News Archive 2009



  • Students Attend TMCF Anniversary Event

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Students from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore were among the 600 students enrolled at 47 public HBCUs that recently attended the 22nd annual anniversary weekend and gala in New York City.This year's theme, "TMCF at 22:  Lig...

    Sunday, December 6, 2009
    UMES Faculty, Photographer National Award

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Using a Holga plastic 120 film camera, a creative eye for capturing contemporary images on film and her own special techniques in and out of the darkroom, University of Maryland Eastern Shore associate professor and photographer M...

    Sunday, December 6, 2009
    Worship, Song and Dance Part of Revival and Concert(2)

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Four evenings of food for the soul are planned for December 8-11 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....

    Sunday, December 6, 2009
    Over 246 to Graduate at UMES Winter Commencement

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Winter celebrations abound this time of year.  The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has cause to celebrate as approximately 246 graduates turn their tassels signifying the conferring of their degrees at the 13th annual Winter Co...

    Sunday, December 6, 2009
    Graduating UMES Art Students Exhibit Work

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-A variety of artworks in various mediums created by graduating students in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be on display at the Mosely Gallery December 8 through 17.  Themed "Masterminds ...

    Sunday, December 6, 2009
    Holiday Season Fundraiser Supports Literacy Project

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD Some University of Maryland Eastern Shore students are raising funds this holiday season with a Buy-A-Book project to help provide textbooks and readers for East African Kyamulinga School students and their teachers.   More than 200...

    Friday, December 4, 2009
    U.S. College Students Get Credit at UMES for Marine and Environmental Studies

    U.S. College Students Get Credit at UMES for Marine and Environmental StudiesNew Woods Hole, Mass., program encourages diversity, self-discoveryPRINCESS ANNE, MD-A group of junior and senior students from colleges and universities across the nation s...

    Friday, December 4, 2009
    Dingwall Wins Coveted Jefferson Award

    Dingwall Wins Coveted Jefferson Award PRINCESS ANNE, MD -  WBOC TV's Steve Hammond recently presented a coveted Jefferson Award to Brenda Dingwall for her many contributions to the community, with her work as director of two camps, the University of ...

    Friday, December 4, 2009
    Maryland Nurses Association Recognizes Doctoral Student

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Stacy Cottingham, a student pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Organizational Leadership Program, was presented with the Outstanding Pathfinder Award by the Maryland Nurses Associa...

    Friday, December 4, 2009
    International Education Week Features Ethnic Festival

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Representing 50 countries, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore contingent of international students is joining in the nation's observance of International Education Week, November 16-20, with an ethnic festival open to the camp...

    Monday, November 16, 2009
    UMES Scholar Researches Fish Skin Secretions in Chesapeake Bay

    By Dr. Jennifer Keane-Dawes UMES scholar researches fish skin secretions in Chesapeake Bay By the time Andriy Tkachenko decided it was time to leave Europe to expand his research interests in aquatic animals, he'd already worked as a soil scientist a...

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009
    Goslee, Hoffman Appointed to UMES Board

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced the recent appointment of two new members, Gladys Goslee and Alicia Hoffman, to the Board of Visitors for a three-year term on the recommendation of President Thelma B. Thompson.G...

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009
    UMES Hosts Third Biennial International Workshop

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dr. Thelma B. Thompson and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, in partnership with the University of Cape Coast, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Golden Beach Hotels and the Central Region Development Comm...

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009
    Discover GIS on the Eastern Shore

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Discover and explore Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Geospatial Information Technologies Laboratory's second annual GIS Day on Wednesday, November 18, from 1-6 p.m. in the Richard A. ...

    Wednesday, November 11, 2009
    UMES Lecture Series Addresses Building Information Modeling

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Michael Tardif, director of Integrated Project Delivery Systems for Grunley Construction Company Inc., a major construction company in the D.C. metropolitan area, lectures on the topic, "Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Buildin...

    Monday, November 9, 2009
    Thompson Keynotes at Women in Maryland Higher Education Luncheon

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD University of Maryland Eastern Shore president, Dr. Thelma B. Thompson, is keynote speaker for the 2009 Women in Maryland Higher Education annual luncheon.  Themed "The Sky is the Limit: Women in Higher Education," the event is sche...

    Monday, November 9, 2009
    UMES Doctoral Student Contributes to Breast Cancer Research

    By Dr. Jennifer Keane-DawesUMES Doctoral student contributes to Breast Cancer ResearchAs a little girl in Mashad, a town in her native Iran, Maryam Taabodi was a picky eater searching her food to find and eat only those things she felt had nutritiona...

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009
    National Society of Leadership and Success Finds Home at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Some 300 students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are preparing for induction in the university's newest leadership society.  Founded in 2001 by Gary Tuerack, the National Society of Leadership and Success comprises a ...

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    Thompson Conferred Honorary Degree in Africa

    Thompson Conferred Honorary Degree in AfricaPRINCESS ANNE, MD - Following her recent address to the 973 September graduates of Walter Sisulu University for Technology & Science (WSU) in South Africa, Dr. Thelma B. Thompson was conferred the honor...

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    University Choirs Combine Efforts at Friends Choral Festival

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -The Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore serves as the venue for the 10th annual Inter-Collegiate Music Association (IMA) and Friends Choral Festival on Sunday, November 8, at 5...

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    UMES Sponsors Tri-County College Fair for Area Juniors and Seniors(2)

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's eighth annual Tri-County College Fair will be held on Tuesday, November 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center. Recruiters from over 100 colleges, universities ...

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    Harvest Fling Benefits Student Scholarships

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The Tri-County Alumni Chapter of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is holding its 10th annual scholarship event, The Harvest Fling, on Friday, October 30, at 7 p.m. in the Richard A. Henson Center Ballroom.  The event feature...

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    Friendship Day 2009(2)

      A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself. - Frank Crane--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TO:                  Jasmyn JonesFROM:  ...

    Wednesday, October 14, 2009
    Tuesday, October 13, 2009
    UMES' Perez Performs Saxophone Recital

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Brian Perez, lecturer of woodwinds at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, will perform a saxophone recital on Saturday, October 24, at 6 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts at the university.  Perez will...

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009
    UMES President Invites Campus to Celebrate Friendship

      PRINCESS ANNE, MD-University of Maryland Eastern Shore students, faculty and staff will observe on Thursday, October 15, its own creation Friendship Day.  This is a day designed to ensure that students, particularly freshmen, are happy and comforta...

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009
    October Benefit Dinner Offers Mediterranean Cuisine

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Enjoy exotic delicacies while "Cruising the Mediterranean" during the October 30 Hawk Children's Fund benefit dinner, to begin 7 p.m. in the Richard A. Henson Center at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  Mediterranean style ...

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009
    Mike Mcgrath to Speak at Small Farm Conference

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Farmers, landowners and gardening enthusiasts will be offered tips and tools at the sixth annual small farm conference at the Richard A. Henson Center at University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  Special guest, Mike McGrath, host of th...

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009
    Author James McBride to Visit UMES as Part of One Maryland One Book Tour

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is one of nine stops in the state for The Maryland Humanities Council second annual One Maryland One Book tour, Maryland s only statewide community reading program.  James McBride's novel, "S...

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009
    Thompson to Host Inaugural New Student Convocation

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore inaugural new student convocation is Thursday, October 1, at 11 a.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.  Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esquire, is the keynote speaker.In a recen...

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    UMES Invites Community to Open Meeting on Natural Disasters(2)

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- An open meeting of the All-Hazards Mitigation Plan for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be held on Monday, October 12, from 3-5 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.  Natural hazards that could fa...

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    Honoring the Ancestors: African Art and Artifacts

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - "Honoring the Ancestors: African Art and Artifacts," an exhibition of over 170 art objects from a collection founded and curated by Christopher Harrington, associate professor, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, opens on Thursd...

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    UMES Hosts Career and Graduate Professional Fair

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will hosts its annual Career and Graduate Professional School Fair on Thursday, October 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Se...

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    Jazz Ensemble Presents Annual Fall Concert(2)

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. John R. Lamkin II, will perform its annual fall concert at the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 9, at 7 p.m.The band...

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    Drama Society Presents Fall Theater Production

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-An adaptation of "Fences," an award-winning play by African-American playwright August Wilson, will be performed at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore by the university's Drama Society.  The performances take place Wednesday, ...

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    Founders' Week Celebration

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-UMES observes its 123rd 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, the university's faculty now boasts 18...

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    Frederick Douglass Library Hosts UMES Football Legacy Exhibit

                PRINCESS ANNE, MD-A new exhibit in the Frederick Douglass Library at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore opens Tuesday, September 15.  From Princess Anne to the Pros:  A Small College's Football Legacy explores the time period of the...

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    Faculty Exhibition Showcases University Artists

    By Dr. Anke Van Wagenberg, Mosely Gallery director and teacher of art history at UMESPRINCESS ANNE, MD-It is once again time at the Mosely Gallery at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for the annual faculty exhibition that is traditionally hel...

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    HRM Program Accredited

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM) Program has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality (ACPHA).Among the University System of Maryland scho...

    Tuesday, September 8, 2009
    UMES Mourns a Scholar and a Friend

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore family is mourning the death of Dr. Chester Hedgepeth, a highly regarded and long-time associate professor in the Department of English and Modern Languages as well as director of the Afric...

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009
    Harleston Chosen as a National Conductor for Kennedy Center Performance

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - When "The 105 Voices of History," the nation's first Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) national choir, perform at the renowned Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Sunday, August 30, at 5:30 p.m., Dr. Sheila McDo...

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009
    Step Afrika Performs at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The stage of the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts will pulsate with the high energy, floor pounding performance of Washington, D.C.'s Step Afrika, the first professional stepping dance company in the world, on Thursday...

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009
    Williams to Commence UMES Opening Activities

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esquire, is the keynote speaker for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Annual President's Convocation scheduled for Monday, August 24, at 10 a.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts....

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009
    Fall Dinner Series to Benefit Children in Africa

                PRINCESS ANNE, MD -  A student project that found roots in Africa more than a year ago continues to grow benefits for the small village of Kyamulinga, located in Uganda.  A fall dinner series at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, s...

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009
    UMES Ag Field Day, Education and Fun for All Ages

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Ag Field Day returns to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday, September 12.  The event showcases the research and outreach being conducted at the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Maryland Cooperative Extension...

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009
    Vilson Awarded Single Parent Scholarship

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Fred Vilson, a junior physical therapy major at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, has been awarded a $1,500 Denny's/Tom Joyner Foundation Single Parent Scholarship.A native of Hurlock, MD, Vilson is a full-time student an...

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009
    Moore Named Hercules Scholar

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - University of Maryland Eastern Shore junior Ryan Moore has been named a Hercules Scholar by the Tom Joyner Foundation.  A pre-veterinarian studies student, he has been awarded $2,500.Moore, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., is very a...

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009
    UMES Carves out 20 Acres of Arid Land for 2.1 MW Solar Farm

    SunEdison to Build, Finance, Operate and Maintain Solar Energy Projectto Produce 3.4 Million Kilowatt Hours in Year 1PRINCESS ANNE. MD  (AUGUST 5, 2009)  University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) today announced plans to develop a photovoltaic sola...

    Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Tom Joyner Foundation to Share Proceeds of Book Sales with UMES

    (Dallas, TX June 25, 2009)  A portion of the book sales of "Tom Joyner Presents How to Prepare for College" will benefit two black colleges: Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the Tom Joyner School of the...

    Monday, July 13, 2009
    Cecil Selected for Elite Leadership Institute

    Cecil Selected for Elite Leadership InstitutePRINCESS ANNE, MD- Malinda D. Cecil, a registered dietitian and Salisbury resident, was among the national leaders of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) who were selected to attend ADA's sixth Leaders...

    Monday, July 13, 2009
    UMES Invites Community to Open Meeting on Natural Disasters

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD- An open meeting of the All-Hazards Mitigation Plan for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be held on Thursday, July 16, from 5-7 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.  Natural hazards that could fa...

    Monday, July 13, 2009
    UMES Physical Therapy Students Present Research and Publish Abstract on Female Golfers

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Third-year doctoral students of physical therapy at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore recently presented research titled "The Relationship Between Range of Motion, Performance and Club-Head Speed in Older Female Golfers" at t...

    Monday, July 13, 2009
    Tom Joyner Foundation Kicks Off Campaign for UMES

    Kicks Off Campaign for UMES  Foundation to help raise money to keep students in school PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The Tom Joyner Foundation, a major driving force in raising money for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) since 1998, has kick...

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009
    Payton, Cephas Win Research Awards

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Latoiya Payton and Kimberly Cephas, student researchers at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, were honored recently at the 15th Biennial Research Symposium of the Association of Research Directors Inc. in Atlanta, Ga.Payton...

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009
    Stedman Graham to Speak at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - New York Times bestselling author, educator and businessman Stedman Graham addresses a group of over 165 student leaders from more than 25 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and interested members of the communit...

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009
    A Letter to the Community: Our Hearts are Deeply Saddened

    Wednesday, May 13, 5:55 p.m.Forty-two seats are available for students desiring to attend funeral services for Fallen Hawk Antwan R. Johnson. Shuttle seats will be filled on a first come, first served basis.Funeral services will be held on Saturday, ...

    Monday, May 11, 2009
    Apprentice Boardroom Advisor to Address UMES Grads

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Some 370 UMES seniors are counting the days to the 2009 spring commencement ceremony, where 77 of them will graduate with honors.  Dr. Randal Pinkett is the keynote speaker for the event, which begins at 10 a.m. in the William P. ...

    Tuesday, May 5, 2009
    Update on Swine Flu (April 30, 2009)

    Nicholas R. Blanchard, PharmD, MEdDean and Professor, School of Pharmacy and Health Professions410-651-8350The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recently announced the identification of swine flu cases in the United States, includ...

    Friday, May 1, 2009
    UMES Offers Free Private Well Water Testing

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-A Safe Drinking Water Clinic will be held on Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Food Science and Technology Building at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  Participants can receive a free water analysis of their h...

    Monday, April 27, 2009
    UMES Sponsors High School Art Competition and Open House

               PRINCESS ANNE, MD- Entries are being sought for an art competition open to high school students taking art classes in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.  The exhibition takes place May 14-June 12 at the Mosely Gallery located in th...

    Monday, April 27, 2009
    UMES, Navy Partnership Brings Career Opportunities to Shore

    UMES, Navy Partnership Brings Career Opportunities to Shore           PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Closing the gap in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) pipeline and addressing the brain drain on the Eastern Shore are the overarching go...

    Monday, April 27, 2009
    Woodland and Farm Owner Field Tour: Conservation Cost-Share Programs

    Woodland and Farm Owner Field Tour: Conservation Cost-Share ProgramsPRINCESS ANNE, MD - Do you own a farm or a piece of woodland that could benefit from conservation or wildlife practices, but the potential costs seem prohibitive? On Saturday, May 9,...

    Monday, April 27, 2009
    UMES President Hosts National Literature Conference

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Some 400 members of the College Language Association (CLA) converged on the city of Cambridge this week to celebrate the organization's 72nd anniversary and its 69th annual convention, dedicated to the theme "Liberation as Theme a...

    Monday, March 30, 2009
    UMES to Host National Literature Convention

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosts scholars from across the nation during the 69th annual convention of the College Language Association (CLA) on Wednesday, March 25, through Sunday, March 29, at the Hyatt Regency in C...

    Friday, March 13, 2009
    UMES Hosts 11th Annual Health and Wellness Festival

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosts its 11th annual Health and Wellness Festival on Wednesday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Services Center ballroom.  Health exhibits, screenings and information will ...

    Friday, March 13, 2009
    Seafood Education Seminar for Delmarva Restaurant Chefs and Management to be Held in Ocean City

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The eighth annual Eastern Shore Seafood Education Seminar for restaurant chefs, managers, wait staff, new employees and retail seafood market staff takes place at the new Holiday Inn on 17th Street in Ocean City from 9 a.m. 2:30 p...

    Friday, March 13, 2009
    IBM and UMES Launch Strategic Business Partnership Agreement

    IBM and UMES Launch Strategic Business Partnership Agreement PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Innovation and technology met at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), where IBM in partnership with UMES launched an "Enterprise System z" IT curriculum infu...

    Monday, March 9, 2009
    Photography of Robert Houston Captures King's Most Daring Dream

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - In cooperation with the James E. Lewis Museum of Art at Morgan State University, the Mosely Gallery will be home to the traveling exhibition "Most Daring Dream: The Photography of Robert Houston & the 1968 Poor People's Campai...

    Monday, March 9, 2009
    UMES Women's Colloquium Brings Distinguished Panelists to the Shore

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - In celebration of Women's History Month, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore presents a women's colloquium detailing "The Changing State of Women of Color in the 21st Century" on Thursday, March 5, at 6 p.m. in the Richard H...

    Tuesday, March 3, 2009
    VOICES Production at UMES

      PRINCESS ANNE, MD-As part of Black History Month, a play, "VOICES:  Those Who Wore the Shoe," will be performed at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Student Services Center theatre on Tuesday, February 24, at 8 p.m.The play is a staged docum...

    Monday, February 23, 2009
    Jazz Trumpet Virtuoso Jon Faddis Joins Ensemble in Concert

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Widely recognized for his mastery of the highest registers of the trumpet, renowned musician and music educator Jon Faddis will join the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Jazz Ensemble in concert on Wednesday, March 4, at 7 p.m. ...

    Wednesday, February 18, 2009
    UMES, Tom Joyner HBCU of The Month August 09

    SAVE THE DATE!Wednesday, May 13J.T. Williams Portico11 a.m. - noonJoin President Thelma B. Thompson, Ph.D., for food, fun and giveaways.PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is the Tom Joyner Foundation's Historically Bl...

    Tuesday, February 10, 2009
    UMES Hosts Pasture Based Meat Production Workshop

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Do you raise animals on pasture?  Have the high costs of feed hurt your profits?  The Pasture Based Meat Production Workshop has some answers for you! On Saturday, March 14, Maryland Cooperative Extension is hosting a pasture base...

    Tuesday, February 3, 2009
    E-Health Project Offers Community Education, Awareness

    E-Health Project Offers Community Education, AwarenessPRINCESS ANNE, MD - University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy and Health Professions students gear up to conduct community education programs at each of three county libraries, locat...

    Tuesday, February 3, 2009
    UMES Welcomes Community to Homecoming Events

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The Hawks at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are preparing the nest for Homecoming 2009, welcoming the community along with alumni to the campus. Among the events planned for the celebration is the Gospel Explosion on Sunda...

    Tuesday, February 3, 2009
    Cox Joins Campaign for Academic Excellence

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Austin Cox Jr., president and CEO of Austin Cox Mechanical Inc. and the newest member of the UMES Board of Visitors, recently pledged $25,000 to support the UMES seven-year $14 million Campaign for Academic Excellence.  Payable in...

    Friday, January 30, 2009
    UMES Celebrates Black History

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Black History Month activities at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore begin in the Student Services Center rotunda on Monday, February 2, with a 9 a.m. kick-off event that offers prizes and giveaways in support of the month's...

    Friday, January 30, 2009
    UMES Hosts National State Farm HBCU Tour On Financial Literacy

    Mortgage Guru Lynn Richardson's Health, Wealth 'n Real Estate Tour Poised to Draw Large Crowd Thursday, February 19 PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Mortgage Guru Lynn Richardson's Health, Wealth 'n Real Estate Tour, part of a State Farm Insurance sponsored initi...

    Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Obama's Bestseller Sparks Discussion

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - "Dreams From My Father," a story about race and inheritance by President Barack Obama, is the subject of discussion for the seventh annual African American Read-in on Sunday, February 22, at 3 p.m. in the Henson Center ballroom.Th...

    Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Tea and Orchids event celebrates women

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -Tea and Orchids, one of the many events taking place at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore during homecoming week, February 8-14, offers a unique opportunity for women in the community to share an afternoon tea with women at ...

    Thursday, January 29, 2009
    UMES Mosely Gallery Presents Purpose and Promise

    UMES Mosely Gallery Celebrates Black History Month with Purpose and Promise the Art of Bryan CollierPRINCESS ANNE, MD-Award winning book illustrator and painter Bryan Collier displays his work February 2-27 in the Mosely Gallery on the UMES campus a...

    Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Gala Chairpersons Announce Theme

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - UMES Gala chairpersons Jackie Cassidy, James Gillespie and Dr. Shirley Hymon-Parker are pleased to announce that "Celebrating the Blues" is the 2009 theme for the best party on the Shore.  On Saturday, March 7, the party begins at...

    Thursday, January 22, 2009
    Harmon Sings, Makes It at the Apollo

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Unassuming and deliberate, Maurice Harmon has existed just under the radar for the six months he has been a part of Public Safety at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  Unlike his fans at the Apollo, the campus community ha...

    Thursday, January 22, 2009
    ­Thompson Hosts Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - University of Maryland Eastern Shore President Thelma B. Thompson hosts the sixth annual President's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Friday, February 13, at 7:30 a.m. in the Student Services Center ballroom.  The Rev. Dr. Marc Farm...

    Thursday, January 22, 2009
    African American Golfer's Digest Honors UMES President

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dr. Thelma B. Thompson, president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, was recently honored by African American Golfer's Digest as one of its 2009 Outstanding Leaders in Golf.   Thompson joins other distinguished award rec...

    Wednesday, January 21, 2009