"Live" Wake Draws Big Wabash Crowd

Dutch Freise ’48 (front row, center, blue sports coat) came up with a different idea – a Wake while he was still alive! I think he wanted to make sure folks said good things about him!!!

A crowd of well over 100 people gathered including a nice-sized Wabash contingent, pictured above. Among those attending were Trustee Mike Dill ’71 (far right) and Dean for Advancement Joe Emmick ’92 (fourth from right) as well as several stalwarts from the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.

Dutch had a great time – he thinks he enjoyed this one better than he will the final one!

Frank Paul '75 – Helping recruit in Chicago

That’s Frank Paul ’75 in the front row, right side in the gray suit. Frank knows an assistant principal at North Chicago High School and he helped ensure 13 fine young men were available when Dean of Admissions Steve Klein visited the school. Thanks Frank!

It doesn’t take a lot of work to help recruit young men for Wabash – all it takes is to keep your “radar up” for young men you think would benefit from a Wabash education and introduce them to the College. Frank did it through his friendship with the assistant principal. You can help in other ways – the easiest way is just to refer a student. You can do that right now, online by clicking here.

Pat East '00 To Be Featured Speaker

Pat East ’00 will be a featured presenter at an upcoming Masters of Business Online (MBO) Conference to be held on December 7, 2007 in Indianapolis, IN.

Pat is the president of Hanapin Marketing located in Bloomington, IN. Pat will be speaking on Search Engine Marketing – a fairly recent and greatly expanding area of modern marketing.

For more information on the course and on Pat, click here.

Coach to Coach

This happens a lot in sports at all levels. Two coaches get together and share their perspectives on the competing teams – strong points, areas to watch, standout personnel…the whole nine yards.

But this is a bit of a different twist. The coach on the left is Jay Fisher ’66, honorary coach for Wabash in the big game against Wittenberg on October 13, 2007. On the right is coach Heather Creighton, wife of head coach Chris Creighton and one of the honorary coaches (along with the other spouses of the football staff) for the game against Oberlin. Whatever Jay suggested may have helped – but then again Heather already had a good game plan.

When I ask Heather about her philosophy to start the game, she likes to throw it deep. She said it opens up the game and makes the defense think about getting hurt long…all day long.

Believe me, Heather Creighton knows football.

Important Announcement – Bell Game Tailgating at DePauw

As everyone begins to look forward to the Monon Bell game, I thought it might be important for everyone to understand why the parking lots at DePauw will not be open until 9:00 AM the morning of the game. Here’s the response I received from the DePauw Alumni Office when I asked about tailgating opportunities.

“The “tailgating” issue is one we have considered carefully during our ongoing Monon Bell planning process. As you may know issues of alcohol and tailgating are concerns widespread throughout campuses across the country. Our primary concern and effort is to ensure that we are addressing foreseeable risks in our parking venues outside the stadium.

With this in mind we hope that placing reasonable parameters on the availability of the tailgating areas will be one step in helping us create a safe and responsible environment before, during after the game.

The Blackstock parking lot will open at 9:00 AM on Saturday November, 10.

Parking in the Blackstock lot will be on a first come, first served basis when the lot opens that morning.”

Please keep this in mind as you make your Monon Bell game plans.

Monon Bell Stag Set for November 8th

The men of Wabash and DePauw will again gather to roast each other and to celebrate the greatest rivalry in college football at the annual Monon Bell Stag.

The event will he held at the Marriott in downtown Indianapolis on Thursday, November 8th. Reception at 5:45 PM and dinner at 6:45 PM with program to follow.

Tim Hewitt W’72 and Tom Yeo D’70 will be honored with the Spirit of the Monon Bell Award.

For more details or to RSVP, contact Jon Pactor W’71 by email ( or call him at 317-636-0686.

Don’t be a dummy and miss this great event!

Photos: Jim Amidon W’87 provides a football update on both teams.

Right: The DePauw alumni always bring a senior DPU leader, or his/her representative, for the head table.

Wabash vs. Oberlin – Listen To The Game

Can’t get back to campus for the Wabash vs. Oberlin football game this Saturday? No problem. You can listen to the game via a broadcast on the internet. Click here for the web page.

Please note. The broadcast is carried via Real Audio and you’ll need RealPlayer installed on your computer. If you don’t have the software installed, we recommend you do that before game time so you don’t miss any of the action. To get the software, which is free, click here and select the “RealPlayer – Free” blue button (shown below) on the screen.

No Reason To Miss This Year's Bell Game!

There’s no reason to miss this year’s Bell Game. We’ve confirmed 44 telecast sites, thanks to the hard work of Mike Warren ’93 and his counterpart at DePauw, , and we’re hoping to add 11 more in the next day or so.

Don’t see your site represented? Send Mike an email ( and let him know.

Click here for the nearest site AND directions from wherever you are.

Monon Bell Tickets Are Here!

Wabash’s allocation of Monon Bell game tickets have arrived on campus and will be available through the Wabash Bookstore shortly. Stayed tuned for more details.

Can’t make it to the game? That’s OK. We’re anticipating over 50 telecast locations around the nation. Click here to find a telecast in your area.

Kelly Pfledderer '96 in the News

Kelly Pfledderer ’96, president and CEO of Apparatus (, was in the news recently in the best kind of way.

Kelly’s company was highlighted as one of the fastest growing companies in the Indianapolis area according to the September 17, 2007 edition of the Indianapolis Business Journal. Kelly states his biggest challenge is handling the tremendous growth of the company.  Nice problem to have.

Thankfully, Kelly still finds time to help in a number of ways with the efforts of our career services office.

One small note about the value and flexibility of a liberal arts education – Kelly was a German major at Wabash!

Congratulations Kelly!


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