Why I teach: The heart of the Hanover experience

By: President Lake Lambert This fall, I again returned to the classroom and faced a new group of first-year students eagerly beginning their studies. My feelings of excitement and anticipation were remarkably similar to those on my first day of college teaching more than 25 years ago. Since my arrival at Hanover, I have been

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The late Bob Rosenthal served Hanover College’s community as a member of the faculty for nearly 50 years. He was also a devoted advocate for animals and local volunteer. In honor of Rosenthal’s well-known love of pets, the Dr. Robert J. Rosenthal Dog Park will open on campus later this fall. Access to the park,

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Healthcare for student-athletes has vastly changed through recent decades. Long gone are the days of having assistant coaches tape ankles and treat injuries. Today’s sports medicine staffs must address a wide range of physical and mental issues. The COVID-19 pandemic certainly added further complexities. In response to the expanded role, needs and challenges facing athletic

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A robust Greek system has flourished on Hanover’s campus for almost 170 years. In recent years, the College’s Greek community has annually encompassed more than 50 percent of the student body after formal recruitment. Since 1853, Greek organizations have enhanced the Hanover experience through leadership, social, philanthropic and extracurricular opportunities. Through the past two years,

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The Heroes Scholarship has been established to provide financial support for children of fallen heroes. Beginning with the 2023-24 academic year, students with a parent or guardian who has died in the line of duty – while serving in the military, police, fire or as a first responder – will receive an award up to

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What is better than watching “Napoleon Dynamite” on the big screen? Having your picture taken with a llama, eating tater tots while watching the movie, then interacting live with beloved characters Napoleon, Pedro and Uncle Rico. Sweet! The Hanover College Enrichment Series will present “Napoleon Dynamite Live Comes to Indiana,” Friday, Feb. 3, in Collier

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The Hanover College Theatre Department’s upcoming production of the international hit “BLINDNESS” will mark a world’s first for this non-traditional theatrical experience. Hanover’s theatre will present this unique audio-visual event Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 17-19. “BLINDNESS” explores the changes to the world when a mysterious illness launches a pandemic that causes blindness and ensuing societal chaos. The

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The Hanover College Concert Choir will join with the Madison-Ohio Valley Community Chorus to present the local organization’s 49th-annual performance of holiday music. The combined choirs, featuring more than 60 singers, will perform selections from Handel’s oratorio “Messiah,” at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20, in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts. The performance

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The Hanover College Modern Languages Department will host a screening of the German short film “Masel Tov Cocktail” at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9. The screening will be followed by a special virtual conversation with award-winning director Arkadij Khaet, which begins at 8 p.m. The screening and discussion, open to the public, free of charge,

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In 1925, Mount Rushmore was dedicated, the first U.S. motel opened, Chrysler Corporation was founded and there were 44 students in Hanover College’s senior class. That fall, Hanover also started a tradition that has now spanned nearly 100 years. Hanover hosted its first Homecoming Oct. 24, 1925. That year, the College’s alumni population totaled 1,335.

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