The 2010 Edition of the Big Bash is just around the corner – June 4-6, 2010. We’re gearing up for hopefully another big reunion weekend like the record setter last year. Some classes look to have great turnouts while others…well…if you don’t phone, you’ll be alone!
Hope to see you there…don’t miss the opportunity to get back together with your classmates! To register for the reunion, click here. The last day to register is May 26, 2010.
The recent Wabash Magazine featured Wally. Daniel King ’10 helped the readers explore the different sides of Wally.
Sometimes though, you get to lead by example and here’s one where Wally is first among other Wallies to get that post-workout massage.
You don’t have to see Wally’s expression – maybe I should try out for Wally?
I’ve told you nine readers many times that one of my favorite things at Wabash is the Midnight Munch during finals week. Elsewhere on the web site you’ll see Howard Hewitt’s coverage of last night. Word on the street is that we served over 210 students…in the first 16 minutes! Well over 340 in all.
Pat White’s favorite thing is to make pancakes…we have code-named them "PPs" – Presidential Pancakes. Here Pat demonstrates the wrist action necessary to delivery a well- formed "PP".
I know Pat gets a kick out of the evening just like we all do. It’s one big, happy Wabash family and EVERYONE there – faculty and staff – enjoys the event and wishes our guys the best on finals.
Bill Cook ’66 was the featured speaker at the 1832 Society Dinner this past Sunday. I probably don’t even need to tell you he was GREAT – entertaining and making us think. His title was: "Dear Wabash: Old and New".
Bill’s comments seamlessly tied together our recollections of the giants of Wabash College – people like Byron Trippet, Willis Johnson (God), Wendell Calkins – with the faculty and students of today. Sure Wabash is different, Bill told us, but those legends of yesteryear have been replaced with the legends of today…and tomorrow. Just wait and see.
And the young men who study here? Guys like Luke Robbins and Seth Einterz? They are young men of great promise who will make a difference…just like those who have gone before.
Different? Yes. The same? Yes, as well.
As I drove home, I thought of the phrase from another favorite of mine: "Wake Up The Echoes". Bill did…and he reminded us again about the good in "this good place".
And then I am left wondering…what will we ever do when he leaves? And I am pretty sure the answer is that a part of Bill Cook has been here since 1962 and will never leave.
And that is good in "this good place".