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Apr 29, 2021

Annual golf outing gets new name, honors late alum

To honor one of its creators, the annual golf fundraiser for Heidelberg Athletics and The H Association is getting a facelift. Heidelberg Athletic Director Matt Palm announced on Tuesday that the event will now be named the Ron Linhart Memorial Back the Berg Golf Outing. The new name honors the late Ron Linhart '79, who passed away in November
Apr 27, 2021

Senior Honors students present capstone projects

This is a big week for 21 senior Honors students who will be graduating in about three weeks. Today through Thursday, four years of study as part of Heidelberg’s Life of the Mind Honors Program will come together for the students. Each one worked with a faculty mentor for their capstone Honors course on a project to deepen their understanding of a
Apr 27, 2021

Grad students explore equine intervention strategies

What better way to spend a weekend afternoon than with some majestic creatures? Graduate counseling Professor Dr. Meagan McBride just piloted a new course that utilizes the stunning horses at Greenfield Stables to teach future counselors a different type of trauma intervention. Meagan’s weekend seminar course is delivered in four components: three
Apr 26, 2021

Young alum spreads word about life-saving organ donation

April is National Donate Life Month, a time for all Americans to celebrate the generosity of those who have saved lives by becoming organ, eye and tissue donors. That hits home for young alumna Hannah Griffith, ’18, and her family. When Hannah was a sophomore at Heidelberg, her dad received a new heart. Lifeline of Ohio was the organization that
Apr 20, 2021

Worth the wait: France Residence Hall project complete

Heidelberg’s grand old gal, the historic France Residence Hall, is now grander than ever. The long-awaited $8.5 million restoration and renovation project is officially complete, and it is beautiful. The restored France Hall – which includes the addition of an elevator, air conditioning, full accessibility, and annexes that house a two-guest
Apr 20, 2021

Anonymous donors create endowment to support HYPE

Anonymous donors have created an endowment fund that will positively impact every Heidelberg University student, ultimately making them successful in their careers and lives. The lead gift to establish the endowment recognizes the generous and loyal support of alumni John M. and Marcene W. Busch to their alma mater. The John M. and Marcene W. Busch
Apr 19, 2021

Heidelberg receives $450K Choose Ohio First grant

The Ohio Department of Higher Education has awarded Heidelberg University a grant of $450,450 through its Choose Ohio First initiative. Through this collaborative program, the ODHE hopes to provide substantive improvements to the pipeline of STEMM graduates and STEMM educators across the state. At Heidelberg, the grant funds will provide
Apr 16, 2021

A collaboration between Enactus, Seneca Country Council of Homelessness

The Heidelberg student group Enactus and the Seneca County Council of Homelessness (SCCoH) collaboration has been critical to the Tiffin community in raising awareness of homelessness and taking action. This initiative began when Heidelberg Enactus reached out to the former director of United Way, Pat DeMonte, in the Spring of 2020 to see where
Apr 16, 2021

Tri-Alpha holds Induction Ceremony

The Tri-Alpha National Honors Society inducted its newest Heidelberg members in a virtual ceremony on Thursday evening. Heidelberg's chapter was established in March of 2020 recognizes and celebrates the academic achievements of first-generation college students. The ceremony inducted 27 new members, which included students, faculty, staff, and
Apr 13, 2021

Alum turns fitness fever into CrossFit business

CrossFit gym owner and athletic trainer Jared Ruffing, ’10, has knocked it out of the park, turning his passion for fitness into a successful local business alongside his brother, Justin. Jared graduated from Heidelberg with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and Sport Management, focusing on Fitness. Years before coming to Heidelberg, even
Apr 13, 2021

Minds@Work on display at annual Student Research Conference

Each spring for the past 28 years, Heidelberg hosts the Minds@Work Student Research Conference. It’s a great way for students to dig deep into topics they’re passionate about and practice their research and presentation skills. This year’s conference was held primarily virtually on Tuesday, April 13. This year featured 51 presentations and 11
Apr 6, 2021

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. Normally a part of the winter Board of Trustees meeting annual dinner, the annual faculty awards were presented virtually on Friday, March 26
Apr 4, 2021

D3 Conversations: A #D3Week Celebration

Why Heidelberg? It's the million dollar question … with a million different answers. As part of the NCAA's annual Division III Week celebration, we asked different pockets of Heidelberg students about their decision to come to Heidelberg and their experience at the university. Join us for D3 Conversations. I play two sports ... I used to play, but
Apr 1, 2021

MAC project provides mental health resources to veterinarians

Veterinarians face unique job challenges. Their patients can’t speak or tell them what’s wrong. They often have to euthanize a patient with a treatable injury or illness because its caretaker can’t afford the remedy. Over time, these and other stressors weigh heavily on vets. Job challenges among the more than 70,000 veterinarians have led to
Apr 1, 2021

Roxana Saberi: International News Reporter Taken Prisoner

Roxana Saberi, foreign correspondent for CBS News, has an immense amount of knowledge on dealing with conflict in a work environment, as well as how to transition into life after college. She shared her experiences and wisdom with Heidelberg students as the final HYPE Career Ready speaker this academic year. Saberi has traveled the world, covering
Mar 29, 2021

Vigil planned to honor Curtis Helman

Dear Classmates and Friends of Curtis Helman, Our campus will gather to share our loss and to remember Curtis Helman this evening at 9:00 pm. We will gather at Adams Academic All-American Plaza in front of Hoernemann Stadium for a candlelight vigil. Every death is difficult. The loss of a fellow resident, classmate, and teammate is especially
Mar 28, 2021

A loss to our community

March 28, 2021 Dear Heidelberg Community, We are writing to share some very tragic news with all of you. Early this morning, the Heidelberg community lost one of its own when sophomore student-athlete Curtis Helman was killed in an ATV accident in neighboring Wood County. Our campus is devastated at this news. We ask that all of us keep Curtis's
Mar 25, 2021

Young alum loves challenges, rewards of nursing profession

Tyler Hunter, ’18, has always known he wanted a career to help and care for others. That’s why he chose nursing. And thanks to an exceptional undergrad experience at Heidelberg, with professors and coaches who pushed him and demanded excellence, he’s well on his way. For the past six months, Tyler has worked as a Critical Care nurse in the
Mar 25, 2021

Senior wins national forensics honor

Huge congratulations to senior Katie Bauman, who was selected as one of 10 National All Americans at this March's Pi Kappa Delta National Speech Tournament. A total of 520 students from 79 colleges and universities competed during this four-day competition held entirely online. According to Director of Forensics Dan Higgins, Katie's honor was
Mar 24, 2021

SMT bringing back popular summer camp, with hybrid design

After a year hiatus because of the pandemic, the School of Music & Theatre Summer Camp will be back and better than ever this June. This summer’s camp offers high school students (grades 8-12) a hybrid camp experience that will foster their love of the arts and keep everyone safe. This year’s summer camp, from June 14-18, will be a hybrid design
Mar 24, 2021

Drew Sims shines in debut for Heidelberg

Jordan Strack of WTOL-11 Sports stopped by campus on Tuesday to chat with quarterback Drew Sims and Head Coach Scott Donaldson. You can watch the full story below or on WTOL.com. As a freshman moving to the college game for the first time, you never really know what to expect. Drew Sims was just hoping he’d be a member of the travel roster for the
Mar 18, 2021

Heidelberg lowers tuition for undergrad summer terms

Given the logistical challenges of the past year for many undergraduate students, an opportunity to catch up during the summer may be just what they need to stay on pace to complete their degree. To help students do just that, Heidelberg University has announced that undergraduate tuition for two summer terms will be significantly lower. According
Mar 15, 2021

Criminology group collects hygiene items for local youth center

If you’re a person of color who is shopping for items such as hair care products, access to items is limited at best. “It can be a challenging to find hair care for people of color, especially in communities like Tiffin, including finding someone who knows how to cut your hair” says Criminology Professor Dr. Sarah Lazzari, who is also the mom of a
Mar 15, 2021

Duo continues PKD legacy at national speech tournament

When Heidelberg students Katie Bauman and McCartney Betz compete in the Pi Kappa Delta National Speech Tournament later this month, they will be continuing a long-standing Heidelberg legacy that has a personal connection to their coach, Dan Higgins, ’93, ’95 This will be the second year Katie and McCartney have scored state championships, bringing