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Jan 21, 2021

BSU president reflects on social justice issues, support

During this important week when we come together to reflect upon, learn from, be inspired to action by and celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., there remains undertone of division in our nation, brought on by a series of very complex issues. Over the past months, social justice issues have grown in scope, dominating current events and
Jan 19, 2021

Media drawn to ‘Berg’s MLK Jr. Day ON! weeklong events

In its second year, Heidelberg’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day ON! has garnered some regional and local media attention. This year, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee expanded Day ON! programming to a full week of primarily virtual events to make it more accessible to more members of the campus community. On Monday, reporter Jon Monk of
Nov 20, 2020

Annual WSU International Dinner bridges cultures

As Heidelberg reaches Thanksgiving break, so does World Student Union with its annual International Dinner. Every year, right before break, World Student Union hosts an International Dinner open to all of Heidelberg as well as the Tiffin community.
Nov 13, 2020

Board extends President Huntington’s contract

The Board of Trustees has announced that, in accordance with terms of President Robert H. Huntington’s 2020-2025 employment agreement, his contract has been extended an additional year. Board Chair Kathleen Tirbovich Geier, ’78, made the announcement following the Board’s fall meetings Oct. 26-30. President Huntington was given a rolling contract
Nov 12, 2020

Faculty share tech tools, tips, ideas at TechSlam

Several dozen faculty members jumped at the chance to see some familiar faces, even if on Zoom, during TechSlam on Nov. 5. TechSlam, organized by Instructional Technologist Rebecca Frank, gave the professors a chance to demonstrate five-minute “crash courses” about cool tech tools they’ve utilized in their classrooms, especially since many have or
Nov 11, 2020

’Berg honors veterans on 11th hour, 11th day, 11th month

November 11 was a day of double celebrations for Heidelberg. As the ’Berg community gathered in appreciation for all current and past military men and women during the annual Veterans Day observance, President Rob Huntington, in his welcoming remarks, also noted that today we celebrate the “momentous occasion” Heidelberg’s Founders Day (our 170th)
Nov 11, 2020

Always Ready to Dive In

The official motto of the U.S. Coast Guard is Semper Paratus – a Latin phrase meaning "Always Ready". It’s a fitting motto, as its members are prepared and eager to respond to emergencies and the needs of local and regional communities any time, day or night. As a coast guard member, Ed Bizorik, ’10, doesn’t find it unusual to get called away in
Nov 9, 2020

Easing anxiety for families: Heidelberg launches new Tuition Guarantee

The Heidelberg University Board of Trustees on October 30th approved the Heidelberg Tuition Guarantee that locks in tuition costs over a student’s four years of study at the undergraduate level. Increasingly, the cost of higher education is rising across the Midwest, causing uncertainty and anxiety that sometimes means students are not sure they
Nov 9, 2020

Watkins selected for NCAA opportunity

One year after serving as a student representative for the Ohio Athletic Conference at the annual NCAA Convention, Heidelberg University senior P'hariz Watkins is headed back. Watkins was selected to attend the virtual conference in January as part of the NCAA Division III Student Immersion Program. "I am honored to be selected," said Watkins, a
Nov 9, 2020

The ‘Intern Queen’ returns: Turning ‘no’ into ‘yes’

Heidelberg faculty and students were excited to welcome back “The Intern Queen” Lauren Berger on Friday for the final HYPE Career Ready® Day this semester. Lauren, the CEO and founder of and, was the first HYPE speaker to return to Heidelberg. She offered lots of great advice based on experience for students
Nov 6, 2020

Future counselors in action: Why I voted

Heidelberg’s MAC program is made up of graduate students studying to be clinical mental health counselors and school counselors. A foundational component of being a professional counselor is learning to advocate for clients, within communities, systems, and in the legislation. Every year faculty and students from the MAC program head to the state
Nov 2, 2020

Marching Band Homecoming Spooktacular

The Marching Band had a busy Halloween. You can view both of their performances on YouTube. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } .embed
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