Friday, July 26, 2013

Wabash Only Indiana School on Best Buy List

Wabash College is the only private Indiana College to be named to the Fiske Guide to Colleges "Best Buy" list. Wabash joins 19 other private schools across the nation on the list.

For the last 30 years, Fiske Guide to Colleges has chosen a select group of schools, noted for quality academic offerings and affordable cost, for its annual Best Buy list.

The tradition continues with the Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buys of 2014, comprised of 21 public and 20 private colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. All of the Best Buy schools fall into the inexpensive or moderate price category, and most  have four- or five-star academics ratings.

For 30 years, millions of students, parents, and guidance counselors have relied on the Fiske Guide to Colleges to present the “best and most interesting” schools during their college search.

Compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, the top independent voice in college admissions, Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014  is a selective, subjective, and systematic look at 300+ colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain.

Readers will discover more about Wabash College based on a broad range of subjects, including student body, academics, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food, and extracurricular activities.

Edward Fiske served for 17 years as education editor of the New York Times, where he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He is also the author of the Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College.

The only other Indiana institution to make either list was Purdue University as a public institution. The College of Wooster was the only other NCAC or GLCA school on the list.

Monday, July 1, 2013

News from Wabash & Vic Powell's favorite story

Here is the latest news from Wabash.  As you scroll down, look at the story by archivist Beth Swift about that famed statue of Lincoln and his dog on the steps of the Campus Center (Sparks Center).  With great fondness, I can recall Vic Powell, many times, telling with wonderful zest the happenings of that event.  He could barely get through the tale without falling in fits of laughter. 

news and notes @ Wabash
July 2013



July 7-13, 2013 Opportunities to Learn About Business

July 25, 2013
IAWM Mitchum Crock
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August 24, 2013 Freshman Saturday

August 29, 2013 Classes start

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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10 to 1 -
The student to faculty ratio at Wabash.
1833 - The year of the first class taught at Wabash (by Caleb Mills.)

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Campus News

Big Bash 2013

The 2013 edition of the Big Bash was one of the largest reunion weekends in history. For more about the Big Bash click here and here.

Wabash Announces Lacrosse Coach Wabash has named Terry Corcoran as its first coach.  (Read More)

Alumni Trip to France
For the complete rundown of an amazing trip, click here.
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Bits and Pieces

Special Hall of Fame Ceremony 
Wabash will hold a special, one-time Hall of Fame Induction ceremony on September 20, 2013 as part of the 2013 Homecoming Festivities.  All of the details will be included in the Homecoming Invitation. 

Wabash Centers of Distinction
Despite the small size of the College, Wabash has several well-recognized Centers of Distinction.  (Read More)
From The Archives

The Lincoln Statue
The Lincoln Statue that sat in front of the newly built Campus Center (now the Sparks Center) is the subject of one of Beth Swift's favorite Wabash stories. (Read More)
Link of the Month

Big Bash 2013 on You Tube
You can watch the Chapel Sing and several Colloquia on the Wabash You Tube site here