Monthly Archives: September 2010

They Don’t Make ‘em Like Guyanna

Jim Amidon — My friend and colleague Guyanna Spurway retired on Friday. On Thursday afternoon, about 100 of us gathered in Caleb Mills House to give her a hug, wish her (and husband Jack) well in the coming years, and … Continue reading

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Cardenas Collection Puts Faces on Immigration Issue

Steve Charles—Halfway through his talk to the Wabash students, faculty, and guests who filled the College’s Eric Dean Gallery Friday afternoon, University of Notre Dame Institute for Latino Studies Director Gilberto Cardenas asked his audience to “imagine you are coming … Continue reading

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Wabash Scientist Earns Field’s Highest Honor

Steve Charles—Emory Simmons may be the most accomplished and esteemed scientist you’ve never heard of. That’s partly my fault for not drawing the Wabash community’s attention to the fact that in the 10 years since we last wrote about him—between … Continue reading

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Carolyn Goff: “Generosity of Spirit”

Steve Charles—From the line that stretched all the way out the door of the Caleb Mills House and the variety of professors, staff, and administrators that packed the place, you might have thought it was the president, not his administrative … Continue reading

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The Truth Window

Steve Charles—Joe Trumpey ’88 says that most straw bale houses have a truth window—a hole in the adobe on the inside where you can see what the walls are made of. In the house that Joe and his wife, Shelly, … Continue reading

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Phil Dewey ’89: “Substantial Power”

Steve Charles—The judges who named Phil Dewey ’89 the 2010 winner of the Jerry Malloy Competition for Outstanding Negro League Art call his portrait of Kansas City Monarchs pitcher and National Baseball Hall of Famer Hilton Smith “a small piece … Continue reading

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