Archived Newsletter - September 13, 2012
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September 13, 2012

Homecoming 2012

Saturday, September 22nd

Kick-off -- 1:00 p.m. vs. Denison

Come out and support our Hiram Terriers! The office of Alumni Relations is hosting a hospitality tent near the scoreboard on Henry Field. Stop by to get an afternoon snack and some Hiram give-a-ways. Click HERE to register and for more information.

Breakfast with the President in Concord, New Hampshire

We are bringing Hiram College to New England! Join President Chema for breakfast in Concord, New Hampshire. He will share with you news of what is happening on Hiram Hill. To register for this free event click HERE.




Hiram Night Out in Columbus

President Thomas V. Chema invites Hiram alumni and friends to join him for a very special night out in Columbus where we're bringing the Hiram classroom experience to you!

The lavish Palm House of the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is the home of this very special event. The evening begins with an election-related presentation by Hiram's own Douglas M. Brattebo, Ph.D., J.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Engaged Ethics. Afterwards, we will be treated to endless heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar. Guests are welcome to tour the botanical gardens while attending the event.

The title of the program is
"Demographic Change and Presidential Politics in 2013 and Beyond"

Tickets for this extraordinary event are $40 ($30 for Graduates of the Last Decade), and include the lecture, reception with endless food and drink, and self-guided tours of the botanical gardens. This is a $70 value! Click HERE to register for this amazing event

Northeast Ohio Music Blog

Jeff Wanser from The Hiram College library is looking for a few good writers who are interested in reviewing new Northeast Ohio music for his new blog, Buzzard Tracks: Northeast Ohio Music News and Reviews.

Buzzard Tracks will include reviews of new music, concerts, news items, and perhaps occasional articles about Northeast Ohio music (Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, and surrounding communities).

If you are interested in writing for the blog, email Jeff at Take a look at the Instructions for Authors at the blog HERE, and if you can live with the guidelines, please send Jeff an example of your writing. He will collect names and get back to you.

‘Food and Hunger' Theme to Connect Campus

Each year, the Center for Engaged Ethics searches long and hard for an appropriate theme that the community can use to focus its attention on the "urgent challenges of the day." More than a dozen major events and seventeen courses will execute this year's "Food and Hunger" theme. To read more click this LINK.

Hiram Featured in Princeton Review

Hiram College is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2013 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 377 Colleges," which was released on August 21, 2012. For more of this article click HERE.

Hiram Joins the 'Billion Dollar Green Challenge'

Hiram College has joined a nationwide group of institutions of higher learning, the Sustainable Endowments Institute and a number of other environmental organizations in the "The Billion Dollar Green Challenge," an effort that encourages colleges, universities and other nonprofit institutions to invest a combined total of one billion dollars in self-managed revolving funds that finance energy efficiency improvements. For the full story follow this LINK.

Hiram Named One of the Best Liberal Arts Colleges

Hiram ranked 67th out of 254 institutions in the annual ranking of liberal arts colleges by "Washington Monthly" Magazine. To learn more about this ranking click HERE.

Arts Consortium at Hiram

We are happy to announce that the newly formed Arts Consortium of Hiram College has a new website viewable HERE.  We invite you to please visit it, where you will find a listing of all of the arts related events (music, fine art, and theatre) for the entire semester, to which you are always invited and which are almost always free.

We are pleased to launch this initiative. Part of our effort involves a special visit day devoted to the arts for interested high school students on Saturday, October 6, from 9:30 – 1:30. If you know of anyone who might be interested in attending, please let them know about this.

Come be a part of the growing arts scene at Hiram!



Triumph & Turmoil: An Exploration of China's Entry into the Modern World
Professors Xinlu Yu and Gail Ambuske
May 8th - 20th, 2013

No longer the "Sleeping Dragon," China is emerging from centuries of isolation. Even with 5,000 years of history, a revolution sending reverberations throughout the world, an economy continuing to expand at over 8% a year, and the site of the 2008 Olympic Games, China remains for most Americans a giant enigma.
Join Professors Gail Ambuske and Xinlu Yu in an unforgettable journey as we explore the triumph and turmoil that has characterized China's entry into the modern world. Click this LINK to view the complete itinerary.


Natural History of the Galapagos Islands
Professors Prudy Hall and Matt Hils
July 18th - 31st, 2013

These are the islands that influenced Charles Darwin in 1835 and have influenced the study of biology and natural history since then. The islands are located 1,000 kilometers west of Ecuador on the equator and are home to plants and animals found nowhere else in the World – Marine Iguanas, Flightless Cormorants, Giant Tortoises, Swallow-tailed Gulls, Lava Gulls, Galapagos Penguins, Darwin's Finches, Lava Cactus, and more…
Spend eleven days and ten nights aboard a motor yacht in this beautiful and well-protected World Heritage site with landings each day on different islands. Click this LINK to view the complete itinerary.

William H. Hollinger Hall of Fame
Brunch & Induction Ceremony

Established to honor those people who have made a significant contribution to Hiram's athletic history, Hiram College has inducted over 250 alumni and friends to its Athletic Hall of Fame since 1964. Learn more about this event HERE.

Join us on September 22nd, 2012 to welcome our new inductees:

2012 Inductees

Jason Gorcica '84 - Football
Murray Hartzler - Men's Soccer Coach (1984 - 1993)
Josh Moss '99 - Men's Tennis & Soccer
Greta Schaefer '88 - Women's Field Hockey
Kari (Banner) Simeone '90 - Women's Softball & Field Hockey
Janet (Stupica) Williams '93 - Women's Tennis
Fred Thompson '65 - Men's Track, Swimming, & Football

Hiram Magazine

Have you seen the latest issue of the Hiram Magazine which features an article about Hiram's new Alumni Welcome Center? Check it out by clicking this LINK.


Hiram College Alumni Facebook Group

Did you know that there is a Facebook Group specifically created for Hiram College Alumni? Over 800 alumni have already joined the group. Click the icon below to join them!

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