Saturday, March 08, 2014
'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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SU Foundation Board Member Honored Among State's Top 100 Women
Salisbury University Foundation, Inc. board member Susan Purnell is well known in Wicomico County as a successful business owner, and a supporter of the campus and community. Now, she’s been named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women for 2014. Bestowed by The Daily Record, a Baltimore-based business newspaper, the honor recognizes the outstanding achievements of professional women who reside or work in Maryland.
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Bestselling Author Wes Moore Speaks at SU Monday, March 10
Bestselling author Wes Moore speaks about his experiences 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, in the Wicomico Room of Salisbury University’s Guerrieri University Center. The same day an article appeared in the Baltimore Sun, announcing his status as a Rhodes Scholar, another story told about a man with the same name, wanted in connection with a police officer's death. Following his namesake’s conviction, he wrote to the man, then beginning his life sentence, asking him two pointed questions: “Who are you? How did this happen?” The correspondence led to a relationship chronicled in the New York Times bestseller The Other Wes Moore.
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Singers' Showcase Spotlights SU Music Students Thursday, March 13
Competitors from the Maryland auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) join other SU voice students during a Singers’ Showcase on Thursday, March 13. The fundraising concert is 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of SU’s Holloway Hall. Proceeds benefit the SU Opera Workshop and future vocal events. Featured works include Mozart’s “Come Scoglio” from Cosi Fan Tutte and “Porgi, Amor” from The Marriage of Figaro, as well as Broadway selections from Hello, Dolly!; Gypsy; South Pacific; Kismet and others.
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Ethnomusicologist Nagoski Speaks at Downtown Gallery Thursday, March 13
For Ian Nagoski, music is an audio window into the past. The founder of Canary Records and host of the Internet podcast Fonotopia discusses his efforts preserving early rare world music recordings during the presentation and listening session “The Widow’s Joy: Pride, Genius, Grief and Lies from International 78 RPM Recordings” 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Salisbury University Art Galleries — Downtown Campus.
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Downtown Gallery Showcases Works by Pusa, Eun Kyung Suh Mar. 7-Apr. 18
Salisbury University Art Galleries — Downtown Campus presents works by two distinct artists March 5-April 18. Artworks by Korean-American artist Eun Kyung Suh are featured in the exhibit “untold stories.” In the adjacent gallery space, the Estonian Embassy to the United States presents works by artist Pusa (Piret Bergmann [Torim]). A meet-the-artist reception with Pusa starts 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 5. A closing reception for both exhibits begins 5 p.m. Friday, April 18, during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly Third Friday celebration.
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'Lunatic Farmer' Joel Salatin Speaks at SU Saturday, March 8
The New York Times has called Joel Salatin “Virginia’s most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture.” On Saturday, March 8, the self-described environmentalist, capitalist and “lunatic farmer” shares his knowledge at Salisbury University during “An Evening with Joel Salatin.” His presentation is 7 p.m. in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Family Auditorium.
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Guest Cellist Douw Fonda Performs with SSO Mar. 8
Guest cellist Douw Fonda joins the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra at Salisbury University (SSO) during its inaugural concert of 2014, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. Directed by Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen, the orchestra features Vivaldi’s Double Cello Concerto, Mozart’s Prague Symphony, Gounod’s Petite Symphony for Winds, Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe, and Dvorak’s “Silent Woods” and “Rondo,” both for cello and orchestra.
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LUNAFEST Film Festival Comes to SU Mar. 9
From blind dates, to basketball-playing grandmas to, a love connection made via mailbox, LUNAFEST spotlights films made by women with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. The national film festival, sponsored by LUNA, makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, comes to Salisbury University Sunday, March 9. Screenings of the short movies are 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. in Holloway Hall Auditorium.
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Guerrieri University Center Art Space Presents 'Portraits in Color' Mar. 7-Apr. 4
The Guerrieri University Center Art Space hosts the exhibit “Portraits in Color” by senior Claire Strayer from March 5-April 4. A native of Southern Maryland, Strayer grew up in a family of artists. She is pursuing a B.F.A., with a concentration in painting, at SU.
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SU Celebrates Women's History Month
Salisbury University celebrates Women’s History Month with a series of speakers, films and other events in February and March. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage and Commitment.” Sponsored by the Women’s History Month Committee, admission to most events is free and the public is invited.
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Registration Open for 15th Eastern Shore Senior Games
Registration is open for the 15th annual Eastern Shore Senior Games at Salisbury University. The games are Thursday-Saturday, May 1-3, at Maggs Physical Activities Center and athletic fields, and other locations throughout the community. The games are open to men and women ages 50 and older. Competitions include aquatics, cycling, a 5K run/walk, fitness assessments, pickleball, golf, table tennis, tennis, track and field, and team volleyball. Participants may register online, by phone or by mail.
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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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SU Theatre Presents 'The Brothers Menaechmi' February 27-March 9
The Brothers Menaechmi is the original case of mistaken identity. Salisbury University’s Bobbi Biron Theatre Program brings this classic Roman farce to the stage Thursday-Sunday, February 27-March 2 and March 6-9, in the Black Box Theatre of Fulton Hall. Curtain is 8 p.m., 2 p.m. Sundays. Dr. T. Paul Pfeiffer, chair of the Theatre and Dance Department, directs Plautus’ comedy, said to be the inspiration for Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors and Rodgers and Hart’s The Boys from Syracuse.
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Fulton Faculty Colloquia Series Continues This Spring
Faculty in Salisbury University’s Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts share their research and expertise during this spring’s Fulton Faculty Colloquia series. Presentations are 3:30 p.m. select Tuesdays from February-April in Teacher Education and Technology Center Room 152.
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