Student and Community Involvement's Guide to Events and Opportunities


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Table of Contents
Popular Culture and Concepts of Black Masculinity
Bust it Open: Hip Hip dumbs down that Four Letter Word
365 Love Seminar
Spiritual Study Break
SGA Showdown
Beautify the 'Burg
Sustaining Campus and Community Dialogue Picnic
SpringFest: The Great Escape
Zombie Run
Lies and Misconceptions Discussion

Hello Bobcats! There are only 19 days of school left which means summer is right around the corner! However, before you break out your bathing suit and flip flops, remember there's still tons of exciting events happening on- and off- campus.

On Monday and Tuesday, the talented Dr. Derrick Jenkins will be here to discuss the negativity surrounding Hip Hop and certain stereotypes the musical genre represents. Also on Tuesday, Chaplain Cindy Zirlott will be continuing her 365 Love Seminar.
On Wednesday, Chaplain Zirlott will be hosting a Spiritual Study Break session. Then Thursday, she will be hosting her last 365 Love Seminar brown bagged lunch.

This Saturday, volunteers will Beautify the 'Burg. All volunteers should meet at Fat Boy's Pizza on Main Street. In addition, the "Sustaining Community and Campus Dialogue Series" will be having a picnic to celebrate a successful year of student and community interaction.

Also on Saturday, the Student Government Association will be hosting their annual SGA Showdown. And the moment we've all been waiting for, SpringFest, is finally here! Meet in the Upper Quad for food, giveaways, rock climbing, inflatables, creation stations and much more!
And finally, on Sunday there will be a Lies and Misconceptions Bible Study.
Have an amazing week and good luck!

Allie Kern '13 and Ly-Anh McCoy '15

FSU Social Marketing Team

Popular Culture and 
Concepts of Black Masculinity
Monday, April 29
7:00-8:30 PM
Lane University Center
Assembly Hall

Greek Life presents Dr. Derrick Jenkins and his discussion about how Hip Hop has influenced the idea of what black masculinity really is. Although Hip Hop produces popular songs with catchy lyrics, the musical genre has also shed a negative light on what being a black male is all about. Dr. Jenkins is here to inform students about how they can help beat the stereotype and stop racial profiling in its tracks. 
For more information contact Victoria Snyder or call 301.687.4050. 
Bust it Open: Hip Hop Dumbs Down 
that Four Letter Word
Tuesday, April 30 7:00-9:00 PM
Lane University Center Room 111

On Tuesday, Dr. Derrick Jenkins will be conducting another workshop about how Hip Hop influences our love lives and how the media dictates what is "love". Far too often people look to famous actors, muscial artists, and athletes for relationship advice. However, what most people don't realize is that love is different and unique for each and every person. Don't let the media tell you who or how to love.


For more information contact Victoria Snyder or call 301.687.4050 
365 Love: Principles for 
Making Love Last
Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 PM
Lane University Center Room 110

365 Love: Principles for Making Love Last is a 5-week seminar on marriage enrichment or preparation. This is open to all FSU students, faculty and staff; couples (married or preparing for marriage) or singles. Rev. Dr. Cindy Zirlott, who practiced as a marriage and family counselor for 12 years before coming to campus as the chaplain, will facilitate. Engaged couples 
who participate will receive a "Pre-Martial Counseling" certificate upon completion.
On Thursday, May 2nd from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in Lane University Center Room 108, Chaplain Zirlott will be hosting the last brown bag lunch for the Principles for Making Love Last series. Don't miss this amazing chance to become closer to the person you love the most.


For more information contact Chaplain Cindy Zirlott or call 301-687-7490

Spiritual Study Break: A Contemporary Vesper Worship Experience 
Wednesday, May 1 9:00 PM-10:00 PM
Lane University Center Room 108

The United Campus Ministries wants to know if you are interested in joining the praise and worship team at FSU. If so, come out to this meeting or any of the others offered each week on Wednesday at 9:00 PM. Contact Chaplain Cindy Zirlott ASAP for any
information. This is your chance to make a difference.

For more information contact Cindy Zirlott or call 301-687-7490.
SGA Showdown  transparent logo
Saturday, May 4 10:00 AM
Upper Quad

Competition where 10 teams of students compete against each other at fun games for prizes!!! Teams should register in the SGA Office, 223 LUC, on or before Wednesday, May 1. Only 10 teams (5 members per team) will be accepted - First Come, First Serve!!!!
For more information, contact Kathi Perkins at 301.687.4304.
Beautify the 'Burg 
Saturday, May 4 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Meet at Fat Boy's Pizza


Beautify the 'Burg, formally called the Day of Caring and Sharing, is now in its 13th year. Volunteers will gather at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of Fat Boys Pizza. From there, participants will fan out across town to plant flowers, paint light posts, sweep sidewalks and perform other tasks to spruce up Frostburg for spring. All participants in this event will be provided with lunch at 12 p.m. at City Place where there will be live music, special guest speakers and much more.   


For more information, contact Patrick O'Brien, Associate Director of Volunteerism at 301.687.4210.
"Sustaining Campus 
and Community 
Celebration Picnic
Saturday, May 4 12:00 to 
3:00 PM
City Place:14 South Water Street
Come celebrate a wonderful year of community meetings initiated last spring, which convene students, year-round residents, local officials and University leaders to discuss various issues and create new opportunities for collaborative problem-solving and coalition-building. Six action groups have emerged in the dialogue sessions, focusing on managing conflict, improving race relations and off-campus housing, discovering Western Maryland, and building FSU-Frostburg pride. Support the hard working individuals that made this dialogue series successful.
For more information contact Dr. Elesha Ruminski or call 301-687-4480.
Zombie Run 
Sunday, May 5
12:00 PM- 3:00 PM & 4:00-7:00 PM

Bobcat Apartments to the Soccer Field

Come and join the Residence Hall Association in their first ever Zombie Run! Students will wear flag football belts if they decide to run through the course. However, there's a little catch...The obstacle course is filled the zombies! The first 60 runners and the first 60 volunteers will get a free t-shirt. 

For more information, contact Tevin Mcdonald.
Lies and Misconceptions Discussion
Sunday, May 5 6:45 PM-9:00 PM
United Campus Ministries presents Finding True North Bible Study, New Series starts: LIES and Misconceptions about God and Christianity You May Have Heard. This is a topical study and discussion. Bring your question about God or Christianity with you or submit in advance to Chaplain Cindy Zirlott. You don't have to be a member or even Christian to join the discussion, this is open to the entire University community.
For more information, contact Cindy Zirlott or call 301.687.7490.

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