Preserving the health of a vacation paradise

Environmental Studies major Alexa Riland snorkels to collect the remains of tiny protozoans that inhabit the sea grass meadows off the coast of Mallorca.
Environmental Studies major Alexa Riland spent her summer studying the tiny protozoans that live in the sea grass in the shallows around Mallorca, an idyllic island in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain. Full Story


Jan Term’s uncommon courses: Paris, Spain, Disney World and here on campus

Art History professor Gretchen McKay visits Notre Dame Cathedral and other Parisian landmarks during her sabbatical leave in preparation for her Reacting to the Past Jan Term 2015 course to be held in the City of Lights.
Imagine learning about the clash between the Modernists and Traditionalists in 19th century French art through role-playing such characters as Van Gogh, Monet or Bouguereau. Now picture it all happening in Paris with Art History professor… Full Story


Alumna of the Year changes lives in true McDaniel tradition

Picture of Lois Meszaros, the 2014 McDaniel College Alumna of the Year.
Lois Chilcoat Meszaros’ professional commitment to people with disabilities and her extensive service to the college and community earned the clinical psychologist the 2014 Alumni Association Alumna of the Year award. She’ll be honored for… Full Story


Biology degree launches alumna into Ebola vaccine research

Rebekah James
In the midst of the largest and deadliest Ebola virus outbreak in history, Rebekah James is on the frontlines of research that aims to prevent future epidemics of the hemorrhagic fever. Full Story


McDaniel continues to rank among nation’s top liberal arts colleges

President Roger Casey walking across campus with students.
McDaniel College continues to be recognized as a top liberal arts college and is ranked among the first tier of national liberal arts colleges in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2015 rankings released September 9. Full Story


From the classroom to real life

Max Vinson in front of the Lazarus United Church of Christ in Lineboro, MD.
Max Vinson watched helplessly as the 160-year-old church next door to his Lineboro, Md., home burned in the early morning hours of Dec. 3, 2013. Lazarus United Church of Christ was destroyed in the blaze, but Vinson’s sense of helplessness… Full Story


SmartTALK features crisis and scandal management expert

Eric Dezenhall
SmartTALK returns to McDaniel with crisis management expert Eric Dezenhall in conversation with President Roger N. Casey at 11 a.m. Sept. 27 in the Decker Center Forum. The event is free and open to the public.  Full Story


Family Weekend offers window into student life

The Harcum family helps move their daughter into her dorm room during Class of 2016 move-in day.
Family Weekend, Sept. 26-28, is packed with opportunities to cheer on the home teams, meet professors and re-connect with your favorite student over a meal in GLAR or in downtown Westminster. Full Story


History professor’s first book discusses Cold War era in context of film

Bryn Upton
Bryn Upton often explores historical ideas with his students using the universal language of film, but now the History professor has taken that technique to a whole new level with his first book, “Hollywood and the End of the Cold War: Signs… Full Story


Events feature best-selling authors on writing

Lisa Dale VanAuken
McDaniel alumna Lisa Dale VanAuken, who writes under the pen name Lisa Van Allen, will offer a fiction reading of her New York Times and USA Today bestseller, “The Wishing Thread,” and her soon-to-be-published novel, “The Night Garden,” at 7… Full Story


Graduate Open House at Hoover Library
September 17, 2014, 6:00 pm
AAUP Meeting at Hill Hall
September 18, 2014, 11:30 am
2014 Grandparents Conference
September 20, 2014, 8:30 am
January Term undergraduate registration
September 22, 2014, 12:00 am
Author Talk: Lisa Van Allen at Hoover Library
September 22, 2014, 7:00 pm
Families Weekend
September 26, 2014, 12:00 am