News Archive 08/26/14

Hill Happenings 8-26-14 to 9-9-14

Kepler-186f: Paintings by René Treviño
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story


Sports 8-26-14

Athletes dump a bucket of ice water onto the head of Athletics Director Paul Moyer.
It started on July 29 as a simple challenge. Nearly a month later, it’s a viral sensation on social media. It’s the Ice Bucket Challenge, and McDaniel teams, coaches and administrators have joined the big chill to help raise awareness and… Full Story


McDaniel in the News

The McDaniel swim team celebrating.
Modesto (Calif.) Bee columnist Nan Austin writes about the Green Terror swim team and why it won the Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Award. Full Story


Faculty recognized for publications and creativity

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Various faculty members were honored Aug. 19 with awards for books, scholarly publications and creativity at McDaniel’s opening faculty meeting.  Full Story


Award-winning professor publishes tenth solo book

LeRoy Panek.
Professor of English Emeritus LeRoy Panek’s tenth book on detective fiction launched Aug. 15 from McFarland & Company Publishers. Titled “After Sherlock Holmes: The Evolution of British and American Detective Stories, 1891-1914,” the volume… Full Story


French Film Series features four critically acclaimed motion pictures

Still from the French Film Le Bonheur D’Elza.
The Department of Foreign Languages once again sponsors a free series of French language films in September. The four screenings all begin at 5 p.m. in Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science. All films are in French with English subtitles. Full Story


SmartTALK, concerts, tailgating and more on fall calendar

A group of McDaniel students at Homecoming.
Fall on the Hill features an array of art exhibitions, French films, two SmartTALKs, global dinners, concerts, and naturally, McDaniel’s top-rated tailgating in Gill Stadium. Full Story


McDaniel welcomes six new faculty members

Barbara Rowell, associate professor of Business Administration; Kerry Duvall, assistant professor of Business Administration; David Blanding, assistant professor of Political Science; Jason Scullion, assistant professor of Environmental Studies; and Eliza
Six distinguished scholars join the McDaniel faculty, bringing years of experience and expertise developed within the classroom and beyond the walls of academia. Full Story


President Casey to assess the future of independent colleges as part of a new CIC committee

McDaniel President Roger Casey.
McDaniel College President Roger N. Casey has been named to a new steering committee of college and university presidents to assess the future of independent colleges. Full Story


Princeton Review names McDaniel a “Best in the Northeast” college

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McDaniel College received a “Best in the Northeast” rating in The Princeton Review’s “2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region” website feature. Full Story


College honors Theatre professor’s dedication and service to craft

Elizabeth van den Berg
Elizabeth van den Berg’s passion for theatre and her commitment to sharing that devotion with students and audiences alike just earned the Theatre Arts professor McDaniel’s Special Achievement Award.  Full Story


McDaniel Biochemistry-Chemistry majors conduct research at Yale

Junior Triet Bui and senior Mary Yates.
Senior Mary Yates and junior Triet Bui spent the summer doing research at Yale University – and came back to campus more convinced than ever that graduate school and laboratories were in their futures. Full Story


Class of 2018 greeted by traditions, campus improvements

President Roger Casey helps move in a new student.
After picking up keys and ID cards at check-in, the 426 members of the Class of 2018 were met the morning of Aug. 20 with yellow-shirted teams of more than 100 upperclassmen, staff and faculty – and even President Roger Casey – to help them… Full Story


McDaniel recognized as a Best Bang for the Buck

For the second consecutive year, McDaniel College ranks at the top of Washington Monthly’s “Best Bang for the Buck” list for liberal arts colleges. The only Maryland liberal arts college to make the list, McDaniel ranks #8 out of 67 liberal… Full Story