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Sep 21, 2021

GA to SID: Learning from 'the best in the business'

When Jeff Garvin ’04 became director of Athletic Marketing and Information in 2012, he quickly realized it’s the work of unsung heroes. Often the first to arrive and last to leave, sports information directors are tasked with a wide range of assignments – including statistics, live video management, pregame and postgame coverage – in a fast-paced
Sep 20, 2021

'Berg welcomes Families & Benefactors for annual celebration weekend

Two valued ‘Berg groups – Families and Benefactors – came together Saturday for their annual weekend of celebration. It was a great chance for parents to reconnect with their ‘Berg students and a great chance for Heidelberg to say thank-you to the donors for their generosity over the years. At the opening ceremony, Ashley Helmstetter, executive
Sep 20, 2021

Four alums well-prepared to tackle English grad programs

After she graduated in 2020 with her English degree, Danielle Lester decided to take a gap year and signed on to work at a bank. But that didn’t last long, and it didn’t surprise her English professor, Dr. Barry Devine. Within six months, she was already itching to go back to school. “Dr. Devine actually joked with me that, just like him, I would
Sep 17, 2021

'Unstoppable' HYPE speaker: Journey of a champion

Anthony Robles is the poster child for what it means to break down barriers and have the courage to do so. Being born with only his left leg resulted in many difficulties for Robles, however with the endless support and nurturing of his mother, no obstacle could pin him down. Robles shared his inspiring story Thursday as the first keynote speaker
Sep 14, 2021

'Berg student gets up close and personal with medical fields in Italy

Being a doctor is the only thing Courtney Temple has ever seen herself doing. Her experience shadowing physicians in an international setting, coupled with early acceptance into a medical school already, has only cemented her goal. A junior biology major, Courtney spent July 31-August 14 participating in the Doctors in Italy Fellowship Program in
Sep 13, 2021

'Berg climbs on U.S. News 'Best Value' list

Heidelberg University has climbed higher in U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of “Best Value” colleges and universities in the Midwest region. In the rankings released today, Heidelberg is listed at No. 5 – up from No. 8 a year ago – on the “Best Value” list. According to the magazine, placement on the “Best Value” list confirms that
Sep 10, 2021

20 years later: Reflections and lessons from 9/11

If you were in your late teens or older than 20 on Sept. 11, 2001 – the day terrorists attacked America – your memories are likely vivid of that day 20 years ago. But today’s generation of college students is too young to remember or not yet born. Their knowledge is limited to the lessons learned in school, on the internet and through personal
Sep 9, 2021

Interim be gone: Dr. Bryan Smith named VP of Academic Affairs, Provost

There's no more “interim” for Dr. Bryan Smith. On Tuesday, President Rob Huntington announced that Bryan, who is also a professor of chemistry, has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost. The position is not new to Bryan; he has been the interim VP and provost for the past 14 months. “Bryan has done an
Sep 7, 2021

Campus, community to observe 20th anniversary of 9/11

This Saturday marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. There will be opportunities on campus and in the Tiffin community to observe the anniversary, to remember the courage of the first responders and mourn those who lost their lives that day. The Office of Religious Life and Civic Engagement invites the university
Sep 6, 2021

'Adventure Awaits' for 2021-22 theatre season

After a year that saw theatres around the world go dark during the pandemic, Heidelberg University’s Theatre is kicking off the 2021-22 season with in-person performances and a theme of “Adventure Awaits.” Expanding on success over the last six years, Gundlach is now home to almost 60 theatre majors who will be presenting five ambitious and
Sep 1, 2021

Texas entrepreneur to be 2021-22 PALS keynote speaker

Later this academic year, Heidelberg University will enter its second decade of The Patricia Adams Lecture Series. After having to cancel the fall event because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the University is pleased to announce that Janet Campbell, an entrepreneur whose professional mission has been to create innovative and enhanced technology for
Sep 1, 2021

'Berg Advancement VP entering Allegheny HOF as coach

In his previous professional life, ‘Berg VP for University Advancement & Alumni Affairs Phil Ness was a distinguished college basketball coach at Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. During his tenure, from 1989-2002, he led the Gators to 184 wins – making him the winningest coach in Allegheny men’s basketball history. For his coaching
Aug 31, 2021

Heidelberg welcomes new OAC commissioner for campus visit

New Ohio Athletic Conference Commissioner Sarah Otey spent half of the day on campus Tuesday getting to know Heidelberg’s student-athletes, Athletic Leadership Team and administration. As a former Division III standout athlete, coach, administrator and NCAA leader, the new commissioner has a keen understanding of the DIII student-athlete experience
Aug 31, 2021

With strong work ethic, creativity and luck, '17 alum lands dream job

For Randy Buffington, ’17, football was everything. Well, almost everything. When he spoke to the team during his senior year, he offered his younger teammates some personal wisdom: It’s OK being uncomfortable. Expect the unexpected and be ready to adapt to it. “My message was, ‘Try not to get lost in it (football). Figure out what’s next. Find
Aug 24, 2021

Around the Town brings students together for big welcome

Welcome Week concluded on Sunday when the members of the Class of 2025 – led by President Huntington and Siggy – made their way to downtown Tiffin for the annual Around the Town event. Around the Town is hosted by the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce as a way to welcome students from both Heidelberg University and Tiffin University and introduce
Aug 19, 2021

172 years and counting: New academic year opens

This morning, Heidelberg officially launched the 2021-22 academic year – the 172nd in our history – at Opening Convocation, which gave new students their first taste of many time-honored traditions. After experiencing T-Bridge and receiving their Heidelberg beanies and “H” pins, President Rob Huntington officially welcomed a total of 299 new
Aug 19, 2021

When a door opens, walk through it, alum advises new students

Melissa Harrison, ’02, walked through the doors of her Sweet Alma Home on Thursday to inspire new students and help the campus community launch the 2021-22 academic year. With 15 years of experience in state and federal government, politics and media, Melissa drew on her experience as Senior Vice President at Ogilvy, a global advertising, marketing
Aug 19, 2021

New downtown flag initiative welcomes university students

Downtown Tiffin is decked out with orange Heidelberg University flags and green Tiffin University flags as students from both institutions return to their campuses this week and next week. The flags add an awesome splash of color and make a strong statement to welcome new and returning guests to Tiffin. According to Bryce Riggs, executive director
Aug 17, 2021

Bonding through HYPE Common Experiences

Despite less-than-ideal weather conditions, HYPE Common Experiences – one of Heidelberg’s newer traditions – came off on Monday as planned as students kicked off the 21-22 academic year before classes start on Wednesday. "We were so excited to be able to offer these HYPE experiences to our students again," said Beth Koop, interim Executive Director
Aug 12, 2021

Sky's the limit for young alum bio teacher, NABT award recipient

In just three short years of teaching, Enya Granados, ’18, has already made her mark in her classroom, and people have taken notice. Enya recently learned that she is this year’s recipient of the 2021 Outstanding New Biology Teacher Achievement Award from the National Association of Teachers of Biology. “I was shocked and surprised and honored when
Aug 10, 2021

Theatre prof's appointment puts 'Berg on national stage

Assistant Professor of Theatre David Cotter has been appointed as the interim national business manager for Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honorary. He will oversee the day-to-day finances for the organization its general administration, including the distribution of scholarships and grants. Heidelberg is home to one of 600 Alpha Psi Omega
Aug 10, 2021

'21 music ed grads can't wait to start teaching careers

Heidelberg’s School of Music & Theatre is celebrating a 100 percent placement rate among its music education 2021 graduates. In large part, it’s because the school embraces a generalist approach to music education. All of the students – including recent grads David Carey, Ryan Reilly and Erika Warnke, who are set to begin their first full-time
Aug 10, 2021

Chemistry professor returns to his 'Berg roots

Dr. Curt Woolever, a self-professed science and math nerd, will realize a dream when he returns to his alma mater as a member of the Chemistry Department faculty next week. “It has always been my dream to come back here to teach,” says Curt, who graduated from Heidelberg in ’95 with his bachelor’s degree in chemistry, math and business
Aug 9, 2021

Young alum thriving in veterinary school

Andrea Russell '19 is halfway to her DVM degree at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Halfway to honing her already sharp clinical skills. Halfway to her career dream of becoming a veterinarian in general practice. And, she credits her Heidelberg experience for helping to set her up for success. Although Ohio State’s DVM