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January 29, 2018 General Comments Off on 7 LEADERS NEEDED Posted By: Layla bb Solms || Campus Ministries

You are invited to engage in the spiritual formation of our HU students. The office of Campus Ministries has SEVEN small group leadership positions available for this semester. Groups meet 7 times and students are given a core chapel credit each time they attend. We are offering a $25 reimbursement/stipend for books/materials you might purchase. Please email Layla – to take advantage of this leadership opportunity.

Hotel Amenities: The collection has begun!

January 29, 2018 General Comments Off on Hotel Amenities: The collection has begun! Posted By: Jack Heller


I am still collecting the hotel soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and trial-size toothpastes for the women in the Logan Correctional Complex. I’ll be bringing them with me when I do a workshop at the prison. I can collect them up until February 9, and the workshop will occur on February 10. Thank you to everyone who has helped with this so far.

Jack Heller

Send a CRUSH to your crush!

January 29, 2018 General Comments Off on Send a CRUSH to your crush! Posted By: Susie Boyer

Kappa Delta Pi members will be in the DC selling Crushes for the next two weeks. Stop by the table, and purchase one to send to your love, a special friend, or someone you’d love to know better! Crushes will be delivered on Valentine’s Day. Cost is $1 each, and proceeds will go to support KDP professional development, service projects, and social events.

Coffey Break Student Newsletter

January 29, 2018 General Comments Off on Coffey Break Student Newsletter Posted By: Margaret Pasko

The Coffey Break is a student newsletter sent Monday-Friday during the academic year. To receive the email version, please go to and fill out the “Subscribe to the Break” information. Also, this site will allow you to post announcements to students – it is similar to the Forester Feed process.

The submissions are looked at around 8:30 AM and, if a post is submitted after that time, it will probably show up in the next day’s emailed Coffey Break.

Questions? Email

This Week in Forester Sports

January 29, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in Forester Sports Posted By: Athletics

Tues. Jan. 30 – M. Basketball vs. Grace College @ 7:00 PM
Wed. Jan. 31 – W. Basketball vs Grace College @ 7:00 PM

Fri.-Sat. Feb. 2-3 – Track @ Trine University @ 1PM/10AM
Sat. Feb. 3 – W. Basketball @ Indiana Wesleyan University @ 1:00 PM
Sat. Feb. 3 – M. Basketball @ Indiana Wesleyan University @ 3:00 PM
Sat.-Sun. Feb. 3-4 – Bowling @ McKendree Baker Challenge; St. Clair Bowl; Fairview Heights, IL @ 10AM/5PM

Go Foresters!!


January 29, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on INDOOR TRACK & FIELD Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester track and field team kicked off 2018 at the Defiance College Invitational over the weekend where the men claimed 5th out of eight teams while the women finished 8th.

Sophomore Avniel Barrow was a double winner for Huntington. Barrow established a new PR in the 60 meters with his 1st place finish time of 7.08. He then teamed up with CJ Robertson, Peyton Depriest and Bradey Gerke to win the 4×200 meter relay by clocking in at 1:32.86.

Depriest also brought home two golds. In addition to winning the 4×200 meter relay, the rookie also sprinted to a 1st place finish in the 200 meters with a time of 23.02 which is a new PR and moves him from 3rd to 2nd in the HU record books.

Senior Brooks Gerke, competing unattached, took 1st in the pole vault with a mark of 15-00.25. He bettered his best by over five inches and upped the school record accordingly.

Codi Wiersema ran a 4:34.63 in the mile to finish 2nd. Two other Foresters in Rodrigo Manzo (6th, 4:42.25) and Adrien Gentrie (7th, 4:44.55) also earned points for HU in that race.

The 4×400 meter relay team of Robertson, Depriest, Gentrie and Elijah Chesterman crossed the line 4th in 3:35.66.

Other point getters for Coach Childs’ crew included Adam Woods in the 60 meters (7th, 7.32) and high jump (6th, 6-00.00), Luke Fillers in pole vault (4th, 12-06.25), Kody Ahrens in the 3,000 meters (5th, 9:50.72), Heath Atkins in the 200 meters (7th, 23.82) and Zach Williams in shot put (8th, 40-04).

Adrian claimed the men’s title with 116 points followed by Albion (111), Grace (101), Saint Francis (72), Huntington (65), Alma (57), Defiance (48) and Olivet (45).

A partial roster competed for the HU women with Nicole Pennington topping the list. The senior speedster took 3rd in the 60 meters with a time of 8.23. She also earned points in the 200 meters by finishing 6th in 27.76.

Mariah Harter also ran the 60 meters where she finished 7th by clocking in at 8.40. Mara McFarland was the only other Forester to earn points with her 8th place finish in the 60 meter hurdles (10.87).

Albion won on the women’s side with 132 points followed by Adrian (129), Alma (92), Saint Francis (75), Defiance (55), Olivet (51), Grace (24) and Huntington (12).

The Foresters are back in action this weekend when they compete in the Don & Riley Zimmer Classic hosted by Trine University.


January 29, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The #RV HU women’s basketball team hosted its 10th annual Pink Out Saturday afternoon where they raised over $2,000 for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer and recognized 14 breast cancer survivors at intermission with the cherry on top a 74-57 win over Spring Arbor University (8-15, 2-10).

With this win, the Foresters remain perfect in their Pink Out games at 10-0. It also marks HU’s fourth straight win as they improve to 15-8 overall, 8-4 in league play. Culler’s crew has strung together five consecutive wins over the Cougars with SAU’s last W over the Foresters dating back to January of 2016.

Sarah Fryman led a balanced attack for Huntington with 13 points and a team-best four assists. Maddie Richer added 12 points on 5-for-6 shooting which included two long balls. Brooke Saylor, saddled with foul trouble much of the first half, finished with 11 points, a game-best seven rebounds and three assists.

Hailey Krewald tossed in ten points and sniped three passes. To date, she has logged 44 steals to average 1.9 per outing to rank third among her league peers.

Cindy In’t Groen and Sam Hammel offered valuable minutes off the bench. In her 15 minutes of PT, In’t Groen netted nine points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Hammel tallied eight points and tracked down six rebounds, three of which were of the offensive variety.

For the fourth time this season, the Foresters shot over .500 for the game by going 26-for-51 for 51.0 percent. They missed just four of their 21 free throw attempts for 81.0 percent from the line and committed a season-low six turnovers to make for one of their most efficient offensive outings of the year.

The first quarter was up for grabs as the two teams swapped the lead several times and forced four ties but just over a minute into the second quarter, the Foresters established a permanent lead on Krewald’s “pick six.”

It was the first of two steals in a three-minute span Krewald would convert for easy layups. HU also buried three of their five threes in the frame to up their advantage to as many as 12 before heading into the locker room with a 34-27 lead.

The Cougars finished the game with 11 threes, the sixth time this year they’ve registered double-digit treys. It was the first five minutes of the third that the Foresters really felt the sting of SAU’s hot shooting as the visitors canned three on the way to trimming the lead to four, 42-38, by the 4:33 mark.

Spring Arbor went stone cold after that to finish the quarter 0-7 while HU rattled off 13 straight points to blow the game wide open, 55-38, heading into the fourth. Four different Foresters put points on the board in those last four minutes spearheaded by Fryman who scored four points and dished out two assists during the spurt.

It was an evenly played final ten minutes as 17 points still separated the two teams by game’s end for HU’s eleventh double digit victory of the year.

Autumn Goggin topped the Cougars with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists. Gracie Cabana came off the bench to record 14 points while Rachel Nelson added 12.

Next up for the Foresters is a rematch with Grace College on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. where they will look to avenge a 67-61 loss to the Lancers earlier this year.


January 29, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU men’s basketball team’s three-game win streak came to a halt Saturday afternoon at Platt Arena but not before they gave 14th-ranked Spring Arbor University (19-5, 7-5) all they could handle. No more than two possessions separated the two teams through the first 35 minutes before the Cougars jetted in front at the end for an 89-81 win.

The Foresters did a lot of things well. For the third straight game, HU shot over .500 from the field by going 31-for-59 for 52.5 percent. Platt’s crew also committed just four miscues, their fewest of the year, while forcing their visitors to cough up the ball eight times good for eight points.

Unfortunately, the Cougars did a lot of things well too. SAU won the battle of the boards 36-20 which included converting nine of their offensive rebounds into eight points. They also sizzled the nets at a clip of 56.7 percent from the floor (34-for-60) and were perfect at the line (13-for-13).

The opening twenty minutes was a see saw affair as the lead swapped back and forth ten times with the visitors taking a 40-39 lead into intermission. Zach Medendorp paced the Cougars with 13 points but it was the play of Konner Platt that really stood out. The 6-2 sophomore missed just one shot on his way to scoring 17 points which included burying all three of his triples.

Trevor Lockwood had a big half as well by tallying ten points down low as the pair accounted for all but 12 of their team’s first half points. The battle continued in the second frame with Mike Bush’s trey to start the half giving HU a 42-40 advantage. Eight minutes and six ties later, Mason Coverstone scored on back-to-back possessions for a 59-57 HU lead with 11:11 to go.

Huntington would go on to force two more stalemates over the next two-and-a-half minutes bringing the game total to 13 before Ben Geschke scored from downtown to give SAU a 64-61 lead they would hang on to the rest of the way.

After the Cougars finally extended the advantage to more than two possessions at 73-65 on a pair of freebies with just under five minutes remaining, Huntington fired right back with a 7-2 run over a two-minute span to trim the deficit to three.

It was a game where every possession mattered and much to the chagrin of the hosts, the Cougars closed out the game flawlessly by putting points on the board every trip down the floor in the final three minutes while the Foresters came up short on three of their last seven possessions to pave the way for the SAU win.

Platt enjoyed game-high scoring honors with 24 points on 9-for-12 shooting. Lockwood and Bush each tossed in 16 points while Coverstone added ten.

Tommy Hamilton netted 19 points as one of six Cougars to score at least ten points. Medendorp dropped in 17 points while other double digit scorers for SAU included Drew Zuidema with 12, Jeff Beckman with 12, Brandon Durnell with 11 and AJ Crawford with ten.

HU (9-15, 5-7) is back in action on Tuesday to host Grace College at 7:00 p.m. The Foresters got the best of the Lancers, 92-83, in first round action of conference play back on December 5.

Inaugural Chili Cook-Off and Dessert Contest a Big Success

January 26, 2018 General Comments Off on Inaugural Chili Cook-Off and Dessert Contest a Big Success Posted By: Greg Smitleyt

Our inaugural Chili Cook-Off was quite a success as we had 18 different delicious pots of chili to sample along with a wide variety of desserts. Our celebrity panel of judges consisted of Mayor Brooks Fetters, Steve Kimmel (Huntington Chamber President), and Joey Spiegel (Executive Director of Love, Inc.). We also had great participation from faculty and staff who voted for “Peoples Choice” and then hung around to enjoy a great lunch of chili and dessert. It was a wonderful time of food, fellowship, and fun. A special shout-out to the Community Enhancement Council for the time and effort they put into it to make it a rousing success. Members include: Jean Cole (Chair), Pam Rudy, Peg DeBolt, Sandy Marion, Jayme Dee, Kay Schwob, and Luke McConnell.

Winners: Kay Schwob (Spicy Chili), Greg Smitley (Traditional Chili), Staci Rogers (Specialty Chili), Raymie Porter (People’s Choice Chili), and Beth West (Dessert).

Please mark your calendar for the next Community Enhancement Council event. We will be hosting a Tailgate Party on February 17 beginning at 1:00pm in the Fieldhouse. Come and enjoy a tailgate party along with men’s and women’s basketball games (Go Foresters!). More information forthcoming on this fun event.

Here’s Your Chance to Share!

January 26, 2018 General Comments Off on Here’s Your Chance to Share! Posted By: Marcy Hawkins

Homecoming 2018 feels so far away, but we are looking for your feedback now in order to plan the best Homecoming for you! Please take a minute and complete this very short form (only 5 questions). Your feedback is important to us!

And since we’re talking about Homecoming, make sure to save the date for 2018! Homecoming will take place on October 5-6.

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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.

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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! …