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SU Arts Minute - February 8-14

Highlights include the continuation of the Bridges to the World international film festival, readings by poets Frank Walker and Shauna Morgan, and a performance by Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha-Chas.

SU's Joyner Named President of National Board for Respiratory Care

Dr. Bob JoynerDr. Robert Joyner, associate dean of Salisbury University’s Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology, has been named president of the National Board for  Respiratory Care, Inc. The NBRC provides high-quality voluntary credentialing examinations nationally for practitioners of respiratory therapy and pulmonary function technology. Joyner has served on its 31-member board of trustees since 2013.

SU Chemistry Professor Earns Patriot Award

Dr. Alison Dewald (left) and Jean HuletA Salisbury University chemistry professor has been honored for  her “extraordinary support” of students serving in the military. Dr. Alison Dewald received a Patriot Award from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Maryland Office of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. She was nominated by Lance Corporal David Diaz, an SU junior from Gaithersburg, MD, for  being highly supportive and understanding of his service in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. 

SU MASMI Accepted for USCA Associate Membership

USCA logoThe Mid-Atlantic Sales and Marketing Institute at Salisbury University recently was announced as an associate member of the national University Sales Center Alliance (USCA). Established in 2002, the USCA advocates for  the continued advancement of the sales profession through teaching, research and outreach, such as competitions and career fairs.

Guerrieri University Center Art Space Presents 'Strange Energy' January 12-February 28

Samantha BrekoskyThe Guerrieri University Center Art Space hosts the exhibit “Strange Energy” by Salisbury University senior art major Samantha Brekosky from January 12-February 28. The Art Space is located in the Guerrieri Center’s second-floor concourse. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Nabb Research Center Presents Steamboat Exhibit Through April 29

Before “the bridge” the most popular way to get from Baltimore to Salisbury and other Eastern Shore points was via steamboat. Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for  Delmarva History and Culture Gallery (190 Wayne Street) recalls those simpler days during the exhibit “This Trip Is a Treat: Looking Back at Steamboating to Salisbury a Century Ago.” The display opens Friday, February 5, continuing through Friday, April 29.

SU Art Galleries Presents 'Razing the New Deal: An Exploration in Architecture and Identity'

Salisbury University Art Galleries presents the exhibit “Razing the New Deal: An Exploration in Architecture and Identity” by Morgan Craig from January 15-March 10 at its Downtown Gallery.  reception is 5-8 p.m. January 15 during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration. An artist talk is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10.

SU Art Galleries Presents 'Piece by Piece' January 15-February 25

As artist Laura Petrovich-Cheney she picked her life up after Hurricane Sandy and watched others do so, as well, inspiration struck. She began gathering wood debris left from the hurricane’s impact in northern New Jersey, turning those scraps into art. The result, “Piece by Piece” is on exhibit at the Salisbury University Art Galleries Downtown Campus from January 15-February 25. A reception is 5-8 p.m. January 15 during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District Committee’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration. An artist talk is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 25.

Step Afrika! Performs at SU Tuesday, February 16

The energy and pageantry of African dance takes center stage in Holloway Hall Auditorium as Step Afrika! comes to Salisbury University Tuesday, February 16. Part of SU’s African American History Month celebration, the performance begins at 7 p.m.

SU Celebrates African American History Month

From the Executive Mansion in Philadelphia, to Boston’s Back Bay, to Louisiana’s Creole country and beyond, Salisbury University’s 2016 African American History Month celebration in February showcases “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memory.”

AASCU Selects SU for 'Re-Imagining the First Year of College' Project

AASCU logoSalisbury University has announced its selection by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities to participate in the three-year “Re-Imagining the First Year of College” project, a sweeping initiative aimed at transforming the first year of college to enhance students’ success in their undergraduate years and in the 21st-century workplace. Salisbury is the only institution in Maryland selected for  this initiative and one of only 44 nationally.

Nathan Williams and the Zydeco Cha-Chas Perform at SU Thursday, February 11

Musician and songwriter Nathan Williams has dedicated his life to one of the most expressive sounds in root music: zydeco. With his band, the Zydeco Cha-Chas, he returns to Salisbury University 7 p.m. Thursday, February 11, in Holloway Hall Auditorium.

SU's Spring Writers on the Shore Series Returns February 17

Author Pedro Ponce inaugurates Salisbury University’s spring Writers on the Shore series with a reading from his works 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, in the Worcester Room of the Commons.

SU Dance Class Series Continues with 'Tap!' February 1-29

Salisbury University’s dance class series continues Mondays, February 1-29, with five-weeks of “Tap!” Taught by SU alumna Christy Ennis, classes will focus on the basics of tap dancing, an American tradition that has spanned from vaudeville, to the movies of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, to the intricate artistry of bebop. Classes are 5 p.m. in Holloway Hall Auditorium. No experience or pre-registration is necessary. Participants should bring their own tap shoes.

SU Art Galleries Presents 'Being Her Now: Feminine Identity in the 21st Century'

What does it mean to be a woman — right now? Salisbury University Art Galleries explores this question through the exhibit “Being Her Now: Feminine Identity in the 21st Century,” on display January 25-March 26 in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall.

February 12 Fundraiser to Benefit SU Alternative Spring Break Assistance Project

While many of their contemporaries are sunning themselves in Florida and more tropical locations this March, a group of 21 Salisbury University students will spend their spring break in New Orleans, assisting the area as it continues to rebuild from the devastation of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. Area residents have an opportunity to help them get to Louisiana through The Greene Turtle’s Funds for  Friends program. All diners presenting a special flyer at the Salisbury restaurant on Friday, February 12, will have 20 percent of the cost of their purchases donated to the SU Volunteer Center, which sponsors the alternative spring break project.

Fulton Faculty Colloquia Series Scheduled February 16-April 26

Fulton HallFaculty 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-April in Teacher Education and Technology Center Room 152.

NOAA's McGowan Discusses 'Seabed Mapping in the Chesapeake Bay' February 17

Environmental StudiesAndrew McGowan of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) continues Salisbury University’s spring Environmental Studies Colloquium Series continues with the presentation “Seabed Mapping in the Chesapeake Bay.” His talk is 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 17, in Henson Science Hall Room 243.

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.”

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.

SU Selected as a 2015-16 College of Distinction

Colleges of DistinctionSalisbury University has been selected as a 2015-16 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 website helps young people, and their families and counselors, find campuses that are right for  them. According to Creel, the institutions that are included “are the best places (for students) to learn, grow and succeed.”

'Consumers Digest' Names SU to Top 100 College Values

Consumers Digest has named Salisbury University one of its Top 100 College Values. Selected from among some 2,000 U.S. campuses that offer four-year degrees, SU ranked No. 31 out of 50 public institutions spotlighted. The rankings are “based on attributes that validate or define academic prowess factored against annual cost of tuition, fees, and room and board.” 

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

Holloway HallU.S. News & World Report has named Salisbury University one of its Best Colleges for  2016. The 577 universities in the Best Regional Universities category are split among four geographic areas — North, South, Midwest and West. In the northern region, SU ranked 71st in the top tier among 183 publics and privates. It also was named among the “A-plus Schools for  B Students.”

Princeton Review Names SU Among 'The Best 380 Colleges' for 2016

"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 just 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 2016 edition of The Best 380 Colleges.

'The Economist' Ranks SU in Top 15 Percent of U.S. Colleges

The Economist, a London-based news magazine known for  its thorough analysis of world events and trends, has released its first-ever college rankings — and Salisbury University is among the top 15 percent of institutions included. SU is 157th on the list of 1,275 four-year U.S. colleges. Different from other rankings, The Economist’s model set out to measure the “economic value” of institutions by comparing actual alumni earnings to expected earnings.

'Kiplinger's' Again Names SU Among 100 'Best Values in Public Colleges'

For the ninth consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named Salisbury University one of its 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.” SU and the other campuses on the 2016 list “combine outstanding academics with affordable cost,” Kiplinger’s said. Quality carries the most weight in its for mula. Among public colleges, SU is No. 92 based on in-state costs and No. 70 for  out-of-state costs.

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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