I want to dedicate this blog to recent ongoings that have taken place at Wabash College. Too often Wabash men get lost in the rigmarole that is being a student and, myself included, forget that there is more in this halls that books and scrawlings and lectures. In this post, I will highlight some campus news that I find exceptionally interesting.
First, we have three Fulbright Scholars from the class of 2014! Congratulations to all of the Wabash men who earned a spot in this program! For those that don’t know, the Fulbright is an international, educational exchange program in which students go to other countries to teach and do various other things (read more about it here: http://dft.ba/-9r6Q). I want to give a special congratualtions to my dear friend Patrick Stroud ’14 who is one of the recipients of the Fulbright this year (read Wabash’s article about it: http://dft.ba/-9s38). Speaking of our seniors, watch Senior Chapel talks! They are great: http://dft.ba/-9s39.
Next, is the Suovetaurillia. Yeah, I didn’t know what it was at first, either. The Suovetaurillia is a Greco-Roman ritual in which a pig (sus), sheep (ovis), and cow (taurus) are sacrificed to the gods. The Classics department, alongside some classes, put one of these religious ceremonies on during the baseball game this past weekend. You can watch footage of it here: http://dft.ba/-9rBS and read the Wabash article: http://dft.ba/-9rmT
Finally, we have some art. This year, there is one graduating studio art major, Mark Shaylor ’14. His final work consists of a gallery of chess-inspired paintings that are on display in the Eric Dean Gallery of the Fine Arts Center until graduation. If you haven’t seen them, I strongly urge it. Here’s an article about them: http://dft.ba/-9rR1