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News Archive - September 2013

Four students on stage in McDaniel's Alumni Hall reviewing plans for lighting and set props.
The class “Stagecraft” may very well epitomize the liberal arts in action. Twenty students with majors that cross all disciplines and career aspirations just as diverse are learning the craft of staging a show. Full Story


Visiting Assistant Professor Stacy Zell (center), with two of the student volunteers.
Over the two-day stream clean-up project, the students who waded through Cranberry Branch amassed 135 pounds of trash, assorted recyclables and oddities – including old socks and an even older cassette player. Full Story


Senior Lauren Murray uses new media Instagram to share a television appearance by the director of the Rosie Parks Restoration Project with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s online audience during her summer internship.
Major changes in traditional newspapers and news media have sparked a new minor at McDaniel – one that puts a digitally savvy spin on the best of journalism. Full Story


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McDaniel College has been named to the Military Friendly Schools® list for the fifth consecutive year.  Full Story


Meghan Schatz sits at the controls during her internship with MPT.
Encouraged to think of their internships as six- to eight-week long interviews, two Cinema majors sampled every aspect of production, from operating cameras to lighting, audio and make-up to designing graphics and post-production editing. Full Story


Lisa Graff
“A Tangle of Knots,” the new children’s novel by McDaniel graduate instructor Lisa Graff, just landed a prestigious spot as one of 10 National Book Award nominees for young people’s literature. The five finalists will be announced next… Full Story


Physics professor Shabbir Mian works with lasers during a non-linear optics experiment.
Imagine a world with television screens on your t-shirts and computers that run on flashes of light. No longer limited to the realm of science fiction, such technologies are approaching achievability, thanks to the research of physicists… Full Story


A postcard for Cape Spin.
McDaniel College hosts the American Conservation Film Festival’s “Best Of Fest,” featuring two acclaimed documentaries and a discussion with Jeff Groff ’01, Shepherd University assistant professor of Physics and ACFF board… Full Story


First-year students Britney West, Zoë Lewis and Autumn Harrison chat with SODEXO operations manager Tim Graham, dressed as a slice of pizza, while awaiting an order of wings.
More than 700 students swarmed the new Vocelli Pizza restaurant at its Sept. 12 opening on campus in Gill Center to sample hundreds of slices of pizza, wings, subs, chocolate chip cookies and more. Full Story


Jim Naughton
SmartTALK with sports agent Jim Naughton ’94 and the Theatre Arts student production of “Pygmalion” headline a packed schedule of Family Weekend activities and are open to the public. Full Story


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McDaniel College students perform in George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” directed by Elizabeth van den Berg, Theatre Arts chair at McDaniel, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2-5 on stage in WMC Alumni Hall. Full Story


A group of McDaniel students at Homecoming.
Alumni return to the Hill Oct. 18-19 for the new alumni awards and Sports Hall of Fame banquet and the 2013 Homecoming celebration. Full Story


Janice Mooney Hobart
The activism, service and success that began during her years in elementary school just earned Janice Mooney Hobart ’63, M.Ed. ’78 McDaniel’s Alumna of the Year award. The retired Westminster High School director of guidance and an active… Full Story


Joe Rollins.
Joe Rollins (Temple Hills, Md./Surrattsville), a senior on the McDaniel football team, is named the Centennial Conference (CC) Offensive Player of the Week after scoring all three touchdowns in McDaniel’s win over Moravian. Full Story


Movie poster for the French film, Amour.
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story


McDaniel President Roger Casey speaking with students.
McDaniel College continues to be recognized as a top liberal arts college and is ranked among the first tier of national liberal arts colleges in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2014 rankings released September 10. McDaniel… Full Story


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As the 2013 football season kicks off with the first-ever night game at Kenneth R. Gill Stadium this Sat., Sept. 7, McDaniel College’s Department of Athletics launches a new live internet video stream of all home athletic events. Full Story


Math professor Spencer Hamblen flattens the first crochet project he ever completed, a representation of hyperbolic space, to demonstrate how the model’s size increases away from the center.
Two math faculty are participants in a new mathematical craze – fiber arts. Full Story


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When Rula Zaru ’13 presented her Sociology honors thesis on attitudes toward sexting at the international meeting of the American Sociological Association this summer, members were surprised that an undergraduate was behind the… Full Story


Ted Dix
Music instructor and organist Ted Dix performed his organ repertoire internationally in basilicas across Italy, including at a Vatican mass. Full Story


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Comedian Ron Placone hosts his one-man show “Madness in the Message” at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 in Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science. Admission is free. Full Story


The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement
McDaniel College and the Friends of Carroll County Public Library host the third annual A Day for Book Lovers featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch, and Tim Hepp of Simon & Schuster will present a book buzz on new,… Full Story


McDaniel College landmark holiday ornaments.
Two McDaniel College landmarks are available as holiday ornaments thanks to the GFWC’s Woman’s Club of Westminster. Full Story


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


Kenneth R. Gill stadium under the lights at night.
Drive-in tailgating is uniquely McDaniel and deserving of swagger. The Green Terror football team will make history under the lights on Sat., Sept. 7, with a 7 p.m. kickoff against Catholic University. Full Story