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Western Maryland STEM Festival at FSU to Mix Science and Fun PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 April 2015 03:44

Frostburg State University will host the annual Western Maryland STEM Festival on Saturday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Cordts PE Center Main Arena and the nearby University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Lab. This event introduces regional youth to the exciting possibilities of science, technology, engineering and math fields and is free and open to K-12 students and their families.

Students will have the opportunity to learn about science topics using fun, hands-on activities, including an egg drop, boat building, stop-motion animation, bubbles, marbles, robots, make-your-own slime, a mad scientist show and a Ping-Pong ball volcano. Special demonstrations will take place in the Appalachian Lab, with a shuttle bus providing transportation ...

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Resources for Independence to be Featured at Leadership Allegany! Outreach Event PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:19

LeadershipThe Allegany County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Allegany! Class of 2015 is hosting a happy hour outreach event for the nonprofit organization Resources for Independence (RFI) at Mezzo’s Restaurant and Bar in Cumberland on Tues., May 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Attendees will hear staff and client perspectives of their experiences with RFI and have opportunities to support the fundraising efforts of the organization, which includes an annual golf tournament, while playing golf-themed skill and raffle games that evening. All donations collected that evening will benefit RFI.

RFI is considered a Center for Independent Living (CIL), which is a grassroots, advocacy driven organization run by and for people with disabilities that offers independent skills training, peer ...

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Tom Bowling Appointed Interim President of FSU PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 12 April 2015 13:00

University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor William E. Kirwan has appointed Tom Bowling as interim president of Frostburg State University (FSU). The appointment is effective July 1, 2015. Bowling is currently FSU’s vice president for student affairs.

 

As interim president, Bowling will temporarily succeed FSU President Jonathan Gibralter who announced in February that he is leaving the university to become president of Wells College in Aurora, NY. President of FSU since August 2006, Gibralter will join Wells on July 1.

 

“We are fortunate that Dr. Bowling is willing to lead Frostburg State University during this period of transition,” said Chancellor Kirwan. “Throughout his career, he has worked tirelessly to expand opportunities for ...

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R. Margaret Hamilton Children’s Literature Outreach Events to Feature Authors/Illustrators PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 12 April 2015 12:40
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Regional Educators Urged to Register for FSU Spring Festival of Children's Literature PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 April 2015 17:13

Educators in Maryland and Pennsylvania are encouraged to register for Frostburg State University’s 33rd Annual Spring Festival of Children’s Literature this month where teachers can earn credit for continuing professional development.

“It’s one of the most energizing experiences educators can have for professional development in their own back yard with internationally known authors and illustrators,” said Dr. Barbara Ornstein, associate director of FSU’s Children’s Literature Centre.

The festival will be held April 24 and 25 in the Lane University Center, where teachers, librarians and students will be engaged with the latest techniques to boost literacy and build the passion for lifelong reading. Educators can register at www.frostburg.edu/clc. A link on ...

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