News Archive - February 2014

Heat map of Earth.
So what’s up with the weather this record-breaking winter? We asked Environmental Studies professor Mona Becker to sort it all out – and explain how the polar vortex and global warming could co-exist on this planet we all share. Full Story


CEO ambassador Brandon Dulaney talks with senior Mathematics major Olivia Brundage about career opportunities.
It’s now easier than ever for undergraduates to take that first step toward answering the question, “What are you doing after graduation?” Full Story


Dawn Aldrich ’10 poses with “The Vagina Monologue” playwright Eve Ensler at the D.C. kick-off party Aldrich organized for the annual Feb. 14 One Billion Rising for Justice global event.
When Dawn Aldrich ’10 was designing her Women’s Studies major here at McDaniel, little did she know that she was laying the foundation for her activism, her career and even her perspective on life. Full Story


Man in suit standing on top of the world.
More than 130 honors program students and their faculty will meet at McDaniel on Feb. 28-March 1 for scholarly presentations, panel discussions and just plain fun while making s’mores. Full Story


Francis *Skip* Fennell with students.
With the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics calling for opportunities that ensure young learners not only know how to add, subtract, multiply and divide but why those processes work, it’s no wonder that McDaniel’s groundbreaking Full Story


Fat Pig poster artwork.
McDaniel College presents American playwright and filmmaker Neil LaBute’s “Fat Pig,” directed by senior Kiera Gillock, at 7:30 p.m. March 5 in WMC Alumni Hall. Full Story


McDaniel seniors Alan Lyons of Winfield, Md., left, and Lisa Johnson of Westminster, Md., wait to see Carroll County delegates to lobby for state support of funding for private Maryland colleges through the Sellinger grant. Photo courtesy Carroll County T
Students, professor Herb Smith and president Roger Casey joined more than 200 Maryland college students and administrators visiting legislators Feb. 18 in Annapolis to promote the benefits of investing in private colleges and universities… Full Story


Kristine Harjes and Meg Protzman
Senior Kristine Harjes and junior Meg Protzman went to the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics to share their student-faculty research with 260 students from all over the country. When the Jan. 31-Feb. 2 gathering was… Full Story


Bev Staub.
When Bev Staub joined the Institutional Advancement division as an administrative assistant in November of 1973, she was a newly married Pennsylvania transplant who knew little more about the College than that she shared her favorite colors… Full Story


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


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In Centennial Conference (CC) championship action, the McDaniel women’s basketball team travels to Haverford Feb. 28 while men’s basketball hosts Muhlenburg Feb. 26. Full Story


John Rouse
McDaniel College announces John Rouse as director of Student Academic Support Services (SASS). Full Story


Joseph Menendez, class of 1981.
Joseph Menendez, class of 1981, was elected to the Board of Trustees at its February meeting. Full Story


At King's Cross Station in London, Allison Todd '15 takes a break from
McDaniel pennants in hand, the nearly 200 students who studied abroad during Jan Term snapped photos at their stops around the globe. They searched for Dracula in England, Romania and Istanbul, studied myths, monks and monuments in Greece,… Full Story


 14 02 11 danceteam
Unfortunately, due to the current conditions and the forecast for Feb. 15, the show has to be postponed. The new date for the show is March 29th at 7pm. For those of you who reserved tickets, all tickets are transferable to the new date, so… Full Story


Suzanne Stettinius '11 with Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno.
When pentathlete Suzanne Stettinius ’11 represented her country in the 2012 Summer Games, the lessons she learned while training on the Hill helped her overcome some disappointments. Her advice for Team USA in Sochi? “Give it all you’ve got… Full Story


Tax preparation documents.
Although the calendar notes more than two months before the April 15 filing deadline, tax season is well underway for Accounting professor Susan Milstein and her dedicated band of 28 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) students. Full Story


Art professor Steve Pearson, Kenny Ditto '06, and Mangie Moreno '15.
McDaniel students, alumni and faculty are well represented in “A Cause for Optimism; Definitions of Printmaking,” a regional exhibition curated by Breon Gilleran that opened Feb. 6 at YorkArts, 10 N Beaver St., York, Pa. Full Story


Fairy tales poster.
From Disney’s animated twist on “Sleeping Beauty” to the “Silence of the Lambs” roots in “Little Red Riding Hood,” fairy tales are interwoven in the tapestry of world culture – a fact professor Mohamed Esa will explore in his multi-media… Full Story


Kuea Shorter-Gooden.
UPDATE: The event has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in McDaniel Lounge. Full Story


 14 02 11 Hill Happenings
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story


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Women's basketball defeated Dickinson to clinch a spot in the playoffs, men's basketball lost, while swimmer Emma Duesterhaus won three times in her final collegiate dual meet to lead the Green Terror to its first winning season since… Full Story