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Wicomico Historical Society Honors Historians with $50K Nabb Gift

Several past presidents of the Wicomico Historical Society (WHS) made preserving the region’s history a cornerstone of their lives.  Now, WHS is honoring them by giving $50,000 to Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for  Delmarva History and Culture.

Guerrieri Art Space Presents 'Whatever Forever' Through August 31

"Blue" by Mike DurkinThe Guerrieri University Center Art Space hosts the photography exhibit “Whatever Forever” by Salisbury University senior B.F.A. major Mike Durkin through Wednesday, August 31. The Art Space is located in the Guerrieri Center’s second-floor concourse. Admission is free and the public is invited.

SU Partners with Coastal Hospice to Host Camp Safe Harbor

Salisbury University recently partnered with Coastal Hospice to again host Camp Safe Harbor, a summer bereavement program for  area children who have lost a loved one.  Students enrolled in SU's Children's Grief and Bereavement course served as counselors; Dr. Kim van Vulpen of SU's Social Work Department developed the course and helped create the camp.  She says her students learn about helping young children with the grief process.  Read more:  

SU Again Ranked by 'Forbes' and 'Money' Magazines

For the third consecutive year, Forbes and Money magazines have named Salisbury University among “America’s Top Colleges” and “The Best Colleges for  Your Money,” respectively, for  2016. In Forbes, SU was ranked 436th out of 660 colleges. In Money, SU was ranked 435th out of 705 campuses spotlighted.

Arbor Day Foundation Announces Tree Campus USA Honors for SU

The Arbor Day Foundation recently announced Tree Campus USA recognition for  Salisbury University, honoring the institution’s commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. SU was one of only 254 campuses in the nation to earn the distinction this year. “One of the comments I often hear from visitors is, ‘SU has a beautiful campus,’” said President Janet Dudley-Eshbach.

'Outcasts United' Named SU New Student Reader Book

When Clarkston, GA, was designated as a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, the sudden population influx breathed new life into the fading town, which struggled to accommodate its newest residents. The refugees struggled, as well. Clarkston became the first American home for  refugees from varying backgrounds and cultures fleeing from war zones around the world, including Liberia, Sudan and Iraq. Their one commonality: soccer. Sports journalist Warren St. John told the inspiring true story of the team they for med and its unforgettable first season in the 2009 national bestseller Outcasts United: An American Town, a Refugee Team and One Woman’s Quest to Make a Difference. The book recently was named Salisbury University’s 2016 New Student Reader.

Delmarva Big Band Performs at SU July 29

Delmarva Big BandThe Delmarva Big Band performs at Salisbury University 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, on Holloway Hall Lawn. The community is invited to join students from SU’s international study abroad program for  the concert. Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs. Rain location is Holloway Hall Auditorium.

SU's Shipper Presents at Oxford Conference on Business and Poverty

Conference on Business and PovertyDr. Frank Shipper of Salisbury University’s Management and Marketing Department in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business recently presented at one of the world’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning — again. For the second consecutive year, Shipper was an invited speaker on employee ownership at the Conference on Business and Poverty, held at the University of Oxford in England, in affiliation with The Wheatley Institution of Brigham Young University. His presentation earned praise from attendees, according to conference coordinator John Hoffmire of Oxford’s Saïd Business School. The conference drew over 300 people from more than 50 countries.

SU Contributes Over $480 Million Annually to Local Economy

Key FiguresSalisbury University’s impact on the Eastern Shore economy is approaching half a billion dollars annually and supports almost 3,300 local jobs, according to a recently released 2016 economic impact study. The University adds nearly $80 million each year to local, state and federal coffers from taxes generated by this activity. With a community of some 10,500 students, faculty and staff, SU has had an increasingly positive impact on the area economy, growing by some $130 million in the last decade.  A steady, planned increase in student population; hiring of new faculty and staff; and a dynamic reconfiguration of the physical campus with several notable construction projects have been hallmarks of the expansion.

SU Honors Norman H. Conway with Dedication of Conway Hall

Salisbury University alumnus Norman H. Conway has dedicated his life to education and the public good. During a festive ceremony on Tuesday, April 26, his Alma Mater recognized his devotion to learning, to the Eastern Shore and to all of Maryland by rededicating its award-winning Teacher Education and Technology Center as Conway Hall.

Salisbury University Officially Breaks Ground on Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons

GroundbreakingWith broad smiles and shiny shovels, Salisbury University, its friends and supporters broke ground today on the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons (GAC). At 224,071 square feet, the $111.4 million facility will be the largest academic building in SU history. Home for  a sorely needed new library, with it comes a reconfiguration of University classroom, research and study space in a manner that planners predict will change campus dynamics. The GAC is a conscious attempt to transform learning at the institution—in ways which will not only impact how students and faculty interact, but, potentially, how the Lower Eastern Shore relates to the SU academic community.

Remember Caruthers Hall With a Commemorative Brick

For community members who have special memories of Caruthers Hall and the campus school, a limited number of bricks from the building are available through the University’s Alumni Office and its website. Each brick has a commemorative plaque that reads: “Salisbury State Teachers College Demonstration School to Salisbury University Caruthers Hall, 1955-2013, the foundation on which educational excellence was built.”

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Gallery Building Donation to SU

The Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District Committee’s 3rd Friday provided a festive setting for  the ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception with Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach and donors Palmer Gillis and Tony Gilkerson, celebrating their gift of The Gallery Building and Annex to the SU Foundation, Inc. Enthusiastic supporters applauded this major step in the University’s growing downtown presence. The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents that morning unanimously approved acceptance of the donation of the West Main Street building, one of downtown Salisbury’s signature structures, valued at some $4.4 million.

'Consumers Digest' Names SU to Top 100 College Values

Consumers Digest has named Salisbury University one of its Top 100 College Values. Selected from among some 2,000 U.S. campuses that offer four-year degrees, SU ranked No. 31 out of 50 public institutions spotlighted. The rankings are “based on attributes that validate or define academic prowess factored against annual cost of tuition, fees, and room and board.” 

'U.S. News' Again Names SU Among Nation's Best Colleges

Holloway HallU.S. News & World Report has named Salisbury University one of its Best Colleges for  2016. The 577 universities in the Best Regional Universities category are split among four geographic areas — North, South, Midwest and West. In the northern region, SU ranked 71st in the top tier among 183 publics and privates. It also was named among the “A-plus Schools for  B Students.”

SU Named 'Hispanic Outlook' Top 50 'Publisher's Pick'

Hispanic Outlook coverSalisbury University is one of the top 50 colleges in the U.S. offering “outstanding opportunities to Hispanic students” according to The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. SU recently was named among the magazine’s annual “Publisher’s Picks,” denoting the top 50 colleges and universities for  Hispanic students in the U.S. Joining other institutions including Harvard, Princeton, Rutgers, Cornell and Penn State universities, this marks Salisbury’s first time on the list since the ranking’s inception in 1995. SU was the only University System of Maryland campus selected for this year’s honor.

Princeton Review Names SU Among 'The Best 380 Colleges' for 2016

"The professors here are down-to-earth, friendly, and just passionate about what they are teaching.” You learn “lessons that you will be able to take far beyond the classroom.  [They] don’t just teach so that you will pass a test, they teach for  life.  They’re awesome.” These are some of the student comments about Salisbury University in The Princeton Review’s new 2016 edition of The Best 380 Colleges.

'The Economist' Ranks SU in Top 15 Percent of U.S. Colleges

The Economist, a London-based news magazine known for  its thorough analysis of world events and trends, has released its first-ever college rankings — and Salisbury University is among the top 15 percent of institutions included. SU is 157th on the list of 1,275 four-year U.S. colleges. Different from other rankings, The Economist’s model set out to measure the “economic value” of institutions by comparing actual alumni earnings to expected earnings.

'Kiplinger's' Again Names SU Among 100 'Best Values in Public Colleges'

For the ninth consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named Salisbury University one of its 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.” SU and the other campuses on the 2016 list “combine outstanding academics with affordable cost,” Kiplinger’s said. Quality carries the most weight in its for mula. Among public colleges, SU is No. 92 based on in-state costs and No. 70 for  out-of-state costs.

Emergency Notification Registration Available for Campus Community

As part of ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of the campus community, Salisbury University has implemented an emergency notification system that sends text and voice messages in the event of an emergency.  Students, faculty and staff must register to receive the emergency alerts.
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