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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
Jul 24, 2020

Announcement on OAC Athletic Competition through 2020

July 24, 2020 Dear Heidelberg Community, This morning, the Ohio Athletic Conference Presidents Council voted unanimously to postpone all NCAA intercollegiate athletic competition through December 31, 2020, amid the continued and growing concern of COVID-19. The fall sports that have intercollegiate competition postponed include cross country
Jul 23, 2020

Alum, bio teacher wins national award

Chris Monsour, ’99, an AP biology teacher at Tiffin Columbian High School, has been recognized by the National Association of Biology Teachers with The Kim Foglia AP Biology Service Award. Tiffin City Schools announced the national award – the top award an AP biology teacher can attain. The award recognizes the AP biology teacher who displays a
Jul 15, 2020

’20 grad going the extra mile(s) in charity bike ride

In the spring semester, senior Tyler Barker launched a GoFundMe fund-raiser to help his friend, Darnell Cooley, the morning cook in Heidelberg’s dining hall, who is battling cancer. He set out with a goal of $15,000; his “Dollars for Darnell” campaign raised more than $7,000. Now, Tyler going the extra mile – or 450 miles, to be exact – on a
Jul 10, 2020

Heidelberg University Statement on Values, Beliefs, and Actions

The following letter was sent to all members of the campus community today from Heidelberg Board of Trustees Chair Kathy Geier and President Rob Huntington. July 10, 2020 Dear Heidelberg Community, On behalf of Heidelberg University, speaking as the Chair of the Board of Trustees and the President of the University, we believe and advocate that
Jul 10, 2020

NCWQR a key player in lake algal bloom prediction

Dr. Laura Johnson, director of Heidelberg's NCWQR, was one of the partner scientists, researchers and educators who shared data Thursday as part of the annual prediction of the seriousness of the Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) on western Lake Erie this summer. The experts – all research partners of NOAA – presented their findings during a webinar at
Jul 9, 2020

President joins human trafficking awareness campaign

Mega-stars such as Bradley Cooper, Justin Timberlake and Ashton Kutcher are taking part, and now, so is Heidelberg’s president, Rob Huntington, and Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz, ‘08. They have joined people all over the world who have taken and posted photos on social media, using the hashtag “Real Men Don’t Buy Girls” to raise awareness about human
Jul 9, 2020

Tiffin ranked top city for renting

The city of Tiffin is among the nation’s best in terms of renting. According to website LendEDU, Tiffin has been nationally recognized as one of the most budget-friendly cities in the country for renters. According to LendEDU, the cities and towns featured in this report, like Tiffin, are great places for young adults to rent an apartment or home
Jun 26, 2020

Passing of Trustee Emeritus Rev. Dr. Ralph Quellhorst, '59

President Rob Huntington shared this announcement and his personal reflections about the passing earlier this week of Rev. Dr. Ralph Quellhorst. June 26, 2020 The Heidelberg community, the United Church of Christ community and indeed the world has lost a giant of a human being, a loyal alumnus and the ultimate servant leader with the passing of the
Jun 19, 2020

Worth the wait: New Athletic Training grad program accredited

It’s been a process three years in the making. Heidelberg University has received accreditation by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and will begin offering a new Master’s of Athletic Training degree in the fall of 2021. “The Athletic Training faculty and staff are excited to get started and enroll our
Jun 18, 2020

Bill Groman '58, NFL record holder, passes away

Bill Groman '58, an NFL record holder and an ardent supporter of Heidelberg University, has passed away. He was 83 years old. A native of Tiffin, Groman was an All-American in 1957 playing for College Football Hall of Fame inductee Paul Hoernemann. That season, his senior campaign, Groman led the nation with 19 touchdown receptions. He inducted
Jun 18, 2020

MAC professor to lead state counseling group

Dr. DoHee Kim-Appel, associate professor of graduate counseling, has been elected president-elect of the Ohio Counseling Association, the professional organization representing all licensed counselors and those in graduate training to become counselors. Adrianne Johnson, past president of the Ohio Counseling Association and chair of OCA’s
Jun 18, 2020

Senior recitals go virtual

Senior recitals are the culminating experience for Heidelberg music majors, celebrated with pride and joy by students, families and faculty members alike. But when COVID-19 disrupted the spring semester, sending students home at the midway point, seniors Emma Breyley, Marques Johnson and Will Sweeney had to reimagine their recitals and instead of
Jun 18, 2020

Senior recitals go virtual

Senior recitals are the culminating experience for Heidelberg music majors, celebrated with pride and joy by students, families and faculty members alike. But when COVID-19 disrupted the spring semester, sending students home at the midway point, seniors Emma Breyley, Marques Johnson and Will Sweeney had to reimagine their recitals and instead of
Jun 17, 2020

Annual Pride event turns to caravan

For the second year, the community organization Seneca Proud recently hosted Pride events in the Tiffin community. Current and past MAC students Courtney Hughes Ksenich, Savannah Long and Autumn Crawford, as well as Professor Dr. Meagan McBride, all helped to organize the year's events. In light of COVID-19, Seneca Proud hosted the area's first
Jun 17, 2020

MAC students, faculty raise awareness about inclusion

Graduate counseling student Autumn Crawford took the lead in planning and organizing an event in downtown Tiffin to raise awareness about racism and to create a community of inclusion and solidarity. Autumn organized Chalk It Up for Black Lives Matter on Sunday, June 14. She shared resources for those in attendance, encouraging participants to
Jun 15, 2020

Alums ‘climb mountain together’ for UCH during pandemic

Jean Smith, ‘02, became the new administrator of Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, just five weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Ohio. In his 30 years working in long-term care, Dan Miller, ’90, executive director of Parkvue Community in Sandusky, Ohio, has planned for pandemics but never imagined we’d see such a widespread public
Jun 15, 2020

Congratulations to Spring 2020 Dean's List students

Heidelberg is pleased to share the names of the 512 students whose outstanding academic achievements in the spring 2020 semester have landed them on the dean’s list. According to Provost Dr. Beth Schwartz, students who earn dean’s list recognition must be enrolled full time and meet university academic criteria. Spring Semester Dean’s List: •
Jun 12, 2020

Ferri named WBB head coach

TIFFIN -- Heidelberg University Athletic Director Matt Palm announced Friday the hiring of Rachel Ferri as the new head women's basketball coach. Ferri comes to Heidelberg following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va. "Early on in the search process, Rachel rose to the top of an extremely
Jun 10, 2020

Alumni respond to pandemic in work, communities

We recently reached out to our alumni to get their perspectives about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their work. Here, we hear from six alumni working in a broad spectrum of fields, about how life has changed over the past few months and how they have responded. Julia (Lachowski) Palombi, ’16, is a social worker in the emergency department
Jun 9, 2020

Alum doctor experiences COVID-19 from both sides

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. David Mallory, ’77, and his family practice colleagues were receiving daily updates about how to manage the situation, steps they should be prepared to take and new protocols if it arrived in the Toledo area, where he has practiced for 33 years. Little did he know it would become very personal, even frightening –
Jun 8, 2020

Music educators: Seize the summer with online grad courses, CEUs

The School of Music & Theatre is offering music educators an opportunity to seize the summer with online courses for graduate credits, coursework toward a Master of Music Education (MME) degree, or Continuing Education units. Although the MME courses are completely online, they are anything but remote learning, according to Dr. Carol Dusdieker
Jun 1, 2020

Heidelberg's Statement on Inclusion and Equality

The following letter was sent to the campus community by President Huntington. June 1, 2020 Since the abhorrent, brutal, and indefensible public murder of Mr. George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis on Memorial Day, we have witnessed peaceful protests and violent outbreaks in cities large and small across our country. I am sickened and
Jun 1, 2020

Heidelberg supports students with HEERF funds

Heidelberg University has been granted funding from the U.S. Department of Education under the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF). These funds are designated to assist students who have experienced financial hardship brought on by the COVID-19 health crisis. The university is currently in the process of dispersing the funds to