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Princeton Review and Kiplinger's Name SU a 'Best Value' College Saturday, April 19, 2014

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SU Again Named Among Princeton Review's 'Green Colleges'

Princeton Review Green GuideFor the fifth consecutive year, The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), has named Salisbury University one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges. The University is featured in the Guide to 332 Green Colleges, which highlights impressive environmental and sustainability programs at campuses throughout the United States and select institutions in Canada.

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Seidel School Honored with 'Friend of Education' Award

Dr. Cheryl Parks and Dr. Cathy TownsendWicomico County Public Schools recently honored Salisbury University’s Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies with its 2014 “Friend of Education” Award. Recognizing generous support for  local children and schools, the award was presented to Dr. Cheryl Parks (left), Seidel School dean, at the Wicomico County Teacher of the Year banquet.

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SU Celebrates Earth Week April 21-25

Earth WeekSalisbury University commemorates Earth Week, April 21-25, with a series of special events including a film, expert speaker, recycling competition and festive celebration. The SGA’s annual Earth Day celebration is 1-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at Sea Gull Square. Student organizations and local vendors share environmental information, games, and arts and crafts. The event includes presentations from environmental studies students and a bicycle registration booth hosted by University Police. Admission is free and the public is invited.

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Downtown Gallery Showcases Works by Pusa, Eun Kyung Suh Mar. 7-Apr. 18

Salisbury University Art Galleries — Downtown Campus presents works by two distinct artists March 5-April 18. Artworks by Korean-American artist Eun Kyung Suh are featured in the exhibit “untold stories.” In the adjacent gallery space, the Estonian Embassy to the United States presents works by artist Pusa (Piret Bergmann [Torim]). A meet-the-artist reception with Pusa starts 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. A closing reception for  both exhibits begins 5 p.m. Friday, April 18, during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly Third Friday celebration.

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Delmarva Public Radio Extends Spring Membership Drive

Delmarva Public Radio has extended its spring membership drive through Friday, April 18. The home of WSCL 89.5 FM and WSDL 90.7 FM had set a goal of $125,000 for the drive, dubbed “The Power of YOU!” To make a donation call 410-543-6895 or visit the DPR website at  

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SU Legislative Interns Share Experiences Tuesday, April 22

Maryland flagGun control. Marijuana decriminalization. Minimum wage. Maryland’s politicians debated these hot topics and others during this year’s General Assembly session, and Salisbury University students were on the front lines for  the discussions as legislative interns. These students share their experiences and insights from the recent session and their work with legislators, state officials, lobbyists and concerned citizens 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in Teacher Education and Technology Center Room 156.

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SU Accepts Applications for New Doctorate in Education

Salisbury University is accepting applications for  admission into its second doctoral program — this one in education. (The first, in nursing practice, started in fall 2012.) The new Doctor of Education is in Contemporary Curriculum Theory and Instruction in Literacy (Ed.D.). Open to all levels of educators who are interested in designing and implementing solutions related to literacy practices in schools, the program begins in fall 2014.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Ford Reads at SU Apr. 23

Richard FordPulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Ford reads from his works as part of Salisbury University’s Writers-on-the-Shore series 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center. His critically acclaimed novels include The Sportswriter, Independence Day, The Lay of the Land and his latest, Canada. The New York Times has called Ford’s work “extraordinary.” The New Yorker said, “Ford is possessed of a writer’s greatest gifts.”

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Entries Sought for SU Art Galleries' Second Art War

Art WarLocal artists will go brush-to-brush to compete for  cash and other prizes during the Salisbury University Art Galleries — Downtown Campus’ second annual Art War. The competition takes place during the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce’s 32nd annual Salisbury Festival on Saturday, April 26. Interested artists must sign up by Friday, April 18.

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Guerrieri University Center Art Space Presents 'How She Hides' April 4-May 1

Andrea LechaThe Guerrieri University Center Art Space hosts the exhibit “How She Hides” by junior Andrea Lecha from April 4-May 1. Lecha grew up in Columbia, MD, as a first-generation American. Speaking Spanish as her first language, she was drawn to imagery as a visual language and started painting at age 15. She is pursuing a B.F.A., with a concentration in painting, at SU.

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Fulton Faculty Colloquia Series Continues This Spring

Fulton HallFaculty in Salisbury University’s Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts share their research and expertise during this spring’s Fulton Faculty Colloquia series. Presentations are 3:30 p.m. select Tuesdays from February-April in Teacher Education and Technology Center Room 152.

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Nabb Research Center Hosts 'Evening in Old Lewestown' Saturday, April 26

Nabb Research CenterThe board of directors for  the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for  Delmarva History and Culture invites the community to spend an “Evening in Old Lewestown” during the center’s annual fundraiser. The event is scheduled 4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Lewes Historical Society Complex, 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes, DE. Admission is $75 per person, and includes food, drinks, music and a silent auction. Online registration is available until Thursday, April 17.

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50th Biannual SU Senior Art Exhibition Scheduled April 14-May 17

Senior Art ShowThe Salisbury University Art Department presents its 50th biannual senior art exhibition in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall. The first part of the exhibit, April 14-26, features the culminating work of fine art students. The second part, May 5-17, features the work of graphic design students. In all, the exhibition celebrates the work of 31 students and one professor.

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PNC Foundation Grant Supports SU GAME Team

Seven economics and finance students from Salisbury University’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business recently traveled to New York to participate in the Global Asset Management Education Forum (GAME), thanks to a $5,000 gift from the PNC Foundation. The gift supports the PNC Foundation GAME Student Travel Program, which helps cover travel expenses and registration fees for  the for um, sponsored by Quinnipiac University. The event brings together top investment professionals from around the world to interact with students.

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SU Opera Workshop Presents 'Talk Opera!' April 25-27

Magnolia ApplebottomThe world of talk shows is in a state of flux, with Jimmy Fallon taking over the desk for  The Tonight Show and Seth Meyers becoming the new host for  Late Night. One thing is unlikely to change, however: Opera will still be underrepresented in the mix of celebrity interviews and musical guests. Salisbury University’s John Wesley Wright hopes to change that during this year’s SU Opera Workshop presentation, Talk Opera!, April 25-27 in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall. Curtain is 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, and 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27.

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