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Princeton Review and Kiplinger's Name SU a 'Best Value' College Friday, August 22, 2014

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'Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' Named SU New Student Reader Book

Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksHenrietta Lacks has saved — and created — millions of lives during the past six decades. Yet, she was not a doctor or even a scientist; she was a poor African-American tobacco farmer from Virginia. Author Rebecca Skloot profiles Lacks and her medical legacy in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, this year’s New Student Reader book at Salisbury University. Members of the Lacks family participate in a moderated question-and-answer session and sign copies of the book 7 p.m. Thursday, August 21, in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Family Auditorium. Those planning to attend are encouraged to read the book in advance.

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Guerrieri Art Space Features Works by Madelyne Adams July 7-August 28

The Guerrieri University Center Art Space hosts the exhibit “Out of Reach” by Salisbury University alumna Madelyne Adams from July 7-August 28. The Eastern Shore native earned her B.A. in art and psychology from SU in 2012. Interested in art since she was a child, her focus is the human body.

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Anderson Debuts New Play at Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Tom AndersonTom Anderson of Salisbury University’s Theatre and Dance Department is no stranger to Scotland’s acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This year, however, he will see the arts festival from a new angle as he debuts his original play Sins of Seven Tables. The production provides a modern look at the seven deadly sins — wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony — as embodied by patrons at seven tables in a restaurant. Diners depicting the best and worst of human behavior include swinging couples, vengeful and violent housewives, and slacker college students.

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Seidel School Education Programs Earn National Reaccreditation

Salisbury University’s roots began as a Maryland State Normal School created to educate teachers. Now, nearly nine decades later, the Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies has earned the National Council for  Accreditation of Teacher Education’s (NCATE) highest honor: national reaccreditation.

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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.”

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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.

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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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Chinese Students Explore America Through SU's ELI

Thirty-five students from China recently learned about Dorchester County’s pre-historic native people when they visited the Chicone Village at Handsell on Indiantown Road. Five members of the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance (NHPA) board greeted the students, who are enrolled in a four-week Intensive Study Abroad Program (ISAP) at Salisbury University.

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Perdue School Earns AACSB Re-Accreditation

Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 711 schools of business — fewer than 5 percent internationally — have earned this hallmark of excellence in management education.

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Ratcliffe Shore Hatchery Submissions Accepted Aug. 22-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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'Money,' 'Forbes' Rank SU Among Nation's Best Values

MoneyMoney and Forbes magazines may tout different experts and investment strategies, but they agree on one thing: Salisbury University is one of the better higher education values in the United States. Money ranked SU second among University System of Maryland campuses, after the flagship University of Maryland College Park. In Forbes, SU was among the top three System campuses with College Park and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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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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