Forester Lecture Series to feature Fort Wayne community activist Andrew Hoffman

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2011-09-09
Andrew Hoffman, Forester Lecture Series, Huntington UniversityHUNTINGTON, Ind.— Andrew Hoffman, executive director of NeighborLink Fort Wayne and the NeighborLink Network, will be the featured speaker at the Forester Lecture Series on Sept. 22.

The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts on campus.

Along with leading NeighborLink, a faith-based, non-profit organization that promote community activism through “neighborly love,” Hoffman is a 2003 graduate of Huntington University, the 2010 HU Young Alumnus of the Year, a 2011 Northeast Indiana 40 Under 40 recipient and a member of Christian Community Development Association’s Emerging Leader Cohort.

His presentation, titled “Yes, You Can Do That,” will address the ways in which social media and Web 2.0 have enhanced the ability of movement builders to impact the world. He will share his story of his radical worldview shift that led to a career change and a wholesale lifestyle transformation. His efforts to mobilize a grassroots, faith-based nonprofit utilizing a web-based environment offers a model for others who aspire to similar forms of social entrepreneurship.

The Forester Lecture Series is designed to bring interesting individuals and topics to the attention of students and the regional community. The Forester Lecture Series is free and open to the public.

The Forester Lecture Series is coordinated by Dr. Jeff Webb, professor of history at Huntington University. For more information, contact Webb at 260-359-4243.
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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