UMES works to have farmers’ market cooperative on campus

PRINCESS ANNE — The School of Agriculture & Natural Sciences at UMES is utilizing a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant to develop a cooperative farmers’ market which would be located on campus. A portion of the $172,270 grant awarded in 2016 would be used to provide technical assistance, membership enhancement and training for […]

Grant to aid UMES work to improve community health

PRINCESS ANNE — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is one of five land-grant universities (LGUs) to partner with National 4-H Council (Council) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the nation’s largest health philanthropy, to improve health in local communities over the next two years. UMES will work on this partnership over the next […]

UMES President addresses crowd disruption that cancels homecoming concert

Following raucous disruptions at UMES prior to a homecoming concert on Thursday, Feb. 16, the event was canceled and other homecoming activities were being reconsidered. The following letter from President Juliette B. Bell to the campus community was released the next day. *  *  * Homecoming weekend is one of the most festive occasions at […]

UMES celebrates Hytche legacy during 2016 Founders’ Week

PRINCESS ANNE — 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 celebrate the culmination of “a labor of love” that began nearly a decade ago. The single motivating factor for committee leaders Pat H. Alexander ‘69, William F. […]

UMES, Extension want to hear how they can help grow your small business

PRINCESS ANNE — Members of the School of Agriculture and Natural Sciences at UMES want to hear from the public about what educational or business opportunities would be best suited to provide a major economic benefit especially to socially disadvantaged groups (SDGs).   A listening session will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 at […]

UMES exceeds homecoming 48-hour blitz fund-raising

PRINCESS ANNE — The University of Maryland Eastern Shore tired a new approach to drive donations to its scholarship programs during homecoming weekend festivities. By using a focused social media campaign, the results “exceeded our expectations,” says UMES Public Relations Director Bill Robinson.   A goal of $48,000 was set from noon Friday, Feb. 19 […]