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Mar 1, 2021

Young alumni celebrate women in science with Tri Beta

February 11 marked International Day of Women and Girls in Science and Tri Beta, a biology honorary society at Heidelberg, celebrated accordingly with a professional development series focused on female alumni in the science field. Alumni Melanie Cohn ’19, Rachel Raimondo ’18, and Bri Casement ’20 joined a virtual panel with biology professor Dr
Mar 1, 2021

'Berg alum, future MD learning the business of medicine

When one door closes, another one opens. That was the case for ’19 alum Caleb Gerber, a biology major who’s full swing into his first year of medical school. Like many people who apply to professional school, he didn’t get in on his first try. So he got creative. And he stayed persistent. Caleb took a detour to medical school, completing Heidelberg
Feb 2, 2021

Cincinnati Reds internship awaits December grad Sam Federici

Even though he’s a big New York Yankees fan, December grad Sam Federici has always had a special place in his heart for the Cincinnati Reds. Cinci is his mom’s hometown, and he spent a lot of time going to Reds game as a kid. Come March 1, his association with the Reds will take on a different tone. That’s when Sam will begin a marketing internship
Feb 2, 2021

Faculty (+ a few students') research to take center stage

Like so many other events during the pandemic, the Faculty Research Symposium will look different this year, moving to a virtual format over four days. The 26th annual celebration of faculty creativity and scholarship will take place via Zoom on Feb. 1-4, beginning at 3:00 or 3:30 p.m. each day. This year, a total of 15 faculty members will present
Feb 2, 2021

Taking notice: '10 alum finalist for national teaching honor

Many times, the work of classroom teachers goes unnoticed. But Krystina Pratt’s outstanding teaching of her elementary students in New Albany, Ohio, caught someone’s eye. Kryssie, ’10, is a state finalist for a 2021 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. It’s the nation’s highest honor for math and science teachers
Feb 2, 2021

The Path of an Olympian's Dream

Briana Scurry is widely recognized as one of the best women’s soccer players of all time who, as one of the first African American professional female soccer players, helped diversity the sport. But it wasn’t always easy. A two-time gold medalist as a goalkeeper for the USA Women’s Soccer team, Scurry has reached enormous heights while playing
Feb 2, 2021

English class gets cool nod in Singaporean novel

A group of Heidelberg students from Barry Devine’s “The Empire writes Back” literature course back in 2019 have left their mark halfway around the world in Singapore. One of the novels the class read was “If We Dream Too Long” by Goh Poh Seng. It was written in English, and is considered to be the "first Singaporean novel" and is now a classic in
Feb 2, 2021

Across the Divide: The meaning of 'never again'

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Heidelberg was the co-host – along with the Together We Remember Coalition – for a global virtual event, Speaking Across the Divide. The presentation featured United Kingdom-based storytellers Dr. Noemie Lopian, the daughter of Holocaust survivors, and Derek Niemann, the grandson of a Nazi SS
Jan 22, 2021

Congratulations to Fall 2020 Dean's List Students

Heidelberg is pleased to share the names of the 427 students whose outstanding academic achievements in the fall semester have landed them on the dean’s list. According to Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost Dr. Bryan Smith, students who earn dean’s list recognition must be enrolled full time and meet university academic criteria
Jan 21, 2021

'Berg, mental health agency partner for counseling scholarship

Heidelberg has announced the Phyllis & Leon Putnam Scholarship for Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) Students in partnership with the Mental Health Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky, and Wyandot Counties and Firelands Counseling & Recovery. With Seneca County designated as a health provider shortage area, this competitive scholarship is
Jan 21, 2021

BSU president reflects on social justice issues, support

During this important week when we come together to reflect upon, learn from, be inspired to action by and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., there remains undertone of division in our nation, brought on by a series of very complex issues. Over the past months, social justice issues have grown in scope, dominating current events and
Jan 19, 2021

Media drawn to ‘Berg’s MLK Jr. Day ON! weeklong events

In its second year, Heidelberg’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day ON! has garnered some regional and local media attention. This year, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee expanded Day ON! programming to a full week of primarily virtual events to make it more accessible to more members of the campus community. On Monday, reporter Jon Monk of
Nov 20, 2020

Annual WSU International Dinner bridges cultures

As Heidelberg reaches Thanksgiving break, so does World Student Union with its annual International Dinner. Every year, right before break, World Student Union hosts an International Dinner open to all of Heidelberg as well as the Tiffin community.
Nov 13, 2020

Board extends President Huntington’s contract

The Board of Trustees has announced that, in accordance with terms of President Robert H. Huntington’s 2020-2025 employment agreement, his contract has been extended an additional year. Board Chair Kathleen Tirbovich Geier, ’78, made the announcement following the Board’s fall meetings Oct. 26-30. President Huntington was given a rolling contract
Nov 12, 2020

Faculty share tech tools, tips, ideas at TechSlam

Several dozen faculty members jumped at the chance to see some familiar faces, even if on Zoom, during TechSlam on Nov. 5. TechSlam, organized by Instructional Technologist Rebecca Frank, gave the professors a chance to demonstrate five-minute “crash courses” about cool tech tools they’ve utilized in their classrooms, especially since many have or
Nov 11, 2020

’Berg honors veterans on 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month

November 11 was a day of double celebrations for Heidelberg. As the ’Berg community gathered in appreciation for all current and past military men and women during the annual Veterans Day observance, President Rob Huntington, in his welcoming remarks, also noted that today we celebrate the “momentous occasion” Heidelberg’s Founders Day (our 170th)
Nov 11, 2020

Always Ready to Dive In

The official motto of the U.S. Coast Guard is Semper Paratus – a Latin phrase meaning "Always Ready". It’s a fitting motto, as its members are prepared and eager to respond to emergencies and the needs of local and regional communities any time, day or night. As a coast guard member, Ed Bizorik, ’10, doesn’t find it unusual to get called away in
Nov 9, 2020

Easing anxiety for families: Heidelberg launches new Tuition Guarantee

The Heidelberg University Board of Trustees on October 30th approved the Heidelberg Tuition Guarantee that locks in tuition costs over a student’s four years of study at the undergraduate level. Increasingly, the cost of higher education is rising across the Midwest, causing uncertainty and anxiety that sometimes means students are not sure they
Nov 9, 2020

Watkins selected for NCAA opportunity

One year after serving as a student representative for the Ohio Athletic Conference at the annual NCAA Convention, Heidelberg University senior P'hariz Watkins is headed back. Watkins was selected to attend the virtual conference in January as part of the NCAA Division III Student Immersion Program. "I am honored to be selected," said Watkins, a
Nov 9, 2020

The ‘Intern Queen’ returns: Turning ‘no’ into ‘yes’

Heidelberg faculty and students were excited to welcome back “The Intern Queen” Lauren Berger on Friday for the final HYPE Career Ready® Day this semester. Lauren, the CEO and founder of CareerQueen.com and InternQueen.com, was the first HYPE speaker to return to Heidelberg. She offered lots of great advice based on experience for students
Nov 6, 2020

Future counselors in action: Why I voted

Heidelberg’s MAC program is made up of graduate students studying to be clinical mental health counselors and school counselors. A foundational component of being a professional counselor is learning to advocate for clients, within communities, systems, and in the legislation. Every year faculty and students from the MAC program head to the state
Nov 2, 2020

Marching Band Homecoming Spooktacular

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