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Jan 9, 2024

Tribute to Dr. George Barlow: A giant in 'Berg Natural Sciences

Last semester, Heidelberg University lost a revered former professor, mentor and friend with the passing of Dr. George Barlow, who enjoyed a long and productive career teaching natural sciences, especially biology. Below is a tribute announcement from President Rob Huntington about the profound loss of this iconic professor. January 9, 2024 Dear
Jan 5, 2024

Campus, alumni mourn passing of iconic math professor Mel Casler

On Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2024, the Heidelberg community lost a beloved retired faculty member with the passing of Professor Emeritus of Mathematics Mel Casler. Below is a tribute announcement that Heidelberg President Rob Huntington shared with those who knew, loved and will miss Mel. January 5, 2024 Dear Colleagues, With a heavy heart, I write to
Jan 5, 2024

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 41: Darian Dick

One fall day, a Student Prince decided to go on a little adventure. “It won’t be long before I have a career,” the Prince said, “so I’d better start preparing now.” So with some ’Berg education under their hat, and some connections in their back pocket, the Student Prince began forging their way through an internship. We continue our web series
Jan 3, 2024

Student Prince DB Key Cunningham named D3football.com All-American

SALEM, Va. -- Heidelberg University senior defensive back Key Cunningham has been named a Third Team All-American by D3football.com. A week earlier, in mid-December, Key was named first-team All-Region for the first time in his career. The West Palm Beach, Fla., native made his mark in his senior season for the Student Prince football team. He
Dec 13, 2023

Physician Assistant pathway: HU, Mercy College ink partnership

Nearly a quarter of the students entering Heidelberg this fall expressed interest in a health profession. While the university offers a series of 10 pre-professional health programs, a new partnership with Mercy College of Ohio (MCOH) will allow the most serious students to take their career aspirations to the next level. Heidelberg and MCOH
Dec 8, 2023

Appreciation: Students express their thanks to professors

As we approach the holiday season, kids and kids-at-heart are making their wish lists. But for our students, Heidelberg’s lineup of supportive faculty are all anyone could ask for! This year, the Owen Center for Teaching and Learning again ran it Thank-a-Prof program. The Center received 65 total responses from students, thanking 38 different full
Dec 8, 2023

Where HU Takes U: Walter Kalinowski

Once a part of the Heidelberg family, always a part of the Heidelberg family – but after graduation, our Student Princes are now the hard-working and ever-learning leaders of a new community. In our new web series, we’re checking in with our recent grads about their Heidelberg journeys, and asking them Where HU Takes U. Walter Kalinowski Walter
Dec 7, 2023

45 'Berg student-athletes earn Academic All-OAC honors

WESTERVILLE - As announced by the Ohio Athletic Conference today, 45 Heidelberg student athletes received Academic All-OAC honors. The accolades are given to fall varsity athletes who maintained a 3.5 GPA throughout the end of Spring 2023, and have completed one full year at Heidelberg. Women's Soccer led all teams with 15 student athletes
Dec 6, 2023

December grad follows computer science passion straight into his future

Senior Alex McRandal is set to graduate early on Friday, and during his time at Heidelberg, he has definitely kept himself busy. Discovering his passion for computer science in high school, Alex chose to major in Computer Science and Video Game Production. “I took a class my junior year of high school where I got to learn about the mentality of
Dec 4, 2023

'Berg to install life-saving naloxone emergency kits

Rarely can you check the news these days and not find a report of opioid addiction or death. Overdoses involving opioids such as fentanyl killed 69,710 people in 2020 – up nearly 20,000 from just a year earlier, according to provisional data released by the National Center for Health Statistics. Additional research indicates that the use of opioids
Dec 1, 2023

Heidelberg holds firm on tuition – no increase for 4th straight year

At a time when costs are skyrocketing all around us, Heidelberg University is again holding firm with no increase in undergraduate tuition for incoming students in the fall of 2024. On Nov. 15, Heidelberg’s Board of Trustees voted again for no increase in tuition for the 2024-25 academic year. Tuition will remain at $32,900 per year. This will be
Dec 1, 2023

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 40: Kirsten Kracht

One summer day, a Student Prince decided to go on a little adventure. “It won’t be long before I have a career,” the Prince said, “so I’d better start preparing now.” So with some ’Berg education under their hat, and some connections in their back pocket, the Student Prince began forging their way through an internship. We continue our web series
Nov 30, 2023

Get ready this Reading Day: Study-a-Thon at Beeghly!

Update: Good luck to all 170 individuals who attended the first-ever Study-a-Thon. 600 study hours were logged during the 12 hour event. Thanks to the ingenuity of the Owen Center, and the dedication of 'Berg students, this finals week will be a piece of cake for everyone involved! This year on Reading Day, December 10th, the Owen Center is hosting
Nov 30, 2023

Introducing a new Admission pathway: The Student Prince Promise

Since its inception, the Owen Center for Teaching and Learning has helped Heidelberg students tackle tough assignments, prepare for challenging exams, and learn difficult material. In light of the support that the Owen Center provides, Heidelberg’s Office of Admission has begun making Heidelberg education more available to students with academic
Nov 30, 2023

Final Jeopardy finesse: 'Berg MAT students win Quiz Bowl!

Graduate Athletic Training students from Heidelberg University attended the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association (OATA) Conference on Nov. 18 – and won the Quiz Bowl while there! The team involves three Master’s of Athletic Training students – Madi Sharp, Alyssa Potteiger-Stewart and Halie Monhollen. Jena Suffel, Clinical Education Coordinator and
Nov 27, 2023

Heidelberg awarded $1M+ in new Choose Ohio First funding

Heidelberg University just received a big boost in its ongoing quest to contribute to the statewide development of STEM talent in Ohio. President Rob Huntington has announced that the University will receive $1.050 million in Choose Ohio First funding. The recent award is Heidelberg’s second through the Choose Ohio First program. In 2021, the
Nov 27, 2023

Sigs rock for kids, uphold 38-year charity tradition

The men of Sigma Tau Nu Fraternity held a 24-hour Rock-A-Thon on Nov.3-4, raising over $650 for Caleb Cares 4 Kids – an organization founded by Heidelberg student Caleb Silvia. The charity provides gifts and financial support to pediatric hospital patients and their families. But the story behind the Rock-A-Thon goes all the way back to 1985, and
Nov 27, 2023

'Berg Speech Team victorious at BGSU's Falcon Classic

Heidelberg’s Speech Team had a strong showing at Bowling Green State University’s “Falcon Classic” speech tournament on November 18. This annual competition with over 200 entries was attended by 17 universities from Kansas to New Hampshire. Leading Heidelberg’s team were varsity members and 'Berg seniors Julia Schaefer and Kelsey Stanfield. Julia
Nov 24, 2023

Where HU Takes U: Lydia Rodriguez

Once a part of the Heidelberg family, always a part of the Heidelberg family – but after graduation, our Student Princes are now the hard-working and ever-learning leaders of a new community. In our new web series, we’re checking in with our recent grads about their Heidelberg journeys, and asking them Where HU Takes U. Lydia Rodriguez Lydia
Nov 17, 2023

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 39: Molly Cannon

One summer day, a Student Prince decided to go on a little adventure. “It won’t be long before I have a career,” the Prince said, “so I’d better start preparing now.” So with some ’Berg education under their hat, and some connections in their back pocket, the Student Prince began forging their way through an internship. We continue our web series
Nov 16, 2023

Anatomy class expresses gratitude for body donors

Students in Dr. Pam Faber’s 400-level Cadaver Prosection class carried out a tradition on Thursday by expressing gratitude for the silent teaching partners who have given a rare and amazing gift to them. The students – Camryn Casto, Katie Emling, Katelynn Helminiak, Kirsten Kracht, Kailyn Kroll, Brynlee Vermillion, Michael Woody and Morgan
Nov 16, 2023

Board of Trustees extends President Huntington's contract

The Heidelberg University Board of Trustees has announced that, in accordance with the terms of President Robert H. Huntington’s 2024-2029 employment agreement, his contract has been extended an additional year. Board Chair Kathleen Tirbovich Geier made the announcement following the Board’s fall meetings in October. Rob was given a rolling
Nov 16, 2023

Service through music: ’Berg band director marching in Macy’s parade

On Thanksgiving morning, live from New York, the Heidelberg family will be represented at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Heidelberg Band Director Rod Miller is serving as the assistant band director for America’s Band Directors Marching Band. Rod has been serving as Heidelberg’s band director since 2022, following the departure of his friend
Nov 14, 2023

Behavioral Science Showcase 2023: An education celebration!

The Department of Psychology and Criminology’s annual Behavioral Science showcase on November 12 brought three young alumni panelists back to campus to talk about their careers, while current students in the department presented about their culminating research or internship experiences. This year, the panel of former students consisted of Meredith