Highlights include the return of the Vienna Boys Choir to SU, a reading by Writers on the Shore visiting author Erin Anderson and the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra's season-opening concert "The American Spirit," featuring guest violinist James Lyon.
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 Symphony Orchestra guest violinist James Lyon conducts a master class with Salisbury University students 11:30 a.m. Friday, October 20, in Fulton Hall Room 112. Lyon has performed at venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall. His fan base is equally impressive: He has played for Queen Noor of Jordan and late composer Gian Carlo Menotti, among others.
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.
Dr. Karen Olmstead, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Salisbury University, is one of only 20 recipients of Leadership Maryland’s inaugural Gold Certificate awards. Bestowed during the organization’s 25th anniversary celebration, the honor recognizes individuals and organizations for significant leadership accomplishments in business, education, government and non-profits.
Salisbury University’s Bobbi Biron Theater Program gives a gender-bending twist to Shakespeare’s labyrinth of fantasy and guileful subterfuge in its season-opening production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The ever-popular play is presented Thursdays-Sundays, October 12-15 and 19-22, in the Black Box Theatre of Fulton Hall. Curtain is 8 p.m., 2 p.m. Sundays. The production is recommended for mature audiences.
Multimedia storyteller Erin Anderson continues this fall’s Writers on the Shore literary series at Salisbury University, reading from her works 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, in the Worcester Room of the Commons. Anderson is an audio producer and assistant professor in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh’s English Department. Her work spans genres and platforms including narrative audio, multimedia nonfiction, and gallery installations.
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 of tours highlighting the University’s offerings and services. This fall’s next tour is 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 19, as guests learn about SU’s sustainability initiatives from Wayne Shelton, campus sustainability and environmental safety director.
Violinist James Lyon has performed at venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall. His fan base is equally impressive: He has played for Queen Noor of Jordan and late composer Gian Carlo Menotti, among others. Lyon joins the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra at Salisbury University (SSO) as guest soloist during the SSO’s annual fall concert, “The American Spirit,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 21, in Holloway Hall Auditorium. Dr. Jeffrey Schoyen directs.
Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) is asking listeners to continue supporting the stations this season during its annual Fall Fund Drive from October 13-20. Contributions benefit WSCL 89.5 FM Fine Arts and Culture, and WSDL 90.7 FM Rhythm and News. Both stations upgraded their broadcast equipment, sound quality and reliability with the replacement of off-site transmitters last fall thanks to public support. General Manager Dana Whitehair said he hoped listeners will continue that support during this year’s fall drive.
Salisbury University’s Center for Lifelong and Extended Learning and the Ocean Pines Association, Inc. are partnering for a new “SU at the Beach” class and lecture series. The program begins with a five-session SU Environmental Studies Faculty Lecture Series 2:30-4 p.m. Fridays from September 29-November 3 at the Tern Grille at the Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club.
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. Sponsored by the Fulton School, admission is free and the public is invited. Light refreshments will be served.
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 delves into their historical tales during the exhibit “Piecing It All Together: Quilts of the Eastern Shore” August 28-December 22 at its G. Ray Thompson Gallery in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons.
At Salisbury University, technology isn’t just a realm for the sciences. It transcends all disciplines. SU showcases some of the ways technology is used on campus in the exhibit “Our Transdisciplinary World: Technology, Science and the Humanities” August 28-December 22 in the Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons’ first-floor lobby.
Salisbury University explores the relevant, complex and at times volatile topics of democracy during the lecture series “Democracy Across the Disciplines” Mondays from August 28-December 11. Presentations are 7-8:30 p.m. in Fulton Hall Room 111.
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.
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.