‘Celebrating the Arts — HU style’

Homecoming festivities, honorable awards to fill itinerary
David Moss, Huntington UniversityHuntington, Ind. — Huntington University will celebrate its homecoming weekend Oct. 1-2. This year’s theme, “Celebrating the Arts — HU style,” is in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

During homecoming weekend, awards will be presented to notable alumni for their service and contributions to their communities and to the university.

David Moss ’83 will receive the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Citation. He is being given this award because of his mission field work in Sisak, Croatia, teaching the young men of that city about the game of baseball and the love of Christ Jesus.

Andrew Hoffman, Huntington UniversityAndrew Hoffman ’03 will receive the 2010 Young Alumnus Award. As the executive director of NeighborLink Fort Wayne, Hoffman uses his passion, innovativeness and a true servant's heart in his work. In his position, Hoffman has worked hard to engage others in a relational ministry and is literally impacting his world for Christ one house at a time.

Nancy Hull ’74 has been named the 2010 Alumnus of the Year. Hull is fully committed to the advancement of the literary field through her active involvement in the Youth Writing Festival and the Festival of Faith Writing at Calvin College, where she is an assistant professor of English.

Also included in the weekend’s itinerary will be several events for people of all ages, including athletic events, theater performances and a parade. Then wrapping up the weekend’s schedule will be Davis Hall Follies to take place in Zurcher Auditorium.

The public is invited to attend all of HU’s homecoming festivities. Nancy Hull, Huntington University

A few of the highlighted events to take place over the course of the weekend include:

Oct. 1

The Homecoming Parade, 5 p.m. starting in front of the Science Hall and finishing by Habecker Dining Commons.

Coronation, 6 p.m. to honor the Homecoming Court in the lower level of Habecker Dining Commons.

Alumni “Back to the Future.” An entertaining celebration of HU arts, 7:30 p.m. a free event in Zurcher Auditorium with a reception immediately following hosted by President G. Blair and Chris Dowden in the Merillat Centre for the Arts lobby.

Oct. 2

Powder Puff Championship Football Game, 9 a.m., and Alumni Challenge Powder Puff Football Game, 10:30 a.m., in front of the science hall.

All school lunch, 11:30 a.m., Presentation of Alumni awards, 12:30 p.m., in the lower level of the Habecker Dining Commons. Cost for lunch: adults $7, children ages 3-12 $5, and children 3 and younger free.

Tour of Becker Hall, 1:30 p.m. See the progress of the renovations of Becker Hall and the growth and change in digital media arts program.

Broadway on the Dock, 2 p.m. A free theatrical event in between the Huntington Union Building and RichLyn Library, or the Merillat Centre for the Arts Studio Theatre in case of rain.

Men’s Soccer vs. Taylor University, 3 p.m.

Davis Hall Follies, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. It’s Huntington University’s most
sacred tradition. It’s the one night of the year when HU’s students, alumni, friends, faculty and staff come together for the best in song, dance, skits and some dazzling displays of creative genius. Tickets are $3. For Davis Hall Follies tickets, contact the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261.

For a full schedule of events, visit www.huntington.edu/alumni/homecoming-2010.htm.

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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