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I Am Ready For Some Football – Already!

I know…I think I repeat a picture every year about this time…can’t help it.

Took this Saturday while we had an indoor track meet and a basketball game "in the Allen house". I like basketball, baseball (my sport of yester-year), swimming, wrestling…but I guess football has my heart.

Won’t be long though…September 8, 2007 we’ll host Franklin College.

Eugene Anderson '83 Joins United Water Team

Eugene Anderson ’83 has joined United Water as communications and community relations manager. In this role Eugene will be responsible for the communications and educational programs dealing with wastewater and the environment.

United Water operates, maintains and manages Indianapolis’ two Advanced Wastewater Treatment facilities as well as other area water services.

Anderson previously served as a deputy Indianapolis mayor and as a major gift officer at Wabash College. He currently serves the Greater Indianapolis area in a number of community leadership roles and is a Trustee of Martin University.

Congratulations Eugene!

Got Snow!?!

That’s our dedicated Campus Services team plowing, not shoveling, our sidewalk to the Hays Alumni Center. As an "Oh By The Way", the temperature is -1 and the wind chill is … ah…COLD!

Reminds me of the times when I was a student and we used to walk five miles through this just to get to Bio 1... 

Hans Steck '73 Reappointed To Important Leadership Post

Hans Steck ’73 has been reappointed to chair Bingham McHale’s government department.

Bingham McHale’s government services practice group offers a full range of government-related legal services for government clients, as well as private clients who transact business before federal, state and local government bodies.

Steck served Bingham McHale LLP as its managing partner from 1994-2004. In his legal practice he concentrates in the areas of public finance and municipal law. An active volunteer in the Indianapolis civic community, Hans has served on the Board of Trustees for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis since 1992 and served as Chairman from 2001 – 2003. He is a member of the Executive Committee of The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, and is on the Board of Directors of The Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce.

Information from a press release

"Stuck" At Home!

Carol and I are "stuck" at home. Our driveway is clear and the county roads are clear…but between the driveway and the county roads there a simple matter of two feet of snow. The mailman drove a four wheel drive truck into the neighborhood and his front bumper acted like a snow plow!

Reminds me of our days up in Granger, Indiana, near South Bend and Notre Dame. Of course, up there they can keep up with a lot more snow…

Oh well, another cup of hot chocolate and an afternoon nap might be in order…

Photo: view onto our patio.

Special Report from Jim Roper '68

Jim Roper ’68, good friend and fellow F-111 driver, sent me the following picture and mail…

Start your Monday with a laugh.

The attached picture shows (Wabash 68 Betas) Dr. John Hudson, Ken Koepke, and Jim Roper after a hard day of skiing and a bit of wine at Copper Mountain this weekend. Before we crashed for the evening, we called Beta brothers Jason Reed and Ron Hill, and extracted promises to attend the Class of 1968 reunion. Hooah!

To your good health!

Best wishes,

Jim Roper 68

The Class of 1968 is well underway planning their 2008 get-together. Great news!

These Guys Are Good!

…and they’re Some Little Giants!

The Wabash swim team is at the North Coast Athletic Conference swim finals as we speak. Let me tell you something…this conference isn’t about perennial #1s Kenyon and Denison any more. Wabash coach Pete Casares has a squad that’s ranked #5 in the nation right now and challenging those powerhouses like never before.

Howard Hewitt is with the team and his blog is certainly worth following. Click here for Howard’s reports!

Tom Hiatt '70 Joins Bank Board

We were recently informed that Tom Hiatt ’70 has been appointed to the board of directors of Lake City Bank.

Congratulations Tom!

Tom is managing director and co-founder of Centerfield Capital Partners. He was Magna Cum Laude from Wabash and has a masters degree in management from MIT!

I Found Baseball Great Ted Williams

During my early morning trip around Hays Science Hall, I think I found Ted Williams, baseball legend, "cooling his heels" in one of the labs. At least it looks like it could be Ted’s temporary digs – until they figure out how to unfreeze and rebuild him. If we bring him back to life, does he have any eligibility for the Little Giant baseball team?

OK – I’m kidding.

But this is a shot of one of the many research labs our young men have access to in class and when accomplishing their research with Wabash’s talented faculty. Unbelievable facilities – I hope you’ll take a tour when you’re next on campus.