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Jan 17, 2023

'Berg community comes together to celebrate MLK Jr. Day

On Martin Luther King Jr Day ON!, Heidelberg University came together to take a hard look at diversity, equity and inclusion on campus – what it means to various individuals and groups and how to keep moving forward as a community with meaningful initiatives toward creating a sense of belonging for everyone. Throughout the day, the Diversity
Jan 11, 2023

New dean, alum connect over shared high school HOF induction

You just never know where you’ll meet a Heidelberg alum. November 23 was a special evening for ‘Berg alumnus Dave Kapes ’70 as he was inducted into the Barberton Sports Hall of Fame. A stellar football player in the late ‘60s, Dave was joined at the ceremony by his wife, Sherry (Ickes) Kapes ’70 and a proud contingent of former Student Prince
Jan 10, 2023

On MLK Jr. Day, Heidelberg focuses on community building

​Instead of a day off, the Heidelberg community will gather together on Monday, Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – for a Day ON! Students, faculty and staff will participate in a series of events around the theme of Community Building: From Knowing to Doing. Activities are being organized by Heidelberg’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Jan 10, 2023

Nurses complete BSN degrees, receive pins during ceremony

Heidelberg nursing students Brian Michener and Tyler Trapp celebrated the culmination of their RN-BSN journey with a traditional pinning ceremony on campus Monday afternoon. Kathleen Mertens also completed her degree but was unable to attend the pinning ceremony. Both working nurses, Tyler and Bryan were joined by their families for the pinning
Jan 6, 2023

'Berg selects Ryan McDannell as first-ever Esports head coach

Heidelberg Athletics Director Greg Cooper has announced the hiring of Ryan McDannell as the head coach of the newly created Esports program. Prior to arriving at Heidelberg, McDannell served as the head coach of Upper Sandusky High School's Esports program. "We are excited to welcome Ryan as Heidelberg's first varsity Esports coach," Greg said.
Dec 13, 2022

’Berg after-school tutors fill the gap for local elementary children

Last spring, the School of Education received funding from the Ohio Department of Education’s Statewide Mathematics and Literacy tutoring grant program. Heidelberg used the grant to create the Genius Afterschool Program. A total of 12 education majors just completed the first semester of reading and math tutoring for 22 kindergarten-fifth graders
Dec 13, 2022

Remarkable stories: Local nuns share legacy of service with ’Berg class

In films, on TV and even on greeting cards, nuns are invariably stereotyped as caricatures, depicted as either mean, crabby or sanctimonious. Students in Dr. Desi Matherly’s Writing for Social Change class found out that those stereotypes couldn’t be further from the truth in a class project that just concluded last week. “I really had no
Dec 12, 2022

Congrats, December grads, and welcome to the alumni family

On Friday, Heidelberg celebrated the accomplishments of 32 students who completed graduation requirements this semester. The annual December Graduation Reception, while more informal than the traditional ceremony each May, was an opportunity to recognize and honor 26 undergrads and six graduate students who now move on to that next chapter! At the
Dec 9, 2022

Inside, concert hall gets facelift; outside, new patio adds ambiance

There’s a ton of activity inside Brenneman Music Hall as students prepare for finals (and faculty prepare to grade them). Adding to the buzz, crews are in the midst of renovating Ohl Concert Hall and constructing a new whimsical patio. Ohl Concert Hall: An upgrade and a facelift When students return from winter break, they’ll be greeted by
Dec 8, 2022

Celebrating student creativity: Design & documentaries

Assistant Professor of Communication and Media Dr. Jiachun Hong has been creating spaces for students' work to be shared and showcased throughout the semester – his first as a Heidelberg faculty member. Jiachun recently set up a gallery in the GEM Center to promote the artwork and graphic designs of students. Hanging on the wall of the lobby are
Dec 8, 2022

Toward inclusivity: New music, theatre audition option coming

Heidelberg’s School of Music & Theatre is launching a new pathway that will give prospective students more options for entry into studying the arts at the collegiate level. The new pathway is a concerted effort to be more inclusive for students who may not have had access to the arts in their high schools and also to nurture a passion for the arts
Dec 8, 2022

The Adventures of Student Leaders: Kailyn Kroll

Many students leave high school as solitary jaguars, on a quest to find their place in the world. When they arrive at Heidelberg, they encounter a multitude of leadership opportunities and discover an entirely different animal. Welcome to our new monthly web series: The Adventures of Student Leaders. Kailyn Kroll is a junior from a “small, middle
Dec 7, 2022

A Prince's Purpose: APO Caroling & BSU Cocoa

Heidelberg’s Student Princes are excited to lend a helping hand for the holidays, sharing their love and appreciation to the Tiffin community, and pursuing their purpose with distinction. BSU hands out hot chocolate Heidelberg’s Black Student Union, in conjunction with Parkhurst Dining, catered snacks for the Student Prince men’s basketball double
Dec 5, 2022

A Prince's Purpose: Ex-Phi Head Start & Chem Club Toy Drive

Heidelberg’s Student Princes are excited to lend a helping hand for the holidays, sharing their love and appreciation to the Tiffin community, and pursuing their purpose with distinction. Ex-Phi Head Start Christmas The Ex-Phi Head Start Christmas has come again! On Sunday, December 4th, the Excelsior Men’s Society and Philalethean Society of
Dec 5, 2022

Local entrepreneur Suzie Reineke to join HU Board of Trustees

Local entrepreneur and marketing professional Suzie Reineke has been appointed to a four-year term on the Heidelberg University Board of Trustees. Her term begins in February 2023. “Suzie will be an outstanding addition to the Heidelberg University Board of Trustees! Her significant business experience, community commitment and leadership will
Dec 1, 2022

MAC students research local homelessness issue, provide valuable data

Research methods classes at the graduate level can be very intimidating. But if the outcome is meaningful, all the work and worry are worth it. Students in Ronee Rice’s Applied Research & Qualitative Methods in Counseling class took on two major projects this semester, and one of them – the 2022 Seneca County Homeless Needs Assessment – has
Nov 30, 2022

Giving Tuesday special for 'Berg president, Sisters in Shelter

Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29) brought special meaning and a special opportunity for ‘Berg President Rob Huntington. As part of the Giving Tuesday tradition, the Tiffin Community Foundation (founded 1983) – for which Rob has served as a board member since 2013 – designated its giving to nine local organizations as chosen by the nine board members. The
Nov 30, 2022

Secret Service simulation puts wrestlers through the paces

President Trizzle – a.k.a. ’Berg Head Wrestling Coach Tony Patrizi – had quite a workout when the U.S. Secret Service paid a visit to the team’s practice on Nov. 16. Senior Special Agent Jason Grahn, who visited campus earlier this semester for a recruiting event, put the wrestling team through a simulation as protective duty for President Trizzle
Nov 29, 2022

Campus mourns passing of Trustee, alumnus, benefactor Gary Bryenton

Following is a message from President Rob Huntington, announcing the recent passing of Trustee, distinguished alumnus and Heidelberg benefactor Gary L. Bryenton, ’61. November 28, 2022 Dear Colleagues, With profound sadness, I wish to inform the Heidelberg community of the passing of current Trustee, distinguished alumnus, and Heidelberg benefactor
Nov 28, 2022

Heidelberg’s funny man Brian Regan relives football glory days

NFL Films Presents Segment Brian Regan, the Heidelberg alum funny man, has hit it big on the comedy stage. But who knew he once had aspirations of gridiron glory – and to this day, he still does? NFL Films Presents picked up on Brian’s early history as an undergrad at Heidelberg and recently aired a piece on his life before comedy. A native of
Nov 28, 2022

Senior Honors students' capstone presentations on tap this week

Senior Honors students will present their culminating Honors capstone projects this week. These presentations and their accompanying written component are the semester-long independent research portions of our Life of the Mind students. With encouragement from their Heidelberg families and direct help from their mentors, these students are excited
Nov 28, 2022

Football lands 17 All-OAC honorees, 3 special awards

The Ohio Athletic Conference released the 2022 postseason awards on Nov. 21 and, as expected, the Heidelberg University football team was well represented. The Student Princes landed a total of 17 individuals on the lists, including three special award recipients. Heidelberg had nine first-team selections, five second-team selections and two
Nov 17, 2022

Body donor ceremony an expression of gratitude, deep respect

Even in death, three individuals – “silent teaching partners” – have given a rare and amazing gift to Heidelberg’s science students. These individuals, along with 18 others who came before them – are Heidelberg’s body donors. On Thursday, Dr. Pam Faber’s Cadaver Prosection students carried out a tradition by placing hand-written notes of