News Archive - July 2014

Chemistry professor Brian Wladkowski sits on the strongest bridge built during Engineering camp.
Shavona Dixon jerked the neon green rope on the trebuchet to launch a softball in a high arc out over McDaniel’s upper field. The high school junior from Baltimore grinned as she cheered along with her teammates when the ball landed with a… Full Story


With the help of a simulation prosthetic, Schonfeld puts herself in the shoes of her potential future patients.
Molly Schonfeld literally put herself in the shoes of an amputee while conducting research for her summer independent study on prosthetics. Attempting to walk while wearing a prosthetic simulator – even with the support of parallel therapy… Full Story


Dave Posin ’04 knew even when he was a student at McDaniel that he wanted to open a gym and create his own fitness program. Now the successful co-owner and co-founder of Soldierfit, Posin could not have predicted his success would earn him a… Full Story


Jody Zepp '94, the 2014-2015 Maryland Teacher of the Year.
(10/11/14 Update: Jody Zepp '94 has been named the 2014-2015 Maryland Teacher of the Year. Read more from the Baltimore Sun article:  Full Story


Nearly 200 parents and guardians of the Class of 2018 sampled all things McDaniel during their own orientation a month before their children will arrive on campus. Full Story


The summer issue of The Hill offers much to entertain and inspire. Learn why investing “foolishly” could actually be a smart idea from Buck Hartzell ’92 of The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial-services company. Get a sneak peek of a new… Full Story


Malarie Burgess ’16 (right) appears on the NBC Today show with nutritionist Joy Bauer for her extreme weight loss of 175 pounds.
Watch Malarie Burgess ’16 on the Today show’s Joy Fit Club after losing 175 pounds and read about Kaitlyn Thomas ’11, named one of “10 People to Watch Under 30” by The Baltimore Sun’s b. Full Story


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


Show your McDaniel pride and tell Forbes why McDaniel College is #MyTopCollege. Full Story


Diverse: Issues in Higher Education established the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Awards to honor undergraduate students of color who best exemplify academic and athletic achievement in the spirit of the late tennis legend. Full Story


McDaniel professor Francis “Skip” Fennell (second from left) with Paul Siefken of The Fred Rogers Company (left) and “Peg + Cat” co-creators Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson of 9ate7 Productions holds one of three Emmys the PBS series won.
The PBS series “Peg + Cat” topped the 41st Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmys with three awards in the animation category and McDaniel professor and mathematics education expert Francis “Skip” Fennell couldn’t be… Full Story