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News Archive - April 2013

 13 0430 dna day
James Watson, Francis Crick, Rosalind Franklin and Maurice Wilkins would no doubt have reveled in the recent DNA Day celebration in Susan Parrish’s Genomics class. But chances are even these pioneering scientists who discovered DNA’s… Full Story


President Roger Casey, accepting for Donald Rabush are son Keith Rabush and former TARGET, Inc. colleague Jill Brown Hurlbrink, and Board Chair Martin K.P. Hill
The McDaniel College Board of Trustees bestowed its prestigious Trustee Alumni Award on notable alumni Donald Rabush ’62, M.Ed.’70; Nancy Stocksdale ’56 and Barbara Thomas ’70 for outstanding accomplishments in their respective… Full Story


 13 0429 dorsey portrait
Approximately $6.7 million from the estate of 1891 alumnus Philip Henry Dorsey of St. Clements Bay, Md. (St. Mary’s County), will be used to establish an endowment for scholarships. McDaniel has received a check for more than $975,000 as… Full Story


 12 10 23 Faculty accomplishments
McDaniel College will award more than 600 bachelor’s and master’s degrees during its 143rd Commencement ceremony at 2 p.m. May 25 on campus in Gill Center. Admission to the ceremony is by ticket only. Full Story


Senior Will Haddad.
As their May 9 VideoPalooza premiere draws near, Cinema seniors are pressing to complete their capstone projects – 20-30 minute digital video features they have written, directed, produced and edited as portfolios of their work.  Full Story


Paul Jaworski, pictured in front of *Welcome,* a statue by Professor of Art Emeritus Wasyl Palijczuk, is considering a career in international business with his Religious Studies major and Business Administration minor.
Paul Jaworski sees nothing but possibility in the degree in Religious Studies with a Business Administration minor he will receive during McDaniel’s May 25 Commencement ceremony. Full Story


Roger Isom
Even before first-year student Roger Isom was formally accepted into McDaniel’s inaugural class of Global Fellows, he attended the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) held at Washington University in St. Louis April 5-7. Full Story


 13 0423 philosophy
An enthusiastic contingent of McDaniel Philosophy students connected with students and faculty from area colleges at McDaniel recently for a Philosophy symposium to hear Gettysburg College professor Steven Gimbel discuss his book,… Full Story


Freshman William Fierstein helps a student play hockey at Tournament of Champions
More than 100 McDaniel College students teamed up with about 80 K-12 students April 11 for the 24th annual Tournament of Champions. Full Story


Members of the McDaniel College Madrigal Singers.
Students at McDaniel College participate in a variety of spring musical performances at the college, which are free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-857-2599. Visit for information about… Full Story


 13 0423 cbennett Art:
Works by graduating Art students at McDaniel College are highlighted in two Senior Capstone Exhibitions. Both exhibitions take place on campus in Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall. Full Story


Sophomore Caroline Brehm
Sophomore Caroline Brehm, softball team member from Hanover, Pa., has been named the Centennial Conference (CC) Pitcher of the Week and outdoor track & field player Carlos Hernandez of Derwood, Md., threw the hammer a distance of 37.72… Full Story


Fellow McDaniel graduates celebrate together.
Student concerts and art exhibitions are featured in this listing of events on the Hill. Full Story


Josh Hisle and Walt Michael
Iraq war veteran Josh Hisle found peace and acceptance at Common Ground on the Hill on McDaniel’s campus – and now has teamed with founder Walt Michael to open the summer arts, music and cultural experience to more veterans dealing with… Full Story


Sen. Joseph Getty of Baltimore and Carroll counties with student Ethan Harden.
Ethan Harden has trouble identifying the best part of his internship with Sen. Joseph Getty of Baltimore and Carroll counties in the Maryland State Legislature. The senior Political Science and International Studies major wrote media… Full Story


Biology professor Randy Morrison and Biology major Julie Broussard examine a leaf tail gecko.
McDaniel’s senior Biology and Biochemistry majors showcase their senior capstone research April 15-19 in Eaton Hall in a poster session that includes projects reflecting such topics as creating a genetic knock-out of an amoeba gene, the… Full Story


Janet Zengel Messer *70, left, and Janice Zengel *70, right, with McDaniel President Roger N. Casey.
Alumnae Janet Zengel Messer ‘70 and her twin sister Janice Zengel ’70 were inducted with 26 seniors and four juniors into the McDaniel College chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at an April 7 ceremony held on campus.  Both Zengel sisters graduated… Full Story


Southern York County school district librarians Norma Conley, Wendy Fitzgerald, Anne Bozievich and Kayse Corrieri with colleague Lynn Clements (not pictured) earned the state’s outstanding district school library award from the Pa. School Library Associ
When the Pa. School Library Association named Southern York County school district’s library system number one in a state with 500 school districts, professor Mona Kerby had four reasons to be proud – four of the district’s five librarians… Full Story


Approximately 100 attendees heard from experts on the challenges that confront North Africa.
McDaniel College’s Department of Political Science and International Studies hosted a full-day conference with Washington-based thought leaders on “Political Change and Security in North Africa.” Full Story


A poster for *Intimate Portraits*
McDaniel College Theatre Arts students present “Intimate Portraits,” an original ensemble-devised work, at 7:30 p.m. April 17-20 in WMC Alumni Hall. Performances are free and open to the public. Full Story


 13 04 09 Art: gallery
The annual Kathryn E. Wentz Juried Undergraduate Exhibition at McDaniel College highlights the best artwork by students. The exhibition runs April 9-19, with an opening reception 7-9 p.m. April 9, in Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall. Full Story


Senior Morgan Koopman.
Senior Morgan Koopman of Finksburg, Md., carded matching rounds of 84 in women's golf action to lead McDaniel to a second-place finish April 6-7 at the Gettysburg Spring Invitational and the Green Terror’s two starting pitchers key a… Full Story


McDaniel professor and book author Mona Kerby discusses books and writing April 16.
Read on for a round-up of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story