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Middle States Renews ACM Accreditation Through 2022-3 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gil Hazelwood   
Thursday, 01 December 2016 09:09

CUMBERLAND, Md. – The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which recently evaluated Allegany College of Maryland for institutional and educational effectiveness, has reaffirmed its accreditation through 2022-23.

 The regional accrediting agency’s approval, issued at a mid-November meeting, follows a comprehensive review of the college as a whole and of individual units.

 The process included an institutional self-study and an onsite evaluation by a team of nine community college executives, administrators and faculty members.

 Middle States examines for 14 standards that demonstrate its Characteristics of Excellence in Higher Education in colleges seeking accreditation.

 The 14 are divided evenly among overall institutional ...

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ACM, FSU, and Garrett College Launch Volunteer Center PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gil Hazelwood   
Saturday, 26 November 2016 09:15

VolunteerCenter

Allegany College of Maryland, Frostburg State University and Garrett College are joining forces to launch a volunteer center to serve Allegany and Garrett counties. Its goal is to recruit and manage volunteers using Internet-accessible computer software that connects with participants across a broad and largely rural geographical area.

In addition to meeting current needs, this "virtual volunteer center" seeks to lay ground work needed for expanded services in the future, including through training sessions that abet volunteers and boost their numbers.

Supported through a $20,454 grant from the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism, the collaboration links with community groups to strengthen their efforts, develop long-term strategies and seek funds to ...

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Mountain Maryland Solar Co-op Selects Big D Electric to Serve Group PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Ben Delman   
Friday, 04 November 2016 12:36
Cumberland, MD – The Mountain Maryland Solar Co-op has selected Big D Electric to install solar panels for the 43-member group. Co-op members selected Big D Electric through a competitive bidding process over four other firms. 
 
“It is an honor to be selected because as a company, Big D Electric has provided awareness of Renewable Energy to our region since 2005,” said Betsy Delozier, owner of Big D Electric. “We are happy to show customers the benefits of going Solar.”
 

MD SUN expands access to solar by educating Marylanders about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them organize group solar installations, and strengthening Maryland’s solar policies, as well as its community of solar supporters. The ...

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Authors, Publishers, Readers Uniting in Downtown Frostburg for 10th Annual Independent Literature Fe PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:32

Whether searching for something interesting to read, the chance to rub elbows with published authors, information about the process of writing and publishing or simply a good home for stories or poems, Frostburg’s 10th annual Independent Literature Festival will have the answer. Organized by Frostburg State University’s Center for Literary Arts, the entire event is open to the public free of charge.

Publishers, editors and authors from nearly 30 boutique publishing houses and literary magazines will come together in downtown Frostburg for this year’s “Indie Lit Fest,” which begins on the evening of Friday, Oct. 14, and continues all day Saturday, Oct. 15.

Friday night’s events begin with a 5:30 p.m. reception and refreshments at the ...

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County Wide Electronics Recycling PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Siera Wigfield   
Tuesday, 20 September 2016 07:23

Allegany County will host an Electronics Recycling Week September 26 - October 2 at multiple sites. Items accepted include computers and accessories, gaming systems, mobile devices, office equipment, data center equipment, and more. $5 tags can be purchased for television recycling. Recycling centers area located in Cumberland- Penn-Mar, Flintstone Refuse Site, Frostburg Mountain View Drop Off Area, Little Orleans Refuse Site, Lonaconing Town Hall, Oldtown Refuse Site, and Westernport Town Hall.  For more information call: 301-777-5933 ext 210. 

 
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