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Apr 25, 2022

Breakfast of the star (tots): Beloved Late-Night Finals Week tradition

You won’t find many colleges or universities where the president is a seasoned astronomer-culinarian who looks forward to “giving stars to the stars” at the end of every semester. But that’s Heidelberg President Rob Huntington’s revered role in a fun Heidelberg tradition: Late Night Breakfast. Late Night Breakfast, prepared by Parkhurst Dining
Apr 25, 2022

Concert Choir, composer connect on original piece for upcoming performance

When the Heidelberg Concert Choir takes the stage for its home concert on Friday, April 29, the repertoire will include a world premiere of a newly created piece of music, When Music Sounds, commissioned specifically for the choir and composed by Dr. Eric William Barnum. Commissioning new works for the Concert Choir is a tradition that dates back
Apr 22, 2022

Award-winning actress, singer Kristin Chenoweth coming to Heidelberg

Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth is coming to Heidelberg this fall. Kristin will be the keynote speaker for the 2022 Patricia Adams Lecture Series (PALS) in September. The announcement was made Wednesday at the conclusion of the PALS event on campus by Susan McCafferty, chair of the PALS Selection Committee, and
Apr 22, 2022

Cool topography research project leads to job for senior Honors student

Who doesn’t love playing in the sandbox! Senior Kelly Spence, an environmental science and economics double major with a computer science minor, has created an augmented reality sandbox for her Senior Honors project that has applications for future Heidelberg students. The U.S. Geological Survey’s website describes an augmented reality sandbox as a
Apr 20, 2022

Finding satisfaction, joy in research and conference presentation

Any Grey’s Anatomy fans out there? You never know when a character from a popular TV show such as Grey’s might inspire a jump-off to an academic endeavor. That’s what happened this year for second-year student Kelsey Stanfield, an English and Communication double major. Kelsey recently participated as a presenter at the national Popular Culture
Apr 14, 2022

Dr. Nichole Griffin: Living her faith through teaching

There’s a saying on the wall in Dr. Nichole Griffin’s office that reads: “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they are the big things.” Really, all those little things in life combined have led Nichole on her path to Heidelberg, where she’s nearing completion of her first full year as a member of the School of
Apr 14, 2022

PALS speaker, CEO: A legacy of innovation, tenacity, service

Dreamer, inventor, entrepreneur and CEO Janet Campbell shared her journey in her work to develop medical devices as the keynote speaker for The Patricia Adams Lecture Series Thursday night. About 250 people attended the culminating event of the day after a two-year PALS hiatus due to the pandemic. As the founder and CEO of three companies that deal
Apr 14, 2022

Senior Honors presentations set for April 26-28

Honors students will present their final Senior Honors projects in person on Tuesday-Thursday, April 26-28 from 3:15-6 p.m. each day in Herbster Chapel. Through the Honors 455 course, students have worked with a faculty mentor to deepen their understanding of a topic of a compelling interest in their major. Their presentations will outline their
Apr 12, 2022

100%: ’Berg theatre performers land jobs, internships at conference

Sixteen Heidelberg students traveled to the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) in Memphis, Tennessee, during spring break to get a taste of the professional world of theatre. Not surprisingly, the ’Berg performers were highly successful in coming home with summer internships and full-time employment during the conference’s job fair. Of the 16
Apr 8, 2022

’Berg future teachers, 3rd graders integrate art, fairy tales

Dr. Stacey Pistorova’s Integrated Arts in Early Childhood Education class has partnered with Jennifer Gressman’s third-grade class at Tiffin’s Krout Elementary School to learn about architecture and fairy tales. The creativity was flowing Thursday when the two groups of students met to collaborate on their projects. ’Berg and Krout students’ goal
Apr 8, 2022

Theatre partnership gives those with disabilities stage to shine

Purchase Tickets Here On April 23, Gundlach Theatre will come alive with a woodsy cast of characters, including two amphibious friends – a worrywart toad and a perky frog – and their assorted hopping, crawling and flying companions. To say that Heidelberg Theatre’s upcoming production of “A Year with Frog and Toad” will have a unique cast is an
Apr 7, 2022

HeidelBean baristas create sweet concoctions for spring

This year has been filled with surprises from The HeidelBean! From the Homecoming Court’s special drinks, to Harry Potter Week, the Bean has been spicing it up for everyone to enjoy. Since arriving back from spring break, however, there is no special occasion needed to find something new and delicious at the Berg’s coffee shop. What makes it more
Apr 6, 2022

Wired for Wi-Fi: Partnership gives athletic fields access to live stream

Despite exhaustive efforts, Heidelberg Athletics has been unable to find a cost-effective way to provide reliable live video content for athletic fields in Peaceful and Hidden Valleys. All that is about to change. Through a three-organization partnership – including Heidelberg, the city of Tiffin and Bascom Communications – free wi-fi will soon
Apr 6, 2022

Tee to target: C'mon out and enjoy a round of disc golf

The reinvigorated Berg Disc Golf just helped to put on a collegiate tournament, and it was a major success! The Berg Disc Golf Club was re-established early last semester. Jonathan “Rocky” Hurst started the process of revitalizing the group, and now serves as president. Alex McRandal is the vice president and played a significant role in planning
Apr 5, 2022

SRC keynote: Research starts with passion for learning

The 29th annual Minds@Work Student Research Conference is in the books. Each spring, the conference provides a stage for students to dig deep into topics of interest, with the help of faculty mentors, and demonstrate their research and presentation skills. This year’s conference was held primarily virtually on Monday (April 4) In all, there were a
Apr 1, 2022

Annual celebrity basketball game a joy for all players, full house

For years, ‘Berg Athletics has hosted the annual Seneca County Opportunity Center Celebrity Basketball Game in Seiberling Gymnasium. The game features community “celebrities” – including ‘Berg student-athletes -- taking the court alongside Seneca Arrows athletes from the school. But for the past three years, COVID-19 halted the friendly competition
Apr 1, 2022

Get a mental health boost on Fresh Check Day

How’s your mental health? This Thursday, at the annual Fresh Check Day, you can find out! With themes like Boost, Thrive, YOUnique, Breaking Barriers, among others, there's something for everyone! Fresh Check Day is such a great example of the campus community coming together to take care of each other. Where else can you find 11 student
Apr 1, 2022

Faculty celebrate scholarship, inquiry at 27th annual symposium

A weather delay nearly two months ago couldn’t put a damper on the 27th annual Faculty Research Symposium, which finally took place in person on Thursday. The symposium is a celebration of faculty creativity and scholarship. This year, a total of 11 ’Berg faculty and staff members presented recent and ongoing research. Some of the presentations
Mar 31, 2022

Minds@Work Student Research Conference is Monday; presenters announced

The annual Minds@Work Student Research Conference is coming up this Monday, April 4, 2022. There are sessions in the morning from 9:00-11:00 a.m., the keynote address is at 11:00 a.m., a poster session in Wickham Great Hall from 12:30-1:15 p.m., and sessions again in the afternoon from 130-4:00 p.m. All presentations, with the exception of those by
Mar 30, 2022

Alumni, faculty offer insights into crisis in Ukraine

With the ongoing war in Ukraine on our minds, a distinguished panel of alumni and faculty experts came together in a virtual presentation Tuesday night to share their insights into the many layers of the conflict. Topics ranged from how the conflict started, the surprising Ukrainian resistance, NATO’s response, the short-and long-term effects of
Mar 30, 2022

Heidelberg Greek Life is getting updated with NME

Greek Life is a staple at most universities and has been for some time. Heidelberg University is no different! Movies and news stories paint a picture of Greek life that is very different than what students get to experience here on Heidelberg’s campus. A total of 277 students on Heidelberg’s campus are Greek – about 20 percent of the undergraduate
Mar 29, 2022

Power of the pen (pals): Class connects with incarcerated women

Letter writing is a lost art, especially in the digital age. But Heidelberg students in the pilot course k(NO)w Justice are reviving it with a surprising audience – incarcerated women. Dr. Sarah Lazzari and Chaplain Paul Stark are team-teaching the NDI 100 course to mostly freshmen as a pilot course for the new gen-ed program. Midway through the
Mar 28, 2022

Get ready to be inspired: 2022-23 HYPE speakers announced

The 2022-23 academic year will mark the seventh year of the HYPE Career Ready® Program. Heidelberg students will again have the opportunity to hear from six speakers who are sure to be inspirational and thought-provoking. Here is the slate of speakers for next year: Erin Gruwell September 15 ꓲ Communication Author of The Freedom Writers Erin
Mar 25, 2022

HYPE speaker: Destroying gender barriers in the NFL

Sarah Thomas will be known throughout history as the first female official in the NFL. She has sets of entire uniforms, flags and all, in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. While the title is glamorous and well deserved, Thomas had a rather difficult path in gaining acceptance in a male-dominated industry. Throughout Thomas’s entire life, she has had