News Archive - January 2012

Professor Bryn Upton chose the topic of his Jan Term course “Presidential Scandals” for its timely and universal appeal, but he designed the course to compel his students to flex their critical-thinking skills while contemplating events… Full Story


The ninth annual Foreign Film Festival presented by the Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) and sponsored by McDaniel College features films from Denmark, Spain, Vietnam and France at 7:30 p.m. Fridays during February at the Carroll Arts… Full Story


McDaniel’s distinguished faculty are active scholars, researchers, presenters and authors in their academic fields. Here is a sampling of their recent accomplishments:Greg Alles, Philosophy and Religious Studies, was a contributor to the… Full Story


Newly selected first-year students from McDaniel’s leadership program served as guides to the more than 100 elementary, middle and high school students who spent a “Day On: Not A Day Off” at campus events honoring Martin Luther King,… Full Story


- “Lairs,” drawings and paintings by Ryan Browning Jan. 24 in the Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall. Opening reception 7-9 p.m., exhibit runs through Feb. 17. Gallery hours: 410-857-2595.- Chamber Music on the Hill 3 p.m. Jan. 29 at… Full Story


Among McDaniel’s 552 Jan-Term students, 146 traveled off campus to China, Honduras, Italy, Hawaii, DisneyWorld, McDaniel Europe in Budapest, and more. Here’s a selection of their snapshots – the postcards they sent back to campus: Full Story


Although freshman Caitlyn McSorley is proud to be among the top 10 Compassionate Marylanders, her motivation in entering the awards is to make it to the top five and earn support for Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding.“A couple of years ago I… Full Story


NCAA executive vice president and McDaniel alumnus Dr. Bernard W. Franklin, M.Ed. ’78, will join college president Dr. Roger Casey in a SmartTALK conversation at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Decker College Center Forum.The event is free and open… Full Story


A dozen community nonprofits, each one adept at performing the impossible, teamed up with McDaniel students to work yet one more feat of magic – producing a video public-service announcement.“We could never have done this on our own,”… Full Story


McDaniel College recognized 32 employees Jan. 17 for their many years of dedicated service during the annual seniority recognition luncheon held in the College’s Decker Center Forum.The distinguished group of employees, each with at least… Full Story


- American Folksinger Tom Chapin 8 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Carroll Arts Center: 91 W. Main Street, Westminster. Common Ground on the Hill, fee charged.- Martin Luther King Day 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Jan. 16 in Lewis Recitation Hall. Day of… Full Story


Twenty-four McDaniel College student-athletes have been named to the 2011 Centennial Conference (CC) Fall Academic Honor Roll. To be nominated for the honor roll, a student-athlete must be a starter or key reserve, be of sophomore standing… Full Story


For a team of McDaniel students competing in the Regional Model Arab League, simulated competition provided a rare opportunity to learn diplomacy outside the classroom.“I had to be able to work with people who wanted different things and… Full Story


It was a great year on the Hill – and the News@McDaniel staff had a really tough time narrowing down our list of dozens of top stories. But here are our picks for 2011 for those of you who missed the holiday week’s worth of tweets and… Full Story


Political Science professor Herbert C. Smith has been named director of government relations at the college.A noted political analyst and expert on Maryland politics, he also co-authored the newly published “Maryland Politics and… Full Story