News Archive - May 2014

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Hundreds of people will flock to the Hill this summer for Common Ground on the Hill’s 20th annual Traditions Weeks and Roots Music Festival. Full Story


McDaniel College Class of 2014 walking to Commencement Ceremony.
As family and friends of the Class of 2014 cheered the 361 bachelor’s and 399 master’s candidates who received their degrees May 24 during the college’s 144th Commencement ceremony, President Roger Casey delivered the best graduation gift… Full Story


McDaniel students Lauren Murray and Amber Slater.
Here’s a proud salute to our graduates awarded bachelor’s and master’s degrees on May 24. Read on for the insider’s view of the McDaniel College Class of 2014. Full Story


Jason R. Stein of Rockville, Md., who earned a 4.016 grade-point average in his entire completed course of study, was presented with the Argonaut Award.
Three top awards were revealed at McDaniel’s May 24 Commencement ceremony. Two graduating seniors were recipients of the college’s top academic honors, the Argonaut Award for achieving the highest grade-point average, and the Edith Farr… Full Story


Board Chair Martin K.P. Hill, McDaniel Medallion Awardee Ethan Seidel, and President Roger Casey
Ethan Seidel, who has served as an administrator and professor at McDaniel since 1969, was honored at the college’s May 24 Commencement as the inaugural recipient of the McDaniel Medallion.  Full Story


Masha Paul, Brittany Fleming, Shamia McCallum - McDaniel College Class of 2014
Members of the Class of 2014 were lauded May 23 on the eve of their graduation from the college with academic, activity and leadership awards at the Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation. Full Story


(l-r) McDaniel College Provost Jeanine Stewart, French professor Martine Motard, and President Roger N. Casey.
Professor of French Martine Motard-Noar was recognized with the Ira G. Zepp Distinguished Teaching Award for inspired classroom work and dedication to students May 23 at McDaniel College’s Honors Convocation. The award provides a $5,000… Full Story


McDaniel College Class of 2014
Curious what the top five majors are for the Class of 2014? How many states and countries are represented among the graduates? Here is a close-up view of McDaniel's newest alumni, by the numbers. Full Story


Five McDaniel graduating seniors were commissioned as Army officers at 10 a.m. May 23 in a ceremony in Baker Memorial Chapel.
Five McDaniel graduating seniors were commissioned as Army officers at 10 a.m. May 23 in a ceremony in Baker Memorial Chapel. Hood College and Mount St. Mary’s cadets in the Green Terror Battalion were commissioned in separate ceremonies at… Full Story


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The prestigious Gilman Scholarship that junior Serra Berry just received will help finance her studies at Latin University in Costa Rica this summer while immersing the Spanish major in a language and culture she hopes to someday teach.  Full Story


Jeff Marx at the steamroller controls.
With Physics professor Jeff Marx at the steamroller controls and Art professor Steve Pearson directing him, the scene looked more like parking-lot repaving than printmaking class. Full Story


Meghan Schatz
First-place winner Meghan Schatz opened her talk at Battle of the Speeches with the infamous 1960s slogan, “Turn on, tune in, drop out.” Full Story


College alumnus James L. Francis II
College alumnus James L. Francis II of Stevensville, Md., has been named to the McDaniel College Board of Trustees at its annual meeting held on the Westminster campus April 26. Full Story


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A host of McDaniel College students were recognized May 7 at the 4th annual Community Engagement Showcase and Lunch organized by the college’s  Center for Experience and Opportunity. Full Story


Luis Miramontes
Although he’s just finishing his first year at McDaniel, Luis Miramontes has already landed a highly selective summer internship in leadership and building community from Columbia University. He’ll spend the summer in New York City – a… Full Story


Paul Miller
When Paul Miller returns to the Hill this fall, the History professor will share, with colleagues and students alike, new ways of presenting scholarly work and new ideas on historical memory. Full Story


Melissa Williams (left) and Josh Peeling (center) work on their final projects during “The Postmodernism Generation,” a sophomore interdisciplinary studies course.
Modern times are in the past, and postmodern is the new contemporary. Sound complicated? That’s the idea. Full Story


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McDaniel Cinema seniors present their capstone video projects at VideoPalooza. This annual showcase of student-produced digital features has been extended to two-nights May 7 and 8 with films beginning at 7 p.m. in Decker Auditorium, Lewis… Full Story


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Over one-third of alumni from the Class of 1964 rallied on the Hill during a glorious first weekend in May where classmate Barry Lazarus traveled from Colorado with wife Fran and shared their story as contestants on the reality TV show, “The… Full Story


Faculty in regalia.
McDaniel’s distinguished faculty have presented and published their work nationally and internationally. Full Story


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Three members of the college community, Dr. Charles Neal, professor of Political Science and International Studies; Dr. Ethan Seidel, vice president of Administration and Finance; and Joyce Muller, associate vice president for Communications… Full Story


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McDaniel will host two first-round 2014 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Region championship tournament games, softball and women’s lacrosse, on May 7.  Full Story


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


Martine Motard-Noar and Isabelle Ost
Martine Motard-Noar and Isabelle Ost followed the trans-Atlantic path of more than 30 students to be the first faculty participants in McDaniel’s Brussels Exchange Program with Université Saint-Louis. Full Story


Sharon Wensel Bowers
The McDaniel College Board of Trustees presented its prestigious Trustee Alumni Award to award-winning science educator Sharon Wensel Bowers on April 25 at the annual trustee-faculty dinner. Full Story