Tuesday, June 11, 2013

500 Strong

June 11, 2013

Dear Wabash Alumnus:

This summer my wife, Patience, and I are bringing out a volume titled, 500 Strong:  Wabash College Students in the Civil War. There will be over 500 biographical sketches of students who served in the war, plus a description of how these all came together.

Starting in the fall of 1981 and continuing for 25 years, my senior history majors and I researched the lives of early Wabash students. These included those who were in military service. Now all this material and effort will be brought together in one book.

You will be hearing from the College about a special alumni gathering on September 27, 2013 to help commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. For this gathering we shall also use the theme of Wabash College Students in the Civil War, and presentations will be made by alumni, faculty, and staff. Beginning at 1 p.m. the sessions will conclude about 6:00, followed by further refreshments and dinner.
I look forward to chatting with many of you, especially those of you who did research and writing on those Civil War vets.

Cordially yours,

James J. Barnes

Professor of History, Emeritus

Saturday, June 1, 2013

June News from Wabash

news and notes @ Wabash
June 2013



June 7, 2013 Alumni Trip Leaves for France

June 16-23, 2013
Third Annual Road Trip

June 30, 2013 End of Wabash's Fiscal Year
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August 24, 2013 Freshman Saturday

September 19-21, 2013

Homecoming, including a special Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday evening.
November 2, 2013 Family Day
November 16, 2013
Monon Bell Game (Away)

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36.5% -
The goal for alumni participation in the Annual Fund.  We can get this done but we need your help!

13 -
The number of men in the Class of 2013 entering into PhD programs this year.

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Campus News

175th Commencement The Class of 2013 is on its way.  To read about Commencement, click here.

Wabash Adds Lacrosse
President Pat White announced recently that Wabash will add Lacrosse as a varsity sport.  (Read More)
Internships and Opportunities
Students and new grads are interning, working, or going to graduate school in 26 States, the District of Columbia, China, Greece, Mozambique, Mexico, France, Jamaica, Marshall Islands, Italy, and Nepal.  To see the list, click here. If you’d like names and contact info for those coming to your area, email Scott Crawford
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Faculty Profile

Laura Wysocki, Professor of Chemistry Professor Wysocki is the Byron K. Trippet Assistant Professor of Chemistry.  (Read More)
Bits and Pieces

Immersion Learning 
The seniors have graduated and the classrooms may be vacant, but the learning goes on. Check out the Immersion Learning blogs, especially the recent trip to Germany.  Click here.
Annual Giving Update
30 Days Remaining!
June 30 is the final day to make a gift for the 2012-2013 fiscal year and help the College reach this year’s $3.25 million Annual Fund goal. 
We want to thank the more than 3,800 alumni, parents, and friends who have already participated in the Annual Fund this year.  You can view the names of those who have supported students and faculty on the online Honor Roll.
Don’t see your name listed?  Then take a few minutes to make your Annual Fund gift to Wabash today!  But hurry—the June 30 fiscal year-end is fast approaching.
Links of the Month

175th Commencement
You can watch the entire video of the Commencement ceremony here.

Wabash has launched a new Facebook group for parents. 
Many thanks to Michele Ward in Alumni and Parent Relations and new Wabash parent Sue Black for helping us get the program going.  Click here to log into Facebook and join the group.