News Archive 04/14/15

Sophomore named Newman Civic Fellow and Cargill Grant recipient

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Adrian Plaisance ’17 has been named a 2015 Newman Civic Fellow, one of 201 student leaders nationwide recognized by Campus Compact. He has also won a $10,000 Cargill grant to travel to three countries next fall. Full Story


Medicinal plant research to expand and explain wisdom of the ancients

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Oddly enough, Brandan Lurz’s research to isolate and identify the chemical compounds in medicinal plants used by the ancient Native Americans was inspired by the book, “Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical… Full Story


Recycling trash containers sparks student’s innovative enterprise

Ryan Lutes
There are two ways of looking at Ryan Lutes’ bustling business — on the front end he dismantles and recycles old trash containers, and on the back end he supplies the material to produce dashboards for luxury cars. Full Story


Master’s candidate studies relationship between autism and screen time

Lori Frome with her son Max.
Lori Frome knew exactly what her capstone research topic for her master’s degree would be after seeing remarkable changes in a child with severe Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) when all screen time — TV, tablet, computer — was eliminated.… Full Story


McDaniel in the News: Tournament of Champions and free tax help

Thomas McGee from Taneytown Elementary School runs under a rainbow-colored parachute held and ruffled by his partner McDaniel sophomore Ben Kohn of Finksburg, Md.
McDaniel College made news regionally for two community service events. Full Story


Art History professor finds a lab in the digital humanities

“Madonna and Christ Child with Two Saints,” Late 13th century
Art History professor Gretchen McKay may focus her scholarship on thousand-year-old Byzantine art, but when it comes to her teaching techniques, she’s always looking to the future for new, better ways to engage her students. Full Story


Hill Happenings 4-14-15 to 5-5-15

A calendar listing of McDaniel concerts, theatre productions, art exhibitions, lectures and more. Full Story


Sports Wrap 4-14-15

Caroline Brehm
For the third straight week — and fourth time this season — Caroline Brehm of Hanover, Pa., a senior on the McDaniel softball team, has been named the Centennial Conference (CC) Pitcher of the Week. Full Story


McDaniel College launches new online Media Center

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News. Photos. College leadership. Experts. Calendars. Social media feeds. Now it’s all in a one-stop shop — introducing the college’s new online Media Center. Full Story


Video: Choose McDaniel

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It's time for high school seniors to decide where they will be going to college this fall. Why should admitted applicants choose McDaniel? Hear it directly from our students. Full Story


CANCELED: SmartTALK April 29

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CANCELLATION: The SmartTALK with international businesswoman Nupur Parekh Flynn ’94 on April 29 has been canceled. Flynn will return to campus for a conversation with President Roger Casey about her international business career at a later… Full Story