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Division II: Humanities and Fine Arts Department Names Honorees at Annual Awards Chapel
Wabash Moments: Our poet . . . our prophet
"I was a student at Wabash in the late 1960s during the middle of the war in Vietnam when Don was not only our poet, but our prophet," LaFollette Distinguished Professor in the Humanities Bill Placher '70 said of Don Baker during a tribute to the late professor and Wabash poet-in-residence.
Seeing is Believing
By Evan West '99
Pastor Greg Manning '96 is blessed with extraordinary vision.
Sharp Intellect, Compassionate Teacher
By Rev. Mel Schoonover '51
Wabash Professor J. Harry Cotton introduced me to philosophy. An austere older man with a sharp intellect, he was an ordained Presbyterian minister and had been president of a theological seminary.
By John Schendel Rose ’05
Everything sweats in the Philippines. Just two weeks in Los Baños sent me looking for a place to get my head shaved. A storefront nearby advertised "Nap’s Haircuts, Air Conditioned," and I was sold. Stepping in, I was greeted by a Filipino in a white barber coat. He sat me down and wasted no time starting a conversation.
In response to the question: “What challenges and problems do you see in science education?”
By Steve Randak ’69
An address by Steve Randak ’69, Lafayette Jefferson Biology Teacher and National Biology Teacher of the Year, on the occasion of his being awarded an Honorary Doctorate
Hughes' Editorship of Social Philosophy Today Benefits Students
Philosophy professor Cheryl Hughes’ editorship of Social Philosophy Today is an affirmation of her scholarship from colleagues in the field and a plus for the Wabash philosophy department’s reputation, but Hughes has also turned the job into a learning opportunity for Wabash students.
“Burning with Life”: Science in the Catalyst of the Liberal Arts
By Doug McGinnis
Could it be that thinking deeply about subjects such as history, philosophy, and religion makes one a better scientist? Wabash and many other top American schools think so.
Scholar Encourages Higher Education to Regain its Moral Principles
Higher education has lost its moral compass, said sociologist James Davison Hunter. Furthermore, if they do not regain it, institutions will eventually become exhausted and devitalized. However, the liberal arts are in a position to help find the way once again, he said.
Wabash Professor Earns American Academy of Religion's Excellence in Teaching Award