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Apr 5, 2024

'Berg to welcome influential HR practitioner as Commencement speaker

Heidelberg University will hold its 171st Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 12, in Hoernemann Stadium. The Class of 2024 will march from University Hall on Greenfield Street, through campus and into the stadium for the 10 a.m. ceremony. This year, we will welcome Sylvia Taylor, an experienced human resources executive who has operated in both U
Apr 5, 2024

’Berg student helps uplift the arts for persons with disabilities

The arts are often underrepresented for persons with disabilities. But a collaboration between Heidelberg’s School of Music & Theatre and the Seneca County Opportunity Center is doing its part to change that. On Saturday, April 27, ’Berg theatre students, led by junior Riley Ameel, who have partnered with students from the Opportunity Center will
Apr 4, 2024

A different kind of research: Former inmate shares transformation

There are a variety of ways to conduct research. Heidelberg students heard a unique perspective from writer, qualitative researcher and youth mentor Shawn McWeeney on Thursday. He traveled from Oregon to share his journey to raise awareness around the criminal legal system and incarceration as the keynote speaker for the Minds@Work Research
Apr 4, 2024

'Berg Esports team member goes semi-pro

A member of Heidelberg Esport’s team has gone semi-pro! Corbin Sturgeon recently transferred to Heidelberg after starting out at Terra State Community College. At Terra State, Corbin played on their Esports team, and when they arrived to Heidelberg, they helped form a Mario Kart team within Berg Esports. But now, Corbin is going semi-pro! Corbin
Mar 27, 2024

Where her feet are: Softball player embraces the scholar AND the athlete

Be where your feet are. It's the mantra for Heidelberg University softball player Gabbie Stallbaum, the Ohio Athletic Conference Scholar Athlete of the Month, presented by Printing Concepts. It's a mantra that Stallbaum, a health science major and psychology minor, uses to focus her attention on the task at hand. Sometimes her feet are in the left
Mar 26, 2024

'Berg Theatre tackles challenging Sondheim musical 'Assassins'

Assassins, a journey through the dark side of the American dream, is coming to the Heidelberg University stage. Heidelberg’s School of Music & Theatre will present the Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman Tony-winning musical, its season finale, April 18-21. Directed by Karla Kash, associate professor of theatre, with musical direction by instructor
Mar 22, 2024

Diversity Week: April 9-12, 2024!

Freshmen, upperclassmen, faculty and staff are all excited to kick off festivities for an important time: diversity week! Heidelberg’s diversity Week is composed of several events designed to help everyone learn about all of the aspects of diversity through extra-curricular activities. Aaron Nelson, Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Mar 21, 2024

HYPE keynote speaker: Tech innovator shares career journey

Tech executive and entrepreneur John Imah knew from a very young age where his passions lay. At age 7, he completely disassembled the family’s first computer, much to the dismay of his parents. “I was so infatuated with this machine. I had a feeling this was my calling,” said John, who on Thursday shared his journey as the keynote speaker for
Mar 21, 2024

'Berg students, prof present at national Criminal Justice Conference

Dr. Sarah Lazzari and four of her students, Maddie Moore, Logyn Chamberlin, Paige Collins and Hope Kreais, are currently in Chicago, where they are presenting their research at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences conference. They have been collaborating on a research project for the past year, titled The Horizon Prison Initiative (HPI)
Mar 21, 2024

Where HU Takes U: Ryan Newman

Once a part of the Heidelberg family, always a part of the Heidelberg family – but after graduation, our Student Princes are now the hard-working and ever-learning leaders of a new community. In our new web series, we’re checking in with our recent grads about their Heidelberg journeys, and asking them Where HU Takes U. Ryan Newman Ryan Newman grew
Mar 19, 2024

NCWQR director leads research into antibiotics in Lake Erie tributaries

Dr. Laura Johnson, the director of Heidelberg’s National Center for Water Quality Research, led new Ohio Sea Grant research that measured veterinary antibiotics in Lake Erie tributaries. The research found that some medications are indeed prevalent in regional watersheds at low concentrations. “We wanted to better understand if we’re still seeing
Mar 15, 2024

Speech Team stands tall at national forensics tournament

For over 100 years, Heidelberg’s Forensics Team has been competing at the Pi Kappa Delta National Tournament. This year was no exception as seniors Julia Schaefer, Kelsey Stanfield and Ellis Herner represented the ‘Berg in Glendale, Arizona, this week. Glendale Community College hosted 59 teams from across the country for the four-day competition
Mar 15, 2024

Celebrating employees' milestone years of service

The Heidelberg community came together on Thursday to recognize and honor the "fabulous contributions by fabulous people" -- our colleagues who celebrated milestone anniversaries of employment in 2023. In all, the honorees represent 365 years of service, according to President Rob Huntington, who presented a certificate and a small token of
Mar 12, 2024

Minds@Work keynote: How criminal justice, mental health, engagement intersect

Shawn McWeeney is a writer, qualitative researcher and youth mentor, with a passion for raising awareness around the criminal legal system, incarceration and empowering young individuals to find resilience and pathways to success. Join us at the Minds@Work Research Conference at 11 a.m. April 4 to hear Shawn’s compelling keynote speech and gain
Mar 6, 2024

’Berg Admission SCHEDs light on college opportunities

For more than four decades, Heidelberg has been providing local and area high school students with information to learn more about the next step in their education journey. On Wednesday, about 200 high school juniors and seniors descended on Seiberling Gymnasium today to take part in the university’s annual Seneca County Higher Ed Day (SCHED)
Mar 4, 2024

Spring Break in Belize: Exploring Caribbean biogeography

Five students are spending their spring break in San Pedro, Belize, Central America, together with their professor Dr. Amy Berger. This week-long trip is the primary component for their “Caribbean Biogeography” class. While there, the students are spending time investigating the northern hemisphere’s largest barrier reef system. They will also have
Feb 28, 2024

40 for a Legacy, and 10 to Break a Curse: Matthew Kennedy’s Passion Project

Assistant Professor of Composition and Theory Dr. Matthew Kennedy has undertaken a unique project: leaving his legacy and breaking a curse. The Curse of the Ninth is a well-documented superstition in the world of music and symphony-writing. Greats like Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Anton Bruckner died before or during the composition of
Feb 27, 2024

Athletics adds 24th sport -- women's wrestling -- coming in Fall '25

Heidelberg has announced plans to add women's wrestling as a varsity sport for the 2025-26 academic year. The addition of the team brings the number of varsity programs -- under the leadership of Athletic Director Greg Cooper -- to 24. Heidelberg will become the fifth OAC school to sponsor women's wrestling at the varsity level. "We have had a
Feb 23, 2024

Justice Jog: A strong connection to belonging, unity

During Black History Month on Heidelberg’s campus, observances and celebrations have highlighted cultural expression, participation, and making information more accessible. Events organized by Aaron Nelson, ’10, director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, have been designed to meet people where they’re at. The campus community participated in
Feb 23, 2024

Donors open doors; on TAG Day, we say thanks!

We aDOORe our donors, and because we do … 1,300--plus thank-you cards to donors were signed … more than 100 students participated in sharing their appreciation by volunteering to sign the cards … 400-plus “tags” were placed across campus … thank-you cards are headed for mailboxes now. The rainy, gray day certainly couldn’t dampen the spirits of
Feb 22, 2024

4 faculty colleagues honored for teaching, research, service

Four faculty members have been honored for their excellence in teaching, research, commitment to the humanities and distinguished service to the campus. The recognition and presentation of the annual Faculty Awards took place in conjunction with the winter Board of Trustees annual dinner, in Wickham Great Hall on Thursday, Feb. 15. Huge
Feb 21, 2024

On Day of Giving, Heidelberg surpasses goal, thanks to donor generosity

Nearly 200 donors showed their love for Heidelberg on the annual Day of Giving on Valentine’s Day, helping to surpass the goal of $70,000 for The Heidelberg Fund. Overall, donors gave gifts and pledges totaling $72,545 – up from last year’s Day of Giving total of $42,040. “We always say every gift matters, whether it’s small or large, but it truly
Feb 21, 2024

HYPE speaker Cheryl Cran shares future-ready workplace skills

Cheryl Cran – author, thought leader and future-of-work expert – gave students a flood of valuable insights and advice about expanding perspectives and professional opportunities and learning and growing at the speed of change in the working world. Her high-energy presentation on Wednesday kicked off HYPE Career Ready® for the spring semester. One
Feb 20, 2024

'Berg gets grant to offer computer science endorsement, free for K-12 teachers

Beginning this fall, K-12 teachers will have an opportunity to gain a Computer Science Teacher Endorsement through Heidelberg University, free of charge. That’s because Heidelberg has received $290,000 in funds from the Teach CS Grant through the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE). The grant will provide funding for 1,100 Ohio educators to