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SU Police Earns Governor's Crime Prevention Award

Governor's Crime Prevention AwardThe Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services recently honored the Salisbury University Police Department during the 37th annual Governor’s Crime Prevention Awards ceremony in Glen Burnie, MD. SU Police received the department’s Category A Crime Prevention Award, recognizing its overall outstanding crime prevention program.

International ESOL/TESOL Graduates Teach English to Others

Yutaro Hatta (front left)For some, learning the English language is challenging enough. For three students from Asia, Salisbury University also provided an opportunity to teach it. “Three of our international students, for  whom English is not their first language, have secured positions teaching English and other languages in the United States,” said Dr. Derya Kulavuz-Onal, assistant professor in SU’s English Department. “We found this to be unique, since they were themselves English learners once.”

SU's Schaefer-Salins Key in 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' Translation Project

Alice in MaoriIn Lewis Carroll’s 1865 classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the title character, upon falling down the rabbit hole, wonders if she might end up on the other side of the world, in Australia or New Zealand. Earlier this month she landed in the latter, courtesy of faculty from Salisbury University and the University of Waikato. In 2015, Dr. Tom Roa, professor of Māori and indigenous studies at Waikato, in Hamilton, New Zealand, translated the book into the native language of that country’s Māori people as part of a project celebrating the 150th anniversary of the original’s publication. More than a year later, some 300 copies were distributed to grateful Māori children, thanks, in part, to Dr. Ellen Schaefer-Salins of SU's Social Work Department.

SU's Morris Receives Prestigious DMAWEF O'Hara Leadership Award

For years, Salisbury University’s Paula Morris has been a leader both in and out of the classroom. The Direct Marketing Association of Washington Education Foundation (DMAWEF) recently recognized the professor of practice in the Franklin P. Perdue School’s Management and Marketing Department with its prestigious O’Hara Leadership Award.

SU Hosts 'The Stage is Set: Leland Starnes and the Salisbury State Theatre' Exhibit January 3-May 31

The Miracle Worker. Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Our Town. Guys and Dolls. In the 1970s, residents of the Salisbury area didn’t have to travel to Broadway to see these popular shows — Dr. Leland Starnes brought them all to the university stage in what has been called a “Golden Age” for  Salisbury University Theatre.

Nabb Center Presents 'When Communities Come Together: African American Education on the Eastern Shore' January 3-May 31

From one-room schoolhouses to desegregation, African Americans on the Delmarva Peninsula saw a number of challenges and triumphs from the end of the Civil War into the 20th century. Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for  Delmarva History and Culture showcases the unique culture that supported many of those schools in the exhibit “When Communities Come Together: African American Education on the Eastern Shore.” The display opens Tuesday, January 3, in the first-floor lobby of the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons.

'U.S. News' Ranks SU's Online M.B.A. Program Among Nation's Best

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report has ranked Salisbury University’s online M.B.A. program in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business among the nation’s best. This is the first time SU has been recognized on the publication’s annual list of “Best Online Programs.”

SU Children's Theatre Ensemble Presents 'Tales of the Eastern Shore' January 21-22

Tales of the Eastern ShoreSalisbury University’s Children’s Theatre Ensemble presents the family-friendly storytelling production Tales of the Eastern Shore Saturday-Sunday, January 21-22. Curtain is 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre of Fulton Hall. Tom Anderson of the Music, Theatre and Dance Department directs the original play. Puppets are constructed and operated by students in Anderson’s winter term class, who give their characters their unique voices.

SU Partners with GSC on Transformational Community Leadership Series

Salisbury University and its new Center for  Extended and Lifelong Learning, in partnership with the Greater Salisbury Committee (GSC), are seeking participants for  an inaugural Transformational Community Leadership Series.  A reception and information session is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 12, at the University House (1116 Camden Ave.).

LoVid Presents 'Tephra Garden' Exhibit November 14-February 11

Immersive video installations and textile sculptures by artists Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus, collectively known as LoVid, come together during the exhibition “Tephra Garden.” The exhibit is displayed November 14-February 11 at Salisbury University’s Electronic Gallery, Conway Hall Room 128. An artist talk and reception is 5:30 p.m. Monday, November 14, in Conway Hall Room 153.

Four Honored with SU Alumni Association Faculty Appreciation Awards

2016 Faculty Appreciation Award recipientsThis year’s Salisbury University Alumni Association Faculty Appreciation Award winners are “exciting,” “outstanding,” “vested” and “positive,” according to their for mer students. The association honored four with the accolade during SU’s 91st-year Fall Commencement. They include Dr. Chrys Egan, Communication Arts, of the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts; Dr. David Rieck, Chemistry, of the Richard A. Henson School of Science and Technology; Paula Morris, Management and Marketing, of the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business; and Dr. Laurie Andes, Teacher Education, of the Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies.

SU Police Introduces 911 Shield App

911 ShieldThe Salisbury University Police Department has introduced 911 Shield, a free safety app enabling students, faculty and staff to immediately contact the department via their smart phones. The app, developed by 911 Cellular, not only connects to University Police (when the user is on campus) or the appropriate 911 center (off campus), but also provides the caller’s location anywhere in the country through an internal positioning system or geographic locator.

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 Officially Opens $117M Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons

Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic CommonsFor years Salisbury University students have studied in what was considered by some as one of the worst campus libraries in the country. According to the American Library Association, the SU facility provided less than one-third of the minimum recommended seating for  a student body of SU’s size and less than half the necessary space for  library materials. Its collections were last among its performance peers, but library staff couldn’t add to them because there was no room. Today, that changed. Before a jubilant audience of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, SU President Janet Dudley-Eshbach, with donors and other supporters, cut the ribbon on the new $117 million Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons (GAC): At 221,000-square-feet, the largest academic construction project since the founding of the campus in 1925.

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.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Celebrates Gallery Building Donation to SU

The Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District Committee’s 3rd Friday provided a festive setting for  the ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception with Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach and donors Palmer Gillis and Tony Gilkerson, celebrating their gift of The Gallery Building and Annex to the SU Foundation, Inc. Enthusiastic supporters applauded this major step in the University’s growing downtown presence. The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents that morning unanimously approved acceptance of the donation of the West Main Street building, one of downtown Salisbury’s signature structures, valued at some $4.4 million.

SU Honors Norman H. Conway with Dedication of Conway Hall

Salisbury University alumnus Norman H. Conway has dedicated his life to education and the public good. During a festive ceremony on Tuesday, April 26, his Alma Mater recognized his devotion to learning, to the Eastern Shore and to all of Maryland by rededicating its award-winning Teacher Education and Technology Center as Conway Hall.

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.”

SU Named 'Hispanic Outlook' Top 50 'Publisher's Pick'

Hispanic Outlook coverSalisbury University is one of the top 50 colleges in the U.S. offering “outstanding opportunities to Hispanic students” according to The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education. SU recently was named among the magazine’s annual “Publisher’s Picks,” denoting the top 50 colleges and universities for  Hispanic students in the U.S. Joining other institutions including Harvard, Princeton, Rutgers, Cornell and Penn State universities, this marks Salisbury’s first time on the list since the ranking’s inception in 1995. SU was the only University System of Maryland campus selected for this year’s honor.

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

The Princeton ReviewSalisbury University’s professors “love what they do and prepare [students] for  the real world. … Going to class is a joy.” These are some of the student comments about Salisbury University in The Princeton Review’s new 2017 edition of The Best 381 Colleges. The University is among the nation’s top 15 percent of four-year colleges, according to the Review’s flagship guide. The accolade was announced on the first day of SU’s fall semester.

'U.S. News' Ranks SU Among Nation's Best Colleges for 20th Year

U.S. News & World ReportU.S. News & World Report today named Salisbury University one of its Best Colleges for  2016. The 581 universities in the Best Regional Universities category are split among four geographic areas — North, South, Midwest and West. In the northern region, SU ranked 67th in the top tier among 187 publics and privates. It also was named among the “A-plus Schools for  B Students” and “Best Schools for  Veterans.” 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.

'Kiplinger's' Again Names SU Among 100 'Best Values in Public Colleges'

For the ninth consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has named Salisbury University one of its 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.” SU and the other campuses on the 2016 list “combine outstanding academics with affordable cost,” Kiplinger’s said. Quality carries the most weight in its for mula. Among public colleges, SU is No. 92 based on in-state costs and No. 70 for  out-of-state costs.

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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