Events

Spring 2014 Events

  • Every Thursday, from Jan. 16-April 10: Bread and Soup Nights, Dix Dining Hall, Kennedy Center, 5-7 p.m. Learn more.

Past Events

  • November 7, 2013: Veterans Day Event: Dr. Jon Kerstetter, army physician and Dr. Jason Gatliff, Ethics Officer at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center; Noon, Alumni Heritage Room.
  • October 8, 2013: Simi Linton Lecture: Disability in 21st Century America: Political, Social and Cultural Imperatives; Kennedy Center Ballroom, Noon-1:30 p.m. 
  • October 7, 2013: Simi Linton Faculty Workshop: Integrating Disability Studies into the Academy:  Curricular and Extra Curricular ImperativesKennedy Center Ballroom, 4 p.m
  • September 19, 2013: Campus Day; all day, various locatio
  • September 12, 2013: Annual Ethics Teach-In: Ability and Disability; Dining Hall, Noon-1:30 p.m. 
  • March 14, 2013: Lecture by Joel Salatin, Organic Farmer and author of Folks, This Ain’t Normal and Salad Bar Beef, 7 p.m., Hayden Auditorium
  • February 27, 2013:  Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn will discuss Forks Over Knives and his philosophy at 6 p.m. in the Alumni Heritage Room.
  • February 25, 2013:  Movie Showing of Forks Over Knives at 6 p.m. in the Alumni Heritage Room.
  • February 7, 2013:  Rescheduled from October, Anupama Joshi, Author of Food Justice, will deliver a lecture on "Hunger at Home" at 12 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Ballroom.
  • September 13, 2012:  Annual Ethics Teach-In will be held at 12 p.m. Hiram College faculty and staff will lead these discussions.
  • September 11, 2012:  Olivier De Schutter will deliver a lecture titled "World Hunger:  Can We Feed the World?" at 12 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Ballroom followed by a book signing.
  • Thursday, April 19, 2012: 7 p.m. in the Pritchard Room of the Library - Glenn Sharfman, Dean of Manchester College in Indiana and Former Hiram History Professor and Associate Dean will give a lecture titled "Are You My Brother's Keeper?  Why Ordinary People Acted Extraordinarily During the Holocaust"  This event is co-sponsored by the Hiram College Friends of the Library.
  • March 22, 2012:  6:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Ballroom - Jeff Sharlet, Nationally Best Selling Author of The Family will lecture on "The Killing to Come Like a Dream: Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Crusade, America's Culture War, and the Questions of Common Ground in Between"
  • March 21, 2012:  6:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Ballroom - Dr. William Eskridge, Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School will be discussing "Gay Marriage: An Idea Whose Time Is Coming..."
  • March 15, 2012: 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Heritage Room in Teachout-Price - Richard Trachtman, Author of Money and the Pursuit of Happiness:  In Good Times and Bad will present a lecture titled "Your Money and Your Life."
  • February 29, 2012: 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Ballroom - Chris Mooney, Author of Author of The Republican War on Science and Senior Correspondent for The American Prospect Magazine will be on campus to discuss "The Republican War on Science." This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Literature, Medicine and Biomedical Humanities and the Center for Deciphering Life's Languages.
  • November 16, 2011: Kennedy Center Dix Dining Hall; Candice Millard, author of Destiny of the Republic will lecture on "Destiny of the Republic."
  • November 11, 2011: Teachout Price, Alumni Heritage Room; Presentations Centering on "Society's Ethical Obligations to Veterans," by Dr. John P. Wilson, professor of psychology at Cleveland State University, and Dr. Jason Gatliff, Integrated Ethics Program Officer at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center.
  • October 22, 2011: East Hall Forum; Civility in the 60's, Hiram College Alumni from the 1960's will be on campus to talk to students about what it was like to attend Hiram during the Vietnam War.
  • October 19, 2011: Kennedy Center Ballroom; Movie Showing of Persepolis You've read the book, now come see the movie!  A discussion and comparison will follow the movie.
  • September 29, 2011: Kennedy Center Ballroom; Presentation by Salman Shaikh Salman Shaikh, a Fellow with the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and Director of the Institution's Doha Center, will address the civilizational themes that emanate from Persepolis, the Common Reading for 2011-2012.
  • September 28, 2011: Kennedy Center Ballroom; Keynote Address by Jim Leach Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will be speaking on the crucial role of civility in American life and governance.
  • September 21, 2011: Garfield Meeting House; Lecture by Austin Hall Austin Hall, National Field Organizer for Appalachian Voices will give a lecture titled "Appalachian Treasures." This event is co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Nature and Society
  • September 20, 2011; various on- and off-campus locations;  Campus Day - The Office of Civic Engagement coordinates this campus tradition in which all students are given the day off from classes and invited to engage in service opportunities. All together, more than 500 people will be participating
  • September 8, 2011: Dining Hall Side Rooms; Annual Ethics Teach-In on Civility Approximately fifteen presentations pertaining to the Annual Ethics theme of Civility, led by faculty and staff members from a wide variety of discipline
  • March 29, 2011: Dr. George R. Lucas, Jr. will lecture on "Game Changers: Confronting the Ethical Challenges of New Military Technologies" at 12 p.m. in the Alumni Heritage Room.
  • May 4, 2011: "Beyond War" A panel discussion on other alternatives to war will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Heritage Room.
  • Spring, 2011: The Betty and Tom Niccolls First Year Essay Contest on the theme of "War"
  • March 17, 2011: Dr. Howard Ernst, "The Clean Water Act:  A Critical Look at the Nation's Aging Water Pollution Reduction System," 7 p.m. Garfield Meeting House
  • November 11, 2010: "Society's Ethical Obligations to Veterans," a Veteran's Day Panel Discussion Event, 12 p.m., Garfield Meeting House
  • September 9, 2010: East Hall Lawn (Rain Location:  Side Rooms, Dining Hall), 9th Annual Teach-In on the Ethics theme of the year, War.
  • September 16, 2010: Hayden Auditorium, Opening Convocation, Keynote speaker, Dr. Louis Fisher speaking on "Going to War" with panelists Shannon French, Director of the Inamori Center at Case Western Reserve University and Hiram Professor of Political Science John Koritansky.
  • May 5, 2010: Garfield Meeting House, Dr. Howard Ernst will speak to campus about "Fight for the Bay:  Why a Dark Green Awakening Is Needed to Save the Chesapeake Bay"
  • Spring 2010: Essay Contest for first-year students on the theme of "Complicity", judged by Professor Emeritus and former Foote Chair in Ethics and Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics and Values and co-sponsored to the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature.  Congratulations to the winners:Rachel Petrack"Complicity: What it is and Why it Matters" (1st Place), Elizabeth Haase, "Emotional Complicity" (2nd Place), Amy Morton, "Releasing Complicity" (3rd Place)
  • April 1, 2010: Garfield Meeting House, Dr. Susan Dwyer will speak to campus about "Moral Compromise: Courage or Cowardice?"
  • March 22-23, 2010: Ethics @ Work Program - March 23, 2010, 12 p.m., Kennedy Center Ballroom, Ethics @ Work Keynote Speaker, Jon Smibert will discuss "Exploited & Alone:  Human Trafficking in Eastern Europe"
  • January 28, 2010: Dr. Jason Scott Robert will be on campus to discuss "Chimeras, Cyborgs, and the Moral Limits of Science"
  • September 22, 2009: Teach-in, outdoors during lunch, on the theme of complicity.
  • September 10, 2009: Tracy Kidder, Author of Mountains Beyond Mountains Convocation, Co-Sponsored with the Center for Literature, Medicine and Biomedical Humanities.
  • Spring, 2009: Essay contest for first-year students on the theme of "Sustainability", judged by Shannon Jung, with support from Environmental Studies, Lubrizol Corporation, and co-sponsored by the Lindsay-Crane Center for Writing and Literature. Congratulations to the winners: Timothy Luttermoser (1st Place), Eileen Russell (2nd Place), and Maryann Hudak (3rd Place).
  • March 19, 2009: Ethics @ Work: Several speakers from the community come to campus and speak to courses with an ethics emphasis about ethics in their workplace, followed by guest speaker and columnist for the Plain Dealer, Connie Schultz, speaking on "Ethics in Journalism", at 12:00 p.m. in the Pritchard Room. For more information about her lecture, please go here.
  • September 9, 2008: Teach-in, outdoors during lunch, on the theme of sustainability.
  • Spring, 2008: A symposium featuring Barry Lopez, nature writer and author of this year's common reading, "About This Life." Other symposium events included a presentation about the narratives behind and embedded in American quilts, including family stories and signals to passengers on the underground railroad, given by two Hiram faculty members, and a student-initiated conversation about corporate responsibility.Seventh-annual Teach-in on the Green. Theme: "Storytelling."
  • Fall, 2007: Collaboration with the Center for Literature, Medicine, and Biomedical Humanities and the theater department on dramatic presentations and discussions of three plays dealing with cancer.
  • Spring 2007: A symposium, based on the year's theme of conflict was held in connection with the first year seminar. Simeon Ilesanmi, associate professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Religion at Wake Forest University, was the keynote speaker.
  • November 8, 2006: A pre-event examination of the ethical, social, and economic issues raised by a Louis Selzer short story Luis that has been transformed into a dance by Verb Ballets of Cleveland.
  • Sixth-annual Teach-in on the Green. Theme: "Conflict."
  • An opportunity to view and discuss the late Masumi Hayashi's "Panoptican: Photo Collages of Prison and War Sites," co-sponsored with the Hiram College Art Department.
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