A spring break fixing things (and learning stuff, too)

Feb 8, 2018
UMES Office of Public Relations

  • Imagine a spring break from college clearing brush along gnarly nature trails, rounding up refuse at Assateague Island National Seashore and making over an unkempt cemetery.

    Along with cultural excursions sprinkled in, that's what eight University of Maryland Eastern Shore students did during the third week of March as participants in an intensive six-day service-learning project. 

UMES students to attend USDA Ag Outlook Forum

Feb 6, 2018
UMES Office of Public Relations

Two UMES undergraduates are among 30 university students the U.S. Department of Agriculture has picked to attend its 2018 Agricultural Outlook Forum through the USDA Student Diversity Program. 

Senior Tobechukwu "Toby" Opara and sophomore Alexis Doon will join 28 other undergraduates and graduate students for a week in Washington, D.C. culminating in their participation in the USDA's largest annual meeting Feb. 22-23 that is expected to attract more than 2,000 people.

Wicomico County Public Schools

Following two community input sessions with families about potential small-scale boundary adjustments for some middle school students, Wicomico Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna C. Hanlin will present her recommendations to the Wicomico County Board of Education for discussion and a vote at its Feb. 13 meeting.

Salisbury University, UMES form new academic partnership

Jan 25, 2018
UMES Office of Public Relations

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. –– The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University have forged a new academic partnership capable of producing pharmacists in six years.

The agreement creating a “cooperative undergraduate/professional program” will streamline instruction by as many as two years and subsequently save students the comparable cost of extra tuition.

Maryland Historical Society

BALTIMORE -- On February 7, 2018, The Maryland Historical Society is pleased to host noted scholar and professor of history at Yale University, David Blight, Ph.D., as he brings his expertise to discuss importance of Frederick Douglass's life and thought as part of our recognition of Black History month. Blight, director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, is one of the most respected scholars of the Civil War and Reconstruction, race relations, Douglass, Du Bois, and problems in public history and American historical memory.