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A memorandum of understanding establishing the Allegany County Opportunity Scholarship at Frostburg State University was signed during the Jan. 16 Allegany County Commissioners meeting. Learn more here.

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Arbor Day Tree Campus FSU.jpg

The Arbor Day celebration on April 23 included planting of a flowering dogwood tree in the clock tower plaza. To read more about the event and FSU's Tree Campus USA designation, click here.

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Beautify the Burg_painting.jpg

Volunteers paint curbs to "Beautify the 'Burg" in early May. Read more here.

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Beautify the Burg_tree planting.jpg

In recognition of Frostburg receiving Tree City USA recognition, volunteers plant trees to "Beautify the 'Burg" in early May. Read more here.

190-proof alcohol ban
190-proof alcohol ban

President Jonathan Gibralter attended the ceremony at which Gov. Martin O'Malley signed the bill banning the retail sale of 190-proof alcohol. President Gibralter has championed the ban for several years. (Photo: Executive Office of the Governor). Read more here.

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Matt Merchant - fight training.jpg

FSU alumnus and actor Matt Merchant (center, in blue) coaches students in FSU’s Stage Combat class. Merchant also has a background in stunt work. Merchant is guest starring at FSU in the rock musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.” More info here.

U.S. Rep. John Delaney Speaks to FSU Political Science Students
U.S. Rep. John Delaney Speaks to FSU Political Science Students

U.S. Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) spoke to FSU political science and communication studies students on April 17 about issues in government, including Congressional gridlock and gerrymandered voting districts, which he says exacerbates political polarization.


Frostburg State University students recently had the opportunity to learn about China’s economic growth and development first hand during a presentation by the Commercial Section at the Embassy of the United States of America in Beijing. Learn more here.

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March 2, 2015
FSU Faculty Member Dr. Yan Bao Honored With USM Award for Teaching

Dr. Yan Bao, an associate professor in the Frostburg State University Department of Accounting, has been awarded the Regents’ Faculty Award for Teaching, the highest honor that the University System of Maryland Board of Regents bestows to recognize exemplary faculty achievement. She will be honored at the April 10 meeting of the board.

February 27, 2015
FSU Swimmer Shattuck Sets Three American Paralympic Records

During last weekend’s Capital Athletic Conference Championship, it was the freshmen making big waves for the Frostburg State University swimming teams. While a pair of freshmen set several school records, freshman Zach Shattuck aimed bigger and broke several American Paralympic records.

February 23, 2015
Frostburg State University’s Chamber Choir to Perform Throughout Italy

This March, the Frostburg State University Chamber Choir will have the unique opportunity of traveling to Italy, where for eight days they will perform at a variety of venues in Florence, Rome, Perugia and Assisi. They will perform compositions by American and European composers as well as an unpublished work, “Madrigale Mille,” by a friend of the Chamber Choir, contemporary Italian composer Manolo da Rold.

February 11, 2015
Frostburg State University President Jonathan Gibralter to Become President of Wells College in Aurora, N.Y.

Frostburg State University President Jonathan Gibralter has been named the 19th president of Wells College, a private, liberal arts college in Aurora, N.Y. He will leave FSU effective June 30.


Putting Down Roots and Supporting Cherokee Culture Through Ethnobotany
Putting Down Roots and Supporting Cherokee Culture Through Ethnobotany

Combining biological conservation with preserving that “knowledge behind the craft” was the inspiration behind Dr. Sunshine Brosi’s latest research effort in Cherokee, N.C. – a Frostburg State course over winter break called “Field Experiences in Ethnobotany and Ecology.”

January 6, 2015
Harlem Globetrotters Return to FSU, Honor FSU With Money Ball

After a successful 2014 year in which its show at Frostburg State University broke a Harlem Globetrotters box office record, the iconic comedic basketball team will return to FSU on Monday, March 9. The event will be held in the Bobcat Arena at 7 p.m. and doors will open at 6 p.m.

December 12, 2014
FSU Honored for Community Service for Fourth Consecutive Year

For the fourth consecutive year, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has honored Frostburg State University as a leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement, admitting FSU to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, this year under the category of General Community Service.

December 2, 2014
FSU’s SOFI Program Wins Open Division Recipient Award at NUTN Network Conference

Frostburg State University’s Student Online Freshman Initiative (SOFI) program won the Open Division Recipient Award at the NUTN Network Conference in September. FSU won the award for developing an innovative program or practice that contributed to the field of distance education, in the context of a new or ongoing program and student support services.

October 17, 2014
FSU Students & Savage River Watershed to Launch Marcellus Shale Listening Project

Frostburg State University students are partnering with the Savage River Watershed Association to participate in “Marcellus Shale in Mountain Maryland: A Listening Project” to document local hopes and concerns regarding proposed unconventional natural gas extraction in Western Maryland. While there has been much debate about drilling in the area, little has been done to assess public opinion to assist state and local government officials and county planners.

October 3, 2014
FSU President Jonathan Gibralter Presents at National Climate Leadership Summit

Frostburg State University President Jonathan Gibralter was a part of the 2014 Presidential Summit on Climate Leadership, both as an attendee and a presenter. Hosted by Second Nature, the summit brought together more than 250 college and university leaders from across the U.S. to focus on ways to strengthen campus climate action and sustainability initiatives, as well as higher education’s leadership role in developing strategic responses to climate and sustainability challenges in community, regional and national contexts.

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