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Feb 25, 2022

10 years running: Students express gratitude to donors

The campus was bathed in orange “tags” on Thursday – more than 400 of them – as a visible reminder to everyone about the many opportunities that the generosity of ’Berg donors have provided not only to the campus but especially to students. The Student Alumni Association organized and carried out the 10th annual TAG Day, short for Thank A Giver
Feb 25, 2022

'Berg ready to welcome prospective Scholars

Tap-dancer, president of the Chemistry Club, homecoming queen, and Honors student Lauren Mussig will be sharing her excellent ‘Berg experience with the students who will follow her as part of Scholars Day this weekend. Lauren, a senior this year, has spent the past four years as the ideal example of all of the opportunities Heidelberg has to offer
Feb 23, 2022

4 faculty members honored for excellence

The Heidelberg community extends huge congratulations to four faculty members, who have been honored for their excellence in teaching, research, commitment to the humanities and distinguished service. The awards were presented as part of the winter Board of Trustees meeting annual dinner on Friday, Feb. 18. This year’s winners are: • Dr. Nate Beres
Feb 23, 2022

HYPE speaker: Toward smart money goal$

Stacey Tisdale is not just an award-winning financial journalist. She’s a financial behavioral expert and the president and CEO of Mind Money Media Inc. Tisdale also holds the titles of being the first African American and one of the first women to report from the New York Stock Exchange. On Tuesday, she took the stage at Heidelberg as the keynote
Feb 22, 2022

Pair of young alums find success with college FB powerhouses

Maybe, just maybe, recent ’Berg grads Ryan Finck and Greg Raimondo will be standing on opposite sidelines during the College Football Playoffs game next year. It could happen! Ryan, ’16 and ’18, and Greg, ’17, have recently landed new jobs with college football powerhouses Alabama and Cincinnati – two of the schools who battled it out in the
Feb 18, 2022

Black alums reflect on best 'Berg times, offer wisdom

The Heidelberg experience is all about the people – the relationships – created during days on campus that endure to this day. It’s also about embracing opportunities to get involved and “enjoying the little moments.” In observance of Black History Month, 12 black ’Berg alumni shared their best memories of their time on campus. The highlights
Feb 16, 2022

Love connection: Students quiz author, CEO about business strategy

Sometimes the most random, unexpected connections turn out to be really valuable. And cool. When Dr. Trish Berg was prepping for her Introduction to Business and Community class as well as the MBA capstone class she’s teaching, she decided to incorporate the Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Love as a Business Strategy: Resilience, Belonging &
Feb 16, 2022

Alum veterinarian shares expertise with BIO students

Beginning in the fall semester with BIO 363 and continuing this semester in BIO 364, students in Dr. Pam Faber’s Human Anatomy and Physiology lab honed their skills in animal care, sterile technique, suturing, giving injections and female rat anatomy. According to Pam, these preparations culminated in surgical removal of ovaries from anesthetized
Feb 10, 2022

HU embraces diversity, equity and inclusion for positive change

In observance of Black History Month, we take a look at the various Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives on campus toward our progress and our future. It’s important to evolve as the world evolves. At Heidelberg University, diversity, equity and inclusion are becoming a way of life. Heidelberg has a history of graduating successful alumni
Jan 28, 2022

Congressman gets learning tour of Heidelberg

Congressman Bob Latta spent the day in Tiffin Thursday, learning about all the community’s assets. He swung by Heidelberg – a key driver in the local economy – as part of his tour and spent about an hour learning about the campus. Ohio’s proposed redistricting would return Seneca County to Latta’s Fifth Congressional District. President Rob
Jan 27, 2022

27th annual Faculty Research Symposium coming Feb. 3

The 27th annual Faculty Research Symposium is coming up next week, on Thursday, Feb. 3. The Symposium will begin in Frost Lecture Hall at 3:30 p.m., then move into classrooms in Adams Hall, starting at 4:30. The symposium is a celebration of faculty creativity and scholarship. This year, a total of 12 ’Berg faculty members will present recent and
Jan 27, 2022

HYPE speaker Jim Obergefell: ‘All because I loved John’

Twenty-nine years ago, when Jim Obergefell entered into a new relationship with John Arthur, he had no idea how much that relationship would change his life and the lives of millions of people across the U.S. That love led him through a series of emotional and empowering events – including serving as the lead plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court
Jan 24, 2022

Message of support for the University of Heidelberg, AJY program

This statement was jointly issued by Heidelberg University (USA) President Robert H. Huntington and Martin Kley, Resident Director of the American Junior Year Program at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) following the horrific shooting on the German university's campus earlier today. Dear Heidelberg Community, We are shocked and deeply
Jan 21, 2022

All in: '15 alum lands dream job with NFL's Titans

AJ Lacefield knows exactly where he’ll be on Saturday afternoon when the Tennessee Titans take on the Cincinnati Bengals in the first game of this weekend’s NFL Divisional Playoffs: in his endzone seats at Nissan Stadium, home of the Titans. As a member of the Titans’ Marketing Team, AJ is closing in on his first year as the email marketing manager
Jan 20, 2022

Students relaunch service honorary Alpha Phi Omega

Heidelberg’s Alpha Phi Omega chapter fizzled out in 2018, but this year, Sophomore Kailyn Kroll is leading the charge on their relaunch! Alpha Phi Omega is a national service fraternity, with several different regions across the states. Heidelberg is part of Region H, which contains schools in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. The Region H chair
Jan 18, 2022

Positive influences guide ’Berg’s new Director of Admission

Heidelberg’s new Director of Admission is someone who has performed almost all of the positions in the office, dating back to her days as a ’Berg undergrad. Sara (Gebhardt) Rowlinson was promoted from assistant director in December. Sara’s path to Heidelberg more than eight years ago will resonate with many of our current students as well as
Jan 17, 2022

MLK Jr. Day ON! speaker: 'Electrify the world'

While paying homage to his ancestors – Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, the Freedom Riders – ’Berg Trustee and alum Claudie Johnson ’85 doesn’t take any of their accomplishments for granted. “Without them, I’m not here. Without them, I don’t have the opportunities to go the places I can go,” said Claudie, who delivered the keynote
Jan 14, 2022

Keep in Mind: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Heidelberg celebrates one of the great American icons on Monday, with Martin Luther Jr. Day ON! This day of celebration, reflection and giving back to the community is organized by Heidelberg’s University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC). This year, the DEIC has created a hybrid program, so that members of the campus community can
Jan 4, 2022

Waters' Band Directors Band hits homerun in Rose Parade

His voice is still a bit hoarse, but Jon Waters’ spirits are soaring after a “remarkable” performance by America’s Band of Band Directors in the famed Tournament of Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on New Year’s Day. He’s admittedly still on cloud nine after directing band, which was the first-ever combo band-float pairing in Rose Parade
Dec 14, 2021

Alumna graces campus with gift of new sculpture

A gift from one of Heidelberg’s most iconic families will add a new measure of happiness for generations to come and serve as a backdrop for preserving memories of time spent on campus. Jane (Hoernemann) Hieronymus, ’64, provided inspiration and funding for Heidelberg’s newest sculpture – a vibrant, orange “H” – nestled between the University Hall
Dec 13, 2021

First group of RNs complete BSN degrees, receive pins

Nursing students Beth Brown, Melissa Bucheit and Amanda Lutz will forever hold a wonderful distinction at Heidelberg. As the first group to have completed Heidelberg’s RN-BSN program, they comprise the inaugural class to receive their nursing pins. Already working nurses, Beth, Melissa and Amanda and their families participated in Heidelberg’s
Dec 9, 2021

Woods hits 1000 in big win

A big moment, and an even bigger win. On the night Dylan Woods became the 33rd player in school history to hit 1,000 career points, the Heidelberg University men's basketball team toppled No. 14 Trine, 72-67, at the MTI Center. Keeping in line with his calm demeanor, Woods joined the 1000-point club in unassuming fashion early in the second half
Dec 6, 2021

Work of 8 student writers featured in Humanities journal

Eight English majors have recently completed the arduous task of publishing the 2021 Pfleiderer Humanities Showcase Journal, and it was a great learning experience all around. The showcase is a newer tradition that gives students the ability to showcase their amazing writing. Each fall, sophomore and junior English majors in Dr. Barry Devine’s ENG
Dec 2, 2021

#GivingTuesday - Thank You for Your Support

On Tuesday, November 30, more than 200 ‘Berg donors joined millions around the world for #GivingTuesday, a global celebration of philanthropy. In all, they contributed more than $62,000 for Heidelberg initiatives in support of Student Princes. “We are so grateful for our donors’ generosity, not only on this special day but every day,” said Kelly