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
with a career twist
Students land jobs, interships and experience
McDaniel’s Interviewing Day makes speed dating look like slow motion. In just over three hours, 23 employers – 18 represented by McDaniel alumni – held 168 interviews with 38 seniors, juniors and a few sophomores.
Sponsored by the Economics and Business Administration department and organized by professor Susan Milstein, Interviewing Day is a win-win situation that both students and employers applaud. Employers have a chance to spend 20 minutes with each student, while students learn tips about interviewing and what makes a compelling resume, gain experience and receive all-important feedback when students and employers get together at the end of the day for dinner and conversation.
Athlete of the
Gabrielle Yore led the field hockey team to a 3-1 win over Dickinson on Wednesday scoring all three goals in the win for her 2nd collegiate hat trick. 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.