University invites community to free ice cream social

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2005-09-22
Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University invites the local community to join in celebrating the institution’s recent transition to university status with a free ice cream social during Homecoming & Family Weekend. The public is cordially invited attend the event from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., on Friday, September 30, 2005.

Ice cream will be provided by Mackinac Creamery while Sodexho will supply cookies and beverages. Free Huntington University window clings will also be distributed throughout the evening.

During the social, which will be located on the mall in front of the Huntington Union Building (HUB), a special time capsule will be prepared for interment. In addition, the Homecoming coronation will take place inside the HUB at 6 p.m.

Following the social, the Fred Garbo Theater Co. will entertain an audience in the Merillat Centre for the Arts. Tickets are available for the fast-paced, energetic, universally engaging theatre spectacular that has won the praise and affection of audiences around the world. Call the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261 for more information.

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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 top comprehensive colleges in the Midwest. 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) and in 2004 was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.  
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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
260.359.4129
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284