University News

2018

Sep 20, 2018
FSU’s Online Master’s in Applied Computer Science Ranked Seventh Most Affordable in U.S. by GradSchoolHub.com
Frostburg State University’s online Master of Science in Applied Computer Science has been ranked seventh on GradSchoolHub.com’s current listing of the 10 most affordable online master’s of computer science degrees for 2018.

Sep 18, 2018
Frostburg State University to Close Cambridge Hall, Relocate Students
Frostburg State University has decided to close Cambridge Hall, a residence hall, following moisture problems that developed following mechanical upgrades over the summer. The 154 students who reside in the residence hall will be transferred to other campus housing.

Sep 14, 2018
FSU Student Awarded Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Wildlife Leadership Award
Josiah Freese, a senior Wildlife and Fisheries student at Frostburg State University, is a winner of the 2018 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Wildlife Leadership Award. The program awards a $3,000 scholarship to college juniors and seniors chosen for their leadership ability, dedication to wildlife conservation and scholastic achievements. Freese, of Mount Airy, Md., is one of only 12 students nationwide to receive the award, including a one-year membership to RMEF.

Sep 12, 2018
Frostburg State Online Master’s in Recreation and Parks Management Ranks Second in America as GetEducated.com “Best Buy”
Frostburg State University’s online Master of Science in Recreation and Parks Management has been ranked second on GetEducated.com’s newest “Best Buy” list of the eight most affordable options in the United States. The national affordability ranking is the result of a comprehensive, data-driven review of 18 regionally accredited online schools offering a master’s degree in hospitality management.

Sep 12, 2018
Frostburg State University Announces New Physician Assistant Program
Frostburg State University has received approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission and the University System of Maryland to offer a physician assistant (PA) master’s degree program, which will be offered at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown.

Sep 11, 2018
FSU Mathematics Professor Awarded USM Elkins Funds to Train Colleagues in the Active Learning Approach to Teaching
Dr. Justin Dunmyre’s passion is to help students succeed at learning, and he wants to train and support his colleagues in methods to help their students succeed, too. It is that passion that earned Dunmyre the prestigious Wilson H. Elkins Professorship, an endowed professorship from the University System of Maryland.

Sep 7, 2018
Three Employees Honored With Staff Awards for Excellence at FSU State of the University Presentation
Frostburg State University honored three outstanding employees, John Brewer, Stacy Arnold and Mark Williams, 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 50 years.

Sep 7, 2018
FSU Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Exciting Lineup for 2018-19 Season
Frostburg State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance will present a colorful collection of something for everyone during its 2018-19 season lineup – a powerful drama set against the race riots that ravaged Detroit in 1967, a timeless Christmas classic, five short plays that will make you laugh as well as think, a student dance concert with original choreography and a provocative romantic comedy.

Sep 5, 2018
FSU’s Online Master of Science in Nursing Ranked One of Best Online MSN Programs and One of Best for Nurse Administrators by OnlineMasters.com
OnlineMasters.com, an online service designed to encourage students to pursue higher education, has ranked Frostburg State University’s online Master of Science in Nursing as one of the best online MSN programs nationally, as well as one of the best for nurse administrators, in the administration concentration, in its recent rankings for 2018.

Aug 27, 2018
FSU Celebrates Region’s Unique Culture and Resilience With Appalachian Festival
Frostburg State University’s much-anticipated Appalachian Festival will return for its 13th year from Thursday, Sept. 13, to Saturday, Sept. 15. 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.

Aug 23, 2018
Frostburg State Announces Major Athletics Facilities Upgrades
When Frostburg State University’s student-athletes and their fans return to campus this fall, they will be greeted by a number of upgrades and renovations to athletic facilities that happened over the summer, most notably in Bobcat Stadium and to the tennis courts.

Aug 21, 2018
CES at FSU to Present On the EDGE Series of Cutting-Edge Performances
CES’ 2018-19 On the EDGE series at Frostburg State University will once again present cutting-edge performers who stretch the boundaries of their art forms. All shows, which will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall of FSU's Lane University Center, feature informal table seating, comfortable couch and armchair seating, and food and beverage options.

Aug 16, 2018
CES at Frostburg State University Announces 2018-19 Season
CES at Frostburg State University announces an exciting 2018-19 season of professional performing arts events featuring artists from Greece, Ireland, Russia, Japan, Colombia, Argentina, Canada, South Africa and the United States.

Aug 13, 2018
Frostburg State Names Delia VP for Regional Development and Engagement
Al Delia has joined Frostburg State University as vice president for Regional Development and Engagement (RDE), which is a new position and office at the University.

Jul 31, 2018
Poetry Can Be Found Underfoot Thanks to FSU Center for Literary Arts
Visitors to Allegany County should watch where they step – there’s Poetry Underfoot. Poetic excerpts can be found at locations throughout the county, but their appearance is transient. Unseen on dry pavement, these words reveal themselves only when wet.

Jul 12, 2018
Frostburg State University Breaks Ground on New Residence Hall
Frostburg State University officials, local dignitaries and design and construction directors broke ground for FSU’s new student residence hall today, at the Lower Quad site of the new building, a building that FSU President Ronald Nowaczyk said was “a long time in coming.”

Jun 20, 2018
Reflections on Commencement Day from President Nowaczyk
Commencement recognizes the “beginning” of a new stage in life based on achieving the privilege of a college degree. I cherish my role in Frostburg State University’s commencements because it allows me to touch all of those new beginnings.

Jun 19, 2018
FSU’s Online Master’s in Nursing Ranked Third Most Affordable and Third Top Online Degree by Great Value Colleges
Great Value Colleges has ranked Frostburg State University’s online Master of Science in Nursing as one of the most affordable in the country and a top online degree in its recent rankings for 2018. FSU’s online program is ranked the third most affordable and the third top online degree.

Jun 18, 2018
Top 10 Most Exciting Athletics Moments of 2017-18
From football’s second consecutive record-shattering season to All-American Honors to Kayla Truesdel competing at the NCAA Outdoor Championship, the Frostburg Department of Athletics counts down the top 10 most exciting moments of 2017-2018. The athletics teams made it extremely hard to pick only 10, with some great, hardworking seasons. These top 10 moments left their marks within their programs, made school history and boosted Bobcat pride.

Jun 18, 2018
Students Ingrid Braun and her coach Tristan Nazelrod Follow the “Road to 300” at USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals
The mark of lifting over 300 pounds is one of many milestones Ingrid Braun can celebrate as she makes her way up the ranks in the powerlifting community. Braun and her trainer, Tristan Nazelrod, both students, are serious and committed powerlifters. At the USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals this spring, Braun deadlifted 303 pounds and Nazelrod set a Junior and Collegiate American record, lifting 740 pounds.

Jun 18, 2018
Ricky Arnold Day at Frostburg State University Will Be Remembered for Years to Come
Astronaut Ricky Arnold ’85 elevated Bobcat pride to new heights with a call from the International Space Station broadcast live on April 9. More than 1,200 schoolkids and pre-service teachers anxiously awaited the cue from Houston to ask astronauts Arnold and Drew Feustel about all things outer space.

Jun 18, 2018
Alumni Spotlight - Billy “BJ” Wrights ’99/M’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 federal law enforcement officer Billy “BJ” Wrights ’99/M’16 (and current doctoral student).

Jun 18, 2018
Spring Sports Wrap-up
Bobcat men and women came back stronger and made it known in their respective sports. Major highlights included baseball winning over three ranked teams, both track and field programs finishing in the top 10 at the CAC Championships, and softball beating No. 8 Christopher Newport in the CAC tournament.

Jun 12, 2018
Frostburg State University Students Muscling Their Way to Collegiate Powerlifting Championships
Ingrid Braun has a lot of weight on her shoulders these days. About 300 pounds worth, actually. Deadlifting 292 pounds at a regional meet sent the FSU wildlife biology and fisheries major to the USA Powerlifting Collegiate Nationals at Texas A and M University in April. There she topped the 300 mark, deadlifting 303 pounds.

Jun 12, 2018
Leon Wyden Named Frostburg State Vice President of Administration and Finance
Frostburg State University President Ronald Nowaczyk has named Leon Wyden, CPA, as FSU’s new vice president of Administration and Finance.

Jun 1, 2018
Frostburg State Researchers: Lyme Disease Is Here and the Public Can Help
With Western Maryland back in bloom, tick season is here, and regular tick checks are more important than ever for people and pets in the region. Frostburg State University researchers have been studying the tick population in Rocky Gap State Park in recent years. Worryingly, 25 percent of the ticks they collected in 2016 tested positive for Lyme disease.

May 31, 2018
Frostburg State University Inducts 80 Into New Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi
The first Frostburg State University class of Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society, was inducted on May 19. Seventy students and 10 faculty members were inducted into the 348th chapter of the national organization.

May 29, 2018
Seddon Given Frostburg State University President’s Distinguished Faculty Award
Dr. William Seddon, a professor in Frostburg State University’s Department of Biology, has been selected as the sixth recipient of the President’s Distinguished Faculty Award, which was presented during FSU’s 152nd Commencement Ceremony.

May 29, 2018
Bill Mandicott Presented With Inaugural President’s Distinguished Staff Award at FSU
Bill Mandicott, assistant vice president of Student and Community Involvement at Frostburg State University, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the President’s Distinguished Staff Award, which was presented during FSU’s 152nd Commencement Ceremony.

May 15, 2018
Primary Election Candidate Forums to Air on FSU’s WFWM Beginning May 21
WFWM 91.9 FM, public radio from Frostburg State University, will broadcast the 2018 Primary Election Candidate Forums for Cumberland Mayor, Allegany County Board of Education and Maryland House of Delegates District 1C in the coming weeks. The forums were hosted by the Allegany County Chamber of Commerce and moderated by Chamber Executive Director Stu Czapski. WFWM and Allegany College of Maryland recorded the forums.

May 11, 2018
2018 Faculty Achievement Award Winners to Be Honored at FSU Convocation
The recipients of the 2018 Faculty Achievement Awards will be honored at the Frostburg State University Honors Convocation on Wednesday, May 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center.

May 8, 2018
Frostburg State University Celebrates Achievements of Spring 2018 Graduates
Frostburg State University will celebrate student achievements of its spring 2018 graduating class with the 152nd Commencement on Thursday, May 24, during two ceremonies in the Cordts Physical Education Center Main Arena.

May 8, 2018
Free Upward Bound Pre-college Program Offered at FSU to Local High School Students
For high school students who are wondering what it takes to prepare for college and a successful future or how to pay for an education or 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 get them ready for college and help them navigate once they are there.

Apr 23, 2018
FSU Professor Amy Branam Armiento Elected President of Poe Studies Association
Dr. Amy Branam Armiento, associate professor of English at Frostburg State University, has been elected president of the Poe Studies Association (PSA). Since 1972, PSA has supported the exchange of information on the life, works, times and influence of Edgar Allan Poe. Armiento will serve a two-year term as president.

Apr 20, 2018
Frostburg State University Hosts Model United Nations
Frostburg State University hosted a Model United Nations activity on April 10, providing local high school students the opportunity to participate in a simulation of the United Nations Security Council. Students formed delegations representing countries from around the world and debated issues of war, peace and international relations. FSU’s Model United Nations is run by FSU students and faculty, with Dr. Stephen Twing from the Department of Political Science mediating the discussion.

Apr 19, 2018
Frostburg State Student Wants to Have Local Impact After General Assembly Internship
Forest Bierman wants to be a difference maker and sees teaching as his start to be one. Bierman, a social science major with a political science concentration, sees himself in a classroom sharing his passion for civics. But in the big picture, he sees teaching as a stepping stone to go on and become active in policymaking and politics.

Apr 12, 2018
FSU Faculty Member Jason Speights Honored With USM Regents Award for Mentoring
Dr. Jason Speights, director of Frostburg State University’s Multimedia Learning Center (MLC) and Planetarium and assistant professor of physics, has been awarded the Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring, the highest honor that the University of Maryland Board of Regents bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement. He will be honored at the April 20 meeting of the board.

Apr 11, 2018
Frostburg State University Student’s Maryland-Themed Mission Patch to Fly to International Space Station
Astronaut Ricky Arnold isn’t the only piece of Frostburg State that is rendezvousing with the International Space Station this year. A mission patch designed by FSU art and design major Donovan Carter will be on its way to space in June. Carter won the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Mission Design Competition with his Maryland-inspired patch. The patch represents the University System of Maryland in SSEP Mission 12.

Apr 5, 2018
Frostburg State University Students, Middle-Schoolers to Speak to Astronaut Alumnus in Space, Join Science Activities
On Monday, April 9, students from Frostburg State University and local middle schools will have the opportunity to speak with Frostburg alumnus and NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold, who is in the early weeks of his six-month mission. The conversation will take place via a live downlink from the International Space Station, scheduled to begin at 9:55 a.m. The 20-minute downlink can be viewed on NASA TV via NASA.gov, or through links on FSU social media.

Apr 4, 2018
FSU to Focus on Sustainability and Climate Awareness at Focus Frostburg
Frostburg State University will once again be fully focused on sustainability and climate awareness during the upcoming Focus Frostburg event, an annual day of learning, on Wednesday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, free and open to the public, will feature green activities for everyone, including presentations in the Lane University Center.

Apr 3, 2018
FSU A STAR! Book and Resources Giveaway Starts April 14
Frostburg State University’s A STAR! in Western Maryland AmeriCorps program will hold the 23rd Annual Book and Resources Giveaway from Saturday, April 14, through Wednesday, April 18. The public is invited to choose from a large variety of books and other resources at no cost.

Mar 28, 2018
FSU Student Benjamin Forrest Honored as 2018 Newman Civic Fellow
Frostburg State University sophomore Benjamin Forrest was chosen by Campus Compact to be honored as the 2018 Newman Civic Fellow, which acknowledges motivation and potential in public leadership. Forrest is one of the 268 students who were honored among all Campus Compact institutions.

Mar 27, 2018
From the President's Desk: If They Could See Us Now!
President Nowaczyk journeys through history, tracing a line from the early “battles” over whether to fund State Normal School No. 2 and where to build it, all the way through to Frostburg State University’s 120th anniversary celebration on April 9, when the FSU community will speak live with an alumnus circling Earth on the International Space Station!

Mar 27, 2018
Frostburg State University Honored With Tree Campus USA Recognition
For the sixth year in a row, Frostburg State University has been honored with Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective forest management.

Mar 23, 2018
Winter Sports Wrap-Up
Bobcat men and women fought hard this winter in the pool, on the basketball court and across the many indoor track & field events. Remarkably, all six teams advanced to their respective championships and tournaments, where some managed the highest-ever finishes in Frostburg history!

Mar 23, 2018
Alumni Spotlight
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 banker Trevor DeVore ’13.

Mar 23, 2018
Frostburg Ranks Nationally for Low Student Debt and High Scholarship Funding
According to several recent studies, Frostburg stands among America’s best at helping students finish school with a minimum of debt. That gives Bobcats a head start over graduates of most colleges when they begin their careers.

Mar 23, 2018
Student’s Microscopic Image Uncovers Beauty in Unlikely Place and Earns Award
Logan Cheshire ’17 found himself in prestigious company as a winner of the 2017 BioArt Scientific Image and Video Competition. FSU’s electron microscope let him discover striking beauty within the secretions of an ugly insect, placing himself and his alma mater among world-renowned research institutions.

Mar 23, 2018
Alumnus Ricky Arnold ’85 Returns to Teaching Background on International Space Station
Astronaut Ricky Arnold ’85 will be renewing his Bobcat teaching skills during his six months on the International Space Station. For NASA’s Year of Education on Station, Arnold is fulfilling Christa McAuliffe’s legacy, teaching lessons she designed. He’s also calling down to Earth for a chat with Frostburg pre-service teachers and over 1,000 local schoolchildren.

Mar 12, 2018
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi to Install Chapter 348 at Frostburg State University
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will install its 348th chapter at Frostburg State University on Friday, March 16. Founded in 1897 at the University of Maine, Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

Mar 8, 2018
Frostburg State University’s John Short Jr. to Join Leadership Maryland’s 26th Class
John Short Jr., Frostburg State University’s vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the FSU Foundation, has been chosen to participate in the 2018 Class of Leadership Maryland. Short is one of 52 individuals chosen for Leadership Maryland’s 26th class of the professional development program dedicated to building a better Maryland by harnessing the strength of its local business and community leaders.

Mar 7, 2018
Frostburg State University to Construct First New Residence Hall in 40 Years
This spring, Frostburg State University will begin demolishing two small buildings to clear the way for its first new residence hall in more than 40 years. Construction of the new residence hall is slated to begin this summer, with completion scheduled for 2020.

Feb 28, 2018
For Second Year, Frostburg State University Surpasses Maryland Charity Campaign Goal
Frostburg State University faculty and staff have surpassed FSU’s 2017 fundraising goal for the Maryland Charity Campaign for the second consecutive year and achieved the highest participation in FSU history.

Feb 22, 2018
Singh Named Dean of Frostburg State University College of Business
Dr. Sudhir Singh has been named the new dean of Frostburg State University’s College of Business by Provost Elizabeth Throop. Singh has served as interim dean of the College of Business since 2015 and was associate dean from 2010 to 2015. He joined FSU in 1992, with a teaching focus on finance. He has also served as director of the College of Business Center for Leadership Development since 2011.

Feb 21, 2018
Frostburg State University’s WFWM Presents “The Moth” Radio Hour
On Saturdays at 10 a.m., listeners are now able to tune in to “The Moth,” a new radio program that offers recordings of stories told live, now on Frostburg State University’s WFWM Public Radio, 91.9 FM.

Feb 13, 2018
Frostburg Ranks Nationally for Low Student Debt and High Scholarship Funding
With American college students and graduates now owing a collective $1.4 trillion – with a “T” – in outstanding student loan debt, researchers and students are closely examining the costs of various institutions, as well as the debt held by graduates.

Jan 31, 2018
Student’s Microscopic Image Uncovers Beauty in Unlikely Place and Earns Award
Frostburg State University health science graduate Logan Cheshire captured the winning image in the recent BioArt Scientific Image & Video Competition – a contest designed to celebrate the art of life sciences – with a striking electron microscope image he made in the course of his research on mealybugs.

Jan 30, 2018
Frostburg State University MBA Program Adds Concentrations in Health Care Management, Business Analytics
Frostburg State University has received approval from the Maryland Higher Education Commission to offer concentrations in its online Master of Business Administration program. In addition to a management concentration, which is similar to FSU’s current MBA, approval has been granted to offer concentrations in health care management and in business analytics.

Jan 26, 2018
Local Fifth Graders Participate in FSU-Evergreen STEAM Fair
CES at Frostburg State University and the Evergreen Heritage Center (EHC) joined forces in November to present an exciting school day full of arts and science activities. The program, featuring educational activities in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) subjects, involved 80 fifth-grade students from Accident and Bel Air Elementary schools.

Jan 24, 2018
Frostburg State University to Offer Summer Music Academy for Classical Music
Frostburg State University will host its third annual Summer Music Academy from Sunday, July 22, through Sunday, July 29, featuring guest instructors and artists from top musical ensembles. The academy promotes classical music education, and the goal is to develop individual musicianship for string, woodwind, brass, piano and voice in a supportive environment.

Jan 22, 2018
CES at FSU Presents World-Class Performers in Spring Lineup
CES at Frostburg State University continues its 2017-18 season with a spring lineup of award-winning musicians and professional artists from around the world, performing ballet, jazz, country music and surreal theatre.

Jan 16, 2018
Frostburg State University Named Military Friendly for Seventh Straight Year
Victory Media, which serves military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Frostburg State University to its coveted Military Friendly® Schools list for the seventh year in a row. 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 9, 2018
Frostburg Degrees Ranked Among U.S. News and World Report’s Best Online Programs
Four of Frostburg State University’s online degree programs appear in the latest U.S. News and World Report Best Online Programs rankings. FSU’s ranked programs appear on the organization’s lists for Master of Business Administration (MBA), Graduate Nursing, Graduate Business, Graduate Education, and Bachelor’s.

2017

Dec 14, 2017
FSU Middle States Accreditation Reaffirmed
President Nowaczyk called the meticulous process of self-study and outside examination required as part of reaccreditation an important help in FSU’s University’s goal of continuous improvement.

Dec 14, 2017
Fall Sports Wrap-Up
Beyond the Bobcats’ success in football, Frostburg played host to not one, but two Eastern College Athletic Conference championship tournaments this fall, along with team and individual opportunities in Capital Athletic Conference championships. Check out what your Bobcats have been up to!

Dec 14, 2017
Bobcat Football Stands Tall at NCAA Playoffs
Hot off their historic 2016 season, the Bobcats leaned into their momentum to make 2017 the best season yet for Frostburg football.

Dec 14, 2017
Grad Crossed the Finish Line to Graduation and Career Thanks to Norr Scholarship
The Robert A. Norr Memorial Scholarship made the difference when Calli Feudale ’17, someone who helps others in challenging circumstances, faced her own challenge of paying for her last year of college.

Dec 14, 2017
Alumni Spotlight
eNews Alumni Spotlight highlights alumni who give back to Frostburg in some way — time, talent, treasure or any combination. This edition of eNews features retired educator Lois M Hobbs '66.

Dec 7, 2017
Frostburg State University Receives Bronze Seal for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement
Frostburg State University has received a bronze seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for achieving a student voting rate of 55.7 percent in the 2016 national election, an increase of 9.6 percentage points over 2012’s 46.1 percent. The Bronze Seal was awarded to colleges and universities that achieved a rate between 50 and 59 percent.

Dec 7, 2017
Frostburg State University College of Education Nationally Accredited
Frostburg State University’s College of Education recently received accreditation for an additional seven years, based on the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) standards. NCATE’s performance-based accreditation system for teacher preparation ensures that teacher candidates are prepared to make a difference in P-12 student learning.

Dec 6, 2017
Frostburg State Accepted for Chapter of America’s Oldest, Most-Selective Honor Society
Frostburg State University has been accepted to form a chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, America’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Founded in 1897, the society inducts about 30,000 members from 300-plus colleges and universities each year. Frostburg’s chapter will initiate its first members in spring of 2018.

Dec 6, 2017
Frostburg State University to Celebrate 151st Commencement Ceremony
Frostburg State University will celebrate student achievements of its fall 2017 graduating class with the 151st Commencement ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 19. The ceremony for the colleges of Business, Education, Liberal Arts and Sciences will take place in the Harold J. Cordts Physical Education Center’s Main Arena at 2 p.m.

Nov 27, 2017
Frostburg State University Middle States Accreditation Reaffirmed
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has reaffirmed Frostburg State University's institutional accreditation, meaning that the University – including at all of its off-campus instructional sites – continues to meet the requirements put in place by the Commission in its Characteristics of Excellence.

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.