Our Early Lunch
Our Campus Services Team does a great job. They work hard all year around, but especially in the weeks leading up to Commencement and right on through the Big Bash. At every Big Bash we get rave reviews on how great the campus looks…and these folks are the main reason. David Morgan and his crew are pure class…and totally professional.
We have a “THANK YOU” lunch for all who helped with the Big Bash…and we have a “early” lunch for our friends who come in at “Oh Dark Thirty”. Pizza at 9:30 AM is normal for their body clock.
And this year, we made sure we had enough sugar to keep them going…
These folks are great team members and friends!
President Stephen Gould
Stephen Gould ’66 spent 42 years at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI. He served as the College president from 1998 to 2012…14 years. But that’s only the last chapter.
Stephen served as an admissions director, faculty member, director of off campus and international programs, and in many other capacities. If Lakeland needed it done, he did it.
Can you imagine how much Lakeland has changed since 1970? Think about Wabash today…imagine those differences…then go back to Lakeland. Gould’s fingerprints are all over Lakeland’s progress.
His assistant said in a note to us “he always speaks with fondness and high regard for Wabash.” I’ll just bet folks at Lakeland say the same thing about this Little Giant! Congrats on a stellar career, President Gould!
That’s a very proud coach, Chris Jones ’04, standing on the left in the second row. The team is all smiles because they just finished a perfect season…31 and 0.
But it gets better…56 straight wins…back-to-back State Champions….and more.
Congrats Coach Jones – you have indeed started a dynasty. See the story here.
John Dimos '85 with Todd Rungren and his band
So, you’re John Dimos (Call Sign: Lord Thunderstick) and you’re a fan of Todd Rungren. You’re attending the first of two sold out shows in Evanston, IL. Todd announces they do not have a drummer for the Evanston shows…
John, Lord Thunderstick,begins to think…hey, I can help them out.
Small challenges…no rehearsal and no set song list. Really free wheeling…but GREAT FUN. John jumps in and the rest is history!!!
Here’s Todd Rungren’s Twitter post: https://twitter.com/toddrundgren/status/208064069255708673/photo/1
The Psychology Reception
Charlie Hoagland ’07 and his wife Aasha (r) attended the Psychology Department’s reception on Saturday afternoon of the Big Bash. Here they chat with Professors Eric Olofson, Karen Gunther (behind Eric), and Bobbie Horton.
We have a great Psychology faculty and the study of Psychology has changed so much over the years. It’s fun and exciting to get a chance to talk to these scientists/mentors/teachers.
For those of you wondering if Wabash will ever be able to find someone to replace Professor X…just go talk to this team.
Footnote: this reception was planned and hosted by the Psychology faculty. The faculty in Physics held a similar one. Our student organization ‘shOUT also hosted a get-together. All drew alumni from the various union classes.
Earl Houck '67
Earl Houck ’67, a class agent, made the trip from Maryland to be here for the Big Bash. I caught up to him on Sunday morning – at this particular instant he was the only alumnus on the mall.
The day was perfect…mild temperature, only a hint of wind, and bright but not too bright.
Earl was doing what I find myself doing more and more – soaking it all in. It was just too good to pass up in a quick walk or even a stroll. He needed to be still…49 years of Wabash kept going through his mind, I’m sure.
He saw me coming…that was too bad. As I took the photo and departed, I hoped his thoughts weren’t interrupted. You get to tarry here for precious little time.
Terry Fewell '62 Bringing In The Shirts
Class agent and reunion chair Terry Fewell started the weekend by delivering the Class of 1962 Big Bash shirts to registration.
Center Stage - The Chapel
Sometimes, you just don’t need a caption…or to say anything.
Class of 2002
The Class of 2002, late Saturday night/early Sunday morning started at least one new Big Bash tradition – painting the bench. Heck, they even autographed it.
The artists of 2002
And as we write this one into the record books, we’re getting plenty of good feedback from a number of attendees on how we can improve the Big Bash and our performance. Appreciate all the help, support, and guidance.
Sawadee “2s” and “7s”.
Class of 1962
Stopped by the Class of 1962 hospitality Suite last night – the group was just starting to pick up steam. Led by class agents Terry Fewell and Thom Feit, they seemed to be pacing themselves, at least in the very early going.
There’s a thing or two up their sleeves…stay tuned as the Big Bash of 2012 unfolds.
The Gordon Peters Bench
Stroll straight north of Detchon Center (Yandes Hall) and you’ll now encounter “The Peters Family” bench. It’s positioned to take maximum advantage of a view of the Arboretum.
Gordon Peters ’52 was an important member of the Wabash community for many, many years. He was crucial in the efforts to renovate the Phi Psi House and played a big role in the Class of 1952 reunion gift for their 50th.
Gordon’s family wanted to offer a similar insight into the beauty of Wabash and funded this bench for all to use and enjoy. Bet we’ll see some of those 1952 guys, back for their 60th reunion this weekend, enjoining the view.
Every One an Alumnus/Spouse/Partner
We built all the packets for the Big Bash yesterday…375 packets in all. Here you see the three boxes of name tags that have also been prepared.
Overall Bash record is 389 alumni…might be getting close!