News Archive - November 2013

Jack and the Beanstalk illustration by Omni Jacala.
Times are hard for young Jack and his mother. To make matters worse, he is tricked into selling his beloved cow Daisy for a few magic beans, which grow into a beanstalk. Jack then climbs the beanstalk and meets an evil Giant. Will Jack… Full Story


Students sing karaoke during the Party in the Pub on Oct. 17 as part of the Late Nights program that offers social alternatives to drinking.
Late Nights at McDaniel, a new series that aims to provide social, fun alternatives to drinking, has reached over 1,000 students in its first semester. Full Story


Joyce Payne Yette, left, and Julie A. Lucas.
Joyce Payne Yette and Julie A. Lucas will join the Board of Trustees at its next full meeting in February 2014. Full Story


Jane Sharpe.
For the 22nd consecutive year, Books Sandwiched In offered a comprehensive guide to holiday giving, literary style. Full Story


Jazz Night
December is jam-packed with musical performances featuring McDaniel College students. For more information about the performances, which are free and open to the public, call 410-857-2599. Full Story


Cover of the Hill, Autumn 2013.
Read about Niki Grandrimo's rise in the CIA as she works to protect the homeland from terrorist attacks. Learn sports agent Jim Naughton's strategy for scoring lucrative contracts while playing by the rules. Full Story


Emma Wingerd
McDaniel forced 27 Franklin & Marshall turnovers Nov. 20 to help key a 54-44 victory in the Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball opener for both teams. Emma Wingerd, a junior from Pittsburgh, Pa., led the Green Terror (3-0, 1-0… Full Story


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


The award-winning McDaniel delegation to the regional Model Arab League includes, l-r, Claire Lawson ’16, Political Science professor Anouar Boukhars, Keegan Farley ’16, Bilal Ali ’16, John Collins ’16, Cody Knipfer ’15, Cole Harris ’16, David
Political Science and International Studies students were recognized as they apply what they learned in the classroom to real-life scenarios as members of the Model Arab League and Model European Union (EU) teams. Full Story


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Nicole Hill and Da’juan Price expected college to be different from high school, but nothing prepared them for professor Kevin McIntyre’s first-year seminar, “Freakonomics.” Full Story


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College is no “Animal House,” and as students in the “College Life in Cinema” first-year seminar are realizing, movies do not always get everything right. Full Story


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Two words have carried Autumn Hilsinger ’07, M.S. ’09, to 18 countries on six continents in the past eight years: Global Citizen. Full Story


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Alan Lyons and Keegan Farley had never been abroad before traveling to Morocco for an international conference on the Muslim world, but that had no bearing on their confidence or level of knowledge about the region. Full Story


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Important truths have emerged from the new Honors class “Leading Change.” Rajah Saparapa of Lomé, Togo, realized she has a voice and can use it even now before she earns her degree. Classmate Rachel Guthall of Sparks-Glencoe, Md., found… Full Story


Biochemistry students Laura Carvalho, Joel Kleinberg and Mary Yates study various aspects of protein deposits associated with Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.
Five McDaniel students recently presented their faculty-student collaborative research at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Chemical and Biological Sciences, and two students received awards for their poster presentations. Full Story


The IndiTHAT team of (l. to r.) Lance Garber, Jason Harder ’12, McDaniel junior Luke Fisher and Duane Martin will compete Nov. 22 for the grand prize in the Carroll Biz Challenge.
Four friends – two of them from McDaniel – put their heads together on a business idea and landed among the five finalists in the Carroll Biz Challenge. Full Story


Anbrasi Edward
Anbrasi Edward, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health professor, will speak at the Global Fellows Colloquium at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in McDaniel Lounge.  Full Story


McDaniel Playback
Improvisational theatre comes to McDaniel College with Playback, an interactive performance in which audience members share personal stories that are then acted out by the performers. Full Story


The McDaniel Holiday tree at night.
McDaniel College presents the annual holiday College Choir Concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 24 in Baker Memorial Chapel with McDaniel’s 57th annual tree-lighting ceremony following the concert. Full Story


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Volleyball coach Jessica Cortese is named Centennial Conference Coach of the Year as Green Terror women’s soccer and volleyball teams prepare to compete in 2013 Eastern  College Athletic Conference (ECAC) tournaments this week.  The… Full Story


McDaniel students performing an African dance.
Read on for a list of events on the Hill in the coming weeks. Full Story


Ranunculus Collage by Sue Bloom
“Artifacts: Photography by Susan Ruddick Bloom,” opening Nov. 19 in McDaniel’s Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall, highlights digital collage and painting photographs by McDaniel Art and Art History professor Susan Ruddick Bloom. The exhibition… Full Story


Alexander Villegas works on his English pronunciation with McDaniel senior Ben Shoudy, a Spanish and Communication major from Durham, Conn.
It’s a typical Wednesday evening at the Boys and Girls Club of Westminster. Six pairs of McDaniel student-tutors and their Spanish-speaking students practice English while a band of toddlers and their McDaniel caretakers read books,… Full Story