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Aug 30, 2022

Ben Rath named head coach of 'Berg swimming

Heidelberg University Director of Athletics Greg Cooper announced today that Ben Rath has been hired as the head coach for the relaunch of the school's men's and women's swimming teams. Ben will begin his tenure immediately, helping recruit the first class of swimmers in preparation for intercollegiate competition in the 2023-24 academic year. "We
Aug 30, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 12: Mackenzie Murray

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 29, 2022

The Owen Center's Academic Avengers: Assemble for A's!

The team in the Owen Center for Teaching and Learning are true academic avengers. They are ready to spring into action at a moment’s notice to help keep each student’s study-train back on the right track, to provide the resources necessary to have instruction and materials that connect with students, and students that connect with instruction and
Aug 26, 2022

'Berg’s family atmosphere suits freshman, and she’s loving it

Family is very important to Huntergrace Overmyer. So it’s really no surprise that the freshman from Elmore, Ohio, landed at Heidelberg. When she didn’t find the college that felt like the right fit, Huntergrace took the advice of her grandmother – who had studied music education at the ’Berg years ago – and decided to check out the campus. She’s so
Aug 25, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 11: Lexy Saxon

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 23, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 10: Ben Pollizi

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 20, 2022

Walkable Wonders: Madison Street Tavern and The Empire

Welcome to the first and only Saturday edition of "Walkable Wonders!" This week has been so much fun and a wild ride for everyone starting their classes at the Berg for the first time in several months, or the first time ever! I hope that everyone had great time with convocation and will enjoy "Around the Town" later today! This week, I wanted to
Aug 19, 2022

Opening Convocation: An ex-lone wolf & the family by the creek

Heidelberg traditions: The creek has a say Thursday morning treated us all to a bright, sunny sky and a comfortable 70 degrees. The perfect weather for T Bridge. As the bugs buzzed along the river, freshmen rushed from class and practice to the shade of a large tree, across the street from the recently repaired Krieg Hall stairs. From across the
Aug 18, 2022

New Alumni Council leadership keeps momentum rolling

There’s been a changing of the guard within the Alumni Council. With outgoing President Chad Breeden’s term complete, Melissa Harrison, who formerly served as VP, has been elevated to president. Her three-year term began in June. “As I look ahead, my main goal is to engage with as many alums as possible,” says Melissa, ’02. Her day job is Senior
Aug 17, 2022

Graduate counseling students benefit from MAC’s new online management system

The faculty members in the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program have been busy this summer improving efficiencies for students and faculty through an investment in Tevera, an online management system for assessment and field placement. Heidelberg’s MAC program is the only counseling program in the region to use Tevera to support students. The
Aug 17, 2022

Blitz Build: ’Berg students pound out 46 walls for Habitat home

There was no way a 3½-hour rain delay was going to dissuade more than 200 Heidelberg University students from completing the annual Blitz Build – a project that will improve the life of one local soon-to-be homeowner. As part of the HYPE Career Ready® Second Year Common Experience, teams of ‘Berg second-year students at the job site in the parking
Aug 16, 2022

English prof busy with 1 book published, 3 more on the way

Dr. Barry Devine has had a busy and productive summer on the literary front: One (massive) book on the shelves and three more on the way. Last fall, we shared the news that Barry wrote the introduction for the sixth chapter of a forthcoming edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses. He is happy to report that the book finally hit the shelves this summer
Aug 16, 2022

Incoming students experience service in their new community

Guided by 21 student, faculty and staff team leaders, Heidelberg’s class of 2026 fanned out into the Tiffin community on Saturday to participate in service projects for the annual BergServe event. BergServe is a big part of Welcome Week activities, designed to help new students acclimate to college life and their new home away from home. For
Aug 16, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 9: Ethan Campbell

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 12, 2022

Walkable Wonders: Rose & Co. Mercantile and the Tiffin Art Guild & Gallery

Join Marketing intern and recent ’Berg alum Em Swain, ’22, as they visit local businesses only a short walk away from Heidelberg University’s campus. It's Walkable Wonders, our summer web series! Welcome home, everyone. Today is the start of Move-In Weekend here at the Berg. Students and their families will be getting reacclimated to the Heidelberg
Aug 10, 2022

Transfer student Logyn Chamberlin finds her home at the 'Berg

With a year of college education already under her belt, Logyn Chamberlin was looking for a more positive environment where she would feel respected, heard and supported as a student and an athlete. She chose Heidelberg. This week, Logyn will join other new students to begin the 2022-23 academic year. As a transfer student, she was looking for a
Aug 9, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 8: Hannah Kaplan

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 8, 2022

'Berg welcome: 2022-23 brings new faculty, new appointments

Along with the Class of 2026 and a strong returning class of students, Heidelberg is getting ready to welcome several new faculty members to campus for the start of the 2022-23 academic year in less than two weeks. Joining the faculty ranks this fall are the following: Dr. Jiachun Hong – Assistant Professor of Communication and Media. Jiachun
Aug 5, 2022

Walkable Wonders: The Laird Arcade

Join Marketing intern and new ’Berg alum Em Swain, ’22, as they visit local businesses only a short walk away from Heidelberg University’s campus. It's Walkable Wonders, our summer web series! The Laird Arcade is a staple of downtown Tiffin, and contains a variety of businesses offering places to eat, shop, and things to do. In the past several
Aug 4, 2022

Grant helps high-schoolers get jump-start as future teachers

Fostoria High School senior Aja Vilaiphone never entertained the idea of becoming a teacher … that is, until an awesome opportunity opened up for her at Heidelberg. Aja is among a cohort of six high school seniors who are taking advantage of the School of Education’s new scholarship program, created through a state Diversifying Educator Pipeline
Aug 3, 2022

Welcome Week sets students up for successful start to college years

The Heidelberg community is looking forward to the start of the 2022-2023 academic year. Freshmen, upperclassmen, faculty and staff are all excited to kick off festivities for the new year. A key piece of the launch is Welcome Week, a series of events designed to help students new to Heidelberg learn about all of the aspects of Heidelberg
Aug 2, 2022

Recent grad wins OAC's Chris Wenzler Award

WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- A three-year student-assistant in Heidelberg University's Office of Sports Information – who filled nearly every role when the office needed it most – is the 2022 recipient of the Ohio Athletic Conference's Chris Wenzler Award. The OAC announced the award winner, '22 'Berg graduate Stephanie Drapp, on Tuesday. The award
Aug 2, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 7: Jordan Day

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