Sunday announcements, college, March 9

Spring buffet set for Friday at Heidelberg

Heidelberg University’s campus dining services is to host its annual Spring Open House Buffet 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.

The cost per person is $8.50.

The menu is to include fried beer-battered fish, chicken with tomato basil creme sauce, roasted red skin potatoes, cheese ravioli in maple brown butter with squash, mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes, broccoli with cheese sauce, buttered corn, assorted salads and spring desserts.

Register by Thursday by calling (419) 448-2329 or email

Info sessions offered at Terra

FREMONT Terra State Community College is to offer four informational sessions in March about the administrative assistant profession.

The information sessions are at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. March 18 and at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. March 19 in Building A room 204.

The sessions are to provide an overview of the program and answer questions any prospective students.

Terra State’s program prepares students for gainful employment as administrative assistants by earning an Associate of Applied Business with majors in executive and/or medical office administration. The curriculum is designed to offer courses that enhance students’ technical skills, communication skills, and leadership/management skills with an emphasis on professional work ethic.

No registration is required.

For more information, call Jolene Meyers at (419) 559-2356.

Owens hosts author

FINDLAY – Owens Community College, Findlay campus, is to host Bob Harris, author of “The International Bank of Bob” 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Education Center room 111.

Harris is to speak about his experiences in making microloans.

For more information, contact Heather Crozier at (567) 429-3143 or by email heather_crozier@

Georgetown professor to visit TU

Tiffin University is to host Michael Dziedzic, adjunct professor at Georgetown University, 12:30-1:45 p.m. April 17 in Chisholm Auditorium located in Franks Hall.

Dziedzic is to present “Policing the New Worked Disorder: Peace Operations and Public Safety.”

‘Berg announces new trustee

Larry Roper, a higher education administrator and alumnus of Heidelberg University, has been named the newest member of Heidelberg University’s Board of Trustees.

Roper is the vice provost for Student Affairs at Oregon State University in Corvalis, Ore.

HU’s Ahmed announced as endowed chair

John and Patricia Adams have aided in helping create Heidelberg University’s Adams Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Business.

The chair endows the position of dean of Heidelberg’s School of Business. The first recipient is dean Haseeb Ahmed, a professor of finance.

The Adams endowed chair is the second to be created, following the Swinehart Family Endowed Chair in Education.

‘Berg prof. serving on advisory board

Kristen Williams, professor of education at Heidelberg University, has accepted an invitation to serve on an advisory board for strategic planning for Ball State University’s Department of Educational Psychology graduate programs within her areas of expertise in human development and gifted/talented high ability education.

‘Berg professors attend conference

Heidelberg University’s Karen Jones, assistant professor of education, and Robert Swanson, associate dean of the School of Education, accompanied nine Collegiate Middle Level Association members to the Ohio Middle School Association Annual Conference Feb. 20-12 in Columbus.

Workshop hosted by HU professors

Heidelberg University graduate counseling professors Marjorie Shavers and Megan Mahon co-hosted a workshop titled The Supervisory Relationship and Basics of Supervision Feb. 17.

Business students compete

Although they didn’t advance in this year’s investment research competition, four Heidelberg University students who participated in the CFA Institute Global Investment Research Challenge believe the experience helped prepare them for their job searches and careers.

Students Lauren Ash, Erica Huffman, Zach Myers, Dorion Kempf and adviser and professor, John Cook, traveled to Western Michigan University Feb. 1 for the annual competition.

They competed against primarily graduate students from the University of Toledo, BGSU, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Grand Valley State, Michigan Technical Institute and the University of Michigan-Dearborn, which advanced to the next level of competition.

‘Berg students form chapter of OSEA

A group of Heidelberg University education majors now are part of a pre-professional organization as they continue their career prep as educators. Heidelberg’s new chapter of the Ohio Student Educators Association held its first meeting Feb. 4.

Students who are serving on the executive board are Taylor Hart, Hannah Gregoire, Olivia Burke, Alex Smith, Danielle Wolfe, Jennifer Schock and Sam Conde.

Student Life staffers attend conference

Kristen Lindsay, director of the Owen Academic & Career Support Center at Heidelberg University, and graduate assistant Ashlyn Cameron gave a presentation, “Inspiring Developmental Well-Being for Entry-Level Conduct Officer’s” at the OCPA/OASPA conference in Columbus Jan. 30.

Their talk focused on phase-based training model for entry-level conduct coordinators. Lindsay and Cameron shared research they have completed on strengthening the conduct officer training program at Heidelberg. Lindsay also served as a Career Center volunteer at the conference.

TU to host fraud forum

Tiffin University is to host the North Central Community Fraud Forum 1-5 p.m. April 9.

The forum is to focus on criminal justice and social work. Included are experts in those fields to discuss how we can protect consumers and learn about programs and services offered by the Office of Ohio Attorney General.

Heidelberg’s Bing publishes article

An article authored by Heidelberg University political science professor John Bing and alumnus Steve Ceccoli has been published in the Journal of Third World Studies. The article is titled “Contending Narratives in China’s African Development.”

TU’s paralegal program ranked 5th

Tiffin University’s bachelor’s of arts degree in paralegal studies has been ranked fifth best online paralegal degree program in the United States by Open Education Database.

TU’s students, advisors travel to conference

Tiffin University’s Dean Jaimie Orr and Brooke Shannon accompanied 13 TU students to Washington, D.C., to the Model NATO Conference Feb. 1316.

Two nations were represented at the conference by TU students: Representing Portugal were Danielle Kinkaid, Valentina Diaz, Kelsey DeRidder, Jacqueline Lindsay, Brian Turner and Brandon Weller; and representing Estonia were Michael Gibbons, Haley Goth, John Nowicki, Christopher Gerrity, Nick Klawitter, Ashleigh Fittipaldi and Beckie Kozlowski.

Miami announces locals on honors list

OXFORD Miami University has announced the local students named to the 2013-14 fall semester president’s list.

Jonathon Houge of Clyde; and Maxwell Pauly of Tiffin.

University of Northwestern Ohio dean’s list

LIMA The University of Northwestern Ohio has announced that Jacob C. Frankart, of Bloomville, has been named to the dean’s list for the January 2014 session.

ProMedica announces scholarships

FOSTORIA Fostoria area students pursuing degrees in health care are able to apply for scholarships through the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation.

Scholarships of $500-$1,500 are to be awarded for the 2014-15 academic year.

Scholarship applications are available online at Applications also are available at the hospital welcome desk inside entrance 1.

Completed applications are to be accepted through April 1-25. Past applicants can reapply.

Winners are to be announced in May.

For more information, call Glenna Phillips at (419) 436-6824 or email

Fostoria native named to athletic conference

BEXLEY Lauren Geroski, of Fostoria, has been named to the All-Ohio Athletic Conference as a member of the Capital University women’s basketball team.