Repurposing Snapchat Videos

I’m taking a concerted effort this semester to build our Snapchat account at Frostburg State University. Our first student-led Takeover Tuesday was a tremendous success with about 70 new followers in a day and more views than we had before.

I saved and exported the video to Premiere Pro and did this video below to help continue build audiences while still giving prospective students something to feel inspired by.

FSU Students Find Way to National Institutes of Health Thanks to Partnership

5d5e96a1-9b8f-4510-85a23030e6fe41f4_mediumBy Charles Schelle

Eugenia Asare is helping the nation’s top scientists find answers about anthrax before she earns her bachelor’s degree from Frostburg State University.

The health sciences major from Gaithersburg is working with world-renowned experts at the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Md., to help solve unanswered questions about anthrax by seeing what happens when a harmless protein found in the potential biological weapon is mutated.

“Research like this seems to be something you do at a Harvard or Yale, but to come from Frostburg and to be able to represent my school at NIH, it really is encouraging,” said Asare, who enters her senior year in the fall. “I hope a lot more Frostburg students can be able to do this as well.”

Asare completed an internship at NIH in summer 2015 then continued independent study research at FSU with related experiments in a student-safe system involving a different bacterial species. Continue reading FSU Students Find Way to National Institutes of Health Thanks to Partnership

A Fitting Relationship: ‘Healthy’ Partnership a Benefit to Business, FSU Students and Grads

As appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of Profile magazine. Republished in the Cumberland Times-News

By Charles Schelle

Amy Schwab Owens has built her life and business around helping others.

Her LaVale gym, Life Fitness Management, not only helps her clients find a path to better lives, but she and her co-owners are doing the same by building relationships with Frostburg State University students, faculty and staff.

“The students that I have that come out of the program know their stuff. They’re impressive,” said Schwab Owens, a 2002 FSU master’s graduate. “They can back up what they’re doing and why they’re doing it, which is really key when you’re working with somebody in this field.”

Schwab Owens, along with co-owners Brenda Owens, Greg Dull and Dr. Stephen Owens, Class of 1971, have made FSU an important part of their business and fitness community through offering internships, field trips and partnering with various FSU departments.

Thirteen of 15 Life Fitness Management employees have a degree from FSU. Also, Dull attended FSU for several years, and Stephen Owens, Schwab Owens’ husband, is a professor emeritus from FSU’s Department of Computer Science. Continue reading A Fitting Relationship: ‘Healthy’ Partnership a Benefit to Business, FSU Students and Grads