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February 26, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S TENNIS Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Playing inside at Wildwood Racquet Club in Fort Wayne, the Huntington men’s tennis team opened up the spring portion of their schedule with a 4-4 draw against Cornerstone University (2-1-1). The match is the first of seven matches slated for this spring for the Foresters.

Doubles play favored the Golden Eagles, who already had three spring matches in the books, 2-1, but the Foresters came roaring back to win three of the first five singles matches to pull even with CU 4-4. Unfortunately, the match ran long and the court reservation ended before the last and deciding singles match could be completed to make for the rare tie.

The Foresters finished the fall season 9-4 so their overall record after today’s stalemate stands at 9-4-1. HU is back at it on March 17 when they host Grace at 10:30 a.m.

#1 – Ignacio Poncio (HU) def. Sam Ottosen (CU) 0-6, 6-2 (10-1)
#2 – Rodrigo Manzo (HU) def. Austin Hendrick 4-6, 6-0 (10-3)
#3 – Aliaksei Kanstantsinau (CU) def. Giovanni Martinez (HU) 6-3, 6-2
#4 – John Cocoma (CU) def. Luke Buttermore (HU) 6-2, 6-0
#5 – Mariano Echevarria vs. Dan Ribbink (CU) DNF
#6 – Brody Worl (HU) def. Nick Kleitch (CU) 6-2, 6-0

#1 – Ottosen / Hendrick (CU) def. Poncio/Echevarria (HU) 8-7 (7-1)
#2 – Manzo/Martinez (HU) def. Kanstantsinau /Cocoma (CU) 8-3
#3 – Ribbink/Kleitch (CU) def. Buttermore/Vova Kohut (HU) 8-3

Accepting Honors Program Applications

February 26, 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

February 26, 2018 General Comments Off on Peter and the Starcatcher

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!

Lord, Increase Our Faith – Dave Rahn

February 26, 2018 General Comments Off on Lord, Increase Our Faith – Dave Rahn

Join us on Friday, March 9th from 11:00 am- 12:00 pm as Dr. Dave Rahn presents: Lord, Increase Our Faith. Session will be held in Hiner Hall in the Dowden Science Building. Seating is limited, so please register to attend to secure your seat:

At the end of successful participation in this seminar you will be able to:

– Describe how faith-growing relates to faith-flowing.
– Recognize four constriction points in the faith-growing, faith-flowing process.
– Identify which constriction point represents the greatest impediment to your faith vitality.
– Choose a practice habit to increase the growth and flow of your faith.
– Explain why and how a mustard seed of faith is more than sufficient.


February 26, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on BOWLING Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington University bowling team concluded the regular season with the Backhaul Direct Hoosier Classic, the biggest, oldest and most prestigious regular season tournament of the year. The tournament format included six regular team games on Saturday and 15 baker games on Sunday before cutting to the top eight teams for a bracketed match play round.

“This tournament is proof positive that bowling at the collegiate level is alive and well,” said Coach Mike Shockey. “The tournament is filled to capacity with 78 men’s teams and 66 women’s teams and a waiting list each year of schools wanting to bowl.”

The Forester women put together a solid performance with a 16th-place finish out of 66 teams. Brianna Cearbaugh led the Foresters individually with a six-game average of 195.5 and a 40th place finish in singles action. Abby Atkins also had a solid weekend with a six-game average of 189 and a top 60 finish in singles.

HU had a good day on Saturday with a team total of 5,505 pins for a 917.5/game average to sit in 14th heading into baker play. Sunday the shot proved a little tougher for the Foresters as they finished with a 15-baker total of 2,675 (178.3/game average) to slip into 16th place.

“We’ve had a couple of tournaments where we finished better this season, but this tournament was the best team performance of the year,” said Shockey. “The lane play was solid and the communication between players was good, but it was the leadership of our juniors that made the biggest difference this weekend.”

On the men’s side, Huntington finished 41st out of 78 teams. Jordan Herring led the team with a six-game score of 1,188 for a 198/game average. Coach Shockey likes the progress of the Springfield (Ohio) native. “Jordan has steadily been getting better all year long and has become one of the most consistent players on the team.”

On Saturday, the Foresters shot a 5,753 (958.8/game average) to land in the 37th spot. Sunday didn’t prove to be any easier as HU shot a 15-game baker total of 2,607 (173.8/game average) which dropped them four spots by the day’s end.

“The results weren’t what we expected this weekend but the guys stuck together and continued to work hard until the last game,” said Shockey. “Between the lack of strikes and several splits, we just couldn’t get any momentum going this weekend. The guys will bounce back and be ready for post-season play in three weeks. Hopefully we find the breaks we missed in Indianapolis.”

Next up for Shockey and crew is the USBC Intercollegiate Sectionals March 8-10 in Smyrna, Tenn.


February 26, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on INDOOR TRACK & FIELD Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU track and field team took a partial roster to Anderson University’s Fred Wilt Memorial Indoor Invitational on Saturday for a last chance opportunity to qualify for NAIA Indoor Nationals.

While the Foresters did not punch any tickets to the big stage, several athletes had quality performances.

Jessica Chojnacki brought home Huntington’s only win by clocking in at 1:03.67 in the 400 meters. Elijah Chesterman finished third in the 800 meters in 2:02.98. CJ Robertson also ran the 800 meters and claimed fifth in 2:04.65.

Nick Childs posted a 2:42.93 in the 1,000 meters to finish fourth.

Codi Wiersema shaved three seconds off his mile time to move from tenth to eighth in the Huntington record books with his new PR of 4:27.71.

Zach Williams also turned in a personal best in weight throw with his toss of 39-09, surpassing his old PR by almost four inches. He currently sits tenth in the HU record books in weight throw.

The Foresters will now turn their attention to the outdoor portion of their schedule. First up will be the Easter Twilight Invitational at Indiana Wesleyan on March 24.

HU Takes on The Voice

February 23, 2018 General Comments Off on HU Takes on The Voice

Huntington University’s own Christiana Hicks – class of 2017, track star, Joyful Noise singer, social work major, and Homecoming Queen – is auditioning for NBC’s The Voice and we are hosting a VIEWING PARTY! Join us in the HUB at 8pm on Mondays and Tuesdays for the Blind Auditions!

Request Norm

February 23, 2018 General Comments Off on Request Norm

Norm the Forester, the beloved mascot of Huntington University athletics, can bring energy and fun to HU events! If you want Norm to attend a non-athletic event, please read the requirements for Norm, then fill out the Norm Request Form and submit it to Sandy Marion ( in the Athletic Office.

All this information is available on the Campus Portal under the Public Relations portion of the Personnel tab.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

February 23, 2018 General Comments Off on Kroger Community Rewards Program Posted By: Connie Bonner

You can donate to Huntington University by shopping at Kroger. Funds donated will support student scholarships through the Forester Fund. 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.

Haiti Trip Drivers Needed

February 23, 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

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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! …