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Check out Scholars@Hiram to find detailed listings of faculty, staff, and student publications, papers presentations. Click here to see a summary of 2013 accomplishments.
New Members Inducted into the Garfield Society
The Garfield Society was established by the Hiram College Board of Trustees in 1972 to honor and bring together annually outstanding civic and business leaders, Hiram College trustees and Hiram faculty who have earned the rank of full professor. The Garfield Society is named for the 20th president of the United States, James A. Garfield, a former Hiram student, faculty member and president. Inducted were Professor of English Willard Greenwood; Professor of Religious Studies Kerry Skora; Hiram trustee Lucia Swanson; Michael Schwartz, former president of Cleveland State and Kent State University; John Payiavlas, chairman of AVI Foodsystems; and Molly Corbett Broad, president of the American Council on Education.
Dyer Essay in NYT
Professor Emerita of English Joyce Dyer’s essay, “What’s on Your Mind?” was published on August 12, 2013 in the New York Times Opinionator column. To read the essay, go here. Also, her article… appeared in the AWP…
Director of Counseling, Health and Disability Services Kevin P. Feisthamel, Ph.D., LPCC-S, NCC, was interviewed by the American Counseling Association as an expert and pioneer within the field on multicultural competence due to his clinical, educational and research contributions to the counseling profession. The resultant article appears on Counseling.org; the article starts on page 20, and Feistamal’s interview begins on page 40.
Taylor Presents Research in Germany
Associate professor of physics Mark Taylor spent December on a research visit to Germany. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Taylor attended the 14th annual International Workshop on New Developments in Computational Physics. He presented an invited lecture “Partition function zeros and finite size scaling for polymer adsorption,” discussion work several Hiram students collaborated with him on. Go here to read more.
2013 Gillmer Kroehle Creative Nonfiction Contest
The 2013 Gillmer Kroehle contest was judged by author Jen Hirt ’97, author of the memoir “Under Glass: The Girl with a Thousand Christmas Trees.”
1st place: “Dissolution” by Caitlin Adams ’14
2nd place: “Going Towards” by Alys Dutton ’15
3rd place: “Like it never even happened” by Mason Yeater ’14
Honorable Mention: “Oh, the Land!” by Nick Sawatsky ’14
Freshmen Awarded Davey Tree Scholarship
Freshman Joshua Gula is one of 45 students nationwide to be recognized with a Davey Tree Scholarship. The Davey Tree Expert Company, whose corporate headquarters are in Kent, Ohio, provides residential and commercial tree and landscape service throughout North America. Read more.
Biology Seniors Share Science Education Work at National Conference
Ryan Astalos ’14 and Brian Zilla ’14 presented their work with the Igniting Streams of Learning in Science project at the National Nonpoint Source Monitoring Conference. The conference took place at the Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square on Oct. 28, 2013. Astalos and Zilla have been working on the Igniting Streams of Learning in Science project with Professor of Biology Denny Taylor throughout their time at Hiram College. Read more about their work and the conference.
Students, Professors Present at International Neuroscience Conference in San Diego
Several members of the Hiram College community recently presented research at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual conference in San Diego. Assistant Professor of Biology Nick Hirsch, Associate Professor of Biology Cara Constance, biochemistry major Alisa Cario ’14, biology major Ken Belter ’13 and neuroscience major Ashley Dillon ’16, attended the conference Nov. 9-13, 2013. The students presented at the Faculty For Undergraduate Neuroscience poster symposium, and Hirsch and Constance presented at the Professional Skills Development and Neuroscience Outreach poster session. Read more about the conference here.
Senior Directs Full Length Theatre Production
directed the full-length production, “4,000 Miles,” in October as part of her senior project. The contemporary play, written by Amy Herzog, is about a young man returning from a cross country bike trip. Davis has been working on this piece for her senior seminar since the start of the Fall 2013 semester. Go here to learn more about the project.