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News Archive 02/25/14

Alumnus to join McDaniel Board in 2014

Joseph Menendez, class of 1981.
Joseph Menendez, class of 1981, was elected to the Board of Trustees at its February meeting. Full Story

 

John Rouse joins McDaniel College as director of Student Academic Support Services

John Rouse
McDaniel College announces John Rouse as director of Student Academic Support Services (SASS). Full Story

 

Sports Wrap 2-25-14

In Centennial Conference (CC) championship action, the McDaniel women’s basketball team travels to Haverford Feb. 28 while men’s basketball hosts Muhlenburg Feb. 26. Full Story

 

Hill Happenings 2-25-14 to 3-18-14

Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story

 

McDaniel staff members celebrate 305 years of service

Bev Staub.
When Bev Staub joined the Institutional Advancement division as an administrative assistant in November of 1973, she was a newly married Pennsylvania transplant who knew little more about the College than that she shared her favorite colors… Full Story

 

Mathematics conference equals insight into career possibilities for student researchers

Kristine Harjes and Meg Protzman
Senior Kristine Harjes and junior Meg Protzman went to the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics to share their student-faculty research with 260 students from all over the country. When the Jan. 31-Feb. 2 gathering was… Full Story

 

McDaniel in the News: Lobbying for state support of private colleges

McDaniel seniors Alan Lyons of Winfield, Md., left, and Lisa Johnson of Westminster, Md., wait to see Carroll County delegates to lobby for state support of funding for private Maryland colleges through the Sellinger grant. Photo courtesy Carroll County T
Students, professor Herb Smith and president Roger Casey joined more than 200 Maryland college students and administrators visiting legislators Feb. 18 in Annapolis to promote the benefits of investing in private colleges and universities… Full Story

 

Student-directed play ‘Fat Pig’ on stage March 5-8

Fat Pig poster artwork.
McDaniel College presents American playwright and filmmaker Neil LaBute’s “Fat Pig,” directed by senior Kiera Gillock, at 7:30 p.m. March 5 in WMC Alumni Hall. Full Story

 

McDaniel’s graduate math instructional leader program expands off campus

Francis *Skip* Fennell with students.
With the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics calling for opportunities that ensure young learners not only know how to add, subtract, multiply and divide but why those processes work, it’s no wonder that McDaniel’s groundbreaking Full Story

 

McDaniel to host statewide honors students

Man in suit standing on top of the world.
More than 130 honors program students and their faculty will meet at McDaniel on Feb. 28-March 1 for scholarly presentations, panel discussions and just plain fun while making s’mores. Full Story

 

Real-life lessons in the liberal arts empower alumna’s passion

Dawn Aldrich ’10 poses with “The Vagina Monologue” playwright Eve Ensler at the D.C. kick-off party Aldrich organized for the annual Feb. 14 One Billion Rising for Justice global event.
When Dawn Aldrich ’10 was designing her Women’s Studies major here at McDaniel, little did she know that she was laying the foundation for her activism, her career and even her perspective on life. Full Story

 

CEO student ambassadors help peers explore experiential learning opportunities

CEO ambassador Brandon Dulaney talks with senior Mathematics major Olivia Brundage about career opportunities.
It’s now easier than ever for undergraduates to take that first step toward answering the question, “What are you doing after graduation?” Full Story

 

McDaniel’s climate expert on the weather and global warming

Heat map of Earth.
So what’s up with the weather this record-breaking winter? We asked Environmental Studies professor Mona Becker to sort it all out – and explain how the polar vortex and global warming could co-exist on this planet we all share. Full Story