Salisbury University

Local News
9:15 am
Tue July 8, 2014

SU Community Feels Loss of Student to Traffic Accident

Janelle Oni
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The Salisbury University community is mourning the loss of 21 year old Janelle Oni who was killed by a drunken driver in College Park on Sunday.

She graduated last May with a double major in conflict analysis and dispute resolution and communication arts.

Oni was known as someone with a big personality.

Brianna DeNeal-Findley, her close friend and a Delta Sigma Theta Sorority sister, told the Salisbury Daily Times that she always greeted people and was a big presence in any room.

She was also a member of Untouchables Dance Incorporated.

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Local News
11:28 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Another Fraternity Suspended at Salisbury University

Kappa Sigma Crest
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The Kappa Sigma fraternity has been temporarily suspended at Salisbury University as school official investigate a Friday night variety show that included behaviors described in a campus emails that many deem  to be demeaning and sexually graphic. 

The investigation includes which groups or individuals were responsible and whether there were violations of the Student Code of conduct as well as sexual harassment.

The school email said that the national organization has been notified.

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Local News
2:05 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Echoes of War on The Shore Fracas

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Over the weekend Salisbury Police broke up an outdoor bashed by Salisbury University students.

It occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday where around 500 people were gathered outside the residents at Cedar Crossing dubbed the New Zoo by students.

Students said it was similar to a “War on the Shore” party.

This year the lacrosse game against Washington College was held during spring break when most students were not on campus.

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Local News
10:40 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Maryland Legislature Expected to Hike Penalties For Hazing

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The Maryland state legislature is moving toward upping the penalties for hazing on college campuses. A suspension and incident at a Salisbury University spurred lawmakers to act. Delmarva Public Radio's Kyle Bean prepared this report.

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Local News
9:06 am
Wed March 26, 2014

MD Senate Approves Bill to Up Penalties for Hazing

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The Maryland State Senate has given its blessing to increasing the penalties for hazing.

The measure by state senator Jamie Raskin would up the criminal penalty from $500 to $5-thousand with jail time capped at six months.

The legislation came as a result of hazing incident at Sigma Alpha Epsilon on the campus of Salisbury University.

Pledges were reportedly kept in a dark basement for many hours without food water or bathroom breaks while techno music was played at a loud volume.

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Local News
10:27 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity Ends Pledging Process

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - A fraternity suspended for hazing a Salisbury University says it has eliminated the pledging process for members.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports the new policy took effect Sunday and affects all of Sigma Alpha Epsilon's 226 chapter and 15 colonies nationwide.

In a statement posted online the fraternity says it will treat all members "equally and fairly" regardless of their tenure.

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Local News
10:01 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Upping the Penalty for Hazing in Maryland

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The Maryland General Assembly took up a proposal to increase the penalty for hazing after a hazing case involving a Salisbury University fraternity.

The measure by state senator Jamie Raskin would increase the penalty from $500 to $5-thousand with a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail.

Andrea Goodwin, director of student conduct at University of Maryland College Park, told a senate committee that having a crime like hazing could change Greek life.

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Local News
10:54 am
Mon February 24, 2014

More Transparency by SU for Disciplinary Actions Against Fraternities (Updated)

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For the first time Salisbury University listed a notice about two suspended fraternities on its campus website in late January.

In addition, a campus-wide email was issued around the extended suspension of Greek social fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon for hazing.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the action follows criticism by elected officials and others after details became public about alleged hazing and illegal alcohol use at some of the University’s Greek organizations.

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Local News
8:47 am
Wed February 5, 2014

SU Greek Fraternity Suspension Extended

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Sigma Alpha Epsilon suspension at Salisbury University has been extended another 15 months.

The Greek social fraternity was initially suspended for a year and a half following hazing and alcohol abuse allegations.

The suspension has been extended because of charges that the campus chapter had been recruiting members while on suspension.

That is a violation of the conditions for reinstatement.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the fraternity would return in the summer of 2015 and stretches a post-suspension probationary period to 2017.

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Local News
9:00 am
Fri December 13, 2013

SU Research Day Lectures

SU’s inaugural Research Day and Innovation Showcase highlights current faculty endeavors and provides information about the various efforts connecting the University and community.

These lectures were recorded September 27th at Perdue Hall on the Campus of Salisbury University. For more information, please visit salisbury.edu/researchday/

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Delmarva Today
9:46 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Delmarva Today 10-04-2013

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By the end of this year,

Delmarva Public Radio will be moving out of Caruthers Hall and the building itself is set for demolition.

Today,  we discuss the history of this building and the people who worked and went to school here.

Guests: David Ranzan, Salisbury University Archivist

Ruth Bennet, former teacher

Jane Burt,  former student

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DPR Programming Notes
3:54 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Delmarva Public Radio Announces New Programming

Salisbury University senior communication arts major and Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) membership assistant Michelle Malinger checks notes on the new programming schedule with DPR producer Chris Ranck and membership director Angela Byrd.

SALISBURY, MD---Chamber music from Lincoln Center; works from the “Great American Songbook” with Michael Feinstein; Broadway classics; news, information and culture (including from a Latino perspective); music from Mountain Stage and World Café; expanded local news, as well as the latest in medicine, education and technology — all these and more will be available at Delmarva Public Radio (DPR) starting Monday, September 16.

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News
9:46 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Funeral Services Set in Salisbury University Shooting

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Funeral

The funeral for Charles “CJ” Abbot will be held at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury this Sunday.

Friends will be able to visit the Civic Center from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Abbot was killed when he tried to intervene when an argument erupted between Kristin Loetz and her ex-boyfriend Ryan Shallue near the Salisbury University campus on Tuesday evening.

Shallue also wounded Loetz before apparently taking his own life.

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12:18 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Victims in Apparent Murder-Suicide Shootings Identified (Update)

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Authorities are identifying the three people shot in an apparent murder-suicide at a home near Salisbury University.

The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that 21-year-old Ryan Shallue shot 19-year-old Charles Abbott and 20-year-old Kristen Loetz on Tuesday night, then turned the gun on himself.

The sheriff's office says Shallue was pronounced dead on the scene and Abbott was pronounced dead at an area hospital. Loetz, a university student from Stevensville, is being treated at Shock Trauma in Baltimore in critical, but stable condition.

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10:04 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Former SU Student Identified in Apparent Murder-Suicide

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Authorities are identifying a man killed in an apparent murder-suicide as a former Salisbury University student.

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis says the man killed Tuesday by the shooter was Charles Abbott of Hebron. Authorities are not identifying a female university student wounded in the shooting or the male shooter, who turned the gun on himself and died. Investigators believe the shooting was an incident of domestic violence.

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10:33 am
Fri August 23, 2013

NPR's Jamie McIntyre heads to SU

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NPR newscaster Jamie McIntyre is coming to Salisbury University!

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12:11 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Salisbury University Partners In $250 Million European Education Defense Program

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ADELPHI, Md. (AP) - The Department of Defense has awarded a $250 million contract to University of Maryland University College.

UMUC announced Monday that the contract calls for offering exclusive undergraduate and graduate instruction at military installations across Europe.

The contract, which is renewed annually, extends through the 2022-2023 academic year.

UMUC will offer its MBA program for the first time in the European Command. The university also will partner with two other institutions in the University System of Maryland for first-time overseas programs.

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News
12:07 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

SU Gets Big Donation for New Library Complex

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Salisbury University is getting a gift of $8 million for construction of the new Academic Commons that will include a state-of-the-art library.

The donation is being made in memory of Patricia Guerrieri, an SU alumna for whom the building will be named.

Michael Guerrieri told a ceremony announcing the contribution that this was an opportunity to honor the very place where his month met his father.

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Delmarva Today
11:19 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Delmarva Today 04-05-2013

Olivia's Birds Saving the Gulf

Salisbury City Election Analysis and The Salisbury University Read Green Festival, April 4-6th.

1st half guests- G.A. Harrison, blogger- The Delmarva Observer

Michael O'Loughlin, Salisbury University Professor

2nd half guests- Dr. Ernie Bond, Associate Professor of Education at Salisbury University

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News
8:54 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Salisbury University to Test GreatGrow Seeds

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GreatGrow Maryland is teaming up with Salisbury University to test whether its soil additive can increase crop yields while reducing nutrients that pollute the Chesapeake Bay.

It has taken ten years to fine tune the ingredients and the company only has been able to supply limited quantities to growers.

The company says its mixture of microbes and other naturally occurring materials can boost yields by as much as 50 percent.

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News
9:10 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Proposal to Build Medical School on Eastern Shore


Peninsula Regional Medical Center has joined Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to bring a medical school to the Delmarva peninsula.


PRMC CEO and President Dr. Peggy Naleppa said that there was a shortage of physicians on the Shore.


WBOC reports that the plan would allow patients to get healthcare from physicians trained here rather than going to Baltimore.


Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach called the partnership a good fit.     

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8:29 am
Tue November 27, 2012

SU Students See Opportunity in Estonia

In the fall of next year Salisbury University students studying computer science, mathematics or information systems could be going to Estonia to finish their bachelor’s degree and complete a master’s degree.


Karen Olmstead, dean of SU School of Science and Technology told the Salisbury Daily Times that Baltic nation is known as an international leader in cyber security and was hit with a large cyber attack five years ago.


The school hopes to send four to eight students under the program each year.

News
10:30 am
Tue November 20, 2012

Future of Salisbury University Funding for Delmarva Public Radio

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Dr. Diane Allen, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, says she has not heard President Janet Dudley Eshbach say she is terminating funding for Delmarva Public Radio.


Dr. Allen says that the Salisbury University Foundation is weighing options for the stations and no decision has been made.


But in a statement released by the media relations department she added that the station cannot expect the University to “indefinitely provide an unlimited subsidy.”

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10:04 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Future of Delmarva Public Radio Signal in Doubt

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The Salisbury Daily Times reports this morning that the future of one Delmarva Public Radio’s signals -- WSDL -- is in doubt.


Jason Curtin, interim executive director of the Salisbury University Foundation, told the paper that there was the possibility of major changes at the NPR News/ Talk signal.


He noted that there are a number of news/talk formats on Delmarva.


Meanwhile he said that the classical music station WSCL is not a format provided by anyone else in area.

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News
9:09 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Bateman Street Groundbreaking Ceremony Today

It is finally going to come to pass.

At 11 am this morning the City of Salisbury will hold the groundbreaking ceremony for a change on Bateman Street.

Last week the City Council unanimously approved plans to make Bateman Street one-way for westbound traffic between South Division and Wayne streets.

Mayor Jim Ireton praised the work and generosity of Salisbury University as well as the Salisbury Public Works Department.

Salisbury University contributed $180-thousand to the $280-thousand cost of the initiative in partnership with the City of Salisbury. 

News
1:00 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Salisbury Mayor proclaims July "Delmarva Public Radio month"

Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton presents the city proclamation to DPR's Don Rush
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Salisbury Mayor James Ireton has issued a city proclamation declaring July “Delmarva Public Radio Month” in honor of the 25th anniversary of its founding in 1987.

The Mayor praised Delmarva Public Radio with its 40,000 listeners for bringing many local citizens, community leaders, politicians and other dignitaries to the airwaves to explore the issues that concern all Delmarvans.

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8:32 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Fireworks Return to Salisbury for July 4th

There will be fireworks in Salisbury on the 4th of July.
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The permits are in place.

The parking has been arranged.

And police as well as Public Works personnel are ready as the city of Salisbury gears up for the Red, White and Boom fireworks display set for July 4th.

Mike Dunn, former City Council President and the current interim manager at Delmarva Public Radio, led the effort to organize the event.

He noted this would be the first time since 2006 that the town has had a fireworks display.

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3:17 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Female Track And Field Athlete Glides And Spins Her Way To National Recognition

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Delmarva Public Radio's Student Correspondent Chris Grindley interviews Chelsea Tavik, a member of the Salisbury University Women's Track and Field Team and a student athlete with a long list of accomplishments:

 

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12:38 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

Salisbury Mayor and Salisbury University President Attempt To End Semester On A Positive Note

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Discussions about the April 21 incident that occurred in Salisbury's Cedar Crossing neighborhood, now dubbed the "War on the Shore party," have died down, but conversations between Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton and Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach, are just getting started.

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9:59 am
Wed March 28, 2012

Newt Gingrich Makes Stop in Salisbury

 

     Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made his pitch to Salisbury University College Republicans yesterday during a campaign tour of Maryland and Delaware which hold their primaries in April.

     The former House Speaker found a receptive audience, even as he began to lay off campaign staff.  

     Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush prepared this report.

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