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I Can Hear It!

Monon Bell Game 2005

Got out of the red Ranger pick-em-up this morning  and could hear that Bell ringing across campus.  This photo taken at Blackstock…seems like yesterday.

Those seniors have already been back to campus for a 5 year reunion…is that even possible?

See you Saturday!  WAF!

 

Football Senior Day Special

The Family of Josh Linthicum '12

Saturday was a signature win for the Little Giants.  We beat a good Wittenberg team to win the NCAC and earn a playoff berth.   A beautiful fall day, it was perfect for sending the seniors off with a great celebration and hard-fought victory.

But we also paused to remember another senior – Josh Linthicum.  Josh, from Springfield, Ohio, the home of Wittenberg, passed away during routine surgery before his sophomore year.  It was totally unexpected.

Our guys have kept Josh forefront in their minds and Mike and Debbie Linthicum, together with their other son, were there Saturday.  For Wabash…for Josh…for his teammates.

Big #70, I’m sure, was tracking the entire game from his skybox.

Hey – Isn’t That Kenny Rogers?

Kenny - Is That You? Nope, just an old Grunge.

So, Wabash is in competition with Hampden-Sydney and Morehouse this month in support of Movember.  It’s to raise awareness of and support for research for prostate cancer and other men’s cancers.  In other works, MOustache time.

When I got the call Sunday evening to be a part of it, I said yes…no other answer.  I’m in. However, I was a little surprised this morning as I was shaving part of my face to see Kenny Rogers staring back at me.

I’m in for sure…despite the look.  Hope you’ll consider supporting the cause as well.  Tell them Grunge sent you.

Now, if the itching will just stop….

 

Dave Lundy ’70 – Boeing 787 Fleet Captain

The New 787

Dave Lundy ’70 is Continental’s 787 Fleet Captain.  As such, it’s his task to integrate the 787 into Continiental’s operations.  Tough job?  Sure.  Walk in the park for this former fighter pilot?  Sure as well.

Dave states that Continental’s plan is to introduce the aircraft into US operations first and also do some intercontinental non-revenue (think that means empty – no passengers) flights.  This gives the entire team at Continental – aircrew, ground crew, sales personnel – a chance to work with the aircraft before things “speed up”.

Dave Lundy – fly safe, my friend!

Now, That’s a Groom’s Cake!

Mark Cevallos '99 and Crew

Mark Cevallos ’99 got married last Saturday.  In the photo are Mark (in the center with bow tie), Eric Dieter ’99, Dave Coates ’99, Dan Hartnett ’99, Jack Fenimore ’99 and Greg Thomas ’00.

You’ve gotta love that “Man cake”.  Wonder if any of it made it to the freezer?

Congrats Mark!!!

 

Sphinx Club Rhynie – Younger Than Ever!

Go To Chapel!!!

That’s the son of Wabash Professor Sam Rocha.  He’s dressed up for Sphinx Club pledgeship…ahh…I mean Halloween.

Note the sandwich board includes football and rugby this weekend.  It also says that we should buy his Dad’s book on Sunday!

Also note the use of the authentic duck tape.  That’s no cheap knock off, it’s 100% Sphinx Club approved.

BTW:  As this young man says, this week is Wabash Wednesday - tune in to hear Jim Amidon ’87 and ProfessorKay Widdows talk about the Wabash trip to China.

Go To Chapel!!!

 

Wabash Fans Are TOUGH!

Allegheny Football Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The weather was “less than optimal”.  In other words…temperatures in the 30s…if it wasn’t raining, it was snowing.  They were “full metal” bleachers.  We were 7-plus hours from home.

But it all didn’t matter.

Our fans showed exactly what “Wabash Always Fights” when to comes to supporting our young men.  Yelling, cheering, stomping…everything they could to get the guys going.

It worked.

A tip of the hats to our alumni, parents, families, and friends.  Well done – Some Little Giants ALL!!!

Frederick Whitmer ’69 – What It Takes To Be Good

Frederick Whitmer '69

Prominent New York attorney Frederick Whitmer ’69 told it like it is – litigation is war. His audience included several faculty members and many of the Pre-Law students.

No sugar coating.  None.

But in explaining it all, he hit upon the attributes every Wabash guy should have. Boldness.  Courage.  Communication so that the facts are clear and understood.  Summed up really well when he said: “One of the greatest things about a liberal arts education is it teaches you the ability to be creative and imaginative.”

Frederick Whitmer kept the students engaged and taking notes

I had to smile a little because it was a talk where I could replace “litigation” with “flying fighters” and it all fit.  Heck, the only difference between fighter pilots and attorneys is we are about 50 points lower on the IQ scale…and work for 10% of the income.

A good session, full of thought-provoking moments, especially for young lawyers in the making.