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Feeding the masses: Chef Matt’s comfort zone

Mar 20, 2018

Matt Leeland has one of the biggest dining rooms around, and he loves working the room.

As the executive chef for Parkhurst Dining, Chef Matt is responsible for feeding Heidelberg students by the hundreds every day of the week. It’s a job that keeps him hopping … working long hours … greeting students who know him by name … stopping by their tables to chat for a minute or two.

“I’m always on the run,” says Chef Matt, who typically arrives on campus around 7 a.m. and leaves between 8 and 9 p.m. “But that’s only six days a week.”

From Manhattan to your backyard: Ekmeles vocal ensemble at ’Berg Friday

Mar 19, 2018

Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre will host the dynamic Ekmeles vocal ensemble as part of the school’s New Music Live Concert Series at 7 p.m. Friday (March 23) in Ohl Concert Hall.

Ekmeles is a six-person acapella vocal ensemble that performs new and rarely heard works and gems of historical avant garde. The group bridges musical past and present as they explore the creative and expressive potential of the human voice.

Alumni teachers share creative classroom concepts

Mar 16, 2018

Using technology to stimulate creativity. Having confidence to try teaching techniques outside the norm. Implementing movement and play in the special ed classroom. These are strategies that three young alumni teachers shared with Heidelberg education majors as part of the 2018 Education Summit this week.

Beverly Gooden shares #WhyIStayed story

Mar 16, 2018

Beverly Gooden didn’t know that a tweet could change her life.

In 2014, then Baltimore Raven Ray Rice was charged with the assault of his fiancé in an elevator. After the video was released, everyone had an opinion on the incident with the most popular being – how could she stay with him?

Gooden had been in an abusive relationship for two years before finding a way out. She knew the complexities of such a relationship and how it’s not as simple as many people believe.

2018 Commencement, baccalaureate speakers announced

Mar 14, 2018

President Rob Huntington has announced that Mary Welsh Schlueter, the founder and CEO of the Cincinnati-based non-profit Partnership for Innovation in Education (PIE) will be the 2018 Commencement speaker. Additionally, we are pleased that the Rev. Dr. Mary Schaller Blaufuss, team leader for the UCC’s Global Sharing of Resources and executive for Volunteer Ministries, an executive and leader in the United Church of Christ, will deliver the baccalaureate sermon.

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