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SU's Burke, Morris Earn Regents' Faculty Awards

Two professors from Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business have earned the University System of Maryland’s highest faculty honor: the Regents’ Award for  Excellence. William Burke, professor of the practice in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department and coordinator of SU’s entrepreneurship competitions, was honored for  public service. Paula Morris, professor of the practice in the Management and Marketing Department, earned her award for  mentoring.

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5 POP Football Trainer Wins Bernstein Award at SU Entrepreneurship Competitions

Future Super Bowl winners could have Jenna DeLetto to thank for  their victories. The Salisbury University junior finance major from Long Island, NY, was the winner of this year’s $10,000 Bernstein Achievement Award for  Excellence, presented during SU’s 2015 student Entrepreneurship Competitions. Her product, 5 POP, is a football training device programmed to signal players when they are carrying the ball improperly.

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Ratcliffe Shore Hatchery Winners Announced

Members of Salisbury University’s Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery board of directors spread the wealth — literally — during the fourth round of the semiannual competition. Eight Maryland-based startup businesses, representing more than half of this semester’s 15 competitors, received funding from the initiative, established with a $1 million gift from the Ratcliffe Foundation in 2013 to assist entrepreneurs and help them create new jobs.

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First Doctoral Students Graduate From SU This Spring

Valerie FolsomThomas "Tre" Williams IIIMichelle ConradSalisbury University confers doctoral degrees for  the first time in the institution’s 89-year history during this year’s Spring Commencement exercises. Eight students earn the Doctor of Nursing Practice during SU’s graduate student ceremony 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 20. They join some 180 additional students who receive master’s degrees. Undergraduates follow on Thursday, May 21. Students in the Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology and Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies turn their tassels at 10 a.m. Students in the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts and Franklin P. Perdue School of Business cross the stage at 2:30 p.m. Some 1,584 receive the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. All ceremonies are at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.

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Ward Museum Breaks Ground on New Legacy Center

Ward Museum Legacy Center groundbreakingBefore a festive audience of friends and donors, Salisbury University’s Ward Museum of Wildfowl art today hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for  its new John A. Luetkemeyer Sr. and Thomas F. Mullan Jr. Legacy Center. John A. Leutkemeyer Jr. and Thomas F. “Tim” Mullan III donated a combined gift of $400,000 for  the construction of the new facility, to be named in honor of their late fathers.

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$3,000 Prize Offered for 'Shark Tank' Hopefuls Following Casting Call at SU

Shark TankOn May 9, more than 200 entrepreneurs from throughout the East Coast descended upon Salisbury University to audition for  the hit ABC-TV reality show Shark Tank. Now, it’s payday. While the show’s producers review recorded presentations from Salisbury and four other national tryouts, 47 ABC is offering $3,000 to the presentation its viewers decide is the best of the local auditions through the station’s “Delmarva’s Choice” contest.

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'Food for Fines' Returns to Library Through May 31

Outstanding library fees at Salisbury University? Why not pay with food? Blackwell Library hosts “Food for  Fines” through Sunday, May 31. Students and community users with late fines accrued in the past 30 days may help feed the hungry by bringing in non-expired canned and other non-perishable food to the Circulation Desk. Each item of food waives $2 in fines owed, with a maximum of $10. Donations need not be limited to fine amounts. The offer is valid only on SU fines.

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President's Distinguished Community Leadership Award Recipients Announced

Anthony SarbanesCoastal Hospice and Palliative CareA retired educator and military leader whose name is synonymous with community service in Wicomico County, and an organization that provides end-of-life comfort and care for  those needing it most are the 2015 recipients of the Salisbury University President’s Distinguished Community Leadership Awards. Anthony “Tony” Sarbanes receives the individual award, while Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care is recognized with the organizational honor.

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SU Art Galleries Presents 'Surveillance Machine' by Jonathan McFadden April 30-May 30

Artist Jonathan McFadden doesn’t just watch the news — he analyzes it. In his exhibit “Surveillance Machine,” on display April 30-May 30 at the Salisbury University Art Galleries Downtown Campus, he reacts to contemporary news cycles, drawing attention to fractured and sensationalized coverage. An artist talk with McFadden is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, followed by a reception from 6:30-8 p.m.

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SU Art Galleries Presents 'Joke Book Drawings' by Meredith Lynn April 30-May 30

“The day I found out that Robin had died, I told all my Wisconsin jokes. They’re pretty good. Bits about lakes and hills and mayonnaise.” That’s just one of the statements made by artist Meredith Lynn in her exhibit “Joke Book Drawings,” on display from April 30-May 30 at the Salisbury University Art Galleries Downtown Campus.

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