Monday, December 09, 2013
Winter Weather Advisory Issued for Wicomico, Surrounding Counties Dec. 10
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter weather advisory for Wicomico and surrounding counties on Tuesday, December 10. According to the NWS, sleet mixed with snow is expected to begin falling around daybreak Tuesday, changing over to all snow by mid-morning. Accumulations of 1-3 inches with isolated areas of up to 4 inches of snow inland are predicted. Snowfall is for ecasted to end around 5 p.m.; however, temperatures are expected to remain below freezing. The NWS encourages motorists to travel with caution due to an expected slushy accumulation of snow and sleet, especially on bridges, overpasses and secondary roads, and reduced visibility caused by falling snow.
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SU Students Volunteer for the Holidays
Salisbury University students, faculty and staff are preparing for the holidays with projects that benefit the whole community. Click here for a sampling.
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2013 Maryland Charity Campaign Underway
As the holiday season approaches, Salisbury University’s faculty and staff are asked to help the less for tunate by contributing to the Maryland Charity Campaign. This year, SU is teaming with the University’s United Way chapter, Maryland’s first student chapter. The United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, Inc. (No. 4883 in the Maryland Charity Campaign’s Giving Guide) serves 54 programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester counties, directly impacting many neighbors and friends of the University community.
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Recitals Showcase PRESTO Students Tuesday, December 10
Students taking lessons through Salisbury University’s PRESTO preparatory school of music share their talents during recitals at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall. The students range in age from 3-17 and in ability from beginner to intermediate. They perform solo piano, violin, cello, percussion, trumpet, saxophone and voice works. Selections include Vitorrio Monti’s Csárdás, Dvorák’s Largo, Pietro Yon’s Gesù Bambino and Boccherini’s Minuet.
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Salisbury Youth Orchestra Performs Thursday, December 12
The Salisbury Youth Orchestra presents its annual winter concert 7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 12, in Salisbury University’s Holloway Hall Auditorium. Conducted by Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen, the orchestra includes student musicians ranging from elementary school to high school seniors throughout the Eastern Shore. They perform holiday and other selections by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Gene Autry and others.
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SU's Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Earns Key Award
Lambda Eta, Salisbury University’s chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) honor society of nursing, has received the Chapter Key Award. This is the second time SU’s chapter has received the award.
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Schultheis, Faculty Honored During Fall Commencement Saturday, December 14
Most Salisbury University graduates walk on stage at commencement once, maybe twice if they continue on to graduate school at their Alma Mater. On Saturday, December 14, Robert Schultheis makes his 10th appearance on stage as the recipient of the Alumni Leadership Award during SU’s 88th-year Fall Commencement, scheduled 10:30 a.m. at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. Among undergraduates, 550 students receive the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts. Some 95 receive master’s degrees. The commencement speaker is Megan Ozman.
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'U.S. News & World Report' Names SU Among Best Colleges for Veterans
U.S. News & World Report has named Salisbury University one of the nation’s Best Colleges for Veterans. The inaugural ranking was created to help veterans and active service members pursue a college education by providing information about campuses that offer benefits. Only 234 campuses were ranked; SU was No. 23 among Regional Colleges in the North.
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SU Senior Graphic Design Show Scheduled November 25-December 11
The Salisbury University Art Department presents its 49th biannual Senior Art Shows November 6-December 11 in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall. Works by graphic design students are on display November 25-December 11. A reception and award ceremony is 6-8 p.m. Friday, December 6. Visiting artist Kimberly Dow speaks 5 p.m. Thursday, December 5, in Fulton Hall Room 111.
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SU Student Interns with U.S. Embassy in London
Salisbury University student Amina Aden interned with the U.S. Embassy in London, assisting with cases that ranged from visiting a convicted American in prison to helping investigate citizenship obtainment. “I couldn’t have asked for a better experience,” said Aden, a native of Silver Spring, MD.
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GUC Art Space Presents Works by Jamie Eichhorn December 2-January 3
The Guerrieri University Center Art Space hosts the exhibit “The Spaces in Between” by senior art major Jamie Eichhorn of Snow Hill, MD, from December 2-January 3. Eichhorn’s work spans from abstraction to figurative representation. Her abstract works emphasize line and color. She has a strong background in darkroom manipulations, alternate photography processes and ceramics.
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SU International Students Meet Salisbury's Mayor
International students attending Salisbury University met Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton this semester to celebrate global connections within the community. Five students from China and one from Germany attended the event, hosted by the Sister Cities Association of Salisbury/Wicomico County and the Mayor’s Office.
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SU Art Galleries -- Downtown Campus Presents 'City of Tiny Lights' November 15-December 14
Scale is an important part of most artwork. In the exhibit “City of Tiny Lights: A Juried Exhibition of Small Works,” however, scale is everything. Selected works from across the United States that engage the miniscule and microscopic are highlighted during the exhibition November 15-December 14 at Salisbury University Art Galleries — Downtown Campus, 118-120 N. Division St. A reception is 5-8 p.m. Friday, November 15, during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly Third Friday event.
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Blackwell Library Holds Animal Shelter Donation Drive Through Dec. 13
Salisbury University’s Blackwell Library holds its annual animal shelter donation drive November 5-December 13. Members of the campus and greater communities may drop off dog and cat food and treats, toys, litter, pet soap and shampoo, collars and leashes, nail clippers, brushes, newspapers, new or used towels and blankets, paper towels, household cleaners, bleach and laundry soap at the donation area near the circulation desk. A list of needed items is available there. Items collected benefit animal shelters in Dorchester, Worcester and Somerset counties.
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Guerrieri Family Foundation Announces $8 Million Gift for SU Academic Commons
One of the Eastern Shore’s leading philanthropies, the Guerrieri Family Foundation, has announced an $8 million gift for the construction of a new Academic Commons, including a state-of-the-art library, at Salisbury University. This is one of the largest private donations for a capital project in the campus’ history. The gift is made in memory of Patricia R. Guerrieri, an SU alumna for whom the new complex will be named.
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