News Archive - April 2009


All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.- Senior Environmental Policy and Science Capstone Poster Session April 22-24 in the second-floor area connecting Eaton Hall and Lewis Hall of Science. Students will be… Full Story


Baseball:For the second straight day, rain and field conditions April 21 cancelled a Green Terror home baseball game. The game against Messiah was the latest casualty on a long list of spring postponements and cancellations. It will not be… Full Story


McDaniel College Department of Art and Art History presents one of two Senior Capstone Exhibitions, “10 Tickets to the Gun Show,” April 21-May 1 in the Esther Prangley Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall.The exhibit is free and open to the… Full Story


“Remembrance” is the theme that local composer Jonathan Cohen had in mind when the McDaniel College Music Department commissioned him to write the musical score, “Corbit’s Charge” for its flute choir.(download the .mp3 here) Full Story


It happens all the time. A professor asks for a show of hands in response to a question, and instinctively students glance around to gauge everyone else’s answer. Some reluctantly raise their hands after sizing up where the majority is… Full Story


It’s a case of double role reversals for three McDaniel College French majors who will spend the coming school year teaching English in France.In the fall, seniors Mary Beth Bounds, Laura Descher and Greg Dubicki will go from being… Full Story


The 15 capstone projects on exhibit as posters through April 24 in Eaton Hall represent the diverse research interests of McDaniel Biology majors. But the lessons these seniors learned – about research and life – are remarkably… Full Story


Three new trustees, an investment sales executive, an elementary education professor, and a chief financial officer have been named to the McDaniel College Board of Trustees at the business meeting held on the Westminster campus April 18.… Full Story


Trustees at McDaniel College unanimously endorsed a five-year strategic plan that provides a blueprint for achieving the college’s essential priorities and goals through 2014. The planning process began in 2008 and involved faculty, staff,… Full Story


McDaniel College Board chair Martin K. P. Hill and his wife, Kelly W., have established The Ethan A. Seidel Chair in Economics and Business Administration, named in honor of the professor and administrator who has served the college for more… Full Story


McDaniel College president Joan Develin Coley announced at the April 18 Board of Trustees meeting that she plans to retire at the end of the next academic year, concluding 10 years at the helm of the 141-year-old liberal arts college. Coley… Full Story


All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.- The Kathryn E. Wentz Juried Undergraduate Art Exhibition through April 17 in the Esther Prangley Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall. Opening reception at 7 p.m. April 7. For… Full Story


Baseball:The April 6 game at Johns Hopkins was postponed to 3:30 p.m. April 13.Jon Zimmerman (Lemoyne, Pa./Cedar Cliff) notched four hits and drew three walks April 5 to lead McDaniel to a doubleheader sweep of Swarthmore in Centennial… Full Story


The McDaniel College Department of Art and Art History presents the annual Kathryn E. Wentz Juried Undergraduate Art Exhibition April 7-17 in the Esther Prangley Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall.The show opens with a reception 7-9 p.m April 7.… Full Story


Caught in precarious predicaments, people instinctively seek to understand the reason for their trials and tribulations. “Why is this happening to me?” is the all-too-common refrain that often leads them on the path of self-discovery and… Full Story


Donald J. Hobart ’62 has been named president-elect of the Alumni Association and will succeed Corynne Courpas ’76 as president on July 1, 2009.An expert in kinesiology, Hobart taught anatomy at the University of Maryland at Baltimore… Full Story


For senior lacrosse players Matt Daley and Chelsea Ferruzzi, spring on the Hill indicates much more than flowers, warm weather and chirping birds. This spring brings their final undergraduate semester and their final collegiate lacrosse… Full Story


More than 200 secrets, shared anonymously on the backs of postcards, have poured into the Active Minds mailbox over the past few weeks after the mental health awareness club issued an invitation to students, faculty and staff to unburden… Full Story


Two students from McDaniel College’s History Department recently had their work recognized as among the best undergraduate papers presented at the Annual Mid-Atlantic Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Conference at Delaware State… Full Story


McDaniel’s senior Biology majors will present their research projects in a poster session 4-6 p.m. April 20 in the first- and second-floor atria of Eaton Hall. The posters will remain on display through April 24.The capstones –… Full Story


Tears streamed down her face as she nervously scaled the ladder for her first trapeze lesson. Standing on the sky-high platform, English Professor Reanna Ursin recalls that she could barely breathe as she eyed the vast open space before… Full Story


When Professor Pavel Naumov offered his senior Computer Science majors the opportunity to design and program a robot for their capstone projects, Shannon Jackson couldn’t resist the challenge.The traditional project of inventing and… Full Story