March 29, 2008
The Hiram College outdoor track and field teams officially began the season this afternoon (Saturday, Mar. 29) at The College of Wooster Invitational in Wooster. The Terrier women placed 10th of 10 teams while the men were ninth of nine teams. [Complete Individual Results] [Final Team Standings] Read more
March 29, 2008
The Hiram College softball team lost a pair of games today (Saturday, Mar. 29) against Defiance College in a non-conference doubleheader at Sal Hench Field in Defiance. The Terriers were defeated in game one, 5-0, and lost, 10-4, in the nightcap. [Game One Box] [Game Two Box] Read more
March 29, 2008
Hiram College is a busy place during the summer. On any given day, people come to Hiram’s campus to… Read more
March 29, 2008
Hiram College’s annual senior art exhibition will open with a public reception on Wednesday, April 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The show will continue through May 7.
The senior art exhibition features outstanding student artwork and is the culminating event for Hiram College art majors. Seniors Jamie Bane (Valley View, OH), Emily English (Aurora, OH), Charles Eppley (Lakewood, OH), Charles Fremont (Cincinnati, OH), Kristy Walter (Lisbon, OH), and Brittany Wildman (Haslett, MI) will present artwork to include paintings, drawings, ceramics, and mixed media and installation pieces.
The exhibition will be held on the Hiram College campus in the gallery of the Gelbke Fine Arts Center located at 12000 Winrock Road. The show is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at the opening reception.
Gallery hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday or by appointment. For more information, contact Martha Meyer at 330.569.5304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 29, 2008
On Wednesday, March 26, Hiram College biochemistry major Christopher Penton (Conneaut, OH; Conneaut High School) presented his Apprenticeship Experience (APEX) project to a packed classroom of science majors, faculty, and guests.
Penton’s research, “Pancreatic development: A conditional expression approach,” studied the development of pancreatic cells in the hopes of uncovering ways to artificially transform embryonic stem cells into mature cells to treat diabetes. In addition to providing students applied science research experience in the lab, the APEX projects often serve as a launching pad for further research and a career.
“Chris inserted well into the lab, he is easy going, and also highly motivated. He now appears to be fully confident that a research career is the one he wants,” said Jan Jensen, the Brandon Chair of Diabetes Research at the Lerner Research Institute at The Cleveland Clinic.
Penton’s experience led him to explore graduates studies. He has been admitted to Ph.D. programs at both the Lerner Research Institute (a joint program with Case Western Reserve University) and The Ohio State University. Admissions to these programs are competitive; in fact, the Lerner Institute admits only 10 new Ph.D. students per year.
“I have offered him a graduate student position in my lab if he wants to study here at the Clinic for his Ph.D.,” said Jensen.
Biochemistry and other science majors at Hiram College must complete an APEX and a public presentation as part of their graduation requirements.
March 27, 2008
The Hiram College baseball team came up short against Division I Wright State University, 9-6, tonight (Wednesday, Mar. 26) in a single nine-inning game at Nischwitz Stadium in Dayton. [Game Stats] Read more
March 26, 2008
The Hiram College Center for Deciphering Life’s Languages will host its Inaugural Symposium, April 4, 2008.
Big business is investing in its future – by facilitating the education of its future employees. This education occurs daily at Hiram. Real research is conducted by all Hiram undergraduate science students. They are tomorrow’s big-world scientists, learning by doing, starting in their first year at Hiram – and even before – through the high school outreach program.
Today’s questions will be answered by today’s students. Questions such as, what can bacterial genomes teach us about future energy sources? How will knowledge of human genetic variation impact medicine? How can we promote new interactions of plants and microbes to benefit agriculture?
A sampling of some of the events include: “Every Gene Tells a Story” Informational Art Exhibition (throughout the symposium); Collaborative STEM research as teaching and motivational tool in high schools; “Biology in Space: Visionary Scientific Possibilities of our Time”; hands-on laboratory activities with past participants of Hiram College’s genomics academies and outreach programs; “Preparing Students, Parents and Teachers to Thrive in a Gene Age”; The biotechnology industry; Biotech entrepreneurship. The keynote address will be “Genomics as a Tool to Study Bacterial Pathogens” by Victor DiRita, professor, department of microbiology and immunology and unit of lab animal medicine, University of Michigan Medical School.
Learn more and register online at alumni.hiram.edu. The Center for Deciphering Life’s Languages is one of eight Centers of Excellence at Hiram College. For details, go to excellence.hiram.edu.
Assistant Football Coach Named Northeast Ohio National Football Foundation Assistant College Coach-of-the-Year
March 25, 2008
Veteran Hiram College Assistant Football Coach Larry Rice will cap a successful career having been named the recipient of the 2007 Assistant College Coach-of-the-Year Award by the Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation. Read more
March 24, 2008
This year’s winners for the Barbara Thompson Award for Short Fiction were recently selected by contest judge Quinn Dalton:
- First Place ($500): “Another Word for Something” by Ashley Nuzzi (Dover, OH)
- Second Place ($300): “Tag Sale” by Brittany Stone (Morgantown, WV)
- Third Place ($200): “Steady Work, Good Benefits” by Seth Riewaldt (Aurora, OH)
Honorable Mentions (book prize):
- “Somos Invincibles” by Daniel Sanchez (Los Angeles, CA)
- “Walk on Water or Drown” by Kyle Schofer (Warren, OH)
- “Hunting Salamanders” by Myles Wallace (Dripping Springs OH)
There will be a reception Wednesday, March 26 at 4:15 p.m. in the Writing Center, Hinsdale Hall, to hear the winners read from their stories.
March 20, 2008
Philip Lader, former United States Ambassador and Assistant to President William Jefferson Clinton, will deliver the Commencement address at Hiram College on May 10.
Lader served as the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland from 1997-2001. Confirmed three times by the U.S. Senate without dissent, he was a member of President Clinton’s Cabinet as Administrator of the Small Business Administration, White House Deputy Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President, and Deputy Director for Management of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget.
Lader has held the presidency of two institutions, Winthrop University in South Carolina, and Bond University, Australia’s first private university. Winthrop University received the national gold medal for “general improvement in programs” from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education during Lader’s presidency.
In 1981, Lader, along with his wife, Linda, founded the Renaissance Weekends program which attracts leaders from diverse backgrounds. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke University, earned his M.A. in American History from the University of Michigan, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. The Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce awarded Lader the 2001 Benjamin Franklin Medal for his contributions to trans-Atlantic relations. He received the Rotary International Foundation’s 2007 Global Service to Humanity Award.