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Apr 1, 2022

Faculty celebrate scholarship, inquiry at 27th annual symposium

A weather delay nearly two months ago couldn’t put a damper on the 27th annual Faculty Research Symposium, which finally took place in person on Thursday. The symposium is a celebration of faculty creativity and scholarship. This year, a total of 11 ’Berg faculty and staff members presented recent and ongoing research. Some of the presentations
Mar 31, 2022

Minds@Work Student Research Conference is Monday; presenters announced

The annual Minds@Work Student Research Conference is coming up this Monday, April 4, 2022. There are sessions in the morning from 9:00-11:00 a.m., the keynote address is at 11:00 a.m., a poster session in Wickham Great Hall from 12:30-1:15 p.m., and sessions again in the afternoon from 130-4:00 p.m. All presentations, with the exception of those by
Mar 30, 2022

Alumni, faculty offer insights into crisis in Ukraine

With the ongoing war in Ukraine on our minds, a distinguished panel of alumni and faculty experts came together in a virtual presentation Tuesday night to share their insights into the many layers of the conflict. Topics ranged from how the conflict started, the surprising Ukrainian resistance, NATO’s response, the short-and long-term effects of
Mar 30, 2022

Heidelberg Greek Life is getting updated with NME

Greek Life is a staple at most universities and has been for some time. Heidelberg University is no different! Movies and news stories paint a picture of Greek life that is very different than what students get to experience here on Heidelberg’s campus. A total of 277 students on Heidelberg’s campus are Greek – about 20 percent of the undergraduate
Mar 29, 2022

Power of the pen (pals): Class connects with incarcerated women

Letter writing is a lost art, especially in the digital age. But Heidelberg students in the pilot course k(NO)w Justice are reviving it with a surprising audience – incarcerated women. Dr. Sarah Lazzari and Chaplain Paul Stark are team-teaching the NDI 100 course to mostly freshmen as a pilot course for the new gen-ed program. Midway through the
Mar 28, 2022

Get ready to be inspired: 2022-23 HYPE speakers announced

The 2022-23 academic year will mark the seventh year of the HYPE Career Ready® Program. Heidelberg students will again have the opportunity to hear from six speakers who are sure to be inspirational and thought-provoking. Here is the slate of speakers for next year: Erin Gruwell September 15 ꓲ Communication Author of The Freedom Writers Erin
Mar 25, 2022

HYPE speaker: Destroying gender barriers in the NFL

Sarah Thomas will be known throughout history as the first female official in the NFL. She has sets of entire uniforms, flags and all, in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. While the title is glamorous and well deserved, Thomas had a rather difficult path in gaining acceptance in a male-dominated industry. Throughout Thomas’s entire life, she has had
Mar 25, 2022

Algorithm for success: Student gets awesome research experience

Algorithms are everywhere. Looking to bake a cake? There’s an algorithm for that. Want to throw in a load of laundry? There’s one for that too. A complex math equation? You guessed it. In simplest terms, algorithms are processes for solving problems or accomplishing tasks. Key to the functionality of computer search engines, they are found in every
Mar 23, 2022

Hello, future Student Prince legacies!

Welcoming Heidelberg alumni back to campus is always a highlight, and sometimes, our alumni are the best ambassadors for their alma mater. Next week, they’ll get to show off their Sweet Alma Home to a captive audience: their children and grandchildren. On Friday, April 1, the Admission Office will host the first-ever Legacy Family Open House for
Mar 21, 2022

'Berg students travel to Vegas, present on COVID, quarantines, incarceration

Spring break had an academic tone for two students and their professor. Seniors Brooke Franz and Kendall Wright, along with Dr. Sarah Lazzari, assistant professor of criminology and sociology, presented their research at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Las Vegas on March 16. Brooke and Kendall, along with recent grads Alexa Hawk and
Mar 21, 2022

MAC prof testifies in Ohio Senate on behalf of OCA

On March 16, 2022, MAC associate professor Dr. DoHee Kim-Appel testified before the Ohio House Behavioral Health and Recovery Supports Committee on behalf of Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) during the second round of testimony in support of the Ohio Senate Bill (SB) 204. SB 204 seeks to enter the State of Ohio into the interstate Counseling
Mar 18, 2022

These students are Making a Scene -- in a good (& funny) way

Never ask a comedian to be funny. On the one hand, doubting their comedic genius is rude, and voicing the doubt is ruder. On the other hand, they will try their best. Hannah: “Ponies? I don’t know, it’s just the first thing that popped into my brain.” Zach: “Abraham Lincoln in a Bedazzled Hat. And Platform crocs.” Lizzie: – A blank stare of fear –
Mar 17, 2022

Alum coach, former player (now coach) reunite for fun softball scrimmage

Yes, you can go home again! That truth will play out on Friday when former ’Berg softball coach Betsy Hada and ’Berg softball standout first-baseman Bess (Artino) Guy reunite at Frann’s Field. But this time, they’ll be in opposite dugouts. “I told her, since I’m older, I get the home dugout,” jokes Betsy, who coached at Heidelberg for eight years
Mar 16, 2022

Baseball excited to kick off season on new turf infield

A year ago at this time, Heidelberg’s baseball team was in jeopardy of not having a suitable field to play its home games. But all that has changed with the installation of a new turf infield at Peaceful Valley, completed this week. Following a final walk-through on Wednesday and some final touch-ups, the Student Princes are ready to go for their
Mar 15, 2022

Small but mighty: Speech Team gets Superior at national tournament

For the first time in two years, Heidelberg’s Speech Team was able to take its talents on the road to compete at the 2022 national Pi Kappa Delta Biennial Convention and Tournament. The team definitely left its mark. The University of Central Florida in Orlando hosted the event. Heidelberg’s team came home with the highest possible rating of
Mar 15, 2022

Nursing students talk comfort care with theory's author

Sometimes, it pays to have friends in important places, especially if they’re visionary and brilliant. That’s the case for Director of Nursing Dr. Karen Estridge, who has maintained a long-time friendship with Dr. Katharine Kolcaba. Dr. Kolcaba is a retired professor of nursing, author, and creator of the Comfort Theory. Her enthusiasm for nursing
Mar 10, 2022

’Berg alum wins Presidential award for math, science teaching

Heidelberg alum and educator Krystina Pratt got some awesome news last month. A year ago, we shared that Kryssie had been named a state finalist for the 2021 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. We’re excited to follow up even better news: Kryssie, ’10, is Ohio’s recipient of the award, the nation’s highest honor
Mar 8, 2022

Spring Break in Belize: Exploring the barrier reef system

Six 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 class “Caribbean Biogeography.” While there, the students are investigating the northern hemisphere’s largest barrier reef system. They will also have an
Mar 8, 2022

A celebration of ACCE: Our expressions of gratitude

In June, Heidelberg closed the Academic Comprehensive Campaign for Excellence – the single largest, most successful fund-raising endeavor in the university’s history with more than $77.2 million in cash and estate gifts. Today, the impact – and indeed, the legacy of ACCE and its donors – is being felt across campus in so many ways, from people to
Mar 3, 2022

Student Princes prep for NCAA Tournament; watch party planned

WATCH PARTY: If you're in town on Friday, join us at Buffalo Wild Wings in Tiffin for a watch party. Hall of Fame Coach John Hill will be on hand. The Heidelberg University men's basketball team will make its fourth-ever NCAA Tournament appearance on Friday when they take on Wis.-La Crosse at the Shirk Center at Illinois Wesleyan University. About
Mar 3, 2022

Ethics Case Competition: And the winner is … Heidelberg!

Five years in and the Intercollegiate Ethics Case Competition has a new champion: a team of bright, talented, hard-working senior Accounting majors from Heidelberg University! Last weekend, David Haines, Ryan Waskiewicz and Spencer Tredwell, and their accounting professor, Scott Miller, learned that their ’Berg team came out on top of the
Mar 2, 2022

Students gain confidence, advantages in Body Donor Lab 

Heidelberg undergrads who have the rare opportunity for hands-on learning in the Dr. George Barlow Body Donor Lab go into the experience with all of the trepidations you might expect: “What do the donor bodies look like?” What does it smell like in the lab?” “What am I allowed to touch and not touch?” They describe those first-time experiences as
Feb 28, 2022

We're dancing! Men's Basketball advances to NCAA Tourney

For the fourth time in program history, the Heidelberg University men's basketball team will compete in the NCAA Tournament. The Student Princes (18-7) earned one of 20 at-large bids into the 64-team field. Heidelberg will face Wisconsin - La Crosse (20-6) in the opening round of the tournament. The game will be played on Friday, March 4 at 5:15 ET