News Archive - March 2013

The newly named Merritt Hall's facade.
Academic Hall, dedicated in 2005 and home to the departments of Education and Psychology, Graduate and Professional Studies, and Student Academic Support Services, will be officially named Merritt Hall in memory of Leroy Merritt, Class of… Full Story

 

Stephanie Madsen with Jeff Groff
Dr. Jeff Groff, assistant professor of Physics at Shepherd University and 2001 alumnus of McDaniel, is the 2013 recipient of the College Scholar Alumni Award in recognition of his leadership for change in both local and global communities. Full Story

 

The Political Science and International Studies department hosts "Political Change and Security in North Africa" 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. April 8 in Decker Auditorium (Lewis Hall of Science). Co-sponsored by CNA Strategic Studies, the… Full Story

 

Matthew Winner.
Matthew C. Winner, a library media specialist at Longfellow Elementary School in Howard County and a 2009 graduate of McDaniel’s master’s in School Librarianship program, has been named a “Mover & Shaker” in the library industry by the… Full Story

 

Laura Barbour sits on a horse.
Senior Laura Barbour’s plate is full – she’s finishing her capstone in anti-epileptic drugs, wrapping up coursework in her self-designed Neuroscience major and thinking about entrance exams and applications for medical school. Still, she… Full Story

 

Jessica Watson.
Baltimore Sun Media Group’s “b” has named Jessica Watson ’05 one of 10 Baltimoreans under 30 to watch, but with the designer’s travel schedule that won’t be easy. Full Story

 

Hayoung Kim
Hayoung Kim, a senior from Rockville, Md., has been named a 2013 Newman Civic Fellow, one of 181 student leaders nationwide who demonstrates an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities. She was nominated for the… Full Story

 

Jennifer Kraeer '05 with Professor Mohammed Esa.
Less than a decade after her graduation from McDaniel, Jennifer Kraeer ’05 was honored with the German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award for single-handedly initiating, developing and implementing a German language program for Dorchester… Full Story

 

Kira Young works on a piece of art in the studio.
Six senior Art students are the featured artists in McDaniel’s student honors exhibition, “smARTies,” opening March 26 in Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall. The exhibition runs through April 5, with an opening reception 7-9 p.m. March 26. Some… Full Story

 

Honors Program Lecture, *The Development of Numerical Understanding* by Carnegie Mellon U. professor Robert Siegler
Robert Siegler, Teresa Heinz professor of cognitive psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, will speak at McDaniel College’s annual Honors Program lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 28 in McDaniel Lounge. Full Story

 

Baltimore poet, essayist and translator Lia Purpura.
Baltimore poet, essayist and translator Lia Purpura will give the annual Bothe Poetry Reading at 7:30 p.m. April 2 in McDaniel Lounge. Full Story

 

MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts '94.
From his vantage point inside legendary 30 Rockefeller Center, MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts ’94 relishes the opportunity to explore society’s most pressing social justice issues during his live, hour-long program weekdays at 11 a.m. Full Story

 

Time magazine editors and presidential historians Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy.
Time magazine editors and presidential historians Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy will discuss their book, “The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in McDaniel College’s Decker… Full Story

 

Manchester Valley High School sophomore Steven Priester and Foreign Languages lecturer Cathy Bodin cut a king cake during the Mardi Gras portion of French Day.
More than 200 students from every public high school in Carroll County along with their teachers and chaperones descended on McDaniel’s campus March 14 to celebrate French language and culture as part of the college’s sixth annual French… Full Story

 

Freshman Brad Brooks
Freshman Brad Brooks of Newark, Del., finished fourth in the 1650 freestyle March 23, the final day of the 2013 NCAA Division III men's swimming championship at Conroe ISD Natatorium. Full Story

 

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

 

Erich Spioch.
For the second time in four years, a McDaniel senior is the recipient of the Maryland Collegiate Honors Council’s prestigious Portz Award for Outstanding Honors Student at a four-year college in Maryland. Full Story

 

Martin K.P. Hill, whose exemplary service to McDaniel College’s Board for two decades and as its chair since 2007, was honored as an Outstanding Director by the Baltimore Business Journal at a ceremony held March 7. He joins an elite group… Full Story

 

Celebrity Chef James Parker shows a group of students how to carve a flower out of a papaya.
Food Network celebrity chef James Parker took McDaniel students on a tour of his fruit and veggie art, magically transforming beets into roses, leeks into spider mums and the lowly eggplant into intricately carved wings of a squash bird… Full Story

 

Janice Smith-Warshaw.
Janice Smith-Warshaw, a 1996 graduate of McDaniel’s Deaf Education graduate program, will become the first deaf woman to be superintendent of the Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD) since the school opened in 1839. Full Story

 

Students Ian Danquah, left, and Roger Isom enjoy talking with Dr. Terrence Roberts, one of the nine teenagers who were first to integrate Little Rock (Ark.) High School in 1957.
From the moment they saw the words “Little Rock Nine” on a poster promoting a talk by Dr. Terrence Roberts, students Roger Isom and Ian Danquah knew they couldn’t miss this opportunity to meet and hear living history. Full Story

 

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll logo.
McDaniel College has been named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service and the U.S. Department of Education. This is the first time that McDaniel has been… Full Story

 

Senior Zach Jones.
Senior Zach Jones of Frederick, Md., threw McDaniel's first no-hitter in nearly 12 years March 9 to lead his team to a doubleheader sweep of Penn State-York and freshman swimmer Brad Brooks heads to the 2013 Division III men's and women's… Full Story

 

Honors Program Lecture, *The Development of Numerical Understanding* by Carnegie Mellon U. professor Robert Siegler
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story