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Jun 22, 2022

500 ‘pass go’ on way to spectacular Alumni Weekend

Whoever said “You can’t go home again” clearly needs to rethink it as nearly 500 alumni returned to their Sweet Alma Home last weekend to celebrate “Bergopoly” Alumni Weekend 2022. The weather was as spectacular as the reunions, smiles, hugs, laughter and reminiscing that was shared by everyone. “Thank you for returning to your Sweet Alma Home and
Jun 21, 2022

Responding to global water challenges: HU, Circle of Blue form partnership

Heidelberg University and its National Center for Water Quality Research (NCWQR) today announced a new partnership with Circle of Blue, the international news organization informing the world’s important decisions about water, food, and energy in a changing climate. The partnership is designed to produce expanded educational opportunities
Jun 17, 2022

$1.2M grant carves pathway to Heidelberg degree for rural students

Students from rural communities who may have thought the road to a bachelor’s degree was inaccessible to them now will have a clear pathway to Heidelberg University. With a goal of enrolling even higher numbers of rural students via the pathway, Heidelberg has received a $1.2 million Rural Post-Secondary and Economic Development (RPED) grant to be
Jun 17, 2022

Leaving a legacy: Major donors honored for support of HU, students

On the eve of Alumni Weekend, Heidelberg University hosted the annual Heritage Society Dinner – the first gathering since 2019 due to the pandemic – gathered to honor donors who, through their execution of planned gifts, have generously provided ongoing support for the university and especially for its students. Among this year’s honorees was Mary
Jun 17, 2022

Heidelberg raises flag in observance of Juneteenth

In observance of the Juneteenth holiday – the day in 1865 when the last slaves were emancipated – Heidelberg University hosted a Juneteenth flag-raising at Beeghly Library Friday morning. The ceremony was the first in a series of community events scheduled for this weekend to commemorate Juneteenth. A local committee, comprised primarily of local
Jun 17, 2022

Walkable Wonders: Bailiwicks and Simply Susan's

Join Marketing intern and recent ’Berg alum Em Swain, ’22, as they visit local businesses only a short walk away from Heidelberg University’s campus. It's Walkable Wonders, our summer web series! To everyone traveling to return to Tiffin this weekend, and to those who support Heidelberg from just around the corner, happy Alumni Weekend! In honor of
Jun 10, 2022

Walkable Wonders: Happy Days Nutrition

Join Marketing intern and recent ’Berg alum Em Swain, ’22, as they visit local businesses only a short walk away from Heidelberg University’s campus. It's Walkable Wonders, our summer web series! As we dive into the warmer months, exercise and sustainability are the primary things on my mind. I’m determined to not spend this summer in the pixelated
Jun 9, 2022

'Berg, local schools partner to fill GAP for K-5 kids

This summer, Heidelberg will launch a collaborative partnership with Tiffin City Schools, Calvert Elementary School and Bridges Academy to provide intense support and “high-dosage” tutoring in math and reading to K-5 students whose learning may have been disrupted by COVID-19 or other situations. Heidelberg recently learned that its School of
Jun 8, 2022

Future performers explore music, theatre at 'Berg summer camp

The annual summer camp hosted by the Heidelberg School of Music & Theater is wrapping up on Friday. The residential camp teaches the fundamentals of the performing arts and has given 8th- through 12th-graders the opportunity to perform in a campus environment. Students were able to pick tracks that function like “majors” for the week-long camp
Jun 7, 2022

A master in media, marketing and finding fun: 2015 alumna does it all

Haylie Robinson, or @Hayliestory as she is known online, is a Heidelberg alumna from the class of 2015. On her way home from a recent trip to Disney World, she learned that she had been voted the winner of the “Media Personality” category for the Toledo Blade’s Readers’ Choice 2022. Haylie has worked in media and marketing since graduation and made
Jun 2, 2022

'Berg to add men's & women's swimming, Esports in 2023

Heidelberg University will look to make a splash this summer when it adds three new varsity teams to the school's Athletic Department. Or, more accurately, two splashes, and a new high score. On Wednesday, Heidelberg Athletic Director Greg Cooper announced plans to add men's and women's swimming, and Esports for the 2023-24 school year. The
Jun 1, 2022

'Berg's nursing program gets first professional accreditation

Heidelberg University’s new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, launched two years ago, has received its first professional accreditation, an indication that the program is succeeding in promoting excellence in nursing education. The BSN degree program at Heidelberg is now accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www
May 27, 2022

Sun's out, fun's in for 'Berg summer camps

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean things are slowing down at the Berg! Alongside New Student Orientation and Alumni Weekend, Heidelberg University’s campus is hosting over 15 camps this summer. These summer camps and activities will build up budding performers, inform future health care professionals, and will keep athletes -- young and old --
May 19, 2022

New HU series on leadership opens doors to business world

Heidelberg’s School of Business is planning to launch its new Lessons in Leadership Series in June with the co-authors of the Wall Street Journal best-selling book Love as a Business Strategy. According to Dr. Trish Berg, associate professor of management and the series organizer, Lessons in Leadership is targeted at the university’s MBA students
May 18, 2022

Oney, Woods receive top OAC scholar-athlete awards

WESTERVILLE -- On Monday, the 10 members of the Ohio Athletic Conference gathered at Otterbein University for the league's annual Clyde Lamb Award banquet. The award, seen as the league's top honor, is presented to a male and female student-athlete at each school in the conference. Volleyball player Sarah Oney and men's basketball player Dylan
May 16, 2022

Class of '22: 'They ready' to make the most of it

In the words of student Commencement speaker Emma Baughman, throughout their time at Heidelberg, her Class of ’22 has had to "pivot, roll with the punches, adjust and re-adjust." But on a gloriously sunny Sunday morning, their perseverance and resilience – and choosing to make the most of it – were rewarded as Heidelberg University held its 169th
May 13, 2022

Class of '22 banner a sign of the times, nod to the future

There’s no disputing the Class of ’22 has endured challenges like no other class, brought on by the pandemic. But they’re not focusing on what they lost. Instead, they’re demonstrating appreciation for their accomplishments and their time at the ‘Berg. That’s the message on their class banner, which was unveiled and presented to President Rob
May 13, 2022

Young Alumni Award winner shares advice for ’22 grads

Capt. Taylor Schulmeister, ‘Berg Class of ’13, is this year’s recipient of the Young Achievement Award, presented Thursday night as part of the Beyond the Berg event to welcome this year’s graduating seniors into the alumni family. The award recognizes a recent grad between their 5th and 20th class reunions who has demonstrated leadership abilities
May 4, 2022

Bio students discover Tiny Earth is full of possibilities

So, just how many bacteria live in the soil? Turns out, a lot! “I used to think of soil as just crushed-up rock with worms in it,” says senior biology Chayce Schaub. “But now, it seems like it’s its own little world, filled with life that’s invisible to the naked eye.” Chayce and the students in Dr. Justin Pruneski’s Microbiology class have been
May 3, 2022

Precursor to Commencement: BSU, 'Berg Allies get kentes, stoles & cords

In a colorful celebration of diversity, pride and community, graduating students of color and members of the all-inclusive ’Berg Allies were honored for their achievements and contributions to the Heidelberg campus during separate ceremonies last Friday. During the ceremonies, the graduating members of the Class of ’22 formally received the stoles
Apr 27, 2022

Siggy, Senate president sending students off for 'last hurrah'

Senior Noah Kennard is planning this year’s Siggy Summer Send-Off – and a new path for his life. Noah is an Adolescent/Young Adult Math Education major and Student Senate president for this school year and next. He participates in Greek Life as an active member of his fraternity, Nu Sigma Alpha, as well as his corollary, the Delt Guys. He’s an
Apr 26, 2022

'Berg Chemistry Club explores science on national stage

Thanks to a travel grant, a total of 12 Heidelberg students, representing a cross-section of science majors, along with their professors, Dr. Nate Beres and Dr. Aaron Roerdink, recently returned from San Diego, where they attended the annual spring American Chemical Society (ACS) conference. Funding for the travel and conference experience was
Apr 26, 2022

A celebration of excellence, in and out of the classroom

Huge congratulations to all of the students and staff members who were honored for their achievements inside and outside of the classroom at the annual Student Awards Celebration on Friday, April 22. Bernae DySart and Em Swain are this year’s recipients of the Daniel J. and W.J.K. Snyder Price, awarded to the two top graduating seniors who faculty
Apr 25, 2022

Alumna comedian, actress to deliver '22 Commencement address

This year’s Commencement will be a day of pride for the Class of ’22 and for the university, as two distinguished alumni have been given the prestigious honor of delivering the Commencement keynote address and the baccalaureate sermon. President Rob Huntington has announced that stand-up comedian, writer and actress Tracey Ashley, a 1991 grad, will