Dr. Jared Sonnicksen ’01 featured on Quadriga radio

Dr. Jared Sonnicksen ’01 was part of a three-person panel on Quadriga: The International Talk Show on August 30.  Jared was interviewed with two other political authors about the U.S. presidential election:  Divisive Election – Which America Will Win?  Click here to watch the interview.

Dr. Jared Sonnicksen ’01

Jared’s professional bio summary from Quadriga:  “After completing his Bachelor of Arts at Wabash College in Indiana, Jared Sonnicksen moved to Germany in 2001. He studied at the University of Bonn as a Fulbright Scholar and received his MA in 2003. He has worked with the Centre for European Integration Studies and is now is a research and teaching assistant at the Institute for Political Science of the University of Bonn. He is working on a doctoral thesis on EU reform and the limits and possibilities of democratization.”



Photo courtesy of Quadriga.

Wabash gets a Taste of the Race

Wabash College was well represented in The Taste of Montgomery County Main Street Mile Race on August 25.  Nearly 50 runners participated in the one mile race, starting on Main Street near the Post Office, out to the Dari-licious, and back.

For men, Reed Hepburn ’12 finished first and Eric Freeze, Asst. Professor of English, finished third.  For women, Leah Myhre, daughter of Paul Myhre who is Assoc. Director of the Wabash Center, placed third.  The race was co-sponsored by The Taste and the Wabash College cross country team.

Congratulations, everyone!

Greg Castanias '87 is named Litigator of the Week

The AM Law Litigation Daily recently named Greg Castanias ‘87  “Litigator of the Week.”  Greg, a partner who heads Jones Day’s Federal Circuit practice in Washington DC, is an appellate and intellectual property litigator with extensive Supreme Court and Federal Circuit advocacy experience. He and his team of attorneys recently lead their case to a successful appellate court decision upholding genetic medical patents for Myriad Genetics.  Congratulations, Greg!


Kyle Coffey '06/radio interview

Kyle Coffey ’06 was recently interviewed on The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York internet radio station.  Kyle, a Senior Consultant with Deloitte & Touche, talked about “Deloitte Impact Day” and its involvement with Catholic Charities earlier this summer. This is the 13th year that Deloitte employees have volunteered time at 800 nonprofit organizations across the U.S.

Dr. Marc Overhage ’79 awarded for healthcare article

Dr. J. Marc Overhage ’79 is one of three physicians who received a third place award from the International Society for Disease Surveillance for their article detailing a Regenstrief Institute study of emergency health care.  Marc is the Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Siemens Healthcare.  He was the founder of the Indiana Health Information Exchange and the former director of informatics at the Regenstrief Institute, Inc. before joining Siemens.

Marc received his Ph.D. in biophysics and his M.D. from the IU School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency.

Tom Fisher ’91 to speak at Power Breakfast

Indiana Solicitor General Tom Fisher ’91 will be the keynote speaker at the Health Care Reform Power Breakfast presented by Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly on August 21 at the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce.

“Tom has served as an Indiana Deputy Attorney general since February 2001, and was named Indiana s first Solicitor General in July 2005. He has argued three times before the U.S. Supreme Court and is a two-time recipient of the National Association of Attorneys General Best Brief Award for excellence in U.S. Supreme Court brief writing.  He has taught at Indiana University Maurer School of Law.”

Tom’s love of law runs in his family, as he reported in a “39 Under 39” web story in 2008.  After Wabash, Tom earned his law degree from Indiana University.”

Click here for more details and to make reservations for the breakfast.

St. Louis Sendoff – A Great Model

A Crowd – Inside and Out

This is the fourth year the St. Louis alumni group has held their summer sendoff.  Each year it’s grown.  This year over 60 folks – alumni, family, current students, new students – gathered to talk about Wabash College and answer questions.

We had alumni from the 1950s through a 2012 graduate and current students from seniors to sophomores.  Some discussions centered on the new student experience, some on Wabash sports, and some on networking in the St. Louis area.  Kind of a win-win-win scenario.

The formula is a simple one.  Anne and Tom Walsh ’73 have been super generous in hosting these events.  They open up their home and they provide all the food and beverages.  Susan and Jim Dyer ’83 are the “spark plugs” that get the St. Louis engine running, getting the word out to all in the area.

Thanks go out to Anne and Tom and Susan and Jim and all the folks in the St. Louis area. See you at the Wash U. game, if not before!