DJ McCallister '97 Opens Black Swan Pub

Wabash alumnus DJ McCallister, class of 1997, and his wife Erin have opened up a new pub in Plainfield, Indiana.  The new pub – The Black Swan Brewpub–  will be featuring some good food and beverage, it sounds like to me.  The Indy Star mentioned a Poppa Skull, a local brew.

DJ, you may recall, was the head brewer at Lafayette, Indiana’s Lafayette Brewing Company.

So, here’s another opportunity to go out for some pub food and a brew or two, all in the name of supporting a fellow Wally.

Wabash Wins Over UWW!

The Little Giants were victorious over Wisconsin-Whitewater in a very close match this weekend.  UWW is ranked 26th nationally in Wrestling.  Wabash subsequently came up just short against 12th-ranked York at the meet.

You can read the details here.

Wrestling has two home meets this week – Wednesday night against Manchester College and Saturday we host the Max Servies Duals.  Speaking of Max, I’ll bet he’s very proud of the performance of Coach Anderson’s squad.

Prof. Doug Calisch Is Featured Artist

Cosmic Duel by Doug Calisch

Wabash professor Doug Calisch’s work will be featured at Gallery 924 at the Arts Council in Indianapolis in February.  Doug’s work, The Biography of Objects, will be on exhibit from February 4 to February 25, 2011.

Doug’s a nationally recognized with a tremendous portfolio.

For more information on the exhibit and the Gallery, click here.

Indy Ad Firm Lands National Client

The Indianapolis-based advertising firm of Young and Laramore has landed Scotts LawnService as a client, according to the firm’s president, Tom Denari, Wabash Class of 1985.

Scott’s is the latest addition to a growing national identity for Young and Laramore, joining Stanley Steamer and Angies’ List as major clients.

For more information click here.

Congratulations to Tom and his team!

Wabash Alumnus On CSI:NY This Friday

Tune in this Friday

Catch Wabash alumnus Reynaldo Pacheco ’06 on television this Friday as he will be part of the guest cast on this week’s episode of CSI: New York.  Reynaldo will be playing the part of Miguel Martinez.

For more details of this episode, click here.

Many thanks to Marilyn Smith on the Wabash Advancement staff.  Marilyn is an excellent researcher and is EXTREMELY helpful to me in filling the blog with fresh news.

Chadwick Was Packed

Tipoff at the Wabash Wooster Basketball Game

That was the scene as the Wabash – Wooster game started last Saturday.  The “East End Zone” seats were almost full and people were still coming through the doors.  Ten minutes later the seats were full and people were standing in the doorways.

It was a great game.  Wabash battled back in the last four minutes to have a shot at winning as time expired.  A great game, for sure!

The Tobey Tailgate

Tobey Herzog has the tailgate ready!

Wabash English professor Tobey Herzog took a page from the football playbook and organized a tailgate before the Wooster basketball game.

Tobey and his friends needed to eat quickly, though, as all of those seats, including his “table”, were full by the time the game started.

It was an unbelieveable game and the atmosphere was truly Monon Bell-like.

Pull out your day planners right now – Wabash plays Wooster on Saturday, Feb 5, at 2:00 PM at Wooster.  BE THERE!

See You Tomorrow!

Saturday, January 8, 2011.  2:00 PM.  Chadwick Court.
(Arrive early if you want a seat.)

Are you ready for some basketball?  This just might be the regular season matchup everyone is talking about – certainly if you are a Little Giant!

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Judge Milligan '63 Hangs Up The Black Robe

Tom Milligan '63 at the Wabash Denison basketball game

Montgomery County Judge Tom Milligan ’63 is hanging up his black robe after 36 years of service to this community.

Tom’s legacy has really been one of service.  He’s not a “pushover” judge, “hanging” judge or anything approaching some other description.  He is, as described by a fellow alumnus and judge, a judge’s judge.  Key words – Justice Served.

Thanks Tom…from Wabash, from Crawfordsville, from Montgomery County..and from all those you have influenced for almost four decades.