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Dec 9, 2022

Inside, concert hall gets facelift; outside, new patio adds ambiance

There’s a ton of activity inside Brenneman Music Hall as students prepare for finals (and faculty prepare to grade them). Adding to the buzz, crews are in the midst of renovating Ohl Concert Hall and constructing a new whimsical patio. Ohl Concert Hall: An upgrade and a facelift When students return from winter break, they’ll be greeted by
Dec 9, 2022

A Prince's Purpose: Religious Life Chanukah, Sig set-up and Kappa Samaritan Boxes

Heidelberg’s Student Princes are excited to lend a helping hand for the holidays, sharing their love and appreciation to the Tiffin community, and pursuing their purpose with distinction. Religious Life Host Community Chanukah Dinner Religious Life is hosting a community Chanukah dinner on Saturday, December 10 at 5:30 p.m. The dinner will be held
Dec 8, 2022

Celebrating student creativity: Design & documentaries

Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Dr. Jiachun Hong has been creating spaces for students' work to be shared and showcased throughout the semester – his first as a Heidelberg faculty member. Jiachun recently set up a gallery in the GEM Center to promote the artwork and graphic designs of students. Hanging on the wall of the lobby are
Dec 8, 2022

Toward inclusivity: New music, theatre audition option coming

Heidelberg’s School of Music & Theatre is launching a new pathway that will give prospective students more options for entry into studying the arts at the collegiate level. The new pathway is a concerted effort to be more inclusive for students who may not have had access to the arts in their high schools and also to nurture a passion for the arts
Dec 8, 2022

The Adventures of Student Leaders: Kailyn Kroll

Many students leave high school as solitary jaguars, on a quest to find their place in the world. When they arrive at Heidelberg, they encounter a multitude of leadership opportunities and discover an entirely different animal. Welcome to our new monthly web series: The Adventures of Student Leaders. Kailyn Kroll is a junior from a “small, middle
Dec 7, 2022

A Prince's Purpose: APO Caroling & BSU Cocoa

Heidelberg’s Student Princes are excited to lend a helping hand for the holidays, sharing their love and appreciation to the Tiffin community, and pursuing their purpose with distinction. BSU hands out hot chocolate Heidelberg’s Black Student Union, in conjunction with Parkhurst Dining, catered snacks for the Student Prince men’s basketball double
Dec 5, 2022

A Prince's Purpose: Ex-Phi Head Start & Chem Club Toy Drive

Heidelberg’s Student Princes are excited to lend a helping hand for the holidays, sharing their love and appreciation to the Tiffin community, and pursuing their purpose with distinction. Ex-Phi Head Start Christmas The Ex-Phi Head Start Christmas has come again! On Sunday, December 4th, the Excelsior Men’s Society and Philalethean Society of
Dec 5, 2022

Local entrepreneur Suzie Reineke to join HU Board of Trustees

Local entrepreneur and marketing professional Suzie Reineke has been appointed to a four-year term on the Heidelberg University Board of Trustees. Her term begins in February 2023. “Suzie will be an outstanding addition to the Heidelberg University Board of Trustees! Her significant business experience, community commitment and leadership will
Dec 1, 2022

MAC students research local homelessness issue, provide valuable data

Research methods classes at the graduate level can be very intimidating. But if the outcome is meaningful, all the work and worry are worth it. Students in Ronee Rice’s Applied Research & Qualitative Methods in Counseling class took on two major projects this semester, and one of them – the 2022 Seneca County Homeless Needs Assessment – has
Nov 30, 2022

Giving Tuesday special for 'Berg president, Sisters in Shelter

Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29) brought special meaning and a special opportunity for ‘Berg President Rob Huntington. As part of the Giving Tuesday tradition, the Tiffin Community Foundation (founded 1983) – for which Rob has served as a board member since 2013 – designated its giving to nine local organizations as chosen by the nine board members. The
Nov 30, 2022

Secret Service simulation puts wrestlers through the paces

President Trizzle – a.k.a. ’Berg Head Wrestling Coach Tony Patrizi – had quite a workout when the U.S. Secret Service paid a visit to the team’s practice on Nov. 16. Senior Special Agent Jason Grahn, who visited campus earlier this semester for a recruiting event, put the wrestling team through a simulation as protective duty for President Trizzle
Nov 29, 2022

Campus mourns passing of Trustee, alumnus, benefactor Gary Bryenton

Following is a message from President Rob Huntington, announcing the recent passing of Trustee, distinguished alumnus and Heidelberg benefactor Gary L. Bryenton, ’61. November 28, 2022 Dear Colleagues, With profound sadness, I wish to inform the Heidelberg community of the passing of current Trustee, distinguished alumnus, and Heidelberg benefactor
Nov 28, 2022

Heidelberg’s funny man Brian Regan relives football glory days

NFL Films Presents Segment Brian Regan, the Heidelberg alum funny man, has hit it big on the comedy stage. But who knew he once had aspirations of gridiron glory – and to this day, he still does? NFL Films Presents picked up on Brian’s early history as an undergrad at Heidelberg and recently aired a piece on his life before comedy. A native of
Nov 28, 2022

Senior Honors students' capstone presentations on tap this week

Senior Honors students will present their culminating Honors capstone projects this week. These presentations and their accompanying written component are the semester-long independent research portions of our Life of the Mind students. With encouragement from their Heidelberg families and direct help from their mentors, these students are excited
Nov 28, 2022

Football lands 17 All-OAC honorees, 3 special awards

The Ohio Athletic Conference released the 2022 postseason awards on Nov. 21 and, as expected, the Heidelberg University football team was well represented. The Student Princes landed a total of 17 individuals on the lists, including three special award recipients. Heidelberg had nine first-team selections, five second-team selections and two
Nov 17, 2022

Body donor ceremony an expression of gratitude, deep respect

Even in death, three individuals – “silent teaching partners” – have given a rare and amazing gift to Heidelberg’s science students. These individuals, along with 18 others who came before them – are Heidelberg’s body donors. On Thursday, Dr. Pam Faber’s Cadaver Prosection students carried out a tradition by placing hand-written notes of
Nov 15, 2022

Mars rover engineer’s career a lesson in Perseverance

Dr. Moogega “Moo” Cooper is a true role model for women in science and technology. But she is so much more. With her position as the planetary protection lead of NASA’s Mars rover mission, she is a real-life “guardian of the galaxy.” Her work as a planetary protection engineer at the Jet Propulsion Lab is integral to the ongoing success of the
Nov 14, 2022

Criminology, psychology students showcase research, internships

During their junior year, students majoring in one of the behavioral sciences are required to complete an independent research project or an internship. On Sunday, 18 juniors and seniors – all of whom are majoring or double majoring in Criminology and Psychology – presented the results of their work at the 9th Behavioral Sciences Showcase at The
Nov 14, 2022

Wigs & Makeup: '21 grad lands awesome job with Lyric Opera of Chicago

James Ogle ’21 fell in love with theatre when he was 14, sitting in the audience at his first-ever performance, Little Shop of Horrors, at a community college near his Henagar, Alabama, home. Since then, his love of theatre has only grown. Today, that love multiplied into an awesome career in James’ chosen industry specialty of wigs and makeup
Nov 11, 2022

Heidelberg honors service, sacrifice of all veterans

With deep respect and gratitude, the Heidelberg community honored veterans past and present during a rainy yet meaningful ceremony Friday morning in front of Beeghly Library. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – which signifies the end of the war to end all wars – Heidelberg’s ceremony began. Student Senate planned the annual
Nov 10, 2022

The Adventures of Student Leaders: Lillian Whitcomb

Many students leave high school as solitary jaguars, on a quest to find their place in the world. When they arrive at Heidelberg, they encounter a multitude of leadership opportunities and discover an entirely different animal. Welcome to our new monthly web series: The Adventures of Student Leaders. Lillian Whitcomb was told often as a child that
Nov 9, 2022

Incoming School of Business dean focusing on student success

Heidelberg’s School of Business will have a new leader when the spring semester begins. Dr. Anne-Marie Anderson has been selected to become Dean of the School of Business and The John & Patricia Adams Family Endowed Chair. She’ll also hold the rank of Professor of Finance. After a nationwide search, Anne will join the School of Business at a
Nov 4, 2022

Juvenile justice is being brought back to the Heidelberg classroom

As part of Dr. Sarah Lazzari’s “Juvenile Justice” course (CRM 362), Heidelberg students are participating in the Writers in Residence program. Writers in Residence is an Ohio-based nonprofit organization that gives the youth in the juvenile justice system their own voice. It began as a student-run organization out of John Carroll University, which
Nov 4, 2022

Honors students "plagued" with knowledge

The Life of the Mind Honors Program here at Heidelberg requires students to take four seminars: the Artist, the Scholar, the Citizen and the Scientist. These three ideas serve as overarching goals for the program curriculum, but the topics change every semester. The Scientist honors seminar can be many things. It can address the differences between