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September 15, 1991
A former college professor who became active in the battle to save ancient forests of the Pacific Northwest will lecture on his experiences in the environmental movement at Western Maryland College.Environmentalist Lou Gold's lecture, featuring personal anecdotes and a slide presentation, is sponsored by the WMC Student Environmental Action Coalition and the Sierra Club Catoctin Group of Frederick. The free event will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Decker College Center Forum at WMC.Gold taught American government and politics at Oberlin College and the University of Illinois before deciding to leave academia for the wilderness Northwest.
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November 3, 2004
Edward W. Mogowski, a lawyer and former Western Maryland College athlete, died of a heart attack Thursday at his Towson home. He was 82. Mr. Mogowski was born in Baltimore and raised on East Lombard Street. After graduating from Patterson Park High School in 1940, he began his college studies at Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College. An outstanding basketball player, he was known as the "scoring master" and "ace point-getter." He left college in 1944 when he enlisted in the Army and served in Europe.
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NEWS
November 15, 1992
Political scientist Andrew Hacker's best seller, "Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal," will be the subject of the fall semester's final "Books Sandwiched In" session at noon Thursday at Western Maryland College in Westminster.Dr. Charles E. Neal, associate professor of political science at WMC, will discuss the work during the lunchtime review in McDaniel Lounge. The discussion is free and open to the public."Two Nations," published this year, asserts that the racial attitudes of white Americans are responsible for the "disconsolate" state of black life in the United States.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 22, 2003
Herman E. Behling Jr., a former assistant state superintendent of schools who in later years was chairman of the education department at Western Maryland College, died of cancer May 15 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 73 and lived in Ellicott City. Dr. Behling was born and raised in New Philadelphia, Ohio, and earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1954 from Kent State University. He then earned a master's and a doctorate in education in 1958 and 1964, respectively, from Columbia University.
NEWS
October 14, 1990
WESTMINSTER - The University of Maryland basketball team will play one of its annual Red-White intrasquad scrimmages at Western Maryland College.The Terrapins will play at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Gill Center.Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for students and are only available at the door.The NCAA has placed Maryland on three years probation, which includes no live television appearances this season."We'll be able to attract some people to our facility who normally wouldn't come to our place," said WMC men's basketball coach Nick Zoulias.
NEWS
November 10, 1991
The Western Maryland College English department is one of 15 departments at U.S. liberal arts colleges to be chosen for a three-year curriculum review and reform project sponsored by the Modern Language Association and the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education."
NEWS
November 15, 1992
Western Maryland College has scheduled Fall College Days for high school seniors on Nov. 21 and Dec. 12.Participating seniors may take a guided tour of the campus, have lunch with Western Maryland students and talk with professors.WMC President Robert H. Chambers will answer seniors' questions.Information on Western Maryland's academic, financial aid and scholarship programs will be available.WMC's deadline for the early decision application is Dec. 1.For more information, phone the college's Office of Admissions, 410-857-2230.
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By George Taylor | July 28, 1991
It's old, historic and a valuable contributor to the golfing community.This describes the nine-hole Western Maryland College course in Westminster.Built in 1934, the course, located on the college campus, was founded to supply recreational pleasures for students, faculty and the community. And those principles remain the same, 58 years later.While students and faculty still have privileges at the course, the public is invited at nominal fees. Possibly the most intriguing feature of golf at WMC is that, under normal traffic conditions, an 18-hole round can be played in three hours.
NEWS
April 25, 1997
Western Maryland College will sponsor several concerts, from classical to opera to jazz to modern, beginning Wednesday and continuing next month.All events are free and open to the public.Wednesday -- Senior guitarist Kevin Hord, 7: 30 p.m., Baker Chapel. He will be accompanied by the WMC Guitar Ensemble.Thursday -- Student Chamber Music Ensembles, 7 p.m., Baker Chapel. The college's Flute Quartet, Woodwind Quintet, Brass Quintet and String Trio will be featured, along with the new Flute Choir, which includes alto and bass flutes.
NEWS
May 17, 1994
Western Maryland College held a reception yesterday for seven longtime faculty members who are retiring this year.The seven are William T. Achor, professor of physics; Charles C. Herrman Jr., associate professor of sociology; Melvin D. Palmer, professor of comparative literature; Keith N. Richwine, professor of English; Helen B. Wolfe, associate professor of education; Ira G. Zepp Jr., professor of religious studies; and Evelyn H. Winfrey, associate professor...
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By Mary Gail Hare and Scott Calvert and Mary Gail Hare and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | May 26, 2002
Western Maryland College is renaming itself McDaniel College within a few weeks, but as the Class of 2002 showed yesterday, the Westminster school is clinging to 135 years of tradition. As they have done for more than a century, graduates donned green and gold hoods and marched past rows of robed faculty members applauding them. While the class paraded to Gill Gymnasium, President Joan Develin Coley rang the iron bell that hung in the college's Old Main Building from 1890 until the building was razed in 1959 - the same bell each freshman rings to signify entry into campus life.
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By Paul B. Miller | May 24, 2002
IT HAS been at once gratifying and troubling to follow the controversy over Western Maryland College's recent decision to change its name to McDaniel College. As a professor there, I'm thrilled that so many people - alumni, students, area residents - care so deeply about my workplace. Their expressions of anguish and excitement, regret, support, ridicule and even betrayal over the name change point to an emotional attachment to my employer that I must confess I had not fully appreciated until now. As someone who has been associated with Western Maryland for only four years, how could I not feel a sense of satisfaction and pride that the institution that defines me professionally means so much to so many?
NEWS
May 19, 2002
Western Maryland College will hold its 132nd commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday. Nearly 650 bachelor's and master's degrees will be awarded in the ceremony at Gill Center. Joining the graduates will be honorary degree recipients Cokie Roberts, ABC News reporter and co-anchor, and Steve Roberts, contributing editor at U.S. News & World Report and a professor at George Washington University. The husband-and-wife journalists will be hooded with a honorarydoctorate in journalism by board of trustees member Diane Rehm, host of National Public Radio's Diane Rehm Show.
NEWS
May 14, 2002
WESTERN Maryland College's decision to change its name after 135 years is further evidence of the degree to which money matters have thoroughly pervaded higher education. McDaniel College - the new name announced Friday - seems innocuous enough, but the forces that drove the change cannot be taken lightly. WMC President Joan Develin Coley says the new name was necessary for her college's long-term survival. She fears that the school, despite its strengths, may not be financially strong enough to withstand the demographic downturn in college-age students expected later this decade.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | May 13, 2002
McDaniel College, as Western Maryland College will be known after July 1, is a name people seem to either love or hate. The change, announced Friday night, was a major topic of conversation on campus and in Westminster during the weekend. One local merchant said yesterday that he wasn't sold on the name McDaniel College. "A long time ago the college was named for the railroad. It's part of our culture," said Eric A. Masters, who runs the Fun-E-Nuf Antiques and Collectibles store on Westminster's Main Street with Cathy Connelly.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | May 13, 2002
McDaniel College, as Western Maryland College will be known after July 1, is a name people seem to either love or hate. The change, announced Friday night, was a major topic of conversation on campus and in Westminster during the weekend. One local merchant said yesterday that he wasn't sold on the name McDaniel College. "A long time ago the college was named for the railroad. It's part of our culture," said Eric A. Masters, who runs the Fun-E-Nuf Antiques and Collectibles store on Westminster's Main Street with Cathy Connelly.
NEWS
August 31, 1998
Four Western Maryland College faculty members were promoted to full professor this month, Dean and Provost Joan Develin Coley has announced.They are Charles Neal, political science/interdisciplinary studies; Vasilis "Bill" Pagonis, physics; Pamela Thompson Regis, English; and D. Sue Singer, economics/business.Neal, who came to WMC in 1978, teaches courses on judicial process, political theory and American political behavior. He also is the pre-law adviser and directs the college's team each year at the Harvard National Model United Nations.
NEWS
April 13, 2000
Western Maryland College will end its Defining Moment Campaign this year the same way it began the $40 million fund-raising effort in 1996 -- with a party. The celebration, "An Evening of Illumination," is free to the WMC community and begins at 9 p.m. tomorrow in front of Hoover Library. The Ward Memorial Arch and the buildings constructed or renovated during the campaign will be illuminated. The lighting of the arch will take place about 9: 30 p.m. Also, led by board of trustees Chairman James Melhorn and Defining Moment Chairman Martin K. P. Hill, participants can toast the campaign's success with cake and sparkling cider.
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By Athima Chansanchai and Athima Chansanchai,SUN STAFF | May 11, 2002
Ending months of speculation and secrecy worthy of the Pentagon, Western Maryland College unveiled its new name -- McDaniel College -- at a festive campus ceremony attended last night by alumni, students, faculty and neighbors of the Westminster school. "We name this college for a person who personifies our mission. And our essence. A person who, in turn, changed lives," said college President Joan Develin Coley, whose words were sometimes hard to hear over the rumble of student dissenters chanting "WMC!"
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