Friday, October 31, 2014
Sea Gull Century Scholarship Applications Due Dec. 1
The Sea Gull Century Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for its annual awards for Salisbury University students. Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors who have contributed to or participated in the bike ride and who have a minimum 3.0 GPA are eligible
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Fulton Faculty Colloquia Series Continues This Fall
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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'Stash Your Trash' Make-a-Heron Workshops at SU
Salisbury University’s Environmental Studies Department holds two “Make-a-Heron” workshops this fall in connection with the heron sculpture contest hosted by the City of Salisbury and Wicomico County’s “Stash Your Trash” program. Workshops are 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, October 25 and November 8, at the Environmental Studies house on College Avenue. Those who RSVP by Friday, October 10, will be eligible to have a framework for the project constructed for them, upon request.
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Nabb Center Presents 'Mapping Delmarva's Past' Exhibit August 25-December 12
Before GPS, before MapQuest, there were actual maps. Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture explores the area through the eyes of some of the earliest cartographers in “Mapping Delmarva’s Past.” The exhibit is on display in the center’s gallery, 190 Wayne Street, from August 25-December 12.
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Pfeiffer Concludes Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series Tuesday, November 4
Dr. T. Paul Pfeiffer, chair of the Theatre and Dance Department, concludes this semester's Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series with his presentation “The Elizabethan Playhouse: Symbolism, Mysticism and Politics in Practice,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 4, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall. He explores how Elizabethan theatre became the chief voice of national identity and Shakespeare’s men became definitive in raising their fellow countrymen to new standards of pride and place.
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'Delmarvans at War' Exhibit Returns to Nabb Research Center August 25-December 12
Families throughout the Delmarva Peninsula were greatly impacted by both Union and Confederate supporters and events during the Civil War era. Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the exhibit “Delmarvans at War.” The installation returns to the center’s gallery, 190 Wayne Street, from August 25-December 12.
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Remember Caruthers Hall With a Commemorative Brick
For community members who have special memories of Caruthers Hall and the campus school, a limited number of bricks from the building are available through the University’s Alumni Office and its website. Each brick has a commemorative plaque that reads: “Salisbury State Teachers College Demonstration School to Salisbury University Caruthers Hall, 1955-2013, the foundation on which educational excellence was built.”
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Salisbury University Officially Breaks Ground on Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons
With broad smiles and shiny shovels, Salisbury University, its friends and supporters broke ground today on the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons (GAC). At 224,071 square feet, the $111.4 million facility will be the largest academic building in SU history. Home for a sorely needed new library, with it comes a reconfiguration of University classroom, research and study space in a manner that planners predict will change campus dynamics. The GAC is a conscious attempt to transform learning at the institution—in ways which will not only impact how students and faculty interact, but, potentially, how the Lower Eastern Shore relates to the SU academic community.
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SU Breaks Ground on New $19M Sea Gull Stadium During Homecoming
Salisbury University’s 2014 Homecoming and Family Weekend has a special significance for SU athletics and its fans: On Saturday, October 18, the University unveils the designs of its new $19 million stadium, as well as a planned $10 million renovation of its athletics fields and other facilities. This comes at the official groundbreaking for Sea Gull Stadium.
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'Kiplinger's' Again Ranks SU Among 100 Best Values
For the sixth consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine has named Salisbury University one of its Top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.” SU and the other campuses on the 2014 list “deliver academic quality and affordability,” the magazine said. Academics carry more weight in the for mula Kiplinger’s uses. Each institution is ranked based on several factors, including in-state and out-of-state costs. SU is No. 63 for in-state, up from No. 72 in 2013. For out-of-state students, SU is ranked No. 44.
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Princeton Review Names SU Among 'Best 379 Colleges'
"The professors here are down-to-earth, friendly, and just passionate about what they are teaching.” You learn “lessons that you will be able to take far beyond the classroom. They don’t teach so that you will pass a test, they teach for life. They’re awesome.” These are some of the student comments about Salisbury University in The Princeton Review’s new 2015 edition of The Best 379 Colleges.
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'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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'U.S. News' Again Names SU Among 'Best Colleges'
U.S. News & World Report today named Salisbury University one of its Best Colleges for 2014. The 573 universities in the Best Regional Universities category are split among four geographic areas — North, South, Midwest and West. In the northern region, SU ranked 65th in the top tier among 181 publics and privates. It also was named among the “Best Colleges for Vets” and “A-plus Schools for B Students.”
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'Princeton Review' Names SU a 'Best Value'
The Princeton Review, in partnership with USA Today, has named Salisbury University among its Top 80 “Best Value” Public Colleges in the nation for 2014. The accolade comes on the heels of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s recently naming SU among its Top 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.” The Princeton Review lauds SU’s “stellar academic programs coupled with the benefit of a state school price tag.”
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Emergency Notification Registration Available for Campus Community
As part of ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of the campus community, Salisbury University has implemented an emergency notification system that sends text and voice messages in the event of an emergency. Students, faculty and staff must register to receive the emergency alerts.
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