Editor's Note

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the next edition of News@McDaniel will be Dec. 9. As usual, stories will be posted to News@McDaniel between editions. Look for a list of holiday book suggestions from Jane Sharpe on Nov. 21 — or come to Books Sandwiched In at noon Nov. 20 in McDaniel Lounge.

Happy Thanksgiving.

- The News@McDaniel staff


Back to Africa to research Burkina Faso’s first presidential election in 27 years

Raymond Boly spent the first 14 years of his life in the West African nation of Burkina Faso. Next summer, thanks to a travel award from Royal Air Maroc/African Studies Association, the junior Political Science and International Studies… Full Story


Senior’s artwork and mathematics research showcased at international conference

Pictured (l to r) Art professor Steve Pearson, Amanda Owens, Mathematics professor Spencer Hamblen.
The spotlight will shine on Amanda Owens’ accomplishments in both her majors — Art and Mathematics — in January at the 2015 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio. The senior from Doylestown, Pa., has had two paintings and an unrelated… Full Story


A holiday gift list of books

Jane Sharpe.
McDaniel Librarian Emerita Jane Sharpe returned to the McDaniel Lounge podium for the 23rd Books Sandwiched In event to delight her audience with holiday gift book ideas for kids and grown-ups alike.  Full Story


On stage: Creative thinking

With adjunct professor Britt Burr ’11 are Drama Therapy students, (front row, l-r): Chloe Gudmundsson ’17, Emily Wendler ’15, Jessica Anderson ’16, Sammy Arana ’16, Christina Bateman ’17, (back row) Ashley Manning ’15, Jeremy Simon ’17, De
Emily Wendler bursts into Drama Therapy class, looks around the room and grins. Full Story


Eight senior capstone films to debut at VideoPalooza

When they roll out the red carpet for VideoPalooza Dec. 4, film aficionados will be treated to eight original premieres, the capstone films of senior Cinema majors — including for the first time ever, one in Vietnamese with subtitles and… Full Story


VIDEO: First Year Seminars offer gateway to the liberal arts

Classroom of students interacting.
“From Chaos to Compromise.” “Ideas That Made America.” “From Grimm to Disney.” These First Year Seminar (FYS) courses are only a small sample of the more than 30 options incoming students had to choose from this… Full Story


Students’ posters win a first and second place at research symposium

Students and faculty at the UMBC Undergraduate Research Symposium, (l-r) Biology professor Cheng Huang, Jessie Kitts ’16, Laura Maurer ’16, Marlee Nelson ’14, Anna Kokubu ’16, Biology professor Susan Parrish, Chemistry instructor Stephen Robertson
Molecular Biology major Jessie Kitts and Biology major Anna Kokubu took home first and second places respectively in their sections Oct. 25-26 at the University of Maryland Baltimore County Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical… Full Story


Students express gratitude during Thanksgiving lunch

Thanksgiving meals in the dining hall are a campus tradition, one that dates as far back as the 1800’s, and students still look forward to the special menu and the chance to say “thanks.” Full Story


McDaniel in the News: Therapy dogs on campus and students in Istanbul

WBAL features therapy dogs on campus to help students transition to college and the Carroll County Times talks with three McDaniel students who presented papers at a conference on the Muslim world in Istanbul, Turkey. Full Story


Colleges compete in Gill/McDaniel finance competition

Five student teams made up of Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance majors from McDaniel College, Juniata College, Towson University and Elizabethtown College competed in the fourth annual Gill/McDaniel College Finance Case Competition.  Full Story