News anchor Thom Roberts ’94 headlines spring semester calendar
Spring 2013 semester at McDaniel promises to deliver an engaging selection of concerts, art exhibitions, films, lectures, two theatre productions and a SmartTALK conversation with MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts ’94.
Roberts takes the WMC Alumni Hall stage with President Roger Casey at 7 p.m. March 27. The following evening, Carnegie Mellon professor Robert Siegler will give the Honors Program lecture about “The Development of Numerical Understanding,” at 7:30 p.m. in McDaniel Lounge. Poetry fans will enjoy the Bothe Poetry Reading by poet, essayist and translator Lia Purpura at 7:30 p.m. April 2 in McDaniel Lounge.
Among the musical highlights are Tim Jenkins Group performing “Songs from a Modern Day Hymnal” at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in McDaniel Lounge, “An Evening of Madrigals” at 7:30 p.m. May 6, Jazz Night at 8 p.m. May 9, a variety of student instrumental and voice recitals, plus choir, band, gospel choir and Masterworks Chorale of Carroll County as the semester draws to a close.
February highlights foreign films sponsored by McDaniel at the Carroll Arts Center. On campus, McDaniel students perform “The Vagina Monologues” in association with national V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. University of Delaware professor Muqtedar Khan discusses the challenges Islam faces at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21, and Stewart Watson’s art exhibition “possessions” closes Feb. 22 and “Ornate Organics” by Amy Boone-McCreesh opens on Feb. 26 in Rice Gallery.
The WMC Alumni Hall curtain rises on McDaniel’s Theatre Arts students performing “The Sleep of Reason” March 6-9 and “Intimate Portraits” April 17-20. Cinema students present their work in Videopalooza at 7 p.m. May 2, immediately after Communication students compete in a public speaking contest. Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall shows off student work from March 26 through May 17, including exhibitions by honors students and senior capstones.
The popular Sunday Brunch on the Hill with special menu and live music returns this semester on Feb. 10, March 10, April 14 and May 12 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Englar Dining Hall.
Students go on break March 16-March 24, and alumni return to the Hill for Reunion Weekend May 3-5. Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation is 7:30 p.m. May 24 with Commencement at 2 p.m. May 25 in Gill Center.
Over the summer, Common Ground on the Hill brings artists and craftspeople from all over the nation to share their talents during Traditions Weeks, June 30-July 5 and July 7-12. This year’s Common Ground on the Hill Music Festival is July 13-14 at the Carroll County Farm Museum.