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’20 education majors reflect on first year in their classrooms
’20 education majors reflect on first year in their classrooms

Apr 30, 2021

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day! On a day singled out to honor teachers and recognize the enduring contributions they make in our lives, we asked Class of 2020 education majors to reflect on their first year in the classroom as they launch into their careers to help mold and guide children in positive directions. As you might imagine, the pandemic threw them a curveball, but they walked through those challenges armed with a strong foundation gained at Heidelberg.

Here’s what five young alumni teachers had to say about their first year in the classroom.

Senior leaves legacy with grant for arts opportunities
Senior leaves legacy with grant for arts opportunities

Apr 30, 2021

Senior theatre major Caira Goldstein wanted to find a way to help foster the arts at Heidelberg, and leave a legacy at her soon-to-be alma mater before she graduates in May. So she took on a big project: to write and apply for a grant to upgrade the recently renovated space in the Founders Little Theatre.

She thrilled when she learned the $3,000 grant from the Alpha Psi Omega, the national theatre honorary. 

Annual golf outing gets new name, honors late alum
Annual golf outing gets new name, honors late alum

Apr 29, 2021

To honor one of its creators, the annual golf fundraiser for Heidelberg Athletics and The H Association is getting a facelift. Heidelberg Athletic Director Matt Palm announced on Tuesday that the event will now be named the Ron Linhart Memorial Back the Berg Golf Outing. The new name honors the late Ron Linhart '79, who passed away in November.  

Bio professor tackles COVID vaccine questions, concerns
Bio professor tackles COVID vaccine questions, concerns

Apr 29, 2021

As vaccines have become readily available to people age 16 and up, Dr. Justin Pruneski, an associate professor and chair in the department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, covered a discussion on COVID-19 and vaccine questions and concerns. This discussion was open to all students and faculty on Thursday, April 21, and was followed by a live Q&A. 

Grad students explore equine intervention strategies
Grad students explore equine intervention strategies

Apr 27, 2021

What better way to spend a weekend afternoon than with some majestic creatures? Graduate counseling Professor Dr. Meagan McBride just piloted a new course that utilizes the stunning horses at Greenfield Stables to teach future counselors a different type of trauma intervention.
 
Meagan’s weekend seminar course is delivered in four components: three via zoom and learning management software and one – the really exciting part – was completed on site at Greenfield Stables, complete with interaction and observation of the horses there.
 

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