Arabic major answers
in seven languages
So many ways
to say “success”
Graduating senior Eddie Blankenship has a passion for world cultures and languages. Besides English, the Taneytown, Md., native is fluent in Spanish, French and Arabic. He also is proficient in Persian and Portuguese and speaks some Mandarin Chinese.
One of McDaniel’s first four Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies graduates, Blankenship is off to Harvard in the fall where he’ll pursue a master’s degree in Islamic Studies. But first, he’ll spend the summer at Indiana University Bloomington on a government-funded fellowship to learn Dari, an Afghan dialect. “McDaniel helped me get where I wanted to go,” he says.
Summer Camps on the Hill
Family and friends of the Class of 2013 cheered the 370 bachelor’s and 488 master’s candidates who received their degrees May 25 during the college’s 143rd Commencement ceremony. MORE
McDaniel College is among the best private liberal arts colleges nationwide making college more accessible and affordable for those with the greatest financial need, according to a report released by the New America Foundation. MORE
Thanks to a full-throttle internship at
the hit public TV program “Motorweek,” Greg Carloss ’12 cruised into his job as assistant producer even before he graduated.
As assistant producer at Maryland Public Television’s “Motorweek,” which airs nationwide, Carloss researches new vehicles to be covered on upcoming episodes and handles various aspects of video production. But he also gets to travel across the country to car shows and road-test some very hot new wheels, including the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover and the Audi RS5. He says his degree in Communication has put him in the driver’s seat.
WOMAN OF THE
Paige Messersmith has been selected as the Centennial Conference's winner of the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year award. MORE
Matthew Winner, M.S.'09, named Tech Leader by Library Journal. MORE
Go For 20
Take the challenge.
The $50,000 challenge from Bill Westervelt and Kevin Hanley has been met, so they added $10,000 MORE to help reach 20% alumni participation by June 15th!
Genomics students illustrate DNA
A day of fun wraps up semester’s hard work
To celebrate DNA Day, the students in Biology professor Susan Parrish’s Genomics class made DNA bracelets, twisted Twizzlers connected by toothpick-strung gummy bears, expressed their genetic uniqueness in decorated brownie pops and delighted in DNA cupcakes, all to the tune of DNA-themed music and video played in the background.
The reason for the celebration is much simpler to understand than DNA’s encoded genetic instructions.
“I work them pretty hard in this class – they do original research and it is one of our writing intensive courses,” says Parrish. “I think they need a day of fun.” FULL STORY
Deaf educator makes history in Illinois
Janice Smith-Warshaw, a 1996 graduate of McDaniel’s Deaf Education graduate program, will become the first deaf woman to be superintendent of the Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD) since the school opened in 1839.