News Archive - May 2015

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Local media outlets covered McDaniel College's 145th Commencement May 23 when more than 600 graduates who earned bachelor's and master's degrees were welcomed to the McDaniel College family.  Full Story


Student Dale Kline snorkeling.
Here’s a proud salute to our graduates awarded bachelor’s and master’s degrees on May 23. Read on for the insider’s view of the McDaniel College Class of 2015. Full Story


Claie Lawson
Junior Claire Lawson finished ninth May 23 in the 400 hurdles at the NCAA Division III women’s outdoor track and field championship at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. Full Story


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Family and friends of the Class of 2015 cheered the 358 bachelor’s and 329 master’s candidates who received their degrees May 23 during the college’s 145th Commencement ceremony. Full Story


Board Chair Martin K P Hill and Stephanie Perez
Four top awards were revealed at McDaniel’s May 23 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


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Members of the Class of 2015 were honored May 22 on the eve of their graduation from the college with academic, activity and leadership awards at the Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation. Full Story


President Roger Casey with Gretchen McKay
Gretchen Kreahling McKay, professor of Art History and known as an innovator in teaching, was honored with The Ira G. Zepp Distinguished Teaching Award during the May 22 Honors Convocation and Senior Investiture. Full Story


Victor McTeer '69
Victor McTeer ‘69 Honorary Doctor of Laws Full Story


Ira Zepp
Dr. Ira G. Zepp ‘52 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (Posthumously) Accepting the award is daughter Jody Zepp ‘94, Maryland Teacher of the Year Full Story


ROTC Cadets at Commissioning Ceremony
Four McDaniel graduating seniors in the Green Terror Battalion were commissioned as Army officers during a 10 a.m. May 22 ceremony on campus in Baker Memorial Chapel. Battalion cadets from Hood College and Mount St. Mary’s were commissioned… Full Story


Graduates wearing regalia sit in Gill Center
Curious what the top five majors are for the Class of 2015? 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


Emily Gebhart, Chuck Knower, Sharina Taveras Lopez
Our video series continues with three more seniors who talk about their capstone projects or practicums — the crowning feature of McDaniel’s curriculum, a field placement or an in-depth investigation of a topic in the student’s… Full Story


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 13, 2015 Full Story


Caroline Brehm
Members of McDaniel softball, baseball and women’s lacrosse teams have been named to Centennial Conference (CC) and regional teams. Full Story


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McDaniel College's Global Fellows came together in support of Nepal. The group held a bake sale in Memorial Plaza May 5 and placed donation boxes throughout campus to raise funds for The Women's Foundation Nepal. McDaniel's Rotaract Club,… Full Story


Death by Chardonnay, by Emily Johnson
A calendar listing of McDaniel concerts, theatre productions, art exhibitions, lectures and more. Full Story


Its title, “Sushi, Samurai and Anime,” only hints at the journey the students in Robin Armstrong’s Sophomore Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS) course have taken to understand the cultural essence of Japan. Full Story


Victor McTeer
Victor McTeer will speak at McDaniel College’s 2015 Commencement at 2 p.m. May 23 in Gill Center. A native of Baltimore, he is a 1969 alumnus and one of the college’s first African-American graduates. Full Story


McDaniel students traveling to Qatar are (front, l-r) Bilal Ali, Andrew Strakna, Becky Weidman, Abby Richardson, Katie Keegan, Kathy Davis, Julia Heinzen, and (back, l-r) professor Mohamed Esa, lecturer Carol Zaru, Noah Fowler, Zach Sheaffer, Aaron Sampso
Professor Mohamed Esa returned from taking his “The Arab World” class to the Qatar embassy with more than anyone expected — an all-expenses-paid study trip for 10 students to visit the Arab nation during a world forum in the capital city of… Full Story


Front: Tyler Hoffman, Sam Whitfield
Back: Professor Spencer Hamblen, Meg Protzman, Amanda Owens
Four Math majors picked up two gleaming new trophies for winning the Math Jeopardy competition and the Radical Dash at the recent Mathematics Association of America (MAA) Spring Regional MD-DC-VA Conference. Full Story


Picture of Cicely Hazell
Cicely Hazell, a senior at McDaniel College, has been named a Fulbright finalist for an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) and will spend the 2015–2016 academic year in Turkey. Full Story


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2015 Full Story


Devyn Voorheis with children
The few dozen kids at the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster on a recent Friday afternoon needed no coaxing to turn away from their games and focus intently on the McDaniel students holding musical instruments in front of them. Full Story


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A host of McDaniel College students were recognized at the 5th annual Community Engagement Lunch and Showcase organized by the Center for Experience and Opportunity May 4.  Full Story