Nota Bene - Vol. 18 Issue 11

Nota Bene

Vol. 18 Issue 11 - Jan 31, 2014

Leaders encourage passion to find purpose

Three leaders Berg education professor Dr. Karen Jones, community activist Sister Paulette Schroeder and Washington, D.C., attorney and advocate Barbara Murphy Stough hoped to ignite in students a passion for success as they spoke about their experiences in the first-ever BergTalks, an event modeled after the popular YouTube series TED Talks, on Tuesday.

The Academic Enhancement Committee organized the event to encourage students to consider how leaders emerge and find a purpose through their passion and commitment.

Karen spoke about the PACE program that partners Berg students as tutors with children on court-ordered probation from juvenile court. The program, she said, is the epitome of exemplary leadership because it models good citizenship and success, inspires its participants, challenges the process, enables others to act and encourages the heart.

Sister Paulette, who spent two years in Palestine, worked with Christian peacemakers to address long-standing issues of violence and human rights abuses in the area.These are complex problems, but peace is possible if justice prevails, she said.

Murphy Stough works with female indigent women, many who are victims of domestic violence, to help them regain control of their lives.I reach out to individuals, empower them to become outstanding citizens and help them move forward with their lives.

Karen encouraged students to find their passion through many different experiences and allow themselves to fail.If you have enough experiences in your life, you will find something to be passionate about. Its impossible to NOT do it because you have passion in your soul, she said.

Faculty Research Symposium
presenters announced

The slate of presenters for the annual Faculty Research Symposium on Feb. 6 has been announced, as follows:

3:30 p.m. presenters:

  • Freshwater Dinoflagellate Blooms - Dr. Susan Carty (Adams 104)
  • Adjudicated Youth: What Don't We Know? - Dr. Karen Jones (Adams 201)
  • Grocery History in America - Dr. David Hogan (Adams 204)

4 p.m. presenters:

  • Family Values: The Corruption of Innocence in Marc Blitzstein's Juno - Dr. Carol Dusdieker (Ohl Concert Hall)
  • Corporate Forms for Combining Profit-Making and Social Motives - Dr. Maef Woods (Adams 201)
  • Ben Jonsons Puppets and the Artifice of Theater - Dr. Emily Isaacson (Adams 204)

4:40 p.m. presenters:

  • A Metafictive Interrogation of Violence: Killing, Forgiveness, and a Pushy Narrator in Adam Gidwitzs A Tale Dark Grimm Trilogy - Dr. Michele D. Castleman with Erin F. Reilly-Sanders, Ph.D. candidate from the School of Teaching Learning, The Ohio State University (Adams 104)
  • Brand Promotion to Win Hearts: Emotional Campaigns to Engage Buyers - Dr. Mary Lou Kohne (Adams 201)
  • Using Cloud-Based Revision Control Systems to Facilitate Student Collaboration in Programming Courses - Sean Joyce (Adams 204)

5:10 p.m. presenters:

  • Electronic Surveillance by the State: Political and Ethical Perspectives - Dr. Daryl Close and Tom Newcomb (Adams 104)
  • When the Academy Meets the Academy: The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Faculty - Dr. Julie OReilly (Adams 201)
  • Corn, Ethanol and Exports: Resource Misallocation - Dr. Diane Monaco (Adams 204)

5:40 p.m. presenters:

  • Intercultural Competence: Rules of Engagement - Dr. Cinzia Cross (Adams 104)
  • If You Dont Care, Then Why Should I? The Influence of Instructor Commitment on Student Satisfaction and Commitment - Dr. Brian Saxton with Dr. Alison McConnell Dachner, assistant professor of management, John Carroll University (Adams 201)
  • Partisan and Unapologetic: Canadian Foreign Policy under Stephen Harper - Dr. Marc J. OReilly (Adams 204)

Faculty, staff recognized for
combined 520 years of service

Heidelberg honored faculty and staff Thursday for a combined 520 years of service to the university at the annual Employee Recognition Luncheon.

Highlighting the awards program was presentation of the Jeannine Curns Distinguished Service Awards. This years recipients were Linda Barger for support staff and Nancy Miller for administrative staff.

Congratulations to all of this years honorees:

35 years
Dr. Ken Krieger, Barbara Merryfield, Dr. John Owen, Dr. Pete Richards

30 years
Barb Gabel, Kurt Huenemann

25 years
Kelli Brueggemeier

20 years
Dr. Xiaoming Huang, Sean Joyce, Laurie Repp, Lee Sherer, Dr. Steven Velasquez, George Welter

15 years
Dr. Amy Berger, Dr. David Bush, Kent Cartwright, Nancy King, Dr. Cynthia Lepeley, Mary Milazzo, Bonnie Shawberry

10 years
Bruce Powers

5 years
Julie Arnold, Dr. Remegio Confesor, Melissa Cook, Tom Fisher, Jim Minehart, Bryan Moore, Tom Newcomb, Melissa Nye, Karen Pruitt, Dr. Greg Ramsdell, Dr. Bob Swanson, Chris Tucci, Martha Weinandy, Mark Zeno.

The wizarding world comes to Heidelberg

Harry Potter Festival at Heidelberg University in Tiffin Oh
Faculty and staff got into the Potter spirit at the annual Harry Potter fest on Jan. 24, 2014. Here, in full regaliare (left to right): President Rob Huntington as Dumbledore, Dr. Julie O'Reilly as moaning Myrtle, Dr. David Weininger as Professor Snape, Dr. Susan McCafferty as Professor Umbridge, Lindsay Kagy as Proffesor Trelawney and Dr. Marc O'Reilly as Tom Riddle (Voldemort). 


Rock Creek Express  Logo

Monday, Feb. 3, marks the return of Rock Creek Café, now named Rock Creek Express Soup Sandwiches Sit or Go. The announcement of the reopening was made by Heidelberg University Dining Services/Aramark.

Located in the lower level of the Campus Center, Rock Creek Express will offer grab-n-go daily features such as salads, sandwiches, soups, snack options drip coffee and bottled drinks. To provide added convenience, Berg Bucks, FLEX Dollars and gift cards will be accepted.

We are excited to open this new concept and provide students and staff with even more meal and snack choices, said Karen Shaffer, food service director for Heidelberg Dining/Aramark.Rock Creek Express will bring another location for students, faculty and staff to enjoy on campus.

Operation will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday.

King Day challenge:
Do better, be better

Martin Luther King Day speaker

Assessing progress in moving Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s legacy forward, the work that remains to be done seems daunting, according to Tracy Maxwell Heard, the Democratic leader of the Ohio House of Representatives. Yet, Heard said if we teach those under our care, Kings vision to reform --to do better and be better -- is achievable.

Heard gave the call to action during Heidelbergs annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 21, speaking about where we are in relation to Kings legacy. Using historical context, she compared reform under Martin Luther and Martin Luther King, calling itvery different but with the same purpose.

In America, I feel we are asleep, said Heard, who made history as the first African American woman to be the Majority Floor Leader of the Ohio House in 2009.We must awaken to what is happening in the world around us.

She fears that Americans are simply observing Kings legacy and are lacking a commitment to action.We need to stop celebrating the dream and start living it, affirming it and confirming it, she said.

We must stop turning back the clock. We are here to learn to be reformers to do better and be better.

Heards connection to campus is Danielle Pike, 12, (pictured right with President Rob Huntington and Heard). Danielle currently works as a senior legislative aide in the representatives Columbus office.

Trustee Lee Shobe to serve
as Executive-in-Residence

Trustee and alumnus Lee Shobe, 60, whose career spans the fields of sales, marketing and executive management in a diverse range of business and industry, will be on campus the week of Feb. 17 as this years executive-in-residence in the Heidelberg School of Business.

As the executive-in-residence, Lee will be the guest in several business classes and will meet with students in small groups and individually for mentoring sessions. He'll also be part of a panel discussion, Classroom to Career: Entry, Establish Enhance, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. He also will give a presentation about his career journey at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19.

ATR student reflects on service at soup kitchen

Martin Luther King Day Service

The following reflection was written by sophomore Alexandra Norris, an athletic training major who participated in a Day On in Service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a group of the athletic training students as well as our professor, Mr. (Trevor) Bates and his family, went to the soup kitchen at St. Paul United Methodist Church to do community service.

When we arrived there were many tasks that needed to be completed. We split up to get all these tasks done as quickly as possible. The tasks consisted of placing pieces of pizza on cookie sheets to be heated up, crossing out barcodes on food items to be distributed, opening and flattening grocery bags, taking cardboard boxes out to be recycled and placing deserts out on plates. After getting all of the prep work done for when people arrived, we were given a tour of the church. We learned that the church was the first to be built with electricity and wired during construction. When we were finished with the tour, we had a break until people began to arrive.

Once they opened the doors we all had different roles. A few people washed dishes, some served food, and the rest of us bagged the different foods that we gave them to take home. All of the food that was given out for the people to take home was given to the church by Kroger.It was great to see people giving back to the community. After everything was finished, we were able to eat then we helped clean up. We washed, dried and put all of the dishes away. We were able to help out and get the tasks done quickly.

This service opportunity was fun and a great way for us to give back to the community. Doing service is always beneficial, no matter how small one thinks the job they are doing is. The littlest things can make a huge difference in someones life and can be one of the most important things for them.

Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend was a very eventful weekend. The weekend provided many learning opportunities and memories that will last. Getting many different experiences like these are important and provide once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Working together with many different people and different types of people provides us a way of knowing the best way to interact with people. Interacting with people occurs every day and it is important to do it properly. These opportunities were fun and a great way to get to know different people and build bonds with new people.

Speech Team scores big
with 3 state championships

Congratulations to Heidelberg's Speech Team, which placed second at the Ohio Forensics Associations State Tournament last weekend at Ohio University in Athens. Four students returned home with first-place trophies: Dinah Adams in Persuasive Speaking, Bethany Beaver in After-Dinner Speaking, and Colin Higgins and Dinah in Duo Interpretation.

Additionally, Colin competed in OUs annual winter tournament, where he placed fourth in Radio Broadcasting and sixth in Poetry Slam.

A fitting 100th birthday tribute

Rob Huntington at Heidelberg University

On the occasion of his 100th birthday, Heidelberg celebrated the poetry of William Stafford on Jan. 23 with a reading of some of his works. Faculty, staff and students read favorite selections around this years theme of nature. Here, President Rob Huntington shares selections from Explorations, a compilation of poems by his nephew, Tyler Huntington. Dr. Bill Reyer coordinated and emceed the event, which was held on campus for the fifth year.

Palm to focus on AD duties;
Fitz taking over baseball team

Matt Palm

Head baseball coach and Director of Athletics Matt Palm is relinquishing his coaching duties to focus on strengthening the overall athletic program. He'll coach through this season and then turn the reins of the baseball program over to long-time assistant Chad Fitzgerald in 2015.

In 14 seasons, Matt brought the baseball team out of obscurity and into national prominence, highlighted by a trip to the Division III BaseballChampionships in 2010. The Student Princes have won 20 or more games every year he has been head coach. Additionally, baseball student-athletes have excelled in the classroom, with 44 receiving Academic All-OAC recognition and a number of others with regional and national honors.

Chad has been a part of the baseball program since 2007, working specifically with pitchers. He will step up to become head coach after a successful college career at Seton Hall.


School of Music to host guest organ recital Feb. 16

Tony Williams at Heidelberg Univeristy
The School of Music will host an organ recital by Anthony Williams at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at Trinity UCC.

Williams currently serves as associate professor of music and university organist at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn. He has given organ performances at various churches and schools across the U.S., as well as at festivals and in Europe and Central America.

He received his bachelors degree from After attaining the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, his masters degree from the University of Michigan and his doctorate from the American Conservatory of Music.

For his Heidelberg appearance, Williams repertoire will include selections from composers such as Bach, Florence Price and Louis Vierne.


Drs. Michele Castleman (School of Education), Ruth Wahlstrom (English emerita) and Bill Reyer (English) served as master readers at Tiffin Middle Schools Power of the Pen event on Jan. 18.

On Jan. 24, Kristen Lindsay (Owen ACSC) was involved in Bowling Green State University's New Professionals in Transition Conference, which provides current master's level College Student Personnel students with professional development and networking opportunities. This years conference was titled Finding Your Fit: From Student to Professional. Kristen presented a morning session, Becoming a Super Supervisor, then served as a mock interviewer during the afternoon. Several of our current Berg graduate interns in the Division of Student Affairs also attended the NPIT Conference, including Ashlyn Cameron, Rich Green and Jalisha Lancaster.

Dr. David Bush (anthropology) is leading a four-part reading, viewing and discussion series, Pushing the Limits, at the Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton. The series brings together books and videos featuring authors, scientists and everyday people who thrive on exploring the natural world. It is organized around four popular fiction works that explore broad scientific themes of knowledge, connection, survival and nature.

The Whipping Man, which starred Chris Tucci (School of Music and Theatre), received the Outstanding Production Award at the Theatre Roundtable Awards in Columbus. Chris played the role of Caleb.

Eye on Athletics

The Student Princes will head to Wheaton, Ill., to compete in the Pete Wilson Invitational. Upon their return, the Berg grapplers take on Mount Union, Ohio Northern and Muskingum to try to defend their OAC title.

Men's Basketball
The Berg men will continue the OAC regular season at Wilmington Saturday. Andy Bucheit's crew will host John Carroll before traveling to Marietta the following week.

Women's Basketball
Head coach Morgan Shrivers first season continues to be a success. The Student Princes will host Wilmington for Alumni Day this Saturday followed by their makeup game with Mount Union on Monday, January 3.

Indoor Track and Field
Over the next two weekends, the Student Princes will travel to Ohio Northern as they compete in the OAC Split Meet followed by the Joe Banks Invitational.