News Archive - November 2012

3 of the 7 stained glass windows that represent the liberal arts.
In the year 1912, seven stained-glass windows portraying the medieval liberal arts were installed in what is now the understage area of WMC Alumni Hall. These windows were presented to the College as individual class gifts upon graduation… Full Story

 

Adam Silverman on stage playing drums
Adam Silverman ’03 is a professional drummer, a Christian-rock artist and rising star in Nashville’s country music scene. He recently landed a gig touring with American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina. In the past year, he appeared on Good… Full Story

 

The kids from the Westminster Boys and Girls Club learned a lot about invertebrates during the hour they spent in the lab with several McDaniel honors students – and best of all the experience whet their appetites for learning. Full Story

 

Art History lecturer Emily Grey (middle) and two students, Stephanie Smith, left, and Catherine Gironda with the edible still life Grey created for her Northern Baroque art history class.
Chances are excellent that the students in Emily Grey’s Northern Baroque art history class will remember their study of 17th-century still-life painters long after their college days are over. Full Story

 

Members of McDaniel's ASL-Deaf Studies Program.
McDaniel’s ASL-Deaf Studies Program was recently recognized by the Maryland chapter of the ASL Teachers’ Association for the college’s commitment to the advancement and expansion of American Sign Language.  Full Story

 

Alex Koundourakis
Alumnus Alex Koundourakis has been named to the McDaniel College Board of Trustees at its fall retreat held on the Westminster campus Oct. 19. Full Story

 

In its 21st year, McDaniel’s annual “Books Sandwiched In” once again helped to take the guesswork out of choosing the perfect book for that special adult or child on your holiday shopping list. Full Story

 

McDaniel College Trustee James Lightner ’59 was recently honored by the Western Maryland Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (WMAFP) for his volunteer fund-raising work for his alma mater. The Distinguished Volunteer… Full Story

 

Paige Messersmith (above), a senior from Phoenix, Md., has been named to the 2012 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-South region second field hockey team, and junior Joe Rollins (below left) has been named to the All-Centennial Conference… Full Story

 

Christmas tree with lights in Red Square on the McDaniel Campus
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story

 

Ken Gill high-fives a Green Terror football player.
Undaunted by chilly temperatures and a brisk wind, a record crowd of alumni, students, and friends gathered around the bowl Nov. 3 for Homecoming 2012 featuring the dedication of the Kenneth R. Gill Stadium. Full Story

 

Biology professor Randy Morrison in Madagascar with a leaf-tail gecko.
Two new greenhouse residents attest to the fact that even after months of field studies in the Bahamas and Madagascar, where he was stung by a scorpion, Biology professor Randy Morrison remains an avid researcher of color change in lizards. Full Story

 

Senior Laura Barbour places samples in the centrifuge as Psychology professor Madeline Rhodes looks on.
Four McDaniel students earned awards for poster presentations of their student-faculty research collaborations in October at UMBC’s 15th annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Full Story

 

Malcolm Jones singing
Malcolm Jones started to sing in front of an audience when he was 4 years old in his church choir – and the McDaniel first-year student hasn’t stopped since. Full Story

 

Old issues of the college newspaper – published under various titles including The Black and White, The Gold Bug, Scrimshaw, The Phoenix and since 2004 The McDaniel Free Press – are online for all to peruse and enjoy. Full Story

 

Cover of the October 29 TIME magazine
McDaniel College president Roger N. Casey participated in a daylong conference on “Reinventing College” in New York City on Oct. 18. Full Story

 

Kiplinger's logo
McDaniel College is among the top liberal arts colleges named a “Best Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and the only Maryland liberal arts college to make the list. The rankings are currently available online, and will be published… Full Story

 

McDaniel College students perform two one-act plays, “Between the Lines” and “Crazy Eights,” during the Student-Directed Play Festival. Full Story

 

Two female McDaniel field hockey players during a game.
Paige Messersmith and Katie Corson have been named to the All-Centennial Conference field hockey team as McDaniel heads to Alvernia Nov. 7 for the first round of the 2012 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Mid-Atlantic field… Full Story

 

McDaniel students performing an African dance.
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story