Sustaining Campus and Community
A dialogue series held in Frostburg, MD, from 2012-2016, with ongoing sessions as announced.
Mayor Robert Flanigan
Frostburg, Maryland – City Mayor
Dr. Terri Massie-Burrell
Frostburg State University – Assistant Provost for Student Success & Retention
Dr. Jonathan Gibralter
Frostburg State University – President
FSU Student Interviews
Mountainside Community Mediation Center –
Former Program Coordinator Frostburg State University Alumna and Frostburg Resident
Frostburg Property Manager
Chief Cynthia Smith
Frostburg State University – Chief of University Police
Dr. Frank Dukes
University of Virginia – Director of the Institute for Environmental Negotiation
Dr. Marvin Johnson
Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution – Founder and Executive Director
Join us for “Eat, Learn, Shift,” a community dialogue on food and culture on Tues., April 5, 2016, at 6 p.m. at the Frostburg Community Center in Frostburg, MD. This event features Middle Eastern cuisine as a starting point for dialogue about food and culture, in cooperation with Shift Restaurant and Blaine Siegel, FSU leader-in-residence and director of outreach and education at Conflict Kitchen in Pittsburgh. Click here for more details on the leader-in-residence program that this program.
The Sustaining Campus and Community Dialogue Series was a series of sessions to keep the conversation going about creating a non-violent culture, with the aim of strengthening long-term and short-term resident relationships. The series was sponsored by Frostburg State University with generous support from Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) and community partner Mountainside Community Mediation Center (MCMC). Additional co-sponsors included FSU’s Communication Studies program, the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, and NAACP local branch No. 7007. The dialogue continued in Spring 2015 when a session was held to discuss and strengthen police-community relationships on March 4, 2015.
Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski
Project Manager and Associate Professor of Communication Studies at FSU
The Frostburg Sustaining Campus and Community Dialogue Series is sponsored by Frostburg State University and made possible through generous support from Maryland Judiciary’s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO) and community partner Mountainside Community Mediation Center (MCMC).
Want to get involved with the Dialogue Series? Attend an upcoming session, to be announced. Or see what’s happening at these social media sites:
For more information about the Communication Studies major and minor at FSU, email Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski, Associate Professor of Communication Studies, at email@example.com or call her at 301-687-4480.