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Jul 2, 2021

Mark Cyron takes over men's lacrosse program

Heidelberg University Athletic Director Matt Palm on Thursday tabbed Mark Cyron as the school's next head men's lacrosse coach. Cyron, a 2015 graduate of Eastern University, becomes just the second coach of the program, which began varsity competition in 2017. Cyron takes the reins after serving as an assistant coach at the University of Mount
Jul 1, 2021

Meet the Orientation Leaders: Maddie and Alex

While student-athletes may have a busy schedule, there is much more to engage with than just sports at Heidelberg. Though Maddie, volleyball, and Alex, track and field, are both student-athletes, they find additional ways to be involved on campus. Meet both of them in our Orientation Leader series. Maddie Szawranskyj, '22 Why did you choose to come
Jul 1, 2021

'Berg's NCWQR plays pivotal role in algal bloom forecasting

Here comes another one, just like the other one. In the case of predicting the severity of the harmful algal bloom in western Lake Erie this summer, the forecast is a repeat of last year, and that is some good news for the region. Dr. Laura Johnson, director of Heidelberg’s National Center for Water Quality Research, has again played a pivotal role
Jun 28, 2021

It's a win: Sociology students to get free texbooks

It’ll be like Christmas in August for students enrolled in Dr. Sarah Lazzari’s introductory sociology classes. Last spring semester, Sarah entered a contest with textbook publisher FlatWorld to win free textbooks for her students for a year, and she won! This fall and spring, about 90 students who enroll in the introductory courses will receive

Jun 22, 2021

’19 alum returns from ‘amazing’ ocean research expedition

What better lab than an ocean vessel in the middle of the Northern Atlantic if your aspiration is to become a marine scientist? Although she’s glad to be back on solid ground, ’19 alumna Melanie Cohn, a double major in chemistry and environmental science, recently returned from a monthlong ocean research expedition as part of her Ph.D. program in
Jun 19, 2021

A joyful Alumni Weekend celebration -- finally

The anticipation of 16 months of waiting to be together again paid off in big ways as storms held off and more than 500 ‘Berg alumni joyfully gathered on campus to celebrate two years of class reunions during Alumni Weekend. Festivities began Friday as alumni began arriving from around the country. Amid the pandemic in 2020, Heidelberg canceled
Jun 19, 2021

Donors commit $77M+ in largest ’Berg campaign ever

Heidelberg University’s transformational Academic Comprehensive Campaign for Excellence (ACCE) has reached its conclusion with record-breaking results, exceeding its $75 million goal. On Saturday, President Rob Huntington announced during Alumni Weekend that donors have contributed and pledged a total of $75.3 million toward four key strategic ACCE

Jun 18, 2021

'Berg celebrates Juneteenth with flag-raising ceremony

One day after President Biden signed legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, Heidelberg University continued to “build on a sense of belonging on our campus and in the Tiffin community” during a rain-soaked Juneteenth flag-raising ceremony Friday. The new law enshrines June 19 as the national day to commemorate the end of slavery in the

Jun 16, 2021

'19 alum finds niche working on climate change initiatives

For someone interested in working on climate issues, Flagstaff, Arizona is the ideal place to be. That’s certainly the case for Jillian Goulet, ’19, who turned a post-graduation AmeriCorps experience into employment a year later. She’s also pursuing her master’s degree in climate science at Northern Arizona University. Jillian had a fantastic

Jun 14, 2021

A girl, her shoes and 'Berg's 'circle of kindness'

The days and hours leading up to graduation can be a bit chaotic. So much to do, to plan for and to wrap up. ’21 grad Gillian Duer, an environmental science major from Yorktown, Virginia, had to deal with an unexpected snag on her graduation day. But never fear. This story has a serendipitous twist and a heartwarming ending. In preparing to move

Jun 13, 2021

Easing a burden: First Lady's gift to assist future law school students

Susan McCafferty recalls her Harvard Law School days when finances were so tight that she kept a hot plate in her dorm room and used it to cook spaghetti-o's and hot dogs for dinner on more than one occasion. “It was very expensive,” she recalls. “My first year, I paid my entire tuition, room and board from my earnings as a waitress. … Yet, money

Jun 11, 2021

'Berg is featured institution in upcoming CIC webinar

Theatre professor Stephen Svoboda and Heidelberg will be the featured university at an upcoming Council of Independent Colleges webinar on course sharing. The webinar, titled “Online Course Sharing 2.0,” will be held at 2 p.m. ET on June 22, and will showcase how institutions partner to expand access to flexible course options, address scheduling

Jun 11, 2021

2021-22 HYPE Career Ready® speakers revealed

The 2021-22 academic year will mark the sixth 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. Anthony Robles Inspiring 2011 NCAA Wrestling Champion, 2012 National Wrestling Hall of Fame inductee, and subject of the upcoming
Jun 4, 2021

‘Berg, TU share TSEP’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Heidelberg University and Tiffin University shared the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tiffin Seneca Economic Partnership annual meeting Thursday night. The award recognizes businesses, organizations or individuals with a continuous history of operation in the community. This year’s award was presented by Tiffin Mayor and ‘Berg alumnus Aaron
Jun 1, 2021

Dan Stoll: All-American

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Dan Stoll has made history once again at the NCAA Division III championships. He earned All-American honors in the 400 meter dash by finishing in fourth place in the final. "Dan put together an incredible last month of the season just to get here. Then to rise up to the competition and not back down was fun to watch," said Head
May 25, 2021

'Berg study abroad earns Seal of Excellence

Several years ago, then-Provost Dr. David Weininger challenged the Heidelberg campus to double the number of students with study abroad experiences by the year 2020. Although now retired, Dr. Weininger would be pleased to know that the challenge was accepted – and achieved. After a five-year “banner” period that included multiple summer trips by

May 16, 2021

A joyful (and in-person) celebration of the Class of ‘21

In a year like no other, the sacrifices, struggles, even the victories that finally came this spring semester, all led to a glorious Commencement day for 267 of Heidelberg’s newest alumni. “It’s nice to enjoy some pomp after all the circumstances that have crushed us over the past 14 months,” said President Rob Huntington. “We did the best we could
May 15, 2021

2020-21 Academic Excellence Recognition

In 1933, when Heidelberg College was struggling to survive the Great Depression, the idea of forming an Honor Society to promote the ideal of scholarship was introduced at the February 7 faculty meeting by President Charles E. Miller. The Phi Beta Kappa members of the faculty and the Dean of the College were appointed to formulate plans for the
May 7, 2021

2021 Student Award Winners

We are pleased to present the annual Student Awards virtually for the second year. We congratulate all students for your achievements inside and outside of the classroom and for your resiliency in navigating these challenging times. Katie Bauman - Daniel J & W J K Snyder Prize - female (Presentation) Trevor Harrison-Rawn - Daniel J & W J K Snyder
May 7, 2021

Students lead launch of first 'Berg literary journal

English professor Dr. Barry Devine was looking for the perfect person to oversee the launch Heidelberg’s first-ever literary journal. There were a lot of decisions to be made: format, look, timeline, soliciting entries, article selection, editing, communication … and organizing all of that. He found his person in senior philosophy major Em Swain
May 4, 2021

Donaldson, 14 others earn All-OAC honors

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Head Coach Scott Donaldson and wide receiver Maceo Matthews Jr. are among the 15 members of the Heidelberg University football team who received All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors, as announced by the league on Tuesday. Donaldson received the Larry Kehres Coach of the Year award and Matthews Jr. won the Ed Sherman Award, given
Apr 30, 2021

Senior leaves legacy with grant for arts opportunities

Senior theatre major Caira Goldstein wanted to find a way to help foster the arts at Heidelberg, and leave a legacy at her soon-to-be alma mater before she graduates in May. So she took on a big project: to write and apply for a grant to upgrade the recently renovated space in the Founders Little Theatre. She thrilled when she learned the $3,000
Apr 30, 2021

’20 education majors reflect on first year in their classrooms

Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day! On a day singled out to honor teachers and recognize the enduring contributions they make in our lives, we asked Class of 2020 education majors to reflect on their first year in the classroom as they launch into their careers to help mold and guide children in positive directions. As you might imagine, the
Apr 29, 2021

Bio professor tackles COVID vaccine questions, concerns

As vaccines have become readily available to people age 16 and up, Dr. Justin Pruneski, an associate professor and chair in the department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, covered a discussion on COVID-19 and vaccine questions and concerns. This discussion was open to all students and faculty on Thursday, April 21, and was followed by a