News Archive - April 2014

Phi Beta Kappa (from left) Cody Knipfer, Kaitlyn Stepler, Natalie Stefanelli, Erin Giles, Eric Bowman
More than 25 honors for academic achievement and leadership were awarded to juniors, sophomores and first-year students during the April 27 Spring Awards ceremony held in Englar Dining Hall. Students were also named to two prestigious… Full Story


Campus Safety director Mike Webster and officer Misty Brown enjoy donuts and thank you cards delivered to them by Nicole Hill (right) and Leigh Brownell during McDaniel Staff Appreciation Week, April 21-25.
A weeklong thank-you filled with cards, banner and treats for McDaniel staff was conceived by first-year student Nicole Hill after she noticed the trash she spotted outside Whiteford Hall on her way to 6 a.m. soccer practice had magically… Full Story


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McDaniel College will hold its 144th Commencement at 2 p.m. May 24 on campus in Gill Center with more than 600 bachelor’s and master’s degrees to be awarded. Admission to the ceremony is by ticket only. Full Story


Sara Caporaletti, Josh Fletcher, Zach Littrell
Meet eight seniors, via video, who talk about their senior capstone projects – the crowning feature of McDaniel’s curriculum, an in-depth investigation of a topic in the student’s major.  Full Story


Claire Turpel in a rowboat
There’s absolutely no doubt about how Claire Turpel ’10 feels about her job in public policy consensus building. Even in a cross-country phone conversation from Seattle, excitement and commitment resonate in the French and Political Science… Full Story


English professor Paul Muhlhauser discusses a project with Travis Hale '15, a Business Administration-Economics dual major from Hampstead, Md., and Josiah Nusbaum '14, a Computer Science major from Westminster, Md.
What do you call a class in which students watch videotaped lectures for homework and use class time for workshops, discussion and hands-on activities? It’s one of the latest trends in higher education – the flipped classroom. Full Story


Photo by Dylan Slagle, Carroll County Times
The Tournament of Champions event celebrated its 25th anniversary in the Gill Center at McDaniel, with more than 80 children with varying disabilities from local schools matched up with McDaniel students while they participated in adapted… Full Story


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Twenty-seven students joined the second class of Global Fellows on April 10. Meant to enrich academic study in any discipline, membership in the Global Fellows Program formally acknowledges a student’s commitment to global learning and… Full Story


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McDaniel College Theatre presents McDaniel Playback at 7 p.m. May 5 in WMC Alumni Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. Full Story


Senior Joe Fiore
Joe Fiore of Point Pleasant, N.J., a senior on the McDaniel baseball team, is named the Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Week for the week of Apr. 14-20. Full Story


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


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


Graduate student Arathy Manoharan spent her winter break setting up a fun cultural exchange between Deaf children at Bajaj Institute of Learning in India (pictured) and Kendall Demonstration Elementary school in Washington, D.C.
Five years ago, Arathy Manoharan knew nothing about Deaf culture. Now, after an international journey of self-discovery, she is determined to share lessons she’s learned on the Hill with Deaf educators in her home country. Full Story


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More than 100 McDaniel College students volunteered during the fifth annual Westminster Clean Up on April 5. Full Story


Dr. Harvey Markowitz
American Indian scholar Harvey Markowitz will explore “Lakota Sioux Winter Counts: Visual Art, Performance, and History,” during the Annual William and Edith Ridington Lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 22 in McDaniel Lounge. Full Story


Sharina Taveras Lopez
More than 300 students cheered and applauded as dozens of their peers took center stage – dancing, singing, reciting spoken word and strutting their fashion sense to showcase campus diversity and unity in McDaniel’s first cultural show,… Full Story


Andrea Briggs
Of the seven history students who presented research at the Phi Alpha Theta Mid-Atlantic Regional History Honors Conference, three returned to the Hill with top awards. Full Story


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In the spring issue you will learn from alumni and faculty experts how the emerging field of personalized medicine will affect our health care decisions. You’ll also discover two new departments: “3 First Jobs” showcases recent graduates and… Full Story


Jasmine McCormick
McDaniel senior Jasmine McCormick is one of only seven cadets nationwide to earn the prestigious Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement, presented at the April 8 President’s Review. Full Story


Spending an afternoon of play-acting the characters in the opera they analyzed are Katya Spitznagel and her horse Maggie with Emily Beeson and mentor Paul Mazeroff.
Emily Beeson and Katya Spitznagel donned their Viking headdresses when they took the podium recently to present their Jungian analysis of Richard Wagner’s epic opera “Der Ring des Nibelungen” to Baltimore’s Jungian Working… Full Story


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The curtain opens on the McDaniel Theatre Arts students’ performance of “Evil Dead: The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. April 16-19 in WMC Alumni Hall. (Note:  the show contains explicit language, substantial graphic horror violence and… Full Story


Chloe Watson and Bobby Coleman
The annual Kathryn E. Wentz Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, highlighting the best artwork by McDaniel students, runs April 8-18 with an opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 10 in Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall. Full Story


Emily Sneeringer
Emily Sneeringer of Hanover, Pa., a senior on the McDaniel softball team, has been named the Centennial Conference (CC) Co-Player of the Week for the week of Mar. 31-Apr. 6. Full Story


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


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McDaniel College is among the best private liberal arts colleges nationwide making college more accessible and affordable for those with the greatest financial need, according to a report released by the New America Foundation. Full Story


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Five entering freshmen will enter McDaniel College this fall as Dorsey Scholars armed with full tuition, room and aboard scholarships at a value of more than $180,000. Full Story


Alan Lyons
Once again this year, McDaniel students rise to be recognized for their accomplishments with a selective fellowship and two prestigious awards. Full Story


McDaniel student Priyanka Sengupta '12 in Budapest, Hungary.
When President Roger Casey visits the other McDaniel College in Budapest, the one in the historic yet cosmopolitan capital of Hungary, he always brings his swagger. This pioneering liberal arts college first staked out its claim in the city… Full Story


W. Thomas Phizacklea
W. Thomas Phizacklea has been selected as McDaniel’s new vice president for administration and finance effective June 23. He succeeds Dr. Ethan Seidel who has held this position since 1993 and is returning to teach and serve as chair of the Full Story


Physics majors Huy Phan and Gina Mayonado
Physics majors Huy Phan and Gina Mayonado just landed prestigious summer research internships at the world’s largest and second largest particle accelerators in Switzerland and Illinois. Full Story


Eric Pankey
American poet and visual artist Eric Pankey participates in the annual Bothe Poetry Reading at McDaniel College on Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in McDaniel Lounge. Full Story