Archived Newsletter - March 21, 2012
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March 21, 2012

Spring Events Schedule
Film, music, science, art, coffee and even entrepreneurs all make up the wide variety of events planned in the coming months for alumni and friends of Hiram College. Grab your friends and join in the fun!

Featured Event:
Hiram Night at the
Cleveland International Film Festival

Calling all film fans!  We're hosting a Hiram Night at this year's Cleveland International Film Festival on Wednesday, March 28th.  The low price of $12 will get you appetizers, a beverage, and entrance to one of five thought-provoking independent films.  See film descriptions and register HERE.

Hiram College Alumni Facebook Group

Did you know that there is a Facebook Group that was built specifically for Hiram College Alumni?  Over 600 alumni have already joined the group.  Click the icon below to join them!

The Marcia Kenyon Bissell
Musical Theatre & Opera Workshop Presents

Rustic Chivalry

Mascagni's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA sung in English

Thursday & Friday -- March 22nd & 23rd -- 7:30 p.m.

FREE & Open to the Public

Hiram Wind Ensemble Tribute to
Professor Robert E. Fleming

All alumni who played in the band are invited to join the Hiram Wind Ensemble as they pay tribute to former Professor and Hiram Band Director Robert E. Fleming.  Alumni will play during the second half of the Spring Semester Concert.

Wednesday, March 28th
Hayden Auditorium
Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Alumni rehearsal with Hiram Wind Ensemble @ 6:15 p.m.
(Dress: White shirt/blouse, Black pants/skirt)
Please email Hiram Wind Ensemble Director Professor Ken Young if you plan to participate. 
Include your address so we can mail you the music ahead of time. 
We’re also collecting quotes about your experiences with Professor Fleming.  Please include a statement about your experience if you are so inclined.  Thank you!

Hiram Hosts ideaLabs Competition

Maybe there is another Steve Jobs or Bill Gates right here in Northeast Ohio.  With up to $9,000 in prizes at stake, budding Hiram entrepreneurs will compete against their counterparts from eight other colleges to find out on Wednesday, March 28th as Hiram and the Center for Integrated Entrepreneurship hosts the Entrepreneurship Education Consortium (EEC) ideaLabs 2012 competition.

In the ideaLabs competition students from across the region compete for recognition for their ideas for new businesses or improvements to existing businesses.  Each EEC member school will hold their own campus competition to determine a student or team of students to represent them at ideaLabs.
This year’s contest will feature EEC members Ashland University, Baldwin Wallace College, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, John Carroll University, Hiram College, Kent State University, Lake Erie College, and The University of Akron. The EEC invites a tenth non-EEC institution to participate each year and this year that spot will be filled by the University of Mount Union.

Read more about the ideaLabs Competition HERE, which are open to the public.

Annual JJ Turner Induction Ceremony
Thursday, March 29th

The J.J. Turner Society, named in honor of Dr. J. Jesse Turner (Professor of Biology at Hiram College from 1904-1950) meets annually to recognize the achievements of life sciences graduates, to discuss current scientific research, and to welcome graduating seniors with majors or minors in biology, biochemistry, biomedical humanities, and neuroscience into the group.

The recipient of the 2012 J.J. Turner Award is Mr. Bart Walter ’80.  While at Hiram, Mr. Walter was a biology student who studied under James Barrow.  For the past three decades, he has worked as a renowned sculptor who is known for his honest interpretations of live subjects.
The program begins at 5:00 p.m. with Senior Biology Capstone Presentations in Colton Hall Room 120.  A reception in the Ballroom of the Kennedy Center starts at 6:10 p.m. with the Award Presentation and Induction of Seniors at 7:00 p.m.  The cost for the evening is $15 per person.

Contact Diane Beeman to register by email at or call 1.800.705.5050.  Responses must be received by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, March 22th.

2012 Lectures in Religion

The speaker is Dasho Karma Ura
President of the Centre for Bhutan Studies

John M. Watson Memorial Concert

Hiram College presents the annual John M. Watson Memorial Concert on Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in Hayden Auditorium.  Please join us for a musical performance by world-renowned concert pianist, Gayle Martin Henry, followed by a dessert reception.

This event is open to the public and is complimentary thanks to the support of the John M. Watson Memorial Endowment.

Coffee Chats with Hiram Faculty
Start your Saturday off with a cup of joe and great conversation! Hiram faculty members are meeting with alumni and friends of Hiram for Saturday morning coffee chats throughout Northeast Ohio.
Hear about the exciting new directions they are taking with students while keeping with Hiram's beloved small college traditions.

Join one of these two FREE events by clicking the links below:

April 14th – Stow
Nervous Dog Coffee Bar

June 2nd – Lakewood
Beck Café – Beck Center for the Arts

Hiram Night out in Columbus

Join Hiram College President Thomas V. Chema for a very special Hiram Night Out in Columbus on Wednesday, April 18th
This wine and hors d’oeuvres reception will take place in the historic brewery district, inside the hand-hewn limestone vaults of the 1875 Schlee Bavarian Brewery.

Click HERE for further details and to register for the event.


Hiram Night at the
Cleveland Museum of Art

Dr. C. Griffith Mann, deputy director and chief curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art, welcomes Hiram College alumni and friends for a very special Hiram Night at the art museum.

Attendees will be treated to a private lecture given by Dr. Mann on the museum’s current special exhibition, then they will tour the exhibit to view the items discussed in the lecture, followed by a private closing reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres.

The exhibition is titled "Rembrandt in America."  Dr. Mann’s lecture will highlight the major themes of the Rembrandt exhibition, and place the works featured in the show within a larger context.

Click HERE to see further details and to register for this unique experience.

Hiram College Named to the 2012 President’s
Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve.

This is the first year Hiram College has applied for this honor.  Recently increased and methodically-coordinated activity in community engagement by faculty members, staff members, and students made this successful application possible.
This award is especially meaningful to our faculty and staff whose work bears upon the partnership between the Center for Engaged Ethics and the Office of Civic Engagement.

Watch your mailboxes for the next issue of
 Hiram Magazine which features
a pull-out schedule of this summer’s
Alumni Weekend!
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