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Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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SU Emergency Alert System Test Scheduled August 1

Test patternSalisbury University holds an exercise for  its Emergency Alert System (EAS) Tuesday, August 1. At approximately 11 a.m., University Police will start the campus’ emergency siren. The exercise also includes office and classroom computers, and SU television. (EAS testing occurs regularly throughout the year. This current test will not include text and voice messaging, campus email or the Family Notification System.) The exercise is expected to conclude around 11:30 a.m.

Garcia Earns SU's Allen Memorial Award for Military Veterans

Salisbury University graduate student David Garcia of Mt. Laurel, NJ, is the 2017 recipient of the campus’ Terry D. Allen Memorial Award for Military Veterans or Active Military Persons. Garcia served more than four years in the U.S. Army before returning to college following his honorable discharge in 2010 and enrolling as a graduate student at SU in 2016. He is a member of Salisbury’s SMVA and a resident director in the Housing and Residence Life Office. He is pursuing his M.A. in conflict analysis and dispute resolution.

Summer Arts Program Influences Student to Attend SU

Georgia Fried is into roller derby, the contact sport on roller skates, so she knows all about how things can get bumped. Such was the case when she made her college decision. Come this fall semester, the North Dorchester High School graduate will be a freshman at SU — the only college she applied to, the only one she truly wanted to attend — and it was a summer program at SU that helped her reach that conclusion. 

SU Students Receive National Eta Sigma Gamma Honors

When Julia Morrison of Reisterstown, MD, founded Salisbury University’s Epsilon Xi chapter of Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG), the national honor society in health education, she hoped to make connections in her field of study. Little did she know how far those connections and her work with the organization — and beyond — would take her. Morrison was named the Loren Bensley Jr. Gamman of the Year, one of the national organization’s top honors, during ESG’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Society for  Public Health Education’s (SOPHE’s) annual meeting in Denver.

SU Police Recognized with Underage Substance Use Reduction Awards

Five Salisbury University Police officers recently were recognized for  “outstanding efforts and commitment to reducing underage drinking” during the Wicomico County Underage Substance Use Reduction awards luncheon at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Pfc. John Herbert and Sgt. William Woodward were honored with the Underage Drinking Leadership Award. Sgt. Daniel Calhoun, Pfc. Kelly Hitty and Pfc. Ronald Ciszewski earned the Underage Drinking Award.

SU Electronic Gallery Hosts "Untitled (domestic gestures)" Exhibit June 19-August 12

Untitled (domestic gestures)Artist Tania Lou Smith combines humor, costumes, composition and play in a series of performance videos detailing small acts of escape during the exhibit “Untitled (domestic gestures)” June 19-August 12 in Salisbury University’s Electronic Gallery, Conway Hall Room 128. With a background in live performance, video and photography, Smith often works with costumes and playfully examines the idea of “breaking free.” She has exhibited widely in Australia. Her works also have been seen in Indonesia, South Korea and Taiwan.

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.

SU's Kolick Earns NIH Summer Internship

While many of her classmates are spending time with friends back home, going on vacation or hanging out at the beach this summer, Salisbury University senior Melissa Kolick is participating in autopsies, working with physicians and scientists in laboratories, and observing surgeries in the operating room. The medical laboratory science major from Mt. Airy, MD, was accepted out of thousands of submissions nationwide to participate in the National Institutes of Health Summer Internship Program. She was just the second SU MLS student selected in the program’s history.

SU Art Galleries Presents 'Living on the Land' Exhibit June 1-August 5

Guest Curator Jayme McLellan offers an exhibition presenting diverse perspectives on the relationship to the land on which humans live for  the exhibit “Living on the Land” June 1-August 5 at the Salisbury University Art Galleries Downtown Campus. An opening reception is 5-7 p.m. June 16 during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration in downtown Salisbury. A reception with McLellan, founder of Civilian Art Projects and cofounder of Transformer in Washington, D.C., is 5-7 p.m. July 21, during that month’s 3rd Friday event.

SU's Rolle Receives Global Korea Scholarship

Salisbury University junior Rachel Rolle was born in South Korea, but she remembers little about the country. She was just a year old when she left. The finance major from Annapolis will have the chance to reconnect as one of 79 Global Korea Scholarship recipients from around the world, allowing her to study there this fall. The Korean Government Scholarship Program selected her for  the award based on academic merit and two essays about her background and why she hoped to participate in the program.

$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 Officially Opens $117M Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons

Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic CommonsFor years Salisbury University students have studied in what was considered by some as one of the worst campus libraries in the country. According to the American Library Association, the SU facility provided less than one-third of the minimum recommended seating for  a student body of SU’s size and less than half the necessary space for  library materials. Its collections were last among its performance peers, but library staff couldn’t add to them because there was no room. Today, that changed. Before a jubilant audience of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach, with donors and other supporters, cut the ribbon on the new $117 million Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons (GAC): At 221,000-square-feet, the largest academic construction project since the founding of the campus in 1925.

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.

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

The Princeton ReviewSalisbury University’s professors “love what they do and prepare [students] for  the real world. … Going to class is a joy.” These are some of the student comments about Salisbury University in The Princeton Review’s new 2017 edition of The Best 381 Colleges. The University is among the nation’s top 15 percent of four-year colleges, according to the Review’s flagship guide. The accolade was announced on the first day of SU’s fall semester.

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' Ranks SU Among Nation's Best Colleges for 20th Year

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report today named Salisbury University one of its Best Colleges for  2016. The 581 universities in the Best Regional Universities category are split among four geographic areas — North, South, Midwest and West. In the northern region, SU ranked 67th in the top tier among 187 publics and privates. It also was named among the “A-plus Schools for  B Students” and “Best Schools for  Veterans.” 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.

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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