MXI Announces 40th Anniversary Celebration

August 17, 2011

The Wabash College Community will celebrate 40 years of service  provided by the members of the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies. The 40th Anniversary Celebration will take place from Friday, September 16 through Sunday, September 18, 2011.

Celebration highlights include:
 
· An update on Wabash from President Pat White and others
· An opportunity to meet the new MXIBS director, Dr. Michael Brown
· MXI founders and others discussing the history of the Institute
· The NAWM will honor Dr. Peter Frederick as an Honorary Alumnus
· A meet and greet with current MXIBS members and sign up to be a mentor

Tentative Schedule 

Program for the 40th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, September 16, 2011
 
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Registration - Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies lobby                                  
 
12:15 PM to 1:00 PM: Pre-Celebration Colloquium I  (Lunch Provided)
Malcolm X Institute Speaks:  “Navigating a Career Path after Wabash:  Unlocking Doors, Wandering Roads, Rolling Boulders”
 
A panel of MXI alumni, spanning various decades, discuss employment opportunities in their various career areas, obstacles they have encountered and how their Wabash experiences and education shaped their career decisions.  Through relating their experiences, answering questions and discussion, panelists will emphasize to students that career paths are not necessarily straight and there can be changes in career goals, but a foundation in the Liberal Arts provides flexibility in achieving success.
 
Location: Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, First Floor Classroom
Moderator: David Woessner ’01
Panel: Lemuel Stigler ’73, Attorney, Stigler Law Offices; Eugene Anderson ’83, Director of Marketing Communication, United Water; Kenyatta Brame ’92, Senior Vice-President, Cascade Engineering; David Woessner ’01, Business Development Director, P3 North America

           
1:15 PM to 3:30 PM:  Campus Tours – Departing from the MXIBS
 
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM:  MXIBS Alumni Planning Meeting
 
All alumni of the MXIBS are invited to attend this meeting.  Any alumnus who is unable to attend may submit written remarks for discussion.  The purpose of the meeting is to develop topics for the alumni discussion to be held on Sunday, September 18, 2011, at 10:15 AM.
 
Location: Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, First Floor Classroom
Acting Chairman: Keith Nelson ’71

 
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM: MXIBS Connection: “Generations Connecting”
                                  
An informal discussion among alumni and student participants in the G2G and MXI mentoring programs with Heather Hines, Coordinator of Student Engagement and Retention, and Basketball Coach Antoine Carpenter ’00.
 
Location: Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, First Floor Classroom
 
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM:  Reception
Meet-and-Greet for Alumni, Staff, and Faculty
 
Location: Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, Patio area
 
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM: Fish Fry
 
Join other alumni and students for an informal dinner.  Welcome from President Patrick White and Dr. Michael Brown, Director of the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies.
 
Location: Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, First Floor Classroom and Patio

 
7:30 PM to 8:15 PM:  Pre-Celebration Colloquium II 
Malcolm X Institute Speaks:  “A Balancing Act: Athletics and Academics at Wabash College”
 
A panel of successful former student-athletes and two of Wabash’s best young coaches discuss the many benefits and challenges of being a student-athlete. 
 
Location: Baxter Hall, Room 101
Moderator:  Robert Johnson H ’77
Panel: Bob Wedgeworth ’59, Daryl Johnson ’82, Basketball Coach Antoine Carpenter ’00, Thomas Brown ’01, Track & Field Coach Clyde Morgan, Matt Kraft ’10 (Athletics Intern), and the new Athletic Director, Joe Haklin ’73

 
8:30 PM to 11:00 PM: MXI Unleashed:  “Breaking it Down with Ya’”
 
An informal networking and social time for students, alumni, and supporters of the MXIBS.
 
Location: Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies, First Floor Classroom                                        
                                                                                
10:00 PM:  MXI Warriors and Initiates:  Alumni/Student Basketball Game
 
Location: Allen Center, Knowling Fieldhouse - Organized by Coach Antoine Carpenter ‘00                                 
 
 
Saturday, September 17, 2011
 
7:30 AM to 12:00 PM: Registration - Baxter Hall, Main lobby
 
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM: Continental Breakfast – Baxter Hall, Main lobby
 
8:00 AM to 9:20 AM:  State of the College & the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies

 
Conversation with President Patrick White, Dean of the College Gary Phillips, and Dr. Michael Brown, Director of the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies and Associate Dean of the College.
 
Location: Baxter Hall, Room 101
Introductions:  Luttrell Levingston ’98

 
9:30 AM to 10:45 AM:  Discussion:  “MXIBS Faculty/Staff Advisory Group: Alumni and Opportunities for Engagement”
 
An opportunity for faculty and staff to discuss the future mission of the MXIBS.
 
Location: Baxter Hall, Room 101
Moderator:  Garrard McClendon ’88
Panel: MXI Advisory Group

 
10:50 AM to 11:30 AM:  Discussion: “The Student’s View:  Alumni and Opportunities for Engagement”
 
An opportunity for students to discuss their current campus experiences, desired relationship with alumni, and the needs and interests of current students.
 
Location: Baxter Hall, Room 101
Moderator: Garrard McClendon ’88
Participants: MXIBS student members and student audience

 
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM:  Tail Gate
 
Location: Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies Patio
                                
 
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM:  Football Game (Wabash vs. Ohio Wesleyan University)
Halftime Recognition of Celebration Attendees

                                 
Location: Byron (Barney) P. Hollett Little Giant Stadium

 
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM:  Reception:  (Cash Bar)

 
Location: Allen Center, Knowling Fieldhouse
 
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM:  Celebration Banquet: Changing Lives for 40 Years
 
Remarks by President Pat White, Dr. Finley Campbell, and Dr. Michael Brown; Honoring Dr. Peter Frederick as an Honorary Alumnus and recognition of the Founders of the MXIBS.
 
Location: Allen Center, Knowling Fieldhouse
                              
8:45 PM to 10:45 PM:  Open House and Informal Conversations
 
Location:  Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies
Host: Kerrance Chandler ’05

 
 
Sunday, September 18, 2011
 
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM: Spirit of Malcolm X: “A Spiritual Service in Honor of Departed Brothers of the MXIBS”
                 
Location: Wabash Chapel 
Presiding: Rev. Isaac Bonney ’00 and Dr. Michael Brown

 
10:15 AM to 11:15AM: MXIBS Alumni Meeting: “Where Do We Go From Here?”
 
Location:  Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies (First Floor Classroom)
Acting Chairman:  Keith Nelson ’71
Participants:  All alumni are invited to participate

 

 


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