Archived Newsletter - April 21, 2017
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Apr 21, 2017
Hiram Giving Day - April 28

One day. Double your impact. Double your pride. 

Join us for the 2nd annual Hiram Giving Day on April 28 and feel good about the difference you make! All gifts made to the Hiram Fund up to a total of $50,000 will be DOUBLED.

Last year, the Hiram community joined together to make a tremendous impact for Hiram and our students raising $286,000 from more than 300 donors in a 24-hour period. Please show your support and join us again this year on April 28 for an even BIGGER Hiram Giving Day.  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, Instgram and via email? Click here for all the details. 


Reunite, Reminisce and Reconnect at Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend 2017 is fast approaching! You and your classmates won’t want to miss the many exciting events we have planned for this summer, including:

  • a ribbon cutting for our refurbished tennis courts followed by an alumni tennis tournament
  • 50th anniversary of the James H. Barrow Field Station including bands and a bonfire under the stars
  • the 40th anniversary celebration of the Weekend College
  • a Saturday night dance under the Hinsdale Arch
  • an all-alumni celebration dinner
  • canoeing, beer and wine tastings, classroom discussions, and much more


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


Hiram College as the New Liberal Arts
Would you like to learn more about the transformative programs coming to Hiram this fall? President Varlotta’s post in Higher Education Today, a blog by the American Council on Education, gives great insight into Hiram’s integrated study, high-impact experiences, and mindful technology initiatives.  

Athletics Update 
  • New football uniforms are unveiled for the 2017 season. Click here to watch.
  • It’s baseball season! Click here to follow the team on Facebook.  
  • Alumni are welcome to join us for the annual Terry Awards on Monday, Apr. 24, 8-10 p.m., in Hayden Auditorium, as we recognize all Hiram student-athletes for their commitment to their sports.  
  • Alumni interested in attending the Senior Student-Athlete Banquet on Thursday, May 11 can contact Ellen Dempsey for more information at 330.569.5340 or
  • The 57th Annual Day with Hiram Golf Outing will be held during Alumni Weekend on Friday, June 16. Click here for details. 

For more information on athletic news and events, tap the button below.


Hiram Hits the Road - Upcoming Alumni Events

We’re heading out on the road! If you’re in any of these areas, please consider joining President Varlotta and other Hiram friends and alumni. 

  • Apr. 29 - Los Angeles Coffee Chat 
  • July 20 - Disciples of Christ General Assembly Alumni Luncheon in Indianapolis
  • Sept.16 Hiram Night Out in Pittsburgh

Visit the button below to read about each event and add your name to the registration lists.


Sugar Day 2017
Once again reviving a beloved past tradition, hundreds of Hiram College students gathered on March 30 to pack food for neighbors in need. Others traded their backpacks for shovels and rakes to beautify the campus, and still others reached out to the community - some to paint a local barn and others to spruce up a preschool playground. It was Sugar Day at Hiram, a day students spend away from classes to focus on service, scholarship and reflection. 

2017 Watson Concert

The 11th annual John M. Watson Memorial Concert will be held Friday, May 5, 2017, in Hayden Auditorium in Bates Hall.  Time is 7:30 p.m. This year’s artists are Carlos Jones and the PLUS band. The band’s soulful rhythms and heartfelt message have made it one of Cleveland’s top draws for nearly two decades. They have earned several “Best of Cleveland” awards, and have played nationally and in Jamaica.

The Watson Memorial Concerts are endowed by the family of musician John M. Watson, who had deep and long-standing ties to the Hiram community. The performance by Carlos Jones and the PLUS band is free and open to all.  A reception will follow the concert.


Batter Up! at Lake View Cemetery

Ryan Honomichl, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology at Hiram College, leads this tour of Lake View Cemetery’s baseball legends.  In collaboration with the Baseball Heritage Museum, this event includes a peek at artifacts belonging to some of our baseball heros. This tour is conducted on Lolly the Trolley with some walking involved. Enjoy the spirit of the game with beer and brats at Daffodil Hall, following the tour. Reservations required. $35.00 per person. 


Bookstore Coupon

All Hiram Imprinted items on the website are 20% off through May 10, 2017, and shipping is FREE for orders over $50! Be sure to use the coupon code “Hiram2017” when you check out.


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