Alumni Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men
The Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men serves the largest concentration of Wabash College alumni located in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. This constitutes around 2,000 alumni or nearly 20% of all alumni. The IAWM board encompasses a broad generational, geographical, and professional diversity. Annually, we sponsor several diverse and exciting events and services for the Wabash community.
Join us as we gather for camaraderie, enlightenment, celebration, and support of Wabash College and its students.
WABASH NIGHT AT VICTORY FIELD - July 14, 2017
The Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men (the IAWM) invites Wabash alumni, students, faculty, staff, families, and friends to a night of baseball, fireworks, and LEGOs. Watch the Indianapolis Indians take on the evil Louisville Bats in the beautiful confines of Victory Field, the "Best Minor League Ballpark in America." Stick around after the game for a fantastic fireworks show shot right from centerfield!
Also, the LEGO PlayBall Tour stops at Victory Field, including photo-ops with LEGO models, LEGO race ramps, LEGO build tables, display cases, family challenges and much more.
• $9 per ticket
• $8 for current students (including rising freshmen), young alumni, Classes of '12-’21, and children 14 and under.
• Children ages two and under are admitted for free and do not require a ticket.
Tickets will be available from the main gate Will Call at the west side Victory Field Box Office on game day, and we’ll be seated in the left-field side.
Blankets are allowed on the lawn. No chairs (including lawn chairs), sun umbrellas, or tents are permitted. Coolers are allowed only on the lawn and must be single-handled and no more than 20 inches in length. Alcohol and glass containers are not permitted.
Register online at https://www.wabash.edu/ecommerce/victory.cfm.
No reservations will be taken after Friday, July 7!
MITCHUM CROCK GOLF OUTING - July 20, 2017
Annual Event in Honor of Robert Mitchum H'59
Presented by Barnes & Thornburg LLP
12:30 p.m. – Shotgun Start
Following Golf (approx. 5:30 p.m.) – Cocktails, Dinner, and Program
Don’t be left out! Golf is limited to the first 144 PAID registrants and we've filled up quickly the past few years.
WE'RE ALL FULL UP!
- Dinner Only - $25
If you'd like to register for the dinner, contact Michele Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-361-6369
MINI GOLF AT THE IMA - Thursday, August 3, 2017
Last year, the Indianapolis Museum of Art asked local artists to create putt putt holes for a unique 18-hole experience. This year, Mini Golf returns with the theme of The Natural World. We're taking advantage of the museum's monthly free day, and the IAWM is picking up the tab for golf. Parking is free as well. You can also hit the concession stand or the new beer garden for snacks and libations. So join us after work and hit the links. (more info)
WABASH DAY - October 21-22, 2017
WABASH Day is a national day of community service planned by Wabash leaders in local communities and carried out by alumni, current students, family, and friends of Wabash College. (W.A.B.A.S.H. stands for Wabash Alumni Benefiting And Serving Humanity.)
We thank all of the those that have been instrumental to the success of Wabash Day over the past 12 years. Alumni, families, and friends have volunteered in their communities providing countless volunteer hours to organizations in need of that support. Please mark your calendars to ensure 2017 is the best year yet!
We are currently seeking leaders to serve as project coordinators in your community. Contact Mike Warren '93 or Eriks Janelsins '02 to find out how you can bring together alumni to do great work where you live.
SPIRIT OF THE MONON BELL - Nov. 9, 2017
Save the date. Celebrating the Best College Football Rivalry in the Universe.
Chairman: Jon Pactor '71 (email@example.com)
Chairman: Josh Nicholson ’04 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact: Hugh Vandivier ’91 (email@example.com)
Chairman: Dave Reed '89 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chairman: Jon Pactor '71 (email@example.com)
WABASH MAFIA - Thursday, July 6, 2017
The Mafia met at Liberty Street (653 Massachusetts Ave., libertyonmass.com).
Shawn Miller '81 and his wife, Tammy, reestablished one of the oldest tavern locations on Mass Ave, complete with a pre-Prohibition look, mahogany bar with a wide selection of high-end distilled spirits and rotating taps of regional and local craft beer.
ANNUAL MLB BUS TRIP - June 9, 2017
Alumni, family, and friends boarded a bus in Indy and visited the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field as the World Champion Chicago Cubs took on the Colorado Rockies.
ALUMNI-FACULTY-STAFF SYMPOSIUM - June 2, 2017
This year, the event moved to Big Bash Weekend for Wally 8.0: A Symposium on Technology and the Liberal Arts. (photos)
WABASH MAFIA - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Wabash alumni and friends gathered after work in Fall Creek Place. Chris Bly '06 and Jake Koeneman '06 opened The Koelschip more than a year ago. It's a beer, coffee, and wine bar featuring their Central State beers made with Brettanomyces yeast.
MINI MARATHON HOSPITALITY TENT - May 6, 2017
Running the Mini? Stop by after you finsh. We'll be set up in Military Park with plenty of TWR!
KYLE STUCKER '17 WINS IAWM SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD
During the Awards Chapel on April 27, 2017, senior Kyle Stucker won the IAWM Scholar-Athlete Award, which also comes with a plaque and $500. Kyle was a three-year starter on the offensive line for the Wabash football team. He has a 3.845 cumulative GPA, is a rhetoric major and chemistry and biology double minor. He earned All-North Region honors in 2012 and 2017, First Team All-Conference in 2015 and 2016, and First Team Academic All-American. Kyle is former Beta Theta Pi president, member of the Chemistry Club and Pre-Health Society, and Senior Fellow with the Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse initiative. He tested in the top 6% in the nation on the MCAT and will attend medical school in the fall.
2ND ANNUAL LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST - March 23, 2017
Nearly 220 Wabash alumni, staff, students, and friends of the College packed the Ivy Tech Culinary Center for the 2017 Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men (IAWM) Leadership Breakfast. (story) (pictures)
TEDX WABASH COLLEGE - Jan. 21, 2017
Students organized an inaugural TEDX event on campus with the theme of "Outside the Lines, But on the Page."
The following speakers gave TED Talks:
- Ann Bastianelli
Head Lecturer of Marketing—IU Kelley School of Business
“Powerful Personal Branding”
- Gordon Strain
Associate Professor, Chair of Theatre—Franklin College
“Weighing in on SCALE”
- Steve Hadley
Lieutenant—Peoria, AZ Police Department
- Konye Obaji Ori
Director—Eisenhower Institute for Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution
“Peace by Peace: Building Stronger Communities”
- Louis M. Profeta
ER Physician at St. Vincent’s Hospital
“The Emergency Room: A Window into Us”
- Charlie Kane
"Long Live the Hype"
- Beth Lange
English Teacher—Lakota West High School
- Jason Bridges '98
Founder & CEO—Nantucket Bike Tours
“The People Currency: Practicing Emotional Intelligence”
Find out more at tedxwabashcollege.com.
The IAWM is a Bronze Sponsor of TEDx Wabash College.