Foundation Breakfast to show progress of capital campaign

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2012-03-28
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— In 2010, Huntington University publically launched its Together: The Campaign for Huntington University. Last year, renovations through the capital campaign updated Becker Hall to house the digital media arts program including the addition of a film studio, editing labs and a viewing theater. The April 11 Foundation Breakfast will provide attendees with a tour of this unique space.

The breakfast will begin in the main floor lobby and then the tour will continue on the second and third floors of Becker Hall where digital media arts professors Dr. Lance Clark and Steve Leeper will show samples of student work and answer any questions.

Through the Together campaign, renovations have been made to Becker Hall; a new Studio Art Center has been built; the University Fund and endowment has grown; and new bleachers have been installed in the Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex. This summer, the university will upgrade the exercise and weight-training areas of the MPERC. New physical fitness machines, including new strength training and cardio equipment, will be installed. The competition track will also be replaced, and improvements to the soccer complex, including a new press box and updated dugouts, will be made.

The Foundation breakfast is open to the public. It will begin at 7:45 a.m. in Becker Hall and conclude by 9 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is $5. First-time attendees eat free courtesy of Bailey-Love Mortuary.

The breakfast is held on the second Wednesday of every month during the school year. For more information, contact the Huntington University Foundation at 260-359-4069 or visit www.huntington.edu/foundation. To be added to the mailing list, contact Barb Baker at 260-359-4069 or bbaker@huntington.edu.

Since 1938, the Huntington University Foundation has assisted Huntington County residents who attend Huntington University through the annual Huntington County Grant and endowed scholarships. The foundation also supports community arts events.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
260.359.4129
Joanne Green
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