communicating with decision-makers in the public sector, private sector, research and academic fields. Now, Frostburg students across multiple disciplines can gain a firm foundation with a minor in climate science.

Sep 24, 2019
Number of Frostburg State University Students Voting Doubled Between Midterms
More than twice as many Frostburg students voted in the 2018 midterm election than cast ballots in the 2014 election, mirroring a trend nationwide of increased student voter engagement.

Sep 19, 2019
It’s a Bobcat Celebration at FSU for Homecoming Oct. 3-6
It’s that time of year again when Bobcats of all generations come together to celebrate during the Frostburg State University 2019 Homecoming! FSU students, alumni, faculty and staff will be showing their Bobcat pride from Thursday, Oct. 3, to Sunday, Oct. 6.

Sep 11, 2019
Three Employees Honored With Staff Awards for Excellence at FSU State of the University Presentation
Frostburg State University honored three outstanding employees, Robert “Coop” Cooper, Cindy Troutman and Kathy Leck, at its recent State of the University Presentation. The annual Staff Awards for Excellence recognize exceptional service to the institution. Recipients are nominated and chosen by their colleagues. This year’s award winners have served FSU for a combined total of 41 years.

Sep 6, 2019
FSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Journey Through Time for 2019-20 Season
Frostburg State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will take the audience on a journey through time for its 2019-20 season lineup, traveling from the Civil Rights movement of the Deep South to the hilarious music halls of the Victorian era, then from the conclusion of the Civil War to the brink of World War II. With four stage productions and an originally choreographed student dance concert, this year’s series promises to bring the full range of the joys and sorrows, love, intrigue and action of history to the stage.

Aug 29, 2019
FSU Celebrates Region’s Unique Culture, History, Music and Dance With Appalachian Festival
Frostburg State University’s much-anticipated Appalachian Festival will return for its 14th year from Thursday, Sept. 19, to Saturday, Sept. 21. The free, family-friendly event brings together artists and craftspeople to celebrate all that makes the region unique – its history, culture, music and dance, folk arts, food and more – with performances, workshops, displays, discussions and activities. This year’s event focuses on “Just Transitions: Climate, Economy and Culture.”

Aug 20, 2019
Frostburg State University Rededicates John Leake Hall of Fame Room
Frostburg State University recently rededicated a space in the Harold J. Cordts PE Center in honor of John Leake, a coal miner who became a member of the House of Delegates and played a crucial role in the establishment of State Normal School No. 2 at Frostburg.

Aug 13, 2019
Campers Learn and Teach About STEM at Frostburg State University’s F2T2 Camp
The Frostburg State University campus continues to buzz over the summer, but instead of college students, it buzzes with those attending numerous camps and conferences. One is the Future Frostburg Teachers Teaching (F2T2) day camp, now in its second year.

Jul 31, 2019
CES at Frostburg State University Announces 2019-20 Season
The Cultural Events Series at Frostburg State University announces an exciting 2019-20 season of professional performing arts events, including ballet, comedy, circus arts, international dance, jazz, funk and orchestral music. Unless otherwise noted, all performances begin at 7:30 p.m.