News Archive - January 2013

Anne Marie Foerster Luu, adjunct lecturer in McDaniel College’s master’s degree program for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Anne Marie Foerster Luu, adjunct lecturer in McDaniel College’s master’s degree program for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), has been named the international TESOL Teacher of the Year. She is the first recipient… Full Story

 

Sophomore Javid Daniel gets a lesson in income tax preparation from Professor Susan Milstein and veteran VITA student volunteers Katherine Chen and Sophie Diven.
For Accounting professor Susan Milstein and her dedicated band of 35 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) students, tax season is in full swing. In this, the 22nd year of the program Milstein conceived and created, the 21 newcomers and… Full Story

 

Senior Perrie White, middle, volunteers during Jan Term with others whose homes were also damaged during Superstorm Sandy.
Although it has been three months since Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the New Jersey Shore, residents there continue to recover. Perrie White, a senior Sociology major, from Mantoloking, N.J., whose town was devastated during Sandy,… Full Story

 

Sonny Dayhoff.
Since Feb. 1, 1972, when Sonny Dayhoff first arrived at his station on the Hill, nearly all the faces that are McDaniel – or were Western Maryland – have changed. Campus is no bigger – but now there are at least 10 more buildings, six more… Full Story

 

MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts '94.
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. Full Story

 

Students in English professor Mary Bendel-Simso’s American Literature course were tasked with reading and reviewing award-winning popular novels in order to analyze “what real Americans are reading.” Full Story

 

Robert Detrich.
Robert Detrich, director of training for ranked juniors and college players since 2008 at SportFit in Bowie, Md., has been named McDaniel College's head men's and women's tennis coach. Full Story

 

Brian Griffiths, chairman of Maryland Young Republicans.
McDaniel College alumni return to their alma mater to discuss their lives and careers as political activists in Maryland at 7 p.m. Feb. 6 on campus in Hill Hall, room 108. Full Story

 

The cover art for the movie A Separation, Iran.
Film Lovers in Carroll County (FLICC) announce the selections for the 10th annual Foreign Film Festival, sponsored by McDaniel College, at the Carroll Arts Center on Fridays in February. Full Story

 

Two students singing on stage at a performance of the Vagina Monologues. Photo by Andrew Carpenter.
McDaniel College students perform Eve Ensler’s infamous play, “The Vagina Monologues,” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8-9 on stage in WMC Alumni Hall. Full Story

 

A multimedia sculpture that is part of an art exhibition in Rice Gallery by Stewart Watson.
Stewart Watson, founder and currently exhibitions director at Area 405 in Baltimore, displays multimedia sculptures in “possessions” Jan. 29-Feb. 22 in Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall, at McDaniel College. The opening reception is 7-9 p.m.… Full Story

 

Senior Tyler Rudd playing basketball.
Senior Tyler Rudd of Glen Burnie, Md., scored nine of McDaniel's 15 points in the third overtime Jan. 26, finishing with a career-high 34 points to lift his team to a 95-87 victory over Washington (Md.) in Centennial Conference (CC) men's… Full Story

 

Tim Jenkins from the Tim Jenkins Group performing at a concert
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story

 

Christianna Leahy speaking at the institute for Cultural Diplomacy Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
Professor Christianna Leahy speaks at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C. Other speakers included Dr. Ferenc Somogyi, former Hungarian Ambassador to the U.S. and McDaniel Trustee. The January… Full Story

 

McDaniel students on the Discovering Berlin Jan Term trip meet with U.S. Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy.
Jan Term 2013 features more than 50 uncommon courses, on campus and off, designed to provide opportunities for students to try something new, take on an internship or experience a new culture. One Jan Term is required for graduation and… Full Story

 

Students work on creative writing tasks during McDaniel College's Romance Writing Conference.
Romance fiction received another academic endorsement when the Maryland Higher Education Commission approved McDaniel’s graduate-level Romance Writing Certificate. Full Story

 

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From a new stadium to a softball championship, from new programs in romance lit to a wine chemistry research group, 2012 was another amazing year on the Hill. Again the Communications and Marketing team had trouble narrowing the field of… Full Story

 

Provost Tom Falkner pulls back the curtains to reveal the new portraits.
Portraits of five distinguished faculty were unveiled in Hill Hall during an afternoon reception held Dec. 12. This new gallery creates a space to publicly honor the McDaniel faculty who have been appointed to endowed chairs and… Full Story

 

Winners of 12 full scholarships will begin online coursework toward earning a master’s degree in School Librarianship at McDaniel College. The college received a 21st Century Librarian Program Grant for nearly $240,000 from the Institute… Full Story

 

Joy Chand alongside her 'Too Cool for School?' poster
Sociology majors recently presented the results of two semesters of intensive work that examined such topics as the relationship between grades and athletics, music preference, parental contact, sleep levels and illegal drug use. Full Story

 

McDaniel’s distinguished faculty have presented and published their work nationally and internationally. Full Story

 

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The Hill magazine was awarded two gold medals for overall excellence and staff writing by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) in the District II 2013 Accolades program. Full Story

 

Boys and girls at one of the craft stations at the Holiday Party.
More than 60 members of the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster (BGCW) attended the second annual holiday party in McDaniel Lounge Dec. 6 to celebrate the club’s partnership with McDaniel. Full Story

 

Sophomore Andrew Merlo playing basketball
Andrew Merlo, a sophomore from Rehoboth, Del., has been named men's basketball Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 7-13. For the season, Merlo is second on the team in scoring at 12.4 points per game and… Full Story

 

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

 

Andrew Stritch’s 42 years with Maryland’s prison system makes him the perfect person to help the 22 students in his “Correctional Facilities” Jan Term class sort out fact from fiction. The adjunct lecturer has seen it all as a probation… Full Story

 

 13 0 11 4 January Term: theatre
“Who is this guy?” Theatre Arts instructor Nick DePinto asks the students looking at one of their headshots on his laptop screen. “Would you buy a lottery ticket from him?” Full Story

 

History professor Bryn Upton acknowledges the topic of civil religion in America causes some controversy in academic circles and as such is an excellent vehicle to exercise his students’ critical thinking skills. Full Story

 

 13 0 11 4 January Term: greece
As they explore the history and culture of ancient Greece through its material remains with Classics professor Tom Falkner, the travelers in the Jan Term study tour “McDaniel in Greece: Myths, Monks, and Monuments” have encountered… Full Story

 

Lauren Avery sits next to a computer during the 'Landing that Internship' Jan Term course.
Although Lauren Avery (pictured) has two internships to her credit, the junior Communication major is finding new avenues to her next internship and career during the Jan Term 2013 course, “Landing that Internship.” Full Story

 

McDaniel students on the Discovering Berlin Jan Term trip meet with U.S. Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy.
They visited the Brandenburg Gate and stood in reflective silence near the remains of the infamous Wall that once divided a city and nation, but the top highlight of McDaniel students’ study tour to Berlin remains the hour they spent… Full Story

 

 13 0 11 4 January Term: dada
Their classmates may be visiting the Parthenon and remnants of the Berlin wall, but Dada is taking a group of McDaniel students on a virtual journey to a different era devoid of rules, limitations and even standards. Full Story

 

 
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