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SU Volunteers for the Holidays

Salisbury University students, faculty and staff are preparing for the holidays with projects that benefit the whole community. Click here for a sampling of this year's activities.

SU Arts Minute - December 5-11

Highlights include concerts by the Salisbury Pops, SU Jazz Ensemble and Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, as well as a reception for the fine arts portion of SU's 55th biannual Senior Art Exhibition.

LoVid Presents 'Tephra Garden' Exhibit November 14-February 11

Immersive video installations and textile sculptures by artists Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus, collectively known as LoVid, come together during the exhibition “Tephra Garden.” The exhibit is displayed November 14-February 11 at Salisbury University’s Electronic Gallery, Conway Hall Room 128. An artist talk and reception is 5:30 p.m. Monday, November 14, in Conway Hall Room 153.

Chancellor Caret Among Guests at SU Winter Commencement

Cahncellor Robert CaretJennifer Truitt-LewisCherilyn LarkinsUniversity System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret joins Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach and some 644 graduates for  SU’s 91st-year Fall Commencement on Saturday, December 17, at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. The SU Alumni Association also makes the day special for  several University community members. Jennifer Truitt-Lewis receives the Young Alumni Achievement Award. Four are honored with the association's Faculty Appreciation Award. The Commencement speaker is Cherilyn Larkins, a non-traditional student earning her degree via the SU Social Work Department's satellite program at Cecil College.

SU Hosts Annual Winter Music Festival December 3-10

Madrigal ChoirFrom classical and chamber works to jazz and sounds of the holidays, music fills the air during Salisbury University’s annual Winter Music Festival, “The Holidays with a Twist,” December 3-10. Performances are 7:30 p.m. in Holloway Hall Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

55th Biannual Senior Art Exhibition November 7-December 14

The Salisbury University Art Department presents its 55th biannual senior art show in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall. The graphic design portion of the show is November 7-19, with an awards reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 11. The fine arts portion is December 1-14, with an awards reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, December 9.

SU Police Department Earns CALEA Reaccreditation

SALISBURY, MD---The Salisbury University Police Department recently earned reaccreditation from the International Commission on Accreditation for  Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA).

SU's Winger Published in 'CBE-Life Sciences Education' Journal

An article co-authored by Dr. Sarah E.J. Winger (AKA Sarah E. Jardeleza), assessment coordinator in Salisbury University’s Office of University Analysis, Reporting and Assessment, recently was published in CBE-Life Sciences Education, the journal of the American Society for  Cell Biology. In the article, Winger and her co-author, Dr. Rebecca Matz, academic specialist at Michigan State University’s CREATE for  STEM Institute and Hub for  Innovation in Learning and Technology, used case study methodology to research the implementation of a reform process in an undergraduate biology program at a research-intensive university.

Perdue School Receives Over $100,000 for Fraud Library, Software

Highlights of the 12th annual Shore Fraud Conference at Salisbury University included the donation of more than $100,000 in funds and software to SU’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business. The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Maryland Chapter 21, presented $13,500 to the Perdue School to fund a fraud library at SU. A donation of $90,000 in software from Audimation, Inc., of Houston, TX, also was announced. The gift will establish a financial analytics laboratory to support the fraud program offered by the Perdue School’s Accounting and Legal Studies Department.

SU's Online Social Work Program Ranked 13th in Nation, a website ranking U.S. colleges and universities, recently named Salisbury University one of the nation’s best online social work degree providers for  the 2016-17 academic year. SU was 13th out of 43 colleges and universities ranked. Salisbury was the only Maryland campus on the list. Also included were Penn State University and several of its satellite campuses, as well as the universities of Alabama, Arizona and Utah.

Maryland Comptroller Visits Downtown Salisbury, SU Gallery Building

During his recent “Shop Maryland for  the Holidays” tour of the Eastern Shore, Comptroller Peter Franchot visited downtown Salisbury, including The Gallery Building now owned by Salisbury University. While encouraging shoppers to support local small businesses, the Comptroller took time to chat with SU accounting student Kristy Trojan and Department of Mathematics and Computer Science faculty Robert Barber, who was arranging meetings with area political leaders for  a class project.   Joining Franchot on his visit was Delegate Carl Anderton Jr., Republican, District 38B Wicomico. From left: Barber, Trojan, Franchot and Anderton.

Guerrieri Art Space Presents 'The Inner Machinations of My Mind Are an Enigma' November 1-December 13

The Guerrieri University Center Art Space hosts the painting exhibit “The Inner Machinations of My Mind Are an Enigma” by Salisbury University seniors Erin Cissell and Caylin Zerr from November 1-December 13. The title is taken from a quote by character Patrick Star from the Nickelodeon cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants. Both artists are pursuing the B.F.A. while studying drawing at SU, with experience in other mediums such as painting, photography, pen and ink, colored pencil and marker.

Student Artists Present 'Umwelt: The First and Nearest World' at SU Downtown Gallery November 18-December 16

SU Art GalleriesSalisbury University student artists showcase their works during the exhibit “Umwelt: The First and Nearest World” November 18-December 16 at the SU Art Galleries Downtown Campus. A reception is 5-8 p.m. November 18 during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration. The exhibit includes painting, ceramics, new music and sculpture installations from students Claire Dupree, Patricia Rose, Heidi Rottman, Dakota Saulsbury, and curator and gallery assistant Christy Cox.

SU Hosts American Mathematics Competition for Delmarva Students

Some 200 Delmarva middle school students participated this week in the second annual American Mathematics Competition (AMC8) at Salisbury University. The SU site for  the Mathematical Association of America event is the second largest in the U.S., said Dr. Randall Cone, event organizer and faculty in SU’s Mathematics and Computer Science Department. The number of participants doubled from last year, he added.

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.

SU Named 'Hispanic Outlook' Top 50 'Publisher's Pick'

Hispanic Outlook coverSalisbury University is one of the top 50 colleges in the U.S. offering “outstanding opportunities to Hispanic students” according to The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. SU recently was named among the magazine’s annual “Publisher’s Picks,” denoting the top 50 colleges and universities for  Hispanic students in the U.S. Joining other institutions including Harvard, Princeton, Rutgers, Cornell and Penn State universities, this marks Salisbury’s first time on the list since the ranking’s inception in 1995. SU was the only University System of Maryland campus selected for this year’s honor.

'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.

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.

'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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