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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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_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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June 16, 2014
FSU’s Brosi, McCampbell Receive Awards at Ethnobotany/Economic Botany Conference

Dr. Sunshine Brosi, an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Frostburg State University, won the Charles B. Heiser, Jr., Mentor Award at the joint Society of Ethnobotany 37th annual and Society for Economic Botany 55th annual international conference held in Cherokee, N.C., in May. In addition, Michael McCampbell, who earned his master’s degree in applied ecology and conservation biology from FSU in May, won the Edmund H. Fulling Award for his presentation, “Seedling Establishment of American Chestnut, ‘Castanea dentata,’ in Pennsylvania.”

May 28, 2014
Frostburg State University Approved to Offer Online Master of Science in Nursing

Frostburg State University will begin offering an online Master of Science in Nursing degree starting with the fall 2014 semester, having now received all of the necessary approvals.

The M.S.N. program, in which coursework is delivered completely online, will offer two tracks, Nursing Administration and Nursing Education. Prospective students would be registered nurses who have earned a bachelor’s degree.

 

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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.”

June 25, 2014
FSU Center for Creative Writing Announces Winners of One-Act Playwriting Competition

The Frostburg State University Center for Creative Writing announces “Love in a Minor Key” by David Finney of Chicago, Ill., as the winner of the 2014 One-Act Playwriting Competition for the Frostburg One-Act Play Festival. The second-place play is “It’s Your Funeral” by Barry H. Weinberg of Bethesda, Md., and the third-place play is “The Search for a Life Worth Repeating” by Larry Ukolowicz of Fort Worth, Texas.

June 16, 2014
FSU’s Dr. Ronald Horner a Quarterfinalist for GRAMMY’s Music Education Award

Dr. Ronald G. Horner, who teaches percussion in the Department of Music at Frostburg State University, has been named a quarterfinalist for the Music Educator Award presented by The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation.

June 9, 2014
More than 500 Participate in Annual Beautify the ’Burg

Frostburg’s annual Beautify the ’Burg event had a total of 521 students, community members and city employees serving over 1,800 hours in one day to help make Frostburg a better place. This year’s 14th annual Beautify the ’Burg, formally called the Day of Caring and Sharing, took place on Saturday, May 3.

June 4, 2014
Sale of “Finals Survival Kits” Funds Endowment to Benefit FSU Residence Hall Students

Students from Frostburg State University’s National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), an honors group made up of students living in the campus residence halls, spent the last four years raising money to create an endowment that will benefit future students who reside on campus.

May 23, 2014
FSU’s College of Business Expands Focus on Global Education With Summer Study Abroad in Ecuador, China

Frostburg State University’s College of Business is taking another bold step in internationalizing its curriculum this summer, with new trips to Ecuador and China that explore topics in economic development and leadership.

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