Archives Newsletter - Apr. 12, 2018
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April 12, 2018
Hiram Giving Day - April 30

One day. Double your impact, double your pride. 

Join us for the 3rd Annual Hiram Giving Day on April 30 and feel good about the difference you make! All gifts made to the Hiram Fund up to a total of $75,000 will be DOUBLED.

In the past two years alone, Hiram Giving Day has generated over $675,000 for Hiram College. YOU can keep the momentum going! Please show your support and join us again this year for an even LARGER Hiram Giving Day on April 30.

Watch your email for more details or click here to join the Hiram College Alumni Facebook group.

Are you interested in being a social ambassador for the one-day event by sharing messages and posts on Facebook Twitter, Instagram and via email? Click here for all the details. 


Thoughts from the President

President Varlotta shares the latest updates and happenings at Hiram College in her monthly column.


Upcoming Alumni Events 

If you’re in any of these areas, please consider joining fellow alumni and friends as we gather for some Hiram camaraderie.

Saturday, April 14 - Scottsdale, AZ
Wednesday, April 18 - Columbus, OH
Friday, April 20 - Willoughby, OH
Saturday, April 28 Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Independence, OH
Thursday, May 31 - Kent, OH

Click the button below to learn more about each event and register.


Last Call for Alumni Executive Board Applications 

The Hiram College Alumni Executive Board (AEB) is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 membership class.  Nominations will be reviewed by the board and selected members will begin their service in the fall of 2018.

Thirty-six alumni are elected into (up to three consecutive) two-year terms as members of the AEB. They meet on campus three times per year and offer advice on programing, events, and activities that will best support of the College’s objectives while keeping the desires of the entire alumni body in mind. 


Nominate yourself or other alumni by clicking the button below.


Athletics Update

The Women’s Lacrosse team celebrated senior night with a 25-1 victory over Waynesburg earlier this week, setting a new record for goals in a game.  At 6-4, the team is having a record-setting year

Men’s Volleyball coach, Kyle Mars is partnering with local high school coach and alumnus, Matt Snyder ’00, to host a High School Volleyball Tournament called Spike for Tykes at Hiram College. Spike for Tykes benefits children from Nationwide Children’s Hospital. For more information, click here.   

Hiram College Athletics will honor Doug Gruber '82 with the 2017-18 Athletic Directors Award on May 10, 2018. The Athletic Director’s Award is given to an alumnus who was a distinguished athlete while at Hiram and as a professional, and who continues to be active within the Hiram College Family.  More details coming soon on the Hiram College Terriers website.

Campus Events of Note

Lectures in Religion: Dr. Juan Floyd-Thomas
Apr. 25
Dr. Juan Floyd-Thomas, Associate Professor of African American Religious History, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, will present At The Edge of the Promised Land: Martin Luther King Jr., Protests Movements, and the Struggle for Grassroots Democracy in America.  
Details at this LINK.

John M. Watson Memorial Concert and Senior Prize in Music 
Apr. 27 
The 12th annual John M. Watson Memorial Concert will feature a world-renowned opera singer and one of Hiram’s own, Andrea Anelli ’83 from ContempOpera Cleveland.

The concert is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow the performance in the Bates Hall lobby.

Details at this LINK.

Experiencing the Renaissance through Music, Performance, and Interactive Activities
May 2-3
Join us for Shakespeare on the Green, a two-day festival featuring movie screenings, improv games, a renaissance fair, madrigal performances, dance and costume contests, and more!  All events are free and open to the public.  Sponsored by Hiram College Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature, Theatre Arts Department, and Music Department. Funding provided by the Class of ’59 John Shaw Lecture Fund.

Details at this LINK

U.S. Ambassador to Chile to Deliver Commencement Speech

Carol Zelis Perez '75, United States Ambassador to Chile, will deliver Hiram College’s May 12 commencement ceremony keynote address on the topic of change. Since Perez graduated from her alma mater, she has experienced a vibrant, successful and ever-evolving career in foreign service, leadership and diplomacy.


Her personal and professional narrative of change aligns perfectly with Hiram College’s repositioning change as the New Liberal Arts.


Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

Stop in the Hiram College Library for the Annual Book Sale on Apr. 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Apr. 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 


Refer a Student to Hiram

You know the benefits of being a Terrier! Now, you can help others reap those same benefits by spreading the word about Hiram College to potential new students. 

If you know someone who would thrive in our campus community, please share your Hiram experience with them and then refer them to us. We are always on the lookout for future alumni!


Keep Updated on all Things Hiram

Would you like to hear from Hiram more than once a month?  Our daily newsfeed email will deliver the top story of the day to your inbox.  Sign up by clicking the button below.


Alumni Weekend 2018 

Reunite, Reminisce and Reconnect at Alumni Weekend
Alumni Weekend 2018 is quickly approaching! Don’t miss the many exciting events we have planned, including:


  • 58th Annual Day with Hiram golf outing at Sugar Bush Golf Course
  • 50th/35th anniversary of Men’s and Women’s Rugby at Hiram
  • All Alumni Reunion Dinner and Awards Ceremony
  • Canoeing, strawberry picking, Bread & Soup, beer and wine tastings, classroom discussions, and much more!


View the complete schedule and register for the events by clicking the button below. 



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