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Thursday, March 23, 2017
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SU Arts Minute - March 20-26

Though much of the University is closed for  spring break, several exhibits remain open. Performance highlights include blue music by Chris and Grayson English during the next installment of SU's Feature Fridays series in downtown Salisbury.

SU Hosts 'The Stage is Set: Leland Starnes and the Salisbury State Theatre' Exhibit January 3-May 31

The Miracle Worker. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Our Town. Guys and Dolls. In the 1970s, residents of the Salisbury area didn’t have to travel to Broadway to see these popular shows — Dr. Leland Starnes brought them all to the university stage in what has been called a “Golden Age” for  Salisbury University Theatre.

Nabb Center Presents 'When Communities Come Together: African American Education on the Eastern Shore' January 3-May 31

From one-room schoolhouses to desegregation, African Americans on the Delmarva Peninsula saw a number of challenges and triumphs from the end of the Civil War into the 20th century. Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for  Delmarva History and Culture showcases the unique culture that supported many of those schools in the exhibit “When Communities Come Together: African American Education on the Eastern Shore.” The display opens Tuesday, January 3, in the first-floor lobby of the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons.

Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning Presents 'Discover SU' Series

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.

SU Hosts 'Food Systems and Sustainability' Series January 30-May 15

Food Systems and SustainabilityEverybody eats, but how many people know exactly where their food comes from? Salisbury University explores the complex and sometimes volatile topics of nutrition and the environment during the lecture series “Food Systems and Sustainability” select Mondays from January 30-May 15. Presentations are 7-8:30 p.m. in Conway Hall Room 153.

Blues Musicians Chris and Grayson English Continue Feature Fridays Series March 24

Salisbury University’s Feature Fridays downtown Salisbury lecture and performance series continues with blues musicians Chris and Grayson English on March 24. All presentations in the series are held at The Brick Room, 116 N. Division St. The evening begins with a networking session at 5:30 p.m. followed by a performance by the father-son duo from 6-7 p.m.

SU Professor, OPS Earn Second MIPS Grant

A Salisbury University professor has received a second grant from the Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program to continue work with Operational Precision Systems (OPS) in Salisbury. Dr. Kathie Wright of the Information and Decision Sciences Department and the OPS team are developing WaterOPS, a cloud-based service for  more effective water supply sampling and monitoring. They received $59,470 in 2016 and an additional $72,632 for  2017.

SU Named Among Top Campuses for Positioning Students to Successfully Repay Loans

Student Loan ReportSalisbury University is among the top campuses in Maryland for  positioning students to successfully repay college loans, according to a recent study by Student Loan Report. The website ranked SU No. 4 in the state (No. 214 in the nation) according to its Student Debt Repayment Success Indicator. Only John Hopkins University; the University of Maryland, College Park; and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County scored higher.

'Tango Lovers' Returns to SU April 4

The powerful Latin music and movements of Tango Lovers returns to Salisbury University 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 4, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. The group achieves harmony between tango salon and tango show styles, proposing a different perspective of the genre that shows its evolution over time. It won the 2015 New York Latin ACE Award for  Best Musical.

Delegate Tawanna Gaines Named SU Hargreaves Fellow

MD Delegate Tawanna Gaines and SU President Janet Dudley-EshbachMaryland Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines is Salisbury University’s 2017 John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Legislative Fellow. In recognition of outstanding public service, the award was presented by SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach during a ceremony at the Miller West Conference Center in Annapolis.

Heinold Discusses 'Beautiful Images from Some Simple Formulas' at SU

Dr. Brian Heinold, associate professor of mathematics and computer science at Mount St. Mary’s University, discusses “Beautiful Images from Some Simple Formulas” 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at Salisbury University. His presentation is in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Family Auditorium. A reception follows in Perdue Hall Room 149.

SU SGA Seeks Applications for 13th Big Event Cleanup Day

Salisbury University students unite to help the community during the 13th annual Big Event community cleanup day, sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) Saturday, April 8. The deadline for  applications is Friday, March 24. Up to 90 job sites will be accepted.

Niyaz Presents 'The Fourth Light Project' at SU April 11

Electro-acoustic group Niyaz presents “The Fourth Light Project” 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Salisbury University’s Holloway Hall Auditorium. Free tickets are available at the Guerrieri University Center Information Desk beginning Friday, March 3, for  SU students, faculty and staff. Tickets are available to the surrounding community beginning Friday, March 10. Limit is two per person.

Shaolin Warriors Perform March 29 at SU

Representing over 1,000 years of martial arts culture, the Shaolin Warriors bring their fully choreographed stage production to Salisbury University’s Holloway Hall Auditorium 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29. Tickets are available in advance at the Guerrieri Student Union Information Desk.

'A Musical Journey Through Europe' Concert March 27 at SU

The Peter and Judy Jackson Chamber Music Series at Salisbury University presents the concert “A Musical Journey Through Europe,” performed by the Valtchev-Tchekoratova Violin and Piano Duo 7 p.m. Monday, March 27, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.

SU Recognized Nationally for Study Abroad Programming

Salisbury University is as a national leader in its class for  study abroad programming, according to the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. A national Open Doors magazine, arriving at universities across the United States this week, includes SU among the Top 40 master’s-level colleges and universities for  the number of students studying abroad.

Kramer Fund to Match Donations During DPR Spring Fundraiser

The Esther Schoellkopf Kramer Fund has announced it will match selected donations to Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) up to $10,000 during DPR’s spring on-air fundraiser March 17-24. The funds will benefit DPR’s two listener-supported public radio stations, WSCL 89.5 FM and WSDL 90.7 FM.

SU's MASMI Becomes Full Member of National University Sales Center Alliance

The Mid-Atlantic Sales and Marketing Institute at Salisbury University (MASMI) recently became the 24th member of the national University Sales Center Alliance (USCA).

Spring Fulton Faculty Colloquia Series Scheduled February 21-May 16

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. Presentations are 3:30 p.m. on select Tuesdays from February-May in Conway Hall Room 152

Glass Club Hosts Spring Paperweight Workshops

The Salisbury University Glass Club hosts three paperweight workshops this spring. Participants are invited to experience glass making first hand and create their own paperweight. The first workshop is Saturday, February 11. Others are Saturdays, March 11 and April 8. For more information or to signup, contact Alec Aita at  

SU Police Introduces 911 Shield App

911 ShieldThe Salisbury University Police Department has introduced 911 Shield, a free safety app enabling students, faculty and staff to immediately contact the department via their smart phones. The app, developed by 911 Cellular, not only connects to University Police (when the user is on campus) or the appropriate 911 center (off campus), but also provides the caller’s location anywhere in the country through an internal positioning system or geographic locator.

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.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Gallery Building Donation to SU

The Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District Committee’s 3rd Friday provided a festive setting for  the ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception with Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach and donors Palmer Gillis and Tony Gilkerson, celebrating their gift of The Gallery Building and Annex to the SU Foundation, Inc. Enthusiastic supporters applauded this major step in the University’s growing downtown presence. The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents that morning unanimously approved acceptance of the donation of the West Main Street building, one of downtown Salisbury’s signature structures, valued at some $4.4 million.

Remember Caruthers Hall With a Commemorative Brick

For community members who have special memories of Caruthers Hall and the campus school, a limited number of bricks from the building are available through the University’s Alumni Office and its website. Each brick has a commemorative plaque that reads: “Salisbury State Teachers College Demonstration School to Salisbury University Caruthers Hall, 1955-2013, the foundation on which educational excellence was built.”

SU Honors Norman H. Conway with Dedication of Conway Hall

Salisbury University alumnus Norman H. Conway has dedicated his life to education and the public good. During a festive ceremony on Tuesday, April 26, his Alma Mater recognized his devotion to learning, to the Eastern Shore and to all of Maryland by rededicating its award-winning Teacher Education and Technology Center as Conway Hall.

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.

'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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