Free Workshop Offered for Parents of High School Students

October 27, 2011

Knowledge-hungry parents of prospective college students are invited to Hiram College on Saturday, November 19, for “College Camp: A Training Program for Parents.” The event will be held at Hiram College in the Kennedy Center located on State Route 700 in Hiram from 9 a.m. to noon.

Collaborating to offer College Camp are Cuyahoga Community College, Hiram College, Saint Joseph Academy, Streetsboro High School, Theodore Roosevelt High School and the University of Akron.

The free seminar will allow participants to learn more about the college search process through presentations and question and answer sessions with high school guidance counselors, college and university admission representatives and financial aid experts.

Each participant will receive a packet of useful information to assist them with their college search process. The program begins at 9 a.m.

The schedule is:

  • 8:30 a.m. Check in
  • 9:00 a.m. – How to Conduct the Perfect College Search:  Sue Jensen, director of guidance, Saint Joseph Academy; Kelly Simmons, school counselor, Streetsboro High School; Nancy Bubenzer, guidance counselor, Theodore Roosevelt High School
  • 10 a.m. – Demystifying the Admission Process: Tara Shuster, Recruitment Specialist, Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Campus; Sherman Dean, director of admission, Hiram College; Karen Dickerson, director, Transfer Student Services Center, The University of Akron
  • 11 a.m. – Financial Aid: What You Really Need to Know: Andrea Caputo, director of financial aid, Hiram College

Advance registration is required and can be made by visiting  For more information, call Lisa Schneider, Coordinator of College Camp, at (330) 569-5986 or Yvonne Sherwood, Coordinator of College Camp, at (330) 569-5286.

College Camp was established in 2002 by Hiram College. Since its inception, the program has served more than 400 parents of high school students.

Men’s Soccer Shuts Out The College of Wooster

October 26, 2011

HIRAM, OHIO  –  Senior All-North Coast Athletic Conference junior forward Ryan Minick (North Royalton) scored a pair of goals and added an assist as the Hiram College men’s soccer team blanked The College of Wooster, 6-0, tonight (Wednesday, Oct. 26) in the regular-season home finale at Charles A. Henry Field.  [Game Stats]

With the win, the Terriers improve to 9-5-1 overall and 4-4 in the NCAC.  The Fighting Scots fall to 5-9-1 overall and 1-7 NCAC.

Minick scored his first goal of the game at the 12:53 minute mark of the first half, with an assist from sophomore midfielder Andy Harding (Bath/Revere), to give the Terriers an early 1-0 lead.  Near the end of the period, Hiram struck again with a score from freshman midfielder Ryan Kramarz (Chesterland/West Geauga) that increased the lead to 2-0.  The two goals would be all the scoring in the first half as Hiram went into the locker rooms with a two-score advantage.

In the second half, the Terriers blew the game open scoring four goals, beginning with Minick’s second goal of the game during the 56th minute to make the score 3-0.  Junior defenseman Dan O’Callaghan (Aberdare, Wales, United Kingdom) and senior defenseman Tyler Launder (Whitehouse/Anthony Wayne) were credited with assists on the goal.  A few minutes later, Launder scored a goal of his own off of a free kick by junior All-NCAC midfielder Ryan Greenhill (Solon) at the 59:54 mark.  Greenhill tallied the team’s fifth goal of the game during the 69th minute to give Hiram a commanding 5-0 margin.  Minick was credited with the assist on the Greenhill goal.  Hiram recorded its final goal of the game at the 86:23 mark on a corner kick by freshman defenseman Joey Dennis (Canton/Jackson) that was headed into the Wooster goal by freshman midfielder Odane Gray (Kingston, Jamaica/Jamaica College) to complete the 6-0 shutout.

Junior goalkeeper Joe Rottinger (Strongsville) knotched his ninth win of the season (9-5-1 overall) and fourth shutout victory.  He played all 90 minutes not allowing any goals and had two saves.

Hiram will end the 2011 regular season on Saturday, Oct. 29 when the Terriers travel to Granville for a NCAC game against Denison University.  The game will be part of a soccer doubleheader with the Terrier women’s team.  The women will play against the Big Red at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 4 p.m.

Volleyball Sweeps Denison University

October 25, 2011

HIRAM, OHIO  –  The Hiram College volleyball team won its season-high 12th straight match with a 3-0 victory against Denison University tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 25) in a North Coast Athletic Conference match at Price Gymnasium.

With the win, the Terriers improve to 24-6 overall and 12-2 in the NCAC.  The Big Red fall to 10-16 overall and 5-9 NCAC.

Hiram captured the first set with the final of 25-13 to take an early 1-0 match lead.  The Terriers then defeated the Big Red in relative ease in the second set, 25-8, to take a 2-0 lead.  In the third set, Hiram put the match away with a 25-18 final to claim the 3-0 shutout and a 12th straight win.

Up next for Hiram will be a matchup against No. 6 nationally-ranked Wittenberg University on Friday, Oct. 28 in a NCAC match at Price Gym.  The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Shut Out by Kenyon College

October 25, 2011

HIRAM, OHIO  –  The Hiram College women’s soccer team lost, 3-0, to Kenyon College tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 25) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game and home finale at Charles A. Henry Field.  [Game Stats]

Following tonight’s game, the Terriers drop to 3-12-2 overall and 0-6-1 in the NCAC.  The Ladies improve to 11-5-1 overall and 4-3-1 NCAC.

Kenyon scored all three of its goals in the first half, beginning with the Ladies first goal just 6:38 into the game when Meg Murphy found the back of the net off on a corner kick that deflected off the Hiram goalkeeper and into the net to make the score 1-0.  The Ladies struck again during the 17th minute with a goal from Caddie Durrett and an assist from Virginia Rushton to increase the margin to 2-0.  Shortly after the Durrett goal, Murphy tallied her second score of the game at the 20:01 mark with an assist from Becca Romaine to take a commanding 3-0 lead.  Neither team would score the remainder of the half as Kenyon led 3-0 at the break.

In the second half, Hiram was held to just two shots in the period and had one shot that appeared to get past the Kenyon netminder in the final seconds of the game, but the goal was ruled a “no goal,” keeping the Terriers scoreless as Kenyon claimed a 3-0 shutout.

In goal for Hiram, junior Katie Valaitis (Lewis Center/Olentangy) started the game and played the first half allowing three goals and had five saves.  Valaitis was credited with the loss which drops her to 2-6 overall for the season.  Freshman Lisa Silvestro (London, Ont./St. Thomas Aquinas) played the second half and gave up no goals while making nine saves.

Hiram will wrap-up the 2011 season on Saturday, Oct. 29 when the Terriers travel to Granville for a NCAC matchup against Denison University.  The game will be part of a soccer doubleheader with the Hiram men’s team.  The women will take on the Big Red at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 4 p.m.

Russian Music Quartet – Oct. 26

October 25, 2011

The Konevets Quartet, an acclaimed Russian vocal ensemble

Sponsored by: Music Department and Hiram Christian Church

When: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26

Where: Hiram Christian Church

The Konevets Quartet has sung in all the great cathedrals of Russia and participated in prestigious international festivals throughout Europe and the United States. They perform folk songs, Orthodox hymns and chants, Imperial regimental songs and marches and lyrics by Russian poets set to music by Tschaikovsky, Borodin and other classical composers.

Members of the group are Dmitry Popov, first tenor; Sergey Svoysky, second tenor; Oleg Palkin, baritone; and Igor Dmitriev, bass and director. They are performing in exchange for a freewill offering which benefits restoration of St. Konevets Monastery of the Holy Nativity which suffered catastrophic damage during the Soviet era.

For more on the Konevets Quartet, visit their website.

The Death of the Book: A Convocation with Author Tom Lutz – Oct. 27

October 25, 2011

The Death of the Book: A Convocation with Author Tom Lutz

Sponsored by: Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature, Hiram Community Trust, Office of Institutional Advancement, Center for Literature, Medicine and Biomedical Humanities, Friends of the Hiram College Library

When: 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27

Where: Pritchard Room, Hiram College Library

Tom Lutz is the author of Doing Nothing: A History of Loafers, Loungers, Slackers, and Bums in America; American Nervousness, 1903; and Crying: The Natural and Cultural History of Tears. A professor of creative writing and media and cultural studies at the University of California-Riverside, he is also the founder and editor-in-chief of The Los Angeles Review of Books.

Every new technology on the cultural horizon has occasioned great lamentations, each one, according to its critics, causing the death of all that is good and holy. Plato complained that writing was bad for the word – since it would make people intellectually lazy if they could just read instead of listen and learn, since speech was live and writing dead. The music industry came together to denounce that new innovation, recording. From Plato to the latest fears about the death of the book in the age of electronic media, every technological change has been accompanied by great beating of breasts and great fears of cultural collapse. It isn’t that we shouldn’t be afraid of the direction our culture is taking – we should be – we are just afraid of the wrong things.

Student Chapter of ACS Receives Honorable Mention

October 25, 2011

Hiram’s chapter of the American Chemical Society received an honorable mention from the national ACS organization for its programming and activities during the 2010-2011 academic year.

The American Chemical Society is a prestigious distinction among undergraduate chemistry programs in the United States. Each year, it recognizes standout student chapters for their activities, programs and initiatives.

Assistant professor of chemistry Carol Shreiner was also praised as the adviser of the student organization.

Halloween Activities – Oct. 25-31

October 25, 2011

In the spirit of Halloween, various student organizations are sponsoring Halloween activities this week, and the Historic Hiram Inn is hosting “A Weekend With Spirit.”

Tuesday, Oct. 25

  • Sustainable Costume Making – 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Dining Hall; sponsored by Students Organized for Sustainability
  • Double Feature Movie Night – “WarGames” at 6 p.m. in Colton 106; “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” at 8 p.m. in Colton 120; sponsored by the Hiram College Association of Computing Machinery

Wednesday, Oct. 26

  • Halloween Carnival and Community Trick-or-Treat – 5:30-7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center; sponsored by Residential Education
  • Pumpkin Carving – 8 p.m., Kennedy Center basement; sponsored by KCPB
  • Halloween Bowling Bash and Costume Contest – 9:45 p.m., transportation provided from Kennedy Center to Skylanes Bowling Alley in Garrettsville; $3.50 admission; sponsored by the Bowling Club

Thursday, Oct. 27

  • Hypnotist Michael C. Anthony – 8 p.m., Hayden Auditorium; sponsored by KCPB

Friday, Oct. 28

  • Late Night Horror Movies (“Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Friday the 13th” and “Freddy vs. Jason”) – 7 p.m.-1 a.m., Brown-Fall Room (Kennedy Center)l; popcorn provided; sponsored by KCPB
  • “Those Who Walk With Us, Connecting With Your Personal Angels and Soul Group” presented by Rev. Carol Borkoski5:30-7:30 p.m., Hiram Inn; $20 for class; sponsored by the Historic Hiram Inn’s Psychic Weekend 2011: A Weekend With Spirit! (more info)

Saturday, Oct. 29

  • “Mediumship Workshop” presented by Eileen McClure – 4-6:30 p.m., Hiram Inn; $20 for class; sponsored by the Historic Hiram Inn’s Psychic Weekend 2011: A Weekend With Spirit! (more info)

Sunday, Oct. 30

  • “Candle Magic: Embracing Abundance” presented by Darcy Angle – 2-4 p.m., Hiram Inn; $20 for class; sponsored by the Historic Hiram Inn’s Psychic Weekend 2011: A Weekend With Spirit! (more info)
  • “Ghost Hunting” Lecture & Campus Ghost Hunt, presented by Author & Paranormal Investigator Patrick Burns – 8-11:59 p.m., Hiram Inn; sponsored by the Historic Hiram Inn’s Psychic Weekend 2011: A Weekend With Spirit! (more info)

Monday, Oct. 31

  • AVI Fresh Halloween Party – 5-7 p.m., Dining Hall; Enjoy seasonal favorites prepared by AVI Fresh, as well as cupcake decorating, live music and a costume contest; sponsored by AVI Fresh

Two Cross Country Runners Named NCAC Runners of the Week

October 25, 2011

CLEVELAND, OHIO   –  Hiram College cross country runners, senior Joe Hengoed (Seven Hills/Normandy) and sophomore Laila Almassri (Parma/Normandy), have been named this week’s North Coast Athletic Conference cross country runners of the week.

Both teams competed this past weekend at the Walsh/Malone University Invitational and Hengoed helped lead the Terriers to a second place team finish.  Individually, Hengoed placed 12th overall of 38 runners with a time of 17:13.87.

The Hiram women placed fourth overall as a team while Almassri recorded the fastest individual time for the Terriers of 23:03.46 and placed 12th overall of 35 runners.

The Hiram cross country teams will compete at the NCAC Championships this Saturday, Oct. 29.  The championships will be hosted by Wittenberg University in Springfield and the first race of the day is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.

Breast Cancer Awareness Week – Oct. 24-28

October 24, 2011

The women of Delta Chi Lambda, Phi Beta Gamma and Phi Kappa Chi are sponsoring the following activities during the week of Oct. 24-28, to celebrate October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

Monday, Oct. 24 – “Breast Cancer and Your Health”

  • 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center Main Lounge
  • Nurse practitioner Asha Goodner will discuss preventative measures against breast cancer. Refreshments will be provided.
  • Sponsored by Delta Chi Lambda

Tuesday, Oct. 25 – “Cocoa and D-Cups”

  • 5:15 p.m., Kennedy Center Main Lounge
  • Enjoy cookies and hot cocoa as breast cancer survivors and those whose families and friends have been affected by the disease, share their stories.
  • Sponsored by Phi Beta Gamma and Hiram’s Bosom Buddies (breast cancer survivors)

Wednesday, Oct. 26 – “Late Night Goodies”

  • 9-11 p.m., Kennedy Center Main Lounge
  • Decorate and enjoy caramel apples with a $2 donation to breast cancer awareness

Thursday, Oct. 27 – “Fifth Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Dinner”

  • Dinner at 6:30 p.m. in Dix Dining Hall, Kennedy Center 2nd floor
  • Ball from 8:30-10 p.m. in Brown-Fall Room, Kennedy Center 2nd floor
  • This catered dinner and dance is $5 for faculty and staff and $3 for students. It honors those who have fallen ill to breast cancer. Come early at 6 p.m. to participate in a prayer service and balloon release to honor those affected by breast cancer.
  • Sponsored by Phi Kappa Chi

Friday, Oct. 28 – “S’more Support”

  • 7 p.m., Booth/Centennial lawn
  • Show support for breast cancer awareness while enjoying s’mores over an open fire.

All week, students, faculty and staff can purchase ribbons or sponsor balloons in support of the Susan G. Komen Foundation during lunch at the Dining Hall.

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