A simple, decent
place to live
McDaniel volunteers help build
Habitat for Humanity homes
Helping families realize
the American dream
McDaniel trustee and alumna Barbara Shelton doesn’t list carpentry skills on her resume. Neither do any of the other McDaniel students, professors, trustees and alumni who wield drills and digging irons at the Westminster Habitat for Humanity project, although most of them were together on another Habitat site in Beius, Romania.
For these volunteers, the five Union Crossing townhomes represent more than construction projects. They are the foundations of family life. “Everyone deserves affordable housing, and I love the idea that the families who will live here invest sweat equity by working along with us,” says Shelton ’70.
More students and groups from the college have signed on to help build the townhomes over the next several months. Read the full story here.
HOMECOMING on the HILL
Oct. 24 - 25
What Can You Make Possible For Today's Students?
Learn the impact of your gift to the Fund for McDaniel
McDaniel Menu Goes Local & Sustainable
College commits to
20 percent by 2020
Serving students’ appetite
for healthy dining options
McDaniel is the second Maryland college to commit to purchase at least 20 percent of food from local, sustainable, humane and fair-trade sources by 2020. President Roger Casey and Beth Gerl, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, signed the Real Food Challenge pledge at a lunchtime ceremony, which featured items from local farms and suppliers within a 250-mile radius. This student-led effort, according to Gerl, “aligns perfectly with the increased food options that are available to our students, faculty and staff, such as vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.”
Athlete of the
Kristen Upton led the women's soccer team to a 1-1 week, registering an assist in a 3-0 win at F&M, and recorded her first collegiate goal at Swarthmore. MORE »
FIRST JOB: Ebola Vaccine Researcher
Biology Major Works
To Help Save Lives
In the midst of history’s largest and deadliest Ebola virus outbreak, Rebekah James ’13 is on the frontlines of research to prevent future epidemics of the hemorrhagic fever. At the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick, Md., she runs flow cytometry, ELISAs, and other assays – some of which she first learned in Eaton Hall as an undergraduate – all with the goal to contribute to a vaccine for the virus. Most often, James works with non-deadly irradiated forms of the Ebola virus, although occasionally she dons protective gear to work with live viruses.
“The work we do is extremely rewarding because we are discovering new things about the virus which will eventually help save lives,” she says.
Nights Are For Earning Your Master's Degree
Learn about advancing your education and career at McDaniel’s Graduate Open House 5:30-7p.m. Oct. 30.