Salisbury University

SU News Through the Eyes of Undergraduate Student, Emily Matthews

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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Brings a Sense of Togetherness Back to the Community

Back in September the campus community welcomed an event of “extreme” proportions when Extreme Makeover: Home Edition built a house for a local family.

Students, faculty and community members alike came together to build a house for the Johnson-Goslee’s, a family whose 16-year-old son lost his hand in a home-improvement accident last Christmas Eve.

In conjunction with The Fusion Companies, Salisbury University held a pep rally in honor of the build; over 2,300 people attended. The university also provided free transportation to and from the build site for volunteers.

On Friday the Johnson-Goslee build episode aired on ABC. For those in the viewing area of Salisbury ABC affiliate WMDT, there was a one-hour behind-the-scenes special leading up to the two-hour, double-edition show.

Salisbury students were shown helping to build, paint, garden and lift heavy objects. Participants could watch to see how their efforts directly affected the outcome of the build.

Salisbury University’s president, Janet Dudley-Eshbach, presented to the family’s children, full scholarships to the university. The recipients were Wyzhir, 16, and Renee, 12.

The show helped bring the community together to work towards a common goal and proved that good things can happen when people work together.

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The First Annual Student Directed Sophanes Holiday Showcase took place on Dec. 9 and 10 to allow students to show their talents in musical and dramatic performances. The cast of the Mean Girls’ Skit poses in the dressing room during their dress rehearsal on Dec. 8. From left to right: Francoise Boshart, Sara Tart, Courtney Stratemeyer, Patrick Drengwitz, Sarah Decker, and Katie Burke.

The First Annual Student Directed Sophanes Holiday Showcase took place on Dec. 9 and 10 to allow students to show their talents in musical and dramatic performances. The cast of the Mean Girls’ Skit poses in the dressing room during their dress rehearsal on Dec. 8. From left to right: Francoise Boshart, Sara Tart, Courtney Stratemeyer, Patrick Drengwitz, Sarah Decker, and Katie Burke.

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Seagull Square Offers a Roof Over Students’ Well Groomed Heads

Every year Salisbury University accepts more students causing housing situations to get more cramped and more students to veer off campus to purchase their necessities.

Seagull Square was erected on the Allenwood lot and opened in fall 2011 for students. It contains beds for 605 students and also has a series of shops on the first floor.

When Seagull Square opened in August for students, there were only two of the available 11 leasable venues open for the students, both food-related: RedBrick Pizza and Roly Poly. A few weeks later a pharmacy, Pemberton Apothecary, opened.

Designer’s Edge Hair Salon opens its second location in Seagull Square on Monday. They are located on the first floor on the side closest to the Cheers gas station.

For the grand opening week, from Monday until Sunday, Designer’s Edge will be offering 50 percent off of all services to Salisbury students and staff. Their services include manicures, pedicures, haircuts, makeup and waxing.

Their hours are Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

To make an appointment, please call 443-944-0295. For information regarding Seagull Square retailers, visit the school’s website.

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Salisbury University Plans to Build a New Library

SU students spend hours in Blackwell Library doing projects and studying, but this often comes with the stress of finding an open computer, table or study room in the insufficiently resourced library.

Blackwell Library was originally built in 1958 for a much smaller student body. Each year the university accepts more students and the facilities become even less beneficial for the students.

Each year The Princeton Review creates a list of The Best 368 Colleges. In 2011, Salisbury University was listed at number 18 on the list entitled, “This is a Library?” and number 2 on the list ”Students Study the Least,” mocking SU’s study facilities in comparison to other universities.

"I feel like a lot of students here don’t study because they get disheartened when they go into an overcrowded and unresourceful place," said Harsh Desai, recent SU graduate. “Blackwell Library is poorly stocked, and it’s not unusual for students to request books from other University of Maryland libraries.”

In 2007, the University proposed a plan to build a new library/academic commons on the current site of Caruthers Hall. As of fall 2011, the classrooms and faculty offices from Caruthers Hall have been moved to the newly built Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, preparing the building for its renovations.

The school estimates that the new library/academic commons will be constructed within the next five years and will encompass 200,000 square feet on three or more floors. The Nabb Research Center, currently located on East Campus, will be incorporated into the new library.

Once the development of the new library is completed, the current library will be turned into a classroom building. This is much lower on the school’s list of priorities and is estimated to be completed within the next 15 years.

For more information on the renovations, view the Recommendations and Site Development page.