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.

This week, Rich sits down with the visiting director and member of the Wabash class of 1990 Ansley Valentine, discussing advocacy in theater, being a big brother to current Wabash students, and how it feels to direct on Ball Stage (Episode 243).

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This week, Rich sits down with three graduated members of the first Wabash Liberal Arts Immersion Program from the summer of 2015, discussing the advantages and challenges granted by the program and listening once more to their final audio essays (Episode 242).

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This week, Rich speaks over-the-phone with Dick Sadler, class of 1954, who will be taking a road trip across the country from Laguna Woods, CA all the way to Wabash for the upcoming Big Bash Reunion (Episode 241).

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This week features a special episode from the Wabash On My Mind creative team: an audio journey through Commencement Sunday, walking alongside the families, alumni, and students celebrating the graduation of the class of 2019 (Episode 240).

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This week, Rich sits down with Wabash’s first female trustee Jennifer Evans, discussing her hopes for the Giant Steps campaign, her impressions of Wabash as a parent, and working on a board with one shared experience (Episode 239).

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This week, Rich sits down with the selected student speakers from the class of 2019 for this year’s Commencement ceremonies. Quinn and Jaleel reflect on belonging at Wabash, on the dimensions of creativity, on moments, regrets, and their freshman selves (Episode 238).

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This week, Rich sits down with Dr. Ted Cohen, a sociologist specializing in the impacts of masculinity in teaching and learning environments, discussing multiple ways of being masculine, the differences between virtual and real male interactions, and being wary of stereotyping fraternities and athletes (Episode 237).

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This week, Rich sits down with Dr. Karen Quandt and students upon their return from a spring break immersion trip abroad to France, discussing what they saw at L’Ouvre, first impressions of host families and the townsfolk, and how immersion changes one’s sense of place in the world (Episode 236).

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This week, Rich sits down with Dr. Christie Byun and students upon their return from a spring break immersion trip abroad to Iceland, recounting the Blue Lagoon, why environment changes the learning process, and an Icelandic bakery (Episode 235).

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This week, Rich and guest co-host Brandon Arbuckle ’19 sit down with NYT Op-Ed columnist David Brooks on his visit to campus, discussing his new book, the Weave Project, and how to build character while in college (Episode 234).

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This week, Rich sits down with Dr. Karen Quandt and students prior to their spring break immersion trip abroad to France, discussing the perspectives of WWII in Normandy, looking forward to homestay experiences, and the anticipation of European cheese (Episode 233).

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This week, Rich sits down with Dr. Christie Byun and students prior to their spring break immersion trip abroad to Iceland, discussing environmental economics, changing cultural perspectives, and dealing with the nerves to leave the country (Episode 232).

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This week, Wabash On My Mind features segments from a student audio essay produced by Wade Haesemeyer ’22 for a class with Dr. Jeremy Hartnett ’96. Rich hosts a discussion about how the work came to fruition from their freshman tutorial, and why Wade focused on the history of the Sparks Center (Episode 231).

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This week, Rich sits down with Yassine Koddouss ’22, discussing features of his first two Wabash semesters as an international student, how he discovered Wabash, picking courses, and his upbringing in Morocco (Episode 230).

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This week, Rich sits down with long-time New York Times journalist David Shipler, discussing learning by failure, preparing for beats abroad, and writing short fiction (Episode 229).

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This week, Rich sits down with new head coach of the baseball team Jake Martin ’03, discussing his viewpoints of the team and a little insight into the team’s greatness (Episode 228).

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This week, Rich sits down with the director and actors from Wabash Theater’s upcoming production of The Pitmen Painters. Heidi discusses her approach of memory creation to build trust among a cast, while the students express the challenges of doing theater at Wabash (Episode 227).

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This week, Rich sits down with the two students behind the TEDx event at Wabash College, Sam Stewart ’19 and David Riggs ’20, discussing how the event series has become a new campus tradition (Episode 226).

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Join guest co-hosts Adam Phipps ’11 and Ryan Horner ’15 as they learn about swarm bots, warring brothers, second harmonic generation, and pirates at the 19th Annual Celebration of Student Research (Episode 225).

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This week, Rich sits down with the head coach of the lacrosse team at Wabash College, Timothy O’Shea, discussing what lacrosse looks like at the college level (Episode 224).

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Rich sits down with the three Wabash winners of the Gilman International Scholarship, encouraging study abroad in underrepresented locations and languages for first-generation college students. Among other things, they discuss their excitement, hopes and fears, their doubts during application, and the positive impact of Wabash’s Fellowship Advisor Susan Albrecht (Episode 223).

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For this special episode of Wabash On My Mind, four seniors were interviewed before and after their comprehensive exams. Each of them describes the experience to Rich of preparing for the written and oral exams, sharing their hopes, fears, and favorite horror stories (Episode 222).

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Rich sits down with professor Bobby Horton and Abe Wade ’22 to discuss the Freshman Tutorial in which they both participate: Using Failure to Find Your Happy Place. The pair discuss the difference between a setback and failure, the tension of growth mindset in win-loss sports, and how Macbeth serves as a misguided example of failure (Episode 221).

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