Archives Newsletter - Sept. 14, 2017
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Sept. 14, 2017
Take a Terrier Trek!

The new Terrier Trek program kicked off Sept. 9 with events in Akron and New York and will continue through Oct. 21.  

An extension of Hiram’s new Tech and Trek program, Terrier Treks connect past, present, and future Hiram Terriers, family, and friends for special Hiram-style gatherings. This year’s program wraps up with a “Trek Home” on Hiram Hill, Oct. 21, before the Homecoming football game.

Visit the button below to read about the details of each Trek, which are hosted by Hiram alumni, and sign up to join a Trek near you!

Upcoming Treks are scheduled in: 

Canton, OH (Sept. 16) - Clean-up project at Nimishillen Creek 
Washington, DC (Sept. 16) - Hike at Theodore Roosevelt Park
Columbus, OH (Sept. 17) – Wander and hike at Highbanks Metropark
Cincinnati, OH (Sept. 23) - Making quilts for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Atlanta, GA (Sept. 24) – Explore the community at Atlanta Streets Alive
Miami, FL (Sept. 30) – Build a fence at historic Virginia Beach Key
Twin Cities, MN (Sept. 30) - Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
Annapolis, MD 
(Oct. 1) - Stroll together enjoying First Sunday Arts Events
Lake County, OH (Oct. 7) – Trail creation for hayrides at Lake Metro Parks
New York, NY (Oct. 12) – Photo safari in Central Park
Hiram, OH / Field Station (Oct. 14) – Interactive hike and tour
Youngstown, OH (Oct. 14) - Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley
Chicago, IL (Oct. 21) – Volunteer for Feed My Starving Children
Hiram, OH / Hiram Campus (Oct. 21) – Trek Home and take an extended walking tour of campus

Announcing the 2017-2018 Family Fun Series 

Save the dates for our first Family Fun Series for alumni, family, and friends! Events are planned for October, January, and April; and each event offers you discounted rates on tickets for your family and friends.

Saturday, Oct. 28Happy Haunting and Phantom Fright Night at Kennywood Amusement Park near Pittsburgh, PA 
Saturday, Jan. 20 – Polar Blast Snow Tubing at Brandywine Ski Resort in Northfield, OH

Saturday, April 28  Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Train Ride in Independence, OH  


More details coming soon in our next issue of Hiram Hi and on our website


Hiram on the Road - Upcoming Alumni Events

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

  • Saturday, Sept. 16 - Pittsburgh, PA at the Energy Innovation Center 
  • Saturday, Nov. 4 - Cleveland, OH at Market Garden Brewery
  • Tuesday, Nov. 7 - Portland, OR at Fat Head’s Brewery
  • Thursday, Nov. 9 - Seattle, WA at Optimism Brewery

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


Athletics Update 

Join us for our reunion on Saturday, Sept. 23! Register here.
Women’s Soccer
Saturday, Oct. 7 is just around the corner; register here for our alumni game and reunion.


Please join us for our annual reunion as well as the official presentation and naming ceremony of our new baseball facility at homecoming, Saturday, Oct. 21. Read more about the upcoming project here

Register for the reunion here!

Class of 1960 Gathers for Annual Reunion

The Hiram College Class of 1960 is holding their 12th annual reunion at Oglebay Resort on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 27 and 28. Anyone who attended Hiram from 1958 to 1964 is invited to join. Contact Linda (Price) Jardini '60 for further details at or 412.728.8423.

Travel to Italy with Hiram Alumni 
Bucket List Italy: Venice to Rome!
Oct. 1 – 10, 2018

Join us for this ultimate "bucket list" trip to Italy. Hiram and Patricia (Haskett) Hajifotiou '84 of The Olive Odysseys will host this ten-day adventure in Italy starting in Venice and ending in Rome. Featuring skip-the-line tickets, Venice by night, cooking lessons in a medieval Tuscan village, food shopping in Bologna, climbing the leaning tower in Pisa, fast track private transportation, charming Chianti villages, Roman history highlights, and so much more. Patricia and her husband have been leading tours in Europe and beyond for 19 years. Come and enjoy the small group experience! 

Save the Date - Hiram College Homecoming 2017

This year's Homecoming Football game is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21 when the Terriers will take on the Wooster Fighting Scots.  

Returning alumni and friends will enjoy:

  • A “Trek Home” - Take a two-hour walking tour of campus to see your old favorite spots and learn about some of the newer additions to Hiram Hill;
  • All-you-can-eat lunch in our state-of-the-art dining hall;
  • An Alumni Hospitality tent with snacks, games, and Hiram giveaways; and
  • New for 2017 - test your skills at our multi-sport inflatable carnival game!

11th Annual Run for Grace and Andy

The annual Run for Grace and Andy celebrates the lives of Grace Chamberlain and Andy Hopkins and their love for Hiram College.   

Saturday, Sept. 30
8 a.m. – Registration
9 a.m. – Run/Walk

Tap the button below for more details and to register.


Alumni Weekend 2018 

Next year’s Alumni Weekend is scheduled for June 15-17, 2018.  All classes ending in 3 or 8 (2008, 1983, etc) will be celebrating milestone reunions.  If you would like to be a part of your class’s reunion planning committee, please contact Jackie Noall at


Humans of Hiram 

Our new Humans of Hiram spotlight features a different Hiram faculty, staff, student, alumni or friend each month.  Today we feature Brad Goodner from our Biology Department.
Brad Goodner Ph.D. – Professor of Biology

Professor of Biology, Brad Goodner, grew up near the Red River in Wichita Falls, TX. He has a B.S. in Biochemistry from Texas A&M and earned his Ph.D. in Biology from Purdue University. When asked what is his favorite thing about Hiram, Brad replied “the true sense of community. I truly believe that most, if not all, of the faculty, staff, and students want the best for each other.”

Professor Goodner says that he strives to be a life-long learner who is always willing to laugh at himself. He enjoys cooking in his spare time, and hopes to open his own lunch-only diner after he retires with a new menu every day – noting that he and his daughters daydream about menus. We asked him to share a funny fact about himself, and his response illuminates his true dedication to his craft. “With my wife's permission, I once went two weeks using deodorant on only one armpit just to do a microbiology experiment for my class. It did feel strange."

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