2019 News

June

Jun 17, 2019
Latisha Cooper Honored as 2018 FSU Outstanding Student Organization Advisor
Latisha Cooper, learning specialist of Programs Advancing Student Success at Frostburg State University, was honored with the Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award at the 2018-2019 FSU Leadership Awards Reception.

Jun 17, 2019
Boggs Named Frostburg State University College of Business Alumnus of the Year
The Frostburg State University College of Business has named nationally recognized financial advisor Larry Boggs as 2019 Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Thomas Sigerstad, associate dean of the College of Business, presented Boggs with the honor at FSU’s annual College of Business Honors Reception in May. The event also recognized the top business students and faculty of the year.

Jun 13, 2019
From the President’s Desk: Welcome to a Special New Bobcat
President Nowaczyk lays out the University’s goals, part of the strategic plan that will be guiding the University in the years leading up to the 125th anniversary in 2023.

Jun 11, 2019
Frostburg State University’s Beth Smolko Elected President-Elect of AAPA
Dr. Beth Smolko, director of the Frostburg State University Physician Assistant Program, has been elected as the president-elect of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).

Jun 7, 2019
Spring Sports Wrap-Up
The men’s lacrosse team chalked up another first for the program, this time winning the ECAC Championship for the first time.

Jun 7, 2019
Alumni Spotlight - Dwight Sims ’94
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 Dwight Sims ’94.

Jun 6, 2019
Karalewitz Given Frostburg State University President’s Distinguished Staff Award
Bridgette Karalewitz, administrative assistant for Student Support Services at Frostburg State University, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the President’s Distinguished Staff Award, which was presented during FSU’s 154th Commencement Ceremony.

Jun 6, 2019
Rankin Presented With President’s Distinguished Faculty Award at FSU
Dr. Jennifer Rankin, an associate professor in Frostburg State University’s College of Education, has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the President’s Distinguished Faculty Award, presented during FSU’s 154th Commencement Ceremony.

May

May 14, 2019
2019 Faculty Achievement Award Winners to Be Honored at FSU Convocation
The recipients of the 2019 Faculty Achievement Awards will be honored at the Frostburg State University Honors Convocation and Reception on Wednesday, May 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center.

May 7, 2019
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 how to navigate the college application process, Upward Bound at Frostburg State University can help. Upward Bound is a free program for qualified Allegany County high school students that can help them prepare to enter college, learn what to expect in college and know what classes to take.

May 6, 2019
Frostburg State University Celebrates Achievements of Spring 2019 Graduates
Frostburg State University will celebrate student achievements of its spring 2019 graduating class with the 154th Commencement on Thursday, May 23, during two ceremonies in the Cordts Physical Education Center Main Arena.

May 3, 2019
FSU’s New 5-Year BS in Exercise and Sport Science/MS in Athletic Training First in Maryland
Allied health professions are among the fastest growing career paths in the country. In response to that need, Frostburg State University will begin offering a combined Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science/Master of Science in Athletic Training, a program that can be completed in just five years.

May 1, 2019
Frostburg’s New Physician Assistant Program Receives Accreditation-Provisional Status
Frostburg State University has received accreditation-provisional status for its new Physician Assistant (PA) Master’s degree program, which is being offered at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown.

April

Apr 17, 2019
FSU Biology Professor Seeks Ticks for Study
Frostburg State University biology students want ticks! Yes, that’s right – Dr. Rebekah Taylor, associate professor of biology at Frostburg State University asks that anyone who finds a tick send it to her with the specific location of where that tick was found.

Apr 17, 2019
FSU Marketing Club Shows That They Can Compete in Today’s Business World
Competing against universities with names like Yale and Syracuse, Frostburg State University’s Marketing Club proved that they have the ideas and the skills to compete in today’s business world.

Apr 4, 2019
Frostburg State University to Honor Astronaut Ricky Arnold With Honorary Doctorate
Frostburg State University will present NASA Astronaut Ricky Arnold, a 1985 Frostburg graduate, with an Honorary Doctor of Science degree at its 154th commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 23.

Apr 1, 2019
Hixson Named Dean of Frostburg State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dr. Kim Hixson has been named the dean of Frostburg State University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Hixson comes to Frostburg from Utah State University, where he was department head for the Journalism and Communication Department.

Apr 2, 2019
FSU Student Jenna Puffinburger Honored as 2019 Newman Civic Fellow
Frostburg State University junior Jenna Puffinburger has been chosen by Campus Compact as a 2019 Newman Civic Fellow, which acknowledges motivation and potential in public leadership. Puffinburger is one of the 262 students who were honored among all Campus Compact institutions.

March

Mar 28, 2019
Catherine R. Gira, President Emerita of Frostburg State University, Dies at Age 86
Dr. Catherine Russell Gira, president emerita of Frostburg State University, died Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the age of 86. Gira led FSU from 1991 to 2006. Gira, FSU’s 13th president, presided over a period of growth in infrastructure, reputation and diversity, despite weathering national economic downturns.

Mar 27, 2019
From the President’s Desk - Learning From Alumni
When Frostburg alumni share their experiences with current students, those exchanges create uniquely valuable learning opportunities. What lessons might our students learn from your own life experiences?

Mar 25, 2019
International Studies Student Lives and Learns in the Nation’s Capital
Living and learning in the nation’s capital was an eye-opening experience for Joshua Riggs, a recent graduate of Frostburg State University’s International Studies program. Riggs spent his fall 2018 semester in Washington, D.C., working as an intern for U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin.

Mar 20, 2019
Beall Institute Creates Opportunities to Live and Learn in the Nation’s Capital
Living and learning in the nation’s capital was an eye-opening experience for Joshua Riggs, a recent graduate of Frostburg State University’s International Studies program. Riggs spent his fall 2018 semester in Washington, D.C., working as an intern for U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin.

Mar 19, 2019
FSU Launches CREED - Center for Regional Engagement and Economic Development
The College of Business' new Center for Regional Engagement and Economic Development offers a clear conduit for regional business, nonprofit and government organizations to work directly with FSU's expert faculty.

Mar 19, 2019
Alumni Spotlight - Katie Staub '16
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 Katie Staub '16.

Mar 18, 2019
Winter Sports Wrap-Up
The Bobcat women's basketball squad played an impressive 15-win season, including postseason trips to the CAC and ECAC Tournaments, and numerous men and women earned individual honors for Bobcat Swimming and Track & Field.

Mar 13, 2019
FSU Launches Center for Regional Engagement and Economic Development
Businesses, nonprofits and local governments in the tri-state area have a straightforward new way to access business expertise at Frostburg State University: the College of Business’ new Center for Regional Engagement and Economic Development (CREED).

Mar 12, 2019
Frostburg State University’s Danielle Dabrowski Elected to NAVPA Board
Danielle Dabrowski, Frostburg State University’s director of Veterans Services, has been elected to the National Association of Veterans Program Administrations (NAVPA) Board of Directors as Region II Delegate and to the Executive Board as the organization’s treasurer.

Mar 12, 2019
Frostburg State University’s Al Delia to Join Leadership Maryland’s 27th Class
Al Delia, Frostburg State University’s vice president for Regional Development and Engagement, has been chosen to participate in the 2019 Class of Leadership Maryland, the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders.

Mar 6, 2019
Frostburg State University Designated Voter Friendly Campus Again
Frostburg State University has once again been designated a Voter Friendly Campus by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. FSU is one of 123 designated schools in the country. FSU first received this recognition in 2017, following the 2016 presidential election.

January

Jan 22, 2019
Frostburg State University Named Military Friendly for Eighth Straight Time
VIQTORY, which serves military personnel and their spouses transitioning into civilian life, has named Frostburg State University to its coveted 2019-2020 Military Friendly Schools list, marking the eighth time in a row FSU has received this distinction. The Military Friendly Schools list honors colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that go above and beyond to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

Jan 14, 2019
Frostburg Professor’s New Book Unveils the Dangerous Hidden Game Lurking Online
Within rhetorical studies, the study of persuasive communication, the internet presents a conundrum. Since Ancient Greece, traditional rhetoric has considered invalid arguments to be ineffective and unworthy of study or response. Online, though, traditional rhetoric is typically ineffective, and fallacies are commonplace. Rather than arguing rhetorically, internet trolls can simply gang up to mock or threaten people into quitting an argument or logging off entirely.

Jan 9, 2019
CES at FSU Presents World-Class Performers in Spring Lineup
CES at Frostburg State University continues its 2018-19 season with a spring lineup of award-winning musicians and professional artists from around the world, performing rhythmic pop and soul, jazz, Irish folk and international music, a cappella singing and ballet.

January

Jan 22, 2019
Frostburg State University Named Military Friendly for Eighth Straight Time
VIQTORY, which serves military personnel and their spouses transitioning into civilian life, has named Frostburg State University to its coveted 2019-2020 Military Friendly Schools list, marking the eighth time in a row FSU has received this distinction. The Military Friendly Schools list honors colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that go above and beyond to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

Jan 14, 2019
Frostburg Professor’s New Book Unveils the Dangerous Hidden Game Lurking Online
Within rhetorical studies, the study of persuasive communication, the internet presents a conundrum. Since Ancient Greece, traditional rhetoric has considered invalid arguments to be ineffective and unworthy of study or response. Online, though, traditional rhetoric is typically ineffective, and fallacies are commonplace. Rather than arguing rhetorically, internet trolls can simply gang up to mock or threaten people into quitting an argument or logging off entirely.

Jan 9, 2019
CES at FSU Presents World-Class Performers in Spring Lineup
CES at Frostburg State University continues its 2018-19 season with a spring lineup of award-winning musicians and professional artists from around the world, performing rhythmic pop and soul, jazz, Irish folk and international music, a cappella singing and ballet.