814 E Main St., Richmond, IN 47374
(765) 962-8151

S.T.E.A.M. Stories Lunch Hour

stories to inspire the senses

Join us for stories to inspire the senses. Wednesdays at 12pm we host free networking opportunities, and free lunch featuring guests from all backgrounds of experience: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM).

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Ashutosh Rai and Eric Nicholson

Ash and Eric were roommates their First Year at Earlham College in 2013. They’ve been steady friends every since. Ash grew up in Nepal, Eric grew up in Ithaca, NY. Ash majored in Physics and Computer Science.
At Earlham both were involved on campus in a wide variety of actives: combined they were involved in Earlham Student Government (ESG), Sound Technician for Events and Technology, Resident Assistant, and House Convener.
Eric majored in Biochemistry, received a Global Designation and Outdoor Education Designation. Both are very talented guitar players. They both now live in Richmond and enjoy their work (not to mention their post graduate life).

Ash works at Green Filings (co-founded by another Earlham Alumnus, Eric Eastman), located just off of Main Street. Eric works with Parks and Recreation refurbishing the run down greenhouses on Waterfall Road. This project is spearheaded by Traci Lewis (former Volunteer Coordinator for Cope Environmental Center)

  • The Director of Infrastructure at the City of Richmond, Indiana by day, and author/writer, illustrator, game designer, publisher, and father the rest of the time. Cruse lives in Richmond Indiana with his spouse Eve A. Cruse (muse/model for illustrations of Tri~Sunaria, Tanaga, and Ra~Khana the Barbarian) and Father of four children of which the youngest graduated in 2017.  Retired US Air Force 26 year Senior Manager in 2011 and worked at the Department of Defense in Europe for seven years currently the Director of Infrastructure & Development City of Richmond Indiana.
  • His pen name, J William Cruse is the pseudonym under which he does all his creative world creation. As the President/Project Manager of Somewhyn Game Solutions, Cruse is focused on the company’s growth as well as helping others realize their dreams. Somewhyn Game Solutions’s (SGS) business model is to publish all current and future game ideas into Tabletop Role-playing Games (TTRPG), Strategy Games, Miniatures Games, Board Games, Dimensional Chess Games, Toys and Collectable Card Games, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Book Series, Social Media, TV Series and Movies.
  • His professional writing, illustration and game design career in 2015 with the self-publication of his first run Tabletop Role-playing Game (TTRPG) Free WORLD, and soon followed by Tri~Sunaria A New Frontier. At GENCON 2016 he made his first public appearance and published/sold the PRIMEVAL Tri~Sunaria GENCON Special Edition. He has been drawing and illustrating since third grade where this story was initially drafted in comic book form.  He started designing the BDGRP CORE Rules/Game mechanics in 1993; which sprawled into Somewhyn Game Solutions (SGS) the parent title brand for Anywhen Game Studios, The Beer Drinkers Guide to Role-Playing (BDGRP), The Land of Myrth and other future projects currently under development or planned in draft form.  He is a quintessential polymath as Author, Illustrator, and Game Designer of the BDGRP Game Engine as well as many others in development.

Connect with J William Cruse/BDGRP:

Publications, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn

Get Primeval today!

Facebook Group (upcoming projects and general updates)

Facebook Group (Tabletop RPG Game Creators, everyone is welcome)

Email: BDGRP786@gmail.com

Join us for a casual, unscheduled STEAM lunch hour. We have Bananagrams, and Chess in the lobby.

Mark Brim

RSVP here! Video Producer at Earlham College will join us for lunch today! He works in Marketing and Communications at the college and is instrumental in shooting and producing video for Earlham’s events, special videos and more! Check out some of the videos he’s work on on Earlham’s YouTube!

Alvin & Arlo Therapy Dogs

These wonderful furry friends help others feel better. Join us for a discussion on the role of therapy dogs, and more. RSVP here!  

Marcie Robert with Richmond Friends School

Marcie Roberts, Head of School “Richmond Friends School is a PreK-8th grade independent Quaker school founded in 1971. Our multi-aged classrooms are purposefully designed to have low student to teacher ratios allowing for customized instruction, expectations and assessments tailored to the academic and social needs of each individual child. Students are challenged to solve problems critically and collaboratively in a rich and nurturing community where faculty and staff, parents and guardians, and students are all important partners in the dynamic process of learning. Our graduates go on to be life-long learners and compassionate citizens committed to making the world a better place.” www.richmondfriendsschool.org   Details pending…

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