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Mar 7, 2023

Exploring Colorado’s majestic geology up close

Seven Heidelberg students are spending their spring break this week in central Colorado together with their professor, Dr. Amy Berger. This week-long trip is the primary component of their class Regional Field Geology. While there, they are exploring mountains, canyons, fossil beds and mines. Follow the students’ experiences, in their own words
Mar 7, 2023

John Quinn Lecture Series to explore topic of banned books

Heidelberg English professor Dr. Barry Devine’s ongoing John Quinn Lecture Series is holding its next event March 15, highlighting Quinn’s battles against censors and book-banning in the early 20th century. The lecture will be virtual to accommodate the visiting speakers and will begin at 6:30 p.m. You can register to attend the lecture by visiting
Mar 1, 2023

kNOwing Justice: A Death Penalty Discussion

On Wednesday, Heidelberg hosted five panelists to share their stories, each impacted by the death penalty in Ohio. Hosted by Dr. Sarah Lazzari and Chaplain Paul Sittason Stark as part of their k(NO)w Justice course, these panelists shared their experiences with a room of invested students, dedicated only to sharing their truths, regardless of the
Feb 28, 2023

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 22: Elias Rousculp

One winter 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
Feb 24, 2023

Heidelberg's first Justice Jog: 'Much-needed conversations'

On Thursday, nearly 100 students and several vendors from the community gathered for a Justice Jog, hosted by Aaron Nelson in celebration of Black History Month. The Justice Jog divided the participants into six groups, each walking a designated trail around campus. Along that path were six stops, where the groups sat together to hear about the
Feb 24, 2023

On TAG Day, ’Berg students thank donors for making a difference

A wave of positivity and joy spread across Heidelberg’s campus on Thursday as students participated in the 11th annual TAG day, short for Thank A Giver Day. Everywhere you looked, there were orange “tags” around campus – more than 400 – as a visible reminder about the many opportunities Berg donors have provided to the campus, especially to
Feb 23, 2023

Bring it home: Speech Team members are state champs!

The dynamic Heidelberg speaking duo of Julia Schaefer and Kelsey Stanfield secured the Ohio Forensics Association's State Champion title in the President's Division at the season-concluding 2023 State Tournament hosted by John Carroll University on February 17. Julia, a senior integrated media and English major, earned the title of State Champion
Feb 22, 2023

Faculty members honored for teaching, research, service

Four faculty members have earned recognition for their excellence in teaching, research, commitment to the humanities and distinguished service to the campus. The annual Faculty Awards were presented in conjunction with the winter Board of Trustees meeting annual dinner, in Wickham Great Hall on Thursday, Feb. 16. Huge congratulations to this year
Feb 22, 2023

Yusef Salaam of the Exonerated 5: “You’re here on purpose, for a purpose”

In a world where purpose is easily imprisoned by falsely assigned definitions, Dr. Yusef Salaam urges students and citizens of the world to live life to the fullest, with a focused understanding of self and an unalienable sense of purpose. Dr. Salaam, a member of the Exonerated Five, was the fifth speaker for Heidelberg’s HYPE Career Ready® Program
Feb 20, 2023

Cut the red tape: Heidelberg launches new Open Transfer program

Already have your associate’s degree? Want to go for more? You can take the next step and complete your bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg University in less than two years’ time through a unique new program designed specifically for transfer students announced today. Heidelberg’s new Open Transfer program is designed to save transfer students time
Feb 17, 2023

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 21: Lily Roth

One winter 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
Feb 14, 2023

Working together: ’Berg couple enjoys doing life as family of 3

Lauren Belliveau distinctly remembers catching a glimpse of Jake McGraw at an athletic training event on the Heidelberg campus when she was still in high school. The pair didn’t start talking, though, until their senior year at Heidelberg, when both were leading new member education classes – Lauren for the Philalethean Society and Jake for the
Feb 13, 2023

HU mourns death of Pat Adams, PALS creator & champion for students

Following is a message from President Rob Huntington, announcing the recent passing of Patricia L. "Pat" Adams, the creator of the successful Patricia Adams Lecture Series at Heidelberg. Dear Heidelberg Community, With an extremely heavy heart and profound sadness, I want to share the news of the passing of Patricia L. “Pat” Adams on Friday
Feb 10, 2023

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 20: Noah Kennard

One winter 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
Feb 10, 2023

Sarah's story: Magazine highlights professor's inspiring life journey

Heidelberg criminology and sociology professor Dr. Sarah Lazzari has an inspiring story to tell. Sarah is featured in a recent edition of VoyageOhio magazine. Several weeks ago, the magazine’s editors reached out to her for a piece that appears in their Change-Makers: Stories that Inspire section. Los Angeles-based VoyageOhio offers a fresh
Feb 9, 2023

New DIB Director Aaron Nelson: 2010 grad, energizer and connector

Aaron Nelson ’10 is Heidelberg’s new Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, and he’s taking campus by storm with his energy, love of open communication and dedication to building genuine interpersonal relationships. Diversity & Inclusion Celebrations are a huge part of Aaron’s vision for diversity on campus. So he’s gone big for Black
Feb 7, 2023

She said yes! Alums get engaged on campus

Rachel Gerken ’21 thought she and long-time boyfriend Austin Nainiger ’20 were heading to Tiffin for an early Valentine’s Day celebration on Saturday. It turned out to be so much more. Instead, Austin brought Rachel to campus where they took a short stroll, stopping in front of the Campus Center. There, he got down on one knee and proposed. She
Feb 2, 2023

A leap of faith (across the ocean): 2016 grad's Italian musical adventure

In August of 2022, Tiffin native and Heidelberg alum Stephen Smith ’16 took a leap of faith as he came to a turning point for his career. He had been offered a position as the Director of Liturgical Music for the Pontifical North American College, a seminary school in Rome. With only a month to prepare, he grabbed visas for himself and his wife
Feb 2, 2023

Trio of new projects reinvigorates entrepreneurial Berg Enactus

Berg Enactus – the campus chapter of the global Enactus organization that facilitates students to become social entrepreneurs – has been reinvigorated, thanks to the efforts of a new group of ’Berg business students. The faculty advisors say it’s going stronger than ever with the students who have stepped up to lead the process. This year, about 14
Feb 1, 2023

HYPE 'internship tour' takes students to county agencies

One of the benefits of HYPE Days at Heidelberg is the opportunity for students to take a deeper dive into a specific career-related topic in workshop-style sessions following the keynote speaker. On Tuesday, nine students in Dr. Sarah Lazzari’s criminology and psychology classes had an awesome adventure visiting local law enforcement and related
Jan 31, 2023

HYPE's Michelle Singletary: The recipe for financial freedom

In the world of personal finance, knowledge is power. And you already have the power to become richer than you think. Those were the key messages from nationally syndicated personal finance columnist Michelle Singletary, the keynote speaker during the spring semester’s first HYPE Day on Tuesday. With 401Ks, IRAs, stocks, bonds, annuities and other
Jan 30, 2023

Speech Team has strong showing at OU tournament

Eleven schools from four states competed at Ohio University's annual "1804 Speech Tournament" on January 28. Heidelberg's Speech Team continued their solid showing bringing home three trophies. Junior Julia Schaefer placed 4th in Programmed Oral Interpretation and 6th in Broadcast Journalism. Junior Kelsey Stanfield also placed, finishing 6th in
Jan 26, 2023

Cybersecurity secrets: Alyssa Edmond '21 visits with CAT Club

On Wednesday, January 24, the Computer and Technology (CAT) Club hosted a virtual seminar with Heidelberg alumna Alyssa Edmond ‘21, who shared her experiences working in cybersecurity. Part of the mission of the CAT Club is to bring professionals to engage with students in the computer science program. Bringing in a recent alumni is an added bonus
Jan 19, 2023

Welcome to Winterfest 2023!

It’s time: welcome to Winterfest 2023! Winterfest is an annual celebration of getting back to student life, hosted by the Berg Event Council. Every year, BEC works to improve upon their regular events, while keeping the old favorites in tact. Students can still expect their favorite mocktails (or cocktails) and stuffed animals, but will be