Nota Bene - Vol. 17 Issue 8

Nota Bene

Vol. 17 Issue 8 - Nov 30, 2012

'Berg, BGSU partner for accounting grad program

Dr. AhmedBusiness schools at Heidelberg University and Bowling Green State University have entered into a partnership that will recruit the best and brightest HU students into BGSU’s Master of Accountancy program.

Heidelberg students who have received their undergraduate accounting degree and want to take the next step toward a successful career in accounting are now eligible to apply for the Berg-Falcon Master of Accountancy Scholarship Program.

Dr. Ken Snead, director of the Graduate Studies in Accountancy program at BGSU, said the two schools are piloting the partnership – a win-win for both institutions.

“Ultimately, students will benefit most significantly by becoming better prepared to take the next step toward a successful career in accounting,” said Ken, who, on his sabbatical this year is teaching at Heidelberg. “A graduate degree is becoming more and more essential to career success. This program will provide students more flexibility in their careers, opportunities for being assigned greater responsibility and a faster track to promotions and higher compensation.”

Heidelberg’s best and brightest accounting students who are selected to enter the program will become eligible – and better prepared – to meet the requirements to sit for their CPA exams, Snead explained. In the 10-month program, they’ll select one or two specializations tracks in accounting and auditing, taxation or information systems auditing and control.

“This really is a very exciting concept,” said Dr. Haseeb Ahmed, dean of the Heidelberg School of Business. “It will be very attractive and convenient for our current and prospective accounting students.” The transition from the Heidelberg undergraduate accounting program to the BGSU graduate accounting program will be smooth and it will provide wider career options for our accounting graduates. Heidelberg accounting graduates should be well prepared to fully avail this opportunity.”

Heidelberg’s business faculty will establish criteria and select students to receive tuition scholarships and graduate assistantships from BGSU, who will allocate the funding.

For more about the program, visit

Troha gets presidency at Pa. college

Jim TrohaAfter an extensive 14-month search, Dr. Jim Troha has been named the new president of Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. When he arrives at Juniata in or around June 2013, Jim will become the college’s 12th president. He will replace Thomas Kepple Jr., who plans to retire after 15 years as president.

Juniata Trustee Charles Wise, who co-chaired the presidential search committee, said

Jim quickly rose to the top of a strong applicant pool that numbered 70. His track record in senior leadership elevated him to the top of the field. “What we saw in Jim is his natural ability to lead a complex organization. That was key for us,” Wise said. During his campus interview, Troha “energized people with his personal style, his degree of openness and his obvious transparency.”

“We just saw a person who has tremendous long-term potential. His fit with the Juniata liberal arts educational mission is right on,” he said.

Jim came to Heidelberg in 2001 as the vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students. From 2003-07, he simultaneously served as vice president for enrollment. During the 2008-09 academic year, Jim was appointed interim president. In 2009, Jim transitioned to his current role as VP of Institutional Advancement & University Relations, where he has led an immensely successful fundraising effort at Heidelberg.

President Huntington said the news of Jim’s appointment is bittersweet for the Heidelberg community. “Certainly we wish Jim nothing but the best in his new role. Juniata is in very capable hands,” he said. “Heidelberg will miss Jim’s leadership, experience, creativity and confident approach in building relationships with all of the segments of our community from donors and trustees to faculty, staff and students. His leadership the past 12 years has made this institution better and stronger,” Huntington said.

For more about Jim’s Heidelberg career accomplishments, visit

Helping a family in need

) Hannah Brumit, Toni Goebel and Leah Boileau

Students (left to right) Hannah Brumit, Toni Goebel and Leah Boileau wrapped toys and gifts for the Miller family, who lost their home and possessions in a fire recently. With the help of their professor, Dr. Mary Lou Kohne, the students organized the collection for the family of seven. Items generously donated by the Heidelberg community Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday were being delivered to the family.

Young alum shares experiences

Olivia Burke, Erin Crenshaw, Mistie Stevens Clark, Melissa Herrera-Ortiz, Jordan Crase, Dr. Julie O’Reilly, Paige Atterholt, Dr. Ellen Nagy and Hannah Long-Higgins

Mistie Stevens Clark, ’06, offered current students advice about mentoring, networking via LinkedIn and leveraging internship and part-time job experiences during her visit to campus as part of the Women’s Leadership Initiative’s Early Success speaker series. She also visited the Media Communication Center for a trip down memory lane. While a student, Mistie worked as an anchor for WHEI. Pictured are Olivia Burke, Erin Crenshaw, Mistie Stevens Clark, Melissa Herrera-Ortiz, Jordan Crase, Dr. Julie O’Reilly, Paige Atterholt, Dr. Ellen Nagy and Hannah Long-Higgins.

First American Thanksgiving

 Joe Dai, Meng Wang, Dr. Leslie Haley Wasserman and Lulu Hou

Dr. Leslie Haley Wasserman visited China to teach at Tianjin Normal University with the first all-female team in the summer of 2011. While teaching the study abroad graduate students, Leslie made some personal connections with several of the students that continued through email for the next year until the students came to Heidelberg for the graduate education program in August. As these young men have never experienced an American Thanksgiving, Leslie invited them to her home in Medina to spend the holiday with her family. The group also traveled to Cleveland to the Chinese Market to get supplies for an authentic meal that Meng Wang, Joe Dai and Lulu Hou prepared. Thanksgiving was a success as the young men enjoyed turkey for the first time (three plates each) and then battled crowds for Black Friday shopping. Leslie says that her family is “so grateful for the opportunity to be part of the students’ lives.” For her, it’s what teaching is all about.

Selfless: Students appreciate
donated cadavers

Gabrielle MintzIt’s rare for undergraduate students to be allowed access to study with cadavers. It’s even rarer to allow them to perform dissections. For the past 25 years, this is exactly what has transpired in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at Heidelberg. The nameless cadavers have partnered with Heidelberg faculty as a valuable tool in the teaching and research of future scientists, educators and health care professionals.

On Nov. 13, the selflessness of the families and individuals who donated their bodies to science was duly recognized and honored during a Convocation of Thanks ceremony – the first ever held at Heidelberg. Senior biology major Gabrielle Mintz, who has studied with the cadavers, planned the ceremony along with biology professor Dr. Pam Faber, who was instrumental in setting up the program in 1987-88.

“It takes a very special and self-sacrificing individual to willingly choose to donate their body to science,” Mintz said during the ceremony. “Even after a year and a half of working directly with these donors and learning the value of such a resource, I still don’t know if I would be able to be as selfless and donate my own body.”

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United Way pledges still
being accepted

Ronda Winkler in the Business Office reminds faculty and staff that there is still time to make pledges to the local 2013 United Way campaign. Pledge cards were distributed previously. The deadline to make a pledge is Dec. 14. Contact Ronda at x2181 or with questions.

Nominations sought for
annual Curns Awards

Is one of your colleagues worthy of one of the Jeannine Curns Distinguished Service Awards for 2012? Nominations are currently being accepted for the annual awards, including one each for administrative and support staff.

To make your nomination, you can use the form at

Deadline for nominations is Jan, 18, 2013.

The award will be presented at the Faculty & Staff Recognition Luncheon on Jan. 31.

Contractor wins award for
RLL/Commons project

AwardGeneral contractor Adena Corp. has been recognized with a 2012 Excellence in Construction “Eagle Award” for the Residence Life & Learning Hall and The University Commons from the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc.

Adena contracted with University Housing Solutions for the construction of The Commons project, providing UHS with preliminary and final estimating, project scheduling, project management and construction services.

Similar awards have been earned by Thomas & Marker Construction for their work on the Adams Hall renovation project and most recently, for their role in the construction of the Saurwein health & Wellness Center project.

Pfleiderer at 100:
Still serving humanities

Hannah and ZacharyThe Heidelberg community went on a little time travel adventure Monday, journeying back 100 years to the dedication ceremony of the venerable Pfleiderer Hall, the university’s original library. The fun-filled Pfleiderer Follies was prepared and presented by a group of Honors students in honor of Founders Day, which annually commemorates the founding of the university in November 1850.

Dr. Doug Collar, who worked with students Hannah Long-Higgins, Erin Crenshaw and Becca Dickinson to produce the event, explained that the city of Tiffin was once blessed with two Carnegie-endowed libraries. Pfleiderer housed Heidelberg’s first library for 60 years; the other was located in downtown Tiffin. For the past 40 years, Pfleiderer has been home to the humanities at Heidelberg and the former downtown location now serves as the county juvenile court.

Dressed in period costume, the students brought the dedication to life. Becca presented a brief history of Pfleiderer, including Andrew Carnegie’s $25,000 gift to fund its construction. “The new facility may have been better,” she said, “but the old one has never been forgotten. … It was an extraordinary vehicle of imagination.”

To re-enact the 1912 dedication, Zachary Myers stepped into the role of then-President Charles E. Miller. He spoke about Carnegie as “a citizen of the world” whose philanthropy, vision and investment was the driving force behind the creation of 2,500 libraries across the countries.

The crowd was treated to a guest appearance by Andrew Carnegie himself, portrayed by history professor Dr. David Hogan. He spoke of the pursuit of learning as both a responsibility and a joy, and thanked Heidelberg students – “the bright faces of tomorrow.”

Senior John Huenemann provided musical selections to conclude the program.

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Busy weekend for 'Berg musicians

Symphonic Band and Chamber Winds

The Heidelberg University Symphonic Band and the Chamber Winds, under the direction of Dr. John E. Owen, will perform their fall concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, in Brenneman Concert Hall.

The Symphonic Band will open the program with Nabucco Overture from Verdi’s 1842 opera based on the Biblical story of Nebuchadnezzar. It follows the plight of the Jews as they are exiled from their homeland. With its dramatic contrasts and lyrical melodies, it is well suited to the modern concert band.

The repertoire next moves to Elegy for Albinoni, a memorial piece that honors the prolific but rarely performed Baroque-era composer Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751).

The Chamber Winds – a subset of the full Symphonic Band – will perform two pieces that borrow from Heidelberg University’s upcoming Christmas production. Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride and Carillons at Christmastide, based on the carol I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, were both originally set for orchestra, making them a natural fit for the theme of this concert.

Following intermission, the Symphonic Band returns to perform an orchestral piece, La Procesion del Rocio, premiered in 1913 as one of the most popular works by Spanish composer Juaquin Turina. Translated to The Procession of the Dew, the piece is light and energetic, and captures the excitement of the populace leading to a festival in the composer’s hometown of Madrid, which was the inspiration for the piece. The program concludes with Polka from Czech composer Bedrich Smetana’s opera, The Bartered Bride. The composition tells the story of how true love prevails over the efforts of ambitious parents and a scheming marriage broker.


For the 21st consecutive year, Heidelberg will sponsor a performance of Tiffin TubaChristmas this Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Ritz Theatre. Dr. Joel Shonkwiler is directing.

Area tuba and euphonium players are invited to come together to present a program of Christmas favorites.

The concert begins at 6 p.m. Registration opens at 2 p.m. in Brenneman Concert Hall and rehearsal begins at 3 p.m. Registration is $5 per participant. Proceeds from TubaChristmas activities throughout the nation benefit the Harvey Phillips Foundation, which is dedicated to encouraging research and development of the tuba and Euphonium.

There is no admission fee. A freewill collection will be taken.

Community Music School recitals

Students in Heidelberg’s Community Music School will showcase their talents at the annual Fall Recital this Saturday, Dec. 1, in Ohl Concert Hall. Performances will be held at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., and a reception will follow each recital.

Come see these developing musicians of all ages who are studying voice and various instruments display what they have learned each semester. Cynthia Ramsdell is the director.

HU softball team earns
academic recognition

Ali SayreHeidelberg’s softball team has been recognized for academic excellence. The National Fastpitch Coaches Association, which recently released its Top 10 All-Academic Team Rankings, lists Heidelberg seventh in the nation academically with a collective GPA of 3.504.

“I am very excited to have the hard work and dedication my team shows both on and off the field recognized by the NFCA,” said fifth-year head coach Betsy Hada.

Leading the team to the ranking were Bess Artino, Erica Huffman, Ashley Kessler, Bridget Moran, Lexie Pinkelman, Megan Reinhart, Ali Sayre and Jami Wagner.

This season, Ali, a senior pitcher who is expected to be a force on the mound as well as in the classroom, will look to lead Heidelberg as a captain. On the hill, Ali has collected 14 wins in 42 appearances. She boasts a career earned run average of 2.37.

In the classroom, Ali holds a perfect 4.0 GPA through her junior year. In her three years at Heidelberg, Ali has interned for a member of the United Kingdom Parliament, tutored students in English at Tianjin Normal University in China, served as secretary-general for Heidelberg at the 63rd Session of the Model United Nations in San Francisco and served as a residence assistant on campus.

Ali is currently in Washington D.C. studying for a semester at American University.

“She truly sets the standard for Heidelberg student-athletes,” said Betsy. “We try to stress the importance of being students first and athletes second to our players and it rewarding as a coach to see them excel in all the areas of their lives.”

HU speech team victorious
at BGSU tournament

HU’s Speech Team, coached by Dan Higgins, traveled to Bowling Green State University Nov. 10 to compete in the annual “Falcon Classic” speech tournament, and came home with an impressive victory.

Competing against 23 schools, Heidelberg edged out the University of Michigan by a single point to capture a first-place team trophy in their division.

Individual honors went to sophomore Hannah Long-Higgins, who won first place in After Dinner Speaking. Senior Gabby Mintz claimed a fifth place in Informative Speaking. Junior Katie Brand placed fifth in Programmed Oral Interpretation. Sophomore Ashley Racicot earned the top novice award in the same event.


Dr. Kristen Williams (School of Education) presented Facilitators and Barriers to College Attendance among Rural, Urban and Suburban Students at the 13th annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research in Hutchinson Island, Fla. She also was elected as a psychology content area representative and the geographic representative for Region 10 of the organization.

Dr. Ken Krieger (NCWQR) gave a web-interactive presentation titled Current Water Quality Issues in Lake Erie on Oct. 20 as part of a life-long learning evening lecture series at Lourdes University in Sylvania.

Dr. Leslie Haley Wasserman (School of Education) has co-written and co-edited a book, Early Childhood and Neuroscience: Links to Development and Learning (Springer Publishing), along with Dr. Debby Zambo of ASU. Currently in press and expected to be released in 2013, it is next in the series titled Educating the Young Child: Advances in Theory and Research.

Mary Milazzo (Registrar’s Office) recently attended the Degree Works Symposium in Seattle. More than 280 Degree Works users attended from 140 colleges and universities in the U.S., Australia and Canada. Session topics included the Zeta Degree Works release, updates to the Student Planner and a private four-year institution session to share similar interests and goals, with many networking opportunities.

Dr. Blake Grangaard (religion) attended the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature in Chicago. He attended sessions on Augustine and Luther, Jains and Mid-Eastern Christians in the wake of the Arab spring.


December hours
Beeghly Library will observe the following schedule from Finals Week through the end of the year:

  • Thursday, Dec. 6 – 8 a.m.-midnight
  • Friday, Dec. 7 – 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 8 – 1-9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Dec. 9 – 1 p.m.-midnight
  • Monday, Dec. 10 – 8 a.m.-midnight
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11 – 8 a.m.-midnight
  • Wednesday, Dec.12 – 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Thursday-Friday, Dec. 13-14 and Dec. 17-21 – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Dec. 15, 16, 22-Jan. 2 – Closed

Craig Sykes named finalist for Gagliardi Trophy

Craig SykesHeidelberg’s football team captured the hearts and imagination of the campus with a stellar 2012 season. Following a 9-1 regular season, the team was given an at-large berth into the NCAA Division III Tournament for the first time since the tournament's creation in 1973.

For senior linebacker Craig Sykes, however, there may be more icing on the cake. Craig has been named a finalist for the Gagliardi Trophy, awarded to the top all-around student-athlete in NCAA Division III Football. He is the first finalist in Heidelberg history.

Craig has started for the Heidelberg defense for four years and has served as the defensive signal caller, too. In 2012, he was named First Team All-OAC following a season where he recorded 87 tackles, two interceptions and seven pass deflections.

Off of the football field, Craig is the epitome of the ideal student-athlete. A biology major minoring in chemistry and Spanish, he is preparing for a career in medicine. He is a seven-semester dean’s list recipient who was selected as a Chester Summer Scholar, a highly competitive research program with MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He currently serves as an emergency room scribe at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay. In the community, Craig volunteers his time working with special needs students at the Seneca County Opportunity Center. He has also participated in Amigos de Arise and Heidelberg’s US-Mexico border trip.

Fitting in with the NCAA Division III ideals, the Gagliardi Trophy honors excellence in academics, athletics and community service. “We are very proud of Craig and his selection as a Gagliardi finalist,” said head football coach Mike Hallett. “His hard work and dedication have earned him great recognition, and is a worthy candidate for this outstanding award.”

The 10 finalists will be voted on by a panel of 35 media members, former winners and several members of the College Football Hall of Fame. For the fourth straight year, fans will collectively receive one vote for the Gagliardi Trophy. To cast your ballot by the Dec. 3 deadline, visit

The four finalists will be invited a banquet on Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Salem, Va., where the winner will be announced as part of the Stagg Bowl festivities.

Diversity advocate to speak
at MLK celebration

Sharon Perry-NauseWhile many of us are focusing on the upcoming holiday, it’s not too early to start thinking about the observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday in January. Plans have come together for a series of events at Heidelberg and in the community.

As it has the past few years, the university will observe a “day on” in service on Monday, Jan. 21, from 12:30-4:40 p.m. The local observance will be held later that evening, beginning with dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by a program at Faith United Methodist Church, 75 N. Sandusky St.

The campus celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Brenneman Music Hall with Dr. Sharon Perry-Nause giving the call to action. She is the director of institutional diversity and assistant professor of management at Tiffin University, where she chairs the University Diversity Committee. During her tenure, TU has earned recognition for increases in black student graduation rates.

In addition to a number of national diversity committees, Perry-Nause is a peer reviewer for the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. Her research interests include social development centered on the concept of identity by Erik Erikson, structural diversity, organizational transformation, classroom diversity and adult learning theory.

To sign up for any of these events, contact Amanda Atchison at or Paul Stark at

AA or AS degree + HU major
= bachelor’s degree

At the November 2011 faculty meeting, policy was passed allowing Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree holders to have all of Heidelberg's general education requirements met upon transfer. While some of our majors can be completed in just two additional years, many of our majors cannot be completed in this time frame unless the student has specific transfer credit in the major area.

To aid both students and advisors at all community college in the State of Ohio, planning guides are being created to help students take the appropriate courses prior to transfer.

The planning guides list the major requirements, the courses (if any) that must be completed prior to transfer to finish in two years at HU, and a four-semester suggested plan to complete the outstanding requirements. The guides that have been completed are on the website at

All departments that have not yet created a planning guide for their majors are encouraged to contact Sue Rife at ext. 2097 or for assistance.

Honors students set to give
final presentations

As the fall semester winds to a close, eight Honors students are putting the final touches on their senior Honors projects, which they will present Dec. 3-4.

Students presenting their senior Honors projects include:

  • Holli Burns – “Perception of Gender in children grades 1 Through 5”
  • Jaime Filzer – “Is the Education in countries Which Do Not Track Their Students More Successful than in Those that Do?”
  • John Huenemann – “The Evolution of Communal Music-Making”
  • Carri Melcher – “The Significance of cranial Measurements for Sex Determination: Are Some Measurements More Significant Than Others?”
  • Jonathan Miller – “Determination of the Diamond-Graphite Phase Transition Enthalpy Using Bomb Calorimetry”
  • Gabrielle Mintz – “Convocation of Thanks” (presented Nov. 13)
  • Brandi Oswald – “The Civilian Experience at Fredericksburg and Gettysburg”
  • Kayla Percy – “Analyzing Faunal remains from the Latrines at Johnson’s Island”
  • Alayna Stastny – “Do Teachers’ Perceptions of Training and Personal Beliefs in Technology Reflect in their Teaching?”

Heidelberg Christmas concert
returns to Ritz Theatre

A Heidelberg Christmas at the Ritz, featuring several ensembles and a carol sing-along, returns to the Ritz Theatre for the Performing Arts this year at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. The concert will include portions of Handel’s Messiah, as has been a long-standing tradition for more than a century.

A Heidelberg Christmas continues an outstanding holiday tradition, while also continuing our cherished traditions from the past,” said Dr. John E. Owen.

Kimberly StatesThe first of the two-part concert will feature holiday music performed by the University Community Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Paul Mayhew; the Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Greg Ramsdell; and the Chamber Winds. The second half will include arias and choruses from Messiah, plus the popular and stirring Hallelujah chorus. In between, the audience and performers will join for a carol sing-along.

Three soloists, along with alumni and the community, will come together for the Messiah portion of the program.

Katherine CalcamuggioPerforming the soprano solo will be Heidelberg alumna Kimberly States. Following graduation in 2009, she moved to Boston to pursue her master’s degree in music at the New England Conservatory of Music. She is a 2012-13 resident artist with the Boston Metro Opera. When not singing, States works full time at T1D Exchange a non-profit organization devoted to improving the quality of life for those touched by Type 1 diabetes. She also is an advocate for the Accelerated Cure Project for Multiple Sclerosis.

The alto soloist will be Katherine Calcamuggio, who has been featured in important roles and company debuts across the U.S. She has been described as one of the most promising young vocalists on the opera scene today. Last year, she performed with Grammy-winning eighth blackbird. She has performed in Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Iowa, Virginia, Illinois and Ohio. She holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University.

Christopher SchollTenor soloist Christopher Scholl returned to the U.S. after nearly 20 years, where he enjoyed a successful career in opera, oratorio and recitals in Europe. His operatic repertoire embraces music from the Baroque to 20th century and Broadway. He excels in operetta and is at home on the concert stage, having performed numerous oratorios and song recitals throughout Europe and in the Midwest. A member of the voice faculty in the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University, he earned his master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music and his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College.

Tickets for A Heidelberg Christmas are $10 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and $6 for students. They can be purchased at the Ritz box office or by contacting the School of Music at x2073 Heidelberg faculty and staff can attend free of charge.

Ohio Magazine recognizes faculty
for teaching excellence

Cynthia LepeleySpanish professor Dr. Cynthia Lepeley is among a group of educators featured in the December 2012 issue of Ohio Magazine. Each December, the magazine publishes a special Excellence in Education section. Cindy, who was the recipient of the 2012 Jane Frost Kalnow Professorship in the Humanities, is listed among other higher education faculty nominated for the honor.

She also is featured in the magazine’s article, titled Learner Centered Approach, about educators who “know the importance of putting students first in the learning process.”

Also featured is Dr. Ken Snead, visiting professor in the School of Business this year. When not at Heidelberg, Ken is on the business faculty at Bowling Green State University.

Congratulations to both Cindy and Ken!

Purely piano

Enid Pancoast and members of the School of Music

Heidelberg alumna Enid Pancoast, ’44, has had her mother's piano reconditioned and donated it for use in Herbster Chapel. On Nov. 20, piano students of Dr. Margarita Denenburg presented a studio class with Enid in attendance. The piano had a central role in the Founders Day ceremony on Nov. 13 when senior John Huenemann provided musical entertainment for the celebration. Undoubtedly, it will be featured many more times for years to come! Thank you, Enid.

You’re invited: ARAMARK
Hosting annual holiday meals

Aramark Dining Services invites the Heidelberg community to a pair of annual events to celebrate the holidays.

Annual Faculty, Staff and Student Christmas Dinner
When: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 4:30-7 p.m.
Where: Hoernemann Refectory
Cost: No charge for faculty, staff and students. Cost for guests is $8.50 per person
Menu: beef top round, chicken bruschetta, mashed potatoes, pasta alfredo, corn, glazed baby carrots, assorted salads, fresh dinner rolls and sweet breads, assorted pies, Christmas cookies and candies, egg nog and more.

Holiday Community Open House Buffet
When: Friday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Hoernemann Refectory
Cost: $8.50 per person
RSVP: by Dec. 13 by calling 448-2329 or email

Networking for success

Aaron Montz, ’08, shares his insights about his career

This month’s observation of National Career Development Month featured a host of events from the Academic and Career Support Center, including networking dinners, informational workshops and the TU/Berg Job Fair. At the Criminal Justice and Political Science Networking Dinner on Nov. 12, faculty from both Heidelberg and Tiffin University joined area professionals to discuss careers in criminal justice, forensic science, terrorism, international politics, local law enforcement and immigration with “Berg and TU students. The event was a terrific success and there are already plans in the works to host another networking event at Tiffin University in the spring. Pictured: Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz, ’08, shares his insights about his career.

Veterans among us

Brett Green

U.S. Army Capt. Brett Green, a 2007 Heidelberg alumnus, was the featured speaker at this year’s Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 12. Green, a member of the ROTC program stationed at Bowling Green State University, recently completed a deployment to Afghanistan. Jim Roberts, a member of the United Veterans Council, also spoke about the important contributions of veterans around the world, but especially locally. Weather forced the annual event indoors, but those in attendance took advantage of the opportunity to thank a veteran for their service and sacrifice. Student Senate organized the program.

Presidential portrait

President Paul Marion, Dr. DeBow Freed, Mike, Dr. George Kidd Jr. and Dr. William Cassell

You might just recognize a few of the faces in this photo, taken at the Oct. 15 inauguration of Michael A. Grandillo as Lakeland College’s 15th president. Mike, who worked in development at Heidelberg from 1981-95, left his VP position at Tiffin University to assume the presidency at Lakeland. Those traveling to Wisconsin to attend his inauguration included (left to right) TU President Paul Marion, Dr. DeBow Freed, president emeritus of Ohio Northern University (Mike’s alma mater); Mike; Dr. George Kidd Jr., president emeritus of Tiffin University; and Dr. William Cassell, president emeritus of Heidelberg, who served from 1980-96.

Diversity training

Jessica Finchum, Amanda Atchison, Andrea Wensowitch, Jalisha Lancaster, Mark Zeno, Kristen Lindsay and Kayela Tidrick

Several Heidelberg staff members attended the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges Fall Diversity Forum, sponsored by AT&T and hosted by Nationwide on Nov. 15. The forum provided opportunities for campus diversity officers and human resource representatives to share and compare best practices regarding diversity issues on campus and in the workplace. The keynote speaker was Dr. Mitchel Livingston, vice president for Student Affairs, chief diversity officer and professor of educational studies at the University of Cincinnati. His topic was Educating and Preparing the New Majority for Life and Work in Higher Education and Corporate America. The event also featured a panel discussion, Women in the Workplace: Perspectives on the Present and the Future. Attending from Heidelberg were (left to right) Jessica Finchum, Amanda Atchison, Andrea Wensowitch, Jalisha Lancaster, Mark Zeno, Kristen Lindsay and Kayela Tidrick.

Eye on Athletics

The fall sports have all wrapped up their seasons, so the winter sports now enjoy the competitive spotlight.

Here is your weekly roundup:

Men's Basketball (3-1, 0-0 OAC) – Nov. 28, Dec. 1

Off to a fast start, Anthony Gholson's team will host a pair of games this week. Albion visits Seiberling on Wednesday with a 7:30 p.m. tip-off. Conference play starts on Saturday at 3 p.m. when John Carroll visits. Senior Nate Davis is seven blocked shots shy of setting a new career record at Heidelberg.

Schedule & Results | Season Stats | Roster

Women's Basketball (3-0, 0-0 OAC) – Nov. 29

Off to their best start in five seasons under head coach Marcie Alberts, the team welcomes Kenyon to Seiberling for a Thursday night showdown. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Schedule & Results | Season Stats | Roster

Indoor Track and Field – Nov. 30

Coach Briana Hess will take the men's and women's indoor track team on a long journey to start the season -- all the way to Tiffin University.

Schedule & Results | Men's Roster | Women's Roster

Wrestling – Dec. 1

Through the first month of the season, it is evident that the wrestling program has bounced back from a tough season a year ago. Ned Shuck's squad is getting contributions from all grade levels. The team will jump down to Ada on Saturday for the Ohio Northern Open.

Full Schedule & Results | Roster