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Since Frostburg State University “Made a Big Difference” to Them, Leasures Create Scholarship to Ser PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Friday, 05 August 2016 09:56

Judge Leasure on the bench 1 If not for Frostburg State University, Maryland’s longest-serving circuit court judge might never have practiced law in the first place, and he and his wife are hoping to pay that benefit forward with a new scholarship.

Judge Gary Leasure and his wife, Barbara Leasure, members of FSU classes of 1968 and ’69, respectively, grew up in Cumberland a year apart in age. While they knew each other, it wasn’t until college that their relationship blossomed. They married in 1969, right after Barbara graduated.

“Frostburg made a big difference for both myself and Barbara. It gave us an opportunity to go to a good college that we wouldn’t have had an opportunity to do before,” Gary Leasure said.

To give back to the institution that shaped their lives, the ...

Frosty Awards Honor Outstanding FSU Student Communicators PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 August 2016 10:30

Frostburg State University’s second annual Frosty Awards in May showcased the most outstanding creativity and artistry in student communications over the past academic year. The event, which was hosted by the Department of Communication and the Creative Communication Club, presented awards in 10 categories.

Sofia Agüero Petros, an Argentine exchange student, received the Frosty for Best Music Video for her work, “Jaime Simon.”

Megan Coleman of Mount Airy, Md., received the Frosty for Poster/Flyer Design for her work, “Cruisin.”

Nate Hutchings of Harker Heights, Texas, received the Frosty for Promotional Video for his work, “The Purpose of Christmas.”

Trevor Jones of Baltimore, Md., received the Communication Studies “Civil ...

FSU Wins Awards from Maryland Charity Campaign PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 August 2016 10:26

FSU Maryland Charity Campaign Committee Frostburg State University has won two awards from the Maryland Charity Campaign – the Highest Increase in Monetary Contributions, for the highest increase in monetary contributions amount medium departments, and the Schaefer Cares Award, for most improved participation rate among medium departments. During its fall campaign, FSU collected $11,641 for the year, and its participation rate jumped to 16.3 percent. The University’s Physical Plant, Grounds and Housekeeping departments had the highest participation rate among all units on campus – more than 33 percent.


In the photo are, from left, members of the FSU Maryland Charity Campaign Committee: Sara-Beth Bittinger, director of Assessment and Institutional Research; Kathy Leck, program ...

MONEY Rates Frostburg State University Among 2016-17 “Best Value Colleges” PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 25 July 2016 12:30

Frostburg State University was recently rated one of America’s 2016-17 “Best Value Colleges” in MONEY Magazine’s “new, uniquely practical analysis” of the best-performing colleges and universities in the country.

Of its 705 “best colleges for your money,” MONEY says each school delivers “the most value – that is, a great education, at an affordable price, that prepares students for rewarding careers.”

“This rating confirms what Frostburg students and alumni have known for decades: FSU is a remarkable value, and we equip our graduates with the knowledge and confidence they need to lead satisfying lives with successful careers,” said President Ronald Nowaczyk. “I’m proud to see Frostburg State University listed among so ...

What's Happening in Downtown Cumberland PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky McClarran   
Friday, 22 July 2016 10:10

What’s Happening in Downtown Cumberland

Farmers’ Market Every Thursday

Mustangs on the Mall – Friday Night

Love the Local! Support Your Local Businesses


Not a member of the Downtown Cumberland Business Association (DCBA)? Even if you don’t have a business in Downtown Cumberland, you can join as a Friend of DCBA. Membership forms are available at Join in and support the efforts of Downtown Cumberland businesses in keeping our Downtown alive and vibrant.


Downtown Cumberland Farmers Market – Every Thursday through October 13. The Downtown Cumberland Farmers' Market is a place where the community meets each week to buy the best locally grown fruits, vegetables, ...


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