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Frostburg State University Observatory Bringing Universe Into Focus at Planetarium PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Thursday, 05 November 2015 18:26

Observatory 2The universe is now coming into focus through Frostburg State University’s Observatory, where stunning images from the rooftop observatory are now being projected on the FSU Planetarium and Multimedia Learning Center’s dome screen during shows.

The Observatory, located on the roof of the Gira Center for Communications and Information Technology, features a robotically mounted 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with attachable cameras to capture deep space images and planets in amazing detail.

“Its large aperture allows you to view very faint objects,” said Dr. Jason Speights, associate director of the FSU Planetarium and MLC. “At the same time, it’s capable of high magnification, so the planets can be seen in great detail.”

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County Board of Zoning Appeals to Continue Public Hearing on Dans Mountain Wind Force PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Allegany County Board of Zoning Appeals   
Thursday, 05 November 2015 18:16

Notice is hereby given that the Allegany County Board of Zoning Appeals will continue a public hearing on Friday, November 13th at 9 am in the County Commissioner's Meeting Room, County Office Complex, 701 Kelly Road, Cumberland, MD, regarding Dans Mountain Wind Force L.L.C. et. al., Cases 942 and 943. The board is currently in recess. The board has ordered the public record held "open" for a ten day period for the purpose of accepting additional written comment(s). The board will reconvene on the scheduled date and further execute proceedings as prescribed by Law.

The November 13th Hearing is open to the public. Anyone desiring further information on these Cases may contact the County's Land Development Office at 301-777-5951.

 
FSU Celebrates Homecoming Weekend PDF Print E-mail
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Written by FSU News and Media Services   
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 14:41

Frostburg State University is preparing to welcome alumni for Homecoming from Thursday, Oct. 15, to Sunday, Oct. 18, a weekend filled with fun events that past, present and even future students can attend to show off some of their Bobcat pride.

The weekend will kick off Thursday at noon as retired FSU employees are welcomed back for a luncheon, followed at 7 p.m. with the annual pep rally, where the 2015 Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned in the Main Arena of the Cordts Physical Education Center.

Friday’s events start off early at 9 a.m. with the Career Expo, where FSU alumni will give presentations across campus allowing students to explore career possibilities. That afternoon, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Stephanie Ann Roper Gallery in the Fine Arts building, art ...

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Urban Street Trees Pests and Diseases to be Topic of Upcoming Plant Society Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz McDowell   
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 14:37

Laura G SmithThe Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society will hold its regular meeting at Frostburg State University, Compton Science Center, Room 327, on Tuesday October 20th at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker will be Laura G. Smith, Department of Biology, Frostburg State University. Her presentation titled, “An Evaluation of Pest and Disease Vulnerability of Urban Street Trees in Washington D.C.” will begin promptly following some brief chapter announcements. The public is welcome to attend.

 

Ms. Smith’s presentation will focus on the shifting context of conservation in urban ecology and the importance of preserving native plant species in non-natural ecosystems. Using spatial applications of the Pest Vulnerability Matrix and Shannon ...

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"Native Plants Aid Native Bees" to be Topic for August Program PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Liz McDowell   
Monday, 03 August 2015 18:20

specialist on ironweed 11 aug 2013 ernpp croppedThe Western Mountains Chapter of the Maryland Native Plant Society will hold its regular meeting at Frostburg State University, Compton Science Center, Room 327, on Tuesday August 18th at 7:00 pm. The guest speaker will be Sam Droege, Wildlife Biologist with the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. His presentation titled, “Wild Bee Diversity Comes from Native Plant Diversity: You Can Help Wild Bees by Planting Bee Food” will begin promptly following some brief chapter announcements. The public is welcome to attend.

 

Native plants aren't just politically correct members of our household landscapes, but are keystone species for the many native insects who are often completely dependent on a single genus or species of native plant. About 25% of our wild ...

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