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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
The Westminster Police Department reported two robberies at McDaniel College on Tuesday night, including one involving a student making an on-campus pizza delivery. Police said that at approximately 9:30 p.m., a student walking across campus making a pizza delivery was approached by two males that accosted him with a handgun and demanded money. The student gave the suspects an undisclosed amount of money, and the suspects ran on foot off campus, police said. McDaniel spokeswoman Cheryl Knauer said students were instructed to remain in secure locations as law enforcement patrolled the campus throughout the night via updates from the college's alert system.
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By Joe Burris and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
The Westminster Police Department reported two robberies at McDaniel College on Tuesday night, including one involving a student making an on-campus pizza delivery. Police said that at approximately 9:30 p.m., a student walking across campus making a pizza delivery was approached by two males that accosted him with a handgun and demanded money. The student gave the suspects an undisclosed amount of money, and the suspects ran on foot off campus, police said. McDaniel spokeswoman Cheryl Knauer said students were instructed to remain in secure locations as law enforcement patrolled the campus throughout the night via updates from the college's alert system.
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November 17, 2011
Dr. Alva "Buzz" Baker , of Sykesville, received the alumni professional achievement award from McDaniel College. He is a 1966 alumnus of Western Maryland (now McDaniel) College. Presented annually during McDaniel's Homecoming, the alumni professional achievement award is presented to a graduate who has gained distinction in his/her chosen field or profession and whose accomplishments reflect admirably on McDaniel College. He is currently director of McDaniel's Center for the Study of Aging and continues to teach in the college's Gerontology programs.
HEALTH
By Karen Nitkin and For The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
At age 23, Malarie Burgess couldn't fit into restaurant booths, she had to buy clothes online, and she endured stares and comments from strangers, particularly children. The year was 2010, and she weighed 350 pounds. "I had kind of fooled myself into thinking I was OK," recalled Burgess, who grew up in Westminster. But then a family friend sat her down and urged her to change. "She said she was worried about my health," Burgess said of the friend. "Initially, I was very offended.
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November 21, 2011
Cheryl Knauer, of Parkville, has been named director of media relations at McDaniel College, in Westminster. At McDaniel, she is responsible for the development and implementation of the college's ongoing media relations program at the local, regional and national levels. Knauer previously worked as a senior account executive at Nevins & Associates, a boutique public relations and marketing firm in Hunt Valley. She has also served as the media relations director at Maryland Institute College of Art and was a public relations associate at the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | October 5, 2011
Before today, the only thing I knew about the McDaniel College football team was that they let the Ravens use their field for a few weeks every summer. But after receiving a pretty interesting press release from the college's public relations department, I hope the Ravens will adopt their tailgating policies at next summer's training camp. McDaniel College will be honored as one of the top seven tailgating schools in the country by The Weather Channel. It will appear in a special on Tuesday, October 18, at 9 p.m. Yes, I know, you usually flip over to The Weather Channel for coverage on Nor'easters, not college football.
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August 31, 2012
McDaniel College was touted on two national "lists" this past week - one relating to the overall college experience on the Westminster campus, and the other connected to the Green Terror's atmosphere for sporting events. The college was named in the guide, "Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges," a book by education journalist Hilary Masell Oswald that updates a 2006 edition by the late Loren Pope, who had been an education editor at the New York Times . The book profiles 40 colleges that, it says, excel at developing potential, values and initiative in a wide range of students.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | December 14, 2010
McDaniel College will offer the state's first certificate for elementary school math specialists after receiving approval from the Maryland State Department of Education. State officials praised McDaniel for taking the initiative to improve math instruction for students in kindergarten through the sixth grade. McDaniel professor Francis "Skip" Fennell, a former president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, oversaw creation of the program using a $400,000 grant from the nonprofit Brookhill Foundation.
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February 25, 2012
WESTMINSTER - The Baltimore Office of Promotion and The Arts has announced that Steve Pearson, an associate professor of art and art history at McDaniel College, and a Westminster resident, has been named among 24 semifinalists for the seventh annual Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. The competition awards a $25,000 fellowship to assist in furthering the career of a visual artist or visual artist collaborators living and working in the Baltimore region. Pearson is a painter who has taught various art courses since 2004.
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Staff Reports | December 31, 2013
Phillip Perry of Crownsville led McDaniel College over Lycoming, 62-57, in the championship of the Louis Fleming Basinger Memorial Tournament in men's basketball action Tuesday in Williamsport, Pa. Perry, a graduate of Annapolis Area Christian, led the Green Terror (7-3) to the title with 16 points. He was named tournament most valuable player after 32 points over the two games. Perry hit several key shots down the stretch, including a steal-and-dunk with 6:15 showing that started a 6-0 McDaniel run; and two free throws with 23 seconds remaining to seal the win. In Monday's opening game of the tourney, Perry also had 16 points in the 58-50 win over Misericordia.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2014
Samuel F. Baxter, who had careers in the Army and later railroading, died Thursday of heart failure at Heartlands of Severna Park. He was 97. The son of Mason Baxter and Myrtelle Baxter, farmers, Samuel Ford Baxter was born in Sudlersville and later moved to Denton. After graduating in 1933 from Caroline High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1938 in business administration from Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College, where he was in the Army Reserve. Mr. Baxter worked in Baltimore as an accountant with General Chemical Co. In November 1941, he was ordered to active duty as a second lieutenant with the Army Quartermaster Corps.
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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association confirmed Thursday it is planning to return the cross country state championship meet to Hereford this year. Construction at the school forced last year's title meet to be moved to McDaniel College in Carroll County. MPSSAA executive director Ned Sparks said Thursday that construction seems to be progressing well, and Hereford has given tentative assurances that everything's going to be ready for the Nov. 8 event. Sparks said the final decision will come in early September although it's on the MPSSAA's cross country bulletin that the state title meet is going back to Hereford.
FEATURES
By Karen Nitkin, For The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2014
Even though Monica Patel can no longer play the violin, her love of music helped her win a four-year scholarship to McDaniel College in Westminster. Patel, who graduated in May from Howard High School, has been involved throughout her high school career with Collision Music, a nonprofit organization that fosters community service through music. Most members of Collision Music play instruments. Patel played violin for many years, but about four years ago, while jumping on a friend's trampoline, she broke both bones in her right arm. She had surgery to install metal plates, then another operation to take the plates out after her bones healed.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Two of Maryland's teacher preparation programs were ranked among the best in the country in the second annual report released today by a national research advocacy group. The National Council on Teacher Quality ranked McDaniel College 19th best in the country in preparing teachers for elementary grades; the Johns Hopkins University came in 22nd. "We are delighted to hear that NCTQ has ranked McDaniel's undergraduate elementary education program among the best in the nation," said Cheryl Knauer, director of media relations for the college.
NEWS
June 6, 2014
McDaniel College announced that Mable Buchanan, a senior at North Carroll High School, will be among the four students in the inaugural Dorsey Scholars Program at McDaniel College this fall. The scholarship, the highest academic honor at the college, includes full tuition, and room and board for four years — a value of more than $180,000. Buchanan had a 4.0 GPA at North Carroll and was a member of the National Honor Society. A drum major and section leader, she also performed in the pit orchestra, wind ensembles and chorus, according to a release from McDaniel.
FEATURES
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
Graduation speeches are often forgettable, but chances are members of the McDaniel College Class of 2014 won't soon forget when their college president rapped before handing out degrees. That's right: McDaniel President Roger N. Casey chose to deliver his brief remarks to Westminster college's 760 graduates in the form of an a cappella rhyme on Saturday afternoon. The social media-loving president dropped a few pop culture references and used his apparent favorite word: " McSwagger ," a term he invented to express McDaniel pride.
NEWS
October 25, 2013
The work of Baltimore artist Cara Ober is on display through Nov. 15 in McDaniel College's Rice Gallery in Peterson Hall, at 2 College Hill, Westminster. The solo exhibition features drawing, painting and printmaking layered into mixed media works that reinterpret sentimental imagery. Ober combines imagery from children's schoolbooks, home décor, historical texts and greeting cards to explore notions of authenticity, appropriation, personal identity and vocabulary. "I employ a collage aesthetic in all my work, although my materials include paint on canvas, collage of paper, gold leaf and a variety of drawing media," she said in a news release.
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November 10, 2012
Five Carroll County residents, and three others, were recently inducted into the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame at McDaniel College. The new inductees were formally announced at McDaniel's homecoming game on Nov. 3 against Susquehanna. The Sports Hall of Fame awards are presented to graduates and former athletes who performed as undergraduate athletes and who have contributed to society since leaving the college. Recipients for 2012 are: • John "Jack" Baile, of Westminster, received a bachelor's degree in 1962 and master's in 1973 from then-Western Maryland College.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 11, 2014
Ober S. Herr Jr., a retired Carroll County banker and community activist, died Thursday of renal failure at his Westminster home. He was 87. Ober Samuel Herr Jr. was born and raised in Westminster, where he grew up in a home on Ridge Road. He was a grandson of William Roberts McDaniel, who had spent 65 years at Western Maryland College as a student, professor, administrator and trustee. In 2002, college trustees changed the name to McDaniel College in his honor. Mr. Ober was a 1944 graduate of Westminster High School and interrupted his college education at Western Maryland College to enlist in 1945 in the Navy, where he served as an aviation machinist's mate.
FEATURES
By Laura Barnhardt Cech, For The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2014
A group of McDaniel College students and elementary school kids have only needed one thing to bond: a couple of hours in the gym together. With a few balls, a plastic bat and some jump ropes, the newly established Fitness Buddies group meets weekly under the direction of Roger Isom, a McDaniel sophomore who designed the program. It's kind of like Big Brothers Big Sisters for fitness, says Isom, an exercise science and physical education major. "I want to show them that exercise isn't just for athletes," he says.
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