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Saturday, November 18, 2017
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SU Art Galleries Hosts 'The Chromanauts' Nov. 18

The ChromanautsDance and visual art meet in the soaring sci-fi adventure of “The Chromanauts” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 18, in Room 317 of Salisbury University’s Conway Hall. SU Art Galleries (SUAG) hosts this artistic performance, featuring choreography by Christine Hands, and video, sound and light by John Mosher of SU’s Art Department.

13th Annual Shore Fraud Conference Held at SU Friday, November 17

Perdue HallSome of the nation’s most prominent anti-fraud experts convene at Salisbury University during the 13th annual Shore Fraud Conference 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, November 17, in Perdue Hall’s Bennett Family Auditorium. Speakers include Christopher Rosetti, chief operating officer of the New York State Nurses Association Pension Plan; Alan Bachman, for mer education manager with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jeff Gottlieb; and Walt Pavlo Jr., founder of

'I Love Salisbury' Community Cleanup Nov. 18

I Love SalisburyHundreds of Salisbury University students are expected to help clean up some 60 private properties in neighborhoods surrounding campus during the 10th annual “I Love Salisbury” event Saturday, November 18. Students gather in Red Square to pick up supplies at 9:30 a.m. They then report to cleanup sites through 2 p.m. SU’s Student Government Association sponsors the event.

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SU's World Drum Ensemble Hosts Concert November 17

Treble clefFrom Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock to world music from Africa and beyond, Salisbury University’s World Drum Ensemble hosts its first full concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 17, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. Directed by Ted Nichols of the Music, Theatre and Dance Department, the group is joined by the SU African Dancers, World Drum Experience and WBOC-TV “Travels with Charlie” host Charles Paparella as guest guitarist.

SU Theater Presents 'Appropriate' Nov. 17-19

Appropriate When estranged siblings gather to settle the estate of their deceased father, they discover a past no one suspected.That’s the premise of Appropriate, presented by Salisbury University’s Bobbi Biron Theatre Program Thursday-Sunday, November 16-19, in the Black Box Theatre of Fulton Hall. Curtain is 8 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday. Robert Smith, co-chair of SU’s Music, Theatre and Dance Department, directs.

SU's Ravizza Earns 2018 Rotary International Peace Fellowship

Ravizza (right)Salisbury University’s Dr. Dean Ravizza has received a 2018 Rotary International Peace Fellowship to further his work in using sports to bring people together across war zones and ideological divides. Ravizza is one of only 25 professionals selected globally for  a program at the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkhorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, that develops leaders who can become catalysts for  peace, and conflict prevention and resolution.

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SU's Wright to Perform 'Messiah Sing-In' at Lincoln Center

Dr. John Wesley WrightDr. John Wesley Wright of Salisbury University’s Music, Theatre and Dance Department solos with the National Chorale during the group’s 50th-anniversary sing-in of Handel’s Messiah at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall in New York. Conducted by Everett McCorvey, artistic director of the National Chorale, the performance is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 15.

'Discover SU' Offers Nabb Center Tour November 16

CELL logoSalisbury University’s Center for  Extended and Lifelong Learning (CELL) invites community members to get to know the campus better through “Discover SU,” a series of tours highlighting the University’s offerings and services. This fall’s next tour is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 16, as guests learn about SU’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for  Delmarva History and Culture from its director, Dr. Creston Long.

Visiting Graphic Artist Nathan Hill Speaks at SU November 16

Nathan HillVisiting graphic designer Nathan Hill delivers an artist talk 5 p.m. Thursday, November 16, in Room 111 of Salisbury University’s Fulton Hall. His lecture is in connection with the graphic design portion of SU’s 57th biannual Senior Art Show, on display in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall from November 6-17.

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57th Biannual Senior Graphic Design Exhibition November 6-19

Art DepartmentSalisbury University showcases works by 10 students during the graphic design portion of its 57th biannual Senior Art Exhibition, “Ten,” from November 6-19 in the University Gallery of Fulton Hall. A reception and awards ceremony are 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 17, with light refreshments and works for  sale by the artists.

'Evening of Percussion' Concert at SU Thursday, November 16

percussion ensemble The Salisbury University Percussion Ensemble performs early and contemporary works during its annual fall concert, “An Evening of Percussion,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 16, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. Directed by Eric Shuster, selections include William Russell’s 1935 Three Cuban Pieces and Carolyn Chen’s 2009 Hamlet.

Lacrosse Coach Barnes Continues Annual SU Native American Heritage Month Celebration

Jim BarnesLacrosse coach Jim Barnes, a member of the Mohawk tribe, continues Salisbury University’s sixth annual Native American Heritage Month commemoration with the presentation “The Most American Game of All? Lacrosse and Its Native American Roots.” His talk is 6 p.m. Friday, November 17, in Conway Hall Room 153.

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SU Libraries Hosts Annual Homeless Animal Supply Drive

Academic CommonsSalisbury University Libraries holds its annual “Fill a Bowl — Save a Life” animal shelter supply drive November 6-December 17. Collection locations are the Library Services Desk of the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons and the Ernie Bond Curriculum Resource Center in Conway Hall (Room 226). Items collected benefit the Humane Society of Wicomico County, Worcester County Humane Society and Baywater Animal Rescue in Dorchester County.

SU's Small Inducted into Pi Gamma Mu Hall of Fame

Gordon Mercer, Clara Small and Dr. Larry Heck, Pi Gamma Mu board of trustees director.Dr. Clara Small, professor emeritus of history at Salisbury University, recently was inducted into the Pi Gamma Mu Hall of Fame during the international history honor society’s triennial convention in Kansas City, MO.

'HOMECOMING' Exhibit Features SU Alumni Art Nov. 17-Jan. 27

SU Art Galleries Downtown logoSome 23 Salisbury University art alumni are represented at their Alma Mater during the exhibit “HOMECOMING” November 17-January 27 at the SU Art Galleries Downtown. An opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 17, during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration.

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SU Best Buddies Club Earns Outstanding Chapter Honor

Best BuddiesSalisbury University’s Best Buddies club recently was honored as an “Outstanding Chapter” by Best Buddies International at its 28th Leadership Conference in Indiana. “Our mission is to foster one-to-one friendships between college students and people with intellectual and development disabilities,” said student president Madison Groth.

Nabb Center Hosts 'Piecing It All Together: Quilts of the Eastern Shore' Exhibit August 28-December 22

For generations, quilts have been synonymous with warmth, comfort and the feeling of home. At Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for  Delmarva History and Culture, every quilt has a story to tell. The center delves into their historical tales during the exhibit “Piecing It All Together: Quilts of the Eastern Shore” August 28-December 22 at its G. Ray Thompson Gallery in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons.

SU Libraries Hosts 'Our Transdisciplinary World: Technology, Science and the Humanities' Exhibit August 28-December 22

At Salisbury University, technology isn’t just a realm for  the sciences. It transcends all disciplines. SU showcases some of the ways technology is used on campus in the exhibit “Our Transdisciplinary World: Technology, Science and the Humanities” August 28-December 22 in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons’ first-floor lobby.

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SU's PACE Hosts 'Democracy Across the Disciplines' Fall Lecture Series

Salisbury University explores the relevant, complex and at times volatile topics of democracy during the lecture series “Democracy Across the Disciplines” Mondays from August 28-December 11. Presentations are 7-8:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall Room 111.

Fall Fulton Faculty Colloquia Series Scheduled September 26-December 12

Faculty in Salisbury University’s Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts share their research and expertise during this semester’s Fulton Faculty Colloquia series. Sponsored by the Fulton School, admission is free and the public is invited. Light refreshments will be served.

Native American Heritage Celebration Continues Through November 30

Salisbury University holds its sixth annual Native American Heritage Month celebration this November. Events begin 4 p.m. Friday, November 3, with the research presentation “Indigenous Rights and Issues in the Digital Age” with students in Dr. Céline Carayon’s Native American history class in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall. They discuss the history and current issues of six American Indian nations and offer solutions for  the future.

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President Dudley-Eshbach Announces She Is Stepping Down June 30

Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-EshbachDr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach, the president of Salisbury University, today announced her decision to step down effective June 30, 2018. Dudley-Eshbach was appointed SU’s eighth president in 2000, the first woman to hold the office. She is the University System of Maryland’s longest-serving female president and is the second longest-tenured president in SU history.

See How Sea Gulls Stand Together

Sea Gulls Stand TogetherThis “If you can play, you can play” video was produced by Salisbury University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and features student-athletes from all 21 sports. The “You Can Play Project” works to ensure the safety and inclusion of all in sports -- including LGBT athletes, coaches and fans.

SU Contributes Over $480 Million Annually to Local Economy

Key FiguresSalisbury University’s impact on the Eastern Shore economy is approaching half a billion dollars annually and supports almost 3,300 local jobs, according to a recently released 2016 economic impact study. The University adds nearly $80 million each year to local, state and federal coffers from taxes generated by this activity. With a community of some 10,500 students, faculty and staff, SU has had an increasingly positive impact on the area economy, growing by some $130 million in the last decade.  A steady, planned increase in student population; hiring of new faculty and staff; and a dynamic reconfiguration of the physical campus with several notable construction projects have been hallmarks of the expansion.

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Richard A. Henson Foundation Announces $2.5 Million Gift for SU Science and Technology Programs

Henson Foundation gift announcementThe Richard A. Henson Foundation, Inc. today reaffirmed its commitment to Salisbury University, announcing a $2.5 million gift for  SU’s Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology. A pioneer in the commuter aviation industry, Henson endowed the school bearing his name with another multi-million-dollar donation in 1987. This latest marks the 30th anniversary of that initial commitment.

SU Selected as a 2017-18 College of Distinction

Colleges of DistinctionSalisbury University has been selected as a 2017-18 College of Distinction. Salisbury was chosen for  its continued commitment to the four distinctions, said founder Wes Creel. These include: engaged students, outstanding teaching, vibrant communities and successful outcomes. Started over a decade ago, the Colleges of Distinction Web site helps young people, and their families and counselors, find campuses that are right for  them. According to Creel, the institutions that are included are “essential to educating the next generation of young adults.”

'U.S. News' Again Names SU Among 'Best Colleges'

U.S. News RankingsU.S. News & World Report has named Salisbury University one of its Best Colleges for  2018. The 620 universities in the Best Regional Universities category are split among four geographic areas — North, South, Midwest and West. In the northern region, SU ranked 78th in the top tier among 187 publics and privates. It also was named among the “A-plus Schools for  B Students.” U.S. News uses several criteria to measure academic quality including academic reputation, graduation and retention rates, financial resources, faculty resources, student selectivity and alumni giving.

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Princeton Review Again Names SU Among Nation's 'Best Colleges'

Princeton ReviewSalisbury University encourages “active participation in things that are bigger than yourself,” “a main priority of campus life is to give back to the community,” and “going to class is a joy." These are some of the student comments about Salisbury University in The Princeton Review’s new 2018 edition of The Best 382 Colleges. The University is among the nation’s top 15 percent of four-year colleges, according to the Review’s flagship guide.

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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