News Archive - September 2014

 14 09 26 dorsey group
Four exceptional first-year students who are especially motivated to build successful lives of leadership, service and social responsibility form the inaugural cohort of McDaniel’s competitive new Dorsey Scholars Program, which awards… Full Story


 14 09 23 improvements
Students returned to campus this fall to find something new at nearly every turn. Full Story


McDaniel student Priyanka Sengupta '12 in Budapest, Hungary.
In September 1994, McDaniel College became the only American university with a European campus in Budapest, Hungary. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, we are asking alumni, current students and faculty who have spent time abroad at McDaniel… Full Story


Amanda Furmann, Lizzie DeRyke, and Alan Snyder.
Forty McDaniel undergraduates and two professors boarded a bus before sunrise Sept. 21, bound for New York City and the largest climate march in history. Full Story


 14 09 23 griotspaa
Senegalese musicians Massamba Diop and Paa Seck Diery are griots – singers, drummers, poets, keepers of their people’s oral history. Known as the Rhythm Griots, they will visit McDaniel’s campus to share their culture and their stories in… Full Story


Wesley Brown ’17 and Sarah Hull ’15 rehearse for Theatre Arts department production of “Buried Child.”
McDaniel College Theatre presents Sam Shepard’s explosive drama “Buried Child,” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1-4 in WMC Alumni Hall. The production’s guest director is Tad Janes, Artistic Director of Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick,… Full Story


SmartTALK on Oct 8, 14 with Buck Hartzell '92, a financial services expert at The Motley Fool.
Mark your calendars for a SmartTALK conversation led by President Roger N. Casey with The Motley Fool financial services expert Buck Hartzell ’92 at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in the Decker Center Forum. The event is free and open to the public. Full Story


Brett Haas and Nick Over.
Freshman Nick Over of Westminster, Md., has been named the Centennial Conference (CC) men’s soccer Defensive Player of the Week and junior Brett Haas of Laurel, Md., has been named Centennial Conference football Special Teams Player of the… Full Story


Marty Weishaar “John Henry’s Helmet”
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story


Stefan Specian, first year student from Windham, N.H., and Duane Echols, junior from Columbia, Md.
The bright colors – red, green, yellow, blue, purple – of the T-shirts hanging on clotheslines next to Memorial Plaza Sept. 18 gave no hint as to the sad, frightening messages each displayed. Full Story


Environmental Studies major Alexa Riland snorkels to collect the remains of tiny protozoans that inhabit the sea grass meadows off the coast of Mallorca.
Environmental Studies major Alexa Riland spent her summer studying the tiny protozoans that live in the sea grass in the shallows around Mallorca, an idyllic island in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain. Full Story


Rebekah James
In the midst of the largest and deadliest Ebola virus outbreak in history, Rebekah James '13 is on the frontlines of research that aims to prevent future epidemics of the hemorrhagic fever. Full Story


President Roger Casey walking across campus 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 2015 rankings released September 9. Full Story


Max Vinson in front of the Lazarus United Church of Christ in Lineboro, MD.
Max Vinson watched helplessly as the 160-year-old church next door to his Lineboro, Md., home burned in the early morning hours of Dec. 3, 2013. Lazarus United Church of Christ was destroyed in the blaze, but Vinson’s sense of helplessness… Full Story


Eric Dezenhall
SmartTALK returns to McDaniel with crisis management expert Eric Dezenhall in conversation with President Roger N. Casey at 11 a.m. Sept. 27 in the Decker Center Forum. The event is free and open to the public.  Full Story


The Harcum family helps move their daughter into her dorm room during Class of 2016 move-in day.
Family Weekend, Sept. 26-28, is packed with opportunities to cheer on the home teams, meet professors and re-connect with your favorite student over a meal in GLAR or in downtown Westminster. Full Story


Bryn Upton
Bryn Upton often explores historical ideas with his students using the universal language of film, but now the History professor has taken that technique to a whole new level with his first book, “Hollywood and the End of the Cold War: Signs… Full Story


Lisa Van Allen
McDaniel alumna Lisa Van Allen will offer a fiction reading of her New York Times and USA Today bestseller, “The Wishing Thread,” and her soon-to-be-published novel, “The Night Garden,” at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in Hoover Library’s Wahrhaftig… Full Story


John Macaloon
McDaniel College Global Initiatives presents “Geopolitics of Olympic Host City Selection,” an interactive talk with Olympics scholar and University of Chicago professor John MacAloon, at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in Decker Center Forum. Full Story


McDaniel students walking with
The second annual Alzheimer’s Symposium will offer resources for “The Sandwich Generation,” adults who are balancing concern for the well being of aging parents while supporting children of their own, 5-8:15 p.m. Sept. 29 in Decker Center… Full Story


Green Terror athletes Nicole Hill, women’s soccer, and Drew Scott, football.
Green Terror athletes Nicole Hill, women’s soccer, and Drew Scott, football, received Centennial Conference Player of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 1-7. Full Story


Bottle in the Gaza Sea (French Film)
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story