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Mar 25, 2022

Algorithm for success: Student gets awesome research experience

Algorithms are everywhere. Looking to bake a cake? There’s an algorithm for that. Want to throw in a load of laundry? There’s one for that too. A complex math equation? You guessed it. In simplest terms, algorithms are processes for solving problems or accomplishing tasks. Key to the functionality of computer search engines, they are found in every
Mar 23, 2022

Hello, future Student Prince legacies!

Welcoming Heidelberg alumni back to campus is always a highlight, and sometimes, our alumni are the best ambassadors for their alma mater. Next week, they’ll get to show off their Sweet Alma Home to a captive audience: their children and grandchildren. On Friday, April 1, the Admission Office will host the first-ever Legacy Family Open House for
Mar 21, 2022

'Berg students travel to Vegas, present on COVID, quarantines, incarceration

Spring break had an academic tone for two students and their professor. Seniors Brooke Franz and Kendall Wright, along with Dr. Sarah Lazzari, assistant professor of criminology and sociology, presented their research at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Las Vegas on March 16. Brooke and Kendall, along with recent grads Alexa Hawk and
Mar 21, 2022

MAC prof testifies in Ohio Senate on behalf of OCA

On March 16, 2022, MAC associate professor Dr. DoHee Kim-Appel testified before the Ohio House Behavioral Health and Recovery Supports Committee on behalf of Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) during the second round of testimony in support of the Ohio Senate Bill (SB) 204. SB 204 seeks to enter the State of Ohio into the interstate Counseling
Mar 18, 2022

These students are Making a Scene -- in a good (& funny) way

Never ask a comedian to be funny. On the one hand, doubting their comedic genius is rude, and voicing the doubt is ruder. On the other hand, they will try their best. Hannah: “Ponies? I don’t know, it’s just the first thing that popped into my brain.” Zach: “Abraham Lincoln in a Bedazzled Hat. And Platform crocs.” Lizzie: – A blank stare of fear –
Mar 17, 2022

Alum coach, former player (now coach) reunite for fun softball scrimmage

Yes, you can go home again! That truth will play out on Friday when former ’Berg softball coach Betsy Hada and ’Berg softball standout first-baseman Bess (Artino) Guy reunite at Frann’s Field. But this time, they’ll be in opposite dugouts. “I told her, since I’m older, I get the home dugout,” jokes Betsy, who coached at Heidelberg for eight years
Mar 16, 2022

Baseball excited to kick off season on new turf infield

A year ago at this time, Heidelberg’s baseball team was in jeopardy of not having a suitable field to play its home games. But all that has changed with the installation of a new turf infield at Peaceful Valley, completed this week. Following a final walk-through on Wednesday and some final touch-ups, the Student Princes are ready to go for their
Mar 15, 2022

Small but mighty: Speech Team gets Superior at national tournament

For the first time in two years, Heidelberg’s Speech Team was able to take its talents on the road to compete at the 2022 national Pi Kappa Delta Biennial Convention and Tournament. The team definitely left its mark. The University of Central Florida in Orlando hosted the event. Heidelberg’s team came home with the highest possible rating of
Mar 15, 2022

Nursing students talk comfort care with theory's author

Sometimes, it pays to have friends in important places, especially if they’re visionary and brilliant. That’s the case for Director of Nursing Dr. Karen Estridge, who has maintained a long-time friendship with Dr. Katharine Kolcaba. Dr. Kolcaba is a retired professor of nursing, author, and creator of the Comfort Theory. Her enthusiasm for nursing
Mar 10, 2022

’Berg alum wins Presidential award for math, science teaching

Heidelberg alum and educator Krystina Pratt got some awesome news last month. A year ago, we shared that Kryssie had been named a state finalist for the 2021 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. We’re excited to follow up even better news: Kryssie, ’10, is Ohio’s recipient of the award, the nation’s highest honor
Mar 8, 2022

Spring Break in Belize: Exploring the barrier reef system

Six students are spending their spring break in San Pedro, Belize, Central America, together with their professor, Dr. Amy Berger. This week-long trip is the primary component for their class “Caribbean Biogeography.” While there, the students are investigating the northern hemisphere’s largest barrier reef system. They will also have an
Mar 8, 2022

A celebration of ACCE: Our expressions of gratitude

In June, Heidelberg closed the Academic Comprehensive Campaign for Excellence – the single largest, most successful fund-raising endeavor in the university’s history with more than $77.2 million in cash and estate gifts. Today, the impact – and indeed, the legacy of ACCE and its donors – is being felt across campus in so many ways, from people to
Mar 3, 2022

Student Princes prep for NCAA Tournament; watch party planned

WATCH PARTY: If you're in town on Friday, join us at Buffalo Wild Wings in Tiffin for a watch party. Hall of Fame Coach John Hill will be on hand. The Heidelberg University men's basketball team will make its fourth-ever NCAA Tournament appearance on Friday when they take on Wis.-La Crosse at the Shirk Center at Illinois Wesleyan University. About
Mar 3, 2022

Ethics Case Competition: And the winner is … Heidelberg!

Five years in and the Intercollegiate Ethics Case Competition has a new champion: a team of bright, talented, hard-working senior Accounting majors from Heidelberg University! Last weekend, David Haines, Ryan Waskiewicz and Spencer Tredwell, and their accounting professor, Scott Miller, learned that their ’Berg team came out on top of the
Mar 2, 2022

Students gain confidence, advantages in Body Donor Lab 

Heidelberg undergrads who have the rare opportunity for hands-on learning in the Dr. George Barlow Body Donor Lab go into the experience with all of the trepidations you might expect: “What do the donor bodies look like?” What does it smell like in the lab?” “What am I allowed to touch and not touch?” They describe those first-time experiences as
Feb 28, 2022

We're dancing! Men's Basketball advances to NCAA Tourney

For the fourth time in program history, the Heidelberg University men's basketball team will compete in the NCAA Tournament. The Student Princes (18-7) earned one of 20 at-large bids into the 64-team field. Heidelberg will face Wisconsin - La Crosse (20-6) in the opening round of the tournament. The game will be played on Friday, March 4 at 5:15 ET
Feb 25, 2022

10 years running: Students express gratitude to donors

The campus was bathed in orange “tags” on Thursday – more than 400 of them – as a visible reminder to everyone about the many opportunities that the generosity of ’Berg donors have provided not only to the campus but especially to students. The Student Alumni Association organized and carried out the 10th annual TAG Day, short for Thank A Giver
Feb 25, 2022

'Berg ready to welcome prospective Scholars

Tap-dancer, president of the Chemistry Club, homecoming queen, and Honors student Lauren Mussig will be sharing her excellent ‘Berg experience with the students who will follow her as part of Scholars Day this weekend. Lauren, a senior this year, has spent the past four years as the ideal example of all of the opportunities Heidelberg has to offer
Feb 23, 2022

4 faculty members honored for excellence

The Heidelberg community extends huge congratulations to four faculty members, who have been honored for their excellence in teaching, research, commitment to the humanities and distinguished service. The awards were presented as part of the winter Board of Trustees meeting annual dinner on Friday, Feb. 18. This year’s winners are: • Dr. Nate Beres
Feb 23, 2022

HYPE speaker: Toward smart money goal$

Stacey Tisdale is not just an award-winning financial journalist. She’s a financial behavioral expert and the president and CEO of Mind Money Media Inc. Tisdale also holds the titles of being the first African American and one of the first women to report from the New York Stock Exchange. On Tuesday, she took the stage at Heidelberg as the keynote
Feb 22, 2022

Pair of young alums find success with college FB powerhouses

Maybe, just maybe, recent ’Berg grads Ryan Finck and Greg Raimondo will be standing on opposite sidelines during the College Football Playoffs game next year. It could happen! Ryan, ’16 and ’18, and Greg, ’17, have recently landed new jobs with college football powerhouses Alabama and Cincinnati – two of the schools who battled it out in the
Feb 18, 2022

Black alums reflect on best 'Berg times, offer wisdom

The Heidelberg experience is all about the people – the relationships – created during days on campus that endure to this day. It’s also about embracing opportunities to get involved and “enjoying the little moments.” In observance of Black History Month, 12 black ’Berg alumni shared their best memories of their time on campus. The highlights
Feb 16, 2022

Love connection: Students quiz author, CEO about business strategy

Sometimes the most random, unexpected connections turn out to be really valuable. And cool. When Dr. Trish Berg was prepping for her Introduction to Business and Community class as well as the MBA capstone class she’s teaching, she decided to incorporate the Wall Street Journal best-selling book, Love as a Business Strategy: Resilience, Belonging &