What two rivers make up the Fertile Crescent? What country leads the world in shrimp aquaculture? Two Salisbury University students, Zachery Radziewicz and Daniel Milbrath, were part of a Mid-Atlantic team that correctly answered questions like these to win first place at the 2018 World Geography Bowl in New Orleans.
Shortly before concluding her final Commencement ceremony as Salisbury University’s President, Dr. Janet Dudley-Eshbach received a surprise: the Spirit of Salisbury University Award. Presented to select individuals who have made continuous and notable contributions to SU’s mission, quality and character, the award has been given only once before. Dudley-Eshbach’s 18-year tenure at SU has been transformative. When she steps down on June 30 as the longest-serving woman president in the University System of Maryland, she will leave a legacy expected to benefit SU students and the community for generations to come.
Highlights include a talk by author and skipjack restorer Randolph George, as well as the continuation of several art and historical exhibits.
Dr. Vitus Ozoke of Salisbury University’s Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution (CADR) Department will travel to Nigeria this summer as a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow. Through the program, he will work with Dr. Emeka Ikezue of Nnamdi Azikiwe University to develop CADR curriculum for the Awka, Nigeria, institution’s School of Social Sciences.
Registration is open for Salisbury University’s New Student Experience Summer Outdoor Programs. Available only to incoming first-year students, the 2018 courses are: Bike, Beach & Beyond (July 13-17); Acadia Adventure (July 14-24); Achieve at Assateague (July 30-August 3); and Algonquin Canoe (August 11-22). Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Spaces are limited.
For local entrepreneur Cody Revel, recent graduate of Salisbury University’s Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies (’17 B.S., exercise science), fitness is a way of life. Through Salisbury-based Athlete Academy, the Seaford, DE, native hopes to impart that philosophy to local youth and athletes of all ages. Revel’s business plan recently took home the $20,000 Bernstein Achievement Award for Excellence during the 31st annual Franklin P. Perdue School of Business Entrepreneurship Competitions for SU students.
Salisbury University’s Sea Gull Century bicycle tour celebrates 30 years this fall. Registration for the annual event opens Tuesday, May 15. The ride is set for Saturday, October 6. “We are excited to mark three decades of cycling!” said Amy Waters, SU’s director of donor relations and special events.
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.
Four Salisbury University nursing students have received Voiture Locale #122 Nurses Training Scholarships from a local veterans group that supports skilled nursing students. The recipients are Allison Hynson, a senior from Catonsville, MD; Ashley Miller, a junior from Berlin, MD; Micah Muessing, a junior from Severna Park, MD; and Sarah Prock, a sophomore from Gwynn Oak, MD. All are nursing majors at SU.
Salisbury University’s Health and Sport Sciences Department recently hosted an inaugural Field Day for some 100 clients of Dove Pointe, a Salisbury-based organization that provides a wide-range of services for individuals with disabilities. Some 30 students from SU’s athletic training, exercise science and community health programs assisted.
Salisbury University recently received its re-certification to offer federal student aid from the United States Department of Education. The re-certification review process takes place every six years and requires a concerted effort university-wide to illustrate compliance with a cadre of federal statutes and regulations. “Given seven out of 10 SU students receive some for m of federal student aid, it’s vital to the success of our students and the University,” said Dr. Dane Foust, vice president of student affairs. “Many thanks go out to SU’s dedicated faculty and staff, especially the Office of Financial Aid, which works year-round to provide students the assistance they need to fund their educational goals.”
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.
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.
The Salisbury University community gave its next president, Dr. Charles Wight, a warm welcome and standing ovation during his first official campus visit. Wight was introduced by University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret, as well as Regent D’Ana Johnson, who led the search committee. Outgoing President Janet Dudley-Eshbach ceremoniously passed the University mace to Wight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.