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Jun 11, 2021

'Berg is featured institution in upcoming CIC webinar

Theatre professor Stephen Svoboda and Heidelberg will be the featured university at an upcoming Council of Independent Colleges webinar on course sharing. The webinar, titled “Online Course Sharing 2.0,” will be held at 2 p.m. ET on June 22, and will showcase how institutions partner to expand access to flexible course options, address scheduling

Jun 11, 2021

2021-22 HYPE Career Ready® speakers revealed

The 2021-22 academic year will mark the sixth year of the HYPE Career Ready® Program. Heidelberg students will again have the opportunity to hear from six speakers who are sure to be inspirational and thought-provoking. Anthony Robles Inspiring 2011 NCAA Wrestling Champion, 2012 National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee, and subject of the upcoming
Jun 4, 2021

‘Berg, TU share TSEP’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Heidelberg University and Tiffin University shared the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tiffin Seneca Economic Partnership annual meeting Thursday night. The award recognizes businesses, organizations or individuals with a continuous history of operation in the community. This year’s award was presented by Tiffin Mayor and ‘Berg alumnus Aaron
Jun 1, 2021

Dan Stoll: All-American

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dan Stoll has made history once again at the NCAA Division III championships. He earned All-American honors in the 400 meter dash by finishing in fourth place in the final. "Dan put together an incredible last month of the season just to get here. Then to rise up to the competition and not back down was fun to watch," said Head
May 25, 2021

'Berg study abroad earns Seal of Excellence

Several years ago, then-Provost Dr. David Weininger challenged the Heidelberg campus to double the number of students with study abroad experiences by the year 2020. Although now retired, Dr. Weininger would be pleased to know that the challenge was accepted – and achieved. After a five-year “banner” period that included multiple summer trips by

May 16, 2021

A joyful (and in-person) celebration of the Class of ‘21

In a year like no other, the sacrifices, struggles, even the victories that finally came this spring semester, all led to a glorious Commencement day for 267 of Heidelberg’s newest alumni. “It’s nice to enjoy some pomp after all the circumstances that have crushed us over the past 14 months,” said President Rob Huntington. “We did the best we could
May 15, 2021

2020-21 Academic Excellence Recognition

In 1933, when Heidelberg College was struggling to survive the Great Depression, the idea of forming an Honor Society to promote the ideal of scholarship was introduced at the February 7 faculty meeting by President Charles E. Miller. The Phi Beta Kappa members of the faculty and the Dean of the College were appointed to formulate plans for the
May 7, 2021

2021 Student Award Winners

We are pleased to present the annual Student Awards virtually for the second year. We congratulate all students for your achievements inside and outside of the classroom and for your resiliency in navigating these challenging times. Katie Bauman - Daniel J & W J K Snyder Prize - female (Presentation) Trevor Harrison-Rawn - Daniel J & W J K Snyder
May 7, 2021

Students lead launch of first 'Berg literary journal

English professor Dr. Barry Devine was looking for the perfect person to oversee the launch Heidelberg’s first-ever literary journal. There were a lot of decisions to be made: format, look, timeline, soliciting entries, article selection, editing, communication … and organizing all of that. He found his person in senior philosophy major Em Swain
May 4, 2021

Donaldson, 14 others earn All-OAC honors

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Head Coach Scott Donaldson and wide receiver Maceo Matthews Jr. are among the 15 members of the Heidelberg University football team who received All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors, as announced by the league on Tuesday. Donaldson received the Larry Kehres Coach of the Year award and Matthews Jr. won the Ed Sherman Award, given
Apr 30, 2021

Senior leaves legacy with grant for arts opportunities

Senior theatre major Caira Goldstein wanted to find a way to help foster the arts at Heidelberg, and leave a legacy at her soon-to-be alma mater before she graduates in May. So she took on a big project: to write and apply for a grant to upgrade the recently renovated space in the Founders Little Theatre. She thrilled when she learned the $3,000
Apr 30, 2021

’20 education majors reflect on first year in their classrooms

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day! On a day singled out to honor teachers and recognize the enduring contributions they make in our lives, we asked Class of 2020 education majors to reflect on their first year in the classroom as they launch into their careers to help mold and guide children in positive directions. As you might imagine, the
Apr 29, 2021

Annual golf outing gets new name, honors late alum

To honor one of its creators, the annual golf fundraiser for Heidelberg Athletics and The H Association is getting a facelift. Heidelberg Athletic Director Matt Palm announced on Tuesday that the event will now be named the Ron Linhart Memorial Back the Berg Golf Outing. The new name honors the late Ron Linhart '79, who passed away in November
Apr 29, 2021

Bio professor tackles COVID vaccine questions, concerns

As vaccines have become readily available to people age 16 and up, Dr. Justin Pruneski, an associate professor and chair in the department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, covered a discussion on COVID-19 and vaccine questions and concerns. This discussion was open to all students and faculty on Thursday, April 21, and was followed by a
Apr 27, 2021

Senior Honors students present capstone projects

This is a big week for 21 senior Honors students who will be graduating in about three weeks. Today through Thursday, four years of study as part of Heidelberg’s Life of the Mind Honors Program will come together for the students. Each one worked with a faculty mentor for their capstone Honors course on a project to deepen their understanding of a
Apr 27, 2021

Grad students explore equine intervention strategies

What better way to spend a weekend afternoon than with some majestic creatures? Graduate counseling Professor Dr. Meagan McBride just piloted a new course that utilizes the stunning horses at Greenfield Stables to teach future counselors a different type of trauma intervention. Meagan’s weekend seminar course is delivered in four components: three
Apr 26, 2021

Young alum spreads word about life-saving organ donation

April is National Donate Life Month, a time for all Americans to celebrate the generosity of those who have saved lives by becoming organ, eye and tissue donors. That hits home for young alumna Hannah Griffith, ’18, and her family. When Hannah was a sophomore at Heidelberg, her dad received a new heart. Lifeline of Ohio was the organization that
Apr 20, 2021

Worth the wait: France Residence Hall project complete

Heidelberg’s grand old gal, the historic France Residence Hall, is now grander than ever. The long-awaited $8.5 million restoration and renovation project is officially complete, and it is beautiful. The restored France Hall – which includes the addition of an elevator, air conditioning, full accessibility, and annexes that house a two-guest
Apr 20, 2021

Anonymous donors create endowment to support HYPE

Anonymous donors have created an endowment fund that will positively impact every Heidelberg University student, ultimately making them successful in their careers and lives. The lead gift to establish the endowment recognizes the generous and loyal support of alumni John M. and Marcene W. Busch to their alma mater. The John M. and Marcene W. Busch
Apr 19, 2021

Heidelberg receives $450K Choose Ohio First grant

The Ohio Department of Higher Education has awarded Heidelberg University a grant of $450,450 through its Choose Ohio First initiative. Through this collaborative program, the ODHE hopes to provide substantive improvements to the pipeline of STEMM graduates and STEMM educators across the state. At Heidelberg, the grant funds will provide
Apr 16, 2021

A collaboration between Enactus, Seneca Country Council of Homelessness

The Heidelberg student group Enactus and the Seneca County Council of Homelessness (SCCoH) collaboration has been critical to the Tiffin community in raising awareness of homelessness and taking action. This initiative began when Heidelberg Enactus reached out to the former director of United Way, Pat DeMonte, in the Spring of 2020 to see where
Apr 16, 2021

Tri-Alpha holds Induction Ceremony

The Tri-Alpha National Honors Society inducted its newest Heidelberg members in a virtual ceremony on Thursday evening. Heidelberg's chapter was established in March of 2020 recognizes and celebrates the academic achievements of first-generation college students. The ceremony inducted 27 new members, which included students, faculty, staff, and
Apr 13, 2021

Alum turns fitness fever into CrossFit business

CrossFit gym owner and athletic trainer Jared Ruffing, ’10, has knocked it out of the park, turning his passion for fitness into a successful local business alongside his brother, Justin. Jared graduated from Heidelberg with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and Sport Management, focusing on Fitness. Years before coming to Heidelberg, even
Apr 13, 2021

Alum turns fitness fever into CrossFit business

CrossFit gym owner and athletic trainer Jared Ruffing, ’10, has knocked it out of the park, turning his passion for fitness into a successful local business alongside his brother, Justin. Jared graduated from Heidelberg with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and Sport Management, focusing on Fitness. Years before coming to Heidelberg, even