University News

2017

Nov 15, 2017
State Health Department Names FSU to List of “Healthiest Maryland Businesses”
Frostburg State University’s focus on health in the workplace has led Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) to recognize the University on its newest list of “Healthiest Maryland Businesses.”

Nov 14, 2017
Don Swogger Presented With Outstanding Mentor Award at FSU
Frostburg State University’s Outstanding Mentor Award was presented to Don Swogger, the director of the S.A.F.E office and an advisor for BURG Peer Education Network, for his genuine support for students and for being a positive role model. He was recognized on at this year’s Career Expo Luncheon in October.

Nov 13, 2017
Frostburg State University to Offer New In-person Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing
Frostburg State University, starting in fall 2018, will offer a four-year, face-to-face bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree, established in partnership with Allegany College of Maryland, to create the only four-year program of its kind available in Western Maryland.

Nov 13, 2017
FSU Foundation Raising Funds to Support WFWM Public Radio and Annual Fund on Giving Tuesday 2017
Every year, Americans sit down with friends and families on the third Thursday in November for Thanksgiving. For the past six years, on the following Tuesday, the international community has also celebrated Giving Tuesday, a day when people support participating charities around the world.

Nov 7, 2017
WFWM Public Radio Donates Broadcast Console to Start Bishop Walsh Radio Program
A broadcast console that once connected WFWM 91.9 FM Public Radio to the masses will be used to teach the next generation of radio talent at Bishop Walsh School in Cumberland.

Oct 31, 2017
FSU’s 2017 Homecoming Court Raises Funds for Charities
Candidates for Frostburg State University’s 2017 Homecoming Court raised a combined $5,370 for regional and national charitable organizations in the weeks before Homecoming, raising more than any previous year and $480 more than last year’s effort.

Oct 25, 2017
American Cancer Society Selects Frostburg State University Student Stephanie Claar as National Relayer of the Month
The American Cancer Society has selected Frostburg State University student Stephanie Claar as its national Relayer of the Month for October.

Oct 19, 2017
Frostburg State Recognized in Princeton Review’s Latest Green Colleges Guide
Frostburg State University has once again been included in the The Princeton Review’s “Guide to 375 Green Colleges: 2017 Edition,” the education services company’s annual listing of the nation’s most environmentally responsible “green” colleges.

Oct 13, 2017
Gov. Hogan Announces Funding for Frostburg State University Office of Regional Development and Engagement
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced a state investment of $300,000 to establish a new Office of Regional Development and Engagement (RDE) at Frostburg State University. “To further encourage economic development in Western Maryland, today I’m pleased to announce that, in next year’s budget, we will invest $300,000 to establish a new economic development office at Frostburg State University to help capitalize on the research of their faculty and to partner with local businesses to grow the Western Maryland economy,” Hogan told the crowd gathered at Cumberland’s Historic City Center.

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.

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.

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.

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 25, 2017
New Scholarships Helping Students Cross the Finish Line
When financial aid runs out before graduation, good students often had no option but to leave school. That hit home for some alumni who created two new scholarships to help those students make it to Commencement.

Sep 22, 2017
New Public Safety Building Reinforces Commitment to Community and Enhances Public Safety Capabilities
Frostburg's new purpose-built Public Safety Building enhances University Police's public safety capabilities and reflects FSU's ongoing commitment to the surrounding community.

Sep 22, 2017
From the President’s Desk
Frostburg’s alumni are the best representation of the value of an FSU degree. You have a wealth of experience and the understanding of what your Frostburg education has meant in your life. Bobcat alumni have asked for ways that they can keep that connection to FSU alive by getting involved with today’s students. Here are a few ways to start.

Sep 21, 2017
Alumni Spotlight
This edition of eNews features bookkeeper (and much more) Mark Prokop '86.

Sep 21, 2017
Democratic Engagement Goes Even Further with AASCU’s American Democracy Project
Frostburg is taking its nationally recognized democratic engagement efforts to the next level by joining the American Democracy Project, a network of 250-plus schools focused on preparing informed, democratically engaged citizens.

Sep 21, 2017
Universal Language of Music Unites International Campers at Summer Music Academy
The Summer Music Academy at Frostburg State University is hitting all the right notes for budding student musicians.

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.

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 30, 2017
USM Chancellor's Statement on Diversity and Inclusion
USM Chancellor's Statement on Diversity and Inclusion University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Robert L. Caret today issued a statement on diversity and inclusion.

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.

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.

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 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.

Apr 24, 2017
Frostburg Student Honored as 2017 Newman Civic Fellow
Frostburg State University junior James Kirk was chosen by Campus Compact as a 2017 Newman Civic Fellow for motivation and potential in public leadership. Kirk is one of 273 students honored among all Campus Compact institutions.

Apr 6, 2017
Frostburg Engineering Students Combine Science and Art to Create Model of Molecule for Classroom Use
When students in Dr. Rebekah Taylor’s biology labs handle an immunoglobulin (antibody) model, they see a 1.8-million scale representation of the actual molecule, but they don’t see the student and faculty effort that created it.

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.

2016

Dec 21, 2016
Dr. Elizabeth Throop Named Provost at Frostburg State University
Dr. Elizabeth Throop, currently Acting Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, has been named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Frostburg State University. She will join FSU on July 1, 2017.

Dec 16, 2016
Frostburg Professor’s Legacy Lives On Through Luzader Physics Scholarship
The Luzader Scholarship at Frostburg State University supports physics majors with a GPA of at least 3.0, with preference for juniors or seniors pursuing graduate school or teacher certifications as demonstrated through an essay.

Dec 13, 2016
Storybook Holiday Creates Magic for Frostburg Business Community
When Storybook Holiday is unwrapped each December in Frostburg, it’s a gift that keeps on giving for downtown businesses. The event, coordinated by Frostburg State University’s Children’s Literature Centre, completed its 13th year where an event that inspires reading for children also inspires purchases in local shops and brings out a festive spirit from merchants to make the event successful.

Dec 7, 2016
Frostburg State University Student Robert Lemaire Awarded National BACCHUS Outstanding Student Award
FSU senior Robert Lemaire was awarded the 2016 BACCHUS Outstanding Student Award.

Jun 8, 2016
Teaming Up Against Cancer
Frostburg State University’s annual Relay For Life raised more than $37,500 to fight cancer.

Jan 1, 2016
Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers
Two FSU classes used food as a way to bridge differences as part of a campus-to-community dialogue.

Jan 1, 2016
Embracing the American Experience
A Disney Latino “High School Musical” actress found Frostburg to be the perfect place to learn about Americans.