Jim Dimos '83 and Steve Badger '87: ISBA leaders

For the past year, James Dimos ’83 served as president-elect of the Indiana State Bar Association.  In October, he was installed as the 117th President at the annual meeting and will serve through 2014.  Jim is an attorney with Frost Brown Todd in the Indianapolis office, focusing on business litigation.  On campus, Jim is Class Agent, and has served as president of the board of directors of the National Association of Wabash Men.  He was a leader in the effort to renovate the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house and also spearheaded the effort for a reunion of Wabash Lawyers in 2009.

As ISBA President, Jim will be backed up by another Wabash alum:

Steve Badger ’87 will serve as Counsel to the President at Indiana State Bar Association.  Steve has had a career as attorney for many years, and is currently Of Counsel with Benesch Attorneys at Law in Indianapolis for business litigation.  After Wabash, Steve earned his J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.  He is Vice President and Board Member with the Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men.

ISBA, you are in good hands with these good Wabash men!



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Frost Brown Todd, and Benesch

Dr. Timothy McDonald '79 to speak on campus

The Wabash College Pre-Health Society and Pre-Law Society are honored to welcome back Dr. Timothy McDonald ’79 for a lecture:  At The Brutal Interface Between Medicine and Law.  The lecture will be held in Hays Hall 104 on November 19th at 7:00 pm.  All are welcome.

Dr. McDonald is currently a Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. After graduating from Wabash in 1979, Dr. McDonald went on to earn an MD from Indiana University School of Medicine and a JD from Loyola School of Law.

His federally funded national research projects are in the reduction of patient harm, medical liability, and alternative dispute resolution. In his opinion, his liberal arts undergraduate education at Wabash provided the ideal foundation for this important work.



Thank you to 
Kalp Juthani ’15 for the announcement.

Photo courtesy of
University of Illinois College of Medicine.

Scott Cougill ’87 named CEO of Portable Church Industries

Scott Cougill ’87 is an experienced pastor who has been named to head Portable Church Ministries (PCI), a business that provides set up and management for mobile churches and church planting, and multimedia equipment movement and storage for portable churches.  Click here for the news release.

Scott is the Class Agent for the Wabash class of 1987.  After Wabash, he earned an MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business, and was involved in business and faith-related organizations until joining PCI.  Scott’s father is Dr. Stephen C. Cougill DDS ’64 and his brother is Dr. Andrew M. Cougill MD ’98.

Congratulations, Scott!



Wabash College physicians named to 450+ Top Doctors list

Dr. Christopher Leagre ’83 covers the Indianapolis Monthly annual issue of its “450+ Top Doctors list for 2013.”  Dr. Leagre is a Radiation Oncologist at St. Vincent Hospital and is with The Cancer Care Group in Indianapolis.

Physicians are selected for the Top List from initial nominations submitted by their physician peers.  Other Wabash College physician alumni included on the Top List include:  Dr. Patrick Healey ’76, geriatrics; Dr. Frank Kolisek ‘82, orthopedics; Dr. K. Donald Shelbourne ‘72, orthopedics; and Dr. Christopher Bojrab ’89, psychiatry.

Congratulations, all!

Wabash artists open exhibit in Lafayette

Three artists with Wabash College connections will show their work as part of an exhibit opening at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation in Lafayette, IN on November 1.  The Montgomery County Athens of Indiana Arts Gallery artists are part of the “Passions & Pursuits” portion of the exhibit, which will feature watercolor, oil, glass, wood turning, steel/glass sculpture, bronze and photography.

The Wabash College artists are:  Dr. John Zimmerman H’67, chemistry professor emeritus (photography), Dr. Robert Foote, professor of mathematics and computer science (wood turning), and C.J. Charles, wife of Wabash Magazine editor Steve Charles (watercolor).

The reception for the exhibit on November 1 is from 6:00-8:00pm at the Wells Community Cultural Center, 638 North St. in Lafayette, admission is free. The exhibit runs from November 1 – December 6.

Dr. Daniel Hartnett PhD '99 to give Cervantes talk

Next week, Dr. Daniel Hartnett ’99 from Kenyon College will be on campus to present:

Soap Operas, SportsCenter, and Cervantes:
The Story of Our Obsession 

Thursday, October 31st
Detchon 209, 12:10 pm
Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages

Daniel is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Kenyon College, where his areas of expertise include Medieval court poetry, early modern Iberian gender studies, and transcultural Mediterranean exchanges.  After Wabash, he earned a Master of Arts from University of Virginia and his PhD from the University of Virginia.  And, yes, he is the brother of Wabash Professor of Classics Jeremy Hartnett ’96!

Welcome back to campus!

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Wabash College’s Department of Modern Languages

Dr. Stephen Miller PhD ’64 on the history and future of Greece

Dr. Stephen Miller ’64 is Professor emeritus of Classical Archaeology at University of California Berkeley – Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology; Ancient Architecture; Greek Athletics.  After Wabash, he earned his Ph.D. at Princeton University.

He was recently interviewed for the web site in an article, “Coming up for air – After four decades of excavating Greece’s past, Dr Stephen Miller raises concerns about the country’s future.”

The lengthy interview included this question, with Steve’s answer:

“How did you first become interested in Greek history?
I went to a small, old-fashioned, all-male liberal arts school in Indiana called Wabash College. Every student must take a semester of biology, chemistry, physics etc. And two years of foreign language. I had opted for Latin in high school. I didn’t know what language I was going to take in college. For some reason I chose Ancient Greek. When my adviser asked me, “Why Ancient Greek?” I replied, “So I can read Plato in the original.” He said: “OK. That’s a good reason.”

Click here to read the entire interview.


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Tim DeLong ’86 named Global Managing Director

Tim DeLong ’86 was named Global Managing Director of North American Whiskey at Brown Forman in Louisville, KY.  DeLong leads the global development for Woodford Reserve and the other whiskeys around the world.  After Wabash, Tim earned an MS degree in Finance at Krannert School of Business at Purdue University.

Away from the job, Tim actively supports Wabash.  Nick Maraman ’10 reported:  “In August, Tim was kind enough to host a back-to-school cookout out at his home for Louisville-area Wabash students and alumni — always good to see Wabash men succeeding in life!”  Thanks for the heads up, Nick!



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Business First, Louisville


Tom Wilson ’77 will judge Moot Court

Tom Wilson ’77 will be one of four judges at the 2013 Wabash College Moot Court competition on campus on October 29. Another Wabash connection this year on the panel of judges is President Greg Hess.

Tom is Professor of Law; Director, Joint Center for Asian Law Studies; Director, Chinese Law Summer Program Director; and American Law for Foreign Lawyers LL.M. Program at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis.

After Wabash, Tom earned these degrees:  M.A., Duke University; J.D., Indiana University Maurer School of Law; and M.T.S., Christian Theological Seminary.


Photo courtesy of
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Dr. Thomas D. Brogan ’88, Classics, on campus tonight

Dr. Thomas D. Brogan ’88 will present a talk on campus tonight, sponsored by the Classics Department, entitled “Flavors, Aromas, and Bright Colors: Making ‘Sense’ of New Discoveries in Late Bronze Age Levels on Crete.”  Tom is the director of INSTAP Study Center for East Crete. After Wabash, he received his MA and PhD degrees from Bryn Mawr College.

He was an intern at Prof. Leslie Day’s dig in 1987 and returned in 1988 as a trench-master. From 1990 to 1994 he dug at Mochlos (where he is the Assistant Director). In 1992-93 he was a Fulbright Fellow at the American School of Classical Studies. Currently his is Director of the East Crete Research Center in Pachyammos, Crete.

Tom has been an active member of several excavations in east Crete during the past 20 years, primarily at Mochlos. His research interests include Minoan material culture (pottery, weights, and architecture). His lecture will review his recent excavations at three Neopalatial settlements in East Crete: Papadiokambos, Mochlos, and Chrissi.

Welcome to campus, Tom!

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