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Sep 25, 2020

A different kind of happy hour: Young alumni connect

They may be “zoomed out,” but a highly engaged group of alumni, current students and faculty took time to gather Thursday night in a Young Alumni Zoom Happy Hour, hosted by the Office of Alumni Engagement. The Zoom gathering was the first in a series featuring different ‘Berg academic departments; this one highlighted faculty from communication and
Sep 22, 2020

Dan Stoll's track and field of dreams

When he isn't training, there is no place Heidelberg University men's track and field standout Dan Stoll would rather be than his beloved Milan. Not Milan, Italy -- the fashion capital of the world, mind you. Milan, Ohio. Pronounced MY-lin. In nearby Erie County. It's there -- not far from the birthplace of famed inventor Thomas Edison -- that
Sep 22, 2020

Through internship, student's op-ed piece gets published

Communication can be a powerful thing, on many different levels. That was one of the takeaways from a pair of internships senior psychology and accounting major David Haines completed this summer through The Fund for American Studies and the The Reagan Institute, as well as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. But perhaps
Sep 22, 2020

Through internship, student's op-ed piece gets published

Communication can be a powerful thing, on many different levels. That was one of the takeaways from a pair of internships senior psychology and accounting major David Haines completed this summer through The Fund for American Studies and the The Reagan Institute, as well as the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. But perhaps
Sep 14, 2020

Heidelberg again highly ranked by U.S. News

Heidelberg University is again ranked among the top colleges and universities in two categories in U.S. News & World Report’s annual national survey. In the rankings released Monday, Heidelberg is listed No. 21 in the top tier among best regional colleges in the Midwest and No. 8 on the list of “best value” schools regionally. Placement on the
Sep 14, 2020

Big grant continues awareness, prevention programs around sexual violence

Heidelberg University has been awarded a second $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice that will continue to address the issues of sexual assault, dating / domestic violence and stalking on campus. The grant authors are project coordinator Ronee Rice and Dr. Marjorie Shavers, director of Heidelberg’s Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC)
Sep 10, 2020

Student Senate encourages involvement in clubs, orgs

Being a member of a student organization – or multiple organizations, as is the case for many ‘Berg students – provides a place to gain new experiences, learn new skills and meet new people. “It adds so much to the ‘Berg experience, giving us something to look forward to outside of the classroom and another reason to return back to campus,” says
Sep 10, 2020

Convocation goes virtual; Class of '24 officially welcomed

Although it’s one of Heidelberg’s many long-standing traditions, this fall’s Opening Convocation – the official beginning of the 2020-21 academic year – was like no other in history. Like so many other events during the pandemic, Convocation shifted to virtual, presented to incoming students during their AIM Hei classes this morning and
Sep 10, 2020

NCWQR key player in H2Ohio wetlands monitoring program

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Heidelberg’s National Center for Water Quality Research will play a key role in the H2Ohio Initiative, a comprehensive, data-driven approach to improving Ohio’s water quality. H2Ohio has enlisted the Lake Erie and Aquatic Research Network (LEARN) to partner with ODNR on the H2Ohio Initiative’s wetland monitoring plan. The group
Sep 9, 2020

'Berg theatre actors explore struggles of growing up

Nothing is conventional during the pandemic, but the shows must go on for Heidelberg University Theatre. COVID-19 has presented extraordinary challenges for Heidelberg’s growing theatre program, primarily, “How do we produce theatre while also keeping everyone safe,” noted Theatre Director Stephen Svoboda. Despite the challenges, ‘Berg Theatre is
Sep 9, 2020

'Berg theatre actors explore struggles of growing up

Nothing is conventional during the pandemic, but the shows must go on for Heidelberg University Theatre. COVID-19 has presented extraordinary challenges for Heidelberg’s growing theatre program, primarily, “How do we produce theatre while also keeping everyone safe,” noted Theatre Director Stephen Svoboda. Despite the challenges, ‘Berg Theatre is
Sep 9, 2020

'Berg theatre actors explore struggles of growing up

Nothing is conventional during the pandemic, but the shows must go on for Heidelberg University Theatre. COVID-19 has presented extraordinary challenges for Heidelberg’s growing theatre program, primarily, “How do we produce theatre while also keeping everyone safe,” noted Theatre Director Stephen Svoboda. Despite the challenges, ‘Berg Theatre is
Sep 9, 2020

'Berg theatre actors explore struggles of growing up

Nothing is conventional during the pandemic, but the shows must go on for Heidelberg University Theatre. COVID-19 has presented extraordinary challenges for Heidelberg’s growing theatre program, primarily, “How do we produce theatre while also keeping everyone safe,” noted Theatre Director Stephen Svoboda. Despite the challenges, ‘Berg Theatre is
Sep 3, 2020

Students: 'Campus atmosphere is incredible'

Reunions with friends, teammates and professors … in-person classes … seeing familiar faces on campus … some sense of normalcy. Heidelberg students seem overjoyed to be back for the fall semester, even as they navigate flex classes, wearing masks and social distancing and new ways of interacting with each other. We asked several students for their
Sep 3, 2020

Professors assess early semester (Hint: It's going very well)

The photo accompanying this story shows Dr. Ginny Gregg in her classroom prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last spring, when COVID-19 forced the closing of campuses across the country, faculty were forced into emergency remote teaching. In the face of ongoing uncertainty and the Heidelberg’s strong desire to fully reopen for in-person classes this
Aug 31, 2020

Sarah Oney named OAC Scholar Athlete of the Month

Whether standing in front of a classroom or diving in the back row of the volleyball court, Heidelberg University early childhood education major Sarah Oney is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those around her. And now, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect educational and co-curricular opportunities for students of all ages
Aug 30, 2020

What's new at Parkhurst? Dining options, takeout app -- and more

Like many other areas of campus, Parkhurst Dining Services has had a lot on its plate this summer and especially as we started the academic year last week. From delivering thousands of meals to campus residences to transitioning to take-out when the quarantine was lifted and ultimately, returning to dine-in meal service, it’s been super busy and
Aug 27, 2020

'Berg lands trio on D3baseball.com All-Decade Team

The highly touted Heidelberg University baseball program received additional accolades on Wednesday when D3baseball.com unveiled its Team of the Decade for the 2010s. Three former Student Princes were included -- Ricardo Lizcano, Andy Lowe, and Jason Lash. Lizcano and Lowe were on the first team, while Lash was an honorable mention. The full
Aug 25, 2020

New town homes give students cool housing option

When Heidelberg University upperclassmen returned for the new academic year on Saturday and Sunday, they had an exciting new option for their campus residential living. Earlier this month, Heidelberg completed construction of the Main Street Town Homes, located at the intersection of Main and Hedges streets, on the south side of the campus. The new
Aug 20, 2020

Heidelberg board approves academic program prioritization plan

After more than a year of strategic discussions by senior leadership, followed by a thorough review process involving faculty and recommendations made by faculty members and senior leadership, the Heidelberg University Board of Trustees has approved recommendations for the new Educational Programming Strategy and Strategic Academic Programs
Aug 20, 2020

Class of '20 banner unveiled

Although it didn’t get its traditional unveiling, the Class of ‘20 banner is ready to take its rightful place in Heidelberg’s history. A group of 14 now-graduates from the Class of ’20 combined their talents to plan the design of the banner before COVID-19 interrupted their final semester. COVID-19 also caused the cancellation of graduation, so the
Aug 14, 2020

Prof's article: Why people react to mask-wearing

Heidelberg marketing professor Dr. Salil Khetani and a counterpart in India have had an article published in the mainstream Indian newspaper The Hindu Business Line. The article addresses how to overcome mask reactance. Salil and his co-author, Anuj Kapoor, explain that reactance occurs when we feel our freedom is being suppressed by an authority
Aug 13, 2020

OAC unveils spring schedules for FB, WSOC, MSOC, VB

Below is the statement from the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) regarding the scheduling of fall sports postponed by COVID-19. Links for the updated schedules are listed below. The Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) has announced preliminary spring competition schedules for the three team sports that were postponed this fall due to COVID-19. The
Aug 13, 2020

Long-time ‘Berg archivists call it a career

Heidelberg’s Archives is like a window to the past, where the institution’s history and memorabilia live. For the past 14 years, Professor Emeritus of German Dr. Bob Berg and his wife, Dorothy, have been the keepers of the Archives. During their time as archivists, these Class of ’65 alumni made a great deal of progress in both organizing the