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    'Be the one who succeeds'

    A new roving ambassador with a robust profile has joined the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Admissions and Recruitment office. A Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 van debuted this week at the UMES Washington Metropolitan Area Alumni Chapter's 27th ...

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Confronting the opioid crisis

    Dr. Deanna Dunn, a member of the UMES pharmacy school's charter class of 2013, took her experience volunteering as a graduate student as motivation to address a major health issue in the community while pursuing her career goals. Dunn has established...

    Friday, March 24, 2017
    Dumpson, Luna named to Maryland’s Top 100 Women list for 2017

    Two women with University of Maryland Eastern Shore ties have been named by The Daily Record to the Baltimore-based newspaper's 2017 listing of Maryland's Top 100 Women.  Kimberly C. Dumpson, UMES' executive vice president, and Bonnie N. Luna, a memb...

    Friday, March 17, 2017
    UMES hosts March 30 chamber music theatre performance

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore plays host to a free performance, “Ain't I a Woman,” Thursday, March 30 by the Core Ensemble of Lake Worth, Fla.The 7 p.m. chamber music theatre piece takes place at UMES' Ella Fitzgerald Center along with an ...

    Friday, March 17, 2017
    Concert Choir honors Tubman and Fitzgerald April 2

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore pays tribute to “two American icons of history and culture,” Harriet Tubman and Ella Fitzgerald, at its April 2 Concert Choir performance, said Dr. Sheila McDonald Harleston, director. The 4 p.m. concert is fr...

    Friday, March 17, 2017
    UMES plays integral role in opening of Harriet Tubman Visitor Center

    When the 17-acre Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center in Church Creek, Md., near Cambridge, Md. officially opens March 11-12, UMES will be on hand playing an important role in opening activities. The center, for which gro...

    Friday, March 10, 2017
    Introducing M STREET GRILLE

    UMES hospitality-tourism management students will soon have a new option in getting hands-on experience when an existing restaurant getting a new look re-opens in Princess Anne this spring. M STREET GRILLE is a collaborative venture between the Unive...

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    'I was never afraid'

    This profile originally was published in Wake Forest Magazine and is reproduced here with permission.By Carol L. Hanner  Herman Eure (Ph.D. '74) never expected that studying parasites would lead to receiving Wake Forest (University's) highest honor, ...

    Monday, March 6, 2017
    Spelling 'solvency' right makes life sweet

    The fourth time was the charm for Erin Welch of Princess Anne at the 2017 Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee.The eighth-grader from St. Francis de Sales Catholic School in Salisbury bested 26 other competitors Saturday to win the title of t...

    Saturday, March 4, 2017
    Harnessing the 'Force'

    When last heard from in a quiet corner of the UMES campus, Star Warrior Brad Hudson was sketching palm-sized drawings of the sci-fi film's characters that were to be marketed as collectible souvenirs. Since then, the unassuming art professor has gone...

    Friday, February 24, 2017
    A Student's Perspective on UMES Day in Annapolis

    By Chiamaka Nnah, senior biology major I thought UMES Day in Annapolis (Feb. 10) might be boring. I was unclear about my role, so assumed I was going to be sitting around watching people give presentations. As a biology major, I didn't really know mu...

    Thursday, February 23, 2017
    Van Hollen to visit UMES Feb. 20

    U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) is scheduled to visit the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Presidents' Day, Feb. 20, when he will formally announce plans to introduce federal legislation honoring Harriet Tubman. Tubman, a Dorchester County ...

    Saturday, February 18, 2017
    UMES hosts Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

    In celebration of Black History Month, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's president, Dr. Juliette B. Bell, has called upon one of her favorites, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, for a free performance for the community. The group, which...

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017
    Hawk Homecoming-something for everyone

    Dizzying line-up of events marks Hawk Homecoming The University of Maryland Eastern Shore presents “School Daze” February 12-19-a plenitude of homecoming events for students, alumni and the community. A mini-concert and rally, “School is in Session,”...

    Friday, February 3, 2017
    Masonry fish magnet

    Four days prior to Christmas, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore put down a deposit on a small plot of real estate along the state's Atlantic coast.The location is 10 miles east of Ocean City some 50-to-60 feet underwater.Resting on the ocean f...

    Friday, February 3, 2017
    Black History Month exhibit opens Feb. 2

    “Women of Color Working With Color,” the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Black History Month Exhibit, opens Thursday, Feb. 2 with a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Mosely Gallery. “As the most immediate of the art elements, color powerfully ...

    Thursday, January 26, 2017
    Making the most of your winter break

    Ben Webster just returned from China where he spent three weeks of his winter break from UMES as a participant in a business and culture program sponsored by the Council on International Education Exchange. Webster took a three-credit undergraduate c...

    Monday, January 23, 2017
    These UMES alums are glad to have pebbles in their (golf) shoes

    One of the PGA tour's signature golf tournaments takes place at the Pebble Beach Resorts each February and two newly minted UMES alumni will be working on the 2017 edition from a front-row seat.Norman Blanco and Bobby Donson parlayed senior-year inte...

    Friday, January 20, 2017
    A United Nations flag plaza on wheels

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Dec. 18, 2016) - Feliz Navidad, Joyeux Noël, Mere Kirihimete, schastlivogo Rozhdestva, sretan Božić, veselé Vánoce.These are just a few of the ways current UMES students might say “Merry Christmas” in their native languages this...

    Sunday, December 18, 2016
    All eyes are on the Class of 2016

    “All eyes are on you” PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Dec. 16, 2016) - A brutally cold day could not penetrate the warmth and good cheer of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 20th winter graduation, where alumni rolls grew today by 318.Graduates heard ...

    Friday, December 16, 2016
    Holy Cow! Phil Rizzuto would love UMES' baseball team

    Baseball team gets new wheels PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 12, 2016) - UMES students have been seen on campus during the fall semester sporting hot, new rides - but they aren't cars.  Kick scooters, which were a childhood summer staple for many, are mak...

    Monday, December 12, 2016
    'Badjo Suit' lives on

    UMES alum & professor aim to make the 'Badjo Suit' marketable PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 9, 2016) - A University of Maryland Eastern Shore professor and an upstart company founded by a 2015 alumnus have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Maryl...

    Friday, December 9, 2016
    UMES president testifies on Capitol Hill

    Bell urges Congress to provide 1890 land-grants with scholarship helpPRINCESS ANNE, MD  - (Dec. 7, 2016) - UMES President Juliette B. Bell testified today before a Congressional committee where she urged it to fund scholarships specifically for minor...

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016
    UMES prepares for 2016 winter commencement

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 5, 2016) - Three retired University of Maryland Eastern Shore educators with nearly a century of combined service will be among those singled out for recognition during winter commencement exercises Dec. 16.John Lamkin (musi...

    Monday, December 5, 2016
    It’s 3-in-a-row for UMES’ physical therapy program

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 1, 2016) - All 27 graduate students who earned doctorates in physical therapy this past September from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore passed the national licensure exam on the first try.UMES' class of 2016 is the t...

    Thursday, December 1, 2016
    “Everything I’ve dreamed of …”

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Nov. 18, 2016) - What does a Gen X dynamo do for an encore after a song she recorded as a teenager made Billboard's Top 40 and a recent photo she snapped was published in The New York Times? Angelica Garcia-Randle enrolled in th...

    Friday, November 18, 2016
    Retired Army Vet eyes PGA golf management career

    From dodging bombs to hitting them from a tee box PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 11, 2016) - James Robinson, a 20-year U.S. Army veteran who was deployed to war-torn Iraq a decade ago, knows exactly what he wants to do with the next phase of his life.The ...

    Friday, November 11, 2016
    UMES Concert Choir salutes veterans

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Nov. 4, 2016)- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Concert Choir salutes active U.S. servicemen and women and veterans at its Nov. 13 performance.The 4 p.m. concert in honor of Veterans' Day takes place in the Ella Fitzgera...

    Friday, November 4, 2016
    Winko! Blinko! Mr. Plinko works @ UMES

    UMES staffer wins on traveling “Price is Right” PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 4,  2016) - I grew up watching “The Price is Right” on TV, so I bought four tickets to attend the traveling “Live” version of the show Oct. 16 at the Wicomico Youth & Civic...

    Friday, November 4, 2016
    An interesting time to cast my first vote for president

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 3, 2016) - For the first time in my forty-plus years as a Caribbean-American woman, I will be voting in a United States presidential election. A U.S Virgin Island resident gets almost all of the perks that someone living in ...

    Thursday, November 3, 2016
    UMES nurtures Silicon Valley pipeline

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD  - (Nov. 2, 2016) - CISCO Systems Inc., a Fortune 500 Company, named UMES junior Waunye Seawell and senior Christian Walston, winners in the second annual CISCO Invitational Sales Competition at UMES.“This was a dynamic sales compet...

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016
    Nemazie photographs on exhibit at Mosely Gallery

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD  - Local photographer and world traveler Cheryl Nemazie presents, “A Career in Balance; Capturing the World from Both Sides of the Economic Divide,” at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Mosely Gallery.The exhibit opens with...

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016
    Sugar beets ~ a reliable source of biofuel?

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 21, 2016) - A team of researchers that includes UMES agriculture, food and resource sciences professors is scratching the surface of a new frontier searching for alternatives to fossil fuels that power combustion engines. Ac...

    Friday, October 21, 2016
    Engineering & Aviation Science Complex dedicated

    Henson Foundation donates $1 M; atrium named for Delmarva Power's prior gift; building receives LEED Gold certificationPRINCESS ANNE, MD  - (Oct. 19, 2016)-The Richard A. Henson Foundation, in the enduring philanthropic spirit of its namesake, contin...

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    UMES sponsors College Fair Oct. 20

    Tri-County College Fair an annual community service PRINCESS ANNE, MD  - High school juniors and seniors can connect with representatives from colleges across the country at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Tri-County College Fair.  The eve...

    Thursday, October 13, 2016
    UMES Supports Largest Higher Education Sustainability Conference

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Oct. 10, 2016) - UMES, one of the newest members of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, is a host sponsor of the 2016  Conference & Expo in Baltimore today through Wednesday.  This week...

    Monday, October 10, 2016
    Making “structures” smarter

    Researcher earns UMES its first exclusive patent in 20 years  PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 9, 2016) - Dr. Yuanwei Jin has come up with an invention that could head off energy pipeline ruptures like the one that caused gasoline prices to spike in Septemb...

    Sunday, October 9, 2016
    Flu vaccine; be informed

    DELMAR, Del. - (Oct. 7, 2016) - Autumn brings many wonderful things to us: pumpkins, crisp air and colorful foliage. Unfortunately, it also brings the annual risk of the flu. With flu and pneumonia viruses being the eighth leading cause of death in t...

    Friday, October 7, 2016
    THIS is Earl Holland, Sports Jeopardy! champion

    UMES alum Earl Holland competes on Sports Jeopardy! - and wins!PRINCESS ANNE, MD  - (Oct. 5, 2016) - Earl Holland, UMES class of 2005, apparently has high-stakes quiz competition in his blood, and now some extra cash in his pocket.A sports journalist...

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016
    2016 Gourmet Dinner Series tickets on sale

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -Tickets go on sale Oct. 5 for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's gourmet dining series; a long-time fall tradition.  This year, hospitality and tourism management students and faculty have planned a Veterans' Day salute and...

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    NOAA extends its grant support of UMES marine research

    UMES center earns $15.5 million to train students in marine science    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Sept. 23, 2016) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of Education has awarded nearly $3 million to the NOAA Living Marine Resources C...

    Friday, September 23, 2016
    'Huge and ... triumphant stories'

    Museum of African American History and Culture offers inspirational message Every year I get a little closer to understanding why I am passionately in love with African American history and culture. But every year it becomes less necessary to explain...

    Friday, September 23, 2016
    U.S. News rates UMES 22nd among HBCUs

    U.S. News rates UMES the nation's 22nd best HBCU PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 13, 2016) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is the nation's 22nd best historically black institutions and among the top 10 of its public-sector peers, according to t...

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    Hytche statue unveiling culminates legacy initiative

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 12, 2016) - UMES alumni who were students during the nearly four decades William Percy Hytche walked the grounds of their beloved alma mater saluted the late educator Saturday with a statue unveiling and grand opening of a ...

    Monday, September 12, 2016
    Physical therapy: A caring profession has 27 new members

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Sept. 8, 2016) - One by one, the 27 members of UMES' physical therapy class of 2016 crossed the performing arts center stage to receive their professional practice doctorates. Each bent slightly at the knees to receive their symbo...

    Friday, September 9, 2016
    Hotelier donation to benefit campus lodging

    Hotelier donation to benefit campus lodgingPRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Sept. 9, 2016) - One of the partners of an award-winning Gaithersburg, Md. hotel has volunteered to help UMES modernize its lodging options.Vira Safai, managing partner of a Comfort Inn j...

    Friday, September 9, 2016
    Hytche Initiative celebrates late leader's legacy

     UMES celebrates Hytche legacy during 2016 Founders' WeekPRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Sept. 7, 2016) - Members of the William P. Hytche Legacy Initiative committee gather on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 4-to-7 p.m. in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center to cele...

    Wednesday, September 7, 2016
    A step back in time

    Descendants of UMES' first educators explore their roots PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Sept. 1, 2016) - On a muggy weekend afternoon that defines Delmarva's dog days of summer, five visitors gathered at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore looking for a pa...

    Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    UMES senior benefits from prestigious EPA fellowship

    UMES senior benefits from prestigious EPA fellowship for undergraduates PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 26, 2016) - UMES' Ben Barnes spent this past summer as a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency research assistant tasked with helping search for ways to ...

    Friday, August 26, 2016
    UMES pharmacy school recruiting going global

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Aug. 22, 2016) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore and a medical university in Taiwan have an agreement in place that both anticipate will lead to academic exchange opportunities for students in their respective institution...

    Monday, August 22, 2016
    NASA physicist is UMES guest speaker

    Long-time NASA scientist is 2016 summer commencement speaker PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Aug. 17, 29016) - Dr. Julian M. Earls, a physicist who headed a NASA research center, will be the featured speaker during the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 2016...

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016
    Hospitality and Tourism Management benefits from Marriott grant

    Marriott grant provides support for Hospitality and Tourism Management programROCKVILLE, MD- (July 28, 2016) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Hospitality and Tourism Management program is the recipient of a $300,000 grant from The J. Will...

    Thursday, July 28, 2016
    Local professor and historian named interim chair

    UMES welcomes local professor and historian as chair Dr. Clara Small, well-known educator and historian, was appointed interim chair of the Department of Social Sciences at UMES effective July 1.Small comes to UMES after 36 years as a history profess...

    Wednesday, July 27, 2016
    UMES: where perseverance pays off

    Antoine Cobb, Class of 2007 Editor's note:This essay byAntoine Cobb, a 2007 graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, appears on the “First Generation” webpage of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. I am the only ...

    Friday, July 22, 2016
    Delmarva Power announces $1M gift to UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (July 19, 2016) - Delmarva Power, an Exelon Company, announced today it is pledging $1 million to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to help the land-grant institution expand training a sustainable workforce with emphases on...

    Tuesday, July 19, 2016
    Delmarva Metalworks on display through July 28

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (July 8, 2016)   There's still plenty of time to visit “a wonderful show full of whimsy and delightful surprises, especially when you think about the intrinsic nature of the materials” at the Mosely Gallery, Susan Holt, director, s...

    Friday, July 8, 2016
    Dr. Lorenzo Boyd named UMES' criminal justice department chairman

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (July 1, 2016) - Dr. Lorenzo M. Boyd joins the University of Maryland Eastern Shore faculty today as chairman of its Department of Criminal Justice.Boyd taught for the past three years at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, wh...

    Friday, July 8, 2016
    UMES accreditation reaffirmed by Middle States

    REAFFIRMATION! PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (June 30, 2016) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced today it has received formal notice the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) reaffirmed the university's institution-wide accredita...

    Thursday, June 30, 2016
    Introducing the School of Education, Social Sciences, and The Arts

    Editor's note: Dr. Ray J. Davis offers thoughts on a change in the name of the academic unit at UMES he has guided since becoming its administrator in 2012.PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (July 1, 2016) - The School of The Arts and Professions (SAP) has evolved ...

    Thursday, June 30, 2016
    Double-degree grad earns national fellowship

    UMES alumna Liz Ranger is among a select group from across the country in the Class of 2016 who will receive a prestigious post-graduate fellowship award from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.The society of scholars named Ranger one of 51 winners o...

    Monday, June 13, 2016
    'I ran the race and ... finished well'

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (May 20, 2016) - The sun doesn't always shine on graduation day at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, but its appearance today was certainly welcome.Unseasonably cool temperatures and 13 days of rain made for dreary weathe...

    Friday, May 20, 2016
    Fall 'STEAM' conference planned @ UMES

     UMES to host business-government-research conference in OctoberArea businessman William C. Anderson chairs organizing committee PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (May 19, 2016) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced today that the Hon. William C. A...

    Thursday, May 19, 2016
    InKlined to be a success

    Married couple finishes UMES studies together PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (May 18, 2016) - Keesha and Matthew Kline are among 470 degree candidates scheduled to graduate May 20 from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.Matthew receives a Bachelor of Sci...

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    UMES now offers a cybersecurity graduate degree

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 16, 2016) - Applications are now being accepted for a new University of Maryland Eastern Shore graduate program, a master's degree in cybersecurity . The self-paced, online curriculum can be completed in as little as 18 month...

    Monday, May 16, 2016
    This UMES family is doubly proud

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD.- (May 13, 2016) - They could have given up at any point and understandably so, going to classes while holding down jobs and caring for young children.  But Michel'le White and Kanisha Stewart of Princess Anne had something in their...

    Friday, May 13, 2016
    Arts N Chill senior show through May 19

    UMES graduating art students host interactive show PRINCESS ANNE, MD -(May 11, 2016)--“Art 'N Chill,” the senior fine arts show now on display at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Mosely Gallery offers a few interactive twists.Photographer L...

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016
    It's been a heckuva spring for Ben Webster

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (April 8, 2016) - It's been a rewarding - or more accurately, an "awarding" - spring semester for UMES's Benjamin P. Webster.During the 63rd annual Honors Convocation, the sophomore from Silver Spring was singled out by faculty as ...

    Friday, April 8, 2016
    UMES welcomes new library dean

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 8, 2016) - Adrienne C. Webber, a seasoned librarian with two decades of higher education experience, is the new dean of library services at UMES' Frederick Douglass Library following a national search.   For the past eight ...

    Friday, April 8, 2016
    63rd Annual UMES Honors Convocation held

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (April 7, 2016) - More than 900 undergraduates - the largest group in University of Maryland Eastern Shore history - were recognized publicly today for their collective academic excellence at the 63rd annual Honors Convocation.Facu...

    Thursday, April 7, 2016
    UMES agriculture and science students vying for national recognition

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (March 31, 2016) - A student delegation representing the Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences chapter at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is attending a national three-day conference, thanks t...

    Thursday, March 31, 2016
    Alex Azar is inaugural speaker in health care series

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 29, 2016) - Salisbury native Alex Azar II, president of Lilly USA, Eli Lilly biopharmaceutical company's largest affiliate, returns to his roots April 13 for a motivational presentation on business and personal success.The ...

    Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    'So much more ... below the surface'

     "So much more … below the surface"  PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (March 8, 2016) - Mariah Dennis stood before UMES benefactors earlier this academic year and spoke with a quiet confidence about how their generosity opened doors and impacted her life.As a risi...

    Tuesday, March 8, 2016
    6th-grader wins '16 Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 5, 2016) - Sixth-grader Maya Matava of Hebron is the 2016 champion of the Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee.  The 12-year-old representing Salisbury Middle School emerged the winner after 90 minutes, demonstratin...

    Saturday, March 5, 2016
    Liverpool steps down as UMES provost

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Feb. 26, 2016) - Dr. Patrick R. Liverpool, UMES' provost and vice president of academic affairs, is stepping down for health reasons.  Today is his final day in the post.Liverpool joined the administration in July 2014, initially ...

    Friday, March 4, 2016
    Alton Thompson named interim UMES provost

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (March 3, 2016) - UMES President Juliette B. Bell announced today the appointment of Dr. Alton Thompson as interim provost and vice president of academic affairs. His first day was March 7.Thompson assumes the post of the universit...

    Friday, March 4, 2016
    Vote for UMES-Retool Your School

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 1, 2016) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is in the running for three Home Depot "Retool Your School" grants with a $100,000 maximum award.  This year marks the fourth that UMES has entered the competition among ...

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016
    2016 MD Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Feb. 25, 2016) - The 2016 edition of the Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee will crown a new champion Saturday, March 5.   Gia Bautista of Salisbury, the winner the past two years, is now a high school freshman and is ...

    Thursday, February 25, 2016
    UMES wins Honda quiz bowl qualifying event

    WASHINGTON - (Feb. 10, 2016) - UMES' 2016 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge team has earned a spot in the 27th annual National College Tournament April 2-6 in Los Angeles. The winning team receives a $50,000 grant for its school. The tournament pits 48...

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    Carnegie classifies UMES as a Doctoral University

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Feb. 12, 2016) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has qualified as a member of a new peer group among doctoral degree-granting institutions.UMES is now a Doctoral University (Moderate Research Activity), according to the...

    Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    Gourmet luncheon series tickets on sale

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Feb. 5, 2016)-Tickets will go on sale Feb. 10 for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's spring gourmet luncheon series.  Lunches are held on select Mondays and Wednesdays in February, March and April.  Served at noon in the B...

    Friday, February 5, 2016
    Gourmet lunches 2016

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Feb. 5, 2016)-Tickets will go on sale Feb. 10 for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's spring gourmet luncheon series.  Lunches are held on select Mondays and Wednesdays in February, March and April. Served at noon in the B...

    Friday, February 5, 2016
    A Lifetime of Firsts

    The University of South Florida's first - and for a time only - black student would go on to break ground in countless ways. Today, Ernest Boger II is a national leader in hospitality industry education. By Michelle Bearden, USF magazineTAMPA, Fla. -...

    Friday, January 29, 2016
    Black History Month Exhibit at the Mosely Gallery

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -"History Continues:  Contemporary African-American Artists," the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Black History Month exhibit, opens Feb. 4 with a reception from 4-6 p.m. in the Mosely Gallery.The art display, which runs thro...

    Wednesday, January 27, 2016
    LaVeist named to public health policy leadership post

    WASHINGTON -(Dec. 22, 2015) - The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University has named Thomas A. LaVeist, Ph.D., as chair of its Department of Health Policy and Management.   LaVeist, a UMES alumnus who will also hol...

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015
    Student Commentary Winter Commencement Class of 2015 by graduate Tahja G. Cropper

    Editor's note: The following is the student commentary delivered to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's winter commencement Class of 2015 by graduate Tahja G. Cropper.President Bell, distinguished faculty and staff, family and friends, and Cla...

    Wednesday, December 16, 2015
    Trio of UMES researchers receive USDA grants

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 2, 2015) - UMES faculty members Robert Dadson, Anugrah Shaw and Eric May have secured nearly $1.2 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to support their research projects.    Some $18 million in grants an...

    Wednesday, December 2, 2015
    '15 physical therapy class achieves perfection

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Nov. 30, 2015) - Graduates who earned a physical therapy degree from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in September now hold professional credentials required to practice after all 29 passed a licensure exam on the first tr...

    Monday, November 30, 2015
    Congresswoman Edwards to speak @UMES graduation

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Nov. 24, 2015 ) - The Hon. Donna F. Edwards, who represents Maryland's 4th Congressional District, will be the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 2015 winter commencement speaker.An estimated 329 degrees will be awarded Dec. 1...

    Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    UMES marine science student wins NOAA scholarship

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Nov. 21, 2015) - Laura Almodóvar-Acevedo won't have to worry about her tuition and fees this academic year. The 27-year-old Ph.D. candidate in UMES' Marine Estuarine Environmental Sciences graduate program landed a $45,000 Graduat...

    Friday, November 20, 2015
    Red, not Blue - The Mid-Atlantic's other big crab

    Scientists get a rare glimpse of a mysterious deep-sea crustaceanBy Daniel StrainPRINCESS ANNE, MD.(Nov. 20, 2015) - The weather took a downturn, and white-topped waves tossed around the Hannah Boden. It was September 2014, and the fishing vessel was...

    Thursday, November 19, 2015
    UMES volleyball team is host to MEAC tournament

     UMES to host 2015 MEAC Volleyball Tournament  Eight teams compete for the right to play in the NCAA tournament    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Nov. 19, 2015) - An exciting three days of fast-paced volleyball action will be on display in the Hytche Athletic...

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    UMES computer science major lands Cisco internship

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Nov. 9, 2015) - Temi Okulate has his next summer internship already lined up.The junior majoring in computer science won Cisco System Inc.'s "Invitational Sales Competition" organized by the UMES Career and Professional Developmen...

    Monday, November 9, 2015
    UMES student wins grant from EPIC Pharmacy

    UMES student wins grant from EPIC PharmacyPRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Nov. 5, 2015) - Amanda R. Lehmann, a second-year student in UMES' Doctor of Pharmacy program, is the recipient of a $1,000 grant from EPIC Pharmacy.EPIC, a national network of more than ...

    Thursday, November 5, 2015
    Concert Choir salutes veterans

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - A prelude to Veteran's Day, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Concert Choir salutes active United States servicemen and women and veterans at its Nov. 8 performance.The 4 p.m. concert takes place in the Ella Fitzgerald Ce...

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    HTM Gourmet Dinner tickets now on sale

    UMES Gourmet Dinner tickets on salePRINCESS ANNE, MD -(Oct. 23, 2015)  Tickets are now on sale for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's five-course gourmet dinner Nov. 13 in the Richard A. Henson Center Ballroom presented by students and facult...

    Friday, October 23, 2015
    UMES student is Shady Grove campus leader

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Oct. 23, 2015) - Kenneth R. Brewer, who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in UMES' hospitality and tourism management program at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, Md., has been named president of its Student Government...

    Friday, October 23, 2015
    Photography alumni on exhibit at Mosely Gallery

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - A tradition one professor started 12 years ago with her graduating seniors has led to a unique exhibit in the Mosely Gallery at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on display October 29 through November 19.Photography profess...

    Thursday, October 15, 2015
    UMES art prof signs on as 'Star Warrior'

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Oct. 8, 2015) - Bradley Hudson talks proudly of working on a farm near Laurel, Del. when he was a youngster, so it would be folly to label him a space cadet.Stormtrooper? Perhaps.“I am a Star Wars fan,” the affable Hudson said. ...

    Thursday, October 8, 2015
    UMES partners with Walgreens for Wellness Tour

    UMES partners with Walgreens in wellness event  The Walgreens "Way to Wellness" tour comes to the Princess Anne Village Shopping Center Tues., Sept. 29.  The campus community and public are invited to participate in this one-day event offering free h...

    Thursday, September 24, 2015
    The Art of Mike Zeck now appearing at Mosely Gallery

    Dynamic Lines:  The Art of Mike Zeck now appearing at Mosely GalleryUMES' Mosely Gallery plays host to an exhibit featuring three decades of original works of sequential arts illustrator Mike Zeck.  The 32 pieces on loan from a private collector repr...

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    Spanish for Health Care Professionals

    UMES offers Spanish for Health Care ProfessionalsPRINCESS ANNE, MD - Registration is now open for a non-credit course, Spanish for Health Care Professionals, Oct. 16 and 17 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.The class meets from 9 a.m. to 1 ...

    Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    Son follows mom's footsteps to earn physical therapy degree

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md.- (Sept. 21, 2015) - UMES awarded 29 Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees during summer commencement exercises earlier this month, including one that veteran faculty members are confident is a first for the program: a second-generatio...

    Monday, September 21, 2015
    Bell to lead HBCU conference panel on retention

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Sept. 21, 2015) -President Juliette B. Bell will lead a panel discussion Tuesday on ways to improve retention and graduation rates at a White House-sponsored conference for historically black institutions.Bell heads a delegation o...

    Monday, September 21, 2015
    Vichet Sum named UMES business dept. chair

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Sept. 18, 2015) - Dr. Vichet Sum, an associate professor of finance who specializes in analysis of financial markets and macroeconomic dynamics, has been named chairman of UMES' Department of Business, Management and Accounting....

    Friday, September 18, 2015
    U.S. News & World Report releases 2015 HBCU rankings

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 17, 2015) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore continues to be among America's top-rated historically black institutions, according to the 2015 Best Colleges survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.   UMES ha...

    Thursday, September 17, 2015
    BIrd & Williams halls reach platinum jubilee

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Sept. 13, 2015) - In time for Founders Day 2015, a new permanent exhibit is featured on the walls of John T. Williams Hall, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's stately administration building at the head of the flag plaza...

    Saturday, September 12, 2015
    2015-16 Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence joins UMES faculty

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Sept. 11, 2015) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence grant to host a visiting professor for the 2015-2016 academic year. Dr. Dalal Mahmoud ElGemei, professor and chair in t...

    Friday, September 11, 2015
    UMES establishes Helen Burns Jackson music award

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 10, 2015) - A new student honor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is being established in the memory of the Rev. Jesse Jackson's late mother.  The announcement of the Helen Burns Jackson Award came during today's ...

    Thursday, September 10, 2015
    Zipcar-Dee-Doo-Dah @UMES

    New program provides sustainable, cost-effective option to car ownership   PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 3, 2015) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore today launched a new partnership with Zipcar to offer a car sharing program on campus. The trans...

    Thursday, September 3, 2015
    2015 College Colors Day Convert

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Sept. 2, 2015) - Major Bullock III reached into his closet a week ago and grabbed a green shirt with raglan orange and white sleeves to wear on UMES' "Freshmen Move-in Day" because "it was comfortable."Who could blame any freshman...

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015
    Childhood friends aspire to be Hawks 4 Life

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (August 27, 2015) - You would never know at first glance the English education major and the kinesiology major, who just moved into Plaza Hall as members of the Class of 2019, have a long history together.  Alexis Reed and Hanna S...

    Thursday, August 27, 2015
    Freshmen Move-in Day 2015

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Aug. 26, 2015) - Tianna Johnson of Fort Meade, Md. has a one-of-a-kind story to share with fellow UMES freshmen as she gets acquainted with classmates in the weeks ahead. Johnson and her family received an impromptu presidential e...

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    Rev. Jesse Jackson to speak @ UMES Sept. 10

    Civil rights leader will deliver the Founders' Day - Summer Commencement address PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 21, 2015) - The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., among the nation's leading civil rights voices, will visit the University of Maryland Eastern Shore ...

    Friday, August 21, 2015
    Frostburg State, UMES partner to offer international hospitality studies

    FROSTBURG, MD - (July 23, 2015) - Frostburg State University students will have a unique, immersive international opportunity in hospitality management thanks to a new partnership with Vanung University in Taiwan and the University of Maryland Easter...

    Monday, July 27, 2015
    Pharmacy professor appointed to new leadership post

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (July 21, 2015) - Dr. Latasha Wade, an assistant professor in UMES' School of Pharmacy, is moving to the university's academic policymaking office to serve as Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Strategic Initiatives....

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015
    UMES grad named national fellowship winner

    'This is a big deal for the university'PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (July 8, 2015) - UMES alumnus Noman A. Choudhry is the recipient of a prestigious post-graduate honor worth $5,000 that he plans to apply toward medical school tuition.  Choudhry was among ...

    Wednesday, July 8, 2015
    UMES names new chairwoman of its human ecology dept.

    UMES names new chairwoman of its human ecology department  PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (June 29, 2015) - Dr. Grace Wasike Namwamba is the new chairwoman of the Department of Human Ecology at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.Namwamba previously taught ...

    Monday, June 29, 2015
    WESM announces new schedule and brand

    New schedule changes and branding PRINCESS ANNE, MD -(June 26, 2015)WESM 91.3 FM will begin a new weekly schedule Monday, June 29 in a move to deliver programming that has a broader global focus and coverage of issues that affect the state.WESM is pa...

    Friday, June 26, 2015
    Health care symposium fund created with former dean's gift

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (June 23, 2015) - Dr. Nicholas R. Blanchard has established a new endowment at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to sponsor an annual symposium featuring speakers who can address national health care issues and concerns.   ...

    Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    Regents OK new health sciences building as UMES' top need

     USM Regents OK new UMES health sciences building as priority one  PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (June 19, 2015) - Construction of a new pharmacy and health sciences building is now the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's top capital improvements project. T...

    Friday, June 19, 2015
    UMES hosts wind energy seminar

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (June 12, 2015)-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosts a wind energy seminar Thursday, June 18 at 1 p.m. in the Richard A. Henson Center, room 1112.David Phillippi, an engineer with Princeton Energy Resources International...

    Monday, June 15, 2015
    Lexus gift to support golf management scholarship

    Lexus honors the legacy of the late golf pioneer Charlie Sifford   Car company establishes scholarship endowment for PGA golf management at UMES  TORRANCE, Calif. - (June 4, 2015) - Lexus celebrates the accomplishments of the late African-American go...

    Friday, June 5, 2015
    Patrick Henry juries show at Mosely Gallery

    Patrick Henry juries show at UMES  PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (June 4, 2015)-New to the Mosely Gallery of art this summer is an exhibit featuring selected works by University of Maryland Eastern Shore artists.  The show opens June 11 with a reception from 4...

    Friday, June 5, 2015
    Sifford family donates memorabilia to UMES

    Late golf pioneer's keepsakes now housed at UMES PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (June 5, 2015) - The family of the late Charlie Sifford, the African-American who broke the professional golf tour's color barrier in 1961, has entrusted the University of Maryland ...

    Friday, June 5, 2015
    UMES student-athletes top MEAC peers for 6th straight year

    MIAMI -The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has been recognized for the sixth consecutive year by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for having the league's highest graduation rate among its student-athletes.UMES' 88 percent Graduation Success R...

    Thursday, May 28, 2015
    Keeping up with ... UMES' Tiana Jones

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (May 22, 2015) - Tiana Jones had an impactful first year as a PGA Golf Management student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.   She was a dean's list student and performed equally well on the golf course, winning a PGA-spo...

    Friday, May 22, 2015
    Geleta picked to head UMES' teacher-training dept.

     Geleta picked to head UMES' teacher-training department PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (May 21, 2105) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has named Dr. Nomsa E. Geleta as its new chair of the Department of Education.Geleta's name should be familiar to pr...

    Thursday, May 21, 2015
    UMES Class of 2015 = perseverance

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (May 15, 2015) - Bria Cottingham of Crisfield was the second member of her family to cross the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's graduation stage at today's 128th spring commencement.The 21-year-old watched proudly from her se...

    Friday, May 15, 2015
    UMES names Rondall Allen pharmacy dean

    Dr. Rondall E. Allen named UMES pharmacy deanPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 14, 2015) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced today the appointment of Dr. Rondall E. Allen as its next dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.   Al...

    Thursday, May 14, 2015
    Allen takes helm of UMES' Board of Visitors

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 12, 2015) - Power company executive John J. Allen Jr. will be one of the new faces on stage Friday when the University of Maryland Eastern Shore awards 467 degrees at its spring 2015 commencement exercises.  That's because Al...

    Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    This is Tawfeek Matuq: student commentator

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (May 6, 2015) - Tawfeek O. Matuq, a 27-year-old mechanical engineering major originally from Jordan, will deliver the student commentary at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's spring commencement exercises May 15.Matuq is...

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015
    ARTINGIFTS Senior Art Show

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD--May 4, 2015-"ARTINGIFTS," a play on "ART" and "PARTING GIFTS" is the title May candidates for graduation in the visual art program crafted for an art exhibit in the Mosely Gallery-their last as students at UMES.The show, featuring ...

    Monday, May 4, 2015
    Former O'Malley adviser joins UMES administration

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (May 4, 2015) - Dominick E. Murray, a widely respected business development professional, is joining UMES President Juliette B. Bell's senior management team as the university's acting executive director of business and economic de...

    Monday, May 4, 2015
    EWGA Opens 1st Collegiate Chapter @ UMES

    Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. - (April 29, 2015) - The Executive Women's Golf Association will formally announce the opening of its inaugural collegiate chapter at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Thursday, April 30."This is a milestone as we welc...

    Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    'These Three Gents'

    By Kimberly C. Dumpson, Executive Vice President, UMES  PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (April 24, 2015) - As undergraduates, students learn responsibility, develop lasting friendships and take away lessons that will stay with them for life.    Talk to Franklin A...

    Friday, April 24, 2015
    Summer program: Chinese for high school students

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(April 17, 2015)--High school 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 and future workforce.   Registration is now open for ...

    Friday, April 17, 2015
    Dr. Tyler Love, 'ductus exemplo'

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 14, 2015) - UMES' 2015 spring honors convocation was a homecoming for alumnus Tyler S. Love, a member of the Richard A. Henson Honors Program. Love delivered the keynote address to an audience gathered in the Fitzgerald Cen...

    Tuesday, April 14, 2015
    Vice President of Administrative Affairs Announced

     Vice President of Administrative Affairs Announced PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 10, 2015) - A Certified Public Accountant who has worked in higher education administration since 1989 will be the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's next vice preside...

    Friday, April 10, 2015
    UMES presents Renewable Energy Seminar Series

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 10, 2015)- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will serve as the host site beginning Tuesday, April 14 for five early evening presentations on the basics of solar and wind energy sources. The "Introduction to Renewable...

    Friday, April 10, 2015
    Jazz Ensemble spring concert April 15

    UMES Jazz Ensemble spring concert slated for April 15 PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 8, 2015)-Whether you're celebrating the end of tax season or a long-awaited warm up to the weather, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert...

    Thursday, April 9, 2015
    Choral concert welcomes spring

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (April 6, 2015)-After a record-breaking winter, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir lifts its voices in song welcoming a much-needed spring to the Shore on April 12.The concert takes place at 4 p.m. in the Ella F...

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015
    UMES presents Spring Choral Fest

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (April 6, 2015)-After a record-breaking winter, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir lifts its voices in song welcoming a much-needed spring to the Shore on April 12.The concert takes place at 4 p.m. in the Ella F...

    Monday, April 6, 2015
    PGA TOUR gift boosts Sifford scholarship fund

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 3, 2015) - The Sifford Fund, UMES' new scholarship created to support undergraduates studying PGA golf management, has gotten another boost - this time from the PGA TOUR.The organization of touring golf professionals that o...

    Friday, April 3, 2015
    UMES salutes top undergraduate scholars

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (April 2, 2015) - UMES students who shined in the classroom during 2014 were recognized today at the 62nd annual Honors Convocation.According to event organizers, 876 students whose academic performance resulted in grade point aver...

    Thursday, April 2, 2015
    Senior USDA official is May commencement speaker

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (March 30, 2015) - Dr. Gregory L. Parham, an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will deliver the commencement address May 15 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 128th spring graduation ceremony.An ...

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    Tiger Woods' gift launches new UMES scholarship fund

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 26, 2015) - Tiger Woods is the first individual donor to a new University of Maryland Eastern Shore scholarship fund that will honor the memory of Dr. Charlie Sifford, the late professional golfer.Woods is joining with the ...

    Thursday, March 26, 2015
    Health and Wellness Festival slated for March 25

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 19, 2015) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore welcomes the community to attend its 17th annual Health and Wellness Festival March 25.The free wellness event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Services...

    Thursday, March 19, 2015
    Tickets on sale for UMES Jazz & Blues Cabaret

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 19, 2015) -For two nights only, April 17 and 18, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore turns its Richard A. Henson Center ballroom into a swanky jazz club-city style.Tickets are now on sale for the event highlighting the...

    Thursday, March 19, 2015
    2015 'spelldown' @ UMES was uplifting

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (March 7, 2015) - It was déjà vu at the 2015 edition of the Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.Gia Bautista, the 2014 winner, outdueled Erin Welch in a marathon "s...

    Saturday, March 7, 2015
    '14 Spelling Bee champ to defend her title March 7

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -- (March 3, 2015) - The champion and runner-up from the 2014 Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee are among 44 Lower Shore contestants set to compete Saturday in the 2015 edition of the competition at UMES.Gia Bautista, an ...

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015
    Trying to make the 'Badjo Suit' a good fit

    UMES student is self-taught inventor PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Feb. 28, 2015) - UMES senior Jean-Paul Badjo grew up the youngest of nine siblings in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C. dreaming someday of becoming a video game designer.His father, a r...

    Saturday, February 28, 2015
    Pat Kiah returns home to share her life's story

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Feb. 21, 2105) - Pat Kiah, a Princess Anne native with roots in the UMES community that date to the early 20th century, delivered today's keynote address at the second annual Richard A. Henson Honors Program Leadership Forum.   He...

    Saturday, February 21, 2015
    Paying it forward pays off for UMES student

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Feb. 12, 2015) - Calvin Garrison used to drive a 1994 Dodge Spirit 35 miles from his Berlin home to UMES, where he is a dean's list student majoring in business administration. Before Thanksgiving, the car's engine gave up, putti...

    Thursday, February 12, 2015
    Spring 2015 Gourmet luncheon series

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 29, 2015)-Tickets are now on sale for the much anticipated luncheon series on select Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the spring by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Hospitality and Tourism Management program. Serv...

    Thursday, January 29, 2015
    Homecoming 2K15

     Make your plans for Hawk Homecoming 2K15PRINCESS 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 presents a line-up of homecoming events for students, alumni and guests....

    Thursday, January 29, 2015
    The Art of Bryan Collier-BHM Exhibit

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 28, 2015) - Bryan Collier, an award-winning illustrator and writer, brings his unique style of watercolor and collage to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for a Black History Month exhibit. Collier will be on hand for...

    Wednesday, January 28, 2015
    UMES researcher looks for new path in creating antibiotics

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 27, 2015) - “The struggle” to overcome drug-resistant bacteria in the vernacular of today's college student “is real,” and a University of Maryland Eastern Shore pharmacy professor is about to try his hand at solving that ve...

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    UMES mourns Mack Alston's passing

    Maryland State gridiron legend, NFL veteran, donor and supporter passes suddenlyPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 5, 2015) - A memorial service is scheduled in Alexandria, Va. this Saturday (Jan. 10) to honor the late Mack Alston, who died unexpectedly Chris...

    Monday, January 5, 2015
    Caret named Kirwan's successor as USM chancellor

    He brings 20 years of successful higher education leadership ADELPHI, MD- (Dec. 17, 2014) - After a successful tenure as president of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system, Robert L. Caret will return to Maryland as chancellor of the Uni...

    Monday, December 22, 2014
    Monday, December 22, 2014
    UMES names 2 senior administrators to VP posts

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 19, 2014) - Two senior advisers who were serving in an interim capacity have been named to leadership posts at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore by President Juliette B. Bell. Veteran fund raiser Stephen L. McDaniel i...

    Friday, December 19, 2014
    UMES adds to its Stewart Neck land holdings

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Dec. 16, 2014) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's presence in the Stewart Neck area south of town has expanded to 385 acres.The Maryland Board of Public Works earlier this month OK'd the university's use of funds availab...

    Monday, December 15, 2014
    Upbeat graduates say so long to UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Dec. 12, 2014) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore awarded 314 degrees at today's winter graduation, sending the Class of 2014 into a vastly improved job market.Shelton Handyof Centreville, Md., the graduate who delivered t...

    Friday, December 12, 2014
    UMES Physical Therapy class achieves perfection

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 11, 2014) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's physical therapy program rightfully promotes itself as a place where every graduate leaves well-prepared to pass the national licensure examination required to treat pat...

    Thursday, December 11, 2014
    UMES salutes golf pioneer Charlie Sifford

    UMES salutes golf pioneer Charlie SiffordWASHINGTON, DC - (Nov. 26, 2014) - Golfer Charlie Sifford had the rare honor of being recognized this week on a national stage - and meeting a new generation preparing to follow the cart path he blazed more th...

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    Governor-elect names Bell a transition adviser

    ANNAPOLIS, MD- (Nov. 26, 2014) - UMES President Juliette B. Bell is among 20 people who have accepted Maryland governor-elect Larry Hogan's invitation to serve as advisers assisting with his transition into office in January."This presents an opportu...

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014
    UMES co-winner of “1890 University of the Year” honors

    UMES named co-winner of "1890 University of the Year" honorsPRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Nov. 14, 2014) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a co-winner of the "1890 University of the Year" award from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universi...

    Friday, November 14, 2014
    Steele to deliver '14 Winter Commencement address

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 14, 2014) - Michael S. Steele, the first African-American to be elected to statewide office in Maryland a decade ago, will deliver the University of Maryland Eastern's winter commencement address Dec. 12. Steele served four ...

    Thursday, November 13, 2014
    UMES alum travels to Mexico for dental school mission

    Editor's note: This is another in an occasional series of first-person essays by recent UMES graduates and where life has taken them since commencement.CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - (Nov. 12, 2014) -Two years after graduating from UMES, I still carry my 'Hawk ...

    Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    Soaring above the mayhem: Harry is college hoops #1 mascot

    Soaring above the mayhem: Harry is college hoops' top mascotPRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Nov. 10, 2014) - Hardwood aficionados have spoken, and the nation's No. 1 college basketball mascot is: UMES' Harry T. Hawk.At least that's according to College Court Rep...

    Monday, November 10, 2014
    UMES golf management team earns 3rd in PGA tourney

    Port St. Lucie, Fla.- (Nov. 6, 2014) - A team representing the University of Maryland Eastern Shore finished third this week in a PGA-sponsored tournament for universities that offer golf management degrees. Seniors Greg Raad, Mike Veverka and Jesse ...

    Thursday, November 6, 2014
    Election season is NOT over, yet: VOTE HARRY

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 5, 2014) -- Harry The Hawk, the 9-foot tall air-filled mascot of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and his nephew, HH3, embody the moniker of "Harry T. Hawk" - and that very mascot is in the finals of a nationa...

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    Concert Choir Salute 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 and sacrifice. The event takes place at the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts on the univ...

    Monday, November 3, 2014
    Mosely Gallery hosts EcoArt exhibit

    EcoArt exhibit opens at UMES' Mosely Gallery         PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 27, 2014) - "EcoArt: Intersections of Art, Science and Activism" opens at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Mosely Gallery Nov. 6 with a 3 p.m. lecture and a rece...

    Wednesday, October 29, 2014
    HH3 makes his debut at Hawk Hysteria '14

     Meet HH3 ~ 'Trey,' UMES' dynamo bird of preyPRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Oct. 28, 2014) - Hawk Hysteria each October serves a dual purpose; it signals the start of college hoops season and doubles as an opportunity for the UMES campus to gather and wish Harr...

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014
    NOAA Education & Science Forum Underway @ UMES

    NOAA Education & Science Forum Underway @ UMES PRINCESS ANNE, MD  - (Oct. 27, 2014) - Nearly 400 visitors from an array of science fields gather today at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for a conference where topics will include climate ...

    Monday, October 27, 2014
    UMES graduates on the front lines of marine research

     UMES graduates on the front lines of marine researchPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 22, 2014) -The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Educational Partnership Program 7th Biennial Education and Science Forum will be held next week at the Unive...

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014
    UMES unveils new e-fundraising tool

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 20, 2104) - University of Maryland Eastern Shore benefactors have a new high-tech way of supporting the institution with their donations - with security a priority as always.The university's Office of Institutional Advanceme...

    Monday, October 20, 2014
    World 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 University of Maryland Eastern Shore November 14.The concert is free and takes place in the Ella Fitzgerald Cen...

    Monday, October 20, 2014
    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 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.The ...

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    Closing Costume Party-Dark Dreams: The Art of James O'Barr

    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 Fine Arts Department, said.  "It's really awesome to have the creator of such a staple film (of the supernatural acti...

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    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 speaker Nov. 6 for the UMES Presidential Lecture Series.  The hour-long lecture will be held at 11 a.m. in the Richard F. Hazel H...

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014
    NOAA chief to attend UMES' national education-science forum

    Former astronaut will deliver keynote address xx  PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Oct. 13, 2014) - Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan, Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator, visits the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Monday, O...

    Monday, October 13, 2014
    Meet the new Physician Assistant Dept. chair

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Oct. 3, 2014) - Among Theresa A. Johnson's first priorities as the new chair and program director of UMES' Department of Physician Assistant studies is learning the names of all 74 graduate students as quickly as possible.Yearbook...

    Friday, October 3, 2014
    UMES sponsors Tri-County College Fair

    UMES sponsors Tri-County College FairPRINCESS 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-County College Fair.   The event, in its 13th year, is free and...

    Thursday, October 2, 2014
    Summer internship brings focus to career choice

    UMES biology major eyes marine science in her futurePRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 28, 2014) - Mariah Dennis spent this past summer carefully charting her future after she graduates from UMES. The junior biology major now sees being a marine scientist as...

    Saturday, September 27, 2014
    Baltimore leaders, UMES form golf partnership

     Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation to sponsor full-ride scholarshipOwings Mills, MD - (Sept. 24, 2014) - The Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation announced today a unique partnership with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) by establishing a...

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    Creator of The Crow visits UMES' Mosely Gallery

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -(Sept. 19, 2014)- 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 screening and reception for an exhibit of his work at the Universit...

    Friday, September 19, 2014
    Tickets on sale for UMES Gourmet Dining Series

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 17, 2014)-Foodies are in for a treat this fall at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  The school's Hospitality and Tourism Management program presents its annual Gourmet Dining Series with dinners Oct. 3, Nov. 14 and...

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    Passing the torch of genealogical research

     Passing the torch of genealogical research to the next generation  PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Sept. 17, 2014) - The largest first-floor classroom in Hazel Hall on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus has a new name: the George and Frances Lati...

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    Ag Field Day set for Sat., Sept. 20

     Agriculture Field Day set for Sat., Sept. 20PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 16, 2014) - Agriculture field day at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus is set for Sat., Sept. 20.  Research displays and demonstrations, community and government su...

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    Singing Out in a Crowd

    Singing out in a crowd PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Sept. 16, 2014) - Ebony Smith enjoys singing in public but prefers the semi-anonymity of performing with the UMES Concert Choir.She was surprised when broadcaster Ed Gordon made a fuss about a young woman ...

    Monday, September 15, 2014
    TV broadcaster kicks of Lecture Series @ UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (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."It's up to you to decide what's right...

    Thursday, September 11, 2014
    Celebration, reflection mark September graduation day @ UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 11, 2014) - Celebration and reflection were the day's watchwords as the University of Maryland Eastern Shore held its summer commencement and 128th Founders' Day Convocation Thursday. The university awarded 28 Doctor of Phy...

    Thursday, September 11, 2014
    Joint UMES-NOAA education-science forum Oct. 26-29

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Sept. 10, 2014) - Marine, environmental, atmospheric and remote sensing sciences and technologies, social sciences faculty, students, early career professionals and their collaborators at state and federal agencies will converge o...

    Wednesday, September 10, 2014
    U.S. News lists UMES in 'Top 25' of HBCUs

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (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," an improvement of six places from a...

    Tuesday, September 9, 2014
    UMES observes Founders' Week with events

    UMES observes Founders' Week with events PRINCESS ANNE, MD -(Sept. 4, 2014) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore celebrates its 128th Founders' Week, Sept. 7-13, with a series of free events for campus and community.The celebration actually begin...

    Thursday, September 4, 2014
    Ed Gordon to open Presidential Lecture Series

    Emmy award-winning broadcaster opens Presidential Lecture SeriesPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 3, 2014) -  Ed Gordon, a broadcast journalist known for getting the "big" interview, will be the first speaker at the inaugural Presidential Lecture Series at ...

    Wednesday, September 3, 2014
    What is the Lake Erie algae problem telling us?

     What is the Lake Erie algae bloom telling us?By Arthur L. Allen, Ph.D.PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Aug. 24, 2014) - The nation's attention on the recent algal bloom in Lake Erie that affected the city of Toledo's water supply serves as a reminder that simila...

    Sunday, August 24, 2014
    Rivera named UMES Greek life coordinator

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 21, 2014) - Cecilia Rivera has joined the Office of Campus Life as the Greek life coordinator - a new position at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore."I tell people, I'm in the business of changing lives," Rivera said.S...

    Thursday, August 21, 2014
    1996 was the start of the eBay era on the Internet

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Aug. 20, 2014) - College freshmen across America are making their way to their school of choice, including UMES today, as they embark on the next phase of their formal education.  Most members of the Class of 2018 were born in 199...

    Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    New dining experience @ UMES

     New dining experience at UMESPRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Aug. 18, 2014) - The UMES community is about to embark on a whole new campus dining experience.Returning students will have to school freshmen on what the buzz is all about in the Student Services Cen...

    Monday, August 18, 2014
    A reading assignment to spark a community discussion

     A reading assignment to spark a community discussionPRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Aug. 13, 2014) - Classes at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for the fall semester start Aug. 25, but members of the Class of 2018 already have a homework assignment.Fre...

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014
    Interim extension leader @ UMES appointed

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 5, 2014) - Dr.  Enrique N. Escobar has been appointed interim associate administrator for the University of Maryland Extension (UME) programs based at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore."It is both humbling and a privi...

    Tuesday, August 5, 2014
    Boyle named interim dean

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Aug. 1, 2014) - Dr. Cynthia Boyle has been appointed interim dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.Boyle, who joined the UMES faculty in 2011, takes on the administrative...

    Friday, August 1, 2014
    UMES professor's work on display @ downtown Salisbury gallery

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (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 Shore, will be on display throug...

    Monday, July 14, 2014
    Liverpool named interim UMES provost

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (July 14, 2014) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced today that Dr. Patrick Liverpool is joining President Juliette Bell's administrative team as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs."Dr. Liverpoo...

    Monday, July 14, 2014
    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 the system's Board of Regents at the June 27 meeting for notew...

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014
    UMES unveils campus-centric 'app'

    PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (July 7, 2014) - University of Maryland Eastern Shore students now have a new electronic tool at their disposal that makes staying connected academically and socially easier and more convenient. Best of all - it's free.A UMES mob...

    Monday, July 7, 2014
    The 1964 Civil Rights Act & UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (July 2, 2014) - Today marks the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law.Arguably the most important federal law of the 20th century, it awakened the nation that all men were ...

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014
    Roosevelt 'Sandy' Gilliam: 1932-2014

     UMES remembers "Coach" Gilliam PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (June 12, 2014) -- Roosevelt "Sandy" Gilliam Jr., a former athletic director and coach at Maryland State College (now University of Maryland Eastern Shore), died May 16 at his Lancaster, S.C. home a...

    Thursday, June 12, 2014
    McDaniel earns CFRE re-accreditation credential

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (June 10, 2014) - Stephen L. McDaniel, a senior administrator at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, has been re-accredited by Certified Fund Raising Executives International.McDaniel, who accepted an appointment in October ...

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    Bowling 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 WeeHawks Bowling Camp June 24 in the Sharon D. Brummell Lanes in the Student Services Center on camp...

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    Bowling team hosts 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 WeeHawks Bowling Camp June 24 in the Sharon D. Brummell Lanes in the Student Services Center on camp...

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    UMES students support Campus Kitchens Project

    ROCKVILLE, MD- (June 5, 2014) - UMES Hospitality and Tourism Management students at the Shady Grove campus in the Washington, D.C. suburbs raised $25,000 this spring to support a non-profit organization that helps low-income families get back on thei...

    Thursday, June 5, 2014
    '14 UMES grad gets 1-of-a-kind surprise

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, May 20, 2014
    UMES holds spring commencement

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    Small Farm Workshop Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    x 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.      xFor the past 18 years, the newspaper has recogni...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Gourmet luncheon tickets on sale

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

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

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

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    UMES Homecoming 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Monday, January 6, 2014
    UMES' women bowlers: scholar-athletes extraordinaire

    Over the past six seasons, the women's bowling team at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has established itself as one of the sport's premier collegiate programs.  Winners of five National Championships and earning 24 All-America selections ov...

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013
    UMES' Boyle elected to national post

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 16, 2013) - Dr. Cynthia J. Boyle, an award-winning University of Maryland Eastern Shore pharmacy professor, is the new president-elect of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.Dr. Boyle, who is chair of UMES' Depa...

    Monday, December 16, 2013
    Dreaming big can be the path to success

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 13, 2013) - No triskaidekaphobia - fear of the number 13 - only smiles, cheers and applause during today's mid-year graduation exercises at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.UMES awarded 335 degrees, including 274 to ...

    Friday, December 13, 2013
    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 of Princess Anne, Somerset County and Baxter E...

    Thursday, December 12, 2013
    Madiba: Lessons Mandela taught us

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 6, 2013) - When Nelson R. Mandela died Thursday, two Delmarva news organizations knew they could turn to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for perspective on the anti-apartheid crusader's long, colorful life.Dr. Kathr...

    Friday, December 6, 2013
    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 a local charity.The CD is available today at retailers in ...

    Friday, December 6, 2013
    Sowing the seeds of jurisprudence

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 4, 2013) - Add halls of justice to the pastures, barns and broiler houses where UMES is working to fulfill its public-service mission as a land-grant institution and counselor-in-the-field to agriculture interests.Professors...

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013
    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 reception from 4-6 p.m. in the Mosely Gallery.  Me...

    Monday, December 2, 2013
    Carr is named director of marketing

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 19, 2013) - 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 of market...

    Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    USDA helps finance UMES graduate housing

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (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 the University of Maryland...

    Friday, November 15, 2013
    UMES Jazz and Wind Ensemble concerts

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(Nov. 15, 2013)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 is host to both events, Nov. 19 and...

    Friday, November 15, 2013
    UMES recognized by national education group

    Bell assumes leadership post  x x Dr. Juliette Bell is the Council of 1890 Universities new chair.   x x x WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Nov. 14, 2013) - A national education group recognized the University of Maryland Eastern Shore earlier this week for i...

    Thursday, November 14, 2013
    Fine Arts students exhibit in Mosely Gallery

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - 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 Eastern Shore campus. The student a...

    Monday, November 11, 2013
    Clinton associate is Dec. '13 commencement speaker

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (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 next month.The widely traveled Mays...

    Friday, November 8, 2013
    Nov. 14: UMES to host flu shot, health insurance clinic

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (Nov. 7, 2013) - Peninsula Regional Medical Center and UMES are teaming up with the Maryland Health Connection to deliver flu shots in Somerset County and provide free advice on how to sign up for health care insurance.The universi...

    Thursday, November 7, 2013
    Small Farm Conference is Nov. 8-9

    The 10th annual Small Farm Conference at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore takes place Fri., Nov. 8, and Sat., Nov. 9, in the Richard A. Henson Center.  The two-day educational conference furthers the theme and the goal of the University of Ma...

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013
    Steering Dogfish Head Alehouse into marketing's fast lane

    ROCKVILLE, MD - (Nov. 5, 2013) - Like many teenagers who worked in restaurants, Sam Petrella didn't think much of his stints as a server or line cook. Those were jobs, not the beginning of a career in the multibillion dollar restaurant industry. Then...

    Monday, November 4, 2013
    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., Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the William P...

    Thursday, October 31, 2013
    UMES joins peers in tackling excessive drinking

    MARYLAND COLLEGES COME TOGETHER TO TACKLE EXCESSIVE DRINKINGBALTIMORE - (Oct. 29, 2013) - Maryland health and higher education leaders announced today the formation and first products of a new Maryland Collaborative to Reduce College Drinking and Rel...

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013
    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 Luther King Jr., and this year's 50th anniversary of Ki...

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    Donor supports 'Fore!' scholarships

    Carnelious Jones   x x x PRINCESS ANNE, MD x- (Oct. 21, 2013) - The past 10 months have been momentous for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's fledgling PGA golf management program. On the heels of producing its first group of graduates comes...

    Sunday, October 20, 2013
    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 knowing exactly which piece they wanted to take on for t...

    Thursday, October 17, 2013
    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 passage of recent state legislation.  Representatives of...

    Monday, October 14, 2013
    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. presentation in the Student Services Center theater ...

    Wednesday, October 9, 2013
    UMES and La Merced sign agreement

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 1, 2013) - For nearly a decade, La Merced, a Salisbury-based nonprofit organization, has provided specialized medical services and supplies to the poor-mainly children in Nicaragua.  This past January when the team went on i...

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013
    Mosely Gallery hosts local comic 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 epic tales in sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, romance, horror and drama genres will be featur...

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013
    How the Vietnam War improved health care

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 1, 2013) - State Sen. John Astle returns to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Thursday for an encore presentation of his first-hand experiences as a MEDEVAC helicopter pilot in Vietnam.Astle, a Democrat who represents...

    Tuesday, October 1, 2013
    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 of Maryland Eastern Shore.  The free show closes o...

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013
    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-on experience developing and presenting marketing ...

    Tuesday, September 24, 2013
    Woods named to new UMES leadership post

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (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.Woods moves into a new role at his alma mater from the Of...

    Monday, September 23, 2013
    Veteran fund raiser joins UMES leadership team

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 20, 2013) - Stephen L. McDaniel has been named interim vice president for Institutional Advancement by President Juliette B. Bell. He takes over the post held for the past year by Kimberly Dumpson, who now works in Bell's o...

    Friday, September 20, 2013
    UMES names new alumni affairs director

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Sept. 18, 2013) - James G. Lunnermon II is the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's new director of alumni affairs.Jimmy, as he is better known, moves into his new post from the university's Division of Student Affairs and Enr...

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    UMES breaks ground on STEM building

     Dr. Juliette Bell pauses for a moment of silence during groundbreaking ceremonies on 9-11 x x x PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 11, 2013) - The east side of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus is about to be transformed by construction of a ...

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013
    U.S. News lists UMES in top tier of black colleges

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 10, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is again rated in the top tier of America's historically black institutions by "U.S. News & World Report" for the seventh consecutive year. The 2013 survey released t...

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    HRM Gourmet Dining Series Tickets on sale

         x   PRINCESS ANNE, MD -(Sept. 10, 2013) 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, Nov. ...

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    Founders' Day Convocation is Sept. 12

    UMES recognizes Founders' Day with convocationPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Sept. 9, 2013)The University of Maryland Eastern Shore observes its 127th Founders' Day with a convocation and commencement for 26 doctorate candidates in the school's physical therap...

    Monday, September 9, 2013
    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 rich history. xx Students, faculty and staff actu...

    Friday, September 6, 2013
    A front row to history

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 30, 2013) - "Fingertips" by Little Stevie Wonder topped the Billboard charts the last week of August 1963, stamps sold for a nickel and "The Great Escape" was the must-see movie.  Upwards of a quarter million people gathered...

    Friday, August 30, 2013
    UMES engineering program earns accreditation

    ABET credential is university's 28thPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 29, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore joined a select group of institutions this month when its bachelor's degree in engineering earned accreditation as an undergraduate pro...

    Thursday, August 29, 2013
    Dumpson named Executive Vice President

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 28, 2013) - UMES President Juliette B. Bell announced that Kimberly Conway Dumpson will move from vice president for institutional advancement into the president's office, where she will assume the newly created position of ...

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013
    Guess what day it is? Move-in Day @ UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 21, 2013) - The Harry Potter generation that descended on UMES Wednesday morning must have felt as though the campus was the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.Photo by Jim Glovier x x x A rare, late-summer fog ensh...

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    Holy Crack of the Bat - fall baseball @ UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Aug. 14, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will play host for the first time this coming semester to a SAM BAT Fall League, a wooden-bat baseball league for local high school players. Games will be played at Hawks...

    Wednesday, August 14, 2013
    Fleet-footed Hawk on world stage

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 12, 2013) -  Lenorá Guion-Firmin, UMES' All-American track star, is in Russia this week preparing to compete in the 14th International Association of Athletic Federation (IAAF) World Championships.Guion-Firmin, a dean's list...

    Monday, August 12, 2013
    In-flight magazine features UMES article

    x  The August 2013 edition of US Airways magazine features an article about UMES. x x x PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 1, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is telling its story this month to potentially 6.5 million captive readers, thank...

    Thursday, August 1, 2013
    Physician Assistant training moves to master's level

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Aug. 1, 2013) - Some three-dozen graduate students embark on an academic journey at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore this month that will position them to be the first to receive a Master's of Medical Science degree in Ph...

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013
    National Alumni Association officers ~ 2013-15

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (July 15, 2013) - The UMES National Alumni Association has elected a new slate of executive officers that will serve until 2015. Bryant C. Mitchell, Ph.D, is the association's new president. A 1978 graduate, Mitchell is an associa...

    Monday, July 15, 2013
    O'Malley announces construction of UMES Boulevard roundabout

    Transportation Act advances start of project that will support nearly 50 jobs xx ANNAPOLIS, MD (July 11, 2013)- Gov. Martin O'Malley today announced $3.7 million from the 2013 Transportation Infrastructure Investment Act will be used to build a rou...

    Thursday, July 11, 2013
    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 study at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.Now in its second year, this two-week, 60-hour program for high sch...

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    UMES becomes smoke-free

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- (July 1, 2013) -- Effective today, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a smoke-free campus. Smoking is prohibited by visitors, employees and students in all university facilities, grounds and property, including walkways, p...

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013
    Going where few teens venture

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (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 scientists and engineers in the fiel...

    Friday, June 28, 2013
    Something worth getting jazzed up about

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (June 21, 2013) - The campus that nurtured professional jazz trumpeter Duane Eubanks and the late rock 'n' roll saxophonist Clarence Clemons will soon be awarding a bachelor's degree in jazz and popular music. UMES student Lloyd G...

    Friday, June 21, 2013
    Construction management program partners with Rockville, Md. firm

    ROCKVILLE, MD - (June 12, 2013) - UMES in the Construction Management Technology program at The Universities at Shady Grove now have an opportunity to get hands-on training with an award-winning construction firm after company officials and educators...

    Thursday, June 20, 2013
    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-out field of linksters - played alongside former athle...

    Thursday, June 13, 2013
    Leatherbury named new UMES police chief

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (June 3, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced today that a 28-year veteran of the Maryland State Police, and Somerset County native, will lead the university's police force.  Ernest Leatherbury Jr. takes the ...

    Monday, June 3, 2013
    UMES 'spellebrity' shined in the national spotlight

    OXON HILL, MD - (May 29, 2013) - Khaled Mohamed, the Bennett Middle School student who won the inaugural Maryland Eastern Shore Spelling Bee, finished in a tie for 43rd at the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee.The 13-year-old seventh-grader from Sal...

    Thursday, May 30, 2013
    UMES spelling bee champ on a national stage

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 26, 2013) - Khaled Mohamed, winner of the inaugural Maryland Eastern Shore Spelling Bee, is in Washington, D.C. where this week he will vie to be recognized as the nation's top speller.The 13-year-old seventh-grader from Sali...

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013
    UMES offers 2013 summer camps; NYSP not being held

    UMES offers 2013 summer camps; NYSP not being heldStill plenty of summer options for area youth.PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (May 20, 2013) The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Athletics Department won't sponsor the annual National Youth Sports Program  ...

    Monday, May 20, 2013
    July 22-23 Spanish for Health Care Workers

    UMES offers Spanish for Health Care WorkersPRINCESS 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 p.m.  The class is being taught at the University of...

    Friday, May 17, 2013
    Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic returns June 12

     Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic & Junior Tournament Ready to Tee Off  PRINCESS ANNE, Md.-(May 17, 2013)  The 2013 version of the Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic & Junior Tournament will be held June 11-12 at Great Hope Golf Cours...

    Friday, May 17, 2013
    Following in the steps of an education pioneer

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 17, 2013) - When Letitia DeLaine received her doctorate during the 2013 spring commencement at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, she penned another chapter in her family's remarkable story of education pioneers.She to...

    Friday, May 17, 2013
    UMES holds 2013 spring graduation

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD.- (May 17, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore delivered on a promise today that was more than a decade in the making - producing professionally trained pharmacists.Fifty-seven graduates earned their field's top academi...

    Friday, May 17, 2013
    USM regents approve tuition & fees for 2013-14 school year

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (May 16, 2012) -- The University System of Maryland's governing board approved tuition increases for the 2013-14 academic year that call for a 3-percent increase for in-state undergraduates at all but one of the system's four-yea...

    Thursday, May 16, 2013
    UMES graduates first class from pharmacy school

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (May 10, 2013) - Three years of non-stop study and professional practice experience pay off for the charter class of UMES' School of Pharmacy May 17 when its members receive their well-earned degrees. xxxPablo Song and Uche Etun...

    Friday, May 10, 2013
    UMES wins 2013 Home Depot 'Retool' grant

    Money comes from The Home Depot "Retool Your School" competitionPRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (May 6. 2013) - UMES will receive a $10,000 grant from the 2013 "Retool Your School" campus improvement contest sponsored by The Home Depot.Leon Bivens, UMES' physic...

    Monday, May 6, 2013
    Applied design seniors display artworks

    Applied design seniors display artworks PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - 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 Gallery May 3, from 4-6 p.m., "NI...

    Friday, May 3, 2013
    Luke's Premier Foods wins industry award

    Luke's Premier Foods wins industry awardPRINCESS 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 of the $86 billion specialty food industry.  Owner ...

    Friday, May 3, 2013
    Arumala named UMES' top educator for 2012-13

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 2, 2013) - A civil engineer is the winner of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 2013 Teaching Excellence Award.Dr. Joseph O. Arumala received the honor today from President Juliette B. Bell during the university's ann...

    Thursday, May 2, 2013
    Summer Transportation Institute

    Applications available for Summer Transportation InstituteUMES is the host site for a two-week summer program for underserved middle-schoolers on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland looking to explore careers in the field of transportation.  Funded b...

    Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    May 4: Way2GoMaryland event @ Salisbury University

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (April 29, 2013) - 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. Click on the ...

    Monday, April 29, 2013
    HRM students win culinary challenge in Dallas

    HRM students bring home first place honorsUMES bested powerhouses Morrisville State and Johnson & Wales to bring home first place in the International Food Service Executives Association annual culinary challenge."We didn't place last year, so it...

    Friday, April 26, 2013
    EPA former administrator to address graduates

    EPA former administrator to address graduatesPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 26, 2013) - Lisa P. Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency's administrator during President Obama's first term, will deliver the 126th spring commencement address to some 4...

    Friday, April 26, 2013
    President Bell charts 'The Path Forward'

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (April 19, 2013) - Juliette B. Bell is confident after 9½ months at the helm of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore that it has the foundation to achieve eminence in teaching, research and public service."UMES is already an ...

    Sunday, April 21, 2013
    Another national title for UMES bowling

    LINCOLN, Neb. - (April 20, 2013) - The UMES women's bowling team claimed the Intercollegiate Team Championship title today at the school year's final national tournament, a win that solidifies the university's reputation as one of the country's premi...

    Sunday, April 21, 2013
    State OKs money for new classroom building, campus expansion

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 12, 2013) - UMES' footprint in Somerset County now tops 1,100 acres.The university recently acquired a 365-acre farm and adjoining woodlands off Stewart Neck Road overlooking King's Creek south of Princess Anne. The previou...

    Friday, April 12, 2013
    Presidential installation is focus of Inauguration Week

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (April 12, 2013) - The April 19th  presidential installation of Dr. Juliette B. Bell will write another important chapter in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's storied 126-year history.The 1 p.m. event at the Ella Fitzger...

    Friday, April 12, 2013
    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.  Junior recently retired as director of the Departm...

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013
    Bernstein Award presented at convocation

    Bernstein Award presented at UMES Honors ConvocationPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 4, 2013) - A senior biology major hoping to add to the number of physicians among minority populations is the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's recipient of the Richa...

    Thursday, April 4, 2013
    'FINALE' party replaces April 20 concert

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (April 3, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announced today that Maze featuring Frankie Beverly has cancelled their appearance for the inaugural concert planned to conclude a week of activities commemorating Dr. Jul...

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013
    UMES bowlers eye 3rd straight national title

    INDIANAPOLIS- (March 28, 2013) - The Lady Hawks' bowling team is poised to swoop in for a "turkey" title in Detroit in mid-April.The eight-team field competing for the 2013 National Collegiate Women's Bowling Championship was announced Wednesday by t...

    Thursday, March 28, 2013
    Pharmacy school is home to rare eye cups

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 29, 2013) - It wasn't long after David Landsberger moved his businesses from New Jersey to Pocomoke that he paid a visit to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and discovered a local treasure.    David Landsberger, rig...

    Thursday, March 28, 2013
    UMES community service activist is national award candidate

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (March 27, 2013) - UMES residence director Clifton H. Harcumis headed to Washington in June, where he will represent Delmarva as the region's nominee for a prestigious national honor that celebrates altruistic Americans.A panel o...

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013
    FLIC Summer Language Program

    UMES offers high school-age students summer language programStudy Arabic, Chinese or Russian in high tech setting PRINCESS ANNE, MD-(March 25, 2013) High school-age students can get a leg up at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore this summer lea...

    Monday, March 25, 2013
    April 17: UMES' Health and Wellness Festival

    UMES hosts Health and Wellness FestivalPRINCESS 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's installat...

    Monday, March 25, 2013
    Thursday, March 21, 2013
    April 19: Presidential scholarship ball

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (March 15, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will host the Diamond Jubilee Presidential Scholarship Ball April 19 in conjunction with the installation of its 15th leader, Dr. Juliette B. Bell.The Diamond Jubilee ba...

    Friday, March 15, 2013
    UMES Dinner Theater returns April 12-13

    UMES Dinner Theater set for April 12 and 13PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (March 15, 2013) - 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 years.  The ...

    Thursday, March 14, 2013
    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 the murder of a University of Maryland Eastern Shor...

    Thursday, March 14, 2013
    Mosely Gallery hosts 'FACE, FACE' exhibit

    Mosely Gallery hosts "FACE, FACE" exhibitionPRINCESS 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 Arts an...

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013
    7th grader is Lower Shore's top speller for 2013

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (March 9, 2013) - Number two was number one at the inaugural Maryland Eastern Shore Regional Spelling Bee today.Khaled Mohamed, a seventh-grader at Bennett Middle School in Salisbury, was the winner of the interscholastic spellin...

    Saturday, March 9, 2013
    Spanish for Health Care Workers

    UMES offers Spanish for Health Care WorkersPRINCESS 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.  The class is being taught at the University of Maryl...

    Tuesday, March 5, 2013
    UMES trio named to elite leadership list

     Cynthia Boyle  x x  Veronique Diriker x x  Peggy Naleppa x x x BALTIMORE, Md. - (March 1, 2013) - Three women with prominent roles at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore are on The Daily Record of Baltimore's 2013 list of the Top 100 Women o...

    Friday, March 1, 2013
    UMES passes on restarting intercollegiate football

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Feb. 28, 2013) - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore will remain an institution without intercollegiate football for the near future, President Juliette B. Bell announced today.After consulting with her cabinet, Bell accepte...

    Thursday, February 28, 2013
    Jimmy Heath to perform with UMES Jazz Ensemble

    UMES Jazz Ensemble hosts jazz greatPRINCESS 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. concert in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Perform...

    Thursday, February 28, 2013
    UMES BUDGET PROPOSAL FOR 2013-14

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. - (Feb. 27, 2013) - President Juliette B. Bell is scheduled to appear today before a House of Delegates' subcommittee on Education and Economic Development to provide testimony about the institution's projected budget for the 2013-14 a...

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013
    UMES seeks to 'Retool Our School'

    UMES seeks to "Retool Our School"  PRINCESS ANNE, 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 2013 "Retool Your School" campus improvement gran...

    Wednesday, February 27, 2013
    UMES president's tenure tested but strong

    By Deborah Gates, Daily Times staff writerPRINCESS ANNE, Md. - (Feb, 26, 2013) - During a moment certain to mark Juliette Bell's darkest as University of Maryland Eastern Shore president, the campus community gave her a solid vote of confidence. The ...

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    'A passion and love for UMES' - and each other

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Feb. 14, 2013) - A pre-Internet-era dictionary surely exists somewhere in the Frederick Douglass Library with this uniquely UMES definition for "college sweethearts:" Vernetta Elizabeth Brittingham and Jesse Teleferro Williams S...

    Friday, February 22, 2013
    Alumnus creates freshman scholarship fund

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Feb. 15, 2013) - Clifton Harcum, an alumnus and employee, sees creating a scholarship in his name as a way to pay it forward to high school students bound for UMES that were like him at that age."I wanted to provide an opportuni...

    Friday, February 22, 2013
    Got his MoJo's working

    Just 27, Joel Olive already lives his dream of being a chef/restaurant owner xxxxxxxxxxxx By Ben Penserga, Daily Times staff writer  xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xx SALISBURY (Feb. 20, 2013) - In college, Joel Olive had a goal for himself -own a restaurant ...

    Wednesday, February 20, 2013
    Police seek suspects in stabbing death of UMES student

    This Maryland State Police press release has been posted at the request of UMES President Juliette B. Bell.(PRINCESS ANNE, MD) - Feb. 17, 2013 - Maryland State Police and University of Maryland Eastern Shore Police are searching for those responsible...

    Sunday, February 17, 2013
    UMES celebrates Homecoming

    UMES celebrate HomecomingEvents for campus and communityPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (February 8, 2013) - University of Maryland Eastern Shore alumni flock to the area for homecoming, February 10-17, spreading their affinity for the school and some of their s...

    Monday, February 11, 2013
    UMES names new chief academic officer

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Feb. 1, 2013) - Dr. Ronald A. Nykiel is UMES' new provost and vice president for academic affairs. He will join the university's administrative team Feb. 5, President Juliette B. Bell announced to the campus this week. xxxxWith ...

    Thursday, January 31, 2013
    Feb. 2: Spanish for health care workers class @ UMES

    Hands-on Spanish instruction for health care workers set for UMESPRINCESS ANNE, MD - (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 Professi...

    Monday, January 28, 2013
    Mosely exhibit features alumnus' art

    Mosely exhibit features UMES 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 features ...

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Nazu dance performance tonight (2-28)

    Campus Life offers events for campus and communityThe Office of Campus Life has a variety of events in store for students, faculty, staff and the community in February.UMES will stage its version of "Think Fast" on Monday, Feb. 1 and Thursday, Feb. 2...

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Frederick Douglass Library brings black history to life

    Frederick Douglass Library brings history to lifeThe 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."UMES Drama Productions Through the Decades," ...

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    The Power of a Dream

    SALISBURY, Md. - (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. federal holiday to draw inspiration from "the power of a dream...

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    UMES names new VP for economic development

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Jan. 22, 2013) - Dr. G. Dale Wesson joined UMES' administration today as vice president for research and economic development. President Juliette B. Bell announced the appointment earlier this month.Wesson spent the past three ye...

    Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    Joint medical school envisioned in Salisbury

    By Jeremy Cox - Daily Times Staff Writer x 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.Peninsula Regional Medical Center has inked a ...

    Thursday, January 17, 2013
    Federal grant to support STEM studies @ UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (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, technology, engineering and math.UME...

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    Bell is keynote speaker at 2013 M. L. King tribute

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (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 in Salisbury.President Juliet...

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    Gun control - if not now, when?

    Commentary by Dr. Joshua Wright x Was Costas Right?Perhaps I was among a minority who applauded Bob Costas during his recent rant on NBC's "Sunday Night Football." In voicing his opinion on the murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belc...

    Wednesday, January 2, 2013
    Teaching challenges now include student safety

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

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

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

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

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

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

    By Deborah Gates Daily Times Staff Writer x x  Daniel S. Kuennen x x x PRINCESS ANNE - (Dec. 12, 2012) - Michele Krause followed the road signs to the Lower Shore, while Daniel Kuennen followed the funding sources to get some of them erected.xKrau...

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

    Clifton H. Harcum x x x x PRINCESS ANNE, MD. - (Dec. 11, 2012) - Clifton H. Harcum, author, mentor, UMES alumnus and employee, is the winner of a 2013 Jefferson Award, an honor bestowed across the country on "ordinary people doing extraordinary t...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Service project provides holiday meals

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

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

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

    Thursday, November 8, 2012
    Music department offers free concerts

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

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

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

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

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

    Friday, October 26, 2012
    Lectures enhance Journey Stories exhibit

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

    Monday, October 22, 2012
    UMES joins new college compact

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

    Friday, October 19, 2012
    UMES presents fall theater production

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, September 20, 2012
    Spanish for healthcare professionals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Workshop designed to guide farmers through grant 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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Monday, August 20, 2012
    Area educators convene at UMES

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

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012
    UMES fundraising receives national accolades

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, July 3, 2012
    UMES welcomes its new president

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Monday, June 18, 2012
    Sheep and goat roundtables

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012
    Record spring commencement at UMES

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

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

    Kimberly C. Dumpson x Andre Walsh x Lenora Guion-Firmin  x T'nia Falbo x x x PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (May 7, 2012) - Kimberly Conway Dumpson, Director of Alumni Affairs and Planned Giving, has been named "Hawk of the Year" by the UMES athleti...

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

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

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    UMES star wins NCAA award

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

    Friday, April 27, 2012
    UMES Gospel Choir in concert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    UMES recognizes Armed Forces

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Monday, March 26, 2012
    Concert Choir welcomes spring

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Monday, March 12, 2012
    Language center offers Spanish classes

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

    Thursday, March 8, 2012
    New UMES president named

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

    Wednesday, March 7, 2012
    Singing alongside pop music legends

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

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

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

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

    Celebrities earn honorary degrees from UMES x x Marilyn McCoo, of the 5th Dimension musical group, receives an academic hood during the UMES Gala at the college c ampus in Princess Anne. / AMANDA RIPPEN WHITE/THE DAILY TIMES x PRINCESS ANNE -- (Ma...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    Register for Spanish Intensive Course

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012
    UMES graduate to speak in Washington

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, October 20, 2011
    Building Sudanese nationhood

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

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

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

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

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

    Friday, October 14, 2011
    Turner headlines Small Farm Conference

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

    Friday, October 14, 2011
    UMES International Development Lecture Series

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

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

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

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

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

    Monday, October 10, 2011
    UMES partners with Chinese university

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    UMES presents international development lecture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Monday, September 12, 2011
    UMES remembers Sept. 11

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011
    UMES leader sparked growth

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Free private well water testing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Lady Hawks bowling team honored

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

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011
    UMES 2011 spring commencement

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

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

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

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

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

    Monday, May 2, 2011
    Rocket engineer teaches UMES course

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Friday, April 15, 2011
    New dean of the School of 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, announced the appointment earlier this month.Bau...

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    Hawk Walk promotes fitness

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

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    Conference probes health disparity challenges

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    UMES claims MEAC Bowling Championship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Monday, March 7, 2011
    UMES preps for big gala

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

    Thursday, March 3, 2011
    Hawk alumni welcomed home

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

    Thursday, March 3, 2011
    Prayer opens UMES homecoming

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

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

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

    Wednesday, February 9, 2011
    UMES celebrates Black History Month

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, January 27, 2011
    Gift continues supporting political interns

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

    Tuesday, January 11, 2011
    UMES professors to participate in STEM leadership training

    Washington, DC - (Dec. 16, 2010) - Two veteran science professors at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will join peers from 12 other historically black institutions in a special training program in 2011 designed specifically for female faculty...

    Sunday, December 19, 2010
    Proud parents cheer on grads

    UMES tassel-turners urged to 'aspire to transform the world'By Deborah Gates • Daily Times Staff Writer • December 18, 2010PRINCESS ANNE -- Graduates at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Friday were a record number for a winter commencement...

    Saturday, December 18, 2010
    'Hollywood on the Shore' Gala cast set

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Dec. 12, 2010) - Four Hollywood stars - LeVar Burton, Tyne Daly, David Alan Grier and Pam Grier - will join headliner Sharon Stone for "Hollywood on the Shore," the 2011 University of Maryland Eastern Shore Gala.Tickets are on sa...

    Sunday, December 12, 2010
    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. Stone starred in one of the most talked-about fil...

    Friday, December 10, 2010
    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 students defray tuition bills.The $10,000 gift from the...

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010
    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 begins at 10 a.m.  UMES anticipates awarding a re...

    Friday, December 3, 2010
    Gospel Choir Unites Community with Worship Songs and Dance

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 23, 2010) - Lamar Clark, a junior studying rehabilitation at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, relishes a chance to "spread the word of God through song" during the university's "Gospel Choir Revival" Dec. 7-11."The...

    Friday, December 3, 2010
    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, painting and photography.Now, these young artists wi...

    Friday, December 3, 2010
    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.The event, dubbed as one of the "Best Parties on ...

    Wednesday, December 1, 2010
    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 Williams, president of Maryland State Coll...

    Monday, November 22, 2010
    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 very familiar.Gilford, founder and chief executive ...

    Friday, November 19, 2010
    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 to graduate students in the University of Mar...

    Friday, November 19, 2010
    TV Report on Religion Features UMES Students

    Ten UMES students sat for 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.As part of WBOC-TV's recurring news feature, "Heart and Sou...

    Friday, November 19, 2010
    'Town & Gown' Merge to Make Art Show a Reality

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 14. 2010) - Joey Gardner delivered on a promise last week that he made during his successful campaign earlier this year for a seat on the Princess Anne Town Council.In collaboration with businessman Jerry Bivens, Gardner was...

    Sunday, November 14, 2010
    UMES Secures $5M Marine Science Research Grant

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Nov. 22, 2010) - A team of marine science researchers at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will use a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to search for the causes of poor water quality in coastal bays alo...

    Sunday, November 14, 2010
    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 from the Verizon Foundation to establish the Verizo...

    Monday, November 8, 2010
    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) credential from The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana Univ...

    Monday, November 8, 2010
    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 grocery stores to soccer fields and beauty salons to ba...

    Monday, November 8, 2010
    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 for colleagues who train primary and secondary tea...

    Friday, November 5, 2010
    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 observance of International Education Week, Nov. 15-20,...

    Thursday, November 4, 2010
    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 Performing Arts.   Wind Ensemble arrangements and ...

    Thursday, November 4, 2010
    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 and the people who hire them.Educators from Histor...

    Thursday, November 4, 2010
    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 Performing Arts on Nov. 14, at 4 p.m. at one of the f...

    Friday, October 29, 2010
    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 delivering some 1,500 juniors and seniors to the ninth ...

    Monday, October 25, 2010
    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 Thanksgiving dinner.Building on an effort that brought 100...

    Friday, October 22, 2010
    UMES Enrollment Eclipses 4,500

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (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.UMES' research office reports 3,967 undergraduates and 573 graduate student...

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010
    Pharmacists in high demand

    Pharmacists in high demandBy Wallace McKelvey• Staff Writer • October 17, 2010  BETHANY BEACH -- When Bill Harbester started as a stock boy at a drugstore, pharmacists had very little interaction with the customers. "A lot of people think all we do i...

    Sunday, October 17, 2010
    Thunderin' Hawks Pep Band debuts

      x PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 12, 2010) - The dream of loyal members of the UMES family has come to fruition with the creation of the Thunderin' Hawks Pep Band - a credit to a collaborative effort by alumni and campus partners.     "I want to see ...

    Thursday, October 14, 2010
    Drama Society to Present God's Trombones by James Weldon Johnson

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - (Oct. 12, 2010) - More than 30 members of UMES' Drama Society, along with university faculty and staff, will present "God's Trombones:  Seven Negro Sermons in Verse and a Prayer" Nov. 4-6. The annual fall theater production begins...

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010
    UMES Awards Doctorates to Largest Physical Therapy Class

    UMES Awards Doctorates to Largest Physical Therapy ClassProfession recognized during National Physical Therapy Month in OctoberHeather Bennett saw up close how a physical therapist can make a difference in someone's life when Bennett's mother tore on...

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010
    UMES President Speaks at NAACP Banquet--Looks to Future

    By Deborah Gates • Staff Writer • The Daily TimesSALISBURY (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, t...

    Monday, October 4, 2010
    Open House Welcomes High School Seniors

     UMES Open House Welcomes High School SeniorsPRINCESS 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. The tw...

    Friday, October 1, 2010
    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 2009. The conversion was made possible through th...

    Friday, October 1, 2010
    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 food orders and making final preparations for the...

    Friday, October 1, 2010
    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 Life at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium this past weekend...

    Friday, October 1, 2010
    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, to think of water as an irreplaceable resource.We...

    Thursday, September 30, 2010
    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 Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts at the univers...

    Tuesday, September 28, 2010
    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 to the fall semester-the Jazz Ensemble Concert.Th...

    Tuesday, September 28, 2010
    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 Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m.Mpako is currently a senior lec...

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010
    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 conjunction with the annual Founders' Week convocation.The c...

    Friday, September 17, 2010
    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 by the United States Department of Agriculture an...

    Monday, September 13, 2010
    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 well as the most experienced farmers.  The two day e...

    Monday, September 13, 2010
    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 original academy to today's university, part of the ...

    Thursday, September 9, 2010
    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.Bennie Smith, who owns 12 funeral homes from Chestertown, MD to Exmore...

    Thursday, September 9, 2010
    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's annual Founders' Week convocation.Educator Lore...

    Friday, September 3, 2010
    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 through October 15."The diverse artwork in this year's ...

    Friday, September 3, 2010
    Hurricane 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. Winds will begin to subside around 1:30 p.m., rain accumulation will be les...

    Thursday, September 2, 2010
    UMES Students Showcase Drawing, Storytelling Skills

    By Earl Holland, The Daily Times   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 paper lunch ba...

    Monday, August 30, 2010
    Magazine Lists UMES Among HBCU Elite

    Annual U.S. News & World Report Best College ratingsPRINCESS 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 &...

    Tuesday, August 17, 2010
    Tickets On Sale Now To UMES Night Out at the Shorebirds

     Event will be held in conjunction with College Colors Day.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 Arth...

    Friday, August 13, 2010
    UMES Welcomes Frst Pharm.D. Students

    New program is part of expansion of allied health trainingPRINCESS 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...

    Thursday, August 12, 2010
    UMES Program Aims to Produce Leaders for Area’s Schools

    Education Leadership Doctoral Program accepting applications for fall semesterPRINCESS ANNE, MD-August 10, 2010-Area school administrators-as well as those across the state and nation- can now look to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to provi...

    Wednesday, August 11, 2010
    Camp Inspires Students to Reach for the Stars

     Thirty-five middle school students design, build and launch model rocketsPRINCESS 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 ...

    Tuesday, August 10, 2010
    UMES Welcomes First Pharm.D. Students

    New program is part of expansion of allied health trainingPRINCESS 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.Earning a spot ...

    Tuesday, August 10, 2010
    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 product of Wicomico County public schools and a 1978 graduate of the University of Maryland College Park....

    Thursday, July 29, 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 died this past weekend. He was 70.Ignasias was UMES' associate vice president of academ...

    Wednesday, July 21, 2010
    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 ...

    Friday, July 16, 2010
    Eastern Shore Educational Icons Honored by Sojourner-Douglass

    Eastern Shore Educational Icons Honored by Sojourner-DouglassPRINCESS 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, ...

    Friday, July 16, 2010
    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 their fields of study, Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRM), during summer internships funded by Choice Hotels Internatio...

    Thursday, July 8, 2010
    UMES Chef Instructor Wins National Healthy Cheese Recipe Contest

    Susan Callahan will take a three-day tour of Wisconsin cheese making this summerPRINCESS 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 instr...

    Thursday, July 8, 2010
    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 to you during one of two interest meetings slated...

    Thursday, June 24, 2010
    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 Richard A. Henson Center at UMES.The board voted on...

    Friday, June 18, 2010
    UMES Chosen for Eisenhower HBCU Fellowship

    Five students received awards ranging from $1,500 to $7,500 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 w...

    Friday, June 18, 2010
    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 University of Maryland Eastern Shore Board of Vis...

    Friday, June 11, 2010
    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.T...

    Friday, June 11, 2010
    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 Professionals conference, which is being held at the U...

    Friday, May 28, 2010
    UMES Wins MEAC’s Highest Graduate Rate Award

    Hawks best all other MEAC schools since 1999.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 Wednesda...

    Friday, May 28, 2010
    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, Fla.  It joined such legendary professional golfers...

    Friday, May 28, 2010
    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 camera in this year's High School Art Contest at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore."We ha...

    Friday, May 28, 2010
    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 Outreach Initiative as it embarks upon an education...

    Friday, May 28, 2010
    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 Worcester counties.  The awards announcement takes place ...

    Wednesday, May 26, 2010
    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.The gift comes as the university prepares for the inaugural ...

    Wednesday, May 26, 2010
    UMES Hosts Free, Two-Day Grant Writing Workshop

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    Monday, May 24, 2010
    Art Shell Celebrity Golf Classic Returns to Shore

                                                                                        NFL greats join local golfers June 16 to raise funds for student scholarshipsPRINCESS ANNE, MD-May 13, 2010-The legendary Art Shell, pro football Hall of Famer and Un...

    Monday, May 17, 2010
    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 Foundation during a recent Scholarship Luncheon he...

    Monday, May 17, 2010
    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 University of Maryland Eastern Shore nearly six ye...

    Monday, May 17, 2010
    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 commencement on Friday, May 21, at 10 a.m. in th...

    Monday, May 10, 2010
    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 Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.The ev...

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010
    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 Sa...

    Wednesday, May 5, 2010
    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 Maryland Eastern Shore Wind Ensemble and the U...

    Friday, April 23, 2010
    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 University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES).  An animal n...

    Friday, April 23, 2010
    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 Dumpson, J.D., director of alumni af...

    Friday, April 16, 2010
    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) Program.  The donation will provide scholarships for...

    Monday, April 12, 2010
    UMES, Tom Joyner HBCU of The Month August 09(1)

    SAVE THE DATE!Official Campaign KickoffWednesday, May 13J.T. Williams Portico11 a.m. - noonJoin President Thelma B. Thompson, Ph.D., for food, fun and giveaways. UMES, Tom Joyner HBCU of The Month August 09 PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryl...

    Friday, April 9, 2010
    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 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, the nation's larges...

    Thursday, April 8, 2010
    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 Tuesday, April 6, from 11 a .m. to noon in Hazel ...

    Thursday, April 8, 2010
    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 the university's annual Fine Art Student Show this...

    Thursday, April 8, 2010
    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 (PA) Department.  Over the next two years, Peninsu...

    Thursday, April 1, 2010
    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 Convocation ceremony today in the Ella Fitzgerald Center ...

    Thursday, April 1, 2010
    Ajayi Receives Daniel J. Pinkett Award in Mathematics

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD- Adonis Ajayi, a mathematics major graduating with an overall 3.59 grade point average, is the recipient of this year's Daniel J. Pinkett Award in Mathematics.Presented by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, the Pin...

    Thursday, April 1, 2010
    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, April, 17, at the Richard Henson Center ballroom.Ca...

    Monday, March 29, 2010
    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 History Month Celebration.The event, presented by t...

    Monday, March 29, 2010
    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 on Sunday, April 11, at 4 p.m. with a guest perfor...

    Monday, March 29, 2010
    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 during the university's Honors Convocation on April ...

    Monday, March 29, 2010
    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."They have to make decisions in research and development, production, marketing, finance and, total quality manage...

    Monday, March 29, 2010
    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. - 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20. Limited to the...

    Monday, March 29, 2010
    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.Alex Karavasilis, president of First American Development Corporation, glean...

    Friday, March 12, 2010
    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 & Technology Building on the campus of the University of Ma...

    Friday, March 12, 2010
    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.Two UMES seniors, Quanika R. Lewis and Jasmine M. ...

    Friday, March 12, 2010
    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 Center.  The event will feature health exhibits, s...

    Friday, March 12, 2010
    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 fr...

    Friday, March 12, 2010
    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 barracks, ate at separate dining tables and used segr...

    Friday, March 12, 2010
    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 Center for the Performing Arts."The annual Jazz En...

    Friday, February 26, 2010
    Black History Symposium

                                                                           PRINCESS ANNE, MD-"Sports and the Struggle for Peace, Justice and Prosperity" is the theme of the ninth annual Black History  Symposium at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore...

    Friday, February 26, 2010
    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 Gala, "A Night of Stars," on March 6, due to rece...

    Friday, February 26, 2010
    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 professor of art at UMES.  Satchell is due to retire from...

    Friday, February 26, 2010
    UMES Doctor of Pharmacy Program Receives Accreditation Status

                                                                            PRINCESS ANNE, MD-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 a result of being recen...

    Friday, January 29, 2010
    Foster Named to 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 President Thelma B. Thompson.       "Mr. Foster brings a wealth of business acumen from his many ...

    Friday, January 29, 2010
    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.Virginia Layfield, C. Payne Lucas, Rev. Charlotte Nichols and...

    Friday, January 29, 2010
    Mosely Gallery Celebrates Black History Month

    By Dr. Anke VanWagenberg, Mosely Gallery director and an instructor of art history at UMES"Points of Juxtaposition:  A Gathering of Eight African-American Artists," an exhibit featuring the works of area artists Tony Burton, Seldon Dix, Alex Gamble, ...

    Friday, January 29, 2010
    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 holders will dine in the midst of Lou Gosset Jr.,...

    Friday, January 15, 2010
    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 an earlier charitable donation, boosts First Shore...

    Thursday, January 14, 2010
    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 updated annual program You Can Afford College, airing Sa...

    Friday, January 8, 2010
    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, Herschel Walker and Lee Elder for the star...

    Thursday, January 7, 2010
    Perdue Associate Receives Ph.D. from UMES

    By Dr. Jennifer Keane-DawesWhen 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 Shore, he was in disbelie...

    Thursday, January 7, 2010
    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 cumulative charitable contributions to UMES to $25,000 dur...

    Wednesday, January 6, 2010
    Students Attend TMCF Anniversary Event

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

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

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

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

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Four evenings of food for the soul are planned for December 8-11 as part of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Gospel Choir's annual revival beginning at 7 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Performing Arts Center.  A concert at 5 p....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Friday, December 4, 2009
    Dingwall Wins Coveted Jefferson Award

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    Harvest Fling Benefits Student Scholarships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    Founders' Week Celebration

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-UMES observes its 123rd birthday on September 13 with a week-long celebration in honor of the school's founding.  Originating as Princess Anne Academy with one faculty member and nine students, the university's faculty now boasts 18...

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

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

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    Faculty Exhibition Showcases University Artists

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

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    HRM Program Accredited

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

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, August 25, 2009
    Step Afrika Performs at UMES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009
    Vilson Awarded Single Parent Scholarship

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

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009
    Moore Named Hercules Scholar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tuesday, March 3, 2009
    VOICES Production at UMES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Friday, January 30, 2009
    UMES Celebrates Black History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Thursday, January 29, 2009
    Gala Chairpersons Announce Theme

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

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

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

    Thursday, January 22, 2009
    ­Thompson Hosts Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

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

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

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

    Wednesday, January 21, 2009
    Worship, Song and Dance Part of Revival and Concert

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Three evenings of activities are lined up December 9-11 as part of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Gospel Choir's annual revival beginning at 7 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Performing Arts Center.  A concert at 5 p.m. on S...

    Sunday, December 7, 2008
    UMES Winter Commencement Launches Some 239 Graduates

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The 12th Winter Commencement at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore takes place on Friday, December 19, at 10 a.m. in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center.  Approximately 239 degrees are to be conferred, launching UMES gradu...

    Sunday, December 7, 2008
    Graduating Senior Show Opens at Mosely Gallery

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Christopher Clarke, a senior at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore majoring in commercial photography and sequential arts, is the feature artist for the upcoming Department of Fine Arts Graduating Senior Show, December 9-18 ...

    Friday, December 5, 2008
    Tuesday, December 2, 2008
    Lambing and Kidding School Slated for UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Maryland Cooperative Extension is hosting the 2008 Lambing and Kidding School, designed for veteran and novice shepherds who are seeking strategies and solutions for small ruminant producti...

    Tuesday, November 25, 2008
    Construction Management Technology Program Director at Shady Grove Named

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dr. Bahram Bahramian, an accomplished technology management transfer specialist with 28 years of diverse experience in research, product development, construction management, modular building designs and project management in buil...

    Tuesday, November 25, 2008
    GIS Day at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Geospatial Information Technology (GeoTech) Lab hosts GIS (Geographic Information System) Day on Tuesday, November 18, from 2 - 6 p.m. in the Richard A. Henson Center on the campus.  Activi...

    Friday, November 14, 2008
    UMES Sponsors Tri-County College Fair for Area Juniors and Seniors

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's seventh annual Tri-County College Fair will be held on Friday, November 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center. Recruiters from over 132 colleges, universities...

    Monday, November 10, 2008
    UMES Sponsors Safe Drinking Water Clinic

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Homeowners can have their private well water tested for free during a two-hour Safe Drinking Water Clinic slated for Saturday, December 6, beginning at 11 a.m. at the Food Science and Technology Building at the University of Maryl...

    Monday, November 10, 2008
    Concert Choir Performs at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - A tradition for the past decade, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir will perform a fall concert on Sunday, November 9, at 4 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Performing Arts Center.The theme, "Sights and Sounds of Ho...

    Wednesday, November 5, 2008
    Junior Class Remembers Fallen Hawk

    ­PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Class of 2010 memorializes one of its own, fallen hawk Brielle Newland (1988-2007), with the first annual Brielle Newland Benefit Basketball Game on Monday, October 27, from 6 9 p.m...

    Friday, October 24, 2008
    Roger Blunt Lecture Series Continues

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Courtney Lorenz, one of the country's foremost experts on the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, discusses the state of the construction industry and the application of green buildin...

    Friday, October 24, 2008
    UMES to Host Fifth International Conference

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The fifth annual International Conference on African Languages explores "The Role of Languages in World Peace," beginning Thursday, November 6, through Saturday, November 8, on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shor...

    Thursday, October 23, 2008
    Workshop Offers Foreclosure Solutions

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD Homeowners who are facing foreclosure, worried about an increased interest rate or have other concerns with their mortgage can receive free one-on-one legal advice at a foreclosure solutions workshop on Saturday, November 15, from 1...

    Tuesday, October 21, 2008
    School of Pharmacy and Health Professions e-Health Access Project Kick Off

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD The School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) hosts a kick-off event on Tuesday, November 4, in the Student Services Center multipurpose room from 10 a.m. to noon for its recently f...

    Tuesday, October 21, 2008
    Deviney to Present Abstract at Gerontological Society of America Meeting

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dr. Stanley DeViney, a professor in the department of social sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, has received notification that his abstract "Health and Wealth:  The Relationship Between Housing Wealth and Change...

    Tuesday, October 21, 2008
    UMES Professor Appointed to Editorial Board

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dr. Karin Klenke, professor and research coordinator in the Organizational Leadership Ph.D. Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, has been appointed to the editorial board of the International Leadership Journal. Ac...

    Tuesday, October 21, 2008
    Egypt Explored as Study Abroad Opportunity

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The teacher became the student this summer when Dr. Susan Cooledge, who teaches French and ESL courses at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, ventured to Egypt for an intensive course in Arabic and to explore study abroad po...

    Tuesday, October 21, 2008
    Hill Chosen for Exclusive Retreat

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -- Senior Miles Hill, of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, was recently selected to attend an exclusive student leadership retreat held at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and at the National Conference Center at Lansd...

    Friday, October 17, 2008
    UMES Drama Society to Present Fall Theatre Production

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Members of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore s Drama Society are currently rehearsing for their fall theatre production "Andre's Mother" combined with a scene adapted from "The Women of Brewster Place."   The play will be per...

    Thursday, October 16, 2008
    Frederick Douglass Library Hosts Eastern Shore Hospital Exhibit

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD-In recognition of October as National Depression and Disability Awareness Month, the Frederick Douglass Library at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is bringing the "2008 Reflections of Nature-Maryland's Statewide Celebratio...

    Thursday, October 16, 2008
    Frederick Douglass Library at UMES Preserving History

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The Frederick Douglass Library at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is undertaking an initiative funded through grants that, when completed, will enable the preservation and eventual digitization of historic print-based docum...

    Thursday, October 16, 2008
    UMES E-Health Access Project Funded

                 PRINCESS ANNE, MD -- The United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation and the National Library of Medicine recently funded a program proposed by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to help eliminate the negative effects of...

    Thursday, October 16, 2008
    UMES Students Rally to Raise Funds, Aid Children in Africa

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Rural Development Center has provided a $3,000 strengthening and capacity building grant to fund a unique project created by UMES students. Known for fine cuisine and top of the line wait ser...

    Thursday, October 16, 2008
    Rock the Vote Campus Take Over at UMES

    "Rock the Vote 'Campus Take Over'" at UMES           PRINCESS ANNE, MD The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Office of Student Activities joins UrbtekLive in presenting "Rock the Vote 'Campus Take Over'" on Monday, October 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p....

    Monday, October 13, 2008
    Jazz Ensemble Presents Annual Fall Concert

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. John R. Lamkin II, director of bands, will perform its annual fall concert on Friday, October 10, at 7 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Performing Arts Ce...

    Wednesday, October 8, 2008
    UMES Tests New Campus Emergency Siren and Public Address System

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD Officials at the University of Maryland of Eastern Shore test the university s recently installed Emergency Notification Siren and Public Address System today, as installation.   The system is designed to alert students, faculty and...

    Friday, October 3, 2008
    Fifth Annual Small Farm Conference Slated

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD If you own a small farm, plan to start one or just want to grow a garden in your backyard, there s a conference at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) designed especially for you.Farmers, landowners, and gardening enthus...

    Sunday, September 21, 2008
    Mini-Medical School Begins Fifth Year of Instruction

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Created to address disparities in minority and medically underserved populations in our region through improved health literacy, the UMES Mini Medical School has begun its fifth year of instruction.The 2008 Mini Med School program...

    Sunday, September 21, 2008
    UMES Concert Choir To Hold Basket Bingo to Benefit Performance in Hawaii

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - After over 150 practices and 25 performances, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir members toting luggage and tickets in hand, boarded a plane bound for the land of pineapples, leis and luaus.For the past decade,...

    Sunday, September 21, 2008
    UMES Band Travels to St. Thomas

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, was the destination for the UMES band s spring tour.All of us had a wonderful time and it turned out to be quite an exceptional educational experience for all the students, said Dr. John Lamkin II,...

    Sunday, September 21, 2008
    Community Invited to Join UMES for Founders' Week Activities

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore celebrates its 122nd birthday on September 13 with a week-long celebration in honor of the school's founding.  Originating as Princess Anne Academy with one faculty member and nine students, ...

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008
    UMES Retains Rank in Top Tier

    UMES Retains Rank in Top Tier of U.S. News & World Report's Best Black Colleges PRINCESS ANNE, MD For the second consecutive year, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is ranked in the top tier of America s Best Black Colleges as repor...

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008
    President's Convocation to Set Pace for New Academic Year

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Faculty and staff of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore assemble for an opening convocation on Monday, August 25, at 10 a.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.  Dr. Judith James, executive director of the...

    Thursday, August 21, 2008
    UMES Holds Trial Garden Tour

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-A Trial Garden Twilight Tour will be held on Wednesday, August 20, from 5-7 p.m. at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Agriculture Experiment Station.  The event is open to home and master gardeners, landscape designers and co...

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    UMES Financial Course Recognized by Department of Labor

    New York, NY University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) President Dr. Thelma B. Thompson spoke on the importance of every American being financially smart before an audience of Fortune 1000 executives recently at the American Express Headquarters in...

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    Studio on Silva Artists Exhibit at Mosely Gallery

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- The local husband and wife artist team of Sandy Strachan and Bill Buchanan are currently displaying their 2-D art now until September 5, at the Mosely Gallery on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Strachan and ...

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    Blanchard Named Dean of Pharmacy

    Blanchard Named Dean of PharmacyPRINCESS ANNE, MD-Dr. Nicholas Ronald Blanchard has recently been named the dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  The first class is slated to be enrolled i...

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    Top Scientists Visit UMES Nutrient Management Site

             PRINCESS ANNE, MD - University of Maryland Eastern Shore scientists hosted SERA-17, a group of some 50 researchers, policy makers, extension personnel and educators, today at its joint UMES/USDA/ARS nutrient management site located on the UM...

    Thursday, July 31, 2008
    UMES to Host Art Shell Celebrity Golf Classic

    Platinum Sponsor of the 2008 Art Shell UMES Celebrity Golf Classic         PRINCESS ANNE, MD The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Art Shell Celebrity Golf Classic returns to the Shore on Wednesday, September 17.  Area golfers are invited to join ...

    Wednesday, July 23, 2008
    UMES Announces $25,000 Scholarship to Winner of Salisbury Sunrise Rotary Junior Golf Championship

    SALISBURY, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore awards a four year, $25,000 tuition scholarship on Thursday, August 7, for its Professional Golf Management program to the winner of the ninth annual junior golf championship, sponsored by the ...

    Monday, July 21, 2008
    D.C. Achievers Make Home at UMES

             PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Some 175 students chosen from six District of Columbia schools are scheduled to participate in the 2008 D.C. Achievers Summer Academic Enrichment Program on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore from Sund...

    Wednesday, June 25, 2008
    University System of Maryland Recognizes UMES Faculty with Regents’ Awards

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Drs. Joseph Okoh and Sheila McDonald Harleston of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore were recognized by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents as winners of the 2007-08 Regents' Faculty Awards.  Okoh and Harleston ...

    Tuesday, June 24, 2008
    Butler Named UMES Major Gifts Officer

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - A new professional has joined the Division of Institutional Advancement at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Paul Butler has been named major gifts officer.Butler comes to UMES from WBOC/Fox 21 in Salisbury, where he was m...

    Tuesday, June 24, 2008
    Coastal Ecology Center Dedicated to Paul S. Sarbanes

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -- Former U.S. Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes (D-MD) was honored today at a dedication ceremony at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's marine science teaching and research facility at Assateague.  Sarbanes, Maryland's longest consecut...

    Monday, June 16, 2008
    Taborn to Address UMES Spring Graduates

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Tyrone D. Taborn (pictured far right) is commencement speaker for the 121st spring commencement ceremony at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Friday, May 16, at 10 a.m. in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center.  Some 372...

    Monday, May 12, 2008
    Henson Foundation Presents Challenge Gift to UMES Foundation

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD---The Richard A. Henson Foundation has made a $1.5 million challenge gift to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Foundation to establish the Henson Entrepreneurs and Scholars Endowment Program.The Henson Entrepreneurs and Schol...

    Wednesday, April 23, 2008
    Links Chapter Presents Check to UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Members of the Princess Anne Chapter of the Links Inc., recently presented a check for $6,700 to the UMES Foundation in support of an endowed fund established by the organization to reward and assist students in financial need who...

    Wednesday, April 23, 2008
    UMES First Historically Black College to Join the PGA/ PGM™ Program

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America CEO Joe Steranka announced an historical partnership between the PGA of America and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) at a recent press conference held at the campu...

    Friday, April 18, 2008
    U.S. Treasurer Cabral to Speak at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral speaks to provide University of Maryland Eastern Shore students with information on financial empowerment on Thursday, April 10, at 11 a.m. in the Student Services Center Theatre.  Cabral, nomin...

    Tuesday, April 8, 2008
    UMES Dinner Theatre Tickets on Sale

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Tickets for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 2008 Dinner Theatre production of "Blues N BBQ" slated for April 17-19 at 6 p.m. in the Richard A. Henson Center Ballroom are on sale now.  Along with the UMES Drama Society mem...

    Friday, March 28, 2008
    Austin Cox Appointed to Board of Visitors

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Austin Cox Jr., president and CEO of Austin Cox Mechanical Inc. and Cedar Landing Development Inc. both located in Salisbury, has recently been appointed to the UMES Board of Visitors for a three year term on the recommendation of...

    Friday, March 28, 2008
    UMES to Honor High Achievers

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Hundreds of University of Maryland Eastern Shore students receive special recognition for academic excellence during the 55th annual UMES Honors Convocation ceremony of Thursday, April 3, in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Perf...

    Friday, March 28, 2008
    UMES Hosts Health and Wellness Festival

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosts the ninth annual Health and Wellness Festival on Wednesday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Student Services Center Ballroom. Over 60 community agencies, businesses and other organizations join ...

    Tuesday, March 18, 2008
    Swedish Sculpture Exhibition Opens at Mosely Gallery

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- "Angels and Devils," a sculpture exhibit featuring the work of Swedish sculptors Johan Thunell and BörjeBerglund is on display now through April 4, at theMosely Gallery at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.According to Dr. A...

    Monday, March 17, 2008
    Choral Festival Features University Concert Choirs

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The fifth annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Choral Festival "I, Too, Sing America" will be hosted by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Sunday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Performing A...

    Thursday, March 13, 2008
    Award-winning Jazz Trombonist Joins UMES Jazz Ensemble at Spring Concert

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Renowned jazz trombonist Wycliffe Gordon is the guest performer at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert slated for Wednesday, March 5, at 8 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing A...

    Wednesday, March 5, 2008
    UMES to Host History of Black Business Expert

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's month long celebration of Black History culminates with a luncheon and symposium on Thursday, February 28, at noon and 3 p.m., respectively, in the Richard A. Henson Center Ballroom.  Dr....

    Monday, February 25, 2008
    Lecturer Addresses Black Entrepreneurship

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-"Black Entrepreneurship and Institution Building," the topic of the annual Black History Month Lecture at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, will be addressed on Thursday, February 28, at 7 p.m. in the Student Services Center...

    Monday, February 25, 2008
    Motown Theme of 2008 UMES Gala

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Enjoy the soulful sounds of Motown at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Gala on Saturday, March 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Services Center Ballroom on campus. "The Gala Chairpersons, Ernest and Elsa Satchell of UMES; ...

    Monday, February 25, 2008
    U.S. Institute of Peace Speaker Addresses Conference Participants

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dr. Linda Bishai a senior program officer in the International Education and Training Center of the U.S. Institute of Peace will speak during UMES' Humanities Series event on Tuesday, March 4, at 10:30 a.m. in the Henson Center, R...

    Monday, February 25, 2008
    Richard F. Hazel: Gone but Not Forgotten

    Richard F. Hazel, UMES benefactor, Eastern Shore philanthropist, and former president of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Salisbury, died on Saturday, February 16, at his home in Eden from complications of Alzheimer's disease.  Mr. Hazel, a long-time f...

    Thursday, February 21, 2008
    Michelle Obama Speaks at UMES Monday, Feb 11

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Michelle Obama, wife of U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-Ill.), speaks at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) on Monday, February 11, in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.The event, sponsored by the UMES S...

    Sunday, February 10, 2008
    President’s Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - University of Maryland Eastern Shore President Thelma B. Thompson hosts the fifth annual President's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast featuring keynote speaker Pastor Matthew D. Gallashaw II on Friday, February 22, in the Student Servi...

    Thursday, February 7, 2008
    UMES Celebrates Homecoming 2008

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Homecoming 2008 at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is open not only to faculty, staff, students and the 1,800 alumni on the Lower Shore, but to the general public for several events.  The week-long celebration takes place S...

    Thursday, February 7, 2008
    UMES Humanities Series Continues

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Humanities Series continues on February 8, at 11 a.m. in the Richard A. Henson Center, Room 1112. Dr. Dolan Hubbard, a professor and chair of the Department of English and Language Arts at...

    Monday, February 4, 2008
    “Standing in the Shadows,” Focus of African American Read-In

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - An evolving, literary tradition continues at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with the sixth annual African American Read-in on Tuesday, February 5, at 7 p.m. in the Student Services Center theatre. UMES commences this yea...

    Friday, February 1, 2008
    Black History Month Exhibition Opens

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-"Lest We Forget:  The Triumph Over Slavery Exhibition," opens at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Mosely Gallery in the Arts and Technology Center on February 7, with an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m.  Created by The S...

    Friday, February 1, 2008
    UMES Celebrates Black History Month(1)

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore invites the community to join them in celebrating Black History Month during an array of events offered throughout February.  The African Diaspora, social issues, African-American accomplishm...

    Friday, February 1, 2008
    UMES Dinner Theatre Auditions

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- Auditions for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Drama Society's annual Dinner Theatre will be held on Tuesday, February 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.  Interested member...

    Friday, February 1, 2008
    HOMECOMING 2008

    Welcome one and all to Maroon and Gray Country- Home of the Fighting UMES HAWKS! It's Homecoming 2008- "Unbroken Links: Love for the Past, Hope For the Future!The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Maryland State College) will celebrate 59 years o...

    Monday, January 28, 2008
    UMES First HBCU to Join PGA/PGM Program

          PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has become the first Historical Black Collegeand the 20th university accredited by PGA of America to offer their Professional Golf Management Program.     The PGA/PGM™ Universi...

    Thursday, January 17, 2008
    UMES to Host Maryland Teacher of the Year

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Department of Education hosts Maryland's new Teacher of the Year, April Todd, on Wednesday, November 14, from 5-8 p.m. in the Richard A. Henson Center Ballroom."This is such an important op...

    Monday, November 12, 2007
    Dumpson Appointed to County Board

                PRINCESS ANNE-The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Director of Alumni Affairs and Planned Giving Kimberly Dumpson, Esq., was recently appointed for a 3-year term to the Wicomico County Personnel Board at the request of Richard M. Po...

    Monday, November 5, 2007
    Woods Receives Scholarship

                PRINCESS ANNE-Walter W. Woods, M.A., assistant director of alumni affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, was a recipient of the Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship Program for 2007-08.    His scholarship was one of twenty awar...

    Monday, November 5, 2007
    Satchell Appointed to Commission

                PRINCESS ANNE-Dr. Ernest Satchell, chairman of the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, was recently appointed to serve as a member of the State of Maryland Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for c...

    Monday, November 5, 2007
    Estep Named UMES Senior Advisor, Government Relations

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -   Roger D. Estep, DVM, has been named senior advisor for government relations at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  A staunch supporter of the institution, Estep, retired vice president of development and university relati...

    Monday, November 5, 2007
    Maryland Printmakers Exhibition Opens at Mosely Gallery

    By Dr. Anke VanWagenberg, art history lecturer and Mosely Gallery Director           Members of Maryland Printmakers, Inc., a non-profit corporation, were on hand Thursday, November 1, from 4-6 p.m. at the opening reception of "Expressions and Impres...

    Monday, November 5, 2007
    Author to Speak at UMES

    Award winning author Psyche Williams-Forson speaks on Tuesday, November 8, at 11 p.m. in Room 2040 of Hazel Hall as part of the Maryland Humanities Council.     Forson's book, "Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food and Power," won th...

    Monday, November 5, 2007
    Concert Choir Presents Sights and Sounds of Barbados

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Concert Choir performs "Sights and Sounds of Barbados, West Indies" on the stage of the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, November 11, at 4 p.m.Traditionally, the Ch...

    Monday, November 5, 2007
    UMES Wind Ensemble in Concert

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The UMES Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. John R. Lamkin II, will present its annual fall concert on Wednesday, November 14, at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Ella Fitzgerald Center of the Performing Arts. The concert fe...

    Monday, November 5, 2007
    Physics Nobel Laureate Addresses UMES

    Professor Anthony Leggett, the 2003 Physics Nobel Laureate spoke to UMES faculty, staff and students and interested members of the community on Friday, October 26.Professor Leggett addressed the audience in a town-hall style format on his current res...

    Friday, October 26, 2007
    ­PRMC Establishes Second Clinical Instructorship at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Peninsula Regional Medical Center announced a gift of $150,000 today to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) to help fund a faculty position in the Physician Assistant (PA) Department.  Over the next three years, Penins...

    Monday, October 15, 2007
    Ebony Fashion Fair Presents Glam Odyssey: A Fashion Journey Into Bliss & Beyond

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The world's largest traveling fashion show returns to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) on Wednesday, October 17, at 8 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.  The event is sponsored by the Prince...

    Monday, October 15, 2007
    UMES Students Sleep-out for the Homeless

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD- "A recent incident involving a homeless man hit and amputated at the elbow by a freight train under the Route 13 overhead bridge in north Salisbury, brings to light the need to assist the tri-county's homeless community," said Dway...

    Monday, October 15, 2007
    UMES Jazz Ensemble Performs

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-"G'on An' Git It Y'all!," a blues composition by Frank Foster, will set the tone for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Fall Jazz Ensemble concert slated for Friday, October 12, at 8 p.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for th...

    Friday, October 12, 2007
    Blunt Opens Construction Management Lecture Series

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The inaugural Roger R. Blunt Construction Management Lecture Series at UMES is on Tuesday, October 16, at 11 a.m. in the Student Service Center Theater.  Blunt's talk, "Breaking New Ground in Africa," is free and open to the publi...

    Friday, October 12, 2007
    UMES President Announces 2008 African American Read-In Selection

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - University of Maryland Eastern Shore President, Dr. Thelma B. Thompson, announces the 6th African American Read-in book selection, "Standing in the Shadows: Understanding and Overcoming Depression in Black Men" by award-winning re...

    Friday, October 12, 2007
    UMES Ranks in Top Tier of U.S.News & World Report’s First Ranking of HBCUs

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore ranks in the top tier of America's best Historically Black Colleges and Universities, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2008 edition of "America's Best Black Colleges." The rankin...

    Friday, September 28, 2007
    Educational Institute Honors Ernest Boger with Anthony G. Marshall Award

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Dr. Ernest Boger, II, associate professor and chair, Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, is the 2007 recipient of the Anthony G. Marshall Award, presented by the American Hotel ...

    Wednesday, September 26, 2007
    WBOC TV and Fox21 Donate Broadcast News Set to UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD-Students enrolled in television production courses at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) will note a significant upgrade in their classroom experience this fall, thanks to the generosity of WBOC TV and its sister statio...

    Wednesday, September 26, 2007
    UMES African Languages Project Extends Reach

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The African Language Project at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has received three grants in one year from the National Security Agency to continue extensive research and the formulation of corpuses and readers within sev...

    Wednesday, September 26, 2007
    Annual Faculty Exhibition at UMES

    Annual Faculty Exhibition at UMESSeptember 13- October 19, 2007 PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The quality of the artwork at UMES' Mosely Gallery faculty exhibition, traditionally held each fall is exceptional this year. The show provides an opportunity for stu...

    Wednesday, September 26, 2007
    UMES to Celebrate Founders’ Day

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) celebrates its 121st birthday on Tuesday, September 18, at 10 a.m. in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts.  Dr. Dudley E. Flood is the keynote speaker.Having served 21...

    Tuesday, September 18, 2007
    Alade, UMES Newly Appointed Dean

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dr. Ayodele Julius Alade was recently appointed dean of the School of Business and Technology at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. "Dr. Alade has been diligent and skillful in serving this institution in a variety of leade...

    Wednesday, September 5, 2007
    ­Barley Earns Dennis Williams Award for Excellence

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Shameke Diane Barley of Washington, D.C., earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in applied design from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) recently; and in recognition of her artistic accomplishments, she was awarded the $2...

    Monday, September 3, 2007
    Mays Receives Pinkett Award

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD---Scott Landon Mays, a recent graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, is the recipient of the 2007 Daniel J. Pinkett Award in Mathematics.Mays, son of Lynn D. Brooks-Mays of Philadelphia, PA, graduated cum laude with a...

    Monday, September 3, 2007
    Wortham Receives Hedgepeth Award

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD---Doney Denise Wortham of Forestville, MD, is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and the recipient of the 2007 Dr. Thelma W. Hedgepeth Memorial Prize in Mathematics and Computer Science.Wortham, daughter t...

    Monday, September 3, 2007
    Bailey White Jewelers Awards Havrilla

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Christopher Craig Havrilla of Frederick, a recent graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, is a recipient of the 2007 Bailey White Jewelers Sportsmanship Award.The Honorable Frank and Mrs. Melissa White are loyal frie...

    Monday, September 3, 2007
    Bailey White Jewelers Awards Braxton

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Stephanie Marie Braxton of Upper Marlboro, a recent graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, is a recipient of the 2007 Bailey White Jewelers Sportsmanship Award.The Honorable Frank and Mrs. Melissa White are loyal fr...

    Monday, September 3, 2007
    UMES Remembers Educator, Humanitarian

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Some 800 mourners traveled to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore campus and its Metropolitan United Methodist Church during two days of mourning for educator and humanitarian, Dr. William Percy Hytche Sr.   Educators, legisl...

    Monday, September 3, 2007
    Enterprise Rent-A-Car Presents Check to UMES Foundation

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Foundation received a check in the amount $4,500 from The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation during a recent campus visit.  Kevin Molitor, Enterprise vice president and general manager...

    Monday, September 3, 2007
    UMES/Art Shell Celebrity Golf Classic, Football Greats Return to Eastern Shore

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The legendary Art Shell returns to the Shore to host other NFL greats and area golf enthusiasts on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 18 and 19, during the University of Maryland Eastern Shore/Art Shell Celebrity Golf Classic at Gle...

    Monday, September 3, 2007
    UMES Ingenuity Creates a Prize-Winning and Exportable Entrepreneurial Model

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) was named a regional winner of a competition sponsored by the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) for its FARMS Project.  All public four-yea...

    Monday, September 3, 2007
    UMES Community Mourns Passing of Beloved Leader

    Viewing, service times Open to the Public:Viewing: Wednesday, July 18; Metropolitan United Methodist Church, Broad Street, Princess Anne. 6-8 p.m.Viewing: Thursday, July 19; Ella Fitzgerald Center, UMES; 9 a.m.Funeral: Immediately following viewing a...

    Tuesday, July 17, 2007
    Four-Year Engineering Program Approved for UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD--The Board of Regents of the University System of Maryland (USM) announced today the approval of a new independent four-year engineering degree for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). "As America strives to excel as a m...

    Friday, June 22, 2007
    New Partnership Will Expand Environmental Science Education at UMES

     .LEAP(Linking Environmental and Academic Programs) MOU signing ceremony at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  Left to right: David Blazer, executive director, Maryland Coastal Bays Program; Lou LaRicci, Maryland Department of the Environment...

    Tuesday, June 19, 2007
    Alumni Honor Hytche Legacy, Commissions World-Renown Artist

                                                         PRINCESS ANNE, MD - University of Maryland Eastern Shore alumni are busy these days.  Among other things, a group of them are, with the blessing of President Thelma B. Thompson, preparing to honor ...

    Monday, May 21, 2007
    University Launches Discover UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is pleased to announce the launch of Discover UMES, www.umes.edu/discover.  The video news web cast is the newest edition to the recently revamped UMES website, www.umes.edu.Discover...

    Monday, May 21, 2007
    UMES’ 120th Spring Commencement

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Maryland's Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler delivers the commencement address for some 364 degree recipients, their families and friends, at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's 120th spring commencement ceremony on Frida...

    Thursday, May 17, 2007
    Letters to the University Community

    Office of the Vice President of Student Life and Enrollment Management Student Services Center, Suite 2169                                                                                                                                       Campus: (...

    Friday, May 4, 2007
    The Almighty Oyster: Food, Fighting and Sensibility

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Author and Historian John R. Wennersten, Ph.D., will trace the evolution of the oyster industry in a special presentation, "The Almighty Oyster: Food, Fighting and Sensibility," on Tuesday, April 24 at the University of Maryland E...

    Monday, April 23, 2007
    The African Children’s Choir at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The internationally-acclaimed African Children's Choir performs on Wednesday, April 25, at 7 p.m., at the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.The program will in...

    Monday, April 23, 2007
    Physical Therapy Symposium at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE - Health professionals and the public are invited to attend the 12th annual UMES Physical Therapy Research Symposium to be held starting at 7 p.m., Friday, April 27, in Hazel Hall on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shor...

    Monday, April 23, 2007
    FUBU Comes to UMES!

    The Human Ecology Club presents its annual Spring Fashion Show to benefit the Department's endowed scholarship fundPRINCESS ANNE, MD- The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Department of Human Ecology is proud to present the Human Ecology Club's An...

    Monday, April 23, 2007
    Business School Convenes Executive Advisory Council

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - A new link, connecting the University's Business programs with the regional business community, is growing. The Business Executive Advisory Council, assembled by the School of Business and Technology Acting Dean, Dr. Ayodele J. Al...

    Sunday, April 15, 2007
    National Library Week Celebration at UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - National Library Week at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) comprises a celebration of writers and presenters, from the University as well as the Eastern Shore community, who present excerpts from their works, discuss...

    Sunday, April 15, 2007
    UMES Students Attend Eisenhower Fellowship Event

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Students from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore recently attended the 14th annual Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Research Showcase.  Among the participants were MukubiKatowa (graduate studen...

    Sunday, April 15, 2007
    Former Administrator Joel Mack Joins MEAC Hall of Fame

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Amid the flurry of activity in Raleigh, NC, that is the annual Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), a member of the UMES family was honored. Former UMES Vice Chancellor Joel Mack has been selected for the MEAC Hall of Fame. Mac...

    Sunday, April 15, 2007
    UMES Students Selected for Who’s Who Honors

    Who's Who Among Students exists as one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation. For the students - the outstanding campus leaders of the year - national recognition by the Who's Who program marks a pinnacle of scho...

    Sunday, April 15, 2007
    Local Farmers Sought for Partnerships with National Food Supermarket

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Maryland Cooperative Extension (MCE) and the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) are hosting a buyer-grower seminar for small farmers interested in supplying Whole Foods Market.  The natural foods supermarket wants to buy pro...

    Thursday, April 12, 2007
    A.W. Perdue Foundation Establishes Scholarship

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD---Francis OkinyihOrech, a doctoral student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, is the spring 2007 recipient of a $5,000 Perdue Farms Scholarship for Food Science and Technology. "The University of Maryland Eastern Shore tha...

    Wednesday, April 11, 2007
    Mosely Gallery Announces 18th Fine Arts Student Show

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The Annual Student Show is on display at UMES' Mosely Gallery until Friday, April 27. The tradition to display a variety of student work was established in 1986 by Ernest Satchell, chair of the Department of Fine Arts.This type of...

    Wednesday, April 11, 2007
    Winning Essays Yield Invitations to D.C. Conference for Two UMES Ag Students

      PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Essays by two students majoring in agriculture at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore resulted in their being invited to Arlington, VA, by USDA Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns.  Meredith M. Esguerra of Bowie and Kristen ...

    Tuesday, April 3, 2007
    Dean Brooks is One of Maryland’s Top 100 Women

    Dean Brooks is One of Maryland's Top 100 WomenPRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dean of the School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, Dr. Carolyn Brooks has been recognized as one of Maryland's Top 100 Women.She is in illustrious company. Other honorees this ye...

    Tuesday, April 3, 2007
    Graduate Research Day, Showcases Scholarly Work

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore hosts the 16th annual Mid-Atlantic HBCU Undergraduate and Graduate Research Day on Tuesday, April 10, from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Student Services Center on the UMES campus. Each year th...

    Thursday, March 29, 2007
    UMES Presents Dinner Theatre

      PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dr. Della Dameron-Johnson, the woman responsible for directing the most highly regarded dinner theatre productions on the Shore, has written an original stage play for this year's show at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore...

    Wednesday, March 28, 2007
    UMES Hosts Choral Festival, “I, Too, Sing America”

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - "I, Too, Sing America," is the title of a choral festival that will be held at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Concert choirs from five different regional universities will perform. The Festival, which will feature guest...

    Tuesday, March 13, 2007
    UMES to Host Ninth Annual Health and Wellness Festival

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - University of Maryland Eastern Shore faculty and staff prepare to host the community during its ninth annual Health and Wellness Fair. On Wednesday, March 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Services Center ballroom, individual...

    Tuesday, March 13, 2007
    Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert Spotlights Vocalist

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - A self-confessed "jazz junkie," Bilal will join the UMES Jazz Ensemble for its Spring Concert Wednesday, March 7. Performers will take to the stage in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m.Bilal, whose full n...

    Wednesday, March 7, 2007
    UMES to Host AfroFlow

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Tobacco Control Resource Center welcomes Detroit-based international recording artist MIKE-E during the AfroFlow tour of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  The tour, spon...

    Wednesday, March 7, 2007
    UMES President Named One of the Most Important Blacks in Technology

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dr. Thelma B. Thompson, president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), was recognized as one of the "Most Important Blacks in Technology for 2007" at the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Conference in Baltimore rec...

    Wednesday, March 7, 2007
    Stewardship Workshop is Scheduled for Landowners of One to 10 Acres

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Maryland Cooperative Extension (MCE) is offering a workshop for owners or managers of one to 10 acres who want to make the most of their property and help others do the same.  Whether or not you have forest on your land, this trai...

    Wednesday, March 7, 2007
    Cultural Historian to Lecture on Ancient Africa

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Author and cultural historian Anthony T. Browder will visit UMES to present a lecture on Ancient Africa Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Services Center Theater on campus.Browder has lectured extensively throughout t...

    Wednesday, March 7, 2007
    Bernstein Scholar Presents Lecture

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -The Richard A. Bernstein Visiting Professor at UMES, Dr. Kofi Awusabo-Asare, will present a talk on The Changing African Family: Issues and Challenges on Thursday, March 8, at 11 a.m. in Room 2040 Hazel Hall. Awusabo-Asare is an as...

    Wednesday, March 7, 2007
    UMES Hosts a Workshop on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Grant and Value-Added Producer Grant Programs

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The USDA (MD/DE) Rural Development Office in cooperation with the Maryland Cooperative Extension's Rural Development Center will conduct a workshop focused on grant programs in two areas important to small businesses and agricultu...

    Wednesday, March 7, 2007
    President’s Annual Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - University of Maryland Eastern Shore President Thelma B. Thompson hosts the community during the fourth annual President's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Friday, February 23, in the Student Services Center Ballroom at 8:30 a.m. Dr...

    Monday, February 12, 2007
    UMES Math Initiative, Professor B Methodology

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Professor Everard Barrett, author of the Professor B methodology for mathematics education, demonstrates a proven method of teaching middle school mathematics during workshops sponsored by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore ...

    Monday, February 12, 2007
    UMES Examines “State” of Young Black Men

    Princess Anne, MD- A panel of scholars and public officials explore the state of young black men during a colloquium at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Thursday, February 22.  The program, "State of the State of Young Black Men in Washington...

    Monday, February 12, 2007
    Nugent Represents UMES at ETS Conference

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Michael A. Nugent, Ph.D., of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Department of Education was a guest of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) at the HBCU Invitational Conference on Assessment at their headquarters in Princeto...

    Monday, February 12, 2007
    Delmarva Power to Underwrite Black History Month

                PRINCESS ANNE, MD  - Delmarva Power will provide underwriting support for Black History Month programs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a gift of $25,000 over five years.UMES has commemorated the contributions of black Ame...

    Wednesday, January 31, 2007
    Brooks Keynotes National Extension Service Conference

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -   Dr. Carolyn B. Brooks, dean of the School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, challenged 21st century notions of success for land-grant universities during her keynote address to a n...

    Sunday, January 28, 2007
    UMES Names Chairmen for 2007 Gala

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - What two can do, six can do better!  Such is the challenge to University of Maryland Eastern Shore Carnival Gala co-chairs Dr. William Talley, Tselate Talley, Dottie Turner, Jackie Cassidy, Pamela Lankford and Gladys Goslee, who h...

    Sunday, January 28, 2007
    Wilmer is New Assistant PR Director

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Ann Wilmer, the newest addition to the Institutional Advancement team at University of Maryland Eastern Shore, is a veteran of 25 years in public relations, including a period of managing her own newsletter firm.Her first assignme...

    Sunday, January 28, 2007
    NSF Grant Will Help Advance UMES Women

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $450,000 to support the UMES ADVANCE Program, a three-year program of innovative and comprehensive institution-wide changes to advance women scholars. Despite increased numbers of wom...

    Sunday, January 28, 2007
    “The Untelling,” Focus of African American Read-In

      PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Read "The Untelling," by Tayari Jones and join a lively discussion during the fifth annual African American Read-In at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on Tuesday, February 6, at 11 a.m. in the Student Services Center mu...

    Sunday, January 28, 2007
    Mercantile Peninsula Bank Increases Scholarship Endowment

                      Photo: Representing the bank were Harry Gemmell, senior vice president and regional bank officer; Kathy Johnson, assistant vice president; and Janet Dorsey, manager of the Mt. Vernon branch. Accepting on behalf of UMES were Ayodele ...

    Sunday, January 28, 2007
    Richard A. Bernstein Research Professor Selected

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Kofi Awusabo-Asare, Ph.D., associate professor in geography at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana, has been named the Richard A. Bernstein Visiting Professor for the 2006-07 academic year. His is a distinguished, endowed chair ...

    Sunday, January 28, 2007
    Consolidation Resource Center Funds Student Scholarships

    Photo:  Pictured left to right are George Smith, Consolidated Resource Center; Ronald Brown, Ph.D., vice president for Student Life and Enrollment Management, UMES; Vera Miles-Heath, financial aid counselor, UMES; David King, Consolidated Resource Ce...

    Sunday, January 28, 2007
    Johnson Named Acting HR Director

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Lisa C. Johnson has been named acting assistant director of human resources at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.Johnson came to UMES with over 10 years experience as a human resources management specialist at NASA Wallops ...

    Sunday, January 28, 2007
    Black History Symposium, Lessons from New Orleans

    Black History Symposium, Lessons from New OrleansPrincess Anne, MD- Visiting scholars will join faculty at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore to present "New Orleans: Past, Present, and Future," the sixth annual Black History Symposium, Wednesd...

    Sunday, January 28, 2007
    Cooledge Presents Scholarly Papers

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dean Cooledge, Ph.D., a member of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) English faculty, recently presented at two scholarly conferences.Cooledge presented his paper, "The Tragedy of Class in Woody Allen's Match Point," ...

    Sunday, January 28, 2007
    UMES Jazz Band Performed at Governor’s Inauguration

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - If, by some chance, they did not vote for the new governor in November, the parents of students who performed at his inaugural festivities with the University of Maryland Jazz Band are almost certain to claim they did.Governor Mar...

    Sunday, January 28, 2007
    UMES Winter Commencement, Some 250 To Graduate

    UMES Winter Commencement, Some 250 To GraduatePRINCESS ANNE, MD - As they prepare to begin their professional lives, some 250 graduates receiving their degrees from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore on December 15 will hear words of wisdom fro...

    Wednesday, December 6, 2006
    UMES Small Farm Conference Draws Beginners, Experimenters

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Farmers from the Eastern and Western shores of Maryland and beyond were in attendance to learn new tools for their trade at the third annual Small Farm Conference at the University of Eastern Shore (UMES) earlier this month.More ...

    Wednesday, November 29, 2006
    Walter Woods Named UMES Assistant Alumni Director

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - An alumnus of UMES has been named to the position of Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs. Walter Woods graduated from the University in 1991. "Once a Hawk always a Hawk," said Woods.Woods has enjoyed a varied career in government...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    HRM Chairman Featured in New Textbook

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Dr. Ernest P. Boger, chairman of the Department of Hotel & Restaurant Management at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, has written a 17-page chapter entitled "International Tourism" for the 12th edition of "Hospitality...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    Mister and Miss UMES Announced

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Mr. and Miss UMES are students who exemplify the best spirit of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Mr. UMES is Terry Lee Savant Tyler, of Bowie, MD.  Miss UMES is Ashley Shamieka Johnson, of Baltimore County, MD. Both stude...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    UMES Names Sylvia Wells to Major Gifts Position

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Just as UMES kicks off the public phase of its Campaign for Academic Excellence, a new professional has joined the Advancement team. Sylvia Y. Wells has been named major gifts officer.A career in sales and marketing has inspired i...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    Streeter Named Program Director

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Judith Streeter, president of human resource consulting and services firm J. Rose Associates, Inc., has been named program director of hotel and restaurant management for UMES at their off-campus location at the Universities at Sh...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    Callahan Joins UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Susan Callahan joins the UMES Department of Hotel and Restaurant Management.  With 25 years of experience in food service, education and training, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the position of food and beverage management in...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    Abent Earns Ground Instructor Certificate

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - John Abent, a Worcester County educator and pastor at the Ocean City Christian School, has completed a ground school training course aimed at certifying educators with an interest in introducing aviation subjects into their classr...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    Dumpson Earns Fundraising Certificate

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Kimberly Dumpson, Esquire, director of alumni affairs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, recently earned a certificate in fund raising management from The Fund Raising School at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana Univ...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    Seabrook Joins Criminal Justice Faculty

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The newest member of the Criminal Justice faculty at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore brings a wealth of practical experience and scholarly research to the classroom.As a visiting lecturer, Renita L. Seabrook will teach se...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    UMES Musicians Invited to Join All-Star Big Band

    x                                Mercury Morris x x x  x x x PRINCESS ANNE, MD - A prestigious national All-star Band has selected two University of Maryland Eastern Shore students to join their ranks, one of them in a lead position. For the fifth ...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    Seafood Seminar is Planned for Delmarva Restaurant Chefs and Managers

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Delmarva area restaurant managers, owners, chefs, cooks and wait staff will have the opportunity to participate in an educational seminar aimed at boosting profits and safety at regional restaurants and seafood-related businesses....

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    UMES Gates Scholar

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - If you look at her just by the numbers, Akira Ali is extraordinary. Of the millions of Americans who apply to colleges and universities, only 1,000 each year become Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS). In fact, of the 42 students from...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    UMES Tops USM Enrollment Growth Charts

            PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's fall enrollment increase of 6.7 percent is tops among the traditional four-year universities in the University System of Maryland (USM) in fall 2006. Total enrollment at UMES is 4...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    NOAA Funds UMES Research

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Scientists at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, with the help of a newly awarded $12.5 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Educational Partnership Program (EPP) grant, continue a six-year quest t...

    Wednesday, November 22, 2006
    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    IBM Reps Scout UMES

     PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Representatives from IBM recently visited the campus looking for qualified candidates for positions in accounting, computer science and sales. "University of Maryland Eastern Shore students were well prepared, with strong grade p...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Burks Wins UMES Bernstein Award

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Tyesha Burks of Millville received the Richard Bernstein Achievement Award during spring commencement ceremonies at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES).Burks graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Queen Contributes to UMES Scholarships

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - In a recent show of Hawk Pride, J. Ricardo Queen, Class of 1972, pledged $25,000 for faculty development and support in all academic departments at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  The endowment is established, in tribut...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    UMES-Verizon Saturday Academy Completes Fourth Year

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The UMES-Verizon Saturday Academy recently completed its fourth year of programming at the revitalized Help Our Children Foundation in Crisfield.  A vision of President Thelma B. Thompson, the Academy emerged out of the University...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Students Create Robots, Place First and Seventh

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Innovative students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore used LEGO materials for prototyping and as components for two robot designs that placed first and seventh at the American Society of Engineering Education's national ...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Students Designing, Testing New Satellite Technology

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - They're creating what they hope will be the 21st Century's "better mousetrap," and they're building it here on the Lower Shore: low-cost, responsive access to space.With guidance from regional and local engineers and computer expe...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Honda All-star Team Succeeds in National Challenge

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Hard work paid off for a rookie team that entered competition as one of 64 challengers and made it all the way to the Sweet Sixteen. The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Fighting Hawks that competed at the Honda Campus All-Sta...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    UMES, MD Hawk Corp., and AviHome Partner to Build Poultry Houses of the Future

     Standing left to right are: The Honorable Wayne T. Gilchrest; President Thelma B. Thompson, Ph.D.; President and CEO Rafael Correa Sr., MA-TECH and Avi-Tech; State Director Marlene Elliott, USDA Rural Development; Secretary Lewis Riley, Maryland Dep...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    UMES Officials Announce Public Phase of Seven-Year Fundraising Campaign

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - Endowed student scholarships are the priority of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's "Campaign for Academic Excellence," a seven-year fundraising effort with a goal of $14 million.  To date $4.5 million has been raised in t...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    WESM Ag Show, One of a Kind in Maryland

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - With a new half-hour daily program, WESM 91.3 offers the only agriculture radio show in Maryland.  "On the Farm Radio-Eastern Shore" originates at the station's studio on the campus of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore."I o...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Tobacco Control Resource Center Soliciting Grant Proposals(1)

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - The University of Maryland Eastern Shore Tobacco Control Resource Center is soliciting mini-grant proposals from faith-based and community organizations, in Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties, interested in preventing and/o...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Art Exhibit Will Showcase the Artist's Co-op

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - With a mission that blends academics and art, the Mosely Gallery at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore manages a year-round program of exhibits, with artists using a variety of media, from across the world and within the reg...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    Art Exhibit Will Showcase the Artists' Co-op

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD - With a mission that blends academics and art, the Mosely Gallery at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore manages a year-round program of exhibits, with artists using a variety of media, from across the world and within the reg...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006
    USDA Stations Liaison Officer With UMES

    PRINCESS ANNE, MD -  Dr. Ahmad Jilani, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has been named liaison officer at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  There, he is charged with recruiting students to the UMES Departments of Agriculture a...

    Tuesday, November 21, 2006

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