Wabash Celebrates the Fire of Research, Scholarship, and Creative Workby Steve Charles • February 3, 2004
Jeremy Robinson ’04 discusses his editing of the journal Callimachus with Professor Marc Hudson.
And though the temperature in Crawfordsville dropped below zero on Friday, January 29, that fire burned red hot inside Detchon Hall, where hundreds of Wabash students, faculty, trustees, and campus guests gathered for the Fourth Annual Celebration of Student Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work—an afternoon dedicated to McKinney.
Dunmomi Owolabi explains his group's findings on the effectiveness of the College's immersion learning experiences.
Freshman Andrew Dits was applauded for his reading of "Bale Jump," a poetic essay describing his afternoon jumping across bales of hay with a Trappist monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani in Kentucky, and sophomore math major Ivan Vassilev explained the probabilities connected with elimination tournaments.
Alumni, students, and trustees crowded around senior history major Mark Shreve’s poster and biography of Wabash speech professor and dean emeritus Vic Powell, who made a special "guest appearance." At the next table, senior speech major Caleb Selby avidly described his photographic essay on his experiences as a deer hunter, and political science major Anthony Warren ’04 proposed the integration of schools as a long-term solution to the religious and cultural conflict in Northern Ireland.
Sebastian Peers discusses his psychology experiment with religion professor Bill Placher.
"I remember when Amer made his presentation at our first Celebration of Student Research when he was a freshman," said event co-founder and psychology professor Charlie Blaich. "This event has become a Wabash tradition."
Trustee Joe Barnette and Professor Vic Powell discuss senior Mark Shreve's biography project.