The Salisbury University Police Department has issued a traffic advisory on Camden Avenue between College Avenue and Pine Bluff Road from 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, August 24, as approximately 1,200 new students and their parents come to campus for Move-In Day. Non-University northbound traffic on Camden Avenue from the Fruitland/Eden areas that morning will be detoured onto Route 13 at the Pine Bluff Road and Camden Avenue intersection. To save time, northbound traffic may want to detour onto Route 13 one intersection sooner, at Kay Avenue, or use Riverside Drive until the detour ends at 2 p.m. Traffic should be flowing normally by early afternoon.
The racially motivated incidents of hate and violence witnessed this weekend in the City of Charlottesville and in proximity to the University of Virginia campus are antithetical to the principles of free inquiry and open discussion that are the basis of learning and scholarship. Our thoughts are with the victims of these tragic events. Salisbury University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion, and fairness on our campus.
This week's highlights include a poetry retreat with visiting scholar James Arthur, a panel discussion celebrating SU's 2017 New Student Reader and ongoing exhibits at the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons.
The Salisbury University Police Department has announced campus parking restrictions for Move-In Day on Thursday, August 24. Click here to read more.
Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach joined SU administrators and representatives from Standard Solar to celebrate SU’s new solar parking canopy on Tuesday, August 22, following completion of the summer-long project. Solar panels covering SU’s Parking Lot H, on College Avenue, will collect energy from the sun to help power adjacent academic buildings while providing shade for vehicles using the lot.
Mayor Jake Day and other city officials joined Salisbury University students and members of SU’s Town-Gown Neighborhood Relations and Neighborhood Compact committees to visit homes near campus during the University’s annual “Common Ground” door-knocking campaign.
Salisbury University’s Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning (CELL) hosts a poetry writing retreat with visiting scholar James Arthur 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, August 24, at the University House on Camden Avenue. This retreat provides an immersion into poetry writing for poets of all levels. Participants examine several contemporary poems, paying close attention to structural elements like meter, assonance, refrain and the poet’s management of the verse line. They also determine how each poem establishes expectations in the reader’s mind, then either gratifies or subverts those expectations. Brief in-class writing exercises give participants the opportunity to apply these techniques in first-draft poems of their own.
Area residents have a chance to be part of history on Monday, August 21, during the Great American Eclipse. Salisbury University and Wicomico Public Libraries celebrate with a viewing party from noon-2:30 p.m. at the library in downtown Salisbury. Those attending will have the opportunity to create pinhole projectors that will allow them to view the eclipse at approximately 2 p.m. SU’s Physics Department provides free eclipse glasses from the American Astronomical Society and Google that will allow up to 1,000 spectators to safely view the phenomenon, as well as solar telescopes and a live feed, via NASA, from parts of the U.S. where the total eclipse is visible.
For generations, quilts have been synonymous with warmth, comfort and the feeling of home. At Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, every quilt has a story to tell. The center delves into their historical tales during the exhibit “Piecing It All Together: Quilts of the Eastern Shore” August 28-December 22 at its G. Ray Thompson Gallery in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons.
Salisbury University explores the relevant, complex and at times volatile topics of democracy during the lecture series “Democracy Across the Disciplines” Mondays from August 28-December 11. Presentations are 7-8:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall Room 111.
In 1973, Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison painted a vivid picture of the meaning — and cost — of being an African American woman in her critically acclaimed novel Sula. This summer, hundreds of incoming students at Salisbury University are reading the book as part of SU’s New Student Reader program, designed to introduce them to the academic community by sharing a common reading experience with classmates, faculty, staff and upperclassmen who serve as orientation team peer leaders. The public is invited to join in that experience as SU faculty host a panel discussion on the book 6 p.m. Thursday, August 24, in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Family Auditorium.
Salisbury University Art Galleries presents “Embarrassed of the Whole” an exhibition by Panoply Performance Laboratory (PPL) August 28-October 14 at the Electronic Gallery, Conway Hall Room 128. A performance art workshop in connection with the exhibit is 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, September 27 (pre-registration is recommended). A performance is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 5. Both are in Conway Hall Room 317. Through the exhibit, Brooklyn, NY-based PPL, led by Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle, presents an interactive iteration of its current “opera of operations.”
Greg Jones is making a name for himself as a playwright. The Salisbury University graduate will have one of his pieces, All Save One, performed in an open reading as part of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ 16th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival.
Salisbury 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.
Salisbury University has been selected as a 2017-18 College of Distinction. Salisbury was chosen for its continued commitment to the four distinctions, said founder Wes Creel. These include: engaged students, outstanding teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes. Started over a decade ago, the Colleges of Distinction Web site helps young people, and their families and counselors, find campuses that are right for them. According to Creel, the institutions that are included are “essential to educating the next generation of young adults.”