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Princeton Review and Kiplinger's Name SU a 'Best Value' College Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Washington Monthly Names SU 'Best Bang For The Buck' College

For the second consecutive year, Washington Monthly magazine has named Salisbury University one of “America’s Best Bang For The Buck Colleges.” The list spotlights 349 schools in the country that “do the best job of helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.”SU was ranked at No. 93; No. 41 among master’s-level universities.

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Forte Earns SU Distinguished Faculty Award

Hutchinson and Forte with President Dudley-EshbachDr. James A. Forte, a social work professor known as an exemplary teacher, internationally recognized scholar and leader in service, is the 2014 Salisbury University Distinguished Faculty Award honoree. “Students often indicate that he makes difficult to understand material ‘interesting and engaging,’” said Dr. Deborah Mathews, department chair.

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New Education Doctorate Begins at SU

Salisbury University has launched the inaugural cohort of its new Doctorate in Education (Ed.D). Eighteen students, including teachers, reading specialists and administrators from K-12 and higher education, are enrolled. The Ed.D. is in Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Instruction: Literacy.

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SU Art Galleries Presents 'TXTED' September 2-October 5

TXTEDSalisbury University Art Galleries presents “TXTED” September 2-October 5. “TXTED” explores the ever-evolving conversation between art and language through paintings, photographs, drawings, sculpture and installation using text to illuminate conceptual metaphors, visual insights and other narratives. Curated by for mer SU Art Galleries Manager Marisa Sage, the multi-platform exhibit is spread throughout the University Gallery of Fulton Hall, Electronic Gallery (Teacher Education and Technology Center Room 128) and SU Art Galleries — Downtown Campus.

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'Delmarvans at War' Exhibit Returns to Nabb Research Center August 25-December 12

Civil WarFamilies throughout the Delmarva Peninsula were greatly impacted by both Union and Confederate supporters and events during the Civil War era. Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for  Delmarva History and Culture commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the exhibit “Delmarvans at War.” The installation returns to the center’s gallery, 190 Wayne Street, from August 25-December 12.

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Choptank Hall Earns LEED Certification

Choptank HallSalisbury University’s Choptank Residence Hall recently became the latest building on campus to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Following extensive renovations, the building was certified Silver, one of the three highest levels available. The USGBC is the nation’s leading organization supporting environmentally responsible building.

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Kouyate Brings West African Music Traditions to SU Downtown Gallery Thursday, September 4

Amadou KouyateAmadou Kouyate is the 150th generation of the Kouyate family of Manding Diali, oral historians and musicians of West Africa, and the first generation born of his father’s lineage in the United States. He brings his musical heritage to Salisbury University Art Galleries Downtown Campus with a performance and storytelling session 7 p.m. Thursday, September 4.

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Delmarva Public Radio Inaugurates Local Concert Series Saturday, September 6

Delmarva Public RadioWith shows like etown, Mountain Stage, Latino USA and World Café, Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) provides a diverse collection of music to the peninsula. Now, it’s about to get local. On Saturday, September 6, DPR’s WSCL 89.5 FM inaugurates its Local Concert Series with a performance by the Brasil Guitar Duo, recorded last November as part of the 2013-14 Coastal Concerts series in Lewes, DE. The show airs at noon.

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Ratcliffe Shore Hatchery Submissions Accepted Through Sept. 22

Applications are being accepted for  the third round of funding through Salisbury University’s Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery entrepreneurship program beginning Friday, August 22. Business startups throughout the mid-Atlantic are eligible to apply for  their share of $200,000. Selected entrepreneurs will have the chance to present their proposals to the program’s advisory board for  consideration Friday, October 24, at SU’s Perdue Hall. The deadline for  submissions is Monday, September 22.

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SU, Partners Receive $1,200 September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance Project Grant

Students from Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will spend September 11 not only remembering the tragic 2001 terrorist attacks that took place that day, but working with local children to make a difference in the community. The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism recently approved a $1,200 grant from the Maryland Volunteer Generation Fund for  the project “Stop the Violence — Start the Garden.” The initiative will commemorate this year’s September 11 Day of Service and Remembrance.

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Fall Registration Open for SU PRESTO Music Instruction Program

Want to learn to play a musical instrument? Salisbury University can help. PRESTO, the Preparatory School of Music at SU, is seeking students of all ages and skill levels for  its fall sessions, beginning Monday, September 8. Private instruction is available in strings (violin, viola, cello and bass), piano, voice, guitar, and most orchestral and band instruments. Group lessons also are available in Suzuki violin for  children ages 3-6.

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Nabb Center Presents 'Mapping Delmarva's Past' Exhibit August 25-December 12

Virginia MapBefore GPS, before MapQuest, there were actual maps. Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for  Delmarva History and Culture explores the area through the eyes of some of the earliest cartographers in “Mapping Delmarva’s Past.” The exhibit is on display in the center’s gallery, 190 Wayne Street, from August 25-December 12.

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Salisbury Film Society Announces Fall Season

All Is LostThe Salisbury Film Society launches its fall season in a new location: Fulton Hall, home of SU’s Fulton School of Liberal Arts; and a new season ticket offer: all four films for  $20. The season includes four critically acclaimed movies: All Is Lost, The Great Beauty, Twenty Feet From Stardom and Museum Hours. Screenings are 2:30 p.m. Sundays in Fulton Hall Room 111. Each film is introduced by a guest speaker and short discussions follow.

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Perdue School Faculty Publish Study on Cultural Differences and Employee Management

Do cultural differences have a large bearing on the most effective employee management strategies?That is the question Drs. Richard Hoffman and Frank Shipper of Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, and their colleagues, asked in a recent study published in the International Journal of Organizational Analysis.

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USM Foundation Seeks Art Contest Entrants

USM FoundationIn the words of Nelson Mandela, “Vision without action is just a dream, action without vision just passes the time, and vision with action can change the world.” Thanks to the vision and action of its leadership, past and present, the University System of Maryland (USM) Foundation marks its 35th year in 2014. Students, faculty and staff at all USM institutions, including SU, are invited to help celebrate by entering the foundation’s third annual art contest with a work based on their interpretation of Mandela’s quote.

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