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Jan 14, 2022

Keep in Mind: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Heidelberg celebrates one of the great American icons on Monday, with Martin Luther Jr. Day ON! This day of celebration, reflection and giving back to the community is organized by Heidelberg’s University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC). This year, the DEIC has created a hybrid program, so that members of the campus community can
Jan 4, 2022

Waters' Band Directors Band hits homerun in Rose Parade

His voice is still a bit hoarse, but Jon Waters’ spirits are soaring after a “remarkable” performance by America’s Band of Band Directors in the famed Tournament of Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on New Year’s Day. He’s admittedly still on cloud nine after directing band, which was the first-ever combo band-float pairing in Rose Parade
Dec 14, 2021

Alumna graces campus with gift of new sculpture

A gift from one of Heidelberg’s most iconic families will add a new measure of happiness for generations to come and serve as a backdrop for preserving memories of time spent on campus. Jane (Hoernemann) Hieronymus, ’64, provided inspiration and funding for Heidelberg’s newest sculpture – a vibrant, orange “H” – nestled between the University Hall
Dec 13, 2021

First group of RNs complete BSN degrees, receive pins

Nursing students Beth Brown, Melissa Bucheit and Amanda Lutz will forever hold a wonderful distinction at Heidelberg. As the first group to have completed Heidelberg’s RN-BSN program, they comprise the inaugural class to receive their nursing pins. Already working nurses, Beth, Melissa and Amanda and their families participated in Heidelberg’s
Dec 9, 2021

Woods hits 1000 in big win

A big moment, and an even bigger win. On the night Dylan Woods became the 33rd player in school history to hit 1,000 career points, the Heidelberg University men's basketball team toppled No. 14 Trine, 72-67, at the MTI Center. Keeping in line with his calm demeanor, Woods joined the 1000-point club in unassuming fashion early in the second half
Dec 6, 2021

Work of 8 student writers featured in Humanities journal

Eight English majors have recently completed the arduous task of publishing the 2021 Pfleiderer Humanities Showcase Journal, and it was a great learning experience all around. The showcase is a newer tradition that gives students the ability to showcase their amazing writing. Each fall, sophomore and junior English majors in Dr. Barry Devine’s ENG
Dec 2, 2021

#GivingTuesday - Thank You for Your Support

On Tuesday, November 30, more than 200 ‘Berg donors joined millions around the world for #GivingTuesday, a global celebration of philanthropy. In all, they contributed more than $62,000 for Heidelberg initiatives in support of Student Princes. “We are so grateful for our donors’ generosity, not only on this special day but every day,” said Kelly
Dec 2, 2021

Support of Religious and Cultural Diversity with Governor DeWine

December 2, 2021 Dear Heidelberg Students and Colleagues, We are blessed to have a diverse religious community on the Heidelberg University campus and in our greater Tiffin community. Our rich diversity of religious beliefs and faiths helps make us a stronger living and learning institution. We want to express our firm commitment to Governor of
Dec 2, 2021

Financial Aid, Admissions to host FAFSA Completion Nights

Each year, billions of dollars of available financial aid is left on the table by students and families who don’t complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Thanks to a grant from the Ohio Department of Education, Heidelberg University will host FAFSA completion sites at schools and local educational service centers across
Dec 1, 2021

New app a one-stop shop for mental health resources

A new app available to the Heidelberg community pulls together a variety of mental health resources and services with quick and easy access at their fingertips. It’s in response to the steady increase in the need for mental health services at colleges and universities fueled by the pandemic. Earlier this year, Heidelberg University applied for and
Nov 29, 2021

Senior Honors students to give capstone presentations

Senior Honors students who will finish their graduation requirements this December will give their Senior Honors Presentations this week, on Wednesday and Thursday, in Herbster Chapel. The Senior Honors presentations, which also include a written component, are the culmination of four years of study as part of Heidelberg’s Life of the Mind Honors
Nov 18, 2021

Oney adds to postseason awards

Though the Heidelberg University volleyball season ended earlier this month, senior libero Sarah Oney continues to receive accolades for her stellar campaign in the back row. Already having been named OAC Libero of the Year, Oney picked up all-district honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and academic all-district status
Nov 15, 2021

Criminology, psychology students showcase junior experiences

The work of a total of 23 junior and senior Criminology and Psychology students was on display on Sunday at the 8th Annual Behavioral Sciences Showcase. The students presented posters from their junior experiences, which included independent study projects or an internship. Nearly 100 current and prospective students, faculty and staff attended the
Nov 12, 2021

Play ball: Turf project gives BB team a new infield

Heidelberg’s baseball team was in jeopardy of not having a suitable home field to play on this spring, but that changed this week. With some quick planning and cooperative weather this [last] week, work is now about three-quarters complete on the installation of a turf infield at Peaceful Valley. The natural grass outfield remains playable. “The
Nov 11, 2021

On Veterans Day, an alum’s story, thanks and one family's gift

On the 55th anniversary of the day he made the trek home from Vietnam, Heidelberg alum Ron Willoughby, ’68, shared reflections of serving his country and the deep bonds of those in his U.S. Marine Corps unit. Ron was the keynote speaker at Heidelberg’s annual Veterans Day ceremony Thursday. “After 13 months, 20 days and 11 hours, I was very
Nov 10, 2021

'21 grad making great strides toward cyber security career

Sometimes, it’s all about networking opportunities and the connections you make. That’s certainly true for ’21 grad Alyssa Edmond, who’s working toward a career in the defense and intelligence communities. After spending the summer as an advisor with Girls Who Code at the organization’s summer program, Alyssa moved to New York and just started her
Nov 9, 2021

Students, prof recognized at state water management meeting

Dr. Doug Kane’s Wetlands class (Watershed Science 305) recently attended the 50th Water Management Association of Ohio annual meeting in Columbus. Students attended talks dealing with all aspects of water in Ohio, including an overview of Gov. Mike DeWine’s new H2Ohio program. The group represented Heidelberg very well, bringing home a variety of
Nov 4, 2021

Criminology interns get taste of life in law enforcement

There’s nothing like the real-world experience an internship provides to give students a glimpse into their future. Five ‘Berg criminology majors – Corey Jahn, Danny Peacock, Jacob Horsch, Ericka Ray and Cole Noftz – are getting just that experience this semester, working with local law enforcement agencies to get a jump start on their careers
Nov 3, 2021

HYPE speaker: Video games teach life lessons

Gordon Bellamy has made a monumental impact with his career in the gaming industry, specifically in sports gaming such as Madden NFL Football. Bellamy joined Heidelberg students to share his journey in the gaming field Tuesday as the last keynote speaker this semester in the 2021 HYPE Career Ready® program. The game of life Bellamy came from a
Nov 2, 2021

On Veterans Day, Heidelberg to honor a hero alumnus

This year on Veterans Day, Heidelberg will honor a true American hero: Marine Second Lt. James L. Tangeman, the only known 'Berg alumnus to have been killed in action during the Vietnam War. Heidelberg’s Student Senate is planning the Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, in front of Beeghly Library. The campus community is invited
Nov 2, 2021

'Incredible journey': 'Berg celebrates Builders & Benefactors

Consider these two facts: In the first 160 years since Heidelberg’s founding (1850-2010), fewer than 40 benefactors could be credited with cumulative lifetime giving exceeding $100,000. By 2013, a total of 17 benefactors had provided cumulative giving of over $1 million to Heidelberg and were welcomed into The 1850 Society. And now this: In the
Nov 2, 2021

Teamwork: Upper-level bio students become lab tour guides

When visitors are getting ready to tour Heidelberg’s Body Donor Lab, the student Tour Team often helps them paint a picture in their mind’s eye about what they are about to encounter. One group of ‘Berg staff members took it a step further last week when they were given an opportunity to tour the lab. Several members of the Enrollment & Marketing
Nov 1, 2021

Survey: 'Berg students turn out for general election

If voter registration and turnout among Heidelberg students in the 2020 general election are a predictor, results should be good again this election week. Heidelberg’s Office of Student Engagement, headed by Paul Stark, participated in the Institute for Democracy and Higher Education’s National Study of Learning, Voting and Engagement (NSLVE) – the
Oct 25, 2021

Alumnus, 'Berg basketball standout joins Board of Trustees

Alumnus and ‘Berg basketball standout Claudie Johnson, ‘85, is the newest member of the Heidelberg University Board of Trustees. Claudie will serve a four-year term (2021-25), beginning immediately, elevating the total number of Trustees to 29. According to Board Chair Kathleen Tirbovich Geier, “Heidelberg is fortunate that Claudie has made this