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May 13, 2022

Young Alumni Award winner shares advice for ’22 grads

Capt. Taylor Schulmeister, ‘Berg Class of ’13, is this year’s recipient of the Young Achievement Award, presented Thursday night as part of the Beyond the Berg event to welcome this year’s graduating seniors into the alumni family. The award recognizes a recent grad between their 5th and 20th class reunions who has demonstrated leadership abilities
May 4, 2022

Bio students discover Tiny Earth is full of possibilities

So, just how many bacteria live in the soil? Turns out, a lot! “I used to think of soil as just crushed-up rock with worms in it,” says senior biology Chayce Schaub. “But now, it seems like it’s its own little world, filled with life that’s invisible to the naked eye.” Chayce and the students in Dr. Justin Pruneski’s Microbiology class have been
May 3, 2022

Precursor to Commencement: BSU, 'Berg Allies get kentes, stoles & cords

In a colorful celebration of diversity, pride and community, graduating students of color and members of the all-inclusive ’Berg Allies were honored for their achievements and contributions to the Heidelberg campus during separate ceremonies last Friday. During the ceremonies, the graduating members of the Class of ’22 formally received the stoles
Apr 27, 2022

Siggy, Senate president sending students off for 'last hurrah'

Senior Noah Kennard is planning this year’s Siggy Summer Send-Off – and a new path for his life. Noah is an Adolescent/Young Adult Math Education major and Student Senate president for this school year and next. He participates in Greek Life as an active member of his fraternity, Nu Sigma Alpha, as well as his corollary, the Delt Guys. He’s an
Apr 26, 2022

'Berg Chemistry Club explores science on national stage

Thanks to a travel grant, a total of 12 Heidelberg students, representing a cross-section of science majors, along with their professors, Dr. Nate Beres and Dr. Aaron Roerdink, recently returned from San Diego, where they attended the annual spring American Chemical Society (ACS) conference. Funding for the travel and conference experience was
Apr 26, 2022

A celebration of excellence, in and out of the classroom

Huge congratulations to all of the students and staff members who were honored for their achievements inside and outside of the classroom at the annual Student Awards Celebration on Friday, April 22. Bernae DySart and Em Swain are this year’s recipients of the Daniel J. and W.J.K. Snyder Price, awarded to the two top graduating seniors who faculty
Apr 25, 2022

Alumna comedian, actress to deliver '22 Commencement address

This year’s Commencement will be a day of pride for the Class of ’22 and for the university, as two distinguished alumni have been given the prestigious honor of delivering the Commencement keynote address and the baccalaureate sermon. President Rob Huntington has announced that stand-up comedian, writer and actress Tracey Ashley, a 1991 grad, will
Apr 25, 2022

Breakfast of the star (tots): Beloved Late-Night Finals Week tradition

You won’t find many colleges or universities where the president is a seasoned astronomer-culinarian who looks forward to “giving stars to the stars” at the end of every semester. But that’s Heidelberg President Rob Huntington’s revered role in a fun Heidelberg tradition: Late Night Breakfast. Late Night Breakfast, prepared by Parkhurst Dining
Apr 25, 2022

Concert Choir, composer connect on original piece for upcoming performance

When the Heidelberg Concert Choir takes the stage for its home concert on Friday, April 29, the repertoire will include a world premiere of a newly created piece of music, When Music Sounds, commissioned specifically for the choir and composed by Dr. Eric William Barnum. Commissioning new works for the Concert Choir is a tradition that dates back
Apr 22, 2022

Award-winning actress, singer Kristin Chenoweth coming to Heidelberg

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth is coming to Heidelberg this fall. Kristin will be the keynote speaker for the 2022 Patricia Adams Lecture Series (PALS) in September. The announcement was made Wednesday at the conclusion of the PALS event on campus by Susan McCafferty, chair of the PALS Selection Committee, and
Apr 22, 2022

Cool topography research project leads to job for senior Honors student

Who doesn’t love playing in the sandbox! Senior Kelly Spence, an environmental science and economics double major with a computer science minor, has created an augmented reality sandbox for her Senior Honors project that has applications for future Heidelberg students. The U.S. Geological Survey’s website describes an augmented reality sandbox as a
Apr 20, 2022

Finding satisfaction, joy in research and conference presentation

Any Grey’s Anatomy fans out there? You never know when a character from a popular TV show such as Grey’s might inspire a jump-off to an academic endeavor. That’s what happened this year for second-year student Kelsey Stanfield, an English and Communication double major. Kelsey recently participated as a presenter at the national Popular Culture
Apr 14, 2022

Dr. Nichole Griffin: Living her faith through teaching

There’s a saying on the wall in Dr. Nichole Griffin’s office that reads: “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they are the big things.” Really, all those little things in life combined have led Nichole on her path to Heidelberg, where she’s nearing completion of her first full year as a member of the School of
Apr 14, 2022

PALS speaker, CEO: A legacy of innovation, tenacity, service

Dreamer, inventor, entrepreneur and CEO Janet Campbell shared her journey in her work to develop medical devices as the keynote speaker for The Patricia Adams Lecture Series Thursday night. About 250 people attended the culminating event of the day after a two-year PALS hiatus due to the pandemic. As the founder and CEO of three companies that deal
Apr 14, 2022

Senior Honors presentations set for April 26-28

Honors students will present their final Senior Honors projects in person on Tuesday-Thursday, April 26-28 from 3:15-6 p.m. each day in Herbster Chapel. Through the Honors 455 course, students have worked with a faculty mentor to deepen their understanding of a topic of a compelling interest in their major. Their presentations will outline their
Apr 12, 2022

100%: ’Berg theatre performers land jobs, internships at conference

Sixteen Heidelberg students traveled to the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) in Memphis, Tennessee, during spring break to get a taste of the professional world of theatre. Not surprisingly, the ’Berg performers were highly successful in coming home with summer internships and full-time employment during the conference’s job fair. Of the 16
Apr 8, 2022

’Berg future teachers, 3rd graders integrate art, fairy tales

Dr. Stacey Pistorova’s Integrated Arts in Early Childhood Education class has partnered with Jennifer Gressman’s third-grade class at Tiffin’s Krout Elementary School to learn about architecture and fairy tales. The creativity was flowing Thursday when the two groups of students met to collaborate on their projects. ’Berg and Krout students’ goal
Apr 8, 2022

Theatre partnership gives those with disabilities stage to shine

Purchase Tickets Here On April 23, Gundlach Theatre will come alive with a woodsy cast of characters, including two amphibious friends – a worrywart toad and a perky frog – and their assorted hopping, crawling and flying companions. To say that Heidelberg Theatre’s upcoming production of “A Year with Frog and Toad” will have a unique cast is an
Apr 7, 2022

HeidelBean baristas create sweet concoctions for spring

This year has been filled with surprises from The HeidelBean! From the Homecoming Court’s special drinks, to Harry Potter Week, the Bean has been spicing it up for everyone to enjoy. Since arriving back from spring break, however, there is no special occasion needed to find something new and delicious at the Berg’s coffee shop. What makes it more
Apr 6, 2022

Wired for Wi-Fi: Partnership gives athletic fields access to live stream

Despite exhaustive efforts, Heidelberg Athletics has been unable to find a cost-effective way to provide reliable live video content for athletic fields in Peaceful and Hidden Valleys. All that is about to change. Through a three-organization partnership – including Heidelberg, the city of Tiffin and Bascom Communications – free wi-fi will soon
Apr 6, 2022

Tee to target: C'mon out and enjoy a round of disc golf

The reinvigorated Berg Disc Golf just helped to put on a collegiate tournament, and it was a major success! The Berg Disc Golf Club was re-established early last semester. Jonathan “Rocky” Hurst started the process of revitalizing the group, and now serves as president. Alex McRandal is the vice president and played a significant role in planning
Apr 5, 2022

SRC keynote: Research starts with passion for learning

The 29th annual Minds@Work Student Research Conference is in the books. Each spring, the conference provides a stage for students to dig deep into topics of interest, with the help of faculty mentors, and demonstrate their research and presentation skills. This year’s conference was held primarily virtually on Monday (April 4) In all, there were a
Apr 1, 2022

Annual celebrity basketball game a joy for all players, full house

For years, ‘Berg Athletics has hosted the annual Seneca County Opportunity Center Celebrity Basketball Game in Seiberling Gymnasium. The game features community “celebrities” – including ‘Berg student-athletes -- taking the court alongside Seneca Arrows athletes from the school. But for the past three years, COVID-19 halted the friendly competition
Apr 1, 2022

Get a mental health boost on Fresh Check Day

How’s your mental health? This Thursday, at the annual Fresh Check Day, you can find out! With themes like Boost, Thrive, YOUnique, Breaking Barriers, among others, there's something for everyone! Fresh Check Day is such a great example of the campus community coming together to take care of each other. Where else can you find 11 student