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May 5, 2020

Honor the Class of '20 with a Day of Giving gift

Tuesday, May 5, has been designated Global Day of Giving. It’s an extension of #GivingTuesday as a response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. On this day, we ask you to help us salute the class of 2020 with a gift of $20.20 to The Heidelberg Fund. Your gift In Honor of the Class of 2020 will give them well-deserved applause for
May 1, 2020

Ohio governor dons Heidelberg tie

Just as he’s done most days during his daily COVID-19 press briefing, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine dons a tie representing one of Ohio’s colleges and universities. Today was Heidelberg’s day. For the second half of the briefing, as the governor answered media questions, he was sporting the familiar orange and black tie with emblazoned Heidelberg “H.” A
May 1, 2020

2020 Student Award Winners

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Apr 29, 2020

Dean, chemistry prof to become interim provost

Dean and Professor of Chemistry Bryan Smith loves Heidelberg. Growing up in Tiffin, he enrolled as a first-generation college student in the late 1980s, excelling in the classroom and as a member of the Student Prince football team for a year. Bryan is taking on a new leadership role at his beloved alma mater. President Rob Huntington announced on
Apr 29, 2020

Virtual Greek Week spreads cheer

The brotherhood and sisterhood of Heidelberg’s Greek groups is immeasurable. So when the campus closed in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they were left with a void. But it didn’t last long. Like many of Heidelberg’s student organizations, the Greek groups and their executive board have stayed connect with each other with virtual weekly
Apr 24, 2020

Telemedicine, telecounseling keeping students on track

One thing is certain in our COVID-19 world of uncertainty: We have all had to adjust to unanticipated changes to our daily lives and disruptions to our routines. Change can be unsettling, even provoking anxiety and other mental health issues, which is why it’s more important than ever to stay connected and engaged, not only to each other but to the
Apr 20, 2020

Honoring the Class of 2020

Schools all throughout Ohio honored the Class of 2020 by turning on their stadium lights for 20 minutes at 8:20 PM. Heidelberg joined them by lighting up Hoernemann Stadium on Monday night.
Apr 16, 2020

Student-athletes in spotlight for DIII Week

As part of the NCAA's Division III Identity Initiative in 2010, Division III Week was created to bring attention to the student-athletes competing in the largest division in the NCAA. Schools like Heidelberg are charged with promoting the academic and athletic achievements of our students. Follow your passions and discover your potential The
Apr 16, 2020

'Berg honors genocide awareness tradition

For five years now, a contingent from Heidelberg has participated in the #TogetherWeRemember Reading of Names event as an outreach of the university’s Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, hosting the event presented some logistical challenges, but that did not prevent Heidelberg from pausing and
Apr 2, 2020

Spring Sports Recognition and Senior Salute

The COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken to thwart the spread of the virus, though necessary, cut short a number of athletic seasons for the student-athletes of Heidelberg University. Some were halted at the highest point, others midway, and still a few were stopped before competition began. While the semester continues remotely, the loss of
Mar 17, 2020

11 winter Student Athletes earn Academic All-OAC

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- On Tuesday, the Ohio Athletic Conference released the 2019-20 winter All-Academic OAC selections. This year's installment included 11 Heidelberg University student-athletes. Women's basketball had the most selections with five, while men's basketball and wrestling each had three honorees. For women's basketball, senior Maddy
Mar 10, 2020

Service is the theme for Alternative Break trips

The Office of Civic Engagement and the Alternative Break Club is sponsoring three Alternative Break trips this year. During spring break this year, three groups are volunteering for service projects with Habitat for Humanity in Elizabethtown, Kentucky; the Big Oaks Animal Rescue Farm in Hodges, South Carolina; and the Back Bay Mission in Biloxi
Mar 10, 2020

'Berg names new VP for Enrollment Management & Marketing

President Rob Huntington has announced that Heidelberg University has appointed Dr. Anthony Bourne to the senior leadership position of Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing, effective May 4. Dr. Bourne has worked in higher education since 2007 and comes to Heidelberg from Rhodes State College in Lima, where he is currently serving
Mar 10, 2020

Hands-on Exploration in the Caribbean

Four students are spending their spring break in Belize, Central America, together with professors Dr. Amy Berger and Dr. Michele Castleman. This week-long trip is the primary component for their class “Caribbean Biogeography”. While there, they explore reef, shore, and jungle environments. Follow the students’ experiences, in their own words. Day
Mar 9, 2020

Coleman and Stoll headed to NCAA Championship

TIFFIN -- The Heidelberg University track & field teams will be sending a pair of athletes to the NCAA Division III Championships. Dan Stoll qualified for both the 200 Meter Dash and the 400 Meter Dash while Ariana Coleman qualified in the long jump. The women's long jump is scheduled for a 12:50 start on Friday, March 13. Both of Stoll's prelims
Mar 5, 2020

Criminology honorary inducts first class

Congratulations to the inaugural class of inductees to Heidelberg’s newest academic honorary, Pi Delta Pi. Pi Delta Pi is Heidelberg’s chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, founded in 1942 to promote excellence in scholarship and performance among criminal justice students. The national organization – which follows the ideas of academic excellence
Mar 3, 2020

Roth headed back to nationals

For the second year in a row, Dylan Roth is headed back to the NCAA Division III Championships. Roth, who won the 184 weight class, is the lone representative for the Heidelberg University wrestling team to advance out of the Central region.
Feb 28, 2020

Criminology, counseling students get 'street smart'

A group of nearly 50 graduate counseling students, undergrad psychology and criminology students and community mental health professionals spent the day Friday getting a lesson in "street smart" from two retired officers from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. Operation Street Smart training was organized by criminology professor Dr. Sarah
Feb 28, 2020

3 professors honored for excellence

The Heidelberg community extends big congratulations to three faculty members, who were honored for their excellence in teaching, commitment to the humanities and distinguished service. The annual faculty awards were presented last Friday (Feb. 21) at a dinner with their colleagues and members of the Board of Trustees, who were on campus for their
Feb 26, 2020

Sports journalist: Be ready when your dreams happen

She’s tall and definitely doesn’t throw like a girl. Trailblazing sports journalist Christine Brennan had always played sports, even though it wasn’t encouraged, or even routinely available, to most girls prior to Title IX. “I loved to go to sporting events, play sports, but the key for me was watching sports on TV,” said Brennan, who also used to
Feb 26, 2020

All in the family: Sisters share scholar-athlete honor

A bond between teammates is strong, but a bond between sisters is something far greater. Heidelberg University senior softball players Kaitlyn and Casey Moore have seen their relationship as sisters guide them throughout life in multiple ways. Born exactly 11 months apart (down to the minute!), Kaitlyn and Casey have always had a close connection
Feb 25, 2020

Thompson named OAC Pitcher of the Week

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Junior Ross Thompson was selected as the Ohio Athletic Conference's Pitcher of the Week after his efforts on the mound in the season-opener this past Saturday. Thompson, making his debut in Heidelberg University colors, got the start against Anderson in the matinee game as part of a neutral-site, non-conference doubleheader. In
Feb 21, 2020

New GEM Center creating fire, passion for students, faculty

Along with the $25 billion – and growing – videogame industry, the number of media and communication majors and minors at Heidelberg has increased significantly, too. Now, those students and their professors have a new home worthy of their creativity, energy, talents and potential. On Friday, Heidelberg dedicated the fully digital GEM Center, short