Archived Newsletter - February 12, 2015
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February 12, 2015

The Hiram Hi
#ihearthiram Valentine’s Day Contest
Valentines Contest
Show your love for Hiram College! Share photos, videos and stories of all the things you love about campus, and we'll pick one student and one alumnus winner at noon on Friday. Then on Saturday, Valentine's Day, we'll share a collage of all of your photos and stories.

All entries posted before noon on Feb. 13 will be entered for prizes and included in the collage.

Use the hashtag #ihearthiram to share your photos and stories on Instagram and Twitter, or post directly to the Hiram College Facebook page, and you'll be automatically entered.

Learn more at!

Hiram Night Out in LA with President Varlotta

Meet Hiram's 22nd President, Dr. Lori E. Varlotta!

President Varlotta will be hosting a reception for alumni and friends of the college who live near the "City of Angels." Take this opportunity to learn about Dr. Varlotta's plans for the College and to meet other alumni and friends in the area. The registration fee of $10 per person includes heavy hors d'œuvres and your first beverage for the evening.

Click HERE to register.

Wednesday, March 11th
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks
2101 Rosecrans Avenue
El Segundo, California 90245

Hiram College Alumni Directory
PCI Logo
Every five years, the Office of Alumni Relations works with an outside vendor to build a directory of our alumni. This is an excellent way for our alumni to remain connected with the school and with each other. Our 2015 partner for the directory project is Publishing Concepts, Inc.

You may have already received emails, postcards, and telephone calls from PCI requesting that you update your contact information. We encourage you to respond to these communications. Once PCI has collected the information, they will compile the data and create our new alumni directory.

PCI is a trusted partner of the Hiram College Office of Alumni Relations. We hope you will participate in our alumni directory project.

Here is a LINK to the Directory Project list of Frequently Asked Questions on our website.

Get Engaged! The Alumni Executive Board is Seeking New Members
AEB Members
The Alumni Executive Board (AEB) is currently seeking nominations for new members who would serve a two-year term, starting in September 2015.

The AEB is a volunteer peer group representing YOU and all Hiram College alumni. Serving as your advocates, AEB members work with the Office of Alumni Relations to represent the entire base of Hiram College alumni and to consider, endorse, and support the College’s strategic initiatives and campaigns.

Nominating an outstanding alum (including yourself) is easy! Just use the online nomination form HERE. Nominations will be accepted through March 20th, 2015.

Nominate a Classmate for an Alumni Award
Alumni Awards
For more than 40 years, Hiram College has recognized alumni who have dedicated themselves to making the world a better place.

Hiram College offers four awards each year. Have you been inspired by one of your fellow classmates? Do you know someone who should be recognized for her or his achievements? Then visit this LINK to read about the different awards and to complete the nomination form. Awards will be given on June 20th during Alumni Weekend 2015. The deadline for nominations is March 20th.

Garfield Center for Public Leadership Seminar with Christopher Wilson
Chris Wilson"From Competitors to Partners:The Transformation of U.S.-Mexico Relations"

Christopher Wilson is the Senior Associate at the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Chris leads the Institute's research and programming on regional economic integration and U.S.-Mexico border affairs and is the author of Working Together: Economic Ties between the United States and Mexico (Wilson Center, 2011) and coauthor of the State of the Border Report (Wilson Center, 2013).

Click HERE for more details on this seminar.

The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are necessary for the reception and dinner. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Please RSVP to Kathy Luschek at or call 330.569.6118.

Monday, February 23rd
"From Competitors to Partners:
The Transformation of U.S. - Mexico Relations"

Keynote Address with Q&A
4:15 PM – 6:15 PM
Hiram College, Dix Dining Hall, Kennedy Center

Reception & Dinner immediately following
Hiram College, Koritansky Hall

Annual Intercultural Forum Dinner and Show
Intercultural Forum
The annual Intercultural Forum’s Dinner and Show is one of the biggest events held on the Hiram College campus. This event features students from all over the world showcasing their own taste of home. Students cook their favorite foods from their native countries and then provide various types of performances, ranging from dancing to singing and even comedy acts! Tickets are $12.00 for the public, $7.00 for students, and $5.00 for children aged 5-12.

Saturday, February 28th

Reserve tickets with Su Latt by calling 330-357-1810. Limited tickets available at the door.
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Kennedy Center

Free and open to the public.
7:00 PM
Hayden Auditorium

Students and Alumni Network at Education Graduate School Night
Education Alumni
Hiram College students networked and learned about education-related career opportunities at Education Graduate School Night on Jan. 21, 2015.

Twelve outside speakers joined nearly 60 Hiram students who attended the event, to talk about work experiences, graduate school and job opportunities.

Click HERE to read more.

Valentines iMyne
iMyne is a way for you to shop online while earning cash back for yourself and earning charitable contributions to Hiram at the same time. Once you sign up for the community and you visit a retailer’s website (like Target, Avon, Best Buy, Henry and David, Home Depot, Sears, 1-800 Contacts and hundreds more), an alert will pop up telling you how much you will earn while shopping. If you make a purchase, you earn cash back and a gift is automatically sent to Hiram College on your behalf.

Click HERE or on the image above to start participating.
Valentine Bookstore
Click HERE or on the image above to visit the College’s online clothing and apparel store.
Upcoming Events
Garfield Center for Public Leadership Seminar
with Christopher Wilson

Los Angeles with President Varlotta

7/17/2015 to 7/26/2015
Summer in the Woods: An Adventure at Northwoods

Photo Flashback
Perching Couples
In honor of Valentine’s Day, step back in Hiram history by exploring the tradition of “Perching.” Click the image above (or HERE) to read a soliloquy from the 1931 yearbook that was originally printed in the very first Spider Web in 1892!
Hiram Alumni on Facebook
Did you know that there is a Facebook Group specifically created for Hiram College Alumni? Over 1,500 alumni have already joined the group. Click HERE or the icon above to join them!


Phone: 800.705.5050
Fax: 330.569.5277


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