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Laura and Rick Roop – Some Little Giant Parents

Laura (l) and Rick Roop (lc) , parents of Brandon Roop ’06, talk to Evansville area alumnus Todd Shellenbarger ’87 and his wife at the Evansville Wabash Night recently. Wabash Nights offer the opportunity for prospective students and their families to meet many members of the Wabash community- faculty, staff, coaches, students, and parents.

Laura and Rick are great spokespersons for Wabash – we can’t begin to thank them enough for all they do for Wabash.  

Got Snow?

Old man winter stopped by last night and left 6" to 8" of snow at the College.  This is the view from the Mall looking north toward Trippet Hall early this morning.

We haven’t received any reports of campus snowball fights but I can tell you, having shoveled a bunch of it, the snow had the exact required composition!

WCC and SCC – A Winning Team

The Wabash Club of Chicago teamed with the staff of the Schroeder Center for Career Development to host a great internship and career program for our students.  Almost 20 Chicago area alumni, including many prominent business leaders in the Windy City, met with 44 of our guys on Saturday, December 3, 2005.  This informal get-together gave our alumni an opportunity to advise our guys on everything from internships to resumes and career paths. Feedback, from alumni and students alike, was over-the-top positive.  In fact, many saw this program as a model for other cities with a combination of internship/career opportunities and an involved Wabash alumni body.

Many thanks go out to event organizers Greg Jania ’93 and Brian Flanigan ’96 and to Scott Crawford and Stephanie Hopkins of the SCC.

Want to host something like this in your neck of the woods?  Simply let Scott Crawford know!

You're Invited – Football Banquet – Dec 11, 2005

You’re Invited!  Please join the Wabash Community as we celebrate an outstanding football season with the 2005 Little Giants.

The Banquet will be held on Dec 11, 2005 at the Crawfordsville Holiday Inn.  The dinner starts at 5:30 PM and the cost is $15.00 per person.

To RSVP, simply contact:
Debbie Starnes
Athletic Department Secretary
Wabash College
(765) 361-6220
starnesd@wabash.edu

  

"Superior Wabash" – Andrew McGlothlen '05

Andrew, currently the Interim Sports Information Director at Rockford College, took time out of his very busy schedule to send us this picture.  Andrew stated he would have rather taken the picture of the signs reading "Wabash Ave." and "Superior St." but that would have required photography from the center of the street.  Not a good idea.

Thanks Andrew!  Anyone else have a cool Wabash photo to share?

It's Been 35 Years!

I’ve been updating the web pages and reworking the plans for the Big Bash of 2006 for most of the morning.  In the process, I’ve poured over many photos from the Bash of 2004 and last year’s.  The Big Bash is a lot of fun, let me tell you.

The 2006 Bash will be my class’s 35th reunion – just doesn’t seem possible.  The long hair and madras pants have been replaced by no hair and relaxed fit, expando slacks.  Our "rose colored glasses" have been replaced by bifocals.  In 1971 nobody over 30 was to be trusted.  In 2005 we’re worried Social Security can’t be trusted.

But it just doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.  What matters is our impact on this world.  Come back to the Bash to tell your stories and rekindle those life-long Wabash friendships.

The Bash – June 2-4, 2006.  See you there… 

View From The Porch – Dec 1, 2005

Thought I might occasionally share the view from the Hays Alumni Center front porch with you.  Just to give you an idea of the view as the Betas and Phi Psis make their way to class.

December 1, 2005 is the first day of Winter and Mother Nature didn’t disappoint, providing a nice dusting of snow.

Cold, snowy, finals and papers looming, footballs put away for the winter, only a few brave souls still wearing shorts to class…every alumnus remembers this time of the year.

Wabash's Sixth Man – The Sphinx Club

DePauw brought their cheerleaders, their pep band, flags, dressed-for-success co-eds…the whole nine yards. They tried but they just couldn’t compete with our green legged, pot wearing, offensive line-like Sphinx Club pledges.

DePauw’s cheerleaders did "T…I…G…E…R…S" – our guys countered with "Wabash Always Fights!" DePauw’s talented group formed human pyramids – our pledges counted with jiggling excess body fat as their team took a free throw. DePauw flipped a cheerleader high into the air – our pledges picked a little guy and sent him skyward…and caught him! (No 911 call needed)

As predicted, the Monon Bell did make an appearance – but for some reason was relegated to the Bowerman Lobby. It didn’t matter as the Bell rang during warm-ups and at all the right moments.

It’s been awhile since Wabash beat DePauw in basketball – it felt good! Let’s make it a habit!

Wabash Athletics Hall of Fame

What do Doc Elliott ’13, Pete Metzelaars ’82, Bill Locker ’60 and Roger Busch ’96 have in common? All of them are in the Wabash College Athletics Hall of Fame.

The National Association of Wabash Men (NAWM) will identify inductees for the November 2006 ceremony at their January 2006 board meeting. Do you know a Wabash athlete who deserves induction into the Hall?  If so, please let the Alumni and Parent Relations office know.  A phone call (765-361-6369) or email (alumni@wabash.edu) is all it takes.