News Archive 10/01/13

Students improve local stream health during ‘Day to Serve’

Visiting Assistant Professor Stacy Zell (center), with two of the student volunteers.
Over the two-day stream clean-up project, the students who waded through Cranberry Branch amassed 135 pounds of trash, assorted recyclables and oddities – including old socks and an even older cassette player. Full Story


Take a look behind the scenes of ‘Pygmalion’ on stage Oct. 2-5

The class “Stagecraft” may very well epitomize the liberal arts in action. Twenty students with majors that cross all disciplines and career aspirations just as diverse are learning the craft of staging a show. Full Story


Hill Happenings 10-1-2013 to 10-22-2013

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Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story


Sports Wrap 10-01-13

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Kloe Martin of Littleton, Colo., a sophomore on the McDaniel volleyball team, was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South Co-Player of the Week and Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Week. Full Story


Former NFL Raven speaks about marriage equality

Former NFL Raven Brendon Ayanbadejo.
Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo shares his message of equal rights for all at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at WMC Alumni Hall as part of McDaniel’s Inclusive Language Campaign (ILC) launching Oct. 2. Full Story


Family Weekend: Music, theatre, smart talk and more

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Although the piano concert, “Pygmalion” on stage and SmartTALK headline Family Weekend Oct. 4-6, all three events are open to the public. Full Story


McDaniel events focus on aging and Alzheimer’s disease

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Gerontology students, caretakers and community members alike will find information about various aspects of aging at the Center for the Study of Aging’s Alzheimer’s Symposium Oct. 21 in Decker College Center.  Full Story


New sororities expand McDaniel’s Greek life offerings

Seniors Jennifer Bland (left), Elyssa Sykes Bidwell (center), and Brittany Salome Anger (right) of Alpha Theta Gamma Multicultural Sorority, Inc. show off their line jackets, each personalized with secret sorority meaning.
Senior Jennifer Bland and others found the perfect fit when two new sororities were established on campus. Full Story


McDaniel receives grant for the Nora Roberts Contemporary American Fiction Collection

Best-selling author Nora Roberts and McDaniel English professor Pam Regis
McDaniel College has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Nora Roberts Foundation. This is the third consecutive year that the college has received funding from Nora Roberts, a best-selling author of more than 200 romance novels. Full Story


Computer Science professor brings mobile apps from sabbatical to classroom

Senior Josiah Nusbaum seeks advice from professor Sara More on his iOS game, Baseball Card Showdown, which he describes as the Dungeons & Dragons of baseball. Nusbaum, from Westminster, Md., is developing this application for his senior capstone project a
Computer science students now have the opportunity to develop mobile applications for Apple devices, thanks to the sabbatical work of Sara More, associate professor of computer science. Full Story


Former Marine takes on new role as college student and Green Terror linebacker

Shane Douglass, left, on the field.
Shane Douglass had the words “Truly blessed” tattooed in script across the inside of his wrists. The words describe his feelings about his time traveling the world with President Barack Obama as a ceremonial guard for more than three years… Full Story


First-year co-ed residence halls strengthen living-learning community

First-year students Justin Allen, Hannah Smutny, Laine Nightingale and Rick Rickman meet in the fourth floor common area of Rouzer Residence Hall to discuss their roles in First Year Seminar *From Chaos to Compromise.*
Four short weeks into their first year at McDaniel, and no one wonders whether the first-year students on the fourth floor of Rouzer Hall are connecting to the college or each other. Full Story