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SU Field Studies Course Explores Geography of the Colorado Plateau

Canyonlands National ParkThirteen Salisbury University students spent eight days traveling over 2,100 miles across Utah and Arizona this summer. Led by Dr. Dan Harris, along with Dr. Brent Zaprowski, of SU’s Geography and Geosciences Department, the students explored the geography of the Colorado Plateau as part of an annual regional field studies course.

Two Henson Students Selected for National Summer Research Programs

Aboul-Enein (right)Two Salisbury University students are spending the summer conducting research after being selected for  national programs. May Palace is at the University of California, Davis, for  a physics-focused Research Experiences for  Undergraduates site, fully funded by the National Science Foundation Omar Aboul-Enein is at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD, on a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, valued at $5,500.

Quality Health Foundation Awards $40K to SU Visiting Intervention Program

Salisbury University has been awarded $40,000 from the Quality Health Foundation of Easton, MD, to continue expanding its Lower Shore Visiting Intervention Program. “Our ultimate goal is school readiness,” said Amy Habeger of SU’s Social Work Department. The LSVIP addresses behavioral, mental health and social/emotional developmental concerns exhibited by children from birth to age 5.

SU Art Galleries Presents 'It's Fine' August 12-October 17

It's FineSalisbury University graphic design alumni Sarah O’Malley, Cory Parks, Andy Smith and Luke Sohl showcase their works during the exhibit “It’s Fine” August 12-October 17 at the SU Art Galleries Downtown Campus. An artist lecture is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 10. A reception is 5-7 p.m. September 18 during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration.

'Moonwalking with Einstein' Announced as 2015 SU New Student Reader Book

Moonwalking with EinsteinCan memory be improved? Joshua Foer thought so. The Washington, D.C., native chronicled his yearlong quest for  memory improvement in the international bestseller Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, this year’s New Student Reader book at Salisbury University. A public discussion and book signing with Foer is 7 p.m. Thursday, August 27, in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Family Auditorium.

SU Art Galleries Presents 'The Great American Landscape' August 12-October 10

Landscapes for  the PeopleSalisbury University Art Galleries celebrates the natural beauty of the United States during the exhibit “The Great American Landscape: Photographs by Ansel Adams, George Alexander Grant, Eliot Porter and the National Park Service.” The exhibition is on display August 12-October 10 at the SU Art Galleries Downtown Campus. A reception and book signing with guidebook authors Ren and Helen Davis is 5-7 p.m. September 18 during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration.

Fall Lifelong Learning Seminar Registration Open Through August 26

Association for  Lifelong LearningRegistration is open for  lifelong learning seminars presented by the Association for  Lifelong Learning in Salisbury with support from the Salisbury University Foundation, Inc., this fall. Membership, for  Delmarva Peninsula residents age 50 and over, is $30 for  the semester and includes all courses. Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 26.

SU Art Galleries Presents 'The Luminous Surface" August 24-October 1

The Luminous SurfaceSalisbury University Art Galleries presents “The Luminous Surface,” curated by David Linton, August 24-October 31 at the University Gallery of Fulton Hall and Electronic Gallery, Teacher Education and Technology Center (TETC) Room 128.  A reception with the curator is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, in the University Gallery. In connection with the exhibit, artist Ursula Scherrer, with musicians Brian Chase and Kato Hideki present “afloat,” on Wednesday, September 30, from 5-8pm in TETC Room 317. A panel discussion with curator David Linton and exhibiting artists is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 1, in Fulton Hall Room 111.

Guerrieri Art Space Presents 'Tintype Still Lives' August 3-31

Tintype Still LivesThe Guerrieri University Center Art Space hosts the exhibit “Tintype Still Lives” by Salisbury University alumnus Preeda Dulyachinda from August 3-31. The Ohio native, raised in Maryland, earned his B.F.A. from SU in 2015. His awards and honors include the Walter C. Thurston Award, SU Alumni and Art Memorial Recognition awards, the SU Student Academic Research Award and the University’s Fulton Research Grant.

Nabb Research Center Hosts 'Cluck, Pluck and Luck' Documentary Screening August 13

Cluck, Pluck and LuckThe hour-long documentary Cluck, Pluck and Luck, telling improbable early history of this industry from 1923 to 1970, returns to Salisbury University on Thursday, August 13. SU’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for  Delmarva History and Culture hosts a screening of the film 7 p.m. Thursday, August 13, in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center.

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.”

USM Community to Participate in Maryland Unites

Adelphi, Md. (July 7, 2015) -- University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert L. Caret announced that the USM community will participate in Maryland Unites: Day of Service. Maryland Unites is Governor Larry Hogan's initiative for  state employees to offer their time and talents through community service.  For more information, visit http://www.usmd.edu/newsroom/news/1504.

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.

'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.” 

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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