I think that’s Brother Jed checking his iPhone
Brother Jed, with a following of about four people, stopped by campus yesterday…the message was “Repent or Perish.”
Brother Jed was accompanied by a young man who seemed to be the prime message deliverer. I didn’t quite figure out why I deserve Hell, but I didn’t stay that long either. You see, it’s Homecoming week and we have a lot to get done. But, back to Brother Jed.
You can form a bazillion opinions about visits like this but…at a liberal arts college…especially The Liberal Arts College for Men…you can, and should, take a step back and calmly dissect the message and meaning. I think the conflict might be apparent in their posters. One says “Jesus saves from Sin and Hell.” If you believe in God and Jesus, then I am pretty sure you believe that. So, how do we reconcile the “You Deserve Hell” sign? Did these five folks decide that? If so, then there might be a little disconnect. And there, my friends, is the fuel for a lively debate.
So, for a Monday noon, a little dose of liberal arts to go along with lunch. Now, back to our regularly scheduled Homecoming prep.
We’ll need a lot of this…
And a lot of this…
Supported by a lot of loudness right here…
And if you are coming to C’ville for the football game, come a little early and catch the undefeated Little Giant Soccer Team at 11:00 AM in Mud Hollow Stadium.
And if you can’t be in C’ville on Saturday, you can watch here: http://www.wabash.edu/live/
Dick Griesser and his wife talk to the President at a class agent meeting in 2008
In a few short weeks, Homecoming will be here and the Society of Wabash Class Agents will be back on campus for their annual meeting. This Homecoming marks the 60th Anniversary of the Society. We’re set to welcome back class agents spanning the decades of the 1940s to the 2010s.
In between all of the logistics surrounding Homecoming, I couldn’t help but think about the contributions of some of our best class agents. And when you think about impact, my good friend Dick Griesser ’51 is right at the top of the list.
He was sooooo proud of the Class of 1951 and their long time support of the College – they are among our most loyal classes. He treasured his classmates. Sure, the Phi Psi bunch held a special place in his heart but that’s OK…they should. Think about the time Dick was a student at Wabash – War, new fraternity, world changes – and you get a sense of lasting memories in a number of ways.
Dick now resides in Class Agent heaven, I am pretty sure. I’ll bet he sees Dorman Hughes ’43 every day.
Being a class agent isn’t easy. It’s a labor of love…for Wabash and for the class. Dick Griesser was a standard bearer.
Friday night get-together drew over 100 Wabash fans
We started the weekend with an informal get-together at a local restaurant/bar in Farmville. We had over 100 fans join us during the event. The following morning’s tailgate included over 300 fans! A great turnout.
“Flying Wallies” takes on new meaning!
Mason Zurek went airborne to score this touchdown. Seems very fitting as several Wabash football alumni went together to raise enough money so the team could fly to Virginia. Mason’s was one of five touchdowns scored that day.
Sack by Connor Karns and Ethan Buresh
The defense played a very good game allowing less than 100 yards of total offense and limiting HSC’s scoring to a field goal.
Arlington National Cemetery
Sunday’s post game events included four team members laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Here the wreath is presented to the guys. After their visit, the team also spent some time on the National Mall before heading back to campus.
We’re set up at the Hampton Inn in Farmville. See you tonight at Charley’s and/or tomorrow at the tailgate and game.
Wabash Always Fights!
Charley’s – See you there Friday night
Tomorrow, the Grunge and Carol head towards Virginia. It was almost a year ago that I took the trip out there for the first time.
We’re expecting a good crowd at Charley’s on Friday night – hope we see you there.
Football and Tailgate
It’a a natural grass field and, as you can see, there’s not much seating on the visitor’s side. Bring lawn chairs! For those of you attending the tailgate, it’s in the red building straight behind the visitor’s bleachers.
The VIP section of their home stands
Above their general seating, there’s a nice area where the HSC folks can entertain their VIPs.
This should look familiar
Their Chapel looks a lot like the one at Wabash.
Where HSC got its start.
Make sure you take a little time to look around campus. You’ll be amazed at the similarities.
See you there – WAF!