Eric Rowland ’86 has been elected Vice President of the Board of Directors/American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Indianapolis for 2012. Eric has been active in AIA Indianapolis for several years.
He is principal, chief architect, and chairman of the board of Rowland Design in Indianapolis. Eric earned his M. Arch. in 1990 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Clay Robinson ’97 is included in the series “10 To Watch” by the Indianapolis Star newspaper this past week: “Indianapolis is keeping its vitality with the help of people younger than 40 who have brought new ideas and proven achievements to the city.”
Clay and his father, Omar Robinson ’60, co-own Sun King Brewing Co. in Indianapolis, which opened in 2009. Click here to read the IndyStar Q&A with Clay – he’s No. 9 on the list.
Omar and Clay talk beer during a tour of Sun King.
Donald J. Fuchs ’76 is based in the Evansville, IN office of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP., joining its Corporate and Transactional and Real Estate Departments. In January, Bingham McHale LLP and Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC merged to form the regional firm of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP.
Don advises community banks and credit unions, commercial and residential real estate, and is a licensed title insurance agent. He graduated from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., in 1979. Congratulations, Don!
State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport, IN) was recently named “Legislator of the Year” by the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to honor his support of public safety and tougher criminal sentences in Indiana. Randy, an attorney, was elected to the Indiana State Senate in 2008. Click here to read to the rest of the press release. Congratulations, Randy!
Seamus P. Boyce ’03 is now a Partner at the Noblesville office of Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim. His primary interest is Education Law, as well as identity deception and intellectual property. He was named a Rising Star in the Indianapolis Star last year, and the IBJ’s Indiana Lawyer cited him as an “Up & Coming Lawyer” for the state. Congratulations, Seamus!
This weekend, Franklin Community High School swimming and diving coach Brett Findley ’04 and his team go to the Sectionals. Franklin is ranked 12th in the state going in to the competition. A Bargersville, IN/Franklin Community native himself, Brett has been the Franklin coach for six years. He was a four year letter athlete for the Little Giants. Good luck to Franklin’s Grizzly Cubs!
Jordon was not only part of the halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVI, but he was “personally” selected to appear as a gladiator in Madonna’s performance. Jordon, a 2005 Crawfordsville High School grad, and Psychology major and swim team athlete at Wabash, now teaches and coaches at nearby Fountain Central High School. In his “spare” time he models via an agency in Carmel, which is how he earned his brush with fame/Madonna at the game. Click here to read the full story (Jordan is on the right in the front row, below).
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From the Evansville Courier & Press: “Russell Harbaugh, a son of UE Theatre professor Patti McCrory, wrote and directed “Rolling on the Floor Laughing,” a 19-minute film shot in 2010 in and around Evansville. Harbaugh’s film, an autobiographically-inspired story about two grown brothers dealing with their widowed mother’s re-entry into the world of dating, was among 64 Sundance short selections, drawn from a record 7,675 submissions from around the world.
Harbaugh is a Wabash College graduate who made his film in graduate school at Columbia University in New York City. [He said in a phone call from Park City, Utah] that he felt honored to see his movie in the Sundance Film Festival, which closed last week. Russ said he looked forward to getting back to New York to resume work on his next project – a full-length feature version of “Rolling on the Floor Laughing.”
And we look forward to seeing the full length version, Russ!
Q: What do you do with a lemon such as 5-6 miles of left over fabric from the giant Super Bowl banners in Indianapolis?
A: You make lemonade, or if you are Michael Bricker ’04 and People for Urban Progress, you repurpose the banners as useful items.
The Indianapolis Star reports this as the largest recovery effort going on now that the Super Bowl is over. “People for Urban Progress [PUP], the company that recovered the RCA Dome materials, will use the fabric to create bags and possibly shower curtains, said Michael Bricker ’04, chief innovator. He said he hopes to start selling items in a month. Check out their website, peopleup.org, in about a month to purchase the recycled banner products.
Tim Maguire ’86 (left) and Steve Woods ’93 worked the chains at Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday. Their smiles say it all!