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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
May 19, 2020

Heidelberg to celebrate Class of ’20 with Aug. 29 Commencement

UPDATE: The Heidelberg Senior Leadership Team made the painfully difficult decision to cancel our planned August 29 in-person Commencement ceremony on campus. The COVID-19 pandemic may have forced us to cancel our traditional Commencement ceremony on Sunday, but we’re not about to let the accomplishments of the Class of ’20 go unrecognized. On
May 19, 2020

Heidelberg announces plans to reopen this fall

Heidelberg University announced today that it plans to reopen its campus this fall. Like colleges and universities around the country, Heidelberg was closed in mid-March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and students finished their spring semester classes online. The decision to reopen came after thoughtful and careful planning, and
May 18, 2020

Alumni Council VP encourages new grads

Yesterday, the Heidelberg University Class of 2020 should have had their procession down Greenfield Street to Hoernemann Stadium for their graduation ceremony. Families would have celebrated as their loved ones’ names were called in alphabetical order. But this was a different year. COVID-19 guaranteed that. Instead of these traditions, more than
May 16, 2020

Undergraduate Latin Honors Recipients Class of 2020

Madison Taylor Alfrey Cum Laude Tyler R. Barker Magna Cum Laude Holly Madeleine Berger Cum Laude Vivian Lee Brauer Cum Laude Maia Jane Brower Magna Cum Laude Megan Nicole Brugnone Cum Laude Jennifer R. Burgei Cum Laude Margaret J. Calaway Cum Laude Erica Campbell Magna Cum Laude Jenna Mackenzie Carman Magna Cum Laude Brianna Marie Casement Cum
May 14, 2020

Messages to the Class of 2020 This Weekend

Dear Class of 2020, Through some big challenges during these uncertain times, you have inspired us, revealed your resilience and demonstrated Berg Pride. And although we aren’t able to honor you with a traditional Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17, we do have some thoughts and messages we want to share with you online. We also will be sharing
May 14, 2020

Cop-turned-combat pilot ‘FlyGirl’ to be 2020 PALS speaker

Please note that this event has been postponed. Entering its second decade, The Patricia Adams Lecture Series at Heidelberg University is pleased to announce that Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, America’s first African American female combat pilot, will be the keynote speaker for this fall’s event. FlyGirl propelled herself from beat cop to combat pilot
May 14, 2020

Work progressing on major, minor construction projects

Two major renovation and construction projects on campus are progressing despite some challenging conditions. Simultaneously this summer, a number of smaller-scale renovation and repair projects are being completed. The new Main Street Town Homes are on schedule for upperclass students to move in this fall. As of now, both buildings that comprise
May 11, 2020

Math Camp song wins award

The Heidelberg University Council of Teachers of Mathematics (HUCTM) is a student affiliate of the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics. This spring, they entered their original math camp song, “The Math Git Up,” into the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) best math song competition. Out of 55 entries from across the country
May 11, 2020

Soon-to-be MAC grad off to Ph.D. program

Morgan “Mo” Stohlman has been a leader in the MAC program and on campus. As Berg’s Wellness, GA she implemented a community garden in the summers, ran 6:30 a.m. spin classes, worked with Parkhurst Dining on Healthy Snack demos, and numerous other initiatives to promote wellness on campus. In the Master of Arts in Counseling program, she’s served as
May 8, 2020

Departing Provost reflects on 'Berg accomplishments

On May 18, Dr. Beth Schwartz will conclude five productive years as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost. She departs Heidelberg to become Provost and Professor of Psychology at Endicott College in Massachusetts. “While I am excited about joining the Endicott community and heading ‘home’ to be near family, it is never easy to leave
May 7, 2020

Academic Excellence Recognition

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May 7, 2020

'Berg remains proactive in COVID-19 responses

The COVID-19 pandemic has tossed all of us into turbulent times we could not have foreseen. Vulnerability has been exposed in so many segments of the population; colleges and universities are no exception. Heidelberg went from a fully operational campus to sending students home to complete the semester online in a matter of a week. From the first
May 6, 2020

OAC releases All Academic teams

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- On Wednesday morning, the Ohio Athletic Conference announced the Spring 2020 Academic All-Conference selections. Featured on that list were 44 Heidelberg University student-athletes. Despite the unfortunate, but necessary premature end to the spring season this year due to COVID-19 precautions, the Conference has decided to
May 6, 2020

2020-21 HYPE Career Ready® speakers revealed

The 2020-21 academic year will mark the fifth 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.
May 5, 2020

With support from Owen Center, 'Berg successfully navigates COVID-19 changes

When President Huntington wrote his first letter to the campus community on March 6, 2020, about travel, we were just starting to learn more about COVID-19 and the changes it would force upon our lives. Now, as the semester comes to a conclusion in ways none of us likely could have conceived, we take a step back and look at ways we navigated
May 5, 2020

Greek Life selects '20 Man, Woman of the Year

Greek Life had made two big announcements this week – the recipients of its Greek Woman of the Year and Greek Man of the Year. Congratulations to 2020 Greek Woman of the Year Megan Gwirtz of Delta Sigma Chi. Megan also was a corollary member for Rho Eta Delta. She is a senior music major from Crestline, Ohio. She had this to say about her Greek
May 5, 2020

MAC honors top students, emerging scholars

At the 2020 MAC Banquet and CSI Induction, two sets of awards are given out: the Emerging Scholar Award for an incoming student and the Student of the Year award, for the graduating students in each program. The Emerging Scholar Award An annual award designed to encourage and support promising new counseling students who are emerging as leaders and
May 5, 2020

MAC hosts virtual induction, awards ceremony

On Saturday, May 2, a total of 27 Master of Arts in Counseling students met the requirements and were inducted as new members in Heidelberg’s chapter of the honorary Chi Chi Sigma Iota is the counseling academic and professional honor society international. Members are committed to maintaining high standards of professional competence and service
May 5, 2020

Grad counseling student wins national award

In a steep competition against graduate students from counseling programs across the country, MAC student Quinn Sparks has been awarded the 2020 Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGVTIC) Graduate Student of the Year Award. The Graduate Student Award, was established to honor a graduate student member of