Liberal Arts Plus One Wabash
OneWabash is an ongoing WDPD initiative dedicated to sparking important conversations on issues of identity, inclusion, and involvement in the Wabash community.
Wabash College prides itself on its longstanding commitment to civic engagement. Embodied in the College's mission to educate students to "think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely" is an implicit understanding that such building a better community often involves confronting difficult issues. And confronting difficult issues requires a willingness to engage in tough conversations.
The OneWabash initiative is centered on three broad questions:
What does it mean to be part of the Wabash community?
How do we see ourselves?
How can we work together to achieve a brighter future?
In answering these questions, WDPD and its campus partners will address a wide variety of issues, including:
- Discussing controversial issues on campus
- Perceptions and stereotypes
- Race and ethnicity
- Sex and gender
- Greek life and being an independent
"Conversations & Controversy: Tough Topics in the Classroom and Beyond"
Monday, April 2, 2018 -- 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Baxter 202 Classroom
This OneWabash event explores the challenges educators and students face in trying to engage controversial topics on the Wabash campus. The OneWabash series, broadly construed, addresses issues of identity, inclusiveness, and engagement, with a focus on spurring dialogue on difficult topics. This event will include a panel of faculty and students, Q&A, and an opportunity for attendees to collaborate and identify tough topics they would like to see addressed in future OneWabash programs.
- Prof. Natalie Aikens
- Prof. Crystal Benedicks
- Prof. Cory Geraths
- Deonte Simpson '18
[stay posted for scheduling updates on future events]
How to Get Involved
OneWabash is more than just a series of events or an opportunity to join the conversation. It is an invitation to start conversations. WDPD is asking students, faculty, staff, and the broader Wabash family to reach out and speak out on the issues that shape Wabash identity and define what it means to be a member of the Wabash community. If those issues are not being addressed in a proposed OneWabash event, let us know! We want you to shape this initiative and tell us where you think the conversation should go. Reach out to any member of the OneWabash project team, any Democracy Fellow, WDPD's Program Coordinator, or contact us at WDPD@wabash.edu.
You can also check this page for updated information on events in the OneWabash series.
WDPD's OneWabash Project Team:
Waleed Elrefai '20, Democracy Fellow
Charles Frey '19, Democracy Fellow
Jaleel Grandberry '19, Democracy Fellow and Team Leader
Jack Kellerman '18, Democracy Fellow