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Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning
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Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning

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Welcome to the Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning, one of Salisbury University’s newest departments. The Center connects the community and the University in two ways, through professional and leadership development programs and also through an array of enriching lifelong learning programs covering a variety of interests. Our mission is to provide engaging, relevant and academically-based learning opportunities for “students” of all ages. We accomplish this through programs that are hosted on campus, in the Delmarva community as well as the greater mid-Atlantic region. The Center is a first point of contact for individuals who would like to learn about the many Salisbury University lectures, performances, classes and seminars that are open to the public.

We are an evolving department, so please check back often to our website to see what is new at the Center! We are looking for your feedback, so if you have an idea for a course, program or instructor, please let us know. Contact us at and subscribe to our emails to keep up to date on our news and events!

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What's New at CELL?

Blues Musicians Chris and Grayson English play Feature Fridays at The Brick Room March 24Salisbury University’s Feature Fridays downtown Salisbury lecture and performance series continues with blues musicians Chris and Grayson English on March 24.

All presentations in the series are held at The Brick Room, 116 N. Division St. The evening begins with a networking session at 5:30 p.m. followed by a performance by the father-son duo from 6-7 p.m.

To create the Delta-style blues for which he is known, Chris English uses vintage guitars from the 1930s to replicate the sound and feeling that he has studied and loves. He puts that sound to good use in his class “Blues: the Roots of Rock and Roll,” which he created and teaches at SU.

He is working on his fourth album while continuing the busy club and festival performance schedule he has maintained for over 35 years. His original material has been licensed for broadcast on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and recently was featured on King Biscuit Time with host Sonny Payne.

Grayson English has performed with his father since 2008. A multi-instrumentalist and SU alumnus, he also works repairing instruments and amplifiers, and has created his own line of handcrafted guitar effect pedals.

Sponsored by the Whaley Family Foundation and SU’s Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning (CELL), admission is free and the public is invited (must be 21 to enter). Charges apply for food and drinks.

Upcoming Feature Fridays performances:

  • April 28 – Guitarist Danielle Cumming of SU’s Music, Theatre and Dance Department with visiting artists-in-residence Martin Friese and Julian Walter-Nußberger; and
  • May 19 – Such Fools featuring Todd Smith, SU webmaster.

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Girls Innovation Academy
  • Summer Camp for Middle School Girls
    Leadership & Communication
    Innovation & Technology
    Sustainability & Civic Engagement

    Girls Innovation Academy at SU is for girls entering sixth, seventh or eighth grade in Fall 2017. Participants learn age-appropriate computer coding, web design, media tools and communication software to empower participants to solve problems and expand their technology skills. GIA enhances young women’s competence and confidence through engaging, applied projects on real community issues. Plus, it’s fun! For more information and to register click here!

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Discover SU
  • University Art Galleries
    Connecting the University, the community and the world, through art!
    April 20
    4:30 PM
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    The mission of the Salisbury University Art Galleries and Collection is to enrich the cultural environment of Salisbury University, the city of Salisbury, and Maryland’s Eastern Shore by encouraging the appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society. Our purpose is to provide meaningful educational experiences and direct encounters with the visual arts not found anywhere else in the area. To sustain this mission we primarily offer exhibitions, performances, lectures, panel discussions, tours, and publications, as well as maintain the University Art Collection. Our programming is aimed at stimulating active learning about art and the creative process. In addition, building and maintaining the SU Art Collection serves as a tangible resource for teaching and research for this and future generations. Tours are always free, but RSVP is appreciated!

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ESVA Bus Tour
  • Tour the Eastern Shore of VA
    May 4, 2017

    Join us on a bus trip to tour historic homes and gardens of the Eastern Shore Virginia, illustrating the history of the settling of the area and detailing how time has brought about changes to the landscape and the culture.

    We'll visit Ker Place, Eyre Hall, Pear Valley and the Barrier Island Center, and enjoy lunch in Cape Charles. Click here for more information and to register!

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