News Archive 06/24/14

Alumnus James Francis elected new trustee at Board meeting

College alumnus James L. Francis II
College alumnus James L. Francis II of Stevensville, Md., has been named to the McDaniel College Board of Trustees at its annual meeting held on the Westminster campus April 26. Full Story


Look up and drop in

Meghan Schatz
First-place winner Meghan Schatz opened her talk at Battle of the Speeches with the infamous 1960s slogan, “Turn on, tune in, drop out.” Full Story


Steamroller printmaking

Jeff Marx at the steamroller controls.
With Physics professor Jeff Marx at the steamroller controls and Art professor Steve Pearson directing him, the scene looked more like parking-lot repaving than printmaking class. Full Story


Spanish major awarded Gilman scholarship to study in Costa Rica

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The prestigious Gilman Scholarship that junior Serra Berry just received will help finance her studies at Latin University in Costa Rica this summer while immersing the Spanish major in a language and culture she hopes to someday teach.  Full Story


Common Ground on the Hill celebrates 20 years of Traditions Weeks

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Hundreds of people will flock to the Hill this summer for Common Ground on the Hill’s 20th annual Traditions Weeks and Roots Music Festival. Full Story


McDaniel alumna tapped as Human Resources Director

Jennifer Glennon
Jennifer Glennon has been named Director of Human Resources at McDaniel College. Glennon, who has led the office in an interim capacity since the end of January, was hired following a national search.  Full Story


Students get in touch with their inner scientist

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For sophomore Theatre Arts major Josh Harding, “The Nature of Science” is unlike anything he has ever taken before. As he worked with his classmates to locate epicenters of earthquakes and estimate the amount of sandwiches made in the dining… Full Story


High Marks for Teacher Ed

Picture of an elementary aged student in a classroom with his arm raised.
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) ranked McDaniel College’s undergraduate elementary education program among the best in the nation for the second consecutive year.  Full Story


Spot the #McDaniel Sign, Post a Picture

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This summer, McDaniel College is showcasing its McDaniel pride or "McSwagger" with a social media campaign.  Full Story


Grad student film wins first place in screenwriting competition

Jordan Butler in front of Gill Stadium.
Graduate student Jordan Butler, a self-proclaimed cinephile, drew from his own experiences as a student-athlete to write his first screenplay, “Charles Street Rivals,” and won a first place in the Baltimore Screenwriters Competition. Full Story


Biology in the performing arts

Max Seigel, left, performing his composition and Peter Wenger, right, reciting his original poem
In the final week of “Principles of Biology,” Max Seigel tucked his violin under his chin, lifted his bow and treated his classmates to an original composition – a melodic mating of violin and piano that produced a musical offspring alike… Full Story


McDaniel in the news: Music Camp offers McDaniel scholarship opportunities

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During the week-long McDaniel Music Camp, middle and high school students are exposed to music theory, conducting, world music and new instruments, while learning pieces for a concert to be performed at the end of the week.   Full Story


Hill Happenings 6-24-14 to 7-29-14

Common Ground on the Hill attendees jam on instruments together.
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. More information about summer camps on the Hill. Full Story