News Archive - October 2013

Carolyn Dinshaw
New York University professor Carolyn Dinshaw presents the Holloway lecture, "It's Not Easy Being Green: Medieval Foliate Heads and Queer Worldmaking," at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in McDaniel Lounge. Full Story


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More than 150 members of the McDaniel College community attended the 7th annual Taste of Latin America Dinner on Oct. 29, hosted by the Hispano-Latino Alliance (HLA). With “Indigenous Empires” as the theme, the event highlighted the food,… Full Story


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Green Terror volleyball team (18-5, 7-2 CC) is headed for the Centennial Conference playoffs for the first time since 2007 after a win Oct. 26 over Washington College – share the team’s excitement in this video. Playoffs begin Nov. 6 with… Full Story


Shelby Toler.
In her quest for a career direction, Shelby Toler sampled several majors – Biochemistry among them – and listened to the advice of experts, but it was her internship with the United Palestinian Appeal that gave her a crystal-clear view to… Full Story


Sociology major Ethan Patrick aspires to be an FBI agent.
With guest speakers like a justice on the Maryland Court of Appeals, the Westminster Chief of Police and a Baltimore City District Court judge, sophomores in “Justice, Fairness, and the Law” have a unique opportunity to learn about the… Full Story


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Among the chants and cheers at this year’s “We Are Power Shift” gathering in Pittsburgh was the singular voice of 16 McDaniel students, united in message despite the diversity of their hometowns, majors and class year. Full Story


B.J. Gallagher (left) and Joy Zabala (right)
More than 200 educators, administrators and support staff from three states, seven Maryland counties, and just as many institutions of higher education flocked to campus on Oct. 25 for the second annual Universal Design for Learning Conference. Full Story


Gill/McDaniel Finance Case Competition team members.
Student teams made up of Business, Economics, Accounting and Finance majors from McDaniel College, Towson University, Morgan State University, Juniata College, Elizabethtown College, Gettysburg College and Penn State Mont Alto competed in… Full Story


Chris Hedges.
Former New York Times foreign correspondent and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges speaks at the third annual Zepp lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 on campus in McDaniel Lounge. The lecture is free and open to the public. Full Story


Leo Eaton.
McDaniel College and the Carroll County Public Library host an illustrated lecture with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Leo Eaton on the making of “Sacred Journeys” for PBS at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 on campus in Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of… Full Story


Tony Mendez
Former CIA agents Tony Mendez and his wife, Jonna Goeser, and his son, sculptor Toby Mendez, present a joint program at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Carroll Arts Center to benefit the Mary Lou Dewey Sculpture Park at the Westminster Branch of… Full Story


Chamber Music on the Hill with violinist José Cueto and pianist Nancy Roldán
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story


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Frank Lala’s growing list of successes – a Ph.D., the college’s Trustee Alumni Award, the first book on deaf substance abuse, national recognition as a counselor – offer not a hint of his unspeakably traumatic childhood. Full Story


In conjunction with the relocated IT department, the new Research and Technology Support desk connects students with the information resources and support they need to succeed.
A $2 million renovation project has revitalized Hoover Library in the first major facelift since 1991. Full Story


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Top grades, leadership, community service and involvement in campus organizations and athletics earned the sisters of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority the coveted Brant Memorial Cup at this year’s Oct. 19 Homecoming. Full Story


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McDaniel College is one of only 100 top liberal arts colleges named a “Best Value” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and the only Maryland liberal arts college to make the list for the third year in a row. Full Story


McDaniel junior and NASA intern Cody Knipfer (left) with astronaut Tom Marshburn and intern Andrew Simpson at NASA headquarters.
Cody Knipfer’s resume is already quite impressive: one of 10 students in the U.S. selected for the Saudi Arabia Exchange Fellowship, an internship at NASA, Baltimore Collegetown Leadershape participant, co-president of Astronomy Club,… Full Story


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“Breaking Bad,” Norman Rockwell and “Pygmalion” might not seem relevant to a work of 17th-century Spanish literature, but students in professor Thomas Deveny’s First-Year Seminar (FYS) class are having no trouble linking “Don Quixote” to… Full Story


On Nov. 4, a graduate school fair featuring recruiters from 21 institutions – including McDaniel – will be hosted in Decker Center Forum from 5-7 p.m.  Full Story


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Baltimore artist Cara Ober exhibits new work in a solo exhibition, “Translation: New Works by Cara Ober,” running Oct. 22-Nov. 15, with an opening reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. and artist talk at 6 p.m. Oct. 24, in McDaniel’s Rice Gallery,… Full Story


Joyce Scott
Joyce J. Scott, an internationally renowned artist, will present “The Shape I’m In” at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 on campus in McDaniel Lounge. This visiting artist lecture is free and open to the public. Full Story


Wally Lamb
McDaniel College in partnership with Carroll County Public Library hosts a talk by best-selling author Wally Lamb about his most recent novel, "We Are Water," at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster, Md. Full Story


Nicole Hill of Bowie, MD.
Two-time reigning Centennial Conference Player of the Week freshman Nicole Hill of Bowie, Md., scored the tie-breaking goal in the 98th minute for the Green Terror (10-2, 4-1 CC) to defeat Swarthmore 2-1 Oct. 12 in Centennial Conference… Full Story


The Honorable Gregg Bernstein, Baltimore City State’s Attorney
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story


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Much about Homecoming on the Hill remains the same as it was in 1963 when Lois Chilcoat Meszaros was crowned Homecoming queen. This year’s Oct. 19 gathering will no doubt spark many a memory as she watches McDaniel take on the F&M… Full Story


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Marjorie Garber, a literary scholar and cultural critic, will deliver the Phi Beta Kappa lecture at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science. The lecture is free and open to the public. Full Story


Sharon Wensel Bowers
Sharon Wensel Bowers, a distinguished Educator-in-Residence working for the National Institute of Aerospace and Virginia Beach City Public Schools, will join President Roger Casey in conversation for SmartTALK at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in McDaniel… Full Story


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When PBS KIDS new children’s math series PEG + CAT premiered the morning of Oct. 7, McDaniel professor and mathematics education expert Francis “Skip” Fennell was among its viewers – with a grandchild or two by his side. Full Story


First-year students Justin Allen, Hannah Smutny, Laine Nightingale and Rick Rickman meet in the fourth floor common area of Rouzer Residence Hall to discuss their roles in First Year Seminar *From Chaos to Compromise.*
Four short weeks into their first year at McDaniel, and no one wonders whether the first-year students on the fourth floor of Rouzer Hall are connecting to the college or each other. Full Story


Shane Douglass, left, on the field.
Shane Douglass had the words “Truly blessed” tattooed in script across the inside of his wrists. The words describe his feelings about his time traveling the world with President Barack Obama as a ceremonial guard for more than three years… Full Story


Senior Josiah Nusbaum seeks advice from professor Sara More on his iOS game, Baseball Card Showdown, which he describes as the Dungeons & Dragons of baseball. Nusbaum, from Westminster, Md., is developing this application for his senior capstone project a
Computer science students now have the opportunity to develop mobile applications for Apple devices, thanks to the sabbatical work of Sara More, associate professor of computer science. Full Story


Best-selling author Nora Roberts and McDaniel English professor Pam Regis
McDaniel College has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Nora Roberts Foundation. This is the third consecutive year that the college has received funding from Nora Roberts, a best-selling author of more than 200 romance novels. Full Story


Seniors Jennifer Bland (left), Elyssa Sykes Bidwell (center), and Brittany Salome Anger (right) of Alpha Theta Gamma Multicultural Sorority, Inc. show off their line jackets, each personalized with secret sorority meaning.
Senior Jennifer Bland and others found the perfect fit when two new sororities were established on campus. Full Story


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Gerontology students, caretakers and community members alike will find information about various aspects of aging at the Center for the Study of Aging’s Alzheimer’s Symposium Oct. 21 in Decker College Center.  Full Story


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Although the piano concert, “Pygmalion” on stage and SmartTALK headline Family Weekend Oct. 4-6, all three events are open to the public. Full Story


Former NFL Raven Brendon Ayanbadejo.
Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl champion Brendon Ayanbadejo shares his message of equal rights for all at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at WMC Alumni Hall as part of McDaniel’s Inclusive Language Campaign (ILC) launching Oct. 2. Full Story


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Kloe Martin of Littleton, Colo., a sophomore on the McDaniel volleyball team, was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III South Co-Player of the Week and Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Week. Full Story


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