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Hotel Amenities

January 9, 2018 General Comments Off on Hotel Amenities Posted By: Jack Heller

Last year, students on the Civil Rights J-term trip collected the free hotel amenities and contributed them to Place of Grace, a local ministry for women rebuilding their lives. This year, Place of Grace currently has enough amenities. However, in February I can bring hotel amenities to incarcerated women when I go to visit the Logan Correctional Complex in Illinois. (I will be doing a workshop on the Indiana poet Mari Evans there.) I can bring soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and coffee packs. If you want to spend a few bucks on trial size toothpastes, I can take those too. I am checking on tea packets and the coffee condiments. I can not bring amenities packaged in glass, aerosols, floss, mouthwash, and the pens–though I am willing to collect these for another place if you know where they can be used.

Please encourage your students to collect these for the women in the Logan prison during your j-term trips, and please collect these in your own travels during January. If we pack our own amenities for our travels in January, we can get a number of free amenities in just a few days of J-term trips. I am willing to collect these in my office until my trip to Logan. You help with this will be greatly appreciated.

Jack Heller

Healthy Insurance Tips

January 8, 2018 General Comments Off on Healthy Insurance Tips Posted By: Jean Cole

In an effort to pass along good information and also help you in obtaining the best possible pricing for your medical services, I wanted to inform you of an MRI center that is in the Parkview Health Network. One of our employees recently went to this facility and was very pleased with their care.

This is located in Fort Wayne and the brochure shows $350.00 for the MRI and reading of the MRI. The employee indicated there was Christian music playing on the radio when they got there, there are plaques hanging on the wall about FAITH, and one of the doctors (I think it was the owner) also has his degree and is a pastor…. This employee felt very much at ease when they went in and was very satisfied with the testing process. While we are not providing a recommendation, you may want to check them out if you have a need for orthopedic, neurological, abdominal, or vascular MRI.

Easy MRI
9921 Coldwater Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN
Phone: 260-338-4800


We would appreciate hearing from any of you regarding your experience in finding quality health-care providers at a reduced cost as we would like to pass on any potential cost-saving ideas to our participants.

Car Break-Ins

January 8, 2018 General Comments Off on Car Break-Ins Posted By: Chief Justin Faw

There have been at least two vehicles broken into while parked on the Campus within the last day or so. HUPD will be focusing more on the parking lot areas at night but we ask that you be mindful of locking your doors and calling the campus police phone if you see suspicious people looking in or around vehicles.

This Week in HU Sports

January 8, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in HU Sports Posted By: Ath

Sat. Jan. 13 – W. Basketball vs Marian University @ 1:00 PM
Sat. Jan. 13 – M. Basketball vs Marian University @ 3:00 PM

Tues. Jan. 9 – M. Basketball @ University of Saint Francis @ 7:00 PM
Wed. Jan. 10 – W. Basketball @ University of Saint Francis @ 7:00 PM
Sat.-Sun. Jan. 13-14 – Bowling at Buckeye Baker Classic; HP Lanes; Columbus, OH @ 10AM/5PM

Go Foresters!!


January 8, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Hard-nosed defense propelled the Huntington women’s basketball team to a 57-41 win over Spring Arbor University Saturday afternoon at SAU Fieldhouse. The W snaps a four-game losing skid as the Foresters improve to 10-7 overall, 3-3 in league play.

The third quarter proved to be the cornerstone to HU’s win as they gave up just six points while six different Foresters put points on the board to outscore their hosts by nine. Huntington’s five-point halftime lead turned into a 44-30 advantage heading into the final quarter where they kept the Cougars at bay for the 16-point win.

Culler’s crew has outscored their opponents by double digits in seven of their ten wins. Today’s win also marks the fifth time this season HU has held their opponents to less than 45 points.

The Cougars (7-10, 1-5) were forced to play catchup most of the afternoon with the exception of the first quarter where neither team could get much going. It was an 8-8 draw after the first ten minutes with SAU’s only advantages coming when Autumn Goggin, a recent member of Spring Arbor’s 1,000 point club, scored her only bucket of the game at the 3:02 mark to put her team up 6-4.

Gabby Barnett gave the hosts their only other advantage, 8-6, two minutes later when she scored down low before Casey Morton closed out the quarter by converting a pair of free tosses for the 8-8 tie. Despite lamenting a handful of misses from point blank range, the Foresters spent the next ten minutes building their permanent lead to take a 29-24 advantage into the break.

Morton scored nine of her game-high and season-tying 13 points in the first frame. Brooke Saylor added 12 points and a game-best 14 rebounds. She also posted two blocks and two steals for the Foresters.

Erin Mohr also did a little bit of everything for her team. In addition to pouring in a career-tying 12 points, the 5-9 forward also handed out three assists and tallied just as many steals. Sam Hammel helped Saylor control the boards by pulling down nine rebounds in addition to recording eight points, three steals, two assists and two blocks.

Rachel Nelson collected 12 points and six rebounds to pace Spring Arbor. Anne Marie Wright added ten points as SAU’s only other double-digit scorer.

As a team, Huntington shot 38.2 percent from the field (21-for-55) while limiting the Cougars to 34.1 percent (15-for-44). HU also dominated the glass, 38-28, and committed 13 TOs to SAU’s 17.

Today’s win is Huntington’s fourth straight over the Cougars while Coach Culler’s all-time record against Spring Arbor stands at 39-14. Next up for HU is a short trip to Fort Wayne on Wednesday to take on #20 Saint Francis at 7:00 p.m.


January 8, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The 16th-ranked Cougars of Spring Arbor University relied on a solid first half to push past the visiting Forester men’s basketball team, 78-65, Saturday afternoon. The win is SAU’s seventh consecutive as they improve to 16-2 overall, 4-2 in league play while HU drops to 6-12 overall, 2-4 in CL action.

It was an 11-2 run late in the opening frame that extended Spring Arbor’s advantage to double digits, a discrepancy they would hold on to for most of the rest of the game. The run started around the seven-minute mark and was capped off with a Ben Geschke triple at the 3:14 mark for a 36-22 SAU lead.

The Cougars would go on to take a 41-31 lead into intermission. Behind six points from Tyler Arens, the Foresters came out of the locker room with a bang that resulted in the lead being erased to just two possessions, 45-39, three minutes into the period. Two minutes later, however, the advantage was back to ten.

Arens dropped in his second long ball of the frame to cut the lead one final time to single digits at 52-43 with just over 13 minutes to go before Zach Medendorp completed an and one to extend the lead to twelve.

The Cougars’ advantage ballooned to as many as 21 by the 2:25 mark before the Foresters outscored their hosts by eight the rest of the way, behind four points apiece from Jaden Sutton and Zac Owens, to settle for the 13-point difference.

Arens finished with a team-best 16 points. Konner Platt added 12 points and three assists while Trevor Lockwood tossed in nine points and corralled a team-best six rebounds.

Paul Marandet enjoyed game high points and assists with 24 and nine respectively. Medendorp finished with 12 points. Jeff Beckman claimed a game-best 13 rebounds, five of the offensive variety, to go along with eight points.

Platt’s crew shot 41.1 percent from the field (23-for-56) which included six from downtown while committing just eight turnovers. SAU was even more efficient offensively by posting a 48.5 shooting percent (32-for-66) while coughing up the ball just four times.

The Foresters’ next stop is Hutzell Athletic Center on Tuesday for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off against #2 Saint Francis.


January 5, 2018 General Comments Off on HU FOUNDATION BREAKFAST SERIES – January 10 Posted By: Jan Yost

The Huntington University Foundation breakfast on Wednesday, January 10, will feature Jim O’Donnell’s famous edu-tainment. “We’re going to have some fun this January by having a tenth anniversary party in honor of the Great Recession of 2008. We’re going to look back at the scariness of it all while listening to the nattering nabobs who told us the ‘end is at hand’ over and over again,” stated O’Donnell. “We’ll see what can learn from this painful passage we all traveled along and endured, and how we now can put that learning to work for our own future stewardship of what God has given us.”

“Jim’s insightful economic review and projections are always one of the most popular programs in our breakfast series,” stated Michael Zahn, HU Foundation President.

To RSVP, please click on the link below or reply to this email. You may also contact Jan Yost at 260-359-4046 or

The Foundation breakfast is open to the public. It begins at 7:45 a.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons and concludes by 9:00 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is $10.00, a portion of which will help support local area students attending HU through the Huntington County Grant. First-time attendees enjoy a complimentary breakfast courtesy of Bailey-Love Mortuary.

Founded in 1938, the Huntington University Foundation exists to support the mission of the university by promoting education and fostering a synergistic relationship between the university and the Huntington County community and surrounding area.

Are You Smarter Than an HU Student?

January 5, 2018 General Comments Off on Are You Smarter Than an HU Student? Posted By: Alpha Chi

Professors: The impending arrival of J-Term means it is once again time for Are You Smarter Than an HU Student, and Alpha Chi is looking for contestants to defend the professors’ championship title in this Jeopardy-style trivia competition. Questions will cover a wide variety of subject matter from core level classes and the student handbook. The contest will take place at 8 pm on Thursday, January 18, in the upper HUB. Please contact Jeniece Regan at by 1/9 if you are interested on playing on the professor team – there are three spots still available.


January 4, 2018 General Comments Off on SAVE THE DATE Posted By: Community Enhancement Council

Ready for a warm up? Let’s dust off our favorite Chili recipes for the HU Faculty/Staff Chili Cookoff Luncheon!
11:30 to 1:00 on Thursday, January 25th. More details will be coming soon!


January 4, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

While it wasn’t the result the Forester men’s basketball team was hoping for to kick off the new year, an 82-69 loss to #24 Taylor University (11-6, 2-3), HU fans left Platt Arena Wednesday night with an appreciation for their team’s persistence and never-say-die attitude.

Two buckets was all the offense Platt’s crew could muster through the opening seven minutes to dig themselves into a 23-4 hole. It would have been easy to toss in the towel at that point but Huntington wasn’t about to do that. While the Foresters weren’t able to make-up any ground the rest of the half, they did play even with their visitors for a 47-26 difference by the midway point.

Tyler Arens and Konner Platt carried the team offensively through the opening twenty minutes with each tossing in ten points to account for all but six of HU’s points.

After a quiet first half, Devon Merder opened up the second period with a driving layup to perk up the home crowd and send the message that there was still a lot of game to be played. Six minutes later the gap was back to 21, 63-42, but then began a slow and steady comeback.

Arens started things off by accounting for seven of his team’s next nine points which included an old-fashioned three-point play at the 10:46 mark that erased Taylor’s lead to 16 at 67-51. Merder and Trevor Lockwood then took a turn at putting the team on their backs by combining for 12 of HU’s next 14 points.

Merder dropped in a three on Huntington’s next possession and then 90 seconds later made his way down the lane to kiss one off the backboard as the shot clock expired. Merder would find the bottom of the net again but not before Lockwood converted his team’s second old-fashioned three-point play of the frame with just under seven minutes remaining.

The 6-8 senior went on to can a pair of free throws to reduce the lead to just two possessions at 71-65 with less than five minutes on the clock.

When all was said and done, it was a 23-8 run that spanned eight minutes. Unfortunately the grind to get back in the game took its toll on the hosts as they managed just four points the rest of the way to open the door for Taylor to extend their advantage back to double digits – mostly by way of the charity stripe which is where their last ten points came from.

Arens and Platt finished with 20 points apiece to pace HU. Merder scored all ten of his points in the second period. The 6-4 senior also pulled down a game-best nine rebounds, handed out four dimes and swiped two steals. Lockwood added nine points and posted two blocks.

Ryan Robinson came off the bench to top Taylor with 19 points, ten from the line in the waning minutes, while Evan Crowe and Vincent Miranda chipped in 14 each. James McCloud collected ten points to round out the Trojans’ double digit scoring.

The Foresters drop to 6-11 on the year, 2-3 in league play. Next up for Platt and crew is a trip to Spring Arbor on Saturday where they will tip-off against the #16 Cougars at 3:00 p.m.

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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 …