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Princeton Review and Kiplinger's Name SU a 'Best Value' College Monday, April 21, 2014

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SU Student Studies Bicycle Use on Campus

Mike BengtsonWhen 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'

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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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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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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SU Art Galleries Hosts Second Annual Art War Saturday, April 26

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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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 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 12:30-7:30 p.m. in Henson Science Hall and the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center. A full schedule of topics, times and locations is available on the conference Web site, The event showcases and celebrates student accomplishments.

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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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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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SU Relay For Life Returns Friday, April 25

Relay For LifeSince 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

Dance Company ConcertThe 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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