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Feb 18, 2020

Stoll claims third OAC Runner of the Week award of the year

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- After claiming two All-Ohio Championships this past weekend, Dan Stoll has added the Ohio Athletic Conference's Runner of the Week award to his collection. Stoll won both the 200m and 400m dashes in school-record fashion while moving up in the national rankings in both events. In the 200m, Stoll clocked a 22.10 second time
Feb 18, 2020

Heidelberg designated a Military-Friendly School

Whether a veteran has just finished boot camp or has served for a number of years, Heidelberg University provides tools, assistance and financial aid to help them transition to the classroom. As a result of this commitment to service personnel, Heidelberg is being recognized as a Military Friendly School for 2020-21. The annual 2020-21 Military
Feb 13, 2020

Chem Club organizing 'cool day' for high-schoolers

What originally started as an idea to create a Women in STEM program on campus has grown to a larger, all-encompassing day to raise awareness among high school students about the various fields of science. With a lot of collaboration from across campus, Heidelberg’s American Chemical Society Chemistry Club is hosting its first High School Science
Feb 13, 2020

Business case competition offers real-world scenarios

Three students from the School of Business & Technology – senior Anna Chalkey and sophomores Sarah Shoots and Kelsey Custenborder – represented Heidelberg last weekend at the People’s Bank Case Study Competition in Marietta. Heidelberg’s team was one of 15 who participated in the competition. “Our team performed at a very high level,” said Dr. Jim
Feb 13, 2020

Business case competition offers real-world scenarios

Three students from the School of Business & Technology – senior Anna Chalkey and sophomores Sarah Shoots and Kelsey Custenborder – represented Heidelberg last weekend at the People’s Bank Case Study Competition in Marietta. Heidelberg’s team was one of 15 who participated in the competition. “Our team performed at a very high level,” said Dr. Jim
Feb 7, 2020

Faculty share research in creative ways

The halls were alive with the sound of music and many more scholarly topics during the 25th annual Faculty Research Conference Thursday in Adams Hall. In all, about 20 faculty and staff members presented current ongoing research for their colleagues and students. Dr. Josh Bowman and Dr. Lucia Palmer were the symposium coordinators this year
Feb 3, 2020

'Berg Speech Team wins again

Heidelberg’s Speech Team earned high honors at two tournaments this past weekend at Ohio University. McCartney Betz led the Berg’s efforts towards a first-place finish in the President’s Division of Team Sweepstakes. She placed second in Radio Broadcasting, second in Programmed Oral Interpretation and third in Dramatic Interpretation. OU hosted a
Jan 29, 2020

NCAA convention a powerful experience for BB student-athlete

When he stepped off the plane in California last week, Phariz Watkins was excited just to see the sunshine. He could only imagine what the next four days of the NCAA’s annual convention would bring. Jam-packed days – “early morning to late nights” – left Phariz totally fired up about his future career, the new friends and contacts he made, and the
Jan 29, 2020

Congratulations to Fall Dean's List students

Heidelberg is pleased to share the names of the 436 students whose outstanding academic achievements in the fall semester have landed them on the dean’s list. According to Provost Dr. Beth Schwartz, students who earn dean’s list recognition must be enrolled full time and meet university academic criteria. Fall Semester Dean’s List: Gracie Abner
Jan 28, 2020

‘Hamilton’ actor: Align passion, purpose for greatest success

Accomplished actor-singer-songwriter Bryan Terrell Clark – who recently reprised his role of George Washington in the smash Broadway production of “Hamilton” – knows the importance of collaboration. “It’s literally the way I live my entire life,” said Clark, who was on campus today to kick off this semester’s HYPE Career Ready® program. In his role
Jan 28, 2020

Making math fun, developing confident teachers

It was a good sign when Math Camp co-leaders and fellow education majors hosted 40 students for Collegiate Camp on campus in October. From that jumping-off point, the Math Club has soared with a variety of community and peer outreach activities designed to make math fun. The fall semester was busy and the spring semester promises to be even busier
Jan 27, 2020

Record-breaking performances net awards for Stoll & Coleman

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- For the second time this season, Heidelberg University track and field athletes, Dan Stoll and Ariana Coleman were selected as OAC Athletes of the Week. Stoll was named the male runner of the week, while Coleman was tabbed as the female field athlete of the week for the second time in five voting cycles thus far during the 2019
Jan 21, 2020

On MLK Jr. Day, Heidelberg forgoes day off to focus on service, King’s message

Instead of a paid day off, the Heidelberg University community came together on Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday for a Day ON! With specific development activities centered around the theme of diversity, awareness, acceptance and inclusion, the campus community participated in a series of workshops and programming in the morning designed to foster
Jan 17, 2020

BSU president doing her part for MLK Jr. Day

This year, Heidelberg is bringing renewed and bigger meaning to its observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with the campus community participating in learning/development and service activities throughout the day. In the larger Tiffin-Seneca County community, Heidelberg’s presence will be seen and felt throughout the day, especially at the
Jan 13, 2020

Top 10 Highlights of 2019

Across the board, 2019 was a year of firsts, new experiences, achievements in and out of the classroom, awesome guest speakers and vision for the future. Here’s a glance at our Top 10 highlights for 2019 (in chronological order). Café-bakery gets a name (April 2019) Read More Video game production major launching this fall (May 2019) Read More
Jan 9, 2020

France Hall, Townhouse Apartments projects underway

There’s about to be a flurry of construction activity on campus. In fact, it’s already started. Construction of the new Townhouse Apartments, a student housing complex on Main street, is well underway, according to Associate VP for Facilities & Engineering Rod Morrison. The complex will feature 15 contiguous 2-1/2 story, four-bedroom apartments
Jan 9, 2020

Center for Teaching Excellence, Owen Center to merge

The Owen Academic & Career Support Center and the Center for Teaching Excellence are merging, beginning in the spring semester. The new structure puts Heidelberg on the cutting edge by creating a resource that brings together the needs of the Heidelberg community and supports the inherent connection between teaching and learning. Its new name will
Jan 7, 2020

Brittanie Ulmer named OAC Player of the Week

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Highlighted by a near record-breaking performance, Heidelberg University women's basketball player Brittanie Ulmer was selected as the Ohio Athletic Conference's Player of the Week on Monday afternoon. The award is the first for the senior from Lima, Ohio, and the program's first since Alyssa Riley won the award on February 4
Jan 7, 2020

Heidelberg looks back at the 2010s

With the 2010s drawing to a close, Heidelberg Athletics is taking a look back at a transformative decade. In the past 10 years, we have added a stadium, added lacrosse, replaced a track, completely renovated the gym, built a softball field, said farewell to the Tin Gym, and celebrated 19 OAC team titles and two individual national titles. With each
Dec 12, 2019

EXes, Phis spread Christmas joy to local kids

About 60 underprivileged local children got a jump-start to the holidays at the annual HeadStart Christmas party on campus last Sunday. The event – which has taken place annually for about 50 years – brought a lot of smiles to the faces of the kids and members of the Philalethean and Excelsior societies who planned and hosted it. “We wanted to have
Dec 11, 2019

Clean Plate Station passes evaluation, gets certification

Heidelberg University, in conjunction with Parkhurst Dining, has passed a rigorous audit by Kitchens with Confidence. The audit, completed in October, is an in-depth look into Heidelberg’s kitchen operation to ensure that guests with food allergies are served safely. Clean Plate, the newest station inside Hoernemann Refectory, is now “Certified
Dec 11, 2019

Ohio Magazine honors 3 'Berg faculty members

Heidelberg education professor Dr. Brian Haley and two colleagues have received special recognition among their peers in the December 2019 issue of Ohio Magazine. Each December, the magazine publishes a special Excellence in Education section which recognizes higher-education teachers throughout the state for their achievements and dedication
Nov 20, 2019

Olympic medalist breaks down barriers

Ibtihaj Muhammad is about as American as they come. “I ate Cheerios, my dad was a policeman and my mom was a teacher. I’m the middle of five children. My parents pushed us to play sports and keep active. It was just integrated into our family as African Americans.” Although it wasn’t her dream to be an Olympic athlete, she experienced that glory
Nov 20, 2019

Ethics Bowl Team successful in regional competition

This year's Ethics Bowl Team, sponsored by the School of Business & Technology (BAE219), sent seven undergraduates of various majors to the regional competition at Oakland University last weekend. The Heidelberg team fared well, ranking third out of 11 regional schools. This third-place rank earns the ’Berg team an alternate spot at national