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#35: Celebrating the Value of Liberal Arts Education: Innovation and Life-Long Learning

Wabash On My Mind

Release Date: 01/12/2015

#280: Marcus Torres ’20 show art #280: Marcus Torres ’20

Wabash On My Mind

Richard Paige sits down with one of two students nominated to speak for the class of 2020, Marcus Torres, discussing his immersion experiences, fondest memories, and how he is connecting with his class from afar (Episode 280).

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#279: The Jakes of 2023: End of Year One show art #279: The Jakes of 2023: End of Year One

Wabash On My Mind

Rich sits down with three Jakes of the freshman class of 2023, early in the summer after their freshman year. The three discuss the transition to virtual learning following COVID-19, the increase in empathy, and how Wabash adjusted in the process (Episode 279).

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#278: Dr. Peter Mikek show art #278: Dr. Peter Mikek

Wabash On My Mind

Richard Paige sits down with this year’s recipient of the McLain-McTurnan-Arnold Excellence in Teaching Award, professor of Economics Dr. Peter Mikek, describing his pursuits in chemistry and psychology, his thoughts on communism, and why he loves teaching macroeconomics so much (Episode 278).

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#277: Knitting the Scarf, Act II (Scarlet Yarns 2019) show art #277: Knitting the Scarf, Act II (Scarlet Yarns 2019)

Wabash On My Mind

Student podcast editor Wade Haesemeyer ’22 weaves together the Scarlet Yarns of recollected stories, moments and memories of Wabash alumni in attendance at the 2019 Big Bash Reunion. Threads woven into Act II include a horse named Norman, red enamel paint, and a liberal arts approach to the sport of wrestling (Episode 277).

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#276: Knitting the Scarf, Act I (Scarlet Yarns 2019) show art #276: Knitting the Scarf, Act I (Scarlet Yarns 2019)

Wabash On My Mind

Student podcast editor Wade Haesemeyer ’22 weaves together the Scarlet Yarns of recollected stories, moments and memories of Wabash alumni in attendance at the 2019 Big Bash Reunion. Threads woven into Act I include black-powder tennis balls, earthquake tremors, and how remembering these stories only happens at Big Bash (Episode 276).

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#275: Jake Vermeulen ’21 show art #275: Jake Vermeulen ’21

Wabash On My Mind

Richard Paige sits down with the student Editor of the Bachelor during the COVID-19 crisis, Jake Vermeulen, discussing the adjustment to a digital format, the importance of decision-making, and what a good paper looks like (Episode 275).

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#274: Davionne Garrett ’22 show art #274: Davionne Garrett ’22

Wabash On My Mind

Richard Paige sits down with one of the few students who remained on-campus during the COVID-19 crisis, Davionne Garrett, discussing why he chose to remain on-campus, adjusting to the transition of online learning, and respecting your professors while abroad (Episode 274).

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#273: Artie Equihua ’20 show art #273: Artie Equihua ’20

Wabash On My Mind

Richard Paige sits down with member of the senior class of 2020 Artie Equihua, chosen to speak at the Virtual Commencement Ceremony. They discuss the challenge of crafting a COVID commencement speech, why he was selected, and how his Wabash experiences have shown him it’s his turn to lead (Episode 273).

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#272: David Riggs ’20 show art #272: David Riggs ’20

Wabash On My Mind

Rich sits down with senior David Riggs, class of 2020, discussing leadership as a role of communication, the hands-on experiential learning at Wabash, and the daily difference between 1.01 and 0.99 (Episode 272).

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#271: Damon Mohl show art #271: Damon Mohl

Wabash On My Mind

Rich sits down with newly tenured Associate Professor of Art Damon Mohl, discussing why you can’t really rest at Wabash, waiting intuitively for the idea, and cultivating a continual drive to do the next thing (Episode 271).

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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)