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Jun 30, 2023

Welcome home: Sydney Hieronymus returns to lead Heidelberg Fund

For Sydney (Calabro) Hieronymus, beginning her new role as the director of The Heidelberg Fund has been like coming home in more ways than one. As a highly engaged student, Sydney was a member of Greek Life, Athletics, Berg Enactus and the Student Alumni Association. SAA was her first taste of higher education advancement and she has never looked
Jun 27, 2023

The science of water: Local kids learn its importance at ’Berg camp

On Thursday and Friday last week, a dozen kids between the ages of 10 and 12 took part in the first Sandusky River Watershed Coalition Water Camp, hosted by Heidelberg University’s National Center for Water Quality Research. These kids got a close-up view of what it means to work in a water lab and a deeper appreciation for the outdoors for free –
Jun 23, 2023

Bikeables and Hikeables: The Seneca County Museum

I love the Seneca County Museum. Only a 5-minute bike ride away from the center of Heidelberg University’s campus, the Seneca County Museum is housed in the old home of Rezin Shawhan, Tiffin’s first millionaire. (With inflation, he would be worth about $23 million today.) Upon his passing in 1887, he left money to Heidelberg, the local library and
Jun 21, 2023

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 27: Reese Recker

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
Jun 14, 2023

Join Heidelberg, Tiffin community in celebrating Juneteenth

Heidelberg University will be hosting a Juneteenth flag-raising at Beeghly Library at 2 p.m. Friday. As part of the flag raising, the history and significance of the Juneteenth holiday will be shared with all in attendance. Everyone in the community is invited to participate and learn in preparation for the community’s weekend-long observance of
Jun 13, 2023

MBA students faring well in simulated global market competition

Students in Dr. Trish Berg's GSB 590 Strategic Management course are currently participating in a global market competition called GLO-BUS. The students – team manager Kathleen Brady along with Sam Runyan and Hunter Greenman – are competing under the name KWK Tech and they’re doing quite well. In GLO-BUS, teams run companies in a competitive
Jun 12, 2023

Worth the trip: ’Berg Family Vacation brings joy to hundreds of alumni

Hugs, smiles, tears of joy, laughter, more hugs, stories shared, friends reconnected, photos taken, memories made. Those were the most heartfelt highlights of Alumni Weekend 2023: ’Berg Family Vacation. It was a busy and special weekend from start to finish. Here’s a recap of some of the favorite and traditional events. LONG LIVE DR. LILLY’S LEGACY
Jun 12, 2023

Alumni honored for service to alma mater, others

One of the highlights of each Alumni Weekend is recognizing individuals and families who – through their professional lives and service – have distinguished themselves for their contributions and their lives of purpose with distinction. At Alumni Weekend 2023, we were honored to recognize one of our own, Bob Youngblood, a member of the great Class
Jun 9, 2023

’Berg honors alum, Trustee for commitment to student success

Dr. Terry Owen ’63 – a man with a keen eye for student success and a selfless spirit – is the recipient of the 2023 Trustee Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented Thursday night by President Rob Huntington as part of the annual Heidelberg Heritage Society dinner. The dinner officially kicked off a three-day Alumni Weekend celebration
Jun 9, 2023

Bikeables and Hikeables: Tiffin Flea Market

Join Digital Marketing Specialist and recent ’Berg alum Em Swain ’22, MBA ’23 as they visit some of Tiffin’s hidden gems, only a short bike-ride away from Heidelberg University’s campus. It’s our summer web series, Bikeables and Hikeables! The Tiffin Flea Market is open on Saturday and Sunday one weekend a month at the Seneca County Fairgrounds
Jun 2, 2023

Bikeables and Hikeables: St. Francis

Join Digital Marketing Specialist and recent ’Berg alum Em Swain ’22, MBA ’23 as they visit some of Tiffin’s hidden gems, only a short bike-ride away from Heidelberg University’s campus. It’s our summer web series, Bikeables and Hikeables! The St. Francis community campus is the definition of peace and quiet. Only an 8-minute bike ride from the
May 31, 2023

Hundreds of alumni set to celebrate Alumni Weekend 2023: 'Berg Family Vacation

Heidelberg University is preparing for the arrival of nearly 500 next weekend (June 9-11) as the university hosts its annual Alumni Weekend. This year’s theme is “’Berg Family Vacation.” A variety of activities are planned on campus for returning alumni, who will have the opportunity to enjoy a picnic dinner and music, Classes Without Quizzes, the
May 26, 2023

Research on the Horizon: Students work side by side with professors

A collection of six Heidelberg women are conducting research at the Ohio Reformatory for Women. In order to evaluate a prison re-entry program, four students – Paige Collins, Hope Kreais, Logyn Chamberlin and Maddie Moore – helped their professors, Dr. Sarah Lazzari and Dr. Ginny Gregg, facilitate focus groups and administer surveys For many of the
May 22, 2023

Media class renews their love of Tiffin community

Dr. Hong’s Multimedia Storytelling class has finalized their semester-long project. “Small Town Project: Rediscovering Tiffin” is a transmedia exploration of the citizens and community of Tiffin, Ohio, centralized in an interactive map. Throughout the past semester, students were researching and conducting interviews about various organizations
May 16, 2023

Hope Floats: Alumnus Paul Wargo's creativity returns to the 'Berg

Paul Wargo knew his future plans when he was in high school. When asked about it by his choir director and lifelong mentor, the late Ted Hieronymus, Heidelberg class of ’65, Paul was fairly certain, “I’m going into business.” “Why?” Mr. Hieronymus asked. “My dad says all this music stuff is fun, but you can’t make a living with it.” And then Mr
May 14, 2023

Commencement ’23: New grads step into hopeful futures

On a sun-soaked Mother’s Day morning, the Class of ’23 stepped out of their Heidelberg home and into a world of the unknown but also a world full of promise. Commencement 2023 – Heidelberg’s 170th – was a glorious day to celebrate the achievements of 300 undergraduate and graduate students who now can call themselves ’Berg alumni. A lively and
May 12, 2023

Home: Class of ’23 banner reflects warm feelings of ’Berg experience

“We all came to the conclusion at one of our first meetings that Heidelberg is home to us. That was our big thing.” Home. That became the theme for the Class of ‘23’s banner, which was unveiled and presented to President Rob Huntington at Commencement rehearsal this morning. It’s one of Heidelberg’s most long-standing and beloved traditions. Home
May 12, 2023

Young Alumni Award winner shares wisdom for Class of ’23

Erin (Watts) Marchant ’06 is the recipient of this year’s Young Alumni Achievement Award, presented Thursday night as part of the Beyond the Berg event to welcome this year’s graduating seniors into the alumni family. The award recognizes a recent grad between their 5th and 20th class reunions who has demonstrated leadership and achieved
May 11, 2023

Dad to grad: Music ed major relies on love, support of family

Kortland Andrews was 19 and his girlfriend, Chloe, was 18 when their whole world turned upside-down – in the best and most unexpected way. He was halfway through the spring semester of his sophomore year, and admittedly, “everything was going great as planned.” Almost simultaneously with the COVID-19 shutdown, the couple learned that Chloe was
May 11, 2023

Incidentally, SMT student enjoys creative role in Ritz Theatre production

One of the initiatives that Dr. Matthew Kennedy launched when he arrived at Heidelberg’s School of Music & Theatre faculty was a Composition Studio. Last school year, Matthew and the SMT partnered with the Ritz Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Tiffin for an awesome opportunity for students to expand their horizons. To kick things off in
May 10, 2023

Military-friendly: ’Berg named a Collegiate Purple Star campus

A campus collaboration to earn Heidelberg the designation as a Collegiate Purple Star campus – led by Career Services Specialist Dr. Carole Thomas, who is a U.S. Army veteran – has come to fruition. On Tuesday, Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner announced that Heidelberg University is among the latest Ohio higher education
May 5, 2023

OAC Championship toss: 'Berg’s Reese Recker takes first in javelin

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The Heidelberg University men's and women's track and field teams are off to a strong start at the Ohio Athletic Conference championships. On day one, sophomore Reese Recker was crowned OAC champion for women's javelin throw – only the fourth female in 'Berg history to win the event. The first day of the competition consisted of
May 4, 2023

A spring in Sevilla: 'Maravilloso'

Hannah Huthmaker knew that she wanted to study abroad in Spain since her freshman year. She began her career at Heidelberg as a biology-Spanish double major, working closely with Julie Arnold (now retired) and Dr. Lepeley to make her future trip a reality. When she decided to change majors to biochemistry her sophomore year, all of those plans were