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Friday, October 20, 2017
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SU Arts Minute - October 16-22, 2017

Salisbury University logoHighlights include the return of the Vienna Boys Choir to SU, a reading by Writers on the Shore visiting author Erin Anderson and the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra's season-opening concert "The American Spirit," featuring guest violinist James Lyon.

Delmarva Public Radio Fund Fall Drive Continues Through Oct. 20

Delmarva Public Radio Fall Fund Drive logoDelmarva Public Radio (DPR) is asking listeners to continue supporting the stations this season during its annual Fall Fund Drive from October 13-20. Contributions benefit WSCL 89.5 FM Fine Arts and Culture, and WSDL 90.7 FM Rhythm and News. Both stations upgraded their broadcast equipment, sound quality and reliability with the replacement of off-site transmitters last fall thanks to public support. General Manager Dana Whitehair said he hoped listeners will continue that support during this year’s fall drive.

Expedia Ranks SU Among 'Most Beautiful College Campuses'

Salisbury ExpediaSalisbury University students have long believed their campus to be one of the most picturesque in the U.S., and travel website Expedia agrees. The site’s blog, Viewfinder, recently rated SU among “15 of the Most Beautiful College Campuses.”

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SU Art Galleries Hosts 'Discovering Women's Voices Through Labor, Leisure and Art' Lecture Oct. 20

SUAGD logoDr. Cynthia Byrd, executive director of the Julia A. Purnell Museum in Snow Hill, MD, discusses “Text and Textiles: Discovering Women’s Voices Through Labor, Leisure and Art” 4 p.m. Friday, October 20, at the SU Art Galleries Downtown (SUAGD). The gallery will remain open with extended hours that evening as part of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment Committee’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration. Byrd’s presentation is in connection with the traveling Smithsonian exhibit “The Way We Worked,” on display at the gallery through Friday, November 3.

Richard A. Henson Foundation Announces $2.5 Million Gift for SU Science and Technology Programs

Henson Foundation gift announcementThe 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.

Violinist James Lyon Host Master Class at SU October 20

Violinist James LyonSalisbury Symphony Orchestra guest violinist James Lyon conducts a master class with Salisbury University students 11:30 a.m. Friday, October 20, in Fulton Hall Room 112. Lyon has performed at venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall. His fan base is equally impressive: He has played for  Queen Noor of Jordan and late composer Gian Carlo Menotti, among others.

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President Dudley-Eshbach Announces She Is Stepping Down June 30

Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-EshbachDr. 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.

SU's Olmstead Honored by Leadership Maryland

Dr. Karen OlmsteadDr. Karen Olmstead, interim provost and vice president for  academic affairs at Salisbury University, is one of only 20 recipients of Leadership Maryland’s inaugural Gold Certificate awards. Bestowed during the organization’s 25th anniversary celebration, the honor recognizes individuals and organizations for  significant leadership accomplishments in business, education, government and non-profits.

Holmes-Kriger Earns CAPACRAO Emerging Leader Award

Jamie Holmes-KrigerSalisbury University Associate Registrar Jamie Holmes-Kriger recently earned the Chesapeake and Potomac Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’ (CAPACRAO’s) Emerging Leader Award. The accolade honors up-and-coming leaders who have made significant contributions to the organization and to their profession. It was presented during the CAPACRAO’s fourth annual meeting in Laurel, MD.

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SU Theatre Presents 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Oct. 12-15, 19-22

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' posterSalisbury University’s Bobbi Biron Theater Program gives a gender-bending twist to Shakespeare’s labyrinth of fantasy and guileful subterfuge in its season-opening production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The ever-popular play is presented Thursdays-Sundays, October 12-15 and 19-22, in the Black Box Theatre of Fulton Hall. Curtain is 8 p.m., 2 p.m. Sundays. The production is recommended for  mature audiences.

Next CELL 'Discover SU' Tour Is October 19

Center†for† Extended and Lifelong LearningSalisbury 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 next tour is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 19, as guests learn about SU’s sustainability initiatives from Wayne Shelton, campus sustainability and environmental safety director.

Salisbury Symphony Orchestra Presents 'The American Spirit' Saturday, October 21

Violinist James Lyon has performed at venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall. His fan base is equally impressive: He has played for  Queen Noor of Jordan and late composer Gian Carlo Menotti, among others. Lyon joins the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra at Salisbury University (SSO) as guest soloist during the SSO’s annual fall concert, “The American Spirit,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 21, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen directs.

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Nabb Center Hosts 'Piecing It All Together: Quilts of the Eastern Shore' Exhibit August 28-December 22

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.

SU Libraries Hosts 'Our Transdisciplinary World: Technology, Science and the Humanities' Exhibit August 28-December 22

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.

SU's PACE Hosts 'Democracy Across the Disciplines' Fall Lecture Series

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.

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Fall Fulton Faculty Colloquia Series Scheduled September 26-December 12

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.

'SU at the Beach' Environmental Lecture Series September 29-November 3

Salisbury University’s Center for  Lifelong and Extended Learning and the Ocean Pines Association, Inc. are partnering for  a new “SU at the Beach” class and lecture series. The program begins with a five-session SU Environmental Studies Faculty Lecture Series 2:30-4 p.m. Fridays from September 29-November 3 at the Tern Grille at the Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club.

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.

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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.

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' Again Names SU Among 'Best Colleges'

U.S. News RankingsU.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.

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

Princeton ReviewSalisbury 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.

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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