Larry Landis '67 Nominated to Federal-State Joint Board

Indiana Utility Regulatory Commissioner Larry S. Landis, Wabash ’67, has been nominated to the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service (Joint Board) by Diane Munns, President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).


President Munns said: “I am delighted to forward the nomination of Commissioner Landis for this post. He has an outstanding record of public service. I am confident that he can do an excellent job of integrating varying State perspectives into the work of this critically important Federal-State Joint Board."


Landis was appointed to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission by the late Governor Frank O’Bannon and was reappointed by former Governor Joe Kernan.


Landis founded and was the former president of Marketrends Inc., a marketing and communications firm, and co-founder and managing partner of American Grassroots LLC, a mass telecommunications notification and grassroots communications firm.


Larry – Congratulations!  (Can you get my home heating fuel costs down?)

Our Evansville Wabash Family

We’ve checked with a number of Wabash alumni, parents, and friends in the Evansville area.  Some have suffered damage to their property – to our knowledge no one was injured in the storm.  Thank goodness.

Only hours before several families were at the campus to see the Little Giants capture the NCAC conference championship in football.


Unfinished Business

The theme this year for the football team is "Unfinished Business".  And, while the guys certainly were celebrating winning the conference, there’s plenty of "business" ahead.  If you aren’t going to the Bell game, go see it at a telecast party.  This has the makings of a great contest!

Hope to see you on campus on the 19th for the playoffs!

New Wabash Mag – Alumnus Review

The following is part of an e-mail from a good friend in the Class of 1977:

"The magazine is great on so many levels: the articles are interesting and well-written- as we would expect from liberally educated authors, the layouts are compelling and draw you in, the content draws on our legacy and shared history and yet still manages to be forward focused, there is a great mix of themes and good balance in the mix of articles involving alumni/faculty/staff/administration/Andy Ford/NAWM/Wabash Board/students, good balance in the academics/sports/campus activities mix-the list of superlatives is long. The magazine is a great reflection on the college and the men and women who make up the Wabash community. Long live the Grunge report !

And yes, the David Hadley article is the immediate catalyst driving me to write this letter-good to read about your continuing commitment to educate and make a difference in peoples’ lives, David.

Thank you, Staffers and Editors, for the quality of the effort that evidently goes into the production of the mag- it connects me to a community that is very important to me."


What do you think?  Let me know at

Wabash vs. Allegheny – Family Affair

Meadville, PA.  For once the weather was beautiful – a great day for football.  Jim Cantore from the Weather Channel wasn’t in town – as opposed to four years ago.  Despite a week full of rain, the field was in pretty good shape.

Jim Forbes ’42 was the oldest alumnus to attend the tailgate and game.  Jim’s son, also, Jim, came with his father.  Jim junior graduated from Allegheny where he was a varsity athlete in cross country.  Jim senior’s grandson, with the bright red hair, also attended the game.

Great day…fun time…close, competitive football game enjoyed by family and friends – it just doesn’t get any better than that.

Photo:  Jim Forbes Jr. holding his son while Jim Forbes Sr., Wabash ’42, is on the right.     

In Case You Were Wondering

The 2005 Div. III Football Playoff Schedule

First Rounds (16)
November 19, 2005
To be determined (on campus)

Second Rounds (8)
November 26, 2005
To be determined (on campus)

December 3, 2005
To be determined (on campus)

December 10, 2005

To be determined (on campus)

December 17, 2005

Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl
Salem, Virginia
Hosts: City of Salem and Old Dominion Athletic Conference
For tickets call: 540/375-3004