Dr. Wallace Southerland III recently was appointed associate vice president of student affairs at Salisbury University. Southerland comes to SU from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he served as associate dean of students, director of minority student affairs and director of federal TRiO educational outreach programs. There, he oversaw academic retention and support services, a tutoring center, academic mentoring services, several federal TRiO programs, grant writing, and collaborations with academic colleges. More recently, he coordinated assessment and was responsible for academic partnerships for student affairs.
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 hosts the exhibit “For the Love of Quilting: Modern Quilts of the Eastern Shore,” featuring quilts made by local guilds and church groups, January 29-May 31 at its G. Ray Thompson Gallery in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons.
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’s “SU at the Beach” lifelong learning series continues at the Ocean Pines Community Center (235 Ocean Parkway) beginning in January. The program is sponsored by the University’s Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning and the Ocean Pines Association.
Betty Turner was a pioneer in nursing education on the Eastern Shore. When she passed away earlier this year, just four years after retiring from Peninsula Regional Medical Center, she left a void not only in the local nursing community, but in the lives of those who knew her. That included 13-year-old Zoey DiPasqua, an eighth-grade student at Mardela Middle and High School, who is now fundraising to create a Salisbury University scholarship in Turner's memory.
After Hurricanes Irma and Maria ravaged the Caribbean this fall, two Salisbury University alumni traveled to Puerto Rico to assist federal agencies with response and recovery efforts. Stephanie D’Anna ’15 is a civilian with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District. She spent nearly two months helping the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority restore electricity and infrastructure. Julius Jones Jr. ’06, M’09 is an executive officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He is assisting its Joint Field Office with planning into December.
This year’s Salisbury University Alumni Association Faculty Appreciation Award winners are “an inspiration,” “incredible,” “encouraging” and “a mentor and friend,” according to their for mer students. The association honored four with the accolade during SU’s 92nd-year Fall Commencement. They include Drs. Elizabeth Curtin, English; Diane Davis, medical laboratory science; Hong Yao, economics and finance; and Brent Fedorko.
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 highlighting the University’s offerings and services. The first tour of 2018, highlighting University Dining Services, is 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 18.
When the accounting system at Go-Getters, Inc. and Lower Shore Clinic, Inc. crashed last summer, the organizations’ leaders knew they had a problem — one they needed to fix quickly to best continue serving their 2,300 clients with disabilities and medical issues. Go-Getters board member, Dr. Kathie Wright, had a suggestion: Try Salisbury University. She knew students in her program would be up to the challenge.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance again has named Salisbury University one of its 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.” Academic quality carries more weight than costs in Kiplinger’s for mula. Among public colleges, SU is No. 98 based on in-state costs and No. 77 for out-of-state costs. SU also ranked No. 247 on the full list of 300 campuses.
Salisbury University Art Galleries offers the second presentation of its Seeing Sound Series, highlighting contemporary artists working with live sound and visuals, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 9, in Conway Hall Room 317. The event features a live, interactive, audiovisual performance by artist Richard Garet, whose exhibit “Within the Temporal” is on display at SU’s Electronic Gallery (Conway Hall Room 128) from November 9-February 15.
SALISBURY, MD---When it comes to issues such as national security, sustainability or human health risks resulting from new technologies, many scholars agree on one thing: It’s impossible for a single academic discipline, or even multiple disciplines, to determine solutions.
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.