Monthly Archives: May 2010

Scarlet Yarns – now a Big Bash tradition….

As we approach the first of June things get very busy around Wabash. Big Bash is on its way and all over campus folks are working to make this the best ‘Bash ever! Much like commencement week, there are dozens … Continue reading

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Garner’s gas mask

James Bert Garner W1893 Like so many of the men who have attended Wabash College over the last 175+ years, James Bert Garner [W1893] was a Hoosier. Born in Lebanon, Indiana in 1870, Garner attended the local high school before … Continue reading

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LaFollette lecture, LaFollette professor, LaFollette the man…

Just this week I had a request for a scanned copy of Bob Petty’s 1982 LaFollette Lecture, “The Margins of Knowledge.”  With some technical assistance we now have a link to the full text of Petty’s remarkable lecture. Here it … Continue reading

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Commencement thoughts

This handbill was printed for the 10th commencement at Wabash in 1848. That would make the first commencement in 1838. Although Wabash College was founded in 1832, classes did not start until 1833. Nearly five years later two men graduated … Continue reading

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