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SU Volunteers for the Holidays

Salisbury University students, faculty and staff are preparing for the holidays with projects that benefit the whole community. Click here for a sampling of this year's activities.

SU Arts Minute - November 30-December 6

Highlights include the first concert in SU's 2015 Winter Music Festival, student art and environmental presentations, a lecturer from Johns Hopkins University and the final movie in this season's Salisbury Film Society series.

SU Town-Gown Survey Available Through Nov. 30

OCTASalisbury University — celebrating its 90th anniversary this year — and the City of Salisbury are developing even closer relationships, with the campus expanding to downtown and ties growing on projects of mutual interest, from business and scientific research to service, civic engagement and education. Now, community members will have the chance to share their opinions on where they’d like to see the relationship go through a new online survey. From October 1-November 30, area residents may take the survey, administered through The Optimal College Town Assessment, at

SU Hosts Senior Art Exhibitions November 13-December 15

This fall semester, Salisbury University showcases 18 students from diverse artistic backgrounds in the 53rd biannual Senior Art Exhibition, “Aura (Art All Around).” This exhibition is the culmination of the fine arts program for  these artists and is anticipated throughout their years at SU. The graduating artists work in various mediums and are excited to share their portfolios with the community.

SU Bernstein, Ratcliffe Winner is Guest Speaker at BE CONNECTED Event

Jenna DeLettoSponsored by PKS & Company, P.A., BE CONNECTED recently brought together a group of more than 70 professional women for  a morning of peer-to-peer networking and information sharing in Salisbury. Guest speaker was Jenna DeLetto, winner of SU's Ratcliffe Shore Hatchery program and the 2015 Richard A. Bernstein Achievement Award for  Excellence.

SU, UMBC Ensembles Perform Joint Concert

The Salisbury University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Eric Shuster of SU’s Music, Theatre and Dance Department (front left), recently performed at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), in a joint concert with the UMBC Percussion Ensemble.

SU Students Take First, Second at DMAWEF MAXI Competition

Salisbury University students recently proved themselves among the best marketers in the region, taking the top two spots in the Direct Marketing Association of Washington Education Foundation (DMAWEF)’s annual Collegiate MAXI Award Program.

Guerrieri University Center Art Space Hosts 'I'm Sorry' Exhibit December 2-31

The Guerrieri University Center Art Space hosts the exhibit “I’m Sorry” by Salisbury University senior art major Kent Kondo from December 2-31. Having grown up in Bethesda, MD, Kondo is pursuing his B.F.A. in graphic design while taking upper-level painting courses. His work is largely conceptual and illustrative.

SU Selected for American Council on Education Internationalization Laboratory Cohort

ACE Internationalization Laboratory Cohort site visitSalisbury University is one of 13 colleges and universities nationwide participating in the American Council on Education’s (ACE’s) 13th Internationalization Laboratory Cohort. SU applied for  membership and was selected for  participation based on the strength of its international initiatives.

Sammy the Sea Gull Unveiled at Winter Wonderland of Lights

Sammy the Sea Gull lightsIn early 2015, Winter Wonderland of Lights organizer Chris Eccleston, of Delmarva Veteran Builders, approached Salisbury University about the possibility of including Sammy the Sea Gull among the lighted displays during the annual holiday event at City Park. His vision included having all local mascots represented in the display. SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach approved the purchase and the funding for the Sea Gull display was provided by private funds.

SU's Fall Environmental Studies Colloquium Series Concludes December 2

Environmental StudiesSalisbury University’s fall Environmental Studies Colloquium Series concludes with Environmental Studies 102 students presenting their “One in 7.3 Billion” projects 7 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center.

'Managing Depression in Older Adults' Lecture at SU November 30

While depression commonly can occur in older adults, it is both under-recognized and undertreated, according to Dr. Susan Lehmann, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and director of its geriatric psychiatry day hospital program. She addresses these issues during the presentation “From Recognition to Treatment: Managing Depression in Older Adults” at 7 p.m. Monday, November 30, in Salisbury University’s Holloway Hall Auditorium.

SU Art Galleries presents 'DarkGlass' Novemeber 20-December 18

Salisbury University Art Galleries presents “DarkGlass,” a solo exhibition by Alice Pixley Young, from November 20-December 18 at its Downtown Campus. A reception is 5-7 p.m. November 20 during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration.

SU Art Galleries Presents Chloe Bass' 'The Book of Everyday Instruction' October 22-December 18

New York artist Chloë Bass explores one-on-one social interaction in her eight-chapter exhibition project “The Book of Everyday Instruction.” Chapter two of the project, “Things I’ve Seen People Do Lately,” is exhibited at the Salisbury University Art Galleries Downtown Campus from October 22-December 18. An artist talk with Bass is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 22, followed by an opening reception from 6:30-8 p.m.

Fulton Faculty Colloquia Topics Announced for Fall 2015

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. Presentations are 3:30 p.m. on select dates from September-December in Teacher Education and Technology Center Room 152, unless otherwise noted.

Guerrieri University Center Art Space Hosts Photography Exhibit 'Blue Print' November 3-30

The Guerrieri University Center Art Space hosts the photography exhibit “Blue Print” by Salisbury University alumna Erica Lehner from November 3-30. The Guerrieri University Center Art Award, SU President’s Award and Alumni Award winner has exhibited through SU and the Rehoboth Art League. Currently, she is interning with Baltimore fashion photographer Roy Cox.

Nabb Center Presents 'Rails Across Delmarva' Exhibit September 9-December 4

Princess Anne Railroad DepotSalisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for  Delmarva History and Culture recalls the importance of train travel on the peninsula in the 19th and 20th centuries through the exhibit “Rails Across Delmarva.” The installation opens Wednesday, September 9, at the center’s gallery, 190 Wayne St., continuing through Friday, December 4.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Gallery Building Donation to SU

The Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District Committee’s 3rd Friday provided a festive setting for  the ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception with Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach and donors Palmer Gillis and Tony Gilkerson, celebrating their gift of The Gallery Building and Annex to the SU Foundation, Inc. Enthusiastic supporters applauded this major step in the University’s growing downtown presence. The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents that morning unanimously approved acceptance of the donation of the West Main Street building, one of downtown Salisbury’s signature structures, valued at some $4.4 million.

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.”

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.

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 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.”

'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.” 

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

Holloway HallU.S. News & World Report has named Salisbury University one of its Best Colleges for  2016. The 577 universities in the Best Regional Universities category are split among four geographic areas — North, South, Midwest and West. In the northern region, SU ranked 71st in the top tier among 183 publics and privates. It also was named among the “A-plus Schools for  B Students.”

Princeton Review Names SU Among 'The Best 380 Colleges' for 2016

"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 just 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 2016 edition of The Best 380 Colleges.

'The Economist' Ranks SU in Top 15 Percent of U.S. Colleges

The Economist, a London-based news magazine known for  its thorough analysis of world events and trends, has released its first-ever college rankings — and Salisbury University is among the top 15 percent of institutions included. SU is 157th on the list of 1,275 four-year U.S. colleges. Different from other rankings, The Economist’s model set out to measure the “economic value” of institutions by comparing actual alumni earnings to expected earnings.

'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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