News Archive - March 2014

Catherine McCullough Shultz '71
McDaniel alumna Catherine McCullough Shultz '71 has been appointed acting secretary of the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), Maryland's higher education coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for… Full Story

 

McDaniel President Roger Casey and Phi Beta Kappa alumna inductee Judith Harkins ’72.
Alumna Judith Ellen Harkins '72 was inducted with 23 seniors and five juniors into the McDaniel College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at a March 30 ceremony held on campus.  Full Story

 

The irreverent party game Cards Against Humanity brings students together for low-tech fun.
The latest entertainment craze on campus does not involve a screen or the Internet or any electronics at all. Students are gathering in the residence halls, the Rec Lounge — even a newly formed social club — to play board games and other… Full Story

 

Einstein shaking hands.
MIT professor David Kaiser explores ways Einstein’s theory of relativity is embedded in the political history of the 20th century during the annual Honors Program Lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 1 on campus in McDaniel Lounge. Full Story

 

Faculty in regalia.
Five distinguished faculty noted for excellence in teaching and advising are promoted to full professor effective Aug. 1, 2014. Full Story

 

Ryan O'Boyle
Wrestler Ryan O'Boyle of North Reading, Mass., and swimmer Brad Brooks of Newark, Del., finish in the top 10 at NCAA Div. III championships. Full Story

 

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

 

Binary code
What’s the deal with all these data breaches lately? We asked Computer Science professor Sara Miner More to decode the recent phenomenon involving big box stores, mobile applications, and even institutions of higher education. Full Story

 

Cinema Professor Jon Slade with his wife, Novia Campbell, and their electric car.
Is it possible to drive all the way across the state of Maryland using nothing but electrons? That’s what McDaniel College Cinema professor Jonathan Slade, an electric car owner, did for “Electric Road Trip,” an hour-long documentary he made… Full Story

 

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Competition was heated among the finalists for best illustration of a principle of Biology. Side by side on a table were dioramas depicting a cricket-frog-snake-falcon food chain by Peter Wenger of Fallston, Md., and the meticulously… Full Story

 

Andy Wheatcraft.
A childhood dream just came true for Andrew Wheatcraft ’80. As a new critical lands director for The Nature Conservancy in New York, he protects and manages more than 100,000 acres – 156 square miles – of forests and other lands. Full Story

 

Cody Knipfer, wearing the traditional ghutra an iqal on his head, immerses in the culture of Saudi Arabia during the 10-day study visit part of his exchange fellowship.
Cody Knipfer was taken by surprise during his Saudi Arabia Exchange Fellowship study visit when he discovered the monarchy’s capital city of Riyadh was a lot like, well, Baltimore. Full Story

 

Alan Rabinowitz, class of 1974.
Wildlife conservation crusader and the CEO of Panthera, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, class of 1974, will speak at McDaniel’s Commencement ceremony at 2 p.m.  May 24 in Gill Center. Full Story

 

Robin Armstrong (left, standing with trash can lid), and Jon Seligman (right).
Desks, whiteboard, even the grand piano fade into the background as Billie Holiday’s voice literally envelops room 101 of Levine Hall. One by one students slip silently into their chairs to the irresistible slides in “Do You Know What it… Full Story

 

Book cover for Busted.
“Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love,” by Pulitzer Prize-winners Wendy Ruderman ’91 and her reporting partner Barbara Laker, hits bookstores today. Full Story

 

Author Jill McCorkle.
McDaniel College and Carroll County Public Library host an evening with Jill McCorkle whose newest work of fiction, “Life After Life,” was named a #1 pick by independent booksellers. The event is 7 p.m. March 20 on campus in Decker… Full Story

 

Kevin McIntyre
Economics professor Kevin McIntyre talks with Voice of America about the future of the Bitcoin and the collapse of Mt. Gox, once one of the digital currency’s biggest exchange sites. Full Story

 

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

 

Jessica Cortese Wolverton
McDaniel volleyball coach Jessica Cortese Wolverton earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Thirty Under 30 Award and men’s and women’s basketball teams finish winning seasons in ECAC play.  Full Story

 

Pamilya Diptych by Julia Celebrado-Royer
McDaniel student honors art exhibition, “On the Wall, On the Floor, and On the Mind,” opens March 13 with a reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. and gallery talk at 6 p.m. in Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall. Full Story

 

McDaniel’s head chef Jamie Nutter prepared fried cheese ravioli with bruschetta topping, Caesar salad in a parmesan basket and raspberry cannoli during the Chef’s Fare competition March 5.
Hungry students were recently met with the sizzling of grilled cheese and the aroma of freshly baked pizza – caprese sweet Italian sausage pizza and roasted strawberry, brie and chocolate grilled cheese, to be exact – when they arrived at… Full Story

 

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Divonna M. Stebick, who earned her master’s degree in Reading from McDaniel in 2000, is the recipient of the Joseph R. Bailer Award from McDaniel College. Full Story

 

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For Kat Dales and Philip Wright, the Nippon Ai affinity house has become a second family as they’ve spent the year planning a Japanese anime convention, doing homework together and caring for a tank of fish named after Japanese cultural… Full Story

 

McDaniel senior Alan Lyons.
For the third time since 2010, a McDaniel senior has won the Maryland Collegiate Honors Council's prestigious John and Edythe Portz Award for outstanding honors student at a four-year college in Maryland. Full Story

 

 
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