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Princeton Review and Kiplinger's Name SU a 'Best Value' College Saturday, January 24, 2015

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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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Blake Discusses 'Lincoln, Loyalty and Liberties on the Eastern Shore' Friday, January 23

At the outset of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln believed the Eastern Shore (both Maryland and Virginia) might set precedents for  restoring secessionists to their Union loyalties. Kellee Blake, retired director of the National Archives Mid-Atlantic Region in Philadelphia, discusses her perspective on the Delmarva Peninsula in that era during the presentation “The ‘Right Spirit’: Lincoln, Loyalty and Liberties on the Eastern Shore, 1861-1865.” Her talk is 6 p.m. Friday, January 23, in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Family Auditorium at Salisbury University.

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SU Students Raise over $10,000 for Local Causes

Students in Paula Morris’ advertising and promotions classes at Salisbury University raised more than $10,000 for  local causes last fall. Each semester, Morris tasks students in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business with developing and promoting fundraisers for  local charities to give them real-world experience.

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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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Yarmo Presents New Findings on Depiction of 15th-Century Jewish Dress Codes, Colors

Salisbury University Costume Designer Leslie Yarmo is raising questions about 15th-century European Jewish dress codes and how certain colors may have been misinterpreted in famous artworks for  years. She has shared her findings at conferences in Italy, and others are taking notice.

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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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Nabb Research Center Accepts Early 1900s Oyster Chart Donation

SALISBURY, MD---Many on the Eastern Shore have heard about the fabled Oyster Wars of the Chesapeake Bay, but increasingly few have actually seen a representation of the “battlefields.” Thanks to Worcester County businessman Reese Cropper III, members of the public will have a chance to see those battle lines more clearly drawn at Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for  Delmarva History and Culture.

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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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SU's Stock Researches Kierkegaard in Copenhagen

Søren Kierkegaard is widely regarded as the first existentialist philosopher … but how influential was the theatre on the delivery of his philosophy? Very, according to Dr. Timothy Stock of Salisbury University’s Philosophy Department. He recently spent a month researching the philospher at the Søren Kierkegaard Research Center at the University of Copenhagen.

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SU Offers Piano Class for Adult Beginners February 4-March 11

Ever wanted to learn piano, but thought you were too old?  Well, you’re not! A new group piano class designed for adult beginners will be held Wednesdays, February 4-March 11, at Salisbury University. An open house for interested adults is 1-1:50 p.m. Wednesday, January 28, in Fulton Hall Room 234. 

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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

GroundbreakingWith 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

Sea Gull Stadium renderingSalisbury 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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'U.S. News' Again Names SU Among 'Best Colleges'

U.S. News & World ReportU.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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