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The First Annual Huntington College Opera and Musical Theatre Scenes Program, “Who’s Afraid of Opera?” will be presented on Friday evening, February 2, at 8:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.
The Huntington College Computer Club will be offering two introductory computer workshops as fundraisers.
Huntington College communication students have earned several top awards in the National Religious Broadcasters Student Achievement Competition. The annual contest recognizes outstanding achievement in radio and television production by college students from across the nation. Building on a tradition of demonstrated excellence, Huntington College communication students took five first-place awards, one second-place award, and one third-place award, sweeping seven of the eight award categories pertaining to radio and television production.
The Robert E. Wilson Gallery of the Merillat Centre for the Arts will host “Insights,” a collection of photography by Robert Hill, February 1 through 23. Admission is free. The gallery is open to the public weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and before all Merillat Centre performances.
An essay by Huntington College student Alison Young has won second place in the Al Sanders Scholarship Essay Contest sponsored by the National Religious Broadcasters. The national competition examines issues and concerns regarding Christian broadcasting and education.
Huntington College’s Thornhill Nature Preserve will host a free, public demonstration of the art of fly tying on Thursday, January 25 at 7 p.m. Jerry Drake, a representative of the Fort Wayne Federation of Flyfishers, will explain how to create flies for bass, bluegill, crappie, and other warm-water species common in our area.
Huntington College Theatre and Student Activities Board will present “The Taffetas,” from February 8 through 11, with performances beginning at 8 p.m. nightly. The “dessert theatre” will be presented at Norm’s Place on the second floor of the Huntington Union Building (HUB).
On Inauguration Day, President-elect George W. Bush will be able to drop the word “elect” from his title and he must try to galvanize the support of the American people. According to Dr. Christopher Leland, a Huntington College professor who specializes in political communication, the Inaugural Address takes on even greater importance this year.
The public is cordially invited to attend a Martin Luther King Day observance at Huntington College. Dr. Herma Williams, associate provost of Gordon College (MA), will be the guest speaker. Her address will be titled, "Martin Luther King: Looking Forward, Looking Back, Keeping the Dream Alive."
Romanian Politics, 1859-1872 by Dr. Paul Michelson, distinguished professor of history at Huntington College, has been awarded the Nicolae Balcescu History Prize by the Romanian Academy, Bucuresti, Romania. This is one of three history prizes awarded each year by the Romanian Academy. Prof. Michelson will formally receive the award next summer in Romania.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is considering Fort Wayne as a possible location for its new headquarters, and a local college president will play a key role in that decision.
Executive-in-residence Jim O'Donnell will share his thoughts on the stock market and provide his outlook on the economy for the new year at the January 10, 2001, breakfast of the Huntington College Foundation. Before joining the Huntington College faculty, Prof. O'Donnell had a highly successful career in the investment industry.
Touring the architecture of ancient Rome, taking inner-city kids camping in the wilds of Michigan, or serving the poor of Kenya or Haiti — these are among the unusual opportunities for study and service offered by Huntington College during January Term 2001.
Huntington College president Dr. Blair Dowden and vice president Dr. Ronald Webb visited South Korea and China in November, seeking to strengthen international exchange programs and form new educational partnerships.

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