Skip to Main Content
Salisbury University BW
A Maryland University of National Distinction
navigation icon opens header SALISBURY UNIVERSITY

navigation icon opens menu

Press Releases

Monday, September 25, 2017
Top Stories:
A Maryland University of National Distinction. Links to article.

SU Arts Minute - September 18-24, 2017

Salisbury University logoHighlights include performances by the Church Sisters, Panoply Performance Laberatory and Trio Lennon.

SU's Clements Earns USM Board of Regents' Staff Award for Excellence

Regents Staff Award presentationIn Salisbury University’s Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology, students study in cutting-edge environments. Thanks to Paul Clements, the school’s engineering technician, however, maintaining state-of-the-art equipment does not necessary mean breaking the bank. In the past three years, his in-house design, fabrication and repairs have saved SU an estimated $132,000. For his efforts, he recently received one of the University System of Maryland’s highest honors: the Board of Regents’ Staff Award for  Excellence.

SU Hosts Fifth Research Day September 22

Salisbury University hosts its fifth annual Research Day on Friday, September 22, in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall. Presentations spotlighting faculty work are 3-5 p.m. A reception follows from 5-7 p.m.

SU Faculty Present at Nursing Research Congress in Ireland

Medical errors recently were identified as the third-leading cause of death in the U.S., so focusing on ways to improve patient safety, such as speaking up, is needed. Alongside the tongue depressors, there need to be “tongue energizers.” Dr. Nicole Hall, assistant professor in Salisbury University’s Nursing Department, is tackling the issue. In July, she presented her findings from the first phase of a study that focused on finding ways hospitals can better help nurses to speak up — and speak up she did, along with SU nursing faculty members Drs. Judy Jarosinski, Mary DiBartolo and Lisa Seldomridge, at the 28th annual Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland.

Endowment Gift Announced for Tom and Nancy Jones Undergraduate Research Fund

Jones Endowment GiftDr. Tom Jones is no stranger to Salisbury University. The for mer biological sciences professor, dean and provost has helped nurture students in the classroom and beyond during his three-plus decades at SU. Though retired since 2014, he and his wife, Anne-Marie “Nancy” Jones, for mer facilities manager at the University of Maryland Center for  Environmental Science (UMCES), will continue that impact on the campus with the establishment of the Tom and Nancy Jones Undergraduate Research Fund.

Submission Period Open for Fall Ratcliffe Shore Hatchery Entrepreneurship Competition

Applications are being accepted for  the ninth round of funding through Salisbury University’s Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery entrepreneurship program August 28-September 25. Business startups throughout the mid-Atlantic are eligible to apply for  their share of $200,000.

Fall Fulton Faculty Colloquia Series Scheduled September 26-December 12

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.

Multiple Dimensions of Inequality Lecture at SU Thursday, September 28

Dr. Jennifer Lobasz of the University of Delaware is this semester’s “Multiple Dimensions of Inequality” lecturer at Salisbury University. She delivers the talk “Trafficking is Problematic: the Social Construction of Human Trafficking” 6 p.m. Thursday, September 28, in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Family Auditorium.

SU Art Galleries Presents 'Current Traditions: Contemporary Japanese Wood Sculpture' Exhibit September 5-October 14

Japanese Wood Sculpture exhibitWood carving has been a Japanese tradition since the sixth century. Salisbury University showcases 20 artists who are carrying on that heritage today during the exhibit “Current Traditions: Contemporary Japanese Wood Sculpture” September 5-October 14 in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall. Curated by Bill Wolff of SU’s Art Department, the exhibit coincides with a residency by visiting artists Chise Iura and Natsuko Kubo, whose works are included, from October 2-13.

Ribbon Cutting, Reception Open New SU Art Galleries Downtown

SU Art Galleries Downtown ribbon cuttingSalisbury University Art Galleries Downtown (SUAGD) opens its new permanent home in the Gallery Building with the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “The Way We Worked” September 15-November 3. The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for  the gallery on Friday, September 15. An opening reception followed as part of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration.

CELL Lighthouse Literary Guild Series Continues in September and October

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

Broadcasts of SU's Brown and Church Carillon Dedication Concert Set September 22-23

When Salisbury University recently dedicated its new Brown and Church Carillon, carillonneurs in attendance from across the country praised the beauty of its sound. Those who missed this performance will have another opportunity to hear, when PAC 14 and Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) broadcast the inaugural concert.

SU Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Salisbury University’s Hispanic Heritage Month Festival celebrates Latino music, dance and traditions in September and October.

Nabb Center Celebrates Wicomico County's Sesquicentennial With Exhibit Through September 28

Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center  for  Delmarva History and Culture celebrates Wicomico County’s sesquicentennial with the exhibit “Looking Back: Wicomico at 150” at the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons. The exhibit is showcased in the building’s first-floor lobby through Friday, July 28. It will relocate to the Assembly Hall concourse, on the fourth floor, from August 1-September 28.

Nabb Center Hosts 'Piecing It All Together: Quilts of the Eastern Shore' Exhibit August 28-December 22

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.

SU Libraries Hosts 'Our Transdisciplinary World: Technology, Science and the Humanities' Exhibit August 28-December 22

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.

SU's PACE Hosts 'Democracy Across the Disciplines' Fall Lecture Series

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.

SU Continues Bachata Dance Series September 11-October 2

Salisbury University’s “Dance on the Lawn” series continues this fall with lessons in bachata, a style of social dance from the Dominican Republic now seen throughout the world. Classes are Mondays, September 11-October 2, on Holloway Hall Lawn (rain location: Holloway Hall Great Hall). Instructors are Margo and Wayne Faircloth. Participants may attend some or all of the lessons. Experience and registration are not required.

SU Art Galleries Presents 'Embarrassed of the Whole' August 28-October 14

Embarrassed of the Whole exhibitSalisbury 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.”

Admissions Open House Scheduled September 23

Salisbury University invites all prospective students and their families to an Open House Saturday, September 23. Registration is 8:30-9:15 a.m. in Holloway Hall Lobby. The Open House starts at 9:20 a.m. with a slideshow and presentations by faculty and administrators about various aspects of the University. Campus tours follow from 10:15-11:30 a.m. Prospective students then have the opportunity to meet with faculty, administrators and students regarding campus programs from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center.

Mojo Rider Performs During SU's Americana Dinner Sept. 26

SALISBURY, MD---The band Mojo Rider performs during Salisbury University’s Americana Dinner 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, September 26.

Jackson Chamber Music Series Presents 'Trio Lennon' Thursday, September 28

Music from The Beatles — with a classical twist — comes to Salisbury University as the Peter and Judy Jackson Chamber Music Series presents Trio Lennon 7 p.m. Thursday, September 28, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. Italian soloists Luca Marziali on violin, Roberto Molinelli on viola and Alessandro Culiani on cello perform a repertoire that ranges from classical to romantic, with influences from the Vienna School to American music.

The Church Sisters Perform at SU Tuesday, September 26

The Church Sisters — twin musicians Savannah and Sarah Church — bring their unique blend of bluegrass and gospel to the Holloway Hall Auditroium stage as part of Salisbury University’s “The Best of the Best” fall cultural events series 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 26.

$5.5 Million Rommel Gift to Benefit New Center for Entrepreneurship

Dave Rommel & SU President Janet Dudley-EshbachSalisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach announced a $5.5 million gift from Dave and Patsy Rommel, benefiting SU’s new Center for  Entrepreneurship at the Plaza Gallery Building in downtown Salisbury and supporting other future activities of the campus and the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business.

SU President Delivers State of the University Address

SU President Janet Dudley-EshbachSince Dr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach became President of Salisbury University in 2000, the institution has undergone many changes. With the support of the campus community, alumni, the University System of Maryland, legislators and others, SU has grown dramatically in enrollment and selectivity, much-needed new buildings have become reality, and the Foundation also has grown as a result of private and corporate fundraising efforts. The State of the University Address outlines many successes while underscoring the need to embrace change to ensure that the University continues to build upon its reputation, academic excellence and fiscal strength. “The Accelerating Pace of Change: How Well Are We Responding?” was presented on April 18, 2017. The speech highlights the changing face of higher education and how SU plans to respond to maintain its reputation as A Maryland University of National Distinction.

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.

SU Statement on Charlottesville Tragedy

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.

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.

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.

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.
Need help or have questions about this page? Please visit our Ask a Question or Report a Problem page.
Salisbury University 1101 Camden Avenue Salisbury, MD 21801 410-543-6000