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Oct 25, 2021

Alumnus, 'Berg basketball standout joins Board of Trustees

Alumnus and ‘Berg basketball standout Claudie Johnson, ‘85, is the newest member of the Heidelberg University Board of Trustees. Claudie will serve a four-year term (2021-25), beginning immediately, elevating the total number of Trustees to 29. According to Board Chair Kathleen Tirbovich Geier, “Heidelberg is fortunate that Claudie has made this
Oct 21, 2021

Bio/criminology double major checks cool opportunities off her list

Junior Kendall Wright isn’t one to ignore opportunities. Quite the opposite. She doesn’t hesitate to jump on them and get as much experience as she can. At Heidelberg, she has checked a number of opportunities off her list: Criminology major at the undergrad level … check! And pairing that with a second major in Biology … check, check! Cadaver Lab
Oct 18, 2021

Lauren Mussig, Seth Eisenhower crowned 2021 Homecoming Royalty

Seniors Lauren Mussig and Seth Eisenhower were chosen as 2021 Heidelberg University Homecoming Royalty on Saturday, Oct. 16. Lauren is from Seven Hills, Ohio, and is majoring in biochemistry. Seth is from Green Springs, Ohio, and is majoring in music. About 500 alumni returned to campus to celebrate Homecoming around the theme "BergStock."
Oct 18, 2021

Football wins 500th game in program history, Rhine River Cup too

It was a milestone win on a memorable Homecoming night. The Heidelberg football team earned its 500th win in program history with a dominant 52-19 win over rival Otterbein on a brisk, but boisterous Saturday night at Hoernemann Stadium. The resounding victory also pushed the Student Princes into the lead in the traveling trophy Rhine River Cup
Oct 18, 2021

Heidelberg Board extends President Huntington's contract

The Heidelberg University Board of Trustees has announced that, in accordance with terms of President Robert H. Huntington’s 2022-2027 employment agreement, his contract has been extended an additional year. Board Chair Kathleen Tirbovich Geier made the announcement following the Board’s fall meetings Oct. 12-15. Huntington was given a rolling
Oct 7, 2021

Life’s a mountain, climb it

Alison Levine is a renowned mountain climber having scaled the highest peak on every continent and skied across the Arctic Circle to the geographic North Pole. However, before she was able to claim that accomplishment, Levine led the first all-American women’s Mount Everest exhibition team in 2002. She was aware that Everest was going to be the
Oct 6, 2021

Homelessness made real: Author brings first-hand account to life

Students in Dr. Sarah Lazzari’s Contemporary U.S. Social Issues class have been discussing some heavy issues this semester: homelessness, racism, addiction and mental illness. Part of their class is reading The Soloist: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship and the Redemptive Power of Music. On Tuesday, the class got to meet the author, Scott Lopez
Oct 6, 2021

Sleep-out with a purpose: Understanding homelessness

There were no comfy mattresses, fun movies or tasty meals during this sleep-out. Last weekend, a group of Heidelberg students participated in the Seneca County Council on Homelessness Sleep Out, a tent city aimed at simulating homelessness and raising awareness in our community. The event also was a fundraiser for the council. Participants were
Oct 4, 2021

This professor finds her place at Heidelberg

After having taught at two other colleges part time and worked full time prior to that, Erica Moyer has landed at Heidelberg as the new biology and anatomy and physiology instructor this year. She’s back at Heidelberg after having taught an exercise science class here three years ago. It’s going very well so far. “The first few weeks, I’ve received
Sep 29, 2021

Heidelberg gets grant to aid families in FAFSA completion

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) can unlock future higher education paths and connect families and students -- especially first-generation, Pell-eligible students and those facing financial hurdles -- with thousands of dollars in federal financial aid. Unfortunately, far too many of Ohio’s eligible students don’t complete the
Sep 29, 2021

Giving hope: MBA grad's non-profit aids human trafficking victims

Leah Cordy, ’20 and ’21, always thought that one day, she might launch a non-profit. She just had no idea she’d do it at age 22. Five months ago, Leah created Hope’s Landing, a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers local survivors of human trafficking and domestic violence. Hope’s Landing is a partner organization of Sisters in Shelter (SIS), a
Sep 27, 2021

A star in the making: Young alum authors children's book

Turning darkness into light and dreams into reality. That’s an autobiographical description of ’18 education grad and elementary teacher Kendall Newell’s life. It also describes his first-ever children’s book, which shines a light on uniqueness, overcoming doubt and uplifting one another. Kendall is the author of the newly published “A Star Upon a
Sep 24, 2021

Defining moments lead young alum to oncology nursing

An indecisive Tonya Heileman dabbled in a lot of subject areas while at Heidelberg … biology, women and gender studies, history, religion, literature and art. Ultimately, she knew she wanted a career that blends the sciences and the humanities, and one that offers a strong sense of community. What better profession than nursing to combine all three
Sep 23, 2021

Athletics campaign surpasses $100K goal

To quote the Heidelberg fight song, Vict'ry shall be thine! Perhaps fittingly, the mail delivered to campus on the final day of summer contained donations for the Berg Days of Summer athletics fundraiser that pushed the campaign up and over its ultimate goal. The campaign's total now stands at $100,001 -- one dollar over its $100,000 target. In its
Sep 21, 2021

GA to SID: Learning from 'the best in the business'

When Jeff Garvin ’04 became director of Athletic Marketing and Information in 2012, he quickly realized it’s the work of unsung heroes. Often the first to arrive and last to leave, sports information directors are tasked with a wide range of assignments – including statistics, live video management, pregame and postgame coverage – in a fast-paced
Sep 20, 2021

'Berg welcomes Families & Benefactors for annual celebration weekend

Two valued ‘Berg groups – Families and Benefactors – came together Saturday for their annual weekend of celebration. It was a great chance for parents to reconnect with their ‘Berg students and a great chance for Heidelberg to say thank-you to the donors for their generosity over the years. At the opening ceremony, Ashley Helmstetter, executive
Sep 20, 2021

Four alums well-prepared to tackle English grad programs

After she graduated in 2020 with her English degree, Danielle Lester decided to take a gap year and signed on to work at a bank. But that didn’t last long, and it didn’t surprise her English professor, Dr. Barry Devine. Within six months, she was already itching to go back to school. “Dr. Devine actually joked with me that, just like him, I would
Sep 17, 2021

'Unstoppable' HYPE speaker: Journey of a champion

Anthony Robles is the poster child for what it means to break down barriers and have the courage to do so. Being born with only his left leg resulted in many difficulties for Robles, however with the endless support and nurturing of his mother, no obstacle could pin him down. Robles shared his inspiring story Thursday as the first keynote speaker
Sep 14, 2021

'Berg student gets up close and personal with medical fields in Italy

Being a doctor is the only thing Courtney Temple has ever seen herself doing. Her experience shadowing physicians in an international setting, coupled with early acceptance into a medical school already, has only cemented her goal. A junior biology major, Courtney spent July 31-August 14 participating in the Doctors in Italy Fellowship Program in
Sep 13, 2021

'Berg climbs on U.S. News 'Best Value' list

Heidelberg University has climbed higher in U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of “Best Value” colleges and universities in the Midwest region. In the rankings released today, Heidelberg is listed at No. 5 – up from No. 8 a year ago – on the “Best Value” list. According to the magazine, placement on the “Best Value” list confirms that
Sep 10, 2021

20 years later: Reflections and lessons from 9/11

If you were in your late teens or older than 20 on Sept. 11, 2001 – the day terrorists attacked America – your memories are likely vivid of that day 20 years ago. But today’s generation of college students is too young to remember or not yet born. Their knowledge is limited to the lessons learned in school, on the internet and through personal
Sep 9, 2021

Interim be gone: Dr. Bryan Smith named VP of Academic Affairs, Provost

There's no more “interim” for Dr. Bryan Smith. On Tuesday, President Rob Huntington announced that Bryan, who is also a professor of chemistry, has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost. The position is not new to Bryan; he has been the interim VP and provost for the past 14 months. “Bryan has done an
Sep 7, 2021

Campus, community to observe 20th anniversary of 9/11

This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. There will be opportunities on campus and in the Tiffin community to observe the anniversary, to remember the courage of the first responders and mourn those who lost their lives that day. The Office of Religious Life and Civic Engagement invites the university