Congratulations to the Washington College Bookstore and the campus Habitat for Humanity club for their triumphant win in the “Build a Future” Facebook page competition. Our small but spirited campus beat much larger colleges and state universities, including closest competitor Penn State, to earn a $1,000 donation from Barnes & Noble for our Habitat chapter.The six-week effort spearheaded by bookstore manager Shannon Wyble and pushed out by the club, its adviser (Maria Hynson), and co-adviser (Dave Wharton), drew wonderful images and comments of support from students, faculty, staff, alums, parents, and the Chestertown community. The WC Bookstore Facebook page is full of smiling faces and supportive messages.
The Ichthyology students observed Zebrafish larvae exhibiting positive phototaxis, a tendency to move towards the light. In this experiment, half of a glass tank was covered in foil to create dark conditions and students watched as the larvae settled themselves in the lighted portion.