The Crawfordsville District Public Library will hold its Third Annual Author Fair from noon to 4:00 pm on December 14 at the library.
Three Wabash authors will be present to meet and greet and to sign their books, and they will have books available for sale, too.
Quentin Dodd ‘94, children’s author: “Beatnik Rutabagas from Beyond the Stars,” “The Princess of Neptune,” “Tommy Frazier and the Planet of the Slugs” and “Tennis Camp for the Living Dead”
Dan Harwood ’62 – non-fiction inspirational/religious
Wabash College Professor of History Stephen Morillo, non-fiction, “The Battle of Hastings.”
Stop by and meet the authors!
Abbey Bullerdick is a member of the Campus Services Staff at Wabash, the department that keeps the campus in good running order for all who live, work, or visit on campus. She also wears hats as the owner of Abbey Elaine Photography, and as a photographer for the local Paper of Montgomery County.
Last Saturday was Downtown Party Night in Crawfordsville, an annual event when the courthouse tree lights come on, Santa wanders through the stores, and shops and restaurants are open until 11pm.
In the middle of the decorations and fun, you couldn’t help but notice larger than life photographs of faces on the outside walls of the PNC bank building. They were Abbey’s own photographs of the “Faces of MUFFY.” MUFFY is similar to the United Way, but funds stay local to help support non-profit organizations in Montgomery County to aid children, families, adults, and seniors, with more than 90 percent of money raised by MUFFY used to help citizens in need.
Abbey’s outside portrait gallery features faces of people involved with and affected by MUFFY’s partner agencies/non-profit organizations that are dedicated to helping Montgomery. Wabash College’s students, faculty, and staff are leaders in supporting the MUFFY fundraising, including a door-to-door effort in the Fall.
Thank you, Abbey, for showing us the Faces of MUFFY.
Steve Woods ’93 will officiate at the B1G Ten Conference Championship football game between Michigan State and Ohio State this coming weekend.
Steve was an English and Philosophy major at Wabash, then earned an MFA in Creative writing from Butler University. He is a certified long term care specialist by profession, and a Big Ten Football Official in his spare time.
He presented a colloquium about Big Ten Football Officiating at the Big Bash Reunion weekend last summer. Click here to link to Steve’s YouTube video presentation on campus in June.
Brian L. Burdick ’91, a partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis, Indiana office, concentrates his practice in the areas of government services and public finance. Brian was recently named as an at-large management committee member at B&T. He served as deputy treasurer of state under State Treasurer Marjorie H. O’Laughlin from 1991 until he joined Barnes & Thornburg in 1995.
After Wabash, Brian earned his JD at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Photo courtesy of
Barnes & Thornburg.
Robert T. Grand ’78 was recently named Office Managing Partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Indianapolis. Bob is a member of the Governmental Services & Finance Department, concentrating his practice in the areas of public finance and governmental regulation.
After Wabash, he earned his JD at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1982. Bob is a member of the Board of Trustees at Wabash and a former member of the Boards of the National Association of Wabash Men.
Photo courtesy of
Barnes & Thornburg.
Brandon Clifton ’06, Deputy General Counsel and Policy Advisor for the Indiana Department of Education, will be a panelist at the 2013 Legislative Conference Indianapolis on Dec. 5. This is the 22nd year for the conference as the “unofficial” start to Indiana’s legislative session.
After Wabash, Brandon earned his JD from Barry University – Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, and then an MBA, Finance from Webster University, with an Independent Focus on Quality Control in Legal Services and Law Office Management.
Brandon is a board member of the Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men.
Jay Patterson ’65 is a retired attorney and judge in the Dallas area. As many of us did last week, he answered the question, “Where were you when President Kennedy was killed?” Jay’s comments in The Dallas Morning News posted on November 22:
Jay Patterson, Lake Highlands: “Like most people, I do have a specific recollection. I was editor of our college newspaper headed in the car from Crawfordsville, Ind., to Carbondale, Ill., with the editor of the yearbook for a weekend publications conference at Southern Illinois University. We were driving in the rain. I remember the windshield wipers like a metronome counting out the beat as each successive radio report got worse and worse.
It was a dramatic and dismal time. When we arrived at Southern Illinois students were standing around the campus crying and bewildered by what had happened. When we returned to Wabash College in Indiana, six of us piled in a car and drove through the night to attend the funeral for the president in Washington, D.C. When it was over, we loaded back into the car and drove through the next night to return to the college.
Thanksgiving week followed so we could collapse exhausted at our homes. I wrote a report for the college paper, the Bachelor, describing the experience. I think as a college student the thing I missed most was President Kennedy’s wit at his news conferences.”
Thank you, Jay.
Photo courtesy of Getty/AFP, Mark Wilson