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Traditions greet newest 'Berg family members
Traditions greet newest 'Berg family members

Aug 30, 2019

As is the case with many families, traditions are endearing and everlasting. A total of 362 new students are now officially members of the Heidelberg family.

Thursday’s Opening Convocation was steeped in Heidelberg traditions, handed down from class to class and generation to generation. The first-year and transfer students experienced T-Bridge, beanies, “H” pins and Sweet Alma Home for the first time.

'15 alum, photojournalist says 'yes, and' to opportunities
'15 alum, photojournalist says 'yes, and' to opportunities

Aug 30, 2019

The Class of 2023 is ready to rock it. New and returning students and faculty officially kicked off the 2019-20 academic year – the 170th in Heidelberg’s history – during Opening Convocation on Thursday.

Provost Beth Schwartz began Convocation with four pieces of advice for new students: Stay focused on your goal (graduation!), find your voice and define who you are, take action by being part of a community with incredible opportunities, and find your mentor.

After camp with young adults with Down syndrome, ‘We’re PALS people now’
After camp with young adults with Down syndrome, ‘We’re PALS people now’

Aug 27, 2019

There’s a group of students on campus suffering from a severe case of FOMP – Fear of Missing PALS. But thanks to social media, cell phones and lots of photos, they’re staying well connected with their new friends.

In this case, PALS refers to Camp PALS, an immersive experience for young adults with Down syndrome and their peers to have fun, grow as individuals and build transformative friendships. 

HU, TU partner for LaborStay Weekend
HU, TU partner for LaborStay Weekend

Aug 26, 2019

First-year students at Tiffin University and Heidelberg University have recently arrived on campus to kick off the new academic year. And if the universities have anything to do with it, they’d like to keep them here during the long Labor Day Weekend.

TU and Heidelberg are partnering on a series of activities being billed as LaborSTAY Weekend, designed to keep students on campus and meet some new friends at the same time.

Alternative Break trip an education of a different kind
Alternative Break trip an education of a different kind

Aug 23, 2019

Senior Penelope Christian – like many students who take a leap to study abroad – had a great experience when she traveled to Nicaragua through Outreach360 to volunteer on an Alternative Break trip in March 2018. She is hoping to start her own non-profit one day, so it was the perfect way to serve others, which is her life goal.

“It was an amazing experience,” Penelope said. “I went to educate the students but they don’t realize how much they’re educating us on humanity and life.”

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