Barbara Shelton '70 wields a drill.

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.

Faculty Art In The Spotlight

See the seventh biennial exhibition, opening reception is 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Oct. 23 in Rice Gallery. MORE »

McDaniel College students in front of Carroll Hall, location of Undergraduate Admissions.


Upcoming Fall Visit Days: Learn More »


Can't make it on campus? Take our Virtual Tour.

2014 Maryland Teacher of the Year and McDaniel College alumna Jody Zepp '94.

Alumna named MD Teacher of the Year MORE »

Oct. 24 - 25

Picture of a student walking across campus.

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.” 

Gabrielle Yore - McDaniel College

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 »

Pulp Fiction’s Claim on Nathaniel Hawthorne

Holloway Lecture 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28. MORE »

Screenshot of msnbc host and Class of 1994 alum Thomas Roberts promoting his 20th reunion (with Jill Madey '94)!

Reunions Are Big News

MSNBC Host Thomas Roberts '94 and classmate Jill Grosso Madey '94 spread the word about Homecoming on Oct. 25. Register now »

Rebekah James in the lab working on an Ebola vaccine.

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.

Merritt Hall at night time.

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.



McDaniel Free Press Weekly Meeting
October 22, 2014, 8:30 pm
October 25, 2014, 12:00 am
Holloway Lecture at McDaniel Lounge
October 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
Graduate Open House at Hoover Library
October 30, 2014, 5:30 pm
Terror Trot & Block and Roll at Gill Center
November 1, 2014, 12:00 am
Spring Undergraduate Registration
November 3, 2014, 12:00 am
Fall Open House at WMC Alumni Hall
November 9, 2014, 11:00 am
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