Book sales begin Jan. 28; “signing” with proceeds to Big Cookie Fund

January 19, 2017

Thanks to so many of you for your patience as the College and I have completed details for the publication and sale of my book “Glory Reborn: Wabash College and its Athletic Teams, 1977-1982.”

This book will be available beginning on Saturday, January 28, at the Wabash College bookstore. If all goes well, I will be at the bookstore at 12 noon and will be glad to talk with you and/or sign a copy. The book will be there anytime you come back to Crawfordsville, or you can purchase it online (and have it mailed to you) via this link:

http://www.wabash.edu/bookstore/

We are not certain exactly where the book will be listed on the bookstore website, but the site has a good search function. If you search by its ISBN number, the book should appear right away. The number is:  ISBN 978-0-692-82375-0

I will be at the college all day on Jan. 28 to join in the celebration of the 35th reunion of our 1981-1982 NCAA Division III National Championship Little Giant Basketball Team. There is a whole series of events happening on campus that day. Of special interest is a 1 pm alumni basketball game, the 3 pm Wabash vs. Kenyon basketball game, and then a post-game reception for all basketball alumni.

The reception is free. Wabash is asking that you RSVP for attending. You can do so by emailing or calling Michele Ward in the Alumni Office by January 23. 765-361-6369 or wardm@wabash.edu

The college bookstore is setting up a table/display for “Glory Reborn” at this reception. Of course if you want, I’ll be glad to autograph your copy of the book.  Price is $30.

BUT THERE’S MORE

We also want to use the publication of the book to help support The Big Cookie Athletic Spirit Fund. If you don’t know, Wabash super alumnus Rem Johnston ’55 established this fund, an endowment to which any alumnus or friend can contribute. The Big Cookie Fund provides resources and activities for students, particularly in association with athletic events. If you don’t know much about Rem Johnston, aka “The Big Cookie,” the link below has some details.

http://www.wabash.edu/news/displaystory.cfm?news_ID=10867

So with the book’s launch, the college and I felt that we should have proceeds from some “super special” autographed books go directly into the Big Cookie Fund.

How special?

Well – Pete Metzelaars ’82, Mike Holcomb ’82, David Broecker ’83, Malcom “Mac” Petty (H’77) and I will be there, and we will all sign these books. There will only be 25 books like these. For a $100 contribution (70 percent a tax deduction to Wabash) you can own a quintuple-autographed copy of “Glory Reborn”

Now if you want the autographed copies but can’t make it to the reception on January 28, contact me. Get us a check or a contribution, and the other guys and I will be glad to sign and send you the quintuple-autographed book.

And of course, if you can’t make it on January 28 you can still help support the Big Cookie Fun by contacting the advancement office. Just email advancement@wabash.edu, or call 765-361-6367

SPEAKING OF CONTACT

The college suggested that I establish an email address solely for the purpose of communication about “Glory Reborn,” and I’ve done that. If you have any questions about the book, have stories you want to share after reading, or anything else Wabash-related, you can find me at this address:

gloryrebornwabash@gmail.com

I will check this email every few days of so for the first year of the book’s publication.

Thanks, once more, to the dozens of alumni student-athletes who shared of their time and memories with me for this book project. A lot of “Glory Reborn” is about you and what you accomplished in this important era of Wabash and its athletic program.

Look for the next blog post from Wabash around January 28. Hope to see you in Crawfordsville then Long Shall We Sign Thy Praises, Old Wabash.

Thanks to so many of you for your patience as the College and I have completed details for the publication and sale of “Glory Reborn: Wabash College and its Athletic Teams, 1977-1982.”

This book will be available beginning on Saturday, January 28, at the Wabash College bookstore. If all goes well, I will be at the bookstore at 12 noon and will be glad to talk with you and/or sign a copy. The the book will be there anwtime you come back to Crawfordsville, or you can purchase it online (and have it mailed to you) via this link:

http://www.wabash.edu/bookstore/

We are not certain exactly where the book will be listed on the bookstore web site, but the site has a good search function. If you search by its ISBN number, the book should appear right away. The number is:  ISBN 978-0-692-82375-0

I will be at the college all day on Jan. 28 to join in the celebration of the 35th reunion of our 1981-1982 NCAA Division III National Championship Little Giant Basketball Team. There is a whole series of events happening on campus that day. Of special interest is a 1 pm alumni basketball game, the 3 pm Wabash vs. Kenyon basketball game, and then a post-game reception for all basketball alumni.

The reception is free. Wabash is asking that you RSVP for attending. You can do so by emailing or calling Michele Ward in the Alumni Office by January 23. 765-361-6369 or wardm@wabash.edu

The college bookstore is setting up a table/display for “Glory Reborn” at this reception. Of course if you want, I’ll be glad to autograph your copy of the book.  Price is $30.

BUT THERE’S MORE

We also want to use the publication of the book to help support The Big Cookie Athletic Spirit Fund. If you don’t know, Wabash super alumnus Rem Johnston ’55 established this fund, an endowment to which any alumnus or friend can contribute. The Big Cookie Fund provides resources and activities for students, particularly in association with athletic events. If you don’t know much about Rem Johnston, aka “The Big Cookie,” the link below has some details.

http://www.wabash.edu/news/displaystory.cfm?news_ID=10867

So with the book’s launch, the college and I felt that we should have proceeds from some “super special” autographed books go directly into the Big Cookie Fund.

How special?

Well – Pete Metzelaars ’82, Mike Holcomb ’82, David Broecker ’83, Malcom “Mac” Petty (H’77) and I will be there, and we will all sign these books. There will only be 25 books like these. For a $100 contribution (70 percent a tax deduction to Wabash) you can own a quintuple-autographed copy of “Glory Reborn”

Now if you want the autographed copies but can’t make it to the reception on January 28, contact me. Get us a check or a contribution, and the other guys and I will be glad to sign and send you the quintuple-autographed book.

And of course, if you can’t make it on January 28 you can still help support the Big Cookie Fun by contacting the advancement office. Just email advancement@wabash.edu, or call 765-361-6367

SPEAKING OF CONTACT

The college suggested that I establish an email address solely for the purpose of communication about “Glory Reborn,” and I’ve done that. If you have any questions about the book, have stories you want to share after reading, or anything else Wabash-related, you can find me at this address:

gloryrebornwabash@gmail.com

I will check this email every few days of so for the first year of the book’s publication.

Thanks, once more, to the dozens of alumni student-athletes who shared of their time and memories with me for this book project. A lot of “Glory Reborn” is about you and what you accomplished in this important era of Wabash and its athletic program.

Look for the next blog post from Wabash around January 28. Hope to see you in Crawfordsville then Long Shall We Sign Thy Praises, Old Wabash.