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  • ACM to Host Annual Open House | The Appalachian Independent
    The college offers nearly 60 career programs designed for prompt application in the workplace and approximately three dozen transfer programs that prepare graduates to continue their studies at four year schools Campus buildings hosting credit programs will be open for hands on demonstrations and other activities to provide information about education and careers High tech equipment used in many instructional programs including new cybersecurity programs will be on view Academic areas of the college are in health care and human services computer and other technology based fields and business and hospitality professions Transfer programs and patterns primarily in the arts and sciences include pre professional Students can visit such buildings as Allied Health Science Technology and the Library in guided tours that begin at the College Center where many key offices are based and many important services are provided Those interested in hospitality careers travel to downtown Cumberland and tour the college owned Gateway Center home of the School of Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts and its popular Culinaire Cafe Students needing residential housing can tour Willowbrook Woods a garden apartment complex adjacent to campus Students live in quadruple occupancy furnished apartments in five buildings that surround a small clubhouse Open house also offers general information about the college and its features including academic and other support services that help students to be successful Workshops on financial aid and what to know as a parent of a college student are presented Prospective students may take the placement assessment which assists in proper course selection at 8 9 and 10 a m They are encouraged to make arrangements in advance by contacting the Student Success Center at 301 784 5551 Attendees can also take part in a random drawing of tuition vouchers totaling 3 000 Interest students must register in person

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/community-news/88-community-news/3709-acm-to-host-annual-open-house (2016-04-30)
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  • CEDC Announces Public Meeting for Baltimore Street Design Concepts | The Appalachian Independent
    to the Baltimore Street Redesign Concepts The meeting will be structured in a charrette style to allow participants to view various concepts speak with the consultants who generated them and discuss components of the different concepts Sage Policy Group and McCormick Taylor have been engaged as the economic analysts and design consultants for this project After observing the current conditions analyzing economic data and conducting meetings with the Mayor and

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/community-news/88-community-news/3699-cedc-announces-public-meeting-for-baltimore-street-design-concepts (2016-04-30)
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  • FSU's Master's in Special Education Recognized Among Top 50 Best Value Residential Programs | The Appalachian Independent
    Best Value rankings were designed to help prospective students make a smart choice about where to invest their time and money in earning their degree The ranking is based on full time enrollment cost of attendance at public four year colleges or universities The cost of attendance is based on room and board tuition fees books and transportation for in state full time graduate students living on campus who started the program in fall 2015 TopMastersInEducation com calculated the cost of attendance for in state students of FSU s master s in special education at 21 000 The degree program at FSU is a 39 42 credit hour M Ed program Prospective students must undergo an interview process have a bachelor s degree and a valid teacher certificate and submit writing samples and letters of recommendation Students can choose from two levels of specialization grades 1 8 or grades 6 12 FSU is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education TopMastersinEducation com provides objective rankings and critical reviews of master s in education degree programs and colleges of education as well as helpful resources on scholarships and financial aid news and stories on the state of the

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/community-news/88-community-news/3684-fsus-masters-in-special-education-recognized-among-top-50-best-value-residential-programs (2016-04-30)
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  • FSU to Focus on Sustainability and Climate Awareness at Focus Frostburg | The Appalachian Independent
    diet and provides a few ways to easily and economically save food as seasons change Indigenous Voices for Environmental Justice at 10 a m explores how indigenous peoples all over the world are using social media to fight against cultural and environmental exploitation and abuse Then at 11 a m Religion and Environmental Activism features Renewal the first feature length documentary to capture the vitality and diversity of today s religious environmental activists Another documentary Groundswell Rising Protecting Our Children s Air and Water a special presentation at 6 p m concentrates on the growing opposition by ordinary citizens whose health and well being have been adversely affected by fracking well pads near their homes and schools It will be followed by a Q A led by Craig Stevens one of the citizen activists featured in the film In Syrian Refugees on the Greek Island of Lesvos at 1 p m members of the Spring Valley Community will explain what refugees have to go through to get from their countries to Europe through the Island of Lesvos Those interested in environmental advocacy careers or activities can come to Climate Chronicles Experiences With Activism and the Oxfam Action Corps at 2 p m to hear the story of professor Catherine Vrentas experience with climate change and food policy advocacy as a community organizer Study abroad and volunteerism are highlighted in Water School Uganda and the President s Leadership Circle at noon Find out how FSU students helped out at Pagwaya Primary School in northern Uganda by teaching children how to sanitize water with plastic bottles using the UV rays from the sun Working in Wildlife Rehab in South Africa at 1 p m is about a three week internship in 2015 at a wildlife rehab center in Thabazimbi South Africa In 100 Percent Pure at 3 p m FSU students will focus on the resource conservation practices of New Zealand they witnessed during their summer 2015 study abroad experience Come to a hands on project Campus Rain Gardens to Reduce Runoff Into the Chesapeake Bay at 1 p m and learn about a bio retention system that can provide aesthetic appeal while providing ecological benefits such as capturing runoff reducing pollution and preserving water systems At 2 p m in Renewable Energy Current and Future Innovations Tau Kappa Epsilon presenters will discuss methods for capturing energy that leave a minimal carbon footprint methods currently in use and the problems various current methods face The annual Reduce Reuse Recycle Poster Contest will be held completely online To view and vote for student created environmental posters or for other information about Focus Frostburg visit www facebook com frostburglglg People can vote on Facebook by visiting FSU s LGLG Facebook page www facebook com frostburglglg Winners will be included in FSU s LGLG promotional campaigns Sustainability 155 students will present their work in a poster session on display all day in the Lane Center Students will be available to discuss their work from 3

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/our-blue-earth/89-our-blue-earth/3720-fsu-to-focus-on-sustainability-and-climate-awareness-at-focus-frostburg (2016-04-30)
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  • ACM Plans Arbor Day Celebration | The Appalachian Independent
    D C chapter She became Allegany Forests Project director in 2001 Others on the Arbor Day program include Dr Jim Howell botanist and ACM professor of biology who will serve as master of ceremonies and ACM s president Dr Cynthia Bambara who will offer a proclamation on the college s commitment to trees and the environment Maryland Department of Natural Resources staff will demonstrate proper tree planting techniques with assistance from forestry students and faculty members Among trees to be planted is one donated by the ACM Alumni Association The Arbor Day celebration will cap a week of activities that underscore ACM s commitment to environmental sustainability and illustrate the value it places on the importance of trees The college s Campus Tree Committee which is spearheading the Arbor Day activities has reached out to the community and is involving young people in planting a large number of trees on the Cumberland campus on two days prior to April 20 The 200 trees they will plant in a wide variety of native species were provided by the Tree Mendous Maryland program and funded by a Special Rivers Chesapeake Bay Implementation Grant The funding was locally coordinated by Dan Hedderick project manager and Adam Miller forester both of the Maryland DNR s Forest Service Two groups students from the Jefferson School at Finan Center and area girl scouts will each plant 100 trees on the Cumberland campus with assistance from forestry and other ACM students Their efforts will enhance areas that surround college playing fields and the mile long walking track This recreational area is at the lowest elevation of the campus on land that borders Evitts Creek These tree planting projects will serve to increase the urban tree canopy a stated goal of city government The college s Arbor Day

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/our-blue-earth/89-our-blue-earth/3719-acm-plans-arbor-day-celebration (2016-04-30)
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  • Frostburg SGA’s $15 Bet on Green Returns a More Sustainable Future | The Appalachian Independent
    to see a visibility of sustainability here on campus Preference was given to projects involving and bringing benefit to students linked to an academic class offering experiential learning having long term benefits for the campus addressing items in FSU s Climate Action Plan and encouraging collaboration among multiple campus groups PACS members were thrilled with the submissions received from the initial call for proposals particularly those drafted by students They had these incredible ideas that we don t really think about I think students can be much more innovative in their thinking than faculty members who have been around for a while said Rogers Thomas The committee plans to open another funding cycle before the end of the spring 2016 semester seeking faculty designed proposals for student experiential learning activities focused on sustainability PACS intends to award the grants in time for faculty to design and plan activities over the summer Projects funded in the next cycle will be carried out during the fall 2016 semester Another portion of the Student Sustainability Fee proceeds will fund institution wide projects recommended to PACS by FSU s Physical Plant Department which is responsible for infrastructure maintenance and improvements One likely proposal would install individual power meters for campus buildings a highly important step toward carbon neutrality For several years PACS has wanted to start an energy saving competition among residence halls an initiative that has significantly reduced energy consumption at other universities Students have really made that competition their own and done some amazing things and proposed some incredible solutions based on this competitive process between residence halls but without the metering system we can t do that Rogers Thomas explained Physical Plant projects will be chosen based on their overall impact on FSU s carbon footprint and their benefit to students

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/our-blue-earth/89-our-blue-earth/3714-frostburg-sgas-15-bet-on-green-returns-a-more-sustainable-future (2016-04-30)
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  • Kenyan Biologist to Speak at FSU on African Conservation, Ecotourism Controversies | The Appalachian Independent
    wildlife conservation challenges facing African countries Ogada is a dynamic speaker who unabashedly voices strong opinions about the imposition of Western values on wildlife conservation and ecotourism both wildlife viewing and sport hunting in East Africa His talk would be of interest to anyone concerned about African wildlife conservation and complex and controversial sociopolitical issues related to European imperialism in Africa dating back to the 19th century Ogada has been involved in conservation work in Kenya and other parts of Africa mainly on human wildlife conflict mitigation and carnivore conservation His work includes studies on lions hyenas cheetah African wild dog and otters Much of his energy has been devoted to the area of community based conservation wildlife policy and wetlands ecology Among his past projects are developing cheetah conservation strategies for Ethiopia South Sudan and Uganda as the regional coordinator for the Wildlife Conservation Society cheetah conservation program and serving as executive director of the Laikipia Wildlife Forum where his work focused on the perceptions of conservation and how these influence communities and practitioners in the field of natural resource management Currently he coordinates a partnership between the African Conservation Centre and McGill University in Canada that seeks to strengthen conservation linkages between institutions and habitats in Kenya and Northern Tanzania He is co authoring a book on the history politics and ethical challenges facing conservation practice in Kenya documenting insight and experiences gained from his years in the conservation sector in Kenya For more information contact Dr Tom Serfass at 301 687 4171 or This e mail address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Ogada s appearance is being supported by an FSU Faculty Development Grant Situated in the mountains of Allegany County Frostburg State University is one of the 12 institutions

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/our-blue-earth/89-our-blue-earth/3708-kenyan-biologist-to-speak-at-fsu-on-african-conservation-ecotourism-controversies (2016-04-30)
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  • FSU to Host Screening of "The Hunting Ground" | The Appalachian Independent
    perpetrators The Hunting Ground exposes the startling prevalence of sexual assault at institutions of higher education and the powerful interests that re victimize vulnerable students while shielding perpetrators In raw and emotional interviews rape survivors and their families testify to a real life horror story that has become all too common Those brave enough to report the crimes face disbelief apathy victim blaming harassment and retaliation from their fellow students and the administrators whose job it is to protect them The film follows two courageous survivors Andrea Pino and Annie Clark who are striking back with an innovative legal strategy that uses Title IX legislation to make the powers that be take notice ignite a national debate over campus sexual assaults and create a network of support for those who refuse to remain silent For more information on this event contact Dr Julie Hartman Linck at 301 687 3198 or This e mail address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php/wellness/85-wellness/3715-fsu-to-host-screening-of-qthe-hunting-groundq (2016-04-30)
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