Published twice a year, The Heidelberg Bulletin includes features about alumni achievements as well as news and events from across campus.
When Jon Waters was hired as Heidelberg’s new assistant professor of music education and director of bands, he didn’t know if he’d be directing a marching band.
“With my background, I was hesitant to bring it up originally,” he said. “There wasn’t a culture built around having a marching band on campus.”
As the former Ohio State University marching band director, Waters had the experience. But was it something Heidelberg was ready for?
A little encouragement goes a long way to fuel a person’s passion. But Brandi Oswald, ’13, really didn’t need much. She already had high intellect, strong motivation and an uncanny ability to translate her thoughts and ideas into action.
When she enrolled at Heidelberg, Oswald already had her heart set on being an interpretive ranger at a National Park Service historic site.
For her college graduation, Jacqueline Sironen’s parents gave her a practical gift: a toolbox. It seemed odd at first, but she’s come to appreciate it.
In her role as director of the HYPE Program and student engagement, Sironen hopes Heidelberg students will graduate with a toolbox of their own, filled with skills that will prepare them for their careers and life.
It’s hard to imagine Heidelberg University in any place other than Tiffin, Ohio.
The city of Tiffin traces its history back to 1812 when the military depot was built at Fort Ball. Heidelberg University was not far behind, joining the community in 1850. Over the years, the relationship between the two has waxed and waned, but there’s no doubt that the current state of postitive relations is creating an impact that is being felt on Heidelberg’s campus and beyond.
Rev. Armand Weller, Willow Street, Pa., recently published his ninth book, Spiritual Lessons from the Body. He is a retired pastor.
Rev. Thomas Bartha, East Stroudsburg, Pa., retired after 35 years of ministry with the Reformed Church in America, serving churches in Illinois, Michigan and New Jersey. After a year of travel, he plans to serve as interim minister for churches seeking a pastor.