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SU in the Media

Each year, hundreds of news articles and broadcasts share good news about Salisbury University and its faculty, staff, students and alumni. Below are recent media coverage highlights.

SU President Charles Wight

Daily Times: SU 'One of the Safest Places' In Salisbury Based on COVID-19 Positivity Rate

Salisbury University has nearly eliminated COVID-19 from its campus. As of Thursday, October 22, SU had reported just six additional positive cases in the past seven days, bringing the campus’s positivity rate to 0.4 percent. Just over 5,100 tests have been administered since Sept. 21, with 22 members of the campus community testing positive. Testing is required every 30 days for students, faculty and staff, prompting President Charles Wight to call the campus “one of the safest places” in Salisbury. Read More
SU President Charles Wight
Wicomico River

WBOC: SU's Bloodworth Discusses Wicomico River Health Report

Wicomico River
The latest report card for the Wicomico River is in. Environmentalists from the Wicomico Environmental Trust (WET) say that over the years, the health of the river has improved. WET has 15 years of data on the river's health. "This is a major milestone of major water quality monitoring and so, because of that, we have looked over the trends and we can say, with certainty, that the river is improving every year," said Dr. Gina Bloodworth, Salisbury University associate professor of environmental studies. Read More
Dr. Ginna Bloodworth

Ocean City Today: SU's Bloodworth to Study Impact of COVID-19 on Delmarva Craft Beer Industry

Dr. Gina Bloodworth, Salisbury University associate professor of geography and geosciences and environmental studies, will research the impact of COVID-19 on the Delmarva Peninsula’s craft beer industry as part of a $31,900 grant recently announced by the Rural Maryland Council. Partners in the study include the Ocean City Development Corp. and Shore Craft Beer advocacy organization. Read More
Dr. Ginna Bloodworth
'The Critical List'

Delmarva Public Media: SU's Wenke Discusses New Short Story Collection

'The Critical List'
Dr. John Wenke, Salisbury University professor of American literature and writing, discussed his new short story collection, The Critical List, with Delmarva Today host Harold Wilson. Wenke's stories speak of the human struggle against separation, isolation and what he calls the "invisible moving walls we all face." Read More
Holloway Hall

U.S. News and World Report: SU Helps Make Salisbury One of the 'Best Places to Live in the U.S.'

U.S. News & World Report recently named Salisbury among the "Best Places to Live in the U.S.," thanks in part to Salisbury University and its offerings, including the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art and Sea Gull Century bicycling event. The city came in at 90 out of 150 in the publication’s annual listing. It also was ranked 26th in the "Best Places to Retire" category and 13th in "Fastest Growing Places." Read More
Holloway Hall
Dr. Joshua Bolton

WBFF: SU's Bolton Discusses Potential Candidate Strategies Going Into Final Debate of 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

Dr. Joshua Bolton
President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are set to meet for their second and final debate in what organizers hope will be a less chaotic and more substantive clash than their last encounter. Dr. Joshua Bolton, Salisbury University assistant professor of communication, said Trump could use the debate as a means of reassuring and motivating supporters while Biden should seek to "do no harm" to his gains in the polls. Read More
Dr. Kristin Sullivan, Harrison Leon and Marie Cavallaro

WMDT: Three SU Community Members Receive Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries Light of Literacy Awards

Three Salisbury University community members recently were honored for their commitment to reading, writing and education as recipients of this year’s Friends of Wicomico Public Libraries Light of Literacy awards. SU’s Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, represented by its executive director, Dr. Kristin Sullivan, earned the Organization Luminary accolade. Recent SU graduate Harrison Leon received the Student Luminary award. The Liz Bellavance Legacy Award went to Marie Cavallaro, SU professor emerita of art. Read More
Dr. Kristin Sullivan, Harrison Leon and Marie Cavallaro
Sammy the Sea Gull

WGMD: SU Alumni Homecoming Goes Virtual

Sammy the Sea Gull
Alumni Homecoming will have a much different feel at Salisbury University this year as activities are going virtual. Athletes and sports fans will celebrate this year's Athletics Hall of Fame inductees through a series of video profiles. Other videos will take Sea Gulls past and present on a walk down memory lane. Students who graduated in years ending in zero or five also are taking part in virtual reunion activities. Read More