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President Dudley-Eshbach Honored with Schaefer Helping People Award

Comptroller Peter Franchot and President Janet Dudley-EshbachWicomico County and Salisbury University gave a warm welcome to Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot as he presented SU’s President Janet Dudley-Eshbach with Wicomico’s 2015 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award. Franchot lauded the University’s growth in size and stature during Dudley-Eshbach’s 15-year tenure, calling it “the Yale University of Maryland,” only more affordable. Breaking with tradition, the Comptroller personally nominated Dudley-Eshbach for  the award “because of the transformative impact she has had … on this university and this town.”

Wicomico Siren Test Scheduled Monday, July 6

The Wicomico County Department of Emergency Services will hold the first test of its citizen warning/alert siren system 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 6. The 15-siren system, located at fire stations throughout the county as well as Department of Emergency Services sites, will sound for  two minutes in the event of weather hazards such as tornados.

Terry Allen Memorial Award Honors Student Military, Community Service

Dr. Diane Allen and Connor CooneyTwo of Salisbury University’s spring 2015 graduates earned the campus’ Terry D. Allen Memorial Award for  Military Veterans or Active Military Persons. Connor Cooney, a management major, was the inaugural recipient. Nicholas Engelhardt, a geography and earth science major, was the second. The award was created by Dr. Diane Allen, SU’s provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, in memory of her late husband, Terry.

SU Senior Earns VCSFA Internship at NASA Wallops

Adam Phipps-DickersonThe Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority has created a paid summer internship program for  students in Salisbury University’s Geography and Geosciences Department at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility. SU senior Adam Phipps-Dickerson is the first to earn the 12-week internship, which includes a stipend to aid with transportation and other logistical expenses. The program was created through a gift to the SU Foundation, Inc., which will provide for a second internship next summer.

SU Foundation Awards 2015 Marshall W. Moore Scholarships

The Salisbury University Foundation, Inc.’s 2015 Marshall W. Moore Scholars are all non-traditional students with demonstrated academic excellence and a desire to achieve. Each has received $1,000 to support his/her studies in the upcoming academic year. The annual scholarship honors the Foundation’s longest-serving original member, Marshall Moore ’48.

SU Selected as a 2015-16 College of Distinction

Colleges of DistinctionSalisbury University has been selected as a 2015-16 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 website helps young people, and their families and counselors, find campuses that are right for  them. According to Creel, the institutions that are included “are the best places (for students) to learn, grow and succeed.”

Salisbury University Officially Breaks Ground on Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons

GroundbreakingWith broad smiles and shiny shovels, Salisbury University, its friends and supporters broke ground today on the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons (GAC). At 224,071 square feet, the $111.4 million facility will be the largest academic building in SU history. Home for  a sorely needed new library, with it comes a reconfiguration of University classroom, research and study space in a manner that planners predict will change campus dynamics. The GAC is a conscious attempt to transform learning at the institution—in ways which will not only impact how students and faculty interact, but, potentially, how the Lower Eastern Shore relates to the SU academic community.

SU Breaks Ground on New $19M Sea Gull Stadium During Homecoming

Sea Gull Stadium renderingSalisbury University’s 2014 Homecoming and Family Weekend has a special significance for SU athletics and its fans: On Saturday, October 18, the University unveils the designs of its new $19 million stadium, as well as a planned $10 million renovation of its athletics fields and other facilities. This comes at the official groundbreaking for  Sea Gull Stadium.

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.”

'Consumers Digest' Names SU to Top 100 College Values

Consumers Digest has named Salisbury University one of its Top 100 College Values. Selected from among some 2,000 U.S. campuses that offer four-year degrees, SU ranked No. 31 out of 50 public institutions spotlighted. The rankings are “based on attributes that validate or define academic prowess factored against annual cost of tuition, fees, and room and board.” 

Princeton Review Names SU Among 'Best 379 Colleges'

"The professors here are down-to-earth, friendly, and just passionate about what they are teaching.” You learn “lessons that you will be able to take far beyond the classroom. They don’t teach so that you will pass a test, they teach for  life. They’re awesome.” These are some of the student comments about Salisbury University in The Princeton Review’s new 2015 edition of The Best 379 Colleges.

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

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report today named Salisbury University one of its Best Colleges for  2014. The 573 universities in the Best Regional Universities category are split among four geographic areas — North, South, Midwest and West. In the northern region, SU ranked 65th in the top tier among 181 publics and privates. It also was named among the “Best Colleges for  Vets” and “A-plus Schools for  B Students.”

'Kiplinger's' Again Names SU A 'Best Value'

For the seventh consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named Salisbury University one of its 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.” The magazine also again named SU among its “24 Best College Values Under $30,000 a Year.” SU and the other campuses on the 2015 list “combine outstanding academics with affordable cost,” Kiplinger’s said.

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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