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Mar 1, 2021

’Berg celebrates gift of Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series

Over the past 10 years, Heidelberg University has brought awareness to the issue of genocide through the innovative Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series. Tuesday night, the series celebrated the milestone anniversary virtually with remembrances of speakers past, reflections of its impact and a nod to the future. With an underlying theme of turning
Mar 1, 2021

'Berg alum living her dream with Special Olympics Montana

Sports are in Mandy (Hanning) Patriarche’s blood. So is advocating for people with intellectual disabilities. She was able to marry the two when she became vice president of Outreach for Special Olympics Montana. For the last six years, Mandy, a ’10 Heidelberg grad, has been living her dream in the place where her heart led her. Currently, Mandy
Mar 1, 2021

Heidelberg again designated Military Friendly School

The 2021-22 Military Friendly® Schools list has been released, and Heidelberg University is among the colleges and universities again recognized for providing excellent educational choices, opportunities and service for veterans, their spouses and the military community. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated
Mar 1, 2021

'Berg to celebrate decade of Harry Potter Fest

Heidelberg’s Harry Potter Fest is about to celebrate its10th anniversary, and there are some wonderfully creative and fun activities planned to commemorate the milestone next week. Join us for a week of festivities as we celebrate Harry Potter’s Wizarding World! Here’s a rundown of the week’s events: Parkhurst Programs Looking for Kowalski’s
Mar 1, 2021

Celebrating 10 years of the Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series

In 2010, Holocaust survivor Jimmy Lichtman and liberator and ‘Berg alumnus Don Behm, class of ’51, came face to face on the Heidelberg campus to share their harrowing yet inspiring stories. After that, the university created the Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series in their honor and to create an important awareness around the theme of “never
Mar 1, 2021

Young alumni celebrate women in science with Tri Beta

February 11 marked International Day of Women and Girls in Science and Tri Beta, a biology honorary society at Heidelberg, celebrated accordingly with a professional development series focused on female alumni in the science field. Alumni Melanie Cohn ’19, Rachel Raimondo ’18, and Bri Casement ’20 joined a virtual panel with biology professor Dr
Mar 1, 2021

'Berg alum, future MD learning the business of medicine

When one door closes, another one opens. That was the case for ’19 alum Caleb Gerber, a biology major who’s full swing into his first year of medical school. Like many people who apply to professional school, he didn’t get in on his first try. So he got creative. And he stayed persistent. Caleb took a detour to medical school, completing Heidelberg
Feb 2, 2021

Cincinnati Reds internship awaits December grad Sam Federici

Even though he’s a big New York Yankees fan, December grad Sam Federici has always had a special place in his heart for the Cincinnati Reds. Cinci is his mom’s hometown, and he spent a lot of time going to Reds game as a kid. Come March 1, his association with the Reds will take on a different tone. That’s when Sam will begin a marketing internship
Feb 2, 2021

Cincinnati Reds internship awaits December grad Sam Federici

Even though he’s a big New York Yankees fan, December grad Sam Federici has always had a special place in his heart for the Cincinnati Reds. Cinci is his mom’s hometown, and he spent a lot of time going to Reds game as a kid. Come March 1, his association with the Reds will take on a different tone. That’s when Sam will begin a marketing internship
Feb 2, 2021

Faculty (+ a few students') research to take center stage

Like so many other events during the pandemic, the Faculty Research Symposium will look different this year, moving to a virtual format over four days. The 26th annual celebration of faculty creativity and scholarship will take place via Zoom on Feb. 1-4, beginning at 3:00 or 3:30 p.m. each day. This year, a total of 15 faculty members will present
Feb 2, 2021

Taking notice: '10 alum finalist for national teaching honor

Many times, the work of classroom teachers goes unnoticed. But Krystina Pratt’s outstanding teaching of her elementary students in New Albany, Ohio, caught someone’s eye. Kryssie, ’10, is a state finalist for a 2021 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. It’s the nation’s highest honor for math and science teachers
Feb 2, 2021

The Path of an Olympian's Dream

Briana Scurry is widely recognized as one of the best women’s soccer players of all time who, as one of the first African American professional female soccer players, helped diversity the sport. But it wasn’t always easy. A two-time gold medalist as a goalkeeper for the USA Women’s Soccer team, Scurry has reached enormous heights while playing
Feb 2, 2021

English class gets cool nod in Singaporean novel

A group of Heidelberg students from Barry Devine’s “The Empire writes Back” literature course back in 2019 have left their mark halfway around the world in Singapore. One of the novels the class read was “If We Dream Too Long” by Goh Poh Seng. It was written in English, and is considered to be the "first Singaporean novel" and is now a classic in
Feb 2, 2021

English class gets cool nod in Singaporean novel

A group of Heidelberg students from Barry Devine’s “The Empire writes Back” literature course back in 2019 have left their mark halfway around the world in Singapore. One of the novels the class read was “If We Dream Too Long” by Goh Poh Seng. It was written in English, and is considered to be the "first Singaporean novel" and is now a classic in
Feb 2, 2021

English class gets cool nod in Singaporean novel

A group of Heidelberg students from Barry Devine’s “The Empire writes Back” literature course back in 2019 have left their mark halfway around the world in Singapore. One of the novels the class read was “If We Dream Too Long” by Goh Poh Seng. It was written in English, and is considered to be the "first Singaporean novel" and is now a classic in
Feb 2, 2021

Across the Divide: The meaning of 'never again'

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Heidelberg was the co-host – along with the Together We Remember Coalition – for a global virtual event, Speaking Across the Divide. The presentation featured United Kingdom-based storytellers Dr. Noemie Lopian, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, and Derek Niemann, the grandson of a Nazi SS
Jan 22, 2021

Congratulations to Fall 2020 Dean's List Students

Heidelberg is pleased to share the names of the 427 students whose outstanding academic achievements in the fall semester have landed them on the dean’s list. According to Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost Dr. Bryan Smith, students who earn dean’s list recognition must be enrolled full time and meet university academic criteria
Jan 21, 2021

'Berg, mental health agency partner for counseling scholarship

Heidelberg has announced the Phyllis & Leon Putnam Scholarship for Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) Students in partnership with the Mental Health Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties and Firelands Counseling & Recovery. With Seneca County designated as a health provider shortage area, this competitive scholarship is
Jan 21, 2021

BSU president reflects on social justice issues, support

During this important week when we come together to reflect upon, learn from, be inspired to action by and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., there remains undertone of division in our nation, brought on by a series of very complex issues. Over the past months, social justice issues have grown in scope, dominating current events and
Jan 19, 2021

Media drawn to ‘Berg’s MLK Jr. Day ON! weeklong events

In its second year, Heidelberg’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day ON! has garnered some regional and local media attention. This year, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee expanded Day ON! programming to a full week of primarily virtual events to make it more accessible to more members of the campus community. On Monday, reporter Jon Monk of
Nov 20, 2020

Annual WSU International Dinner bridges cultures

As Heidelberg reaches Thanksgiving break, so does World Student Union with its annual International Dinner. Every year, right before break, World Student Union hosts an International Dinner open to all of Heidelberg as well as the Tiffin community.
Nov 13, 2020

Board extends President Huntington’s contract

The Board of Trustees has announced that, in accordance with terms of President Robert H. Huntington’s 2020-2025 employment agreement, his contract has been extended an additional year. Board Chair Kathleen Tirbovich Geier, ’78, made the announcement following the Board’s fall meetings Oct. 26-30. President Huntington was given a rolling contract
Nov 12, 2020

Faculty share tech tools, tips, ideas at TechSlam

Several dozen faculty members jumped at the chance to see some familiar faces, even if on Zoom, during TechSlam on Nov. 5. TechSlam, organized by Instructional Technologist Rebecca Frank, gave the professors a chance to demonstrate five-minute “crash courses” about cool tech tools they’ve utilized in their classrooms, especially since many have or