Thursday, July 24, 2014
'Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' Named SU New Student Reader Book
Henrietta 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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SU Joins Generation Study Abroad Initiative
Salisbury University and its Center for International Education (CIE) have joined the Generation Study Abroad initiative, working to double the number of American students engaged in global studies by the end of the decade. “International education is a pillar of an SU educational experience,” said Dr. Brian Stiegler, SU CIE director.
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Anderson to Debut New Play at Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Tom 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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SU Art Galleries Presents 'Continuum' July 9-August 15
The Salisbury University Art Galleries – Downtown Campus presents works by University of Maryland Eastern Shore Assistant Art Professor Michel Demanche during the exhibit “Continuum” July 9-August 15. A reception with the artist is 5-8 p.m. July 18 during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration.
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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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SU Students 'Make Stuff Wilder' at PBS NOVA IdeaLab
Things got “wild” for Salisbury University students May Palace and Charlie Rusk at a PBS NOVA IdeaLab in Boston. The four-day workshop explored the emerging field of biomimicry, which uses nature to inspire inventions to solve complex human problems. It was a spinoff of Making Stuff Wilder, one episode in a four-part PBS NOVA special on scientific innovations.
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Salisbury University Officially Breaks Ground on Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons
With broad smiles and shiny shovels, Salisbury University, its friends and supporters broke ground today on the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons (GAC). At 224,071 square feet, the $111.4 million facility will be the largest academic building in SU history. Home for a sorely needed new library, with it comes a reconfiguration of University classroom, research and study space in a manner that planners predict will change campus dynamics. The GAC is a conscious attempt to transform learning at the institution—in ways which will not only impact how students and faculty interact, but, potentially, how the Lower Eastern Shore relates to the SU academic community.
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'Kiplinger's' Again Ranks SU Among 100 Best Values
For the sixth consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named Salisbury University one of its Top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.” SU and the other campuses on the 2014 list “deliver academic quality and affordability,” the magazine said. Academics carry more weight in the for mula Kiplinger’s uses. Each institution is ranked based on several factors, including in-state and out-of-state costs. SU is No. 63 for in-state, up from No. 72 in 2013. For out-of-state students, SU is ranked No. 44.
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'U.S. News' Names SU Among 'Best Colleges'
U.S. News & World Report has named Salisbury University one of its Best Colleges for 2014. “Our award-winning faculty and dedicated staff help attract, teach and support outstanding students,” said Dr. Diane Allen, SU provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. “Rankings like these are a tribute to their hard work.”
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'Princeton Review' Names SU a 'Best Value'
The Princeton Review, in partnership with USA Today, has named Salisbury University among its Top 80 “Best Value” Public Colleges in the nation for 2014. The accolade comes on the heels of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s recently naming SU among its Top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.” The Princeton Review lauds SU’s “stellar academic programs coupled with the benefit of a state school price tag.”
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'Kiplinger's' Names SU Among 'Best College Values Under $30,000'
A Salisbury University education continues to be one of the nation’s best values, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. The publication recently named SU among its “25 Best College Values Under $30,000 a year.” The honor comes on the heels of Kiplinger’s naming SU among the Top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges” for the past six years. The “25 Best” ranking is part of the publication’s new online “College Finder” tool for parents and prospective students.
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'Princeton Review' Again Names SU Among 'Best Colleges'
“Salisbury strives not only to challenge students academically, but to make them well-rounded as possible.” “I have met so many amazing, captivating professors while at Salisbury. They make the classes interesting and real.” This is what students are saying about Salisbury University in The Princeton Review’s recently released The Best 378 Colleges. This marks the 15th consecutive year SU has been included in the national guidebook.
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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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