Tim Lake and the NAWM board

Professor Tim Lake, who will take over the reins of the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies this coming summer, shared his vision of the future with the NAWM board of directors last Friday (January 27, 2006).

Tim’s goal is to build upon the numerous achievements of the Institute under Horace Turner H’77.  Tim plans to add a significant academic component at the Institute.

Tim is a talented young man – I think great things are in store.   

Tim Koegel – Making A Difference

As a part of our new Student to Alumni Program (we need a name for the program – anyone got a good idea?), we invited presentation expert Tim Koegel to campus on January 26, 2006. Tim’s forte is in preparing CEOs and other professionals to be top-notch presenters.

Tim’s presentation and his sage advise were powerful.  He accomplished two things that night.  First, he offered substantive but simple advice useful to everyone in the room.  Second, and without even mentioning it, he reinforced the advantage gained by many of our young men in taking a course or two, regardless of their major, from the Rhetoric Department.

Our goals for the evening were to prepare our men to better perform in interview situations and to help them be their best when engaging our alumni network.  I think we accomplished both.

As you can see, Tim (second from left) fielded many questions after the presentation.

Brian Shinkle ’85, Edwards County State’s Attorney since 1992, is a candidate for Circuit Judge of the Second Judicial Circuit. The Second Judicial Circuit covers Crawford, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Richland, Wabash, Wayne, and White Counties in Indiana.

Following law school, Shinkle began his legal career as Assistant State’s Attorney for Richland County. He continued his role as prosecutor as Trial Counsel and Chief Government Counsel for Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. After three years on active duty, Shinkle returned to Southeast Illinois and was elected State’s Attorney in Edwards County.

Good luck Brian!

(Info from press release)

It's Another Wabash Tradition

In this age of impersonal, electronic communication, it’s comforting to know that at Wabash College we still believe in more personal, one-on-one (or many) communications. The picture is an excellent example. A Wabash student, dressed to the "Ts" I might add, is using a proven combination of communication forms, written and verbal. He might be a speech major who has done some research on the significantly increased retention rates of audiences when speakers use visual references as well. Or…he’s a Sphinx Club pledge undergoing pledgeship. I’ll let you decide.


Either way, I like it…

NAWM Board Member Eric Rowland '86 Speaks in Chapel

Eric Rowland ’86 was the speaker today in the regular Thursday Chapel sponsored by the Sphinx Club.

A good crowd turned out to hear Eric introduce the students to Wabash’s alumni association, the National Association of Wabash Men (NAWM).

Eric provided a number of examples of the ways the network of Wabash alumni helps each other.  He stressed that membership is automatic (after a student spends two semesters at Wabash and upon his class’s graduation), it’s free, and it lasts a lifetime.

Wabash alumni – brothers for life!   

Thanks Eric!

Read more about Eric’s remarks here.

Steve Goldsmith ’68 on the move!

Former Indianapolis mayor Stephen Goldsmith ‘68 has been appointed a senior fellow at the California-based Milken Institute.

Goldsmith, currently a professor of government at Harvard University, will work at Milken on matters related to education and infrastructure reform. He will also help with research on Middle Eastern capital markets.

Congrats Steve!

For more on the Milken institute, click here.

Nick White ’02 Joins Baker & Hostetler

January 19, 2006. The national law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP today announced the addition of 27 associates in eight offices. Representing many of the country’s top law schools, this year’s class includes former editors of law school publications and members of numerous academic organizations.

Nicholas L. White (Wabash 2002) earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School, where he served as a notes editor for the Journal of Entertainment Law & Practice. He earned his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude, from Wabash College.

Baker & Hostetler LLP was established in 1916 and today is a full-service law firm with more than 600 attorneys serving clients throughout the world. The firm’s four primary practice groups are Business; Employment and Labor; Litigation; and Tax.

Congrats Nick!

Information from the law firm’s press release!

Marcus Doshi '97 – Lighting It Up in NYC


The work of Wabash’s Marcus Doshi ’97 is featured in a new production "(I Am) Nobody’s Lunch". The New York Times described the production as a "merrily unserious, vaudevillian romp through the anxious chatter of contemporary America".  It opened recently at the 59E59 Theaters.

For the entire story, click here.

Congrats to Marcus and thanks to Wabash Theater professor Michael Abbott for bringing it to our attention!



Pat Walter '69 and Jon Pactor '71 – Upon Further Review

Pat Walter ’69 (l)  and Jon Pactor ’71 are there…year after year.  They are in there for the entire game – no break for those two. They keep everything as even as possible and insure the Gentlemen’s Rule is adhered to throughout the contest. 

Pat and Jon referee the annual alumni basketball game.  Many thanks Pat and Jon for making every game a fun experience.





John Ryder '71 Named Best Lawyer

John Ryder ’71, a member of the law firm of Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, has been recognized by his peers for inclusion in the third annual Business Tennessee 150 Best Lawyers 2006.  

Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh is a full service law firm with two offices in Memphis, Tennessee, and an office in Oxford, Mississippi.