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February 14, 2013


Hiram Night Out with President Chema in Charlotte, NC

Come out and meet other North Carolina Hiramites as President Chema visits Charlotte, NC. Hiram alumni Steve and Pam (Enos) West '67/'67 will host a cocktail and hors d'oeuvre reception at the Charlotte City Club. Thanks to the generosity of our hosts, there is no cost to attend this event. Please click HERE for more details and to register.

Thursday – March 14th, 2013
Charlotte City Club
121 West Trade Street
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Hiram Night Out in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust welcomes alumni and friends of Hiram College for a private reception and gallery talk at the Wood Street Galleries. Enjoy beer and wine while curator Murray Horne provides us with a brief presentation about the exhibit, Miguel Chevalier's Power Pixels 2013. This spectacular exhibit features computer generated video projections that are ever-changing and never repeat. Follow the link HERE to register for this event.

Thursday – March 21st, 2013
Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Hiram College Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship Workshop on Legal Basics for Businesses

Join Danielle Angott Higgins, associate of Day Ketterer Law Firm in Canton, Ohio, for an insightful workshop on important legal basics for businesses. Topics will include: tax and non-tax considerations when choosing your business, type, technology, and intellectual property rights, financing business, product development and distribution, and the top 10 mistakes entrepreneurs make and how to avoid them. Alumni can attend this workshop for only $15.00. To register please call 330-474-3595 or email

Friday – February 22nd, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hiram College Burton D. Morgan Entrepreneurship Center
in the East Hall Forum

Scavenger Hunt at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Represent Hiram College at the Third Annual Cleveland Alumni Clubs Scavenger Hunt, sponsored by the Harvard Club of Northeast Ohio. A portion of the proceeds will help fund $500 college scholarships for Cleveland Metropolitan School District graduating seniors. To read more about this unique event and to register click HERE.

Wednesday – April 10th, 2013
6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
751 Erieside Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Hiram Night Out - Severance Hall Tour & Performance

Join Hiram alumni and friends for the rare opportunity to see Severance Hall from the performers' perspective! 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




Hiram College Summer Academies
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Hiram College Students Take Classes To The Seas

During this past fall's three-week session, two Hiram professors, Rodney Hessinger and Renee Gutierrez, took twenty two students on an educational trip to the Caribbean. What might sound like a leisurely cruise was in fact a rigorous 17 day exercise in managing a sailing ship. Days on the ship not only included class time, but cooking and ship maintenance as well. Click HERE to read the Record-Courier's article about these seafaring students.

Students Witness History in Washington, D.C.

Nearly 50 Hiram College students, faculty and staff witnessed history on Jan. 21, 2013, as they traveled to Washington, D.C. on a 24-hour bus trip for Martin Luther King Day and President Barack Obama's second inauguration. Follow the link HERE to see a video chronicling these students' experiences.

Work Begins on Energy-Efficient TREE House
Hiram College is taking the next steps in renovating the energy-saving TREE (Teaching, Research and Environmental Engagement) House with an initial energy analysis. On Feb. 6, energy specialists Pam Pierce and Gregory Jones from Learn About Green LLC led a group of students and faculty through the process, which involves a blower door test, duct blaster test, thermal imaging and more. To continue reading click the link HERE.

President Chema Named to NAICU Board

Hiram College President Thomas V. Chema has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). Chema will take his seat on the board Feb. 6, when the body meets in Washington, D.C. NAICU serves as the unified national voice of independent higher education. To read more on this story click HERE.

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

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 - Hiram College 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 information on Mexico / Guatemala.

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

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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