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  • FSU has opened my mind and shown me a variety of possibilities through interactive classes, an internship that has given me workplace experience and opportunities to go out and get involved in the world.

    Skye Pinney 15

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    FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY: ONE UNIVERSITY. A WORLD OF EXPERIENCES.

    Students from the collaborative Soil Monitoring Project are documenting and analyzing the effects of road salt on campus soil.

    One of the great things about a Frostburg experience is its uniqueness.To launch you toward your personal and professional success, the higher education experience you pursue has to be distinct from all others. Frostburg State University is more than ready to deliver!

    With over 100 different programs of study and opportunities for hands-on learning in every one plus a seemingly endless selection of academic, athletic, service, professional and social activities, Frostburg puts you on the road to success from the moment you arrive.

    Our knowledgeable and accessible faculty will inspire you and dare you to take on challenges that show off your skills or help you find gifts you never knew you had.

    Our programs are nationally recognized for their academic excellence and value.

    Our modern classrooms make learning a high-tech delight!

    And our boundless opportunities inside the classroom and out will keep you engaged and energized, all while providing the real-life knowledge, skills and connections essential for success.

    ONE UNIVERSITY. A WORLD OF EXPERIENCES.

    THATS FROSTBURG.

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    FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY: ONE UNIVERSITY. A WORLD OF EXPERIENCES.

    Finding your way ...From your first day at Frostburg to Commencement day, youll have the opportunity to live what you learn.And we love bringing your academic studies to life. Hands-on learning is a huge part of what we do here at Frostburg, and it takes on as many meanings as you can think of:

    y Science majors of all kinds conduct valuable, relevant research alongside faculty mentors and present their results at national conferences.

    y Business and marketing students create plans for actual businesses and some even start their own!

    y Mass Communication students practice on state-of-the-art equipment in our new TV and radio stations, more modern than what many commercial stations have. Some students even host their own TV shows or radio programs.

    y Student writers publish their work in academic journals, literary magazines and more and present in venues ranging from open-mic poetry slams to national conferences.

    y Students in the performing arts play, sing, dance and act in student productions, but also direct the shows, build the sets and design the lighting.

    y Accounting students prepare real tax forms for community members.

    y History students take on roles and argue as a variety of complex historical figures, challenging the very course of history.

    y Education majors work with real students in local grade schools right from thestart.

    We could go on, but there are just too many opportunities to fit on one page. And experiences like these add value to your rsum.

    ONE UNIVERSITY. A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES.

    FSU chemistry student Ryley McBride, led by Dr. Benjamin Norris 04, has studied ways to create new solvents out of renewable and biodegradable plant materials instead of fossil fuels.

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    My time at Frostburg helped me develop all kinds of programming skills. Recently with my interview with IBM, it helped me ace that interview and know all the answers to their questions.

    Timothy Cross 14, applications developer at IBM

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    FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY: ONE UNIVERSITY. A WORLD OF EXPERIENCES.

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    EXPERIENCE ATTENTION.Our faculty are dedicated to teaching and mentoring students. And they love what they do.FSU faculty are experts in their fields and are committed to fostering an active learning environment. From your first

    orientation instructor to your faculty advisor in your major, youll find a team of professionals at Frostburg all working toward

    your success. FSU is loaded with resources to help you reach your academic, professional and personal goals, from the Tutoring

    Center to leadership development activities to programs that help you identify and nurture your unique strengths.

    What does that mean for you? Youll have an ever-ready supply of mentors and professionals who know you by name and support you from day one to graduation.

    The professors are amazing. They really care about their students. If I see them out of class, theyll say Hey, Katie! I had professors ask me about my capstone project and wish me luck because they knew I was doing this presentation.

    Katie Morgan 15

    You wont find huge lecture halls here.98% of our classes have fewer than 50 students, and almost 50% have fewer than 20.

    I love walking into a room full of students with a shared passion ... and leaving with more energy than when I entered theroom.

    Dr. Jennifer Rankin 96/M01 Assistant Professor of Educational Professions

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    FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY: ONE UNIVERSITY. A WORLD OF EXPERIENCES.FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY: ONE UNIVERSITY. A WORLD OF EXPERIENCES.

    ONE UNIVERSITY. A WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY.A state-of-the-art communications buildingFrostburgs brand new Gira Center features the most up-to-date communications technology

    out there. Youll get the chance to learn in TV and audio studios that have the same

    equipment youll find in the broadcast industry, or you can experiment with the latest

    3D printers. The building hosts an amazing multimedia learning center complete with a

    planetarium and rooftop observatory. Youll also find extensive computer labs throughout

    the building and 14 breakout rooms fully equipped for collaborative work with your

    fellowstudents.

    But wait, theres more!Frostburg has outstanding facilities and technology for you in just about every department.

    Specialized labs for robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, renewable energies and animal

    behavior are just the beginning. Theres a greenhouse, an herbarium, a centrifuge, electron

    microscopes, a wind tunnel, GIS and GPS equipment, a walk-in growth chamber, remote

    sensing software. The list goes on!

    And heres the best part: While using these facilities, youll work on projects and research that

    have a real impact on the community around you, from Frostburg to the world.

    Dont forget the arts! Actors, musicians and dancers will love our Performing Arts Centers three performance

    spaces: an acoustically perfect recital hall, a drama theatre and a black-box theatre. Practice

    rooms, scene and costume shops and a dance studio with a sprung floor will help you

    hone your craft. And visual and literary artists will find not just fantastic resources and

    opportunities but also a thriving fine arts community to provide support, inspiration

    and new modes of expression.

    The spectacular lobby of our new Gira Center for Communications and Information Technology

    New TV studio

    Compton Science Center greenhouse

    One of our radio stations new studios

    Pealer Recital Hall

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    I love Frostburg more than anything. Its really become my home. Every opportunity Ive gotten here is beyond my expectations. I even got to do an internship at a museum in Ireland, which was incredible.

    Mary Kehoe 15

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    FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY: ONE UNIVERSITY. A WORLD OF EXPERIENCES.

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    Challenging yourself can go beyond just getting good grades and the University Honors Program makes all-around excellence a blast!

    If youre looking to get a little bit more out of your time in college, the University Honors Program offers

    an immersive, full-throttle experience in education and personal discovery. You can explore your favorite

    subjects in engaging seminar-style classes with students from diverse backgrounds and professors

    specially selected by the Honors Program for their strong mentoring skills.

    Honors classes ask big questions and dig deep for answers, helping you uncover not just who and what

    but also why. Honors students benefit from close relationships with fellow students and faculty and

    learn to respect a variety of perspectives. Graduating with Honors in General Education marks FSU

    students as among the best and brightest, possessing valuable critical thinking and problem-solving

    skills and ultimately prepared for their careers or graduate studies.

    ONE UNIVERSITY. A WORLD OF EXCELLENCE.

    University Honors Program features:

    y Classes designed for active, interdisciplinary learning

    y Priority registration

    y Honors/International housing with single rooms available

    y Undergraduate Research Opportunity Stipends

    y A unique FSU Connection learning community experience for first-yearstudents

    y Small class sizes of 15-20

    y Co-curricular activities, such as special luncheons and class trips

    y Travel/study courses

    y Opportunities to team-teach with a faculty member

    Participating in the honors program at FSU greatly enhanced my academic experience. Honors classes gave me the opportunity to make meaningful connections with my professors, thanks to ample one-on-one time and research opportunities.

    Katie Dignan 14

    The Honors Program is special because it allows students and professors to share their ideas and opinions as equals.

    Aidan Krautner 15

    All work, no play? No way!Honors students have some of the most fun on campus!

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