McDANIEL COLLEGE ANNOUNCES CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITIONS FOR FALL 2017 AS THE COLLEGE CELEBRATES ITS
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McDANIEL COLLEGE ANNOUNCES CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITIONS FOR FALL 2017 AS THE COLLEGE CELEBRATES ITS 150TH ANNIVERSARY

 

McDaniel offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events, which are free and open to the public (unless otherwise noted)

 

Special events held in conjunction with McDaniel’s 150th anniversary are also noted

 

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel College offers a variety of art, music, theatre, literary, film and other events during the fall of 2017.

 

McDaniel also celebrates its 150th anniversary throughout the 2017–2018 academic year with special events, including McDaniel College’s 150th Anniversary Birthday Party at Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 21. See additional events noted below. 

 

All events and exhibitions at McDaniel College are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. McDaniel College is located at 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md.

 

For more information about McDaniel College, visit www.mcdaniel.edu.

 

FALL 2017 SCHEDULE

* Denotes Cost Associated

150 Denotes 150th Anniversary event

 

Art Exhibitions:

Rice Gallery hours are Monday through Friday10 a.m.–4 p.m., and Saturdaynoon–5 p.m. Call 410-857-2595 for more information.

 

VISIONS OF THE CIRCUS

Thursday, Aug. 24–Thursday, Oct. 12

Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall

Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31, 5:307:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

Special event: “American Sideshow” author Marc Hartzman speaks on “The Allure of the Circus Sideshow: A Brief History” on Monday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., in McDaniel Lounge

 

McDaniel hosts the premiere of a major exhibition highlighting the cultural and historical significance of the circus.

 

“Visions of the Circus” examines such themes as the mesmerized public; the rise of the big top; life behind-the-scenes; aerial, animal, clown and one-of-a-kind acts; and sideshow performers; as well as how the circus is depicted in art. Vintage black-and-white photographs, color posters, original sideshow banners, circus performer costumes and sideshow collectibles are on display in addition to illustrations by American sculptor Alexander Calder.

 

The exhibition is curated by Robert Lemieux, associate professor of communication and cinema at McDaniel, and designed by graduate students at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., with professional assistance from the National Gallery of Art. Materials are on loan from The Ringling, Whitney Museum of American Art, Circus World and Illinois State University.

 

“Visions of the Circus” is made possible with support from Donald and Patricia Lavin, the Carroll County Arts Council and the Department of Communication and Cinema at McDaniel College.

 

150 150 YEARS ON THE HILL

Thursday, Oct. 19–Friday, Nov. 10

Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall

Reception: Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., with opening remarks at 10 a.m. by college historian James E. Lightner (Reception takes place in conjunction with Homecoming and McDaniel College’s 150th Anniversary Birthday Party)

 

In conjunction with McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary celebration, this timeline exhibit highlights each decade of the college’s 150-year history.

 

Founded in 1867 as the first coeducational college south of the Mason-Dixon Line, McDaniel was formerly known as Western Maryland College, named for the Western Maryland railroad. The college’s founding date is Sept. 4, 1867, when the first academic year began, and the college’s charter was approved by the State of Maryland on March 30, 1868. In 2002, the college was renamed for William Roberts McDaniel in honor of his 65-year association with the college as a student, professor, administrator and trustee.

 

150 VIEWS OF McDANIEL: a student art exhibition

Thursday, Nov. 16–Friday, Dec. 8

Rice Gallery, Peterson Hall

Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 16, 5:307:30 p.m., with a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

 

This multidisciplinary exhibition highlights works by McDaniel students utilizing McDaniel College as their inspiration. Presented by McDaniel College’s Department of Art and Art History, the exhibition takes place in conjunction with McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary celebration.

 

Visiting Artist Lectures:

Sponsored by Ars Nova, McDaniel’s Art Club

For more information, call 410-857-2595.

 

BART O’REILLY

Thursday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m.

Peterson Hall, Room 104

 

McDaniel hosts a visiting artist lecture by multidisciplinary artist Bart O’Reilly. A native of Dublin, Ireland, O’Reilly is an artist and instructor currently based in Baltimore. His work addresses questions related to places and their objects. He also works to help fellow artists who are under-represented.

 

He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland. He has exhibited in Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., as well as Ireland and Northern Ireland. He teaches drawing and two-dimensional design at Anne Arundel Community College and Harford Community College, and has taught in MICA’s Summer Pre-College program. www.artsicle.com/Bart-O-Reilly   

 

NIKKI PAINTER

Thursday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m.

Peterson Hall, Room 104

 

Contemporary artist Nikki Painter presents a visiting artist lecture. She works primarily in mixed media drawings and her installations investigate how the environments in her drawings might exist in three-dimensional space.

 

Painter received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002 and her Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art from American University in 2009. She has had solo exhibitions at Civilian Art Projects in Washington, D.C.; at COOP, an artist-run space in Nashville; and at Twelve21 Gallery in Orlando. Her work has also been exhibited nationally and internationally. http://nikkipainter.com

 

Music Concerts/Recitals:

For more information, call 410-857-2599, unless otherwise noted.

 

*CHAMBER MUSIC ON THE HILL: azimuth string quartet

Sunday, Sept. 24, 3 p.m.

(Optional French-themed dinner with the artists follows the concert for an additional fee.)

Decker Center Forum

 

Chamber Music on the Hill, in residence at McDaniel College, presents a concert by the Azimuth String Quartet performing French chamber music, including string quartets by Ravel and Debussy.

 

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and active military members and veterans, and free for children, as well as college students with valid ID. Tickets for the concert only may be purchased at the door or by visiting www.mcdaniel.edu/cmoth. Tickets for the optional dinner must be purchased in advance online atwww.mcdaniel.edu/cmoth.

 

Formed in 2007, the Azimuth String Quartet is comprised of music lecturers Nicholas Currie on violin and Alice Tung on viola, as well as violinist James Tung and cellist Adam Gonzalez. The group has performed throughout Maryland in addition to New York City, Boston and Denver.

 

MONDAY NIGHT MUSIC: trio giocoso

Monday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

McDaniel Lounge

 

The Monday Night Music series presents a performance by Trio Giocoso. The group includes music lecturer Nicholas Currie on violin, as well as cellist Adam Gonzalez and pianist Diana Greene. 

 

Trio Giocoso has performed at venues throughout the Northeast and performed the world premiere of Garth Baxter’s “From the Headwaters” in 2010.

 

*CHAMBER MUSIC ON THE HILL: mcdaniel college faculty brass quintet

Sunday, Nov. 5, 3 p.m. 
Baker Chapel

 

Chamber Music on the Hill, in residence at McDaniel College, presents the McDaniel College Faculty Brass Quintet performing classical and pop music favorites from Beethoven to the Beatles.

 

The McDaniel College Faculty Brass Quintet includes music lecturers Nick Reider on trumpet and Lynne Griffith on French horn, and trombonist David Motter, an adjunct lecturer in social work, as well as trumpeter Todd Butler and tuba player Jeff Hiner.

 

Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and active military members and veterans, and free for children, as well as college students with valid ID. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at www.mcdaniel.edu/cmoth.

 

STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC ENSEMBLES

Thursday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.

Baker Chapel

 

Under the direction of Kyle Engler, senior lecturer in music, this concert includes performances by several small music ensembles.

 

According to Engler, “We work on classical and traditional styles of chamber music, such as piano trio, as well as vocal and obbligato pieces, in addition to vocal acapella, mixed ensemble and piano four-hands music.”

 

STUDENT SOLO RECITAL

Friday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.

McDaniel Lounge

 

McDaniel College students perform vocal and instrumental solos of musical selections spanning from classical to contemporary.

 

MONDAY NIGHT MUSIC: Lynne Griffith on horn

Monday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m.

McDaniel Lounge

 

The Monday Night Music series presents Lynne Griffith, music lecturer, on horn. Griffith has performed extensively in the United States and abroad with the Singapore Symphony. She is also a frequent performer with Chamber Music on the Hill at McDaniel and is a member of the Mistral Winds.

 

FLUTE CHOIR/SMALL ENSEMBLES CONCERT

Thursday, Nov. 16, 7 p.m.

McDaniel Lounge

 

The Flute Choir and small ensembles formed from the Flute Choir perform under the direction of Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music.

 

STUDENT VOICE AND PIANO RECITAL

Friday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

Levine Recital Hall

 

McDaniel College students perform vocal and piano solos of musical selections spanning classical to contemporary.

 

150 *MASTERWORKS CHORALE OF CARROLL COUNTY: celebrating the 500th anniversary of the reformation

Sunday, Nov. 19, 3 p.m.

Baker Memorial Chapel

 

Masterworks Chorale presents its winter concert, which celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with several settings of its unofficial anthem, “A Mighty Fortress,” sung in chapel by McDaniel (former Western Maryland) College students, among featured works. The performance also includes collaborations with regional ensembles, including the McDaniel College Choir, Children’s Chorus of Carroll County, Frostburg State University Choir and Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble.

 

The Chorale is under the direction of Margaret Boudreauxdirector of choral activities at McDaniel, with McDaniel College organist Ted Dix as accompanist.

 

For more information and ticket prices, visit www.masterworksofcc.org.

 

STUDENT AFRICAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

Thursday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m.

Decker Center Forum

 

This is the premiere performance of McDaniel College’s Student African Percussion Ensemble. The ensemble is under the direction of music faculty member Pape Demba “Paco” Samb, a Senegalese griot.

 

150 COLLEGE CHOIR CONCERT: musical legacies

Sunday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.

Baker Memorial Chapel

 

The McDaniel College Choir presents “Musical Legacies” in celebration of McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary. In addition, the choir performs festive music from diverse locales and historical eras, as well as several familiar carols during which audience participation is encouraged.

 

The choir is under the direction of Margaret Boudreauxdirector of choral activities at McDaniel, with pianist and music faculty member David Kreider serving as accompanist.

 

JAZZ NIGHT

Thursday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.

Decker Center Forum

 

The McDaniel Jazz Ensemble performs classic big band swing, bebop, Latin, Funk, Jazz-rock and classic blues under the direction of Tim Jenkins, adjunct lecturer in music.

 

COLLEGE BAND CONCERT

Friday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.

WMC Alumni Hall

 

Directed by Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music, the College Band features nearly 50 musicians, including McDaniel students, McDaniel faculty members, band alumni and community musicians, performing everything from classical music to pops.

 

WESTMINSTER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Saturday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m.

WMC Alumni Hall

 

Linda Kirkpatrick, senior lecturer in music, directs the orchestra, which is comprised of McDaniel students, as well as students from Carroll Community College and community musicians.

 

GOSPEL CHOIR CONCERT: saved, healed, delivered!

Sunday, Dec. 10, 3 p.m.

WMC Alumni Hall

 

McDaniel College’s Gospel Choir presents “Saved, Healed, Delivered!” under the direction of music lecturer Shelley Ensor. The Gospel Choir performs spirituals, as well as traditional and contemporary gospel music.

 

Theatre Performances:

Performances are in WMC Alumni Hall. For ticket information, call 410-857-2448.

 

*A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Wednesday, Oct. 4–Saturday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.

 

McDaniel College theatre arts students perform Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, which “has become an icon of American culture,” according to the Library of Congress, and is on its list of “88 Books that Shaped America.” Gené Fouché, theatre arts lecturer, directs the production.

 

This legendary play looks at a clash of cultures. Troubled former schoolteacher Blanche du Bois, a fading Southern Belle, moves in with her sister, Stella, and Stella’s husband, Stanley, who is part of the working class, in the French Quarter of New Orleans following World War II. Blanche’s life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which has led her to reject the realities of life. This causes problems for Stella and Stanley, who already have a volatile relationship, leading to even greater conflict in the household.

 

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors (over 60), active military members and veterans, students, as well as those with a McDaniel College ID. Note:  The play contains adult content, including domestic abuse and assault.

 

*CARRIE

Wednesday, Nov. 15–Saturday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

 

McDaniel College presents the musical thriller “Carrie,” based on Stephen King’s best-selling novel, under the direction of Josh Selzer, arts manager at McDaniel. The musical features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen with lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (“Fame,” “Footloose”) and music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (“Fame,” “Terms of Endearment”).  

 

It focuses on misfit Carrie White, an outcast at school who is bullied by the popular crowd and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she is at the mercy of her loving but cruelly overprotective mother, who will be played by Elizabeth van den Berg, chair of McDaniel’s theatre arts department. Carrie discovers that she has a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it.

 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors (over 60), active military members and veterans, students, as well as those with a McDaniel College ID. Note:  The show contains adult material, including mature language and violence.

 

Literary:

 

“A SHORT HISTORY OF THE GIRL NEXT DOOR:” first-time young adult author jared reck, who studied in mcdaniel’s writing for children and young adults graduate program

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m.

McDaniel Lounge

 

First-time author Jared Reck, who was a student in McDaniel’s Writing for Children and Young Adults graduate certificate program, gives a talk and signs copies of his new book, “A Short History of the Girl Next Door,” about a JV basketball player who happens to fall in love with his childhood best friend. Reck landed a six-figure deal from publisher Knopf for his first young adult novel that even his agent called “the unicorn of publishing.” The book is recommended for readers ages 12 and up. Visit www.mcdaniel.edu/MyFuture for more information.

 

HOLLOWAY LECTURE: frederick douglass in fiction: from harriet beecher stowe to john updike and james mcbride

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.

McDaniel Lounge

 

Robert S. Levine, Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, speaks on the portrayal of Frederick Douglass in fiction. Levine is an expert on 19th-century American and African American literature. He most recently published “The Lives of Frederick Douglass” in 2016. His next monograph, “Race, Transnationalism, and Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies,” is due out in 2018. Call 410-857-2290 for more information.  

 

BOOKS SANDWICHED IN

Thursday, Nov. 16, noon

McDaniel Lounge

 

For the 26th year, Jane Sharpe, associate librarian emerita at McDaniel College, provides advice on the best books to give as holiday gifts. During this hour-long session, Sharpe covers more than 20 fiction and non-fiction titles for children and adults, including cookbooks, biographies, and picture books. Call 410-857-2287 for more information.

 

Film:

 

FRENCH FILM SERIES part of the FACE Tournées French Film Festival:

All screenings begin at 4:30 p.m. in Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science.

For more information, call 410-857-2460.

 

“2 AUTOMNES, 3 HIVERS” (“2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS”)

Tuesday, Sept. 5

Post-screening discussion TBD

 

A comedy about Arman, who is 33 years old and ready to make a change, starting with a run in the park. While there, he literally bumps into Amélie, and becomes dead-set on making a connection with her. Over the course of two autumns and three winters, Arman, Amélie and Arman’s best friend Benjamin share the incidental moments, unexpected accidents, unconventional love stories and unforgettable memories that will define who they are. (2013, 91 minutes, not rated)

 

“A PEINE J’OUVRE LES YEUX” (“AS I OPEN MY EYES”)

Thursday, Sept. 7

Post-screening discussion led by Mohamed Esa, professor of world languages, literatures and culture 

 

Directed by Leyla Bouzid, this music-filled, French-Tunisian feature is set in Tunis during the summer of 2010, a few months before the Arab Spring revolution. The film depicts the clash between culture and family as seen through the eyes of a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life, as the singer in a politically charged rock band. (2016, 102 minutes, not rated)

 

“MA VIE DE COURGETTE” (“MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI”)

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Post-screening discussion led by psychology professor Holly Chalk

 

This Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated animated feature film is about Zucchini, who, after his mother’s sudden death, is befriended by a police officer named Raymond. Raymond accompanies Zucchini to a new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. With the help of Raymond and his new friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. (2016, 66 minutes, PG-13)

 

BANDE À PART” (“BAND OF OUTSIDERS”)

Monday, Sept. 18

Post-screening discussion led by cinema professor Richard Brett

 

This classic film directed by Jean-Luc Godard is about two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies who convince a language student to help them commit a robbery. (1964, 95 minutes, not rated)

 

EXAMEN D'ÉTAT” (“NATIONAL DIPLOMA”)

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Post-screening discussion TBD

 

This documentary feature film follows Congolese high school students who cannot afford to pay their “teachers’ fees” as they prepare to take the exam for their National Diploma. (2014, 90 minutes, not rated)

 

“FRANTZ”

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Post-screening discussion TBD

 

A dramatic film, directed by François Ozon, that is a largely black-and-white loose adaptation of the 1932 Ernst Lubitsch drama “Broken Lullaby,” which was in turn based on a play by French playwright Maurice Rostand. Mostly told in German, this tale is about a young Frenchman just after World War I who travels to Germany to meet the parents and fiancée of a fallen soldier whom he says he knew in Paris. (2016, 113 minutes, PG-13)

 

Additional Films:

 

“BLOOD BROTHER:” social work film and discussion

Thursday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.

Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science

Post-screening panel discussion with panelists TBD 

 

The Department of Social Work at McDaniel with the Social/Civil/Human student organization host a screening of the documentary “Blood Brother” about a young man with a troubled past who meets a group of HIV positive children in India and it changes his life. (2013, 93 minutes, not rated) Call 410-857-2410 or email social work professor Jim Kunz at jkunz@mcdaniel.edu for more information.

 

“THE MASK YOU LIVE IN:” philosophy film and discussion

Monday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.

Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science

Post-screening discussion led by philosophy professor Elizabeth Grosz

 

The Department of Philosophy at McDaniel hosts a screening of the documentary “The Mask You Live In.” The film explores pressures of 21st century masculinity in the United States through interviews with coaches, former athletes, sociologists, psychologists, political scientists, school-aged children and college-aged men. (2015, 97 minutes, not rated) Call 410-857-2460 or email philosophy professor Elizabeth Grosz at egrosz@mcdaniel.edu for more information.

 

WORLD WISE DOCUMENTARY FILM SERIES: “how to let go of the world and love all the things climate can’t change”

Thursday, Nov. 16, 5 p.m.

Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science

Post-screening panel discussion with panelists TBD 

 

McDaniel’s Global Initiatives hosts a screening of “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change,” a documentary by Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox. Fox travels to 12 countries on six continents to investigate climate change. (2016, 127 minutes, not rated) Call 410-857-2461 for more information.

 

Others:

 

*ANNUAL STATE OF AGING CONFERENCE: quality of later life

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m., with registration at 8 a.m.

Decker Center Forum

 

The Center for the Study of Aging at McDaniel hosts this third annual conference on the state of aging focusing on the quality of later life. Keynote speaker is Dr. Erwin Tan, director of thought leadership–health, at AARP. Other speakers include Jennifer Holcomb, director of memory support at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford, Pa., and Diane Martin, director of The Center for the Study of Aging at McDaniel. Admission is $50 or $45 for seniors (over 60). There is an additional fee of $15 for those earning continuing education units (CEUs). Advance registration is required. Call 410-857-2500 or email aging@mcdaniel.edu.

 

FOCUS ON AGING: matters of health

Tuesday, Sept. 5, 4:30 p.m.

Decker Center Forum

Registration is required

 

The Center for the Study of Aging at McDaniel hosts a series of lectures on a variety of topics affecting the aging population. This event includes speakers Nancy Hart, an audiologist with Healthy Hearing and Balance in Westminster, Md., and Adam Decker, director of the Wellness Center at Fairhaven in Sykesville, Md. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 410-857-2500 or email aging@mcdaniel.edu.

 

GLOBAL ISSUES COLLOQUIUM: “water politics in the mekong riger, china, and beyond: where the local becomes the global”

Monday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m.

Decker Center Forum

 

R. Edward Grumbine discusses his role as director of the Grand Canyon Trust Land Program during McDaniel College’s annual Global Issues Colloquium organized by Global Initiatives. Grumbine has worked to bring science into U.S. federal land management since the late 1980s. As a senior international scholar for the Chinese Academy of Sciences, his focus was on protected area and water issues. Call 410-857-2461 for more information.

 

PHI BETA KAPPA LECTURE with George Dyson, independent historian of technology

Thursday, Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.

McDaniel Lounge

 

The annual Phi Beta Kappa lecture features George Dyson, an independent historian of technology and nonfiction author. He speaks on a variety of topics, including the evolution of artificial intelligence. Call 410-857-2290 for more information.

 

RACE FOR HER

Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.

Begins and ends at Gill Center

 

McDaniel College’s Phi Alpha Mu sorority and alumnae club host a 5K race to benefit the House of Ruth. For more information and to register, visitwww.raceentry.com/race-reviews/race-for-her-5k

 

FOCUS ON AGING: matters of the brain

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 4:30 p.m.

Decker Center Forum

Registration is required

 

The Center for the Study of Aging at McDaniel hosts a series of lectures on a variety of topics affecting the aging population. This event includes speaker Dr. Nicole Absar, medical director of the Senator William and Ellen Proxmire Memory Clinic at Copper Ridge in Sykesville, Md. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 410-857-2500 or email aging@mcdaniel.edu.

 

PONDS, PADDIES, AND FRONTIER DEFENSE: YELLOW RIVER IN CHINA (960–1127) with ling zhang, associate professor at boston college

Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m.

Decker Auditorium, Lewis Hall of Science

 

Ling Zhang, an associate professor at Boston College, is an environmental-economic-political historian of pre-modern China. She is the author of “The River, the Plan and the State: Making a Yellow River Delta, 1048–1128” and is currently working on two manuscripts, “North China during the Medieval Economic Revolution” and “China’s Sorrow or the Yellow River’s Sorrow: Environmental Biographies of a River Community.” She was a Ziff Environmental Fellow at Harvard University Center for the Environment and a postdoctoral fellow in Agrarian Studies at Yale University. Call 410-857-2290 for more information.

 

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

Saturday, Oct. 14, 8 a.m.

Kenneth R. Gill Stadium

 

McDaniel College’s Gerontology Club, part of “The Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s” (www.theyouthmovement.org),” organizes this annual walk with proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association. Walkers from the community are invited to join the event. For more information, call 410-857-2500 or emailaging@mcdaniel.edu.

 

*TASTE OF LATIN AMERICA: quinceañera

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m.

Decker Center Forum

 

In conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, this annual dinner highlights the food, music, traditions and culture of Latin America. The event is hosted by McDaniel College’s Hispano-Latinx Alliance student organization.

 

Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets or information, contact Corey Wronski-Mayersak, assistant professor of English, atcwronski@mcdaniel.edu or 410-857-2245.

 

FOCUS ON AGING: matters of the community

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 4:30 p.m.

Decker Center Forum

Registration is required

 

The Center for the Study of Aging at McDaniel hosts a series of lectures on a variety of topics affecting the aging population. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 410-857-2500 or email aging@mcdaniel.edu.

 

FOCUS ON AGING: matters of the soul

Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4:30 p.m.

Decker Center Forum

Registration is required

 

The Center for the Study of Aging at McDaniel hosts a series of lectures on a variety of topics affecting the aging population. This event includes speakers Kim Burton, director of older adult programs at the Maryland Coalition on Mental Health and Aging, and Cindy Richard, director of Suicide Prevention of York, Southern Community Services. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 410-857-2500 or email aging@mcdaniel.edu.

 

Additional 150th anniversary events:

 

150 McDANIEL COLLEGE AT 150: a discussion of the college’s history by college historian james e. lightner

Tuesday, Sept. 19, noon

Grace Lutheran Church, Grace Hall, 21 Carroll Street, Westminster, Md.

 

In honor of McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary, McDaniel College historian James E. Lightner discusses 10 critical events in the college’s history at this brown-bag lunch talk. The event is sponsored by The Historical Society of Carroll County. Call 410-848-6494 for more information.

 

150 *ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARDS BANQUET 

Friday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m.

Gill Center

 

McDaniel College’s Alumni Association honors alumni who personify the college’s 150-year tradition of excellence with the Alumnus of the Year, Professional Achievement, College Service and Community Service awards, as well as the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame awards. Cost is $35 per person. Visithttps://ilovethehill.mcdaniel.edu/homecoming to purchase tickets or for more information. 

 

150 McDANIEL COLLEGE’S 150TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.

On campus at McDaniel, with most events taking place in Memorial Plaza

 

In conjunction with McDaniel College’s Homecoming, the official Birthday Party marking the college’s 150th anniversary features live music, children’s activities, food and a beer and wine garden. In addition, the reception for the “150 Years on the Hill” timeline exhibition in Rice Gallery highlighting each decade of the college’s history and historic campus tours take place. The Birthday Party is then slated to continue at the Homecoming football game at Kenneth R. Gill Stadium with a cake-cutting ceremony at halftime. Visit http://150.McDaniel.edu for more information and to learn more about the 150th anniversary.

 

150 HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW

Opens Saturday, Nov. 25, and will be on view throughout the holiday season

Kenneth R. Gill Stadium

 

View this drive-through light display synchronized to music throughout the holiday season. The show opens on Saturday, Nov. 25, in conjunction with Westminster’s Miracle on Main Street holiday electric parade. Visit http://150.McDaniel.edu for more information and to learn more about the 150th anniversary.

 
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