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Mar 15, 2021

As 1st-year Ph.D. student, '20 alum well prepped for COVID research

Caleb Frye’s first year of graduate school has been full of twists and turns, especially in the research world of COVID-19. Following graduation from Heidelberg last May, Caleb selected Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he’s pursuing his Ph.D. in chemistry with a research focus in biochemistry. His timing was perfect; he hopes to develop his
Mar 11, 2021

Four receive Men's Basketball OAC honors

On Thursday morning, the Ohio Athletic Conference announced the men's basketball all-conference team selections. Heidelberg University was well represented, with Head Coach Andy Bucheit, players Dylan Woods, Alex Arellano, and Emmanuel Perdue receiving honors Bucheit was named OAC Coach of the Year after a season in which he helped guide the
Mar 11, 2021

MBA class learns about ethical dilemmas of Challenger tragedy

In any realm of business, ethics follows every decision-making practice. The pressure of others and those higher on the ladder will rest upon your shoulder. It is incidents like The Challenger disaster that prove the level of those ethical pressures and the lasting effects they have on not just your but everyone around you. Bruce Devine, a retired
Mar 9, 2021

OAC allowing limited fans at sporting events

Heidelberg Athletics is excited to welcome fans back to our campus as part of the revamped attendance protocols set forth by the Ohio Athletic Conference that took effect on March 8. The policy states, in part: The home team shall receive two admissions per dressed student-athlete and coach The visiting team shall receive two admissions per student
Mar 2, 2021

'Berg's MAC program ranked one of nation's best

Over the next 10 years, the job outlook for mental health counselors is anticipated to grow 25%. Heidelberg University’s Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program is well positioned to train the counselors that will fill some of those jobs in a myriad of areas of expertise. And they will be very well trained. Recently, the MAC program was
Mar 1, 2021

Devin Miller named OAC Wrestler of the Year

One of the strangest seasons imaginable has ended on a high note for the Heidelberg University wrestling team. On Friday, 'Berg junior Devin Miller was named the recipient of the Ohio Athletic Conference's John Summa Award, given to the top wrestler in the conference. Miller, along with two-time All-American Dylan Roth, were both selected as all
Mar 1, 2021

Students to donors: You fuel our passion for learning

The pandemic wasn’t about to stop our students from letting ‘Berg donors know how thankful they are for the opportunities their generosity and support provide! On Thursday, the Student Alumni Association, with support from the Office of Alumni Engagement, led the ninth annual TAG (Thank A Giver) Day as part of National Student Philanthropy Month.
Mar 1, 2021

Rose Parade, here comes Jon Waters and America's Band Directors Band

Heidelberg Band Director Jon Waters knows exactly where he’ll be when the calendar rolls over to 2022. He’ll be among more than 250 band director friends who will be performing in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. Jon has been selected to direct the first-ever America’s Band Directors Band, a talented group of music educators
Mar 1, 2021

Actor Kal Penn talks communication during HYPE keynote

From being a well-known actor to an appointment in Barack Obama’s administration, Kal Penn took Heidelberg students behind the scenes of being an actor and political staff member and how communication plays into both. As the second HYPE Career Ready keynote speaker of the spring semester, Penn shared stories about how he got his foot in the door of
Mar 1, 2021

’Berg celebrates gift of Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series

Over the past 10 years, Heidelberg University has brought awareness to the issue of genocide through the innovative Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series. Tuesday night, the series celebrated the milestone anniversary virtually with remembrances of speakers past, reflections of its impact and a nod to the future. With an underlying theme of turning
Mar 1, 2021

'Berg alum living her dream with Special Olympics Montana

Sports are in Mandy (Hanning) Patriarche’s blood. So is advocating for people with intellectual disabilities. She was able to marry the two when she became vice president of Outreach for Special Olympics Montana. For the last six years, Mandy, a ’10 Heidelberg grad, has been living her dream in the place where her heart led her. Currently, Mandy
Mar 1, 2021

Heidelberg again designated Military Friendly School

The 2021-22 Military Friendly® Schools list has been released, and Heidelberg University is among the colleges and universities again recognized for providing excellent educational choices, opportunities and service for veterans, their spouses and the military community. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated
Mar 1, 2021

'Berg to celebrate decade of Harry Potter Fest

Heidelberg’s Harry Potter Fest is about to celebrate its10th anniversary, and there are some wonderfully creative and fun activities planned to commemorate the milestone next week. Join us for a week of festivities as we celebrate Harry Potter’s Wizarding World! Here’s a rundown of the week’s events: Parkhurst Programs Looking for Kowalski’s
Mar 1, 2021

Celebrating 10 years of the Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series

In 2010, Holocaust survivor Jimmy Lichtman and liberator and ‘Berg alumnus Don Behm, class of ’51, came face to face on the Heidelberg campus to share their harrowing yet inspiring stories. After that, the university created the Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series in their honor and to create an important awareness around the theme of “never
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