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In the Spotlight…

Steven Ziemba recently was inducted into the SU chapter of the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society.

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Rahsaan Ellis was honored at the 2018 President’s Diversity Awards.

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Anna Wagner was April’s Sea Gull Who Soars for her outstanding contributions to Salisbury University and its surrounding community. Anna is a senior marketing major with minors in professional sales, accounting and art. She is a MASMI student sale ambassador for the business school and also part of Perdue School sales team. Anna is a part of Salisbury's Greek Life as a member of Delta Gamma where she contributes to the community. She also is a manager at King Cone in Ocean City. This summer, Anna is participating in 4K for Cancer and is running across the country for young adults suffering from cancer. In the fall, Anna has accepted a full-time job with the Lennox Graduate Sales Academy.

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The Phi Beta Lambda (Future Business Leaders of America) Maryland Competition was held recently. Congratulations to the following Perdue Students:

  • Kayla Thompson – first place in Accounting Analysis & Decision Making and first place in Accounting for Professionals
  • Alexander Bodenski – third place in Accounting Analysis & Decision Making
  • Makayla Mulikin – first place in Accounting Principles
  • Michael Kursch – first place in Contemporary Sports Issues & first in Marketing Concepts
  • Charleen Fischer – first place in Cost Accounting
  • Anthony Palatella – first place in Financial Analysis & Decision Making and first place in Financial Services
  • Alexandra Pino – first place in Management Analysis & Decision Making 
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Shipper, F.M., Hoffman, R.C. & Decker, W.H. Pritchett Controls: Ten Years into Employee Ownership, The Case Journal, forthcoming.

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Drs. Thomas Calo, Frank Shipper, Marc Street and Vera Street publish in Emerald Insight Annual.

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Mike Koval presented his paper “Draft Your Own Contract: A Practical and Easy-to-Use Activity for Teaching Contract Law Principles to Business Students” at the Mid-Atlantic Academy of Legal Studies in Business Regional Conference, which took place in Philadelphia on April 6-7.

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The SU Libraries awarded their inaugural Course Enhancement Grants to faculty and projects (with partner librarians) for the 2018-19 academic year. Silvana Chambers received a grant to revise ECON 150 by incorporating information literacy and library instruction in two assignments. The first will require students to evaluate three professions by comparing wages, job descriptions, and lifelong wage calculations. The second will ask students to research and summarize their findings on how minimum-wage laws affect the economy. She will be working with Business Librarian Robin Vickery.

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Dr. E. Patrick McDermott has been awarded his second Fulbright. He will serve as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Bucharest in Romania from October 2018 to July 2019. His research will focus on industrial relations and workplace conflict resolution and will draw upon his research in China performed during his 2007-2008 Fulbright in Shanghai.

McDermott was a speaker at the American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution, Spring Conference, Washington, D.C. He was invited by the Equal Opportunity Commission to join their panel titled “EEOC Mediation: Reflections on the Largest Employment Discrimination Mediation Program in the U.S. for the Private Sector.” He was a key contributor in the development of this flagship mediation program.

In addition, McDermott co-authored a chapter in the book Aging and Work in the 21st Century. The chapter is titled “Legal Issues and the Aging Workforce.”

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Frank Shipper’s High-Performance Work Systems course was nominated for the Aspens Institute’s Idea Worth Teaching Award.

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Perdue students Austin Dabbs, Jasmine Fuller, Olivia Husby and Genevieve Kurtz were competitively selected to attend the National Undergraduate Research Conference (NCUR) at Oklahoma Central University from April 4-7, 2018. NCUR is the largest undergraduate research conference in the country for students to present their research projects. This year there were over 4,100 students from all 50 U.S. states, plus 19 other nations. Of the 406 universities represented at NCUR, Salisbury University had the 18th highest number of student presenters at the conference. We are proud of all the hard work that the students and their advisors have invested. Congratulations students and advisors Kirsten Passyn and Jill Caviglia-Harris!

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Our SBLs recently held a sales fundraiser to help Anna Wagner get closer to her goal for the 4K for Cancer she is running this summer. If you would like to know more or donate, please visit:

Student Business Leaders pose with Anna Wagner at fundraiser

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Darrin Reedy was recently was awarded Chapter President of the Year of IFC. Congratulations Darrin!

Darrin Reedy holding award plaque Close up of Darrin Reedy Award plaque

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