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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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SU Arts Minute - May 21-27, 2018

Salisbury University logoHighlights include a talk by author and skipjack restorer Randolph George, as well as the continuation of several art and historical exhibits.

Registration Open for New Student Summer Outdoor Programs

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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.

SU Ed.D. Program Uses iBeam Robot to Reach Remote Students

Students with iBeam RobotA new iBeam Robot is helping Salisbury University’s Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program reach students in remote locations. “The robot provides a unique, convenient way to participate in the doctoral program while limiting long distance travel to and from class,” said Dr. Laurie Andes, faculty in SU’s Samuel W. and Marilyn C. Seidel School of Education. “We are hoping to expand access to students across the mid-Atlantic.”

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SU 92nd-Year Spring Commencement Scheduled May 23-24

Norman H. ConwayNorman H. Conway studied hard to earn his B.A. in education from then-Salisbury State Teachers College, culminating with his graduation in 1965. The long-time educator returned to earn his M.Ed. in 1970. On Wednesday, May 23, he receives yet another degree from his Alma Mater during Salisbury University’s 92nd-year Spring Commencement: an honorary doctorate of public service. The award is presented during the 6 p.m. graduate ceremony.

Registration Open for 30th Sea Gull Century Bike Ride

SGC DesignSalisbury 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.

Spring Ratcliffe Shore Hatchery Winners Announced

Winners and JudgesOn the outside, GOEFER’s electric power strip may look like many others on the market. Inside, however, it’s a more intelligent, economical, energy-saving product. Michael Herod and Jarred Nicholls, founders of the Frederick, MD-based company, were the winners in the 10th round of Salisbury University’s Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery entrepreneurship competition, taking home $30,000 with mentorship support from business leaders Chris Perdue and Patricia Royak.

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SU Students Attend National Conference on Undergraduate Research

NCUR StudentsSome 36 Salisbury University students attended the 2018 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at Oklahoma Central University in Edmond, OK. SU’s Office of Graduate Studies and Research and Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity provided support for  the students.  

'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.

Registration Open for ESWP Writers of Promise Camps

ESWPLocal children can meet interesting people and travel to exotic sandy beaches, lush tropical rainforests and even far off galaxies this summer, all without ever leaving the Delmarva Peninsula. The Eastern Shore Writing Project (ESWP) Writers of Promise Camp seeks students entering grades one through nine who want to embrace their creativity.

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SU Students Receive Voiture Locale Nurses Training Scholarships

Nursing Students

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.  

Dr. Randolph George presents 'Memoir of a Skipjack' Tuesday, May 22

SkipjackWhen Dr. Randolph George purchased the skipjack Martha Lewis in 1993, he had no idea that he was not just buying a boat — he was signing up for  an adventure. He discusses the labor of love that started it all — and the connections he made along the way — during the presentation “Memoir of a Skipjack” 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in Salisbury University’s Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Assembly Hall.

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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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.

SU's Next President Introduced to Campus Community

Dudley-Eshbach, Wight, Caret

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.    

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.

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Dr. Charles Wight Named New President of Salisbury University

Charles Wight

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 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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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.

'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.

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'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.

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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