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News Archive 09/17/13

McDaniel College again recognized as a top liberal arts college

McDaniel President Roger Casey speaking with students.
McDaniel College continues to be recognized as a top liberal arts college and is ranked among the first tier of national liberal arts colleges in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2014 rankings released September 10. McDaniel… Full Story

 

Hill Happenings 9-17-2013 to 10-8-2013

Movie poster for the French film, Amour.
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story

 

Sports 9-17-13

Joe Rollins.
Joe Rollins (Temple Hills, Md./Surrattsville), a senior on the McDaniel football team, is named the Centennial Conference (CC) Offensive Player of the Week after scoring all three touchdowns in McDaniel’s win over Moravian. Full Story

 

Janice Mooney Hobart ’63, M.Ed. ’78 named Alumna of the Year

Janice Mooney Hobart
The activism, service and success that began during her years in elementary school just earned Janice Mooney Hobart ’63, M.Ed. ’78 McDaniel’s Alumna of the Year award. The retired Westminster High School director of guidance and an active… Full Story

 

Homecoming Eve is big awards night for alumni

A group of McDaniel students at Homecoming.
Alumni return to the Hill Oct. 18-19 for the new alumni awards and Sports Hall of Fame banquet and the 2013 Homecoming celebration. Full Story

 

McDaniel students stage George Bernard Shaw’s ‘Pygmalion’

Pygmalion poster
McDaniel College students perform in George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” directed by Elizabeth van den Berg, Theatre Arts chair at McDaniel, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2-5 on stage in WMC Alumni Hall. Full Story

 

Family Weekend features SmartTALK, tailgating, student life at McDaniel

Jim Naughton
SmartTALK with sports agent Jim Naughton ’94 and the Theatre Arts student production of “Pygmalion” headline a packed schedule of Family Weekend activities and are open to the public. Full Story

 

Vocelli Pizza opens on campus

First-year students Britney West, Zoë Lewis and Autumn Harrison chat with SODEXO operations manager Tim Graham, dressed as a slice of pizza, while awaiting an order of wings.
More than 700 students swarmed the new Vocelli Pizza restaurant at its Sept. 12 opening on campus in Gill Center to sample hundreds of slices of pizza, wings, subs, chocolate chip cookies and more. Full Story

 

‘Best of Fest’ promotes solutions to pressing conservation issues

A postcard for Cape Spin.
McDaniel College hosts the American Conservation Film Festival’s “Best Of Fest,” featuring two acclaimed documentaries and a discussion with Jeff Groff ’01, Shepherd University assistant professor of Physics and ACFF board… Full Story

 

Physics professor uses nanotechnology and lasers to create new ‘high-tech’ future

Physics professor Shabbir Mian works with lasers during a non-linear optics experiment.
Imagine a world with television screens on your t-shirts and computers that run on flashes of light. No longer limited to the realm of science fiction, such technologies are approaching achievability, thanks to the research of physicists… Full Story

 

Grad instructor’s new children’s book is National Book Award nominee

Lisa Graff
“A Tangle of Knots,” the new children’s novel by McDaniel graduate instructor Lisa Graff, just landed a prestigious spot as one of 10 National Book Award nominees for young people’s literature. The five finalists will be announced next… Full Story

 

Internships define career goals for two Cinema majors

Meghan Schatz sits at the controls during her internship with MPT.
Encouraged to think of their internships as six- to eight-week long interviews, two Cinema majors sampled every aspect of production, from operating cameras to lighting, audio and make-up to designing graphics and post-production editing. Full Story

 

McDaniel College named a Military Friendly School for fifth consecutive year

McDaniel College has been named to the Military Friendly Schools® list for the fifth consecutive year.  Full Story

 

New minor combines journalism with new media

Senior Lauren Murray uses new media Instagram to share a television appearance by the director of the Rosie Parks Restoration Project with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s online audience during her summer internship.
Major changes in traditional newspapers and news media have sparked a new minor at McDaniel – one that puts a digitally savvy spin on the best of journalism. Full Story

 

 
January Term undergraduate registration
September 22, 2014, 12:00 am
Author Talk: Lisa Van Allen at Hoover Library
September 22, 2014, 7:00 pm
Asian Invasion at Englar Dining Hall
September 23, 2014, 4:45 pm
Sister Outsider Poetry
September 24, 2014, 7:00 pm
McDaniel Free Press Weekly Meeting
September 24, 2014, 8:00 pm
S'MORE BBQ FUN at Englar Dining Hall
September 25, 2014, 4:45 pm
Contrast Literary Magazine First Workshop
September 25, 2014, 9:00 pm
Families Weekend
September 26, 2014, 12:00 am
"Buried Child" at WMC Alumni Hall
October 1, 2014, 7:30 pm