News Archive 2008



  • Worship, Song and Dance Part of Revival and Concert

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Three evenings of activities are lined up December 9-11 as part of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Gospel Choir's annual revival beginning at 7 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Performing Arts Center.  A concert at 5 p.m. on S...

    Sunday, December 7, 2008
    UMES Winter Commencement Launches Some 239 Graduates

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The 12th Winter Commencement at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore takes place on Friday, December 19, at 10 a.m. in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center.  Approximately 239 degrees are to be conferred, launching UMES gradu...

    Sunday, December 7, 2008
    Graduating Senior Show Opens at Mosely Gallery

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Christopher Clarke, a senior at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore majoring in commercial photography and sequential arts, is the feature artist for the upcoming Department of Fine Arts Graduating Senior Show, December 9-18 ...

    Friday, December 5, 2008
    Tuesday, December 2, 2008
    Lambing and Kidding School Slated for UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Maryland Cooperative Extension is hosting the 2008 Lambing and Kidding School, designed for veteran and novice shepherds who are seeking strategies and solutions for small ruminant producti...

    Tuesday, November 25, 2008
    Construction Management Technology Program Director at Shady Grove Named

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dr. Bahram Bahramian, an accomplished technology management transfer specialist with 28 years of diverse experience in research, product development, construction management, modular building designs and project management in buil...

    Tuesday, November 25, 2008
    GIS Day at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Geospatial Information Technology (GeoTech) Lab hosts GIS (Geographic Information System) Day on Tuesday, November 18, from 2 - 6 p.m. in the Richard A. Henson Center on the campus.  Activi...

    Friday, November 14, 2008
    UMES Sponsors Tri-County College Fair for Area Juniors and Seniors

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's seventh annual Tri-County College Fair will be held on Friday, November 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center. Recruiters from over 132 colleges, universities...

    Monday, November 10, 2008
    UMES Sponsors Safe Drinking Water Clinic

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Homeowners can have their private well water tested for free during a two-hour Safe Drinking Water Clinic slated for Saturday, December 6, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Food Science and Technology Building at the University of Maryl...

    Monday, November 10, 2008
    Concert Choir Performs at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - A tradition for the past decade, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir will perform a fall concert on Sunday, November 9, at 4 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Performing Arts Center.The theme, "Sights and Sounds of Ho...

    Wednesday, November 5, 2008
    Junior Class Remembers Fallen Hawk

    >PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Class of 2010 memorializes one of its own, fallen hawk Brielle Newland (1988-2007), with the first annual Brielle Newland Benefit Basketball Game on Monday, October 27, from 6 9 ...

    Friday, October 24, 2008
    Roger Blunt Lecture Series Continues

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Courtney Lorenz, one of the country's foremost experts on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, discusses the state of the construction industry and the application of green buildin...

    Friday, October 24, 2008
    UMES to Host Fifth International Conference

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The fifth annual International Conference on African Languages explores "The Role of Languages in World Peace," beginning Thursday, November 6, through Saturday, November 8, on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shor...

    Thursday, October 23, 2008
    Workshop Offers Foreclosure Solutions

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD Homeowners who are facing foreclosure, worried about an increased interest rate or have other concerns with their mortgage can receive free one-on-one legal advice at a foreclosure solutions workshop on Saturday, November 15, from 1...

    Tuesday, October 21, 2008
    School of Pharmacy and Health Professions e-Health Access Project Kick Off

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) hosts a kick-off event on Tuesday, November 4, in the Student Services Center multipurpose room from 10 a.m. to noon for its recently f...

    Tuesday, October 21, 2008
    Deviney to Present Abstract at Gerontological Society of America Meeting

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dr. Stanley DeViney, a professor in the department of social sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, has received notification that his abstract "Health and Wealth:  The Relationship Between Housing Wealth and Change...

    Tuesday, October 21, 2008
    UMES Professor Appointed to Editorial Board

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dr. Karin Klenke, professor and research coordinator in the Organizational Leadership Ph.D. Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, has been appointed to the editorial board of the International Leadership Journal. Ac...

    Tuesday, October 21, 2008
    Egypt Explored as Study Abroad Opportunity

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The teacher became the student this summer when Dr. Susan Cooledge, who teaches French and ESL courses at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, ventured to Egypt for an intensive course in Arabic and to explore study abroad po...

    Tuesday, October 21, 2008
    Hill Chosen for Exclusive Retreat

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -- Senior Miles Hill, of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, was recently selected to attend an exclusive student leadership retreat held at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and at the National Conference Center at Lansd...

    Friday, October 17, 2008
    UMES Drama Society to Present Fall Theatre Production

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Members of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore s Drama Society are currently rehearsing for their fall theatre production "Andre's Mother" combined with a scene adapted from "The Women of Brewster Place."   The play will be per...

    Thursday, October 16, 2008
    Frederick Douglass Library Hosts Eastern Shore Hospital Exhibit

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD-In recognition of October as National Depression and Disability Awareness Month, the Frederick Douglass Library at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is bringing the "2008 Reflections of Nature-Maryland's Statewide Celebratio...

    Thursday, October 16, 2008
    Frederick Douglass Library at UMES Preserving History

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The Frederick Douglass Library at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is undertaking an initiative funded through grants that, when completed, will enable the preservation and eventual digitization of historic print-based docum...

    Thursday, October 16, 2008
    UMES E-Health Access Project Funded

                 PRINCESS ANNE, MD -- The United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation and the National Library of Medicine recently funded a program proposed by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to help eliminate the negative effects of...

    Thursday, October 16, 2008
    UMES Students Rally to Raise Funds, Aid Children in Africa

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Rural Development Center has provided a $3,000 strengthening and capacity building grant to fund a unique project created by UMES students. Known for fine cuisine and top of the line wait ser...

    Thursday, October 16, 2008
    Rock the Vote Campus Take Over at UMES

    "Rock the Vote 'Campus Take Over'" at UMES          PRINCESS ANNE, MD The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Office of Student Activities joins UrbtekLive in presenting "Rock the Vote 'Campus Take Over'" on Monday, October 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m...

    Monday, October 13, 2008
    Jazz Ensemble Presents Annual Fall Concert

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. John R. Lamkin II, director of bands, will perform its annual fall concert on Friday, October 10, at 7 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Performing Arts Ce...

    Wednesday, October 8, 2008
    UMES Tests New Campus Emergency Siren and Public Address System

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD Officials at the University of Maryland of Eastern Shore test the university s recently installed Emergency Notification Siren and Public Address System today, as installation.   The system is designed to alert students, faculty and...

    Friday, October 3, 2008
    Fifth Annual Small Farm Conference Slated

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD If you own a small farm, plan to start one or just want to grow a garden in your backyard, there s a conference at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) designed especially for you.Farmers, landowners, and gardening enthus...

    Sunday, September 21, 2008
    Mini-Medical School Begins Fifth Year of Instruction

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Created to address disparities in minority and medically underserved populations in our region through improved health literacy, the UMES Mini Medical School has begun its fifth year of instruction.The 2008 Mini Med School program...

    Sunday, September 21, 2008
    UMES Concert Choir To Hold Basket Bingo to Benefit Performance in Hawaii

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - After over 150 practices and 25 performances, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir members toting luggage and tickets in hand, boarded a plane bound for the land of pineapples, leis and luaus.For the past decade,...

    Sunday, September 21, 2008
    UMES Band Travels to St. Thomas

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, was the destination for the UMES band s spring tour.All of us had a wonderful time and it turned out to be quite an exceptional educational experience for all the students, said Dr. John Lamkin II,...

    Sunday, September 21, 2008
    Community Invited to Join UMES for Founders' Week Activities

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore celebrates its 122nd birthday on September 13 with a week-long celebration in honor of the school's founding.  Originating as Princess Anne Academy with one faculty member and nine students, ...

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008
    UMES Retains Rank in Top Tier

    UMES Retains Rank in Top Tier of U.S. News & World Report's Best Black Colleges PRINCESS ANNE, MD For the second consecutive year, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is ranked in the top tier of America s Best Black Colleges as repor...

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008
    President's Convocation to Set Pace for New Academic Year

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Faculty and staff of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore assemble for an opening convocation on Monday, August 25, at 10 a.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.  Dr. Judith James, executive director of the...

    Thursday, August 21, 2008
    UMES Holds Trial Garden Tour

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-A Trial Garden Twilight Tour will be held on Wednesday, August 20, from 5-7 p.m. at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Agriculture Experiment Station.  The event is open to home and master gardeners, landscape designers and co...

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    UMES Financial Course Recognized by Department of Labor

    New York, NY University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) President Dr. Thelma B. Thompson spoke on the importance of every American being financially smart before an audience of Fortune 1000 executives recently at the American Express Headquarters in...

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    Studio on Silva Artists Exhibit at Mosely Gallery

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- The local husband and wife artist team of Sandy Strachan and Bill Buchanan are currently displaying their 2-D art now until September 5, at the Mosely Gallery on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Strachan and ...

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    Blanchard Named Dean of Pharmacy

    Blanchard Named Dean of PharmacyPRINCESS ANNE, MD-Dr. Nicholas Ronald Blanchard has recently been named the dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  The first class is slated to be enrolled i...

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    Top Scientists Visit UMES Nutrient Management Site

             PRINCESS ANNE, MD - University of Maryland Eastern Shore scientists hosted SERA-17, a group of some 50 researchers, policy makers, extension personnel and educators, today at its joint UMES/USDA/ARS nutrient management site located on the UM...

    Thursday, July 31, 2008
    UMES to Host Art Shell Celebrity Golf Classic

    Platinum Sponsor of the 2008 Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic         PRINCESS ANNE, MD The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Art Shell Celebrity Golf Classic returns to the Shore on Wednesday, September 17.  Area golfers are invited to join ...

    Wednesday, July 23, 2008
    UMES Announces $25,000 Scholarship to Winner of Salisbury Sunrise Rotary Junior Golf Championship

    SALISBURY, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore awards a four year, $25,000 tuition scholarship on Thursday, August 7, for its Professional Golf Management program to the winner of the ninth annual junior golf championship, sponsored by the ...

    Monday, July 21, 2008
    D.C. Achievers Make Home at UMES

             PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Some 175 students chosen from six District of Columbia schools are scheduled to participate in the 2008 D.C. Achievers Summer Academic Enrichment Program on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore from Sund...

    Wednesday, June 25, 2008
    University System of Maryland Recognizes UMES Faculty with Regents’ Awards

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Drs. Joseph Okoh and Sheila McDonald Harleston of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore were recognized by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents as winners of the 2007-08 Regents' Faculty Awards.  Okoh and Harleston ...

    Tuesday, June 24, 2008
    Butler Named UMES Major Gifts Officer

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - A new professional has joined the Division of Institutional Advancement at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Paul Butler has been named major gifts officer.Butler comes to UMES from WBOC/Fox 21 in Salisbury, where he was m...

    Tuesday, June 24, 2008
    Coastal Ecology Center Dedicated to Paul S. Sarbanes

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -- Former U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes (D-MD) was honored today at a dedication ceremony at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's marine science teaching and research facility at Assateague.  Sarbanes, Maryland's longest consecut...

    Monday, June 16, 2008
    Taborn to Address UMES Spring Graduates

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Tyrone D. Taborn (pictured far right) is commencement speaker for the 121st spring commencement ceremony at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Friday, May 16, at 10 a.m. in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center. Some 372 ...

    Monday, May 12, 2008
    Henson Foundation Presents Challenge Gift to UMES Foundation

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD---The Richard A. Henson Foundation has made a $1.5 million challenge gift to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Foundation to establish the Henson Entrepreneurs and Scholars Endowment Program.The Henson Entrepreneurs and Schol...

    Wednesday, April 23, 2008
    Links Chapter Presents Check to UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Members of the Princess Anne Chapter of the Links Inc., recently presented a check for $6,700 to the UMES Foundation in support of an endowed fund established by the organization to reward and assist students in financial need who...

    Wednesday, April 23, 2008
    UMES First Historically Black College to Join the PGA/ PGM™ Program

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America CEO Joe Steranka announced an historical partnership between the PGA of America and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) at a recent press conference held at the campu...

    Friday, April 18, 2008
    U.S. Treasurer Cabral to Speak at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral speaks to provide University of Maryland Eastern Shore students with information on financial empowerment on Thursday, April 10, at 11 a.m. in the Student Services Center Theatre.  Cabral, nomin...

    Tuesday, April 8, 2008
    UMES Dinner Theatre Tickets on Sale

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Tickets for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 2008 Dinner Theatre production of "Blues N BBQ" slated for April 17-19 at 6 p.m. in the Richard A. Henson Center Ballroom are on sale now.  Along with the UMES Drama Society mem...

    Friday, March 28, 2008
    Austin Cox Appointed to Board of Visitors

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Austin Cox Jr., president and CEO of Austin Cox Mechanical Inc. and Cedar Landing Development Inc. both located in Salisbury, has recently been appointed to the UMES Board of Visitors for a three year term on the recommendation of...

    Friday, March 28, 2008
    UMES to Honor High Achievers

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Hundreds of University of Maryland Eastern Shore students receive special recognition for academic excellence during the 55th annual UMES Honors Convocation ceremony of Thursday, April 3, in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Perf...

    Friday, March 28, 2008
    UMES Hosts Health and Wellness Festival

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosts the ninth annual Health and Wellness Festival on Wednesday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Student Services Center Ballroom. Over 60 community agencies, businesses and other organizations join ...

    Tuesday, March 18, 2008
    Swedish Sculpture Exhibition Opens at Mosely Gallery

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- "Angels and Devils," a sculpture exhibit featuring the work of Swedish sculptors Johan Thunell and BörjeBerglund is on display now through April 4, at theMosely Gallery at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.According to Dr. A...

    Monday, March 17, 2008
    Choral Festival Features University Concert Choirs

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The fifth annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Choral Festival "I, Too, Sing America" will be hosted by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Sunday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Performing A...

    Thursday, March 13, 2008
    Award-winning Jazz Trombonist Joins UMES Jazz Ensemble at Spring Concert

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Renowned jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon is the guest performer at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert slated for Wednesday, March 5, at 8 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing A...

    Wednesday, March 5, 2008
    UMES to Host History of Black Business Expert

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's month long celebration of Black History culminates with a luncheon and symposium on Thursday, February 28, at noon and 3 p.m., respectively, in the Richard A. Henson Center Ballroom.  Dr....

    Monday, February 25, 2008
    Lecturer Addresses Black Entrepreneurship

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-"Black Entrepreneurship and Institution Building," the topic of the annual Black History Month Lecture at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, will be addressed on Thursday, February 28, at 7 p.m. in the Student Services Center...

    Monday, February 25, 2008
    Motown Theme of 2008 UMES Gala

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Enjoy the soulful sounds of Motown at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Gala on Saturday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Services Center Ballroom on campus. "The Gala Chairpersons, Ernest and Elsa Satchell of UMES; ...

    Monday, February 25, 2008
    U.S. Institute of Peace Speaker Addresses Conference Participants

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dr. Linda Bishai a senior program officer in the International Education and Training Center of the U.S. Institute of Peace will speak during UMES' Humanities Series event on Tuesday, March 4, at 10:30 a.m. in the Henson Center, R...

    Monday, February 25, 2008
    Richard F. Hazel: Gone but Not Forgotten

    Richard F. Hazel, UMES benefactor, Eastern Shore philanthropist, and former president of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Salisbury, died on Saturday, February 16, at his home in Eden from complications of Alzheimer's disease.  Mr. Hazel, a long-time f...

    Thursday, February 21, 2008
    Michelle Obama Speaks at UMES Monday, Feb 11

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Michelle Obama, wife of U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.), speaks at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) on Monday, February 11, in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.The event, sponsored by the UMES S...

    Sunday, February 10, 2008
    President’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - University of Maryland Eastern Shore President Thelma B. Thompson hosts the fifth annual President's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast featuring keynote speaker Pastor Matthew D. Gallashaw II on Friday, February 22, in the Student Servi...

    Thursday, February 7, 2008
    UMES Celebrates Homecoming 2008

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Homecoming 2008 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is open not only to faculty, staff, students and the 1,800 alumni on the Lower Shore, but to the general public for several events.  The week-long celebration takes place S...

    Thursday, February 7, 2008
    UMES Humanities Series Continues

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Humanities Series continues on February 8, at 11 a.m. in the Richard A. Henson Center, Room 1112. Dr. Dolan Hubbard, a professor and chair of the Department of English and Language Arts at...

    Monday, February 4, 2008
    “Standing in the Shadows,” Focus of African American Read-In

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - An evolving, literary tradition continues at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with the sixth annual African American Read-in on Tuesday, February 5, at 7 p.m. in the Student Services Center theatre. UMES commences this yea...

    Friday, February 1, 2008
    Black History Month Exhibition Opens

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-"Lest We Forget:  The Triumph Over Slavery Exhibition," opens at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Mosely Gallery in the Arts and Technology Center on February 7, with an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m.  Created by The S...

    Friday, February 1, 2008
    UMES Celebrates Black History Month(1)

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore invites the community to join them in celebrating Black History Month during an array of events offered throughout February.  The African Diaspora, social issues, African-American accomplishm...

    Friday, February 1, 2008
    UMES Dinner Theatre Auditions

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- Auditions for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Drama Society's annual Dinner Theatre will be held on Tuesday, February 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.  Interested member...

    Friday, February 1, 2008
    HOMECOMING 2008

    Welcome one and all to Maroon and Gray Country- Home of the Fighting UMES HAWKS! It's Homecoming 2008- "Unbroken Links: Love for the Past, Hope For the Future!The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Maryland State College) will celebrate 59 years o...

    Monday, January 28, 2008
    UMES First HBCU to Join PGA/PGM Program

          PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has become the first Historical Black Collegeand the 20th university accredited by PGA of America to offer their Professional Golf Management Program.     The PGA/PGM™ Universi...

    Thursday, January 17, 2008