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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
Jun 29, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 2: Jacob Brickman

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 28, 2022

Lessons in Leadership: The art of creating culture of love in workplaces

Put love to work. Four simple words not easily achieved, especially in the workplace. But the four co-authors of the Wall Street Journal best-seller Love as a Business Strategy: Resilience, Belonging & Success seem to have found the secret formula. The authors – Mohammad Anwar, Christopher Pitre, Jeffrey Ma and Frank Danna – traveled to Heidelberg
Jun 24, 2022

Walkable Wonders: The Poignon Project and Healing Vines

Join Marketing intern and recent ’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! We’re nearing the end of June, and summer is well and truly here (in case the recent heat wave didn’t convince you!). When I was growing up, one of my
Jun 22, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 1: Cole Bibart

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. Thus begins our web series
Jun 22, 2022

Alumni, Legacy Family honored for contributions, lives of purpose

One of the highlights of each Alumni Weekend is recognizing individuals and families who – through their professional lives and service – have distinguished themselves for their contributions and their lives of purpose with distinction. At Alumni Weekend 2022, we were honored to recognize two outstanding alumni – historian and teacher Brent Carson
Jun 22, 2022

500 ‘pass go’ on way to spectacular Alumni Weekend

Whoever said “You can’t go home again” clearly needs to rethink it as nearly 500 alumni returned to their Sweet Alma Home last weekend to celebrate “Bergopoly” Alumni Weekend 2022. The weather was as spectacular as the reunions, smiles, hugs, laughter and reminiscing that was shared by everyone. “Thank you for returning to your Sweet Alma Home and
Jun 21, 2022

Responding to global water challenges: HU, Circle of Blue form partnership

Heidelberg University and its National Center for Water Quality Research (NCWQR) today announced a new partnership with Circle of Blue, the international news organization informing the world’s important decisions about water, food, and energy in a changing climate. The partnership is designed to produce expanded educational opportunities
Jun 17, 2022

$1.2M grant carves pathway to Heidelberg degree for rural students

Students from rural communities who may have thought the road to a bachelor’s degree was unattainable to them now will have a clear pathway to Heidelberg University. With a goal of enrolling even higher numbers of rural students via the pathway, Heidelberg has received a $1.2 million Rural Post-Secondary and Economic Development (RPED) grant to be
Jun 17, 2022

Leaving a legacy: Major donors honored for support of HU, students

On the eve of Alumni Weekend, Heidelberg University hosted the annual Heritage Society Dinner – the first gathering since 2019 due to the pandemic – gathered to honor donors who, through their execution of planned gifts, have generously provided ongoing support for the university and especially for its students. Among this year’s honorees was Mary
Jun 17, 2022

Heidelberg raises flag in observance of Juneteenth

In observance of the Juneteenth holiday – the day in 1865 when the last slaves were emancipated – Heidelberg University hosted a Juneteenth flag-raising at Beeghly Library Friday morning. The ceremony was the first in a series of community events scheduled for this weekend to commemorate Juneteenth. A local committee, comprised primarily of local
Jun 17, 2022

Walkable Wonders: Bailiwicks and Simply Susan's

Join Marketing intern and recent ’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! To everyone traveling to return to Tiffin this weekend, and to those who support Heidelberg from just around the corner, happy Alumni Weekend! In honor of
Jun 10, 2022

Walkable Wonders: Happy Days Nutrition

Join Marketing intern and recent ’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! As we dive into the warmer months, exercise and sustainability are the primary things on my mind. I’m determined to not spend this summer in the pixelated
Jun 9, 2022

'Berg, local schools partner to fill GAP for K-5 kids

This summer, Heidelberg will launch a collaborative partnership with Tiffin City Schools, Calvert Elementary School and Bridges Academy to provide intense support and “high-dosage” tutoring in math and reading to K-5 students whose learning may have been disrupted by COVID-19 or other situations. Heidelberg recently learned that its School of
Jun 8, 2022

Future performers explore music, theatre at 'Berg summer camp

The annual summer camp hosted by the Heidelberg School of Music & Theater is wrapping up on Friday. The residential camp teaches the fundamentals of the performing arts and has given 8th- through 12th-graders the opportunity to perform in a campus environment. Students were able to pick tracks that function like “majors” for the week-long camp
Jun 7, 2022

A master in media, marketing and finding fun: 2015 alumna does it all

Haylie Robinson, or @Hayliestory as she is known online, is a Heidelberg alumna from the class of 2015. On her way home from a recent trip to Disney World, she learned that she had been voted the winner of the “Media Personality” category for the Toledo Blade’s Readers’ Choice 2022. Haylie has worked in media and marketing since graduation and made
Jun 2, 2022

'Berg to add men's & women's swimming, Esports in 2023

Heidelberg University will look to make a splash this summer when it adds three new varsity teams to the school's Athletic Department. Or, more accurately, two splashes, and a new high score. On Wednesday, Heidelberg Athletic Director Greg Cooper announced plans to add men's and women's swimming, and Esports for the 2023-24 school year. The
Jun 1, 2022

'Berg's nursing program gets first professional accreditation

Heidelberg University’s new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, launched two years ago, has received its first professional accreditation, an indication that the program is succeeding in promoting excellence in nursing education. The BSN degree program at Heidelberg is now accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www
May 27, 2022

Sun's out, fun's in for 'Berg summer camps

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean things are slowing down at the Berg! Alongside New Student Orientation and Alumni Weekend, Heidelberg University’s campus is hosting over 15 camps this summer. These summer camps and activities will build up budding performers, inform future health care professionals, and will keep athletes -- young and old --
May 19, 2022

New HU series on leadership opens doors to business world

Heidelberg’s School of Business is planning to launch its new Lessons in Leadership Series in June with the co-authors of the Wall Street Journal best-selling book Love as a Business Strategy. According to Dr. Trish Berg, associate professor of management and the series organizer, Lessons in Leadership is targeted at the university’s MBA students
May 18, 2022

Oney, Woods receive top OAC scholar-athlete awards

WESTERVILLE -- On Monday, the 10 members of the Ohio Athletic Conference gathered at Otterbein University for the league's annual Clyde Lamb Award banquet. The award, seen as the league's top honor, is presented to a male and female student-athlete at each school in the conference. Volleyball player Sarah Oney and men's basketball player Dylan
May 16, 2022

Class of '22: 'They ready' to make the most of it

In the words of student Commencement speaker Emma Baughman, throughout their time at Heidelberg, her Class of ’22 has had to "pivot, roll with the punches, adjust and re-adjust." But on a gloriously sunny Sunday morning, their perseverance and resilience – and choosing to make the most of it – were rewarded as Heidelberg University held its 169th
May 13, 2022

Class of '22 banner a sign of the times, nod to the future

There’s no disputing the Class of ’22 has endured challenges like no other class, brought on by the pandemic. But they’re not focusing on what they lost. Instead, they’re demonstrating appreciation for their accomplishments and their time at the ‘Berg. That’s the message on their class banner, which was unveiled and presented to President Rob