The Hill Magazine


We aim to inform, educate, and entertain our readers by bringing them the stories of our alumni and faculty while illuminating topics of national and international concern. Rounding out the picture are updates on campus and sporting events, staff and faculty feats, and student and alumni achievements. Class Notes, which give each alumnus a chance to shine, complete our profile of "the Hill" experience.

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2014 grad launches career with NBC Universal

Masha Paul ’14 (third from left) celebrates with other pages in front of 30 Rockefeller Center, the home of NBC Studios in New York City.
The pinnacle of Masha Paul’s year in the NBC Page Program, where no day is like the next, was working audience coordination for the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special. Full Story


“I Love the Hill” month celebrates college pride

Campus windows were plastered with more than 800 “I Love the Hill” hearts in February, proving that the love for Green and Gold runs strong.
Campus windows were plastered with more than 800 “I Love the Hill” hearts in February, proving that the love for Green and Gold runs strong. Full Story


Counselor of the Year’s passion was ignited at McDaniel

Jeremy Goldman, president of the Maryland School Counselor Association with Lisa Spera, the 2015 Maryland School Counselor of the Year at the elementary level.
Lisa Spera, a 2008 graduate of McDaniel’s master’s program in Counseling, was hired immediately after earning her degree to help open the brand-new Ebb Valley Elementary School in Manchester. Her success in supporting students’ social and… Full Story


Chemistry major lands highly selective internship

McDaniel chemistry major Laura Maurer and chemistry professor Peter Craig.
Laura Maurer has been named an SCI Scholar by the Society of Chemical Industry (SCI). The junior Chemistry major from Lancaster, Pa., will have the opportunity to sample a career in the chemical industry through a 10-week paid internship at… Full Story


Faculty and community musicians stage benefit concert for local non-profit

Musician Tim Jenkins
“Local Goes Global,” highlights Carroll County musicians, many of whom are McDaniel College faculty members, performing a selection of jazz, blues and Tango in a concert fundraiser for IMA World Health. The benefit concert is 7–9 p.m. with a… Full Story


Award honors McDaniel lecturer’s work in gifted education

NAGC awards ceremony of (l to r) U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski with co-winners of the National Association for Gifted Children’s President’s Award Nancy Grasmick, retired Maryland Superintendent of Schools, and Jeanne Paynter, lecturer in McDaniel’s
The National Association for Gifted Children recently recognized Jeanne Paynter’s passion, advocacy and innovation in the field of gifted education with its distinguished President’s Award. Full Story


It’s show time!

Picture of red stage curtains in a theatre.
Sit back and enjoy the new McDaniel YouTube video featuring the recently completed renovations to Theatre Arts department studios, labs and theatre in WMC Alumni Hall. Subscribe to McDaniel’s YouTube channel to stay in touch with all that’s… Full Story


Four-time Pushcart Prize winner Carol Frost to give Bothe Poetry Reading

Carol Frost.
Carol Frost, a recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and winner of four Pushcart Prizes, will give the annual Bothe Poetry Reading at 7:30 p.m. March 10 in McDaniel Lounge. This event is free and open to the public. Full Story


An evening with New York Times bestselling author Karen Abbott

Cover art from a book by Karen Abbott.
Karen Abbott, author of “Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War,” will give a book talk at 7:30 p.m. March 6 in McDaniel Lounge. This event will include an interview with Abbott, conducted by McDaniel History… Full Story


Hill Happenings 3-3-15 to 3-24-15

American Prize by Tim Doud
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story


Bothe Poetry Reading at McDaniel Lounge
March 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
Spring undergraduate recess begins
March 13, 2015, 7:00 pm
Graduate Comprehensive Experience
March 14, 2015, 12:00 am
Graduate recess begins
March 14, 2015, 5:00 pm
Classes resume
March 23, 2015, 8:00 am