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Feb 16, 2022

Alum veterinarian shares expertise with BIO students

Beginning in the fall semester with BIO 363 and continuing this semester in BIO 364, students in Dr. Pam Faber’s Human Anatomy and Physiology lab honed their skills in animal care, sterile technique, suturing, giving injections and female rat anatomy. According to Pam, these preparations culminated in surgical removal of ovaries from anesthetized
Feb 10, 2022

HU embraces diversity, equity and inclusion for positive change

In observance of Black History Month, we take a look at the various Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives on campus toward our progress and our future. It’s important to evolve as the world evolves. At Heidelberg University, diversity, equity and inclusion are becoming a way of life. Heidelberg has a history of graduating successful alumni
Jan 28, 2022

Congressman gets learning tour of Heidelberg

Congressman Bob Latta spent the day in Tiffin Thursday, learning about all the community’s assets. He swung by Heidelberg – a key driver in the local economy – as part of his tour and spent about an hour learning about the campus. Ohio’s proposed redistricting would return Seneca County to Latta’s Fifth Congressional District. President Rob
Jan 27, 2022

27th annual Faculty Research Symposium coming Feb. 3

The 27th annual Faculty Research Symposium is coming up next week, on Thursday, Feb. 3. The Symposium will begin in Frost Lecture Hall at 3:30 p.m., then move into classrooms in Adams Hall, starting at 4:30. The symposium is a celebration of faculty creativity and scholarship. This year, a total of 12 ’Berg faculty members will present recent and
Jan 27, 2022

HYPE speaker Jim Obergefell: ‘All because I loved John’

Twenty-nine years ago, when Jim Obergefell entered into a new relationship with John Arthur, he had no idea how much that relationship would change his life and the lives of millions of people across the U.S. That love led him through a series of emotional and empowering events – including serving as the lead plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court
Jan 24, 2022

Message of support for the University of Heidelberg, AJY program

This statement was jointly issued by Heidelberg University (USA) President Robert H. Huntington and Martin Kley, Resident Director of the American Junior Year Program at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) following the horrific shooting on the German university's campus earlier today. Dear Heidelberg Community, We are shocked and deeply
Jan 21, 2022

All in: '15 alum lands dream job with NFL's Titans

AJ Lacefield knows exactly where he’ll be on Saturday afternoon when the Tennessee Titans take on the Cincinnati Bengals in the first game of this weekend’s NFL Divisional Playoffs: in his endzone seats at Nissan Stadium, home of the Titans. As a member of the Titans’ Marketing Team, AJ is closing in on his first year as the email marketing manager
Jan 20, 2022

Students relaunch service honorary Alpha Phi Omega

Heidelberg’s Alpha Phi Omega chapter fizzled out in 2018, but this year, Sophomore Kailyn Kroll is leading the charge on their relaunch! Alpha Phi Omega is a national service fraternity, with several different regions across the states. Heidelberg is part of Region H, which contains schools in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. The Region H chair
Jan 18, 2022

Positive influences guide ’Berg’s new Director of Admission

Heidelberg’s new Director of Admission is someone who has performed almost all of the positions in the office, dating back to her days as a ’Berg undergrad. Sara (Gebhardt) Rowlinson was promoted from assistant director in December. Sara’s path to Heidelberg more than eight years ago will resonate with many of our current students as well as
Jan 17, 2022

MLK Jr. Day ON! speaker: 'Electrify the world'

While paying homage to his ancestors – Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, the Freedom Riders – ’Berg Trustee and alum Claudie Johnson ’85 doesn’t take any of their accomplishments for granted. “Without them, I’m not here. Without them, I don’t have the opportunities to go the places I can go,” said Claudie, who delivered the keynote
Jan 14, 2022

Keep in Mind: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Heidelberg celebrates one of the great American icons on Monday, with Martin Luther Jr. Day ON! This day of celebration, reflection and giving back to the community is organized by Heidelberg’s University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (DEIC). This year, the DEIC has created a hybrid program, so that members of the campus community can
Jan 4, 2022

Waters' Band Directors Band hits homerun in Rose Parade

His voice is still a bit hoarse, but Jon Waters’ spirits are soaring after a “remarkable” performance by America’s Band of Band Directors in the famed Tournament of Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on New Year’s Day. He’s admittedly still on cloud nine after directing band, which was the first-ever combo band-float pairing in Rose Parade
Dec 14, 2021

Alumna graces campus with gift of new sculpture

A gift from one of Heidelberg’s most iconic families will add a new measure of happiness for generations to come and serve as a backdrop for preserving memories of time spent on campus. Jane (Hoernemann) Hieronymus, ’64, provided inspiration and funding for Heidelberg’s newest sculpture – a vibrant, orange “H” – nestled between the University Hall
Dec 13, 2021

First group of RNs complete BSN degrees, receive pins

Nursing students Beth Brown, Melissa Bucheit and Amanda Lutz will forever hold a wonderful distinction at Heidelberg. As the first group to have completed Heidelberg’s RN-BSN program, they comprise the inaugural class to receive their nursing pins. Already working nurses, Beth, Melissa and Amanda and their families participated in Heidelberg’s
Dec 9, 2021

Woods hits 1000 in big win

A big moment, and an even bigger win. On the night Dylan Woods became the 33rd player in school history to hit 1,000 career points, the Heidelberg University men's basketball team toppled No. 14 Trine, 72-67, at the MTI Center. Keeping in line with his calm demeanor, Woods joined the 1000-point club in unassuming fashion early in the second half
Dec 6, 2021

Work of 8 student writers featured in Humanities journal

Eight English majors have recently completed the arduous task of publishing the 2021 Pfleiderer Humanities Showcase Journal, and it was a great learning experience all around. The showcase is a newer tradition that gives students the ability to showcase their amazing writing. Each fall, sophomore and junior English majors in Dr. Barry Devine’s ENG
Dec 2, 2021

#GivingTuesday - Thank You for Your Support

On Tuesday, November 30, more than 200 ‘Berg donors joined millions around the world for #GivingTuesday, a global celebration of philanthropy. In all, they contributed more than $62,000 for Heidelberg initiatives in support of Student Princes. “We are so grateful for our donors’ generosity, not only on this special day but every day,” said Kelly
Dec 2, 2021

Support of Religious and Cultural Diversity with Governor DeWine

December 2, 2021 Dear Heidelberg Students and Colleagues, We are blessed to have a diverse religious community on the Heidelberg University campus and in our greater Tiffin community. Our rich diversity of religious beliefs and faiths helps make us a stronger living and learning institution. We want to express our firm commitment to Governor of
Dec 2, 2021

Financial Aid, Admissions to host FAFSA Completion Nights

Each year, billions of dollars of available financial aid is left on the table by students and families who don’t complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Thanks to a grant from the Ohio Department of Education, Heidelberg University will host FAFSA completion sites at schools and local educational service centers across
Dec 1, 2021

New app a one-stop shop for mental health resources

A new app available to the Heidelberg community pulls together a variety of mental health resources and services with quick and easy access at their fingertips. It’s in response to the steady increase in the need for mental health services at colleges and universities fueled by the pandemic. Earlier this year, Heidelberg University applied for and
Nov 29, 2021

Senior Honors students to give capstone presentations

Senior Honors students who will finish their graduation requirements this December will give their Senior Honors Presentations this week, on Wednesday and Thursday, in Herbster Chapel. The Senior Honors presentations, which also include a written component, are the culmination of four years of study as part of Heidelberg’s Life of the Mind Honors
Nov 18, 2021

Oney adds to postseason awards

Though the Heidelberg University volleyball season ended earlier this month, senior libero Sarah Oney continues to receive accolades for her stellar campaign in the back row. Already having been named OAC Libero of the Year, Oney picked up all-district honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and academic all-district status
Nov 15, 2021

Criminology, psychology students showcase junior experiences

The work of a total of 23 junior and senior Criminology and Psychology students was on display on Sunday at the 8th Annual Behavioral Sciences Showcase. The students presented posters from their junior experiences, which included independent study projects or an internship. Nearly 100 current and prospective students, faculty and staff attended the
Nov 12, 2021

Play ball: Turf project gives BB team a new infield

Heidelberg’s baseball team was in jeopardy of not having a suitable home field to play on this spring, but that changed this week. With some quick planning and cooperative weather this [last] week, work is now about three-quarters complete on the installation of a turf infield at Peaceful Valley. The natural grass outfield remains playable. “The