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February 21, 2011
University System of Maryland at Hagerstown will host its annual spring open house Wednesday, March 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Since opening in 2005, USM-H has grown in student enrollment and program offerings. USM-H offers 21 programs from five universities, including Frostburg State University, Salisbury University, Towson University, University of Maryland University College and the University of Maryland, College Park. Faculty, department chairs and staff will be available to talk with students and answer questions regarding programs offered at USM-H.
NEWS
May 5, 2006
The City of Hagerstown and Sunrise Rotary worked together to erect the fountain at University Plaza for the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown which is at 32 W. Washington St. City Engineer Rodney Tissue wrote in a memo that city staff recommended buying a Robinson Iron fountain for $30,000, including shipping. The city's half of the cost would come from a Downtown Beautification Fund, while Sunrise Rotary Club would be donating $15,000 toward the cost of a fountain.
NEWS
September 10, 2003
Last week the University Systems of Maryland official charged with developing programs for USM's downtown Hagerstown center offered a fascinating vision of what could happen when the facility opens in 2005. We hope the community is ready to embrace it - and elected officials are set to fight for funding. Dr. Gertrude Eaton, associate vice chancellor of academic affairs, said that the Hagerstown center will be modeled on another USM project developed in Shady Grove in Montgomery County.
NEWS
by BOB MAGINNIS | August 20, 2003
Elsewhere on this page is a letter from William Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland. In his letter, Kirwan reinforces what The Herald-Mail has been saying in recent editorials - that even though renovation of the old Baldwin House in downtown Hagerstown is under way, it would be dangerous to conclude that this project is in the bag. That's because the construction money is one thing, while operating expenses are another....
NEWS
May 16, 2001
USM official meets with business people By JULIE E. GREENE julieg@herald-mail.com The vice chancellor of academic affairs for the University System of Maryland exchanged curriculum ideas Tuesday morning with local business people for the planned Hagerstown campus at downtown's Baldwin House complex. What's most important is to raise people's expectations so they want to pursue a college education and to remove barriers to obtaining that goal, Vice Chancellor Charles Middleton said.
NEWS
September 15, 2005
A bloodmobile will be Thursday, Sept. 22, from 1 to 7 p.m. at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown campus, rooms 124 and 125.
NEWS
June 11, 2009
In an effort to reduce waste and encourage "green" thinking among students, faculty and staff at University Systems of Maryland at Hagerstown have increased the recycling program to include plastic, aluminum cans and glass. USM-H has been recycling office paper since opening in January 2005. Paper recycling bins are in the hallways and in each office and classroom. As part of the program, USM-H has contracted with The Arc of Washington County to collect the recycled items on a monthly basis.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | March 28, 2008
ANNAPOLIS - Lawmakers met Friday for the second straight day to work out differences in the House and Senate versions of the state's fiscal year 2009 operating budget. But, again, they put off one topic - a discussion of funding for the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown. The Senate has approved $2.1 million for the Hagerstown campus, representing full funding. The House has approved $1 million, with another $700,000 or so possible through the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
NEWS
June 16, 2009
An information session regarding the Ed.D. program in educational leadership will be Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown lobby. The program will be offered at USM-H, beginning in January 2010, by the University of Maryland in collaboration with Frostburg State University. Administrators from UM's Department of Education Leadership, Higher Education and International Education will present information and provide materials to prospective students.
NEWS
by BOB MAGINNIS | March 31, 2004
Five years ago, officials of the University System of Maryland didn't believe it was possible to turn a couple of old buildings in downtown Hagerstown into a college campus. That was then. Joseph T. Erchenian, project manager for the University of Maryland's Facilities Management Department, told me last week that the $13.3 million project is "a week, two-and-a-half weeks ahead of schedule. " That doesn't mean it's been a cakewalk. USM officials and Whiting-Turner Construction had to deal with four separate buildings in the Baldwin House complex - a five-story brick hotel built in 1881, the former Routzahn's department store, an attached warehouse and the former Grand Piano furniture warehouse.
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NEWS
July 12, 2013
Mark Halsey, executive director of the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, is on a planned medical leave recovering from open heart surgery, according to a university official. Halsey, who had the surgery in late June, has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, “which means he has a thickened heart muscle,” Erin Harman, USMH director of advancement and outreach, said in an emailed statement Thursday. “The cardiologist found that the thickened wall of the heart was causing a great deal of pressure in his heart,” Harman said.
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NEWS
November 25, 2012
The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown student council recently sponsored a community food drive. The “Food Fight!” included five universities at USM-H and the USM-H staff. Each team was provided a decorated box in the lobby for donations. In the spirit of competition, each box was weighed regularly, and the results were posted on the in-house digital signs and on the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown Facebook page. The contest began Nov. 5 and ended Nov. 19. Frostburg State University was the top donor, followed closely by Towson University at USM-H.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | March 22, 2012
Future funding for the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown appears safe again  after another attempt to divert money from it has been abandoned in the state legislature - at least for this year. Earlier in the Maryland General Assembly session, Del. John L. Bohanan Jr., D-St. Mary's, renewed his quest to direct more money toward six higher-education centers outside the university system at the expense of the two centers inside the university system. Under his proposal, USMH stood to lose about $1 million, or more than half of its operating budget, in fiscal  2014.
NEWS
February 19, 2012
The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown will host an open house Wednesday, March 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Since opening in 2005, USMH has grown in student enrollment and program offerings. USMH offers 23 programs from five universities, including Frostburg State University, Salisbury University, Towson University, University of Maryland University College and the University of Maryland, College Park. Faculty, department chairs and staff will be available to talk with students and answer questions regarding programs offered at USMH.
NEWS
October 12, 2011
The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown will host the annual Elizabethtowne Feaste and Frolic scholarship fundraiser Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Actors from the Maryland Renaissance Festival will be in Hagerstown to transform the USMH courtyard into a miniature Renaissance festival. A dinner of Renaissance fare will be provided, and a cash bar will be available. Proceeds will go to scholarships for students enrolled in programs at USMH. Tickets cost $50 per person.
EDUCATION
July 25, 2011
The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown recognized 16 scholarship recipients during a reception at the downtown Hagerstown center. Six students received named scholarships from the Magnolia Foundation Scholarship Fund to benefit USMH. The remaining 10 received awards from the USMH Scholarship Fund. All recipients are enrolled in programs offered at USMH. Laura Harosky, a Frostburg State University business major, said, “I have never received a scholarship before.
EDUCATION
May 16, 2011
A new venture for Frostburg students at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown has culminated in the printing of the first journal of undergraduate research for Frostburg State University. The journal name, “The Activist,” was decided upon based on the premise that the staff hopes and wishes for all students to become active in their interests and be willing to share their vision to make a better global community. Funded by a gift from the Frostburg State University Foundation, the journal was the idea of sociology lecturer Gary Austin and a group of interested students.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | April 5, 2011
The General Assembly has agreed to cut $4 million in spending from the University System of Maryland's central office for the next fiscal year, finding a middle ground between the House and Senate. A group of delegates and senators reached an agreement Tuesday, one of the final pieces in a compromise on the $34 billion fiscal 2012 state budget. The USM central office cut could affect Washington County if money were taken from the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown's budget to help make up for the shortfall.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | April 2, 2011
With Maryland’s legislative session nearly over, the results of a local lobbying coalition’s 2011 wish list are becoming clearer. Brien J. Poffenberger, president of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, said Friday that the coalition knew this was the wrong year to ask for anything that required much money. Instead, the coalition focused on protecting Washington County’s progress, he said. This year’s coalition agenda included road projects and economic development initiatives, as well as a “watch list” for previously approved library and higher-education funding.
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