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What's Happening at Wabash College in March

This monthly calendar is for the purpose of letting you know What's Happening on the campus of Wabash College. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.


Monday, March 2

8 p.m., Art Exhibit Opening - The Paintings of Samuel Bak, Eric Dean Gallery, Fine Arts Center.
The Exhibit continues through April 10. Opening Reception from 8:00-9:30 p.m. Born in the midst of World War II, Samuel Bak was sent, along with his family, to a ghetto in his hometown of Vilna, Poland after the German occupation. The ghetto was transformed into a labor camp, and only Bak and his mother survived to see the end of the war. The paintings of Samuel Bak express his experience of destruction and dehumanization during the War. The Pucker Gallery in Boston, MA brings the collection of Bak’s paintings to Wabash College.

Tuesday, March 3

3 p.m., Indiana Court of Appeals Oral Argument, Baxter Hall, Room 202.
The Indiana Court of Appeals will return to Wabash College to conduct an oral argument on Tuesday March 3 at 3:00 p.m. in Baxter Hall 202. The case, Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund v. Patrick, involves questions of compensation from the Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund (PCF) that were awarded to Mr. Patrick after the death of his adult son.



Wednesday, March 18

(CANCELED) - 7 p.m., Talk by El Hadj Sy and Dr. Joanna Grabski

8 p.m., Wabash Conservative Union Lecture by Tammy Bruce, Baxter Hall, room 101.
Wabash Conservative Union will sponsor a lecture by Tammy Bruce, a nationally syndicated radio talk show host, political commentator, and author. She will give a talk on "Contrary to Popular Belief: How Conservative Ideas Empower Women, Gays and Blacks."

Thursday, March 19

4 p.m., Thomas Cole Lecture Series Talk by Francisco Ayala, Hays Hall, room 319
Dr. Francisco J. Ayala from the University of California, Irvine will present the Cole Lecture Series. Dr. Ayala's talk will be on "The Origin and Evolution of Malaria." A light reception will follow after the presentation.

7 p.m., Jasmine Robinson Pioneer Award, Baxter Hall, room 101.
Hana Stith is the third recipient of the award, which was established by the MXIBS "to celebrate the achievements women who, like Jasmine Robinson herself, have made significant contributions to their field and have shaped and nurtured the lives of African Americans."

8 p.m., Thomas Cole Biology Lecture Series talk by Dr. Francisco Ayala, Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center.
Ayala will give a talk on "Darwin's Gift to Science and Religion."

Friday, March 20

8 p.m., Fine Arts/Honor Scholarship Concert, Salter Hall, Fine Arts Center.
Wamidan (world music ensemble), Brass Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Glee Club will perform. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 21

10 a.m., Track and Field—J. Owen Hutsman Relays, Allen Athletics and Recreation Center

12 p.m., Baseball vs. Ohio Wesleyan, Mud Hollow Field

Sunday, March 22

12 p.m., Baseball vs. Ohio Wesleyan, Mud Hollow Field

4 p.m., Glee Club Campus Concert, Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center

Monday, March 23

8 p.m., Lecture by Gerald Graff, Lovell Lecture Hall (101), Baxter Hall
As part of the Year of Writing, the Teaching and Learning Committee presents a lecture by writing expert Gerald Graff. The title of his talk, "Demystifying the Academic Game." Dr. Graff is a Professor of English and Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is the author of "Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind."

Tuesday, March 24

11:45 a.m., Lecture by Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Dr. Loch Johnson, Lovell Lecture Room (101), Baxter Hall.
Johnson will give a talk on "The 9/11 Attacks, Iraqi WMDS, and the Decline and Fall of the CIA."

8 p.m., 2009 Brigance Lecture by Robert Hariman and John Lucaites, Hays Hall, Room 104.
Robert Hariman (Northwestern University) and John Lucaites (Indiana University) will present the 2009 Brigance Forum Lecture. Hariman will give a talk on "Boots and Hands: Photojournalism and Democratic Public Culture."


Wednesday, March 25

4:15 p.m., Mini-Lecture/Discussion with Loch Johnson, Baxter Hall, room 114.
Johnson will give a talk on "Changing the World Through Secret Intervention: The Use and Misuse of Covert Action as an Instrument of American Secret Foreign Policy."

7 p.m., Lecture by Madhu Kishwar, Hays Hall, Room 104

8 p.m., Visiting Artists Series presents Ensemble Chaconne, Salter Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center.
Known for its dramatic period-instrument concerts of Renaissance and Baroque music, Ensemble Chaconne will be joined by mezzo-soprano Pamela Dellal in Measure for Measure: The Music of Shakespeare’s Plays. The concert provides a rare view of the music that Shakespeare’s audiences would have heard, written by composers of his day. Among the many selections are songs from As You Like It, Twelfth night, The Winter’s Tale, and Macbeth (in which Dellal portrays three witches in one song!). For free tickets contact the Fine Arts Center Box Office at or call 765-361-6411.

8 p.m., Lecture by Stewart Gordon, Baxter Hall, room 114.
He will give a talk on "Networks of Trust: From a Seventh Century Buddhist Monk to Facebook."


Thursday, March 26
7:30 p.m., Experience Indiana Speakers and Artists Series presents Luke Menard in Concert, Crawfordsville High School Auditorium
American Idol contestant Luke Menard and pianist Greg Jasperse will present a concert sponsored by Wabash College as part of the Experience Indiana Speakers and Artists Series at 7:30 p.m. March 26 in the auditorium of Crawfordsville High School. The concert will benefit the American Cancer Society with donations accepted at the door. Luke will also be the guest of honor to kickoff the American Cancer Society’s Montgomery County Relay for Life the following day, March 27. The Relay for Life will be held beginning at 6 p.m. in the Knowling Fieldhouse at Wabash College.

Friday, March 27

6 p.m., Relay for Life of Montgomery County, Knowling Fieldhouse, Allen Athletics and Recreation Center. Free and open to the public. For further information visit the Relay for Life of Montgomery County web site.

Saturday, March 28

9 a.m., Tennis Seward Invitational, Collett Tennis Center

Sunday, March 29

9 a.m., Tennis—Kerry Seward Invitational, Collett Tennis Center

Tuesday, March 31

8 p.m., Poetry Reading by Lynne Thompson, Center Hall, Room 216.
Thompson, winner of the 2007 Perugia Press Prize and the 2008 GLCA New Writers Award for her book, "Beg No Pardon," will read from her work.



This monthly calendar is for the purpose of letting you know What’s Happening on the campus of Wabash College. In celebration of the arts at Wabash, admission to all events on this year’s Visiting Artists Series and Theater productions are FREE. However, you must reserve your FREE tickets at the Fine Arts Box Office before attending Visiting Artists Series and Theater productions.

Tickets are available from the Fine Arts Box Office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m. The Box Office will open 90 minutes before curtain time for theater and VAS events. For phone reservations, call 765-361-6411. If you have any further questions, call Karen Handley at 765-361-6396 or e-mail me at

For a more complete description of each event go to the Wabash College Calendar Web site at:


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