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Ahmad Tootoonchi Named Interim Provost at FSU PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Monday, 27 July 2015 14:40

Sydney Duncan Named Associate Provost; Sudhir Singh Named Acting Dean

Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi, dean of the Frostburg State University College of Business, has been named interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, one of several appointments within the division. Previous Provost William Childs has returned to his faculty position in the Department of Educational Professions.

“Dr. Tootoonchi brings to this position a tireless work ethic and a deep commitment to FSU and our students,” said Interim President Thomas L. Bowling. “His leadership of the College of Business has resulted in higher enrollments and greater opportunities for both students and faculty to engage in global learning experiences.”

Tootoonchi, whose doctorate is in leadership and ...

Allegany College Offers New Program in Cyber Technology PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gil Hazelwood   
Monday, 27 July 2015 14:32

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Allegany College of Maryland is launching new academic programs in cyber technology that will prepare graduates for careers in the growing cybersecurity industry.


ACM is this fall introducing associate-degree and certificate programs that will help employers fill job openings in this important information technology sector.

These new credit options, to be complemented by workforce development training through continuing education, are offered with support from the U.S. Department of Labor.

ACM is sharing in a nearly $15 million federal grant that is enabling it and other Maryland community colleges to establish Cyber Technology Pathways Across Maryland, or CPAM.

Together, the consortium will offer training and education that ...

National Marbles Champion to be Honored PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Embassy Theatre   
Friday, 17 July 2015 16:55

The Embassy Theatre at 49 Baltimore Street is celebrating the accomplishment of local student Devon Loewendick’s victory in becoming the National Marbles Champion with a party for area citizens to celebrate and meet the champion. The party, for all age groups and their families, is free for the public on Wednesday, July 22, from four to six pm in Cumberland’s sole-remaining vintage movie theatre building at 49 Baltimore St. in downtown Cumberland, between Liberty and Mechanic Streets. Refreshments and marble demonstrations under direction of Renee Truly, Devon’s mentor and trainer, will be available, along with music for dancing.

Embassy building owner Mark Baker mentioned, “It is a great time to be proud of Devon’s accomplishment, and to share the Loewendick ...

What's Happening in Downtown Cumberland PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Becky McClarran   
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 12:34

May through October, visit the Farmers Market at the Downtown Cumberland Mall to enjoy healthy, locally produced food & goods every Thursday from 9:30 am-2 pm. For more information, please call 301-876-0728.


Grace Ministry, 400 Seymour Street is hosting a free community dinner this Saturday, July 11 from 12 noon – 2 pm. Everyone is invited to attend.


It’s a great weekend for music, cars & art! This Friday night, enjoy the Fire & Ice Car Show along with the Swing/Jazz sounds of Bumper Jacksons with Dan Stevens on the ...

FSU to Offer Free Planetarium Show PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 08 July 2015 12:28

As part of its summer planetarium program, Frostburg State University will offer a show titled “Two Small Pieces of Glass” about the amazing discoveries made possible by telescopes on Saturday, July 25, at 8 p.m. in the Multimedia Learning Center, room 186 of the Catherine R. Gira Center for Communications and Information Technology. The show is free and open to the public.

The show begins at a local star party, where two teenage students learn how the telescope has helped us understand our place in space and how telescopes continue to expand our understanding of the universe. Their conversation with a local female astronomer enlightens them on the history of the telescope and the discoveries these wonderful tools have made. The students see how telescopes work and how ...


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