Wednesday, April 23, 2014
MPT's 'Electric Road Trip' Features SU Apr. 23
The documentary Electric Road Trip, featuring SU's electric vehicle charging stations, among others in the state, is scheduled to debut on Maryland Public Television 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 23, as part of MPT’s 10th annual Chesapeake Bay Week celebration. Filmmakers Jonathan Slade and Novia Campbell called their stop in Salisbury the highlight of their electric vehicle journey across Maryalnd.
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SU Student Studies Bicycle Use on Campus
When it comes to transportation, Salisbury University students aren’t picky about the number of wheels. For short trips, many will travel via bicycle rather than car. But what exactly is the flow of bicycle traffic on campus, and how well are SU’s bike racks being utilized? Those are questions environmental studies major Mike Bengtson hopes to answer. The senior from North Potomac, MD, has spent much of this semester monitoring bicycle use on campus as part of an experiential learning course directed by Dr. Sarah Surak of the Environmental Studies Department.
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SU Again Named Among Princeton Review's 'Green Colleges'
For 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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SU Hosts 13th Student Research Conference Friday, April 25
Salisbury University students share their research on topics ranging from the sciences, to the liberal arts, to business, to education during the 13th annual SU Student Research Conference (SUSRC) Friday, April 25. Presentations are 1:30-6 p.m. in Henson Science Hall. A poster session is 6-7:30 p.m. in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center.
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SU Celebrates Earth Week April 21-25
Salisbury 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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50th Biannual SU Senior Art Exhibition Scheduled April 14-May 17
The 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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SU Opera Workshop Presents 'Talk Opera!' April 25-27
The 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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SU Relay For Life Returns Friday, April 25
Since 2002, Salisbury University’s Relay For Life has raised over $900,000 for the American Cancer Society. The goal for this year’s 13th event: push that total toward $1 million. SU’s Relay is consistently among the top collegiate Relays in the nation, and organizers anticipate another highly successful event. Opening ceremonies for the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser begin 6 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the SU Intramural Fields. Closing ceremonies are 6 a.m. Saturday, April 26. This year’s theme is “Hope is Music to Our Ears.” SU students Meagan Marziani and Amanda Vancleemput co-chair the event.
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SU Dance Company Presents Annual Spring Concert April 24-27
The Salisbury University Dance Company, directed by Mary Norton, hosts its annual Spring Concert Thursday-Sunday, April 24-27, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. Curtain is 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. The hour-long program features works by guest choreographers, resident faculty members and company members, as well as a guest appearance by SU student Jade Qiu, who performs traditional Chinese dance. Qiu danced professionally in her native China prior to traveling to the United States.
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Sheets-Johnstone Discusses Movement, Philosophy During 34th SU Philosophy Symposium Saturday, April 26
Is there an overlap between bodily movement, art and philosophy? Dr. Maxine Sheets-Johnstone thinks so. The University of Oregon Courtesy Professor of Philosophy joins Salisbury University Philosophy Department faculty to discuss the issue during the 34th annual SU Philosophy Symposium, “Movement: The Foundational Reality of Animate Life Moving in Concert.” The symposium is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in Teacher Education and Technology Center Room 153.
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Perdue Entrepreneurship Competitions Award Nearly $60K
The proverb, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again,” rings true for entrepreneurial-minded students at Salisbury University. Student competitors, including some who had improved their plans from last year, recently walked away with their share of nearly $60,000 in cash, services and prizes from the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business’ Entrepreneurship Competitions.
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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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Champions Way Celebrates SU, UMES, Shorebirds Victories
Salisbury celebrated the Lower Eastern Shore’s collegiate and professional championship teams with the unveiling of Champions Way on Friday, April 18, at the corner of West Main and North Division streets. At the ribbon-cutting ceremony held during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration, flags were unveiled to commemorate 26 winning teams from Salisbury University, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the Delmarva Shorebirds, spanning from 1963-2013.
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Maryland Senator 'Mac' Middleton Visits SU
Maryland Senator Thomas M. “Mac” Middleton visited Salisbury University today, speaking with students about how “strong and good public policy is the key to success.” Middleton discussed some of the hot policy issues that he, as chair of the Senate Finance Committee, was involved with negotiating during the 2014 legislative session.
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Ford Reads at SU Apr. 23
Pulitzer 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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