Alumni Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men
The Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men serves the largest concentration of Wabash College alumni located in the Indianapolis metropolitan area. This constitutes around 2,000 alumni or nearly 20% of all alumni. The IAWM board encompasses a broad generational, geographical, and professional diversity. Annually, we sponsor several diverse and exciting events and services for the Wabash community.
Join us as we gather for camaraderie, enlightenment, celebration, and support of Wabash College and its students.
WABASH NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: Love After Love - Wed., May 2, 2018
Join us as we support Russell Harbaugh '06, who wrote and directed this cricially acclaimed feature film. Love After Love premieres at Keystone Art Cinema (8702 Keystone Crossing) starting April 27. Showtimes are 1:25, 4:30, 7:10, and 9:30. Join us on Wednesday, May 2. (They do have a bar!) This movie is rated R for sexual content.
Read Indy Start columnist Gregg Doyel's great profile here.
WABASH MAFIA - Thurs., May 17, 2018
Starting at 5:30 p.m.
Wabash Brewing Taproom & Brewery
5328 W. 79th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46268 (map)
Meet with fellow alums on the northwest side of Indy where chem majors and PhDs Damon Carl '03 and Matt Kriech '00 perform wonderful alchemy with TWR. The tap room has expanded and now has a patio.
More at http://www.wabashbrew.com/
No need to RSVP. The tap room closes at 9. As usual, there's no program and no agenda. Just another opportunity to gather, meet, network, or schmooze.
MLB BUS TRIP TO WRIGLEY FIELD - Fri., June 8, 2018
Join alumni, family, and friends on our annual MLB bus trip on Friday, June 8, 2018. This year, we return to the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Our deluxe motorcoach will depart at 9 a.m. EDT from the north side of the Regions Bank Tower in downtown Indianapolis (New York St. between Penn and Delaware). If needed, we can make bus stops in Lafayette and Merrillville. We'll post a full itinerary here soon.
Cost: Through April 30, $90 (includes bleacher seat ticket and bus transportation); May 1 and after, $100
Friends and family (including children) are welcome. Please bring your own beverages for the bus. Concession stands, of course, are plentiful and convenient at the ball park.
We have limited tickets (52) and will be sold first come, first served.
Register online at iawmrsvp.com.
Contact Kyle McClammer '08 at email@example.com.
MITCHUM CROCK GOLF OUTING - Thurs., July 19, 2018
Annual Event in Honor of Robert Mitchum H’59
Presented by Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Thursday, July 19, 2018
12:30 p.m. – Shotgun Start
Following Golf (approx. 5:30 p.m.) – Cocktails, Dinner, and Program
Plum Creek Golf Club
12401 Lynnwood Blvd.
Carmel, IN 46033
Don’t be left out! Golf is limited to the first 144 PAID registrants and we’ve filled up quickly the past few years.
- Major Sponsor – $700 (includes foursome, logo on giveaway, logo on sponsor banner, recognition in program, hole sign, dinner, drink tickets)
- Hole Sponsor – $350 (includes one golfer, logo on sponsor banner, recognition in program, hole sign, dinner, drink tickets)
- Foursome – $540 (includes foursome, dinner, drink tickets)
- Single – $135 (1 golfer, dinner, drink tickets)
- Young Alumni (Class of 2013-2017) – $115 (1 golfer, dinner, drink tickets)
- Dinner Only – $25
***Participation will be limited to 144 golfers. The first 144 golfers registered and paid will secure a spot in the outing. Reserve your spot today!
WABASH NIGHT AT VICTORY FIELD - Fri., July 27, 2018
Chairman: Jon Pactor '71 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chairman: Jim Dyer '83 (email@example.com)
Contact: Jon Pactor '71 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chairman: Jon Pactor '71 (email@example.com)
LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST - Mar. 22, 2018
WABASH MAFIA - Mar. 20, 2018
5380 N. College
starting at 5:30 p.m.
Moe & Johnny's is located south of Broad Ripple on the corner of 54th and College and owned by Chuck Mack '67.
TEDx WABASH COLLEGE - Mar. 17, 2018
WABASH MAFIA - Feb. 21, 2018
2505 N. Delaware St.
starting at 5:30 p.m.
Come join the Wabash Mafia after work in Fall Creek Place. Chris Bly '06 and Jake Koeneman '06 opened The Koelschip just over two years ago. It's a beer, coffee, and wine bar featuring their Central State beers made with Brettanomyces yeast. It's right next door to Goose the Market if you're feeling like grabbing a tasty sandwich.
No need to RSVP. As usual, there's no program and no agenda. Just another opportunity to gather, meet, network, or schmooze.
The Koelschip: http://
Central State Brewing: http://
PROF. MARC HUDSON POETRY READING - Feb. 8, 2018
Location: Vonnegut Museum * Library
340 N Senate Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
East of Sorrow, a new collection of poems by Marc Hudson, has recently been published by Red Mountain Press. His earlier books include Island, Afterlight, The Disappearing Poet Blues, and Journal for an Injured Son.
This poet, whose earlier work has been honored with an NEA fellowship and the Juniper Prize, taught creative writing and literature at Wabash College for 28 years. He is currently working on a collection of essays on the ecological imagination.
CAREER SERVICES NETWORKING DINNER & PACERS GAME - Feb. 5, 2018
Please join us for an alumni-student networking dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory, followed by a Pacers game!
Career Services will be bringing a group of students to Indianapolis earlier in the day for a Pacers Career Fair and Inside the Front Office event. The students look forward to introducing themselves and practicing their networking skills.
We will meet you at Old Spaghetti Factory at 5:00 PM and head over to the game from there. The Pacers play the Washington Wizards at 7:00 PM.
WABASH SWIMMING AT IUPUI - Jan. 20, 2018
WABASH MAFIA - Jan. 10, 2018
Make a resolution to join us after work.
WABASH MAFIA - Dec. 7, 2017
RALLY FOR THE MONON BELL - Nov. 9, 2017
Celebrating the Best College Football Rivalry in the Universe. All are welcome for this casual event.
1 American Square, 36th Floor, Indianapolis
Appetizers and Drinks: 6:00 p.m.
Program: 7:00 p.m.
- Featuring a Special Tribute to Coach Greg Carlson
- Remarks from Wabash President Gregory Hess
- Pep Talk from Wabash Football Coach Don Morel
- Game Preview
Casual Dress – Please feel free to wear your Monon Bell or Wabash themed attire!
WABASH MAFIA - Nov. 2, 2017
Alums met up after work at Triton Tap (915 Broad Ripple Ave - Indianapolis) with some tasty TWR, a great deck, and a beautiful view of Broad Ripple. Dave Waldman '93 is Triton's director of operations for the main brewery.
WABASH DAY - October 21-22, 2017
WABASH Day is a national day of community service planned by Wabash leaders in local communities and carried out by alumni, current students, family, and friends of Wabash College. (W.A.B.A.S.H. stands for Wabash Alumni Benefiting And Serving Humanity.)
We thank all of the those that have been instrumental to the success of Wabash Day over the past 12 years. Alumni, families, and friends have volunteered in their communities providing countless volunteer hours to organizations in need of that support.
MINI GOLF AT THE IMA - Thursday, August 3, 2017
Last year, the Indianapolis Museum of Art asked local artists to create putt putt holes for a unique 18-hole experience. This year, Mini Golf returns with the theme of The Natural World. We took advantage of the museum's monthly free day, and the IAWM picked up the tab for golf.
MITCHUM CROCK GOLF OUTING - July 20, 2017
Annual Event in Honor of Robert Mitchum H'59
Presented by Barnes & Thornburg LLP
One hundred and forty-eight golfers met on July 20, 2017 at Plum Creek for the 47th Mitchum Crock. They hit the course after a short rain delay. The high was 89°. However, 76% average humidity bumped the heat index to 100°.
- 1st place, Crock: Dustin DeNeal, Drew McCoy, Adam Berry, and Jonathan
- 2nd place, Crock: Tony Unfried, Joe Johnson, Michael Wittman, and Brian
- 1st place, Petty: Danial Christian, Adam Collins, Rob McCourt, Davey Neal
- 2nd place, Petty: Tony Unfried, Joe Johnson, Michael Wittman, and Brian Wittman
Hole and raffle winners:
- Dr. Shelbourne was awarded closest to pin*
- Ben Mahan, longest drive
- Ray Rebke, longest put
- Mike Macke won the fire pit, Rick Cavanaugh the Day with the Basketball team, and Chris Baker bagged the Day with the Football team.
*When doing the awards, the closest to the pin marker was missing. General consensus was that Dr. Shelbourne was closest, so he was awarded the price. However, after the event, someone turned in the tag, and Kevin Casey actually was closest. He told Tom that he didn’t mind, he had a great day, and it was close anyway.
WABASH NIGHT AT VICTORY FIELD - July 14, 2017
The Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men (the IAWM) invites Wabash alumni, students, faculty, staff, families, and friends to a night of baseball, fireworks, and LEGOs. Watch the Indianapolis Indians take on the evil Louisville Bats in the beautiful confines of Victory Field, the "Best Minor League Ballpark in America." Stick around after the game for a fantastic fireworks show shot right from centerfield!
WABASH MAFIA - Thursday, July 6, 2017
The Mafia met at Liberty Street (653 Massachusetts Ave., libertyonmass.com).
Shawn Miller '81 and his wife, Tammy, reestablished one of the oldest tavern locations on Mass Ave, complete with a pre-Prohibition look, mahogany bar with a wide selection of high-end distilled spirits and rotating taps of regional and local craft beer.
ANNUAL MLB BUS TRIP - June 9, 2017
Alumni, family, and friends boarded a bus in Indy and visited the Friendly Confines of Wrigley Field as the World Champion Chicago Cubs took on the Colorado Rockies.
ALUMNI-FACULTY-STAFF SYMPOSIUM - June 2, 2017
This year, the event moved to Big Bash Weekend for Wally 8.0: A Symposium on Technology and the Liberal Arts. (photos)
WABASH MAFIA - Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Wabash alumni and friends gathered after work in Fall Creek Place. Chris Bly '06 and Jake Koeneman '06 opened The Koelschip more than a year ago. It's a beer, coffee, and wine bar featuring their Central State beers made with Brettanomyces yeast.
MINI MARATHON HOSPITALITY TENT - May 6, 2017
Running the Mini? Stop by after you finsh. We'll be set up in Military Park with plenty of TWR!
KYLE STUCKER '17 WINS IAWM SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD
During the Awards Chapel on April 27, 2017, senior Kyle Stucker won the IAWM Scholar-Athlete Award, which also comes with a plaque and $500. Kyle was a three-year starter on the offensive line for the Wabash football team. He has a 3.845 cumulative GPA, is a rhetoric major and chemistry and biology double minor. He earned All-North Region honors in 2012 and 2017, First Team All-Conference in 2015 and 2016, and First Team Academic All-American. Kyle is former Beta Theta Pi president, member of the Chemistry Club and Pre-Health Society, and Senior Fellow with the Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse initiative. He tested in the top 6% in the nation on the MCAT and will attend medical school in the fall.
2ND ANNUAL LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST - March 23, 2017
Nearly 220 Wabash alumni, staff, students, and friends of the College packed the Ivy Tech Culinary Center for the 2017 Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men (IAWM) Leadership Breakfast. (story) (pictures)
TEDX WABASH COLLEGE - Jan. 21, 2017
Students organized an inaugural TEDX event on campus with the theme of "Outside the Lines, But on the Page."
The following speakers gave TED Talks:
- Ann Bastianelli
Head Lecturer of Marketing—IU Kelley School of Business
“Powerful Personal Branding”
- Gordon Strain
Associate Professor, Chair of Theatre—Franklin College
“Weighing in on SCALE”
- Steve Hadley
Lieutenant—Peoria, AZ Police Department
- Konye Obaji Ori
Director—Eisenhower Institute for Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution
“Peace by Peace: Building Stronger Communities”
- Louis M. Profeta
ER Physician at St. Vincent’s Hospital
“The Emergency Room: A Window into Us”
- Charlie Kane
"Long Live the Hype"
- Beth Lange
English Teacher—Lakota West High School
- Jason Bridges '98
Founder & CEO—Nantucket Bike Tours
“The People Currency: Practicing Emotional Intelligence”
Find out more at tedxwabashcollege.com.
The IAWM is a Bronze Sponsor of TEDx Wabash College.