Each week we bring you the best stories from around the Wabash community. From professors and alumni, to coaches, administrators, and current students, the podcast format allows for longer, more in-depth, open discussion about the issues surrounding Wabash College. Verging on inspirational, it’s our job to find, and sometimes uncover, the amazing stories that surface from individuals whose lives have been positively enriched from being at Wabash.

Over the Christmas Break, Wabash On My Mind recaps more of our favorite alumni stories on Wabash life and culture, as told during this year's Scarlet Yarns gathering at the Big Bash reunion.

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Over the Christmas Break, Wabash On My Mind recaps some of our favorite alumni stories on Wabash life and culture, as told during this year's Scarlet Yarns gathering at the Big Bash reunion.

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New BKT professors Annie Strader, Matt Weedman, and Sabrina Thomas discuss the challenges and advantages of first-year faculty members at an all-male liberal arts college (Episode 82).

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We sat down with Dennis Krause, who recently gave the 36th LaFollette Lecture (Episode 81).

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The podcast hits the road for the first time, as host Richard Paige traveled to Louisville, KY, to talk with Tom Cottingham '82 about entrepreneurship, his latest venture, and the importance of building a good team. (Episode 80)

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We sat down with Jay Williams to talk about his Wabash experiences in founding WNDY radio and how this led to a career in programming consultancy (Episode 79).

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Coaches Kyle Brumett, Brian Anderson, and Brent Noble talk about the upcoming winter sports seasons. (Episode 78)

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Jim Amidon '87 and Steve Hoffman '85 talk about all aspects of Monon--campus unity, the history of bell thefts, and predictions for the current game. (Episode 77)

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We sat down with Bob and Betty Allen during Homecoming Weekend to talk about life at both Wabash and DePauw, their time at Mud Hollow, and their children (Episode 76).

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In a wide-ranging talk, Andrea James '89 discusses the creativity behind film making, advertising, finding her voice as an advocate for transgender issues, and her unique Wabash experience. (Episode 75)

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Dr. Dennis Whigham '66, senior botanist for the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, recalls his early interest in botany within the Steel City and how his Wabash education fostered his eventual career (Episode 74)

 

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Dr. Richard Silverman, discoverer of Lyrica, walks us through his career in chemistry and describes the impacts that the discovery of Lyrica has had on his life and to those around him. (Episode 73)

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In this week's podcast, we highlight the upcoming play "The Misanthrope."  We sat down with Professor Jessie Mills and Brian Sutow to learn what it was like adapting this play to a modern audience.  We'll also hear from Rory Willats '17, Donovan Whitney '16, and Jared Cottingham '19 to get a student perspective of the play.  (Episode 72)

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Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton '00 sat down to discuss the Stellar Communities designation, his vision of the future, and the city's partnership with the College. (Episode 71)

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Roland Morin '91, Seth Gunderman '16, and Brenden King '16 talk about the Center for Innovation, Business, and Entrepreneurship. (Episode 70)

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Bilal Jawed '17 talks of his time at Wabash, how studying abroad has influenced his education, and how the Global Health Initiative impacts him. He recently completed a three-month intership in Uganda as a medical researcher and care provider. (Episode 69)

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Joshua Johnson '11 talks about his story leading up to, and experiences at the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba. (Episode 68)

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Professor Bobby Horton discusses the Wabash Liberal Arts Immersion Program and its initial successes. (Episode 67)

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Coaches Erik Raeburn and Chris Keller talk about the upcoming Wabash football and soccer seasons, respectively. (Episode 66)

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Associate Professor of Biology, Amanda Ingram, and Dean of the College, Scott Feller, talk about the benifits of urban farming in this week's podcast. (Episode 65)

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Chef Jason Anderson from Bon Appetit, Chef Lali Hess of Juniper Spoon, and Professor Rick Warner from Wabash College come together to talk about "Dining With the Chefs," a  a fundraiser for the Montgomery County Free Clinc on Aug. 15, 2015, food, eating local, and inspiration. (Episode 64)

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#63: Chapel Talk: Dr. Laura Wysocki

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Laura Wysocki delivers her 2013 Chapel Talk, "Why Wabash?" (Episode 63)

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Dr. David Blix's '70, professor of religion delivers a Chapel Talk from 2007, "That Was Then, This Is Now." (Episode 62)

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In this Chapel Talk redux, we turn to professor of religion Bill Placher, noted teacher, scholar, and mentor, and his memorable 2007 effort. (Episode 61)

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We go back in time to April 4th, 2013, for psychology professor Dr. Bobby Horton's interesting chapel talk on happiness. (Episode 60)

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Dwight Watson, the 2015 McLain-McTurnan-Arnold Award winner, discusses the connections between his distinguished careers in teaching and theater. (Episode 59)

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Dr. Polley talks about life after Wabash, molecular biology, puns, and the importance of leaving the world a better place. (Episode 58)

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Biology professor Amanda Ingram discusses the how biology fits into the liberal arts, the study of lovegrasses and orchids, and the importance of sustainability. (Episode 57)

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Freshly retired, English professor Dr. Marc Hudson discusses poetry, his Wabash memories, and fatherhood. (Episode 56)

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Drury talks rhetoric, its importance on campus, politics, and the Democracy and Public Discourse initiative. (Episode 55)

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In this episode, Richard Paige sits down with Thom Conroy, author and senior lecturer at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. The duo discuss creative writing, the art of storytelling, and the life of Dr. Ernst Dieffenbach, the scientist and explorer who is the subject of his latest book, "The Naturalist." (Episode 54)

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English professor Lamberton and students  Lorenze Billups ’15, Arion Clanton ’15, and Abram Morris ’15 discuss the audio rhetoric class and the craft of conveying a story through the spoken word. (Episode 53)

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#52: Jeff Greenberg

The Emmy-Award-winning casting director talks of his stellar careeer in film and television. His credits include Modern Family, Frasier, News Radio, Cheers, Night at the Roxbury, Look Who's Talking and Father of the Bride 2. (Episode 52)

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Billy McManus '15 and Joe Mount '15 chat in advance of delivering the 2015 Commencement Addresses. (Episode 51)
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Jacob Surface '11, a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Embassy to Papa New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, talks about his career and Wabash education. (Episode 50)

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Professor Michael Abbott and Brett Douville, the Presidential Fellow in Digital Arts and Human Values, discuss their love of video games and how that love translates to learning in and out of the classroom. (Episode 49)

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Classics professor Jeremy Hartnett '96 Hartnett speaks of his work inside and outside the classroom. (Episode 48)

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Political science professor Ethan Hollander talks of the Wabash experience, the benefits of immersion trips, and how his personal travels have influenced him. (Episode 47)

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Olympian, human rights activist, mentor, and educator John Carlos joins host Richard Paige to discuss his life experiences and the resulting message for young people. (Episode 46)

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Dr. Lon Porter, associate professor of chemistry, discusses chemistry, 3D printing, superheros, and science fiction. (Episode 45)

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Penn State University's J. Michael Hogan discusses the impact of rhetoric in the classroom and in society and his Brigance Forum Lecture. (Episode 44)

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Matt Kriech '00, Damon Carl '03, the owners of Wabash Brewing, talk of their love of Wabash, chemistry, and the business of producing beer with host Richard Paige. (Episode 43)

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Associate professor of physics Martin Madsen discusses student involvement, creativity and the fun side of physics. (Episode 42)

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Award-winning short fiction writer E.J. Levy chats with host Richard Paige about creativity, the writing process, and her latest book, "Love, In Theory." (Episode 41)

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Host Richard Paige sits down with Doug Calish, Professor of Art at Wabash College, to talk about Calish's creative experiences inside and outside of the classroom, art communities, and what art means. (Episode 40)

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Peter Hulen discusses the roots of electronic music at Wabash College, the creative process,and the new electronic music minor. Electronic musics samples are also featured. (Episode 39)

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#38: Celebrating the Value of Liberal Arts Education: The Philanthropy of the Liberal Arts

The Philanthropy of the Liberal Arts, the keynote address was given by Earl Lewis, President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and introduced by Lora Hess, former Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving at Claremont McKenna College.  (Episode 38)

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This episode is a recording of the last panel of the day entitled Opportunities for the Future. The panel consistd of Bob Connor, Senior Advisor and former President of the Teagle Foundation; Cecilia A. Conrad, Vice President of the MacArthur Fellows Program; Kelly Pfledderer, CEO and Founder of Apparatus; and was chaired by Robert Wedgeworth Jr., former Dean of Columbia University School of Library Science and retired CEO of ProLiteracy Worldwide. The discussion centered around the question: what must be changed or preserved about liberal arts education to ensure its relevence and effectiveness for the next generation of students. (Episode 37)

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This episode is a recording of a discussion on the Center of Inquiry's research. Featuring Charles Blaich, director, and Kathleen Wise, associate director, both of the Center of Inquiry, the discussion connected the Center's research with the day's previous discussions highlighting stregths and suggesting changes to improve the eficacy of liberal arts education. (Episode 36)

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This episode is a recording of the third panel of the day entitled Innovation and Lifelong Learning. The panel was chaired by Arthur Levine, President of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation; and consisted of Elizabeth A. Dindorf, President of Columbia College; Richard B. Gunderman, Chancellor's Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy and Medical Humanities and Health Studies at Indiana University; and Donna Heiland, Vice President of Emerson College. The panel discussion centered around the question: How did each panelist benefit from the liberal arts for developing a capacity to innovarte and engage in lifelong learning, and how would each change liberal arts education to make it more effective? (Episode 35)

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This episode is a recording of the second panel of the day entitled Ethics and Working in a Diverse World. The panel was chaired by Bob Grand, Wabash College class of 1978 and Managing Partner of Barnes Thornburg LLP, and consisted of Leon Botstein, President of Bard College; Bobby Schnadel, Dean of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University; David N. Shane, Wabash College class of 1970 & retired CEO of LDI, Ltd., LLC. The panel discussion centered around the question: How did each panelist benefit from the liberal arts for developing a deeper sense of ethics and the capacty to work effectively in a diverse world, and how would each change liberal arts education to make it more effective? (Episode 34)

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