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Apr 13, 2021

Alum turns fitness fever into CrossFit business

CrossFit gym owner and athletic trainer Jared Ruffing, ’10, has knocked it out of the park, turning his passion for fitness into a successful local business alongside his brother, Justin. Jared graduated from Heidelberg with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and Sport Management, focusing on Fitness. Years before coming to Heidelberg, even
Apr 13, 2021

Minds@Work on display at annual Student Research Conference

Each spring for the past 28 years, Heidelberg hosts the Minds@Work Student Research Conference. It’s a great way for students to dig deep into topics they’re passionate about and practice their research and presentation skills. This year’s conference was held primarily virtually on Tuesday, April 13. This year featured 51 presentations and 11
Apr 6, 2021

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. Normally a part of the winter Board of Trustees meeting annual dinner, the annual faculty awards were presented virtually on Friday, March 26
Apr 4, 2021

D3 Conversations: A #D3Week Celebration

Why Heidelberg? It's the million dollar question … with a million different answers. As part of the NCAA's annual Division III Week celebration, we asked different pockets of Heidelberg students about their decision to come to Heidelberg and their experience at the university. Join us for D3 Conversations. I play two sports ... I used to play, but
Apr 1, 2021

MAC project provides mental health resources to veterinarians

Veterinarians face unique job challenges. Their patients can’t speak or tell them what’s wrong. They often have to euthanize a patient with a treatable injury or illness because its caretaker can’t afford the remedy. Over time, these and other stressors weigh heavily on vets. Job challenges among the more than 70,000 veterinarians have led to
Apr 1, 2021

Roxana Saberi: International News Reporter Taken Prisoner

Roxana Saberi, foreign correspondent for CBS News, has an immense amount of knowledge on dealing with conflict in a work environment, as well as how to transition into life after college. She shared her experiences and wisdom with Heidelberg students as the final HYPE Career Ready speaker this academic year. Saberi has traveled the world, covering
Mar 29, 2021

Vigil planned to honor Curtis Helman

Dear Classmates and Friends of Curtis Helman, Our campus will gather to share our loss and to remember Curtis Helman this evening at 9:00 pm. We will gather at Adams Academic All-American Plaza in front of Hoernemann Stadium for a candlelight vigil. Every death is difficult. The loss of a fellow resident, classmate, and teammate is especially
Mar 28, 2021

A loss to our community

March 28, 2021 Dear Heidelberg Community, We are writing to share some very tragic news with all of you. Early this morning, the Heidelberg community lost one of its own when sophomore student-athlete Curtis Helman was killed in an ATV accident in neighboring Wood County. Our campus is devastated at this news. We ask that all of us keep Curtis's
Mar 25, 2021

Young alum loves challenges, rewards of nursing profession

Tyler Hunter, ’18, has always known he wanted a career to help and care for others. That’s why he chose nursing. And thanks to an exceptional undergrad experience at Heidelberg, with professors and coaches who pushed him and demanded excellence, he’s well on his way. For the past six months, Tyler has worked as a Critical Care nurse in the
Mar 25, 2021

Senior wins national forensics honor

Huge congratulations to senior Katie Bauman, who was selected as one of 10 National All Americans at this March's Pi Kappa Delta National Speech Tournament. A total of 520 students from 79 colleges and universities competed during this four-day competition held entirely online. According to Director of Forensics Dan Higgins, Katie's honor was
Mar 24, 2021

SMT bringing back popular summer camp, with hybrid design

After a year hiatus because of the pandemic, the School of Music & Theatre Summer Camp will be back and better than ever this June. This summer’s camp offers high school students (grades 8-12) a hybrid camp experience that will foster their love of the arts and keep everyone safe. This year’s summer camp, from June 14-18, will be a hybrid design
Mar 24, 2021

Drew Sims shines in debut for Heidelberg

Jordan Strack of WTOL-11 Sports stopped by campus on Tuesday to chat with quarterback Drew Sims and Head Coach Scott Donaldson. You can watch the full story below or on As a freshman moving to the college game for the first time, you never really know what to expect. Drew Sims was just hoping he’d be a member of the travel roster for the
Mar 18, 2021

Heidelberg lowers tuition for undergrad summer terms

Given the logistical challenges of the past year for many undergraduate students, an opportunity to catch up during the summer may be just what they need to stay on pace to complete their degree. To help students do just that, Heidelberg University has announced that undergraduate tuition for two summer terms will be significantly lower. According
Mar 15, 2021

Criminology group collects hygiene items for local youth center

If you’re a person of color who is shopping for items such as hair care products, access to items is limited at best. “It can be a challenging to find hair care for people of color, especially in communities like Tiffin, including finding someone who knows how to cut your hair” says Criminology Professor Dr. Sarah Lazzari, who is also the mom of a
Mar 15, 2021

Duo continues PKD legacy at national speech tournament

When Heidelberg students Katie Bauman and McCartney Betz compete in the Pi Kappa Delta National Speech Tournament later this month, they will be continuing a long-standing Heidelberg legacy that has a personal connection to their coach, Dan Higgins, ’93, ’95 This will be the second year Katie and McCartney have scored state championships, bringing
Mar 15, 2021

As 1st-year Ph.D. student, '20 alum well prepped for COVID research

Caleb Frye’s first year of graduate school has been full of twists and turns, especially in the research world of COVID-19. Following graduation from Heidelberg last May, Caleb selected Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he’s pursuing his Ph.D. in chemistry with a research focus in biochemistry. His timing was perfect; he hopes to develop his
Mar 11, 2021

Four receive Men's Basketball OAC honors

On Thursday morning, the Ohio Athletic Conference announced the men's basketball all-conference team selections. Heidelberg University was well represented, with Head Coach Andy Bucheit, players Dylan Woods, Alex Arellano, and Emmanuel Perdue receiving honors Bucheit was named OAC Coach of the Year after a season in which he helped guide the
Mar 11, 2021

MBA class learns about ethical dilemmas of Challenger tragedy

In any realm of business, ethics follows every decision-making practice. The pressure of others and those higher on the ladder will rest upon your shoulder. It is incidents like The Challenger disaster that prove the level of those ethical pressures and the lasting effects they have on not just your but everyone around you. Bruce Devine, a retired
Mar 9, 2021

OAC allowing limited fans at sporting events

Heidelberg Athletics is excited to welcome fans back to our campus as part of the revamped attendance protocols set forth by the Ohio Athletic Conference that took effect on March 8. The policy states, in part: The home team shall receive two admissions per dressed student-athlete and coach The visiting team shall receive two admissions per student
Mar 2, 2021

'Berg's MAC program ranked one of nation's best

Over the next 10 years, the job outlook for mental health counselors is anticipated to grow 25%. Heidelberg University’s Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program is well positioned to train the counselors that will fill some of those jobs in a myriad of areas of expertise. And they will be very well trained. Recently, the MAC program was
Mar 1, 2021

Devin Miller named OAC Wrestler of the Year

One of the strangest seasons imaginable has ended on a high note for the Heidelberg University wrestling team. On Friday, 'Berg junior Devin Miller was named the recipient of the Ohio Athletic Conference's John Summa Award, given to the top wrestler in the conference. Miller, along with two-time All-American Dylan Roth, were both selected as all
Mar 1, 2021

Students to donors: You fuel our passion for learning

The pandemic wasn’t about to stop our students from letting ‘Berg donors know how thankful they are for the opportunities their generosity and support provide! On Thursday, the Student Alumni Association, with support from the Office of Alumni Engagement, led the ninth annual TAG (Thank A Giver) Day as part of National Student Philanthropy Month.
Mar 1, 2021

Rose Parade, here comes Jon Waters and America's Band Directors Band

Heidelberg Band Director Jon Waters knows exactly where he’ll be when the calendar rolls over to 2022. He’ll be among more than 250 band director friends who will be performing in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. Jon has been selected to direct the first-ever America’s Band Directors Band, a talented group of music educators
Mar 1, 2021

Actor Kal Penn talks communication during HYPE keynote

From being a well-known actor to an appointment in Barack Obama’s administration, Kal Penn took Heidelberg students behind the scenes of being an actor and political staff member and how communication plays into both. As the second HYPE Career Ready keynote speaker of the spring semester, Penn shared stories about how he got his foot in the door of