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United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore Honors SU Leaders

Diriker, Dudley-Eshbach, EskridgeSeveral Salisbury University leaders, from the President to a student volunteer, have been honored by the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore for  giving back to the community. SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach received the organization’s prestigious Jim Barrett Community Leadership Award for  exemplifying philanthropic leadership. Dr. Memo Diriker of SU’s Business, Economic and Community Outreach Network earned the Heart of the United Way Award. Senior Kyle Eskridge was recognized with the inaugural Student United Way Volunteer of the Year Award for  an SU student. 

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SU Earns National Award for School Partnerships

Salisbury University has earned national recognition for  its collaborative partnerships with Mardela Middle and High School. The University was honored with the 2015 Exemplary Professional Development School (PDS) Achievement Award from the National Association of Professional Development Schools. Only six campuses across the country were honored. SU is the only non-research one university to earn national recognition for  its PDS partnerships at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

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SU Faculty Art Exhibition to Run Through Saturday, April 4

Members of Salisbury University’s Art Department showcase their works during the department’s annual faculty art exhibition through Saturday, April 4, in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall.

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Delmarva Public Radio Hosts Spring Membership Drive March 27-April 3, April 10-17

Spring is in — as well as on — the air at Delmarva Public Radio (DPR). Organizers hope to raise $120,000 during the stations’ annual “Sounds of Spring” membership drive on WSDL 90.7 FM from March 27-April 3, and WSCL 89.5 FM from April 10-17. Thanks to several donors of $1,000 or more, including the Esther Schoellkopf Kramer Fund, the stations are working on creating a challenge grant.

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SU's Walker Discusses Sound Tracks, Theory in New Book

SALISBURY, MD---The most visibly moving highlight of the 2015 Academy Awards was John Legend and Common’s performance of the song “Glory,” from the movie Selma. Such a performance reminds viewers of the power of movie sound tracks to transport audiences emotionally. Ironically, film is often referred to as a solely visual medium. Yet the aural dimensions of cinema can sometimes affect us even more deeply than the images on screen, according to Dr. Elsie Walker, associate professor of film studies in Salisbury University’s English Department. The editor of SU’s international journal Literature/Film Quarterly spent five years researching her new book, Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory, recently released by Oxford University Press.

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Holladay Continues SU Writers on the Shore Series Apr. 1

Author Cary Holladay continues Salisbury University’s Writers on the Shore series 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, in the Montgomery Room of the Commons. A professor of English at the University of Memphis and director of its River City Writers Series, Holladay is the author of seven volumes of fiction.

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Creating Sustainable Communities Lecture Series Continues March 31, April 6

The Salisbury University Smart Growth Club continues its Creating Sustainable Communities Lecture Series with two speakers this spring. Mike Hunninghake, program manager for  the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center, discusses “Sustainable Maryland: A ‘Greenprint’ for  Communities” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Henson Science Hall Room 243.

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President's Distinguished Community Leadership Award Nominations Open

Know a person or organization that is making a difference in the community? Salisbury University wants to hear about them! SU’s Town-Gown Council is accepting nominations for  its 2015 President’s Distinguished Community Leadership Awards. Awards are presented in two categories: organization and individual. Winners will be recognized during SU’s Spring Commencement.

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Salisbury Film Society Presents 'Haute Cuisine' Sunday, April 5

The Salisbury Film Society (SFS) presents the French comedy Haute Cuisine 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5, in Fulton Hall 111. Originally titled Les saveurs du Palais, the film is based on the true story of Danièle Mazet-Delpeuch, the private chef for  François Mitterrand.

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Applications Accepted for 11th 'Big Event' Cleanup Day

Salisbury University students unite to help the community during the 11th annual Big Event community cleanup day, sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) Saturday, April 18. During the community service project, some 600 SU students help campus neighbors with household chores such as raking leaves, cleaning attics and painting. Properties surrounding SU are eligible. The deadline for  applications is Sunday, April 5.

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