News Archive - November 2009

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.- Jazz Night at 8 p.m. Dec. 3 in Decker Center Forum. Full Story


Good books make great gifts.  McDaniel College Associate Librarian Jane Sharpe took the guesswork out of finding the best books to give this holiday season Nov. 19 during “Books Sandwiched In.”The one-hour session covered fiction and… Full Story


Of the many lessons she has taken away from her Global Social Change class this semester, Callia Crossman ’10 says she is most struck by a sense of urgency to become a part of the solution to help countries interact on better terms for the… Full Story


Summa cum laude graduate Justine Koontz thought she couldn’t be any happier when she learned that one of her recent choral works was selected out of submissions from all over the world for the International Festival of Women Composers.… Full Story


As she penned her thoughts on one of the dozen finely decorated note cards she had just purchased, freshman Ashley Dwumfuor bubbled over with gratitude.“This has been a hard semester,” she said. “Everyone who is getting one of these… Full Story


Student Alumni Council President Holly DeBaugh launched the annual tree lighting ceremony held outside of Baker Memorial Chapel on Nov. 22 following the College Choir concert. Several hundred students joined by returning alumni and community… Full Story


Longtime patrons of McDaniel Theatre may recognize a familiar face during the Dec. 17-19 production of “Young Robin Hood,” an original British Pantomime written and directed by McDaniel Theatre Arts Professor Ira Domser.On the main stage… Full Story


All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.- Harvard professor Maria Tatar gives talk, “The Mysteries of Beauty and Horror in Fairy Tales,” 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in McDaniel Lounge. Full Story


The German Club and the Department of Foreign Languages recently marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall by tearing down three replicas of the Berlin Wall on Memorial Square.The celebration on Nov. 9 included German food,… Full Story


In the autumn issue of The Hill, we explore the real stories behind extraordinary success. Read how former Green Terror football coach Jim Hindman transformed a losing team and then recruited dozens of his gridiron champions into successful… Full Story


Greg Alles (Philosophy and Religious Studies) published two essays: “Religious Economies and Rational Choice:  On Rodney Stark and Roger Finke (2000), Acts of Faith,” in “Contemporary Theories of Religion: A Critical Companion” and… Full Story


Michael Krausz Milton, the C. Nahm Professor of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr College and an artist, will give a lecture, “Creativity and Self-Transformation,” 5:15 p.m. Nov. 30 in McDaniel Lounge.The lecture is free and open to the public. Full Story


Professor Kathy Mangan’s poem, “The Whistle,” is appearing online and in newspapers around the country after being selected by former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser as the poem of the week on the American Life in Poetry Web site ( Full Story


As the Native American tale “The End of the World” goes, there’s an old lady who has lived in a cave for hundreds of years with a dog. She’s weaving a buffalo robe out of porcupine quills. When she is finished, it is said, humanity… Full Story


More than a dozen college clubs joined minds, hearts and actions to spark awareness and promote fairness and open-mindedness during a week-long celebration of justice.The brain child of senior Claire Turpel, Justice Week 2009 featured… Full Story


The holiday season officially begins on the Hill with the annual Choir Concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 in Baker Memorial Chapel followed by the lighting of the 50-year-old spruce in front of the chapel at 8 p.m. In true McDaniel College tradition,… Full Story


Linda Kephart, who earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at McDaniel College, was recently honored with the prestigious William Burdick Award by the Maryland Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance… Full Story


McDaniel College Department of Art and Art History presents an exhibit, ENTER: The Work of Linda Bills, Nov. 17-Dec. 11, in the Esther Prangley Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall. An opening reception and artist's talk will be held 7-9 p.m. Nov.… Full Story


Graduate and Professional Studies of McDaniel College and Mar Athanasios College For Advanced Studies (MACFAST) in Kerala, India, have undertaken a collaborative educational effort that will offer students from MACFAST and other fully… Full Story


With a warm sun filtering into the Library Commons on a recent fall day, Writing Fellow Molly Barker pored over Richard Esposito’s paper for Psychology class as he somewhat anxiously awaited her assessment of it.“I’m stepping into the… Full Story


Junior Theatre Arts-Communication major Jennifer Lichtman gently squeezed the dropper, counting each drop of the chemical potassium thiocyanate as it landed in the solution in the bottom of the test tube. When the clear water turned a dark… Full Story


Although none of the Peace Club’s members would likely argue with world peace, they see a more immediate need on campus to help their McDaniel classmates find inner peace.“Meditating really helps,” says club president Hanna Martin.… Full Story


Taking a break from hitting the books, McDaniel students and staff last week celebrated FallFest on the Hill with a good old-fashioned Pumpkin Carving Contest on Memorial Plaza. About 30 pumpkins were carved and decorated during this… Full Story


All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.- Recital by student composers at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in Levine Recital Hall. Full Story


Professor Susan Ruddick Bloom and noted Baltimore photographer Richard Anderson ’71 ran into each other at their publisher’s booth during the late October PhotoPlus Expo. Anderson’s first book, “Digital Photography Best Practices and… Full Story