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Kroger Community Rewards Program

February 22, 2018 General Comments Off on Kroger Community Rewards Program Posted By: Connie Bonner

You can donate to Huntington University by shopping at Kroger. Just follow the steps below to register your Kroger card with Huntington University (NPO #23380):
• Register online at
• Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with Huntington University (#23380) after you sign up.
• If you do not have a Kroger Plus card they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger/Owens.
• Click on Sign In/Register
• If you are a new online customers click on SIGN UP TODAY in the ‘New Customer?’ box.
• Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions
• You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
• Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
• Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.
• Update or confirm your information.
• Enter NPO number (23380) or Huntington University, select HU from list and click on confirm.
• To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see Huntington University on the right side of your information page.
• Do you use your phone number at the register? Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
• Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.


February 22, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

They say three’s a charm and that proved true Wednesday night at the PE Center as the 5th-seeded HU men’s basketball team knocked off 4th-seeded Marian University 102-91 when it mattered most. After dropping both regular season contests to the Knights, the Foresters played anything like the underdog on opening night of the Crossroads League tournament.

With this win, HU improves to 14-17 and advances to the semifinals of the league tourney on Saturday where they will face top-seeded Indiana Wesleyan at 3:00 p.m.

From opening tip, it was obvious that Huntington came to do battle and the numbers easily back that. Marian (20-11) held a lead for less than 30 seconds. The game was tied for less than two minutes. Both of which happened in the first seven minutes. Tyler Arens’ long ball gave his team a permanent lead, 23-20, at the 13:23 mark. The Foresters had already buried five from downtown at that point and showed no signs of letting up.

Huntington would go on to drain four more in the opening frame to hold a steady lead over their hosts for a 51-45 lead by intermission. Mike Bush picked apart Marian’s defense for 23 points, 15 of those points coming from beyond the arc. When he wasn’t scoring, he was handing out dimes, six to be exact, with one of his main targets Tyler Arens who finished the half with 12 points.

The start of the second period was pivotal as the Foresters forced the Knights’ out of their zone by scoring eight quick points, six from downtown, to open up a 59-45 advantage within the first 90 seconds. The lead stayed in double digits much of the rest of the way but the few times Marian made any sort of run, Huntington always had some sort of answer.

Of his team’s play in the final period, Platt had this to say. “The start to the second half was huge. We did a great job of limiting their runs and extending ours.”

After scoring just three points in the opening 20 minutes, Mason Coverstone erupted for 15 in the second half which included three treys. Arens also posted huge numbers in the last half of the contest. The 6-8 big man kept MU guessing by toggling from bonus land to banging down low to add 20 more points to his total.

Bush also got creative putting points on the board. After scoring a chunk of his points from the perimeter in the first half, the 5-7 guard snuck into the lane for four layups and added three points from the charity stripe in the final 20 minutes to finish with a game-best and season-high 34 points to go along with 12 assists.

Arens finished with 32 points, a team-best seven rebounds and two assists. Coverstone added 18 points, four rebounds and a pair of assists.

Coach Platt applauded the play of his guys. “Mike, Tyler and Mason all had a big night. Kyle and Zac provided great minutes off the bench.

“Konner was chased so hard all night and couldn’t get rolling but played well overall. Marian is not an easy place to play and our guys were laser-focused from the get go.”

As a team, Huntington was locked in offensively as they finished 38-for-68 from the field for 55.9 percent which included going 15-for-29 from long range. They committed just seven turnovers.

Marian shot 44.2 percent from the floor (34-for-77) which included making good on ten of their 32 three-point attempts. The hosts held a slight advantage on the glass 38-35 with their 7-0 footer Reginald Kissoonlal grabbing 15 boards in addition to collecting 15 points.

Wes Stowers, the league’s leading scorer, poured in 31 points and dished out six assists while Andrew Jordan and Christian Stewart tallied 13 points apiece for the Knights.

“We are playing with a lot of confidence right now and we look forward to playing Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday,” said Platt.

HU split with the Wildcats, ranked 5th in the most recent poll, in the regular season. Huntington’s 87-84 W over IWU, ranked 4th at the time, dates back to December 2. The Foresters have also registered wins this year against the other two teams remaining in the tournament in Bethel and Saint Francis.

Accepting Honors Program Applications

February 21, 2018 General Comments Off on Accepting Honors Program Applications Posted By: Todd Martin

If you know of any strong students who might benefit and be interested in the Honors Program, I am currently accepting applications for next year. Students should be current Freshmen (or prospective students) with a strong academic background and a general curiosity for exploring ideas. If you know of any students who fit this description, have them review the application requirements at or contact me for more information, (260) 359-4240 or

Peter and the Starcatcher opens March 8!

February 21, 2018 General Comments Off on Peter and the Starcatcher opens March 8! Posted By: Theatre Department

A magical adventure awaits you. A young orphan and his mates imprisoned and shipped off to a distant island are unexpectedly freed from their cell by a precocious and headstrong girl named Molly. When the ship is overtaken by pirates, this small group of unlikely friends become the protectors of a mysterious trunk containing a most precious cargo. Charming and imaginative, this Tony Award winning theatrical spectacle reveals the origins of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys and their arch nemesis Captain Hook. Be prepared to be star-struck by an energetic ensemble of actors and a fast paced comedy that soars to creative heights!

March 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m. | March 10, 17 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Zurcher Auditorium
Box office: purchase online at or call (260) 359-4261 – RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Rooted 1 Yr Anniversary Party

February 21, 2018 General Comments Off on Rooted 1 Yr Anniversary Party Posted By: Forester Radio

Come hang out with the Rooted Crew in the HUB on Thursday, February 22 from 7:30-9:30 PM and listen to Jacob Osborn, Peter Price, Josh Wilson, and Emma Lehman talk live On- Air from The Hub about the making of Rooted! If you are dedicated listener of Rooted we want to reward you with a Rooted sticker, simply come tell us your favorite episode and why to receive one!

Thanks for helping make our first year of Rooted a success!


February 21, 2018 General Comments Off on BLOOD DRIVE – TODAY Posted By: Norris Friesen

We desperately need donors. Please consider donating blood today from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm in the DC, upper level. No appointment is necessary. Please stop by when you have time. Thank you for your support.

Haiti Trip Drivers Needed

February 21, 2018 General Comments Off on Haiti Trip Drivers Needed Posted By: Andrew Cherry

Huntington University is partnering with UB Global to take students to Haiti on a spring break trip this year to teach English in a university there. They will be flying out of Chicago on Sunday, March 25th and returning the following Sunday, April 1st, and are in need of a driver/drivers to and from O’Hare. If you would be willing to help out and drive the team there or to bring them back, or both, please get in touch with me, either my email:, or phone: (517)240-9273. And if you have any questions about specifics please feel free to reach out! Thanks


February 21, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on BASEBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Up against a tough Campbellsville University squad that just knocked off #6 William Carey, the #RV HU baseball team suffered a pair of losses, 3-1, 4-0, at HIG Baseball Field Tuesday afternoon.

Despite giving up just five hits, Alex McCutcheon was tagged with the loss in game one. The leftie hurler went the distance to give up an unearned run in the first, another in the fourth and an insurance run in the sixth.

The common denominator in CU’s final two runs was third baseman Marco Murillo as he knocked in both runs with a triple and single respectively. The California native posted just two hits through the first five games but he doubled that output in the opener with his run-scoring hits.

Huntington’s lone run came in the top of the sixth when Dan Lichty singled into left to drive in Jamar Weaver who drew a walk to open the frame, stole second and advanced to third on a groundout.

Weaver, Adam Roser and Hunter Losekamp each picked up a hit to account for HU’s three other hits on the afternoon.

The nightcap saw the #20 Tigers outhit the Foresters 9-3. The hosts cashed in on five of those hits in back-to-back frames to account for all four of their runs. Campbellsville touched home twice in the third on three timely hits and then pounded out two more in the fourth while taking advantage of an error to score a pair of unearned runs.

Huntington’s bats were quiet except for three hits and as such, found themselves in scoring position just twice. Donovan Clark, Lichty and DJ Moore each singled to account for their team’s offense.

Three Foresters took to the mound with Jamar Weaver, who came in on relief in the third, taking the loss. He tossed three innings and gave up six hits and all four runs, only two of which were earned.

The Foresters (0-6) are back at it this weekend when they travel to IU Southeast for a four-game series with the Grenadiers.


February 21, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The 5th-seeded Forester women’s basketball team left it all on the floor Tuesday night but unfortunately it wasn’t enough as they were on the wrong side of a 75-65 decision against 4th-seeded Grace College on opening night of the Crossroads League tournament at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.

The loss brings the season to an end for Culler and crew as they wrap up the year with a 16-14 record.

Grace’s style of play has been a challenge for the Foresters all season as three of HU’s 14 losses have been to the Lancers with foul trouble haunting Huntington each time. On the season, HU averaged under 16 fouls per outing but against the Lancers, the Foresters committed, on average, over 25 fouls each time.

Not surprising, the difference came down to the free throw line on this given night where Grace went 24-for-30 while Huntington connected on 14 of their 20 attempts. Both teams finished with 23 field goals, five of which were from long range.

The first half proved to be a wash but it wasn’t until just before intermission that that came to be. HU opened up a 17-11 lead in the first quarter on the way to a four-point advantage by the first break. Huntington continued their hunt for the upset bid in the second quarter by upping their advantage to eight at 26-18 three minutes before halftime.

However, Grace found their groove over the next few minutes to knot things up at 27-27 by intermission and it was a glimpse of what was to come. The Lancers erupted for 27 points on 10-for-14 shooting in the third quarter to jet in front by seven, 54-47, heading into the final ten minutes.

The Foresters were no slouches in the third either as they netted 20 points, 11 from Sarah Fryman, to keep their hosts within sight. HU would go on to cut into the lead several times in the fourth, getting as close as four by the midway point of quarter, but the Lancers camped out at the free throw line to keep Huntington at arm’s length. Fifteen of the Lancers’ 21 fourth quarter points came by way of the charity stripe.

Fryman finished with 14 points to lead HU. Richer tossed in 11 points and finished with three steals. Brooke Saylor added ten points. Sam Hammel posted a team-high and career-best ten rebounds, four of which were of the offensive variety, to go along with nine points, two assists and two steals.

For seniors Hailey Krewald and Brooke Yoder, it was their last game in a Forester jersey. Krewald dropped in eight points and collected a trio of assists and steals while Yoder finished with five points, an assist and a steal.

Brooke Sugg topped all scorers with 23 points with ten of those points coming in Grace’s monster third quarter. Vironnica Drake enjoyed a double double of 16 points and 11 rebounds. Micaela Box added ten points and four assists off the bench.

Annual Wellness Event

February 20, 2018 General Comments Off on Annual Wellness Event Posted By: Jean Cole

12 additional time slots just added today from 9:30 to 10:00!!! If you don’t have a time scheduled yet contact Pam Rudy at or by calling at 260-359-4003.

HU Annual Wellness Event will be held on Monday, March 12, 2018, from 7:00-10:00 am in the Nursing Lab of the Science Building.
Prepare for your annual physical exam/wellness screening by scheduling your fasting Blood Draw at this event. There is no charge for this test to HU employees currently enrolled in the HU medical plan.

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Peter and the Starcatcher closes this weekend

16 Mar 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

This weekend is your last chance to see this creative, fun and entertaining production. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. Catch Peter Pan before he grows up and flies away! March 16 at 7:30PM, March 17 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. Purchase online at or reserve at …

Peter and the Starcatcher runs this weekend

15 Mar 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

Haven’t seen “Peter and the Starcatcher” yet? Well…don’t let it fly by. This weekend is your last chance to see this creative, fun and entertaining production. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. March 15, 16 at 7:30PM, March 17 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. Purchase online at …

Higher Learning Commission Visit

9 Mar 2018 | Posted By: Cathy Trout

On Monday and Tuesday, March 12 and 13, five peer reviewers of the Higher Learning Commission will be on campus for Huntington University’s accreditation affirmation. There will be many meetings with various individuals and groups, as well as some open times for faculty, staff, and students to participate. The open …


Interesting Stats from IT Services

19 Mar 2018

IT Services staff work diligently to address faculty, staff, and student needs. Below are some statistics to give you an idea of how many requests for support we receive and how quickly we work to get the issues resolved. These are metrics we are continually looking to improve upon. A …

The Voice: Battle Rounds!

19 Mar 2018

The Blind Auditions for NBC’s The Voice are over and HU’s own Christiana Hicks (class of 2017) is officially #TeamAlicia! She will compete in the Battle Rounds, which start TONIGHT! That means that TONIGHT is a viewing party! Join us in the HUB at 8pm to cheer on Christiana! There …

Honors Lecture–Dr. Jeff Malanson, Longacre Recital Hall, Monday March 19, at 8 pm

19 Mar 2018 | Posted By: Todd Martin

Join us to hear Dr. Jeff Malanson, Asst Professor of History at IPFW, speak on his research on George Washington in his lecture “George Washington and the Power of Ideas.” He’ll be presenting on Monday March 19, 2018 at 8pm in the Longacre Recital Hall, Merillat Center for the Arts.


Expressions of Thanks

27 Feb 2018 | Posted By: Greg Smitley

Thank you for the flowers, cards, personal visits, thoughts and prayers for our family over the loss of my beloved father, Charles Smitley Your generosity, kindness, and thoughtfulness have been a great encouragement. “The memory of the righteous will be a blessing…” Prov. 10:7

Princess and Superhero Academy

1 Feb 2018 | Posted By: Melanie Park

If you know a child who would love to be a princess or superhero for an afternoon, be sure to check out this fund raiser being sponsored by the Viking Volume show choir at Huntington North High School. See the flyer for more details including information for online registration.

Thanks for Your Expressions of Sympathy

18 Dec 2017 | Posted By: Karen Jones

I was sincerely blessed by the flowers, cards, and personal messages shared by the Huntington family after the loss of my father. Your actions reminded me of the importance of community and friendship during times of grief and crisis. Thank you for your expressions of love and sympathy.

Sports News

This Week in HU Sports

19 Mar 2018 | Posted By: Athletics

HOME: Thurs. Mar. 22 – Softball vs Indiana Tech @ 3:00 PM Sat. Mar. 24 – Baseball vs Grace College @ 1:00 PM Sat. Mar. 24 – Softball vs Spring Arbor University @ 1:00 PM AWAY: Mon. Mar. 19 – Baseball @ Mt. Vernon Nazarene Univ. (OH) @ 2:00 PM …

2018 Plex Spring Break Hours

19 Mar 2018 | Posted By: Athletics

Friday March 23: 6am – 6pm Saturday March 24: 8am – 6pm Sunday March 25: Closed Monday March 26: 8am – 6pm Tuesday March 27: 8am – 6pm Wednesday March 28: 8am – 6pm Thursday March 29: 8am – 6pm Friday March 30: 8am – 6pm Saturday March 31: 8am …

HU Basketball Camp Set for June 18-21

19 Mar 2018 | Posted By: Athletics

The Huntington University men’s basketball team will host their 16th annual summer basketball camp June 18-21, 2018, at the Merillat Complex Platt Arena. Cost to attend camp is $75. Register and pay by June 1 and take $10 off! HU faculty/staff kids and grandkids will receive an additional $10 off! …