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October 17, 2017 Sports Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

For the second time this season, Huntington University senior Kate Cobb earned Crossroads League Volleyball Defender of the Week honors as announced earlier today.

The 5-5 defensive specialist accumulated 149 digs over HU’s five matches last week which included tallying a career-best 44 against IU Kokomo. For the week, Cobb averaged 6.5 digs per set and had at least 18 digs in every match, with 27-or-more in four of those contests.

Cobb currently ranks third among her league peers and 18th in the nation in digs per set with her 5.5 average. With five regular season matches remaining, the Foresters are 12-16 overall, 6-7 in conference play which lands them the No. 5 spot in the league standings.

This Week in HU Sports

October 16, 2017 Sports Comments Off on This Week in HU Sports Posted By: Sand

Oct. 18– Volleyball vs Taylor University @ 7:00 PM
Oct. 18 – M. Soccer vs Grace College @ 4:00 PM
Oct. 21 – W. Soccer vs Bethel College @ 3:00 PM


Oct. 16-17 – M. Golf @ Egypt Valley Intercollegiate, Ada, MI
Oct. 18 – W. Soccer @ Grace College @ 7:00 PM
Oct. 21 – Cross Country @ Great Lakes Invite, Aquinas College (MI) @ 11:00 AM
Oct. 21 – M. Soccer @ Bethel College @ 7:00 PM
Oct. 21-22 – Bowling @ Western Shootout, Indianapolis, IN @ 10am/5pm

Go Foresters!!


October 16, 2017 Sports Comments Off on BOWLING Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU bowling team competed in the Midwest Bowling Classic last weekend for the first Tier 1 tournament of the year. There were 40 men’s teams and 32 women’s teams that competed at AMF Bowlero Lanes with the Forester men bringing home a 21st place finish the HU women claiming 16th.

“It was a roller coaster kind of weekend,” said Coach Shockey. “Both teams were solid on Saturday but Sunday we struggled with spares. I’m hopeful that the big lesson everyone took away from the weekend is that even when scores are higher, spares are still important in keeping up with the scoring pace.”

The Huntington women were led by Lily Rutherford who averaged 195 for six games on Saturday and for her efforts finished 21st for the all-tournament team portion of the tournament. As a team, HU finished with a pin total of 8,042 with the winning team, Saint Ambrose (IA), tallying 9,102 pins.

“We had a lot of good things come out of this weekend,” said Shockey. “The ladies did a good job of working together and bowling as a team. We’re going to get better at playing different angles and making spares, so we’ll see the finish positions get a lot better as the year progresses.”

Austin Schultz paced the Forester men with a 219 six-game average. Like Rutherford, Schultz also finished in 21st in the all-tournament team portion of the tournament. Huntington finished with a pin total of 8,984. Calumet College of St. Joseph took home the men’s title with 10,050 pins.

“The guys are seeing that we have the talent to compete with any school, but we don’t yet have the consistency and spare shooting to compete over an entire weekend,” said Shockey. “Once we get some more experience under our belts and a few adjustments to spare shooting angles, we’ll be in the hunt for some top finishes.”

Next up for the Foresters is the Western Shootout on October 21-22.


October 16, 2017 Sports Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester volleyball team split on day one of the Liz Lykowski Memorial Tournament hosted by Indiana Tech (9-17). First up for HU was a clash with the hosts that favored the Warriors 3-1. After a short break, Shondell’s crew was back at it, this time snapping IU Southeast’s 12-match win streak by handing the Grenadiers (12-13) a 3-2 loss.

Against Indiana Tech, Tailor Schultheis posted HU’s final two kills of set one to cap off a 10-2 run for her team’s only win of the match. The 5-10 outside hitter finished with ten kills as did Danielle Gurwell while Josie Beaver claimed team-high honors with 12.

After dropping the first set 25-17, Tech came roaring back to claim the next three, 25-19, 25-18, 25-18. Coach Shondell credited a Warriors offense that finished with 55 kills and a .219 hitting percentage.

“After the first set, Tech did a really good job picking apart our defense,” said Shondell. “We struggled to adjust. And our offense never really found a groove.”

The Foresters turned in eight fewer kills than their hosts to go along with a .179 hitting percentage.

Defensively, however, Huntington held the upper hand, especially at the net where they out-blocked the Warriors 7-1 with Lauren Cresse tallying a match-best three blocks. Kate Cobb took over the backcourt with 27 digs in addition to recording two aces. Ariene Butler added 11 digs.

Schultheis picked up where she left off to post a career-best 19 kills against IUSE to guide her team to the five-set win, 25-17, 21-25, 19-25, 25-22, 15-12. It’s the Foresters’ first five-set victory of the season as they move to 12-14 on the year.

Beaver and Gurwell also collected double-digit kills with 12 and ten respectively while Haley Longley added nine. Jenna Tacosik and Emily Hubby tag teamed setting duties with Tacosik registering 22 assists and Hubby posting 18.

Defensively, Cobb again came up big in the back row to finish with 28 digs. Mikayla Carpenter tallied 11. In addition to Longley’s offensive contributions, the 6-0 opposite also posted some impressive defensive numbers by recording ten digs and three blocks.

Longley was just one of several Foresters to put up a wall at the net as HU totaled a season-best 17 blocks. Beaver led the charge with five, two of which were solos. Cresse finished with 3.5 blocks while Schultheis came up with 2.5.

Shondell was quick to praise his team, especially the play of Schultheis. “We had several people step up at key moments, but Tailor was a big-time player today,” noted Shondell. “This was likely her best match as a Forester.”

The Forester return to the Schaefer Center tomorrow to take on Lawrence Tech at noon and IU Kokomo at 2:00 p.m.


October 16, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S GOLF Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU women’s golf team posted the program’s highest finish over the weekend by claiming second place out of six teams at the IU Kokomo Invitational. Playing at Wildcat Creek Golf Club, the Foresters turned in a 708 (355, 353) to edge in front of Spalding University by one stroke for the No. 2 spot.

“I am very happy with the team today,” said Coach Sholund. “They showed a lot of grit on the course and were able to work themselves into second place by one stroke.

“We have been talking about the importance of each shot and being ready to compete for the entire round and this is a result of that focus. Good things happen when your second round is lower – they accomplished that today and were rewarded.”

Two Foresters finished in the top ten individually with Abby Poole leading the way with a 23-over-par 167 (82, 85) to finish third out of 35 golfers while Betsy Schroeder carded a 171 (89, 82) for sixth place.

Leah Thompson carded a 180 (88, 92) for a share of 13th place. Sophie Frazier claimed 21st with a 190 (96, 94). Alexandria Maris (97, 94) and Rachel Blauert (96, 95) finished one stroke back at 191while Sara Scott posted a 219 (107, 112).

“Today was a building block for us and I am very proud of the work the girls are putting in,” said Sholund.

IU Kokomo won their own event with a 667 followed by HU (708), Spalding (709), Oakland City (726), Ancilla (729) and IU South Bend (818).

The Foresters have one more match this fall, the Whistling Straights Intercollegiate on October 23-24.


October 16, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU women’s soccer team knocked off one of the top teams in the nation Saturday afternoon by handing #RV Mount Vernon Nazarene University a 2-1 loss. The Cougars are currently ranked 28th in the country.

With this W, Huntington (7-6-1) jumps into third place in the league standings with a CL record of 3-2 while MVNU (8-4-1) drops into fifth with a 2-2-1 league record.

Matéa Knispel entered the contest ranked 21st in the NAIA in total goals with 13 and added two more to her total by day’s end. Her first goal came at the 4:09 mark when she rocketed a shot far post from 20 out for a quick 1-0 advantage.

The Cougars answered within 18 minutes to knot things up at 1-1. The stalemate continued well beyond halftime and looked as if things could head to OT but a hard foul on Knispel in the box with seven minutes remaining quickly changed all that. The junior midfielder dusted herself off and calmly drilled the PK for what proved to be the game-winner, her fourth of the year.

Shots were similar with Mount Vernon holding a slight 18-16 advantage. The Cougars tallied nine on frame while their visitors finished with eight.

Paige Coolman picked up the win in goal. The senior keeper posted eight saves.

“Today’s win came at a critical point for us as we looked to get back in the win column,” said Coach Burge. “It certainly wasn’t our cleanest game of the season but the girls battled hard against a very tough Mount Vernon squad.

“We fought for 90 minutes from end to end and showed plenty of grit to get the job done. We look forward to cleaning up a few things before our match on Wednesday.”

Huntington plays under the lights at Grace on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.


October 16, 2017 Sports Comments Off on MEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington men’s soccer team (6-3-4) jumped two spots in the league standings with a 2-0 win over Mount Vernon Nazarene University (7-7, 2-3) Saturday afternoon at King Stadium. The Foresters are now sitting in fourth place among their league peers with a 2-1-2 CL record.

For senior Troy Hester, it was his second clean sheet of the season and the fifth time HU has shutout its opponent.

Less than 60 seconds in, the Cougars were whistled with a handball in the box and Matheus Louzada was quick to convert the ensuing penalty kick to give his team an early lead that proved permanent. The goal was his sixth of the year, the 14th of his career.

Nineteen minutes later, HU struck once more and Louzada again had a hand in it. This time he split the Cougar defense with a pass into Bradey Gerke who blasted it home for the 2-0 advantage that stuck.

The match was a hard fought battle in which shots were hard to come by. Mount Vernon finished with seven shots, two on frame, while HU tallied six, half of which were on goal. The Cougars have scored just once in their last three outings and are currently riding a three-game losing streak.

“This was an excellent response by the boys from the previous game that we felt let get away from us,” said Coach Lawson referring to HU’s recent 2-0 loss to #19 Spring Arbor.

“Matheus continues to shine and it was great to see us capitalize early on our opportunities. This was a great team win – we had a resolute back line with big games from Stevie, Danny and Migs in the midfield.”

Huntington hosts Grace on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.


October 16, 2017 Sports Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU volleyball team wrapped up the weekend at the Liz Lykowski Memorial Tournament hosted by Indiana Tech with a pair of five-set losses to drop to 12-16 on the year. The Foresters now turn their attention back to league play as they have five regular season CL matches to go before postseason.

Against Lawrence Tech, the Foresters tallied 63 kills to LTU’s 54 but uncharacteristically had nine service errors to the Blue Devils’ three and were out-blocked 13-7 for the loss, 25-12, 16-25, 25-17, 24-26, 15-13.

Tailor Schultheis continued the hot hand offensively by following up her 19-kill performance against IU Southeast yesterday with a match-best 17 kills against Lawrence Tech. Danielle Gurwell added 15 kills and Josie Beaver finished with 11. Jenna Tacosik handled the bulk of the setting to finish with a team-high 36 assists.

Kate Cobb didn’t miss a beat from yesterday by tallying a match-best 32 digs.

Despite a short turnaround, HU started their match with IU Kokomo by winning the opening set before settling for their third straight loss, 23-25, 25-18, 23-25, 25-13, 15-8. The Cougars (18-8) have won 13 straight which includes going 4-0 over the weekend to be deemed the tournament champions. IUK lost just four sets over the two-day tourney, half of those coming from HU.

After posting a new career-best 15 kills against Lawrence Tech, Gurwell bettered her best by recording 17 kills against IU Kokomo. Beaver collected 15 kills to establish a new season-high. Setting was a shared effort with Emily Hubby running the offense the final three sets to finish with a team-high 26 assists.

Defensively, Cobb turned in the best performance of her career with 44 digs. Her dig total for the weekend was 131 and for her efforts was named to the All-Tournament Team.

At the net, Beaver finished with 2.5 of her team’s ten blocks. The 5-10 middle currently leads the league in blocking and after this weekend, she landed the third spot in the HU record books for blocks in a career with 405.

While Coach Shondell was hoping for a few more wins this weekend, he was pleased with his team’s performance. “The purpose of this weekend was to test us and prepare us for this final stretch of conference play. And we accomplished that.

“The results are certainly not what we wanted, and we absolutely feel like we ought to be coming home with three or four victories rather than a 1-3 weekend finish, but we played good teams and did nothing but battle the whole way.”

He especially like the leadership a trio of seniors offered. “I was very pleased with Kate’s defensive efforts. At times, they kept us in the game.

“Josie worked her absolute tail off all weekend and today was no different. We lost two of our three setters by the end of the day and you couldn’t ask for a better emotional and focused response to the situation than what we got out of Emily.”

Huntington returns to Platt Arena on Wednesday to host Taylor at 7:00 p.m.


October 12, 2017 Sports Comments Off on VOLLEYBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester volleyball team needed a set to get warmed up before taking it to Goshen College (10-12, 3-7) Wednesday night for a 3-1 win, 22-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-14. The W completes the regular season sweep over the Maple Leafs as HU opened up league play with a 3-1 decision over GC back on August 30.

Since taking over the reins in 2015, Coach Shondell has enjoyed a 4-2 record against Goshen.

The Maple Leafs were the aggressors in the first set before Huntington came alive and took over the match, giving up the lead just one time in the final three sets.

“Goshen is a much better team than their record suggests and they came after us early,” said Coach Shondell. “We really picked up our offensive aggressiveness in the latter three sets and that’s what helped us set the tone for the remainder of the match.

“Our middles were workhorses and their numbers show it. When we can have them as involved as they were tonight, we’re awfully hard to beat.”

Josie Beaver was one of those middles. The 5-10 senior posted 11 kills and a .429 hitting percentage to go along with three blocks. HU’s other middle Lauren Cresse tallied similar numbers with nine kills and three blocks while Tailor Schultheis shared game-high kill honors with Beaver by registering 11. She also finished with two blocks as the Foresters out-blocked their hosts 12-8.

Setting was a joint responsibility with Emily Hubby and Breanna Levings collecting 21 and 17 assists respectively. Backcourt defense was also a shared duty with Kate Cobb claiming 18 digs, Mikayla Carpenter adding 16 and Ariene Butler finishing with 11.

The Foresters are now 11-13 overall, 6-7 in league play which lands them in the middle of the pack in the conference standings with five regular season CL games to go. Next up for HU is the Liz Lykowski Memorial Invitational hosted by Indiana Tech on Friday and Saturday.


October 12, 2017 Sports Comments Off on WOMEN’S SOCCER Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Up against one of the nation’s best, the HU women’s soccer team held their own before dropping a 2-0 decision to #2 Spring Arbor University Wednesday afternoon to drop to 6-6-1 overall, 2-2 in league play.

The Cougars (12-1, 4-0) entered the contest averaging nearly four goals per contest behind the league’s leading scorer in Bethany Balcer but a feisty Forester squad made sure SAU’s typical outing didn’t hold true at King Stadium. After giving up an early goal and another just before halftime, HU held their visitors scoreless over the final 45 minutes to make for the 2-0 final.

It’s just the fifth time this year that last year’s national runners-up were held to just two goals.

The Cougars posted 20 shots, 13 on frame, to Huntington’s four. Spring Arbor also won the corner kick battle 11-0.

Paige Coolman took the loss in goal. The senior keeper tallied ten saves.

“Losing is never easy, but a loss against a national powerhouse on an evening where we played solid possession soccer, even under wet conditions, gives reason to be proud,” said Coach Burge. “But more than that these ladies played with an emphasis on teamwork and communication, putting together multiple scoring opportunities.

“Though we wanted a win, we walked off the field heads held high and ready for Saturday.”

Coach Burge’s crew heads to Mount Vernon on Saturday for a 3:00 p.m. matchup with the Cougars.

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Campus Ministries


16 Oct 2017 | Posted By: Norris Friesen

Huntington University will be competing again this year with the Fort Wayne universities (St. Francis, Ivy Tech, Indiana Tech, & IPFW) to crush hunger in our communities. The campaign is October 23-November 6. We desperately need your help! We collected about 3,000 lbs of non-perishable food last year for Love, …


13 Oct 2017 | Posted By: Layla bb Solms || Campus Ministries

Join us for Mid-Day prayers Friday, October 13 @ 11:00 AM, LOWER MCA (RECITAL HALL) You will receive chapel credit if you have your card scanned.


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Free HU Grammarly Premium Subscriptions

17 Oct 2017 | Posted By: Brock Zehr

As a Huntington University student, faculty, or staff member, you are eligible for a free Grammarly Premium subscription ($149 value). Grammarly Premium is an automatic, suggestion-based grammar and plagiarism review tool, which integrates with Microsoft Word to check for 250 common grammar, punctuation, and writing errors. If you signed up …

Learn from a Leader – Mitch Kruse

17 Oct 2017 | Posted By: Brock Zehr

The Huntington University Business & Economics department will host this event on Tuesday, 10/24 6:30 pm Dowden Science Building – Hiner Hall. Mitch Kruse is the host of The Restoration Road, which is seen weekly throughout the world on multiple Christian television networks as well as NBC, ABC, and MyTV …

Participants for Research Study Needed!

16 Oct 2017 | Posted By: Kay Bennett

Hi! I am Kay Bennett, a senior in the Exercise Science department. As a part of a Research in Kinesiology project, me and two of my classmates, Nick Evans and Madi Waldfogel, will be evaluating and comparing the fitness levels of Freshmen and Seniors. We will be asking participants to …

Student Activities

Double Feature Friday and Scavenger Hunt! – Long Way North and Hunt for the Wilderpeople

13 Oct 2017 | Posted By: James Ehle

Join us for a double feature movie night and scavenger hunt activity as we watch “Long Way North” and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” in Becker Hall this Friday, October 13th starting at 7pm! This event is for the lovers of film, animation, and adventure

Global Vision Meeting

13 Oct 2017 | Posted By: Katlyn Miler

Calling all students interested in missions! Global Vision will be having a meeting TODAY, from noon to one in the Forester Room in the lower D.C. David Bout will be speaking; he and his family have lived in China for the past ten years. Come out to hear more about …

Homecoming Thank You!

13 Oct 2017 | Posted By: Marcy Hawkins

A big thank you to everyone for helping pull off another great Homecoming parade! Your floats were awesome. Congratulations to our top three residence hall winners. Taking 1st place and $250 cash was Hardy Hall. In second, receiving $150 was Miller/Meadows, and in third place winning $75 was Baker/Roush. Thanks …


Honors Lecture Featuring Prof. Gregor Roth, Monday Oct. 23rd at 8pm

17 Oct 2017 | Posted By: Todd Martin

Join us on Monday October 23, 2017 at 8pm for a lecture by professor Gregor Roth who will be presenting on “Studies in Beauty: Symmetry, Form and Presentness in the Physical World.” The lecture will be in the Longacre Recital Hall, Merillat Center for the Arts.

Constitution Day Celebration (with Elective Chapel Credit)

13 Oct 2017 | Posted By: Kate Brown

Please join Eunomia and the HU History and Political Science department to belatedly celebrate Constitution Day THIS Friday, October 13. Join us in the MCA’s Zurcher Auditorium at 11am this Friday to celebrate and also receive elective chapel credit. Please be sure to have your ID scanned upon entering, otherwise, …

Constitution Day Celebration (with Elective Chapel Credit)

12 Oct 2017 | Posted By: Kate Brown

Please join Eunomia and the HU History and Political Science department to belatedly celebrate Constitution Day THIS Friday, October 13. Join us in the MCA’s Zurcher Auditorium at 11am this Friday to celebrate and also receive elective chapel credit. Please be sure to have your ID scanned upon entering, otherwise, …


Habecker Dining Services – Fall Break Hours

13 Oct 2017 | Posted By: June Frederick

Chartwells Dining Services Norms Friday 10/13/17 – Will close at 2:00PM and will reopen Wednesday October 18,2017 for normal business. Habecker Dining Services Friday – 10/13/17 Breakfast: 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM Lunch : 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Dinner: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Saturday & Sunday – 10/14&15 …

Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, Final Exam, Etc.

13 Oct 2017 | Posted By: Cathy Trout

Fall Break is scheduled for October 16 and 17, 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 …


12 Oct 2017 | Posted By: Department of Nursing

Don’t miss getting your flu shot this season! Huntington University Department of Nursing and Huntington County Health Department When: Thursday, October 12 Time: 11 a.m. –1 p.m. Where: Upper Dining Commons – Conference Room A Cost: $32 Adults if you are uninsured or want to file the claim Checks payable …