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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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SU Arts Minute - January 29-February 4, 2018

Salisbury University logoHighlights include several historical exhibits, as well as the return of the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra, tap dancing classes and the Salisbury Film Society's spring season.

Southerland Named SU Associate VP of Student Affairs

Dr. Wallace Southerland IIIDr. Wallace Southerland III recently was appointed associate vice president of student affairs at Salisbury University. Southerland comes to SU from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he served as associate dean of students, director of minority student affairs and director of federal TRiO educational outreach programs. There, he oversaw academic retention and support services, a tutoring center, academic mentoring services, several federal TRiO programs, grant writing, and collaborations with academic colleges. More recently, he coordinated assessment and was responsible for  academic partnerships for  student affairs.

Perdue Faculty Win $10K in Molson International Case Writing Competition

Perdue SchoolDrs. Frank Shipper and Richard Hoffman of Salisbury University’s Management and Marketing Department recently won the $10,000 top prize in the 2018 John Molson M.B.A. International Case Writing Competition. Their case, “John Lewis Partnership and Brexit or Not – What Now?” then was used as a topic in the Molson graduate case competition.

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University Police Again Earns Governor's Crime Prevention Award

Rhodes and DaviesThe Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services honored the Salisbury University Police Department during the 38th annual Governor’s Crime Prevention Awards ceremony in Annapolis. SU Police again was recognized for  having a comprehensive crime prevention program.

SU's Raley Earns ABE Theatre Award

Hair The Lehigh Valley Press of Bethlehem, PA, recently announced John Raley, scenic designer in Salisbury University’s Music, Theatre and Dance Department, as the recipient of an ABE Award for  Scenic Design. Raley earned the recognition for  his work in the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre’s production of Hair.

SU Students Raise over $190,000 for Local Causes

Pictured, from left: Students Allison Derman, Haily Curtiss, Dillon Lucas, Brandon Brittingham, Shelby Collins and Madison Myles, partering with Long & Foster Real Estate, presented their project to the Greater Salisbury Committee.Students in Paula Morris’ Advertising and Promotions Management classes at Salisbury University raised over $190,000 in donations and in-kind services for  local causes this fall. Each semester, Morris tasks students in the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business with developing and promoting fundraisers for  local charities to give them real-world experience.

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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.

'HOMECOMING' Exhibit Features SU Alumni Art November 17-January 27

SU Art Galleries Downtown logoSome 23 Salisbury University art alumni are represented at their Alma Mater during the exhibit “HOMECOMING” November 17-January 27 at the SU Art Galleries Downtown. An opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 17, during the Salisbury Arts & Entertainment District’s monthly 3rd Friday celebration.

Next CELL 'Discover SU' Tour Is January 18

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 first tour of 2018, highlighting University Dining Services, is 12:30 p.m. Thursday, January 18.

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Information Systems Students Help Go-Getters and Lower Shore Clinic

Go-Getters LogoWhen the accounting system at Go-Getters, Inc. and Lower Shore Clinic, Inc. crashed last summer, the organizations’ leaders knew they had a problem — one they needed to fix quickly to best continue serving their 2,300 clients with disabilities and medical issues.  Go-Getters board member, Dr. Kathie Wright, had a suggestion: Try Salisbury University.  She knew students in her program would be up to the challenge.

'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.

Richard Garet 'Within the Temporal' Exhibit Continues at SU Through Feb. 15

Richard GaretSalisbury University Art Galleries offers the second presentation of its Seeing Sound Series, highlighting contemporary artists working with live sound and visuals, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 9, in Conway Hall Room 317. The event features a live, interactive, audiovisual performance by artist Richard Garet, whose exhibit “Within the Temporal” is on display at SU’s Electronic Gallery (Conway Hall Room 128) from November 9-February 15.

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'SU at the Beach' Lifelong Learning Series Continues in January

CELLSalisbury University’s “SU at the Beach” lifelong learning series continues at the Ocean Pines Community Center (235 Ocean Parkway) beginning in January. The program is sponsored by the University’s Center for  Extended and Lifelong Learning and the Ocean Pines Association.

Teen Fundraises for Scholarship in Memory of Late Eastern Shore Nursing Educator

Zoey and Beth DiPasqua

Betty Turner was a pioneer in nursing education on the Eastern Shore. When she passed away earlier this year, just four years after retiring from Peninsula Regional Medical Center, she left a void not only in the local nursing community, but in the lives of those who knew her. That included 13-year-old Zoey DiPasqua, an eighth-grade student at Mardela Middle and High School, who is now fundraising to create a Salisbury University scholarship in Turner's memory.

SU Among Nation's '50 Best Value Colleges for Teaching Degrees'

Best Value Schools Teaching LogoSalisbury University has been named one of the nation’s 50 Best Value Colleges for  Teaching Degrees by Best Value Schools.com. The website applauds SU’s Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies, saying: “Thanks to a generous endowment, [it] offers some of the best teaching degrees in the country. The school also stands out for  its well-developed internship program.

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SU's Martin Publishes 'Transdiciplinarity Revealed: What Librarians Need to Know'

Transdiciplinarity Revealed: What Librarians Need to Know BookSALISBURY, MD---When it comes to issues such as national security, sustainability or human health risks resulting from new technologies, many scholars agree on one thing: It’s impossible for  a single academic discipline, or even multiple disciplines, to determine solutions.

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.

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.

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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.

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.”

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'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.

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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