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Nov 3, 2022

Classic with a twist: Theatre to present 'Wendy & Peter Pan'

Everyone knows the classic tale of Peter Pan and the Darling children who travel with him beyond the stars to Neverland. However, Heidelberg Theatre’s upcoming presentation of Wendy & Peter Pan puts a new spin on the story. Wendy & Peter Pan opens next Thursday on the Gundlach Theatre stage, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 13. Heidelberg Theatre’s
Nov 2, 2022

Distinctive: ’Berg’s unique forest named to honor retired botany professor

This time of year, perhaps more than any other, Heidelberg’s trees take center stage with their vibrant hues of red, orange and yellow. They paint a stunning canvas that creates a welcoming and memorable impression for first-time visitors and a hint of nostalgia for alumni who have come and gone, and come home again. It is appropriate, then, that
Nov 2, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 19: Jacqueline Kaskel

One fall day, a Student Prince decided to go on a little 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
Oct 27, 2022

Virtual business class project goes international

Fifty-plus Heidelberg business students are getting a taste of international – and intercultural – collaboration this semester. The students in Dr. Lisa Kahle-Piasecki’s Business Communication Tools classes are part of a global team project. They are paired with their counterparts at No. 1-ranked university in Latin America in QS World Rankings –
Oct 26, 2022

Board of Trustees extends President Huntington's contract

The Heidelberg University Board of Trustees has announced that, in accordance with the terms of President Robert H. Huntington’s 2023-2028 employment agreement, his contract has been extended an additional year. Board Chair Kathleen Tirbovich Geier made the announcement following the Board’s fall meetings last week. Huntington was given a rolling
Oct 26, 2022

Anti-genocide vigilance must go on, human rights activist says

The Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series – in its effort to learn from the past to prevent future instances of genocide -- has focused on the Holocaust and other contemporary examples of genocide, such as Rwanda, Cambodia, Armenia and the Native American population. Tuesday marked the 12th year for the series and a “somber occasion” on campus as
Oct 25, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 18: Isabel Chasney

One fall day, a Student Prince decided to go on a little 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
Oct 25, 2022

Student Prince kicker snags OAC Player of the Week honors

The Heidelberg University football team's Branden Steckel earned the OAC Player of the Week. After tying the OAC record for field goals made in a game, he helped vault the Student Princes to victory over Marietta on Saturday. This weekend, Steckel went a perfect 5-5 on field goals. He hit them from distances of 22, 22, 23, 34, and 39. The
Oct 24, 2022

'Berg students, alumni celebrate Homecoming Las Vegas-style

This past weekend’s Viva Las Heidelberg Homecoming ‘22 was an explosion of creativity, unity and the Heidelberg spirit. With October in full swing, even the campus’s trees were chanting orange and red. As several hundred alumni returned to their Sweet Alma Home by plane, car or RV, current students celebrated their community and uplifted each other
Oct 24, 2022

Students select Megan Vesely, Ryan Shock as 2022 Homecoming Royalty

Saturday was a big day for ’Berg seniors Megan Vesely and Ryan Shock. As students and alumni celebrated Viva Las Heidelberg Homecoming 2022, Megan and Ryan were crowned 2022 Homecoming Royalty, as selected by students. Their selection was announced at halftime of Heidelberg’s win vs. Marietta. Megan is a business marketing major from Louisville
Oct 24, 2022

Heidelberg maintains current tuition levels; no increases for 3 consecutive years

For the third consecutive year, Heidelberg University’s tuition is holding at its current rate. On Friday, the University’s Board of Trustees voted again for no increase in tuition for the 2023-24 academic year. The current annual tuition will remain at $32,900. Given Heidelberg’s strong financial aid strategy, every student accepted to Heidelberg
Oct 21, 2022

Newly renovated Miller Hall is dedicated; legacies live on

Miller Residence Hall – before Heidelberg completed the $8.9 million renovation in late summer – had seen its better days. Now, post-renovation, it’s seeing its very best ones for the students who call it home. On Friday, Heidelberg held a dedication ceremony for the new and improved Miller Hall as Board of Trustees members, project partners and
Oct 20, 2022

’Berg announces 7 new majors, bridge into MAC program

Students have asked, and we’re finding ways to deliver. Heidelberg is adding a series of new majors and creating an accelerated “bridge” into our graduate counseling program. Building on academic programs at which we already excel, these new majors have the potential to change students’ lives and set them on an awesome career trajectory. The new
Oct 17, 2022

DEIC team dives deeper into ongoing work, makes connections

Last week, five members of Heidelberg’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee (DEIC) traveled to Crawfordsville, Indiana, to participate in the HEDS Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Student Success Workshop. Representing Heidelberg at the workshop were DEIC Co-Chairs Leslie Erwin and Morgan Harrigan, along with Brad Gibson, Alyssa Kontak and Paul
Oct 14, 2022

High school business educators get great intro to Heidelberg

On Friday, the School of Business provided a venue for area high school business educators and guidance counselors to come together to learn about Heidelberg’s program as well as interact with each other. The inaugural Business Educators Day was a success, with participation from educators from Columbian High School, Millstream Career Center in
Oct 14, 2022

'Viva Las Heidelberg' this Homecoming Week!

Homecoming Week is always filled with fun surprises for our underclassmen and wonderful nostalgia for our upperclassmen, through the efforts of BEC. For those seniors who remember their Black and White Casino Night during their freshman Welcome Week, all the way back in 2019, Viva Las Heidelberg will be a weeklong blast from the past. Spend your
Oct 14, 2022

'Walk a Mile in Her Shoes' encourages gender relations, sexual violence awareness

On Tuesday, October 11, a group of Heidelberg University’s courageous young men began a mile-long walk unlike anything they’d experienced before. The Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event is hosted annually by Heidelberg’s Center for Survivor Empowerment. The idea for the event comes from a national organization by the same name, which supports other
Oct 13, 2022

Prison visit an eye-opener for 'Berg criminology students

A group of Criminology students from Dr. Sarah Lazzari’s classes as well as the criminal justice honorary Alpha Phi Sigma got a dose of the real world of prison incarceration when they visited the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville this week. “It’s very different, going behind prison walls,” Sarah said. She was hoping the students would be
Oct 13, 2022

Alumni research scientists lead group sharing career experiences with students

As part of HYPE Day #2 on Wednesday, science students at Heidelberg had a unique opportunity to get a glimpse into the life of a working research scientist. Science faculty members Dr. Aaron Roerdink, Dr. Pam Faber and Dr. Nate Beres arranged for a HYPE networking session with 9 working scientists – including three alumni – from the Ashland, Ohio
Oct 12, 2022

Catalyst for change: Mizzou’s Payton Head advocates for positive race relations

The aftermath of the racially charged riots in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 changed Payton Head’s life. As a college student at the University of Missouri – Mizzou, for short – Payton was trying to figure out where he fit in. He joined all types of student organizations, worked as a tour guide and an orientation leader, even dealt with the culture
Oct 11, 2022

Marathon medical help: MAT students lend a hand

On Sunday, October 9, five Master’s of Athletic Training sudents, one faculty member, and one ’Berg athletic training alumna worked as medical volunteers at the Chicago Marathon, one of the largest in the world with more than 40,000 runners and more than 1,400 medical volunteers. Heidelberg athletic training students are given the unique
Oct 11, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 17: Memphis Cutshall

One fall day, a Student Prince decided to go on a little 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
Oct 7, 2022

Consultant conducting feasibility study for medical education program

Heidelberg University retained the services of Tripp Umbach to conduct a feasibility study for the expansion of an educational program in Northwest Ohio – evaluating the feasibility and the financial ramifications. Tripp Umbach will substantiate strategies, partnerships, financial plans, and projections for a medical education program to allow
Oct 6, 2022

Heidelberg, Terra State to partner on dual enrollment initiative

Heidelberg University and Terra State Community College have sealed the deal on a new dual admission and enrollment agreement, beginning in the spring of 2023. The partnership will provide a seamless pathway for Terra State students to enroll at Heidelberg to complete their bachelor’s degrees. The partnership will officially focus on four academic