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  • ACM to Host Annual Open House
    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

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=88:community-news&id=3709:acm-to-host-annual-open-house&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • Frostburg SGA’s $15 Bet on Green Returns a More Sustainable Future
    been very aware of that said Dr Kara Rogers Thomas associate professor of sociology and chair of PACS We want to make sure that students are able to see their dollars in use We want 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

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=89:our-blue-earth&id=3714:frostburg-sgas-15-bet-on-green-returns-a-more-sustainable-future&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • FrostburgFirst Awarded Competitive Grant
    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

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=88:community-news&id=3712:frostburgfirst-awarded-competitive-grant&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • FSU Center for Literary Arts Word and Image Project Now Accepting Submissions
    juried by CLA Center Director Gerry LaFemina Submitted work should be artistic prints of individual poems or any visual representation of poetic text Art may include paintings drawings illustrations photographs sculpture and more Community members may submit works for a fee of 10 and students may submit art for free The due date for submissions is Monday April 4 Submissions may be mailed to 101 Braddock Road Frostburg MD 21532

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=84:arts-and-leisure&id=3710:fsu-center-for-literary-arts-word-and-image-project-now-accepting-submissions&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • Kenyan Biologist to Speak at FSU on African Conservation, Ecotourism Controversies
    wildlife roam freely across vast grasslands Less known are the challenges facing wildlife and people in this region of the world although the killing of Cecil the Lion has increased awareness of many Americans to 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

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=89:our-blue-earth&id=3708:kenyan-biologist-to-speak-at-fsu-on-african-conservation-ecotourism-controversies&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • Discover Historic Rolling Mill
    Courthouse on Washington Street Other impressive Butler designs in Cumberland include the Cumberland Masonic Temple the Cumberland Liberty Bank Building the George Troug House on Baltimore Avenue and Butler s own personal home at 205 Columbia Street which is listed on the National Register and is currently for sale Wright Butler designed the 2 story brick house at 227 Cecelia Street for Jonathan Dodd in 1912 Another version of the gable house this architect designed house sports a heavily articulated gable in the attic story The gable is the prominent element in this house as it is in many Rolling Mill homes It sports slate shingles in both rectangular and diamond shaped patterns and a Palladian window Butler included the over sized double hung windows that he preferred in this period The porch has been altered with the addition of a new brick porch Aaron May was a popular local builder who frequently worked with prominent local architects like Butler and George Sansbury He built two Butler designs the Dime Savings Bank at 76 Baltimore Street and the Commercial Savings Bank at 55 N Liberty Street for example He also built a number of homes in Rolling Mill The house he built at 212 Cecelia Street for Louis Ward is typical of many homes built between 1907 and 1911 in Cumberland Built of exposed concrete block which Wright Butler is believed to have first introduced to Cumberland this 2 story concrete block house is another example of the gable house 212 Cecelia St designed by Wright Butler and built by Aaron May Park Street opposite the now demolished Queen City Station was the h ome of many solid middle class citizens of Cumberland Handsome two to three story houses line the east side of the street Wright Butler designed both

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=55:appalachian-culture&id=3707:discover-historic-rolling-mill&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • Ineptitude Continues and City Moves Forward with Rolling Mill/Maryland Ave Redevelopment
    same vehicles also pass the Baltimore Ave Willowbrook Rd Exit the Downtown Cumberland Exit the Beall St Exit and the Green St 220 Exit many of which already lead to vacant commercial space This show of solidarity by the Twins of Ineptitude is a direct response to a letter they received from Attorney John Murphy What that letter very clearly points out are all the things the CEDC and City of Cumberland have done wrong according to the law Rather than respond to the letter intellectually the two appear to have decided to be bullheaded and go on with business as usual One of the many issues not mentioned by the Mayor and Mr Hershberger is their absolute denial of access to what should legally be public information Perhaps they can explain that And since their current focus is on creating minimum wage jobs maybe they can ask a worker at Buffalo Wings if their lives would be better off making 15 to 20 dollars an hour instead of making minimum wage The article in the Monday March 7 th Cumberland Times News is the exact response I expected from these Twins of Ineptitude Enough is enough It s time

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=37:apped&id=3705:ineptitude-continues-and-city-moves-forward-with-rolling-millmaryland-ave-redevelopment&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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  • Allegany Arts Council Hosts Poetry Readings
    Piedmont WV What I found there startled me burned out buildings yet to be razed and a dead quiet There was no one on the street but then I wondered where they would be going if there were From this experience I began writing and what I ve sought to capture is more than specific scenes I ve tried to expose the heart of what s going on in the

    Original URL path: http://appindie.org/index.php?view=article&catid=84:arts-and-leisure&id=3703:allegany-arts-council-hosts-poetry-readings&tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page= (2016-04-30)
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