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Full Big Bash Weekend Schedule


June 2, 2011

 

Friday, June 3, 2011

8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. - Registration in Chadwick Court- Allen Center.  Stop by Chadwick Court for latest Big Bash information.  There you’ll have the opportunity to sign the Alumni Register, which is important for your class as it competes for the attendance awards. After registration, meet your classmates for refreshments in the Scarlet Inn and get the latest Wabash gear in the College Bookstore.
10:00 a.m. - Wally Wabash Golf Outing (Rocky Ridge Golf Club).   Hackers and serious golfers alike will want to form a foursome for the Wally Wabash Golf Outing, sponsored by the Sugar Creek Association of Wabash Men. Foursomes will compete in a Florida scramble, best ball format with a shotgun start. Prizes will be awarded for low gross, as well as for closest to the pin and longest drive. A boxed lunch will be available so you can eat on the fly.  Directions to the course available at registration.
11 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. - Campus Tours.   Tour guides from the Sons of Wabash will lead alumni and friends on tours of campus. Each tour is about an hour in length, so wear comfortable walking shoes. Featured on the tour will be Wabash’s newest buildings—Trippet Hall, Hays Hall, Allen Athletics and Recreation Center, and the Malcolm X Institute—as well as the old favorites like Center Hall and the Chapel. Golf carts will be provided for alumni and spouses who are unable to walk the campus. Tours depart from the steps of the Allen Center at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. — 11:45 a.m. - Colloquium: Hear but can't Understand? Mead Killion '61 will talk about hearing loss which comes in two flavors:  You can lose sensitivity (outer hair cells in the cochlea) or understanding (inner hair cells), or both.  Any good hearing aid will let you hear your grandchildren, but some special devices will also let you enjoy going out to dinner in a noisy restaurant again.    Much of hearing loss is "evidence of a misspent youth."   
12:00 p.m. — 12:45 p.m. - Welcome Back Luncheon. We offer a casual buffet lunch in the Knowling Fieldhouse. Catch up with other alumni, faculty, and current students at the luncheon.

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Tommy's Scarlet Nickel.  The traditional Tommy's, as many of you knew it, has been lost.  However, TWR and other beverages can be had at Tommy's Scarlet Nickel, a temporary establishment right here on campus.  Meet your classmates for a drink under the tent north of the Allen Center entrance.
1:00 p.m. — 1:45 p.m. - Colloquium:  Infancy to Independence: Hearing the Isolation of Insensitivity.  Drawing from a kaleidoscope of experiences of being born with a severe bilateral hearing loss, Tony Gigli '01 will share how it is possible to be both oral deaf & independent. Through work & helping people with Hear Indiana, a non-profit organization & his role as a consumer member on the Indiana Governor’s Hearing Aid Advisory Committee, he will help broaden the horizons of those who may be afflicted with hearing loss and those who take for granted each day sounds that others cannot hear.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Scarlet Yarns: Your Wabash in Story and Song.  Scarlet Yarns is a collaboration between the Archives, Alumni Relations, and Wabash Magazine to record on digital video the stories of Wabash alumni of their days at the College.  The recordings will be preserved in the Robert T. Ramsay Jr. Archival Center at Wabash, some stories will be transcribed for use in Wabash Magazine, and we'll produce a commemorative DVD.  Swing by Lilly Library, where staff will be on hand to assist you.
2:00 p.m. — 2:45 p.m. - Colloquium: Physics Myth Busting: A lab-centered physics course for non-science students.  Martin Madsen, Professor of Physics, will describe a course that I designed and implemented, based loosely on the popular Discovery Channel show “Mythbusters,” that focused on teaching students the process of doing science.
3:00 p.m. — 3:45 p.m. - Colloquium:  Defending Federalism.  A political campaign junkie and student of the Constitution during his time on campus, Tom Fisher '91 has made a career out of his devotion to “Our Federalism.”  Since 2005 he has served as Indiana’s first Solicitor General and in that role has defended the State in court at all levels, including three oral arguments before the Supreme Court of the United States.  Fisher will discuss his Supreme Court experiences, including his high-profile defense of Indiana’s Voter ID law, and his more recent work in connection with challenging the constitutionality of the New Healthcare Bill.
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Colloquium:  Crawfordsville, IN to Breckenridge, CO !?!  Tim Gagen '76 explains his trip from Crawfordsville to Breckenridge, one of the best ski resort towns in America, and how he ended up managing the place.
4:00 p.m. — 4:45 p.m. - Colloquium:  Opportunities and Challenges for US businesses in China.  Khurram Tahir '01 will address how the remarkable expansion of the Chinese economy has created a lot of opportunities and challenges for US businesses. However, China is an incredibly complicated market with its own unique set of rules. The talk and discussion will focus on how US businesses can navigate China's unique challenges and be successful in that market.
5:00 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.  Reunion Reception.  All reunion attendees are invited to a lively reception and cash bar in the Knowling Fieldhouse. 
6:00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m. - Big Bash Banquet.   The Big Bash Banquet is one of the highlights of the weekend. Classes will sit together in Knowling Fieldhouse and enjoy a wonderful meal by Bon Appetit. President Pat White will present the class of 1961 with their 50th reunion medallions and make a few brief comments.
9:00 p.m. - Midnight.  All Class Hospitality Suite, Quality Inn.  Continue your fun and conversation at the Quality Inn.  Open to all Big Bash attendees.  Pay-as-you-go bar. 
8:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m. - Registration in Chadwick Court - Allen Center.  Stop by Allen Center for the latest Big Bash information. There you’ll have the opportunity to sign the Alumni Register, which is important for your class as it competes for the attendance awards. After registration, meet your classmates for refreshments in the Scarlet Inn and get the latest Wabash gear in the College Bookstore.
8:30 a.m. - Fun Run/Walk.  If you run, you’ll want to compete in a two-mile or four-mile race that begins on the oval at Hollett Stadium. If you walk, shake it loose early, grab a buddy, and join the fun. All competitors (serious and not-so) will receive a free T-shirt just for coming out.
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Scarlet Yarns: Your Wabash in Story and Song.  Scarlet Yarns, is a collaboration between the Archives, Alumni Relations, and Wabash Magazine to record on digital video the stories of Wabash alumni of their days at the College.  The recordings will be preserved in the Robert T. Ramsay Jr. Archival Center at Wabash, some stories will be transcribed for use in Wabash Magazine, and we'll produce a commemorative DVD.  Swing by Lilly Library, where staff will be on hand to assist you.
9:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m., & 3:30 p.m. - Campus Tours. Tour guides from the Sons of Wabash will lead alumni and friends on tours of campus. Golf carts will be provided for alumni and spouses who are unable to walk the campus. Tours depart from the steps of the Allen Center at 9:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. - Colloquium: The Challenge of Excellence: Our Success, Our Challenges, Our Opportunities. Dean for College Advancement, Joe Emmick '92, will report on the success of the Challenge of Excellence campaign, describe the work remaining to reach our $60M goal, and highlight the impact alumni gifts have on our students and faculty. 
 11:00 a.m. - Alumni Chapel Sing on the Chapel Steps.   There won’t be any “W” haircuts given this time, so if you forget a word or two, no big deal. But there will be singing when Wabash hosts its annual Alumni Chapel Sing. You’ll sing along with members of your class and compete against the other nine reunion classes. Volume counts, so don’t let your mates down. Learn the words to Old Wabash all over again, stretch your vocal chords, and relive what many Wabash men recall as their fondest Wabash memory.
12:00 p.m. - Picnic Lunch - Knowling Fieldhouse - Allen Center.   We’ll wrap up our Alumni Chapel Sing with a festive and casual picnic in the Knowling Fieldhouse.
1:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m. - Class Photographs.  Starting with the Class of 1961, class reunion photographs will be taken every three minutes in the visiting stands of Hollett Stadium.  Bring your spouse as two photos of each class, with and without spouses, will be taken.
 1:00 p.m. — Class of 1961
 1:03 p.m. — Class of 1966
 1:06 p.m. — Class of 1971
 1:09 p.m. — Class of 1976
 1:12 p.m. — Class of 1981
 1:15 p.m. — Class of 1986
 1:18 p.m. — Class of 1991
 1:21 p.m. — Class of 1996
 1:24 p.m. — Class of 2001
 1:27 p.m. — Class of 2006
 1:30 p.m. — Other Classes
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Tommy's Scarlet Nickel.  The traditional Tommy's, as many of you knew it, has been lost.  However, TWR and other beverages can be had at Tommy's Scarlet Nickel, a temporary establishment right here on campus.  Meet your classmates for a drink under the tent north of the Allen Center entrance.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Scarlet Yarns: Your Wabash in Story and Song.  Scarlet Yarns, is a collaboration between the Archives, Alumni Relations, and Wabash Magazine to record on digital video the stories of Wabash alumni of their days at the College.  The recordings will be preserved in the Robert T. Ramsay Jr. Archival Center at Wabash, some stories will be transcribed for use in Wabash Magazine, and we'll produce a commemorative DVD.  Swing by Lilly Library, where staff will be on hand to assist you.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Reception hosted by the Psychology Department.  The Psychology department welcomes back all their majors and minors for the Big Bash and asks that they come by Baxter Hall, Room 312, to get a chance to meet the faculty.
2:00 p.m. — 2:45 p.m. - Colloquium: Ruminations on Retirement – financial and philosophical.  Bill Kovacs ’71 has worked as an investment lawyer for pension funds for over 30 years.  He is now facing his own retirement.  In this colloquium he will share his beliefs and concerns about retiring in the second decade of the 21st century."  
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Fraternity houses open for visits.
3:00 p.m. - Class of 1961 Necrology.  The Class of 1961 and their families will gather to remember their classmates who are no longer with them.
3:00 p.m. — 3:45 p.m. - Colloquium:  How many licks does it take 'til you get to the center?  Charles A. Montgomery, Jr. '86 will discuss his career as a Hollywood talent agent and the lessons he's learned along the way.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Reception for the Class of 1961.  President and Mrs. Pat White welcome the Class of 1961 to the Elston Homestead.
4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. - Colloquium:  Everything I needed to know about health care reform I learned at Wabash.  A national speaker on the topic of delivery system reform, Jay Want '81will delve into why reform is happening now, and the macroeconomic forces that are driving change for an industry devouring 1/6th of the American economy.  His plea will be not for a Republican or a Democratic solution, but one rooted in the American community, our industry as a people, and our obligations to one another.
5:30 p.m. - Reunion Receptions and Dinners.   Each reunion class will have its own private reception and dinner catered by Bon Appetit. You’ll go entirely at your own pace and will have lots of time after dinner to reminisce, relive old memories, and tell lies. Dinners will begin at 6:15 p.m. and locations will be noted in your registration packets.   
 
9:00 p.m. - Midnight.  All Class Hospitality Suite, Quality Inn.  Continue your fun and conversation at the Quality Inn.  Open to all Big Bash attendees.  Pay-as-you-go bar. 
 8:00 a.m. - Catholic Mass - Pioneer Chapel.  Celebrant is Father Mike Reding, Class of 1986. Father Mike is the pastor of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Wayzata, MN.
9:45 a.m. - Ecumenical Chapel Service - Pioneer Chapel.  Celebrant is Adam Fronczek, Class of 2001.  Adam is the Associate Pastor of the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, IL.
11:00 a.m. - Big Bash Awards Brunch.  We’ll say fond goodbyes at the Big Bash Brunch in Knowling Fieldhouse, where President White presents several reunion awards.
 

 

 

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