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Turning the business dream into reality

Jul 10, 2017

It’s just past 4 p.m. on a Thursday. Aust the Boss Performance isn’t technically open but owner Austin Lepole, ‘17, is there anyway.

One of his customers arrives to pick up his repaired jet ski. “We’ll see you again soon,” Austin said with a wide smile as he shook his hand. Although open hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Austin works largely by appointments.

New culture, new perspectives

Jul 7, 2017

New experiences with different cultures have the potential to change a person’s perspective. Just ask Josh Hilgenberg and Payge Smith.

Josh and Payge, both seniors this fall, were among a group of 17 ‘Berg students who traveled to the Texas-Mexico border June 17-24 for a weeklong service trip in a Mexican immigrant community. Service Learning on the U.S./Mexico Border allowed students to immerse themselves in a different culture.

Make or break: Fund to help students overcome unexpected expenses

Jun 22, 2017

During Mark Zeno’s final semester at Heidelberg in 1996, funds were running short, and he needed to pay his bill before graduation. He didn’t know where those resources were going to come from.

But Mark was lucky. University administrators became aware of his situation, and within a couple of days, the necessary funds had been anonymously deposited into his Heidelberg account. He was able to graduate on time.

Heidelberg lands NEA grant for New Music Live series

Jun 21, 2017

Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre is the recipient of a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts grant in support of the long-standing New Music Live series. The School of Music & Theatre will receive $15,000 from the NEA as part of $82 million in funding announced by NEA Chairman Jane Chu. Heidelberg’s grant is part of NEA’s Art Works program, and is one of 1,029 awards in the organization’s second round of funding in fiscal year 2017.

Huge crowd celebrates Alumni Weekend

Jun 19, 2017

The curtain has closed on “Puttin’ on the ‘Berg,” Alumni Weekend 2017. Nearly 500 alumni and guests – the most in recent years -- returned to campus last weekend to experience “everything old is new again.”

“We had great participation from reunion classes and those who continue to come back year after year after year,” said Ashley Helmstetter, executive director of Alumni Engagement and Major Gifts. “We are always so happy to see them, but it warms my heart to welcome other alumni who are not in reunion classes returning in greater numbers each year.”

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