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This Will Get You Fired Up!

Alright Wabash fans, get on your feet ’cause its…

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The coaches poll is out.  Predictably, Witt is favored to win the conference with the ‘Bash second and DePauw third.  Of course, that doesn’t mean anything other than it’s time for football!

To get your football juices flowing, watch this video put together by our own Aaron Selby ’06.  Aaron now works in Alumni/Parent Relations after coaching football for the past several years.  Aaron doesn’t know it yet, but he just became the office videographer!!!

I’ve watched it a couple of times….going home to pack the car for Hamden-Sydney! (It’s less than a month away!)


Campus Construction – through the eyes of the Grunge

The Townhomes

The Townhouse

Took the camera out for a walk about this morning.  Here’s the view of the southernmost townhouse.  We’re planning on having 12 students there in a couple of weeks!

 

Inside view of a townhouse

Inside view of a townhouse

I let the lenses do a little looking inside the northernmost townhouse.  Looks like the interior work is well on its way.

A New Hall

A New Hall

Construction is well underway on the new Halls.  We plan to have students living there at the start of the spring semester.

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Work has started on the Wrestling Pavilion as well.  The mound of dirt that use to be in extended right field is gone and we’re beginning to move construction materials into place.  The pavilion will sit directly south of the indoor tennis courts and the wrestling team and tennis team will have locker facilities between the practice areas.


Brian Sawyer ’84 in Architectural Digest

John Berson and Brian Sawyer

John Berson and Brian Sawyer

Wabash alumnus Brian Sawyer, class of 1984, is featured in the July edition of the Digest.

Brian started Sawyer-Berson in 1999 with John Berson.  The firm is an “interdisciplinary firm practicing architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.”  The firm is headquartered in New York.

Brian also recently traveled to the United Kingdom visiting some of the iconic country home there.  You can see his video here.

 

 


Jim Dimos New ABA Deputy Executive Director

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Jim Dimos ’83

Jim Dimos ’83, a partner a the Indianapolis Law Firm of Frost Brown Todd, has accepted the position of Deputy Executive Director for the American Bar Association.  Jim will start these new duties on August 31, 2015.

Jim has served previously as the ABA’s treasurer and as a member of the Board of Governors.

Jim has been an active alumni leader as well, having served as the president of the board of directors of the National Association of Wabash Men.

For more on Jim’s new role, click here.

Congrats Jim!


Northwest Indiana Sendoff – Thanks Amy and Mark!

Mark (2nd for left) and Amy (2nd from right) greet guests

Mark (2nd for left) and Amy (2nd from right) greet guests

Amy and Mark ’83 Magura hosted the first Wabash Sendoff in Northwest Indiana yesterday…it was a fun and relaxing time.

The food was awesome and it really gave alumni, current students, new students, and families a chance to get to know each other and get answers to those questions- the ones that a new member of the Wabash family wants to ask but isn’t sure whom to ask.

Amy and Mark know Wabash well – two sons, Joe and Steve, are also Wabash alumni.  Their experiences as Wabash parents go a long way to answering a lot of questions.

The perfect summer spot

The perfect summer spot

As I mentioned, there was plenty of food.  With the national pastime on the TV, people ate, mingled, and ate some more.  (The Grunge tested the cookies and declared them all A#1!)

All in all, a great send off for our new students and parents from Northwest Indiana.

Thanks Amy and Mark!