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Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Dr. Charles Wight Named New President of Salisbury University

Charles Wight

The University System of Maryland Board of Regents has appointed Charles Wight president of Salisbury University, beginning July 1, 2018. Wight will succeed Janet Dudley-Eshbach, who announced last fall her plans to step down from the position after 18 years.

SU Arts Minute - April 23-29, 2018

Salisbury University logoHighlights include a Paraguayan bottle dance troupe; the 48th annual Ward Wildfowl World Championship Carvnig Competition, Art Festival and Education Conference; and the national "I Am Psyched!" traveling exhibit's stop at SU.

Two From SU Earn USM Board of Regents' Faculty Awards for Excellence

Arthur Lembo Regents Award presentation

Loren Marquez Regents' Faculty Award presentation

Two Salisbury University professors have earned the University System of Maryland’s highest faculty accolade: the Regents’ Award for  Excellence. Dr. Arthur Lembo of the Geography and Geosciences Department was honored for  teaching. Dr. Loren Marquez of the English Department was lauded for  mentoring.

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SU President, Faculty Honored at Light of Literacy Awards

Drs. Janet Dudley-Eshbach, Memo Diriker and Patricia Dean

The Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries recently honored Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach, Education Professor Patricia Dean, and others from campus during its 2018 Light of Literacy Awards. Dudley-Eshbach received special recognition for  her 18 years of leadership at SU and her work “promoting the power of education and literacy … and celebrating multiculturalism in our community.”

CELL's 'SU on the Road' Series Continues This Spring

CELLThe Salisbury University Center for  Extended and Lifelong Learning’s (CELL’s) “SU on the Road” series continues with a selection of bus and boat tours this spring. Pre-registration is required. To RSVP visit the CELL website at

'High Tide in Dorchester' Documentary Makes MPT Debut April 24

Tom Horton, High TideSALISBURY, MD---High Tide in Dorchester, a documentary by Tom Horton of Salisbury University’s Environmental Studies Department, makes its TV debut on Maryland Public Television (MPT) 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. Co-produced with cinematographer David Harp and filmmaker Sandy Cannon Brown, the film follows Horton through Dorchester County, MD, where he spent much of his youth. He revisits the tidal Chesapeake Bay landscapes of his childhood, many of which are now underwater.

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SU, PNC Bank Announce New Partnership

PNC Bank logoPNC Bank, a recognized leader in university banking, and Salisbury University have for med a new partnership which will lead to additional financial literacy programs for  students, more ATMs throughout campus, and increased banking convenience and services for  all, including faculty and staff. The partnership will result in an elevated presence for  PNC at student and employee orientations as well as student move-ins and Survival of Arrival.

Hundreds Participate in 14th SU 'Big Event' Cleanup

Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach and Salisbury Mayor Jake Day recently joined nearly 600 SU students from 36 organizations who united to help the community during the 14th annual Big Event cleanup day. President Dudley-Eshbach thanked the students for  all they have done for  the community and for  helping to build positive town-gown relations. The students cheered with Day’s rallying cry of “Go Gulls!” before spreading out to help dozens of campus neighbors with yardwork and other outdoor household chores.

SU Student to Run 4K Relay Across U.S. for Ulman Cancer Fund

Anna WagnerWhen Anna Wagner was 16, she learned about the Baltimore-based Ulman Cancer Fund for  Young Adults’ 4K for  Cancer, a national program raising money to provide cancer patient support through cross-country cycling (and later long-distance running). Then a high school student in Annapolis, Wagner was too young to get involved, but vowed that someday she would. That day will be Friday, June 15. With approximately 25 fellow cancer fund supporters, comprising Team Baltimore, the Salisbury University marketing major will embark on a cross-country run from San Francisco to Maryland. During the relay-style event, each teammate will run 12-16 miles every day — approximately a half marathon — for  seven weeks, ending in Baltimore’s Federal Hill neighborhood on Saturday, August 4.

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'Forbes' Again Names SU Among 'America's Best Value Colleges'

ForbesForbes magazine again has named Salisbury University among “America’s Best Value Colleges.” SU is one of “300 schools worth the investment” out of nearly 2,500 public and private colleges and universities in the nation, according to the publication. Salisbury has been named among “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes for the past four years.

'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.

Aaron Hogan Is Spring Riall Lecturer at SU Thursday, April 26

Aaron HoganEducator and author Aaron Hogan discusses “Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth” as this semester’s speaker in Salisbury University’s E. Pauline Riall Lecture Series in Education 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. The author of Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth: Six Truths That Will Help You Thrive as an Educator, Hogan highlights his passion for  social emotional learning, innovation in education and connecting educators for  professional growth.

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SUPD Hosts a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Training April 24

SU PoliceThe Salisbury University Police Department hosts a Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training for  the campus community 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 24, in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall. Developed by Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) based on its “Avoid, Deny, Defend” strategy, this workshop teaches methods to increase chances of survival in an active shooter event. Topics include the history and prevalence of active shootings, the role of professional guardians, civilian response options and medical issues. The training also will be live-streamed.

Elenco Anga Rory Dance Troupe Performs April 24

Elenco Anga RoryThe art of the Paraguayan bottle dance comes to Salisbury University on Tuesday, April 24, as Elenco Anga Rory (Joy of the Soul) performs Paraguay of My Dreams 7 p.m. in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall. The bottle dance is a variation of Paraguay’s galopa folk dance style, so named because dancers balance bottles on their heads during the performance. Accompanied by harp and guitar, Elenco Anga Rory’s dancers can balance up to 10 bottles at a time, in colorful, authentic costumes.

'Resonating Objects' Exhibit at SU March 5-May 26

Resonating Objects Exhibit 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.

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SU Hosts 17th Student Research Conference April 27

SUSRCSalisbury University students share their research on topics ranging from the sciences, to the liberal arts, to business, to education during the 17th SU Student Research Conference 1:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27. Oral presentations are 1:30-5:45 p.m. in Henson Science Hall. Poster presentations follow from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall, where this year’s Faculty Mentor Award winner will be announced.

'I Am Psyched!' Exhibit at SU April 28-May 10

I Am Psyched LogoSalisbury University hosts the national touring exhibit “I Am Psyched!” April 28-May 10, in the Pocomoke Room of the Guerrieri Student Union. Exploring the historical and contemporary contributions of women of color to the field of  psychology, the multimedia installation is believed to be the first exhibit to engage all visitors — especially young women of color — to consider careers in the field and to explore how psychology benefits their everyday lives.

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.

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Fall Fulton Faculty Colloquia Series Scheduled April 3-May 15

Fulton HallFaculty in Salisbury University’s Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts share their research and expertise during this semester’s Fulton Faculty Colloquia series. Presentations are 3:30 p.m. on select Tuesdays from February-May in Conway Hall Room 152.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.”

'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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'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.

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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