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President Dudley-Eshbach Honored with Schaefer Helping People Award

Comptroller Peter Franchot and President Janet Dudley-EshbachWicomico County and Salisbury University gave a warm welcome to Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot as he presented SU’s President Janet Dudley-Eshbach with Wicomico’s 2015 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award. Franchot lauded the University’s growth in size and stature during Dudley-Eshbach’s 15-year tenure, calling it “the Yale University of Maryland,” only more affordable. Breaking with tradition, the Comptroller personally nominated Dudley-Eshbach for  the award “because of the transformative impact she has had … on this university and this town.”

SU Art War Winner Erik White's 'Evil Paradise' Showcased at Downtown Campus

Evil ParadiseSalisbury University Art Galleries hosts a solo exhibit by 2014 Art War competition winner Erik White at its Downtown Campus from June 5-July 3. A reception is 5-7 p.m. June 19 during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration. “Evil Paradise” features oil paintings representing White’s experiences traveling in the United States.

Guerrieri Art Space Presents 'Narrative in a Frame' June 1-30

Megan BurakThe Guerrieri University Center Art Space hosts the exhibit “Narrative in a Frame” by Salisbury University senior Megan Burak through Tuesday, June 30. The Pittsburgh native, who moved to Maryland’s Eastern Shore at age 5, is majoring in art with a concentration in two-dimensional art. Working mostly in oil, she describes herself as a contemporary realist painter. She uses herself as the model for  most of her paintings, often fully or partially covering her face.

SU's Goyens Helps Tell Story of Anarchism Through the Eyes of Helene Minkin

Storm in My HeartDr. Tom Goyens of Salisbury University's History Department has earned praise for  his editing of the memoirs of Helene Minkin, wife of 19th-century German-American firebrand and newspaper editor Johann Most. The resulting book, Storm in My Heart: Memories from the Widow of Johann Most, represents the first translation of those memoirs into English.

SU's Truitt Honored With Volunteer Service Certificate

Debra TruittFor 15 years, Salisbury University’s Debra Truitt has been as an executive committee member of the University System of Maryland (USM) Women’s Forum. The Maryland Governor’s Office recently recognized her for  her service to the organization, presenting her with the prestigious Governor’s Volunteer Service Certificate.

SU Senior Earns VCSFA Internship at NASA Wallops

Adam Phipps-DickersonThe Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority has created a paid summer internship program for  students in Salisbury University’s Geography and Geosciences Department at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility. SU senior Adam Phipps-Dickerson is the first to earn the 12-week internship, which includes a stipend to aid with transportation and other logistical expenses. The program was created through a gift to the SU Foundation, Inc., which will provide for a second internship next summer.

SU Foundation Awards 2015 Marshall W. Moore Scholarships

The Salisbury University Foundation, Inc.’s 2015 Marshall W. Moore Scholars are all non-traditional students with demonstrated academic excellence and a desire to achieve. Each has received $1,000 to support his/her studies in the upcoming academic year. The annual scholarship honors the Foundation’s longest-serving original member, Marshall Moore ’48.

SU Named Among Nation's '50 Most Amazing University Arboretums'

SU PergolaNational guidebooks have long included Salisbury University among the nation’s best values in public colleges. Now, one website has ranked it among the most beautiful, as well. Best Colleges Online.org recently named SU one of its “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”

SU Selected as a 2015-16 College of Distinction

Colleges of DistinctionSalisbury University has been selected as a 2015-16 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 website helps young people, and their families and counselors, find campuses that are right for  them. According to Creel, the institutions that are included “are the best places (for students) to learn, grow and succeed.”

SU Art Galleries Presents 'Her on the Road' June 5-July 3

Salisbury University Art Galleries hosts a solo exhibit by local artist Jordan C.K. Suber at its Downtown Campus from June 5-July 3, as part of its inaugural local artist series. A reception is 5-7 p.m. June 19 during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration. “Her, On the Road” features paintings and writing representing Suber’s experiences traveling in the United States.

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.

SU Breaks Ground on New $19M Sea Gull Stadium During Homecoming

Sea Gull Stadium renderingSalisbury University’s 2014 Homecoming and Family Weekend has a special significance for SU athletics and its fans: On Saturday, October 18, the University unveils the designs of its new $19 million stadium, as well as a planned $10 million renovation of its athletics fields and other facilities. This comes at the official groundbreaking for  Sea Gull Stadium.

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.”

'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.” 

Princeton Review Names SU Among 'Best 379 Colleges'

"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 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 2015 edition of The Best 379 Colleges.

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

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report today named Salisbury University one of its Best Colleges for  2014. The 573 universities in the Best Regional Universities category are split among four geographic areas — North, South, Midwest and West. In the northern region, SU ranked 65th in the top tier among 181 publics and privates. It also was named among the “Best Colleges for  Vets” and “A-plus Schools for  B Students.”

'Kiplinger's' Again Names SU A 'Best Value'

For the seventh consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named Salisbury University one of its 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.” The magazine also again named SU among its “24 Best College Values Under $30,000 a Year.” SU and the other campuses on the 2015 list “combine outstanding academics with affordable cost,” Kiplinger’s said.

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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