Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The $6.7 million came from the family of 1891 alumnus Philip Henry Dorsey.
The family of a McDaniel alumnus from more than 120 years ago has given the largest bequest for scholarships in the school’s history. The approximately $6.7 million came from the family of 1891 alumnus Philip Henry Dorsey of St. Clements Bay. (St. Mary’s County), McDaniel said. “McDaniel has received a check for more than $975,000 as the first installment of the gift with much of the estate coming in the form of property,” officials said in a release. Dorsey was one of 18 students to earn a bachelor’s degree from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel) in 1891, the school said in a release. A lifelong bachelor, Dorsey was “beloved by nieces and nephews,” McDaniel said, and he spent his life after graduation in St. Mary’s County, where he …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Check out McDaniel's spring musical performances for free, local, quality entertainment.
Students at McDaniel College participate in a variety of spring musical performances at the college, which are free and open to the public. Find details including date, location, time and participants below. College Choir Concert Sunday, April 28, 7 p.m. Baker Memorial Chapel at McDaniel College, 2College Hill, Westminster, Md. Under the direction of Margaret Boudreaux, professor and department chair of the music department, the college choir presents “Songs of Conflict and Reconciliation” commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, specifically the Battles of Gettysburg and Antietam. Student soloists perform, including senior Lisa Staples of Burtonsville, Md., sophomores Matthew Butt of Marriottsville, Md., and Foster …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
This is the first time that McDaniel has been named to the Honor Roll.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A college official says "no cause for panic."
McDaniel College is extending the hours of its wellness center in response to a stomach condition that is impacting the campus. Director of Media Relations for McDaniel College, Cheryl Knauer confirmed that in a 48-hour period, 40 students were showing symptoms of gastroenteritis. Knauer said some students have gone to the emergency room at Carroll Hospital Center but she is unsure how many. Some students have suggested that the stomach illness is a result of food poisoning from the campus dining hall, according to The McDaniel Free Press, the school's student-run news publication. However, Knauer said that "there is no unified food source and this is not foodservice related." In an email to the McDaniel community, Wellness Center Director…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
McDaniel College has an early intervention team that works to ensure students get the support services they need, including mental health resources.
Tuesday, February 26
By MANDY DOMINELLI, KRYSTAL NANCOO-RUSSELL and YAGANA SHAH, Capital News Service Universities find themselves walking a difficult line as they strive to balance the rights of students with disabilities and campus safety, say experts in the wake of the recent shooting deaths of two students at the University of Maryland. “We don’t assume that because a student might have a mental health condition, they are going to be disruptive to others or dangerous to others. We respond to behavior,” said Jana Varwig, associate vice president for student affairs at Towson University. Universities face the challenge of somewhat limited involvement in student mental health issues. Unlike transcripts or immunization records, colleges and universities are …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Green Terror's new soccer coach played for Carlisle United FC in the English Professional Soccer League.
Wednesday, February 20
Stephen Corrieri has been named McDaniel College's head men's soccer coach. "As we conducted this search, Stephen stood out to us as someone with an excellent soccer background," McDaniel Director of Athletics Paul Moyer said. "He has been a part of programs that have had a great deal of success and we are confident he can do the same thing with our team." Corrieri has spent the last six seasons as an assistant coach at York (Pa.). During his tenure on staff, the Spartans have been consistently ranked among the top teams in Division III. In his first year on the sidelines, the squad advanced to the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. York won the Capital Athletic Conference in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and advanced to the NCAA tournament…
Friday, February 15, 2013
Scientists expected the asteroid to come very close to the Earth - about 17,200 miles away, or only 1/13th the distance to the moon.
This afternoon, an asteroid was expected to pass Earth within the moon's orbit, flying lower than communications, weather and GPS satellites high above the planet, according to Space.com. While it was the nearest to Earth an object of its size has ever passed, asteroid 2012 DA 14 would barely be visible from Maryland, even with a telescope, said McDaniel College Physicist Jeff Marx. According to Marx, the meteor that hit Russia early this morning injuring more than 500 people, was not related to 2012 DA 14, which scientists have been tracking for a year. "Amazingly, they came from two different parts of the sky, so they were unrelated," Marx said. "To me this highlights the need for a well-funded project to discover and monitor potential …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The fundraiser will raise money for a a local boy who needs an assistance dog.
The Harlem Wizards will be coming to Westminster on Feb. 2 to dribble, shoot and dunk their way past a team of local players -- all to raise money for an assistance dog for a local boy. Wendy Boag said she invited the Harlem Wizards to come play a game at McDaniel College as a way to raise money for her son's assistance dog. "They are like the 'Harlem Globetrotters,' but on more of a community-type scale," Boag said. "They do all of the same types of tricks as the Globe Trotters, but are more interactive with the kids in the audience, like inviting them all onto the court for half time fun." According to the fundraising website, www.buddyfund.net, assistance dogs can help children with disorders like anxiety, OCD, ADHD and Sensory …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
McDaniel College students study the importance of play for kids.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Although Stephanie Madsen’s first-year seminar students aren’t that many years away from their own childhoods, most of them didn’t realize how their games, sports and imaginary friends factored into making them who they are today. Now, a week from semester’s end in the “Power of Play” first-year seminar, these students have new views on the princess culture, recreational sports, imaginary friends, gunplay and some cutting-edge research in nature-deficit disorder, which affects children who spend too much time playing video games and too little time outdoors. Madsen, a developmental psychologist and Psychology professor, designed the course after seeing a growing interest among her peers in the importance of play. “I am seeing more and more…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A McDaniel College Alum is making it big as a professional drummer.
Adam Silverman ’03 is a professional drummer, a Christian-rock artist and rising star in Nashville’s country music scene. He recently landed a gig touring with American Idol runner-up Lauren Alaina. In the past year, he appeared on Good Morning America and The Ellen Degeneres Show, among others. Between performances, he operates a website development business and spends time with Nicki, his wife of six years, and their two cats. As fun as it looks It’s just crazy how much fun it is to be on TV. The camera lights turn red and everything’s live. I’m the drummer, so everything starts with me. It’s the most crazy shot of adrenaline. My McDaniel mentors I definitely attribute a great deal of what I learned to the core group of professors in the…