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Fall 2019: Moments

Celebrating Hospitality 

“I learned that Wabash is family, and like family, Wabash takes care of you,” Chicago Theological Seminary President Stephen Ray said as he recalled his first workshop experience with the Wabash Center of Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. 

Ray was the final speaker at A Celebration of the Wabash Center at Indianapolis’ Alexander Hotel October 19 

Since 1996 the Center’s staff and programming has supported teachers of religion and theology in higher education through meetings and workshops, grants, consultants, a journal and other resources to make accessible the scholarship of teaching and learning. All Center programs are funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. 

The celebration also brought together the Center’s four directors: founding director Professor Emeritus Raymond Williams; Lucinda Huffaker; Nadine Pence, who retires this year; and Dr. Nancy Lynne Westfield, who will lead the Center beginning on January 1, 2020.

1,500 Miles 

“I wanted to show the world what can happen when an amputee is given the appropriate prosthetic technology.” 

— National Champion NICOLE VER KUILEN, who spent the day with students in classes October 3, worked out with the cross country team, and in the evening screened her award-winning film 1,500 Miles.

The Breadth of Wabash 

That’s what President Greg Hess said pleased him most when he saw the latest rankings from Princeton Review that placed Wabash among the top four-year colleges in the U.S.

“What makes us most proud is the breadth of our rankings,” he said, “from the accessibility of our faculty and the outstanding classroom environment to our exceptional career services and alumni network.”

Rankings from College Factual and Forbes tell a similar story. Here’s a look at the numbers:

#1 Mathematics and Statistics Program College Factual

#2 Spanish and French College Factual

#2 Alumni Network Princeton Review

#3 Best Schools for Internships Princeton Review

#3 Most Accessible Professors Princeton Review

#3 Foreign Languages and Linguistics College Factual

#5 Best Career Services Princeton Review

#10 History College Factual

#10 Most Grateful Graduates Forbes