Some 700 Salisbury University students recently united to help the community during the 10th annual “I Love Salisbury” cleanup day, sponsored by the Student Government Association. They helped 60 campus neighbors with yardwork and other outdoor household chores.
Maryland Public Television hosts a screening of highlights from the documentary series The Vietnam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick 6 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, in Conway Hall Room 156. The one-hour screening includes portions of the full nine-episode series. A panel discussion follows. Refreshments will be provided. The film is recommended for mature audiences.
Internationally acclaimed pianist Andreas Klein returns to Salisbury University Monday, November 27, as the next musician in SU’s Patricia White Wroten Piano Concert Series. His performance is 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.
Salisbury University’s Dr. Dean Ravizza has received a 2018 Rotary International Peace Fellowship to further his work in using sports to bring people together across war zones and ideological divides. Ravizza is one of only 25 professionals selected globally for a program at the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkhorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, that develops leaders who can become catalysts for peace, and conflict prevention and resolution.
Dr. John Wesley Wright of Salisbury University’s Music, Theatre and Dance Department solos with the National Chorale during the group’s 50th-anniversary sing-in of Handel’s Messiah at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall in New York. Conducted by Everett McCorvey, artistic director of the National Chorale, the performance is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 15.
When Salisbury University junior marketing major Jennifer Lauver traveled to Spain at age 16, it was transformative. Next semester, she will have an opportunity to discover a little more of Europe — Italy this time — through the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS). She recently received the organization’s $1,000 Generation Study Abroad Florence Scholarship.
Kate Livie, associate curator of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD, discusses “Chesapeake Oysters: the Bay’s Foundation and Future” Wednesday, November 29, at Salisbury University. Her presentation is 7 p.m. in the Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall.
Lacrosse coach Jim Barnes, a member of the Mohawk tribe, continues Salisbury University’s sixth annual Native American Heritage Month commemoration with the presentation “The Most American Game of All? Lacrosse and Its Native American Roots.” His talk is 6 p.m. Friday, November 17, in Conway Hall Room 153.
Dr. Clara Small, professor emeritus of history at Salisbury University, recently was inducted into the Pi Gamma Mu Hall of Fame during the international history honor society’s triennial convention in Kansas City, MO.
Some 23 Salisbury University art alumni are represented at their Alma Mater during the exhibit “HOMECOMING” November 17-January 27 at the SU Art Galleries Downtown. An opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 17, during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration.
Salisbury University’s Best Buddies club recently was honored as an “Outstanding Chapter” by Best Buddies International at its 28th Leadership Conference in Indiana. “Our mission is to foster one-to-one friendships between college students and people with intellectual and development disabilities,” said student president Madison Groth.
Salisbury University Libraries holds its annual “Fill a Bowl — Save a Life” animal shelter supply drive November 6-December 17. Collection locations are the Library Services Desk of the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons and the Ernie Bond Curriculum Resource Center in Conway Hall (Room 226). Items collected benefit the Humane Society of Wicomico County, Worcester County Humane Society and Baywater Animal Rescue in Dorchester County.
Some 240 middle school students from Maryland and Delaware recently participated in the third annual MAA American Mathematics Competition (AMC 8) at Salisbury University. The SU site for the Mathematical Association of America event is the second largest in the U.S., said Dr. Randall Cone of SU’s Mathematics and Computer Science Department.
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.
At Salisbury University, technology isn’t just a realm for the sciences. It transcends all disciplines. SU showcases some of the ways technology is used on campus in the exhibit “Our Transdisciplinary World: Technology, Science and the Humanities” August 28-December 22 in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons’ first-floor lobby.
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.
Faculty in Salisbury University’s Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts share their research and expertise during this semester’s Fulton Faculty Colloquia series. Sponsored by the Fulton School, admission is free and the public is invited. Light refreshments will be served.
Salisbury University holds its sixth annual Native American Heritage Month celebration this November. Events begin 4 p.m. Friday, November 3, with the research presentation “Indigenous Rights and Issues in the Digital Age” with students in Dr. Céline Carayon’s Native American history class in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall. They discuss the history and current issues of six American Indian nations and offer solutions for the future.
Dr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach, the president of Salisbury University, today announced her decision to step down effective June 30, 2018. Dudley-Eshbach was appointed SU’s eighth president in 2000, the first woman to hold the office. She is the University System of Maryland’s longest-serving female president and is the second longest-tenured president in SU history.
This “If you can play, you can play” video was produced by Salisbury University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and features student-athletes from all 21 sports. The “You Can Play Project” works to ensure the safety and inclusion of all in sports -- including LGBT athletes, coaches and fans.
The Richard A. Henson Foundation, Inc. today reaffirmed its commitment to Salisbury University, announcing a $2.5 million gift for SU’s Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology. A pioneer in the commuter aviation industry, Henson endowed the school bearing his name with another multi-million-dollar donation in 1987. This latest marks the 30th anniversary of that initial commitment.
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.”
U.S. News & World Report has named Salisbury University one of its Best Colleges for 2018. The 620 universities in the Best Regional Universities category are split among four geographic areas — North, South, Midwest and West. In the northern region, SU ranked 78th in the top tier among 187 publics and privates. It also was named among the “A-plus Schools for B Students.” U.S. News uses several criteria to measure academic quality including academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, financial resources, faculty resources, student selectivity and alumni giving.
Salisbury University encourages “active participation in things that are bigger than yourself,” “a main priority of campus life is to give back to the community,” and “going to class is a joy." These are some of the student comments about Salisbury University in The Princeton Review’s new 2018 edition of The Best 382 Colleges. The University is among the nation’s top 15 percent of four-year colleges, according to the Review’s flagship guide.