University of Maryland Eastern Shore http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Miss UMES Steps Down http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/miss-umes-steps-down <p>UMES Campus Queen Porsha Harvey has stepped down after being charged with disruptive behavior involving a campus police officer and a separate incident involving a citation for marijuana possession.</p><p>Harvey quit telling university officials that recent incidents had devalued her role as a student leader.</p><p>Her attorney would not discuss the charges when contacted by the Salisbury Daily Times and said his client would not be discussing the case in the public media.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:44:02 +0000 Don Rush 50073 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Miss UMES Steps Down New Bid Deadline for UMES Dining Services http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/new-bid-deadline-umes-dining-services <p>December 2<sup>nd</sup> is the new deadline for private venders submitting bids to take over the dining services at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.</p><p>It had been November 18<sup>th</sup>.</p><p>University spokesman Bill Robinson told the Salisbury Daily Times that it could take several week to decide whether to hire a private company.</p><p>There are an estimated 70-full and part-time jobs that will be affected by any move to outsource dining services at the University.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:11:30 +0000 Don Rush 44937 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net New Bid Deadline for UMES Dining Services Protest at UMES Over Outsourcing Proposal http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/protest-umes-over-outsourcing-proposal <p>Small group with green signs reading “No Layoffs” held a rally on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore yesterday with petitions bearing the names of students and staff.</p><p>They were protesting an outsourcing proposal that could lead to the layoff of 70 to 80 full and part-time food services worker on the campus after an audit found deficiencies in the current system.</p><p>University spokesman Bill Robinson says that if the jobs are contracted out the current employees would be able to apply for the new positions.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:24:53 +0000 Don Rush 43882 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Protest at UMES Over Outsourcing Proposal UMES Considers Outsourcing Food Services http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/umes-considers-outsourcing-food-services <p>The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is looking at outsourcing its food service operations which could affect up to 80 employees at the school.</p><p>The university has issued request for the cost saving measure with a decision expected to be made for the next fiscal year starting in July.</p><p>University spokesman William Robinson told the Salisbury Daily Times that a contract clause would require that the current employee be able to apply for the jobs.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 17:47:19 +0000 Don Rush 42560 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net UMES Considers Outsourcing Food Services Natural Gas Pipeline Franchise Okayed in Somerset County http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/natural-gas-pipeline-franchise-okayed-somerset-county <p>A natural gas pipeline from Salisbury to the South Pocomoke River serving such big customers like University of Maryland Eastern Shore got a step closer this week.</p><p>The Somerset County commissioners signed a franchise agreement with Somerset Utilities.</p><p>During this week’s meeting County Administrator Doug Taylor called the decision “a very important development in growth for the region.”</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 13:50:16 +0000 Don Rush 36392 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Natural Gas Pipeline Franchise Okayed in Somerset County No UMES Division 1 Football http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/no-umes-division-1-football <p></p><p>There will be no Division 1 football team at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.</p><p>UMES President Juliette Bell accepted the recommendation from a taskforce she named to look into the possibility.</p><p>The taskforce found that it was too costly and there was not the personnel to move forward with such a program.</p><p>However, the report adds, that the issue could be taken up again in the next five years.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:59:00 +0000 Don Rush 29942 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net No UMES Division 1 Football A Day of Reflection for UMES Students http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/day-reflection-umes-students <p></p><p></p><p>The mood was somber, the students quiet.</p><p>Yesterday, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore held a morning vigil for the deaths of two of their own.</p><p>21-year old Edmond St. Clair was stabbed to death in a Saturday night altercation.</p><p>Known as Trini, one student said, he was known as a happy-go-lucky person who always had a smile.</p><p>Meanwhile, a former student 26-year old Dickson Muiruri died of an apparent self-inflict gunshot wound.</p><p>Classes were cancelled yesterday for a day of reflection.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:34:43 +0000 Don Rush 29528 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net A Day of Reflection for UMES Students UMES Mourns Loss http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/umes-mourns-loss <p></p><p>All classes at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore have been cancelled today.</p><p>It’s being called a “A Day of Reflection” in the wake of the stabbing death of Edmond St. Clair last Saturday night – the first murder on the campus in 35 years.</p><p>In addition, another tragedy has struck the campus with the apparent suicide of former student Dickson&nbsp; Muiruri, who was also a Marine veteran.&nbsp;</p><p>UMES President Dr. Juliette Bell described the campus as shocked, pain, angry and sad.</p><p>A vigil will be held at 11 am at the performing arts center on campus.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:57:32 +0000 Don Rush 29468 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net UMES Mourns Loss Stepped Up Security at UMES After Stabbing Death http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/stepped-security-umes-after-stabbing-death <p></p><p>Students on the campus at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore saw more security after a student was stabbed to death over the weekend.</p><p>UMES police officers and security staff were put on 12 hour shifts.</p><p>That doubles the number of personnel on campus.</p><p>21 year-old Edmond St. Clair was stabled to death and died at Peninsula Regional Medical Center.</p><p>Police are still instigating the stabbing death which resulted from an altercation last Saturday night.</p><p>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that this is the first murder on campus in 35 years.</p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:25:16 +0000 Don Rush 29396 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Stepped Up Security at UMES After Stabbing Death Proposal to Build Medical School on Eastern Shore http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/proposal-build-medical-school-eastern-shore <P></P> <P>Peninsula Regional Medical Center has joined Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to bring a medical school to the Delmarva peninsula.</P> <P>PRMC CEO and President Dr. Peggy Naleppa said that there was a shortage of physicians on the Shore.</P> <P>WBOC reports that the plan would allow patients to get healthcare from physicians trained here rather than going to Baltimore.</P> <P>Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach called the partnership a good fit. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:10:14 +0000 Don Rush 27570 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Proposal to Build Medical School on Eastern Shore No Celebrity Gala at UMES http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/no-celebrity-gala-umes <DIV class=page-title> <P>PRINCESS ANNE, Md. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 16:53:03 +0000 Don Rush 27271 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net No Celebrity Gala at UMES UMES Hawks Make Come Back in Rankings http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/umes-hawks-make-come-back-rankings <P>It’s been a long haul.</P> <P>But football has returned to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore – with the Hawks finishing among the top 15 teams in the final poll of the National Club Football Association.</P> <P>The <A href="http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/20121210/SPORTS/312100018/At-club-level-UMES-again-excels-football?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7Cfrontpage&amp;nclick_check=1">Salisbury Daily Times </A>reports that only four other new entrants finished higher in the rankings.</P> <P>The team’s coach Bryant Mitchell told the paper that finishing third in his conference and Mon, 10 Dec 2012 17:08:18 +0000 Don Rush 25874 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net UMES Hawks Make Come Back in Rankings UMES Student Killed in Car Accident http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/umes-student-killed-car-accident <P>Tragedy has struck the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.</P> <P>19 year old Devin Aaron was killed when the car he was driving went off the side of the road near Palmetto Church Road and overturned.</P> <P>Police say the passenger 20 year old Kandace Sewell was thrown from the car.</P> <P>She was taken by ambulance to Peninsula Regional Medical Center and then later transferred to Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.</P> <P>Campus spokesman Bill Robinson told the Salisbury Daily Times that she suffered cuts, bruises and a broken leg.&nbsp;</P> <P>Sewell is the daughter of Pocomoke cit Tue, 23 Oct 2012 13:36:06 +0000 Don Rush 23281 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net UMES Student Killed in Car Accident Football at UMES? http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/football-umes <P>Could football return to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore?</P> <P>Well, a task force has been established to see if it’s feasible.</P> <P>The announcement was made by university President Juliette Bell yesterday afternoon.</P> <P>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the decision is the result of work done by the consulting firm of Alden &amp; Associates over the summer.</P> <P>The $35,000 study was paid for by the university’s foundation.</P> <P>From 1946 through 1968 UMES football was a powerhouse but was suspended in 1979.&nbsp;</P> <P>The consultants did not make any reco Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:07:39 +0000 Don Rush 21500 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Football at UMES? UMES Joins Local Schools to Prepare for National Spelling Bee http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/umes-joins-local-schools-prepare-national-spelling-bee <P>It’s time for students on the Lower Eastern Shore to gear up for the National Spelling Bee.</P> <P>The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is partnering with Somerset and Wicomico county public schools to help them to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.</P> <P>UMES President Juliette Bell said she welcomes the chance to help the local schools in their efforts to win the top honor.</P> <P>The spelling bee is open to students in Grades 4 through 8.</P> <P>They can attend public or private schools as well as being home schooled.</P> <P>The Salisbury Daily Times reports that pub Thu, 13 Sep 2012 12:58:14 +0000 Don Rush 20966 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net UMES Joins Local Schools to Prepare for National Spelling Bee New President Announced for University of Maryland Eastern Shore http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/new-president-announced-university-maryland-eastern-shore <p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Julliette Bell, a biochemist, who has been called a giant in science, will soon become President of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the appointment was just announced by Patricia Florestano chair of the&nbsp;University System Board of Regents.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 17:25:53 +0000 Don Rush 9105 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net