News Archive 2014



  • '14 UMES grad gets 1-of-a-kind surprise

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (May 30, 2014) - Michael J. Taylor got a graduation gift this past spring few could match for its emotional impact.Michael's mother secretly tracked down three of her adopted son's long-lost brothers and invited them to a post-gr...

    Friday, May 30, 2014
    STEM Day summer workshop set for June

    Princess Anne, MD - (May 29, 2014) -- University of Maryland Extension 4-H STEM educators invite Somerset and Wicomico county youth to one of two one-day workshops offering fun and informative activities relating to science, technology, engineering a...

    Thursday, May 29, 2014
    Slate of celebrity players in for Art Shell golf tourney

      PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (May 27, 2014) - The Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Tournament is getting into full swing as sports celebrities are filling the line-up for the June 11 event.  Players tee off at 8 a.m. at Great Hope Golf Course in Westover, Md.Lo...

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    Good luck Gia Bautista @ the National Spelling Bee

    Good luck Gia Bautista @ the National Spelling BeeSALISBURY, MD- (May 23, 2014) - Gia Bautista, winner of the 2014 Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee, got a big send-off during lunch today at Wicomico Middle School, where classmates wished ...

    Friday, May 23, 2014
    Frosh can get a head start on UMES life

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 21, 2014) - Select members of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Class of 2018 will get a head start on their college experience as participants in two "Summer Bridge" programs designed specifically for new students.B...

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    Nigerian women among UMES' 2014 graduates

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (May 20, 2014) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a multi-cultural institution that during the just-completed academic year drew students from three dozen nations.Among them is Nigeria, which in 2010 sent a contingent...

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    UMES holds spring commencement

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 12, 2014) - John R. Lewis, a civil rights icon and senior Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, will speak to nearly 500 graduates and 4,000 family members and friends Friday at the University of Maryland Eastern Sho...

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    UMES inks food service deal with Thompson Hospitality

     Thompson Hospitality will manage campus dining beginning in JulyPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 12, 2014) - The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a contract between UMES and Thompson HospitalityServices LLC that gives the company the green light ...

    Monday, May 12, 2014
    UMES senior named national 'Innovation Fellow'

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 7, 2014) - Jade Overton, a senior from Baltimore majoring in hospitality and tourism management, was one of 66 students from 45 institutions of higher education who earlier this spring participated in a training session at St...

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014
    UMES researchers lauded for work on new epilepsy medication

    UMES researchers lauded for work on new epilepsy medication COLLEGE PARK, MD - (May 1, 2014) - Two UMES researchers are among "Invention of the Year Award" winners honored this week by the University of Maryland College Park's Division of Research. D...

    Thursday, May 1, 2014
    Learning the law in the land of Mandela

    By Clifford GloverCAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - (April 29, 2014) - As a proud alumnus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, it is my pleasure to share what I have been up to since graduating in 2012. I am finishing my second year at the University...

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    UMES sports champs part of public tribute

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -  (April 21, 2014) - Fifty years of championship titles earned by lower Eastern Shore collegiate and professional teams are now on display together at the corner of West Main and North Division streets in Salisbury, where civic lea...

    Thursday, April 24, 2014
    UMES named top 'Green' public HBCU

     Atlanta - (April 22, 2014) - A comprehensive survey released today by The Building Green Initiative at Clark Atlanta University in recognition of Earth Day says historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are driving energy efficiency on th...

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    UMES plays host to 5th annual research symposium

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (April 15, 2014) - The School of Graduate Studies at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore holds its Regional Research Symposium Thursday at the Student Services Center on campus.Dozens of student-researchers and faculty from UM...

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Hospitality students take 1st place in Culinary Challenge

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 15, 2014) - "Unbelievable," was the unanimous response from members of a winning team of hospitality students when asked how they felt when they learned they would take home first place honors for the second year in a row. ...

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Spanish for health care workers-May 20 and 22

     UMES offers courses in Spanish for medical workers  PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 14, 2014)-Registration is now open for two "Spanish for Health Care Professionals" non-credit courses at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The courses are taught ...

    Monday, April 14, 2014
    Talk radio has a new voice (from UMES)

    By Jasmin DixonPRINCESS ANNE, MD- (April 11, 2014) - "Laughter is the best way to communicate," says Dr. Kathryn Barrett- Gaines as she shares some of her insight on life with me. Everyone has a story and her radio talk show "Gaines on Gains" is the ...

    Friday, April 11, 2014
    2 UMES bowlers earn All-America honors

     Megan Buja wins her 3rd "Elite 89" awardWICKLIFFE, Ohio - (April 10, 2014) - UMES scholar-athletes Mariana Alvarado and Megan Buja are All-America honorees in recognition of their performances as elite collegiate bowlers during the just-completed 20...

    Thursday, April 10, 2014
    UMES' Ishaq Pitt wins national scholar-athlete award

    UMES' Ishaq Pitt wins national scholar-athlete award  WASHINGTON - (April 10, 2014) - Ishaq Pitt, a guard on the UMES men's basketball team, was named today the 2014 winner of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar of the Year award.  Pitt was attending ...

    Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Opening reception April 10-Fine Arts Student Show

    Fine arts students display work                PRINCESS ANNE, MD- ARTventure Time, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's spring fine arts student show, opens with a reception Thursday, April 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Mosely Gallery in the Thom...

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014
    Collins named new men's hoops coach @ UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 8, 2014) - Bobby Collins, who leads men's college basketball teams to conference championships and national tournament appearances, will be the next head coach at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Collins, 48, comes...

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014
    Iconic civil rights leader to address Class of 2014

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 1, 2014) - Congressman John R. Lewis will deliver the commencement address May 16 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's spring 2014 graduation exercises.Lewis joins a distinguished list of Civil Rights activists who...

    Monday, March 31, 2014
    Jazz appreciation month-3 free concerts

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (March 2, 2014) - In celebration of April's designation as Jazz Appreciation Month, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts will be jamming with three jazz events in one weekend; Ap...

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    UMES: 2014 MEAC bowling champions (again)

     CHESAPEAKE, Va. - (March 24, 2014) - UMES brought home its second straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference bowling crown this past weekend in a marathon duel with Florida A&M that required 14 games rolled over six hours.The third-ranked Lady Haw...

    Monday, March 24, 2014
    Thompson returns to UMES in a new role

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 24, 2014) - Former UMES President Thelma B. Thompson returns Monday, April 14 to the institution she led for nine years with a new job description - novelist.Thompson will read from her new book, "Bay Leaves and Cinnamon St...

    Friday, March 14, 2014
    New date for Homecoming Concert-March 27

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 12, 2014) - As promised, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Homecoming Concert has been rescheduled.  The new date for the event is March 27.   The artist line-up remains the same; recording artists Meek Mill, Yo G...

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014
    Registration open for Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic

    Registration opens for Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf ClassicPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 11, 2014) - Mark your calendars June 10-11 for the 2014 edition of the Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic and Junior Tournament at Great Hope Golf Course in Wes...

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    Health and Wellness Festival slated for March 26

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 11, 2014) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore welcomes the community to attend its 16th annual Health and Wellness Festival March 26.The free wellness event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Services ...

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    Small Farm Workshop Series

    The Small Farm Workshop series kicks off with "Be Smart . . . Drench Smart: Small Ruminant Integrated Parasite Management" Sat., March 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center in Upper Marlboro.  Participants wi...

    Friday, March 7, 2014
    UPDATE: Summer Language Program for HS students

    Study Chinese in high-tech settingPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 6, 2014) - High school-age students can still get a leg up at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore this summer learning Chinese, a language that is in high demand in the current and fut...

    Thursday, March 6, 2014
    2nd time proves the charm for spelling champ

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (March 1, 2014) - Metamorphosis proved serendipitous for Gia Bautista, winner of today's 2nd annual Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee.The 12-year-old seventh grader from Wicomico Middle School nailed the correct spelling...

    Saturday, March 1, 2014
    Mr. UMES named top HBCU orator

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Feb. 28, 2014) - Jeremy W. Whichard returned from the 2014 HBCU Kings' Leadership Conference and Competition earlier this month with two honors - runner-up in the 10th annual event and winner of its oratorical competition.He bes...

    Friday, February 28, 2014
    Tickets on sale March 3 for UMES Dinner Theatre April 4-5

    UMES Dinner Theatre set for April 4 and 5 PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Feb. 24, 2014) - Looking to dine on a gourmet meal while enjoying a lively show?  Then be sure to get a ticket, on sale March 3, to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 2014 Dinner ...

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014
    HBCU Choral Festival, free; post-concert dinner tickets on sale

      x PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Feb. 25, 2014) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore plays host to the "I, Too, Sing America" Choral Festival, which takes its name from the poem by the late poet and social activist Langston Hughes.The Ella Fitzgera...

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014
    UMES president named to Top 100 Women in Maryland

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD., (Feb. 26, 2014) -Dr. Juliette B. Bell, president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, has been named to The Daily Record's 2014 list of Maryland's Top 100 Women. For the past 18 years, the newspaper has recognized, "…100 a...

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014
    Spellling Bee returns to UMES March 1

    54 elementary, middle school students to compete    PRINCESS ANNE, MD  -  (Feb. 21, 2014) - Top spellers from elementary and middle schools in Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico counties converge on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore March 1 hop...

    Friday, February 21, 2014
    Homecoming Concert canceled due to scheduling conflicts

    Due to scheduling conflicts, the Homecoming Concert featuring Meek Mill, Yo Gotti and Reaction Band has been canceled. However, there will be a concerted effort to schedule this event at a later date in the semester.   Refunds will be issued to every...

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    L.A. bound: UMES' quiz team qualifies for national tourney

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Feb. 17, 2014) - A quartet of UMES undergraduates placed third this past weekend in a qualifying tournament for the 2014 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, a performance that earned them an invitation to compete in the national tou...

    Monday, February 17, 2014
    Hotel Restaurant Management gets a name makeover

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Feb. 14, 2014) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's popular undergraduate major - Hotel and Restaurant Management - has a new name. Department chairman Dr. Ernest Boger announced to students in early February that the pr...

    Friday, February 14, 2014
    Online degrees the next frontier for UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Feb. 13, 2014) - Dr. Kristine Anderson has joined UMES' Division of Academic Affairs to spearhead an aggressive expansion of online instruction for students looking for distance-education options.Anderson previously worked at Mou...

    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Gourmet luncheon tickets on sale

    Sales open for gourmet luncheon series ticketsPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Feb. 12, 2014) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Hospitality and Tourism Management program (formerly Hotel and Restaurant Management) has announced that tickets for its lu...

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014
    White House names 2 UMES students 'HBCU All-Stars'

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Feb. 11, 2014) - Two University of Maryland Eastern Shore students are among 75 undergraduate, graduate and professional students in the inaugural class of "HBCU All-Stars" selected by the White House Initiative on Historically Bl...

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    UMES Homecoming 2014

    The Thunderin' Hawks Pep Band will be a part of the Homecoming ParadePRINCESS ANNE, MD.- (Jan. 30, 2014)- The Home of the Hawks is prepping for Homecoming 2014, February 7-16, with a traditional event line-up that is sure to please campus and communi...

    Thursday, January 30, 2014
    Edwards Continues “2014 HBCU STEM Tour” with Visit to UMES

     Rep. Donna Edwards tries her hand at flying a plane in UMES' flight simulator. WASHINGTON - (Jan. 28, 2012) - Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4th) continued her "2014 HBCU STEM Tour" Tuesday with a visit to the University of Maryland Eastern Sh...

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    African-American art from Driskell Center on display

    David C. Driskell, Dancing Angel, serigraph, 2002, © David Driskell, 2014, David C. Driskell Center Collection, Gift of Sandra and Lloyd Baccus CollectionPRINCESS ANNE, MD -(Jan. 21, 2014)-African-American art from the David C. Driskell Center will b...

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    Frederick Douglass Library celebrates Black History Month

    Dr. Dale Glenwood Green identifies the area in Easton known as The Hill.PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 22, 2014)- Delmarva may be home to the oldest settlement of free African-Americans in the nation.  Archeologists believe The Hill in Easton dates back t...

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    UMES announces 2014 athletics Hall of Fame honorees

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 15, 2014) - Five student-athletes and an administrator are members of the newest class elected to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's athletic Hall of Fame.Dawnette Douglas, Clayton Nichols, Albert Santio, Donnell Bon...

    Friday, January 17, 2014
    Alumnus returns to UMES to direct online learning

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 8, 2014) - Robin Hoffman has been appointed the director of the Center for Instructional Technology  at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  "We are very pleased to have Mr. Hoffman's expertise in Online Learning Techn...

    Wednesday, January 8, 2014
    PRMC pharmacist named interim dean of UMES’ pharmacy school

    Dr. Dennis Killian PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 6, 2014) - Dr. Dennis Killian, pharmacy director at Salisbury's Peninsula Regional Medical Center, has accepted an offer from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to be interim dean of its pharmacy sch...

    Monday, January 6, 2014