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  • Wellness | The Appalachian Independent
    000 to Fight Against Cancer Wellness Wellness Written by FSU News and Media Services Wednesday 29 April 2015 16 15 Cold weather wasn t going to bring down the nearly 600 participants unified to help conquer cancer at Frostburg State University s Relay For Life Photo Nearly 600 participants join the first lap of Frostburg State University s Relay For Life Nearly 32 000 has been raised so far with a stretch goal of 60 000 by the end of August This year s fundraising event for the American Cancer Society held Friday night to Saturday morning April 24 and 25 raised 31 995 to date featuring 43 teams and 588 participants Relay For Life is really a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society but it s also about celebrating our survivors remembering those that we lost and fighting back said Patrick O Brien director of Civic Engagement at Frostburg Read more ACM Raises Sexual Assault Awareness with Films Talks Rally Wellness Wellness Written by Gil Hazelwood Monday 20 April 2015 03 34 Allegany College of Maryland students are doing their part to raise awareness of sexual assault on college campuses and promote healthy interpersonal relations by screening two films holding discussions and conducting a rally The events scheduled April 22 23 include the films The Hunting Ground released this year and Escalation in 2014 as well as discussion that focuses attention on campus sexual assault and violence and the need for students to build and maintain healthy personal relationships The concluding activity is a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes rally especially designed to help participants better understand the experience of women and the imperative of curbing sexual assault and gender violence All activities are free and open to Read more Jamie Sparks School Health Advocate to Speak at

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  • Submit an Article | The Appalachian Independent
    have the resources to do major editing We reserve the right to edit for clarity and length We will offer workshops in this area for writers who are interested in brushing up on usage and punctuation Plagiarism quoting verbatim the words of another writer such as cutting and pasting from an article on the web without giving appropriate attribution and putting those words in quotations OR presenting ideas from other writers without attribution of any sort is unethical and illegal We ask all writers submitting work to state at the end of their article that they have not plagiarized We encourage citizen journalists to also submit photos with their articles Please have your photos sized at no more than 300x400 pixels We may have to resize the photos as needed for spatial issues We ask all contributors to review the 10 points on staying within legal boundaries when submitting articles at www kcnn org legal risk The Appalachian Independent assumes no liability for plagiarism or defamatory remarks or unsubstantiated facts in contributor articles While we will make an attempt to address obvious problems we have neither staff nor time to thoroughly research each article It is therefore ultimately the responsibility

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  • UMCES Appalachian Lab Hosts Open House on May 7 | The Appalachian Independent
    eat affects the climate The Dirt Doctor Find out why soil is so critical to plants and animals What Does the Otter Eat Learn about the ecology of the river otter Phenology Climate Change and Art Channel your inner artist by sketching and painting a biological illustration of a species of interest while learning about how their life cycle must be accurately timed with seasonal cues Enviroscape Learn what you can do to make your water cleaner using the hands on Enviroscape stream model Maryland s Flying Mammals Gain a better understanding of why bats are important to our ecosystem Where in Western Maryland Brush up on your observation and recall skills to play this fun game and guess where in western Maryland aerial photographs were taken The Appalachian Laboratory s Open House is held in partnership with Frostburg State University and the Allegany County Public Schools Western Maryland STEM Festival Parking is free and the lab is located at 301 Braddock Road in Frostburg a quarter mile north of exit 33 on Interstate 68 For more information call 301 689 7100 or email This e mail address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it ABOUT APPALACHIAN LABORATORY Located in the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory AL conducts research on land and water ecosystems with an emphasis on Western Maryland s rich and diverse environment Founded in Frostburg in 1962 AL is home to more than 45 faculty researchers graduate students post doctoral fellows and staff and is part of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science AL s scientists advise national and state leaders on air and water quality wildlife management and land conservation while also training and engaging tomorrow s researchers and

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  • Gallery Talk and Walk for Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition | The Appalachian Independent
    the Saville Gallery on Saturday April 23 from 2 00 4 00pm A short talk by Robert and then a walk through the galleries to observe and discuss different photographic works of the exhibition is a free event and open to the public Robert Hein originally from Indianapolis has been teaching photography at Frostburg State University since 2007 He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati and since 1997 has been keeping an ongoing record of national and international exhibit entries as well as solo shows He has a solo show coming up at The Engine Room Art Space in Hagerstown MD beginning May 5 th His work is found in private and corporate collections mainly in the Midwest His topics range from introspective expressions of dreams or memories to outwardly looking imagery ranging from urban skyline views to children at play Robert currently resides in Frostburg Maryland with his wife and children Please register or login to add your comments to this article Web appindie org AppIndie s Mountain Traditions Film Project Latest Comments category Arts and Leisure Review of New God s Debut Motorcar Review The Cadillac Cowboys Cadillac Cowboys Ticket Update Doughboy

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  • “Surf” the Theme of FSU’s Spring Opera Theatre Performance | The Appalachian Independent
    of FSU s Performing Arts Center This event is free and open to the public Opera director Dr Mariana Mihai Zoeter invites you to surf your TV where you will be tempted to switch the channel from your favorite opera to sample other genres of music such as musical theater songs operetta duos and trios and maybe a rap or two Opera students include sopranos Cheranjana Thuyacontha Mare Romero Hannah Miller and Niki Elliott mezzo sopranos Sakkara Turner and Pateley Bongiorni tenor David Cook and baritone Anthony Dyson Dr Jay DeWire will accompany the group For more information contact FSU s Department of Music at 301 687 4109 FSU is committed to making all of its programs services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office call 301 687 4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1 800 735 2258 Caption info FSU s Opera Theatre group from left Marse Romero Anthony Dyson Jr Sakkara Turner Niki Elliott Cheranjana Thuyacontha Hannah Miller Mariana Mihai Zoeter director Dr Jay DeWire accompanist Pateley Bongiorni and David Cook Jr Please register or login to add your comments to this article Web appindie org AppIndie s

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  • STEM Festival at FSU, Appalachian Lab to Get Hands-On With Science | The Appalachian Independent
    2 p m in Frostburg State University s Cordts Physical Education Center Main Arena and the nearby University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science s Appalachian Lab This event is free and open to K 12 students and their families Students will have the opportunity to learn about STEM fields through engaging hands on activities that cover a wide range of topics and include favorites from past festivals as well as new features The 2016 festival will include a Ping Pong ball volcano paper plane contest stop motion animation Dr Elemental s Mad Scientist Show honey bees and the Dirt Doctor Make Your Own stations will be available for slime robotic hands and lava lamps A shuttle bus will provide transportation between events at the Cordts PE Center and Appalachian Lab The STEM festival is organized by FSU Allegany and Garrett County Public Schools and the Appalachian Lab Sponsors for the festival include the FSU Foundation AES Warrior Run Western Maryland Health System Exclamation Labs United Carpenters and Joiners Local 1024 Children s Medical Group and Allegany County Federal Teachers Credit Union For more information contact Linda Steele at 301 687 4137 or This e mail address is being protected

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  • “Dean of W.Va. Songwriters” Todd Burge to Play Twice at Mountain City Traditional Arts | The Appalachian Independent
    decades Burge has become known as one of West Virginia s greatest singer songwriters The self styled troubadour draws musical inspiration from a rich tapestry of life experiences weaving humor and socially conscious lyrics with immense talent Burge s musical style varies from folk to alternative rock and beyond sometimes within a single track yet his unique flare is clear on every song Many are performed from unexpected perspectives including bugs animals and inventive human characters of Burge s imagination He has played world famous venues such as CBGB s The Country Music Hall of Fame and The Kennedy Center as well as hundreds of smaller stages He has performed live at least 10 times on NPR s Mountain Stage since his first appearance in 1991 host Larry Groce has called Burge the dean of W Va songwriters the best we have and compares him favorably with such singer songwriter luminaries as Randy Newman and Tom Waits Burge s 2015 album Imitation Life was produced in collaboration with Grammy winner Tim O Brien and his newest album Live on Mountain State 2006 2015 featuring recordings across a decade of live performances on NPR will be released in May Burge resides in Parkersburg W Va with his wife Lisa and their children Will and Sophia Dedicated to the education sales documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the mountain region Mountain City Traditional Arts is a program of Frostburg State University with support from FrostburgFirst the Allegany Arts Council and the Maryland Traditions Program of the State Arts Council For more information contact This e mail address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 301 687 8040 FSU is committed to making all of its programs services and activities accessible to persons with

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  • FrostburgFirst Awarded Competitive Grant | The Appalachian Independent
    awarded 16 000 in Nonprofit Assistance Funds to FrostburgFirst for the 2016 fiscal year FrostburgFirst is one of only 28 communities designated as a Maryland Main Street Program an organization focused on revitalizing traditional small town Main Streets and communities in Maryland Over 5 million in grant requests were received however only 900 000 were awarded to communities Jessica Palumbo FrostburgFirst s Main Street Manager applied for this opportunity in October 2015 Funds will be used to create a new employment position for a part time administrative assistant to assist in building a committee structure fundraising and membership drives and coordinating projects within the program Very few grants are available for operating costs making this award a competitive distinction The Operating Assistance Grant program through the Maryland DHCD consists of three categories The Main Street Improvement Program Nonprofit Assistance Fund and Technical Assistant Grant These funds are effective for local governments development corporations and nonprofits to obtain or provide services which will assist community development FrostburgFirst is now accepting applications for the part time assistant position until Friday March 25 for more information please visit http www downtownfrostburg com employment opportunities Interested candidates please e mail a cover letter resume

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