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SU Remembers Marilyn Seidel, 1931-2015

Marilyn Seidel & SU President Janet Dudley-EshbachMarilyn “Lynn” Seidel and the Seidel family are in the forefront of the pantheon of benefactors to Salisbury University, enriching the lives of students, faculty and the greater community. She and her husband, Sam, endowed the Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies in 1997, making it the first named endowed school of education in Maryland and, at the time, only the second in the United States.  

SU Arts Minute - August 24-30

Highlights include three SU Art Galleries exhibits and a presentation by New Student Reader author Joshua Foer.

Habay Earns SU's First Competitive National Institutes of Health Grant

Dr. Stephen HabayDr. Stephen Habay of Salisbury University’s Chemistry Department has earned the campus’ first competitive grant from the National Institutes of Health. The $290,538 Academic Research Enhancement Award will expand research opportunities for  undergraduates and enhance SU’s laboratory spaces with new equipment.

Ratcliffe Shore Hatchery Applications Accepted August 17-September 21

Applications are being accepted for  the fourth round of funding through Salisbury University’s Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery entrepreneurship program beginning Monday, August 17. Business startups throughout the mid-Atlantic are eligible to apply for  their share of $200,000. Selected entrepreneurs will have the chance to present their proposals to the program’s advisory board for  consideration Friday, October 23, at SU’s Perdue Hall. The deadline for  submissions is Monday, September 21.

Pass Attends National Endowment for the Humanities Modern Design Seminar

Victoria PassMost students look for ward to summer, when they traditionally take a break from school. Dr. Victoria Pass of Salisbury University’s Art Department, on the other hand, was excited about returning to the classroom. Pass was one of 25 educators selected to attend the National Endowment for  the Humanities’ four-week seminar “Teaching the History of Modern Design: The Canon and Beyond” at Drexel University.

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Auditions Sept. 1-2 at SU

To Kill a MockingbirdAtticus Finch, Scout Finch and Boo Radley are names synonymous with American literature. Salisbury University’s Bobbi Biron Theatre Program is searching for  actors to personify these and other classic characters for  this semester’s production of To Kill a Mockingbird, the stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 novel. Dr. T. Paul Pfeiffer, co-chair of the Music, Theatre and Dance Department, directs.

ShoreCorps/PALS Members Recognized for Year of Service

ShoreCorps/PALS recognition ceremonyShoreCorps/PALS (Partnership for  Adolescents on the Lower Shore), the AmeriCorps program at Salisbury University, recently celebrated the accomplishments of its members during its 20th annual recognition ceremony. Some 19 members were honored for  their year of service with local organizations and agencies in Wicomico, Dorchester, Talbot and Caroline counties.

Fall PRESTO Class Registration Open at SU

PRESTO recitalRegistration is open for  fall classes through Salisbury University's PRESTO performing arts educational outreach program. New this year is a theatre class for  students in grades 8-12. Lessons also are offered in piano, Suzuki violin and most band and orchestral instruments.

Perdue School Faculty Present at 75th Academy of Management Meeting

SU Academy of Management attendeesSalisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business had a strong presence at the Academy of Management’s 75th annual meeting, “Opening Governance,” in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A team led by faculty from SU’s Management and Marketing Department presented the workshop “Open Governance: In Large and Small Enterprises, and Across Industries and Culture,” one of only 16 all-academy presentations selected from 567 proposals.

$4.4 Million Plaza Gallery Building and Annex Gifted to SU Foundation

Plaza Gallery Building and AnnexDevelopers Palmer Gillis and Tony Gilkerson have announced the donation of one of West Main Street’s signature structures, the Plaza Gallery Building and Annex, to the Salisbury University Foundation, Inc. The gift is valued at some $4.4 million.

SU Art Galleries Presents 'The Luminous Surface' August 24-October 31

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 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.” 

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.

'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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