Crofts ’63 – author of new Lincoln book

Daniel W. Crofts ’63 is a professor of history at the College of New Jersey.  His specialty is in American history in the years immediately prior to the Civil War.  His new book, Lincoln & the Politics of Slavery, will be published this spring, and available in the Wabash bookstore in April.

dan crofts Lincoln book
Dan was on campus in 2013 for the Civil War Symposium as keynote speaker with “Lincoln’s Plea for Peace:  The Would-Be 13th Amendment and the Coming of the Civil War.”

After Wabash, Dan earned his PhD at Yale University. He has taught at TCNJ since 1975.  His research focuses on the Old South, and the North-South Sectional Conflict that led to Civil War.

Congratulations, Dan!

Steele ’63 presents environment seminar in Peru

Last November, Dr. Tim Steele PhD ’63 gave a seminar in Lima, Peru entitled “”Environmental Impacts of Mine Closures — Water-Quality Aspects, Concepts and International Examples.”  Tim is president of TDS Consulting in Denver, CO.

Tim (kneeling on the left) with his class in Lima.

Tim (kneeling on the left) with his class in Lima.

Since 2012, Tim has given talks at the Osher Life Learning Institute’s (OLLI) “campuses” in Denver, CO, and Ann Arbor, MI, on a range of water-resources topics.  This spring, he is offering a course on “U.S./Global Water-Resources Issues — the Water-Energy-Food Nexus” in Denver.

Tim was a Chemistry major at Wabash and then earned his PhD at Stanford University.

Deleget ’94 winds up solo art exhibition in St. Louis

Matthew Deleget ’94 posted this on his Brooklyn gallery web site MINUS SPACE:

nstallation view of Matthew Deleget: Vanitas Vanitas (Pewter Gray), Vanitas (Bright Gold), Vanitas (Sun Yellow) Enamel spray paint on canvases and decorative frames

Installation view of Matthew Deleget: Vanitas
Vanitas (Pewter Gray), Vanitas (Bright Gold), Vanitas (Sun Yellow)
Enamel spray paint on canvases and decorative frames

“This is the final week to catch my solo exhibition Vanitas at Philip Slein Galley in St. Louis, Missouri.

I will be in St. Louis later this week for a gallery talk on Saturday, March 12, at 2pm with curator Jeffrey Uslip, Deputy Director and Chief Curator of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.  I hope you’ll join us!”


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Springer ’01 shares Coach of Year title

Doug Springer ’01 has coached girls’ basketball at Northridge High School in Middlebury, Indiana for nine years. This year he shares the Coach of the Year honors on the second annual Goshen News All-Area Girls Basketball team. His co-recipient is the girls’ head coach at Goshen High School – the coach who almost hired Doug as his own assistant coach before Doug went to Northridge.  Click here for the news story. Doug was a family law attorney before he went back to school to eventually become a teacher and coach.

Doug played football and worked in the sports information office and as an NCAA stats intern at Wabash. He earned his JD from Valparaiso University Law School, and returned to school to earn his teaching degree.

Congratulations, Doug!

Brugh ’92 – OWU’s first Associate Dean for Innovation

dale brugh1Dale J. Brugh ’92, Professor Chemistry at Ohio Wesleyan University, was recently named as OWU’s first Associate Dean for Innovation, a new position providing faculty leadership in continuous effort to enhance the academic experience for students. Click here for the news release.

After Wabash, Dale earned his doctoral degree in physical chemistry at the University of Utah. Before joining Ohio Wesleyan in 1999, he served as a National Research Council post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he studied small molecules with microwave spectroscopy

Congratulations, Dale!

Haffner ’82 named Trine Univ. trustee

Tim HaffnerTim Haffner ’82 has been appointed to Trine University’s board of trustees.  Tim is a partner with the Fort Wayne, IN office of Faegre Baker Daniels law firm.  Click here for the news release.

After Wabash, Tim earned his J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

Tim is the proud father of Wabash Senior Michael Haffner, Class of 2016.

Congratulations, Tim!