Midnight Munch is a long-standing tradition at Wabash College. Students gather at the Sparks Center Great Hall on Tuesday night of finals week to enjoy some eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, mixed fruit, pastries, and other assorted study-break snacks — all served by the College’s faculty and staff. This year the students also had the opportunity to honor the founder of the Midnight Munch, retiring Political Science Professor David Hadley.
Hadley started the event during his time as Dean of Students at Wabash. Current Dean of Students Mike Raters brought Hadley to the middle of the Great Hall to be honored by the 381 students in attendance.
View photos from the Midnight Munch here.
This semester’s Midnight Munch was nearly postponed after severe storms forced Bon Appétit Chef Jordan Hall and his staff to the basement of the Sparks Center around 7 p.m. The crew returned to the kitchen around 7:30 p.m. to prepare all of the food for the hungry crowd.
Returning to help the current Wabash faculty and staff were retired professors Melissa Butler, Don Herring, and David Maharry. President White was traveling on College business, so Assistant Professor of Chemistry Laura Wysocki and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Stefani Rossi spent the evening creating “W” pancakes in addition to experimenting with other creative designs.
As the clock struck 12 a.m., students, faculty, and staff all wandered into the early-morning fog to rest before the last three days of finals and a close of the 2011-2012 school year.