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Friday, April 20, 2018
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Dr. Charles Wight Named New President of Salisbury University

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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.

SU Arts Minute - April 16-22, 2018

Salisbury University logoHighlights 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' Again Names SU Among 'America's Best Value Colleges'

ForbesForbes 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.

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'Responding to Climate Change' Lecture Series January 29-May 17

Climate changeSalisbury 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.

SU's CELL Lighthouse Literary Guild Series Continues in April

CELL logoSALISBURY, 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.

Author Marie Rundquist Presents 'Cajun by Any Other Name' Thursday, April 19

Cajun by Any Other NameMarie 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.

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PACE Hosts 'Monuments and Memory' Panel April 16

PACE logoIn 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.

SU, PNC Bank Announce New Partnership

PNC Bank logoPNC 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.

'Discover SU' Series Visits SU Athletic Facilities April 19

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 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.

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SU Students Earn Goldwater Honorable Mentions

Lauren DeLongAmanda RockerAccording 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. 

City Recognizes SU Students for Civic Engagement, Sustainability

Sustainability CitationsSalisbury 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.

SU Student to Run 4K Relay Across U.S. for Ulman Cancer Fund

Anna WagnerWhen 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.

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SU Art Galleries Hosts 'Brave New Earth' Exhibit February 22-April 21

Brave New EarthContemporary 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.

Magic Puppet Tea Party and Global Puppet Exhibit Rescheduled in April

PuppetSalisbury 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.

'Resonating Objects' Exhibit at SU March 5-May 26

Resonating Objects Exhibit 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.

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SU Hosts Children's and Young Adult Literature Festival Through Apr. 21

Last Stop on Market StreetSalisbury 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.”

'Human Nature' Student Art Exhibit at SU

Art DepartmentWorks 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.

SU Dance Company Hosts Annual Spring Concert April 19-22

Salisbury University Dance CompanyThe 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.

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Admissions Open House Scheduled April 21

SU LogoSalisbury 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.

Nabb Center Hosts Native American Exhibit January 29-May 31

Native American 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.

Nabb Center Hosts 'Modern Quilts of the Eastern Shore' Exhibit January 29-May 31

QuiltFor 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.

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Fall Fulton Faculty Colloquia Series Scheduled April 3-May 15

Fulton HallFaculty 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.

SU Creates New College of Health and Human Services

CHHS StructureSalisbury 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.

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.

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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.

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 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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'Kiplinger's' Again Names SU Among 'Best College Values'

Kiplinger LogoKiplinger’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.

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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