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U.S. News and World Report has put Salisbury University on its list of the Best Colleges for 2018.

There are 620 universities in the Best Regional Universities category which is divided geographically into North, South, Midwest and West.

The criteria ranges from academic reputation and graduation rates to financial resources and student selectivity.

Dr. Karen Olmstead, the university’s interim provost and vice president of academic affairs, noted that for the last two decades SU has been named one of the top regional universities by the publication.

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A graduate from Salisbury University just picked up a cool $100-thousand.

Daquan Mincy got the cash when he went to see a taping of the television show ”Ellen”.

He was chosen from the audience by comedians Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Mency said the experience was crazy sending him to jump with joy.

And, his student loan debt of $50-thousand can now be a thing of the past.

Mincy will receive his Masters Degree this month.

He is the first in his family to get to go to college.

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On May 20th, the Ward Museum and Salisbury University will be celebrating the cultural history of the Eastern Shore ranging from the famed Skipjack to Smith Island living. It's called the Delmarvalous Festival. And, says Lora Bottinelli, executive director of the Ward Museum tells Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush that they may be famous for carving of decoys, but reminding us of a way of life.

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The city of Salisbury and Salisbury University announced yesterday the Buy a Home, Build a business program.

The program provides up to $5-thousand for a down payment and closing cost to help university students start businesses in the city.

University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach said that one of her top priorities was to create a strong partnership with the  city.

Meanwhile, Mayor Jake Day said he wanted to get Salisbury University students to remain in the city.

Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach praised the growth that the institution has seen since the year 2-thousand.

She noted that enrollment has risen from around 64-hundred students to just over 87-hundred.

In addition, she noted that minority and nonresident alien students she said has jumped by 227 percent over the last 17 years.

But, she added, the university needed to make a greater effort to bring more diversity to the campus.

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It looks like ice hockey will be coming to the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center – perhaps as soon as October of 2018.

County Executive Bob Culver made the announcement today.

He was joined by Jim Calpin who represents investors who buy minor league sports teams.

The announcement comes after a report that found bringing a hockey team to Worcester County looked problematic.

Culver said that Wicomico County is different.

Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach is once against listed as an influential Marylander in a list compiled by the Daily Record.

Dudley-Eshbach told the Salisbury Daily Times that this reflected the hard work of the faculty and staff of the university in shaping the lives of the school’s students.

The only other Eastern Shore representative on the list was Peggy Naleppa president and CEO of Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

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If you have questions about your Maryland state taxes you’ll be able to get some help from a new call center located on the Eastern Shore.

Yesterday Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot along with other officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony.

He said, “I am very excited to open this call center. It’s the very first one. And we’re doing it on the Shore. Because we care about the Shore. It’s a region that the state of Maryland is lucky to have.”

The center will create some 25 jobs and is located in Salisbury University’s Sea Gull Square complex.

Salisbury University Foundation has acquired 8.5 acres of property just south of the main campus on Route 13 for $6 million.

Foundation officials said this would increase the size of the campus to more than 200 acres.

The Court Plaza will remain in operation with all existing leases to be honored.

In addition, other businesses will be encourage to locate to the site.

The foundation said there was no decision yet as to how the university will use the property.

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October has come and gone.

The pink ribbons and T-Shirts that marks Breast Cancer awareness month have disappeared.

Delmarva Public Radio’s Savanah Hatch reports that too often the awareness fades.

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Salisbury University has a new app.

It will allow students and staff to quickly contact police for help.

It’s called the 911 Shield App.

Julia Howell, president of the Student Government Association, told WBOC that even if there isn’t a problem the new app provides a sense of security.

The app can be customized to provide personal information that can help authorities when a student is in trouble.

Within the last month there have been cases of assault on students around the campus.

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With the recent reports of assaults Salisbury University is considering implementing a loitering measure near the campus.

WBOC reports that a number of students it interviewed yesterday told the television station that they did not feel safe when left campus.

University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach has said that the city and the school would consider a measure against loitering.

But University officials told the television station yesterday that it was still too early to provide details about how the ordinance would be enforced.

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There have been three recent assaults near the campus of Salisbury University.

And while the police have made arrests there is some unease among students.

The assaults range from an incident in a student neighborhood known as The Zoo to two attacks on Sunday in the Bateman Street area across from Route 13.

In those two incidents the victim was punched.

WBOC reports that the university has sent out an email notifying students of the assaults with recommendations on how to avoid being a victim.

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Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchnot says the state is facing a potential $1 billion decline in revenue over the next 18 months. As a result, he wants a moratorium on tax increases and tax cuts for the next five years to ease the state through a sluggish economy. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush talked with Franchot about his concerns during an appearance on the campus of Salisbury University.

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The Patricia Guerrieri Academic Commons on the campus of Salisbury University officially opened yesterday.

It now become the biggest structure on the campus with 221-thousand square feet.

Featuring the school’s library University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach said she wanted this facility to be a place where students could gather, study and learn.

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There’s a large building that stands at the corner of Route 13 and West College Avenue which houses the education programs at Salisbury University.

This week it was dedicated to the man who for years represented the area…in the Maryland House of Delegates.

University President Janet Dudley Eshbach was there to formally make the announcement changing its name to the Conway Hall

Conway was a major player in Annapolis and chaired the Appropriations Committee generating millions of dollars for the educational institutions on the Eastern Shore.

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Salisbury University officials say it was African American students who were involved in a recent racist drawing on the campus.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the university confirmed the students were black but did not release their names citing federal law.

The image was discovered in the Blackwell Library on April 10th of a stick figure being hung accompanied by a racial slur.

It also had "#whitepower" underneath.

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Philosophy in prison. It's a program that has been going on for the last 15 years at Salisbury University in which inmates meet with faculty and students to discuss the subject at the Eastern Correctional Institution. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with associate professor Tim Stock about the success of the program which will be honored at a symposium this Saturday at the TETC building on the campus of Salisbury University.

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The $19 million renovation of Sea Gull Stadium began  to usher in a new era for Salisbury University athletics this weekend. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush takes a look at the impact of the new facility on the school's teams and students. (Matt Forney and Michael McGraw provided reportorial work for this story)

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Salisbury University contributes an estimated $480 million of annual economic activity and supports over 32-hundred jobs.

The new study by the Business, Economic and Community Outreach Network also found that the school provides $80 million in tax revenues for local, state and federal governments.  

In her 16th year as president of the university Janet Dudley-Eshbach noted the positive economic impact and praised the partnership with the community and its supporters.

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There was a blanket of snow on the ground as Delmarvans got up to greet President’s Day.

The area was expected to be hit with 2-t0-4 inches of snow.

There’s a snow emergency in place for Worcester and Somerset Counties.

All vehicles have to have either snow chains or snow tires.

There’s also a ban on all parking for the snow emergency routes.

A winter weather advisory is still in effect for Sussex County through 4 p.m. this afternoon.

The region expects the snow to turn to rain later on in the day.

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They were mostly students and faculty as Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach took the stage yesterday for a Town Hall.

It was entitled “Rap With Me.”

But in recent months the issue of diversity on campus led to a group of students who met with the President about – what they see – as a lack of racial awareness on campus.

They presented the President with a statement during their meeting with her and then said they would return with specific issues.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL BEING A GHOST STORY OF CHRISTMAS

By Charles Dickens

Adapted for the Radio by T. Paul Pfeiffer and the Salisbury University Radio Theatre Class Fall, 2015

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Narrators: a collection of trade’s people from various levels of Cheapside. These are characters which appear, as they might, among a crowd in the neighbourhood or in a place of business. Through these witnesses we learn our story. Principally, they are:

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Salisbury University President Janet Dudley-Eshbach held a meeting with African American students over concerns about minority representation on campus.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the meeting did not last long with Matthew Jackson senior reading a statement.

The group then left with further discussion.

The statement said that the students were “not pointing fingers or casting blame” for the lack of awareness of the black experience on campus.

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The 2nd annual Halloween 5K and 1-Mile Walk by the Salisbury University’s United Way raised almost $54-hundred.

There were over a 150 people who participated in the event that included that 1-mile Zombie Walk.

The Salisbury Daily Times notes that at the after party the accapella group “Squawkapella” from Salisbury University also performed.

There were more than 60 volunteers who helped with the hours of preparation for the fundraiser.

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Wicomico County schools have canceled three field trips for early this week to Washington D.C. and other cities on the Western Shore in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that County schools Superintendent John Fredericksen said that no decision had been made about field trips to metropolitan areas on Wednesday.

Fredericksen told the paper that he had been informed of threats in several major cities in our region…where students would have been visiting.

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Gerry DiBartolo will be leaving his job as head coach of the Salisbury University soccer team by the end of the year.

He has been in the position for the last 34 years, but he has agreed to stay on as acting Athletics Director for another two years. 

Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush sat down with DeBartolo to talk about his decision and the game of soccer.

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - Police say a deer ran through a lounge at Salisbury University.
 
Lt. Brian Waller of Salisbury University Police says the deer ran through a window at the Guerrieri University Center on Monday afternoon.  He says after it was briefly trapped inside the building, it exited through another window.
 
Blood stains were left on the windows and on curtains. Footage captured by witnesses shows the deer jumping over furniture and ramming into windows.
 

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Cameron “Bonzie” Dashiell’s death appears to be medically related with no signs of trauma.

That’s the preliminary conclusion of an autopsy after the Parkside High School Student collapsed Sunday near the Salisbury University campus.

He had been with two other friends on their bicycles at the time of this death.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that medical services were brought to the scene that afternoon and he was pronounced dead after being taken to Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

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Salisbury Police Chief Barbara Duncan told a community meeting last night that the emphasis by law enforcement has shifted over the years from the number of arrests to a focus on community policing.

Delmarva Media Group along with the Salisbury University’s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement sponsored the meeting.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Salisbury University Police Chief Edwin Lashley said he viewed his agency as a resource beyond making arrests.

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