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Transforming the lives of at-risk kids

Oct 31, 2016

When children and youth are struggling, sometimes it’s a matter of their life circumstances, and all they need is recognition and some timely, informed help.

Students in the Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) Program looking to work with these at-risk children just got a big boost to aid their clinical training, thanks to a major new grant that will pay them during their internships.

Travel abroad much more than an adventure

Oct 27, 2016

There’s something to be said for stepping outside of your comfort zone to travel internationally. The risk-reward of a study abroad excursion for one ‘Berg student was more than an adventure.

When senior Nick Johnson was getting ready to depart for his semester abroad in Costa Rica, he bought a one-way plane ticket. He was about to have a radically different experience than his previous trip to Italy.

In Italy, Nick transformed from a “scared puppy” to someone who had adjusted to the culture so well that he didn’t want to leave.

HYPE speaker: Your choices can change lives

Oct 19, 2016

Human rights advocate and best-selling author John Prendergast followed his heart in his lifelong quest to make a difference for war-ravaged nations in Africa. Turns out he also inspired Heidelberg students as he spoke about his commitment to improve the world.

Students came away encouraged about Prendergast’s message to choose to be “upstanders” instead of bystanders.

"I feel very inspired by what he said. It makes me want to step outside my comfort zone and believe I can affect somebody’s life and make it better," said freshman Allison Schwarzbek.

PALS speaker: Develop powerful goals

Oct 14, 2016

Now retired from a distinguished military career as a nurse commander and senior administrator, Maj. Gen. Gale Pollock said she missed the energy, creativity and desire to make a difference that she enjoys from being in the presence of young people.

The realities of Native American struggles

Oct 13, 2016

When Dr. Courtney DeMayo approached her history student, Alex Hampton, about giving a presentation during the Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series this month, he jumped at the chance.

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