Monthly Archives: February 2011

Wabashian Stage

If you’re in or around Crawfordsville this weekend, check out the Theater Department’s latest production, A Lie of the Mind. More information and the press release here.


a la Liberal Arts

Okay, this is pretty neat. On Friday, our beloved Wabash puts on it its sous chef apron equipped to serve up the next batch of Liberal Arts ingenuity.

If you didn’t know, the College will be hosting what its organizers are calling “Wally bon vivant.” It’s a program designed to give food a Liberal Arts inquisition. In addition to the evening dinner and reception, Friday will host an array of discussions ranging from food in the Ancient World to insight of High Fructose Corn Syrup in today’s culture.

Whether you’re just a guy who eats, a foodie, or  a high-palated gastronomer, this symposium will be a hit (much like last year’s take on baseball).

Tuesday, February 15 is the final reservation day. Check out it here.

Batter Up!

Just because it’s the middle of winter, we are not prohibited from thinking “baseball.” If you’re an MBL fan, Spring Training is a glorious peek into the season to come.

Even if you don’t follow baseball (Go St. Louis!), you can still appreciate the construction project happening at Wabash right now.

Though the temps are highs of 15 or 20 degrees, and though ice and snow dominant the weather, workers in Crawfordsville are busymoving dirt, laying brick, and running wire. That’s right, even now in the middle of winter the Little Giant’s baseball field is being built.

It will look pretty good when it’s done (see the embedded sketch). Check out pictures of this winter’s work on the Wabash website!

Attracting the Best

When I signed up for Wabash College my senior year of high school, a lingering thought in my head was “It’s only 4 years. If being at an all-male school in the middle of nowhere is tough, at least it’s only 4 years.”  Sometime during my sophomore or junior year, I asked myself “What the heck do professors tell themselves when they sign up?”

Wabash College is known as a tough academic institution.  Without terrific professors, that reputation would be unsustainable.   Thanks to the generosity of Professor Placher, and the upcoming generosity of alumni who will donate to the Challenge of Excellence (are you included in that?), the College just recently announced the William C. Placher Fund for Faculty Support.  One major way it will be used is to bring in top-notch faculty to continue our tradition of outstanding academics.

We’re interested to know – who was your favorite Wabash professor and why?