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SU at the Beach

Lifelong Learning on the Eastern Shore

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The Center for Extended & Lifelong Learning at Salisbury University and Ocean Pines Association have teamed up to bring SU to the Shore! Stay updated on upcoming classes and events by signing up for our newsletter.

We're excited to offer these lifelong learning courses and hope you'll enjoy one of our writing, communications or environmental studies series, or better yet all three!



 

 

 SU Environmental Studies Faculty Lecture Series

Join us for a five-session lecture series featuring some of SU's Environmental Studies faculty. Engage in complex and in-depth discussions on diverse topics surrounding environmental issues.

Select Fridays in the Ocean Pines Administrative Building, 239 Ocean Parkway, from 2:30-4 pm. $35

 

Sarah Surak Associate Professor Environmental StudiesTalking Trash: The Politics of Garbage
Dr. Sarah Surak, Associate Professor, Political Science and Environmental Studies 
Sept. 29

Should you feel guilty about throwing away that plastic water bottle? Find out as we discuss the social, political, economic and ethical implications of how and why we create and manage waste in daily lives. 

 

 

Sonja Kolstoes Assistant Professor Environmental StudiesValuing Bird Biodiversity Using Citizen Science Data from eBird
Dr. Sonja Kolstoe, Assistant Professor, Economics and Environmental Studies
Oct. 6

Come learn about how economists measure the non-market benefits of environmental goods and services. As an example, Dr. Kolstoe will talk about her research using citizen science data (collected by eBird) to estimate eBirder’s non-market value of bird biodiversity.  

 

 

James Hatley, Professor Emeritus, Environmental StudiesWhen Living Kinds Disappear: Grief, Love and Wisdom in a Time of Mass Species Extinction
Dr. James Hatley, Professor Emeritus, Environmental Studies
Oct. 13

We will reflect on case studies, including those of the Honshu Wolf, the Australian Quoll and the American Bison, to question what is the significance of anthropogenic (human-caused) species extinction and the scope of our responsibilities in regard to it.

 

Tami Ransom, Assistant Professor Environmental Studies. Before It's Too Late: Conservation of Spotted Turtles on the Delmarva Peninsula
Dr. Tami Ransom, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies
 
Oct. 20

Small and non-descript, the Spotted Turtle is an IUCN Red-listed species and was recently named one of the 10 U.S. species most threatened by habitat fragmentation. To conserve Spotted Turtles on the Delmarva Peninsula, we need to find out where they live, how many there are, and whether there is connectivity among populations.

 

 

 

Shane Hall, Assistant Professor Environmental StudiesOf Polar Bears and Climate Migrants: Visualizing the 'New Face' of Climate Change
Dr. Shane Hall, Assistant Professor, Environmental  Studies
Nov. 3

Stories and images of so-called "climate refugees" and "climate migrants" have recently pervaded news media, politics, and artistic discussions of climate change. We'll see how these discussions portray climate change as a crisis for migrants, who face some of climate change's harshest impacts, but also a crisis of migrants, who are often portrayed as a threat to national borders and public security.  

 

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Writing Your Memoir: From Draft to Craft
with Emily Rich

This six-week class begins on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 9 - 10:30 am.
$60. Ocean Pines Community Center

Join us for a Lighthouse Literary Guild six-week writing course offered by Emily Rich, Executive Editor of The Delmarva Review. Having a great story is just the first step to writing a compelling piece of memoir. In this class, we will explore what takes a piece of personal writing “from draft to craft,” looking at elements such as character development, incorporating sensory detail, and writing in scenes. We will focus on the importance of taking a story that’s true and connecting it, as Cheryl Strayed says, “to the greater, grander truth.” In addition to workshopping each others’ writing, participants will read essays on craft and sample works of successful memoirists. When the course is over, participants will come away with an appreciation of what makes a piece of memoir stand out and appeal to an audience beyond themselves.

Emily Rich Emily Rich is the Editor of Delmarva Review. She writes mainly memoir and essay. Her work has been published in a number of small presses including Little Patuxent Review, r.kv.ry, Delmarva Review the Pinch and Hippocampus. Her essays have been listed as notables in Best American Essays 2014 and 2015. Her story "Black Market Pall Malls" won the Biostories 2015 War and Peace essay contest.

 

Emily Rich is the Editor of Delmarva Review. She writes mainly memoir and essay. Her work has been published in a number of small presses including Little Patuxent Review, r.kv.ry, Delmarva Review the Pinch and Hippocampus. Her essays have been listed as notables in Best American Essays 2014 and 2015. Her story "Black Market Pall Malls" won the Biostories 2015 War and Peace essay contest.

 

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Delmarva's Window to the World:
Global Journalism and the Local Media Landscape

 

The Center for Extended & Lifelong Learning at Salisbury University and Ocean Pines Association have teamed up to bring SU to the Shore!

Wednesdays, Oct. 4 - Nov. 1 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. 
$35 Ocean Pines Community Center

 

 

Join Dr. David Burns, Salisbury University Associate Professor of JournalismJoin Dr. David Burns, Salisbury University Associate Professor of Journalism, for a five-week series on the intersection between global events and local media, and the impact and impression on Delmarva residents.

From the first radio broadcasts in the 1920s to weather and news information provided by residents in 2017, Delmarva has played an important role in the electronic media’s 90-year history in the United States. In this 5-week workshop, Dr. Burns discusses Delmarva’s contributions to the creation and development of today’s electronic media. Discussions will cover early radio and television broadcasts, government regulations, the changing role of news in society and the rise of citizen journalists and augmented reality. 

Week 1: The Birth: Radio and War (Depression to WWII)

Week 2: The Freeze: The Electronic Media and War Correspondence (World War II-1960s)

Week 3: The Expansion: Post-WWII media expansion (1960-1990s)

Week 4: The Consolidation: Deregulation and its impact on news and information (1990-2010)

Week 5: The Personalization: Citizen Journalism and Augmented Reality (2010-present)

Dr. Burns has worked for CNN and NBC News, in both permanent and freelance capacities, as a videotape editor and field camera operator in the United States and abroad. While living outside the US, he worked as a technology correspondent for the IDG Wire Service and for a Polish business and finance weekly newspaper.  He has taught new media courses to students and professional journalism workshops to media professionals in the United States, Poland, Russia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Afghanistan.

Burns is a past president of the Society of Professional Journalists Maryland Professional Chapter.  His research interests involve the media-politics linkage.  His doctoral dissertation examined the role of the Catholic Church in the development of the Polish media landscape during the transition from communism to capitalism.

He is currently writing and editing a sports communication textbook entitled, You Make the Call: Case Studies in Sport Communication (Routledge) due out in summer 2018.

 

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