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FSU Presents a Screening and Discussion of “The Invisible War” PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtesy, Frostburg State University News & Media Services   
Friday, 29 March 2013 06:14



Frostburg State University’s Women Studies Program presents “’The Invisible War’: A Film Screening and Discussion” on Thursday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m. in the Lane University Center Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Filmmaker Kirby Dick created “The Invisible War,” a groundbreaking investigation about one of America’s most shameful secrets: the epidemic of rape within the U.S. military. The film paints a startling picture of the extent of the problem today; a female soldier in combat zones is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire. The Department of Defense estimates there were a staggering 19,300 service members sexually assaulted in 2010 alone.

The film ...

Women Leaders Celebrated At Women's History Month Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtesy, Gil Hazelwood, ACM PR Office   
Friday, 22 March 2013 08:10



Women leaders from Western Maryland were celebrated in a recent women’s history month observance, “Women Leaders: Past and Present,” that featured five female elected officials who shared their public service experiences and a professional actress who portrayed two female historical figures.


This second annual Women’s History Celebration and Networking Event, sponsored by the Maryland National Organization for Women in collaboration with the Business and Professional Women of Maryland and the American Association of University Women, was hosted by Allegany College of Maryland.


Seated, from left to right, are: Elizabeth West, president, AAUW, Frostburg chapter; Julie Hartman,  coordinator, Women's Studies, Frostburg ...

Women Leaders To Be Celebrated At March 16 History Event PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Gil Hazelwood   
Monday, 11 March 2013 07:32

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Women leaders from Western Maryland will be celebrated Saturday, March 16, in a women’s history month observance featuring dramatic portrayals of two historical figures by an accomplished professional actress. This event, at Allegany College of Maryland, is free and open to the public.


WomensHistoryRachelCarsonFeb13SmallEntertainer Kate Campbell Stevenson will portray two key figures from the “Women: Back to the Future” repertoire that she has assembled in her quest to present positive and courageous female role models to girls and young women.  The Silver Spring-based writer and director will portray acclaimed marine biologist Rachel Carson, who is widely regarded as the first environmentalist, and explorer Louise Boyd, who is highly esteemed for her scientific ...

Black History Author To Give Pre-Civil War Talk Feb. 7 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtesy, Gil Hazelwood, ACM PR Office   
Friday, 01 February 2013 07:43

CUMBERLAND, Md. – Lynn Bowman, author of “Crossing into the Promised Land: An Appalachian African-American History,” will discuss her research on the community’s experience before the Civil War in a Thursday, Feb. 7, talk that is free and open to the public.


The 7:00 p.m. event will take place in the Salvation Army’s Community Center, located at Second Street and Somerville Avenue in South Cumberland.


Bowman, an associate professor of English and speech at Allegany College of Maryland, has revealed local history through an examination of African-American life in antebellum Allegany County. She used primary documents to research a network of families stretching from Hardy County, then a part of Virginia, to Allegany County and north and west ...

He said… She said… PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kurt Hoffman   
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 15:20


Reflections on a painful separation from family and the joy of reunion after deployment in service to our country.


A Frustrating Deployment

By Chris Ringler


                I remember like it was yesterday, I was sitting there on our couch trying to find the right words to tell my beautiful wife and my sweet young daughter that I was leaving on a deployment to Afghanistan. It was the middle of June of 2009, and my wife and I were expecting our first son to be born in July when I received the news. To me this was so unfair. I have waited so long for a son, and now that he will be here in less than a month, I have to leave. I was so angry. Anger was not the only emotion ...

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