HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Forester women's tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision to #RV UNOH on day one of the IWU Fall Invitational at Klopfenstein.HU (5-7) will play three more matches at Klopfenstein Courts over the next two days as part of the IWU Invite.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The HU men's tennis team gave #16 UNOH a run for their money Thursday afternoon at Klopfenstein Courts on opening day of the IWU Fall Invitational. It came down to the wire before the Racers slipped past the Foresters 4-3.With this loss, Huntington drops to 6-4. Poncio and crew take on Holy Cross tomorrow at 5:00 p.m.
PERU, Ind. - The Huntington men's golf team opened its season at IU Kokomo's Rock Hollow Invitational where they placed seventh out of nine teams by firing a 649 (323-326)."There was a lot of positives for the guys at Rock Hollow," said Coach Rick Sholund. "This was a difficult golf course with winds, fast greens and playing long. It was a good test for them.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Despite a jostled line-up, the Huntington men's soccer team didn't back down from #10 Indiana Tech under the lights Wednesday night at Warrior Athletic Field. The Warriors generated 21 shots but only snuck two past HU keeper Gabe Greenfield to post a 2-0 win over their guests.The Foresters gave up a goal each half, the first on a penalty kick, on the way to their third loss of the season against four wins while Tech improved to 5-1.
WINONA LAKE, Ind. – The HU volleyball team picked an impressive 3-1 road win, 25-18, 18-25, 25-16, 26-24, over Grace (6-7, 1-4 ) Wednesday night at the Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center.The win snaps a four-game win streak the Lancers held over the Foresters and proved Coach Herber's first W of her three-year tenure over GC.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced that Huntington University freshman Shelby Christman has been tabbed the National Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week as announced by the national office earlier this afternoon.Christman dominated the IWU Twilight Invitational Friday night by clocking in at 17:36 to claim the individual title in her first 5K in Forester green and white. The Fort Wayne native crossed the line 15 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor to cruise to the win out of 179 runners.
HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Huntington women's tennis team wrapped up league play with two wins Tuesday at Klopfenstein Courts. After blanking Saint Francis, the Foresters cruised to a 5-1 win over Mount Vernon.With these wins, Ferguson and crew improves to 5-6 overall, 4-4 in league play. Huntington has the IWU Fall Invitational at the end of the week with all matches scheduled to be played at Klopfenstein Courts.
Huntington University’s fall 2021 enrollment numbers are officially locked in at 1,363 total students. Though down slightly from last year’s record enrollment, this number is still up overall when looking at the last five years of data.
“While many universities across the country are reporting downward trends over the past few years or small upticks after extremely low enrollment in 2020, Huntington University is pleased to be consistent with steady enrollment growth in key areas,” said Daniel Solms, vice president for enrollment management and marketing.
Those “key areas” specifically include the enrollment numbers at Huntington University Arizona, HU’s location in Peoria, Arizona. Total undergraduate enrollment at that location is up over 8%. Additionally, Graduate enrollment numbers are up 4%.
Looking at the makeup of our student population, HU has endeavored to increase diversity, and those efforts have yielded nine years of consistent growth. HU’s students who identify as a U.S. ethnic minority currently make up 17% of the total undergraduate population.
The Huntington University Foundation annual dinner, Burgers, Boots and Blue Jeans, will take place on Thursday, September 16, and will feature Dr. Sherilyn Emberton, president of Huntington University, and a student panel let by David Dean. The dinner will be held in the Huntington University Fieldhouse (located in the Merillat Complex, or PLEX), with a reception taking place at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starting at 6:15 p.m.
During the event, the Huntington University Foundation will present the Distinguished Service Award to Brent and Darlene Stanley. The award, established in 2002, honors an individual or an organization whose life or mission embodies the principles associated with the mission of the University. The award is given to a person or organization that gives substance and credence to the University’s beliefs, serves as an effective role model for HU students and is recognized as making a tremendous contribution to Huntington County.
“It is a pleasure to honor the Stanleys for their commitment throughout Huntington County and to Huntington University. They love our community, and it shows. We are proud to honor them this way," said Kay Schwob, senior director of development at Huntington University.
The annual dinner is an opportunity to invest in area students as they pursue a Christian education at Huntington University. If you are interested in attending, please reserve your spot by September 9 at huntington.edu/FoundationRSVP.
Huntington University is pleased to announce that Mark Fairchild, PhD, professor of Bible and religion, has been selected as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar for the 2021-2022 year to conduct research in Turkey.
Fairchild will be involved in excavations at an underwater basilica in Iznik (ancient Nicea). Nicea is the site of Christianity’s first ecumenical council, known as the First Council of Nicea. Preliminary evidence suggests that the submerged basilica was the place where over three hundred leaders of the early church met with the emperor Constantine, culminating in the confessional statement known as the Nicene Creed. Fairchild will collaborate with Mustafa Śahin of Uludag University (Turkey), and Julia De Sigoyer from the Université Grenoble Alpes (France). Fairchild published a report on the discovery of the basilica in the Biblical Archaeology Review in 2018.
Fairchild earned his PhD in New Testament studies from Drew University. He also completed PhD coursework at Union Theological Seminary (NY) and Princeton Theological Seminary. Fairchild has twice received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. In 1992, he collaborated with 11 other scholars at Yeshiva University, exploring the Greek encounter with Judaism during the Hellenistic Period. In 2002, he joined 20 other scholars at the University of Chicago to investigate societal transformations and the legitimization of power in the early Islamic states.
Fairchild’s recent discovery of two previously unknown ancient synagogues in Turkey (including the world’s oldest known synagogue) was published in the Biblical Archaeology Review in 2012. Research at this ancient synagogue was also published in the Journal of Ancient Judaism in 2014. Biblical Archaeology Review published Fairchild’s research on St. Paul’s first mission from Perga to Antioch (2013) and another article on the biblical city of Laodicea (2017). Additionally, Fairchild authored two chapters in the Lexham Geographic Commentary on Acts through Revelation (2019). Fairchild’s book on Christian Origins in Ephesus and Asia Minor (originally published in 2015) has been expanded, and a second edition is currently available with Hendrickson Publishers (2017).
Fairchild is currently the program director for the Ephesus Meeting, an academic conference at the ancient site of Ephesus in Turkey. He annually travels to Turkey, Greece and Israel for research and to conduct study tours.
Huntington University is pleased to welcome Mark Vincenti as a full-time campus pastor effective September 13.
Vincenti will join the Center for Spiritual Formation and Intercultural Enrichment – called The Center – and will tackle the roles of preaching and preparing for the student chapel experience, while spearheading small group efforts and discipleship. The Center works at the center of Huntington University’s mission to impact the world for Christ through scholarship and service. The team works closely with faculty and staff across campus to provide rich opportunities for personal spiritual and intercultural growth, Christian service, and the integration of faith and learning.
“Mark’s addition to our team in The Center is a game changer,” said Rev. Arthur Wilson, vice president for spiritual formation. “As we consider the characteristics of this current generation of young adults, Mark has the creativity, gifts, heart and vision to impact HU students in a way that will inform and inspire their development as followers of Jesus.”
Vincenti has a strong history with HU and the UB church. He earned his bachelor's degree in educational ministries from HU in 1999 and went on to earn his master’s degree in Bible (Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School) in 2010. He became a licensed minister in 2001 and was ordained in 2015 by the United Brethren in Christ Church, USA. He was an adjunct professor at HU from 2019-2020, was an assistant men’s soccer coach for the Foresters from 2011-2015 and has held the position of assistant women’s soccer coach for the Foresters since 2020.
“[Vincenti] is a relational shepherd who understands the significance of incarnate leadership. This is the kind of influence that students hunger for and are willing to follow. It’s an honor to serve in a community that’s willing to support the needs of students. Mark’s hire is a testimony of that,” said Wilson.
Huntington University welcomes Randy Beck, professor and associate dean at UGA Law School, to the stage for the first Forester Lecture of the fall. The lecture, titled “Pharisees, Herodians and Jesus: The Kingdom of God in a Politically Polarized Culture,” will take place on September 7 at 7:00 p.m. in Zurcher Auditorium in the Merillat Centre for the Arts.
Randy Beck joined the University of Georgia School of Law faculty in 1997 and was named associate dean for academic affairs in 2018. He has held the Justice Thomas O. Marshall Chair of Constitutional Law since 2011 and was the 2016-2017 Garwood Visiting Fellow in Princeton University’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.
Beck’s constitutional law scholarship has appeared in a number of law reviews, including the Notre Dame Law Review, the American Journal of Legal History, and the Northwestern University Law Review. His law and religion scholarship includes the chapter (with D. VanDrunen) “The Biblical Foundations of Law: Creation, Fall, and the Patriarchs” in Law and the Bible: Justice, Mercy and Legal Institutions (InterVarsity Press, 2013) and “God the Judge and Human Justice” in the Journal of Law & Religion (Cambridge University Press, 2016).
A dedicated teacher as well as scholar, Beck has twice received the C. Ronald Ellington Award for Excellence in Teaching and has also been honored by the graduating class on four occasions as the recipient of the John C. O’Byrne Memorial Faculty Award for Furthering Student-Faculty Relations.
Prior to his law school appointment, Beck worked for more than five years as a general litigation associate with the law firm Perkins Coie in Seattle, Washington. He also has government experience from service as an attorney-advisor in the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.
Beck has served as a judicial clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and Judge Patrick E. Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. He graduated first in his class at Southern Methodist University School of Law and earned his undergraduate degree from Baker University.
Huntington University Theatre Company is privileged to present The Guys by Anne Nelson on September 10 and 11 in the Studio Theatre in the Merillat Center of the Arts.
The Guys, based on a true story, is set less than two weeks after the September 11 attacks, and New Yorkers are still in shock. One of them, an editor named Joan, receives an unexpected phone call on behalf of Nick, a fire captain who has lost most of his men in the attack. He’s looking for a writer to help him with the eulogies he must present at their memorial services. Nick and Joan spend a long afternoon together, recalling the fallen men through recounting their virtues and their foibles, and fashioning the stories into memorials of words. As they make their way through the emotional landscape of grief, they draw on humor, tango, the appreciation of craft in all its forms — and the enduring bonds of common humanity.
The show is a poignant peek into the lives of first responders through the lens of 9/11. The Guys isn’t written to force the audience to relive the events of 9/11 and its aftermath; it’s meant to invite the audience to see the stories of the men and women who are on the front lines of disaster on a daily basis. In light of that, Huntington University, the HU Theatre Company, and the Office of Advancement are inviting all first responders to claim two free tickets to any of the three shows and a free dessert reception following the Saturday evening show. For more information about this, please contact Kay Schwob at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show tickets can be purchased through the Box Office online or by calling (260) 359-4261. Parental guidance is suggested due to tone and potentially sensitive subject matter.
Huntington University’s ABLE program is hosting its first annual Dine & Bid fundraising meal and silent auction on Friday, September 24. The ABLE program (Achieving Balance in Life through Education) is designed to support students with intellectual disabilities in having a college campus experience. HU is one of few universities in Indiana with a program of this kind.
“Students in the ABLE program develop their academic, daily living/independence, social skills, and job skills,” said Amanda Seaman, ABLE program coordinator. “The students in the program audit college classes that they are interested in and that help them reach their future goals. The students work on daily living skills that will help them to become independent — laundry skills, cooking, budgeting, comparison shopping, and many others.”
Through the Dine & Bid event, the ABLE program has two key goals: awareness raising and fundraising.
“We would like for this event to be a chance for stakeholders, community members, and others invested in the ABLE program to see first-hand how the program is impacting the students, peer mentors, campus, and community,” said Seaman.
She continued by saying that “ABLE provides so many opportunities for students to grow in independence and confidence and to create lasting relationships with other students in the program and on campus. The genuine relationships the students build with the peer mentors are such a valuable part of their experience on campus, for students and the mentors. Many past and current families would say that the program is life changing and that their student is learning skills and taking ownership of their independence journey.”
To RSVP for the Dine & Bid Fundraising Meal and Silent Action, visit huntington.edu/ABLE-RSVP. To give directly to the ABLE program, visit huntington.edu/GiveToABLE.
The ABLE program provides individuals ages 18-24 with the opportunity to be part of a university campus. Students, both independently and with support from peers, attend/audit classes, work on campus, take supportive classes in understanding finances, social skill needs and independent living, and participate in extracurricular activities. The program not only supports the students with disabilities but provides an equally important opportunity for all typical students, faculty, and staff to more fully understand the potential of individuals with disabilities.
If you have questions about the ABLE program, please contact Amanda Seaman at (260) 359-4106 or at email@example.com.