News Archive - May 2012

 12 0521 cheers
Here’s a proud salute to our recent graduates who were awarded bachelor's and master's degrees on May 19. Read on for the insider’s view of the Class of 2012. Full Story


 12 0521 wlong
Graduates are not the only members of the McDaniel community embarking on a new chapter in their lives – two veteran faculty members, Wilbur “Bill” Long (pictured) and Joe Carter Jr., are retiring with emeritus status.Dr. Wilbur… Full Story


 12 0521 topawards
Biology majors Robert “Adam” Herbstomer and Meredith Meyers earned the college’s two top academic honors, the Argonaut Award for achieving the highest grade-point average and the Edith Farr Ridington Phi Beta Kappa Writing Award for… Full Story


 12 0521 bellringing
Freshly minted graduates waited their turn to ring Old Main Bell signaling the completion of their degrees. Four years ago as freshmen, each walked through the same square and rang themselves into the McDaniel community. Full Story


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Curious what the top five majors were for the Class of 2012? How many states and countries are represented among the graduates? Here is a close-up view of McDaniel's newest alumni, by the numbers.Total number of degrees (bachelor’s and… Full Story


 12 0519 ROTC:
Seven McDaniel graduating seniors were commissioned as Army officers at 10 a.m. May 18 in a ceremony in Baker Memorial Chapel along with two members of the Green Terror Battalion from Hood College. Mount St. Mary’s cadets in the Green… Full Story


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Family and friends of the Class of 2012 cheered the 339 bachelor’s and 453 master’s candidates who received their degrees May 19 during the college’s 142nd Commencement ceremony.Before the ceremony, graduates marched through Memorial… Full Story


 12 0519 bac
Members of the Class of 2012 were honored May 18 with academic, activity and leadership awards at the Baccalaureate and Senior Honors Convocation.On the eve of their graduation from McDaniel College, students, family and members of the… Full Story


During the summer, McDaniel College is bustling with activity inside and outside the classroom with high school graduations, camps and conferences and graduate and undergraduate classes.McDaniel is host site for 12 local high school and… Full Story


 12 05 15 sports
McDaniel won the 2012 ECAC Mid-Atlantic men's lacrosse championship, and Centennial Conference Pitcher of the Year, freshman Caroline Brehm of Hanover, Pa., was named to the National Fast Pitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-East region… Full Story


 12 05 15 semsea
Cinema major William Haddad took advantage of his semester studying abroad to compile a short video of his riverboat trip on the Amazon River. Full Story


 12 05 14 vpia
Lori A. Lewis has been appointed as Vice President of Institutional Advancement at McDaniel College, effective July 1.  Lewis is currently Vice President for Advancement at Marietta College, a four-year coeducational, liberal arts college… Full Story


 12 05 15 games
Battleship-Plus, Battle Quest, McDanoply, Evolution Wars, Rogue – the list of Computer Science capstone projects reads like a library of computer games. And that’s exactly what it is, except these games were designed by students.“The… Full Story


 12 05 15 commence
McDaniel College’s 142nd Commencement ceremony will be streamed live online from Gill Center beginning at 2 p.m. May 19. During the ceremony, the college will award more than 600 bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Admission to the… Full Story


 12 05 15 biodiesel
The two senior projects that focused on biodiesel fuel actually originated three years ago in McDaniel’s dining hall when Chemistry professor Brian Wladkowski wondered aloud to his colleagues what happened to the oil used to cook the fries… Full Story


 12 05 15 Hill Happenings
- ROTC Commissioning 10 a.m. May 18 in Baker Memorial Chapel. ROTC Cadets become 2nd Lieutenants.- Senior Awards Convocation & Baccalaureate 7:30 p.m. May 18 in Gill Center. Followed by Commencement Party for parents, students, faculty and… Full Story


 12 05 15 amy
For senior Cinema major Amy Andrews, the required capstone project was not just a culmination of her academic career at McDaniel, but a medium through which to pay tribute to her mother.Andrews’ mother, Tammy, died January 19, 2004. On May… Full Story


McDaniel is launching a new master of science in Public Administration to begin in the fall of 2012. The program is being offered entirely online providing convenience for working professionals and attracting those not only living in… Full Story


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McDaniel softball took the Centennial Conference (CC) championship May 6 with a 9-0, six-inning victory over No. 2 seed Washington (Md.) to claim its third tournament title, sixth overall and first since 2004. Led by its three seniors and… Full Story


 12 0503 award
Student-Volunteers, Duke of Edinburgh awardees recognized at campus luncheon Students earned awards and applause from campus leadership and community agencies at the annual Student Volunteer Luncheon held May 2 in Decker Forum.The first… Full Story


 12 0501 cleanup
About 130 students, 90 from McDaniel College and 40 from Carroll Community College, teamed up for the third annual Westminster Clean Up on April 28. Full Story


 12 0501 exsci
From charting reaction times to using music to make exercise seem less grueling, from grip strength in tennis to concussions in football, Exercise Science seniors’ capstone research not only reflects their interests but typically captures… Full Story


 12 0501 Hill Happenings
- 27th Annual International Dinner 6 p.m. May 1 in McDaniel Lounge: tickets on sale in front of GLAR, or contact Philippa McCafferty ( or Hanna Rhodes ( Full Story


McDaniel College will offer 16 undergraduate classes, five of them online, in two sessions during Summer 2012. Full Story


 12 0501 comm
Three Communication majors looked towards personal inspiration to fuel their capstone projects, exploring the varied topics of military relationships, business marketing and celebrity worship.Sarah McGuirk’s paper was especially intimate,… Full Story


 12 0501 walkmile
The results are in, and Team McDaniel won the Black Stiletto Trophy in the April 14 “Walk a Mile in her Shoes” event for being the top fund-raiser, contributing $4,700 to the Rape Crisis Intervention Service of Carroll County (RCIS).More… Full Story


 12 0501 sports
Gio Fricchione of New Tripoli, Pa., is named CC Pitcher of the Week as three Green Terror spring teams – baseball, men's lacrosse and softball – qualify to play in Centennial Conference Championships beginning May 4. The softball team… Full Story


 12 0501 reunion
More than 475 alumni and guests – including class of 1937 alumna Dorothy Hull Brown, noting her 75th class reunion just shy of her 97th birthday – from 19 states returned to the Hill April 27-29 to celebrate class anniversaries, attend… Full Story


 12 0501 Art:
McDaniel College's Department of Art and Art History presents the second of its two senior capstone shows, “Fridge Worthy,” May 1 through May 11 in The Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall. An opening artists’ reception will be held 7-9 p.m.… Full Story


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