The University System of Maryland Board of Regents has appointed Charles Wight president of Salisbury University, beginning July 1, 2018. Wight will succeed Janet Dudley-Eshbach, who announced last fall her plans to step down from the position after 18 years.
Highlights include a talk by talking stick project artist Amber Robles-Gordon, a Magic Puppet Tea Party and exhibit, SU's annual Children's and Young Adult Literature Festival, the SU Dance Company's annual Spring Concert, and a publishing workshop hosted by Salisbury Poetry Week director Tara Elliott.
Forbes magazine again has named Salisbury University among “America’s Best Value Colleges.” SU is one of “300 schools worth the investment” out of nearly 2,500 public and private colleges and universities in the nation, according to the publication. Salisbury has been named among “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes for the past four years.
Salisbury University’s Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts explores the topic “Responding to Climate Change” during the semester-long “Changing Climate, Changing World” lecture series this spring. SU faculty and external presenters discuss climate change issues and the implications of climate disruptions in the natural and social worlds.
SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning (CELL) provides new opportunities for established and aspiring writers to hone their skills through classes offered by the Lighthouse Literary Guild beginning in April.
Marie Rundquist though she knew who she was — until a DNA test turned her conceptions upside down. The author wrote about her experience and the search to unearth details of her heritage in the book Cajun by Any Other Name: Recovering the Lost History of a Family and a People. She discusses that research during the presentation “Cajun by Any Other Name” Thursday, April 19, at Salisbury University. Her talk is 7 p.m. at the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall.
In the past year, Confederate monuments throughout the U.S. have been covered up or removed completely as racial justice advocates have called into question their appropriateness. One such debate continues in Salisbury as community members have called for both the removal and the saving of a plaque memorializing Confederate General John Henry Winder, placed by the Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission in 1965. Salisbury University’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) examines the issue from both local and national perspectives during the panel discussion “Monuments and Memory” 6 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall.
PNC Bank, a recognized leader in university banking, and Salisbury University have for med a new partnership which will lead to additional financial literacy programs for students, more ATMs throughout campus, and increased banking convenience and services for all, including faculty and staff. The partnership will result in an elevated presence for PNC at student and employee orientations as well as student move-ins and Survival of Arrival.
Salisbury University’s Center for Extended and Lifelong Learning (CELL) invites community members to get to know the campus better through “Discover SU,” a series highlighting the University’s offerings and services. The next event, highlighting SU’s athletics facilities, including Sea Gull Stadium and the new Sea Gull Baseball Stadium, is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19. Dr. Gerry DiBartolo, SU athletics director, leads the tour.
According to the Barry Goldwater Foundation, it offers the “most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering in America.” Two Salisbury University juniors - Lauren DeLong and Amanda Rocker – recently received Honorable Mentions for the award.
Salisbury Mayor Jake Day recently recognized Dr. Sarah Surak, Salisbury University assistant professor of political science and environmental studies, and 10 students from her Public Administration class, with citations for their civic engagement. The students have supported the city’s sustainability efforts.
When Anna Wagner was 16, she learned about the Baltimore-based Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults’ 4K for Cancer, a national program raising money to provide cancer patient support through cross-country cycling (and later long-distance running). Then a high school student in Annapolis, Wagner was too young to get involved, but vowed that someday she would. That day will be Friday, June 15. With approximately 25 fellow cancer fund supporters, comprising Team Baltimore, the Salisbury University marketing major will embark on a cross-country run from San Francisco to Maryland. During the relay-style event, each teammate will run 12-16 miles every day — approximately a half marathon — for seven weeks, ending in Baltimore’s Federal Hill neighborhood on Saturday, August 4.
Contemporary artists take new approaches to perceiving and understanding the changing natural world during the exhibit “Brave New Earth” at Salisbury University Art Galleries Downtown from February 22-April 21. A talk by participating artist Brack Morrow of Las Cruces, NM, is 5:30 p.m. Thursday, February 22.
Salisbury University’s Magic Puppet Tea Party has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Monday, April 16. A global puppet exhibit follows Tuesday-Thursday, April 17-19. Both are in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall. The party and exhibit were postponed from February.
Salisbury University Art Galleries hosts the exhibit “Resonating Objects” by Margaret Noble from March 5-May 26 in the Electronic Gallery, Conway Hall Room 128. An artist talk with Noble is 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 5, in Conway Hall Room 156. A reception is held in the Electronic Gallery immediately following the talk.
Salisbury University’s 17th annual Children’s and Young Adult Literature Festival brings together authors and illustrators for four days of readings and discussion Wednesday-Saturday, April 18-21. This year’s theme is “New Beginnings: Celebrating Individuality and Diversity in Children’s Literature.”
Works by Salisbury University junior art major Maggie Delaney of Silver Spring, MD, are on display during the exhibit “Human Nature” from April 9-20 at Gallery 303, 303 W. College Ave. A reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 13. The exhibit, Delaney’s SU Honors College creative project, explores the interaction between humans and nature.
The Salisbury University Dance Company, directed by Mary Avara, hosts its annual Spring Concert from Thursday-Saturday April 19–22, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. Curtain is 8 p.m., 2 p.m. Sunday.
Salisbury University invites all prospective students and their families to an Open House Saturday, April 21. Registration is 8:30-9:15 a.m. in Holloway Hall Lobby. The University encourages all students to visit SU as part of the college selection process. Saturday Open House visitors do not need to register for a parking pass.
Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture explores the history and legacy of the indigenous people of the Eastern Shore and their connections to SU through the exhibit “You’re on Indian Land …” January 29-May 31. The display is showcased in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons’ first-floor lobby.
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 hosts the exhibit “For the Love of Quilting: Modern Quilts of the Eastern Shore,” featuring quilts made by local guilds and church groups, January 29-May 31 at its G. Ray Thompson Gallery in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons.
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. Presentations are 3:30 p.m. on select Tuesdays from February-May in Conway Hall Room 152.
Salisbury University today announced the creation of a new College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). This dramatic restructuring of academic programs reflects the growing importance of these fields. It supports related workforce demands as the state and nation try to address the opioid epidemic, the rapidly aging Boomer Generation and distinct rural health care needs. Set to launch this fall, the CHHS is expected to become the largest academic unit on campus, with nearly 2,200 students.
Dr. 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.
This “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.
The 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.
Salisbury 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.
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance again has named Salisbury University one of its 100 “Best Values in Public Colleges.” Academic quality carries more weight than costs in Kiplinger’s for mula. Among public colleges, SU is No. 98 based on in-state costs and No. 77 for out-of-state costs. SU also ranked No. 247 on the full list of 300 campuses.
Salisbury 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 & 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.
Salisbury 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.