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December 6, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU men’s basketball team (6-6, 2-2) tallied its second straight league win with a 92-83 decision on the road at Grace College (6-7, 0-4) Tuesday night at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.

The bottom line says it all as the Foresters sizzled the nets by going 35-for-62 for a clip of 56.5 percent from the field, a season-best, while limiting their hosts to 40.3 percent shooting (29-for-72). Despite being out-sized, HU also controlled the boards by corralling 40 to Grace’s 32.

Tyler Arens took top honors in both categories by pouring in 32 points and pulling down a career-best 14 rebounds for his sixth double double of the year. The 6-8 forward missed just two shots all night by going 11-for-13 from the floor which included two long balls while knocking down all eight of his freebies.

Mike Bush also collected a double double, his fourth of the season, with 21 points and ten assists. Devon Merder added 14 points and dished out five assists while Trevor Lockwood scored all but two of his 12 points in the first half to round out the visitors’ double digit scoring.

The opening six minutes featured three ties and three lead changes but after that Huntington never trailed. While the Lancers never went away, Merder’s three at the 13:35 mark gave HU its permanent lead at 11-8.

Over the next four minutes, it was an evenly played contest but all that changed as five different Foresters put points on the board for a 9-0 run that ballooned the advantage to 13, 32-19, with five minutes left in the half.

Arens’ triple at the 1:20 mark gave HU its largest lead of the half at 46-29 before his team headed into the locker room in control at 48-34.

Five points by Merder within a 30-second span early in the second period swelled Huntington’s lead back to 17, 55-38, by the 17-minute mark. The advantage stayed in double digits except for a handful of possessions over the next seven minutes but the Lancers still had some fight left in them.

An 11-2 Grace run over the next three minutes made for a three-point difference at 72-69 with seven minutes remaining. A quick timeout, several substitutions and two minutes later, the Foresters had built the lead back to ten at 79-69.

However, the Lancers weren’t ready to throw in the towel. The hosts slowly chipped away at their deficit and with just over a minute remaining, the lead was back down to three, 86-83.

It was a repeat of a few minutes earlier as the Foresters fired right back, this time to secure the win. Mike Bush snuck his way into the lane for a layup with the shot clock winding down after which Arens hit four straight free throws to account off the game’s final six points.

Braxton Linville knocked down five triples on his way to tossing in a team-high 23 points for the Lancers. He also handed out seven dimes and ripped down six rebounds. Erik Bowen and Logan Godfrey registered 15 and 12 points respectively in addition to combining for nearly of their team’s rebounds with 15.

Since 1994, the Foresters have enjoyed a 14-11 advantage over the Lancers when playing on the road. HU is now 6-6 overall, 2-2 in the Crossroads League. Huntington now takes a break from league play until the new year. Next up for Platt and crew is a home game on Saturday against Aquinas at 3:00 p.m.


December 6, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Huntington University junior Matéa Knispel has been deemed one of the nation’s best as announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) earlier today. The veteran midfielder has been named Honorable Mention All-American.

“Any time an All-American honor is given it signifies the effort put forth day in and day out, but when it is given to a player who had a break out season and stepped on the field everyday with the intention of glorifying the Lord, it is that much sweeter,” said HU Coach Amanda Burge.

“Matéa was integral to our success this year and we’re extremely proud of her for earning this recognition. As we look to next season we are confident she will continue to help lead our crew, on and off the field.”

Knispel, just the second Forester in program history to earn All-American honors, finished the year with 18 goals for 36 points to help guide her team to an overall record of 10-8-2 and a fourth place finish in the league standings with a 5-3-1 record.

The Fort Wayne native posted seven game-winning goals for 12th in the NAIA in total game- winners. She also finished the season10th in the nation in shots per game (6.15), 12th in game winning goals per game (0.350), 14th in shots on goal per game (3.05), 25th in total goals (18), 36th in goals per game (0.9) and 44th in total points (36).

Knispel fired off a team-best 123 shots, 61 of which were on frame. She was one of seven midfielders named First Team All-Conference this year. Among her league peers, she ranked in the top three in six different offensive categories.

To date, Knispel has 25 goals and 11 assists. She has logged 286 shots, 142 on goal, and boasts ten game-winners.

Dr. Emberton’s Christmas Open House

December 5, 2017 General Comments Off on Dr. Emberton’s Christmas Open House

In appreciation for all you do throughout the year Present Sherilyn Emberton invites you to a Christmas Open House.

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Bangs Memorial Home: 901 Ray Street

RSVP to Peg DeBolt at 359-4068 or email by December 7.

Good Tidings of Great Joy!

December 5, 2017 Events Comments Off on Good Tidings of Great Joy! Posted By: HU Music Dept

The Huntington University Symphonic Band will be performing their Christmas concert tonight at 7:30 PM in Zurcher Auditorium. The band, under the direction of Doug McElhaney, will be presenting a variety of Christmas tunes such as “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, “Twas the Night Before Christmas”, and “Sleigh Ride” along with others. Be sure to bring the family and come for a FREE concert to bring in the Holiday Season.

Parents’ Night Out

December 4, 2017 General Comments Off on Parents’ Night Out Posted By: Department of Nursing


The kids will play while the parents are away.
Friday, December 8th 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ages 2-15 $25/Child ($20 each additional child)
@ the Huntington University Fieldhouse
RSVP by call or text to 260-228-0807

All Proceeds Support the HU Nursing-Student Mission Trip to Kenya
Childcare provided by CPR certified HU Nursing Students


December 4, 2017 Items For Sale Comments Off on GIVE THE GIFT OF MOBILITY! Posted By: Barb Baker

Used Invacare Pronto M41 Power Wheelchair. Asking $500 OBO. If interested or need more information, please contact Barb Baker at or (260) 359-4069.

Special Buy!! $14.95 Long Sleeve Tees in the HU Bookstore!!

December 4, 2017 General Comments Off on Special Buy!! $14.95 Long Sleeve Tees in the HU Bookstore!! Posted By: HU Bookstore

4 different colors — Only 1 shipment this year — Get yours before they are gone — Also check out the Special Buy $21.95 quarter zip fleece — Remaining Special Buy crew neck sweatshirts are now on clearance for $10.99 — #reallygooddeals

This Week in HU Sports

December 4, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in HU Sports Posted By: Sandy Marion


Tues. Dec. 5 – M. Basketball @ Grace College @ 7:00 PM
Wed. Dec. 6 – W. Basketball @ Grace College @ 7:00 PM
Sat. Dec. 9 – W. Basketball @ IU Northwest @ 2:00 PM

Go Foresters!!


December 4, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on NAIA ANNOUNCES FALL SPORT SCHOLAR ATHLETES Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced its fall sport Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes and included are18 Huntington University student-athletes representing five different teams.

The Forester women’s soccer team boasted the third most individuals on the list of women’s soccer teams with nine total.

In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.

Codi Wiersema | SR | Byron Center, Mich.
Rachael Smelser | JR | Adrian, Mich.

Miguel de Sousa | JR | Lisbon, Portugal
Troy Hester | SR | Liberty Center, Ohio
Matheus Louzada | JR | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Travis Rippe | JR | Fort Wayne, Ind.
Ty Sproat | JR | Auburn, Ind.
Hayden Suter | SR | Coatesville, Ind.

MaKayla Barrantes | SR | Greenacres, Fla.
Abigail Field | JR Holland, Mich.
Tessy Geiss | JR | Granville, Ohio
Audra Klopfenstein | SR | Archbold, Ohio
Matéa Knispel | JR | Fort Wayne, Ind.
Blaire Koomler | JR | Fort Wayne, Ind.
Samantha McCoy | SR | Greenfield, Ind.
Nicole Pennington | SR | Northwood, Ohio
Brandi Spear | SR | Shippensburg, Pa.

Josie Beaver | SR | Huntington, Ind.


December 4, 2017 Sports News Comments Off on INDOOR TRACK & FIELD Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester track and field team opened up the indoor portion of their season at the Sean Brady Conditioner on Saturday where they competed against host Trine University and Grace College.

Benedicte Nzombi-Fenner was a double winner for the HU women. The rookie from Charleston (Ind.) sprinted her way to first place in the 60 meters with a time of 8.06, the third fastest time in Forester history. She also claimed top long jump honors with her leap of 4.91 meters, another mark that lands her in the Huntington record books.

Nicole Pennington trailed Nzombi-Fenner in the 60 meters to finish second in 8.10. The senior sprinter also ran to a third place finish in the 200 meters by clocking in at 27.31.

Huntington earned two of the top three spots in pole vault with Elise Cormany (2.75 m) taking second and Alyssabeth Cottle (2.59 m) finishing third.

Mara McFarland (10.83) and Molly Mitchell (PR 1:02.72) each finished third in the 60 meter hurdles and 400 meters respectively.

On the men’s side, Logan Daniels claimed HU’s only win with his mark of 1.80 meters in high jump.

Avniel Barrow started off indoor season with a bang. The sophomore speedster broke the school record in the 60 meters with his second place time of 7.10. Peyton Depriest, in his rookie debut, also had a solid outing in sprints to finish second in the 200 meters in 23.13 which will go down as the third fastest time in Forester history.

Huntington’s other top three finishes were in field events where Adam Woods slid in at third in long jump with his leap of 5.96 meters and Brooks Gerke, competing unattached, finished second in pole vault by soaring 4.12 meters.

The Foresters don’t compete again until the Defiance College Invitational on January 27.

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11:30 MLK Chapel Service

15 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Campus Ministries & The Office of Multicultural Affairs

Huntington University is proud to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We invite you to join us this Monday, January 15th as we come together to revisit the past in order to inspire hope for today. This year’s MLK service will be held in the …

Good-bye and Best Wishes Celebration for Cindy Kreps!

15 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Lisa Montany

Cindy Kreps is leaving Huntington University after over 13 years of faithful service. Help us wish Cindy well in her next adventure and give her your best wishes! When: Monday, January 15th from 12:00-1:30pm (just enough time to stop in over your lunch break)! Where: First floor foyer, Becker Hall …

MONDAY JANUARY 15, 11:30 – MLK Chapel Service

12 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Campus Ministries & The Office of Multicultural Affairs

Huntington University is proud to celebrate and remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We invite you to join us this Monday, January 15th as we come together to revisit the past in order to inspire hope for today. This year’s MLK service will be held in the …


Campus Update

18 Jan 2018

The Winter Board Retreat will take place on January 18-19 in Indianapolis. Dr. Emberton will provide an update to the campus community on Tuesday, January 23 at 4:00 p.m. in Hiner Hall. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this session.

Spring Faculty Staff Convocation

18 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Community Enhancement Council

Please mark your calendars for our annual Spring Campus Convocation Service. We’ll gather together Wednesday, January 24, at 11:00 a.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium. Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this special event with your colleagues and co-workers. Please feel free to close your offices for this event.

Wellness Screening

18 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Jean Cole

SAVE THE DATE: The 2018 Annual Wellness Screening Event will be held Monday, March 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 in the Nursing Lab of the Science Hall. More details will be available soon.


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.

Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor – 2nd Edition

8 Sep 2017 | Posted By: Mark Fairchild

The second updated and expanded edition of Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor just came out. In the second edition Fairchild added new cities and updated new archaeological information on some of the sites. The hardbound copy is published by Hendrickson Press and is available online or you can order …

All Campus Off Campus

29 Aug 2017 | Posted By: SGA

Hello, SGA is looking for faculty and staff members who would be interested in being drivers to and from ACOC and hanging out with students. ACOC is a retreat hosted by SGA each year for the student body, and we are continuing the tradition of having faculty and staff involved. …

Sports News

Annual Pink Out!

19 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Sandy Marion

Next Saturday, January 27 at 1:00 PM is the Women’s Basketball Annual PINK OUT! Help us PAINT THE GYM PINK in honor of area Survivors and to help in the fight against breast cancer! Pink-Out t-shirts will be available for purchase at the game with proceeds benefiting the Vera Bradley …


18 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester women’s basketball team cruised to a 59-38 win over Goshen College Wednesday night at Platt Arena. The W completes the series sweep over GC with Huntington’s first win, a 51-44 decision, dating back to November 21. While it was a game that favored the hosts the entire evening, …


17 Jan 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

After nearly a two-month break, the Forester bowling teams were back in action over the weekend at the Buckeye Baker Classic. This tournament featured 36 baker games before cutting to the top four for match play where both teams were outstanding. The HU men brought home the championship while the …