News Archive - May 2009

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.- Common Ground on The Hill registrations being accepted for Traditions weeks, July 5-10 and July 12-17 Full Story


Men’s BasketballThe McDaniel men’s basketball team was recently honored as the recipient of the Schoenfeld Sportsmanship Award, presented by the referees who are members of the Collegiate Basketball Officials Association. The Green… Full Story


Cost-saving recommendations will be an agenda item at the annual meeting of the presidents of Centennial Conference colleges in their unified effort to identify economies in supporting the Conference’s premier scholar-athlete program.… Full Story


Sociologist and professor Roxanna Harlow is leaving the college classroom determined to teach those most unlikely to succeed in higher education. “It’s a fantasy dream for me to help children develop critical thinking skills that will… Full Story


Tempers flared as artist, dealer and critic alike defended their artistic preferences while offering passionate sales pitches to patrons milling about the room. Close your eyes to the jeans and T-shirts and let your ears take you back to… Full Story


Curious what the top five majors were for the Class of 2009? Here is a close-up view of McDaniel's newest alumni, by the numbers.Total number of degrees (bachelor’s and master’s): 925 Full Story


Six McDaniel graduating seniors, along with one senior from Mount St. Mary’s University and three from Hood College, were commissioned as Army officers at 8:30 a.m. May 23 prior to commencement. The students are part of the Green Terror… Full Story


Three graduating seniors were awarded the College’s top academic honors at McDaniel’s May 23 Commencement ceremony. Stuart Clarke and Jennifer Piechocki, each with a 4.12 GPA, tied for the Argonaut Award, given to the senior with the… Full Story


Relatives and friends of the Class of 2009 cheered as McDaniel College awarded 477 master’s degrees and 448 bachelor’s degrees May 23 at its 139th Commencement.Top academic honors went to Stuart Clarke and Jennifer Piechocki, each with a… Full Story



All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.- Student Solo Recital at 7 p.m. May 5 in McDaniel Lounge Full Story


Baseball:Two members of the McDaniel College baseball team have been named to the 2009 All-Centennial Conference (CC) team. Senior Harold Baines, Jr. (St. Michaels, Md./St. Michaels) was tabbed to the second team while senior Russell Coover… Full Story


McDaniel College will award nearly 400 bachelor’s and almost 200 master’s degrees at the College’s 139th Commencement at 2 p.m. May 23 in Gill Center. Student awards include the Argonaut Award, which is presented annually to the… Full Story


More than 425 alumni and guests from 22 states returned to the Hill May 1-3 to celebrate class anniversaries, attend classes with current students, tour new campus facilities and learn firsthand about College initiatives from President Joan… Full Story


Alumnus Charles H. Wheatley III was inducted with 45 graduating seniors into the McDaniel College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at a May 3 ceremony held on campus. He graduated with honors in 1954 as the first major in the newly created… Full Story


What makes the mind of a great professor tick? What makes him laugh? What inspires her to push students to even higher reaches? And why McDaniel?A student-produced documentary project that profiles nearly a dozen McDaniel College… Full Story


Governor Martin O’Malley and Maryland’s Executive Cabinet spent an afternoon in Decker College Forum where he proclaimed Westminster as Maryland’s “Capital for a Day” to an audience of 200-plus students, faculty, staff and local… Full Story


The 15 capstone projects in Environmental Policy and Science span a wide range of topics, with more than half targeting ways to improve McDaniel’s environmental impact on the planet.The students approached reducing the College’s carbon… Full Story


From a riveting account of one community’s struggle to regain its sense of identity in the wake of unthinkable tragedy, to a whimsical yarn detailing one professor’s odd pursuit of “a great mythic ape,” this year’s installment of… Full Story


Professor of Political Science Herbert C. Smith received the Distinguished Teaching Award May 3 at McDaniel College’s Honors Convocation. The annual award and $5,000 prize recognizes inspired classroom work and dedication to students and… Full Story


Members of the Class of 2009 were honored with academic, activity, and leadership awards at the annual Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation May 3. Senior Class President Kadijat “Yemi” Oladiran, a Business Administration major from… Full Story