Roscoe Wilson '97 – Hot Out There

Artist and environmentalist Roscoe Wilson’s solo art exhibition entitled It’s Getting Hot Out There will open at the Nightingale Gallery of Eastern Oregon University on February 10.  Sculptures, drawings, and prints address his concern with society’s overconsumption of fossil fuels and its products, and the effect on the environment.

Roscoe is an associate professor of art at Miami University Hamilton in Ohio.  After majoring in Art and Biology at Wabash, he earned an M.A. in painting and printmaking from Purdue University, and an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He states that his environmental concerns were shaped growing up in the Midwest.  Roscoe’s father is Kerry Wilson ’72.

Darin Graber '05 and TLDOTY release CD

Darin plays drums and banjo in The Longest Day of the Year (TLDOTY), an up and coming alternative country music band in Boulder, CO.  It’s been a busy year for TLDOTY:  In 2011, they played more than 100 shows and recorded their debut album Turn Into the Ground (released January, 2012).

Click here to read more about TLDOTY on their Facebook page, including their upcoming show schedule, and you can even download a few songs or purchase their new CD.

Good luck, Darin and TLDOTY!

Blake Zachary '03 appointed to education think tank

J. Blake Zachary ’03, Director of Technology for South Montgomery Community School Corporation, has recently been appointed to Indiana’s new eLearning Leadership Cadre. The 12 member think tank, composed of visionary educational technology leaders from around the state, will meet in collaboration with the Department of Education’s Office of eLearning to focus on strategic components of 21st century teaching and learning, and to help Indiana continue leading the nation in modern educational opportunities for students.

A Southmont High School and Wabash College graduate, he is also the President-Elect of HECC, Indiana’s premiere association of K-12 technology leaders. With grants from these organizations, he previously traveled to Philadelphia and will be traveling to Washington DC and San Diego this year to learn and collaborate with educational technology leaders from around the globe, promote Indiana’s leading edge initiatives on the national stage, and bring back new opportunities for local students and educators.

Blake resides in Ladoga, Indiana with his wife, Rachel, and daughter, Evelyn.

Congratulations, Blake!