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Aug 5, 2022

Walkable Wonders: The Laird Arcade

Join Marketing intern and new ’Berg alum Em Swain, ’22, as they visit local businesses only a short walk away from Heidelberg University’s campus. It's Walkable Wonders, our summer web series! The Laird Arcade is a staple of downtown Tiffin, and contains a variety of businesses offering places to eat, shop, and things to do. In the past several
Aug 4, 2022

Grant helps high-schoolers get jump-start as future teachers

Fostoria High School senior Aja Vilaiphone never entertained the idea of becoming a teacher … that is, until an awesome opportunity opened up for her at Heidelberg. Aja is among a cohort of six high school seniors who are taking advantage of the School of Education’s new scholarship program, created through a state Diversifying Educator Pipeline
Aug 3, 2022

Welcome Week sets students up for successful start to college years

The Heidelberg community is looking forward to the start of the 2022-2023 academic year. Freshmen, upperclassmen, faculty and staff are all excited to kick off festivities for the new year. A key piece of the launch is Welcome Week, a series of events designed to help students new to Heidelberg learn about all of the aspects of Heidelberg
Aug 2, 2022

Recent grad wins OAC's Chris Wenzler Award

WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- A three-year student-assistant in Heidelberg University's Office of Sports Information – who filled nearly every role when the office needed it most – is the 2022 recipient of the Ohio Athletic Conference's Chris Wenzler Award. The OAC announced the award winner, '22 'Berg graduate Stephanie Drapp, on Tuesday. The award
Aug 2, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 7: Jordan Day

One spring day, a Student Prince decided to go on a summer adventure. “It won’t be long before I have a career,” the Prince said, “so I’d better start preparing now.” So with some ’Berg education under their hat, and some connections in their back pocket, the Student Prince began forging their way through an internship. We continue our web series
Jul 29, 2022

'Berg Volleyball, Women's BB, Baseball, Wrestling are academic stars

In the month of July, Heidelberg University had three athletic teams recognized for their academic accomplishments for the 2021-22 school year. The scholar teams were volleyball, women's basketball and baseball. The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced that 212 DIII volleyball teams earned the Team Academic Award this season
Jul 29, 2022

Walkable Wonders: Reino's Pizza & Pasta, Sisters in Shelter, Hope's Landing

Join Marketing intern and new ’Berg alum Em Swain, ’22, as they visit local businesses only a short walk away from Heidelberg University’s campus. It's Walkable Wonders, our summer web series! One block of East Market Street – just west of the South Washington Street intersection – houses several businesses that are essential to the community of
Jul 27, 2022

Heidelberg health campers are better than all the "wrist"

Last week, a group of 5 high school students attended Heidelberg’s Health Professional Camp. The camp is an annual event, organized by Dr. Jena Suffel, Clinical Education Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Health Sciences and Clinical Athletic Trainers. It is a three-day overnight camp, created as a space for high schoolers
Jul 26, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 6: David Harbaugh

One spring day, a Student Prince decided to go on a summer adventure. “It won’t be long before I have a career,” the Prince said, “so I’d better start preparing now.” So with some ’Berg education under their hat, and some connections in their back pocket, the Student Prince began forging their way through an internship. We continue our web series
Jul 25, 2022

SMT introduces new Director of Bands: Rod Miller

Rod Miller – the former announcer with the booming voice for the Heidelberg Marching Band and historic portrayer of the famous composer and conductor John Philip Sousa – is the new Director of Bands and instructor of Music at the ’Berg. Rod is a native of Springfield, Ohio, and life-long music professional and educator with additional ties to
Jul 22, 2022

Walkable Wonders: The Ritz, The Tiffin Glass Museum & Cherry Alley

Join Marketing intern and new ’Berg alum Em Swain, ’22, as they visit local businesses only a short walk away from Heidelberg University’s campus. It's Walkable Wonders, our summer web series! Tiffin is unequivocally “small town U.S.A.” If you ask me, the type of community we have here is comparable to “Stars Hollow,” (albeit, with a slower turn of
Jul 20, 2022

Hall of Fame Class Announced

This year's induction class may be one of the most star-studded in the history of the Heidelberg University Athletic Hall of Fame. Four individuals -- all NCAA Division III National Champions -- will comprise the 36th group to enter the hall. The inductees: Greg Tyson '09, Men's Track & Field and Men's Basketball: Two-time national champion (2009
Jul 20, 2022

'Berg to welcome alum, super teacher as Opening Convocation speaker

Heidelberg will officially kick off the 2022-23 academic year with an in-person Opening Convocation ceremony on Thursday, August 18. In addition to all of the traditions of starting the school year and welcoming the Class of 2026 into the ‘Berg family, the campus community will hear inspirational words from Tiffin Columbian high school biology
Jul 19, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 5: Bridger Cline

One spring day, a Student Prince decided to go on a summer adventure. “It won’t be long before I have a career,” the Prince said, “so I’d better start preparing now.” So with some ’Berg education under their hat, and some connections in their back pocket, the Student Prince began forging their way through an internship. We continue our web series
Jul 15, 2022

Walkable Wonders: The Tiffin-Seneca Farmers Market

Join Marketing intern and new ’Berg alum Em Swain, ’22, as they visit local businesses only a short walk away from Heidelberg University’s campus. It's Walkable Wonders, our summer web series! From now until October 29, the Tiffin Seneca Farmers Market will be held every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Farmers Market is located on South
Jul 12, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 4: Max Drummond

One spring day, a Student Prince decided to go on a summer adventure. “It won’t be long before I have a career,” the Prince said, “so I’d better start preparing now.” So with some ’Berg education under their hat, and some connections in their back pocket, the Student Prince began forging their way through an internship. We continue our web series
Jul 11, 2022

Young alums work to preserve late prof’s Johnson’s Island legacy

“Although I was not a prisoner, I do at times feel captured by the multiplicity of human experiences and stories Johnson’s Island holds.” These words are from the book, “I Fear I Shall Never Leave This Island,” penned by the late Heidelberg anthropology professor Dr. David Bush as he chronicled his three decades of experience studying primary
Jul 8, 2022

Walkable Wonders: Cabin Creations & Reclaim It! 127

Join Marketing intern and new ’Berg alum Em Swain, ’22, as they visit local businesses only a short walk away from Heidelberg University’s campus. It's Walkable Wonders, our summer web series! My mom always likes to say, “As soon as the Fourth of July is over, the rest of the summer just flies by!” So, this week is kind of in honor of that quick
Jul 7, 2022

Global citizens: ’Berg students to help Botswana peers improve reading skills

Heidelberg students, 10 in all, will have an awesome opportunity this fall to experience global citizenship firsthand by connecting with peers in Botswana. Dr. Nichole Griffin, Assistant Professor of Education, has received a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Citizen Diplomacy Action Fund to create an international collaboration, Reading to
Jul 6, 2022

Heidelberg adds STUNT (competitive cheerleading) as varsity sport

Several weeks after adding men's and women's swimming and Esports, Heidelberg University has announced plans to add STUNT as a varsity sport for the 2023-24 academic year. STUNT becomes the 24th varsity sport, now under the leadership of Athletic Director Greg Cooper. STUNT, now recognized as an emerging sport with the NCAA, is a form of
Jul 5, 2022

Miller Hall reno complete; students will love transformation

The $9.1 million renovations to Heidelberg’s largest residence hall is nearly complete and about two weeks away from occupancy, and it is spectacular! The 156 upperclass students who will live in Miller Hall will be thrilled with some of the new amenities as well as the lively, bright Heidelberg-themed color scheme and décor. Most visible is a new
Jul 5, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 3: Morgan Woycitzky

One spring day, a Student Prince decided to go on a summer adventure. “It won’t be long before I have a career,” the Prince said, “so I’d better start preparing now.” So with some ’Berg education under their hat, and some connections in their back pocket, the Student Prince began forging their way through an internship. We continue our web series
Jun 30, 2022

'Berg targets teacher shortage, racial disparity with new grant

Northwest Ohio K-12 schools are far from alone in facing the dual problem of teacher shortages and disparate ethnic and racial representation in schools. Today, more and more students are challenged to find role models who look like them and understand their stories. But a new scholarship program at Heidelberg University aims to address those
Jun 30, 2022

Walkable Wonders: AJ's Heavenly Pizza & the American Civil War Museum of Ohio

Join Marketing intern and new ’Berg alum Em Swain, ’22, as they visit local businesses only a short walk away from Heidelberg University’s campus. It's Walkable Wonders, our summer web series! Happy Fourth of July Weekend! In celebration of the U.S.A., I partook in the two most American things I can think of: eating an entire AJ’s pizza on my own