1 Visit Us On the Web n Salisbury University Home Page n Fulton School of Liberal Arts n Advising n Curriculum Reform n Department of Art n Department of Communication Arts n Department of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution n Department of English n Department of History n Department of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies n Department of Music n Department of Philosophy n Department of Political Science n Department of Psychology n Department of Sociology n Department of Theatre and Dance The Exchange is published twice a semester. IN THIS ISSUE: Department Reports CCART Gala Salisbury Abroad: Ecuador New PACE Co-Director Media Workshop Maryland Summer Center Charles R. & Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts SEPTEMBER 2009 The EXCHANGE Curriculum Reform Continued The past few years have been intense for Fulton School faculty members as we reformed our programs and enhanced our courses. The approval process was laborious, and teaching the revised courses over the past two years sometimes felt like teaching them for the first time. This year it is my hope for the Fulton School that the reformed curriculum hits its stride, that the vigor and rigor of our courses and programs make a substantial positive difference in the lives of our students. Curriculum reform has been a major step toward realizing the campus-wide vision of Salisbury as A Maryland University of National Distinction. For me it has been very gratifying to see a plan evolve for student residences that looks to incorporate living and learning, both in renovations and in plans for new construction. We also are of a size that enables schools to communicate and work with one another, as indeed we must do to fulfill our mission of providing high quality liberal education for all SU students, including those in preprofessional programs. There is an ongoing debate in higher education about the tension between the liberal arts and pre-professional programs, but the reality is that we want all of our students to succeed professionally, and we want all of our students to have a liberal education in order to do so. A preprofessional program may launch students Fulton School Dean Dr. Maarten Pereboom By Dr. Maarten Pereboom, Fulton School Dean in a particular career, but a broad-based education equips them for leadership in that career and also provides a basis on which future career decisions can be made. The American Association of Colleges and Universities LEAP initiative Liberal Education and America s Promise reasserts the traditional goals of liberal education and illuminates how these goals are very much aligned with achieving personal growth and professional success in a knowledge-based economy. For a better understanding of the LEAP campaign, take a look at its essential learning outcomes: EssentialOutcomes_Chart.pdf as well as the principles of excellence: PrinciplesExcellence_chart.pdf Note that many of the activities we have discussed as possible course enhancements fit very neatly with these outcomes and principles, not to mention SU s mission. Undergraduate research, international education experiences, civic engagement and service learning all offer us the opportunity to give the SU experience a distinctive edge. I hope that these points may stimulate discussion and guide our thinking as we continue our curriculum reform and strive for excellence as teacher-scholars and as an academic community. Best wishes for a great new year!
2 2 The Exchange Encouraging Young Artists: MSCA By Robert Smith, Theatre and Dance Department Every year, 120 young artists converge on Salisbury University. They arrive as strangers and leave as friends. Sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education and Salisbury University, the Maryland Summer Center for the Fine and Performing Arts (MSCA) offers talented middle and high school students across the state an opportunity to study music/orchestra, visual art, musical theatre, digital video production and acting in a two-week residential program. Dedicated to the social and cognitive development of young people, MSCA provides a supportive, holistic, concept-based experience combining skill development and the exploration of personal interests with individualized instruction delivered by master teachers and content experts. MSCA s instructional staff features Fulton School professors John Wesley Wright (Music), Alison Chism (Art), Dr. Andrew Sharma (Communication Arts) and Andrew Heller (former Theatre faculty). Additional faculty members are professional artists/teachers drawn from the Eastern Shore and beyond with current and former SU students serving as teaching assistants. Each summer, a variety of local, national and international guest artists/scholars are invited to share their expertise and experience. Serving students from over 20 Maryland counties, many participants come from school systems offering limited or nominal programs in the four major arts disciplines. Over 50 percent reapply each year, and most attend for three years or more (often joining as middle school students and continuing through high school). Some students return to Salisbury as freshmen. MSCA encourages young artists to explore unique artistic visions and diverse world-views. Within each course, students have multiple opportunities to pursue creative expression to create, respond and perform. All students investigate the creative process producing individual or collaborative/ensemble-oriented projects. In addition to five-six hours of class each day, students live and work in small groups to develop problem solving, interpersonal and community-building skills. Field trips, workshops and evening performances support student explorations and experiential learning. Often workshops and evening presentations prove transforming as students create with visiting artists and demonstrate their learning for peers s featured artists include Bill Grimmette (girot/master storyteller), Karim Nagi-Mohammed (specialist in Arabic music, dance and culture), Lesole (South African gum boot and other street dances), Julie Kauffman and Paul Hunt (awarding-winning filmmakers), Maryland Summer Center for the Arts programs nurture students. the Allegany Trio (classical music group featuring Sachiho Murasugi and Jeff Schoyen, Music Department, with Ernest Barretta), Margot Resto and Company (Latin, jazz, blues and soul standards), Tim McCarty/Quest: Arts for Everyone (visual theatre featuring hearing and hearing-impaired actors) and the Daryl Davis Band (specialist in blues and boogie-woogie forms; co-sponsored by the Salisbury- Wicomico Arts Council). Field trips to the Shakespeare Theatre, the American Visionary Arts Museum, Merriweather Post Pavilion (Baltimore Symphony concert), Barnes and Noble Booksellers (outreach performances featuring orchestra, acting and musical theatre students), the Maryland Institute College of Art, McFadden Glassworks, the Philadelphia Academy of Music, and performances by MSCA orchestra students at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Inner Harbor/Baltimore and on-campus provided fun and unique opportunities for learning. The Grand Finale/Festival closes the summer. Highlighting student work and divided into two parts, the first festival hour allows parents, friends and community members to experience the art-making process in an intimate manner; each discipline shares their efforts in small group settings a classroom space, studio, the Fulton Gallery or the Great Hall. Here, students present work in progress, articulating their creative journey as they share artifacts and outcomes. The second festival hour is a grand sharing with all students and audiences gathered in Holloway Hall. In this setting, more finished pieces are presented short films are screened, scenes, songs, dances and orchestral music performed and collaborations between various arts forms viewed. In all, the festival is a celebration, a commencement and a farewell. The enriching qualities of the arts are well documented researchers including Ernst Boyer and James Catteral have illuminated and championed the potency of arts learning and its many benefits. An awarding-winning program, the Maryland Summer Center for the Arts at Salisbury University is recognized as a model for arts education. However, MSCA and other state-supported Summer Centers (including programs in technology, science, law and government, history, environmental studies and foreign languages) are no longer featured in the 2010 budget. While recognizing the fragile state of the economy and the need for belt-tightening, the potential loss for underserved pre-college students is unfortunate and lamentable. For more information about the Maryland Summer Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at Salisbury University, visit 10 Years Of CCART The Cavallaro/Cleary Visual Arts Foundation (CCART) celebrates 10 years with an anniversary gala, Denim and Dazzle, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, October 24, at the new Holiday Inn (formerly Ramada Inn). The gala features a silent auction, mask contest, live music, hors d oeuvres and cash bar. CCART is a non-profit organization in support of the visual arts. The primary goal is to provide scholarships to talented high school seniors pursuing the study of visual arts who reside in one of nine Eastern Shore Delaware, Maryland or Virginia counties. Over the past nine years, over $50,000 has been awarded to over 60 students. In conjunction with the gala, the annual arts and crafts sale for scholarships and awards is 11 a.m.-7 p.m. October in the Powell Building, 218 West Main Street on the Downtown Plaza in Salisbury. For more information about these events, contact Marie Cavallaro at or , or Kathy Brown at or
3 New Faces & Farewells WELCOME! Thomas Boudreau joins the Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Department as chair. He earned his Ph.D. in social science from Syracuse University and comes to us from that university. David Burns joins the Communication Arts Department as an assistant professor of mass media and teaches courses primarily in the media production field. He earned his Ph.D. in mass communications from the University of Maryland College Park, his previous employer. Faculty/Staff Awards Congratulations to winners of the Faculty/Staff Awards presented at the Fulton Appreciation Day in May: Excellence in Administrative Support Linda Abresch, Philosophy Excellence in Service as Department Chair Cynthia Cooper, Communication Arts Excellence in Academic Advising Jody Morrison, Communication Arts Mark Walter, Psychology Excellence in Teaching Loren Marquez, English Excellence in Scholarship Dean Kotlowski, History Excellence in Community Service James King, English Excellence in Service Joerg Tuske, Philosophy Joan Wallace joins the Communication Arts Department as a program management specialist. She also teaches writing courses for the department. A FOND FAREWELL! FULTON FACULTY RETIRE Marie Cavallaro, Associate Professor, Art Donald Whaley, Associate Professor, History Hoffman Named PACE Co-Director Dr. Adam Hoffman, SU assistant professor of political science, has been appointed co-director of SU s Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE). Adam combines a theoretical knowledge of state and local governments along with a practical understanding of how politics really works. That makes him a perfect fit for teaching our students how to become good citizens, said Dr. Fran Kane, PACE co-founder and co-director. Hoffman joined the Political Science Department in 2008 after teaching at Gettysburg (PA) College. He earned his B.A. in political science and history from SUNY Buffalo (1988), his M.A. in political science from the University of New Mexico (1993), a J.D. from Albany Law School (1992) and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Maryland College Park (2005). Hoffman said he was initially attracted to SU due to the opportunity to become involved with PACE: One of my goals in teaching political science is to show students how to access politics and to connect politics to various aspects of their lives. I am thrilled to join PACE and to help continue their fine work in enhancing and empowering the political lives of students as well as the entire Salisbury community. The Exchange 3 Congratulations Fulton Faculty! The following faculty earned promotion to Professor: Frances Kendall, Communication Arts Andrew Sharma, Communication Arts The following faculty earned promotion to Associate Professor: Roberta Adams, Political Science Diane Illig, Sociology The following faculty earned tenure and promotion to Associate Professor: Ed Brown, Art Joerg Tuske, Philosophy Karl Maier, Psychology The following faculty earned tenure: Jeff Schoyen, Music New department chairs: Thomas Boudreau, Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Leonard Robinson, Political Science Brooke Rogers, Art (formerly, Interim Chair) New directors of graduate studies: Robert LaChance, Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Adam Wood (interim), English Creston Long, History Hoffman s teaching interests include American politics, campaigns and elections, race and politics, public opinion, research methodology, and state and local government. His dissertation, The Impact of Campaign Contributions on State Legislators, looks at the role that money plays in affecting legislative outputs at the state level. He is co-author, with James G. Gimpel and Karen M. Kaufmann of the article A Promise Fulfilled? Open Primaries and Representation, which was published in the Journal of Politics in May At the University of Maryland, Hoffman coordinated the Capitol Hill Internship Program. He has worked in the Maryland and New York state legislatures and in Washington, D.C., as a policy analyst for both a private sector policy institute and a large nonprofit organization. At PACE, Hoffman succeeds Dr. Creston Long, who is stepping down as co-director to become the director of graduate studies in the History Department.
4 4 The Exchange Curriculum Reform & the Globalized Classroom By Dr. Nicole Munday, University Writing Center Director When we began the Fulton School curriculum reform process more than two years ago, many faculty members chose to enhance their courses by assigning more papers or by making existing assignments longer or more research intensive. Based on the early-september foot traffic in the University Writing Center, I suspect that these enhancement methods remain popular today. Of course, increasing the amount of student writing is a positive trend. Still, it necessitates further reflection on the implications of assigning more papers to students who may already be struggling with what it means to write in an academic discourse particularly those students for whom English is not a native language. An increasing number of students who were born outside of the United States are enrolling at Salisbury University 1, which enhances the diversity of our campus culture and aligns with the University s Strategic Plan. For this academic year, SU hosts representatives from 62 different countries, and a new initiative, the King Abdullah Scholarship Program, may eventually bring dozens of highly qualified, Saudi Arabian undergraduate and graduate students to SU, according to Dr. Brian Stiegler, director of the Center for International Education. As faculty members, we have the fortunate challenge of working with an increasingly multilingual student body. 2 So, what does this mean in terms of writing instruction? Here are some things to consider when assigning papers to English Language Learners [ELLs]: Students performance on their written assignments does not necessarily equal their understanding of the subject matter. Students may have a more nuanced understanding of their subject matter than they are able to express with what may be a very limited vocabulary. Before assuming that problematic papers are a result of muddy thinking, faculty members might consider talking with ELL students to see if students can explain what they intended to say in their paper more clearly orally than they were able to express in writing. Also, it may be useful for faculty members to reflect on what it would be like if they had to submit a journal article written in their second language; I suspect that it would be difficult to exhibit the extent of their expertise. This summer, I had the opportunity to experience firsthand the frustration I imagine that many ELL students must feel. At the International Writing Centers Association Summer Institute, Dr. Carol Severino (from the University of Iowa) led participants in an exercise where we had to write about writing centers, using a non-native language. When I tried to recall my high school Spanish lessons, I was humbled by how difficult it was to achieve an appropriate level of discourse while working within my rather primitive vocabulary. This activity was a light-bulb moment for me because I realized that no matter how much an instructor or writing consultant might have worked with me to perfect my grammar, I would not have been able to communicate the sophistication of my ideas unless I expanded my vocabulary significantly (something that would be difficult to do in less than four months, which is equivalent to the span of a single semester for our ELL students). Consider asking ELL students what they would like you to focus on as you respond to their paper assignments (Robertson, 2005). Since ELLs often have more surface errors in their papers, it can be overwhelming for them to see each mistake marked in red; therefore, a more targeted feedback approach may be much more useful. Some students may want you to mark every grammar error you find, or they may want you to identify certain kinds, such as run-on sentences or problems with subject-verb agreement; some students may want faculty members to suggest alternative word choices so they can increase their vocabulary and learn the academic discourse of a specific discipline; some students may want to focus on writing better topic sentences. It is important to note that when a faculty member decides to provide individualized written feedback to a given student, it does not mean that the faculty member is necessarily applying a different standard of grading. In fact, many composition scholars argue that teachers of writing should separate the grading process from the response process as much as possible so that teachers comments serve a larger function than providing justification for a grade. Nancy Sommers (2006) notes that students benefit most when they read teacher feedback as instructive and portable words to take with them to the next assignment, across the drafts (p. 250). When constructing writing assignments, think about what kind of cultural knowledge you are expecting students to know and try to provide background information, when necessary. One of the international students interviewed in the 2005 documentary Writing Across Borders talked about an assignment where she had to read an article about David Letterman and Jay Leno and then write a paper about the two comedians (for the transcript of the documentary, go to oregonstate.edu/ download-transcript-film). She notes that this assignment was difficult for her because she did not who Letterman and Leno were. It is neither desirable nor feasible to remove all cultural references from one s assignments; still, for ELLs and perhaps for other students, too it would be helpful if instructors provided additional background information whenever possible, and this could be done easily in a sentence or two on a paper assignment, or through a Web link for faculty members who use MyClasses. Encourage students to use the resources available on campus, such as the University Writing Center (in GUC 206) and the TESOL tutors (in TETC). In addition to helping ELLs with all aspects of their writing, the peer consultants in the University Writing Center often act as cultural informants and friendly guides as students become accustomed to life at an American academy and the expectations for writing within a variety of academic genres. If anyone would like to discuss additional options for teaching writing in the globalized classroom, or any other issues related to writing instruction, please contact me In the meantime, here is a list of resources worth exploring: Matsuda, P.K., Cox, M., Jordan, J., & Ortmeier-Hooper, C. (2006). Second-language writing in the composition classroom: A critical sourcebook. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin s. Robertson, W. (Director), & Oregon State University s Center for Writing and Learning (Producer). (2005). Writing across borders [DVD]. Sommers, N. (2006). Across the drafts. College Composition and Communication, 58(2), Endnotes 1 Between 1998 and 2008, the number of foreign-born students has increased 42 percent, according to the Salisbury University Fact Book It is important to note that all English Language Learners [ELLs] are not necessarily foreign-born students and that some foreign-born students may have English as their primary language; however, the University does not track students language of origin, it only tracks students country of origin.
5 The Exchange 5 Hands, Heart, Steel and Glass By Alison Chism, Art Department In April 2009, I made a working model of what was to become a 40-foot installation piece and invited my students to participate. They were asked to make any heart, the only stipulation being that the pieces have a loop on it. I told them the hearts that they and I create would be on display near the installation Hands, Heart, Steel and Glass, and that the public would be invited to write about anything they chose and then to attach it to the heart of their choice. At the end of the day, all of the hearts and the notes would go into the basket and raise a net sail of light. Hands, Heart, Steel and Glass is an event to set up, to view and to disassemble. It truly takes a community to make this work of art and I have found that community twice so far: first, where I completed the piece during my Artist-In-Residency at The Ohio State visualize Is Realized University and then at the Glass Art Society Conference in Corning, NY. Installed, the piece has the look of a catapult, of an engine of war, of something ready to unleash havoc. The action of the piece, however, is a quiet moment of revelation rather than an aggressive trajectory toward dominion. The work that the glass students at the society and The Ohio State University put into the hearts is integral to the success of Hands, Heart, Steel and Glass. It is their work that gives the piece textural depth and richness and invites the hands and hearts of yet others to contribute. I am planning to install Hands Heart, Steel and Glass here at Salisbury University this semester so that our community can experience and contribute to the work. by Frances Kendall, Communication Arts Department The pilot episode of visualize was completed this summer. visualize is a half-hour magazine-style series showcasing members of the Salisbury University community and highlighting their activities and events. The host of the show is Lauren Smith, a senior in communication arts. The six stories featured in the pilot include: McFadden Art Glass : Produced by alumni Robert Faust, this story is about alumni Tim McFadden who won the 2006 Bernstein Award and used to the money to help start his glass studio in Baltimore. Traversing the Nanticoke : Tom Horton takes his students paddling on the Nanticoke River and narrates the experience, addressing the environmental issues of the area. Celebrating Books : A detailed look at the Children s Literature and Young Adult Literature Festival and Green Earth Book Awards that takes place annually in April on the SU campus. A Courageous Woman Among Us : Jim Hill s sculpture of Harriet Tubman comes to life. PACE Turns 10 : A retrospective on how PACE was started and what it offers our campus and community. Healing Verses : Kelley Rouse produced this feature on the poetry of Nancy Mitchell and her recently published book Grief Hut. In addition to the six features, there are excerpts of student work from Preston Poe s New Media course woven into the closing credits. The pilot episode will likely air sometime in the future. In the meantime, please contact Frances Kendall at if you would like to see a copy of the program. Brown Bags Return While last year Fulton faculty and administrators devoted the brown bag sessions to curriculum reform, focusing on potential course enhancement strategies, this year we will return to faculty scholarship. If you would like to share your research results with your colleagues in such a forum, please let Keith Brower, associate dean, know of your interest. We also are contemplating formation of a committee to field such requests and organize events that promote faculty scholarship, so please let Keith know as well if you might be interested in working with that group. We could start on an ad hoc basis and determine later this year if we might want to make this a standing committee. Chism s installation at Ohio State The Institute For Service- Learning Is Back By George Whitehead, Psychology Department Have you thought about enhancing your courses with service-learning? Did you think about it but weren t sure what to do? Would you be interested in having a conversation about ways to include service-learning? If your answer to one or more of these questions is yes, then please continue reading. The Institute for Service-Learning is back and located at the PACE house. The PACE offices can be found at 305 West College Avenue (the light-blue, two-story house across the street from the side entrance of Holloway Hall). I am available to meet with faculty and departments to help think of ways to include service-learning in your courses. I would be more than happy to schedule brown bag lunches so that colleagues who are presently using service-learning can discuss how they are using it as a curriculum enhancement. Recently I received an from Melany Trenary, Communication Arts, who is using service-learning as her course enhancement for a course in Instructional Communication. This semester she is pairing her 72 students with students in Wicomico County Public Schools through the Wicomico Mentoring Project. I would be interested in learning how other faculty members are using servicelearning. We will use The Exchange newsletter as a vehicle to keep everyone informed. I look forward to talking with you. Have a great semester!
6 6 The Exchange First Media Workshop Teaches Teachers By Frances Kendall, Communication Arts The premiere of the summer Media Workshop for faculty was a great success thanks to the dedicated trio of communication arts faculty facilitators, Media Services staff, IT staff and support from the Dean s Office. The weeklong workshop (July 27-31) was offered to eight full-time SU faculty who applied for the program because they are interested in assigning media production projects to their students. This year s participants included Larence Becker (Psychology), Dean Peterson (Art), Jim Carstens (Communication Arts), Jeanne Whitney (History), Jackie Lew (Music), Ted Nichols (Music), George Summers (Accounting and Legal Studies) and Chris English (Music). The workshop introduced participants to the principles and practices of audio and video production. Communication Arts Department Chair Cynthia Cooper and Professors Frances Kendall and Andrew Sharma designed and facilitated the program. The topics they addressed included parameters to consider when creating student projects, shot composition and sequencing, creating a short interview program in a studio setting, pre-production planning (scripting, storyboarding, etc.), basic field camera use, lighting and sound tips, editing instruction on Windows Movie Maker (available in all IT labs), incorporating music, tips for evaluating student projects, and copyright issues. To facilitate and augment the learning process, the participants completed (in small groups) a short project of their own design a project somewhat similar to what they would assign to their students. One of the most valuable insights the participants learned is simply what is available in the Integrated Media Center and the process by which the various components can be accessed. Anyone who wants to assign media production projects to their students (using any Media Services equipment and/or facilities) must contact Cynthia Cornish (Media Services) and she or he is highly encouraged to sign up for a future workshop. Stay tuned for announcements about application procedures next semester! Dunn Book Examines Human Rights When some 400 El Paso Border Patrol agents gathered to block the entry of illegal emigrants into the United States during a highly publicized 1993 operation, their actions changed the way American immigration had been enforced. Dr. Timothy J. Dunn of SU s Sociology Department examines this incident and how its successors have impacted public opinion and human rights in his new book, Blockading the Border and Human Rights: The El Paso Operation That Remade Immigration Enforcement, from the University of Texas Press. The new enforcement strategy grew out of a 1992 lawsuit that successfully claimed discriminatory practices among the Border Patrol. The 1993 Operation Blockade reflected a new strategy enacted after that suit s success and paved the way for similar, wider-spread initiatives in 1994 and How on Earth did the United States end up deploying tens of thousands of armed personnel to defend a border with a friendly nation that poses no conceivable military threat and which is, in fact, a close ally and trading partner? said Dr. Douglas Massey, president of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the Henry G. Bryant, professor of sociology at Princeton University. Dunn s brilliant analysis is essential to understanding the origins of a flawed border policy that went on to turn a relatively small, circular flow of seasonal workers going into three states into a huge population of settled families living in 50 states all at a cost of more than 4,000 lives and billions of taxpayer dollars. This book should be required reading for policy makers and the public alike. Dr. Kathleen Staudt, professor of political science at the University of Texas at El Paso, calls the book welcome and needed. Dr. Nestor Rodriguez, professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, calls it a must-read book for understanding the conflictive situations that nationally planned border policy can produce in local communities. This isn t Dunn s first look at American immigration policy. He also researched the issue for his 1996 book The Militarization of the U.S.-Mexico Border, : Low-Intensity Conflict Doctrine Comes Home. The premiere class of Media Workshop students and faculty. Where Can I Find? Many Fulton faculty were busy moving offices this summer. If you are looking for the home office of the Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies (MDFL) Department visit the first floor of Holloway Hall, Room 100 (formerly, main office of the Perdue School). Most MDFL faculty also have offices on the first floor as well. The main office for the Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Department shares this space. History and English departments like to keep it interesting on the third floor of Holloway Hall, so some faculty have moved into the offices vacated by the MDFL faculty. Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies (MDFL) Department visit the first floor of Holloway Hall, Room 100
7 Percussion Studio Opens in Fulton Hall The Music Department is pleased to announce the new percussion studio located in Fulton Hall Room 121. The studio will house a wide variety of percussion instruments. The instruments used in the World Drum Ensemble include African, Latin, Brazilian and Middle Eastern drums. We also have traditional percussion instruments and street drum instruments including trashcans, glass bottles, metal pipes, drywall buckets along with other homemade musical instruments. Percussion studies at Salisbury University include the World Drum Ensemble and the Theatre & Dance News Good news! The Bobbi Biron Theatre Program and the SU Dance Company celebrate their respective 76th and 49th years with new pre-season rates, the addition of online Box Office sales and services, and a commitment to sustainability that will reduce paper consumption for mailing and printing. The season opens in October with Noel Coward s Private Lives directed by Robert Smith a comedy of wit and manners about a divorced couple who discover that they are honeymooning with their new spouses in the same hotel. The SU Dance Company s 20th Annual Fall Dance Showcase, directed by Mary Norton, features seven new student works (November). Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol adapted by T. Paul Pfeiffer and directed by Victoria Hutchinson is the timeless classic of hope and second chances (November and December). The London Cuckolds directed by T. Paul Pfeiffer is a 17thcentury comedy about three husbands who brag and boast as their wives fall willing victims to young rogues (February and March). The season closes in April with the SU Dance Company s Annual Spring Dance Concert featuring works by the legendary Bob Fosse staged by Lynne Mariani ( Dancin ) and Deborah Robertson formerly of the American Tap Dance Orchestra. Pre-season rates end Friday, October 8. Subscribe now to save 23 percent on Five for $50 or 20 percent on singles. You also get reserved seating and program acknowledgement. For more information, go to SU_Theatre_and_Dance_brochure_09.pdf We appreciate your patience as the Box Office makes its transition to online operations, e-tickets and credit card sales. Traditional on-site operations will continue on the days of performances. Unless requested otherwise, will be used to send announcements, receipts and updates. The Exchange 7 Salisbury Percussion Ensemble. This allows both music majors and students from the student body and the community to participate in a percussion group. The studio prepares our future music educators to teach percussion and study a variety of percussion instruments. We have plans to begin a Steel Drum Ensemble soon and have raised enough money to purchase our first drum. Other students will visit the room to experience various percussion instruments while taking the World Music Appreciation course. The interactions with world instruments from other countries help them to understand other cultures and traditions. We also invite classes from schools in the area to participate in classroom instruction about music from around the world to play various percussion instruments. This year a monthly master class will be open to the campus community to join in different performance opportunities each month. These will include drum circles, drum set, percussion pedagogy and other percussion activities. The Percussion Studio will also provide a place for music and ensemble students the practice and develop their musical skills. Sabbaticals For Fall 2009 Greg Ference, History Research in U.S. and abroad on the American Slovaks and development in Czechoslovakia John Kalb, English Immersion in Latina/o literature, culture and history in order to enhance English course offerings Jinchul Kim, Art Artwork for solo show in Shanghai, China Lucy Morrison, English Research of British Romantic women writers By Ted Nichols, Lecturer, Music Department Darrell Newton, Communication Arts Paving the Empire Road: BBC Television and Black Britons Haven Simmons, Communication Arts Media and Public Information in Emergency Training Joerg Tuske, Philosophy Book Project: Exploring the role emotions play in Indian discussions of rationality and philosophies of mind. In Memoriam Patti Burton, who served as administrative assistant to the departments of Theatre and Dance, Communication Arts, and English, died on July 21, 2009, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake in Salisbury. A memorial service was held on campus in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall on August 3.
8 8 The Exchange Readings and Recitals Maryland s One Maryland One Book Program The program seeks to bring attention to a book that deserves to be read and discussed as widely as possible. This year s choice is James McBride s historical novel Song Yet Sung, a story of runaway slaves on Maryland s Eastern Shore. Tenor John Wesley Wright along with music-vocal performance majors present a program of American Negro spirituals in conjunction with this project 2 p.m. Saturday, October 10, at the Wicomico County Library. Allen Historical Society Benefit Recital Sunday, November 15 St. Alban s Episcopal Church, 4 p.m. Featuring tenor John Wesley Wright and the Music Department s vocal performance majors. American Spiritual Ensemble Master Class September 22 & 24 Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 12:30-1:45 p.m. (Limited seating) American Spiritual Ensemble Performance Saturday, September 26 Asbury United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m. (Tickets: $15 adults, $10 senior citizens & SU faculty/staff with ID, $5 SU & non-su students with ID call for information) Salisbury Symphony Orchestra Children s Concert The Composer Is Dead Saturday, October 17 Holloway Hall Auditorium, 3 p.m. (Tickets: $10 adults, free for children accompanied by an adult call for information) Chris English Blues Music Fundraiser Saturday, October 24 Holloway Hall Auditorium, 8 p.m. Benefits the SU Department of Music (Donations are accepted.) Allegheny Trio Fundraiser Recital Monday, November 2 Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 7:30 p.m. Featuring guest tenor John Wesley Wright this fundraiser benefits SU Department of Music s Blackwell Library CD collection with music by Bach, Beethoven, etc. (Donations are accepted.) USM Women s Forum at SU The University System of Maryland Women s Forum holds its annual conference at Salisbury University Friday, November 6. The conference theme is Women Investing in the Future. This professional development conference should be of interest to faculty, staff and students. Programming includes sessions on networking, grant writing, creating passion in your life, advancing as a woman in academia and credit management. Please attend this engaging and useful conference. Early-bird registration is $65 if paid by Friday, October 9. More information, including registration forms, can be found at National Foreign Language Week Recital Un Après-midi: De Musique Française Sunday, November 8 Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 4 p.m. Amy Morgan Junior Piano Recital Sunday, November 15 Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 3 p.m. Rebecca Norris Senior Voice Project Saturday, November 21 Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 7:30 p.m. Salisbury Chorale Featuring the Gilbert & Sullivan Operettas Sunday, November 22 Holloway Hall Auditorium, 4:30 p.m. (Donations are accepted.) Musical Theatre Workshop Presents Working December 3, 4 & 5* Guerrieri University Center, Wicomico Room, 8 p.m., *2 p.m. & 8 p.m. (Tickets: $10, one free for SU faculty/staff/students with current ID call for information) University Chorale & Chamber Choir Sunday, December 6 Holloway Hall Auditorium, 4:30 p.m. Results for Committees Curriculum Cynthia Cooper, Communication Arts (one-semester sabbatical replacement for Darrell Newton) Dave Johnson, English Claire Kew, Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies David Shuhy, Theatre and Dance Thomas Tomcho, Psychology Grants Elizabeth Curtin, English Rachel Goldberg, Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution Corrine Pubill, Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies (one-semester sabbatical replacement for Greg Ference) Jerry Tabor, Music Al Witkofsky, Psychology Undergraduate Research Adam Hoffman, Political Science Dennis Leoutsakas, Communication Arts Paul Pfeiffer, Theatre and Dance Kelli Randall, English Timothy Stock, Philosophy Music at Salisbury University Fall 2009 Concert Band Salisbury Pops Tuesday, December 8 Holloway Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Jazz Ensemble Thursday, December 10 Holloway Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Madrigal Feast Featuring SU Madrigal Choir December 11 & 12 Commons, Bistro, 6 p.m. seating, 6:30 p.m. performance (Tickets TBA call for information) Salisbury Symphony Orchestra Featuring violinist Anton Miller Saturday, December 12 Holloway Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. (Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors, $5 SU faculty/staff & children 12 and under call for information) Salisbury Symphony Youth Orchestra Thursday, December 17 Holloway Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. (Tickets TBA call for information) Events are subject to change, visit Unless indicated, all performances are free and open to the public.
9 Department Reports ART Six faculty members of the Art Department Alison Chism, Paul Flexner, Jim Hill, Jinchul Kim, Dean Peterson and Brooke Rogers exhibited some of their recent works, including paintings, sculptures, photographs and drawings, at the AerieArt Gallery in Rehoboth, DE, August 8-September 13. Titled Surface to Space, the show was organized by Kim, who also conceptualized its theme. Alison Chism, Opal Lady Vase With Vines, Glass. Art faculty Pamela Olszewski and Susan Holt recently directed the production and installation of Salisbury s newest public sculpture. Last July the new steel sculpture was installed at the corner of Carroll and Market streets as part of the Urban Salisbury Sculpture Project. Salisbury University art student William Sykora designed the sculpture, which was dedicated to philanthropist Richard A. Henson. The sculpture depicts Henson in his test pilot days, flying dramatically close to the ground in an open cockpit PT-19 airplane in 1941.People from the community, members of Urban Salisbury, members of the Richard A. Henson Foundation, who sponsored the sculpture, and some of the designer s family attended the installation. In addition, Salisbury s mayor, James Ireton, was on hand and spoke to the crowd. Following the installation Mayor Ireton invited designer Will, members of the sculpture project and SU Paul Flexner, A Day at the Beach, Oil on canvas. Provost Diane Allen to attend the next Salisbury City Council meeting. At the meeting, Will was awarded a certificate of appreciation. The Henson sculpture is the latest in a series of steel panel designs that line Carroll Street and border Route 13 near the Church Street municipal parking lot. SU students design all of these public artworks that are cut and assembled by a larger group of partners that include Parkside High School, MaTech, Inc. and R.D. Grier. Private donors pay for the materials and the installation of the sculpture. COMMUNICATION ARTS Jim Burton will attend the Literature and Film Association conference in Pennsylvania this October to present a paper, Who Watches Which Watchmen?: Convergence, Hierarchies of Textual Experience and the Consequences for Adaptation Studies. This past June Frances Kendall participated in a weeklong clinic in sound production and mixing at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, ME. The course was taught by Mick Fowler, Emmy award-winning sound mixer for CSI, CBS s primetime show. ENGLISH Nicole Munday published a review of Creative Approaches to Writing Center Work (Hampton Press, 2008) in the June issue of Writing Lab Newsletter. She has served as a reviewer for Writing Lab Newsletter since Also, Nicole represented Salisbury University as one of 65 writing center professionals who gathered to improve writing instruction on their respective campuses at the International Writing Centers Association Summer Institute, which was held in July at Temple University in Philadelphia. Nicole was selected as one of four participants who provided closing comments at the end of the weeklong institute. The Exchange 9 Brooke Rogers, Flooded Capella, Scratch Board Ivan Young had four poems accepted by The London Magazine, two poems by Yemassee Anthology of South Carolina Poets, his manuscript Waking to the Wren was runner-up in the Stepping Stones Press Book Contest, and his chapbook, A Shape in the Waves, will be released in October. MODERN LANGUAGES AND INTERCULTURAL STUDIES Louise Detwiler presented a paper, 2012 as Ecotestimonio, at the Latin American Studies Association International Congress in Rio de Janeiro in June. Claire Kew and Arlene White published Thinking Outside the Bubble by Adding Comic Books to Your Language Curriculum in the August 2009 edition of The Language Educator. A presentation with the same title has been accepted for the fall conference of the Maryland Foreign Language Association, which will be held at Anne Arundel Community College in October. Maria Luz Valdez presented the paper Language Contact: The Case of Loan Words in the Andean Spanish of Monolingual Speakers at the 62nd Kentucky Foreign Language Conference at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, April 16-18, Her book note of Colin Williams Linguistic Minorities in Democratic Contexts will appear in Language in Society, 39(2) April 2010.
10 10 The Exchange Detail of the upper part of the William Sykora sculpture, which is elevated on a high post. It depicts Richard A. Henson as a young test pilot in 1941, flying a PT-19 airplane. Corinne Pubill presented her latest research at the congress of the Latin American Studies Association held in June 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She served as chair for the panel titled New Perspectives on Culture and Memory, I and presented a paper: Género y memoria: una escritura en cuestión, ( Gender and Memory: A Writing in Question ). The topic of her research deals with the mechanisms of terror during the Dirty War in Argentina ( ). In her work, she examines the term insilio or insile that designates one who survives by becoming an internal exile, hiding within a country rather than fleeing it. After spending four days in Brazil, she went to Argentina, traveling first to Córdoba where she had been invited to present two different papers at two different universities. She spent the following week in Córdoba and Buenos Aires conducting research for her new project and meeting with some famous Argentinean authors, such as Ricardo Piglia and María Teresa Andruetto, taking notes, recording interviews, visiting and taking pictures of torture camps, and most important, searching for books otherwise unavailable outside of Argentina. Her article: Insilio y representación de la memoria en Lengua Madre de María Teresa Andruetto has been accepted for publication in Romance Notes, Chapel Hill. During the summer, Arlene White was invited as an observer to the new Praxis II French standard setting workshop presented by ETS and held in Princeton, NJ. The purpose of the workshop was to review the new exam and establish guidelines and scores for states wishing to use the test for certification. She also led a two-week curriculum workshop for Wicomico County during which time she worked with local teachers to create curriculum guides for Spanish III, French IV and Latin III which will be piloted this year. MUSIC Composer and part-time faculty member Robert A. Baker received a premiere of his newest work, Sharp Edges for strings and percussion, last June on the final concert of the annual St. Magnus Festival, Scotland. One of eight composers selected from an international call, Baker was invited to take part in the St. Magnus Composers Course, write a new work for the English new-music ensemble Psappha, and work closely during the course of the festival with the performers, fellow young composers as well as established professional composers, including festival founder Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. For more information about Baker s work, visit Linda Cockey presented at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy held July 29-August 3 in Lombard, IL, on the Healthy Pianist. She has been a member of the Committee on Wellness for the Pianist for many years. Her PowerPoint presentation was on Educating Musicians About Wellness, where she presented with Gail Berenson, professor of piano at the Ohio University in Athens and outgoing president of Music Teacher s National Conference; Barber Lister- Sink, author of Freeing the Caged Bird and artist in residence at Salem College; and Brenda Wristen, director of the Piano Pedagogy and Keyboard Skills programs at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. The presentation Jim Hill, Sleeping Wood Nymph, Bronze was well received with a discussion about content and course materials on our wellness classes for musicians. SU s course Wellness in Performance is one of a handful of courses offered nationally that is devoted to educating performing artists on the prevention of medical problems and on performance preparation. The course is offered every other year and focuses on the physical and psychological aspects of performance. Unique to SU s course is that it is required of music majors in our performance tracks but is open to all majors with performance background in all instruments and styles. The course is teamtaught with Pat Lamboni (athletic director) and Dr. Bob McBrien (clinical psychologist and former head of student counseling at SU). Danielle Cumming taught for a second summer at the International Guitar Symposium in Iserlohn, Germany. One of the largest guitar festivals in Europe, the event draws students from over 40 countries. Danielle taught guitar master classes as well as Yoga for Musicians, and she has been invited to return to teach in Jeff Schoyen participated in the Conductors Institute at Bard College in New York in June, working with Maestra Apo Hsu. The summer afforded tenor John Wesley Wright several guest artist appearances and special projects, including a Rodgers and Hammerstein program with Greensboro Opera/Eastern Music Festival; a spirituals project with the High Point Chorale (High Point, NC); and A Tribute to the Life of Billy Strayhorn, a special multimedia project by the Atlanta Gay Men s Chorus performed in conjunction with the National Black Arts Festival. John also served as co-director of the Broadway section of the Maryland Summer Center for the Arts. (From left) Pam Olszewski, Will Sykora, and Susan Holt. Will is holding a certificate of appreciation from Salisbury s City Council.
11 Jinchul Kim, Hardly Ever Heard, Oil on canvas. PHILOSOPHY James Hatley has returned from Australia after delivering the keynote address for the Eco-Humanities Roundtable on Writing at the End of the World sponsored by the Center for Research on Social Inclusion at Macquarie University. An audio version of Jim s address is to be made available on the center s Web site. As part of his visit, Jim taught a master class for graduate students whose dissertations are focusing on how diverse human cultures are responding to an era of species extinction. Jim also was invited to LaTrobe and Monash universities in Melbourne where he gave a paper and conferred with specialists in ecohumanities and Jewish studies. Jim is visiting Penn State University in October where he will present a lecture titled Greek Philosophy in a Hebrew Tongue as part of a symposium sponsored by the Philosophy and Jewish Studies departments titled We Will Do and We Will Hear: Emmanuel Levinas and Talmud. PSYCHOLOGY Lance Garmon will present three research posters with former Salisbury University students at the Fourth Conference on Emerging Adulthood in Atlanta, GA, in October Samantha Cummins co-authors Are You What You Watch? Possible Influence of Television Viewing Preferences on Dating Behaviors in College. Haley Miller co-authors Television Viewing Experiences and Representation of Parental Attachment in the College Years: Did Zach Morris Even Have Parents? Aaron Schlissler co-authors Private vs. Public School Experiences: Examining Possible Interactions Involving Parenting Style and Risky Behaviors in College Students. THEATRE AND DANCE The department welcomes part-time lecturer Donna Hudson, who will teach Costuming and Theatre Crafts and design theatre costumes for the season. Tom Anderson had a busy summer designing and starting renovations of the department s costume collection in the basement of Holloway Hall and improved the safety of material storage in the scene shop. Tom worked extensively on the New Faculty Orientation Committee, helping to replace the handbook with a new online version and The Exchange 11 arranged for guest speakers to participate in the Stage Management course, utilizing teleconferencing and online discussions with professional and Broadway stage managers. Victoria Hutchinson continues to pursue a dance appreciation textbook with Human Kinetics Publishers. She will also judge the 2009 Delmarva s Got Talent competition. Mary Norton directed two musical theatre dance camps at Dancenter Salisbury High School Musical III and Rock & Roll Dance. She is busy preparing for the SU Dance Company s 50th anniversary in Paul Pfeiffer taught Acting for Adults and Shakespeare for Kids at the Milton Theatre in Milton, DE. He continued his research of ancient theatre during summer travel to Greece and, in August, performed his one-man show Apology for the Life of an Actor the subject of a documentary film, at the Milton Theatre. David Shuhy designed for the West Virginia Public Theatre in Morgantown: the set for Little Shop of Horrors and the set, light and projections for Doubt. He will curate the design exhibits for the USITT National Conference in Kansas City, present at the USITT Regional in Newark, DE, and design the set for Catholic University s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Robert Smith directed his ninth Maryland Summer Center for the Arts where 141 young artists studied music, theatre, video and a range of fine and performing arts. He continues to pursue grant opportunities for MSCA and work on the Voluntary State Curriculum for Theatre, pre-k through eighth grade. American Spiritual Ensemble
12 12 The Exchange Salisbury Abroad: Ecuador Launches Four SU students and one Towson University student began the fall semester earlier this month in Ecuador. The cohort is studying on the inaugural Salisbury Abroad: Ecuador semester study abroad program. The students will be taking SU classes and earning SU credits while studying in Cuenca, Ecuador, at SU s long-term institutional partner in South America, the Center for Interamerican Studies (CEDEI). The Salisbury Abroad: Ecuador program emerged from the combined efforts of the Fulton School Dean s Office and academic departments and programs throughout the Fulton School including modern languages and intercultural studies, political science, anthropology, art, music, sociology and environmental issues. Students on the program take four courses in Latin American studies in these different disciplines. Some of the courses are taught in English, others are taught in Spanish. Students do not need to know Spanish to participate on the program. At the end of the semester, successful students will have completed four of five courses required for the new interdisciplinary Latin American studies minor. Dr. Gerald R. St. Martin (Professor Emeritus, Modern and Foreign Languages Department) is providing the academic coordination for the inaugural semester of Salisbury Abroad: Ecuador. St. Martin created the first SU academic program in Ecuador, the Intersession in Ecuador. That winter semester study abroad program is offered for the 15th consecutive year this January. St. Martin will travel to Ecuador during the fall semester to visit with the students on Salisbury Abroad: Ecuador, their faculty members and the administration at CEDEI. He also is overseeing an online blog that the students are writing as part of the course enhancement for their classes in Ecuador. SU students outside of Cuenca, Ecuador, during winter semester Photo by Dr. Brian Stiegler. The Salisbury Abroad: Ecuador program takes course enhancement in the Fulton School to new levels. In addition to the four courses that each student will take in English and/or Spanish, all students will participate in an intensive month of Spanish-language instruction tailored to their individual level of competency in the language. In the spirit of studying languages across the curriculum, assessments in this intensive language experience are embedded into each of the four academic course syllabi. In addition, students are blogging with St. Martin back in Salisbury about cultural topics that they are living outside of the classroom in Cuenca, Ecuador. Those topics include their homestay family, food and restaurants, dating in Ecuador, nightlife, religious expression, traffic, health and wellness, and other themes. The blog is also assessed as part of the enhancement for all four courses. Unlike previous semester-length study abroad experiences available to SU students, participants on the Salisbury Abroad: Ecuador program are not placed in special status by the Registrar s Office while they are abroad and do Thanks to The Exchange Representatives By Brian N. Stiegler, Director, SU Center for International Education not transfer back their credits earned abroad. The students are fully matriculated credit-generating SU students throughout their semester abroad. In lieu of paying SU tuition and fees, participants pay a special program fee to SU that covers tuition, room, board, student services and some domestic travel within Ecuador. The total cost of the semester for tuition, room and board is equivalent to full-time tuition and fees, room, and board on main campus here in Salisbury. Students need only pay for their plane ticket and spending money. Even at such a modest price, the program generates sufficient revenues to fund the academic oversight provided by SU faculty. The Salisbury Abroad: Ecuador program and the new interdisciplinary Latin American studies minor that it supports represent bold new efforts at internationalizing the curriculum at SU. The initiative highlights the possibility for the University to create internationally focused academic programs with full semesters of study abroad embedded in the programs at affordable prices for SU students while generating sufficient revenues to sustain themselves or even produce new income streams for the University. The Salisbury Abroad: Ecuador program would never have been realized without the hard work of Fulton faculty members, department chairs and the Fulton Dean s Office. Muchas gracias! Art Ursula Ehrhardt Center for International Education Brian Stiegler Communication Arts Jody Morrison English James King Modern Languages & Intercultural Studies Arlene White Music Sachi Murasugi Philosophy Linda Abresch Psychology Al Witkofsky Sociology Diane Illig Theatre and Dance Tom Anderson Staff & Webmaster Deana Karpavage Writing Center Nicole Munday Editor Jody Morrison
13 Visit Us On the Web n Salisbury University Home Page n Fulton School of Liberal Arts n Advising n Curriculum Reform n Department of Art n Department of Communication Arts n Department of Conflict Analysis and Dispute Resolution n Department of English n Department of History n Department of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies n Department of Music n Department of Philosophy n Department of Political Science n Department of Psychology n Department of Sociology n Department of Theatre and Dance The Exchange is published twice a semester. IN THIS ISSUE: Department Reports Madrigal Dinner Returns Music Events From Script to Stage Hands, Hearts, Steel and Glass Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art Charles R. & Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts DECEMBER 2009 The EXCHANGE Thinking Outside the Silo We are exceedingly fortunate to have four endowed schools at Salisbury University, of which the Fulton School is the largest. We generate roughly 40 percent of the credit hours on campus, and our majors account for around 40 percent of all degrees. Yet while we often identify ourselves with our departments and school, these distinctions don t always mean a lot to our students, who take courses in at least two or perhaps three different schools on campus. Though the University has grown in recent years, to over 8,200 students this fall, our campus retains a small-school feel identified in our most recent strategic plan as an asset and a quality we wish to preserve. The fact that our students attend classes in buildings all over campus adds to a feeling of integration across the campus. Yet we ought to recognize that we can also do things that smaller colleges cannot do, because indeed we have four separate endowed schools. We are in an especially good place to resolve what is often perceived as a tension between liberal education on the one hand and pre-professional training on the other. That would put Fulton and Henson on one side of a line, as the college of arts and sciences, and Seidel and Perdue on the other, as the pre-professional schools. But at Salisbury, everyone gets a liberal arts education, with the broad-based knowledge, the research, analytical and communications skills and the broadminded outlook that we hope come with that. Students, even from our school, can go right into professions with their Salisbury degrees, but they re also equipped to be life-long learners with the tools to change careers down the road if they so choose. In the Fulton School we have to deal with more than our share of students, and their Fulton School Dean Dr. Maarten Pereboom By Dr. Maarten Pereboom, Fulton School Dean parents, who ask, what can you do with that? i.e., your degrees in communications, art, philosophy, history. But just as often we deal with those students who discover that a pre-professional program was not what they wanted, and they sometimes join us a little later than is optimal for them. I think this challenges us to work with our colleagues in pre-professional programs to identify career options and strategies for our liberal arts majors. Of course we ve been training teachers since this institution opened its doors, and our collaboration with the Seidel School remains strong and vibrant. Recently we developed some recruiting materials for the visual and performing arts challenging students to turn your passion into your profession. We were inspired by grads like Tim McFadden, who has opened a glassblowing studio and is teaching in the Baltimore area. Even while deepening the intellectual experience of our students through our reformed curriculum, we should empower them to take on the working world with their talents and dreams intact. We might turn to our colleagues in business for a little help in that endeavor. In the meantime, we are working to develop a series of regional studies minor programs that would fit nicely into an education major s sophomore year or serve as a perfect choice for a business major s required minor. These programs would reinforce and support the goals of General Education, but in a global setting that would be richly beneficial to a future teacher or business person. As we recently hosted the finalists for the dean s position in the Perdue School of Business, I was reminded of the great opportunities we have on this campus to make the Salisbury experience truly distinctive and the rich potential that exists for future collaboration among our schools.
14 2 The Exchange CMAT Activities Fair The Communication Arts (CMAT) Department s annual activities fair was held on Thursday, September 25, marking the beginning to a new year of extracurricular opportunity for SU students. Offering plenty of diversity, students had the opportunity to explore numerous extracurricular organizations representing the various interests encompassed under the CMAT umbrella. Organizations present at the fair included SUTV, WSXU (SU radio), PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America), The Flyer newspaper and the CMAT internship program, just to name a few. For the ambitious CMAT student, the national communications honor society, Lambda Pi Eta, was on hand to both promote their organization and encourage the type of academic success that leads to acceptance. In keeping with the diversity theme, numerous opportunities for study abroad were presented, specifically experiences in India, Scotland and Ecuador. These programs offer CMAT students and others the chance to experience and engage in communication through the lens of a lesser-known culture and, in turn, become more effective communicators back at home. The opportunity to study abroad is a great chance for students to explore something new, said Dr. Andrew Sharma. I think it s something everybody should experience in their lifetime. Promoting academic diversity on a variety of Assistant Professor David Burns Is Too Cool for School Based on first impressions, it s easy to forget that Media Production professor David Burns is a teacher at all. Burns is easygoing and laidback the type of guy who would sooner take you bowling than grade your test. No ordinary teacher, Burns carries with him a Zen-like approach to life that sets even the most harried student at ease. But behind his chilled-out persona is a hardworking go-getter who has seen it all, done it all, and strives to do more. After completing his undergraduate studies in television/radio at Ithaca College, Burns moved into the business, working for both CNN and NBC news. Facing a potential layoff, he made the decision to pursue a master s degree in telecommunications and journalism from the University of Georgia. The time spent at the University of Georgia proved to be more than an educational experience for Burns. During his time there, Burns met the woman who would eventually become his wife and, in turn, set in place his love for travel abroad. When my wife got a job with By Mitchell Jones, CMAT Major levels, this year s CMAT activities fair appears to have been a success for both teachers and students. Proving that classrooms aren t the only place where learning occurs, the opportunities presented at this year s fair promote diverse, real world experience and practical application of Fulton School curricula. Students interested in public relations learn about the student society at the CMAT activities fair. the State Department, we started traveling abroad. We lived in Poland, Jordan and Dubai. We basically lived everywhere. All the traveling didn t stop Burns from working. While in Jordan, Burns worked for CNN as a cameraperson/video editor. While in Dubai, Burns had the opportunity to leave his mark on a country, teaching television and broadcasting at an allwomen s university. Women were just sort of breaking into the business when I got there. They had very few role models to emulate, so it was interesting to observe the changes in the field over the three years I was there. It went from no women in the business to quite a few, so it was cool to be involved in that. At SU, Burns continues to spend time and work abroad. He is currently preparing for a return visit to Poland during which he will present a paper on the policies of Pope John Paul. As well traveled as he is, Burns isn t one to fly solo. Having taken students to Austria and Iceland, students working with Burns have studied topics ranging from global terrorism to Dennis Leoutsakas talks to students about the CMAT Study Abroad Program in Ecuador. CMAT Chair Cynthia Cooper, Lori DeWitt and Andrew Sharma talk to students about the CMAT Study Abroad Programs in Scotland and India. To fulfill a journalism assignment for his Practicum, Communication Arts Major Mitchell Jones interviews new communication arts faculty member Dr. David Burns. Iceland s financial collapse. Located in the new Teacher Education and Technology Center, Burns third-floor office is a prime example of the positive vibe that he says makes SU like home. Everything is great here, man. The students are good, the faculty is fantastic and the facilities are really first rate. I don t think I ve ever felt this welcomed anywhere else. Despite a full plate and a busy schedule, Burns says all the hard work and travel hasn t affected his home life. My wife travels a lot herself, so it s not really a big deal. My daughter spent her first five years abroad, and she s already picked up some Arabic. Behind the wall of degrees, years of experience and title of assistant professor, Burns is a man so laid back, he s almost too cool for school. Time spent with Dr. Burns, no matter the duration, is at once informative and relaxing. Truly, SU is more at ease while Dr. David Burns is on staff.
15 From Script to Stage: The Stage Manager s Stories This term I ve been teaching the Stage Management class with a few new enhancements meant to push our would-be stage managers into the greater world of theatre, while still learning their art and craft in the safety of their home. The stage managers are required to reach out and participate in theatre discussion groups to meet and learn from their peers in academic, regional and professional theatre. They have been asked to create their own blogs to put their experiences and their own thoughts into words and into the world, for better or worse. Finally, the stage managers are participating in video conferences with stage managers from a myriad of backgrounds, experiences and professions both in and out of the arts. As liberal arts students, it is imperative for them to learn the validity of the various paths that their training may lead both towards and around their goals. Our Conference Speakers Jackie Banks-Mahlum is an Equity (Actor s Equity Association) stage manager with a B.A. in theatre from Bradley University. She has worked on the regional level and has found herself drawn to producing. She is now seeking the M.F.A. in theatrical producing at the California Institute of the Arts and is working as the college program manager and repertory producer for Theatricum Botanicum. Leigh Selting, an Equity actor and stage manager, is the director of theatre at the University of Wyoming. He is a New York and regional actor, director and stage manager who has moved his professional career outside of the classroom into working almost exclusively with new plays. Rachel Welch is an attorney working for the Rates Analyst-Energy Group of the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission in Saint Paul. She was a Peace Corp volunteer who worked in Muslim villages in North Africa. She was a theatre major and actor who stage managed as part of her core requirements. Andrea Testani is an Equity stage manager for the New York Broadway stage. She has stage managed several Tony-nominated shows, including The Putnam County Spelling Bee. She earned her M.F.A. in directing at Wayne State University and was a production stage manager for Wayne State s Hilberry Repertory Theatre. She earned a B.A. in theatre from Elmira College. Alysia Graber is a working mother and an Equity stage manager for the University of Montana s Equity Company, the Montana Rep. She holds a B.A. from Washington and Lee University where she was a theatre major, lighting designer, actor and stage manager. She was an Equity apprentice at Lexington, VA s, Theater at Lime Kiln and stage managed an AGMA (American Guild of Musical Artists) production of Pagliacci for the Roanoke Opera Company. Our Stage Managers Bill Boyan is a life-long learner and communications arts major in media studies and theatre minor. He is currently the stage manager for A Christmas Carol and will repeat his role as stage manager for The London Cuckolds. He shared: I ve realized that you can never have too much communication or preparation. I d never realized the amount of work involved in the process. When you think you ve got a grasp of your job- you realize there are a billion more things. Amanda Browne is a senior communications arts major in media production and theatre minor. She is the cinematographer and set/props master for her digital filmmaking class. She is also the host of the television show produced by her TV magazine production class. She explained: Being a stage manager applies to media when considering the organization it takes to produce work. Technology is a BIG part of what we need in order to film things and everything changes very quickly in my field. There is always something new coming out that you need to learn to stay on top of what you do because if someone new comes around and can work the new software better than you can they might get the job you wanted. Crista Campbell, a senior elementary education major and theatre minor, is currently acting in A Christmas Carol, was the production assistant for The Meeting and is doing her student teaching. She shared: Stage management and teaching are more similar than people think. People skills are a huge must-have! Dealing with parents/patrons, co-workers/ actors/techies, these to jobs really help me remember the hierarchy of schools and crews of shows. The most surprising thing I ve learned by experience is how much of an effect everyone s attitude has on each other. Our whole stage management class is involved in theatre somehow, and how everyone feels about everything impacts everyone else and that can either be really good or really bad. Tess Daugherty, a freshman technical theatre major, is currently one of two assistant stage managers for A Christmas Carol. She explained: The thing that has surprised me the most about stage management is all the paperwork. It s so belaboring because it feels so unnecessary. I stage managed for a number of shows in middle and high school and never did By Tom Anderson, Technical Director/Lighting Designer Theatre and Dance Department The Exchange 3 paperwork for it; my script had everything I needed. The secretarial part of the job is exhausting. I really enjoyed having the conversations with Mr. Selting and Ms. Banks it is funny to hear professional stage managers talk of things that drive them crazy and realized that they are the very same things that drive you nuts. Amanda Hixenbaugh, a sophomore theatre generalist major and communication arts and creative arts minor, is currently one of two assistant stage managers for A Christmas Carol and will be the assistant stage manager for The London Cuckolds. She shared: I never realized how every single person has to be organized; everyone depends on everyone else s complete organization. Doing this job, I knew this before, but you ve got to know everything. Like lighting, at least the language of lighting, is really important. Building, sound and all of that... I wish I knew more of that before I started. Shanice Jones, a senior theatre major and music minor, is currently acting in A Christmas Carol and is the president of the student theatre troupe Sophanes. At SU she has stage managed for the student play Big Love. Shanice spent the summer as an intern with Journeymen Theatre in Washington, D.C., where she was the box/house manager of the play Tartuffe and also stage managed and assistant directed for the D.C. Capital Fringe Festival It s Not Easy Being Green. She explained: Working at Journeymen Theatre company in Washington really gave me an awareness of the world that I am going to enter when I graduate. In a school environment, some of your responsibilities are taken away because you are a student, but working as a professional stage manager actually gave me more responsibilities like actually running rehearsals when the director wasn t able to make it. Stephanie Kratz, a junior communication arts major in media production and theatre minor, is currently the stage manager for the ongoing production of The Meeting. She shared: Before taking on the responsibility as stage manager for The Meeting, I hadn t realized the importance that the role holds. Having stage managed before I knew that running lines and knowing all the facets of the play was vital. What was different for me in this production was that the dynamics of the play were not set out before being handed over to me. From this new experience as a stage manager I learned that not only does every director work differently, but that the tools given can define the play.
16 4 The Exchange Hatley Lectures on Ecological and Social Issues Are humans edging toward the end of the living world as they know it? Dr. Jim Hatley, Philosophy Department, often ponders the many ethical and spiritual issues that emerge in a time of extinction, when so many living species are disappearing from the face of the earth. In July, Hatley delivered the keynote address Earth Without End: False Eternities and the Mortal Future of the Human Species for an eco-humanities roundtable sponsored by Macqaurie University s Center for Research for Social Inclusion in Sydney, Australia. Australia is feeling the pinch of global warming; a high rate of mammalian extinction is occurring there, Hatley said. We explored how profoundly under threat the living world is and what the responsibilities of eco-humanists are in the emergence of the Anthropocene epoch, a time in which all aspects of our earthly surroundings are permeated by human demands. In opening the discussion, I questioned the mortality of our species as a whole and how assuming humans will always exist leads to ethical and metaphysical bad faith in our behavior toward the living world. Modern Language Majors Celebrate On Tuesday, October 20, the Department of Modern Languages and Intercultural Studies (MDFL) held its inaugural celebration of Spanish majors, French majors and German minors. The idea behind the event was to show the department s appreciation for its students, address program-planning questions and ensure that students become familiar with the department s new location on the first The talk was among a host of addresses Hatley delivered recently on ecological and social issues. I want my philosophy and writing to reflect how humans are responsible not only to react to ills we confront but also to become witnesses for those who suffer from them. The human capacity for discourse, for open communication of our shared commitments requires that we speak sensitively and openly about others, both human and more than human. Whether addressing genocide or ecocide, we need to become attentive to how language itself affects how we understand the good and the harm we do. In June, he traveled to Canada to keynote the North American Levinas Society s conference at the University of Toronto, discussing the influence of the poetry of Paul Celan, a survivor of the Nazi genocide, on the role of philosophy after the Holocaust. The multi-talented Hatley enjoys crossing disciplines, exploring and combining diverse interests in environmental studies, religion, philosophy and art. SU encourages scholars to take this sort of path, he said. We aren t tied to one particular discipline, which allows creative voices to emerge. floor of Holloway Hall. Approximately 30 students were in attendance. MDFL faculty enjoyed sharing specialty dishes from various countries such as France, Spain, Mexico, Chile and Germany. Given the success of the event, the department will make it a yearly affair! Pi Gamma Mu Initiates 25 Members SU s Maryland Gamma chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, the International Honor Society in the Social Sciences, held a candlelit service on Saturday, October 10, in the Ritual Room of the Scarborough Student Leadership Center and welcomed 25 new members into the fold. Membership in Pi Gamma Mu is open to juniors, seniors, graduate students and some administrators who are in the upper 35 percent of the class and have completed at least 20 semester hours in the social sciences, a B average in those hours and an overall grade point average of 3.6 or better. Credit may include courses from the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice, social work, social psychology, social philosophy, cultural geography and the history of education. There cannot have been a failure in any of the social science classes. The initiates for fall 2009 are as follows: Kayla Marie Alogna Andrew Elliott Bock Matthew Todd Bolich Brittany Ann Brady Eric James Buratty Kayla Alyse Christiano Joseph Vincent Colantuoni Emma Christine Doerfler Rachel Ann Drozinski Robert Scott Garner Lauren Danielle Goff Jessica Fay Hall Lindsey Marie Haney Jenelle Elizabeth Irwin Ashley Elizabeth James Jessica Marie Kehl Lisa Marie Kelly Alena Maksimchykava Alexis Christine Parsons Amanda Ellen Perdue Lindsey Nicole Steele Kristen Ashley Stott Shannon Elizabeth Weikle Chelsea Megan Wilhelm Adrianne Michele Witkowski The advisors for the academic year are Drs. Richard Bowler and Clara L. Small. Students and faculty celebrate together.
17 Have you started to think about the courses that you will be teaching in the spring semester? Are you thinking about using service-learning, but unsure what community-based organizations are available to you and your students? Let me suggest that you consider Junior Achievement (JA) of the Eastern Shore. What will your students do? They will present a Junior Achievement curriculum to pre- K-12 students across the Eastern Shore. All programs teach youth about work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. For example, one of the elementary programs is Our World. This curriculum allows elementary students to examine world resources and engage in global trade using international currencies. One of the middle grade programs is JA Economics for Success. This curriculum explores personal finance and middle grade students education and career options based on their skills, interests and values. What are the expectations for your students? Your students will spend 45 minutes for five or six sessions. These sessions typically occur during the school day. However, there are some after-school opportunities. Among other benefits students earn at least 12 service hours and become engaged in the local community. What are some of the other benefits for your students? This experience will enhance their oral communication skills. They present a The Exchange 5 Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore By George Whitehead, Psychology Department Lord Merrick of Salisbury invites the community to join him during SU s award-winning Renaissance Madrigal Dinner 6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, December 11-12, in the Bistro of the Commons. Jesters, musicians, dancers and more entertain guests during the six-course dinner, recreating a traditional Renaissance holiday feast. The inaugural event in 2008 earned the National Association of College and University Food Service s prestigious Horton Award for Catering. Renowned commedia dell Arte performer Ben Sota of Pittsburgh s Zany Umbrella Circus showcases his talents during the meal, while Sir Barchan, a knight from the Maryland Renaissance Festival, adds to the period feel. Other featured entertainers include SU Chamber Choir conducted by Dr. William Folger, director of choral studies at SU; the Herald Brass, conducted by Lee Knier; a string ensemble and some 40 SU dance and theatre students portraying Lord and Lady Merrick and their court. Traditional Renaissance decorations are also a part of the feast, such as a real boar s head. Menu items include roasted butternut squash soup with candied pecans; flounder stuffed with spinach; a hunter s platter of pork, beef and turkey medallions in peppercorn sauce; black forest cherry torte; gingerbread slices and assorted breads with cheese spread; and wassail (a non-alcoholic spiced beverage). Vegetarian options are also available. Courses are announced with fanfare and presented by royal servants with fanciful serving vessels. Linganore Medieval Mead (Renaissance wine made from honey) and red and white wines are sold by the glass or bottle from 6:30-7 p.m. Three levels of seating are available. Tickets are $30, $45 and $50, sold in advance at the Information Desk of the Guerrieri University Center. Seating is limited to 124 each evening. The Cultural Affairs Office, departments of Music and Theatre and Dance, and University Dining Services sponsor the event. For more information call curriculum with the expectation that key points are explained effectively. Your students also serve as role models for the students they teach. Specifically, they explain the necessary steps to attend college to encourage students to think about attending a post-secondary education institution. Your students also learn basic economics and develop their leadership skills. If you would like additional information about JA, contact either Amy Prettyman or Paula Maciel at If you want more information about service-learning, contact George Whitehead at Award-Winning Madrigal Dinner Returns
18 6 The Exchange SU Student Research Conference SU continues its tradition of supporting student research and education by showcasing the innovative research of top undergraduate and graduate students from across the University at the SU Student Research Conference (SUSRC). For this conference any significant independent study, performance, or portfolio by an undergraduate or graduate student (or group of students) falls under the broad definition of research. The SUSRC Committee announces that the date of the 2010 conference is Friday, April 23, and that there will be a NEW SUBMISSION PROCESS. The new submission process involves three required steps: 1. March 12: Intent to submit deadline for student. 2. Faculty mentor must approve student s work. 3. April 1: Abstract submission deadline for student. The submission site opens starting February The conference format is the same as in previous years, starting with oral presentations in Henson Science Hall and ending with posters in the Wicomico Room, where the annual Faculty Mentor Award is presented. Please encourage any interested students to review the conference Web page: The SUSRC Committee hopes you can join them as either a participant or an attendee. 41st Annual SU Senior Art Show SU presents its 41st Senior Art Show November 16-December 4 and December in the University Gallery at Fulton Hall. The exhibit features the work of B.F.A. and other art students enrolled in a senior seminar course, displaying four years of study in all disciplines including painting, drawing, digital graphics, printmaking, photography, ceramics, glass blowing and sculpture. A second exhibit location in the Electronic Gallery, Room 113 of the Teacher Education and Technology Center, is open November 16- December 4. That exhibit represents the artwork of graduating new media seniors. A President s Award reception is held 6-8 p.m. Friday, December 4, in the University Gallery. University Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Electronic Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon- 4 p.m. Sunday. Sponsored by the Art Department and Fulton School of Liberal Arts, the exhibits are free and the public is invited. For more information call Musical Theatre Presents Working By Ted Nichols, Lecturer, Music Department From housewife to receptionist to waitress to iron worker, SU s annual Musical Dinner Theatre Workshop features Studs Terkel s Broadway sensation Working Thursday-Sunday, December 3-5. Adapted by Nina Faso and Stephen Schwartz, tunemeister of the Disney animated features Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Working debates the theme we are what we do with a stylistically mixed collection of solo and ensemble musical numbers from country to funk and rock n roll. Directed by Dr. William Folger, director of choral studies, Dr. Darrell Mullins of the Communication Arts Department and choreographer Leigh Usilton of the Department of Music, performances are in the Wicomico Room of the Guerrieri University Center. Dinner shows are 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Seating begins at 6:30 p.m. with a working person s buffet. Show-only performances are 8 p.m. Thursday, 3 p.m. Saturday, with seating starting 30 minutes prior to curtain. Sponsored by the Fulton School of Liberal Arts, admission is $25 for dinner shows. Admission for show-only performances is $10. SU ID holders receive one ticket free for show-only performances. Reservations are required. For tickets call SUSRC Committee Rachel Buchanan, Social Work Department Dustin Chambers, Economics and Finance Department Chrys Egan, Communication Arts Department Scott Mazzetti, Health, Physical Education and Human Performance Department Suzanne Osman, Psychology Department (Committee Chair) Christy Weer, Management and Marketing Department Eugene Williams, Biology Department
19 The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art SU s Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art is a premier educational facility for the study of material culture, living traditions and environmental concerns for the school children, scholars and artists who are a part of the community the museum serves. We are dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and promoting wildfowl art and related materials, and interpreting their significance through educational programs and publications. The Ward Museum strives to lead the way for advancing the understanding of wildfowl art and the interrelationships of art, nature and culture. Through educational programs, exhibits and events the Ward Museum builds upon the legacy of Lem and Steve Ward in order to bring young and old to a greater understanding of the human relationship to the natural world. For over 50 years the carving partnership of L.T. Ward & Bro. of Crisfield, MD, created waterfowl decoys and decorative bird carvings that established and maintained a unique standard of realism and artistic expression. Stephen Ward ( ) and Lemuel T. Ward Jr. ( ) were makers of hunting decoys until the early 1950s when the introduction of plastic factory made hunting decoys and a growing collector demand for their realistic carvings prompted them to switch to production of miniature and life-sized decorative birds. With the outlawing of market hunting and the increasing numbers of sport hunters in the early 1900s, a distinctive school of decoy carving evolved in the Crisfield area. These decoys were flat bottomed, often oversize, with a nicely carved head that somewhat exaggerated the birds characteristics. The overall effect was a very lifelike decoy that was highly visible and rode the water like a duck, quite different from the upper bay decoys that rolled and danced to the movement of the waves. One of the pioneer carvers of this Crisfield school was L. Travis Ward Sr. ( ), father of Lem and Steve. Both Ward brothers were barbers by trade, as was their father. Neither Lem nor Steve worked as a waterman or hunted commercially, but both were avid fishermen and hunters. Their close observations of the wild birds is reflected in the realistic form and painting of their decoys. Other hunters of the time could not understand why the Wards would allow ducks and geese to alight in their decoys and swim around while they studied their shapes and color patterns. Decoy making for the Ward brothers started about 1920 between customers in the old barbershop near Asbury Church and gradually moved to their home workshop as their decoy business increased. The Depression years of the 1930s brought an increase in the demand for their decoys as more people hunted simply to feed their families. When better economic times returned, a growing interest in sport hunting, especially at the gunning clubs that flourished on the waterfowl rich marshes and islands of the Bay, provided a demand for their decoys from hunters who could afford the best. Many clubs sent their decoys back to the Ward s shop annually for repair and repainting. Lem Ward was the innovator, always experimenting with new styles and paint patterns, perhaps to confound those who would copy his work, but mostly to satisfy his desire to create a more lifelike bird. Lem made a few decorative carvings as far back as 1918, but the change from working decoys to decoratives did not come until the 1950s. Steve Ward is credited with doing most of the decoy carving, and Lem with most of the painting, but this tends to oversimplify the close working relationship between the two brothers who formed a unique carving partnership. Lem and Steve Ward had no training in art; their almost insular life in Crisfield isolated them from other artists and wildfowl reference materials. Neither of them owned an automobile, preferring to bicycle into town to shop and socialize. The inspiration for the carved and painted waterfowl that they created came from their keen observation of the birds that they knew so well in the surrounding marshes and waterways. Established in 1968, the Ward Foundation has been dedicated to promoting wildfowl art and preserving the legacy of Lem and Steve Ward. For the first several years, this was done primarily through advocacy, special exhibitions and publications. In 1975 the Ward Foundation established the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Until 1991 the Ward Museum was housed in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall on the campus of SU. From the beginning of the creation of the Ward Museum, there has been a partnership between SU and the Ward Foundation. Expanding over the next decade and a half, the museum eventually outgrew its housing on campus. In 1992 the Ward Museum opened at Schumaker Pond where it remains today. In 2000 the Ward Foundation donated the Ward Museum facility and its collections to SU becoming an affiliated foundation of the University. Since then, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art has thrived, serving the campus community in many ways. The museum offers a wide variety of adult classes and workshops in carving and other arts media. (A complete listing is available on our Web site at New exhibits appear approximately six times each year, and special tours for classes are available. In fact, the The Exchange 7 museum s exhibits have been incorporated into class projects for many departments, including English, Communication Arts, Sociology and History. Students, faculty and staff receive free admission with their Gull Card. Exhibit openings with refreshments allow opportunities to meet local and national artists and are also free of charge. Finally, several internship opportunities, which range from short-term, discreet projects to semester-long practicums are available for students. UPCOMING EXHIBITS By Cynthia Byrd, Ward Museum Curator and Folklorist Through January 24: The Decoys of Long Island The LaMay Gallery showcases a range of decoy carvings from Long Island. The island s extensive coastline, barrier beach and salt marches host a variety of water systems that attract an equally wide variety of ducks, geese, and shorebirds. Long Island decoy carvers have used many types of materials, including cork from old life preservers and wood from fence posts. This exhibit features a sampling of brant, duck, goose and shorebird forms, as well as an assortment of the region s unusual confidence decoys. Organized in conjunction with the Long Island Decoy Collectors Association. December 4-February 7: Eyes of Nature: The Photography of Bill Wallen Reception: Friday, December 4, 5-7 p.m. The Welcome Gallery features an exhibit of nature photography by award-winning landscape and wildlife photographer Bill Wallen. Wallen serves as a photographer for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, photographing endangered wildlife and documenting the use of wildlife refuges in the mid- Atlantic region. Photography has become one of the most important ways of documenting our environment, and Wallen uses his art to bring attention to conservation efforts and to garner respect for the world around us. January 29-March 28: The Bronze Sculpture of Paul Rhymer Reception: Friday, January 29, 5-7 p.m. The LaMay Gallery showcases a selection of bronzes by Paul Rhymer. Rhymer is a multiple Ward World Champion sculpture winner, and his pieces have been featured in many exhibitions, including the Society of Animal Artists Art and the Animal and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum s Birds in Art. His works appears in the Denver Zoo, the National Museum of Natural History and the Hiram Blauvelt Museum of Wildlife Art.
20 8 The Exchange Diane Rehm at SU The host of one of the most popular shows on National Public Radio (NPR) comes to SU on Saturday, February 6, as Public Radio Delmarva presents An Evening with Diane Rehm as part of its largest fundraising event to date. Rehm speaks at 6:30 p.m. in Holloway Hall Auditorium. A 5:30 p.m. private meet-andgreet session precedes her talk in the Social Room of Holloway Hall. For 30 years, The Diane Rehm Show, heard 10 a.m. weekdays on Public Radio Delmarva s WSDL 90.7, has been a staple of NPR. Rehm provides listeners thoughtful and lively conversations on an array of topics with many of the world s most distinguished people. During each hour, she invites listeners to join the conversation by opening the phones to their questions and comments on the topic at hand. In 2007 and 2008, the show placed among the top 10 most powerful public radio programs, based on its ability to draw listeners to public radio stations. It is the only live callin talk show on the list. The National Journal calls Rehm the class act of the talk radio world. Admission is $35 per person, $25 per person with SU ID for her talk, $75 per person for the Celebration of Great Composers Piano Recital Sunday, February 7 Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 1 & 3 p.m. Art & Music Faculty Concert & Exhibit Reception Thursday, February 11 Fulton Hall 112 & Lobby, 6-8 p.m. Music in Any Language Thursday, March 4 Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 7:30 p.m. Salisbury Symphony Orchestra: An Evening of Early Music Saturday, March 6 Holloway Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Classical Guitar Festival Saturday, April 10 Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 10 a.m. Opera Workshop: The Fairy-Queen April 23-25* Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 8 p.m., *3 p.m. University Chorale & Vocal Jazz Ensemble Sunday, May 9 Holloway Hall Auditorium, 4:30 p.m. meet-and-greet session, which includes reserved seating at the talk. Proceeds benefit Public Radio Delmarva. Tickets are on sale now at the Public Radio Delmarva office in Concert Band Salisbury Pops Tuesday, May 11 Holloway Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Jazz Ensemble Thursday, May 13 Holloway Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Salisbury Symphony Orchestra: Musical Tour of Europe Saturday, May 15 Holloway Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Salisbury Youth Orchestra Thursday, May 20 Holloway Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. GUITAR IN THE GALLERY Fulton Hall Gallery, 12:30 p.m. Jonathan Zwi Tuesday, February 9 Jaan Rannik Tuesday, March 23 Caruthers Hall. For more information call or visit the SU Web site at Music Department Events Spring 2010 STUDENT RECITALS James Ellis Senior Trumpet Friday, March 5 Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 7:30 p.m. Jesica Lord Senior Voice Friday, April 30 Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 7:30 p.m. Terron Quailes & Richard Pearson Junior Voice Saturday, May 1 Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 4 p.m. Guitar Students Thursday May 6 Fulton Hall Gallery, 12:30 p.m. Morgan Feldman Senior Voice Friday, May 7 Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 8 p.m. Natalie Brown Voice Senior Project Presentation Saturday, May 8 Holloway Hall, Great Hall, 4 p.m.