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September 5, 2017 Sports

The Forester volleyball team opened up day two of the Columbia College Hampton Inn Invitational playing their third ranked opponent in less than 24 hours. While they came up on the short end of a five-set thriller, 25-13, 24-26, 22-25, 25-15, 15-9, to #8 Columbia, they once again made it clear they can compete with anyone.

Things didn’t start off that way; however, as the first set was a lopsided affair favoring the Cougars after which the Foresters bounced back to snag the next two sets before dropping the final two.

“Truthfully, I was really impressed with our ability to rally after the set one letdown to apply real pressure to Columbia,” said Coach Shondell. “We served them off the court for a few long stints, and that was crucial to pushing them to the limit.”

HU committed nearly half as many errors (6) as their hosts (11) while logging twice as many aces with Ariene Butler posting three of her team’s six.

Columbia relied on outside hitters, Peiyi Liu and Caroline Clifford, to carry the offensive load as the pair combined for 36 of their team’s 63 kills. Shondell’s crew, on the other hand, offered a balanced attack with five Foresters logging at least seven kills.

Josie Beaver and Tailor Schultheis highlighted the offense with ten kills apiece. The duo also got the job done at the net defensively by recording 2.5 and 1.5 blocks respectively.

Coach Shondell was pleased with their play. “Tailor was matched up with one of America’s best right sides and she still found ways to be successful. Josie was a steady and consistent leader for us and I’m always blown away by her persistence.”

After three tough matches, the Foresters ended the weekend on a high note by easily taking care of business against Friends University with a 3-0 sweep, 25-11, 25-12, 25-16.

It was a match where Coach Shondell’s crew trailed just twice, each time for just one possession, and every healthy Forester saw action to make for a quick team win.

“After a long weekend with the ups and downs we had, we easily could have come out flat in this match, but we were a machine,” said Shondell. “We got our middles involved early and that opened up things for our entire offense.”

The numbers say it all as the Foresters posted 35 kills at a hitting percentage of .281. Beaver and Brandy Michie each finished with nine kills on 31 combined attempts and just one hitting error. Haley Longley added five kills while Lauren Cresse posted four.

Mikayla Carpenter finished with three of her team’s 12 service aces. She also finished with a team-high 13 digs.

“On the whole, this was a spectacular weekend for Forester Volleyball,” noted Shondell. “While 1-3 isn’t the record we wanted to leave here with, we also leave here with the respect of some of the best teams in the country.”

Huntington (6-5) turns their attention back to conference play on Wednesday with a road trip to Taylor.

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Campus Ministries


20 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Layla bb Solms || Campus Ministries

As we anticipate Thanksgiving Break, let’s gather together in Praise & Worship Chapel tomorrow. Take this time to honor God and thank Him for his presence in your life, for his redeeming grace, and His mercies that are new every day.


20 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Layla bb Solms || Campus Ministries

Tuesday November 28 our very own Brian Jaworski will bring the message in chapel. Here’s a bit about Brian: He relocated from Spokane, Washington, to Huntington, Indiana, with his wife, Amie, and children, Brennan, Evelyn and Owen. In his spare time, he enjoys landscaping, attending and watching sporting events, playing …


15 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Norris Friesen

HU is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, November 15, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Dining Commons, upper level. Students who volunteer to donate blood will be entered into a drawing for one of three $20 gift cards. Walk-ins are welcome. Thank you for your support.


Forester Lecture Survey

21 Nov 2017 | Posted By: David E Alexander

Dear Students, Our next Forester Lecturer, Dr. Andra Gillespie, would like you to fill out a quick survey to help her put the finishing touches on her talk. She is presenting on Nov 30th at 7pm in Zurcher. Here’s the link to the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Forester2017

Come See The Show!!

21 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Jesse Miskovich

The 2017 Downtown Christmas Light Display will have it’s opening night this Friday, November 24th. The show will light at 6 pm, but there are tons of fun things to do before the show starts, so come early! The display was designed, sequenced, and build by myself, Jesse Miskovich (a …

Safe Travel for the Holiday

20 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Chief Justin Faw

The Thanksgiving Holiday is the most heavily traveled holiday in the United States. Millions of people will hit the highway and we want to offer you some quick safety tips as you depart from HU so that you reach your destination safely. Please remember that driver inattention is the number …

Student Activities

Peter and the Starcatcher auditions are next week!

21 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Theatre Department

Want to be a pirate in the spring? Play on a large set that looks like a cross between a ship and a playground? Enjoy a good Pirate Shanty among friends? Be part of a fun, exciting, clever, hilarious and heart warming story? Want to discover how Peter Pan and …

SGA Impact Initiative Scholarship

20 Nov 2017 | Posted By: SGA

SGA Presents the Impact Initiative Scholarship: a $2000 scholarship (dang, that’s a lot) that is awarded by SGA to a student who 1) is a second year student, 2) completed their first two semesters at HU, and 3) plans to graduate from HU. If that sounds like you, be on …

SGA Think Tank Winner!

20 Nov 2017 | Posted By: SGA

You gave us some great ideas, and the winner of the 2017 Think Tank is the lounge behind Livingston! More details to come, so be on the lookout!


RichLyn Library Thanksgiving hours

21 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Anita Gray

The Library will close for the Thanksgiving Holiday: Tuesday, November 21 at 6:00 pm. The library will re-open Sunday, November 26 at 6:00 pm – MIDNIGHT. End of the semester hours are then implemented for the next two weeks: Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – Midnight; Friday, 8:00 am – …


21 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Norris Friesen

The Civil Disobedience and Non-Violent Protest J-term class explores the role the civil rights movement had in changing attitudes and beliefs about racial discrimination. Students will have the option of participating in a five-day field trip to visit civil rights cites in Birmingham, Selma, and Montgomery, Alabama. The cost for …

Thanksgiving Break, Final Exam, Etc.

20 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Cathy Trout

Thanksgiving Break is November 22, 23 and 24, and final exams are the week of December 11. Students should not plan to leave campus early for travel purposes. Our policy states that unless it is a family emergency, students are expected to attend classes the week prior to the break …


Student Satisfaction Inventory™ (SSI) Ends Tuesday at Noon!!!!

21 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Scott Raymond

Don’t forget. PLEASE complete the SSI soon! We NEED your opinions! In appreciation for your completing the survey, your name will be entered into a random drawing, before Thanksgiving Break (potential gas money!), to possibly receive $100.00 in cash, $50.00 in cash, or one of four $25.00 cash awards. Your …

Thank You, Foresters!

20 Nov 2017

Yesterday was a fun day of golf cart rides and hot chocolate and thankfulness! To all the students who took us up on the offer of a warm drink or a quick ride across campus, we say “thank you!” To all the students who posted why you are thankful to be …

Student Satisfaction Inventory™ (SSI) invitation is in your HU E-mail

17 Nov 2017 | Posted By: Scott Raymond

DON’T FORGET TO DO THE SSI! In appreciation for your completing the ON-LINE survey linked in your e-mail, your name will be entered into a random drawing, before Thanksgiving Break (potential gas money!), to possibly receive $100.00 in cash, $50.00 in cash, or one of four $25.00 cash awards. We …