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"Humans of New York" author Brandon Stanton on campus Nov. 17
author & blogger Brandon Stanton

Best-selling author and photojournalist Brandon Stanton will open the Hanover College Enrichment Series’ 2017-18 season Friday, Nov. 17, with a 7 p.m. appearance in Collier Arena.

Stanton, selected one of Time magazine’s “30 People Under 30 Changing the World,” is a renowned author, photographer and blogger. His storytelling blog, “Humans of New York,” has more than 18 million likes on Facebook and seven million followers on Instagram.

In 2013, Stanton turned his online effort into the best-selling book, “Humans of New York.” Just two years later, he also reached the top of the New York Times best-sellers’ list with “Humans of New York Stories,” which delved deeper into the lives of Big Apple residents.

General admission tickets are now available. Seats cost just $15 each for adults, while tickets for children high-school age and younger (18-) are free. A meet-and-greet, book-signing session will follow the talk.

The Hanover Enrichment Series is presented by Tricia and Will Hagenah, with additional support from the McManaman Trust, German American Bank and the Indiana Arts Commission.

Note to media: video and photography will be allowed for a maximum of five minutes during Stanton's presentation.

Hanover College Theatre to stage Reza's “Life x 3”
Life X 3 poster

The Hanover College Theatre will present the comedy “Life x 3,” Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 16-19. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in The Other Place, located in the former Donner Lecture Hall.

Written by Yasmina Reza in 2000, “Life x 3” provides three unique variations on the same event – what happens when a couple arrives one evening early for a dinner party.

Henry, an astrophysicist desperate for a promotion, and his wife, Sonia, an attorney, are coasting through another typical family evening at home with their young son. All changes, however, when there is a knock at the door. Hubert, a key factor in Henry’s career, and his wife, Ines, unexpectedly arrive for the dinner party. With just crackers and chocolates on hand for food, and dreadful news from Hubert, the evening is destined for disaster.

Teeming with subplots, Reza’s work offers the same one-act scene three times. However, each presentation has its own distinctive emphasis, using subtle changes in action and dialogue to produce different results.

Hanover’s production is directed by senior Anna Marie Kemple.

General admission tickets are free, however, patrons are encouraged to reserve seats online in advance. Tickets may be printed or scanned upon entry from a barcode on a mobile phone.

Make an impact on "Giving Tuesday" Nov. 28
Hanover "Giving Tuesday" logo

Hanover College will participate in #GivingTuesday, Tuesday, Nov. 28. The largest social-media-fueled online day of giving marks the opening of the "charitable season" and has generated millions of dollars globally.

Through the generosity of its alumni and friends, Hanover raised $21,000 during the 24-hour donation period in 2016.

To spur this year's effort, Lisa Fleming ’82 has created a matching challenge and will equal any gift that day – dollar-for-dollar – to a total of $5,000. If interested in creating a challenge among friends, classmates, teammates, Greek organizations or other Hanoverians, email giving@hanover.edu.

Online gifts to support Hanover during #GivingTuesday can be made at hanover.edu/givingtuesday. Information and social media tools will also be available at the site.

All social media posts using the hashtag #HanoverCollege will be featured on the College’s #GivingTuesday website. The site will also include an ongoing list of donors who support Hanover's effort.

Indiana Society of Chicago to honor Hanover at Dec. 2 event
Indiana Society of Chicago logo

The Indiana Society of Chicago will recognize Hanover College as its 2017 "Institution of the Year" during its 112th-annual Black Tie Dinner, Dec. 2, in downtown Chicago.

The Indiana Society of Chicago’s annual event honors exceptional Hoosier individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the state and nation. Proceeds from the event go to scholarships for students attending Hanover College.

Hanover, founded in 1827, is the oldest private, four-year college in Indiana. The College is annually ranked among the top liberal arts institutions in the nation and offers 33 majors with core strengths in education, business and the sciences.

Tickets are available for the black-tie dinner by calling (847) 673-2013, emailing IndianaSociety@aol.com or registering online at indianasocietyofchicago.org.

In addition to Hanover, Jim Morris, vice chair of Pacers Sports & Entertainment, will be honored at the dinner as the 2017 "Hoosier of the Year." He previously served as executive director of the United Nations World Food Program, chair and chief executive officer of the IWC Resources Corporation, president of Lilly Endowment, Inc., and six years in Indianapolis city government.

Entertainment at this year’s event will be provided by comedienne Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio and the high-energy dance band, The Doo!

Area choirs, orchestra to present "Messiah" Dec. 3
"Messiah" performance advertisement

The Hanover College Concert Choir and a Louisville, Ky.-area festival orchestra will blend with the Madison-Ohio Valley Community Chorus to present the local organization’s 44th-annual performance of holiday music.

The combined choirs and orchestra, featuring more than 100 singers and instrumentalists, will perform selections from Handel’s oratorio “Messiah,” Sunday, Dec. 3, on Hanover’s campus in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts. The concert will begin at 2 p.m.

The performance includes the Christmas portion of “Messiah,” an extended Baroque masterwork for chorus, orchestra and soloists, and the singing of its most popular portion, the “Hallelujah” chorus.

Madlen Batchvarova, professor of music and director of choral programs at Hanover, will conduct the choirs and orchestra for the 15th consecutive year.

Tickets will be available at the door or by phone at (812) 213-2652.

All patrons are invited to attend a post-recital reception in the Greiner Art Gallery, which is adjacent to the recital hall.

This year's performance of “Messiah” is sponsored by the Community Foundation of Madison and Jefferson County through a grant from the Clifford O. Taylor Memorial Endowment for the Performing Arts.

Lambert's narration to highlight family-oriented holiday concert

The Madison Community Concert Band will present a special holiday concert Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall, Lynn Center for Fine Arts. The concert, suitable for all ages, is free and open to the public.

Musical selections will include traditional and light Christmas classics. One highlight of the evening will be the performance of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” The work, arranged by Jack Bullock, will be narrated by Hanover President Lake Lambert.

The non-profit community band, conducted by Mark Johnson, includes approximately 40 area musicians of various ages and musical backgrounds. The ensemble features David Mruzek, Hanover’s associate professor of music and director of instrumental programs, along with College alumni Scott Davis (baritone saxophone) and Charlie Schnabel (trombone).

A special holiday reception will follow the performance.

Lamberts donate baptismal font; dedication Dec. 10
baptismal font, blue hand-blown glass with wooden base

A hand-crafted baptismal font and wooden stand will be dedicated during a ceremony on the Hanover College campus, Sunday, Dec. 10. The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the Brown Memorial Chapel.

The baptismal font, a gift to the College from Hanover President Lake Lambert and his wife, Kelly, holds baptismal water used in the administration of the sacrament. The font is constructed of hand-blown hot glass. The wooden stand was handmade by Rev. Charles Wiley, who has constructed many liturgical pieces, including several used in the chapel at Presbyterian Church (USA) headquarters in Louisville, Ky.

The campus dedication ceremony will feature a service and baptismal blessing from Rev. John Gable, senior pastor at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, Ind. The event will also feature comments from the Lamberts, as well as Mark Levett, chairman of the College’s Board of Trustees, and Rev. Catherine Knott, Hanover’s chaplain.

Lake Lambert, who became Hanover’s president in 2015, earned a doctorate at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1997. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and history, as well as a master of theological studies degree, from Emory University.

An active scholar, Lambert’s research has focused on workplace spirituality, professional ethics and church-related higher education. In addition to several articles and essays in academic journals, he is the author of “Spirituality, Inc.: Religion in the American Workplace,” which surveys the role of spirituality in business from medieval guilds to current trends in the contemporary business environment.

Kelly Lambert earned a bachelor’s degree from Lenoir Rhyne College. She has previously worked as an accountant for a number of enterprises, including the New Brunswick (N.J.) Parking Authority and the city of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Locally, she is an active volunteer with Resurrection Lutheran Church and Historic Madison, Inc.

Wiley currently serves as a major gifts officer at Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia. He previously worked as associate director for theology and worship at the Presbyterian Church headquarters and, for one term, was an adjunct instructor at Hanover.

Theatre to stage romantic comedy “Things My Mother Taught Me”
Things My Mother Taught Me graphic

The Hanover College Theatre will present the romantic comedy, “Things My Mother Taught Me,” Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 26-29. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. in The Other Place, located in the former Donner Lecture Hall.

“Things My Mother Taught Me” offers generational views of relationships and the nature of love, as well as a true-to-life glimpse at how parents, sometimes unwittingly, pass along some of their best life lessons.

Written by Katherine DiSavino, “Things My Mother Taught Me” portrays the plight of Olivia and Gabe, who have driven halfway across the country to move into their first apartment together. Their moving day does not quite go as planned. Things become even more complicated when their parents show up to help.

Directed by V. Lori Hedges, Hanover’s production will provide a laugh-out-loud evening of entertainment.

General admission tickets are free, however, patrons are encouraged to reserve seats online in advance. Tickets may be printed or scanned upon entry from a barcode on a mobile phone.

90th Homecoming celebration Oct. 13-14

Hanover College will host its 90th-annual Homecoming Oct. 13-14 with an array of on-campus events for all ages. 2017 Homecoming Schedule

This year’s celebration features 13 reunions for class years ending in 2s and 7s, including milestone gatherings for the classes of 1967 (50 years), 1977 (40 years) and 1992 (25 years). In addition, this year’s Homecoming features a Golden Panthers Reunion for the classes of 1952, 1957 and 1967.

Homecoming 2017 graphic

Activities begin Friday, Oct. 13, with an opportunity to return to the classroom with professors Deb Whistler (art) and Larry Thornton (history), campus tours and an open house at the Levett Career Center. Evening events include gatherings of the classes of 1967 and 1982. The night ends with the Campus Activity Board's Concert on the Quad featuring hip-hop artist Jack Harlow.

Hundreds of alumni, friends and families will flock to campus Saturday, Oct. 14, for a full slate of events.

The annual run/walk, The Scenic: A 5K with a View, begins at 8:30 a.m. at Alumni Stadium (7:30 a.m. registration). The Barnes and Noble Bookstore will be open and Tinker, the College’s life-sized dinosaur, will be on display. The tailgate lot adjacent to the stadium will be rollicking throughout the day during HanoverFest with alumni, families and football fans, including food, fun and games for all ages.

During the morning and afternoon, Greek houses will offer and wide range of social activities. Reunions for the classes of 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012 will be held at various locations on campus. Members of the Champions Club will meet at the stadium and former men’s lacrosse and volleyball athletes will reconnect in the tailgate lot.

Hanover’s football squad will be in action at 1:30 p.m. in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference clash with Bluffton University. The volleyball squad will face Defiance College in a Heartland Conference match at 5 p.m. in Collier Arena.

In addition to class celebrations, the evening will also feature the Saturday Night Gathering, an all-campus gathering highlighted by music from professors Bill Bettler (communication) and Craig Philipp (chemistry). The party will start at 8 p.m. in the Withrow Activities Center.

Registration will be available for Hanover’s 90th-annual Homecoming on campus Saturday, Oct. 14, from 8-10 a.m. in the J. Graham Brown Campus Center and 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the red tent at the tailgate lot.

2017 Homecoming Registration

Early registration is encouraged to provide accurate numbers for needed space, food and drinks.

Tickets now available for men's basketball exhibition at Butler

Aerial shots from inside Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse

BUY TICKETS

2016-17 SEASON REVIEW

HANOVER, Ind. – Tickets for the Hanover men’s basketball exhibition at Butler are now available to purchase via Butler’s Ticketmaster webpage.

The Panthers return to Hinkle Fieldhouse at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, marking the first time since the 2012-13 season the Bulldogs have hosted HC.

To purchase tickets for the exhibition contest, visit the link above. Hanover has been given a seating area in section 307, with tickets costing $10.00 apiece. To buy tickets in the Hanover section, type in “PANTHERS” in the promo code on the left hand side of the home ticket webpage.

After hitting continue, fans will be able to select seats in section 307, or view other standard tickets available for the contest. For questions or concerns, please contact Brady Collier, Director of Sales at Butler, via email at blcollie@hanover.edu.

Hanover is coming off arguably its best season in program history, recording a 26-4 overall record en route to its first Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA Division III National Tournament. The Panthers also captured the HCAC regular season and tournament titles, before earning the No. 7 ranking in the final D3hoops.com National Top 25 poll.

The Blue and Red have recently earned national recognition in a preseason poll for this upcoming season. Hanover has been ranked seventh nationally in the 2017-18 Street & Smith’s College Basketball Preview magazine. The magazine is available on newsstands nationwide.

Butler earned its highest NCAA Division I Tournament seed in program history last year, enjoying a run to the Sweet 16 before bowing out to eventual national champion, North Carolina.

For a complete review of the 2016-17 Hanover men’s basketball season, view the link above.

Contact: Tyler Jester

jestert@hanover.edu