News Archive 06/30/15

Physics professor shares joy of bird watching on campus

Jeff Marx leads bird walk on campus
Bright and early on a sunny spring Thursday, Physics professor Jeff Marx was in the lobby of Eaton Hall awaiting the faculty, staff and students who signed up for his campus bird walk. Full Story


Final class project: The greening of McDaniel

Students in Jason Scullion’s Sustainability class quickly learned that their professor envisions much more than a mascot and school spirit when he refers to McDaniel green. Full Story


Political Science and International Studies major lands scholarship to study in Indonesia

Critical language scholarship logo
John Henry Bussey ’17, a Political Science and International Studies major, has been awarded a U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) to study in Indonesia this summer. Full Story


Mike Tyler joins McDaniel as new Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies

Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies, J. Michael Tyler, Ph.D.
J. Michael Tyler was named Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies effective June 15, 2015. Tyler brings more than 15 years of higher education experience to his role at McDaniel College. Full Story


Sociology professor presents at global conference on health in Africa

McDaniel College Sociology professor Linda Semu.
When international scholars and practitioners gathered recently to discuss health in Africa and the U.N. Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Sociology professor Linda Semu was among the invited presenters. Full Story


Romance Writing Program grad named Golden Heart Award finalist

When Jeanne Estridge asked herself what would happen if a woman were given the trials of the Biblical figure Job, she got her answer in the form of her romance novel, “Demon’s Wager,” which has been nominated for a Golden Heart Award in the… Full Story


Untangling the meaning of hair in our lives

We wash it, dye it, braid it, straighten it, shave it, obsess over losing it, leave it at crime scenes and donate it to Locks of Love. “Hair is a fascinating, complex and integral component of racial, sexual, gender, generational, class and… Full Story


Two McDaniel faculty members win Emmys

Associate Professor of Communication Jonathan Slade and his wife Novia Campbell and adjunct instructor Jim Bigwood brought home Emmy awards June 27. Slade and Campbell earned their Emmy for their 60-minute public television documentary,… Full Story


James Hamrick named new Director of Campus Safety

James Hamrick, Director of Campus Safety, McDaniel College
James Hamrick joins McDaniel College as the new Director of Campus Safety effective July 1, 2015. Full Story