2020 News


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
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 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 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 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 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.


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 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.