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Oct 30, 2020

Magazine recognizes work of BOT member Steve Marin, '90

’Berg Board of Trustees member and alum Steve Marin, ’90, has received an outstanding professional distinction. The president and CEO of Marin & Sons, a campaign management and governmental consulting services organization, Steve has been named one of the 100 most influential people in Florida politics by INFLUENCE Magazine. This is the third time
Oct 23, 2020

Overcoming barriers, MAC student's excellence recognized

Savannah Long is in her third year in the MAC program. As a third-year student, she is in her field experience, and made the choice to work in two field sites. Part of her time, Savannah is a field student at Tiffin University, where she is helping to address the ever-changing challenges posed by the pandemic and how this impacts college students'
Oct 22, 2020

Future teachers focusing on community, connections

Math Camps have been canceled. The usual casual conversations in the hallways of the Education Center aren’t taking place, nor are the impromptu pop-ins to professors’ offices. But instead of focusing on what they’re missing, students in the Heidelberg University Council of Teachers of Mathematics (HUTCM) have poured their energy into creative ways
Oct 21, 2020

Back the Brrrrrg golf outing successful despite challenges

Nothing about the 2020 Back the Berg Golf Outing was easy. Twice postponed because of COVID-19 precautions, the event was pushed to last Sunday. The 120 golfers at the event were forced to battle wind, rain, and chilly temperatures -- turning Back the Berg into Back the Brrrrrg. Those who stuck it out, however, were rewarded with sunny skies for
Oct 21, 2020

MAC student Autumn Crawford named Emerging Leader

Every year, calls from a variety of professional organizations come out, seeking up and coming leaders in the profession to serve in roles as “emerging leaders.” The process is competitive, and yields a close mentorship relationship, networking experiences, state and national leadership opportunities, and rich experiences. MAC student Autumn
Oct 13, 2020

Sciences create professional development series

Tri Beta, the National Biology Honorary Society at Heidelberg, has organized a COVID-Friendly Professional Development Series which will take place throughout the 2020 Fall and 2021 Spring semesters this academic year. The goal of this series is to help students in the sciences boost their resumes, gain insight into the lives of alumni working in
Oct 8, 2020

CNIT tech to the rescue, refurbishes donated laptops for students

One man’s trash, as they say, is another man’s treasure. Just ask CNIT Helpdesk Technician Tori Smith, who set out to secure laptops for ‘Berg students who may need them while learning remotely during the COVID pandemic. Tori reached out through her social media, asking for donations of used laptops that she could refurbish and provide to students
Oct 8, 2020

Underdogs: Teacher proves ambition, inspiration pay off

Fredi Lajvardi, a retired teacher from Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, used his passion for technology to change the lives of inner-city students. He gave these teenagers something to look forward to, to be proud of, to learn creativity, to learn problem solving skills, to build teamwork, and to help them find their own passions and futures
Oct 8, 2020

Newest honor society inducts members

Heidelberg hosted the inaugural induction ceremony Wednesday for the Tri-Alpha National Honors Society. This new honor society recognizes and celebrates the academic achievements of first-generation college students. The ceremony represents over a year of work for advisor Barry Devine, assistant professor of English and first-generation student
Oct 1, 2020

'Berg mentors get creative to build esteem in incarcerated youth

Every Thursday at 1 o’clock, eight Heidelberg students click into a very different kind of Zoom meeting. They connect with juveniles incarcerated at the Seneca County Youth Center and together, they write. Through the Writers in Residence program, the youth find their voice through artistic expression and constructive self-expression. This is the
Sep 28, 2020

Health Science program ranked third best

Heidelberg’s Health Science program – one of the fastest growing and most popular -- has landed near the top of Learn.org’s rankings of the 50 Best Health Science Degrees for the current academic year. The rankings, which place Heidelberg at No. 3, are a tool that helps students research schools, degrees and careers and find out if Heidelberg is an
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 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 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