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Princeton Review and Kiplinger's Name SU a 'Best Value' College Saturday, September 20, 2014

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SU's Taylor Earns $50K USM Elkins Professorship for 2014

Dr. Ryan TaylorA Salisbury University professor has won one of the University System of Maryland’s most distinguished awards, which includes a $50,000 prize. Dr. Ryan Taylor of SU’s Biological Sciences Department has received the Wilson H. Elkins Professorship. The honor will help him continue his field research on túngara frogs at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama.

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USM Foundation Seeks Art Contest Entrants

USM FoundationIn the words of Nelson Mandela, “Vision without action is just a dream, action without vision just passes the time, and vision with action can change the world.” Thanks to the vision and action of its leadership, past and present, the University System of Maryland (USM) Foundation marks its 35th year in 2014. Students, faculty and staff at all USM institutions, including SU, are invited to help celebrate by entering the foundation’s third annual art contest with a work based on their interpretation of Mandela’s quote.

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Environmental Colloquium Series Continues This Fall at SU

Salisbury University’s fall Environmental Studies Colloquium Series continues with “Celebrating Nature: A Conversation Between a Naturalist and a Poet” on September 24. All presentations in the series are 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Henson Science Hall Room 243.

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SU's Chester Hall Earns LEED Certification

Salisbury University’s list of U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)-approved buildings continues to grow with the recent Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification of Chester Residence Hall. Following extensive renovations, the building was certified Silver, one of the three highest levels available. The USGBC is the nation’s leading organization supporting environmentally responsible building.

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Galician Bagpipe Musician Cristina Pato Performs at SU Friday, September 26

Galician bagpipe master and classical pianist Cristina Pato has performed with Yo-Yo Ma and played some of the world’s most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall.  On Friday, September 26, she brings her Migrations Band to Salisbury University. Their performance is 7 p.m. in Holloway Hall Auditorium.

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SU Art Galleries Presents 'Work. Respect. Dignity.'

Immigration is a hot topic in the media on a near-daily basis … but the stories of immigrants themselves seldom receive as much attention.  Pictures help share some of these tales during the Salisbury University Art Galleries exhibit “Work. Respect. Dignity. Shared Images and Stories of Maryland’s Eastern Shore Immigrants: An Exhibition of Photographs by Earl Dotter and the Migrant Clinicians Network.”

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Ballroom Dance Classes Held at SU This Fall

With origins in 19th-century England, ballroom dancing has maintained its popularity over centuries. As part of its fall “Europe: Old and New” cultural events series, Salisbury University offers a series of ballroom dance classes taught by instructor Marly Lynk 5 p.m. select Mondays in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.

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Mettler Speaks on 'Inequality and Higher Eduacation' at SU Thursday, September 25

SALISBURY, MD---According to author and educator Suzanne Mettler, the United States is having the wrong conversation about higher education. In her new book Degrees of Inequity: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream, she argues that college systems work well for  those born into well-off families … but few others. The question everyone should be asking, she says, is “Why?”

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'Attack of the Killer Stripey Tubes' Workshop Friday, September 19

Beware the killer stripey tubes! Salisbury University Art Galleries hosts interdisciplinary artist Claire Elizabeth Barratt and audiovisual artist David Linton on Friday, September 19, at 234 W. Main St. (formerly Parker Place). Barratt offers a Motion Sculpture workshop from 1-4 p.m. The workshop culminates with the motion sculpture movement installation “Attack of the Killer Stripey Tubes” from 5:30-8 p.m. on the downtown plaza as part of the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration.

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SU a USM Leader in Food Waste Recycling

Salisbury University is a leader in food waste recycling among University System of Maryland campuses, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).  In a recent article, the MDE noted that in 2013, SU recycled some 53.2 pounds of food waste per student — more than the University of Maryland College Park, Frostburg State University, Towson University, the University of Maryland Baltimore County or the Universities at Shady Grove.

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SU's Woods to Attend LUNAFEST Premiere

For Salisbury University senior Katelyn Woods, a day at the movies has turned into an opportunity to attend a gala premiere. Last spring, the communication arts major from Lexington Park, MD, attended the national traveling film festival LUNAFEST at SU. Sponsored by LUNA, makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for  Women, the festival features short movies by women with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. As the winner of a contest at the event, she will travel to the national premiere of the 2014-15 festival.

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Artist Cheryl Nemazie Speaks About Her Career Thursday, September 25, at SU

Artist Cheryl Nemazie has worked with businesses and non-governmental organizations worldwide.  On Thursday, September 25, Nemazie speaks about her career as a visiting artist at Salisbury University. Her presentation is 5 p.m. in Fulton Hall Room 111.

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'Montreal Review' Publishes Essays by SU Professors

Dr. John Wenke, professor of English at Salisbury University, was happy that his satiric essay, “Public Figures,” was published by The Montreal Review, an online magazine examining books, art and culture.  When he checked its website, however, he was even more pleased to see the names of two friends, Drs. Francis Kane and Jerome Miller, professors emeriti in SU’s Philosophy Department, with his.

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Caroline County Artist Wins Sea Gull Century Art Contest

A painting by Caroline County artist Lisa Martin has been selected as the winner of Salisbury University’s 2014 Sea Gull Century Art Contest. It is showcased on T-shirts and promotional materials for  this year’s bike ride across the Lower Eastern Shore on Saturday, September 27.

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Nabb Center Presents 'Mapping Delmarva's Past' Exhibit August 25-December 12

Virginia MapBefore 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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