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Polkinghorn Named U.S. Fulbright Alumni Ambassador

One of Salisbury University’s past Fulbright Scholars has been appointed as a distinguished Fulbright Alumni Ambassador for  the United States. Dr. Brian Polkinghorn, faculty in SU’s Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Department and executive director of SU’s Bosserman Center for  Conflict Resolution, was chosen this year as one of only 24 ambassadors by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and its Council for  International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). 

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Fulton Faculty Colloquia Series Continues

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

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SU Art Galleries Presents 'Office Aesthetics' January 16-February 14

Salisbury University Art Galleries presents the exhibit “Office Aesthetics” by Travis Childers January 16-February 14 at its Downtown Campus, 118 N. Division St. A reception is 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, February 5.

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Nabb Research Center Presents "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War"

Abraham Lincoln is widely acknowledged as one of America’s greatest presidents, but his historical reputation is contested. Was he a calculating politician willing to accommodate slavery or a principled leader justly celebrated as the “great emancipator”? The traveling exhibition “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” does not offer easy answers to these questions, but encourages visitors to for m a nuanced view of the 16th president by engaging them with Lincoln’s struggle to reconcile his policy preferences with basic American ideals of liberty and equity.


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Guerrieri Art Space Showcases Works by Sarah Wilhelm January 12-February 27

The Guerrieri University Center Art Space hosts the exhibit “Sanctuary” by Salisbury University alumna Sarah Wilhelm from January 12-February 27. Earning her B.F.A. from SU last spring, Wilhelm grew up in Hebron, MD. She said the beauty of the Eastern Shore inspired her photography.

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SU Art Galleries Presents 'Language of Regional Spirit' January 16-February 14

Salisbury University Art Galleries presents the exhibit “Language of Regional Spirit” by Nelson Smith January 16-February 14 at its Downtown Campus, 118 N. Division St. An artist lecture is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 5. A reception follows from 6:30-8 p.m.

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Sea Gull Century Awards Over $5K in Student Scholarships

From staffing rest stops to providing medical services, Salisbury University students volunteer hundreds of hours annually to help welcome over 7,000 cyclists for  the Sea Gull Century bike ride. In return, part of the proceeds from the 2014 ride provided over $5,000 in scholarships for 13 students. All were participants or volunteers.

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SU Alumni Association Welcomes Four New Board Members

Robert AudleyThe Salisbury University Alumni Association has welcomed four new members to its board of directors:  Robert Audley of Salisbury; Lesli Friend of Suitland, MD; Carrie Wright Holt of La Plata, MD; and Terri Messenger Morris of Havre de Grace, MD. Each new member will serve two three-year terms.

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SU's Kotlowski Discusses Political Figure Paul McNutt in New Book

Had history turned out a bit differently, Paul McNutt might have had his turn in the Oval Office. As governor of Indiana (1933-37), McNutt became a heavy favorite for  the Democratic presidential nod in 1940 — until Franklin D. Roosevelt secured an unprecedented third nomination. Dr. Dean Kotlowski, professor of history at Salisbury University, reflects on McNutt’s life and contributions to history in his new book Paul V. McNutt and the Age of FDR from Indiana University Press.

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'Changing Climate, Changing World' Lecture Series Scheduled January 26-May 11

Faculty from multiple disciplines present their unique takes on the implications of climate change during the semester-long lecture series “Changing Climate, Changing World.” Lectures are 7 p.m. Mondays, January 26-May 11 (excluding March 16), in Henson Science Hall Room 243. Each talk will stand on its own, with no previous attendance required.

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Weer Named New Perdue School Dean

Christy WeerIn 1996, Christy Harris Weer earned her M.B.A. from the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business. This spring she will be back on the commencement stage, congratulating the Class of 2015 as the school’s new dean. Weer, who became associate dean of the school in 2011, has served as interim dean since last June. She began her new position in January.

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SU Presents 'Doubt' January 29-February 1

DoubtSalisbury University’s Alpha Psi Omega national theatre honor society chapter presents John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Doubt: A Parable Thursday-Sunday, January 29-February 1, in the Black Box Theatre of Fulton Hall. Directed by John Posner, curtain is 8 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday.

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SU Art Galleries Presents 'Alternative Topographies' February 2-March 20

Kristen AnchorSalisbury University Art Galleries presents the exhibit “Alternative Topographies: An Exploration of Place(s) Real, Imagined, Representational and Abstract” February 2-March 20 at the Electronic Gallery, Teacher Education and Technology Center (TETC) Room 128. In connection with the exhibit, artist Kristen Anchor presents a hand-painted 16-millimeter film performance and talk 5 p.m. Wednesday, February 25. Artist Chris H. Lynn presents a super 8 film screening and talk 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12. Both presentations are in TETC Room 317. Receptions follow in the Electronic Gallery.

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Dr. Sangeeta Ray Inaugurates SU's 2015 African-American History Month Celebration February 5

En-Gendering IndiaDr. Sangeeta Ray, a leading scholar of postcolonial studies, inaugurates Salisbury University’s 2015 African-American History Month Celebration, “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture,” Thursday, February 5. Her presentation, “The Black Diaspora and Minority Literatures,” is 7:30 p.m. in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Family Auditorium.

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Wagner Selected for U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Hess Faculty Seminar

Diana WagnerImages of the Holocaust on film go far beyond Schindler’s List and The Diary of Anne Frank. As a Holocaust scholar, Dr. Diana Wagner of Salisbury University’s Education Specialties Department began her own collection of movies depicting the event several years ago after taking a class with Dr. Stuart Liebman, media studies professor emeritus of Queens College CUNY. When the opportunity came to study with him again, Wagner jumped at the chance to apply. She was selected as one of only 20 educators in the United States and Canada to attend this year’s Jack and Anita Hess Faculty Seminar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Mandel Center for  Advanced Holocaust Studies in Washington, D.C.

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