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Monday, February 19, 2018
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SU Arts Minute - February 12-18, 2018

Salisbury University logoHighlights include performances by guitarists Sergio and Odair Assad, mandolin player Avi Avital and Trio con Brio Copenhagen; an artist talk in connection with the SU Art Galleries Exhibit "Still They Persist: Protest Art of the 2017 Women's Marches"; and the next round of classes through the SU Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning's Lighthouse Literary Guild.

SU Creates New College of Health and Human Services

CHHS StructureSalisbury University today announced the creation of a new College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). This dramatic restructuring of academic programs reflects the growing importance of these fields. It supports related workforce demands as the state and nation try to address the opioid epidemic, the rapidly aging Boomer Generation and distinct rural health care needs. Set to launch this fall, the CHHS is expected to become the largest academic unit on campus, with nearly 2,200 students.

SU Green Fund Submissions Accepted Through Feb. 28

Recycle SymbolHave an idea for  a “green” project at SU? The University has “green” to invest! Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to submit their ideas for  projects to help make the campus more sustainable for  a chance to receive a grant from the SU Green Fund. (Students must be part of every proposing team.) Money for  this student-led initiative comes from some $36,000 SU has collected in sustainability fees ($8 per student per semester).

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SU Celebrates African American History Month

Clara SmallFrom the dedicated military service of African Americans of the colonial period to today, to the moving worship and poetry of wartime, and heroism of civil rights movement leaders, Salisbury University celebrates the national African American History Month theme “African Americans in Times of War” in February – and beyond.

Nabb Center Hosts 'Modern Quilts of the Eastern Shore' Exhibit January 29-May 31

QuiltFor generations, quilts have been synonymous with warmth, comfort and the feeling of home. At Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for  Delmarva History and Culture, every quilt has a story to tell. The center hosts the exhibit “For the Love of Quilting: Modern Quilts of the Eastern Shore,” featuring quilts made by local guilds and church groups, January 29-May 31 at its G. Ray Thompson Gallery in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons.

Bridges to the World International Film Series Continues Through March 12

globeSalisbury University takes movie lovers around the globe to such locales as Paraguay, Estonia, Jordan, Oman and Bulgaria during the 10th annual Bridges to the World International Film Series, select Mondays from January 29-March 12. All are introduced and screened at 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall, followed by a discussion.

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'Responding to Climate Change' Lecture Series January 29-May 17

Climate changeSalisbury University’s Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts explores the topic “Responding to Climate Change” during the semester-long “Changing Climate, Changing World” lecture series this spring. SU faculty and external presenters discuss climate change issues and the implications of climate disruptions in the natural and social worlds.

Nabb Center Hosts Native American Exhibit January 29-May 31

Native American Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture explores the history and legacy of the indigenous people of the Eastern Shore and their connections to SU through the exhibit “You’re on Indian Land …” January 29-May 31. The display is showcased in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons’ first-floor lobby.

'From Water' Exhibit at SU Feb. 12-Mar. 15

Guerrieri Student Union logoThe Guerrieri Student Union Art Space hosts the exhibit “From Water” by Salisbury University senior art major Reeves Dark from February 12-March 15. Dark, from Ocean City, MD, has exhibited at and received multiple awards from local galleries. Studying under painters Jinchul Kim of SU’s Art Department and Patrick Henry, he works as a graphic designer while selling his paintings in Ocean City.

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'Still They Persist' Celebrates Women's March Protest Art January 29-March 31

Still They Persist graphicAn estimated half million women (including several from Salisbury University) made history last January, taking to the National Mall to demonstrate for  women’s rights during the inaugural Women’s March in Washington, D.C. FemFour, a Cincinnati-based group of artists and art advocates, remembers the event with the traveling exhibit “Still They Persist: Protest Art of the 2017 Women’s Marches,” on display at the University Gallery of SU’s Fulton Hall from January 29-March 31. An artist talk with members of the FemFour is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 15, in Fulton Hall Room 111.

SU Student Artwork Accepted for Texas Sculpture Garden Competition

Alec Aita AlteredA campus sculpture by a Salisbury University student is heading to Texas. “Altered,” a glass and steel sculpture by senior art major Alec Aita of Salisbury, currently installed outside SU’s Fulton Hall, has been accepted for  the 14th annual sculpture garden competition at the Kemp Center for  the Arts in Wichita Falls, TX.

SU Conflict Analysis Program Named No. 2 in the Nation

Conflict Analysis Salisbury University’s conflict analysis and dispute resolution major is the No. 2 degree program in the nation for  conflict resolution, according to rankings recently published by SU’s program was compared to 57 others throughout the U.S. Additional campuses in the top 10 included George Mason University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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SU Opens New Baseball Stadium, Completing $40M in Athletics Upgrades

Baseball FieldThe opening of the new Sea Gull Baseball Stadium completes a series of significant improvements totaling more than $40 million to Salisbury University’s athletics complex.  Ceremonial first pitches were thrown by SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach and former coach Robb Disbennett before a festive audience of players, coaches, fans and alumni at today's home season opener against SUNY Cortland.

Two SU African American History Month Events Canceled

CanceledA reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa, originally scheduled at Salisbury University on Thursday, February 15, has been canceled. Also canceled is SU’s annual Multicultural Leadership Summit, originally slated for  Saturday, March 3. The reading and the summit had been scheduled as part of SU’s annual African American History Month celebration.

'SU at the Beach' Lifelong Learning Series Continues in January

CELLSalisbury University’s “SU at the Beach” lifelong learning series continues at the Ocean Pines Community Center (235 Ocean Parkway) beginning in January. The program is sponsored by the University’s Center for  Extended and Lifelong Learning and the Ocean Pines Association.

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SU Middle East Film and Culture Society Presents Film Screenings This Spring

BlissSalisbury University’s Middle East Film and Culture Society hosts three film screenings this semester. Movies begin with the 2007 Turkish film Bliss (Mutluluk) 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, in Henson Science Hall Room 243. The film tells the story of a young rape victim, condemned to death to salvage her family’s honor, who escapes to a seaside town with the man tasked with her execution.

SU's Ratti Gives TED Talk and Wins Gandhi Award

Manav Ratti and Nandita DasDr. Manav Ratti, associate professor of English at Salisbury University, recently delivered a TED talk in Australia’s capital, Canberra. He also won a prestigious research award from the Gandhi Ashram, home of Mahatma Gandhi. His presentation was viewed on YouTube and endorsed by for mer under-secretary general of the United Nations Dr. Shashi Tharoor and by Nandita Das, one of India’s leading actors and directors. Ratti was invited by the Australian-American Fulbright Commission as one of a handful of Fulbright Scholars to speak at its inaugural TED event, with the theme “Empathy and Transformation.”

Admissions Open House Scheduled February 17

LogoSalisbury University invites all prospective students and their families to an Open House Saturday, February 17. Registration is 8:30-9:15 a.m. in Holloway Hall Lobby. The Open House starts at 9:20 a.m. with a slideshow and presentations by faculty and administrators about various aspects of the University. Campus tours follow from 10:15-11:30 a.m. Prospective students then have the opportunity to meet with faculty, administrators and students regarding campus programs from 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri Student Union.

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Lighthouse Literary Guild Classes Continue at SU Beginning February 12

CELL logoSalisbury University’s Center for  Extended and Lifelong Learning (CELL) provides new opportunities for  established and aspiring writers to hone their skills through classes offered by the Lighthouse Literary Guild beginning in February. All sessions meet at the University House, 1116 Camden Ave. Cost is $60 per six-week course.

'Tap!" Dance Classes Start Jan. 29

Tap dancingSalisbury University’s dance class series continues select Mondays, January 29-March 5, with five-weeks of “Tap!” Taught by SU alumna Christie Emmons, 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.

President Dudley-Eshbach Announces She Is Stepping Down June 30

Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-EshbachDr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach, the president of Salisbury University, today announced her decision to step down effective June 30, 2018. Dudley-Eshbach was appointed SU’s eighth president in 2000, the first woman to hold the office. She is the University System of Maryland’s longest-serving female president and is the second longest-tenured president in SU history.

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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.

Richard A. Henson Foundation Announces $2.5 Million Gift for SU Science and Technology Programs

Henson Foundation gift announcementThe Richard A. Henson Foundation, Inc. today reaffirmed its commitment to Salisbury University, announcing a $2.5 million gift for  SU’s Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology. A pioneer in the commuter aviation industry, Henson endowed the school bearing his name with another multi-million-dollar donation in 1987. This latest marks the 30th anniversary of that initial commitment.

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.

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SU Selected as a 2017-18 College of Distinction

Colleges of DistinctionSalisbury University has been selected as a 2017-18 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 Web site helps young people, and their families and counselors, find campuses that are right for  them. According to Creel, the institutions that are included are “essential to educating the next generation of young adults.”

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

U.S. News RankingsU.S. News & World Report has named Salisbury University one of its Best Colleges for  2018. The 620 universities in the Best Regional Universities category are split among four geographic areas — North, South, Midwest and West. In the northern region, SU ranked 78th in the top tier among 187 publics and privates. It also was named among the “A-plus Schools for  B Students.” 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 'Best College Values'

Kiplinger LogoKiplinger’s Personal Finance again has named Salisbury University one of its 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.” Academic quality carries more weight than costs in Kiplinger’s for mula.  Among public colleges, SU is No. 98 based on in-state costs and No. 77 for  out-of-state costs. SU also ranked No. 247 on the full list of 300 campuses.

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Princeton Review Again Names SU Among Nation's 'Best Colleges'

Princeton ReviewSalisbury University encourages “active participation in things that are bigger than yourself,” “a main priority of campus life is to give back to the community,” and “going to class is a joy." These are some of the student comments about Salisbury University in The Princeton Review’s new 2018 edition of The Best 382 Colleges. The University is among the nation’s top 15 percent of four-year colleges, according to the Review’s flagship guide.

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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