As the University System of Maryland’s (USM’s) search for a new Salisbury University (SU) president gets underway, two forums for the campus and the greater community will be held Tuesday, December 12. At each, the search and screening committee, appointed last month by the USM, will hear from campus and community members wishing to speak.
Salisbury University students, faculty and staff are preparing for the holidays with projects that benefit the whole community. Click here for a sampling.
Highlights include SU's 57th biannual student fine arts exhibition, and musical activities ranging from pops and jazz to musical theatre and the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra's annual Holiday Concert.
Salisbury University nursing students again have achieved the highest pass rates of all University System of Maryland (USM) campuses on the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX). SU’s first-time pass rates were over 91 percent for 2016-17, based on recent data from the Maryland Board of Nursing.
Four Salisbury University students recently attended the National Conference on Citizenship’s annual conference in Washington, D.C. The students joined hundreds of civic engagement leaders, practitioners, community members and others to examine the challenges currently facing the nation and local communities. These included declines in civic education, the opioid addiction epidemic and an “opportunity gap” that has created a struggle for some youth.
Salisbury University’s Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning (CELL) invites community members to get to know the campus better through “Discover SU,” a series of tours highlighting the University’s offerings and services. This fall’s final tour is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, December 14, as guests learn about the history of Holloway Hall, with a walking presentation led by University Archivist Ian Post.
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 students who are interested in teaching special education soon will benefit from a new scholarship established with a $10,000 gift from the Scherr family. The Dr. and Mrs. Robert Scherr Endowment Fund will provide support for current students who enroll in a special education track/minor, who take courses in preparation for special education licensing, or who already have passed national certification exams.
Salisbury University Art Galleries showcases 15 graduating fine arts students during the second half of its 57th Bi-annual Senior Art Exhibition, “Fifteen,” from December 4-15 in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall. The exhibit features current work by these emerging fine artists. A reception and awards ceremony is 5-7 p.m. Friday, December 15, with light refreshments and works for sale by the artists.
Students taking lessons through Salisbury University’s PRESTO performing arts outreach program share their talents during recitals at 5 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.
The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) recently honored Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) with the “Race to the Top Wicomico” award for most funds raised in the county during the foundation’s “The Shore Gives More” campaign. Sponsored by Delmarva Power, the $1,000 prize was an incentive in the program, through which CFES provided a single platform for donors to contribute to area non-profit organizations on “Giving Tuesday.” The unofficial holiday, encouraging charitable giving, traditionally is celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
The Pennsylvania Geographical Society recently recognized three Salisbury University students for their projects on the Delmarva Peninsula. Senior environmental studies and geography major Rachel Pierson of Edgewater, MD, placed first in the society’s undergraduate paper contest for her presentation “Digging into Ditches: a Historical and Geographic Analysis of Delmarva’s Agricultural Drainage Ditches.” Junior earth science major Lindsey Pinder of Centreville, MD, and senior geography major Zachery Radziewicz of Easton, MD, placed first in the undergraduate poster contest for their presentation, “Developing 2-D and 3-D SU Arboretum Visualizations for Outreach, Education and Management.”
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.
Salisbury University’s award-winning Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons (GAC) is a little … uncommon. And that’s a good thing. Library Journal recently highlighted the facility among three “Uncommon Common Spaces” in its annual “Year in Architecture” feature.
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.
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.
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.
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.