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News Archive 06/25/13

Messersmith Selected as Centennial Conference’s NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee

McDaniel’s Paige Messersmith ‘13
McDaniel’s Paige Messersmith has been named the 2013 Centennial Conference NCAA Woman of the Year nominee, as selected in a balloting by Conference administrators. The senior, two-sport athlete from Phoenix, Md. led the Green Terror field… Full Story


Teacher Ed on National Honor Roll

Picture of an elementary aged student in a classroom with his arm raised.
The undergraduate elementary program at McDaniel College received high ratings from the National Council on Teacher Quality in its first comprehensive rankings released today among all teacher preparation programs nationwide. McDaniel was… Full Story


Communication professor wins Emmy

Jim Bigwood, (center) adjunct professor, who teaches Audio Production for the Communication and Cinema department.
Jim Bigwood, adjunct professor, who teaches Audio Production for the Communication and Cinema department, won a 2012 National Capitol Chesapeake Bay Emmy Award at the awards gala held June 15. Bigwood was recognized for audio mixing a live… Full Story


Fennell named board member to nation’s new educator training accrediting body

 Education: Fennel Francis
Education professor and mathematics education expert Francis “Skip” Fennell who developed and leads the first graduate program for elementary mathematics teachers in Maryland has been named to join the inaugural board of directors of… Full Story


Faculty accomplishments and accolades

McDaniel’s distinguished faculty have presented and published their work nationally and internationally. Full Story


Results of readership survey help refine e-newsletter

We thank you for your response to our March readership survey – and for your encouraging applause for News@McDaniel now in its 10th year. As you did in 2006 and again in 2010, you told us we are hitting the mark for what you want to see in… Full Story


Exercise Science programs receive national endorsement

Jennifer McKenzie, assistant professor of Exercise Science and Physical Education, in the Human Performance lab.
McDaniel College has met the criteria for acceptance into the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP) that recognizes regionally accredited academic institutions for their educational… Full Story


New diversity director joins McDaniel

Jennifer Jimenez Maraña
Jennifer Jimenez Maraña has been named director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at McDaniel College. She joins McDaniel effective July 1. Full Story


Common Ground on the Hill prepares for Traditions Weeks

Common Ground on the Hill attendees jam on instruments together.
Common Ground on the Hill will mark its 19th anniversary this summer with two weeks of workshops, evening concerts, art exhibits and classes July 1-5 and July 8-12 followed by a weekend music festival. Full Story


Global crew from McDaniel lays neighborhood foundation in Romania

Emma Hankins and Kelsey Madison
There’s a new neighborhood literally taking shape in the village of Beius, Romania, thanks to the international team from the McDaniel Jan Term course, Building the Global Village. Full Story


Students collaborate with professors on summer research projects

Biochemistry students Laura Carvalho, Joel Kleinberg and Mary Yates study various aspects of protein deposits associated with Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.
Several dozen McDaniel students, with support from the college and endowed funds, put summer vacation on hold to remain on campus to conduct research with their professors. Full Story