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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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SU Arts Minute - May 4-10

Highlights include the continuation of SU's Spring Music Festival, as well as a celebration of the publication of the University's Scarab literary magazine, a faculty presentation on editorial cartoons and SU's inaugural Entrepreneurship Week.

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'Food for Fines' Returns to Library Through May 31

Outstanding library fees at Salisbury University? Why not pay with food? Blackwell Library hosts “Food for  Fines” through Sunday, May 31. Students and community users with late fines accrued in the past 30 days may help feed the hungry by bringing in non-expired canned and other non-perishable food to the Circulation Desk. Each item of food waives $2 in fines owed, with a maximum of $10. Donations need not be limited to fine amounts. The offer is valid only on SU fines.

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SU Faculty Panel Discusses the Influence of Editorial Cartoons May 6

Darling cartoonThe recent massacre at French humor publication Charlie Hebdo reminded the world that editorial cartoons still have the power to evoke strong feelings and actions in readers. Salisbury University faculty discuss the factors surrounding the attack — as well as the roles these types of cartoons have played in art, humor, religion, history and contemporary Europe — during the panel discussion “Graphic Power: Perspectives on the Influence of Political Cartoons in the Age of Charlie Hebdo.” Their presentation is 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at SU’s Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art.

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SU's Egan, Sharma Publish on Communication for Millennials

How has advertising changed now that traditional television content is available on digital and mobile devices? Drs. Chrys Egan and Andrew Sharma of Salisbury University’s Communication Arts Department tackle that question with a chapter in the recently published book Communication Basics for  Millennials — Essays on Communication Theory and Culture, edited by Kathleen Roberts of Duquesne University.

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SU Receives $5,000 Grant for 'Engineer Girl' Program

Salisbury University offers a new extra-curricular computer engineering program for  middle school girls in Wicomico County during the 2015-16 school year. The initiative, “Engineer Girl,” is made possible through a $5,000 Women in Engineering Grant from the Engineering Information Foundation, secured by Dr. Chrys Egan of SU’s Communication Arts Department.

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Portion of Wayne St. Closed for SU Construction May 5-6

A portion of Wayne Street between Bateman and Power streets is closed from 6 a.m. Monday, May 4 - noon Wednesday, May 6. This will allow contractors for  Salisbury University’s new Sea Gull Stadium to adjust construction fences and restripe the asphalt. Cars need to be removed from this portion of Wayne Street by noon Saturday, May 2. 

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New Construction, Other Initiatives Unveiled in SU Facilities Master Plan

Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach officially unveiled the campus’ new Facilities Master Plan at the University Consortium. Approved by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents, it focuses on maintaining a compact academic core, strengthening connections between east and main campus, and enabling future projects in academic and student life, recreation and the arts. Some of the building highlights over the next decade are a proposed Field House on east campus and a Fine and Performing Arts Complex on main campus, new residence halls, and closer attention to connections between the periphery of main and east campuses.

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Plum, Savich Conclude Spring Writers on the Shore Series May 6

Zach SavichHilary PlumAuthor Hilary Plum and poet Zach Savich read from their works in honor of the publication of this year’s edition of Salisbury University’s literary magazine, Scarab, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in the Worcester Room of the Commons.Their presentation concludes SU’s spring Writers on the Shore series.

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'Shark Tank' Casting Call Returns to SU May 9

Shark TankHave a million-dollar idea? Want to pitch it to Shark Tank? 47 ABC and Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business recently announced the return of the Shark Tank casting call to Salisbury. The event will take place Saturday, May 9, at Perdue Hall.

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SU Celebrates Inaugural Entrepreneurship Week May 4-9

Salisbury University celebrates its inaugural Entrepreneurship Week from Monday-Saturday, May 4-9. Highlights include business funding competitions and auditions in Perdue Hall from Thursday-Saturday, May 7-9.

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