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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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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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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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Respiratory Therapy Student Earns Karuna Charities Scholarship

Amir MohammedIn 2008, Amir Mohammed immigrated to the United States from Ethiopia alone. His parents had both died from health complications, and he wanted to pursue degree in the health field. Now Mohammed is a senior in Salisbury University’s respiratory therapy program at the Universities at Shady Grove. The Upper Marlboro, MD, resident also was a recipient of a $1250 scholarship from Karuna Charities Washington, Inc. during the last academic year.



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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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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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'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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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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