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Jun 14, 2024

Heidelberg flag-raising kicks off community Juneteenth celebration

Heidelberg University officially kicked off a series of Juneteenth community events with an official flag-raising on campus this afternoon. The campus came together to observe the flag-raising ceremony, led by Aaron Nelson, Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at Heidelberg. Dr. Nichole Griffin, Assistant Professor of Education, shared a
Jun 10, 2024

'Berg business professor co-authors textbook on leadership

Associate Professor of Business Dr. Lisa Kahle-Piasecki has co-authored a new textbook on the topic of leadership, along with coco-author Catherine Rymsha. Their book, titled Leadership for the Now, is published by Kendall Hunt Publishing. It is currently available. According to Lisa, the book features interviews with local leaders, including
Jun 3, 2024

HU, ONU PharmD pathway builds on undergrad science foundation

The job outlook is bright for future pharmacists. Now, Heidelberg students who want to pursue their degree in the field have an excellent opportunity at one of the most prestigious pharmacy schools in the country. Late last month, Heidelberg inked a new partnership with Ohio Northern University that will open the door for ‘Berg students who want to
May 30, 2024

'Berg legend Daniel Simpson '07 returns to coach 'sleeping giant' XC team

One of the all-time greats in the history of Heidelberg Cross Country is headed back to his Sweet Alma Home. On Wednesday, 'Berg Athletic Director Greg Cooper announced the hiring of Daniel Simpson '07 as the new head coach of the men's and women's cross country teams and assistant track & field coach. Daniel replaces Brian Grime, who resigned
May 29, 2024

Summer Day Camps: Come for a day, leave entertained, informed, empowered

Heidelberg University is offering a series of camps in July as a way to toss away summer boredom for a day. High school students who seize this opportunity will find themselves scared (in a good way), learn how to conduct scientific research, delve into a world where pop music meets mental health, and practice new techniques in acting, singing and
May 29, 2024

NCWQR team shares research at international Great Lakes conference

The team from Heidelberg’s National Center for Water Quality Research had a key role in sharing research at the 67th annual Great Lakes Research Conference in Windsor, Canada, last week. At the conference, NCWQR Director Laura Johnson, Dr. Nate Manning and Colleen Cosgrove organized a special session titled All Tributaries Great and Small. During
May 28, 2024

'Berg's Chem Club shares accomplishments, lessons, hopes in ACS article

Heidelberg’s Chemistry Club is among a group of American Chemical Society outstanding student chapters recently featured in an article on inChemistry, the ACS student magazine. ‘Berg Chem Club leaders Alyssa Derr and Kirsten Kracht shared the group’s activities this past year and the lessons learned, as well as their hopes for next year. Check out
May 28, 2024

'Berg's fastest man finishes 15th at DIII Nationals

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The stellar sophomore season for the fastest man in Heidelberg University history came to an end on Friday at the NCAA Division III National Championships. Entering as the last of 22 qualifiers in the 100-meterr dash, Jake McEntyre finished 15th, running a 10.606. The top eight finishers advanced to Saturday's finals. Jake
May 28, 2024

Record 60 student-athletes earn Academic All-OAC honors

WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- A record 60 Heidelberg University student-athletes received Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference accolades, as announced by the league on Thursday. The number of 2024 honorees surpassed the previous 55, set in 2018. For the 2023-24 school year, a total of 124 'Berg student-athletes earned Academic All-OAC laurels, besting the
May 16, 2024

Pawsome! Grad’s companion dog gets surprise of his own at Commencement

Winston, the 3-year-old Labrador mix, has been beside Katie Emling for the past 18 months. So it was only natural that he’d accompany her – even walk across the stage with her – as she received her diploma at Commencement on Sunday. But there was a special surprise in store for Katie and her faithful companion and partner. Hint: It wasn’t a bone
May 13, 2024

Commencement '24: Goals to 'live the life you want to live'

Heidelberg’s 171st Commencement was a picture-perfect day in so many ways as the 278 members of the Class of 2024 began their new journey as alumni, ready to experience “great success and great satisfaction” as they live their lives of purpose with distinction. On a joyous Mother’s Day, a proud class celebrated the culmination of their
May 10, 2024

Advice to welcome new grads into alumni family, their futures

Some 15,000 Heidelberg alumni have experienced what the Class of ’24 is about to embark upon this morning – walking across the stage to receive their diplomas and into the world of being a member of the ‘Berg alumni family. Whether they graduated a few years ago or a few decades ago, our alumni are among the many who are sharing advice, experience
May 10, 2024

Class of ’24 banner revealed: Unity, strength, new beginnings

When the Class of ’24 arrived on campus, many of them hadn’t made connections with classmates other than maybe a teammate or roommate. COVID-19 had shifted everything for them. So now, as they prepare to make the final walk across the stage on Sunday, they are acutely aware of how hard they worked as a group to foster a sense of community and unity
May 10, 2024

Award-winning science teacher receives 2024 Young Alumni Award

Although their Commencement is two days away, a group of joyous Class of ’24 graduates-to-be enjoyed their first official alumni event Thursday night – the annual Beyond the Berg celebration, hosted by the Office of Alumni Engagement. The students enjoyed food and drink and entered a raffle for more than 30 great prizes donated by members of the
May 9, 2024

Buying backpacks: Criminal justice honorary lends a hand to kids in need

School supplies can be expensive. Think about the kids who show up to school without supplies because their parents can’t afford even the bare minimum. Thanks to Heidelberg’s chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the Criminal Justice honorary, a special group of 10 local children already have school supplies for the fall, and won’t have to face the stress of
May 1, 2024

Gutsy trailblazer Vernice ‘FlyGirl’ Armour to be PALS speaker in September

Combat tests you. Being a beat cop tests you. Being the only girl with three brothers tests you. Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour has been tested her whole life. This fall, the Heidelberg University community will have the opportunity to hear the inspiring story of this gutsy trailblazer when The Patricia Adams Lecture Series (PALS) welcomes “FlyGirl” as
Apr 29, 2024

Heidelberg celebrates Arbor Day, Tree Campus designation

Heidelberg University Tree Committee members recently held an event to celebrate HU's being named a Tree Campus by the National Arbor Day Foundation. This comes one year after the dedication of the Dr. Percy L. Lilly Forest. Drs. Doug Kane and Noel Mano and Environmental Science student Kelly Peterson (left to right) informed the campus community
Apr 23, 2024

Working stand-up comics – including 2 alums – add authenticity to class

Stand-up comedy is about more than belly laughs. It’s an art form that delves into cultural impact and work ethic as well as funny jokes. Students in “The Art of Stand-Up Comedy” – an artist Honors seminar team-taught by communication professor Dr. Julie O’Reilly and marketing professor Dr. Salil Khetani – learned about the intricacies of the
Apr 19, 2024

Class's zoo visit combines career insights with some animal fun

Most of us have fond childhood memories of family outings to the zoo. But Lisa Kahle-Piasecki’s Human Resource Management class recently had a cool opportunity that took it one step further: They got a unique behind-the-scenes look into to The Toledo Zoo to learn more about its daily operations. Of course, they also enjoyed getting up close with
Apr 17, 2024

Get HYPE'd: Speakers for 2024-25 academic year revealed

The 2024-25 academic year will mark the ninth year of the HYPE Career Ready® Program. We are thrilled to announce our speakers for the upcoming year and are proud to continue to provide a speaker set that contributes to the overall mission of HYPE - the cultivation of career competencies that are crucial for students’ post-graduation - Diversity
Apr 11, 2024

A memorable Final Four: ’Berg student volunteers bring home valuable learning

A group of 25 Sport Management majors had the experience of a lifetime when they volunteered at the NCAA Women’s Basketball Final Four Tournament in Cleveland last weekend. According to their professor, Kayela Tidrick, the opportunity gave the students a taste of the intense process that goes into hosting such a large-scale event. According to the
Apr 10, 2024

'Berg promotes Erin Eaton to head women's basketball coach

Heidelberg Athletic Director Greg Cooper has announced the promotion of Erin Eaton to head coach of the Women's Basketball team. Erin, who had been the interim head coach for the program following the resignation of Rachel Mease, served as the top assistant for The Berg during the 2023-24 season. Erin becomes the program's seventh head coach since