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Oct 5, 2022

Pair of student-athletes garner Player of the Week honors

A pair of Heidelberg student-athletes took home Ohio Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors for their play last week. Congratulations to freshman golfer Josh Ferdon and senior All-American defensive lineman Griffin Pendry for their excellence on the course and the field. Josh led the men’s golf team to the title at the Yellow Jacket
Oct 5, 2022

It takes a composer to know a composer: Meet Dr. Matthew Kennedy

Dr. Matthew Kennedy is one busy composer. And professor. And family man. As the veritable “new guy” on the Heidelberg School of Music & Theatre faculty, Matthew has already begun to make his mark on the school and future composers. When he joined the ‘Berg family a little over a year ago, he brought with him quite a resumé of original compositions
Oct 4, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 16: Trenton Cooper

One spring day, a Student Prince decided to go on a summer 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 4, 2022

Premiere performance pays tribute to Tuskegee Airman Harold Brown

Heidelberg's University School of Music & Theatre is pleased to present the collegiate premiere of Michael Shirtz’s jazz narrative, To Rise Above: A Journey of a Tuskegee Airman, on Friday (Oct. 14) at 7 p.m. in Ohl Concert Hall. The concert is a tribute to the life and inspiring journey of surviving Tuskegee Airman Dr. Harold Brown. To Rise Above
Oct 3, 2022

A 'miracle' day at the Berg: Kristin Chenoweth delivers

She’s the Tony and Emmy Award-winning star of stage and screen, author and philanthropist. On Friday, the Heidelberg community found out there’s much more to Kristin Chenoweth. Kristin spent the day on campus as the guest for the 2022 Patricia Adams Lecture Series, and she really delivered! She was warm and charming, funny and inspiring, and she
Sep 30, 2022

Athletics hires coach for newly formed STUNT team

Heidelberg Athletics Director Greg Cooper has announced the hiring of Courtney Neering as the head coach for the newly formed STUNT team. Neering arrives at the 'Berg following a four-year stint as assistant STUNT coach at her alma mater, Olivet College. "We are excited to welcome Courtney to Heidelberg to lead this very new and emerging program,"
Sep 29, 2022

Wally Kalinowski, RN, OL: A collegiate tightrope walker

Walter “Wally” Kalinowski, a senior nursing major from Canal Winchester, Ohio, is walking a collegiate tightrope. With a career goal to become a pediatric nurse practitioner or a pediatric physician, he currently plays offensive lineman with Heidelberg’s football team and works the night shift as a registered nurse at Mercy Health -- Willard
Sep 28, 2022

#52: Alums seek to honor fallen teammate with scholarship

At 6-4 and 310 pounds, Shaun Martin -- #52 on the football field – was an intimidating physical presence. But he had a huge soft spot in his heart for at-risk kids. So much so that he committed himself to a life of service to help those disadvantaged in his community, giving them the power and knowledge to turn their lives around. He understood
Sep 26, 2022

Research helps biochem majors clarify career paths

There’s nothing better than real-life experiences to help students to understand what their careers will be like post-graduation. Four biochemistry students recently who completed prestigious summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) through the National Science Foundation discovered exactly what they were looking for. Crimson Stuckert
Sep 22, 2022

Sciences on display: High schoolers get a taste of college experience

Alumna Sarah (Sprouse) Zenczak reunited with her former Heidelberg biology professor and advisor, Dr. Pam Faber, on Thursday, and she brought a sizable flock with her. Sarah, who graduated in 2015, teaches biology and biomedical science in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program at Brunswick High School, which is affiliated and supported by the
Sep 21, 2022

'Meet the Firms Night': Future accountants seize networking opportunity

Time and again, good networking has proven valuable in making connections for career opportunities. On Monday, Heidelberg’s School of Business faculty organized and hosted the first “Meet the Firms Night” career night to connect accounting students with potential employers. In attendance were 30 recruiters representing 15 companies – including 10
Sep 20, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 15: Braeden Kahl

One spring day, a Student Prince decided to go on a summer 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
Sep 20, 2022

Dual roles: Judge takes on role of teacher at Court on Campus

“We the people …” Three simple words, but they are powerful in their meaning, especially on Constitution Day. On Monday, in observance of the 235th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787, Heidelberg returned to the annual tradition of hosting Court on Campus. For the event, Common Pleas Judge Steve Shuff, a ’75
Sep 19, 2022

Young alum's new bookstore a labor of love, nod to community

Independent bookstores may feel like a dying breed, but not in downtown Tiffin – not since Judy Smith ’20 took a leap of faith and opened her very first business, the newly renovated Pan Yan Bookstore, earlier this month. She’s super proud to be part of the downtown revitalization efforts and even more proud to offer a new business that brings a
Sep 16, 2022

HYPE’s Erin Gruwell to students: Write your own ending

Twenty-eight years ago, Erin Gruwell entered classroom 203. There, she would transform a class of apprehensive, survival-mode students into accidental activists through tolerance, honesty and writing. When she intercepted a racist drawing being passed around in a classroom of enemies, Erin drew the comparison to the propaganda of Nazi Germany
Sep 13, 2022

Big stage: Presentation experience a real confidence builder

Four Heidelberg biochemistry majors – Alyssa Derr, Hannah Huthmaker, Kirsten Kracht and Morgan Sweat – recently returned from Chicago, where they presented their research at the fall national meeting of the American Chemical Society. While they might have gone into the experience a bit trepidatious and nervous, they came out of it with a huge dose
Sep 13, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 14: Alexis Kirkendall

One spring day, a Student Prince decided to go on a summer 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
Sep 12, 2022

Donaldson takes "timeout" for local Kan Du podcaster

Heidelberg Head Football Coach Scott Donaldson called a time out – but in a good way – on Wednesday when he was interviewed by Dustin Sullivan, a client of the Kan Du Center in Findlay. Dustin produces a sports podcast, called “Take a Time Out with Dustin Sullivan.” This week, he moved his operation to Heidelberg’s GEM Center to interview Scott
Sep 12, 2022

HU stands out in U.S. News' Social Mobility, Undergraduate Teaching

Heidelberg University has climbed in U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey of Social Mobility at No. 19 in the Midwest Regional Universities category. In the 2023 rankings released Monday, Heidelberg is also ranked No. 8 in Best Undergraduate Teaching in the same region. According to U.S. News & World Report, the Social Mobility category
Sep 7, 2022

Prestigious summer research takes 2 computer science majors to southern U.S.

Summers are for fun in the sun, but two Computer Science majors decided on a different path, stepping out of their comfort zones and traveling to the southern U.S. for prestigious Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU). Senior Jarett Woodall completed his summer REU at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, Texas, and senior Chloe Duquette
Sep 7, 2022

Allyson Lyle: 'Suffice to say that I didn't start as a paralegal'

Allyson Lyle is a Heidelberg alumna from the Dayton, Ohio area. She graduated from Heidelberg in December of 2019, having majored in criminology with a minor in psychology. Allyson always excelled in school, even before college. Her determination and academic success earned her many opportunities, including the opportunity to intern at the law
Sep 6, 2022

8 hands, 2 pianos: Get ready for 'Piano-stachio' performance

What could be better than two hands on one piano? Eight hands on two pianos! An ensemble of local pianists will perform a benefit concert, Piano-stachio, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, in Ohl Concert Hall on the campus of Heidelberg University. The eight hands of Piano-stachio belong to Char Pope, 'Berg Professor Emerita of Music Dr. Vicki Ohl, Sally
Sep 6, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 13: Winter Moon

One spring day, a Student Prince decided to go on a summer 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
Aug 31, 2022

Leader in the making: PlusOne plus camp lead alum to 1st job

It turns out Kamryn Memmer has mad leadership skills. All it took was an opportunity, someone recognizing her potential and some great MBA experiences at Heidelberg to bring it all out and lead her to her first full-time job. Kamryn came to Heidelberg undecided but ultimately chose sport management with an emphasis on fitness as her major. After