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Nov 15, 2022

Mars rover engineer’s career a lesson in Perseverance

Dr. Moogega “Moo” Cooper is a true role model for women in science and technology. But she is so much more. With her position as the planetary protection lead of NASA’s Mars rover mission, she is a real-life “guardian of the galaxy.” Her work as a planetary protection engineer at the Jet Propulsion Lab is integral to the ongoing success of the
Nov 14, 2022

Criminology, psychology students showcase research, internships

During their junior year, students majoring in one of the behavioral sciences are required to complete an independent research project or an internship. On Sunday, 18 juniors and seniors – all of whom are majoring or double majoring in Criminology and Psychology – presented the results of their work at the 9th Behavioral Sciences Showcase at The
Nov 14, 2022

Wigs & Makeup: '21 grad lands awesome job with Lyric Opera of Chicago

James Ogle ’21 fell in love with theatre when he was 14, sitting in the audience at his first-ever performance, Little Shop of Horrors, at a community college near his Henagar, Alabama, home. Since then, his love of theatre has only grown. Today, that love multiplied into an awesome career in James’ chosen industry specialty of wigs and makeup
Nov 11, 2022

Heidelberg honors service, sacrifice of all veterans

With deep respect and gratitude, the Heidelberg community honored veterans past and present during a rainy yet meaningful ceremony Friday morning in front of Beeghly Library. At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – which signifies the end of the war to end all wars – Heidelberg’s ceremony began. Student Senate planned the annual
Nov 10, 2022

The Adventures of Student Leaders: Lillian Whitcomb

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. Lillian Whitcomb was told often as a child that
Nov 9, 2022

Incoming School of Business dean focusing on student success

Heidelberg’s School of Business will have a new leader when the spring semester begins. Dr. Anne-Marie Anderson has been selected to become Dean of the School of Business and The John & Patricia Adams Family Endowed Chair. She’ll also hold the rank of Professor of Finance. After a nationwide search, Anne will join the School of Business at a
Nov 4, 2022

Juvenile justice is being brought back to the Heidelberg classroom

As part of Dr. Sarah Lazzari’s “Juvenile Justice” course (CRM 362), Heidelberg students are participating in the Writers in Residence program. Writers in Residence is an Ohio-based nonprofit organization that gives the youth in the juvenile justice system their own voice. It began as a student-run organization out of John Carroll University, which
Nov 4, 2022

Honors students "plagued" with knowledge

The Life of the Mind Honors Program here at Heidelberg requires students to take four seminars: the Artist, the Scholar, the Citizen and the Scientist. These three ideas serve as overarching goals for the program curriculum, but the topics change every semester. The Scientist honors seminar can be many things. It can address the differences between
Nov 3, 2022

Classic with a twist: Theatre to present 'Wendy & Peter Pan'

Everyone knows the classic tale of Peter Pan and the Darling children who travel with him beyond the stars to Neverland. However, Heidelberg Theatre’s upcoming presentation of Wendy & Peter Pan puts a new spin on the story. Wendy & Peter Pan opens next Thursday on the Gundlach Theatre stage, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 13. Heidelberg Theatre’s
Nov 2, 2022

Distinctive: ’Berg’s unique forest named to honor retired botany professor

This time of year, perhaps more than any other, Heidelberg’s trees take center stage with their vibrant hues of red, orange and yellow. They paint a stunning canvas that creates a welcoming and memorable impression for first-time visitors and a hint of nostalgia for alumni who have come and gone, and come home again. It is appropriate, then, that
Nov 2, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 19: Jacqueline Kaskel

One fall 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
Oct 27, 2022

Virtual business class project goes international

Fifty-plus Heidelberg business students are getting a taste of international – and intercultural – collaboration this semester. The students in Dr. Lisa Kahle-Piasecki’s Business Communication Tools classes are part of a global team project. They are paired with their counterparts at No. 1-ranked university in Latin America in QS World Rankings –
Oct 26, 2022

Board of Trustees extends President Huntington's contract

The Heidelberg University Board of Trustees has announced that, in accordance with the terms of President Robert H. Huntington’s 2023-2028 employment agreement, his contract has been extended an additional year. Board Chair Kathleen Tirbovich Geier made the announcement following the Board’s fall meetings last week. Huntington was given a rolling
Oct 26, 2022

Anti-genocide vigilance must go on, human rights activist says

The Lichtman-Behm Genocide Lecture Series – in its effort to learn from the past to prevent future instances of genocide -- has focused on the Holocaust and other contemporary examples of genocide, such as Rwanda, Cambodia, Armenia and the Native American population. Tuesday marked the 12th year for the series and a “somber occasion” on campus as
Oct 25, 2022

Internship Chronicles, Chapter 18: Isabel Chasney

One fall 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
Oct 25, 2022

Student Prince kicker snags OAC Player of the Week honors

The Heidelberg University football team's Branden Steckel earned the OAC Player of the Week. After tying the OAC record for field goals made in a game, he helped vault the Student Princes to victory over Marietta on Saturday. This weekend, Steckel went a perfect 5-5 on field goals. He hit them from distances of 22, 22, 23, 34, and 39. The
Oct 24, 2022

'Berg students, alumni celebrate Homecoming Las Vegas-style

This past weekend’s Viva Las Heidelberg Homecoming ‘22 was an explosion of creativity, unity and the Heidelberg spirit. With October in full swing, even the campus’s trees were chanting orange and red. As several hundred alumni returned to their Sweet Alma Home by plane, car or RV, current students celebrated their community and uplifted each other
Oct 24, 2022

Students select Megan Vesely, Ryan Shock as 2022 Homecoming Royalty

Saturday was a big day for ’Berg seniors Megan Vesely and Ryan Shock. As students and alumni celebrated Viva Las Heidelberg Homecoming 2022, Megan and Ryan were crowned 2022 Homecoming Royalty, as selected by students. Their selection was announced at halftime of Heidelberg’s win vs. Marietta. Megan is a business marketing major from Louisville
Oct 24, 2022

Heidelberg maintains current tuition levels; no increases for 3 consecutive years

For the third consecutive year, Heidelberg University’s tuition is holding at its current rate. On Friday, the University’s Board of Trustees voted again for no increase in tuition for the 2023-24 academic year. The current annual tuition will remain at $32,900. Given Heidelberg’s strong financial aid strategy, every student accepted to Heidelberg
Oct 21, 2022

Newly renovated Miller Hall is dedicated; legacies live on

Miller Residence Hall – before Heidelberg completed the $8.9 million renovation in late summer – had seen its better days. Now, post-renovation, it’s seeing its very best ones for the students who call it home. On Friday, Heidelberg held a dedication ceremony for the new and improved Miller Hall as Board of Trustees members, project partners and
Oct 20, 2022

’Berg announces 8 new majors, bridge into MAC program

Students have asked, and we’re finding ways to deliver. Heidelberg is adding a series of new majors and creating an accelerated “bridge” into our graduate counseling program. Building on academic programs at which we already excel, these new majors have the potential to change students’ lives and set them on an awesome career trajectory. The new
Oct 17, 2022

DEIC team dives deeper into ongoing work, makes connections

Last week, five members of Heidelberg’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Committee (DEIC) traveled to Crawfordsville, Indiana, to participate in the HEDS Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Student Success Workshop. Representing Heidelberg at the workshop were DEIC Co-Chairs Leslie Erwin and Morgan Harrigan, along with Brad Gibson, Alyssa Kontak and Paul
Oct 14, 2022

High school business educators get great intro to Heidelberg

On Friday, the School of Business provided a venue for area high school business educators and guidance counselors to come together to learn about Heidelberg’s program as well as interact with each other. The inaugural Business Educators Day was a success, with participation from educators from Columbian High School, Millstream Career Center in
Oct 14, 2022

'Viva Las Heidelberg' this Homecoming Week!

Homecoming Week is always filled with fun surprises for our underclassmen and wonderful nostalgia for our upperclassmen, through the efforts of BEC. For those seniors who remember their Black and White Casino Night during their freshman Welcome Week, all the way back in 2019, Viva Las Heidelberg will be a weeklong blast from the past. Spend your