News Archive 2011



  • UMES graduate to speak in Washington

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Dec. 15, 2011)A December graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be among eight panelists in the 2011 College Round Table in Washington on Tuesday, Dec. 20-one of the D.C. Achievers Scholarship Program's success s...

    Friday, December 16, 2011
    McDonald's encourages future entrepreneurs

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 16, 2011) - Future entrepreneurs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore recently vied for a "contract" in a mock competitive bidding scenario presented to representatives of Baxter Enterprises, owners of 21 McDonald's f...

    Friday, December 16, 2011
    UMES awards 269 degrees during 2011 winter commencement

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Dec. 16, 2011) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore today awarded 269 degrees at its 15th winter commencement exercises.Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown delivered the graduation ceremony address, calling on the class of 201...

    Friday, December 16, 2011
    Registration open for non-credit Spanish courses

     Non-credit Spanish courses for beginners and health care professionals offered              PRINCESS ANNE, MD-December 6, 2011-Registration is now open for non-credit Spanish courses at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Foreign Language Ins...

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Foreign Language Instructional Center featured at D.C. event

    U.S. Department of Education Hosts Workshop to Celebrate International Education WeekWASHINGTON, D.C. - (Dec. 2, 2011) - The U.S. Department of Education celebrated International Education Week in November with a workshop on "Internationalizing Your ...

    Saturday, December 3, 2011
    2011 winter commencement set for Dec. 16

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (updated Dec. 8, 2011) - Winter graduation exercises at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are Friday, Dec. 16, in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center. The 15th annual ceremony begins at 10 a.m. UMES anticipates it will a...

    Friday, December 2, 2011
    UMES events celebrate the season--Gospel and Jazz Ensemble concerts

     UMES events feature holiday music PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Nov. 29, 2011) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is getting into the holiday spirit with back-to-back events this week featuring the sounds of the season.The UMES Gospel Choir, directed by ...

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    Fire heavily damages orchid greenhouse at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Nov. 27, 2011) - A fire of unknown origin heavily damaged a commercial greenhouse Sunday on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus that is leased by a private company to grow orchids.Leon J. Bivens, UMES' physical plant...

    Sunday, November 27, 2011
    A day of Thanksgiving - 2011

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Nov. 23, 2011) - UMES' Office of Resident Life collected food for the third year in a row and distributed baskets to needy Eastern Shore families during the Thanksgiving holiday.Project organizers say they had enough donations t...

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011
    Hawks volleyball scores 1st MEAC tourney title

    2011 Lady Hawks - MEAC tournament volleyball championsBALTIMORE - (Nov. 20, 2011)  - The UMES women's volleyball team is the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference champion for the first time in the 28 years the university has fielded a squad in the fast-pa...

    Monday, November 21, 2011
    National broadcast features former Hawk golfer

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Nov. 17, 2011) - A University of Maryland Eastern Shore alumnus who is a leader in training youth-sports volunteers is the subject of a profile recently broadcasted by a national sports cable network.Fred Engh, president and chi...

    Thursday, November 17, 2011
    UMES team excels at 2011 College Fed Challenge

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Nov. 15, 2011) - UMES business students earned runner-up honors in a qualifying round of the Federal Reserve Bank's 2011 "College Fed Challenge."Team UMES' second-place finish is the university's best performance in the nine yea...

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011
    UMES hosts International Ethnic Festival and debate

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 10, 2011)-The Center for International Education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will lead the university in observing National International Education Week, Nov. 13-19.  An ethnic festival and debate are open t...

    Friday, November 11, 2011
    Foreign language proficiency testing offered at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Nov. 9, 2011)-The Foreign Language Instructional Center at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is now a site for foreign language proficiency testing.The center administers the Oral Proficiency Interview on behalf of the Amer...

    Thursday, November 10, 2011
    UMES hosts construction management lecture(2)

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Nov. 10, 2011) "The Green Building Environment" is the topic for the fifth annual Roger R. Blunt Lecture Series at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.Dr. Ricky C. Godbolt, a retired U.S. Army Warrant Officer and program direc...

    Thursday, November 10, 2011
    McDonald's charity to sponsor UMES' teen science camp

      PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Nov. 3, 2011)-The sixth annual "Reach for the Stars!" summer camp for teens will be held in 2012 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, thanks to a generous grant from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore.Tina ...

    Friday, November 4, 2011
    Community service project provides holiday meals to needy

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-November 3, 2011-A University of Maryland Eastern Shore community service project, which brought 300 Thanksgiving meals to needy families a year ago, has doubled its goal for 2011.Two staff members of the Residence Life Department a...

    Thursday, November 3, 2011
    Wind Ensemble performs Nov. 15 at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Nov. 3, 2011)The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble performs its fall concert on Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.The 30-member instrumental group will be led by Mercury Morris...

    Thursday, November 3, 2011
    USDA awards UMES rural development funds

    SELMA, Ala. - (Oct. 28, 2011) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is among 10 historically black institutions notified today it will receive $75,000 in rural development funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.Agency Secretary Tom Vils...

    Friday, October 28, 2011
    Concert Choir performs Nov. 13 under new director

    UMES Concert Choir performs under new directorPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Oct. 27, 2011) When the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir takes to the stage Nov. 13 for its annual fall concert, the group will be under a new director for the first t...

    Thursday, October 27, 2011
    Marine-fisheries science center secures new federal grant

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 21, 2011) - A new round of federal funding will enable the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to continue a signature science program that trains minorities in the field of marine and fisheries sciences.The National Oceani...

    Thursday, October 20, 2011
    Building Sudanese nationhood

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Oct. 14, 2011) Gary Imhoff, a UMES senior program and budget officer, recently presented a lecture on campus to give an overview of the development strategy to re-building the nationhood of Sudan. Imhoff spent five months in Suda...

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011
    UMES Drama Society presents Black Nativity

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Oct. 19, 2011) A musical African-American holiday tradition, "Black Nativity" by Langston Hughes, is taking shape in rehearsals at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.The university's drama society will perform the "gospel so...

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011
    Photographer exhibit on display at Mosely Gallery through Nov. 18

      PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(October 13, 2011) Ramona Bultman-Lewis, a visual artist, who "explores the connection between technology and art," will display photography from two distinctly different series of works at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore...

    Friday, October 14, 2011
    Turner headlines Small Farm Conference

     Princess Anne, MD -(October 14, 2011) Renard Turner, of Vanguard Ranch Ltd, is the keynote speaker for the 2011 Small Farm Conference to be held on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus on Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5. The central...

    Friday, October 14, 2011
    UMES International Development Lecture Series

    Exporting DemocracyPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(October 14, 2011) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore had a key role earlier this year introducing the concept of voting in a referendum to citizens of southern Sudan. Angela Stephens, a UMES Development Out...

    Friday, October 14, 2011
    IBM recognizes UMES business prof with 2nd award

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Oct. 7, 2011) - Bryant C. Mitchell, an associate professor in the Department of Business, Management and Accounting, is the recipient of another IBM Faculty Award in support of efforts to shape a specialized curriculum so UMES s...

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011
    Paul Trotter elected UMES alumni president

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Sept. 23, 2011) -- Attend a UMES gathering where singing the alma mater is part of the festivities and chances are that if Paul S. Trotter is there, he is among the most enthusiastic vocalists in the room.Paul S. Trotter Sr.Trot...

    Monday, October 10, 2011
    UMES partners with Chinese university

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Sept. 23, 2011) - UMES' Office of International Development Programs has established a pioneering partnership with a university in China.Former UMES President Thelma Thompson approved a formal Memorandum of Understanding in July...

    Sunday, October 9, 2011
    UMES delegation lobbies for federal park

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Oct. 7, 2011) - Students and faculty from UMES joined two busloads of grassroots lobbyists from the Eastern Shore, including Cambridge Mayor Victoria Jackson Stanley, in a recent trip to Washington, D.C. to participate in "Harri...

    Saturday, October 8, 2011
    UMES athletics now accepting nominations for Hall of Fame

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD.-(Oct. 4, 2011) University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Department of Athletics is now accepting applications for the Hall of Fame, Class of 2012.  Inductions of the 2012 Hall of Fame class will be affiliated with the university's Ho...

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011
    State senator to speak at Phyicians Assistants' Week lecture

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(October 3, 2011) State Sen. John Astle (D-District 30, Anne Arundel County) will speak at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore as part of National Physician Assistants' Week, Oct. 6-12.Astle's presentation, "Experience with Med...

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    A 1st look at the 2011-12 school year

    The Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Assessment at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has compiled preliminary enrollment numbers for the 2011 fall semester. For the second year in a row, total enrollment surpassed 4,500 students....

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    UMES presents international development lecture

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Sept. 23, 2011) An expert in communications and international public policy will speak on Tues., Sept. 27, as part of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's International Development Lecture Series.Angela Stephens is the develo...

    Friday, September 23, 2011
    'I do love UMES ...'

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 17, 2011) - Descendents of important figures in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's history came to campus today for a "heritage brunch" organized as part of the institution's 125th anniversary celebration.The son an...

    Saturday, September 17, 2011
    Wind power: the next energy frontier

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 14, 2011) - The formation of renewable energy development company was announced today before the start of a Mid-Atlantic Wind Energy Institute forum at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.Eastern Shore Energy LLC will ...

    Friday, September 16, 2011
    UMES holds 125th Founders' Week Convocation and Summer Commencement

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(September 15, 2011) The 125th Founders' Week Convocation at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore was a momentous occasion for the university and for 26 students who received their Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees.Graduate Mau...

    Thursday, September 15, 2011
    UMES researcher earns journal's Best Article award

                                                                                                                  PRINCESS ANNE, MD -(September 14, 2011) Dr. Arthur Allen, associate research director and associate professor at UMES, was awarded the 2011 ...

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011
    U.S. News & World Report rates UMES 25th among HBCUs

    U.S.News & World Report "Best Colleges" ratingsPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Sept. 13) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore continues to move up in the annual peer rankings among the nation's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The lat...

    Monday, September 12, 2011
    UMES remembers Sept. 11

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Sept. 9, 2011) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore welcomes the public to an observance of the September 11 terrorist attacks that shocked the nation 10 years ago on Sunday.A Remembrance Day wreath-laying ceremony takes place ...

    Friday, September 9, 2011
    Foreign language center offers courses in Arabic and Spanish

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Sept. 8, 2011) University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Foreign Language Instructional Center is currently offering non-credit courses open to the public.Beginner and intermediate Arabic are being offered.  The classes in speaking an...

    Friday, September 9, 2011
    UMES faculty shows new artwork at gallery opening

    The Mosely Gallery of art at UMES opens the 2011-12 academic year with "Reboot, New Work by Fine-Arts Faculty."The show opens with a "meet the artists" reception on Thurs., Sept. 8, from 4-6 p.m. in the gallery.  On display will be a diverse selectio...

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011
    UMES celebrates 125th Founders' Week

    As UMES opens its doors for the fall semester to some 4,500 students and 200 faculty members, it also invites the community to share in a special celebration of Founders' Week-the university's 125th."UMES has much of which to be proud, and we must re...

    Tuesday, September 6, 2011
    UMES embarks on its 125th academic year

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD (Aug. 30, 2011) Classes for the fall semester at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore begin Wednesday, the start of a milestone academic year.UMES celebrates the 125th year anniversary of its founding when nine students enrolled...

    Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    UMES awakens Sunday to Irene's aftermath

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011) - UMES students who spent Saturday night in an on-campus shelter returned to their dormitories and apartments shortly after sunrise Sunday when university officials determined the worst of Hurricane Irene h...

    Sunday, August 28, 2011
    UMES hurricane alert - Aug. 28 - 9 a.m.

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 - 9 a.m.) - UMES students who spent Saturday night in an on-campus shelter returned to their dormitories and apartments shortly after sunrise Sunday when university officials determined the worst of Hurrican...

    Thursday, August 25, 2011
    Williams named general manager at WESM

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (August 22, 2011) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has named a new general manager for its public radio station. Stephen A. Williams moves into the top management post at WESM 91.3 FM, a professionally-staffed NPR affiliat...

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011
    Rare earthquake rattles nerves at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE - (Aug. 23, 2011) - An earthquake that struck the mid-Atlantic region at 1:51 p.m. Tuesday caused buildings on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to shake uncharacteristically, but no one was injured and no major structural damage...

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011
    UMES leader sparked growth

    UMES leaders sparked growthBy Liz Holland / staff writerPRINCESS ANNE -- (Aug. 15, 2011) -- After nine years at the helm of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Thelma B. Thompson has led a series of advances in academics, technology and commerc...

    Monday, August 15, 2011
    UMES welcomes back Neufville as interim president

    PRINCESS ANNE - (Aug. 16, 12011) - Mortimer H. Neufville is on the job as interim president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where he previously held a number of senior administrative posts from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s.William Ki...

    Monday, August 15, 2011
    Alumni chime in on UMES search

    Written by Deborah GatesDaily Times Staff WriterPRINCESS ANNE - (July 21, 2011) - When a search committee introduces finalists for the presidency at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, supporters of the university hope the candidates are anxiou...

    Thursday, July 21, 2011
    Presidential search 'town hall' meetings set

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (July 15, 2011) - A "town hall" meeting will be held on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus Tuesday, July 19, to collect input and ideas to help guide the search for the school's next president.A committee coordinatin...

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011
    Nearly $15 million raised for UMES

    Nearly $15 million raised for UMESMoney to go toward scholarship fundBy LIZ HOLLAND, staff writer, The Daily TimesPRINCESS ANNE -- (June 30, 2011) -- A seven-year effort to raise $14 million for endowed scholarships and educational projects at the Un...

    Tuesday, July 5, 2011
    USM regents salute Thompson as 'exemplary'

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (June 28, 2011) - Thelma B. Thompson's steady-hand stewardship of UMES over the past nine years has drawn praise from the University System of Maryland's governing board.The USM Board of Regents described Thompson's leadership of ...

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    Zoumenou receives President's Volunteer Service Award

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (June 23, 2011) - Dr. Virginie Zoumenou of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is one of 56 recipients of the President's Volunteer Service Award, a prestigious national honor offered in recognition of exceptional volunteer s...

    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Scholarship fund honors D. Page Elmore

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD (July 6, 2011) The family of Page Elmore is establishing a scholarship in his name at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Friends and admirers of the respected business leader and public servant are invited to contribute to th...

    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Free private well water testing

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -(June 22, 2011) A Safe Drinking Water Clinic is offered on Saturday, July 9, at 10 a.m. in the Food Science and Technology Building on the UMES campus that will help private well owners protect their family's health.Thousands of De...

    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    UMES to expand its science degree offerings

    PRINCESS ANNE,  MD - (June 17, 2011) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is adding three new science degrees to its roster of academic programs.The University System of Maryland's governing board gave UMES the OK today to offer a bachelor's de...

    Friday, June 17, 2011
    UMES - IBM help grads land jobs

    By Deborah GatesPRINCESS ANNE -- (May 31, 2011) -- Two weeks after turning the tassel that ceremoniously certifies his new undergraduate degree in finance, Nicholas Wiggins is off to launch a professional career at IBM in Bethesda, Md.He's among an e...

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011
    Neufville to return to UMES as interim president

    By Deborah Gates, staff writer, The Daily TimesPRINCESS ANNE (June 1, 2011) A "Hytche era" cabinet member credited for a key role in shaping the foundation for the food science and technology facility at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will ...

    Thursday, June 2, 2011
    UMES named co-recipient of $1M federal education grant

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 27, 2011) - A $1 million federal grant to train "Great Principals for Maryland" is being used by two public universities to collaborate in offering classes at a new Lower Eastern Shore School Leadership Institute.A four-year ...

    Thursday, June 2, 2011
    Mortimer Neufville returns to UMES as interim president

    Adelphi, Md. (May 31, 2011) -- William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, has appointed Mortimer H. Neufville, former executive vice president with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and current APLU...

    Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Free mini health fair at UMES May 26

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 24, 2011) - A free health-assessment and informational session is planned Thursday at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.The event in the Student Services Center ballroom is a community service p...

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    UMES confers 421 degrees at spring commencement

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(May 24, 2011)"Go with your dream.  It is your job to make it come true," Gloria Banks, the speaker at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 124th spring commencement on May 20, told some 400 graduates.Banks talked about overco...

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    New Foreign Language Instructional Center opens

    By LIZ HOLLANDDaily Times staff writerPRINCESS ANNE - (May 17, 2011) -- UMES students and members of the public can now learn to speak Arabic, Chinese and Haitian Creole at a new center designed to expand the university's mission of internationalizat...

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011
    IBM-UMES partnership pays dividends

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (May 13, 2011) - Modifications to UMES' business and technology curriculum over the past two years have given 17 students job opportunities with such Fortune 500 companies as IBM, Fidelity Investments and The Depository and Trust...

    Thursday, May 12, 2011
    School of Pharmacy receives Walgreens gift(2)

    Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, recently presented the University of Maryland Eastern Shore School of Pharmacy and Health Professions with a $10,000 gift.A portion of the funds will provide a Walgreens Diversity Scholarship to a stud...

    Thursday, May 12, 2011
    PGA pioneer Jim Dent to play 2011 Shell celebrity golf tourney

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -- (May 12, 2011) - Jim Dent, one of the first African-Americans to play on the men's professional golf tour, will participate in the 2011 edition of the Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic and Junior Tournament. The event is sche...

    Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Lady Hawks bowling team honored

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD (May 3, 2011) - Accompanied by the steady drum of the Thunderin' Hawks Pep Band, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore cheerleading squad waved their pom-poms for the "nation's best collegiate bowling team" - the Lady Hawks. "It'...

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011
    UMES 2011 spring commencement

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 2, 2011) - Spring graduation exercises at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be Friday, May 20, in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center. Tickets are required for admission.The 124th annual ceremony begins at 10 a....

    Monday, May 2, 2011
    Agriculture faculty and students receive research awards

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 20, 2011)Several University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) researchers are recipients of awards won at the 16th biennial research symposium of the Association of Research Directors held in Atlanta, Ga., earlier this month...

    Monday, May 2, 2011
    Mosely Gallery hosts Graduating Senior Art Show, May 5-19

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 2, 2011) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 2011 Graduating Senior Show, "Art through our Eyes," will be on display at the Mosely Gallery from May 5 - 19.An opening reception for the bi-annual exhibit - which featu...

    Monday, May 2, 2011
    Rocket engineer teaches UMES course

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 18, 2011) - Ricky Stanfield has worked on some of America's critical defense and science projects over the past 20 years, including Army tactical hardware, Navy missile-flight tests and payload development for NASA's soundi...

    Thursday, April 28, 2011
    UMES: Home of America's best collegiate bowlers

    COLUMBUS, Ga. - (April 23, 2011)-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore claimed its first United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championships title here over the weekend.By defeating Lindenwood University of St. Charles, Mo., UMES car...

    Monday, April 25, 2011
    Kirwan names UMES presidential search panel

    Adelphi, Md. -- (April 25, 2011) -- William E. Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland (USM), today announced the appointment of the search and screening committee for the president of University of Maryland Eastern Shore, one of the ...

    Monday, April 25, 2011
    Campus blood drives produce encouraging results

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 19, 2011) - Students, faculty, staff and friends of the university made two campus blood drives this school year the most productive in recent memory.A community service project co-sponsored earlier this month by UMES' Offi...

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011
    UMES celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with Big Band Bash

    Three collegiate bands unite for Jazz Appreciation Month celebrationPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(April 18, 2011)In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM), held each April, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is hosting the first annual Big Band Bash...

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    UMES bowling team: 2011 NCAA Champions !!!

    Seniors Kristina Frahm, Martha Perez and Maria Rodriquez ended their careers on the UMES bowling team the way they started - with an NCAA championship.A victory in the final match over Vanderbilt University of the Southeastern Conference marks the se...

    Sunday, April 17, 2011
    UMES researcher wins National Water Program award

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 4, 2011) - UMES researcher Fawzy Hashem won the 2010 Project of Excellence award from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture National Water Program for his role in a study examining E. coli and Salmonella in run-off...

    Friday, April 15, 2011
    'Southern Sudan's Transition' kicks off 2011 lecture series

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 14, 2011) - The International Development Programs office at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore kicks off its 2011 International Development Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 27. It will start at 11 a.m. in the Allen...

    Friday, April 15, 2011
    New dean of the School of Education, Social Sciences, and The Arts named

    Dr. Timothy H. Baughman, a historian by training, is the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's new dean of the School of Education, Social Sciences, and The Arts. Dr. Charles Williams, vice president of academic affairs, announced the appointment ea...

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    Hawk Walk promotes fitness

    UMES' Exercise Science Club is coordinating the launch of the first "President's Challenge Hawk Walk" on Saturday, April 30, to promote health and wellness in the community. The 2.5-mile-walk starts at the William P. Hytche Athletic Center at 9:30 a....

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    Conference probes health disparity challenges

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 12, 2011) - Health disparities between racial and ethnic minorities was the focus of a conference Tuesday on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus.The Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences Center for H...

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    Students recognized at Honors Convocation 2011

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 7, 2011) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore today recognized almost 700 undergraduates for academic excellence during the 58th annual Honors Convocation - among them students named to the fall and spring 2010's dean...

    Friday, April 8, 2011
    Kristina Frahm receives Bernstein Achievement Award

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (April 7, 2011) - Senior Kristina Frahm was awarded the Richard Bernstein Achievement Award for Excellence today during the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 58th annual Honors Convocation ceremony.Frahm, the daughter of Paul ...

    Thursday, April 7, 2011
    UMES to host Health and Wellness Festival(2)

    Event offers free health screeningsPRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (April 5, 2011)The University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosts its 13th annual Health and Wellness Festival on Monday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Services Center ballroom.  O...

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011
    UMES joins the ranks of business school elite

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 6, 2011) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has earned initial accreditation of its undergraduate business degree program from AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.The Depa...

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011
    Top students recognized at Honors Convocation

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 29, 2011)Nearly 700 undergraduate students will be recognized for academic excellence during the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 58th annual Honors Convocation.  The open event takes place on Thursday, April 7, at 11 a...

    Friday, April 1, 2011
    Poultry food safety research at UMES

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 1, 2011) - UMES poultry food safety researchers have authored one of the Journal of Food Protection's most read articles.  The journal is internationally recognized as the leading publication in the field of food microbiol...

    Friday, April 1, 2011
    Small Farm Program offers spring series

       PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 9, 2011) - Farmers on Maryland's lower Eastern Shore can bank on the benefits from a series of upcoming during the month of April.  Beginning Saturday, April 2, and each of the next three Saturdays through April 23, the ...

    Friday, April 1, 2011
    Ag grant to fund bio-energy outreach study at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 31, 2011) - The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded $4.9 million to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Cornell University and three other institutions to fund a project aimed at creating sustain...

    Friday, April 1, 2011
    UMES becomes a leader in solar energy

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 28, 2011) - UMES is now using electric energy produced by a 2.2 megawatt solar-energy facility on the land-grant institution's campus.An impressive grid of 7,800 collection panels occupy 17 acres on a former corn field, mak...

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    UMES claims MEAC Bowling Championship

    Three senior University of Maryland Eastern Shore bowlers are ending their careers the same they started - with a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championship.          The Lady Hawks captured the 2011 title in late March, their fifth overall and the...

    Monday, March 28, 2011
    Concert Choir welcomes spring at UMES

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 17, 2011)Members of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir take the stage for their spring performance on Sun., April 3, at 4 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.  New to the program-an...

    Friday, March 18, 2011
    Art exhibit and contest showcase area talent

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD (March, 17, 2011) - An opening reception for the Fine Art Student Show at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be held on Thursday, March 31, from 4-6 p.m.The show - which features a variety of work, including photography, ...

    Friday, March 18, 2011
    UMES President Thelma B. Thompson announces her retirement

     PRINCESS ANNE - (March 16, 2011) - Dr. Thelma B. Thompson announced today she will retire on Aug. 15 as president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore."I've reached a point in my career here at UMES where I am comfortably saying that I have a...

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011
    Students talk relationships with actor-comedian Finesse Mitchell

    By Ebony Hahn, Class of 2011PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 15, 2011) - Some 200 University of Maryland Eastern Shore students turned out the Tuesday night before spring break to hear Finesse Mitchell, a former Saturday Night Live cast member, dispense ad...

    Friday, March 11, 2011
    Thompson, Diriker named to Top 100 Women of Maryland

    PRINCESS ANNE - (March 10, 2010) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's long-time president and one of the school's senior fundraisers are on a Baltimore newspaper's list of the Top 100 Women of Maryland for 2011.For the past 16 years, The Dail...

    Friday, March 11, 2011
    Tickets on sale for UMES Dinner Theater

                PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 11, 2011)Drama Society and Hotel and Restaurant Management students will shine on April 15 and 16 as they present "The Color Purple" for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Spring Dinner Theater. Tickets are ...

    Thursday, March 10, 2011
    UMES puts on another 'Oscar-worthy' party

    PRINCESS ANNE - (March 6, 2011) - As dessert plates from the sumptuous meal at UMES' annual Gala were cleared away, mistress of ceremonies Maggie Linton invited students working behind-the-scenes at the 2011 event to step forward and take a bow.An en...

    Monday, March 7, 2011
    UMES preps for big gala

    Written by Liz Holland of The Daily Times staffPRINCESS ANNE -- (Mar. 3, 2011) - Students in the Hotel and Restaurant Management program at UMES are used to planning and preparing food for various campus events, but this Saturday they will be put to ...

    Thursday, March 3, 2011
    Hawk alumni welcomed home

    Written by Earl Holland of The Daily Times StaffPRINCESS ANNE - (Feb. 27, 2011) - When the University of Maryland Eastern Shore held its first homecoming parade in some time, Jourdan Reynolds was one of the many participants in the procession. The j...

    Thursday, March 3, 2011
    Prayer opens UMES homecoming

    Written by Liz Holland of The Daily Times staffPRINCESS ANNE - (Feb. 26, 2011) - The keynote speaker at the eighth annual President's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast at UMES on Friday urged her audience to look for ways to make a difference in the world....

    Thursday, March 3, 2011
    Spring gourmet luncheon series hosted by UMES HRM students

                PRINCESS ANNE, Md.-(Feb. 8, 2011)Tickets are now on sale for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hotel and Restaurant Management Department's Spring Gourmet Luncheon Series.             The lunches feature an appetizer, entrée and de...

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011
    UMES celebrates Black History Month

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Feb. 1, 2011) - Bruce George, co-founder of "Russell Simmon's Def Poetry Jam," and Dr. Maulana Karenga, founder of Kwanzaa, are celebrating Black History Month at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.George and Karenga are b...

    Friday, February 4, 2011
    UMES holds homecoming events for alumni and community

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Hundreds of former University of Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks are flocking to the Shore to take part in the Homecoming 2011 events carved out for the weeklong celebration, Feb. 20-27.  Many are open to the public."It seems like the...

    Friday, February 4, 2011
    UMES pledges to aid student veterans

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Feb. 1, 2011) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is among a group of two- and four-year colleges across the state publicly pledging to be more responsive to the unique needs of students who served in the U.S. military.Sen...

    Wednesday, February 2, 2011
    New Vice President of Student Affairs named

    PRINCESS ANNE - (Jan. 28, 2011) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has a new Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Dr. Anthony L. Jenkins.Jenkins, whose higher education career spans 15 years, spent the past four years ...

    Tuesday, February 1, 2011
    Black History Month Exhibit opens at Mosely Gallery

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 26, 2011)Tanya Murphy Dodd, a multi-media fine artist with southern roots, will exhibit "Embracing Light" at the Mosely Gallery in celebration of Black History Month."We are very excited to have an artist of such great stand...

    Thursday, January 27, 2011
    Extension nutrition specialist volunteers in Nigeria

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 20, 2011)Some 250 Nigerian women now know how to process yam and local cereals into flour to feed malnourished children in the Africa nation.  Such was the mission of Dr. Virginie Zoumenou, certified nutrition specialist, l...

    Thursday, January 27, 2011
    UMES to hold President's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 27, 2011) - The President's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast scheduled for Friday, Feb. 25, signals the start of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 2011 homecoming celebration. Justine Willis Toms, a radio talk-show hoste...

    Thursday, January 27, 2011
    Hawk bowling streamed live this weekend on BOWL.com

     Kutztown Invitational part of USBC's collegiate coverage. KUTZTOWN, Pa.-(Jan. 27, 2011)For the first time in NCAA women's bowling history, a regular-season tournament will be broadcast live from start to finish on BOWL.com, the official website of t...

    Thursday, January 27, 2011
    Gift continues supporting political interns

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 10, 2011) - Three University of Maryland Eastern Shore students contemplating careers in politics will get a full semester of academic credit this spring while working for state lawmakers during the 2011 General Assembly ses...

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011