Senior USDA official is May commencement speaker
March 31, 2015 - In recognition of the 125th anniversary of the 1890 adoption of Second Morrill Act, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Dr. Gregory L. Parham will deliver UMES' spring 2015 com...
Tiger Woods' gift launches new UMES scholarship fund
March 26, 2015 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore today announced the first major gift to launch a scholarship fund named in honor of the late Charlie Sifford.
UMES names new VP for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management
March 25, 2015 - Dr. D. Jason DeSousa, a higher education administrator with two decades of experience, joins the University of Maryland Eastern Shore April 20 as its new vice president for student af...
Tickets on sale for UMES Jazz & Blues Cabaret
Tickets on sale for UMES Jazz & Blues
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 19, 2015)
–For two nights only, April 17 and 18, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
turns its Richa...
Health and Wellness Festival slated for March 25
UMES hosts Health and Wellness Festival
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (March 19, 2015) –
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore welcomes the community to attend its
17 th ...
2015 'spelldown' @ UMES was uplifting
March 7, 2015 - Eighth-grader Gia Bautista repeated as champion of the Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee, outlasting her friend, Erin Welch, in a compelling 44-round duel at UMES.
'14 Spelling Bee champ to defend her title March 7
March 3, 2015 - Forty-four of the Lower Shore's best elementary and middle school spellers converge on the UMES campus March 7 to compete for the Md. Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee title.
Trying to make the 'Badjo Suit' a good fit
Feb. 28, 2015 - UMES senior Jean-Paul Badjo spends his free time working on a three-dimensional cyborg-style suit that he hopes someday could be the template for many uses, from entertainment to secur...
Former UMES student to participate in commemorative walk
Feb. 27, 2015 - Les Franklin of Salisbury, who has been a UMES student, will be among 300 people who have been selected to re-enact the historic 1965 walk from Selma-to-Montgomery, Ala. in late ...
UMES' Johnson to receive White House honor
Feb. 23, 2015 - UMES math professor Rob Johnson is among 11 college-level educators being recognized for their work during a 2015 Black History Month event at The White House.
Pat Kiah returns home to share her life's story
Feb. 21, 2015 - Pat Kiah, the granddaughter of the fifth and longest-serving leader of UMES when it was known as Princess Anne Academy, was the keynote speaker at an honors program event on campus.
Paying it forward pays off for UMES student
Feb. 12, 2015 - Calvin Garrison of Berlin was surprised by his mother over the holiday break when she took him to the Delaware Auto Exchange, which gave him a car after hearing about his unselfish vol...
your plans for Hawk Homecoming 2K15
PRINCESS ANNE, MD
- (Jan. 29, 2015) – It’s that time of the year for “birds of a feather to flock together”
as the old adage says as UMES present...
Spring 2015 Gourmet luncheon series
Gourmet luncheon series tickets on sale
PRINCESS ANNE, MD
– (Jan. 29, 2015)-Tickets are now on sale for the much
anticipated luncheon series on select Mondays and Wednesdays througho...
The Art of Bryan Collier-BHM Exhibit
Illustrator returns to
Shore for Black History Month exhibit
PRINCESS ANNE, MD
- (Jan. 28, 2015) – Bryan Collier, an award-winning illustrator and writer, brings his
unique style of ...
UMES researcher looks for new path in creating antibiotics
Jan. 27, 2015 - Dr. Madan Kharel, a faculty-researcher in UMES' School of Pharmacy, will use a $10,000 "New Investigator Award" from the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy to develop new med...
UMES mourns Mack Alston's passing
Jan. 5, 2015 - The UMES community is mourning the sudden passing of loyal alumnus Mack Alston, a gifted student-athlete, youth advocate and benefator who died Christmas Eve 2014. The university reflec...
2014 Holiday break schedule
Dec. 23, 2014 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1, 2015 and will resume routine business hours on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.
Caret named Kirwan's successor as USM chancellor
Dec. 17, 2014 - Robert L. Caret, who made his mark as an educator and administrator at Towson University before becoming president of the University of Massachusetts system, returns to Maryland July 1...
UMES names 2 senior administrators to VP posts
Dec. 19, 2014 - Stephen McDaniel and Patrick Liverpool joined President Juliette Bell's administration as interim advisers and she has named each a vice president overseeing two key divisions, academi...
UMES adds to its Stewart Neck land holdings
Dec. 16, 2014 - UMES has the state's OK to use federal funds to purchase an additional 20 acres of agricultural land along Stewart Neck Road, which will serve as home base for faculty-researchers.
Upbeat graduates say so long to UMES
Dec. 12, 2014 - The improving economy means University of Maryland Eastern Shore graduates who received degrees at the 2014 winter commencement are in demand.
UMES Physical Therapy class achieves perfection
Dec. 11, 2014 - All 28 students in the 2014 class to graduate from UMES' physical therapy program passed the national licensure exam on the first try, making the university part of a small number of i...
Standing Up & Being Heard
Dec. 3, 2014 - UMES students in the campus chapter of the NAACP organized a peaceful rally Tuesday night to demonstrate solidarity with civil rights advocates troubled by circumstances that resul...
Governor-elect names Bell a transition adviser
Nov. 26, 2014 - UMES President Juliette B. Bell is among 20 people Maryland governor-elect Larry Hogan has recruited to advise him on his transition into office.
UMES salutes golf pioneer Charlie Sifford
Nov. 26, 2014 - Golf pioneer Charlie Sifford's recognition as a Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree was cause for celebration by UMES' golf management program.
UMES co-winner of “1890 University of the Year” honors
Nov. 14, 2014 - The Association of Public Land-grant Universities named UMES a co-winner of its "1890 University of the Year" award.
Steele to deliver '14 Winter Commencement address
Nov. 14, 2014 - Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele will deliver UMES' 2014 winter commencement address Dec. 12.
UMES alum travels to Mexico for dental school mission
Nov. 12, 2014 - Jaimie Whyte, who graduated with honors from UMES in 2012, is pursuing his dream to become a dentist, which took him on a mission trip to Mexico this past summer.
Soaring above the mayhem: Harry is college hoops #1 mascot
Nov. 10, 2014 - Harry T. Hawk, UMES' nine-foot-tall mascot, won the inaugural Mascot Mayhem Challenge, an online voting competition staged by the College Court Report website.
UMES golf management team earns 3rd in PGA tourney
Nov. 6, 2014 - Five UMES golf management students earned the university a third-place finish this week in the 13th annual PGA Jones Cup tournament, an event for institutions that offer the undergradua...
Election season is NOT over, yet: VOTE HARRY
Nov. 5, 2014 - Harry T. Hawk, UMES 9-foot campus mascot, is a finalist in an online voting competition to name the nation's best college basketball mascot for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
Concert Choir Salute to Veterans
UMES dedicates concert to veterans
PRINCESS ANNE, MD –(Nov. 3, 2014) An uplifting
concert by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir salutes
veterans and their service a...
Mosely Gallery hosts EcoArt exhibit
EcoArt exhibit opens at
UMES’ Mosely Gallery
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 27, 2014) – “EcoArt: Intersections of Art, S...
HH3 makes his debut at Hawk Hysteria '14
Oct. 28, 2014 - Meet HH3 ~ 'Trey,' UMES' dynamo bird of prey, who is joining his uncle, Harry The Hawk as a university goodwill ambassador and all-around school spirit diplomat.
NOAA Education & Science Forum Underway @ UMES
Oct. 27, 2014 - Hundreds of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians are gathered at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore this week to participate in a biennial Education and Scienc...
UMES graduates on the front lines of marine research
Oct. 22, 2014 - Two UMES graduates who earned advanced degrees through the university's Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science
Center supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin...
World music concert comes to UMES
music concert comes to UMES
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Oct. 20, 2014)-Foty Fusion, a
musical group out of Washington D.C., performs its unique style of Arabic
fusion at the Univers...
UMES unveils new e-fundraising tool
Oct. 20, 2014 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's fundraising office is now using GiveCorps as an electronic platform to generate attention and donations for scholarships, programs and activi...
Former U.N. ambassador to speak at UMES
Former U.N. ambassador to
speak at UMES
PRINCESS ANNE, MD
- (Oct. 15, 2014) – Curtis A. Ward, former Jamaican ambassador to the
United Nations, will be the next spe...
Closing Costume Party-Dark Dreams: The Art of James O'Barr
James O’Barr, creator of “The Crow”
PRINCESS ANNE, MD
- (Oct. 6, 2014) – “It’s not every day you get to meet someone like James O’Barr,” Sean
Milbourne, a junior in the F...
Drama Society performs A Raisin in the Sun
UMES Drama Society presents fall play
PRINCESS ANNE, MD
- (Oct. 15, 2014)-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Drama Society presents “A Raisin
in the Sun” Oct. 30- Nov. 1 a...
NOAA chief to attend UMES' national education-science forum
Oct. 13, 2014 - Kathryn Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space and current head of the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration, will be among leading scientists participating in a...
Meet the new Physician Assistant Dept. chair
Oct. 3, 2014 - Theresa A. Johnson, a health care professional for nearly 30 years, has been named chair and program director of UMES' Department of Physician Assistant studies.
UMES sponsors Tri-County College Fair
UMES sponsors Tri-County College Fair
ANNE, MD-(Oct. 2, 2014)-High school juniors and seniors can connect with some 100 colleges at
the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Tri...
Providing a pathway to STEM careers
Sept. 29, 2014 - A partnership between the National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration and a consortium of institutions, including the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, has provided a pathway ...
Summer internship brings focus to career choice
Sept. 28, 2014 - UMES junior Mariah Dennis, a biology major from Pittsgrove, N.J., was among 15 college undergraduates this past summer who were picked to work alongside researchers based at the Woods...
Baltimore leaders, UMES form golf partnership
Sept. 24, 2014 - The Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation, a Baltimore-area philanthropic organization, is partnering with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to support the institution's PGA Golf M...
Creator of The Crow visits UMES' Mosely Gallery
Creator of “The Crow” visits UMES’ Mosely
James O’Barr, the
graphic artist best known for his creation of the comic book series and
subsequent movie, “The Crow,” will be on hand at a film ...
Passing the torch of genealogical research
Sept. 17, 2014 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore named a classroom in Hazel Hall in honor of George and Frances Latimer in recognition of Mr. Latimer's $100,000 gift in honor of his late wife...
Tickets on sale for UMES Gourmet Dining Series
Tickets on sale for UMES Gourmet Dining
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Sept. 17, 2014)-Foodies are in
for a treat this fall at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The school’...
Ag Field Day set for Sat., Sept. 20
Agriculture Field Day set for Sat., Sept. 20
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Sept. 16,
2014) – Agriculture field day at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
campus is set for Sat., Sept. 20....
Singing Out in a Crowd
Sept. 16, 2014 - UMES senior Ebony Smith found herself singled out for praise by broadcaster Ed Gordon for her stage presence during the UMES Concert Choir's performance at the Founders' Day convocati...
Celebration, reflection mark September graduation day @ UMES
Sept. 11, 2014 - Summer commencement and the 128th Founders' Day Convocation fell on the same day this year as the 13th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, a convergence of the calendar that in...
TV broadcaster kicks of Lecture Series @ UMES
Sept. 11, 2014 – Veteran broadcaster Ed Gordon
challenged UMES students Wednesday night to be discerning about allowing popular
culture images and messages influence their lives and behavior
Joint UMES-NOAA education-science forum Oct. 26-29
Sept. 10, 2014 - Marine science educators converge on the University of Maryland Eastern
Shore campus Oct. 26-29 for a national conference where topics will include challenges
presented by climate c...
U.S. News lists UMES in 'Top 25' of HBCUs
Sept. 9, 2014 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore moved into the “Top 25” of
historically black institutions in this year’s annual Best Colleges survey by “U.S.
News & World Report,”...
UMES observes Founders' Week with events
Founders’ Week with events
PRINCESS ANNE, MD –(Sept. 4, 2014) The University
of Maryland Eastern Shore celebrates its 128 th Founders’ Week, Sept.
7-13, with a serie...
Ed Gordon to open Presidential Lecture Series
award-winning broadcaster opens Presidential Lecture Series
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 3, 2014)
– Ed Gordon, a broadcast journalist known for getting the “big”
interview, will ...
What is the Lake Erie algae problem telling us?
Aug. 24, 2014 - The algal bloom earlier this summer on Lake Erie underscores the value of research being conducted on the Chesapeake Bay watershed by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Rivera named UMES Greek life coordinator
Aug. 21, 2014 - Cecilia Rivera has joined the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Office of Campus Life as its Greek life coordinator, a new position at the institution.
1996 was the start of the eBay era on the Internet
Aug. 20, 2014 - UMES' next class of freshmen arrives on campus today to embark on an educational journey at a storied historically black institution.
New dining experience @ UMES
Aug. 18, 2014 - The UMES community is
about to embark on a whole new campus dining experience now being directed by Thompson Hospitality of Reston, Va., an experienced food-service provider.
A reading assignment to spark a community discussion
Aug. 13, 2014 - A new campus-wide initiative, Just One Book, launches this fall with freshmen and students in select upper level English, history and science classes reading "The Immortal Life of Henr...
Interim extension leader @ UMES appointed
Aug. 5, 2014 - Dr. Enrique N. Escobar has been
appointed interim associate administrator for the University of Maryland
Extension (UME) programs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Boyle named interim dean
Aug. 1, 2014 - Veteran pharmacy educator and administrator Cynthia Boyle is named interim dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Liverpool named interim UMES provost
July 14, 2014 - Dr. Patrick Liverpool, a widely traveled and experienced educator-administrator, will serve as the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's interim provost for the 2014-15 academic year.
UMES professor's work on display @ downtown Salisbury gallery
July 14, 2014 – “Continuum,” representing 30 years of artworks by Michel Demanche, who has
spent the previous 25 as a professor in the Department of Fine Art at the
University of Maryland Eastern Sh...
Regents recognize UMES employees
USM Board of Regents recognize UMES employees
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (July 8, 2014) –
Two University of Maryland Eastern Shore employees in the Office of Residence
Life were singled out by...
UMES unveils campus-centric 'app'
July 7, 2014 - A phone app is one of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's new wrinkles for the upcoming 2014-15 academic year.
The 1964 Civil Rights Act & UMES
July, 2, 2014 - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 touched every corner of America, and the
University of Maryland Eastern Shore was no exception.
Roosevelt 'Sandy' Gilliam: 1932-2014
June 12. 2014 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore fondly remembers former athletics director and coach, Roosevelt "Sandy" Gilliam Jr., who died May 16, 2014 at age 81.
Bowling team hosts youth camp
UMES bowling to host one-day youth camp
PRINCESS ANNE, MD— The University of Maryland Eastern Shore women’s bowling
team will team up this month with the WeeHawk Kid’s Club to offer the U...
Bowling one-day youth camp
UMES bowling to host one-day youth camp
PRINCESS ANNE, MD— The
University of Maryland Eastern Shore women’s bowling team will team up
this month with the WeeHawk Kid’s Club to offer the UMES ...
McDaniel earns CFRE re-accreditation credential
June 10, 2014 - Stephen L. McDaniel, interim vice president for Institutional Advancement at UMES, has earned re-accreditation from Certified Fund Raising Executives International, an industry-standar...
UMES students support Campus Kitchens Project
June 5, 2014 - Students in UMES' Hospitality and Tourism Management program at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville raised $25,000 for charity with a "Dining with the Chefs" celebrity event du...
'14 UMES grad gets 1-of-a-kind surprise
May 30, 2014 - Mid-May 2014 will prove to be a memorable moment in Michael Taylor's life; he graduated from UMES with honors and was reconnected with long-lost siblings with the help of his adop...
STEM Day summer workshop set for June
STEM Day summer
workshop set for June
Anne, MD – (May 29, 2014) -- University of Maryland Extension 4-H STEM
educators invite Somerset and Wicomico county youth to one of two o...
Slate of celebrity players in for Art Shell golf tourney
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
Good luck Gia Bautista @ the National Spelling Bee
May 23, 2014 - Twelve-year-old Gia Bautista, a seventh-grader at Wicomico Middle School in Salisbury who won a regional spelling bee sponsored by UMES, will represent the lower Eastern Shore at the 86...
Frosh can get a head start on UMES life
May 21, 2014 - As many as 150 recent high school graduates could be spending part of their summer on the UMES campus as part of an extended orientation program the university has designed for the Clas...
Nigerian women among UMES' 2014 graduates
May 20, 2014 - Jennifer Ossai and Rosemary Adurumokumo of Nigeria were among some 500-plus graduates in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Class of 2014 that graduated earlier this month. Both...
'Be bold. Be courageous.'
May 16, 2014 - The 500-plus graduates in the Class of 2014 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore were treated to a commencement speech by legendary civil rights leader, Congressman John Lewis.
UMES holds spring commencement
UMES holds spring commencement
John R. Lewis
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 12, 2014) –
John R. Lewis, a civil rights icon and senior Democrat in the U.S. Hous...
UMES inks food service deal with Thompson Hospitality
May 12, 2014 - Thompson Hospitality Services LLC of Reston, Va. takes over management of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's dining and food service in July.
UMES senior named national 'Innovation Fellow'
May 7, 2014 - Jade Overton, a senior from Baltimore majoring in hospitality and tourism management, represented UMES as an "Innovation Fellow" at gathering of up-and-coming entrepreneurs earlier this ...
UMES researchers lauded for work on new epilepsy medication
May 1, 2014 - Dr.
Patrice Jackson-Ayotunde, an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences,
and Dr. Tawes Harper, a pharmacy program graduate, have been recognized by
their state peers for their...
Learning the law in the land of Mandela
April 29, 2014 - Cliff Glover (Class of 2012) is proof that a degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore opens up a world of possibilities and adventure.
UMES sports champs part of public tribute
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,...
UMES named top 'Green' public HBCU
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 drivi...
Hospitality students take 1st place in Culinary Challenge
Challenge team brings home first place for second year
“ Unbelievable,” was the
unanimous response from members of a winning team of hospitality students when
UMES plays host to 5th annual research symposium
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, where dozens
Spanish for health care workers-May 20 and 22
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 at the university’s Foreign Language Ins...
Talk radio has a new voice (from UMES)
April 11, 2014 - Don't look but do listen; UMES professor Katherine Barrett-Gaines is moonlighting one day a week as a talk radio show host on a Cambridge, MD-based AM station.
UMES' Ishaq Pitt wins national scholar-athlete award
April 19, 2014 – UMES junior Ishaq Pitt,
a guard on the men’s basketball team, is the 2014 winner of the Arthur Ashe Jr.
Sports Scholar of the Year award.
2 UMES bowlers earn All-America honors
April 10, 2014 - UMES scholar-athletes Megan Buja, a senior, and junior Mariana Alvarado have earned All-America honors as collegiate bowlers for the 2013-14 season.
Opening reception April 10-Fine Arts Student Show
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 Thomas Briggs ...
Collins named new men's hoops coach @ UMES
April 8, 2014 - Veteran men's basketball coach Bobby Collins has been tapped to take over the head coaching job at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
UMES' 61st Honors Convocation celebrates scholars
April 3, 2014 - Several hundred undergraduates gathered today at UMES' Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts for the 61st Honors Convocation, where they stellar performances inside the classr...
Iconic civil rights leader to address Class of 2014
April 1, 2014 - Congressman John R. Lewis, a Democrat from Georgia, has accepted an invitation to be the spring 2014 commencement speaker at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Jazz appreciation month-3 free concerts
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 ...
UMES: 2014 MEAC bowling champions (again)
March 24, 2014 - The UMES women's bowling team won its second straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title this past weekend and the seventh in university history, defeating Florida A&M in a ten...
Thompson returns to UMES in a new role
March 14, 2014 - Former UMES President Thelma B. Thompson will visit the Princess Anne campus March 24 to talk about and read her new novel, "Bay Leave and Cinnamon Sticks - A Life."
New date for Homecoming Concert-March 27
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 Me...
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.
free wellness even...
Registration open for Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic
PRINCESS ANNE, Mark your calendars June 10-11 for the
2014 edition of the Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic & Junior
Tournament at Great Hope Golf Course in Westover, Md.
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 Ed...
UPDATE: Summer Language Program for HS students
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 6, 2014)-High school-age students can 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 a...
2nd time proves the charm for spelling champ
March 1, 2014 - Gia Bautista, a 12-year-old seventh-grader from Wicomico Middle School in Salisbury, won the 2014 Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee held at the University of Maryland Easter...
Mr. UMES named top HBCU orator
Feb. 28, 2014 - UMES Senior Jeremy W. Whichard of Upper Marlboro, MD is the nation's best student-orator attending a historically black institution.
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.
HBCU Choral Festival, free; post-concert dinner tickets on sale
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 ...
Tickets on sale March 3 for UMES Dinner Theatre April 4-5
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 ...
Spellling Bee returns to UMES March 1
Feb. 21, 2014 – 54 top spellers from elementary and middle schools in Dorchester, Somerset and Wicomico counties converge on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore March 1 hoping to earn a trip to W...
Homecoming Concert canceled due to scheduling conflicts
Due to scheduling conflicts, the Homecoming Concert featuring Meek Mill, Yo Gotti and Reaction Band has been cancelled. However, there will be a concerted effort to schedule this event at a later date...
L.A. bound: UMES' quiz team qualifies for national tourney
(Feb. 17, 2014) - Four University of Maryland Eastern Shore students qualified for the national 2014 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge tournament in Los Angeles this spring.
Hotel Restaurant Management gets a name makeover
Feb. 14, 2014 - UMES' Hotel Restaurant Management program now goes by a new, 21st century name -- Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Online degrees the next frontier for UMES
Feb. 13, 2014 - Dr. Kristine Anderson is the newest member of UMES' Division of Academic Affairs; she will spearhead the expansion of distance education that will make earning a UMES degree online mor...
Gourmet luncheon tickets on sale
PRINCESS 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 l...
White House names 2 UMES students 'HBCU All-Stars'
Feb. 11, 2014 - Chanel Banks, a senior from Silver Spring, Md., and sophomore So-Jin Park of Salisbury were among 75 college students named to the inaugural list of HBCU All-Stars by the White House I...
UMES Homecoming 2014
Jan. 30, 2014 - The Home of the Hawks is prepping for Homecoming 2014, February 7-16, with a traditional event line-up sure to please campus and community.
Edwards Continues “2014 HBCU STEM Tour” with Visit to UMES
Jan. 28, 2014 - U.S. Congresswoman Donna Edwards continues her “2014 HBCU STEM Tour” with a visit to University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Frederick Douglass Library celebrates Black History Month
Delmarva may be home to the oldest settlement of free African-Americans in the nation.Archeologists believe The Hill in Easton dates back to 1790, proceeding New Orleans’ Tremé neighborhood (1812).
African-American art from Driskell Center on display
African-American art from the David C. Driskell Center will be among the featured events at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore during Black History Month next month.
-WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
Jan. 28, 2014 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is open today; the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
UMES announces 2014 athletics Hall of Fame honorees
Jan. 15, 2014 - Five star student-athletes and an administrator are members of the newest class elected to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's athletic hall of fame.
Alumnus returns to UMES to direct online learning
Jan. 8, 2014 - Robin Hoffman has been appointed the director of the Center for Instructional Technology at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
PRMC pharmacist named interim dean of UMES’ pharmacy school
Jan. 6, 2014 - Dr. Dennis Killian, pharmacy director at Salisbury’s Peninsula Regional Medical Center, begins a new chapter in his career today at University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where he has be...
UMES' women bowlers: scholar-athletes extraordinaire
The UMES women's bowling team is a perennial threat to win national championships.
UMES' Boyle elected to national post
Dec. 16, 2013 - Award-winning pharmacy professor Cynthia J. Boyle, chair of UMES' Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, will be president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharm...
Dreaming big can be the path to success
Dec. 13, 2013 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore awarded 335 degrees and handed out three presidential medallions during its 17th winter commencement exercises.
Winner announced in senior hospitality design competition
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Dec. 12, 2013)The verdict is in—“The Visionistas,” took first place in a hospitality department facilities design competition that awarded them a $2,500 cash prize from the Town o...
Dec. 13: Double eagle day @ the home of the Hawks
Dec. 6, 2013 - Pioneering pro golfers James Black and Calvin Peete, along with philanthropist Carnelious Jones, will be awarded UMES presidential medallions during the university's winter commencement...
UMES Jazz Combo records piece for benefit CD
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – Director Brian Perez and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Jazz Combo pitched in with other area musicians to record pieces for “a ’Bury Merry Christmas” benefiting local ch...
Madiba: Lessons Mandela taught us
Dec. 6, 2013 - Two University of Maryland Eastern Shore history professors offered their perspective to Delmarva media members on the death of Nelson R. Mandela.
Sowing the seeds of jurisprudence
Dec. 4, 2013 - University of Maryland Eastern Shore faculty members are part of a consortium looking for new ways to assist the state's farmers in understanding legal issues they might some day confro...
Fine Arts seniors exhibit at Mosely Gallery
PRINCESS ANNE, MD –(Dec. 2, 2013) “Presences and Personas,” an art exhibit featuring the works of two University of Maryland Eastern Shore fine arts majors graduating this month, opens Dec. 5 with a r...
Carr is named director of marketing
Alissa Carr, a 15-year veteran of marketing and advertising, has joined the newly formed Office of the Executive Vice President under the leadership of Kimberly Dumpson Esq.Carr will serve as director...
UMES Jazz and Wind Ensemble concerts
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Department of Fine Arts presents two concerts to signal the start of the holiday season. The Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts ...
USDA helps finance UMES graduate housing
Nov. 15, 2013 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced this week it would help the Maryland Hawk Corp. with financing the construction of apartment-style housing for graduate students who attend...
UMES recognized by national education group
Nov. 14, 2013 – The Association of Public Land-grant Universities recognized the University of Maryland Eastern Shore earlier this week for its recent success in training educators and for its work in...
Fine Arts students exhibit in Mosely Gallery
Works by some 20 fine arts students will be featured in an exhibit titled, “Inspired.” The show opens with a reception Nov. 14, from 4-6 p.m. in the Mosely Gallery on the University of Maryland Easter...
Clinton associate is Dec. '13 commencement speaker
Nov. 8, 2013 - Civil rights attorney Richard L. Mays Sr. of Little Rock, Ark., chairman of a new regional TV network, will be the graduation speaker at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Dec. 13...
Nov. 14: UMES to host flu shot, health insurance clinic
Nov. 7, 2013 - UMES announced today with its health care partners Peninsula Regional Medical Center and the Maryland Health Connection that the university will be the site Nov. 14 of a flu shot clinic...
Small Farm Conference is Nov. 8-9
UMES hosts small farm conference PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (September 23, 2013) – The 10th annual Small Farm Conference at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore takes place Fri., Nov. 8, and Sat., Nov. 9...
Steering Dogfish Head Alehouse into marketing's fast lane
Nov. 4, 2013 - An effective marketing presentation of a senior class project by a UMES Hotel Restaurant Management student turned into a job opportunity after graduation - and is helping spread the na...
Tri-County College Fair slated for Nov. 15
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Oct. 30, 2013) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Tri-County College Fair, a one-stop shop for connecting with over 100 institutions of higher education, takes place Fri., N...
UMES joins peers in tackling excessive drinking
Oct. 29, 2013 - Ten Maryland colleges and universities, including UMES, are part of a collaborative effort to identify underage drinking among students and backing a "best practices" approach to addre...
UMES dedicates concert to veterans
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Oct. 23, 2013) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir ushers in November with a musical event themed, “Dedication,” in honor of military veterans, Dr. Martin Luthe...
Donor supports 'Fore!' scholarships
Oct. 21, 2013 - Baltimore businessman Carnelious Jones has pledged $500,000 toward four scholarships in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's golf management program that he hopes will encourage ...
Drama Society presents fall play
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Oct. 17, 2013) When Dr. Della Dameron-Johnson and her theater troupe returned from a National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts competition in Baltimore, they came back knowin...
Iambics on the Internet
Oct. 17, 2013 - With support of a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a UMES English professor is using elements of Massive Open Online Course techniques to supplement how she teachers a...
K-12 & higher education collaborate on dual enrollment
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Oct. 9, 2013) The Wicomico County Board of Education held a press conference earlier this week to herald in a new era for the county’s dual enrollment program thanks to the passag...
UMES hosts open house Oct. 12
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Oct. 9, 2013) An open house will be held Sat., Oct. 12 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. High school juniors and seniors and their parents are invited to a 10 a.m. pres...
Devenia V. Wallace ~ 1919 - 2013
Oct. 2, 2013 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore community mourns the passing of fellow Hawk, Devenia Victoria (Pinder) Wallace, an alumna and faculty member emeritus.
UMES and La Merced sign agreement
Oct. 1, 2013 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore recently entered into an agreement with La Merced, a Salisbury-based nonprofit organization, to collaborate on ways to partner in providing spec...
How the Vietnam War improved health care
Oct. 1, 2013 - Maryland State Sen. John Astle of Anne Arundel County returns to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Thursday for an encore presentation of his first-hand experiences as a MEDEVAC ...
Mosely Gallery hosts local comic show
UMES hosts local comic book art show PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Oct. 1, 2013) POW! Action characters come to life on the pages of books by indie comic publishers on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Their e...
McGlotten named UMES public affairs liaison
Oct. 1, 2013 - Robert W. McGlotten Jr. has been named government and public affairs liaison at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, his alma mater.
UMES faculty art exhibit on display thru Oct. 4
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Sept. 25, 2013)If you haven’t done so, be sure to visit the current exhibit in the Mosely Gallery, “Points of View,” featuring the varied art of faculty members at the University ...
Students compete in hospitality design project
PRINCESS ANNE, MD (Sept. 24, 2013) A community development project in the nearby Town of Princess Anne will give 14 seniors in UMES’ hospitality capstone course, Facilities Design Project, the hands-o...
Woods named to new UMES leadership post
Sept. 23, 2013 – Walter W. Woods has been appointed by UMES President Juliette B. Bell to the newly created position of Coordinator for Outreach and Strategic Initiatives.
Veteran fund raiser joins UMES leadership team
Sept. 20, 2013 – Veteran fund raiser Stephen L. McDaniel joins the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's senior management team Oct. 7 as its interim vice president for Institutional Advancement.
UMES names new alumni affairs director
Sept. 18, 2013 - James G. Lunnermon II, class of 1996, is the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s new director of alumni affairs.
'Click three times and repeat ...'
Sept. 12, 2013 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore awarded 26 doctor of physical therapy degrees during its traditional fall convocation and summer commencement ceremony.
UMES breaks ground on STEM building
Sept. 11, 2013 – A ceremonial groundbreaking today signaled the start of construction on a new $91.5 million classroom building at UMES,
HRM Gourmet Dining Series Tickets on sale
Foodies are in for a treat this fall at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The school’s Hotel and Restaurant Management program present its annual Gourmet Dining Series with dinners Oct. 4, No...
U.S. News lists UMES in top tier of black colleges
Sept. 10, 2013 - For the seventh year in a row, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is rated in the top tier of America’s historically black institutions by “U.S. News & World Report.”
Founders' Day Convocation is Sept. 12
UMES recognizes Founders’ Day with convocation
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Sept. 9, 2013)The University of Maryland Eastern Shore observes its 127th Founders’ Day with a convocation and commencement for 26 ...
UMES celebrates Founders' Week, Sept. 8-15
PRINCESS ANNE, MD –(Sept. 4, 2013) Founders’ Week at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Sept. 8-15, is a week-long series of free events for campus and community to celebrate the university’s r...
A front row to history
Aug. 30, 2013 - Those with ties to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore reflect on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,
UMES engineering program earns accreditation
Aug. 29, 2013 - UMES undergraduates studying engineering are enrolled in a program that is now recognizes a fully accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Dumpson named Executive Vice President
Aug. 28, 2013 – Kimberly Conway Dumpson will move from vice president for institutional advancement at UMES into the president’s office, where she will assume the newly created position of Executive ...
UMES' newest security measure has people talking
Aug. 27, 2013 - UMES' purchase of 200 hand-held dry-erase boards capable of repelling small-caliber bullets has attracted media coverage around the world.
Guess what day it is? Move-in Day @ UMES
Aug. 21, 2013 - Early arriving freshmen cut through a thick fog to be among the first checking into residents on Move-in Day 2013 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
UMES beefs up classroom safety
Aug. 15, 2013 - UMES faculty members will be issued bulletproof whiteboards this fall manufactured by Hardwire LLC, a Pocomoke City, Md. company the university assisted in the development of protectiv...
Holy Crack of the Bat - fall baseball @ UMES
Aug. 14, 2013 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will play host this fall to a wooden bat baseball league for high school players.
Fleet-footed Hawk on world stage
Aug. 12, 2013 - Lenora Guion-Firmin, UMES' star sprinter the past two years, qualified to compete at this summer's top international track meet in Moscow, where she is representing France.
In-flight magazine features UMES article
Aug. 1, 2013 - A two-page article about the University of Maryland Easterns Shore appears in the August 2013 edition of US Airways.
Physician Assistant training moves to master's level
Aug. 1, 2013 - UMES officially adds a new graduate-level program to its course catalog this month when some three dozen students begin their pursuit of a Master of Medical Science in physician assist...
National Alumni Association officers ~ 2013-15
July 15, 2013 - Bryant C. Mitchell, class of 1978, is the newly elected president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's National Alumni Association.
O'Malley announces construction of UMES Boulevard roundabout
ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 11, 2013) – Governor Martin O’Malley today announced $3.7 million in transportation investments following the passage of the Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act to start c...
High school students study Chinese at UMES summer program
Area high school students study Chinese at UMES' summer program PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (July 10, 2013) Area students recently completed the Summer Language Experience, an intensive program of Chinese st...
UMES becomes smoke-free
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(July 1, 2013) Effective July 1 the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is prohibited by visitors, employees and students in all university facilitie...
Going where few teens venture
June 28, 2013 - Twenty-three middle-schoolers are participating in a hands-on summer enrichment program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where they are learning about the role of scientist...
UMES pharmacy school earns accreditation credential
June 26, 2013 - The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education announced today it has awarded full accreditation to UMES' School of Pharmacy.
'The answer ... is blowin' in the wind'
June 25, 2013 - UMES undergraduate and graduate students will spend part of their summer aboard a research vessel off the coast of Maryland observing and assisting researchers trying to determine if w...
Something worth getting jazzed up about
UMES to add three new undergraduate degrees PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (June 21, 2013) – The campus that nurtured professional jazz trumpeter Duane Eubanks and the late rock ‘n’ roll saxophonist Clarence Cle...
Construction management program partners with Rockville, Md. firm
June 12, 2013 - The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) announced a new cooperative education agreement with Grunley Construction Co. that will provide its students in the University of Maryland Eastern...
2013 Shell golf tourney a sell-out
WESTOVER, MD - (June 12, 2013) – Ideal weather, tall tales and great shots made the 2013 edition of the Art Shell Celebrity Golf Tournament another resounding success. Thirty-six foursomes – a sold-ou...
Leatherbury named new UMES police chief
June 3, 2013 - Retired Maryland State Police lieutenant Ernest Leatherbury Jr. is the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's pick to head the campus public safety office beginning July 1, 2013.
UMES 'spellebrity' shined in the national spotlight
May 29, 2013 - Khaled Mohamed, who won the inaugural Maryland Eastern Shore Spelling Bee, performed flawlessly during the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee and finished the competition in a tie for 4...
UMES spelling bee champ on a national stage
May 26, 2013 - Khaled Mohamed, a seventh-grader at Bennett Middle School in Salisbury, is in Washington, D.C. this week at the 86th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, which he qualified for by winn...
UMES offers 2013 summer camps; NYSP not being held
UMES offers 2013 summer camps; NYSP not being held
Still plenty of summer options for area youth.
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. — (May 20, 2013) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Athletics Department wo...
UMES holds 2013 spring graduation
May 17, 2013 - Fifty-seven students in the charter class to enroll in UMES' School of Pharmacy were among the 400-plus to receive their degrees during the spring 2013 commencement exercises today.
Following in the steps of an education pioneer
May 17, 2013 - Today is the 59th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark public school desegregation ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court. The great-grandniece of the Methodist minister ...
Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic returns June 12
Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic & Junior Tournament Ready to Tee Off Annual event will take place June 11-12 at Great Hope Golf Course PRINCESS ANNE, Md.—(May 17, 2013) The 2013 version of ...
July 22-23 Spanish for Health Care Workers
UMES offers Spanish for Health Care Workers
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (May 16, 2013) – Registration is now open for an eight-hour “Spanish for Health Care Professionals” class July 22-23, from 9 a.m. to 1 ...
USM regents approve tuition & fees for 2013-14 school year
May, 16, 2013 - Tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates who study at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore during the 2013-14 school year will be $6,998
UMES graduates first class from pharmacy school
May 10, 2013 - The charter class that enrolled in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's School of Pharmacy in the summer of 2010 is set to graduate on May 17.
NAACP chapter reactivated @ UMES
May 9, 2013 - Nearly three dozen University of Maryland Eastern Shore students are behind a movement on campus to reactive a campus chapter of the NAACP.
UMES wins 2013 Home Depot 'Retool' grant
May 6. 2013 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will receive a $10,000 grant from the 2013 “Retool Your School” campus improvement contest sponsored by The Home Depot.
Luke's Premier Foods wins industry award
Luke’s Premier Foods wins industry award
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-May 3, 2013 Luke’s Premier Foods won the “sofi™ Finalist” award and is in the running for a coveted Gold sofi™ Award reserved for the elite...
Applied design seniors display artworks
Applied design seniors display artworks Seniors in the Department of Fine Arts graduating May 17 with a bachelor’s degree in applied design appropriately named their show that opens in the Mosely Gall...
Arumala named UMES' top educator for 2012-13
May 2, 2013 - Dr. Joseph O. Arumala, a civil engineer who teaches in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Department of Technology, is the 2013 winner of institution's Teaching Excellence Award.
Summer Transportation Institute
Applications available for Summer Transportation Institute
UMES is the host site for a two-week summer program for underserved middle-schoolers on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland looking to exp...
May 4: Way2GoMaryland event @ Salisbury University
Think you might want to attend a Maryland public college? Learn more by attending the no-strings-attached event, Way2GoMaryland - Eastern Shore edition on Saturday, May 4, at Salisbury University. Cli...
EPA former administrator to address graduates
April 26, 2013 - Former EPA administrator Lisa P. Jackson during President Obama’s first term will deliver the 126th spring commencement address to some 400 graduates and their guests May 17, at 10 a...
HRM students win culinary challenge in Dallas
HRM students bring home first place honors
UMES bested powerhouses Morrisville State and Johnson & Wales to bring home first place in the International Food Service Executives Association annual cu...
Another national title for UMES bowling
April 20, 2013 - Lady Hawk bowlers strike down Pikeville to win ITC national crown
President Bell charts 'The Path Forward'
April 19, 2013 - In her presidential inaugural address, Dr. Juliette B. Bell laid out a six-point plan to move the University of Maryland Eastern Shore from an institution she said is already excellen...
Presidential installation is focus of Inauguration Week
APRIL 12, 2013 -- Plans are in place for the Inauguration Week, April 14-to-April 20, when the University of Maryland Eastern Shore officially installs Dr. Juliette B. Bell as its president.
State OKs money for new classroom building, campus expansion
April 12, 2013 - With the recent acquisition of 365 acres of farm and wooded land along King's Creek south of Princess Anne, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore now has roughly 1,100 of property ...
April 15: Blunt guest lecture part of week-long celebration
Roger Blunt lecture series part of week-long celebration Dr. Anthony Junior is the speaker for the sixth annual Roger R. Blunt Lecture April 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Services Center Theatre. ...
Bernstein Award presented at convocation
Bernstein Award presented at UMES Honors Convocation
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (April 4, 2013) – A senior biology major hoping to add to the number of physicians among minority populations is the Universit...
'FINALE' party replaces April 20 concert
April 3, 2013 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced today that Maze featuring Frankie Beverly cancelled their April 20 appearance for the presidential inaugural concert at the William P...
Pharmacy school is home to rare eye cups
March 29, 2013 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's School of Pharmacy is now home to an extensive array of eye wash cups collected by Kurt Landsberger, whose son, David, a Pocomoke businessma...
UMES bowlers eye 3rd straight national title
March 28, 2013 - The UMES women's bowling team solid 2012-13 performance earned it an invitation from the NCAA to go for a third consecutive national title in Detroit, where an eight-team tournament w...
UMES community service activist is national award candidate
March 27, 2013 - UMES residence director Clifton H. Harcum will represent Delmarva as the region’s nominee for a 2013 Jefferson Award, prestigious national honor that celebrates altruistic Americans.
April 17: UMES' Health and Wellness Festival
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (March 15, 2013) – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosts its 15th annual Health and Wellness Festival, April 17 as part of a week-long celebration of Dr. Juliette B. Bell’...
FLIC Summer Language Program
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 25, 2013) High school-age students can get a leg up at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore this summer learning Arabic, Chinese or Russian—three languages that are in hig...
April 19: Presidential scholarship ball
March 15, 2013 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will host a presidential scholarship ball April 19 in conjunction with the installation of its 15th leader, Dr. Juliette B. Bell.
Reward increased for information
Reward increased for information in UMES murder investigation PRINCESS, ANNE, MD- (March 14, 2013) – The reward offered for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for ...
UMES Dinner Theater returns April 12-13
UMES Dinner Theatre set for April 12 and 13
University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s drama director is set to stage one last play—as a full-time professor and director, that is—before retiring after 38...
Mosely Gallery hosts 'FACE, FACE' exhibit
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 13, 2013) Mosely Gallery interim director Corrine Beardsley curates a show, “FACE, FACE,” March 29 through April 26 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Thomas/Briggs A...
7th grader is Lower Shore's top speller for 2013
March 9, 2013 - Thirteen-year-old Khaled Mohamed, a seventh-grader at Bennett Middle School in Salisbury, won the inaugural Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee, besting 48 other competitors f...
Spanish for Health Care Workers
UMES offers Spanish for Health Care Workers
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (March 5, 2013) – Registration is now open for a “Spanish for Health Care Professionals” class on May 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ...
UMES trio named to elite leadership list
March 1, 2013 - Cynthia Boyle, Veronique Diriker and Margaret Naleppa - all with UMES ties - are among the Top 100 Women of Maryland selected by a panel of judges for The Daily Record of Baltimore new...
Jimmy Heath to perform with UMES Jazz Ensemble
UMES Jazz Ensemble hosts jazz great
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Feb. 22, 2013) – Legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath performs with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Jazz Ensemble March 27 at a 7 p.m. c...
UMES passes on restarting intercollegiate football
Feb. 28, 2013 - President Juliette B. Bell today publicly endorsed an advisory task force report that recommends against the University of Maryland Eastern Shore reinstating intercollegiate football.
UMES seeks to 'Retool Our School'
UMES seeks to “Retool Our School” PRINCESS ANN, MD-(February 27, 2013) It’s an internet and social media blitz as the campus community strives to win a piece of a $225,000 “pie” in The Home Depot’s ...
UMES BUDGET PROPOSAL FOR 2013-14
Feb. 27, 2013 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore presented its proposed spending plan for the 2013-14 academic year to lawmakers who are writing the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
UMES president's tenure tested but strong
Feb. 26, 2013 - UMES President Juliette B. Bell's first seven and half months on the job have been occupied with building a team of advisers and being the pillar for a campus community rocked by the f...
Alumnus creates freshman scholarship fund
Feb. 15, 2013 - Clifton Harcum, a University of Maryland Eastern Shore alumnus and employee, is giving a hand up to high school seniors in Somserset County and his hometown, Baltimore, who want to att...
'A passion and love for UMES' - and each other
Feb. 14, 2013 - Fifty years after saying their wedding vows, Vernetta and Jesse Williams, both graduates of Maryland State College, now the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, reaffirmed their commi...
Black History Month 2013: 'Peace and Brotherhood'
Feb. 22, 2013 - UMES alumnus Sherman L. Lambert Sr. returned to his alma mater to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" by deliver...
Got his MoJo's working
Feb. 20, 2013 - Joel Olive has parlayed his degree in hotel restaurant management from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore into ownership of his own business on Main Street in Salisbury.
Police seek suspects in stabbing death of UMES student
Maryland State Police and University of Maryland Eastern Shore Police are searching for those responsible for the murder of a student who died Saturday night of injuries sustained when he was assaulte...
UMES celebrates Homecoming
UMES celebrate Homecoming Events for campus and community PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (February 8, 2013) – University of Maryland Eastern Shore alumni flock to the area for homecoming, February 10-17, spreadi...
UMES names new chief academic officer
Feb. 1, 2013 - Dr. Ronald A. Nykiel, UMES’ new provost and vice president for academic affairs, joins the university’s administrative team Feb. 5, President Juliette B. Bell announced this week.
Feb. 2: Spanish for health care workers class @ UMES
Jan. 28, 2012 – The Foreign Language Instructional Center at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will offer a one-day class in Spanish for Healthcare Professionals Saturday, Feb. 2, from 8:30 a.m...
NIFA Director to speak on Role of Land-Grant Universities
Princess Anne, Maryland – (January 16, 2013) – Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), talks to faculty, staff and students at UMES on Wednesday, Jan. 3...
Frederick Douglass Library brings black history to life
The Frederick Douglass Library adds to the university’s Black History Month offerings in February with an exhibit, two lectures and a read-in for students.
Nazu dance performance tonight (2-28)
The Office of Campus Life has a variety of events in store for students, faculty, staff and the community in February.
Mosely exhibit features alumnus' art
“Coming Home,” an exhibit of oil paintings by Berlin artist and UMES alum (Class of 75) Patrick Henry, opens Feb. 7 at the Mosely Gallery in the Thomas/Briggs Arts and Technology Center. The opening f...
UMES names new VP for economic development
Jan. 22, 2013 – Dr. G. Dale Wesson has joined UMES’ administration today as vice president for research and economic development. President Juliette B. Bell announced the appointment earlier this mont...
The Power of a Dream
Jan. 22, 2013 – Dr. Juliette B. Bell, in her first major public address since becoming UMES’ president 6½ months ago, called on celebrants of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to draw inspiration fr...
Joint medical school envisioned in Salisbury
Jan. 17, 2013 — The Eastern Shore could be home to Maryland’s fourth medical school, if the region’s health and education leaders have their way. The Salisbury Daily Times reports in today's edition.
Bell is keynote speaker at 2013 M. L. King tribute
Jan. 16, 2013 – Lower Delmarva’s annual tribute to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will have a University of Maryland Eastern Shore theme Monday, Jan. 21 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center i...
Federal grant to support STEM studies @ UMES
Jan. 16, 2013 – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is the recipient of a $200,000 National Science Foundation grant it will use to grow the ranks of women studying and teaching science, technolo...
Gun control - if not now, when?
Dec. 25, 2012 - Joshua Wright, a University of Maryland Eastern Shore history professor, thinks the prevelance of gun violence is reason enough to put limits on who owns and uses firearms.
Teaching challenges now include student safety
Dec. 20, 2012 - Dr. Karen A. Verbeke, director of teacher education and chair of Department of Education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, weighs in how violent events occuring in K-12 scho...
Par for the course: UMES awards 1st golf management degrees
Dec. 14, 2012 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore carved another niche in its history during its 16th winter commencement exercises when seven young men earned bachelor's degrees in golf manage...
UMES graduates prep for their big day
Dec. 13, 2012 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore holds its 16th annual winter commencement exercises Friday (Dec. 14), when it expects to award 273 degrees, boosting the number of new graduate...
Key UMES official to retire this week
Dec. 12, 2012 — After 22½ years as the director of the Rural Development Center at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Dan Kuennen is retiring from the post from which he helped create thousands...
UMES' Harcum wins 2013 Jefferson Award
Dec. 11, 2012 - Clifton H. Harcum, a 2005 UMES graduate and Residence Director in the university's Office of Residence Life, is one of 16 local winners on the Delmarva Peninsula of the Jefferson Award...
UMES holds Tri-County College Fair
UMES holds Tri-County College Fair
PRINCESS 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 ...
Late Skip McCain named AFCA Trailblazer
Nov. 19, 2012 - Former UMES coach Vernon “Skip” McCain selected as 2012 AFCA Trailblazer award winner.
In memoriam: H. DeWayne Whittington, Ph.D.
Nov. 20, 2012 - Dr. Harrison DeWayne Whittington, a pioneering educator on Maryland's Eastern Shore and an original member of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Board of Visitors, died today a...
Business students compete in 2012 Fed Challenge
Nov. 1, 2012 -- A team of University of Maryland Eastern Shore business students overcame hardships caused by Hurricane Sandy and was again a finalist in an annual academic competition sponsored by th...
Hawks repeat as MEAC VB champions
Nov. 19, 2012 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's women's volleyball earned a second consecutive automatic invitation to play for the national championship after winning the 2012 Mid-Eastern ...
'A cravat is where it's at'
Nov. 16, 2012 - UMES senior Vicente Hernandez has self-produced a compact disk of 10 original free-form poems that he debuted at an "open mic" event earlier this month at a local Princess Anne café.
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 ...
University jazz groups tune up for concert
PRINCESS 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 co...
Exercising to be healthy can also be fun
Nov. 16, 2012 - A small army of energetic - and fit - UMES students descended on Greenwood Elementary School in Princess Anne to show fifth-graders that everyday activities like skipping rope can be f...
Former cabinet member to speak at 2012 winter graduation
Nov. 15, 2012 - Former Health and Human Services secretary Dr. Louis Sullivan will be the 2012 winter commencement speaker at the University of of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Service project provides holiday meals
Nov. 12, 20212 - Four the fourth year in a row, two energetic UMES residence life leaders and students they work with have joined together in a community service project that will ensure several hundr...
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. He is the first UMES student invited to p...
The mysterious link between cold sores and blindness
Dr. Victor Hsia, a pharmaceutical sciences professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, is the recipient of a $750,000 National Institutes of Health grant he will use to underwrite research ...
Music department offers free concerts
PRINCESS 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. 1...
Classes resume @ UMES Wed.
This special file has been created in late Oct. 2012 to keep the UMES community posted on the approaching
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 Institution...
UMES joins new college compact
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is one of 30 public and private colleges and universities forming The Maryland-District of Columbia Campus Compact, a consortium committed to addressing local ...
UMES presents fall theater production
PRINCESS 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 Per...
Health screenings-medication reviews Oct. 24
PRINCESS 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 in observance of...
Haitian Creole class for community outreach offered
PRINCESS 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 For...
Visit the Smithsonian exhibit @ UMES thru Nov. 30
PRINCESS 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...
'Gourmet' dining tickets now on sale
PRINCESS 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 Ho...
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 neede...
Hawk's Nest reaches its golden anniversary Sept. 2012
Sept. 26, 2012 - A landmark Princess Anne eatery, founded by one of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's most respected and beloved educators, was founded 50 years ago this month to fill a void ...
College undergrads jump into startups - Daily Times
Sept. 23, 2012 - Two brothers who are UMES students operate a limosine shuttle business marketed to their peers who want to get back and forth to college from their homes in the Baltimore-Washington a...
UMES to receive $2.5M federal grant
Sept. 17, 2012 - UMES is among 97 of the nation’s historically black institutions that learned it will $2.5 milllion as its share of a $227.9 million federal grant to strengthen academic resources, fi...
Richardson to head football advisory group
Sept. 20, 2012 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced today the formation of an advisory panel to help the institution assess a consultant's report that outlines what fielding a football...
Spanish for healthcare professionals
UMES offers Spanish for healthcare professionals
PRINCESS 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....
New vice president of Institutional Advancement named
Sept. 14, 2012 - Kimberly Conway Dumpson was named today to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s senior leadership post responsible for fund-raising, alumni affairs and communications.
UMES marks 126th milestone with convocation
PRINCESS 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 students in t...
UMES to sponsor 2013 Lower Shore spelling bee
Sept. 12, 2012 - Two Lower Shore public school systems joined the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in announcing the launch of a competiton to identify the region's best speller, who would repres...
U.S. News: UMES remains a top-tier black colleges
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - “U.S. News & World Report” ranked the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in the top tier of the nation’s historically black insistutions in 2012, the sixth consecutive year U...
UMES observes International Day of Peace
PRINCESS ANNE, MD- Wonder what the International Day of Peace on your September calendar is? The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will educate the campus and community during a screening of “Peac...
Workshop guides farmers through grant process
PRINCESS 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 a.m. t...
Pasture and grazing management workshop
Pasture and grazing management workshop for livestock and horse owners
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (August 29, 2012) – A workshop for livestock and horse owners explores new concepts in pa...
Salmonella warning - The Daily Times
Sept. 9, 2012 - University of Maryland Eastern Shore researchers are involved with the study of salmonella and its incidence in processed poultry, a staple of agriculture community on the Delmarva Pen...
UMES hosts week-long events in celebration of its founding
PRINCESS ANNE, MD (August 30, 2012)-What’s a birthday without cake, song, reflection on the past and visions of the future? The University of Maryland Eastern Shore celebrates its annual Founders’ We...
UMES to receive $500,000 federal grant
Aug. 22, 2012 - The National Science Foundation awards UMES a $500,000 grant to underwrite an outreach program that will target high school students about career opportunities in the geosciences.
Freshman move-in day 2012
Aug. 22, 2012 - More than 1,000 students new to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore began moving onto campus as the Office of Residence Life opened dorms as the start of the new academic year app...
UMES holds Ag Field Day Sept. 8
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (August 10, 2012) – Research displays and demonstrations, community and government support agency booths and healthy cooking demonstrations are all a part of Agriculture Field Day ...
UMES fundraising receives national accolades
Aug. 8, 2012 - UMES was the nation's lone historically black institution recognized in 2012 by the independent Council for Advancement and Support of Education for improving its fundraising over the p...
Area educators convene at UMES
Area educators convene at UMES PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(August 8, 2012)-Today, Dr. Juliette B. Bell, president of the University of Maryland EasternShore, welcomed a group of 75 public school teachers, cou...
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 dema...
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 Technolo...
EPA announces new support for Coastal Bays work
July 27, 2012 - Environmental studies students at UMES will be among the beneficiaries of a new federal grant to underwrite training and instruction emphasizing best practices in limiting pollution an...
UMES campers aim for the sky - Daily Times
July 27, 2012 - The sixth annual "Reach for the Stars" summer camp for Lower Shore middle school students culminates with a hands-on launch of model rockets carrying an egg "payload."
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 Shor...
UMES' new partnership ripens - Daily Times
July 15, 2012 -- A new product under development at the Food Science and Technology department at University of Maryland Eastern Shore could change the way people think about tomato juice.
UMES track star London-bound
Rising senior Lenora Guion-Firmin of Martinique, a sprinter on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore track team, has earned a place on the French team that will compete in the 2012 Olympic games in...
PGM student helps the disabled learn to play golf
July 1, 2012 - UMES Professional Golf Management student George Roy is doing an apprenticeship at a Montgomery County (MD) country club, where among his duties is teaching disabled golfers how to play...
Bell takes UMES reins - Daily Times
July 2, 2012 - Dr. Juliette B. Bell spent her first official day as the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 15th leader Monday getting acquainted with her new professional surroundings, which inclu...
UMES welcomes its new president
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...
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 ...
WESM interviews Clarence Clemon's son, Nick
Princess 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 at w...
UMES women's athletics finish in top 10 percent
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, given to the bes...
Free summer program for middle school students
Summer program highlights careers in transportation
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(June 12, 2012) Middle school students in the Tri-County area can still register for the Summer Transportation Insti...
Sheep and goat roundtables
UMES hosts June 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 East...
USM regents set tuition & fees for 2012-13 school year
May 30, 2012 - The University System of Maryland's governing board approved a tuition and fee schedule for the 2012-13 academic year that establishes a 3-percent increase in full-time student tuition ...
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 conjun...
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 un...
Class of 2012 'celebrates its journey'
May 18, 2012 - A record number of degrees were awarded by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore at commencement exercises that concluded the institution's 125th academic year.
Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic returns June 13
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(May 10, 2012) Former Redskins quarterback Doug Williams, the first and only black player in his position to win a Super Bowl (1988), joins the roster of sports celebrities participa...
In the right place ... at the right time
May 8, 2012 - Beth Kellam, a junior at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore studying to be a physician assistant, is being praised for her quick thinking in administering cardiopulmonary resuscita...
UMES experts weigh in on lunch box germs
May 8, 2012 - WBOC-TV news in Salisbury took on the question "What's lurking in your child's lunch box?" and turned to two UMES food science and technology researchers to provide the answer.
Athletics dept. salutes alumni leader, thinclads & kegler
May 7, 2012 - Kimberly Conway Dumpson, Director of Alumni Affairs and Planned Giving at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, is the "Hawk of the Year," joining juniors Andre Walsh, Male Athlete o...
Record spring commencement at UMES
PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (May 7, 2012)When the 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 l...
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 li...
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 Ar...
UMES star wins NCAA award
April 27, 2012 - For the second year in a row, a University of Maryland Eastern Shore bowler has been recognized by the NCAA as the top student-athlete in her sport. Sophomore Megan Buja won the 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 ...
UMES alum named poultry industry's top citizen
April 19, 2012 - Somerset County poultry farmer Doug Green, a University of Maryland Eastern Shore graduate, is the Delmarva Poultry Industry's 2012 "Distinguished Citizen."
Eastern Shore Fan Con descends on UMES
PRINCESS 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 ...
Legislators must finish their budget work
April 24, 2012 - Interim UMES President Mortimer Neufville and Juliette B. Bell, who becomes the university's next president July 1, 2012, co-authored an op-ed article published (today) in The (Salisb...
High school students offered summer language program
PRINCESS 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 w...
UMES 3rd annual research symposium Thursday April 19
April 18, 2012 - UMES' third annual Regional Research Symposium - to be held Thursday, April 19, in the Student Services Center - will emphasize “Building Graduate Education through Undergraduate Pipe...
Tickets still available for Dinner Theater April 19-21
PRINCESS 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 av...
UMES makes a case for bowling dynasty
April 15, 2012 - With UMES Lady Hawk bowlers winning a second consecutive national title and the school's third in five years, the university made an emphatic statement that it is a force to be reckon...
Mike Rabel is UMES' top prof for 2011-12
April 13, 2012 - Michael C. Rabel, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, is the inaugural winner of the newly created Excellence in Teaching Award. Rabel teaches physical...
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 t...
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.
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.
For UMES student, it's summer in the Big Apple
April 10, 2012 - UMES junior will spend six weeks this summer at the The Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Institute, where he will be among 10 undergraduates taking graduate-level seminars in the humanitie...
Lower Shore students share 2012 Pinkett math award honors
April 6, 2012 - Two lower Eastern Shore math students who graduate in May from UMES are co-recipients of the Daniel J. Pinkett Award in Mathematics in recognition of their academic performance during...
Warmann named 2012 Bernstein Award winner
April 5, 2012 - Genevieve Warmann of Baltimore, a senior biology student hoping to combine an interest in biomedical research and a desire to become a dentist, is the 2012 winner of the Richard Bernst...
Guest lecture: Exploring early college options for blacks - April 3
March 30, 2012 - UMES alumnus Russell Irvine returns to campus April 3 as a guest lecturer to talk about his scholarly book,“The African American Quest for Institutions of Higher Education Before the ...
Tracking North Atlantic marine life - in the winter!
March 28, 2012 - While most University System of Maryland students spent their winter break in January relaxing - perhaps at a beach or on the ski slopes - a hardy group of UMES graduate students took...
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” aim...
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 stu...
Justice for Trayvon Martin peace rally
March 27, 2012 - A rally in memory of Trayvon Martin, a Florida teen gunned down by a neighborhood security guard in Sanford, Fla., attracted some 150 somber University of Maryland Eastern Shore stude...
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 Cen...
NASA's Charles Bolden will be 2012 graduation speaker
March 26, 2012 -- Charles F. Bolden, Jr., the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s top official and retired U.S. Marine Corps general, will deliver the graduation address May 18 at the Univ...
UMES hosts Health and Wellness Festival, March 28
PRINCESS 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.m. in the Student Services Center...
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 ...
UMES dean elected leader of national organization
March 16, 2012 - Dr. Jennifer Keane-Dawes, dean of UMES' School of Graduate Studies, will serve as president of the Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools for 2012-2014 following a February el...
UMES alumni welcome Bell with a surprise
March 14, 2012 -- President designee Juliette B. Bell spent a whirlwind first day on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus that started with a formal introductory gathering where she was pre...
UMES salutes Irish-American Heritage Month 2012
Interim UMES President Mortimer Neufville issued a proclamation recognizing March as Irish-American Heritage Month in recogntion of the contributions the nation of Ireland and its citizens have made ...
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...
New UMES president named
March 7, 2012 - Juliette B. Bell, a senior administrator at Central State University, will be the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s next president, Patricia S. Florestano, chair of the University...
Singing alongside pop music legends
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 6, 2012) - A remarkably touching moment occurred at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 2012 Gala that featured the legendary music duo, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis...
UMES cheer squad earns MEAC honors
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore cheerleading squad was among the top performers at the 2012 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Cheerleading Championship event being held in conjunction with the ...
Celebrities earn honorary degrees from UMES
PRINCESS ANNE, MD -- (March 4, 2012) -- Five celebrities from the entertainment world, who helped brighten an overcast late winter weekend that served as the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 13t...
At UMES Gala, the real stars are the students - editorial
PRINCESS ANNE, MD -- (March 2, 2012) -- While the spotlight shines on entertainment world celebrities who attend the UMES Gala again this year, the real stars of the annual fund-raiser are the student...
UMES 2012 Gala stars arrive in Ocean City
OCEAN 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 ...
Gala celebrity guests to receive honorary degrees
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Feb. 28, 2012)-Celebrity guests appearing March 3 at the 2012 University of Maryland Eastern Shore Gala, “Lights, Camera, Action!” will receive honorary degrees.
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 Univ...
WMDT: UMES celebrates its rich Black history
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Feb. 24, 2012 - Eldon Hayman and his nephew, Joseph, were among those who participated in a 2012 homecoming event at UMES where historian Eric Jodlbauer delivered a lecture on his ...
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.
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 successfu...
'Fair and Lovely' opening reception at Mosley Gallery
Princess 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, University of Maryland E...
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 curren...
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. ...
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 Homecomin...
UMES history professor, students weigh in on new genealogy discovery
Dr. Kathryn Barrett-Gaines and several of her history students talk with WMDT News about a recent Virginia Historical Society announcement that it had discovered the names of nearly 3,200 slaves in an...
Legislature salutes UMES on its 125th anniversary
UMES Day in Annapolis was a special one in 2012; state lawmakers adopted congratulatory resolutions acknowledging the university's 125th academic year that now become a permanent part of the state rec...
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 the guest lecturer for Black History Month at the University of Maryland Eastern Sh...
A bird's eye view of the bottom of the world
Intrepid history professor T.H. Baughman has spent four decades researching, visiting and writing about early 20th century expeditions to Antarctica, considered the last terrestial frontier on earth. ...
2012 Prayer breakfast tickets now on sale
An important and popular event is the University of Maryland Eastern Shore academic calendar is the Interfaith Prayer Breakfast, which will be held Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. in the Student ...
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-...
Tickets now on sale for HRM gourmet luncheon series
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 Shore.
UMES solar farm garners local 'Environmental Star' honor
Jan. 19, 2012 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s pioneering efforts to develop a solar-energy collection system on campus today earned it the WMDT/Mountaire Farms “Environmental Star Award,"...
Seven celebrities set for UMES Gala
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(January 9, 2012) Seven Hollywood stars have signed-on to appear March 3 at the 2012 University of Maryland Eastern Shore Gala, “Lights, Camera, Action!.” The third year for a celeb...
Virginia city to honor Frank Trigg with historic marker
LYNCHBURG, Va. (Dec. 30, 2011) -- Lynchburg will honor leading educator and former slave, Frank J. Trigg Jr., by erecting a historical marker in his honor, Virginia officials announced in late Decembe...
Gala 2012 tickets on sale beginning January 3
PRINCESS 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 Sho...
UMES awards 269 degrees during 2011 winter commencement
Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown delivered the 2011 winter commencement address at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, which awarded 269 degrees during a two-hour ceremony Dec. 16.
McDonald's encourages future entrepreneurs
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Dec. 9, 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 ...
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 ...
IBM-UMES partnership featured in Wall Street Journal publication
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and computer-giant IBM are partners in creating specialized college-level courses designed to make graduates competitive in the Information Technology job mark...
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 Univers...
Foreign Language Instructional Center featured at D.C. event
As part of its celebration of International Education Week, the U.S. Department of Education invited University of Maryland Eastern Shore educators to talk about the role the new Foreign Language Inst...
2011 winter commencement set for Dec. 16
An estimated 240 degree candidates for December graduation at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Dec. 16 will hear from commencement speaker Anthony Brown, Maryland's lieutenant governor. The ev...
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 soun...
Greenhouse fire cause determined
Spontaneous combustion of peat moss used to grow exotic orchids appears to be the cause of a Nov. 27, 2011 fire that heavily damanged a commercial greenhouse the University of Maryland Eastern Shore w...
Fire heavily damages orchid greenhouse at UMES
A mid-afternoon fire in a greenhouse on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus where orchids are grown commercially by a tenant heavily damaged the aluminum-frame structure Sunday (Nov. 27), ...
A day of Thanksgiving - 2011
The 2011 UMES Thanksgiving food drive organized by the Office of Residence Life met its goal of helping 600 Eastern Shore families.
Hawks volleyball scores 1st MEAC tourney title
For the first time in school history, the UMES Lady Hawks' volleyball team is the MEAC tournament champion, which carries an automatically bid to the 2011 NCAA national championship tournament.
National broadcast features former Hawk golfer
Fred Engh says being a minority at Maryland State College, a historically black institution, in the early 1960s presented unique challenges and opportunities that shaped his adult life as an advocate ...
UMES team excels at 2011 College Fed Challenge
A team of University of Maryland Eastern Shore business students took runner-up honors at a qualifying round of a national collegiate competition based on real-life monetary policy challenges the Fede...
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....
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.
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.
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 Ro...
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.
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.
USDA awards UMES rural development funds
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Rural Development Center will receive $75,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of its ongoing partnership to promote job growth in rural commu...
Concert Choir performs Nov. 13 under new director
UMES Concert Choir performs under new director PRINCESS ANNE, MD (Oct. 27, 2011) When the University of Maryland Concert Choir takes to the stage Nov. 13 for its annual fall concert, the group will be...
Donors' gifts 'brought joy'
The 2011 UMES President's Donors Reception provided university supporters and the students they help with their generous gifts to get acquainted. The event's highlight was the announcement UMES had ra...
Marine-fisheries science center secures new federal grant
With Oregon State University as a new education parnter, the Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center based at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has a five-year, $15 million commitmen...
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.
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 nati...
UMES International Development Lecture Series
PRINCESS 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.
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 F...
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 w...
IBM recognizes UMES business prof with 2nd award
Bryant C. Mitchell, a long-time UMES business professor and alumnus, is the recipient of a second IBM Faculty Award in recognition of his pioneering work to help the computer manufacturer and universi...
Paul Trotter elected UMES alumni president
Paul S. Trotter Sr. of Upper Marlboro, Md. ('74) willserve as president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore' alumni association until 2013. He was elected to the post earlier this year.
UMES partners with Chinese university
As part of its efforts to extend the global reach of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, the Office of International Development Programs established a pioneering partnership with a university ...
UMES delegation lobbies for federal park
A delegation of UMES students and faculty traveled to Washington, D.C. in mid-September to voice support for federal legislation that would create a national park in two states - Maryland and New York...
UMES athletics now accepting nominations for Hall of Fame
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...
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...
State senator to speak at Phyicians Assistants' Week lecture
State senator to speak at PA Week lecture at UMES 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 ...
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 an the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s International Dev...
'I do love UMES ...'
Activities for Founders' Week 2011 included a special Saturday brunch, which attracted descendants of important figures at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore during its first 125 years.
Wind power: the next energy frontier
Before the start of a Mid-Atlantic Wind Energy Institute forum Sept. 14 at UMES, the Maryland Hawk Corp., the university's non-profit affiliate, announced it is forming a renewable energy development ...
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 the...
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 Journal of Soil and Water Conservation’s Best Research Paper...
U.S. News & World Report rates UMES 25th among HBCUs
Magazine lists UMES in top tier of black colleges U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” ratings PRINCESS ANNE, MD (Sept. 13) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore continues to move up in the...
'Let us be vigilant'
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore remembered the victims of Sept. 11, 2001 with a "Remembrance Day Observance" that included the placing of a patriotic wreath on the flag plaza and testimontial...
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.
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.
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 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...
UMES embarks on its 125th academic year
Classes for the fall semester at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore begin Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2011, the start of the institution's 125th academic year
UMES awakens Sunday to Irene's aftermath
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore awoke Sunday morning to find the campus relatively unscathed by the fury of slow-moving Hurricane Irene and students already looking ahead to a busy first week...
UMES hurricane alert - Aug. 28 - 9 a.m.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore students planning to move into on campus housing are encouraged to wait until Monday, Aug. 29.
Rare earthquake rattles nerves at UMES
There were no injuries or damage to property on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus following Tuesday's surprising mid-Atlantic earthquake believed to have originated in central Virginia.
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.
UMES welcomes back Neufville as interim president
Fifteen years after leaving the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to pursue work in Washington, D.C. as a national land-grant institution advocate. Dr. Mortimer H. Neufville is "back home" in Princ...
UMES leader sparked growth
Dr. Thelma B. Thompson led a series of advances in academics, technology and commercial projects during her nine years as president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, but she is reluctant to...
UMES joins Dartmouth initiative to curb binge drinking
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(August 2, 2011) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore hopes to contribute some unique input as the only Historically Black College and University to be selected as a member of th...
Alumni chime in on UMES search
The first of three "town hall" meetings inviting input on qualities and credentials a search committee should look for in the next University of Maryland Eastern Shore president was held on campus Jul...
Presidential search 'town hall' meetings set
A town hall meeting will be held on campus Tuesday, July 19, from 6:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. to collect input and ideas to help guide the search for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore s next preside...
Nearly $15 million raised for UMES
A seven-year effort to raise $14 million for endowed scholarships and educational projects at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore ended June 30 roughly $1 million ahead of its goal.
USM regents salute Thompson as 'exemplary'
As Thelma B. Thompson winds down her nine-year tenure as president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, she is being saluted by education and public opinion leaders for myriad of accomplishmen...
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 ow...
Scholarship fund honors D. Page Elmore
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (June 21, 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 le...
Zoumenou receives President's Volunteer Service Award
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – Dr. Virginie Zoumenou is one of only 56 volunteers awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award, a prestigious national honor offered in recognition of volunteer service.
In memoriam: UMES alumnus Clarence Clemons
Before he was rocker Bruce Springsteen's "Big Man" in the E Street Band, Clarence A. Clemons of Norfolk, Va. was a music education major who matriculated in the early 1960s to Maryland State College, ...
UMES to expand its science degree offerings
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore continues to build its case as Doctoral / Research-Intensive institution recognized by the Carnegie Foundation by adding three new science degrees: a bachelor'...
UMES - IBM help grads land jobs
University of Maryland Eastern Shore professors and engineers and executives from IBM have partnered to make modificatons to the School of Business and Technology's curriculum that should help informa...
UMES named co-recipient of $1M federal education grant
May 27, 2011 - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University secured a $1 million federal grant they will use jointly during the next four years to offer the Lower Eastern Shore Sc...
Neufville to return to UMES as interim president
Mortimer Neufville, a former administrator at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore under late President William P. Hytche, retuns to Princess Anne in mid-August to serve as interim president. He w...
Mortimer Neufville returns to UMES as interim president
Mortimer H. Neufville, who was a senior administrator at the University of Maryland Easter Shore from 1983 until 1996, will serve as interim president when Dr. Thelma B. Thompson retires from the post...
TV personalities speak at UMES sponsored conference
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Mary 26, 2011) Television personalities Judge Glenda Hatchett, Donna Brazile, Omari Hardwick, Fonzworth Bentley, Lecia Rives and Timothy Dean will address student leaders at a confe...
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,...
Free mini health fair at UMES May 26
The charter class of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's new pharmacy program will be putting its studies to the test Thursday, May 26, when members hold a 2½-hour free health advice and screen...
New Foreign Language Instructional Center opens
A federal Department of Education grant has enabled the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to offer a new approach to instruction in foreign languages, particularly those less commonly taught but of...
PGA pioneer Jim Dent to play 2011 Shell celebrity golf tourney
UMES alumnus and pro football Hall-of-Famer Art Shell is again lending his name to a celebrity golf tournament at Great Hope Golf Course near Westover, MD to help his alma mater raise money in support...
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.
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,...
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 be...
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.
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 ...
UMES 2011 spring commencement
Approximately 384 University of Maryland Eastern Shore students are candidates for degrees that will be awarded on May 20, including 61 who anticipate receiving master’s degrees and eight who have fin...
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-flig...
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...
UMES: Home of America's best collegiate bowlers
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's women's bowling team established itself as the nation's best squad by winning the 2011 United States Bowling Congress Intercollegiate Team Championship, the ...
Campus blood drives produce encouraging results
UMES student volunteers participated in a public service initiative April 13 enabling the Blood Bank of Delmarva to collect 63 pints of blood donations as well as generating goodwill by doing landscap...
UMES celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with Big Band Bash
PRINCESS 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.
Agriculture researcher targets seafood safety
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (April 14, 2011)Five years worth of research aimed at improving the safety and quality characteristics of seafood is what distinguishes Dr. Salina Parveen, a member of the Agricult...
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.
'Southern Sudan's Transition' kicks off 2011 lecture series
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 14, 2011) – The Office of International Development Programs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will kick off its 2011 International Development Lecture Series on W...
UMES researcher wins National Water Program award
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (April 4, 2011)Research Associate Professor Fawzy Hashem is a recipient of the 2010 Project of Excellence award from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture National Water P...
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.
New dean of the School of Arts and Professions named
Dr. Timothy H. Baughman, a historian by training, is the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s new dean of the School of Arts and Professions. Dr. Charles Williams, vice president of academic affairs...
Conference probes health disparity challenges
UMES was the site for a day-long conference April12 that attracted nearly 100 health care professionals, educators, scientists, community and public policy leaders looking to identifiy and bridge the ...
Students recognized at Honors Convocation 2011
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(April 7, 2011)The University of Maryland Eastern Shore recognized almost 700 undergraduate students for academic excellence during the 58th annual Honors Convocation today—among the...
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...
UMES joins the ranks of business school elite
UMES' undergraduate business degree program has achieved initial accreditation from AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - ending a six-year effort and maki...
UMES to host Health and Wellness Festival(2)
PRINCESS 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 Cent...
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 (NIFA) recently awarded the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, in partnership with Cornell University an...
Small Farm Program offers spring series
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (March 9, 2011)Small farmers on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland can bank on the benefits a series of upcoming events for the month of April will bring. Beginning Saturday, Apr...
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 lea...
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 op...
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.
UMES claims MEAC Bowling Championship
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. ...
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.
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 Cente...
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.
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...
Students talk relationships with actor-comedian Finesse Mitchell
Former SNL cast member to speak at UMES PRINCESS ANNE, MD (March 8, 2011)Finesse Mitchell, a former cast member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” is scheduled to speak at the university on Tues., March ...
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 Sho...
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 t...
Prayer opens UMES homecoming
Justine Toms Willis, whose New Dimension's radio show is heard on WESM-FM (93.1) based at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, was the keynote speaker at the 2011 President's Interfaith Prayer Br...
Hawk alumni welcomed home
After a hiatus dating back to the mid-1990s, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Alumni Affairs office revived the traditional homecoming parade, which attracted a joyous gathering along the ro...
UMES preps for big gala
Students in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Hotel and Restaurant Management program play an integral role each year in the annual Gala on campus that raises money for scholarships.
Jazz ensemble spring concert features jazz recording artist
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Feb. 17, 2011)Gabrielle Goodman, a longtime Berklee College of Music voice professor and jazz recording artist, shares her talent with campus and community as she appears at the Uni...
WESM recognized as best jazz station
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Feb. 17, 2011)A recent article in Radio World, a leading radio industry magazine read by broadcast radio owners, managers and engineers, lists WESM 91.3 FM as the best jazz station ...
UMES names new dean of library services
PRINCESS ANNE (Feb. 11, 2011) – Dr. Ellis B. Beteck is the new dean of library services at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
Dean of the School of Graduate Studies named
PRINCESS ANNE (Feb. 11, 2011) – For the past three years, Dr. Jennifer Keane-Dawes has served as interim leader of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s graduate school.
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.
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...
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 o...
UMES pledges to aid student veterans
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....
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.
Hawk bowling streamed live this weekend on BOWL.com
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 the United...
UMES to hold President's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Jan. 27, 2011) – An Interfaith Prayer Breakfast scheduled for Friday, Feb. 25, signals the start of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s 2011 homecoming celebration.
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. Vir...
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.
Gift continues supporting political interns
(Jan. 10, 2011) – Three upperclassmen at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be working as interns for state lawmakers during the 2011 General Assembly session and get a full semester of aca...
UMES professors to participate in STEM leadership training
Two Univesity of Maryland Eastern Shore science professors - Dr. Linda R. Johnson, an associate professor of biology, and Dr. Jeurel Singleton, an associate professor of entemology - will join peers f...
Proud parents cheer on grads
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore held is 14th winter commencement Dec. 17 and handed out degrees a record number 341 degrees during the mid-year graduation exercises. Guest honorees included D...
'Hollywood on the Shore' Gala cast set
A quintet of award-winning entertainers from stage, film and television will lend their names to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's annual scholarship gala in 2011. LeVar Burton, David Alan Gr...
Actress Sharon Stone to Headline UMES' 2011 Gala
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 10, 2010) - Sharon Stone, the award-winning actress and AIDS-awareness activist, will attend the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s 12th annual scholarship gala in March....
Student-athletes to benefit from scholarship
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(November 22, 2010)Johnny Sample, who began and ended his colorful 11-year professional football career playing in two landmark games, will now officially be remembered closer to his...
Couple Gives Back to Their Alma Mater
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (December 6, 2010)Two retired educators who are University of Maryland Eastern Shore graduates are starting The Loretta and Daniel Savoy Fund for Human Ecology to help future stude...
Seniors Show Off Artistic Talent at Mosely Gallery
PRINCESS ANNE – (November 23, 2010)Senior art majors at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore have spent the last four years honing their skills in graphic design, “funny book” art, mixed media, pa...
Gospel Choir Unites Community with Worship Songs and Dance
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (November 23, 2010)A junior studying rehabilitation at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Lamar Clark relishes a chance to “spread the word of God through song” during the u...
UMES Awards Degrees at 2010 Winter Commencement
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Dec. 2, 2010) - Winter graduation exercises at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be Friday, Dec. 17, in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center. The 14th annual ceremony...
UMES Gala Tickets on Sale
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(November 30, 2010)“Hollywood on the Shore,” the theme for the 2011 Gala at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, promises to provide another star-studded soiree to be remembered...
Alumna Creates Fund for Music Program
Kathleen Talbert, Class of 1951, recently established the Clarice J. Michaels Fund with a $10,000 gift in memory of the former head of the Music Department Clarice J. Michaels and Dr. John Taylor Will...
TV Report on Religion Features UMES Students
Ten UMES students took a multiple-choice test in October that they did not study for and received no grade. They took it with a TV camera rolling and discussed their reactions and results.
Perdue Continues Support of Graduate Research
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Nov. 16, 2010)Michline Brice and Robert Korir are the recipients of 2010 Perdue Food Science and Technology Scholarships. The Perdue scholarship is a $5,000 merit award that goes...
UMES Hosts Construction Management Lecture
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Nov. 12, 2010)Louis Henry Gilford may not be a household name on the Eastern Shore, but some of the high-profile locations of some of his company’s design/build projects should be v...
UMES Secures $5M Marine Science Research Grant
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology received a $5 million National Science Foundation grant this fall to study water quality in coastal...
'Town & Gown' Merge to Make Art Show a Reality
Free-lance photographer Joey Gardner delivered on a promise he made during his successful 2010 campaign for a seat on the Princess Anne Town Council and provided three University of Maryland Eastern S...
Shaping School Leaders
For nearly a decade, school reform has been the buzz phrase ricocheting between the print media, the nightly news on television and all corners of the Internet. It is a topic of discussion from groce...
Reddick Receives CFRM Certification
PRINCESS ANNE, Md.-(November 1, 2010) Chenita Reddick, director of advancement services at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, recently received the Certified Fundraising Manager (CFRM) credenti...
Verizon Foundation Supports Teacher Education with a $50,000 Grant to UMES
PRINCESS ANNE, Md.-(November 8, 2010) Future educators at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) will benefit from valuable technology-based training and internships through a $50,000 grant f...
UMES Hosts National Conference on Improving Students Achievement and Teaching Quality
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – (Nov. 5, 2010) – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Department of Education is co-hosting a national conference Nov. 8 in partnership with the Educational Testing Service ...
UMES Hosts National Testing Conference
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Nov. 5, 2010) – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Department of Education is hosting a national conference Nov. 8 for colleagues who train primary and secondary teachers ...
Fall Event Features Wind Ensemble and Concert Band
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(November 4, 2010) Music to the ears, the UMES Wind Ensemble and Concert Band perform their annual fall concert on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the ...
UMES Students Celebrate Culture at Ethnic Festival
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (November 2, 2010) Representing more than 50 different countries, a contingent of international students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will join in the national obser...
Concert Choir Performs Annual Event
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(October 29, 2010)-As crisp and clear as the autumn sky, the voices of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir will ring through the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Per...
Tri-County College Fair(2)
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(October 25, 2010)Activity on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus takes on a new fervor Tuesday, Nov. 9, when buses roll in from high schools in and out of the area deliv...
UMES Pep Band Debuts
PRINCESS ANNE, MD (Oct. 25, 2010) - The slogan on a 2010 version of “Hawk Hysteria” T-shirts said, “The Day Everything Changed.”
Community Service Project Provides Holiday Meals
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(October 22, 2010)A University of Maryland Eastern Shore community service project looks to area businesses to help present some 300 needy families in Somerset County with a Thanksgi...
UMES Enrollment Eclipses 4,500
PRINCESS ANNE – (Oct. 5, 2010) - Enrollment at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has topped 4,500 students for the first time in the institution’s 124-year history.
Pharmacists in high demand
When Bill Harbester of Bethany Beach started as a stock boy at a drugstore, pharmacists had very little interaction with the customers. But with more new drugs on the market and a shift in how -- and ...
Thunderin' Hawks Pep Band debuts
The dream of a few alumni has come to fruition with the creation of the Thunderin’ Hawks Pep Band—a credit to a collaborative effort by alumni and campus partners.
Drama Society to Present God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(October 12, 2010)A cast and crew of over 30 members of UMES’ Drama Society along with university faculty and staff will present “God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse and a...
Mosely Gallery hosts the comic book art of Michael Golden
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(October 12, 2010)Comic book artist and writer Michael Golden opens an exhibit at the Mosely Gallery on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore featuring his work crea...
UMES Awards Doctorates to Largest Physical Therapy Class
Heather Bennett saw up close how a physical therapist can make a difference in someone’s life when Bennett’s mother tore one of her anterior cruciate ligaments, also known as an ACL. The therapist wo...
UMES President Speaks at NAACP Banquet--Looks to Future
SALISBURY (Oct. 3, 2010) -- Organizers of the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet in Wicomico County have always invited a guest speaker with ties to education, but at Saturday’s fifth annual milestone event, ...
HAWKS Have Large Turn-out for Relay for Life
SALISBURY, MD — (September 29, 2010) In a continual effort to support the community, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Athletic Department participated in the annual Wicomico County Relay for L...
UMES Offers Gourmet Dining Series
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 30, 2010) - Chef Ralston Whittingham and his advanced culinary arts students in the Commercial Food Production course at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are placing...
UMES Yearbook Collection Goes Digital(3)
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Sept. 30, 2010) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Frederick Douglass Library has digitized a half-century of "The Hawk" yearbooks – from the first volume in 1959 through...
Open House Welcomes High School Seniors
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Oct. 1, 2010) - High school seniors are invited this Saturday to attend the first in a series of open house events at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne.
Yearbook Collection Goes Digital(2)
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(September 27, 2010)The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Frederick Douglass Library has digitized a half-century of The Hawk yearbooks – from the first volume in 1959 through 2...
Yearbook Collection Goes Digital
PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (September 27, 2010)The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Frederick Douglass Library has digitized a half-century of The Hawk yearbooks – from the first volume in 1959 through...
UMES Yearbook Collection Goes Digital(2)
PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (September 27, 2010)The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Frederick Douglass Library has digitized a half-century of The Hawk yearbooks – from the first volume in 1959 through ...
UMES Yearbook Collection Goes Digital
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Frederick Douglass Library has digitized a half-century of The Hawk yearbooks – from the first volume in 1959 through 2009.
Former UMES Professor Talks About the World's Water Woes
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Sept. 30, 2010) Dr. Jack Wennersten returned to his professional roots this week when he challenged University of Maryland Eastern Shore students, who attended his guest lectures,...
UMES Jazz Ensemble prepares for Fall Concert
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(September 28, 2010)Refueled by a spring trip to the Ocho Rios International Jazz Festival in Jamaica, the University of Maryland Jazz Ensemble prepares for their traditional opener ...
Saxophonist Brian Perez performs concert
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(September 27, 2010)Brian Perez, lecturer of woodwinds at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, will perform a saxophone recital on Sunday, Oct., 3, at 4 p.m. in the Ella Fitzger...
South African Lecturer Shares Art Knowledge with UMES
PRINCESS ANNE (Sept. 21, 2010) – South African artist Dr. Nombeko Mpako will host a discussion on “Contemporary African Arts and Crafts” on Wed., Sept. 22, in the Student Services Center Theater at 7 ...
Maryland Partnership Expands Broadband to Lower Shore
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Sept., 16, 2010) Traditionally underserved cities on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland can now look forward to broadband service, the result of a $3.2 million USDA grant and a p...
UMES Awards 23 Doctor of Physical Therapy Degrees During Convocation
PRINCESS ANNE – (Sept. 14, 2010) – Twenty-three University of Maryland Eastern Shore students received their doctor of physical therapy degrees recently during a graduation ceremony held in conjunctio...
Local Trust Makes Major Donation to UMES HRM Students
PRINCESS ANNE, MD (Sept. 16, 2010) – University of Maryland Eastern Shore students who want to work in the hospitality industry have a friend in the Thomas G. Hanley Trust.
UMES UME Gears Up For 2010 Small Farm Conference
PRINCESS ANNE, MD –(September 13, 2010)- Back by popular demand, this year’s Small Farm Conference offers the most in depth, industry specific information available for the gardening enthusiasts as we...
UMES Researchers Worth Their Weight In Gold
PRINCESS ANNE, MD (September 13, 2010) - University of Maryland Eastern Shore researchers are experiencing a stellar year, having been awarded nearly 10 percent of the Capacity Building Grants awarded...
Delmarva Philanthropist Helps UMES Freshmen Pay for Textbooks
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Sept. 8, 2010) – Five University of Maryland Eastern Shore freshmen are starting their college careers with help from a prominent funeral director on Delmarva.
UMES Celebrates Founders' Week
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has seen some changes over the 124-year span of its history. The institution has grown from the one building, one faculty member and nine students of the orig...
UMES Faculty Show Artistic Talent in Fall Exhibit
PRINCESS ANNE, MD –(August 25, 2010)-The Mosely Gallery at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will host its annual fall exhibition, “Fresh! New Work by Fine-Arts Faculty,” from September 2 throu...
To Sir, With Love Author to Receive Honorary Degree from UMES
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (Sept. 2, 2010) – E.R. Braithwaite – physicist, social worker, U.N. ambassador – will receive an honorary degree Tuesday, Sept. 14, during the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’...
Huricane Earl Final Update
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, 1:30 p.m.)-Little to no effect has been felt in the immediate UMES campus area from Hurricane Earl as it makes its way up the coast.
UMES Students Showcase Drawing, Storytelling Skills
PRINCESS ANNE (Aug. 27, 2010) -- Rob Bennett has been interested in drawing comic books since he was a teenager. Bennett would doodle on any type of paper he could get his hands on, including a brown...
Magazine Lists UMES Among HBCU Elite
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 17, 2010) - Peers continue to rank the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in the upper tier of historically black institutions, according to the latest U.S News & World...
Tickets On Sale Now To UMES Night Out at the Shorebirds
PRINCESS ANNE, Md.—August 11, 2010-The Delmarva Shorebirds will play host the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) on September 3, when the campus celebrates College Colors Day at Arthur W. Per...
UMES Welcomes Frst Pharm.D. Students
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – August 12, 2010-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore launched its newest doctoral studies program in August with the arrival of the inaugural class of pharmacy students.
UMES Program Aims to Produce Leaders for Area’s Schools
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Area school administrators-as well as those across the state and nation- can now look to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to provide them with a new opportunity to receive st...
UMES Welcomes First Pharm.D. Students
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore launched its newest doctoral studies program in August with the arrival of the inaugural class of pharmacy students.
Camp Inspires Students to Reach for the Stars
PRINCESS ANNE, MD -July 27, 2010-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosted its annual “Reach for the Stars” Summer Science Camp in cooperation with NASA and Mid-Atlantic Institute for Space and ...
UMES Names New Public Relations Director
UMES Names New Public Relations Director
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – Bill Robinson has joined the staff of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore as director of public relations.
Robinson is a pro...
Getting a Hawk’s Eye View
University of Maryland Eastern Shore backs new flight design research
Dr. C. Dennis Ignasias – 1939-2010
Dr. C. Dennis Ignasias – 1939 2010 PRINCESS ANNE, MD – (July 19, 2010) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus community is in mourning for C. Dennis Ignasias, a long time administrator who di...
Eastern Shore Educational Icons Honored by Sojourner-Douglass
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-July 14, 2010-Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore awarded Dr. Thelma B. Thompson, president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and William T. Middleton III, former supe...
National Science Foundation Grants $699,998 to UMES for New PSM Degree
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-July 14, 2010-The first of its kind in the nation, a Professional Science Master’s Degree in quantitative fisheries and resource economics will be offered at the University of Maryla...
UMES Chef Instructor Wins National Healthy Cheese Recipe Contest
PRINCESS ANNE, MD, July 12, 2010 - An abundance of pumpkins in Susan Callahan’s kitchen at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore at Shady Grove inspired the chef instructor to create an award-winni...
Choice Hotels Funds UMES Summer Internships for Hospitality Students
Choice Hotels Funds UMES Summer Internships for Hospitality Students PRINCESS ANNE, MD June 30, 2010 Two students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will learn valuable skills related to thei...
New and Beginning Farmer Interest Meetings
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – Do you have a desire to farm, but don’t know where to start? Regardless of your age, gender, race, education or nationality, Farm Management Specialist Erroll Mattox wants to talk...
UMES Chosen for Eisenhower HBCU Fellowship
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – June 9, 2010-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been awarded a grant totaling $20,500 from this year’s Dwight David Eisenhower HBCU Fellowship. Five students were select...
USM Board of Regents Approves Two New Academic Programs for UMES
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-June 18, 2010-The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents approved two new academic programs for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore today during a meeting at the R...
UMES Proclaims June 15 as African American Golfers Hall of Fame Day
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s President Thelma B. Thompson has proclaimed June 15, 2010 as African American Golfers Hall of Fame Day at the university.
Naleppa Named to UMES Board of Visitors
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-June 10, 2010-Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Naleppa, president and CEO of Peninsula Regional Medical Center and Peninsula Regional Health System in Salisbury, Md., was recently named to the U...
Small Farmer Bus Tour Slated for Late June
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – May 28, 2010-Summer days promise an opportunity for small farmers on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Delaware to join the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Small Farm O...
Winners of the 2010 High School Art Contest
Winners of the 2010 High School Art Contest PRINCESS ANNE, MD – May 28, 2010 Three Lower Shore students earned $100 in art supplies by showing off their skills using colorful pastels, pencils and a ca...
UMES Inducted into the African American Golfers Hall of Fame
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-June 8, 2010-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) was recently inducted into the African American Golfers Hall of Fame (AAGHOF) at ceremonies held in Palm Beach Gardens, F...
UMES Wins MEAC’s Highest Graduate Rate Award
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.—May 28, 2010-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) was recognized during a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) reception at the Norfolk Marriott Waterside Hotel on Wed...
Civil Rights Leader and Radio Host Rev. Al Sharpton to Speak at UMES
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – May 23, 2010-One of America’s most-renowned civil rights leaders, Rev. Al Sharpton will serve as the keynote speaker at the 14th annual National Association of Student Affairs Pro...
UMES’ Capital Campaign Receives $30,000 Donation from Walgreens
PRINCESS ANNE, MD- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s capital campaign recently received a $30,000 donation from Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain with 7,507 locations.
UMES Honors High School Artists
PRINCESS ANNE, MD, May 26, 2010 – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will award prizes as part of a competition for high school students enrolled in art classes in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcest...
UMES Hosts Free, Two-Day Grant Writing Workshop
PRINCESS ANNE, MD –May, 20, 2010- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is scheduled to host a free, two-day grant writing and capacity building workshop titled “The Art and Science of Grant Writin...
Hazel Scholars Pay Tribute to Benefactor
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-May 17, 2010-The Hazel Scholars Luncheon gave students, faculty and administrators the opportunity to pay tribute to the late Richard F. Hazel, who donated a $3 million gift to the U...
Henson Scholars and Leaders Express Gratitude
PRINCESS ANNE, MD- May 17, 2010-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Henson Scholars and Henson Leaders expressed their gratitude for the continued support of Richard A. Henson through the Henson ...
Art Shell Celebrity Golf Classic Returns to Shore
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-May 13, 2010-The legendary Art Shell, pro football Hall of Famer and University of Maryland Eastern Shore alumnus, returns to the Shore on June 15 and 16 to host other NFL greats and...
UMES Awards Honorary Degrees at Spring Commencement
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-May 10, 2010-Two African-American celebrities and two champions of progress in Africa will receive honorary degrees at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s 123rd annual spring ...
UMES Presents Spring Chamber Ensemble Recital
PRINCESS ANNE, MD- May 4, 2010-Under the direction of woodwinds instructor Brian Perez, the UMES Saxophone Quartet performed at this year’s 33rd annual Saxophone Symposium in Fairfax, Va.
Gospel Choir to Perform Spring Concert
PRINCESS ANNE, MD- May 5, 2010-The UMES Gospel Choir, under the direction of English faculty member Dr. Della Dameron-Johnson, will perform its Spring Concert on Saturday, May 8, at 5 p.m. in the Ella...
Cicely Tyson to Address Spring Graduates at UMES
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-April 25, 2010-Emmy award-winning actress Cicely Tyson will address some 440 graduates of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore as the keynote speaker for the 2010 spring commenc...
UMES Researcher Receives Local Award
PRINCESS ANNE, MD –Dr. Jeanine Harter-Dennis is the 2010 recipient of the coveted Delmarva Poultry Industry’s (DPI) Medal of Achievement for her nearly 30 years of teaching and research at the Univers...
USM Recognizes UMES Faculty Through Regents’ Awards
PRINCESS ANNE, MD- April 22, 2010-Drs. Joseph Arumala and Raymond Blakely of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are this year’s recipients of the University System of Maryland Regents’ Faculty A...
Area High School Musicians and Choristers to Join in UMES Concert
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Area musicians from Parkside, James M. Bennett, Washington, Crisfield, Snow Hill, Delmar, Holly Grove, Seaford, Laurel and Colonel Richardson high schools will join the University of...
Genealogy Workshop Offers Tips to Tracing Ancestry
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-An African-American genealogy workshop will be held at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in the Frederick Douglass Library on Saturday, April 24, from 3-6 p.m. Kimberly Conway...
Evans Builders contributes to UMES Construction Management Program
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Wayne K. Evans, president of Evans Builders Inc. of Salisbury, has made a $2,500 gift to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and its Construction Management Technology (CMT) Pro...
Fine Art Student Show Opens at Mosely Gallery
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – April 6, 2010-Students, who are currently enrolled in studio art courses at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, will have their work on display in the Mosely Gallery during t...
Henson Honors Program Inaugural Speakers Forum
PRINCESS ANNE – March 30, 2010-The Richard A. Henson Honors Program Inaugural Speakers Forum will host on talk on “National Security and Civil Liberties” at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on...
UMES To Compete at Honda Campus All-Star Challenge
PRINCESS ANNE, MD- Students from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will join 47 other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in a battle of academic prowess at the 21st annual Hon...
Hettiarachchi Outstanding Student Award Recipients
PRINCESS ANNE, MD- In honor of her late parents, Apsara Hettiarachchi donated $1,000 to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to be awarded to a high-achieving student in the Department of Natural ...
Ajayi Receives Daniel J. Pinkett Award in Mathematics
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - A senior at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Nicholas Washington, was awarded the Richard Bernstein Achievement Award for Excellence during the 57th annual Honors Convocat...
Washington Receives Richard Bernstein Achievement Award
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - A senior at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Nicholas Washington, was awarded the Richard Bernstein Achievement Award for Excellence during the 57th annual Honors Convocat...
PRMC Announces Gift to UMES Physician Assistant Department
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Peninsula Regional Medical Center announced a gift of $100,000 today to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) to help fund a faculty position in the Physician Assistant (...
Seafood Education Seminar
The ninth annual Eastern Shore Seafood Education Seminar for restaurant chefs, managers, wait staff, new employees and retailers will be held at the Holiday Inn on 17th Street in Ocean City from 9 a.m...
UMES Students Learn Business Strategies in Capstone Simulation Contest
During the Capstone Simulation Contest, students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore become the managers of competing companies.
UMES Alumna Creates $1,000 Award
In honor of her late parents, Apsara Hettiarachchi donated $1,000 to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore that will be awarded to a high-achieving student in the Department of Natural Sciences dur...
UMES Choir Performs Spring Concert
As inspiring and rejuvenating as the arrival of spring, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Sheila McDonald Harleston presents its annual spring concert o...
Actress Tichina Arnold Visits UMES for Women's History Month Event
Known for her role on the critically acclaimed comedy series “Everybody Hates Chris,” Tichina Arnold recently served as the keynote speaker during the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Women’s Hi...
UMES Dinner Theater Tickets On Sale(2)
Tickets are now on sale for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Dinner Theater production of “Motown and Much Mo.” The musical will be performed nightly from Thursday, April 15, to Saturday, Ap...
UMES Hosts Lecture for National Women’s History Month
PRINCESS ANNE – African-American women were allowed to enter the military for the first time during World War II. While training in Fort Des Moines, Iowa, the first contingent slept in segregated barr...
UMES Dinner Theater Tickets on Sale
PRINCESS ANNE – Tickets are now on sale for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Dinner Theater production of “Motown and Much Mo.” The musical will be performed nightly from Thursday, April 15,...
UMES to Host Health and Wellness Festival
PRINCESS ANNE – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will host its 12th annual Health and Wellness Festival on Wednesday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the ballroom of the Student Services C...
Charitable Gift Creates Political Internship Program for UMES Students
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Thanks to a charitable gift by a Salisbury-based law firm, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has successfully begun a political internship program in Annapolis this spring.
Did You Let Your Pasture Down Last Year?
PRINCESS ANNE, MD – Pasture establishment, renovation and management is the focus of the University of Maryland Extension workshop scheduled for Saturday, April 10, in the Food Science & Technolog...
Business Developer Dedicates Sign to UMES and Princess Anne
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-A local business developer, in an act of good will, is not only investing in a retail and hotel development project, but in the communities surrounding it.
Gallery Exhibit Honors Ernest Satchell
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-An exhibit, “Ernest Satchell Retrospective,” opens at the Mosely Gallery of Art on Thursday, March 4, showcasing art created from 1971-2010, during the 39 years he spent as a profess...
Surgery Keeps Clemons from Gala
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Clarence Clemons, renowned saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and a former student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will be unable to attend the UMES G...
Black History Symposium
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-“Sports and the Struggle for Peace, Justice and Prosperity” is the theme of the ninth annual Black History Month Symposium at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Three events ...
Jazz Drummer Ralph Peterson to Appear with UMES Jazz Ensemble
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Ralph Peterson, a well-known jazz drummer and bandleader, appears with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Jazz Ensemble on Wednesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald ...
Mosely Gallery Celebrates Black History Month
“Points of Juxtaposition: A Gathering of Eight African-American Artists,” an exhibit featuring the works of area artists Tony Burton, Seldon Dix, Alex Gamble, Patrick Henry, Kennie Jones, Michael Mor...
Board of Visitors Members Receive Emeriti Status
Four members of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Board of Visitors have been honored with emeriti status in recognition of their many years of dedicated service to the institution.
Foster Named to Board of Visitors
Foster named to UMES Board of Visitors Charles W. Foster, president of C. Foster Consultant Services in Hercules, Calif., was recently named to the University of Maryland Board of Visitors by Presiden...
UMES Doctor of Pharmacy Program Receives Accreditation Status
UMES Doctor of Pharmacy Program Receives Accreditation Status
The new Doctor of Pharmacy Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is approved to admit its first class for the fall 2010 as ...
UMES Gala Sells Out
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Phenomenal response to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s announcement of a star-studded, annual gala resulted in an early sell-out of tickets. Some 450 fast-acting ticket h...
UMES Names Classroom in Honor of First Shore Federal’s Contributions
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-First Shore Federal Savings and Loan of Salisbury recently made a $5,000 gift to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in support of student scholarships. The gift, coupled with ...
UMES Partners With You Can Afford College, Answers the Financial Aid Questions Every Student Needs to Know
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Need help paying for college? Lost in a flurry of financial aid forms? Don t fret: help is on the way from Maryland Public Television (MPT) with the highly anticipated and update...
Perdue Associate Receives Ph.D. from UMES
When Perdue's Quality Improvement Manager Shaun McKenzie who had been searching for a Ph.D. program in Food Science discovered that there was one being offered at the University of Maryland Eastern Sh...
UMES Prepares for Gala, The Magnificent Seven
PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The stage is set for "A Night of Stars" on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus. Patty Duke and Dionne Warwick have joined Lou Gosset Jr., Clarence Clemons, B.B. King, ...
Bank of America Presents Check to UMES
PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Bank of America recently made a $5,000 gift to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Foundation in support of student scholarships. The donation brings Bank of America's cumulati...