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  • UMES engineering program earns accreditation

    ABET credential is university's 28thPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 29, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore joined a select group of institutions this month when its bachelor's degree in engineering earned accreditation as an undergraduate pro...

    Thursday, August 29, 2013
    Dumpson named Executive Vice President

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 28, 2013) - UMES President Juliette B. Bell announced that Kimberly Conway Dumpson will move from vice president for institutional advancement into the president's office, where she will assume the newly created position of ...

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013
    Guess what day it is? Move-in Day @ UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 21, 2013) - The Harry Potter generation that descended on UMES Wednesday morning must have felt as though the campus was the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.Photo by Jim GlovierA rare, late-summer fog enshrouded l...

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    Holy Crack of the Bat - fall baseball @ UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Aug. 14, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will play host for the first time this coming semester to a SAM BAT Fall League, a wooden-bat baseball league for local high school players. Games will be played at Hawks...

    Wednesday, August 14, 2013
    Fleet-footed Hawk on world stage

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 12, 2013) -  Lenorá Guion-Firmin, UMES' All-American track star, is in Russia this week preparing to compete in the 14th International Association of Athletic Federation (IAAF) World Championships.Guion-Firmin, a dean's list...

    Monday, August 12, 2013
    In-flight magazine features UMES article

    The August 2013 edition of US Airways magazine features an article about UMES.PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 1, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is telling its story this month to potentially 6.5 million captive readers, thanks to US Airwa...

    Thursday, August 1, 2013
    Physician Assistant training moves to master's level

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 1, 2013) - Some three-dozen graduate students embark on an academic journey at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore this month that will position them to be the first to receive a Master's of Medical Science degree in Ph...

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013
    National Alumni Association officers ~ 2013-15

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (July 15, 2013) - The UMES National Alumni Association has elected a new slate of executive officers that will serve until 2015. Bryant C. Mitchell, Ph.D, is the association's new president. A 1978 graduate, Mitchell is an associa...

    Monday, July 15, 2013
    O'Malley announces construction of UMES Boulevard roundabout

    Transportation Act advances start of project that will support nearly 50 jobs xx ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 11, 2013)- Gov. Martin O'Malley today announced $3.7 million from the 2013 Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act will be used to build a rou...

    Thursday, July 11, 2013
    High school students study Chinese at UMES summer program

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (July 10, 2013) Area students recently completed the Summer Language Experience, an intensive program of Chinese study at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.Now in its second year, this two-week, 60-hour program for high sch...

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    UMES becomes smoke-free

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (July 1, 2013) -- Effective today, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is prohibited by visitors, employees and students in all university facilities, grounds and property, including walkways, p...

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013
    Going where few teens venture

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (June 28, 2013) - Twenty-three middle-schoolers are participating in a hands-on summer enrichment program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where they are learning about the role of scientists and engineers in the fiel...

    Friday, June 28, 2013
    Something worth getting jazzed up about

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (June 21, 2013) - The campus that nurtured professional jazz trumpeter Duane Eubanks and the late rock 'n' roll saxophonist Clarence Clemons will soon be awarding a bachelor's degree in jazz and popular music.UMES student Lloyd Gr...

    Friday, June 21, 2013
    Construction management program partners with Rockville, Md. firm

    ROCKVILLE, MD - (June 12, 2013) - UMES in the Construction Management Technology program at The Universities at Shady Grove now have an opportunity to get hands-on training with an award-winning construction firm after company officials and educators...

    Thursday, June 20, 2013
    2013 Shell golf tourney a sell-out

    WESTOVER, MD- (June 12, 2013) - Ideal weather, tall tales and great shots made the 2013 edition of the Art Shell Celebrity Golf Tournament another resounding success.Thirty-six foursomes - a sold-out field of linksters - played alongside former athle...

    Thursday, June 13, 2013
    Leatherbury named new UMES police chief

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (June 3, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced today that a 28-year veteran of the Maryland State Police, and Somerset County native, will lead the university's police force.  Ernest Leatherbury Jr. takes the ...

    Monday, June 3, 2013
    UMES 'spellebrity' shined in the national spotlight

    OXON HILL, MD - (May 29, 2013) - Khaled Mohamed, the Bennett Middle School student who won the inaugural Maryland Eastern Shore Spelling Bee, finished in a tie for 43rd at the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.The 13-year-old seventh-grader from Sal...

    Thursday, May 30, 2013
    UMES spelling bee champ on a national stage

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 26, 2013) - Khaled Mohamed, winner of the inaugural Maryland Eastern Shore Spelling Bee, is in Washington, D.C. where this week he will vie to be recognized as the nation's top speller.The 13-year-old seventh-grader from Sali...

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013
    UMES offers 2013 summer camps; NYSP not being held

    UMES offers 2013 summer camps; NYSP not being heldStill plenty of summer options for area youth.PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (May 20, 2013) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Athletics Department won't sponsor the annual National Youth Sports Program  ...

    Monday, May 20, 2013
    July 22-23 Spanish for Health Care Workers

    UMES offers Spanish for Health Care WorkersPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 16, 2013) - Registration is now open for an eight-hour "Spanish for Health Care Professionals" class July 22-23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The class is being taught at the University of...

    Friday, May 17, 2013
    Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic returns June 12

     Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic & Junior Tournament Ready to Tee Off  PRINCESS ANNE, Md.-(May 17, 2013)  The 2013 version of the Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic & Junior Tournament will be held June 11-12 at Great Hope Golf Cours...

    Friday, May 17, 2013
    Following in the steps of an education pioneer

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 17, 2013) - When Letitia DeLaine received her doctorate during the 2013 spring commencement at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, she penned another chapter in her family's remarkable story of education pioneers.She to...

    Friday, May 17, 2013
    UMES holds 2013 spring graduation

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD.- (May 17, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore delivered on a promise today that was more than a decade in the making - producing professionally trained pharmacists.Fifty-seven graduates earned their field's top academi...

    Friday, May 17, 2013
    USM regents approve tuition & fees for 2013-14 school year

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (May 16, 2012) -- The University System of Maryland's governing board approved tuition increases for the 2013-14 academic year that call for a 3-percent increase for in-state undergraduates at all but one of the system's four-yea...

    Thursday, May 16, 2013
    UMES graduates first class from pharmacy school

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (May 10, 2013) - Three years of non-stop study and professional practice experience pay off for the charter class of UMES' School of Pharmacy May 17 when its members receive their well-earned degrees.Pablo Song and Uche EtunnuhFi...

    Friday, May 10, 2013
    UMES wins 2013 Home Depot 'Retool' grant

    Money comes from The Home Depot "Retool Your School" competitionPRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (May 6. 2013) - UMES will receive a $10,000 grant from the 2013 "Retool Your School" campus improvement contest sponsored by The Home Depot.Leon Bivens, UMES' physic...

    Monday, May 6, 2013
    Applied design seniors display artworks

    Applied design seniors display artworks PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - Seniors in the Department of Fine Arts graduating May 17 with a bachelor's degree in applied design appropriately named their show that opens in the Mosely Gallery May 3, from 4-6 p.m., "NI...

    Friday, May 3, 2013
    Luke's Premier Foods wins industry award

    Luke's Premier Foods wins industry awardPRINCESS ANNE, MD-May 3, 2013  Luke's Premier Foods won the "sofi™ Finalist" award and is in the running for a coveted Gold sofi™ Award reserved for the elite of the $86 billion specialty food industry.  Owner ...

    Friday, May 3, 2013
    Arumala named UMES' top educator for 2012-13

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 2, 2013) - A civil engineer is the winner of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 2013 Teaching Excellence Award.Dr. Joseph O. Arumala received the honor today from President Juliette B. Bell during the university's ann...

    Thursday, May 2, 2013
    Summer Transportation Institute

    Applications available for Summer Transportation InstituteUMES is the host site for a two-week summer program for underserved middle-schoolers on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland looking to explore careers in the field of transportation.  Funded b...

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    May 4: Way2GoMaryland event @ Salisbury University

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (April 29, 2013) - Think you might want to attend a Maryland public college? Learn more by attending the no-strings-attached event, Way2GoMaryland - Eastern Shore edition on Saturday, May 4, at Salisbury University. Click on the ...

    Monday, April 29, 2013
    HRM students win culinary challenge in Dallas

    HRM students bring home first place honorsUMES bested powerhouses Morrisville State and Johnson & Wales to bring home first place in the International Food Service Executives Association annual culinary challenge."We didn't place last year, so it...

    Friday, April 26, 2013
    EPA former administrator to address graduates

    EPA former administrator to address graduatesPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 26, 2013) - Lisa P. Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency's administrator during President Obama's first term, will deliver the 126th spring commencement address to some 4...

    Friday, April 26, 2013
    President Bell charts 'The Path Forward'

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (April 19, 2013) - Juliette B. Bell is confident after 9½ months at the helm of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore that it has the foundation to achieve eminence in teaching, research and public service."UMES is already an ...

    Sunday, April 21, 2013
    Another national title for UMES bowling

    LINCOLN, Neb. - (April 20, 2013) - The UMES women's bowling team claimed the Intercollegiate Team Championship title today at the school year's final national tournament, a win that solidifies the university's reputation as one of the country's premi...

    Sunday, April 21, 2013
    State OKs money for new classroom building, campus expansion

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 12, 2013) - UMES' footprint in Somerset County now tops 1,100 acres.The university recently acquired a 365-acre farm and adjoining woodlands off Stewart Neck Road overlooking King's Creek south of Princess Anne. The previou...

    Friday, April 12, 2013
    Presidential installation is focus of Inauguration Week

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (April 12, 2013) - The April 19th  presidential installation of Dr. Juliette B. Bell will write another important chapter in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's storied 126-year history.The 1 p.m. event at the Ella Fitzger...

    Friday, April 12, 2013
    April 15: Blunt guest lecture part of week-long celebration

    Roger Blunt lecture series part of week-long celebration  Dr. Anthony Junior is the speaker for the sixth annual Roger R. Blunt Lecture April 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Services Center Theatre.  Junior recently retired as director of the Departm...

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013
    Bernstein Award presented at convocation

    Bernstein Award presented at UMES Honors ConvocationPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 4, 2013) - A senior biology major hoping to add to the number of physicians among minority populations is the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's recipient of the Richa...

    Thursday, April 4, 2013
    'FINALE' party replaces April 20 concert

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 3, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced today that Maze featuring Frankie Beverly has cancelled their appearance for the inaugural concert planned to conclude a week of activities commemorating Dr. Jul...

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013
    UMES bowlers eye 3rd straight national title

    INDIANAPOLIS- (March 28, 2013) - The Lady Hawks' bowling team is poised to swoop in for a "turkey" title in Detroit in mid-April.The eight-team field competing for the 2013 National Collegiate Women's Bowling Championship was announced Wednesday by t...

    Thursday, March 28, 2013
    Pharmacy school is home to rare eye cups

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 29, 2013) - It wasn't long after David Landsberger moved his businesses from New Jersey to Pocomoke that he paid a visit to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and discovered a local treasure.     David Landsberger, ri...

    Thursday, March 28, 2013
    UMES community service activist is national award candidate

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (March 27, 2013) - UMES residence director Clifton H. Harcumis headed to Washington in June, where he will represent Delmarva as the region's nominee for a prestigious national honor that celebrates altruistic Americans.A panel o...

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013
    FLIC Summer Language Program

    UMES offers high school-age students summer language programStudy Arabic, Chinese or Russian in high tech setting PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 25, 2013) High school-age students can get a leg up at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore this summer lea...

    Monday, March 25, 2013
    April 17: UMES' Health and Wellness Festival

    UMES hosts Health and Wellness FestivalPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 15, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosts its 15th annual Health and Wellness Festival, April 17 as part of a week-long celebration of Dr. Juliette B. Bell's installat...

    Monday, March 25, 2013
    Thursday, March 21, 2013
    April 19: Presidential scholarship ball

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (March 15, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will host the Diamond Jubilee Presidential Scholarship Ball April 19 in conjunction with the installation of its 15th leader, Dr. Juliette B. Bell.The Diamond Jubilee ba...

    Friday, March 15, 2013
    UMES Dinner Theater returns April 12-13

    UMES Dinner Theater set for April 12 and 13PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 15, 2013) - University of Maryland Eastern Shore's drama director is set to stage one last play-as a full-time professor and director, that is-before retiring after 38 years.  The ...

    Thursday, March 14, 2013
    Reward increased for information

    Reward increased for information in UMES murder investigation PRINCESS, ANNE, MD- (March 14, 2013) - The reward offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for the murder of a University of Maryland Eastern Shor...

    Thursday, March 14, 2013
    Mosely Gallery hosts 'FACE, FACE' exhibit

    Mosely Gallery hosts "FACE, FACE" exhibitionPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 13, 2013) Mosely Gallery interim director Corrine Beardsley curates a show, "FACE, FACE," March 29 through April 26 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Thomas/Briggs Arts an...

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013
    7th grader is Lower Shore's top speller for 2013

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (March 9, 2013) - Number two was number one at the inaugural Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee today.Khaled Mohamed, a seventh-grader at Bennett Middle School in Salisbury, was the winner of the interscholastic spellin...

    Saturday, March 9, 2013
    Spanish for Health Care Workers

    UMES offers Spanish for Health Care WorkersPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 5, 2013) - Registration is now open for a "Spanish for Health Care Professionals" class on May 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The class is being taught at the University of Maryl...

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    UMES trio named to elite leadership list

    Cynthia Boyle Veronique DirikerPeggy NaleppaBALTIMORE, Md. - (March 1, 2013) - Three women with prominent roles at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are on The Daily Record of Baltimore's 2013 list of the Top 100 Women of Maryland.The newspape...

    Friday, March 1, 2013
    UMES passes on restarting intercollegiate football

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Feb. 28, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will remain an institution without intercollegiate football for the near future, President Juliette B. Bell announced today.After consulting with her cabinet, Bell accepte...

    Thursday, February 28, 2013
    Jimmy Heath to perform with UMES Jazz Ensemble

    UMES Jazz Ensemble hosts jazz greatPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Feb. 22, 2013) - Legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath performs with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Jazz Ensemble March 27 at a 7 p.m. concert in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Perform...

    Thursday, February 28, 2013
    UMES BUDGET PROPOSAL FOR 2013-14

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. - (Feb. 27, 2013) - President Juliette B. Bell is scheduled to appear today before a House of Delegates' subcommittee on Education and Economic Development to provide testimony about the institution's projected budget for the 2013-14 a...

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013
    UMES seeks to 'Retool Our School'

    UMES seeks to "Retool Our School"  PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(February 27, 2013)  It's an internet and social media blitz as the campus community strives to win a piece of a $225,000 "pie" in The Home Depot's 2013 "Retool Your School" campus improvement gran...

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013
    UMES president's tenure tested but strong

    By Deborah Gates, Daily Times staff writerPRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Feb, 26, 2013) - During a moment certain to mark Juliette Bell's darkest as University of Maryland Eastern Shore president, the campus community gave her a solid vote of confidence. The ...

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    'A passion and love for UMES' - and each other

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Feb. 14, 2013) - A pre-Internet-era dictionary surely exists somewhere in the Frederick Douglass Library with this uniquely UMES definition for "college sweethearts:" Vernetta Elizabeth Brittingham and Jesse Teleferro Williams S...

    Friday, February 22, 2013
    Alumnus creates freshman scholarship fund

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Feb. 15, 2013) - Clifton Harcum, an alumnus and employee, sees creating a scholarship in his name as a way to pay it forward to high school students bound for UMES that were like him at that age."I wanted to provide an opportuni...

    Friday, February 22, 2013
    Got his MoJo's working

    Just 27, Joel Olive already lives his dream of being a chef/restaurant ownerBy Ben Penserga, Daily Times staff writerSALISBURY (Feb. 20, 2013) - In college, Joel Olive had a goal for himself -own a restaurant by age 25. He failed.Joel Olive, chef and...

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013
    Police seek suspects in stabbing death of UMES student

    This Maryland State Police press release has been posted at the request of UMES President Juliette B. Bell.(PRINCESS ANNE, MD) - Feb. 17, 2013 - Maryland State Police and University of Maryland Eastern Shore Police are searching for those responsible...

    Sunday, February 17, 2013
    UMES celebrates Homecoming

    UMES celebrate HomecomingEvents for campus and communityPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (February 8, 2013) - University of Maryland Eastern Shore alumni flock to the area for homecoming, February 10-17, spreading their affinity for the school and some of their s...

    Monday, February 11, 2013
    UMES names new chief academic officer

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Feb. 1, 2013) - Dr. Ronald A. Nykiel is UMES' new provost and vice president for academic affairs. He will join the university's administrative team Feb. 5, President Juliette B. Bell announced to the campus this week.With over 2...

    Thursday, January 31, 2013
    Feb. 2: Spanish for health care workers class @ UMES

    Hands-on Spanish instruction for health care workers set for UMESPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 28, 2012) - The Foreign Language Instructional Center at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will offer a one-day class in Spanish for Healthcare Professi...

    Monday, January 28, 2013
    Mosely exhibit features alumnus' art

    Mosely exhibit features UMES alumnus' art"Coming Home," an exhibit of oil paintings by Berlin artist and UMES alum (Class of 75) Patrick Henry, opens Feb. 7 at the Mosely Gallery in the Thomas/Briggs Arts and Technology Center.  The opening features ...

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Nazu dance performance tonight (2-28)

    Campus Life offers events for campus and communityThe Office of Campus Life has a variety of events in store for students, faculty, staff and the community in February.UMES will stage its version of "Think Fast" on Monday, Feb. 1 and Thursday, Feb. 2...

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Frederick Douglass Library brings black history to life

    Frederick Douglass Library brings history to lifeThe Frederick Douglass Library adds to the university's Black History Month offerings in February with an exhibit, two lectures and a read-in for students."UMES Drama Productions Through the Decades," ...

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    The Power of a Dream

    SALISBURY, Md. - (Jan. 22, 2013) - Dr. Juliette B. Bell, in her first major public address since becoming UMES' president 6½ months ago, called on celebrants of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday to draw inspiration from "the power of a dream...

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    UMES names new VP for economic development

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 22, 2013) - Dr. G. Dale Wesson joined UMES' administration today as vice president for research and economic development. President Juliette B. Bell announced the appointment earlier this month.Wesson spent the past three ye...

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    Joint medical school envisioned in Salisbury

    By Jeremy Cox - Daily Times Staff WriterSALISBURY - (Jan. 17, 2013) - The Eastern Shore could be home to Maryland's fourth medical school, if the region's health and education leaders have their way.Peninsula Regional Medical Center has inked a partn...

    Thursday, January 17, 2013
    Federal grant to support STEM studies @ UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 16, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is the recipient of a $200,000 National Science Foundation grant it will use to grow the ranks of women studying and teaching science, technology, engineering and math.UME...

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    Bell is keynote speaker at 2013 M. L. King tribute

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 16, 2013) - Lower Delmarva's annual tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will have a University of Maryland Eastern Shore theme Monday, Jan. 21 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center in Salisbury.President Juliet...

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    Gun control - if not now, when?

    Commentary by Dr. Joshua WrightWas Costas Right?Perhaps I was among a minority who applauded Bob Costas during his recent rant on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." In voicing his opinion on the murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher a...

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013