Nota Bene - Vol. 17 Issue 5

Nota Bene

Vol. 17 Issue 5 - Oct 5, 2012

Berg Business Board adds value to HU experience

Stacy CoxA group of accomplished and prominent business executives have formed the Berg Business Board to guide, promote, advise and support the School of Business’s mission to become a premiere business school.

The BBB, comprised of 11 members, four of whom are Heidelberg alumni, met for the first time on campus last month. Stacy Cox, ’94, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Croghan Colonial Bank, was chosen as chair. Serving as vice-chair will be Mark Beliczky, ’77, managing director of Salus Sciences, LLC, in Baltimore. Alums Scott Hicks, ’89, president and CEO of the Clyde-Findlay Area Credit Union, and Jerry Ross, ’80, executive director of the National Entrepreneur Center in Orlando, Fla., also are on the board.

Other members include:

  • Willard Heddles, CEO and president, Tiffin Metal Products
  • Cary Cox, manager of business development, Marathon Petroleum
  • John Bolte, executive vice president, National Machinery, LLC
  • Richard Focht, president and CEO, Seneca Industrial & Economic Development Corp.
  • John Detwiler, president and CEO, Seneca Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Cynthia Dennison, senior director of finance, Mercy Tiffin Hospital and Mercy Willard Hospital
  • Andrew J. Felter, president and COO, Webster Industries.

Mark BeliczkySchool of Business Dean Dr. Haseeb Ahmed said formation of the BBB is an important component of the new business model for the school.

“These are high-level executives, getting attached to us, getting familiar with our curriculum, our students and our programs, and becoming vested with us,” he said.

Programs such as the BBB, the Heidelberg Business Institute, the Executive-in-Residence and Entrepreneur-in-Residence programs add quality and relevance to the School of Business, reinforce a forward-looking perspective and create a mindset that connects practice with theory, Haseeb said.

The BBB also maintains a continuing dialog between the school and the business community. “We now have a two-way exchange taking place, and that’s very important,” he added.

The group will meet once each semester. Following the initial meeting, Haseeb was pleased with the “unprecedented willingness and excitement of the board to be involved with us.”

“They will be extremely valuable in terms of internships, job placement, as guest speakers and resources, and will be involved with student activities.” BBB members also will participate in admissions events on campus.

Bryenton Honors Center
renovations near completion

Honors House

When crews removed the old metal roof on the Bryenton Honors Center in anticipation of replacing it with a new slate roof, they were surprised by what they found. It was a surprise that both complicated and delayed the project to restore and improve the grand structure.

“There were multiple problems the contractor had to address so the reroofing process could take place,” said Rod Morrison, associate vice president of facilities and engineering.

Beneath the metal was the original slate roof, which had deteriorated badly. As with aging structures, the deterioration didn’t end there. “Once we got into tearing off the metal and old slate, the contractor discovered that the decking had deteriorated and had to be replaced,” Rod said.

Additionally, some of the rafters needed repair, as did multiple chimneys. On top of that, fascia had to be replaced and crews discovered that the attic was uninsulated, and that had to be rectified as well.

There was some unexpected good news, however. Contractor MJ Brown proposed an alternative for the new slate: using repurposed slate from other buildings, which they agreed to donate to the project.

The roof replacement was the first phase of the overall renovation project, which is being supported by the Bryenton family. Today, the upper roof is complete and the flat section is prepped and ready to receive a “widow’s walk” – a feature original to the house and common for structures of that time period. Work is expected to be complete on the roof of the addition on the west side next week, according to Rod.

Legacy Building Restoration of Tiffin has come on board to repair and replace deteriorated bricks and stone foundation material, as well as tuck-pointing and replacement of the basement windows. They have prepped the exterior trim for painting, which is currently under way.

On the interior, a wall has been removed to create an open space for social gatherings. Flooring has been replaced in the kitchen and a restroom, and the entire space was given a fresh coat of paint. A door was cut into the west side that will lead to a future patio and provide handicap accessibility to the center. Design plans are being formulated for that phase of the project.

Rod said the plan is for the exterior work and painting to be completed by the end of this month, weather-permitting.

Tucci film wins award

Chris TucciAn independent film starring Professor and Director Chris Tucci won an award at a California film festival last weekend.

Through the Flowers, which stars Chris in the lead role, received the “Best Halloween Teaser” in the fourth annual Lady Filmmakers Film Festival in Beverly Hills. The film tells the story of Tom, whose world is destroyed by the loss of his only son. Believing that his only chance to rebuild resides with his ex-wife, Olivia, Tom visits her on the one-year anniversary of their son’s death to find closure and seize the new life that he so desperately needs.

The Heidelberg community got a sneak peek at the film, which was filmed a year ago in Columbus, when Chris screened it as part of the faculty research conference this past spring. Because the film is being submitted to other festivals, it won’t be available for public consumption any time soon, Chris said.

Chris is no stranger to the stage and screen. His credits include lead and supporting roles in feature film and theatrical productions including Company Retreat, Camp Hope and Contemplating Annie.

He was introduced to director Tobias Roediger and producer Amber Mikesell when he was cast in a supporting role in the feature film by the working title The Journey of Kane (finished title Blood and Water). Both Tobias and Amber were so impressed with his performance that they contacted Chris about the audition opportunity for Through the Flowers.

Make a night of it: Alumni hosts
Dinner and a Show to kick off Homecoming

Looking BackwardsHelp welcome alumni back to campus during Homecoming next weekend. The Office of Alumni Relations has planned a series of events for alumni based on the theme “Moving Forward – Looking Backward.”

Festivities kick off on Friday, Oct. 12, with Dinner and a Show, including presentation of the Young Alumni Achievement Awards to Dr. Jennifer Seminario, ’03, and attorney Frank Seminario, ’05. The evening begins at 5:45 p.m. in the Reed Atrium of Gillmor Hall and concludes with a performance of “The Drowsy Chaperone,” in Gundlach Theatre. Cost is $15 per person. Make your reservation at

See a list of additional alumni-related Homecoming events.

See a list of student-related Homecoming events.

Oktoberfest celebration
continues through month

Deana, Hannah and Esham

Following a successful dinner Thursday night, a series of presentations on German culture and study abroad experiences are planned throughout the month of October. The following presentations will be held in Campus Center 120:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 3:30 p.m. — German presentation by German teaching assistant Lina Hartmann and exchange students from Heidelberg Germany Ann-Sophie Kimmich, Marco Kistner and Stella Wancke
  • Monday, Oct. 15 at 3:30 p.m. — German presentation by students who studied in Germany, including American Junior Year students April Davidson, Erik Furst, Ben Kieffer, Alyssa Vetter and Amanda Bretz (Munich)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 3:30 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. — German presentation by Summer German & European Studies Program students Deana Shook, Hannah Long-Higgins and Esham Ahmed (pictured, l-r)

Coffee, tea and German cake will be served.

Additionally, Oktoberfest 2012, sponsored by the Seneca County Park District, is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 7, at noon, at Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve.

WLI: Their piece of the sky

In conjunction with the PBS Independent Lens documentary, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the Women's Leadership Initiative sent this photo to Women and Girls Lead to celebrate the premiere of the documentary. The photo is included with many photos from groups and individuals who also participated.

View all the submitted photos.


Health Center to offer flu shots

All Heidelberg students, faculty, staff, Aramark employees, Heidelberg retirees and spouses will be offered flu shots through the Stoner Health Center at a cost of $15 per person. Payment can be made by cash, check or charged on the student's account.

Influenza vaccinations will be available in the Health Center as follows:

  • Monday, Oct. 8 – 1-3 p.m. in CC 141
  • Tuesday, Oct. 9 -- 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in CC 141
  • Thursday, Oct. 11 -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in CC 141

Walk-ins are welcome. No appointments will be taken. If you have any questions, please call the Health Center at 419-448-2042.

Phonathon callers ring up
record-setting night

Anna BroadmanAlumni and other donors responded in a big way to students calling them on behalf of the Heidelberg Fund on Sept. 27. Under the direction of Anna Brodman, the student callers raised the most money in a single night in the history of the calling program with a grand total of $17,579.

On this night, the callers were focusing their fund-raising efforts on donor prospects who had given $500 in the past, encouraging them to increase their gift to the $1,000 Presidential Fellows level. As an incentive, all gifts from new Presidential Fellows are being matched this year, dollar for dollar.

The students were able to land four new Presidential Fellows and many other increased gifts.

Congratulations to Anna and her team! Keep up the great work!

Music faculty to take stage
for annual gala Sunday

The annual Faculty Gala will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, in Brenneman Music Hall. Those performing are Lori Akins, flute; Melissa Bosma, oboe; Dr. Margarita Denenberg, piano; Dr. Carol Dusdieker, soprano; Dr. Ioana Galu, violin; Eric Rutherford, bassoon; Dr. Joel Shonkwiler, trombone; and Dr. Barbara Specht, clarinet.

The Faculty Gala will included in the wide selection of musical literature are selections from Rigoletto Paraphrase by Verdi and Liszt to Edward Elgar’s Salut D’Amour.

Friends of Heidelberg Music will hold its annual meeting at 2:30 p.m. in Pancoast Recital Hall. The FOHM supports the School of Music, and some of their events include raising money to renovate Brenneman Music Hall, providing funds for musical and theatre program and sponsoring picnics for the School of Music. All current members invite any prospective members to come to this annual meeting.

A reception will follow the Faculty Gala.

In the HAUS: President
celebrates with AJY alumni

Alumni from across the U.S. who participated in the American Junior Year program in Heidelberg, Germany, gathered in Boston for three days late last month to celebrate the fifth annual National Meeting of Heidelberg Alumni U.S. (HAUS). The Rector of Heidelberg University, Bernhard Eitel, invited former visiting professors and Ph.D. candidates (the research alumni) to the event to discuss academic transatlantic opportunities and possible collaborations. President Rob Huntington traveled to Boston to participate in the meeting.

During the panel discussion, hosted by the German Consulate General, Research Alumni from several major North American universities expressed a strong interest in arranging exchange programs with Heidelberg University.

During the national HAUS meeting, alumni introduced their new mentoring program, as well as a scholarship fund. The highlight of the weekend program was a discussion between Rector Eitel and Nobel Laureate Wolfgang Ketterle, a Heidelberg alumnus. The HAUS members also had plenty of time to network and explore Boston while enjoying the city’s famous Duck Tour.

Heidelberg Alumni U.S. was founded in October 2008 and engages all former Heidelberg students, exchange students, graduates, researchers and visiting professors who reside in the U.S.

Former English instructor gets published

The Ekphrastic Poem: A Grounded Instance of Singing, the longest article in the October/November 2012 issue of The Writer’s Chronicle, was written by a former adjunct professor English Jacqueline Kolosov. The former Jackie McLean taught at the same time as long-time adjunct English professor Jack Troutner (now deceased), whose favorite creative genre was ekphrastic poetry. Jackie, who taught at Heidelberg in the late 1990s, is currently a member of the creative writing faculty at Texas Tech University.


Board of Trustees member Dr. Wade Young, ‘79, was a guest lecturer in Trevor Bates’ Healthcare Seminar course last week. Wade spoke on the topic of ophthalmology and specifically, about sports-related eye injuries.

To date, students have heard from an athletic trainer, a pharmacist and a chiropractor, with a variety of other healthcare professionals scheduled for the remainder of the semester. The course exposes to students to research and cutting-edge information form professionals in various specialties of medicine and allied health care.

Prisoners of War coverAs part of the Contributions to Global Historical Archaeology, Marold Mytum and Gilly Carr (editors) have just published Prisoners of War: Archaeology, Memory and Heritage of 19th and 20th-Century Mass Interment. Chapter 4 of this book, titled Johnson’s Island U.S. Civil War Military Prison, was written by Dr. David Bush (anthropology). The book is published by Springer.

Dr. Doug McConnell (School of Music) and Clark Measels from Carson-Newman College represented the National Association of Schools of Music in an accreditation visit for St. John's/St. Benedictine's College in Minnesota. Former Heidelberg faculty instructor Dale White sends his regards back to the campus. Dr. White, who has served the Department of Music at St. John's College for more than three decades, was instructor in bands and trumpet while a member of the Heidelberg faculty.

Welcome to the Family

Dr. Laura Johnson will join the staff of the National Center for Water Quality Research in January. Her Ph.D. is in biological sciences from the University of Notre Dame and her bachelor’s degree is in biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Laura comes to Heidelberg from Indiana University, where she is currently working as a post-doctoral research associate on an NSF-funded project examining coupled nutrient cycling in agricultural streams as controlled by microbial communities.

Welcome, Laura!

Beeghly News

Banned Books Week is Sept. 30-Oct. 6
What is your favorite banned book? Stop by Beeghly Library to view the front lobby display case and learn about favorite books that have been challenged in schools and libraries. See photographs of our library staff with their favorites from the Beeghly collection, also posted on the Heidelberg Beeghly Library Facebook page. Take a picture with your favorite banned book and we will submit it to Library Snapshot Day, hosted by the State Library of Ohio.

Bread baking returns
The Beeghly Bread Bakers resume their bread baking duties on Oct. 11. The library staff thought that students and faculty/staff would enjoy the warm smells of baking bread, as well as the taste samples, and they were right. In response to requests for the fresh baked bread after the summer hiatus, Bobbi Bishop, Nainsí Houston, Laurie Repp and Emily Brubaker are sharing the bread baking duties.

’Berg to express thanks
to Fellows donors

The members of the Fellows Organization contributed nearly $700,000 toward the Heidelberg Fund goal of $1 million during Fiscal Year 2012. Next weekend, the university will express its sincere appreciation for their many contributions when members gather on campus for the annual Fellows Day luncheon and business meeting.

The appreciation event will be held at noon, Saturday, Oct. 13, in Seiberling Gymnasium. The program will feature remarks from President Rob Huntington and senior Cody Waterman, representing the students. Fellows President Rebecca Shope, ’04, and Vice President Scott Hicks, ’89, will conduct recognition and the business meeting. Members of the Student Alumni Association will be on hand to mingle with Fellows and the Singing Collegians will provide entertainment.

Following the luncheon and business meeting, Fellows are invited to attend the football game vs. Otterbein at Mayer Field, where they will be honored for their many contributions at halftime.

For additional information, contact Ashley Helmstetter at x2231 or

Know your numbers: Employee
health screenings return in November

Once again, Heidelberg will be offering all employees, spouses and partners the opportunity to participate in a health risk assessment. The assessments are a collaborative effort between Mercy Hospital of Tiffin, Know your Numbers© and Heidelberg University.

The assessments will be held in Stoner Health Center in the Campus Center from 6:30-10:30 a.m. Nov 12, 13, 14 and 15. The following screenings will be performed:

  • Fasting glucose and lipid profile that includes cholesterol, triglycerides and ratios (blood tests)
  • Measurement of blood pressure, height, weight, and waist circumference
  • Measurement of body fat composition and BMI
  • Bone density screening (heel scan)
  • Carbon monoxide screening

All participants must complete the online pre-screening questionnaire prior to making their HRA appointment. Beginning at 8 a.m. on Oct. 13, employees can access the online questionnaire by going to

The questionnaire will take less than 15 minutes to complete.

Returning participants should use their first name, last name, DOB, and Participant ID as created for the previous year(s). It is important that you do not create a new Participant ID as it will not link to your pre-existing one in the database that is used for comparison purposes. If you do not remember your Participant ID, please contact Jeannine Curns, Director of Human Resources. New employees should use first initial, last name, and the last four digits of their SSN for their Participant ID.

When you are ready to schedule your HRA screening, please contact Linda Pine at 419-455-7064.

Employees currently enrolled in the Heidelberg Health Plan will receive the discounted monthly health insurance premium, if they complete the entire Know Your Numbers© health risk assessment and screening.

Drowsy Chaperone takes the stage
next weekend

Drowsy Chaperone flyer

The 2012-13 Gundlach Theatre season kicks off next weekend with the fall musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, under the direction of Dr. Carol Dusdieker with musical direction by Dr. Paul Mayhew and piano accompaniment by Dr. Greg Ramsdell. Show times are 8 p.m. Oct. 11-13 and 2 p.m. Oct. 14.

The Drowsy Chaperone is a parody of the American musical comedy of the 1920s. Based on the book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, the show is dubbed a show within a show. It involves a middle-aged, antisocial musical theatre fan sharing with the crowd his favorite musical – The Drowsy Chaperone. As he plays his old record, the show takes flight, encompassing love affairs, Golden Age clichés and show-stopping numbers only a 1920s production can provide, with the man sharing his personal commentary on the music, story and actors.

Suggested ticket price is donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students with ID. For additional information, call the theatre box office at x2305.

Check out the cast list.

Lower campus improvements
add appeal, attractiveness

The university’s large-scale project to improve the lower campus has seen extensive progress over the past months. That section of campus already has gained significantly in attractiveness and appeal.

One of the most visible elements of the overall project has been installation of the pond and wetlands, near Saurwein Health & Wellness Center. Construction of the pond is complete and landscaping in that area is about 25 percent complete, said Rod Morrison.

“Through the generosity and vision of two private donors, we are looking at a vastly improved lower campus that has gained significant stature as an attractive main entrance into campus,” Rod said.

The two large parking lots have been reconfigured, resurfaced and restriped. Through the process, an additional 15 parking spaces were created. The awkward intersection of Rebecca and Hedges street has been “softened” and repaved. The city of Tiffin repaved the street from Circular to Greenfield, giving the whole area a new and fresh appearance.

New landscaping has significantly improved the aesthetics of the area. “The old landscaping didn’t serve to set off Saurwein and Gillmor Hall in an attractive way,” Rod said, adding that landscapers have about two more weeks to complete the project.

The project also included the creation of rain gardens in each of the parking lots and “softscapes” around their perimeters. Additionally, walkways have been altered to improve pedestrian and vehicular traffic through the lower campus. The west side of the area known as T-Bridge has been improved and the walkway on the north side of the street was restored this week.

Next week, wooden light poles and flood lights are scheduled to be removed and replaced with new and improved parking lot lighting.

WLI directors to lead discussion
of Henrietta Lacks book

Drs. Julie O’Reilly and Nainsí Houston, two of the Women’s Leadership Initiative Co-directors, will discuss how the intersectionality of race, class, and gender informs events in the life of Henrietta Lacks, her family and her cells. Their presentation, Being Black, Poor and a Woman: How Race, Class and Gender Inform ‘The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,’ will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Campus Center 120.

As a poor, uneducated, African-American woman, Lacks was distrustful of doctors and Johns Hopkins University when she learned about and was treated for cervical cancer in the early 1950s. Her cancer cells were taken, without her knowledge or consent, for testing and research, and they survive today.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot traces and explains the life and death of Henrietta Lacks, and the immortal life of her cells, from which medical research has benefited for years. Her family, however, has not benefited from the research (and profit) that would have been impossible without her cells.

A New York moment

Tracy, Paul, Eden and Stephanie

Dr. Traci Stark (psychology) and Paul Stark (Religious Life & Campus Ministry) met up with Stephanie Gross, ’09, (right) at the Heidelberg Restaurant in New York City on Sept. 30. Stephanie is currently a graduate student in film studies at Columbia University. Joining them was the Starks’ daughter, Eden, also a student in NYC.

Court comes to campus

Seneca County Common Pleas Judge Steve Shuff, ’75, again brought his courtroom to campus for a day of criminal cases on Sept. 25 in Herbster Chapel. In between pleas hearings, arraignments and other cases on the docket, Steve answered questions and explained decisions and court procedures. The event is held annually on campus in observance of Constitution Day.

Judge Shuff

Presentation to explore affordable
study-abroad options

College students typically believe that studying abroad is prohibitively expensive. To help dispel this myth, Will Froelich from Spanish Studies Abroad (the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies) will present information about study abroad options in Spain and Argentina at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in University Hall 211. All are welcome.

Getting to know you

At the potluck

The Master of Arts in Counseling Program hosted a potluck dinner for the international students from China. Current graduate students and the Chinese students had a chance to mingle, eat and learn about each other. Everyone enjoyed the experience.

Eye on Athletics

Stagg Bowl championship reunion Nov. 3

The 40th anniversary of the Stagg Bowl football team victory will be celebrated on Nov. 3. Team members and fans are invited to reminisce about the game at noon on the Saurwein patio. Team members will be introduced at half-time of the John Carroll football game.


Another strong week for the Student Princes was highlighted by the football team's 56-24 win over Marietta. The team has scored 200 points in four games, the first time a Heidelberg football team has accumulated 200 or more points in four games since 1949.

Two more student-athletes earned OAC honors following the win over Marietta. Ben Poirier was named Defensive Player of the Week after sacking Marietta's quarterback four times. C.J. Powell was named Special Teams Player of the Week after he scored a touchdown on a 67-yard punt return.

The Student Princes face Capital University in Bexley on Saturday. Heidelberg beat the Crusaders on Homecoming in 2011, 55-3.

Full Schedule & Results | Season Stats | Roster | Game Notes | Week Four Highlights vs. CAP | Live Video | Live Stats

Men's & Women's Cross Country

Junior David Kindall took 50 seconds off of his personal record, as he finished ninth in Division III at the All-Ohio Championships held last week. The teams return to action at the Gibson Family Pre-National Cross Country Meet hosted by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind.

Full Schedule & Results | Men's Roster | Women's Roster | Meet Site

Men's Soccer

The men have opened up OAC play 0-1-1. Freshman Ryan Homoki scored 27 seconds into the game against Wilmington. The game ended in a 2-2 tie.

The team will play two more OAC matches this week -- home against Capital at 4 p.m. on Saturday and at Baldwin Wallace at 6:30 p.m. The game against the Yellow Jackets will be broadcast on SportsTime Ohio, Wednesday October 10 at noon.

Full Schedule & Results | Season Stats | Roster vs. CAP Live Stats | Live Video vs. BW Live Stats

Women’s soccer

After splitting their first two OAC matches, the women's soccer team will have two more conference matches this week.

Saturday's 1 p.m. game against Capital is a Shoot for the Cure fundraiser. Tuesday's 4:30 p.m. game at Baldwin-Wallace will be shown later that evening on SportsTime Ohio at 11 p.m.

Full Schedule & Results | Season Stats | Roster vs.CAP Live Stats | Live Video vs. BW Live Stats


Heidelberg volleyball is 1-1 in the OAC, after dropping their first regular-season conference match in over two years. The team will look to bounce back with a match at Capital on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and at home against Baldwin Wallace on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Full Schedule & Results | Season Stats | Roster vs. CAP Live Stats Live Video | vs. BW Live Stats Live Video

Men's Golf

The men's golf team will head to the River Greens Fall Invitational for a tournament this weekend.

Full Schedule & Results | Roster

Women's Golf

After consecutive weekends on the links, the team will be idle this weekend.

Full Schedule & Results | Roster

For updates on all of the athletic teams, please check the Heidelberg Athletics website and follow @BergAthletics on Twitter. Be the 1,000th follower in Twitter to win a prize.