Published twice a year, The Heidelberg Bulletin includes features about alumni achievements as well as news and events from across campus.
An increasingly obvious and significant fact of life is that we live in a nation and in a world comprised of a multitude of cultures and characterized by diversity. Cultural pluralism, of course, is not a new phenomenon in the United States. From the beginning of our nation’s history, the fabric of American life has been woven from the threads of a rich variety of cultures and subcultures. Although a unique American way of life has emerged from this mix, the various cultures contributing to the makeup of the dominant “American” culture continue to exist and thrive.
In her part of the world, Ruba Asbahi, ’90, is unique. Actually, her life experiences make her unique wherever she goes.
“There are two cultures integrated into who I am,” she said.
Asbahi has dual citizenship in both the United States and Syria. She was born in Bowling Green, Ohio, while her parents were in graduate school. They were both international students from Syria. She lived in the U.S. until she was 6 when her family moved to Syria and then to Saudi Arabia.
Rev. Milt and Rachel (Morrison) Jones celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary in August. They have relocated to an assisted living facility in Lafayette, Colo.
Rev. Dr. John K. Bontrager, National City, Calif., is a retired chaplain and captain of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II and Vietnam.
Through the highs and the lows, the rain and the snow, Heidelberg lacrosse has endured just about everything in year one.
The journey began in late 2015 when Athletic Director Matt Palm tabbed Bill Schmoldt as the first lacrosse coach in school history.
“With a strong pool of applicants, Bill is the one who had everything we wanted. We felt like he was ready for that first opportunity as a head coach.”
Only a month later, Rosie Knisley would be selected to coach the women’s squad. With several years of experience and Ohio ties, Knisley fit the bill.
Greek life at Heidelberg is a tradition as old as the university. Fraternity halls still echo with the chants of friendship. Wearing letters on campus still instills a sense of pride. The 10 Greek groups at Heidelberg understand the history and tradition of what they represent. While the culture has changed over the years from literary societies into a more traditional Greek life system, some things have remained the same.