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Aug 28, 2018

Fellowship supports young alum teacher

First-generation alum Enya Granados did it all during her four years at Heidelberg: internships, student organizations, student research, faculty collaboration. Now, just three months after graduating with her bachelor’s degree in biology and education, she’s realized the first step in her dream to be a high school science teacher, and she’s
Aug 24, 2018

Class of 2022: By the numbers

Now officially members of the Heidelberg family, the Class of 2022 brings great energy, diversity and experiences to the Heidelberg campus. A deeper dive into the demographics of the class reveal some interesting statistics about the class’s makeup: 5% are from Tiffin 7% are Heidelberg legacies 13% are in the Honors Program 20% are from out of
Aug 23, 2018

Alum to Class of ’22: ‘We all chose right’

There was an abundance of useful advice and traditions shared with the Class of 2022 as they were officially welcomed into the Heidelberg family at Opening Convocation Thursday. In the official kickoff to our 169th academic year, Provost Dr. Beth Schwartz welcomed 363 new students to their “home away from home.” She shared three pieces of advice
Aug 22, 2018

Tiffin ranked one of safest college towns

As the new semester begins, SafeWise, an online safety resource, has ranked Tiffin as one of the safest college towns in America. In its third annual report, SafeWise placed Tiffin at No. 18 on its list of the 50 safest places in the nation to get an education. To identify and rank the towns, SafeWise experts looked at the 2016 FBI crime report for
Aug 20, 2018

Blitz Build: a new and rewarding experience

“It’s great to see everyone come out and support a great cause and help the community – and to see my house being built.” Those were the words of an excited Jenny Jeffrey, who was on site working along more than 200 returning juniors Monday as they constructed the frames for two Habitat for Humanity homes, including the one being built for her and
Aug 15, 2018

HYPE cares: ‘Blitz build’ to aid Habitat for Humanity

Throughout the academic year, the HYPE Career Ready® Program prepares students for life beyond Heidelberg in a variety of ways. But to kick off the year, each of the classes participates in a “ common experience” with their classmates. The common experiences will take place on and off campus Sunday and Monday. Third-Year Common Experience It’s been
Aug 10, 2018

’Berg dean honored for excellence

Big congratulations to Dr. Jo-Ann Lipford Sanders, dean of the School of Behavioral Science and Education, this year’s recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Educator Award, presented by the Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Services. “I was so surprised yet humbled with this honor,” she said. “The Chamber has such a fine history of
Aug 9, 2018

Turf’s in for summer

Heidelberg undertook three capital projects this summer, representing an investment of $4.2 million. Here’s an update on the progress of all three projects: new turf and track at Hoernemann Stadium, the Pfleiderer Hall restoration/beautification and Phase II of the Hoernemann Refectory renovation. Turf/track replacement Timing is everything. With
Aug 8, 2018

Young alum to help kick off academic year

New students will get to hear an inspiring message from distinguished young alum and attorney Rebecca (Denton) Shope, ’04, when she delivers the keynote address during Opening Convocation on Thursday, Aug. 23. Convocation will be the official kick-off to the 2018-19 academic year. Rebecca, the recipient of the 2017 Young Alumni Award, is a partner
Jul 31, 2018

Theatre: Get ready for an amazing ride

More than 5,000 people enjoyed a ‘Berg theatre production during the 2017-18 season. Growing on that success, the School of Music & Theatre will examine the complexity of humanity’s relationship with faith during its 2018-19 theatre season, recently announced by Director Stephen Svoboda. “This season’s productions will explore what happens when we
Jul 16, 2018

Heidelberg offering new junior high/high school musical theatre program

One of the most popular programs of Heidelberg University’s Community Music School has been the Children’s Musical Theatre Program. This fall, the CMS is taking it to the next level, launching a new musical theatre program for middle school and high school students. “The middle school and high school musical theatre program is a natural progression
Jun 28, 2018

Junior lands major study abroad scholarship

As a first-generation college student, rising junior Hannah Petitti is used to navigating her way through new experiences. Now, she’ll have an opportunity to become a resource to other students just like her. Hannah is the recipient of a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad. As an Honors student, she’ll spend the
Jun 25, 2018

Alumni Weekend: ‘One for the Books’ epilogue

Alumni Weekend 2018 certainly was “One for the Books” in every way imaginable. A number of records were set as nearly 600 alumni – the largest-ever crowd for Alumni Weekend – returned to campus to reconnect, reminisce and celebrate Heidelberg traditions, old and new. This year, in addition to shining a bright light on the 50th reunion Class of 1968
Jun 25, 2018

101-year-old alumna celebrates 80th reunion

At 101 years old, Lenore (Van Gundia) Costello was the oldest graduate at Alumni Weekend this year and the lone representative of her Class of 1938 to celebrate their 80th reunion. It truly was a memorable day for Lenore and the nearly 600 alumni who returned to campus for to celebrate “One for the Books.” Although she spent much of her life in
Jun 22, 2018

Crossing career paths in Georgia

You might not expect to find many Heidelberg alums at a television station near the Alabama-Georgia border, let alone three of them. 2018 grads Karien Graf and Shannon Nichols joined Scott Carpenter, ’17, at WLTZ NBC-38 in Columbus, Georgia, at the end of May. With a little help from Nathan Cutietta, director of the Media Communication Center, both
Jun 22, 2018

Future nursing program names director

With many healthcare systems in Ohio and across the nation requiring new nurse hires to have earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Heidelberg’s new nursing program is coming at the right time to address the rising market need for more highly skilled nurses entering the healthcare profession. And now, the program has a director to guide it
Jun 20, 2018

Tax credits give France Hall a big boost

Heidelberg planned restoration and renovation of historic France Residence Hall received a major boost today when the Ohio Development Services Agency awarded the university nearly $1.5 million in Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credits for the $7.5 million project (exclusive of planned costs). In July 2017, Heidelberg received $1.2 million in
Jun 11, 2018

Academic coaches joining Owen Center team

With a little help from faculty, staff, coaches and student-workers, the Owen Center for Career and Academic Support is launching two new academic-support initiatives this fall. The new Academic Coaching program is designed to help students strengthen their academic skills and self-confidence. Academic Coaches will be trained, academically
Jun 8, 2018

Heidelberg offers Four-Year Graduation Guarantee

Beginning this fall, Heidelberg University is offering peace of mind to incoming students and their families by providing a clear path for the students to complete their degree in four years. Incoming students and their parents attending the first New Student Orientation today were the first to learn about the new program. The new Heidelberg Four
Jun 7, 2018

Helping Tiffin teachers launch STEAM

Nine elementary teachers from Tiffin City Schools were back in the classroom this week to learn how to incorporate elements of STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math – into their classrooms.
May 18, 2018

Summer construction season has arrived at the Berg

Summertime signals orange barrels in many communities. At Heidelberg, summertime means the start of facility upgrade season and in one case, additional construction. According to Rod Morrison, associate vice president for facilities and engineering, four major projects are on this summer’s agenda: a major renovation and beautification for
May 18, 2018


Lexie Page-Boyd is studying how warming waters will affect stream ecosystems in Iceland. She is traveling on a 5-day tour of the geology of Iceland with a group led by Dr. Amy Berger and Dr. Marc O’Reilly. Follow along on her adventures!