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SU ROTC Cadets Receive Commissions at Ceremony

ROTC commissioning ceremonyThree cadets from Salisbury University’s U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program recently were commissioned as second lieutenants upon graduating from the program. They include Second Lieutenants William Mitchell, Emily Bender and Robert Spencer. Bender, of Germantown, MD, earned her B.S. in nursing and is branched nurse corps. Mitchell, of Salisbury, earned his B.S. in political science and is branched armor. Spencer, of Kent Island, MD, earned his B.S. in management and is branched transportation.

Ward Museum Breaks Ground on New Legacy Center

Ward Museum Legacy Center groundbreakingBefore a festive audience of friends and donors, Salisbury University’s Ward Museum of Wildfowl art today hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for  its new John A. Luetkemeyer Sr. and Thomas F. Mullan Jr. Legacy Center. John A. Leutkemeyer Jr. and Thomas F. “Tim” Mullan III donated a combined gift of $400,000 for  the construction of the new facility, to be named in honor of their late fathers.

'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.

President's Distinguished Community Leadership Awards Presented

Anthony SarbanesCoastal Hospice and Palliative CareA retired educator and military leader whose name is synonymous with community service in Wicomico County, and an organization that provides end-of-life comfort and care for  those needing it most are the 2015 recipients of the Salisbury University President’s Distinguished Community Leadership Awards. Anthony “Tony” Sarbanes received the individual award, while Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care was recognized with the organizational honor.

SU's Burke, Morris Earn Regents' Faculty Awards

Two professors from Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business have earned the University System of Maryland’s highest faculty honor: the Regents’ Award for  Excellence. William Burke, professor of the practice in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department and coordinator of SU’s entrepreneurship competitions, was honored for  public service. Paula Morris, professor of the practice in the Management and Marketing Department, earned her award for  mentoring.

'Delmarva in Performance' Series Debuts on WSCL June 2

Delmarva Public RadioFrom chamber music to folk to rock, everything is fair game for  Delmarva in Performance, a new series debuting 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, on WSCL 89.5 FM. Each two-hour broadcast features music recorded live from a concert stage on the Delmarva Peninsula. Current participating venues and organizations include Coastal Concerts, Inc. of Lewes, DE; the Arts Council of the Eastern Shore in Onancock, VA; the Avalon Theatre and Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival in Easton, MD; and Salisbury University.

5 POP Football Trainer Wins SU Bernstein Award

Future Super Bowl winners could have Jenna DeLetto to thank for  their victories. The Salisbury University junior finance major from Long Island, NY, was the winner of this year’s $10,000 Bernstein Achievement Award for  Excellence, presented during SU’s 2015 student Entrepreneurship Competitions. Her product, 5 POP, is a football training device programmed to signal players when they are carrying the ball improperly.

Ratcliffe Shore Hatchery Winners Announced

Members of Salisbury University’s Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery board of directors spread the wealth — literally — during the fourth round of the semiannual competition. Eight Maryland-based startup businesses, representing more than half of this semester’s 15 competitors, received funding from the initiative, established with a $1 million gift from the Ratcliffe Foundation in 2013 to assist entrepreneurs and help them create new jobs.

SU Art Galleries Presents 'Surveillance Machine' by Jonathan McFadden April 30-May 30

Artist Jonathan McFadden doesn’t just watch the news — he analyzes it. In his exhibit “Surveillance Machine,” on display April 30-May 30 at the Salisbury University Art Galleries Downtown Campus, he reacts to contemporary news cycles, drawing attention to fractured and sensationalized coverage. An artist talk with McFadden is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30, followed by a reception from 6:30-8 p.m.

SU Art Galleries Presents 'Joke Book Drawings' by Meredith Lynn April 30-May 30

“The day I found out that Robin had died, I told all my Wisconsin jokes. They’re pretty good. Bits about lakes and hills and mayonnaise.” That’s just one of the statements made by artist Meredith Lynn in her exhibit “Joke Book Drawings,” on display from April 30-May 30 at the Salisbury University Art Galleries Downtown Campus.

$3,000 Prize Offered for 'Shark Tank' Hopefuls Following Casting Call at SU

Shark TankOn May 9, more than 200 entrepreneurs from throughout the East Coast descended upon Salisbury University to audition for  the hit ABC-TV reality show Shark Tank. Now, it’s payday. While the show’s producers review recorded presentations from Salisbury and four other national tryouts, 47 ABC is offering $3,000 to the presentation its viewers decide is the best of the local auditions through the station’s “Delmarva’s Choice” contest.

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.”

Salisbury University Officially Breaks Ground on Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons

GroundbreakingWith broad smiles and shiny shovels, Salisbury University, its friends and supporters broke ground today on the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons (GAC). At 224,071 square feet, the $111.4 million facility will be the largest academic building in SU history. Home for  a sorely needed new library, with it comes a reconfiguration of University classroom, research and study space in a manner that planners predict will change campus dynamics. The GAC is a conscious attempt to transform learning at the institution—in ways which will not only impact how students and faculty interact, but, potentially, how the Lower Eastern Shore relates to the SU academic community.

SU Breaks Ground on New $19M Sea Gull Stadium During Homecoming

Sea Gull Stadium renderingSalisbury University’s 2014 Homecoming and Family Weekend has a special significance for SU athletics and its fans: On Saturday, October 18, the University unveils the designs of its new $19 million stadium, as well as a planned $10 million renovation of its athletics fields and other facilities. This comes at the official groundbreaking for  Sea Gull Stadium.

Princeton Review Names SU Among 'Best 379 Colleges'

"The professors here are down-to-earth, friendly, and just passionate about what they are teaching.” You learn “lessons that you will be able to take far beyond the classroom. They don’t teach so that you will pass a test, they teach for  life. They’re awesome.” These are some of the student comments about Salisbury University in The Princeton Review’s new 2015 edition of The Best 379 Colleges.

'U.S. News' Again Names SU Among 'Best Colleges'

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report today named Salisbury University one of its Best Colleges for  2014. The 573 universities in the Best Regional Universities category are split among four geographic areas — North, South, Midwest and West. In the northern region, SU ranked 65th in the top tier among 181 publics and privates. It also was named among the “Best Colleges for  Vets” and “A-plus Schools for  B Students.”

'Kiplinger's' Again Names SU A 'Best Value'

For the seventh consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named Salisbury University one of its 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.” The magazine also again named SU among its “24 Best College Values Under $30,000 a Year.” SU and the other campuses on the 2015 list “combine outstanding academics with affordable cost,” Kiplinger’s said.

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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