2017 News

October

Oct 12, 2017
Robert A. Norr Memorial Scholarship “Sealed the Deal” for Recent Frostburg State Grad
Calli Feudale’s career is built on making people who face difficult circumstances live a rewarding life. Yet, she would not be a 2017 Frostburg State University Recreation and Parks graduate if it weren’t for others giving back. Feudale, 22, of Frederick, Md., received the Robert A. Norr Memorial Scholarship in 2016, awarded to a FSU recreation and parks major who studies therapeutic recreation and exemplifies the character and spirit of the late FSU student Bob Norr, among other criteria.

Oct 10, 2017
FSU Celebrates Its 2017 Homecoming Oct. 19-22
Frostburg State University will host an array of events for its Homecoming from Thursday, Oct. 19, to Sunday, Oct. 22. The weekend of fun welcomes students, staff, faculty, alumni and future students to join in on the festivities.

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Oct 10, 2017
Coppin State University, Frostburg State University Partnership Prepares Teachers For All Classroom Environments
Maryland is in many ways a miniature America with snowy mountains in the west transitioning to farmland and urban cities and then to sandy beaches along the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. The population is as diverse across the state as the geography, and if teacher candidates can figure out how to scale unfamiliar terrain in two starkly different Maryland classrooms, they can teach anywhere in the country.

Oct 10, 2017
Coppin State, Frostburg State Universities Launch Unique Diversity Teaching Experience
Teachers can be prepared to teach any student in any community through an innovative teacher preparedness program launching this fall at Coppin State University (CSU) and Frostburg State University (FSU) in Maryland.

Oct 6, 2017
Frostburg State Online Master’s in Applied Computer Science Ranks Fourth in America as GetEducated.com “Best Buy”
Frostburg State University’s online Master of Science in Applied Computer Science has been ranked fourth on GetEducated.com’s newest “Best Buy” list of the nation’s 19 most affordable online master’s of computer science degrees. The national affordability ranking was the result of a comprehensive, data-driven review of 41 online computer science master’s programs.

Oct 5, 2017
Frostburg, FSU Roots Run Deep for First Foundation for Frostburg Scholarship Recipient
Rising high school students from Frostburg, Md., now have another compelling reason to continue their education at Frostburg State University, thanks to a new scholarship from the Foundation for Frostburg, a nonprofit community organization established in 1995 to support the Frostburg community and its citizens.

Oct 4, 2017
Frostburg State’s Food Recovery Network Cuts Food Waste and Feeds People in Need
About 46 million Americans rely on food banks to feed themselves and their families each year. Yet the USDA estimates that 30 to 40 percent of America’s annual food production – 133 billion pounds, or $161 billion worth – goes to waste.

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Oct 3, 2017
Good Vibrations: Alumna Has Role in Groundbreaking Deep Space Discovery
Dr. Amber Stuver, Frostburg Class of 1999, makes her living looking for disturbances in the space-time continuum that are so difficult to detect that even Albert Einstein wasn’t sure how to go about it. Stuver is part of a team of ground-breaking scientists who were the first to detect the existence of gravitational waves and black holes — a revolutionary feat that has puzzled the best of scientists since Einstein first predicted them in his general theory of relativity.

September

Sep 28, 2017
Intriguing Interns Demonstrate a World of Experiences at Frostburg State University
Great internships enhance what Frostburg State University students learn in the classroom to better prepare them for their dream jobs. This summer, more FSU students discovered how employers are finding engaging and interesting ways to make their internship fascinating. They also demonstrate that anything is possible as students at FSU.

Sep 19, 2017
Frostburg State University Geography Professor Named Fulbright Scholar to University of Regina in Canada
Frostburg State University Associate Professor of Geography Dr. Richard A. Russo has been named a 2017-18 Fulbright Scholar to the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Sep 15, 2017
FSU Department of Theatre and Dance to Present Exciting Lineup for 2017-18 Season
For its 2017-18 season, Frostburg State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will once again present something for everyone in an exciting season of drama, comedy, music and dance featuring the exceptional performance skills of FSU’s students.

Sep 14, 2017
Frostburg State University Awarded $9,000 Grant for Sexual Assault Prevention
Frostburg State University students will be challenged to use critical thinking to break stereotypes and recognize potential risky behavior in an effort to prevent sexual assault through programs funded by a Maryland Department of Health grant.

Sep 12, 2017
Frostburg State Joins AASCU’s American Democracy Project
Frostburg State University has joined the American Democracy Project (ADP), a network of more than 250 state colleges and universities focused on public higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, democratically engaged citizens. ADP is a nonpartisan initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in partnership with the New York Times.

Sep 12, 2017
Frostburg State’s New Public Safety Building Reinforces Commitment to Community and Enhances Public Safety Capabilities
Over the three-plus decades since its commissioning, Frostburg State University Police have occupied several temporary headquarters. The most recent was a repurposed elementary school building. Now, the department has a new purpose-built home on campus.

Sep 8, 2017
CES at Frostburg State University to Present Another Season of On the EDGE
CES at Frostburg State University will once again offer the exciting underground club series, On the EDGE, featuring cutting-edge performers who stretch the boundaries of their art forms. All 2017-18 season shows begin at 8:15 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall of FSU’s Lane University Center and feature informal table seating, comfortable couch and armchair seating, and food and beverage options.

Sep 5, 2017
Frostburg State Named to MONEY’s 2017-18 “Best Colleges for Your Money”
Frostburg State University has again been ranked one of the “Best Colleges for Your Money” by MONEY Magazine in its “uniquely practical analysis” of America’s 711 best-performing colleges for 2017-18. Frostburg appeared on MONEY’s inaugural ranking last year and moved up more than 100 places in the new ranking.

Sep 1, 2017
Three Employees Honored With Staff Awards for Excellence at FSU State of the University Presentation
Frostburg State University honored three outstanding employees, Lisa Toni Clark, Sgt. Thomas Bevan and Jeffrey Pfister, 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.

August

Aug 31, 2017
FSU Appalachian Festival Symposium to Highlight Community Wealth Building
A discussion of building a healthy local economy will lead off Frostburg State University’s symposium on “Sustaining Community and Community Wealth Building” on Friday, Sept. 15, as part of the annual Appalachian Festival. The symposium will provide the community with an opportunity to engage in productive and positive discussions about the region’s obstacles as well as its opportunities.

Aug 27, 2017
FSU Celebrates Region’s Unique Culture and Resilience With Appalachian Festival
Frostburg State University’s much-anticipated Appalachian Festival will return for its 12th year from Thursday, Sept. 14, to Saturday, Sept. 16. The free, family-friendly event brings together artists and craftspeople to celebrate all that makes the region unique – its history, culture, music, food and more – with performances, workshops, displays, discussions and activities.

Aug 21, 2017
Diplomats in Training: Frostburg State University Students Master Diplomacy in D.C.
Across the street from the Washington Monument, Frostburg State University student CJ Barnett struck up a conversation with anyone he could see in the sunlit grand hall of the Organization of American States’ main building.

Aug 20, 2017
CES at Frostburg State University Announces 2017-18 Season of International Arts
CES at Frostburg State University will present an exciting 2017-18 season of international performing arts events. Artists from Switzerland, Ireland, Russia, the People’s Republic of China, Cuba, Argentina, Trinidad and Tobago, the Dominican Republic and the United States will offer performances in various genres, including ballet, classical music, circus arts and surreal theatre.

Aug 14, 2017
President Nowaczyk's statement on the incidents in Charlottesville
As I'm sure many of you were, I have been greatly troubled by the news and images coming out of the University of Virginia, and especially by the hate-inspired violence that resulted in injuries and loss of life. I urge you to keep those affected in your thoughts. It is both ironic and disturbing that white supremacists chose to stage their rally at the university founded by the person who, despite his own flaws, wrote, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal," for it is the diversity of background, ethnicity, and ideas inspired by Thomas Jefferson's words that has made our nation great. This is the principle we strive to mirror at Frostburg State University.

Aug 10, 2017
Frostburg Professor Prepping Hub City Kids for Kindergarten by Engaging Families
The old maxim goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.” One Frostburg State University professor has revised that idea based on educational research and her classroom experiences: To raise successful children, it takes families engaged in their communities and their child’s education.

Aug 10, 2017
Frostburg State University to Offer New Graduate Nurse Practitioner Programs
Healthcare professionals and undergraduate students can start applying for two new nursing programs at Frostburg State University in the fall.

Aug 9, 2017
Frostburg State’s Exercise and Sport Science Program Receives Initial Accreditation
Frostburg State University’s Exercise and Sport Science program has been granted initial accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation for the Exercise Sciences.

Aug 3, 2017
BestComputerScienceDegrees.com Lists FSU’s Online Master’s in Computer Science Among Best in the Country
BestComputerScienceDegrees.com, an online resource for individuals interested in computer science degrees, recently ranked Frostburg State University’s online Master’s in Applied Computer Science fifth among the top 30 best online master’s in computer science degree programs for 2017.

July

Aug 1, 2017
FSU Joins Fight Against Opioid Epidemic With AmeriCorps Targeted Priority Grant
Frostburg State University has been awarded a $37,203 AmeriCorps targeted priority grant this month by the Corporation for National and Community Service to fund Western Maryland’s Conquering Opiate Abuse Together (COAT) program, which will help fight opioid abuse.

Jul 25, 2017
Chinese Students Learn to Produce American TV at Frostburg State University Camp
Sixteen students from China are experiencing a crash course in American TV production at Frostburg State University’s TV3 studio this month.

Jul 14, 2017
Published Writers Teaching Future Authors at Frostburg’s WordQuest
For middle-school booklovers and creative writers, WordQuest is the place to be inspired this summer. Taught by the staff of Frostburg State University’s Center for Literary Arts, the weeklong day camp beginning July 31 at the 22 E. Main St. center and other Frostburg locations introduces incoming seventh- to ninth-grade students to creative writing and the literary scene.

Jul 7, 2017
New Frostburg Scholarship Supports the Pursuit of Music for Love, Not Money
Playing music is a passion for many, but only a few make it a career. For many other musicians, they know all about the power of music to move people, build connections and break down barriers, but they also know they shouldn’t quit their day job. These are the kind of students who will find support from a unique new Frostburg State University scholarship.

Jul 5, 2017
Frostburg State’s University PALS: A Summer Camp Where Booklovers Are Born
Parents, beware the treacherous summer slide! Not sunbaked playground equipment – this slide sees children lose reading skills over summer vacation. Most common in children from low-income families, summer slides add up each year. By middle school, mounting skill losses can become a two-year reading skills gap.

June

Jun 23, 2017
FSU Foundation, Inc., Announces New Board Members and Officers
The Frostburg State University Foundation, Inc., recently welcomed two new members to its Board of Directors and announced the appointments of five officers.

Jun 22, 2017
Frostburg Center for Literary Arts Hosting Annual Nightsun Writer’s Conference
Frostburg State University’s Center for Literary Arts will host its 10th annual Nightsun Writer’s Conference from Thursday, July 27, to Sunday, July 30, in downtown Frostburg. Registrations are due July 1.

Jun 21, 2017
New Frostburg Workshop Helping Children Make Their Own Books
Everybody has a story to tell, and a new program will help local children put theirs in print. This summer, the Frostburg State University Center for Literary Arts is presenting the Make-A-Book program at regional public libraries.

Jun 15, 2017
SR Education Group Lists FSU’s Online Master’s in Computer Science Among Most Affordable in the Country
SR Education Group, an education publisher, recently ranked Frostburg State University’s online master’s in computer science among the top 23 most affordable online computer science master’s degrees in the nation for 2017.

Jun 13, 2017
Geography Major Preparing For World Powerlifting Championships This Month
College students are used to doing heavy lifting for their course work. Frostburg State University student Tristan Nazelrod is taking that to the next level with his dedication to powerlifting.

Jun 1, 2017
Keller Given Frostburg State University President’s Distinguished Faculty Award
Dr. Karen Keller, an associate professor in Frostburg State University’s Department of Biology, has been selected as the sixth recipient of the President’s Distinguished Faculty Award. She received the award during FSU’s 150th commencement ceremony.

May

May 17, 2017
Frostburg State University Announces Improvements to MBA Program Delivery
Frostburg State University’s College of Business, starting with the fall semester, will change the course session structure in its Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the traditional 15-week semester-long program to two seven-week sessions each semester, complementing two six-week sessions offered in the summer.

May 16, 2017
Nationally Known Educator to Serve as Frostburg State University’s Interim College of Education Dean
Dr. Boyce C. Williams, a nationally renowned educator in the field of public and teacher education, has been named Frostburg State University’s interim dean of the College of Education.

May 15, 2017
Frostburg State University to Celebrate Student Successes at 150th Commencement
Frostburg State University will hold its 150th Commencement on Thursday, May 25, celebrating the achievements of the spring 2017 graduating class during two ceremonies in the Main Arena of the Cordts Physical Education Center.

May 11, 2017
Rebecca Birnie Honored With Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award at FSU
Dr. Rebecca Birnie, an associate professor in the Department of Music at Frostburg State University, has been honored with the Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award at the 2017-2018 FSU Leadership Awards Reception.

May 11, 2017
Dr. Amy Branam Armiento Honored as 2017 FSU Outstanding Faculty Member
Dr. Amy Branam Armiento, associate professor and chair of the English Department at Frostburg State University, was honored with the 2017 FSU Outstanding Faculty Member Award at the 2017-2018 FSU Leadership Awards Reception.

May 11, 2017
Danielle Dabrowski Honored With FSU Outstanding Staff Award
Danielle Dabrowski, director of Veterans Services at Frostburg State University, was honored with the Outstanding Staff Award at the 2017-2018 FSU Leadership Awards Reception.

May 10, 2017
One Helping of Community Service and a Side of Leadership: The LaVale Lions Club Scholarship at Frostburg State University
The LaVale Lions Club’s chicken barbeque fundraisers are popular events in Allegany County, with people from all over flocking to Lions Field in LaVale for chicken prepared in the Lions’ secret marinade. Each year, the Lions serve about 40,000 chicken meals.

May 10, 2017
2017 Faculty Achievement Award Winners Honored at FSU Convocation
The recipients of the 2017 Faculty Achievement Awards will be honored at the Frostburg State University Honors Convocation on Wednesday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall at the Performing Arts Center.

May 3, 2017
Frostburg State University AmeriCorps Programs Honored on Day of Recognition for National Service
Frostburg Mayor Robert Flanigan recognized the contributions of the Western Maryland AmeriCorps program Appalachian Service Through Action and Resources (A STAR!) to the region.

May 3, 2017
Social Justice Theatre Aims to Teach Empathy, Intervention at Frostburg State University
A great acting performance is one in which the actor and audience can feel what the character experiences.

January

Jan 6, 2017
Annual FSU Literary Festival Brings Community and Customers to Frostburg
Frostburg's Indie Lit Festival brings writers, editors and lovers of literature to downtown Frostburg each fall. The festival has helped create a stronger, more inclusive writing community throughout Western Maryland and the surrounding area. For Frostburg's merchants, the festival also brings new customers.

January

Jan 6, 2017
Annual FSU Literary Festival Brings Community and Customers to Frostburg
Frostburg's Indie Lit Festival brings writers, editors and lovers of literature to downtown Frostburg each fall. The festival has helped create a stronger, more inclusive writing community throughout Western Maryland and the surrounding area. For Frostburg's merchants, the festival also brings new customers.