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Heidelberg lands NEA grant for New Music Live series

Jun 21, 2017

Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre is the recipient of a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts grant in support of the long-standing New Music Live series. The School of Music & Theatre will receive $15,000 from the NEA as part of $82 million in funding announced by NEA Chairman Jane Chu. Heidelberg’s grant is part of NEA’s Art Works program, and is one of 1,029 awards in the organization’s second round of funding in fiscal year 2017.

Huge crowd celebrates Alumni Weekend

Jun 19, 2017

The curtain has closed on “Puttin’ on the ‘Berg,” Alumni Weekend 2017. Nearly 500 alumni and guests – the most in recent years -- returned to campus last weekend to experience “everything old is new again.”

“We had great participation from reunion classes and those who continue to come back year after year after year,” said Ashley Helmstetter, executive director of Alumni Engagement and Major Gifts. “We are always so happy to see them, but it warms my heart to welcome other alumni who are not in reunion classes returning in greater numbers each year.”

The long and winding road to Alumni Weekend

Jun 16, 2017

Burt Darmour is not crazy. His mother had him tested.

The “Big Bang Theory” reference isn’t lost on those who’ve encountered Burt on his latest adventure – riding his bike cross country to join his ‘Berg classmates for his 60th reunion this weekend.

Burt left his Boulder, Colorado, home on May 21 and rolled onto campus Tuesday morning – a little road-weary, hungry and good humor intact. He’s put more miles on his bike than many people have on their cars!

‘Berg couple finds support during health crisis

Jun 13, 2017

Last summer, Dr. William Bradley had just been hired for a one-year appointment as the coordinator of Heidelberg’s Writing Center. Although he knew there was a lot of work ahead to publicize and promote the center as an excellent resource for ‘Berg students, he was thrilled about the opportunity.

Commencement superhero: Success follows happiness

May 15, 2017

"I believe in you because I was you."

Those were a few of the words of advice from Heidelberg distinguished alumni John Buccigross, ’88, as he addressed the graduating Class of 2017 Sunday.

Buccigross, co-host of ESPN’s SportsCenter weeknights, titled his address “Superheroes.” And then he became one.

His main message was about finding happiness.

“Usually, I’m a man wearing makeup talking about sports, but today, I’m a man wearing makeup talking about happiness,” he said.

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