Swim Teams Defeated by John Carroll University

January 22, 2011

UNIVERSITY CIRCLE, OHIO  –  The Hiram College swimming and diving teams were defeated by John Carroll University today (Saturday, Jan. 22) in a non-conference dual meet in University Circle.  The men lost to the Blue Streaks, 138-84, and the women lost, 137-76.  [Meet Results]

Following today’s competition, the men fall to 3-8 overall and the women are now 4-9 overall.

The men won two individual events, both by senior Santiago Morales (Mexico City, Mexico/Colegio Bilboa).  Santiago recorded the top overall time in the 100-yard butterfly at 56.69 seconds and also won the 100-yard breaststroke in a time of 1:03.62.  The men also had a winning relay team in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:45.48.  Team members included: Santiago, senior Travis Subda (Spring, Texas/Klein Collins), senior Colin Kelly (Perrysburg) and freshman Ryan Astalos (Bainbridge).

On the women’s side,  junior Sydney Kispert-Bostick (Frazer, Mich./Frazer) won both the one-meter and three-meter diving events with 131.10 points and 128.65 points respectively.

The Hiram swim teams will host Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College next Saturday, Jan. 29 in the home and regular-season finale at Alumni Memorial Pool.  It will also be senior day with the first event scheduled for 1 p.m.

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

Women’s Basketball Hangs On to Defeat Oberlin College

January 22, 2011

OBERLIN, OHIO  –  Junior guard Tiffany Shields (Bedford Heights/Bedford) scored a team-high 12 points and grabbed a game-tying best 10 rebounds as the Hiram College women’s basketball team defeated Oberlin College, 61-58, today (Saturday, Jan. 22) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game in Oberlin.  [Game Stats]

With the win, the Terriers improve to 10-7 overall and 3-4 in the NCAC.  The Yeowomen fall to 6-12 overall and 1-6 NCAC.

Oberlin took control early, beginning the game with a 14-0 scoring run.  The Hiram offense then came alive as the Terriers outscored the Yeowomen, 21-5, and took a 21-19 lead on a three-pointer by sophomore guard Emily Smerchansky (Girard) at the 6:57 mark.  Both teams exchanged leads in the final minutes of the opening period, but it would be Hiram who would have a slim 34-32 advantage at the break.

The Terriers built an eight-point margin with 4:12 left to play in the second half thanks to a layup by junior guard Kelsey Durichko (Brunswick) as part of a 9-0 run making the score 57-49.  But Oberlin wouldn’t go quietly as the Yeowomen narrowed the gap to one point, 59-58, with15 seconds remaining.   Following a series of fouls by Oberlin to send Hiram to the free-throw line, Shields would come up with a critical offensive rebound which led to a pair of free-throws by senior guard Jess Cowan (Hiram/Crestwood) to give the Terriers a three-point lead with just four seconds left.  Oberlin had one final chance to tie the game with a last second three-pointer, but the shot missed its mark, sealing a 61-58 Hiram victory.

Oberlin had two players score in double-figures led by Kelly Warlich with a game-high 20 points on nine-of-18 shooting (50.0 percent) and also grabbed a game-tying high 10 rebounds.  Allison Anderson scored 17 points to go along with seven boards.

Hiram was led by Shields’ 12 points on five-of-16 shooting (31.3 percent) in addition to her 10 rebounds.  Cowan was the only other Terrier to score in double digits with 10 points. 

Hiram will travel to Pepper Pike for a non-conference game against Ursuline College on Tuesday, Jan. 25.  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 hoedjtm@hiram.edu.

Swim Teams Defeated by Baldwin-Wallace College and Allegheny (Pa.) College in Tri-Meet

January 21, 2011

BEREA, OHIO  –  The Hiram College swimming and diving teams were defeated by non-conference opponent Baldwin-Wallace College and North Coast Athletic Conference foe Allegheny (Pa.) College tonight (Friday, Jan. 21) as part of a tri-meet hosted by B-W in Berea.  [Meet Results]

Following tonight’s competition, the men fall to 3-7 overall in dual meet competition and 0-3 in the NCAC.   The women drop to 4-8 overall and 0-3 NCAC.

The men lost to the Yellow Jackets by the final score of 88-52 and lost to the Gators with a score of 95-45.

Individual for the men, the Terriers had two event winners in seniors Zach Wegman (Knoxville, Tenn./Bereon) and Santiago Morales (Mexico City, Mexico/Colegio Bilboa).  Wegman claimed top honors in the 50-yard backstroke with a mark of 27.69 seconds and Santiago touched the wall first in the 50-yard butterfly in a time of 25.83 seconds. 

The women fell to B-W by the final score of 98-42 and lost 109-31 to Allegheny.

The Hiram women had one individual event winner with senior Ashlynn Krohn (Wauseon) posting a winning time in the 50-yard butterfly at 29.00 seconds.

The Hiram swim teams will compete again tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 22) when the Terriers travel to University Heights for a non-conference dual meet against John Carroll University.  The first event is scheduled to begin at 1 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.

Alexander Arifianto to Discuss Democracy and Moral Authority

January 21, 2011

On Tuesday, January 26, 2011, Alexander Arifianto will speak in the East Hall Forum from 4:15-5:30 p.m. The topic will be “Explaining Islamic Democracy in Indonesia: The Role of ‘Moral Authority’ Religious Leaders.”

This event is free and open to the public.

Priscilla Wald: What We Can Learn From Our Monsters

January 21, 2011

Hiram College’s Center for Literature, Medicine and Biomedical Humanities will host a special presentation on Thursday, January 27, 2011 in the Garfield Meeting House at 7 p.m.

Priscilla Wald, professor of English and Women’s Studies at Duke University, will discuss the topic of “Clones, Chimeras, and Other Creatures of the Biotechnological Revolution: Or, What We Can Learn From Our Monsters.” This presentation will address the themes of infectious diseases, social interaction, and their cultural implications.

Wald is the author of Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative. She is currently completing a project on the public understanding of genome sciences.

Please join us for an evening of enlightenment and cultural analysis. This event is free and open to the public.

Paul and Maxine Frohring Foundation Awards Grant

January 21, 2011

In keeping with its long history of supporting academic programming, the Paul & Maxine Frohring Foundation has awarded a $320,000 grant to the James H. Barrow Field Station.

The grant includes $100,000 to endow the Field Station director’s position; $50,000 to fund a wetlands and ponds assessment; and over $110,000 earmarked for student research in the form of paid independent or faculty-led year-round research projects directly related to the curriculum.

The balance of the grant is slated to support the staffing necessary to manage the growth and expansion of the Field Station property.

Such generosity enables the unparalleled teaching and research opportunities for which Hiram is so well known. This grant will no doubt greatly contribute  to the presence of Hiram College in the field of academia.

Winter Splendor at Nelson Ledges Sunday January 23

January 21, 2011

Please join us on Sunday, January 23 for an exciting ice hike at Nelson Ledges. The group will meet in the Nelson Ledges parking lot and the hike will last from 1-3 p.m.

Explore the crevasses, shelter caves, and rock bluffs that provide the setting for a variety of winter ice formations.  Frozen waterfalls, ice stalagmites and stalactites, rime frost, needle ice and perhaps ice flowers are all part of this winter geologic wonderland.  The geology is both ancient and contemporary, rocks formations millions of years old frosted with ice formations that may be only hours old.

This course is difficult and slippery.

The cost is $3 for members of Friends of the Field Station and Hiram College Faculty/Staff, and $5 for nonmembers. This event is free for Hiram College students.

To register, or for more information, call Matthew Sorrick at 330.569.6003 or email sorrickmw@hiram.edu.

ideabuild! 2011 Wednesday, March 2

January 20, 2011

Present your idea to judges and audience members at Ideabuild! 2011. Awards will be announced at the end of the evening. Please join us in East Hall Forum at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Bill Fillner (x5480) or Kay Molkentin (x5256).

In the mean time, join us every Wednesday evening for an hour or two of stimulating conversation with local entrepreneurs!  If you have ever wondered how businesses or organizations get started, here’s the chance to find out.

Each Wednesday an entrepreneur will tell their story.  Some of these entrepreneurs may be well seasoned; some may be just starting out.  Hear how they did it… what they did right… what they might do differently… what they might do next!  Hope to see you there!  East Hall Forum, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Organ Recital Sunday, January 30

January 20, 2011

On Sunday, January 30, the music department will host an organ recital by Becky Oliphant. The performance will begin at 3 p.m. at Hiram Christian Church.

Men’s Basketball Rally Falls Short Against Kenyon College

January 19, 2011

GAMBIER, OHIO   –  The Hiram College men’s basketball efforts to erase a 10-point halftime deficit fell short as the Terriers dropped a 78-69 decision against Kenyon College tonight (Wednesday, Jan. 19) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Tomsich Arena in Gambier.  [Game Stats]

With the loss, the Terriers drop to 8-9 overall and 2-6 in the NCAC.  The Lords improve to 8-9 overall and 4-4 NCAC.

Kenyon jumped out to a 9-6 lead early in the first half, but Hiram answered with a 7-o scoring run that was capped by a jumper by junior forward Chris Meyer (Chagrin Falls/Kenston), giving the Terriers a 13-9 advantage at the 13:27 mark.  The lead didn’t last long as the Lords responded by outscoring Hiram, 14-4, to regain the lead and never trailed in the game again.  Hiram stayed within striking distance until late in the period when Kenyon padded its advantage with a mini 6-0 run to end the half and take a 38-28 margin into the locker rooms.

Hiram never allowed the deficit to grow to more than eight points in the opening minutes of the second half and battled its way back to make it a one-point game, 48-47, with 13:05 left to play thanks to a layup by senior guard Glenn Campbell (Akron/Buchtel) that capped a 9-2 run.  Kenyon got a little breathing room, increasing its lead to six points in the following minutes, but blew the game open with a 10-0 run later in the period that gave the Lords a 14-point lead, 64-50, with 5:47 left to play.  Kenyon went on to record its largets margin of the game of 17 points, 72-55, at the 3:34 mark.  Hiram had to play catch-up the remainder of the half and got to within eight points, 75-67, on a layup by senior forward Hassan Muhammad (Akron/Buchtel) with 32 seconds left.  But the earlier Kenyon lead sealed the victory for the Lords en route to the 78-69 final.

Kenyon shot an impressive 52.0 percent (26-of-50) from the field as Hiram shot 38.0 percent (27-of-71). 

The Lords were led in scoring by Kodey Haddox with a game-high 19 points on six-of-11 shooting (54.5 percent).  Brian Lebowitz was second with 14 points, in addition to grabbing a team-high eight rebounds, and Marcus Healey was third at 12 points.  Rounding out the high scorers for Kenyon was Uros Vasiljevik with 11 points.

Hiram was led by Muhammad with 18 points on eight-of-15 shooting (53.3 percent).  Senior guard Deon Milton (Oxon Hill, Md./Seed Charter) was the only other Terrier in double-figures with 10 points.  In addition, junior guard Jamaal Watkins (South Euclid/Brush) pulled down a game-high 11 boards.

Hiram will travel to Oberlin for a NCAC game against Oberlin College next Wednesday, Jan. 26.  The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 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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