News Archive 04/19/11

Poet Laureate Billy Collins to speak May 4 at McDaniel College

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins will speak at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 4 at McDaniel College’s Alumni Hall in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the annual B. Christopher Bothe Poetry Lecture.Admission is free and open to the public. Full Story


Reunion Weekend 2011 features SmartTALK with Marine Fisheries chief

Mark your calendar for the next SmartTALK with Eric Schwaab ’82, director of National Marine Fisheries Service, at 1:30 p.m. April 30 during 2011 Reunion Weekend April 29-May 1.SmartTALK is free and open to the public. For more information… Full Story


English professor wins inaugural service-learning award | UPDATED

Julia Jasken’s efforts to include community-supported education in her students' learning opportunities earned her the inaugural Faculty Award for Outstanding Service-Learning for the state of Maryland.The Service Learning and Civic… Full Story


McDaniel, Carroll colleges participate in day of community service

More than 190 McDaniel students, staff and alumni with 50 Carroll Community College students will participate in a Day of Service on Saturday, April 9, by volunteering in various locations in the Westminster community.The group will help the… Full Story


Renowned sociologist to discuss globalization, fast food and Facebook

Sociologist Dr. George Ritzer, author of “The McDonaldization of Society,” will present the 2011 Honors Lecture, “Globalization, Fast Food, and Facebook: What Do They Have to Do with One Another, You and Me?” at 7:30 p.m. April 26 on… Full Story


Students thank donors at annual Scholarship Luncheon

The annual Scholarship Luncheon held April 17 on campus capped off a weeklong program of activities leading up to the Inauguration of President Roger Casey and celebrated donors whose generosity impacts the lives of current students. Nine… Full Story


McDaniel community celebrates inauguration of ninth president

With the theme, “Changing Lives for a Changing World,” McDaniel College installed its ninth president, Roger N. Casey, in an inauguration ceremony at 2:30 p.m. April 16 in Gill Learning Center.See photos from the ceremony and read Dr.… Full Story


McDaniel students shine in Maryland Student Legislature

Thomas Nelson, a McDaniel junior French and Political Science major from Reading, Mass., was elected to serve as the student governor for 2011-2012 at the 22nd annual session of the Maryland Student Legislature (MSL). The session was held… Full Story


Travel is student athlete’s passion

While living with her host mom in Spain, senior Lindsay Wilson learned that it is certainly possible to become close friends with someone who doesn’t speak the same language as you do.“It was tough in the beginning. I didn’t speak very… Full Story


Spring awards recognize student accomplishments | UPDATED

More than 25 honors for academic achievement and leadership were awarded to juniors, sophomores and first-year students during the 4 p.m. April 17 Spring Awards ceremony in McDaniel Lounge. Students were also named to two prestigious… Full Story


Inauguration by the Numbers

144: years since College’s founding; Roger N. Casey inaugurated as ninth president.100: years since College namesake, William Roberts McDaniel, elected to Board of Trustees and awarded honorary degree (1911) Full Story


Finding a professional voice through original work

Seven seniors took a few minutes out of their busy final semesters to talk about their senior capstone projects – the crowning feature of McDaniel’s curriculum, an in-depth investigation of a topic in the student’s major.Through… Full Story


Hill Happenings

All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.- Bemused: McDaniel College Senior Capstone Exhibition I April 20 - April 29 in Rice Gallery. Opening reception: 7-9 pm. April 20. For gallery hours, call 410-857-2595 or… Full Story



Senior Jennie Weiner (Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville) carded a round of 90 April 17 to win the 2011 Centennial Conference (CC) women's golf individual title and lead McDaniel to a second-place finish as a team.After Saturday's first round was… Full Story


Alumni News

Dr. Charles W. Manning ’65 was awarded the Eye of the Tiger Award from the University of Memphis Alumni Association during the University of Memphis/University of Tennessee football game. The award is given for outstanding service and… Full Story


ROTC cadets to be recognized at presidential review

Cadets from the Green Terror Battalion will be recognized for excellence as students, soldiers and citizens at the 88th annual President’s Review for Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at 12:15 p.m. April 21 on campus in Baker… Full Story


Students help local nonprofits use social media

The excitement level rivaled that of a Hollywood premiere April 21 as representatives of 17 local nonprofit organizations debuted the promotional videos they produced under the tutelage of five McDaniel students – three of them the… Full Story


Writer and co-creator of HBO’s ‘The Wire’ meets with students

Ed Burns, writer and co-creator of HBO’s “The Wire,” discussed global problems, educational challenges, democracy, writing and his favorite scene during his on-campus talk April 26 with undergraduates enrolled in a sophomore… Full Story


Economics excellence award named for former professor | UPDATED

Professor of Economics Emeritus Alton Law was recognized by his faculty colleagues with the naming of an award in his honor to be given annually to the top senior Economics student. Law taught Economics for 34 years until his retirement in… Full Story


McDaniel alumna Michelle Shearer named National Teacher of the Year at White House Ceremony

IT’S OFFICIAL!Michelle Meredith Shearer M.S. ’96 knows that chemistry is everywhere, and believes that chemistry is for everybody. It is a philosophy that not only empowers her teaching – whether at the Maryland School for the Deaf or… Full Story