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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
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Liberal Leave in Effect During Winter Storm Warning Mar. 21

Weather AlertThe National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for  Wicomico County and surrounding areas from 6 a.m.-midnight Wednesday, March 21. The campus is scheduled to remain open at this time. Liberal leave is in effect for  non-essential personnel on Wednesday. Personnel must notify their supervisors prior to the beginning of their regularly scheduled shift if they intend to use leave. Essential personnel must report.

SU Honors Sen. Nancy King as Hargreaves Legislative Fellow

SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach and Senator Nancy KingMaryland Senator Nancy King is Salisbury University’s 2018 John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Legislative Fellow. In recognition of outstanding public service, the award was presented by SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach during a ceremony at the Miller West Conference Center in Annapolis.

'Responding to Climate Change' Lecture Series January 29-May 17

Climate changeSalisbury University’s Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts explores the topic “Responding to Climate Change” during the semester-long “Changing Climate, Changing World” lecture series this spring. SU faculty and external presenters discuss climate change issues and the implications of climate disruptions in the natural and social worlds.

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SU Student Earns DAAD RISE Research Internship in Germany

Lauren DeLongSalisbury University junior Lauren DeLong has been selected for  a prestigious summer research internship in Germany to work on a project related to cardiovascular disease.  Through the Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program administered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), DeLong will spend three months at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in Rheinbach.

SU Earns Tree Campus USA Honors for Third Year

Tree Campus USAThe Arbor Day Foundation recently announced Tree Campus USA recognition for  Salisbury University for  the third consecutive year, honoring the institution’s commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. SU was one of only 344 campuses in the nation to earn the distinction this year and among just three in the University System of Maryland, along with Frostburg State University and the University of Maryland, College Park.

Two SU Students Named Truman Scholarship Finalists

Truman Finalists

Salisbury University juniors Eleanor Brown and Ben Lenox are finalists for  the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The award provides up to $30,000 for graduate study and is the nation’s premier fellowship for  aspiring public service leaders. 

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'Discover SU' Series Hosts Campus Sculpture Tour March 22

Center for  Extended and Lifelong LearningSalisbury University’s Center for  Extended and Lifelong Learning (CELL) invites community members to get to know the campus better through “Discover SU,” a series highlighting the University’s offerings and services. The next event, highlighting SU’s sculpture collection, is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22.

'Beyond Nature' Exhibit Features SU Painting Students March 26-April 6

Art Department logoWorks by four Salisbury University senior painting students are displayed during the exhibit “Beyond Nature” from March 26-April 6 at Gallery 303, 303 W. College Ave. A closing reception is 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 5.

SU Honored Among Chesapeake Housing Mission's Top Volunteers

SU Taylor Build Most people take the ability to leave their homes whenever they want for  granted. Chesapeake Housing Mission (CHM) helps those who cannot. Since 2009, the non-profit organization has built ADA-compliant ramps for  more than 300 low-income residents of the Lower Eastern Shore with the help of thousands of volunteers, including those from Salisbury University. Six SU student and staff organizations combined to make the University one of the mission’s “Top Volunteer Groups” of 2017.

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'Still They Persist' Celebrates Women's March Protest Art January 29-March 31

Still They Persist graphicAn estimated half million women (including several from Salisbury University) made history last January, taking to the National Mall to demonstrate for  women’s rights during the inaugural Women’s March in Washington, D.C. FemFour, a Cincinnati-based group of artists and art advocates, remembers the event with the traveling exhibit “Still They Persist: Protest Art of the 2017 Women’s Marches,” on display at the University Gallery of SU’s Fulton Hall from January 29-March 31. An artist talk with members of the FemFour is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 15, in Fulton Hall Room 111.

'SU at the Beach' Lifelong Learning Series Continues in January

CELLSalisbury University’s “SU at the Beach” lifelong learning series continues at the Ocean Pines Community Center (235 Ocean Parkway) beginning in January. The program is sponsored by the University’s Center for  Extended and Lifelong Learning and the Ocean Pines Association.

SU Middle East Film and Culture Society Presents Film Screenings This Spring

BlissSalisbury University’s Middle East Film and Culture Society hosts three film screenings this semester. Movies begin with the 2007 Turkish film Bliss (Mutluluk) 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, in Henson Science Hall Room 243. The film tells the story of a young rape victim, condemned to death to salvage her family’s honor, who escapes to a seaside town with the man tasked with her execution.

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'Resonating Objects' Exhibit at SU March 5-May 26

Resonating Objects Exhibit Salisbury University Art Galleries hosts the exhibit “Resonating Objects” by Margaret Noble from March 5-May 26 in the Electronic Gallery, Conway Hall Room 128. An artist talk with Noble is 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Conway Hall Room 156. A reception is held in the Electronic Gallery immediately following the talk.

Lighthouse Literary Guild Classes Continue at SU Beginning February 12

CELL logoSalisbury University’s Center for  Extended and Lifelong Learning (CELL) provides new opportunities for  established and aspiring writers to hone their skills through classes offered by the Lighthouse Literary Guild beginning in February. All sessions meet at the University House, 1116 Camden Ave. Cost is $60 per six-week course.

Ratcliffe Shore Hatchery Submissions Accepted Through Apr. 9

Perdue School LogoApplications are being accepted for  the 10th round of funding through Salisbury University’s Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery entrepreneurship program from March 5-April 9. Business startups throughout the mid-Atlantic are eligible to apply for  their share of $98,000. Selected entrepreneurs will have the chance to exhibit and present their proposals to the Shore Hatchery advisory board for  consideration Thursday, May 10, at SU’s Perdue Hall.

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SU Hosts Latin American and Spanish Film Festival March 8-April 12

ixcanulSalisbury University showcases contemporary trends in cinema during the return of its Latin American and Spanish Film Festival Thursdays, March 8-April 12. Sponsored by the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School Dean’s Office, Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies and History departments, Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture and the secretary of state for  culture of Spain, admission is free and the public is invited.

SU Dining Services Named Among Top Programs in U.S.

SU Dining Services customersSalisbury University Dining Services (UDS) is among the top collegiate dining programs in the nation, according to a recent survey by the National Association of College and University Food Service (NACUFS), which includes 484 member institutions. The survey was conducted on campus with over 1,800 participants who gave the University exceptional marks in all areas including four important measures: food quality, variety, value and overall customer satisfaction.

SU's John Wesley Wright Presents 'Sing for Freedom' March 28

Dr. John Wesley WrightDr. John Wesley Wright of Salisbury University’s Music, Theatre and Dance Department leads “Sing for  Freedom,” a participatory program highlighting traditional African American songs sung during the 1960s civil rights movement, on Wednesday, March 28. His presentation is 6:30 p.m. in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall. Wright’s program precedes the talk “The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s: A Legacy for  Today” with noted civil rights leader Diane Nash at 7 p.m.

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SU Art Galleries Hosts 'Brave New Earth' Exhibit February 22-April 21

Brave New EarthContemporary artists take new approaches to perceiving and understanding the changing natural world during the exhibit “Brave New Earth” at Salisbury University Art Galleries Downtown from February 22-April 21. A talk by participating artist Brack Morrow of Las Cruces, NM, is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 22.

Nabb Center Hosts 'Modern Quilts of the Eastern Shore' Exhibit January 29-May 31

QuiltFor 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 hosts the exhibit “For the Love of Quilting: Modern Quilts of the Eastern Shore,” featuring quilts made by local guilds and church groups, January 29-May 31 at its G. Ray Thompson Gallery in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons.

Nabb Center Hosts Native American Exhibit January 29-May 31

Native American Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture explores the history and legacy of the indigenous people of the Eastern Shore and their connections to SU through the exhibit “You’re on Indian Land …” January 29-May 31. The display is showcased in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons’ first-floor lobby.

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SU Alumna Honored by MD/DC Society for Respiratory Care

Paige Pritchard (second from right)Salisbury University alumna Paige Pritchard ’16 recently was honored by the Maryland/District of Columbia Society for  Respiratory Care. She was named 2017 Rookie Therapist of the Year at the society’s annual award and board installation meeting.

SU Creates New College of Health and Human Services

CHHS StructureSalisbury University today announced the creation of a new College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). This dramatic restructuring of academic programs reflects the growing importance of these fields. It supports related workforce demands as the state and nation try to address the opioid epidemic, the rapidly aging Boomer Generation and distinct rural health care needs. Set to launch this fall, the CHHS is expected to become the largest academic unit on campus, with nearly 2,200 students.

President Dudley-Eshbach Announces She Is Stepping Down June 30

Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-EshbachDr. 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.

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See How Sea Gulls Stand Together

Sea Gulls Stand TogetherThis “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.

Richard A. Henson Foundation Announces $2.5 Million Gift for SU Science and Technology Programs

Henson Foundation gift announcementThe 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.

SU Contributes Over $480 Million Annually to Local Economy

Key FiguresSalisbury 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.

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SU Selected as a 2017-18 College of Distinction

Colleges of DistinctionSalisbury 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' Again Names SU Among 'Best Colleges'

U.S. News RankingsU.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.

'Kiplinger's' Again Names SU Among 'Best College Values'

Kiplinger LogoKiplinger’s Personal Finance again has named Salisbury University one of its 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.” Academic quality carries more weight than costs in Kiplinger’s for mula.  Among public colleges, SU is No. 98 based on in-state costs and No. 77 for  out-of-state costs. SU also ranked No. 247 on the full list of 300 campuses.

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Princeton Review Again Names SU Among Nation's 'Best Colleges'

Princeton ReviewSalisbury 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.

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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