Hiram Students Receive Accreditation from Ohio Benefit Bank

December 15, 2010

On Saturday, December 11, 2010, twenty-four Hiram College Accounting students became Certified Ohio Benefit Bank Tax counselors. Students spent the entire day learning the practical techniques of interviewing clients for the upcoming tax preparation process.

The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) is a public-private partnership that provides community outreach and access to low and moderate-income Ohioans.  In partnership with the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Food Banks and the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the OBB offers free tax preparation and public benefits. The students will assist low and moderate-income people in the Cleveland area from January to April in 2011.

Mandy Richards to Perform Senior Recital Thursday, December 16

December 15, 2010

On Thursday, December 16, 2010, Mandy Richards ’11, will perform her senior flute recital at 7:30 p.m. in Frohring Recital Hall. Featured guests will include:

-Eileen Russell ’12, percussion

-Benjamin Mason ’12, percussion

-Soya Hirano ’11, flute

-Randall Fusco, piano

Wanser Publishes 100th Book Review

December 13, 2010

Jeff Wanser, coordinator of government documents and collection development at the Hiram College Library and adjunct faculty in the Weekend College and Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program, has recently reached the milestone of 100 published book reviews. Number 100, Amiri Baraka’s “Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music,” was published in the latest issue of “Music Reference Services Quarterly.”

Wanser has been reviewing books for such publications as “Historical Archaeology,” “Material Culture” and “Choice” since 1989. His interests include archaeology, American material culture and American popular music. In addition to books, he has published more than a dozen web site and database reviews, and contributes short reviews of jazz and folk music albums to “CD Hotlist,” an online recommendation service for music libraries. Wanser has also written several encyclopedia articles on his interests, published in “The Encyclopedia of the Blues,” “Encyclopedia of American Folklife,” “Encyclopedia of New England” and the “American National Biography.” Wanser says someday he will write a book.

Men’s Basketball Holds Off Denison University

December 11, 2010

GRANVILLE, OHIO   –  The Hiram College men’s basketball team defeated Denison University, 74-69, today (Saturday, Dec. 11) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Livingston Gymnasium in Granville.  [Game Stats]

Following today’s game, the Terriers improve to 5-4 overall and 1-2 in the NCAC.  The Big Red fall to 4-5 overall and 1-3 NCAC.

Both teams would play a competitive first half with 10 lead changes and three ties.  Hiram led by as many as seven points, 20-13, at the 13:06 minute mark of the first period on a layup by junior guard Andrew Wiegand (Amherst/Firelands) that ended a 12-3 scoring run.  Denison answered with ensuing 10-2 run of its own to regain the lead with 7:02 left in the half.  The Terriers trailed by three points, 27-24, at the 6:43 mark and ended the period with a 14-4 run that ended in a three-pointer by freshman guard Aaron Stefanov (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls), one of four triples on the day for Stefanov, to regain a seven-point edge with a halftime score of 38-31.

Hiram maintained a lead in the first 7:30 of the second half, but could not pull away as Dension battled back and eventually took the lead on its way to recording its largest margin of the game of six points, 58-52, with 9:12 left to play.  This time it would be the Terriers who would respond with a 10-2 run that ended in a triple by senior guard Nick Russo (Strongsville/St. Peter Chanel) to take control, 62-60, at the 5:34 mark.  Hiram led by five points, 68-63, with 2:34 left to play and six-of-seven free-throws by the Terriers in the final minutes sealed a 74-69 victory.

Denison won the shooting battle converting 50.0 percent (28-of-56) of its shots to Hiram’s 45.o percent shooting (27-of-60). 

The Big Red were led by Dimonde Hale with game-highs of 24 points and 18 rebounds.  Mike Garabedian was second with 17 points and Marr Mansfield rounded out the high scorers with 10 points.

Hiram was led by Stefanov with 16 points on four-of-seven shooting (57.1 percent).  All of his made field goals and field goal attempts came from behind the three-point line.  Wiegand finished the game with 14 points and senior two-time All-NCAC guard Chris Roberts (Cleveland/Kennedy) added 10 points.  In addition, senior forward Babajide Eniola (Washington, D.C./Seed Charter) grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.

Hiram will travel to Grove City, Pa. for a non-conference game against Grove City College on Wednesday, Dec. 15.  The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Women’s Basketball Defeated by Denison University

December 11, 2010

GRANVILLE, OHIO  –  The Hiram College women’s basketball team was defeated by Denison University, 102-54, today (Saturday, Dec. 11) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Livingston Gymnasium in Granville.  [Game Stats]

With the loss, the Terriers drop to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the NCAC.  The Big Red remain unbeaten and improve to 9-0 overall and 1-0 NCAC.

Hiram scored the game’s first points on a successful three-pointer by senior guard Jess Cowan (Hiram/Crestwood) to give the Terriers an early lead.  But Dension quickly took over the lead and never looked back.  The Big Red recorded their first double-figure lead at the 13:16 mark with the score of 22-11 on their way to leading by as many as 34 points on two occassions, inlcuding a halftime score of 57-23.

In the second half, Denison continued to pull away and posted its largest margin of 49 points, 102-53 with 1:42 left to play, en route to the 102-54 victory.

Hiram shot a respectable 38.9 percent (21-of-54) from the floor, but Denison would convert an impressive 60.6 percent (43-of-71) of its shots, including 61.1 percent (11-of-18) from three-point range. 

The Big Red had five players score in double-digits led by Shaina Kaiser with 20 points on nine-of-16 shooting (56.3 percent).  Christina Myers was second with 17 points, followed by Haley Dahlgard with 16 points.  Serefina Nuzzo added 15 points and Nicole Coggins rounded out the Denison high scorers with 11 points.

Hiram had one player in double figures in junior guard Tiffany Shields (Bedford Heights/Bedford) with a game-high 21 points on nine-of-15 shooting (60.0 percent).  It is the third straight game that Shields has scored 20 or more points. 

Hiram will look to get back on track when it hosts Waynesburg (Pa.) College in non-conference game on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Price Gymnasium.  The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Swimming and Diving Teams Defeated by Grove City (Pa.) College; Terrier Women Also Defeated by Chatham (Pa.) University

December 11, 2010

GROVE CITY, PA.  –  The Hiram College swimming and diving teams resumed the 2010-11 season today against Grove City College in a non-conference dual meet in Grove City, Pa.  The Terrier men lost, 151-111, and the women fell, 183-89.  In addition, the women also competed against Chatham (Pa.) University, but lost to the Cougars by the final score of 207-81.  [Complete Results]

Following today’s meet, the men are now 2-3 overall in dual meet competition and the women are now 2-4 overall. 

The men were led by senior Zach Wegman (Knoxville, Tenn/Bereon) who captured three events in the 100-yard butterfly, the 500-yard freestyle and the 200-yard individual medley.  Wegman recorded a time of 54.09 seconds in the 100-yard fly, 4:57.57 in the 500-yard free and 2:02.42 in the 200-yard IM.  

The top individual effort for the women was turned in by freshman Jessie Gruden (Sagamore Hills/Western Reserve Academy) who placed third in the 50-yard free with a mark of 26.99 seconds.   

Hiram will be idle until Jan. 7 when the swim teams travel to Wooster for a North Coast Athletic Conference dual meet against The College of Wooster.  The first event is scheduled for 6 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

Take A Winter Wonderland Woods Walk

December 9, 2010

On December 12 from 2-4 p.m. Director of the Center for Science Education Matthew Sorrick will be leading a group of students, faculty, staff, and community members on a walk through the woods at the  James H. Barrow Field Station to discover how to identify the different types of trees while the leaves are gone during the winter months.

The hike will include conversation about how to identify trees by bark, twigs, and other subtle features that will help you to identify trees all year long.

The walk is free. Students, faculty, staff, and friends of the Field Station can purchase a copy of the Winter Tree Identification Guidebook for $5. Cost for non-members is $8.

Meet at the Field Station before the hike begins.

For more information or to register for the hike contact Matthew Sorrick at 330-569-6003 or by email at sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

Celebrate the Holidays with the Music Department

December 9, 2010

The Music Department will hold their annual Concert of Holiday music on Friday, December 10 in The Garfield Meeting House at 7:30 p.m.

Come celebrate the holidays by listening to some traditional and contemporary holiday music played for your entertainment by Hiram students and faculty. All are welcome to attend and admission is free.

 Refreshments will be served.

Help Women’s Basketball Make Baskets of Food, Too…

December 9, 2010

The Women’s basketball team will be collecting canned foods during all of their December home games to donate to the Crestwood  4 C’s Emergency Food Cupboard.

The Crestwood 4C’s Emergency Food Cupboard provides food and other necessities to needy families throughout the Crestwood community.

Home games include December 14 v. Waynesburg at 7 p.m. and December 20 v. Bluffton at 6 p.m.

Suggested food donations include juice, soup/stew, vegetables, applesauce, canned fruit, tuna, mac & cheese, pasta, spaghetti sauce, baby food, salt and pepper, condiments, breakfast cereal, jello or pudding mix, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tooth paste, tooth brushes, personal hygiene products, dish soap, bath soap, school supplies, coffee, tea, peanut butter, etc.

They are also now accepting diapers and other toiletries!

For more information about Crestwood 4C’s Emergency Food Cupboard click here

For more information contact Andre Preston, women’s basketball coach, at 330.569.5352

Come support your Hiram Terriers and help them win on and off the court!

Men’s Basketball Wins Big Against Westminster (Pa.) College

December 8, 2010

NEW WILMINGTON, PA.  –  Senior forward Hassan Muhammad (Akron/Buchtel) scored a career-high 24 points as the Hiram College men’s basketball team defeated Westminster College, 99-81, tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 8) in a non-conference game at Buzz Ridle Gymnasium in New Wilmington, Pa.  [Game Stats]

Following tonight’s outcome, the Terriers improve to 4-4 overall and the Titans drop to 1-6 overall for the season.

Despite giving up the game’s opening basketball to Westminster, Hiram quickly took the lead and never trailed the rest of the game.  The Terriers took control of the first half with a 13-5 scoring run giving Hiram a double-digit lead of 12 points, 29-17, at the 9:51 mark on a layup by senior forward Babajide Eniola (Washington, D.C./Seed Charter).  The Titans cut the deficit to single figures, 35-27, with 5:52 left to play in the half, but Hiram outscored Westminster, 16-10, the rest of the way to lead 51-37 at the break.

Hiram maintained its large margin throughout the second half and recorded its largest lead of the game of 22 points on several occassions with the last one coming at the 4:45 mark on a layup by senior guard Glenn Campbell, making the score 89-67.  The Terriers would go on to win by the final of 99-81.

Both teams shot well from the floor for the game with the edge going in favor of Hiram at 47.3 percent (35-of-74).  Westminster finished the game shooting 44.4 percent (28-of-63) from the field.

The Titans had three players score in double-figures, led by Rob Briggs with 16 points on six-of-12 shooting (50.0 percent).  He also grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.  Anthony Thomas was second with 12 points and Andy Timko added 10 points.

Hiram was paced by Muhammad’s 24 points on eight-of-11 shooting (72.7 percent), including eight-of-10 (80.0 percent) from the free-throw line.  He fell one rebound shy of a double-double with nine boards.  Campbell and senior two-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference guard Chris Roberts (Cleveland/Kennedy) were second in scoring with 14 points each.  Rounding out the high scorers was Eniola with 11 points to go along with a game-high 10 rebounds.  Senior gaurd Nick Russo (Strongsville/St. Peter Chanel) tallied a game-tying high five assists.

Hiram will travel to Granville for a NCAC matchup against Denison University on Saturday, Dec. 11.  The game will part of a basketball doubleheader with the Terrier women’s team.  The women will tip-off against the Big Red at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 3 p.m.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Hiram College Sports Information Director Jeff Hoedt by phone at (330) 569-5495 or by email at hoedtjm@hiram.edu.

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