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United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore Honors SU Leaders

Diriker, Dudley-Eshbach, EskridgeSeveral Salisbury University leaders, from the President to a student volunteer, have been honored by the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore for  giving back to the community. SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach received the organization’s prestigious Jim Barrett Community Leadership Award for  exemplifying philanthropic leadership. Dr. Memo Diriker of SU’s Business, Economic and Community Outreach Network earned the Heart of the United Way Award. Senior Kyle Eskridge was recognized with the inaugural Student United Way Volunteer of the Year Award for  an SU student. 

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Fulton Faculty Colloquia Series Continues

Faculty in Salisbury University’s Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts share their research and expertise during this academic year’s Fulton Faculty Colloquia series. Presentations are 3:30 p.m. select Tuesdays from September-April in Teacher Education and Technology Center Room 152.

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SU Earns National Award for School Partnerships

Salisbury University has earned national recognition for  its collaborative partnerships with Mardela Middle and High School. The University was honored with the 2015 Exemplary Professional Development School (PDS) Achievement Award from the National Association of Professional Development Schools. Only six campuses across the country were honored. SU is the only non-research one university to earn national recognition for  its PDS partnerships at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

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SU Faculty Art Exhibition to Run Through Saturday, April 4

Members of Salisbury University’s Art Department showcase their works during the department’s annual faculty art exhibition through Saturday, April 4, in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall.

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Delmarva Public Radio Hosts Spring Membership Drive March 27-April 3, April 10-17

Spring is in — as well as on — the air at Delmarva Public Radio (DPR). Organizers hope to raise $120,000 during the stations’ annual “Sounds of Spring” membership drive on WSDL 90.7 FM from March 27-April 3, and WSCL 89.5 FM from April 10-17. Thanks to several donors of $1,000 or more, including the Esther Schoellkopf Kramer Fund, the stations are working on creating a challenge grant.

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SU's Walker Discusses Sound Tracks, Theory in New Book

SALISBURY, MD---The most visibly moving highlight of the 2015 Academy Awards was John Legend and Common’s performance of the song “Glory,” from the movie Selma. Such a performance reminds viewers of the power of movie sound tracks to transport audiences emotionally. Ironically, film is often referred to as a solely visual medium. Yet the aural dimensions of cinema can sometimes affect us even more deeply than the images on screen, according to Dr. Elsie Walker, associate professor of film studies in Salisbury University’s English Department. The editor of SU’s international journal Literature/Film Quarterly spent five years researching her new book, Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory, recently released by Oxford University Press.

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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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Rafe Esquith is Spring Riall Lecturer at SU Tuesday, March 31

Newsday has hailed Rafe Esquith as “a modern-day Thoreau.” The Washington Post has named him “the most interesting and influential classroom teacher in the country.” The “genius and saint,” as The New York Times has called him, is the next speaker in Salisbury University’s E. Pauline Riall Lecture Series in Education. His presentation is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Holloway Hall Auditorium.

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Creating Sustainable Communities Lecture Series Continues March 31, April 6

The Salisbury University Smart Growth Club continues its Creating Sustainable Communities Lecture Series with two speakers this spring. Mike Hunninghake, program manager for  the University of Maryland Environmental Finance Center, discusses “Sustainable Maryland: A ‘Greenprint’ for  Communities” 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Henson Science Hall Room 243.

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President's Distinguished Community Leadership Award Nominations Open

Know a person or organization that is making a difference in the community? Salisbury University wants to hear about them! SU’s Town-Gown Council is accepting nominations for  its 2015 President’s Distinguished Community Leadership Awards. Awards are presented in two categories: organization and individual. Winners will be recognized during SU’s Spring Commencement.

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