"To be given a
voice is to be set free."
Stephen H. Webb from his 2003
Charles D. LaFollette Lecture
A Man’s Life: Arm Wrestling at Dinner
The man who created Rambo reveals the genesis of his most
famous character and the yearning that drives his fiction.
by David Morrell
Minspeak, invented by Bruce Baker '65, gives voice to
those with cerebral palsy and other injuries and opens
the door to their independence and pursuit of vocation.
by Steve Charles
Giving Voice to the Land
One of Wabash's greatest archival treasures helped the
nation preserve a treasure of its own.
by Beth Swift
Seeing is Believing
Pastor Greg Manning '96 strives to transform a Kansas
City inner city congregation into a "picture of heaven."
by Evan West '99
Faculty Gallery: "To the Happy Few"
Chemistry professor John Zimmerman H'67 tells the stories
behind the names scrawled on the Goodrich Hall elevator
shaft--and his former students tell a few Z stories
of their own!
by John Zimmerman
from Along the Tracks
Minnesota Publisher of the Year Greg Britton '84 is giving
voice to first-generation immigrant writers and re-shaping
the national image of Garrison Keillor's state.
by Steve Charles
The Chapel is the architectural
focus of the Wabash campus, but this fall and winter it
was the spiritual and emotional center as well.
"Our poet . . . our prophet"
Current Wabash poet and English
Department Chair Marc Hudson orchestrated a gathering
of Wabash legends to honor one of their own: the late
Don Baker, professor and poet-in-residence.
When former Woodberry
Forest School and Blue Ridge School wrestling coach Dick
Glover '65 was named to the National Wrestling Hall of
Fame this fall for his lifetime service to the sport,
he had much to say at his induction ceremony.
While more than 200
harriers stretched and prepared for the Wabash Hokum Karem
Cross Country Race last August, a dozen members of the
Wabash chapter of the College's service fraternity, Alpha
Phi Omega, were doing a little stretching of their own.
One legend paced the
sideline at the 110th Monon Bell Classic while two future
legends helped the Wabash football team keep the 300-pound
trophy for a third consecutive season with a 37-20 victory
in the annual clash with DePauw.
If you are among the
generations of alumni who sang with the Crawfordsville
Community Chorus, these pictures may stir fond memories:
the musical enthusiasm of Glee Club Director Bob Mitchum
H'59, Crawfordsville residents who became your friends,
and the beauty of powerful soprano and alto voices blending
with tenors and basses in the College Chapel.
Hip-Hop To History
I was up for my third semester review at Indiana
University, where you sit in front of three Ph.D.s in
your field and they decide whether to pass you into the
Ph.D. program or to give you the axe—but I was totally
by John Aden '92
Theater professor and department chair Mike Abbott ’85
was studying theater at Wabash in the mid-1980s when professors
Jim Fisher and Dwight Watson often cast several actors
from the Crawfordsville community in their plays, as well
as special guests from the Wabash faculty and staff.
Econ/Spanish Class Prompts Student Engagement
Wabash has once again set the benchmarks for several categories
in the 2003 National Survey of Student Engagement. Such
results don’t come by accident.
Wabash assistant professor of chemistry Lon Porter was
an under-graduate creating new materials through organic
chemistry at the University of Houston when he realized
the life-enriching potential of strong student/professor
News and Connections for Wabash Students
Why is a picture of writer and Wabash Spanish professor
Luis Aguilar-Monsalve posing with Ecuadorian President
Colonel Lucio Gutiérrez and artist Consuelo Holquín-Pérez
such good news for Wabash students?
on the tradition
Professor and poet Marc Hudson reads for students at December’s
Featuring Greg Huebner, Eric Wetzel, and Scott Feller.
Featuring Paul McKinney, Rich Dallinger, Scott Feller,
Jim Fisher, Todd McDorman, James & Patience Barnes,
John Fischer, Joy Castro, Carl Thompson, Andrew Brannon,
Andrew Heck, Eric Wetzel, and Raymond Williams.
Workshop: What Shall I Write About?"
poem by Donald W. Baker H'57
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.
by John Schendel Rose '05
Smell of Non-living" &
poems by Andrew Dits '07