Editor’s Note

This is the final issue of News@McDaniel for the fall semester. News@McDaniel will resume on Jan. 20. McDaniel College offices will be closed Dec. 20-Jan. 4. January Term is Jan. 5-23, and the spring semester begins Jan. 26. Check McDaniel’s website at www.mcdaniel.edu for the latest news from the Hill and beginning Dec. 21 look for McDaniel’s top 12 stories of 2014.


McDaniel College is named a 2015 “Best Value” by Kiplinger’s

Kiplinger logo
McDaniel College is one of only 100 top liberal arts colleges named a “Best Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. This is the fourth consecutive year that Kiplinger’s has recognized McDaniel for its academic quality and… Full Story


McDaniel named to national community service honor roll

McDaniel College has been named to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This is the second consecutive year that McDaniel has been recognized by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S.… Full Story


Get inspired with the Hill magazine

Alum Jessica Watson on the cover of the coming Hill.
The upcoming issue abounds with stories about adventure and innovation. Find out how Jessica Watson ’05 grew personally and professionally when she took her life and business on the road, spending about a month in a different city for a full… Full Story


McDaniel among members of newly formed Crisis Intervention Team

Chris Collins
McDaniel College and other community partners signed a Statement of Cooperation Nov. 21 demonstrating their ongoing commitment to a new public safety initiative, the Carroll County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT).  Full Story


McDaniel-style holiday cheer brings grins to Boys & Girls Club members

Sophia Wirak, senior from Woodbridge, Conn., with members of the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster.
More than 80 members of the Boys & Girls Club of Westminster attended a holiday party at McDaniel College Dec. 5 to celebrate the club’s partnership with the college.  Full Story


A look at senior capstone projects via video

Alexa Schreier presenting her capstone.
In a continuation of our series, meet five seniors via video, who talk about their senior capstone projects – the crowning feature of McDaniel’s curriculum, an in-depth investigation of a topic in the student’s major.  Full Story


Sports Wrap 12-9-14

Coach Kevin Curley
McDaniel’s women’s and men’s basketball teams hit milestones Dec. 6 with victories against Ursinus: The women are off to a record-setting start with seven straight wins, while men’s basketball coach Kevin Curley hit the 100-win… Full Story


Hill Happenings 12-9-14 to 12-30-14

The McDaniel Holiday tree at night.
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story


Preserving the planet begins in McDaniel’s own backyard

Jason Scullion and two students help plant trees at McDaniel College.
McDaniel College planted the first of 32 trees on campus Dec. 1 to protect the natural environment. Nearly all of the new trees are varieties native to the region, such as maples, poplars, locusts, oaks and several species of evergreen… Full Story


Professor’s service-learning advocacy and action earns top award

Professor Jim Kunz works with his students  at a Habitat for Humanity construction site in Beius, Romania. Photo courtesy of Pam Zappardino '71
Social Work professor Jim Kunz’s integration of service learning into his courses and his impact on the community have earned him the prestigious Alan G. Penczek Service-Learning Faculty Award from the Maryland-D.C. Campus Compact. Full Story