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May 31, 2023

Hundreds of alumni set to celebrate Alumni Weekend 2023: 'Berg Family Vacation

Heidelberg University is preparing for the arrival of nearly 500 next weekend (June 9-11) as the university hosts its annual Alumni Weekend. This year’s theme is “’Berg Family Vacation.” A variety of activities are planned on campus for returning alumni, who will have the opportunity to enjoy a picnic dinner and music, Classes Without Quizzes, the
May 26, 2023

Research on the Horizon: Students work side by side with professors

A collection of six Heidelberg women are conducting research at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. In order to evaluate a prison re-entry program, four students – Paige Collins, Hope Kreais, Logyn Chamberlin and Maddie Moore – helped their professors, Dr. Sarah Lazzari and Dr. Ginny Gregg, facilitate focus groups and administer surveys For many of the
May 22, 2023

Media class renews their love of Tiffin community

Dr. Hong’s Multimedia Storytelling class has finalized their semester-long project. “Small Town Project: Rediscovering Tiffin” is a transmedia exploration of the citizens and community of Tiffin, Ohio, centralized in an interactive map. Throughout the past semester, students were researching and conducting interviews about various organizations
May 16, 2023

Hope Floats: Alumnus Paul Wargo's creativity returns to the 'Berg

Paul Wargo knew his future plans when he was in high school. When asked about it by his choir director and lifelong mentor, the late Ted Hieronymus, Heidelberg class of ’65, Paul was fairly certain, “I’m going into business.” “Why?” Mr. Hieronymus asked. “My dad says all this music stuff is fun, but you can’t make a living with it.” And then Mr
May 14, 2023

Commencement ’23: New grads step into hopeful futures

On a sun-soaked Mother’s Day morning, the Class of ’23 stepped out of their Heidelberg home and into a world of the unknown but also a world full of promise. Commencement 2023 – Heidelberg’s 170th – was a glorious day to celebrate the achievements of 300 undergraduate and graduate students who now can call themselves ’Berg alumni. A lively and
May 12, 2023

Home: Class of ’23 banner reflects warm feelings of ’Berg experience

“We all came to the conclusion at one of our first meetings that Heidelberg is home to us. That was our big thing.” Home. That became the theme for the Class of ‘23’s banner, which was unveiled and presented to President Rob Huntington at Commencement rehearsal this morning. It’s one of Heidelberg’s most long-standing and beloved traditions. Home
May 12, 2023

Young Alumni Award winner shares wisdom for Class of ’23

Erin (Watts) Marchant ’06 is the recipient of this year’s Young Alumni Achievement Award, presented Thursday night as part of the Beyond the Berg event to welcome this year’s graduating seniors into the alumni family. The award recognizes a recent grad between their 5th and 20th class reunions who has demonstrated leadership and achieved
May 11, 2023

Dad to grad: Music ed major relies on love, support of family

Kortland Andrews was 19 and his girlfriend, Chloe, was 18 when their whole world turned upside-down – in the best and most unexpected way. He was halfway through the spring semester of his sophomore year, and admittedly, “everything was going great as planned.” Almost simultaneously with the COVID-19 shutdown, the couple learned that Chloe was
May 11, 2023

Incidentally, SMT student enjoys creative role in Ritz Theatre production

One of the initiatives that Dr. Matthew Kennedy launched when he arrived at Heidelberg’s School of Music & Theatre faculty was a Composition Studio. Last school year, Matthew and the SMT partnered with the Ritz Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Tiffin for an awesome opportunity for students to expand their horizons. To kick things off in
May 10, 2023

Military-friendly: ’Berg named a Collegiate Purple Star campus

A campus collaboration to earn Heidelberg the designation as a Collegiate Purple Star campus – led by Career Services Specialist Dr. Carole Thomas, who is a U.S. Army veteran – has come to fruition. On Tuesday, Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner announced that Heidelberg University is among the latest Ohio higher education
May 5, 2023

OAC Championship toss: 'Berg’s Reese Recker takes first in javelin

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Heidelberg University men's and women's track and field teams are off to a strong start at the Ohio Athletic Conference championships. On day one, sophomore Reese Recker was crowned OAC champion for women's javelin throw – only the fourth female in 'Berg history to win the event. The first day of the competition consisted of
May 4, 2023

A spring in Sevilla: 'Maravilloso'

Hannah Huthmaker knew that she wanted to study abroad in Spain since her freshman year. She began her career at Heidelberg as a biology-Spanish double major, working closely with Julie Arnold (now retired) and Dr. Lepeley to make her future trip a reality. When she decided to change majors to biochemistry her sophomore year, all of those plans were
May 4, 2023

Celebratory Multicultural, Lavender graduations foster sense of belonging

As a way of recognizing international, Hispanic, African American, and LGBTQ and ally seniors, Heidelberg recently held special ceremonies for these graduating students and their families and friends in advance of Commencement later this month. Aaron Nelson, who is in his first year as Director of Diversity, Equity and Belonging, coordinated the
May 3, 2023

A tree (actually, many trees) grows at Heidelberg: Celebrating Arbor Day

Arbor Day is a national holiday that encourages conservation and planting trees. This day of giving back comes on the last week of April, right after the celebration of Earth Day on the 22nd. In observation of Arbor Day, on Wednesday, Heidelberg added another tree to The Percy Lilly Campus Forest. The Percy Lilly Campus Forest, which encompasses
May 3, 2023

Rock Creek Review tackles 'What is Justice?'

The Rock Creek Review is Heidelberg’s undergraduate journal of literary studies and criticism. It accepts the work of undergraduate students across the world – exclusively not from students attending Heidelberg. This year, The Rock Creek Review team has published the third volume, subtitled “What is Justice?” The theme was picked by managing editor
May 2, 2023

Reaching Gen Z: Marketing prof shares expertise on alum’s podcast

Heidelberg alumnus Jeremy Harrison recently hosted ‘Berg Marketing professor Dr. Salil Khetani on his podcast, The Savvy Marketer. Jeremy, who graduated in 2000, is the founder and CEO of Spire, a digital marketing agency with offices in Tiffin, Ashland and Medina. Spire assists small to mid-sized companies with their expertise in Marketing
Apr 28, 2023

Big stage: Expo offers valuable experience for Berg Enactus team

Berg Enactus has come a long way in a short time. Last week, their efforts made it all the way to a national stage when five students and their faculty advisor, Professor Scott Miller, traveled to Dallas to compete in the Enactus United States National Exposition – a national competition where teams from across the U.S. showcase the collective
Apr 27, 2023

Microbiologist Mark Peeples '74 educates, inspires

On Friday, Mark Peeples ’74 visited his Sweet Alma Home to share information about his cutting-edge research with microbiology students and invested community members. He was invited by Dr. Justin Pruneski, to share his life's work in microbiology with the students of Dr. Pruneski's Cell and Molecular Biology, and Microbiology Courses. Dr. Peeples
Apr 26, 2023

Jeanna Fullom, Gavin Buurma picked to rep Class of ’23 as Commencement speakers

“H is for …”? We are just about two weeks from finding out! “H is for …” is the title that graduating senior biology major Jeanna Fullom has given her Commencement speech. Jeanna was chosen by a selection committee of faculty, staff and students to represent the Class of ’23 as the undergrad student Commencement speaker. She hopes her speech
Apr 26, 2023

UNC Hall of Fame collegiate lacrosse coach to be next PALS speaker

University of North Carolina women’s lacrosse coach Jenny Levy – a Hall of Famer as one of the winningest coaches in the sport – is coming to Heidelberg this fall as the keynote speaker for the 2023 Patricia Adams Lecture Series. The announcement of Jenny’s visit to Heidelberg was made today by Susan McCafferty, chair of the PALS Selection
Apr 24, 2023

Spring Senior Honors presentations on tap this week

A total of 18 Honors students will present their final Senior Honors projects on Tuesday-Thursday, April 25-27 from 3:15-6 p.m., both days in Herbster Chapel. Through the Honors 455 course, students have worked with a faculty mentor to deepen their understanding of a topic of a compelling interest in their major. Their presentations will outline
Apr 18, 2023

Red carpet worthy: SAAC, Athletics present 8th annual Siggy Awards

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee of Heidelberg University and the Office of Athletic Marketing & Information rolled out the red carpet – literally – for the eighth annual Siggy Awards on Sunday night in Seiberling Gymnasium. The event was the premier event of Heidelberg's Division III Week celebration. The Siggys recognize on-field and off