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USembassyChina_FSU.jpg

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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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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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AlleganyOppScholMOU.jpg

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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January 16, 2015
Update from President Gibralter on Spring Tuition Increase, Open Student Forum

(Update: Thursday, Jan. 22)

To the FSU community, 

As I promised last week, here is an update on the 2 percent tuition increase that was announced and approved by the Board of Regents last week.

January 14, 2015
CES at FSU to Present International Artists in Spring Season Lineup

CES at Frostburg State University presents a spring lineup featuring international artists from the worlds of jazz, blues, ballet and theatre for the second half of its 2014-15 series.

January 14, 2015
FSU to Host Satellite Event for National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment

Anyone with an interest in the scientific and policy issues surrounding energy and climate change is invited to Frostburg State University to attend the free satellite event of the 15th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy and Climate Change from Tuesday, Jan. 27, to Thursday, Jan. 29. The broadcast of the program, with interactive participation available for the question-and-answer segments, will be in room 397 of the Center for Communications and Information Technology.

January 5, 2015
Frostburg State University Names John Short New Vice President for Advancement

Frostburg State University has named John Short, associate vice president for Development at Albright College in Reading, Pa., as vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the FSU Foundation, Inc., overseeing all fundraising operations and alumni programs for the University. He will join FSU on Feb. 2.

 

Events
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 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.

December 2, 2014
Investigation Into FSU Police Misconduct Closed; No Basis Found for Charges

An external administrative and criminal investigation into allegations of misconduct by Frostburg State University Police personnel, conducted by the Combined County Criminal Investigations Unit (C3I), the Allegany County State’s Attorney’s Office and Cumberland City Police Department, has determined the allegations to be non-sustained.

November 20, 2014
Frostburg State University Seeks Comment on Its College of Education

The College of Education at Frostburg State University is scheduled for an accreditation review visit by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in April 2015. Federal regulations require that accrediting agencies allow for public comment on the qualifications of institutions or programs under consideration for initial or continuing accreditation.

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.

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