News Archive - February 2013

Environmental Studies professor Mona Becker and senior James Porteous analyze limestone.
Senior James Porteous doesn’t graduate until December but already he is putting his Environmental Studies major to work identifying possible sinkholes and mapping their density in Carroll County for his senior capstone project. Full Story


McDaniel senior Alan Lyons.
The benefits of Maryland Independent Higher Education Day in Annapolis to students and legislators alike reach beyond promoting the importance of the state’s independent colleges and the Sellinger Program that provides financial aid to… Full Story


Lisa Graff
Rave reviews from Time for Kids, the Wall Street Journal and others celebrated the recent release of Lisa Graff’s new children’s novel – just as the adjunct lecturer was wrapping up “Reading Like a Writer,” the online course she developed… Full Story


18 McDaniel students before getting on the bus to Harvard's Model UN in Boston.
McDaniel’s contingent of 18 students gathered in Boston recently at Harvard’s Model U.N. to discuss the greatest challenges facing the world today with more than 3,000 delegates from 300 colleges and universities in 48 countries. Full Story


Stephen Corrieri
Stephen Corrieri has been named McDaniel College's head men's soccer coach. Full Story


A poster advertising The Sleep of Reason.
McDaniel College Theatre arts students perform in “The Sleep of Reason,” a highly imaginative fantasy examining the turbulent final years of one of the world’s greatest painters, Francisco Goya, at 7:30 p.m. March 6 in WMC Alumni Hall at… Full Story


A piece by Amy Boone-McCreesh titled Maximal Mermaid Mirror.
A solo exhibition at McDaniel College showcases 2-D and 3-D mixed media works by Amy Boone-McCreesh. “Ornate Organics” runs Feb. 26-March 22, with an opening reception 7-9 p.m. and artist’s talk at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, in Rice Gallery,… Full Story


Senior Joe Camlin wrestling.
Senior Joe Camlin won the Centennial Conference wrestling heavyweight title, junior Emma Duesterhaus swam to her first gold, freshman swimmer Brad Brooks took three gold medals and senior Carlos Hernandez won gold for shot put in Feb. 22-24 events. Full Story


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


Dr. Jeanine S. Stewart
McDaniel College selects a new provost and dean of the faculty. Dr. Jeanine S. Stewart, a professor of psychology with a decade of experience in higher education administration, joins McDaniel College effective July 1, 2013. Full Story


McDaniel students at Disney.
Disney has no secrets from the 20 students in David Petrie’s Animating Life class. In fact, through Disney’s Youth Education Series (Y.E.S.), the students went behind, under, over and through the scenes at Disney World to unravel the… Full Story


Mathematics major Jeffrey Kane and Computer Science professor Pavel Naumov work on an equation.
Jeffrey Kane’s talent for teaching showed when he used the child’s game of telephone line or whisper down the lane to explain the basics of the theoretical mathematics paper he recently delivered at an international professional conference… Full Story


Nancy Gardner Gaston, class of 1962.
An estate gift of $420,000 will soon enrich opportunities for student-faculty research. Alumna Nancy Gardner Gaston, class of 1962, who died April 2011, had bequeathed this generous gift to establish the Nancy C. Gaston Fund for… Full Story


A student sitting at a work station at Hoover Library.
Construction is underway on Hoover’s new information literacy interactive learning classroom, the first project of a planned $3.5 million renovation of all five floors of the library. Full Story


Muqtedar Khan, a professor at the University of Delaware.
Muqtedar Khan, a professor at the University of Delaware, will speak as part of McDaniel College’s annual Ridington lecture at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 on campus in McDaniel Lounge. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, examines the… Full Story


Sophomore Jordan Birden.
Sophomore Jordan Birden of Baltimore won the high jump Feb. 8 to lead McDaniel at the Hagerstown Invitational in men's indoor track and field action. The Green Terror recorded a total of seven top-three finishes at the non-scoring meet. Full Story


A still from the French film The Intouchables.
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story


Communication & Cinema Professor Robert Lemieux, junior Sean Lajoie, and senior Nathan Trainor.
The professional journal, Psychological Reports, will publish a collaborative research paper by two Communication majors and their professor that indicates that Facebook may serve as an outlet for individuals who are lonely and avoid… Full Story