Archived Newsletter - Januray 24, 2013
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News from Hiram Hill

January 24, 2013

Convocation with Paul Greenberg

Enjoy a unique opportunity to listen to and talk with renowned author Paul Greenberg. The convocation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will include the author discussing his new book, Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, as well as a snack reception. This event is free and open to the public. Click HERE for more information.

Tuesday, February 5th
Kennedy Center Ballroom
7:00 p.m.



Photo Credit to Laura Straus

Annual Swimming and Diving Reunion

Travel back to Hiram Hill this weekend for a day that includes the Men's and Women's Varsity swim meet against Washington & Jefferson College at 1:00 p.m., "spoof events" for the alumni and their families (so don't forget your suits), and a casual dinner with the current team. Come out and relive your Hiram days, talk with friends, and cheer on the current legacy of Hiram Waterdogs. Follow this LINK to register for the event.

Annual Swimming and Diving Reunion
Saturday, January 26th
Coleman Sports Center
11:00 a.m.  

Women's Alumni Basketball Game

Come meet up with your former teammates as well as the current Terriers at the annual Women's Basketball Alumni Game. After the game we will have refreshments so you can regain some energy and help cheer on the Women's Basketball team to win over DePauw at 2:00. Click HERE to register.

Hiram Alumni Basketball Game
Saturday, February 2nd
Coleman Sports Center
11:00 a.m.


Intercultural Forum Show and Dinner

The largest club on campus—The Intercultural Forum (IF)—is excited to present their biggest annual event on February 2nd: The IF show and dinner. This event has become a deeply rooted tradition at Hiram College. The aim of the Intercultural Forum is to learn about cultures from all over the world and create an understanding between the different customs present among us. The IF show and dinner is our chance to display the club's purpose to the public. It is the chance where Hiram students from all over the world join together to entertain our community.

The dinner will start at 5:00 and end at 7:00 on the second floor of the Kennedy Center. Dinner will feature savory dishes from all over the globe and the show will feature talented performances from multiple cultures. The show will start at 7:30 in Hayden Auditorium.

Dinner tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Welcome Center of the Kennedy Center. For ticket reservations please call: 330-569-6030.
Come support your community by watching the current Hiram College students unite their diversity.   

Hiram Afternoon Reception in Southern California

Enjoy a Hiram gathering at the prestigious Bel-Air Country Club. Hiram alumni Dave & Sam Bell ('54/'53) and Derk & Susan Zimmerman ('56/--) have graciously arranged for us to have an alumni gathering at their country club in Los Angeles, California. Click HERE to learn more and to register for this free event.

Sunday - February 10th, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bel-Air Country Club
10768 Bellagio Road
Los Angeles, California 90077  

Terrier Bakery Earns Entrepreneurship Accolades

Hiram College's student-run Terrier Bakery earned praise from business educators from the U.S. Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) conference on Jan. 11 in San Francisco.

The year-old student-run bakery was selected by a committee as one of three finalists to compete for the group's "special recognition in entrepreneurship pedagogy" award. Professor of French Ella Kirk, faculty champion of the bakery, and Kay Molkentin, director of the Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship, made a 10-minute presentation to the entrepreneurship educators in attendance. To read more about this exciting student run endeavor click HERE

Hiram Night Out - Severance Hall Tour & Performance

Join Hiram alumni and friends for the rare opportunity to see Severance Hall from the other side of the curtain! Hiram alumna Beryl (Tuffyas) Tishkoff '72 will host a behind-the-scenes tour of Severance Hall for those interested in learning more about one of the most-treasured venues in Northeast Ohio. To view the schedule and learn more about this event click HERE.


Saturday - April 13th, 2013
Severance Hall
11001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106


Alumni trips to the Galapagos Islands, Nebraska, Northwoods, Turkey & more!

Natural History of the Galapagos Islands
Professors Prudy Hall and Matt Hils
July 18th - 31st, 2013

These are the islands that influenced Charles Darwin in 1835 and have influenced the study of biology and natural history since then. The islands are located 1,000 kilometers west of Ecuador on the equator and are home to plants and animals found nowhere else in the World – Marine Iguanas, Flightless Cormorants, Giant Tortoises, Swallow-tailed Gulls, Lava Gulls, Galapagos Penguins, Darwin's Finches, Lava Cactus, and more…
Spend eleven days and ten nights aboard a motor yacht in this beautiful and well-protected World Heritage site with landings each day on different islands. Click this LINK to view the complete itinerary.

Nebraska Nature Tour with Hiram College
March 18th - 24th, 2013
Nebraska's Platte River Cranes
& Prairie Chickens

Join Hiram College and local guides for an exciting journey this spring! Each year, half a million Sandhill Cranes descend upon the Platte River. By March, 80% of the world's population crowds a 150-mile stretch, the largest gathering of cranes anywhere in the world! Here they rest and feed before continuing on to breeding grounds in Canada, Alaska and Siberia. As an alum you can attend this amazing experience! Click HERE to learn more about this exciting trip.

Creative Writing at Northwoods Field Station
July 7th – 16th, 2013

What better place to reflect, create, and write than the remote, rustic and stunningly beautiful Northwood's Field Station in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Workshop leaders and hosts include:


Donna Hunt '97

Lecturer of Writing & Composition, City University of New York

Jen Hirt '97

Assistant Professor of Creative Writing & English Composition, Penn State Harrisburg

Paul Cockeram '98

Assistant Professor of English, Harrisburg Area Community College

Our hope is that through this trip you will write at least one publishable piece and will be provided with guidance on how to publish. Field trips include exploring Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, sand dunes, and the Fayette settlement. Click HERE to find more information on this trip.

September 23rd – October 3rd, 2013

This trip begins in Istanbul, where for over 2,500 years east has met west. Highlights include the Grand Bazaar, Gallipoli, the Aegean Island of Bozcaada (Tenedos), Bergama (Pergamon), and Pammukkale (The Cotton Cliffs).
Our tour leaders, Manolis and Patricia (Haskett) Hajifotiou '84 have extensive experience in taking travelers to those "out of the way" places most "tourists" never see or experience. Follow this LINK to view the entire itinerary for this amazing travel opportunity.

Academic-Sponsored Travel from the Hiram Study Abroad Office

South Africa November 27th through December 14th, 2013 &
Mexico / Guatemala November 30th through December 13th, 2013

The Alumni Relations & the Study Abroad Offices are teaming up to offer alumni and friends the opportunity to travel (and study) alongside current students. Click HERE to read more about South Africa and HERE for more informaiton on Mexico / Guatemala.

Hiram College Alumni Facebook Group

Did you know that there is a Facebook Group specifically created for Hiram College Alumni? Over 1,000 alumni have already joined the Facebook group. Click the icons below to join them!




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