SU Spotlight: Abby Snow reveals the art of pushing limits

By CAROLINE STREETT

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Photo taken by Mariann Snow, mother of Abby Snow (pictured).

Staff Writer

Double majoring in international business and corporate finance, along with minors in Spanish and accounting, sophomore Abby Snow takes student involvement and goal setting to completely new levels.

Apart from taking five to six classes a semester, Snow takes on multiple responsibilities in addition to her school work. This includes being a Student Business Leader (SBL), Honors College Ambassador and a member of the business fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi.

As a SBL, Snow works as what she describes to be “a liaison between the students and the faculty of the business school.”  She highlights that their main duties take place during advising season, such as consulting freshmen and transfer students. They help them understand where their transfer grades go, what classes they need to take to stay on the right path, as well as answer any questions they might have about the Perdue School of Business.

Snow also donates her time and knowledge to her peers as a Supplemental Instructor for Accounting 201.

“I sit in on a particular class and then for about an hour and a half after class twice a week I take the material that was learned in class and give examples to other students so they can apply it,” Snow said. “This includes practice problems, homework problems, and any other questions or concerns the students have with a particular lesson.”

As a member of Salisbury’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, Snow works to better her community while also gaining valuable knowledge and networks in the business world.

“We have meetings twice a week and we are required to get thirty-two volunteer hours throughout the year,” Snow said.  “And then on the professional side of the fraternity it’s more of going to interviews and having professionals come and speak to us, giving us a chance to network with them.”

Snow is no stranger to multitasking as she has taken on the challenge of juggling multiple jobs in her home life as well.

“Aside from my jobs within the university, I also want to get a restaurant job because at home I had a waitressing job, I was a cashier at a bakery and I also worked at an office,” she said. “So, at home I overload myself with responsibility and I’ve kind of started to do that here as well.”

In her advice to other students who want to take on more responsibilities, Snow reveals her key to success is time management.

“Staying organized and keeping a planner helps me to keep things in check and reduce stress,” she said “I really like to plan and I like to check things off.”

Aside from the plethora of time Snow gives to her peers and the university, she likes to spend her free time writing.  What she explained to have started out as “just a hobby” has grown to be another occupation, for Snow is in the works of having her first novel published.

Snow’s idea for what is soon to be her first published novel was born when she was just 14 years old.

“When I was younger, I wanted to be an author; that was my big dream,” Snow said. “But I wanted to write full length novels, not just short stories…and at fourteen I just started writing.”

But just because the idea of being an author seemed farfetched at the time, it did not stop Snow from pursuing it.

“It was a fourteen-year-old invention, and I’m nineteen now so I have kind of manipulated it and it’s been a five-year work-in-progress,” Snow said. “The storyline has definitely changed a lot.”

Snow gives a synopsis of her book, Resubmerged, stating, “It is a young adult fantasy. It’s about a girl who is fifteen and she’s from this realm called Dunchoria.”

She described Dunchoria as being similar to the fantastical world of Narnia in the element that there are portals back and forth.  She explained that the main character, Rose, must go on the run from the government because her power of being able to manipulate others’ feelings makes her a wanted target.

Making her dream of becoming a published author a reality was not an easy process, but Snow was determined and willing to do the research and work necessary to make it happen.

“Most authors have agents, and so I submitted the first 20 pages of my story and gave a synopsis of it to multiple prospective agents,” Snow said. “Of course, I don’t have connections so it’s a lot harder to get someone to believe in the success of my book, so I didn’t end up getting one and I got frustrated, and I decided to self-publish.”

After conducting some research on the self-publishing process, Snow ended up making an account on a self-publishing website.  She now has her own website that she runs, which will allow her to put Resubmerged on Amazon and in book stores like Barnes & Noble by May of 2018.

Snow’s biggest advice to achieving success is to always push yourself to the best of your abilities.

“If you over apply yourself you can learn how to handle it,” she said.  “Don’t stretch yourself too thin, but if you don’t think you’re going to get that job, still apply for it.  Don’t let the fear of failure stop you from going after your goals.”

Snow plans to study abroad in Spain next semester, and hopes to do an internship to further explore her inclination for business this summer.  She aspires to one day be CFO of a company, as well as have several books published.

Following graduation, Snow hopes to land a job in the financial department of a business with international branches so she can travel – particularly to Spanish speaking countries.

 

SOAP brings greeting card artist in time for the holidays

By HALEY DICK

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The cards featured were created by artist Paul Kleba for his business, Personacards. (Photo by Haley Dick.)

Gull Life Editor

Salisbury University’s Student Organization for Activity Planning (SOAP) brought in artist Paul Kleba to make personalized greeting cards free of charge Monday.

Kleba started his own personalized greeting card business, Personacards, and has been traveling to colleges and universities since 1993 to provide students with his service, according to his website. He has been to SU two other times before this event.

“I always wanted to be a cartoonist in some capacity, so it was just an idea I started,” Kleba said. “In less than a year I was doing it full time from referrals from one school to another.”

SOAP set up a variety of card samples, and Kleba created the cards from scratch for students to see the process. Interacting with the students and being on a college campus often inspires Kleba to create new punch lines to fit his target market.

“The best way is I hear students say things,” Kleba said. “I hear how words jumble together and then I figure out how to play off them.”

A previous SOAP representative organized the event because she wanted to give away something that is not the same for everyone, Kleba said.

SOAP President Jenna Russo said she was especially excited about the event as the holidays are nearing, though she was not involved in the planning process.

“I hope that [students] find [the cards] enjoyable and can share them with their friends,” Russo said.

Julia Luebs, a student worker for the Guerreri Student Union, was looking for a card for her friend’s 21st birthday. It took her a while to sort through the variety of options Kleba provided before selecting a card.

“It really looks like something that is bought at the store,” Luebs said.

Kleba mentioned how the invention of Facebook has changed the way greeting cards are thought of today. He thinks that social media has extended the life of greeting cards, though he has not conformed to selling his cards online.

“I like the physical presence and interaction of what I do and seeing how people react to my work,” Kleba said.

SGA unites campus through diversity

By SYLLIA NEWSTEAD

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Graphic by Amy Wojtowicz.

Staff Writer

The Student Government Association held a Unity Through Diversity Week which showcased all the different groups and organizations we have represented at Salisbury University last week.

Senior communication arts major Donovan Mack, the director of diversity and inclusion for SGA, was in charge of all the events that were held within the past week.

As the director of diversity and inclusion Mack promotes diversity within the university and communicates with different groups such as the Multicultural Student Services and Cultural Affairs.

“[Unity Through Diversity Week] benefits Salisbury because sometimes we like to stay in our own little bubble and that’s not what college is about,” Mack said.

“College is about learning different experiences and getting something outside of yourself, something that you’re not comfortable with. It’s recognizing that were different but also making sure that we need to come together with our differences to change things.”

On Nov. 6, Culture Shock Fashion Show was held in the Wicomico Room at 8 p.m. Student clubs like the Asian Pacific Islanders Club (APIC), Men of Distinction (MOD) and more were able to walk down the run way showing their style in relation to culture or a unique style of their choice.

Greek Evolution was held in Holloway Hall Auditorium on Tuesday where students were able to see the Greek Life on campus and different Greek Organizations like Phi Mu and Omega Psi Phi. There was on-stage performance by Omega Psi Phi.

Guest speaker Rasheed Cromwell talked about diversity and how it is able to bring people together and will continue to bring people together. He spoke in the Academic Commons Assembly Hall on Wednesday.

Salisbury University’s dance groups like Cha Va Chuffe, Untouchables Dance Team and SU Liturgical Dance were part of Celebrating Excellence Through Dance on Thursday. They expressed dance in many different forms ranging from ballet to hip-hop.

Friday was Soul Food Lunch/Little known facts. Commons served some soul food from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the diversity team was outside giving people free shirts if they answered a diversity question right from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The student run radio station, WXSU, was also outside of commons playing some music.

“I really want to teach this campus community that there is something outside the books and that there is a whole experience as far as diversity inclusion goes that humans need to learn in general,” Mack said.

“It’s important to have [diversity] because we need to recognize that we are different but also that we need to come together,” Mack said.

He is working on an initiative called SU Is Us which shows that as Salisbury students, we are the face of the school.

Nabb center houses Eastern Shore quilt exhibit

By MELISSA REESE

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Photo featuring the Triple Irish Chain quilt. Taken by Melissa Reese.

Staff Writer

CAMPUS – Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center is hosting an exhibit called “Piecing It All Together: Quilts of the Eastern Shore.” Guest lecturer Jenny Garwood spoke about the collection and her work as a historian for the Museum of Early Decorative Arts (MESDA) Nov. 4.

This exhibit delves into the rich history of quilt-making on the Eastern shore. Each quilt comes with the history of its maker.

The MESDA collection comes from seven states: Maryland, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia.

Garwood has been studying the history of quilt-making as a historian for the MESDA Quilt Collection for several years.

She said that the quilts made by her grandmother are her family’s most prized possessions. She believes that these quilts ultimately brought women together.

“It’s these precious objects that speak of home and family,” Garwood said. “These works of art are all about family.”

Garwood is fascinated by the rich history of quilts. She said that she greatly enjoys the research aspect of her job.

“My love of textiles kind of married my love of research,” Garwood said. “Next to needlework, one of my passions is research.”

Garwood is especially interested in the needlework of Maryland samplers in the Chesapeake tradition. She has found rare Maryland map samplers to add to the MESDA collection.

Garwood’s mother, Katherine Garwood, also attended the event. She said her daughter is working on finishing her grandmother’s quilt.

Katherine Garwood said that she does not share her daughter’s creative ability, but she greatly admires that quality in her daughter.

“She loves the needlework…the hours that go into this,” Garwood said. “It’s an area of interest for her.”

Diane Hafkell, who attended the event, said she makes patchwork quilts. She makes them for her grandchildren.

She said Garwood’s lecture was “absolutely wonderful” and “worth coming.”

“I’ve always sewn and did different crafts,” Hafkell said. “They’re just beautiful…I always thought of quilts as old things with calicos, and things like that.”

The English Paper Piercing Quilt Top was made by the Hargis family from Somerset County in 1900. It is made of a variety of fabrics, including silk and cotton.

The English Paper Piercing Quilt contains paper hexagon patterns cut from ledgers, letters, envelopes and a child’s copy book. It was donated by William Katie Matthews and remains unfinished.

The Crazy Quilt was made by Mary Emma Adkins in Wicomico County in 1927. It contains a variety of embroidery details, including a windmill, a barn, a naval anchor, an owl, wheat, birds and flowers.

The Star of Bethlehem Quilt was made by Ellen E. Lankford McAllister in Dorchester County in 1860-1880. It has the Star of Bethlehem in green thread contrasted by the red thread of the background.

Lankford also made the Triple Irish Chain Quilt, which has a red and green checkboard pattern and flowers. It was made in 1880-1910.

The appliqued flowers on the border were made with a slightly lighter red than the checkerboard in the middle.

The Bates family made the Snowflake Quilt. The brown/paisley fabric is typical of the Civil War era.

The exhibit is located in the G. Ray Thompson Gallery of the Patricia R. Guerreri Academic Commons. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The exhibit runs until Dec. 22.

SU hosts annual fall dance showcase

By MELISSA REESE

Staff Writer

CAMPUS – Salisbury University hosted its 28th annual Fall Dance Showcase Nov. 3.

This showcase featured the choreography of SU Dance Company. The SU Dance Company began in 1960 as the Modern Dance Club and has provided experiences in artistic dance forms ever since.

The dance showcase presented choreography from Jessica Hindman, Drew Yowell, Emily Lane, Amanda Ernau, Corrine Dovell, Arielle Weinstein, Marie Hils, Willow Saunders and Staci Alexander. Many of the choreographers are students involved in the SU Dance Company.

The Salisbury Wicomico Arts Council called the SU Dance Company “a consistently quality organization that dances for the community…one of the more innovative of local arts ensembles in terms of its repertoire and its use of out-of-town artist in residence.”

The dance program included music from John Kander, Chris Garneau, Woodkid, Daughter, Kimbra, Dean Lewis, Adult Jazz, Muddy Waters and Justin Timberlake.

Hannah Prouse, a triple major in conflict analysis, dance and communications, said she has been dancing for 16 years.

Prouse said she feels inspired to dance because it stirs strong emotions in people and unlocks their hidden feelings.

“I like the way that it touches people, and I like the way that we can connect with others through movement, and not just our company, but through the audience as well,” Prouse said. “It’s a really interesting way you can create change.”

Prouse said the choreographers of the showcase selected the music. Prouse felt the music was inspiring to both the choreographers and the dancers.

“The choreographers usually pick a song and choreograph it,” Prouse said. “So, it’s really whatever inspires the choreographer.”

India Whitehead, an occupational therapy major, said she started dancing when she was 3 years old. Whitehead has always felt inspired to dance.

“I think it’s just, kind of, an escape,” Whitehead said. “It takes out all of your nerves and all your emotions.”

Whitehead gets all of her emotions out through dance. Dancing enlivens her body and allows her to relieve her stress.

“We always say, ‘Leave it on the dance floor,’” Whitehead said.

Whitehead loved the songs that were selected. She thought that the choreographers did an amazing job with their production.

“I really liked it,” Whitehead said. “I think everyone did a really good job this year choreographing, and everyone was great.”

Writers on the Shore series comes to an end

By MELISSA REESE

Staff Writer

CAMPUS – Salisbury University’s fall “Writers on the Shore” lineup concluded with guest reader John Surowiecki Wednesday.

Surowiecki has published five poetry collections, including “Watching Cartoons before Attending a Funeral,” “Martha Playing Wiffle Ball in Her Wedding Dress and Other Poems” and “Missing Persons.”

His novel “Pie Man” is the recipient of the Nilson Prize for a First Novel. Pie Man is the name of the bakery in the novel.

“Pie Man” explores the life of Adam, who has lived his entire life within the confines of his bedroom. This novel is set after World War II in the 1950s.

“What would it be like if you did indeed spend your entire life in one room?” Surowiecki said.

Surowiecki called Adam a recluse. Adam is interested in films and books, but has little interaction with the outside world.

At first, Surowiecki wanted to write a first-person narrative, but he decided that it would be more interesting to allow other characters to write about their experiences with Adam because Adam remains in his bedroom in the novel. Surowiecki’s favorite character in the novel is Wanda.

“It became a novel of voices,” Surowiecki said. “It became more of written contributions.”

Surowiecki called Adam’s father the voice of reason because he is able to look at things objectively.

Surowiecki said the historical context of the novel drove the story at first, and then the story evolved to a horror story, and, eventually, a love story.

“It starts off as an immigrant story…people from Poland,” Surowiecki said. “Then, it becomes a horror story because the house becomes part of the boy’s personality.”

Surowiecki said that he kept sticky notes all over his desk to remember the personalities and storylines of all his characters.

He said he enjoyed writing so many different characters and giving them each their own voice.

“It’s almost schizophrenic,” Surowiecki said, “but that was the joy of it.”

Surowiecki said he related to Adam. He believes reclusive behavior is becoming more and more prevalent in the U.S.

“I think he’s right,” Surowiecki said. “We have become a nation of hermits, to some degree.”

Surowiecki said that he usually enjoys happy endings, although his poems tend to be darker. Though “Pie Man” ends in death, he still does not consider it that sad.

“I always go for happy endings, but in this one, he dies, so what can you do?” Surowiecki said. “All lives end sadly because they end.”

SGA partners to increase sustainability efforts

By HALEY DICK

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Photo by Megan Campbell.

Gull Life Editor

CAMPUS—Salisbury University’s Student Government Association (SGA) and Student United Way teamed up to combine Recycle Madness with the first annual SU Shred Day.

Students, faculty and staff members met in Red Square Friday to get rid of their recyclables in friendly competition. All recyclable materials were weighed on a scale and the weight was then added to the total weight of recyclables for the donator’s club or organization of choice.

SGA will award the organization that generated the heaviest weight of recyclables with $150, the second place group with $100 and the third place group with $50.

SGA VP of Sustainability Julia Lavarias said Recycle Madness is about bringing the campus together and really encouraging recycling. She believes the incentive helps draw more participation from clubs and organizations.

“I think it is so successful because we advertise it and because organizations make it a thing and advertise it also,” Lavarias said. “I think that’s why they are encouraged to recycle.”

Lavarias said Recycle Madness dates back to 2012, unlike her position, which was just recently created.

“The position of sustainability actually didn’t exist a few years ago,” Lavarias said. “One of the professors told me it was created so that the environmental organizations would have more of a connection and involvement on campus.”

In fall 2016, 8,783 pounds of recyclables were collected in total. 37 organizations were recognized for donating 75 pounds or more each, though more groups participated and contributed to the grand total.

The recycled metals were taken to Salisbury Scrap Metal, and all other recycled materials were taken to the Route 5 Transfer Station before being delivered to Delaware Solid Waste Authority’s processing facility, according to Lavarias.

SU Shred Day is expected to increase the amount of recyclables donated by allowing students, faculty and staff to throw their old papers into the shred truck to be put on to the scale.

“I think there will be more participation because faculty have a lot of papers to shred,” Lavarias said. “I think that the only thing that’s kind of discouraging everyone is that you have to pay 80 cents [per pound], but other than that I think it is a good collaboration.”

The shredding event was organized by the Student United Way and all proceeds went to the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore.

Emily Taggart, sophomore representative for the Student Nurses’ Association (SNA), thinks Recycle Madness is important for bringing the clubs and organizations on campus together for the better of the planet.

She oversaw the organizing and advertising of the event to the members of SNA.

“I’m a huge supporter of trying to reduce our carbon footprint and I think events like this bring that awareness to campus while also making it a fun ‘competition’ between the different organizations,” Taggart said. “The last I was told we had 178 pounds of recycling which is pretty amazing!”

The Outdoor Club was the first place winner for two consecutive years in 2015 and 2016, but were outweighed this year by the Graduate Student Council.

The results of this year’s Recycle Madness showed a total of 9,656 pounds of recycling collected.

LGBTQ representation in YA literature

By MELISSA REESE

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Staff Writer

CAMPUS – Salisbury University hosted a lecture by Malinda Lo, an author of LGBTQ young adult literature Thursday.

Lo is the author of “Ash,” a lesbian retelling of Cinderella, “Huntress,” a prequel to “Ash” and “Adaptation” and “Inheritance,” a sci-fi duology. Her latest novel “A Line in the Dark” is a psychological thriller about a queer Chinese-American.

Lo said Cinderella is her favorite princess. She currently lives with her partner and her dog in Massachusetts.

Lo said that she wants to see an increase in YA books with an LGBTQ focus distributed by mainstream publishers. This includes HarperCollins, Hachette, Macmillan, Simon & Schuster and Penguin Random House. She does research on YA literature publishing for her blog.

She wants more books with LGBTQ main characters, as well as positive representations of them.

She feels greatly irritated and disturbed by the tragedies that befall many queer characters.

“Being gay and dying in a car crash happened in many books,” Lo said.

She is unhappy with books that only have secondary LGBTQ characters, novels with subtextual gay storylines rather than outright representation and storylines that consider homosexuality a problem.

She also has data to support that historically, there has been many more published works about gay men than about lesbians.

Lo believes that much of queer representation is problematic. It is mired in tragedy, seen as a mere passing phase for teenagers or considered a choice.

Lo said that progress has been made in the publishing industry, and there has been an increase in all minority representation. This includes representation of the LGBTQ community, people of color, people with disabilities and women. She believes that coming out stories are becoming more complex.

“I really think the growth in genre fiction is great,” Lo said. “Genre fiction gives the character a chance to be the hero and not the problem.”

She owes much of the growth in diverse representation to a hashtag that later evolved into the nonprofit organization We Need Diverse Books.

Gia Giglio felt impressed by Lo’s lecture and thought it was very interesting.

She was especially impressed by the fact that LGBTQ literature existed as early as 1969, even though it was extremely problematic.

“It was interesting, to say the least,” Giglio said. “I didn’t even think there was going to be LGBT stuff back in the day—I felt like it would be just way too taboo. But there was, and they were awful, but they were there.”

Giglio mentioned the problematic plots that were in LGBTQ literature, and how many of the stories follow the same tired narrative pattern.

“It was really interesting to hear her describe the books and, especially, the patterns in the books, how they always died in car accidents,” Giglio said. “She was really just laidback about it, and it kept me interested, and it wasn’t hard to understand.”

“It’s super relevant,” Giglio said. “I think it’s really cool they have their own literature and places to go as a fantasy.”

Hina Abid said she was interested in learning about the history of LGBTQ literature.

Abid said she found Lo’s lecture extremely fascinating.

“I came here thinking that she was more gonna talk about, like, her own work, and it was kind of like an overview the history of the genre, so it was very interesting,” Abid said.

Lo hopes to see more diversity and positive representation in YA literature.

She gave aspiring LGBTQ authors advice.

“Don’t give up,” Lo said, “because no one is going to tell you to do it.”

SU presents the Tamburitzans

By MELISSA REESE

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Photo by Melissa Reese.

Staff Writer

CAMPUS – Salisbury University hosted a performance by the Tamburitzans Oct. 28.

The Tamburitzans, which are in their 81st season show entitled “Passages – the Journey of our Ancestors,” are the longest running multicultural song and dance company in the U.S.

The Tamburitzans attend Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa., on scholarship for their activities.

The Tamburitzans are folk music dancers and band members. Their music and dance covers a wide range of Eastern and Central European countries’ cultures including Croatian, Hungarian, Romanian, Greek, Russian, Bulgarian and Spanish culture.

Matea Pranjic, a member of the Tamburitzans, said there are junior groups which recruit people at the age of five. She has been a member of the Tamburitzans since she was five years old.

Pranjic said that she feels passionately about European music and dance because of her heritage.

“My family’s actually from Croatia,” Pranjic said. “My parents immigrated here in 1999, so it’s really important to, kind of, keep up our culture and still stay involved while being here in America, and this is probably the best way I could have asked for.”

Christy Nale said her story of joining the Tamburitzans is different from most of the other members, who were part of the junior groups.

Nale said she has always been passionate about dance, particularly ballet.

“I did ballet my entire life, for 15 years, and a few of the Tammy guys came to my studio to do the Russian segment in ‘The Nutcracker,’ so I told them I was going to Duquesne University, and they were like, ‘You should try out for the Tamburitzans,’ so I did,” Nale said. “I got in, and here I am.”

Nale said that many of the Tamburitzans are from European countries. She believes the fact that they get to share their culture with their audience makes the experience of being part of the Tamburitzans even more rewarding.

“Most of the group, as do I, have European roots, so my family’s from Greece and Russia,” Nale said. “It’s just fun; it’s different. It’s fun…to share our passion for our ancestry.”

Nale said this show is representative of people from many different cultural backgrounds. She said when people see the Tamburitzans, they are exposed to many different cultures and traditions, which makes them more educated about diverse cultures.

“Our show is chock full of a ton of different ethnicities and cultural representations and traditions and…everything,” Nale said. “Just coming to our shows, seeing our costumes…our costumes are all handmade…and just the work that people put into this is extraordinary.”

New semester, new clubs

By SYLLIA NEWSTEAD

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Photo by Megan Campbell.

Staff Writer

There are many different types of clubs that are offered to students at SU. The clubs vary, with some being related to majors and future professions, and others that are just fun activities.

It is very simple to start a club on campus. For a club to form, it needs to have at least 10 members and an advisor.

It has to be open to all students, benefit the members and meet regularly. According to the Salisbury website, the club has to submit a constitution to be reviewed by the Student Government Association at two consecutive meetings. The club must also meet with the Appropriations Board to be finalized and obtain a financial account packet.

This semester three new clubs were created. The new groups on campus are the Bee Keepers Club, the Book Club and the Volleyball Club.

The Volleyball Club practices every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Richard Hazel Youth Center from 7-9 p.m. It is run by sophomore chemistry major Rachel Bennington, and the club is able to play against other universities such as Towson, University of Maryland and Baltimore County.

The Book Club was started by biology and music major Patrick Miller. The club meets biweekly on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. in the Academic Commons’ honors classroom on the third floor.

“Rediscovering the joy of reading for pleasure was really important to me, and I wanted to start a club where we could all be together and just sit and talk in the magic that literature can conjure up,” Miller said.

The Book Club hosted both a book sale and a bake sale downtown at Third Friday on Oct. 20.

“It would be great to see our organization working with the library on campus and downtown [Salisbury] to host workshops and sponsor lectures on various literary topics,” Miller said.

The Bee Keepers Club will soon be an official club on campus. It is being created by Myra Dickey, and will get students involved in a bee’s life.

“Our main goal for the beekeeping club is to bring awareness of pollinators and their importance to the environment,” Dickey said. “Also, we want to inform students on the threats pollinators are facing in today’s world that are leading to their decline.”

The club started when a group of students, including Dickey, were researching the effects of pesticides on honeybees. They were able to get four beehives, which are located across from Holloway Hall.

Salisbury University is an arboretum, and will provide different food for the honeybees and even add on to the other insects and plants we have on campus.

“I think this is a really unique opportunity to learn the skills of a bee keeper,” Dickey said. “The hives are actually right next to a garden and this is beneficial to both the garden and the bees! The bees will pollinate the plants allowing for growth of fruits and seeds.”

Clubs bring people with like minds together. They help students to meet new people, gain new experiences and grow the university.