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SU Arts Minute - April 20-26

A plethora of events at SU this week includes an Earth Day celebration, author lectures, music and dance performances, documentary premiere, student research conference, guitar festival and Relay For Life.

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SU Hosts 14th Student Research Conference April 24

Salisbury University students share their research on topics ranging from the sciences, to the liberal arts, to business, to education during the 14th SU Student Research Conference on Friday, April 24. Registration is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and presentations are 1:30-6 p.m. in Henson Science Hall. Dr. Diane Allen, SU provost and senior vice president for  academic affairs, welcomes presenters and guests to a poster session at 6 p.m. in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center.

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SU Hosts 14th Relay For Life April 24-25

Since 2002, Salisbury University’s Relay For Life has raised over $1 million for  the American Cancer Society (ACS). The goal for  this year’s 14th event: continue the push towards $2 million. SU’s Relay is consistently among the top collegiate Relays in the nation, and organizers anticipate another highly successful event. Opening ceremonies for  the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser begin 6 p.m. Friday, April 24, at Maggs Physical Activities Center. Closing ceremonies are 6 a.m. Saturday, April 25. This year’s theme is “One World, One Hope: Relaying Around The World.”

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Seventh SU Guitar Festival and Competition Apr. 24-25

Guitarists of all ages have the opportunity to participate in Salisbury University’s seventh annual Guitar Festival and Competition, Friday-Saturday, April 24-25, featuring classes, workshops and concerts. Classes and workshops on both days are open to all ages, skill levels and string type.

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First SU Green Fund Project Installs LEDs

When senior biology major Miguel Bolano was considering projects to submit for  Salisbury University’s new Green Fund initiative, a light bulb went on in his head. It was an LED. Learning about rebates from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) for  energy-efficient upgrades, he recommended upgrading all interior and exterior lighting at SU’s Admissions House with LEDs. At a projected energy cost savings of $2,000 per year, plus motion sensors to make sure low-traffic areas of the building are illuminated only when necessary, Bolano expects the project to pay for  itself in as little as two years.

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SU Dance Company Hosts Annual Spring Concert April 23-26

The Salisbury University Dance Company, directed by Mary Norton, hosts its annual Spring Concert Thursday-Sunday, April 23-26, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. Curtain is 8 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday. Guest performer and Salisbury native Jennifer Yackel is featured.

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SU's Opera Workshop Pays Tribute to Copland and Bernstein April 24-26

From the melodic “Stomp Your Foot” to selections from a dramatic mass, Salisbury University’s annual Opera Workshop pays tribute to 20th-century American composers Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein during three shows Friday-Sunday, April 24-26. Curtain is 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, April 24-25, 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26. Directed by Dr. John Wesley Wright, assisted by Tom Anderson of the Theatre and Dance Department and Dr. William Folger, chair of the Department of Music, all performances are in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.

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'Shark Tank' Casting Call Returns to SU May 9

Shark TankHave a million-dollar idea? Want to pitch it to Shark Tank? 47 ABC and Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business recently announced the return of the Shark Tank casting call to Salisbury. The event will take place Saturday, May 9, at Perdue Hall.

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SU Holocaust Days of Remembrance Series Continues Through Apr. 24

Salisbury University commemorates Yom Hashoa, the National Days of Remembrance, with a series of Holocaust memorial events on and off campus in April. Activities are sponsored by the Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies, and Maryland Holocaust Educators Network. Admission is free and the public is invited.

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'A Spring Night with Delmarva Public Radio' Apr. 25

Listeners and supporters are invited to spend “A Spring Night with Delmarva Public Radio” 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Catch 54 in Fenwick Island, DE. Hosted by the 2Boomer Babes, Kathy Bernard and Barbara Kline, the event features hors d’oeuvres and live and silent auctions.

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