The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for Wicomico County and surrounding areas from 6 a.m.-midnight Wednesday, March 21. The campus is scheduled to remain open at this time. Liberal leave is in effect for non-essential personnel on Wednesday. Personnel must notify their supervisors prior to the beginning of their regularly scheduled shift if they intend to use leave. Essential personnel must report.
Maryland Senator Nancy King is Salisbury University’s 2018 John R. Hargreaves Distinguished Legislative Fellow. In recognition of outstanding public service, the award was presented by SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach during a ceremony at the Miller West Conference Center in Annapolis.
Salisbury 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.
Salisbury University junior Lauren DeLong has been selected for a prestigious summer research internship in Germany to work on a project related to cardiovascular disease. Through the Research Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE) program administered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), DeLong will spend three months at Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences in Rheinbach.
The Arbor Day Foundation recently announced Tree Campus USA recognition for Salisbury University for the third consecutive year, honoring the institution’s commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. SU was one of only 344 campuses in the nation to earn the distinction this year and among just three in the University System of Maryland, along with Frostburg State University and the University of Maryland, College Park.
Salisbury University juniors Eleanor Brown and Ben Lenox are finalists for the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The award provides up to $30,000 for graduate study and is the nation’s premier fellowship for aspiring public service leaders.
Salisbury University’s Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning (CELL) invites community members to get to know the campus better through “Discover SU,” a series highlighting the University’s offerings and services. The next event, highlighting SU’s sculpture collection, is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22.
Works by four Salisbury University senior painting students are displayed during the exhibit “Beyond Nature” from March 26-April 6 at Gallery 303, 303 W. College Ave. A closing reception is 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 5.
Most people take the ability to leave their homes whenever they want for granted. Chesapeake Housing Mission (CHM) helps those who cannot. Since 2009, the non-profit organization has built ADA-compliant ramps for more than 300 low-income residents of the Lower Eastern Shore with the help of thousands of volunteers, including those from Salisbury University. Six SU student and staff organizations combined to make the University one of the mission’s “Top Volunteer Groups” of 2017.
An 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.
Salisbury 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.
Salisbury 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.
Salisbury University Art Galleries hosts the exhibit “Resonating Objects” by Margaret Noble from March 5-May 26 in the Electronic Gallery, Conway Hall Room 128. An artist talk with Noble is 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Conway Hall Room 156. A reception is held in the Electronic Gallery immediately following the talk.
Salisbury 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.
Applications are being accepted for the 10th round of funding through Salisbury University’s Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery entrepreneurship program from March 5-April 9. Business startups throughout the mid-Atlantic are eligible to apply for their share of $98,000. Selected entrepreneurs will have the chance to exhibit and present their proposals to the Shore Hatchery advisory board for consideration Thursday, May 10, at SU’s Perdue Hall.
Salisbury University showcases contemporary trends in cinema during the return of its Latin American and Spanish Film Festival Thursdays, March 8-April 12. Sponsored by the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School Dean’s Office, Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies and History departments, Pragda, SPAIN arts & culture and the secretary of state for culture of Spain, admission is free and the public is invited.
Salisbury University Dining Services (UDS) is among the top collegiate dining programs in the nation, according to a recent survey by the National Association of College and University Food Service (NACUFS), which includes 484 member institutions. The survey was conducted on campus with over 1,800 participants who gave the University exceptional marks in all areas including four important measures: food quality, variety, value and overall customer satisfaction.
Dr. John Wesley Wright of Salisbury University’s Music, Theatre and Dance Department leads “Sing for Freedom,” a participatory program highlighting traditional African American songs sung during the 1960s civil rights movement, on Wednesday, March 28. His presentation is 6:30 p.m. in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall. Wright’s program precedes the talk “The Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s: A Legacy for Today” with noted civil rights leader Diane Nash at 7 p.m.
Contemporary artists take new approaches to perceiving and understanding the changing natural world during the exhibit “Brave New Earth” at Salisbury University Art Galleries Downtown from February 22-April 21. A talk by participating artist Brack Morrow of Las Cruces, NM, is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 22.
For 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.
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.
Salisbury University alumna Paige Pritchard ’16 recently was honored by the Maryland/District of Columbia Society for Respiratory Care. She was named 2017 Rookie Therapist of the Year at the society’s annual award and board installation meeting.
Salisbury 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.
Dr. 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.
This “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.
The 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.
Salisbury 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.
Salisbury 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 & 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 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.
Salisbury 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.