Come cheer for the state’s top 100 football players at the Maryland Army National Guard Crab Bowl Powered by Under Armour Dec. 21.
Daylong Gridiron Action
Gridiron fans will find an entire day devoted on football. The sixth- and seventh- grade Maryland all-stars play at 9 and 10:30 a.m. respectively. The high school players take to the field for a 1:30 p.m. kick off. The eighth-graders play at 6 p.m.
Kenneth R. Gill Stadium, with its new grandstand building, lights and artificial turf, made McDaniel the top choice for Mid Atlantic Football Foundation event founder and organizer, Sean O’Connor, a 1999 alumnus. The rim around the field will be open for tailgating, a nationally famous tradition here.
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The IRA charitable rollover is a smart idea. If you are at least 70½, you can transfer directly from your IRA to McDaniel. MORE
Odds Are in Her Favor
English major Michelle Woshner’s senior capstone paper compares the final installment of “The Hunger Games” trilogy to classic works of dystopian fiction.
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To Careers & Grad School
In her 23-page analysis of dystopian fiction and 20-minute presentation, Woshner compared “Mockingjay” to Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” and Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and argued that oppressive governments objectify, commodify and subjugate citizens to control their sexual agency.
The senior captsone is the crowning feature of the customized curriculum known as The McDaniel Plan. Students are challenged to produce original work in their major and go on to use this work as passports to both career and graduate school. Woshner says it was her favorite course because it allowed her to apply everything she has learned over the last four years to a topic entirely her own.
Athlete of the WEEK
Chloe Allen-Gorman established a new program record at the Bison Opener on Saturday, turning in a time of 2:23.09 to win her heat and top the 13-year-old mark by 0.60 seconds. MORE
Exhibition highlighting illustrations from children’s books premieres Jan. 27. MORE
Watch this video collaboration between McDaniel's TV Club and Faculty: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
on the library
Creative learning hub wows students
A nearly $2 million renovation project has transformed Hoover Library into a lively gathering place for students and center for collaborative learning.
New creative learning spaces include a research lounge where students can meet with librarians, an information commons with group work spaces and a research and IT help desk, and a conference room with teleconferencing capabilities that seamlessly integrate technology and promote collaborative study.
“I feel like the library is being used a lot more now,” says senior Andrea Briggs of McMurray, Pa. “The research librarians are so readily available to help you with research or when you are stuck on a paper.”
New Graduate Dean named
Dr. Thomas J. Zirpoli is named Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies effective Dec. 9, 2013. Zirpoli has served at the college since 1996.