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Oct 14, 2016

PALS speaker: Develop powerful goals

Now retired from a distinguished military career as a nurse commander and senior administrator, Maj. Gen. Gale Pollock said she missed the energy, creativity and desire to make a difference that she enjoys from being in the presence of young people. She got her chance to reconnect with that population Thursday as the keynote speaker during the fall
Oct 13, 2016

The realities of Native American struggles

When Dr. Courtney DeMayo approached her history student, Alex Hampton, about giving a presentation during the Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series this month, he jumped at the chance. The series alternates year to year, exploring the Holocaust or another example of genocide as its topic. This year’s topic – the genocide of Native American people –
Oct 3, 2016

Homecoming’s special moments

an engagement! Deidre McVay, ’14, thought the she and boyfriend Taylor Schulmeister, ’13, were coming back to campus to celebrate the 95th anniversary of Alpha Phi Tau during Homecoming last weekend. The couple, along with alum Dennis LoConti, had taken the lead in organizing the event. Turns out Taylor was keeping a little secret. On Saturday
Oct 3, 2016

Tiffin’s growth = great opportunities for students

Tiffin is home away from home for ‘Berg students for a short four years. More and more, the city is growing and improving with great new offerings and opportunities for college students and residents, such as Chipotle and Tim Horton’s! Students new to Heidelberg begin to explore downtown Tiffin for the first time when they participate in the Around
Sep 26, 2016

School of Education nationally recognized!

Here’s why. What makes the Heidelberg School of Education awesome? Future teachers Sara (Wott) Heindel and Ayako Hampton have some pretty strong opinions about that. Sarah and Ayako, both seniors, say it’s all about the faculty and how they push students to be their best possible selves in their coursework and their field observation and student
Sep 20, 2016

Wish come true for scholarship donors

When alumni Jim and Shay (Harter) Reese created a major scholarship, their greatest hope was to stay connected with students. On Saturday, they got their wish when they were introduced to ‘Berg senior Hannah Bilinski. Hannah is the recipient of the Jim and Shay Harter Reese Scholarship in Memory of Rachael A. Reese. The pairing met at the first
Sep 19, 2016

First HYPE Day out of this world!

Judging by the tweets and retweets, Thursday’s first official HYPE Day was a huge hit! We loved the lead on Advertiser-Tribune reporter and ‘Berg alum Jimmy Flint’s front page story today: “Houston, Heidelberg University students have inspiration.” The “Houston” reference came from NASA legend Capt. James Lovell, who was on campus to give the
Sep 12, 2016

What a way to launch HYPE!

On Sunday, Aug. 28, nearly 400 students boarded eight buses and headed to Hocking Hills in southeastern Ohio for the first-ever HYPE First-Year Common Experience. Judging by student reaction and feedback, the trip was a great bonding experience, a way to begin to learn about ‘Berg traditions and it was a ton of fun! “The Amazing Race at the
Sep 8, 2016

Local Patriot Day Salute has something for all

This is big weekend for the Tiffin community. As the community comes together Sunday for the first-ever Patriot Day Salute in observance of the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, students will give the events a strong Heidelberg flavor. ‘Berg students will participate as performers and as volunteers as the community comes together in a day-long
Aug 26, 2016

Young alum, now Tiffin mayor inspires new students: ‘Dream big’

Just 12 short years ago, Aaron Montz sat in the audience at Opening Convocation, a new student full of really big dreams. On Thursday, Montz ’08 was back on campus (as he frequently is) to give the Convocation address – as Tiffin’s mayor. At age 30, he’s in his second term, having won re-election with an 85 percent margin of victory last fall
Aug 19, 2016

Why I Am Proud To Be A Student Prince

What makes me love and call Heidelberg my home. Ever since I stepped foot at Heidelberg University, I knew this was the campus for me. The air was filled with a strong sense of pride and integrity. I knew that this was a place that I could eventually call home, my Heidelberg Home. This is a place where I have made a family for myself, and it is
Jul 11, 2016

School of Business young alumna charging forward

Less than a year after she received her ‘Berg bachelor’s degree, Victoria Amburgey has completed a second: her master’s degree in accounting at Bowling Green State University. She was the recipient of the 2015 scholarship through the Berg-Falcon Master of Accountancy Scholarship Program. Less than a year after she received her ‘Berg bachelor’s degree, Victoria Amburgey has completed a second: her master’s degree in accounting at Bowling Green State University. She was the recipient of the 2015 scholarship through the Berg-Falcon Master of Accountancy Scholarship Program. - See more at: http://heidelberg.dev.lmdagency.net/about/news/school-business-young-alumna-charging-forward#sthash.HJNPIzQ1.dpuf Less than a year after she received her ‘Berg bachelor’s degree, Victoria Amburgey has completed a second: her master’s degree in accounting at Bowling Green State University. She was the recipient of the 2015 scholarship through the Berg-Falcon Master of Accountancy Scholarship Program. - See more at: http://heidelberg.dev.lmdagency.net/about/news/school-business-young-alumna-charging-forward#sthash.HJNPIzQ1.dpuf
Jul 10, 2016

Q&A with Jon Waters

Welcome to Heidelberg! What are you most excited about? I am most excited about becoming a part of the Heidelberg family! I can’t wait to engage our students in musical endeavors, and I can’t wait to build a tradition of excellence on campus and throughout the community. What is your vision for this fall? My vision for the fall is to engage as many
Jul 10, 2016

Heidelberg business programs receive ACBSP accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has awarded Heidelberg University full accreditation of its business programs. ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the business programs and
Jul 10, 2016

Countdown to Commencement: Melissa Tippin

Melissa Tippin captivated her voice professor, Dr. Carol Dusdieker, from day one. For the past four years, the bond between professor and student has deepened. She captured me that first week of her freshman year when she auditioned for The Drowsy Chaperone,” Carol says. “Her energy is absolutely contagious. For Melissa, who is from Bryan, Ohio
Jul 10, 2016

Countdown to Commencement: Kyle Fluharty

Kyle Fluharty came to Heidelberg for two reasons: baseball and science. During his four years at Heidelberg he excelled at both, and discovered that his passions and pursuits worked together to help define his future. Baseball was initially how I found Heidelberg,” Kyle said. “Then I discovered the cadaver lab. Ever since I got here I looked
Jul 10, 2016

Countdown to Commencement: Ben Sniezek

This summer will be the first in 17 years that Ben Sniezek won’t be playing baseball. He’ll still be part of the game he loves, just in a different – and hopefully, bigger – way. After graduation, Ben is headed for an internship with Baseball Info Solutions, a company that subcontracts with Major League Baseball, providing valuable analytics that
Jul 10, 2016

These four years are for life: Commencement 2016

Graduates and their families were bundled in coats and hats for Sunday’s 163rd Commencement, but not even the chill, wind, or snow could stop the evident excitement and pride felt by the Class of 2016. Donning gloves, President Rob Huntington began the ceremony by telling the graduates that while commencement marks the end of their Heidelberg
Jul 7, 2016

HLC reaffirms Heidelberg’s accreditation for 10 years

Heidelberg University’s accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has been reaffirmed for the next 10 years. This is important and great news for the university! In the words of President Rob Huntington: “This is an important step for the future of Heidelberg as we continue to shape the institution in ways that will provide our
Jul 7, 2016

Activism in action

Bethany Beaver was 6 years old during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. She remembers “being absolutely terrified and confused.” She was comforted, however, when President George W. Bush spoke these reassuring words to the nation: These acts of mass murder were intended to frighten our nation into chaos and retreat. But they have failed. Our country is

Jul 7, 2016

‘Berg rolls out red carpet for Alumni Weekend

It’s a wrap! The glitz, the glam, the great friendships and fun all rolled together to make “Heidelberg Hollywood” a huge hit. About 400 alumni returned for Alumni Weekend 2016 to celebrate class reunions, connections new and old and a year of accomplishments at Heidelberg. Alumni Weekend kicked off Thursday with the annual Heritage Society dinner

May 11, 2016

Countdown to Commencement: Olivia Burke

Olivia Burke is a typical college senior – excited for graduation, a little nervous about where she’ll land her first teaching job. So it may a surprise to know how skillfully she has managed a chronic illness almost her entire life, making necessary adjustments to become the first in her family to go to a four-year college. Olivia is one of 30,000
Apr 14, 2016

Sophomore heads for summer research program

Sophomore Enya Granados is headed to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a summer research program that will allow her to synthesize her two academic interests: education and biology. With the help of two of her faculty mentors, Dr. Justin Pruneski in biology and Dr. Karen Jones in education, Enya applied for and was accepted into UW’s Summer
Apr 5, 2016

'Berg hires former OSU band director

When the School of Music & Theatre set out to find a dynamic educator with equally strong qualifications in teaching and conducting to join an already talented faculty, they found their man in former Ohio State band director Jon Waters. Waters will join Heidelberg’s faculty July 1 as assistant professor of music education and director of bands