Archived Newsletter - April 10, 2014
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April 10, 2014

The Hiram Hi
Coffee with the Dean
Coffee House
Join fellow alumni and friends this Saturday for your morning coffee with Dean Haak. This casual event is free and open to anyone who would like to join us!

Learn about what is happening in the academic life of the College and meet other Hiram alumni living in the Cleveland area.

The Coffee House at University Circle will welcome us for this event. Afterwards, why not visit some of the neighboring museums?

Saturday - April 12, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
The Coffee House at University Circle
11300 Juniper Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Hiram Night Out in Cleveland
Battery Park
Looking for a way to celebrate “Throwback Thursday”? Come share stories of the glory days of college with other alumni and friends at the Battery Park Wine Bar in Cleveland.

Register for this event at $10 per person. This small fee includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and your first beverage!

Click HERE to register.

Thursday - May 1, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Battery Park Wine Bar
7524 Father Frascati Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Alumni Weekend
Alumni Weekend
Have you been planning on making a trip back to alma mater? Now is the perfect time to make those plans! Alumni Weekend brings to Hiram Hill a weekend full of entertainment, education, and warm Hiram memories. Come and reacquaint yourself with Hiram College and your classmates.

Last year over 800 alumni, friends and family attended alumni weekend and brought campus to life. Will you be one of them this year?

To see a full list of the weekend’s activities, click HERE or on the logo above.

Also, don't forget about the annual Day with Hiram golf outing held the Friday of Alumni Weekend. Click HERE for more information and to register.
Paris to Provence - An Adventure of Vineyards, Culture, and Food
FranceIn partnership with The Olive Odysseys, Patricia (Haskett) '84 and Manolis Hajifotiou will be your tour guides on a ten-day adventure through France. Three days will be spent in Paris, then we move on to the Bordeaux region where some of the most famous wineries in the world are located. Our trip continues to Avignon and the famous Pont du Gard ancient aqueduct and bridge, as well as experiencing the lavender fields of Provence.

September 8 - 18, 2014

Click HERE to learn more.
Beautiful Italy
ItalyIn partnership with The Olive Odysseys, Patricia (Haskett) '84 and Manolis Hajifotiou will be your tour guides on an eleven-day trip through enchanting Italy. Tour begins in Rome and ends in Venice - take this opportunity and immerse yourself completely in the culture, food, and history that this beautiful country has to offer.

September 22 - October 2, 2014

Click HERE to learn more.
Summer Courses at Hiram
Summer Programs
Do you know any college students who would be interested in taking summer courses at Hiram College? Summer is a great time to catch up or get ahead on coursework! Hiram College is offering over 50 on-campus, off-campus (Northwoods, Lorain County Community College, Cuyahoga County Community College) online and blended courses and workshops. Summer courses are also a wonderful way for students to stay on track and graduate in four years. It's easy for students to register. Current Hiram College students can simply go to Students that attend other colleges and universities should call 330-569-5161 to register for a course.

For a full listing of courses click HERE. Please encourage students that you know to take advantage of all the summer courses offered at Hiram College!
Terrier Gear
See for yourself why the Hiram College online store is so popular! To take advantage of this month’s sale click HERE or on the image above.
Students Honor Dean Riedel with Endowment in Honor of His Retirement
Riedel Endowment
After 10 years of service, Eric Riedel, Vice President and Dean of Students, is being honored by the student body with an endowment in his name. “The Dean of Students Discretionary Student Activities Endowed Fund” was announced at the April 1 Student Senate meeting.

Riedel knew the endowment was being created, but what he didn’t know was that it was being created in his honor. He was thankful and surprised when the students shared the news.

Click HERE to read more.
Music Professor Unveils Original Opera “Verlorene Heimat”
Dawn SonntagA true story about bravery and the devastating losses caused by war will unfold as Associate Professor of Music Dawn Sonntag premieres her original opera “Verlorene Heimat” (Lost Homeland) at Hiram College.

The opera is presented as part of the Marcia Kenyon Bissell Musical Theatre/Opera Workshop, with performances at 7:30 p.m. on April 10 and 12, 2014, in the Renner Theater. The opera features 25 Hiram College students, three community members and two professionals. Admission is free.

Click HERE to read more.
Celebrating Literature of Ohio's Western Reserve and Beyond
Book Festival
Join us at Hiram and meet more than thirty authors from the Western Reserve area. Have your books signed (copies will be available for purchase), attend panels and/or readings, and take in all the great literature of the area.

The Festival, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Hiram College Library and the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature, is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact: Hiram College Library Director David Everett at or 330.569.5353.

Saturday - June 21, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hiram College Music Department Presents 2014 Watson Memorial Concert
Watson Concert
"A natural, believable actor and a first-rate singer," rising-star Jason McStoots joins Les Délices for a program inspired by the Paris Opéra's leading man and comic muse, tenor Pierre Jélyotte. Works by Rameau, Lully and more.

Admission is free with a post-concert reception.

Friday - May 2, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Hiram Christian Church
Hiram, OH 44234
Upcoming Events
Coffee Chat with the Dean University Circle

Coffee Chat with the Dean Warren

Hiram College Annual Alumni Rugby Game

Women's Alumni Soccer Match
Hiram is Happy
Hiram Happy
All over campus, Hiram College students are happy! Enjoy our take on Pharrell Williams' Oscar-nominated hit, "Happy."
Photo Flashback
Choir Outside Old Main
The a cappella Choir performs outside of Old Main in 1957. Click HERE for a larger version.
Alumni Spotlight
Lisa Hesse
Click HERE to read about Lisa Hesse '05. 


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