News Archive 2012



  • Teaching challenges now include student safety

    Commentary by Dr. Karen A. VerbekeEleven days from Christmas, 12 days until Kwanzaa, the sixth day of Hanukkah and just five school days until holiday vacation. This is how Dec. 14 started for millions of students, teachers and other school workers a...

    Thursday, December 20, 2012
    Par for the course: UMES awards 1st golf management degrees

    Par for the course: UMES awards first golf management degreePRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 14, 2012) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore awarded 273 degrees at today's 16th winter commencement, including seven that went to members of  the first cla...

    Friday, December 14, 2012
    UMES graduates prep for their big day

    By Vanessa Junkin Daily Times Staff Writer Alyssa and Lindsay WilcoxPRINCESS ANNE -Some of the 273 students who will graduate from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Friday can relax, knowing they've not only completed years of schoolwork bu...

    Thursday, December 13, 2012
    Key UMES official to retire this week

    By Deborah Gates Daily Times Staff WriterDaniel S. KuennenPRINCESS ANNE - (Dec. 12, 2012) - Michele Krause followed the road signs to the Lower Shore, while Daniel Kuennen followed the funding sources to get some of them erected.Krause found an expan...

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012
    UMES' Harcum wins 2013 Jefferson Award

    Clifton H. HarcumPRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Dec. 11, 2012) - Clifton H. Harcum, author, mentor, UMES alumnus and employee, is the winner of a 2013 Jefferson Award, an honor bestowed across the country on "ordinary people doing extraordinary things without...

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012
    UMES holds Tri-County College Fair

    UMES holds Tri-County College FairPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Nov. 26, 2012) High school juniors and seniors can connect with recruiters from over 100 higher education institutions at the Tri-County College Fair Thursday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the...

    Monday, November 26, 2012
    In memoriam: H. DeWayne Whittington, Ph.D.

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 1, 2012) - Family, friends and those who respected him gathered on the UMES campus today to say their final good-byes to Dr. H. DeWayne Whittington, who died Nov. 20. He was 81. Whittington was a pioneering educator-administ...

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012
    Late Skip McCain named AFCA Trailblazer

    WACO, TEXAS -(Nov. 19, 2012) - Vernon "Skip" McCain, best known for his coaching career at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, formerly Maryland State College, has been named the American Football Coaches Association's recipient of the 2012 Tra...

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012
    Business students compete in 2012 Fed Challenge

    BALTIMORE - (Nov. 1, 2012) - A team of University of Maryland Eastern Shore business students made the finals of an annual academic competition sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.UMES junior and senior business students and faculty att...

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012
    Hawks repeat as MEAC VB champions

    BALTIMORE - (Nov. 19. 2012) - The UMES women's volleyball team is the 2012 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference tournament champion for the second year in a row.A tense, five-set victory over Florida A&M Sunday afternoon earned the Lady Hawks another ...

    Monday, November 19, 2012
    'A cravat is where it's at'

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Nov. 16, 2012) - Vicente Hernandez is known around UMES for his colorful bow ties and composing poetry.Hernandez, 22, recently dipped into his own pocket to rent studio time and purchase blank compact disks. He recorded and pro...

    Friday, November 16, 2012
    Former cabinet member to speak at 2012 winter graduation

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 15, 2012) - Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, Secretary of Health and Human Services under President George H.W. Bush, will deliver the commencement address at UMES' winter graduation exercises.  The event will be held Friday, Dec. 14 ...

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Exercising to be healthy can also be fun

    University students sponsor event to promote physical fitness  PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 16, 2012) - Students from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore held a Fun Fitness Challenge today at neighboring Greenwood Elementary School to show youngste...

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    University jazz groups tune up for concert

    University jazz groups tune up for concertPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Nov. 15, 2012) - If music speaks to your soul, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has a pre-holiday treat in store for Delmarva.Jazz aficionados won't want to miss a Dec. 3 concert wh...

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Art exhibit showcases work of seniors

    Art exhibit showcases work of seniors  "Revelations," an exhibit displaying the works of five senior fine arts majors at UMES, will open on Dec. 7 with a reception from 4-8 p.m.in the Mosely Gallery.  The show features paintings, computer graphic ill...

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Service project provides holiday meals

    Service project provides holiday mealsPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 12, 2012) - When UMES Residence Life Area Directors Clifton Harcum and Phillip Thomas set out to do a community service project, they do it in a big way.The "Day of Thanksgiving" effort ...

    Friday, November 9, 2012
    Quiz show pays off for UMES senior

    ATLANTA - (Nov. 8, 2012) - Leroy Myers Jr., a senior from Baltimore, won $1,000 earlier this month as a contestant in the Ford Black College Quiz show series.Myers is the first University of Maryland Eastern Shore student invited to participate in th...

    Thursday, November 8, 2012
    Music department offers free concerts

    UMES music department offers free concertsPRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Nov. 1, 2012) The Department of Fine Arts at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore fills the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts with the sounds of music Sun., Nov. 11 and We...

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    The mysterious link between cold sores and blindness

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 2, 2012) - Dr. Victor Hsia, a pharmaceutical sciences professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, is the recipient of a major National Institutes of Health grant he will use to underwrite research into the virus t...

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Classes resume @ UMES Wed.

    The latest on UMES' response to Hurricane Sandy & its impact on campusWED. OCT. 31 - 9 a.m. - UMES students were back in class at 8 o'clock this morning (Wednesday) as the university resumed a normal schedule following its encounter with "Superst...

    Friday, October 26, 2012
    Lectures enhance Journey Stories exhibit

    Lectures enhance Journey Stories exhibit            PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Oct. 22, 2012) Two guest lectures will be held at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in conjunction with the "Journey Stories" traveling exhibit of the Smithsonian Instituti...

    Monday, October 22, 2012
    UMES joins new college compact

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Oct. 19, 2012) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is joining 29 other public and private colleges and universities to form The Maryland-District of Columbia Campus Compact, a consortium committed to addressing local and ...

    Friday, October 19, 2012
    UMES presents fall theater production

    UMES presents fall theater productionPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Oct. 17, 2012) UMES' Drama Society presents "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf" Nov. 2-3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts....

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Health screenings-medication reviews Oct. 24

    School of Pharmacy offers health screenings and medication reviewsPRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Oct. 8, 2012) The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is hosting health screenings and medication review sessions ...

    Monday, October 8, 2012
    Haitian Creole class for community outreach offered

    Haitian Creole class for community outreach offeredPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Oct. 5, 2012) Registration is now open for a one-day class, "Haitian Creole for Community Outreach," Nov. 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Fo...

    Friday, October 5, 2012
    'Gourmet' dining tickets now on sale

    UMES offers gourmet dining seriesPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Oct. 1, 2012)- It's officially fall. The cooler weather and an appetite for something warm from the oven go hand-in-hand.  Just in time, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Hotel and Restaura...

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Visit the Smithsonian exhibit @ UMES thru Nov. 30

      Smithsonian traveling exhibit stops at UMESPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Oct. 1, 2012) Journey Stories, a traveling exhibit of the Smithsonian Institutes' Museum on Main Street opens at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Mosely Gallery on Oct. 18 with...

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Hawk's Nest reaches its golden anniversary Sept. 2012

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 26, 2012) - A front-page article published in The Marylander and Herald newspaper 50 years ago this month announced the opening of a new business - and what perhaps was a seminal moment in Somerset County history.William P....

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Bank of America funds financial literacy project

    Bank of America funds financial literacy project    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Sept. 24, 2012)Bank of America and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are teaming up to help over 100 high school students in the Upward Bound program develop the skills nee...

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    College undergrads jump into startups - Daily Times

    umes students are emerging entrepreneursBy Deborah Gates. Daily Times Staff WriterBrothers Aliyu Dabo, left, and Tyere Ferguson of Baltimore and UMES students launched a limousine service they hope some day to market to university students. / Deborah...

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    UMES to receive $2.5M federal grant

    UMES$2,535,353Bowie$3,001,958Coppin$2,774,741Del. St.$2,415,761Morgan$3,890,113WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Sept. 17, 2012) - UMES is among 97 of the nation's historically black institutions that learned today it will receive a share of a $227.9 million feder...

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Richardson to head football advisory group

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 20, 2012) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced today the formation of a task force to help the institution assess a study that outlines what fielding an NCAA Division I football team would take.Earlier this ...

    Thursday, September 20, 2012
    Spanish for healthcare professionals

    UMES offers Spanish for healthcare professionalsPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Sept. 19, 2012) Registration is now open for a one-day class, "Spanish for Healthcare Professionals," Nov. 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Forei...

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    UMES marks 126th milestone with convocation

     UMES marks 126th milestone with convocation and commencementPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Sept. 13, 2012)Today, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore celebrated its 126th Founders' Day and the graduation of its largest class of Doctor of Physical Therapy st...

    Thursday, September 13, 2012
    UMES observes International Day of Peace

     UMES observes International Day of Peace PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Sept. 21, 2012) International Day of Peace, Sept. 19, a day of global cease fire, was observed with the screening of the film "Peace One Day" at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.The...

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    U.S. News: UMES remains a top-tier black colleges

     U.S.News lists UMES in top tier of black colleges  PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 12, 2012) - The latest independent study by "U.S. News & World Report" has been released and for the sixth consecutive year, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore i...

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    UMES to sponsor 2013 Lower Shore spelling bee

    WESTOVER, MD. - (Sept. 12, 2012) - A Lower Shore elementary or middle school student will have an opportunity next spring to participate in the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced today it will sponso...

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    Workshop guides farmers through grant process

    Workshop designed to guide farmers through grant processPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (August 23, 2012) - A free workshop that promises to make the way clear for potential value-added producer grant (VAPG) applicants is set for Saturday, September 15, from 10 ...

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Salmonella warning - The Daily Times

    Shore residents more like to be infected; microbiologists look for links   PRINCESS ANNE (Sept. 9, 2012) - Eastern Shore residents are three times more likely to get sickened by salmonella than the rest of Maryland, and the area's poultry industry ma...

    Sunday, September 9, 2012
    UMES to receive $500,000 federal grant

    $500,000 in Federal Funds to Help Prepare Students for Science and Innovation JobsWASHINGTON - (Aug. 22, 2012) - Barbara A. Mikulskiand Ben Cardin, Maryland's two U.S. senators, announced today the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been awarde...

    Saturday, August 25, 2012
    UMES holds Ag Field Day Sept. 8

    AG Field Day at UMESPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug, 10, 2012) - Research displays and demonstrations, community and government support agency booths and healthy cooking demonstrations are all a part of Agriculture Field Day scheduled at UMES on Saturday, S...

    Monday, August 20, 2012
    Area educators convene at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(August 8, 2012)-Today, Dr. Juliette B. Bell, president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, welcomed a group of 75 public school teachers, counselors, administrators and university faculty to the 11th annual Professional De...

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012
    UMES fundraising receives national accolades

    PRINCESS ANNE - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is among a select group of colleges that has received national recognition for superior improvement in fundraising.The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) named UMES a Circl...

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012
    Roundtable offered for sheep and goat producers

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (July 26, 2012) -- Dr. Enrique Nelson Escobar offers a roundtable for new and beginning sheep and goat producers on Saturday, August 18, at the Center for Food Science and Technology at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  ...

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012
    UMES organizes small farm bus tour

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (July 19, 2012) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's small farm bus tour offers a variety of educational stops over a two-day period later this month.  Back by popular demand, the tour will allow participants to "Explore N...

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012
    UMES campers aim for the sky - Daily Times

    PRINCESS ANNE -- (July 27, 2012) -- Toting small rockets they had designed and made themselves, a group of middle schoolers hiked across the UMES campus Thursday morning and positioned them on launch pads in an empty field for the big test. Part of t...

    Friday, July 27, 2012
    EPA announces new support for Coastal Bays work

     Consortium awarded federal environmental agency grant    PHILADELPHIA -(July 27, 2012) - The Maryland Coastal Bays Program received $173,400 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today to underwrite training and instruction that exposes high...

    Friday, July 27, 2012
    Camp inspires students to 'Reach for the Stars'

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(July 19, 2012)Area middle school students are learning about robotics, earth science and green technology from engineers who work at NASA and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore at the sixth annual "Reach for the Stars" summer...

    Friday, July 20, 2012
    UMES track star London-bound

    Princess Anne, Md. -- (July 10, 2012) -- Sprinter Lenora Guion-Firmin, a rising senior on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's track team, will have one heckuva story about her summer vacation to share when she returns to campus this fall.Guion...

    Thursday, July 12, 2012
    PGM student helps the disabled learn to play golf

    Clinic helps rehab patients get back in the swingROCKVILLE, MD - (July 1, 2012) - When Bill Haraway, 69, checked into Adventist Rehabilitation Hospital of Maryland in Rockville in April he had no feeling in his legs from the knees down.The avid golfe...

    Thursday, July 5, 2012
    Bell takes UMES reins - Daily Times

    New UMES President Juliette Bell answers questions from high school students from the Upward Bound program from Somerset and Wicomico counties on her first day as president Tuesday. / Todd Dudek/the daily times Written by Deborah GatesStaff WriterPRI...

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012
    UMES welcomes its new president

    PRINCESS ANNE - (June 29, 2012) - Juliette B. Bell, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's new president, officially assumes office (Sunday) July1.Bell, previously provost and chief academic officer at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohi...

    Friday, June 29, 2012
    USM honors UMES' Arthur Allen

    Dr. Arthur Allen, second from the right, receives the 2012 Faculty Award for Research/ Scholarship/Creative Activity during a ceremony in Frostburg, Md.  Pictured with Dr. Allen from left to right are Dr. William Kirwan, chancellor, USM; Dr. Mortimer...

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    WESM interviews Clarence Clemon's son, Nick

    WESM interviews Clarence Clemons' son, NickPrincess Anne, MD - (June 22, 2012) WESM 91.3 FM aired an interview this morning with Nick Clemons, head of the Nick Clemons Band and son of the late Clarence Clemons.  The interview can be heard atwww.wesm9...

    Friday, June 22, 2012
    UMES women's athletics finish in top 10 percent

     Hawks are 32nd overall in the final Capital One Cup Standings.MCLEAN, Va. (June 14, 2012)-Capital One Financial Corporation, an official NCAA Corporate Champion announced the final women's standings yesterday for the Capital One Cup.  The award, giv...

    Monday, June 18, 2012
    Sheep and goat roundtables

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 25, 2012) -Two continuing education programs for sheep and goat producers will be held this month at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.A Saturday, June 9 roundtable will focus on an integrated management of internal pa...

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012
    Free summer program for middle school students

                PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(June 12, 2012) Middle school students in the Tri-County area can still register for the Summer Transportation Institute, a program designed to stimulate interest in careers in the transportation industry.            The...

    Tuesday, June 12, 2012
    USM regents set tuition & fees for 2012-13 school year

    Adelphi, Md. (May 30, 2012) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents approved a tuition and fee schedule for fiscal year (FY) 2013 that establishes a 3-percent increase in full-time student tuition for in-state undergraduates at mo...

    Thursday, May 31, 2012
    Junior golf event is part of Art Shell UMES Celebrity Classic

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(May 22, 2012) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will host one of the premier junior golf events in the region June 11-12.  The Art Shell UMES Junior Tournament, held in conjunction with the Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Clas...

    Wednesday, May 23, 2012
    UMES joins Oak Ridge Associated Universities

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (May 22, 2012)The University of Maryland Eastern Shore joins 105 doctoral-granting institutions as an associate member of Oak Ridge Associated Universities.  ORAU brings together university faculty and students to collaborate on ma...

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012
    Class of 2012 'celebrates its journey'

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 18, 2012) - Today's spring 2012 commencement at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore was a memorable one for the history books.With 560 people receiving degrees, the class of 2012 was the university's largest in its stori...

    Saturday, May 19, 2012
    Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic returns June 13

     Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic returnsNFL greats join local golfers June 13 to raise funds for student scholarships PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(May 10, 2012) Former Redskins quarterback Doug Williams, the first and only black player in his position to...

    Friday, May 11, 2012
    In the right place ... at the right time

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 8, 2012) - Beth Kellam went to her gym in Salisbury Saturday looking to "burn off some stress" that comes with being a college student facing final exams when she spotted a man slumped over in a pick-up truck in the parking l...

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012
    UMES experts weigh in on lunch box germs

    UMES Food Science & Technology researchers lend their expertise to TV report By Cleo Greene - WBOC-TV videojournalistSALISBURY, Md.- (May 8, 2012) - Every morning Julie Waller of Salisbury makes lunch for her 8-year-old daughter, Megan."I have al...

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012
    Record spring commencement at UMES

    Record spring commencement at UMES PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 7, 2012) - When members of the class of 2012 turns their tassels at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore May 18, they will have the distinction of being graduates of the largest commence...

    Monday, May 7, 2012
    Athletics dept. salutes alumni leader, thinclads & kegler

    Kimberly C. DumpsonAndre WalshLenora Guion-FirminT'nia FalboPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 7, 2012) - Kimberly Conway Dumpson, Director of  Alumni Affairs and Planned Giving , has been named "Hawk of the Year" by the UMES athletics department. Dumpson was ...

    Monday, May 7, 2012
    UMES faculty present concert May 6

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(May 1, 2012) Music faculty at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will fill the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts Sunday, May 6 with sounds of the masters and a little jazz to liven things up.Admission is free and...

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    UMES star wins NCAA award

    By Shawn Nisson, Daily Times Staff WriterPRINCESS ANNE -- (April 27, 2012) -- Sophomore Megan Buja has accomplished a lot in her short time on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Buja has helped the Hawks capture three national ch...

    Friday, April 27, 2012
    UMES Gospel Choir in concert

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (April 27, 2012)The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Gospel Choir takes the stage for its spring performance May 5 at 5 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts. "No Rock Shall Cry Out for Me" is the theme.  "...

    Friday, April 27, 2012
    Seniors exhibit art at Mosely Gallery

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(April 23, 2012) The work of a half dozen fine arts students graduating in May from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are featured in an exhibit, "Starving Artists?"  The art show is on display in the Mosely Gallery through a...

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Legislators must finish their budget work

    Legislators must finish their budget workPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 24, 2012) - We support the sentiments expressed on Sunday's op-ed page in The Daily Times regarding the dire financial outlook public higher education in Maryland faces.It is imperat...

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    Eastern Shore Fan Con descends on UMES

    Eastern Shore Fan Con descends on UMESPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(April 24, 2012)The Eastern Shore Fan Con, a comic book convention and more, is coming to UMES April 28, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Student Services Center.The event focuses on comic books, a...

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    UMES alum named poultry industry's top citizen

    GEORGETOWN, DE - (April 19, 2012) - Doug Green, a 1976 University of Maryland Eastern Shore graduate, is the Delmarva Poultry Industry's "Distinguished Citizen" for 2012.The trade association for the Delmarva Peninsula's meat chicken industry held it...

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    High school students offered summer language program

    Study Arabic or Chinese in high tech settingPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(April 19) High school-age students can get a leg up at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore this summer learning Arabic or Chinese-two languages that are in high demand in the workfor...

    Thursday, April 19, 2012
    UMES 3rd annual research symposium Thursday April 19

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 18, 2012) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's third annual Regional Research Symposium will be held Thursday, April 19, in the Student Services Center.The 2012 event, organized by the UMES School of Graduate Studie...

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Tickets still available for Dinner Theater April 19-21

    Hot tickets still available-UMES Dinner TheaterPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(April 17) Enjoy dinner and a show April 19 and 20 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Dinner Theater production, "Do You Remember?: A Musical Revue."  Tickets are still avail...

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    UMES makes a case for bowling dynasty

    Lady Hawk bowlers bring home another NCAA trophyPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 15, 2012) - The UMES women's bowling team delivered a memorable gift Saturday night to celebrate the university's125th academic year -another national championship.The Lady Ha...

    Sunday, April 15, 2012
    Mike Rabel is UMES' top prof for 2011-12

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (April 13, 2012) - Dr. Michael C. Rabel, an assistant professor of physical therapy, is the inaugural winner of a newly created teaching award at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.Rabel received the Excellence in Teaching ...

    Friday, April 13, 2012
    Foreign Film Night free and open to public

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 29) A foreign film night will be held at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, April 18, at 7 p.m. in the Student Services Center Theater.  The event is free and open to the public.The featured film, "The Road Home," dire...

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    For UMES student, it's summer in the Big Apple

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (April 10, 2012) - Leroy Myers, a University of Maryland Eastern Shore history major, has been named a fellow at the 2012 Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute in New York City. The junior from Baltimore is the second UMES...

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    UMES hosts spring concerts week of April 22

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(April 10, 2012)The Department of Fine Arts at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is showering the community with three musical events during the week of April 22.Area high school musicians will join the UMES Wind Ensemble and...

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    Spanish for healthcare professionals May 22-register now

                PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 29) Registration is now open for "Spanish for Healthcare Professionals," May 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.            The class is taught at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Foreign Language Instructio...

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    Lower Shore students share 2012 Pinkett math award honors

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 6, 2012) - Two lower Eastern Shore math students who graduate in May from UMES are co-recipients of a departmental award in recognition of their academic performance.Katie Abreu of Nanticoke, Md. and Neil Moore of Accomac, ...

    Friday, April 6, 2012
    Warmann named 2012 Bernstein Award winner

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (April 5, 2012) - A biology student hoping to combine an interest in biomedical research and a desire to become a dentist is the 2012 winner of the Richard Bernstein Achievement Award at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.S...

    Thursday, April 5, 2012
    Guest lecture: Exploring early college options for blacks - April 3

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 30, 2012) - Dr. Russell Irvine, author of "The African American Quest for Institutions of Higher Education Before the Civil War," will deliver a guest lecture and sign books on April 3 at UMES.The event-a precursor to natio...

    Friday, March 30, 2012
    Dinner Theater (April 19-21) tickets on sale

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 27, 2012)If you missed the fall dinner series, the gala, or didn't get a ticket for the popular spring luncheons, there is one more chance to sample the culinary skills of students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore-...

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    UMES recognizes Armed Forces

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 28, 2012) UMES' Office of Alumni Affairs is sponsoring a military recognition dinner April 14, at 6 p.m. in the Student Services Center Ballroom.  "Duty, Honor and County" aims to recognize those who served in all branches of...

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    Tracking North Atlantic marine life - in the winter!

    Tracking marine life migration in the North AtlanticPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 28, 2012) - Students from UMES' Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center spent 10 days at sea in January investigating North Atlantic marine life.Guided by Dr. V...

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    Justice for Trayvon Martin peace rally

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (March 27, 2012) - A tribute rally Tuesday in memory of Trayvon Martin attracted 150 University of Maryland Eastern Shore students troubled by the Florida teen's shooting death and its aftermath.Many at the midday event - held wh...

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012
    NASA's Charles Bolden will be 2012 graduation speaker

    Charles F. Bolden, Jr., the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's top official, will deliver the graduation address this spring at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.A retired two-star general, Bolden will speak May 18 to graduates in...

    Monday, March 26, 2012
    Concert Choir welcomes spring

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 26, 2012)The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir lifts its voices in song welcoming spring to the Shore on Sunday, April 1, at 4 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.The eighteen-member ch...

    Monday, March 26, 2012
    UMES dean elected leader of national organization

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (March 16, 2012) - Dr. Jennifer Keane-Dawes, dean of the School of Graduate Studies at the UMES, has been elected by her peers to be president of the national Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools for 2012-2014.Keane-Daw...

    Friday, March 16, 2012
    Duane Eubanks joins UMES Jazz Ensemble in concert, March 28

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 16, 2012)-Philadelphia jazz trumpeter Duane Eubanks returns to his alma mater to perform in concert with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Jazz Ensemble, March 28 at 7 p.m."Since graduating from UMES, Duane has become ...

    Friday, March 16, 2012
    UMES hosts Health and Wellness Festival, March 28

                                                     Event offers free health screeningsPRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (March 15, 2012)-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosts its 14th annual Health and Wellness Festival, Wed., March 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p...

    Friday, March 16, 2012
    UMES alumni welcome Bell with a surprise

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 14, 2012) - University of Maryland Eastern Shore alumni welcomed the institution's next president, Juliette B. Bell, to campus today with a surprise announcement that they are underwriting a special award in her honor to su...

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012
    UMES salutes Irish-American Heritage Month 2012

    By The Interim President of the University of Maryland Eastern ShoreAs the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) continues to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of its founding, there is recognition that numerous individuals of various cultures sh...

    Monday, March 12, 2012
    Language center offers Spanish classes

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 8, 2012)-Registration is now open for two Spanish classes-"Spanish for Social Work and Outreach" on April 9 and 11, from 6 -10 p.m. and "Spanish for Pharmacy Personnel" on May 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.These classes are b...

    Thursday, March 8, 2012
    New UMES president named

    Bell is Accomplished Academic Leader and BiochemistAdelphi, MD -- (March 7, 2012) - Patricia S. Florestano, chair of the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents, today announced the appointment of Juliette B. Bell as president of the Uni...

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012
    Singing alongside pop music legends

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 6, 2012) - The 2012 Gala at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore produced its share of memories, which were quickly circulated via e-mail and social media.From Larry King's amusing story of his role in an adolescent pra...

    Tuesday, March 6, 2012
    UMES cheer squad earns MEAC honors

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- (March 5, 2012) -- Senior Adrian Gibbs is the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's best cheerleader and helped the University of Maryland Eastern Shore squad win top Co-Ed Division honors Sunday in the 2012 MEAC Cheerleading Champ...

    Monday, March 5, 2012
    Celebrities earn honorary degrees from UMES

    Celebrities earn honorary degrees from UMESPRINCESS ANNE -- (March 4, 2012) -- Five celebrity guests were recognized for their public service and career accomplishments in a brief ceremony that kicked off the UMES Gala on Saturday night.But the big e...

    Sunday, March 4, 2012
    UMES 2012 Gala stars arrive in Ocean City

    UMES Gala stars arrive in OCOCEAN CITY -- (March 3, 2012) -- The spotlight has officially flipped on this weekend's UMES Gala, shining on more than seasoned celebrities in film, stage and television invited to help draw support for the signature stud...

    Saturday, March 3, 2012
    WMDT: UMES celebrates its rich Black history

    By Jemie LeePrincess Anne, Md. - (Feb 24, 2012) University of Maryland Eastern Shore takes pride in (its) rich Black History and (has) been bringing in notable speakers and alumni to inspire students.Eldon Hayman is one of five generations to attend ...

    Monday, February 27, 2012
    Comedic actor Antonio Fargas to MC UMES Gala

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Feb. 28, 2012)-Antonio Fargas, a comedic actor best known for his role of "Huggy Bear" in the '70s television show, "Starsky and Hutch," will be the master of ceremonies at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Gala, March 3.Far...

    Monday, February 27, 2012
    Jaclyn Smith unable to attend UMES Gala

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Feb. 24, 2012)-Jaclyn Smith, one of the celebrity guests scheduled to appear at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore 2012 Gala, March 3, is unable to attend.Smith's mother-in-law, Maxine Allen, 81, died after a long battle with...

    Friday, February 24, 2012
    Small Farm Outreach Initiative offers spring series

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Feb. 14, 2012)- Plans are underway on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for a series of events that will support area farmers who are preparing for a successful 2012 growing season. The 2012 Small Farm Worksh...

    Thursday, February 23, 2012
    Melanie Griffith unable to attend UMES Gala

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Feb. 22, 2012)-Actress Melanie Griffith, who was a planned celebrity guest at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Gala, March 3, is unable to attend as production on her current film, "The Hot Flashes," shooting in New Orleans...

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012
    'Fair and Lovely' opening reception at Mosley Gallery

    Written by Ursula Ehrhardt A similar version appeared in The Daily TimesPrincess Anne.--Nina I. Buxenbaum and Zoë Charlton both address questions of identity, femininity and race in the exhibition, "Fair and Lovely," on view at the Mosely Gallery, Un...

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012
    Grammy nominee headlines UMES Homecoming Concert

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Feb. 9, 2012) Rapper J Cole, a nominee for Best New Artist at this year's Grammy Awards, will perform Feb. 23 as the headliner for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 2012 HOMECOMING  concert.The 27-year-old released his go...

    Friday, February 10, 2012
    Late Night Comedy Show features DeRay Davis

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Feb. 9, 2012) DeRay Davis brings his brand of stand-up comedy to Princess Anne Feb. 25 for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Late Night Comedy Show-a HOMECOMING tradition. L.A.'s Davis is cast in Columbia Picture's film "2...

    Friday, February 10, 2012
    UMES history professor, students weigh in on new genealogy discovery

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Feb. 7, 2012) - The Virginia Historical Society received a $100,000 grant to examine over 8 million unpublished manuscripts. A historical society in Virginia, has discovered the identities of more than 3,000 slaves from unpublis...

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    Legislature salutes UMES on its 125th anniversary

    Left to right: Stephen Mableton, Birmingham, Ala.; Del. Charles Otto, Nanika Shockley, New Castle, Del.; and Justin Bailey, Salisbury, Md.Left from right: Alexander Washington, Byron Smith, Baltimore; state Sen. Jim Mathias and Clifford Glover, Silve...

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012
    Author visits UMES for Black History Month

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Feb. 3, 2012)Dr. Jennifer Dorsey, associate professor of history at Siena College in New York, is a guest lecturer for Black History Month at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.Dorsey's topic, "African American Workers and Fr...

    Friday, February 3, 2012
    A bird's eye view of the bottom of the world

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Jan. 26, 2012) - While hundreds of Delmarvans participated in the annual "Penguin Swim" in Ocean City New Year's Day, a UMES professor spent the holiday with the real flightless birds that live at the bottom of the world.Dr. T. ...

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    Tickets now on sale for HRM gourmet luncheon series

    Luncheon series hosted by UMES HRM studentsTickets now on sale PRINCESS ANNE, Md.-(Jan. 23, 2012)  Tickets are now on sale for a luncheon series on select Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays over the spring semester at the University of Maryland Eastern ...

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    Register for Spanish Intensive Course

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Jan. 12, 2012) Registration is now open for a non-credit Spanish Intensive class at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Foreign Language Instructional Center, a state-of-the-art facility for language learning.The fast-paced ...

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    2012 Prayer breakfast tickets now on sale

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 24, 2012) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast reaches a milestone in 2012. It marks the 10th year for the event that also serves as the gateway to homecoming weekend festivities.Fo...

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    Virginia city to honor Frank Trigg with historic marker

    By: Jessie Pounds | Lynchburg News and Advance   LYNCHBURG, Va. (Dec. 30, 2011) -- A new historical marker in Lynchburg will honor leading educator and former slave Frank Trigg, state officials announced this week.The proposed location for the approv...

    Thursday, January 5, 2012
    Gala 2012 tickets on sale beginning January 3

    Coveted tickets on sale starting todayPRINCESS ANNE, MD-(January 3, 2012) "Lights, Camera, Action!"  University and community committee members, sponsors and a celebrity liaison are getting ready for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 2012 Ga...

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012