Houghton to Host Annual Faith and Justice Symposium
Biology Professor Publishes Book on Richard Dawkins
Art and Communication Faculty Exhibit
Local Artisans Featured at 32nd Annual Christmas Art & Craft Fair
Houghton College Faculty and Students Present at National Conferences
Houghton College Students and Faculty Attend MANRRS Region I Conference
Klassics 4 Kids Broadens Horizons of Local Student Musicians
Houghton to Honor Fallen WWI Soldier Students
Jetro Silva Quartet Joins Houghton College Artist Series
Houghton College Lyric Theatre Sings for a New World
Houghton College Mosaic Center Announces Staff Additions
Houghton College Wind Ensemble to Perform Nov. 2
Dr. Amos Yong to Speak at Houghton
Alumni and Students Honored at Homecoming
Houghton College to Honor Local Artist Roselyn Danner
Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play Joins Houghton Artist Series Lineup
College Factual Ranks Houghton Among Top 2% in Nation for Value
Homecoming and Family Weekend 2018
Houghton College Named to Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education List
Houghton's East Africa Semester Moves to Kenya
Project Fusion Sax Quartet to Perform at Houghton Artist Series
New Year, New Faculty at Houghton
Houghton’s Jeff Wiesman Publishes Parenting Book
Houghton College to Welcome U.S. Rep. Tom Reed for Constitution Day
Houghton Named a Best National Liberal Arts College
Houghton College Named a Best North, Liberal Arts College
Houghton College Welcomes Online Degree Students to Campus
Houghton Recognized as a Top College by Forbes Magazine
Houghton College Named a Best College for the Money
Princeton Review Names Houghton a 'Best in the Northeast'
New Exhibition “Skeletal Trees” Opening in Houghton
Houghton College to Offer Criminal Justice Degree
Gildemeister '18 Presents at National Conference
On the Pilgrim Trail: Houghton Alumni Take Ancient Journey
Summer Research Concludes at Houghton College
Under a Desert Sun: Houghton Honors Students Build Biodiversity Robots
Houghton's Eli Knapp Publishes Book of Essays
A Tale of Two Brothers: Alumni Win National Conducting Awards
Houghton College Student Attends Broadway Summer Program
Fiske Guide Names Houghton a Top 10 Private College
Houghton College Announces New Professor of Music Industry
Dr. James Zoller Releases New Book
Houghton College to Launch Electrical Engineering Major
Webb Named Houghton College Director of Athletics
Nine Students Inducted into Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society
Houghton College Graduates Class of 2018
Students Attend National Equine Event
Houghton College Raises More than $1 Million in 24-Hour Giving Challenge
Student Reflection: Literacy Day 2018
Erie Canal Traveling Exhibit Visits Houghton
Jacob Annis Elected Region 1 Vice President for MANRRS
Houghton to Host Sports Spectacular for Students with Disabilities
Houghton Faculty and Students Publish Multi-Year Research
Benjamin Reber Accepted into NIMBios Summer Research Program
Houghton Students Attend National MANRRS Conference
Education Students Attend Professional Preparation Day
Houghton’s Woodard Featured in Choral Directors Magazine
Dr. Cathy Freytag Receives Excellence in Teaching Award
Lyric Theatre Presents Tick Tock Cabaret
Professor Ryann Cooley Presents Solo Exhibit
Dr. Carrie Magin Awarded Wyoming County Arts Education Grant
Houghton College Wind Ensemble to Perform
Houghton AD Lord to Transition to Advancement Position
Kwarta Accepted into NIMBioS Summer Research Program
Drummer Travis Nunn to Present Master Class and Clinic
Houghton College Announces Summer Scholars Week
Houghton Symphony Orchestra to Perform
Rhett Featured in Art Show at Indiana Wesleyan
Russian String Orchestra to Perform at Houghton
Houghton College Choir to Perform
29th Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition Reception
Professor Premieres Composition at Chicago Area High School
Houghton College Lyric Theatre Presents Oklahoma!
Indoor Riding Arena Construction Underway
Houghton Alumnus Featured in New York City Art Space
Houghton Alumnus Receives University of North Carolina Teaching Award
Houghton Sophomores Attend Activate 2018 Leadership Conference
Rhone Publishes Book on Tolkien, Lewis, Chesterton, and MacDonald
Pearse Publishes Chapter in Book on Orthodoxy
Thirteen Graduate from Leadership Allegany Program
Ryann Cooley Exhibit Featured in Houghton, Fillmore
Professor Performs with American Composer Ricky Ian Gordon
Houghton's Gary Baxter to Reflect on Art and Teaching
Brooks-Nebyu Duo to Perform in Artist Series
Dr. Paul Martino to Present About Alzheimer's Research
Houghton College Business Students Offer Free Income Tax Preparation
Aaron Campbell '18 Makes Final Four on The Voice on Snapchat
Houghton College to Host Faith and Justice Symposium
Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Houghton Alumnus Published in The Interfaith Observer
Houghton College Celebrates 45 December Graduates
Houghton Receives Federal Grant for Physics Research
Student Investment Group Attends University Trading Challenge
Houghton College Online Adds Three Professional Psychology Concentrations
Dr. Robert Black Presents at Christian Business Faculty Conference
Kwarta '19 and Reber '19 Present at National Biology & Math Conference
Doyin Adenuga Recognized by South Central Regional Library Council
Cook '19 and Coats '18 Win National Physics Award
Where Allegany County Meets the World: Local and Fair Trade at Houghton College Campus Store
Local Artisans Featured at Houghton College's 31st Annual Christmas Art & Craft Fair
Houghton College Graduate Receives National Outstanding Dissertation Award
Houghton College Christmas Prism 2017: “O Come, Desire of Nations”
Equestrian Program Wins Partner in Safety Award
Houghton Professor Ransom Poythress Co-Authors Book
Professor and Student Research Team to Present at Letchworth State Park
Students and Faculty/Staff Attend MANRRS Regional Meeting
Houghton College Introduces The Houghton Promise
Houghton College Symphony Orchestra to Perform “Autumn Magic” Concert
Greatbatch School of Music to Launch "Klassics 4 Kids" Outreach
Classical Saxophone Soloist Otis Murphy Returns to Houghton
Houghton Named a Best College for the Money by College Factual
Three-Time Grammy Award Nominee Crowder to Perform
Houghton College Makes Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2018 List
Award-Winning Author Naomi Shihab Nye to Speak at Houghton
Houghton Named a Best National Liberal Arts College
Houghton’s Jo-Anne Young Named Equestrian Director Emeritus
Houghton College Honors Alumni and Students
Houghton College Lyric Theatre Presents Two Comic Operas
Internationally Acclaimed Artist Lampo Leong to be Featured at Houghton
Martín-Melitón Piano Duo to Perform at Houghton
Anna Schilke '19 Receives Honorable Mention in Mathematics Essay Contest
Houghton College Launches $70 Million Comprehensive Campaign
In the context of its 2017 Homecoming celebration, Houghton College launched the public phase of a $70 million multi-year comprehensive campaign at a kickoff dinner on Friday evening, October 7. IMPACT: The Campaign for Greater Houghton will advance Houghton’s capacity for global impact, building on its 134-year tradition of equipping aspiring students with the knowledge and passion to change the world. To date the college has raised $45.52 million during the leadership phase toward the $70 million goal.
Houghton College Opens Utica Extension Site
Houghton College Graduate Receives Fulbright Award
Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017
Houghton’s Sunshine Sullivan Published in Teacher Education Journal
“A Focus on Drawing: works on paper by Ben Frank Moss” Exhibit to Show at Houghton
Houghton College Building New Equestrian Arena
Former Congressman Bob Inglis to Speak at Houghton
Houghton College President Named a Power 100 Woman
Houghton Artist Series Kicks Off with Tim Zimmerman and The King’s Brass (9/15)
New Faculty Members Join Houghton Community
Houghton’s Brian Webb Publishes Climate Change Study
Clean and Green: Finding an Earth-Friendly Solvent
Christian Life Emphasis Week
Forbes Magazine Recognizes Houghton as a 2017 Top College
The Molecule Designers: Mapping Biodegradable Plastics
Video Visionaries: Local Teachers Integrate Digital Literacy into Classrooms
Houghton Ranked a 'Best College for Your Money' by Money Magazine
From Sea to Shining Sea: 61-Day Cross-Country Bike Adventure Finishes Strong
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2018 Highlights Houghton
In for a Shock: Investigating How Electricity Affects Smooth Muscle
A "Pitcher" Worth a Thousand Words
Artful Science: Painting Proteins for Summer Research
Freshmen Drive Alternative Fuel Research: Science Honors at Houghton
Matthew Skillman Tapped as Director of Houghton's Center for Data Science Analytics
Houghton College Named a Top Computer Science School
Jo-Anne Young Featured in Award-Winning Equine Manual
2015 Graduate Receives Prestigious Science Writing Fellowship
Houghton Named a Best Online Christian University
Houghton's Student Investment Group Sees 34% Profit on Financial Ventures
From West to East: Houghton’s Rhett Invited to Talk Art in China
Houghton Writing Center Holds Inaugural Research Conference
Future Educators Experience Urban America
Leadership Allegany Welcomes Alfred State as New Program Partner
Houghton College Reduces Course Material Costs with Akademos
‘By Africans, for Africans’: Houghton Alum Oversees First-Ever Africa Study Bible
Houghton College Expands Admission Test Options
Ransom Poythress Presents at Conference of Science and Faith
Terence Paige Publishes Commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians
Sharon Johnson Selected as One of Four to Attend Elite Repertoire Program
Houghton College Graduates 269 in Class of 2017
4 Bikes, 9 Weeks, 1 Adventure: Students Pedal 3,000 Miles Across the US
Renowned Artist Donates Artwork Collection to Houghton College
Houghton College Students Head North for Arctic Studies Semester in Alaska
Houghton Professor’s Paintings Prized at Art Show
One Day Giving Challenge Raises More than $800,000
Houghton Hosts WNYDA Challenge Series Dressage Show
Houghton Business Students Compete in Management Case Competition
Hoffman ’17 Among First Undergraduate Students to Present at Calvin Conference
Houghton College Presents Annual Spring Hunter Jumper Show
English Students Present at National Conference of Undergraduate Research
One for the Books: Houghton’s Second Annual Literacy Day is a Success
Houghton College Recognized as a College of Distinction
Broken Pieces Made Beautiful: Second-Chance Social Enterprise
Students Network with Alumni in Buffalo
The Music of Life: Rare 1883 Steinway Piano Gifted to Houghton College
Salamanders, Swords, and Shen: Discovery Sheds Light on Houghton History
Houghton President Joins National Board for Independent Colleges and Universities
Dr. Ronald Oakerson Receives Excellence in Teaching Award
Percussive Arts Society Publishes Professor’s Second Article
Knapp, Alumni Publish African Poaching Article in Prestigious Journal
Orchestra and Choir Team Up for Film Music Concert
Houghton Ranks Among Top 50 Mission-Minded Colleges
Students Represent College at National Student Leadership Conference
Kerr-Pegula Athletic Complex Sees Big Returns
Houghton Singers Pop A Capella Group to Perform
Houghton Wind Ensemble Presents Concert
Pitre Selected as One of Eight in Nation for Prestigious Conducting Competition
Houghton Welcomes Deborah Rice to Business and Economics Faculty
Lecture Reflects on Bonhoeffer, Hitler’s Rise to Power, and North America Today
Unbreakable Bonds: Course Sheds Light on Intricacies of Family Life
Sullivan Published by the National Council of Teachers of English
Building Peace and Riding Camels: Houghton Professor Joins Desert Expeditions
Equestrian Facility Named One of 20 Most Amazing College Equestrian Centers
Houghton Hosts Western New York 3-on-3 Tournament
Chicago-Based Axiom Brass Joins Houghton College Artist Series Lineup
Alumna's Work Makes the Seattle Symphony Stage
Houghton College Hosts Inaugural Sophomore Leadership Conference
Houghton’s Freshman Retention Rate Ranks Among Best in the Nation
16 Graduates Honored by Leadership Allegany 2017
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine Recognizes Houghton College
Upcoming Faculty Lecture Tackles Biblical Barrenness and Widowhood
Houghton Symphony Orchestra to Perform
Free Income Tax Preparation Offered at Houghton College
WNY-Based Ensemble, Wooden Cities, to Perform at Houghton
The Possible Dream: 7 Continents in 7 Days at Age 66
Retired technology librarian is oldest participant to complete World Marathon Challenge
60 Student-Athletes, 13 Teams Honored for Academics by Empire 8
A Reliable Narrative: Houghton’s Michael Jordan Presents at Conference
Baxter to Highlight African Art in Upcoming Faculty Lecture
Houghton Hosts Elite Youth Baseball Clinic
Features former major and minor league players
Publisher's Weekly Reviews Houghton Alum's Debut Novel
Western New York 3-On-3 Indoor Basketball Tournament Coming To Houghton College
Art Exhibition Features Immersive Works
'16 Going on '17: A Year in Review
Houghton Generates More than $92 Million in Regional Economic Impact
Meilaender Hosts Colloquium on Government, Culture, and Economics
Houghton Receives Federal Physics Grant
Houghton Students Receive Distinction at Plasma Physics Conference
Houghton Announces 40 December Graduates
Research-Based Physics Curriculum Draws Attention at Conference
Local Lego League Teams Build at Houghton
Students Explore Employment Opportunities in Nation’s Capital
Ceramics Graduates Featured in Houghton's Ortlip Gallery
Armenio Suzano Conducts Honors Orchestras in Two States
Isaac Newton Apple Tree Descendants Arrive at Houghton
Houghton Student Bagpiper Takes First Place in National Championship
Unique Saxhorn Band to Perform at Houghton College
Mark S. Caruana ’81 Named as Dean of Houghton College Utica
Houghton Named a Best Northeastern College by Princeton Review
Great College Deals Lists Houghton As a Top Value in New York State
Houghton Students Hooked On Pollution Research
Washington Monthly Names Houghton College a Best in the Northeast
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education Include Houghton in Inaugural Ranking
Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist to Host Basketball Clinic at Houghton College
Houghton Presents Distinguished Alumni and Student Awards
Houghton Again Ranks Among Nation’s Top Liberal Arts Colleges
Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016
Rochester Band Good Little Giants to Perform at Houghton College
Houghton College Hosts Art Exhibition of Ben Frank Moss III
Vincent Morris Named as Houghton’s New Vice President for Finance
Houghton’s Jo-Anne Young Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Latin Guitarist David Burgess to Perform in Houghton College Artist Series
Houghton Recognized as Best Value by USA Today
Faith & Justice Symposium: Immigration and Refugees
Houghton College Expands Online Degree Offerings
Houghton Enrolls Largest New Student Class in Five Years
Professor of Anthropology Publishes New Book: Where Antelope Roam
Houghton Hosts Christian Author Dr. A. J. Swoboda for Christian Life Emphasis Week
Houghton College’s School of Music Ranked #2 Among Christian Colleges
Houghton College Launches New Scholarship Program Allowing Students to Earn Money for College Starting in Ninth Grade
Houghton Donates Land to Local Township for Public Park
Houghton College signed over the deed for land donated to the Town of Caneadea to build a public park space. The signing was held on July 5 at Houghton College with President Shirley Mullen and Caneadea Town Supervisor Phil Stockin.
Greatbatch Voice Program Sees Success with Awards, Honors and Placements
The 2015-2016 academic year was full of many successes for the Houghton College Greatbatch School of Music voice program, and the program is also seeing continued success into the summer months.
Dr. Meilaender Attends NEH Conference
Dr. Peter Meilaender, professor of political science at Houghton College, participated in a two-week intensive conference this past June about the history of America’s Constitution and government.
Houghton's Visual Arts Program Named Among Top 10 of Christian Colleges in Nation
Christian Universities Online has named Houghton College as one of the top 10 Christian colleges for Visual Arts programs in the U.S. The listing highlighted Houghton’s quality degrees in Art, Studio Art, and Visual Communication.
Houghton College Approved for Full NCAA Division III Membership
After one exploratory year and four years of provisional status, Houghton College has been approved for full membership in NCAA Division III, effective September 1.
Houghton Named a Top College in the Country for Students with Leadership Personalities Who are Deep Thinkers
College Match Up has named Houghton College as one of the top 25 colleges in the country for Extraverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving (ENTP) personalities.
Houghton Business Students Assist Professional Hockey Team
Houghton business students participated in the Houghton Consulting Group and succeeded in a variety of projects this past semester, ranging from sports analysis for the Rochester Americans hockey team to developing Houghton’s new data science program.
Psi Chi Inducts Six
Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, is proud to announce that the Houghton College Chapter of Psi Chi inducted six new members on April 20, 2016.
Houghton Announces Fetter as Pastor of the Year
Houghton College is pleased to announce Andrew Fetter as the recipient of the 48th annual Claude A. Ries Pastor of the Year award. This award is named for Dr. Claude Ries, who faithfully served as Houghton professor of Bible and theology for nearly 40 years as well as interim pastor of the Houghton Wesleyan Church.
Over 400 Middle School Students Visit Houghton College for Kids2College Program
During the last two weeks, over 420 sixth-grade students from rural schools in Western New York visited Houghton College to participate in Kids2College, an event meant to expose them to the college experience.
Future Teachers Spend Day Serving in Urban Buffalo
As part of the Mayterm course Teaching in Urban America, 34 students in Houghton College’s education program engaged in service-learning at four different sites in Buffalo, N.Y. The course gave the students the chance to engage in meaningful work within the community and provided a window into the diverse cultures represented in Buffalo.
Dr. Sullivan Delivers Keynote Address at International Conference for Christian Teacher Educators
Houghton College professor Dr. Sunshine Sullivan delivered the keynote address at the 12th biennial International Christian Community for Teacher Education conference at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Ill., on May 23-26, 2016. Houghton professors Dr. Joo Young Hong and Dr. Cathy Freytag also made presentations at the conference.
Houghton Graduate is 1 of 10 in Nation Selected as Lilly Graduate Fellow
Lilly Fellows Program announces the selection of Spencer Kyle Johnson, graduate from Houghton College and native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, as one of ten Lilly Graduate Fellows selected throughout the country. Johnson joins the ranks of previous Houghton graduates, Gerad Gentry and Kyle Vitale, who were honored with the selection over the past seven years.
Houghton College Names John Lee as New Board of Trustees Chair
The Houghton College Board of Trustees voted at their May 2016 meeting to elect John Lee of Orchard Park, N.Y., as their new chair. He will transition into the role at the October 2016 meeting when Bobbie Strand, the current chair, completes her eight years of service as board chair.
Houghton Student Selected for Summer Research Experience at National Institute
Houghton College mathematics senior Penny Wu has been selected by the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) for its highly competitive Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (SRE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK).
Solar Array Saves College Over $140 Thousand in First Year
Houghton College’s solar array sees great success in its first year of operation, garnering over $146 thousand in savings and generating over 3 million kWh of energy for the college.
The Puzzling Brad Wilber '91
If you have ever visited the Houghton College Library, there is a good chance you’ve run into the friendly and ever-helpful Brad Wilber. Wilber works at Houghton as a reference librarian, but he is also known for his work as the crossword editor for the Chronicle of Higher Education. He is the arbiter of the puzzles, accepting, rejecting and editing submissions for each edition. He began working for the Chronicle in April of 2014, but crosswords have been a part of his life since boyhood.
Houghton Honors Bence '66 with Christian Service Award
The Houghton College Christian Service Award honors Houghton alumni who have made a significant impact for the Lord through outstanding service in a variety of areas such as church, the community, their professional career and the college.
Houghton Graduates Class of 2016
On Saturday, May 14, Houghton College celebrated the graduation of the class of 2016 alongside family, friends, faculty, staff, administrators, the board of trustees and members of the class of 1966.
Houghton College’s Summer Research Institute Named One of the Top 50 Best College Summer Programs in the Country
Best College Reviews names Houghton College’s Summer Research Institute (SRI) as one of the Top 50 Best College Summer Programs in the nation with a ranking of 39, joining Ivy League schools such as Columbia and Yale.
Jones '13 Reels in Viewers in New PBS Show
After graduating from Houghton in 2013, Andrew Jones, a communications major, got a job at WPBS, his hometown’s PBS station. He began by directing local commercials, TV events and original TV shows for the station but has since become the producer of Fishing Behind the Lines, whose first season was aired on 70 PBS stations across the country.
Houghton Business Students Selected to Attend Elite Event and Present at Conference
This summer, rising Houghton College senior Anna Coryell has been invited to the Values & Capitalism Summer Honors Program (VCSHP) in Washington, D.C. Participation in the conference is by invitation only, and only around 25 students are chosen from across the nation.
Graduating Class Plants Apple Orchard at Houghton College
On April 23, the newest feature at the Houghton College campus was installed between Steese Cottage and the Nielson Center tennis courts. It wasn’t built, however; it was planted.
Houghton College Buffalo Set to Graduate Inaugural Class Debt Free
Two years ago, seeing a need in the community of refugees and new Americans on the Westside of Buffalo, Houghton College started a satellite location named Houghton College Buffalo in the back rooms of the First Presbyterian Church in the heart of Buffalo’s West Side.
Astronomer Dr. Jennifer Wiseman to Speak at Commencement
Houghton College is honored to welcome astronomer, author and speaker Dr. Jennifer Wiseman as the 2016 commencement speaker on May 14.
Students Present at American Chemical Society Research Sympsium
On April 9, seven students and two professors from the Houghton College department of chemistry attended the Ninth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium sponsored by the Western New York Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The group included Daniel Hammers ’17, Jordan Scott ’17, Grace Hollenbeck ’16, David Tse ’16, Michael Hardy ’17, Wesley Payette ’17, David Frei ’16, Dr. John Rowley and Dr. Karen Torraca.
Houghton Named #1 Christian College in New York
Houghton College has been listed as The Best Christian College in New York by CollegeandSeminary.com. On April 27, they released their ranking of The Best Christian Colleges in (Almost) Every State, which ranks colleges and universities based on “weighted importance to overall affordability (based on location), student/faculty ratio and range of courses and degree programs offered.”
Houghton Honors Three with Excellence Awards
Three Houghton College student-athletes were honored with Excellence Awards at the Annual Spring Athletics Banquet held in the Campus Center on Thursday night.
Dr. Case Presents Paper at God's Mission Conference
This past March, Houghton College’s Dr. Jonathan Case presented a paper entitled “Some Hard Questions About the Digital World as the Last Missional Frontier” at the Participation in God’s Mission conference at Northeastern Seminary.
Fulbright Grant Awarded to Houghton Alumnus
The Fulbright Program—whose alumni are speckled with Nobel Prize winners, Pulitzer Prize winners, and MacArthur Foundation Fellows—recently awarded Houghton alumnus Gerad Gentry ’10 a grant for use completing his doctoral research in philosophy at Humboldt University in Berlin and the University of Potsdam, Germany.
Math Department Hosts Math Discovery Day for Local High School Students
Recently, Houghton College hosted nine area high schoolers for Math Discovery Day, an event designed to acquaint the students with math at the collegiate level. A Dolciani Grant from the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) provided the funding.
Suzano named dean of the Greatbatch School of Music
Houghton College and the Greatbatch School of Music are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Armenio Suzano, Jr. as the new dean of the Greatbatch School of Music.
Dr. LaCelle-Peterson an Invited Panelist for 51st Wesleyan Theological Society Conference
On March 11, 2016, Houghton associate professor of religion Dr. Kristina LaCelle-Peterson was an invited panelist during a session at the 51st Wesleyan Theological Society conference at Point Loma Nazarene University. The session, entitled “Forty Years of ‘Discovering an Evangelical Heritage,’ 19762016,” celebrated the 40th anniversary and significance of Donald Dayton’s book “Discovering an Evangelical Heritage.”
Houghton College Librarian Runs Marathons on all Seven Continents Twice
Glen Avery—slight and intense, but serene— has a saying he repeats to himself when the discomfort begins to well in his calves and thighs: “I am running with my mind; the legs are just along for the ride.” Disassociation, for marathons, is key. “All of a sudden, it’s outside of yourself, outside of your brain,” he says. He raises his arm and looks at the crook on the inside of his elbow. “Oh, it’s a bubble of discomfort.”
Retirement & Recognition Event Honors Employees
This past Tuesday, Houghton College held its annual Employee Recognition Event honoring seven retiring employees, presenting the Mary Boomhower Staff Excellence Award and the Ken Boon Community Service Award, and acknowledging over 20 more employees who have each reached milestone years of service.
Houghton Hosts World Language Conference
Houghton College hosted the Christian Association of World Languages (CAWL) annual conference on April 14-16 featuring approximately 60 language professors from all over North America and one from Spain, all of whom engaged in fellowship, sharing as colleagues and attendance at a choice of 27 different presentations.
Physics Department Presents at Conference
Houghton College students and faculty presented their research last Saturday, April 2, at the Rochester Symposium for Physics Students. They gave a total of six talks and presented two posters.
Houghton Offers New Arctic Studies in Alaska Semester: Program Focuses on Ecology, Missions and Recreation.
Houghton College has just approved a new semester-long program called “Arctic Studies in Alaska” focusing on ecology, missions and recreation. The program, based at the Glennallen campus of the Alaska Bible College on the cusp of the Copper River Valley, promises natural wonders, abundant wildlife, interaction with other cultures and real salmon and moose dinners.
Houghton to Host Christian Association of World Languages Conference
From April 14 to 16, Houghton College will be hosting the 26th annual conference of the Christian Association of World Languages (CAWL). This year’s conference is titled, “The Arts: The Intersection of Aesthetic Expression, Christianity, and World Languages.”
Houghton Alumni Embark on “The Noted Project”
This coming May, two Houghton alumni will travel to Thailand in an attempt to capture a moment of culture. Specifically, they want to capture the disappearing music of the Karen people.
Education Majors Host Literacy Day for Local Students
On March 29, Beth (Adams) Hazelton ’05, Jessica (Mullen) Romance ’08 and Jordan Reed ’14, three Houghton alumni teaching in Belfast and Fillmore, brought their second grade students to Houghton College for an all-day literacy immersion experience. The 42 second graders worked with 14 junior ICE and TESOL majors currently enrolled in Dr. Sunshine Sullivan’s Language and Literacy for Diverse Learners course.
School of music to host NYSSMA Conference
On April 8 and 9, the Houghton College Greatbatch School of Music will be hosting the 2016 Biennial New York State School Music Association/National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Collegiate Conference.
Houghton First in Nation to Offer a Virtual Reality College Experience
As part of their continuing effort to develop innovative, robust and competitive offerings, Houghton College is set to be the first college in the nation to offer both an athletic program and dorm life experience that will use augmented reality (AR) to allow students to compete athletically and experience dorm living and community engagement from the comfort of their parents' home.
Portion of Next Star Wars Movie to be Potentially Filmed at Houghton
Audiences were first introduced to the ice planet of Hotth in Star Wars Episode V, which featured an icy terrain with a mixture of cleverly disguised miniatures on the Hardangerjokulen glacier in Finse, Norway. For the upcoming movie, Star Wars Episode VIII, however, scenes for Hotth will potentially be filmed at Houghton College, a rural liberal arts school in New York State.
Equine Instructor Featured at WNY EquiFest
On March 19 and 20, Houghton College equestrian instructor Larissa Strappello participated as a featured performance at the Western New York EquiFest, an annual equine exposition hosted by the Western Chapter of the New York State Horse Council that features clinics, demonstrations, speakers and vendors.
Houghton's New Center for Data Science Analytics Launches Website
The newly established Center for Data Science Analytics (CDSA) at Houghton College has just launched the center’s new website with the mission to “act as a focal point for coordinating Houghton College’s data science activity, creating an environment for multidisciplinary collaboration and innovation, alongside educating the next generation of data scientists.” The website can be viewed at www.houghtoncdsa.org.
Houghton Students Travel to Most Dangerous City in U.S. for Mission Work
Over February break, a group of Houghton College students traveled to Camden, N.J., with the Salvation Army Student Fellowship (SASF) on a mission to serve God and the community.
Connell '83 Hired as New Dean of College
Houghton College is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Samuel J. “Jack” Connell ’83 as the new dean of the college and vice president for academic affairs, replacing Dr. Linda Mills Woolsey, who will be returning to the classroom at the end of this academic year.
Data Science Students Invited to Exclusive Conference in Colorado
On March 9, a group of data storytelling enthusiasts from Houghton College will attend an exclusive invitation-only conference in Denver Colorado. Tapestry is a conference designed to advance the knowledge of interactive data storytelling. This conference brings together a diverse group of individuals from the media arts, universities, non-profits, government and the private sector.
Data Science Students Have Memorable Time at Super Bowl
Between Feb. 2 and 9, seven Houghton College data science students had the opportunity to work behind the scenes with NFL On Location Experiences at Super Bowl 50. The students traveled with sports business students and Dr. Dexter Davis ’82 from the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Tranchell '17 Selected for Elite Choral Conducting Masterclass
In January, Houghton graduate student Alessio Tranchell ’17 traveled to New York City to take part in a national choral conducting masterclass helmed by renowned conductor and composer René Clausen. There, he worked one on one with Clausen and other conductors on Johann Sebastian Bach’s orchestra-choir masterwork, “Magnificat,” which was performed later in the weekend.
Hill '08 Featured as Guest Professional Dinner Speaker
Houghton College’s Guest Professional Dinner Series welcomes Heather Hill, a 2008 graduate who is currently the assistant manager of donor acquisition and digital fundraising for the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The dinner and lecture will take place on Monday, Feb. 29 at 5 p.m. in the South End Dining Hall at Houghton College. The event is open to the public.
Houghton Alumni Collaborate on Homeless Project in Washington, D.C.
During the month of February, three Houghton alumnae, Hi Uan Kang Haaga ’06, Jaime Colman ’13 and Heather Hill ’08, have been working together to compile and post the stories of 29 individuals experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C. The project, entitled “29 Stories of February,” can be found online at http://www.hiuankanghaaga.com/29-stories-of-february/.
Houghton College Student Set to Independently Release Album of Original Music While Enrolled
Houghton College junior Laura Johnson has announced the release date for a full album of original music under the name “The Sorrow Estate,” becoming one of a select few students in the college’s 133-year history to independently release a full album of music.
Houghton Hosts 6th Annual High School Math & Science Day
On Feb. 2, 2016, Houghton College hosted the school’s sixth annual Math and Science Day for 100 local high school and homeschooled students.
Houghton Hosts Second Seminar on Digital Literacies
On Feb. 11, 2016, Houghton College hosted the second “Writing with Video” seminar event for local educators on the topic of incorporating digital literacies into the classroom. The workshop was led by Houghton professor Dr. Sunshine Sullivan and Dr. David Bruce from the University at Buffalo. Twenty educators from several districts attended.
Olympic Gold Medalist to be Featured at Softball Clinic
Olympic softball gold medalist pitcher Jennie Finch and a professional staff will be featured instructors at a softball clinic for girls ages 8-18 in the Kerr-Pegula Field House on the campus of Houghton College on Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., with a luncheon speaking engagement by Jennie Finch from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. To register or obtain more information about the clinic and or luncheon, please visit www.houghton.edu/softball
Science Students Attend Q&A Lecture with Nobel Prize Winner
Leadership Allegany Graduates 13
Leadership Allegany celebrated its sixth graduation on Friday, February 5, at Moonwinks restaurant in Cuba, N.Y., featuring 13 students from the 10-month program with their family, friends and featured guests.
Business Students Offer Free Income Tax Preparation
Houghton College business students are once again offering free income tax preparation to Allegany County residents.
Houghton College Data Science Students to Attend Super Bowl 50
Data science students from Houghton College have a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend the upcoming Super Bowl 50, working behind the scenes with NFL On Locations Experiences Feb. 2 through 9 through a partnership with sports business students and Dr. Dexter Davis ’82 from the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Houghton Attends World Climate Conference in Paris
This past December, Houghton College sustainability coordinator Brian Webb and Houghton senior Lauren Bechtel travelled to Paris for the 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP21), a climate change conference that included delegates from 195 nations and was held between Nov. 30 and Dec. 11. The conference aimed to create an international climate agreement applicable to every country worldwide.
Feature Article: Open Your Eyes, Look Up to the Skies, and See
When Kirby Runyon ’08 was a kid, Pluto was a planet. You remember Pluto, right? In the acronym taught to elementary kids to help them memorize the (then) nine planets, Pluto stood for “Pizzas.” (“My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.”) Pluto became the talk of the astronomical world in 2006 when its distinction as a planet was called into question. The little-planet-that-could was eventually demoted to the un-esteemed status of “dwarf planet” by the International Astronomical Union, “the self-proclaimed authority in naming stuff,” accuses Kirby.
Feature Article: A Musical Journey
One week into his first semester at Houghton, Simbarashe “Simba” Kamuriwo ’14 /MM’16 learned he would have to go back to Zimbabwe. No financial support had been found to pay his remaining tuition bill. Already well known on campus for what one faculty member called his “infectious enthusiasm for life,” Simba said goodbye to friends and prepared to return home.
Houghton Once Again Ranked As Top College In Nation For Value
Houghton College has been named a 2016 Best College Value school by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and is included in the top 30 Christian colleges and universities with the lowest debt burden according to Christian Universities Online (CUO). Houghton also appeared on Kiplinger’s list of top best value private liberal arts colleges.
Science Students Present Research Throughout U.S.
Last November, Houghton science students traveled to three different conferences across the country to present the results of research conducted via the college’s Summer Research Institute (SRI). One of the groups came away with a first-place award.
Houghton's New Music Industry Degree is Approved
Houghton College’s Greatbatch School of Music (GSoM) is pleased to announce the approval of its new Bachelor of Science degree in music industry, which was previously approved by New York State and given the go ahead by the National Association for Schools of Music this past Dec. 18.
Lloyd '18 Selected for Elite Music Program in Nashville
Houghton College student Callie Lloyd ’18 has been accepted to the spring 2016 Best Semester program at the Contemporary Music Center (CMC) in Nashville, Tenn. Best Semester is provided by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and offers students opportunities to connect their faith with their academic interests through off-campus programs around the world.
Students From Main Campus and the New Buffalo Program Connect Through Letters
This past semester, Houghton College students from Dr. Laurie Dashnau’s Literary Non-Fiction class traveled to Buffalo and interviewed students enrolled in Professor Anna Matejova’s Writing in the Liberal Arts class at the Houghton College Buffalo location. Students at these two campuses have been corresponding throughout the semester as part of their classwork.
Top 15 News Stories of 2015
We offer you a selection of some of Houghton College's top stories of 2015. Normally we would offer you the Top Ten stories but since it was such a great news year for Houghton, we present you the Top Fifteen of 2015. We hope you enjoy…
Professor and Student Co-Publish Honors Article
Houghton College graduate Elizabeth Wallace ’14 and Dr. Sunshine Sullivan, chair for the education department at Houghton, have co-published an honors project in Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning, the journal of the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Their article, “Evolving Reflections: A Narrative Inquiry of an Emerging Educator,” will appear in the journal’s Fall 2015/Winter 2016 issue. The article is the culmination of two years’ worth of collaboration.
USA TODAY COLLEGE Ranks Houghton College as #6 in Nation
According to a recent ranking by USA TODAY COLLEGE, Houghton College has placed sixth in the nation and number one in New York in their list of Best 10 Colleges for the Money.
McGowan '16 Sings at National Opera Center
Houghton College senior Tim McGowan ‘16, a vocal performance major, performed with the Opera Breve Vocal Intensive at the National Opera Center in New York City this past Nov. 15.
Houghton is First Christian Liberal Arts College in Nation to Offer Data Science Degree
Houghton College has been approved by the New York State Education Department to offer new Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Art degree programs in Data Science, one of the fastest growing and in-demand tech jobs in the job market according to Mashable.
Steve Grudda '10 Named 2016 CCCU Young Alumni Award Winner
The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities is pleased to announce that Steven Grudda, an alumnus of Houghton College in Houghton, New York, has been named the winner of its inaugural CCCU Young Alumni Award.
Houghton Teams with BOCES to Train High School Teachers on Digital Literacy
Houghton College associate professor of education, Dr. Sunshine Sullivan, in collaboration with Dr. David Bruce and the Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), has begun a project to instruct local educators about digital literacies. This endeavor will begin with three seminar events between November, 2015, and July, 2016.
Waddington Takes 1st Place at Singing Competition
On Oct. 24, 2015, five music students from Houghton College qualified for the finals and one took first place in the 2015 Central New York Finger Lakes district of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) student audition competition.
Houghton Staff Member, Rachel (Smith '11) Decker, to Perform at Carnegie Hall
Houghton staff member and former student and flutist Rachel (Smith) Decker and her mother, pianist Laurie Smith, will be performing at Carnegie Hall on March 27, 2016. This recital will feature winners of the fall 2015 American Protégé International Music Talent Competition in which Decker was awarded first place. The recital will be held in Weill Hall at 3:30 p.m.
Stater '99 Helps Make Documentary Narrated by Jewel
On October 8, 2015, Houghton College alumnus Keely (Jones '99) Stater traveled to New York City alongside a film crew to announce the launch of the documentary “Our Journey Home,” a film that is part of the nationally recognized “ReThink: Why Housing Matters” campaign.
Grudda '10 Featured in New STEM Book
Houghton College alumnus Steven Grudda ’10 has recently been featured in “Solving Problems that Matter (and Getting Paid for It),” a book that contains the profiles of 100 individuals with STEM-related educational backgrounds or skills who have used their careers to promote the well-being of others around the world.
Professor Meilaender Moderates Panel of German and American Scholars
This past October, Houghton College professor of political science Peter Meilaender attended the annual German Studies Association (GSA) Conference in Washington, DC, to organize and moderate a seminar entitled, "Between Isolation and Globalization: The Project of a Modern Switzerland."
Dr. Gingras Awarded Outstanding Dissertation Award by The Council for Research in Music Education
Dr. Patricia Gingras, assistant professor and coordinator of music education at Houghton College, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Dissertation Award by The Council for Research in Music Education. She was awarded for her dissertation, “Music at Home: A Portrait of Family Music-Making.”
Houghton Professors Publish Book Chapters on East African Wildlife
Assistant professor of intercultural studies, biology and earth science and director of the Houghton in Tanzania Study Abroad Program, Dr. Eli Knapp, along with his wife, Houghton in Tanzania professor Linda Knapp, contributed and co-authored multiple chapters in the multi-authored book “Serengeti IV: Sustaining Biodiversity in a Coupled Human-Natural System” recently released by Chicago University Press.
From China to Lancaster
Columbia startup imports tea from rural China
Make a Difference Day is a Success
Make a Difference Day: Celebrate Service, Celebrate Allegany kicked off its fourth year this past Saturday and proved to be a huge success as approximately 500 local college students and volunteers from Alfred University, Alfred State, and Houghton College came together to perform a day of community service projects throughout Allegany County.
Houghton Students Attend Conference that Bridges Creation and Evolution
On September 18-19, 2015, Houghton College students accompanied faculty to the first-time conference Genesis Recast: The War with Science is Over. The conference explored the cultural and historical context of the Genesis accounts of creation and how they allow Christians to take seriously the scientific exploration and findings of the modern era.
Houghton Named 7th Best Rural College in US
Houghton College has been ranked as the #7 top rural college in the country according to College Raptor’s “2016 Ranking of the 25 Best Rural Colleges.”
Newbrough Awarded The American Prize in Piano
Houghton College is pleased to announce that Dr. William John Newbrough has been selected as the 2015 winner of The American Prize in Piano, concerto division.
Houghton Alumni Help Produce Box Office Hit, "War Room"
The names of four Houghton College alumni can be found in the credits of newly released and critically acclaimed Christian film “War Room.”
Alumna Laura White ’13 Receives Book Contract from Harper Voyager Press
Houghton College is pleased to announce that alumna Laura White ’13 of Warren, PA has received her first book contract from Harper Voyager press.
Professional Director to come for Four Week Workshop
Through funding provided by the Van Gorden endowment, professional director Kevin Leary will be brought to the Houghton College campus for a four-week residency, concluding with the performance of Henrik Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” in early February of 2016.
Houghton Senior Places 5th in International Film Festival
Houghton College senior, Olivia Graziano '16, placed 5th out of 400 submissions in the international film competition, the Campus MovieFest (CMF) International Student Film Festival, in Los Angeles, California.
Make A Difference Day Sign Ups Open
Students, staff members, and professors from Houghton College are joining together with partners from Alfred State and Alfred University for the fourth year of participation in Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 25, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Houghton College Students Set to Attend GolfWeek Amateur National Championships
On October 16, Houghton College will be sending a group of students to the GolfWeek Amateur Golf Tour’s National Championships to conduct statistical examinations of the events for an economic impact study, a chance for business, data science, communications, bio-chemistry, computer science and math students, in particular, to apply their education to real-world settings. This experiential learning opportunity, coordinated by Houghton’s Vocational Opportunities and Career Advising center (VOCA), is the first of many Houghton will offer over the coming semesters.
Moses '62 Named Alumnus of the Year
The Houghton College Alumnus of the Year Award was presented to Robb Moses ’62 by Houghton College president, Shirley Mullen, on Friday, October 2, 2015.
Houghton Gets Approval to Offer B.S. in Sport, Recreation and Wellness Management
Houghton College has announced the approval of a new major in Sport, Recreation and Wellness Management by the New York State Education Department.
Houghton Senior, Emma Webb, Spends Summer Internship in China
As part of an internship with The Good Agency, senior Emma Webb spent her summer working as a marketing analyst and fashion stylist in Shanghai City, China.
Houghton Engages Climate Care from a Christian Perspective
Brian Webb, sustainability coordinator for Houghton College, has been an integral part in the formation of Climate Caretakers, a new Christian organization devoted to loving our world. As one of the founding organizations, Houghton College is helping to bring more awareness to Christians and allowing them to be more engaged with climate issues.
Professor Little Publishes Book on Effective Discipling in Muslim Communities
Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) missiologist and adjunct associate professor of the Christian Study of Islam at Houghton College, Dr. Don Little, announced the publication of his new book, “Effective Discipling in Muslim Communities: Scripture, History and Seasoned Practices,” by InterVarsity Press Academic.
Houghton College Alumnus Awarded $200,000 Psychology Grant, Seeing Hard Work Pay Off
Houghton graduate and director of the Primals Initiative, Jeremy Clifton '07, was awarded a $200 thousand planning grant by the Templeton Religion Trust. Renowned psychologist, author and former president of the American Psychological Association, Martin Seligman, is the principle investigator in the research study and is working alongside Clifton.
Houghton College Announces Fall 2015 Early Childhood Music Program for the Community
The nationally recognized Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton College announced the return of the Early Childhood Music Program for children ages 8 months through 7 years. The music classes are intended to further musical skill development and assist children with cognitive thinking and speech development. The program was previously offered in spring 2014 with great response from the local community.
Chairman of the Tuvalu Climate Action Network to speak at Chapel
Global climate change advocate and General Secretary of the Tuvalu Christian Church, Reverend Tafue Lusama, is scheduled to speak at the introductory chapel of Houghton College’s Faith and Justice Symposium on Wednesday, September 23. The chapel service will begin at 11:05 a.m. in the college’s Wesley Chapel.
Houghton Hosts Faith & Justice Symposium – Environmental Justice: Hope for Humanity and Creation
The fifth annual Faith and Justice Symposium, sponsored by both Houghton College and the Center for Faith, Justice and Global Engagement, is a three-day conference entitled Environmental Justice: Hope for Humanity and Creation and will begin on Wednesday, September 23, and continue through Saturday, September 25, at Houghton College.
Houghton Recognized as #7 in Nation and #1 in New York State for Value for Your Money
Houghton College has been ranked as one of the top schools in the Northeast in The Princeton Review’s "2016 Best Colleges: Region by Region," was named one of the Best Colleges by US News and World Report in their 2016 rankings, and is ranked by USA Today as the number one school in New York State and number seven in the country in Value for Your Money. These prestigious awards and rankings are just three of the many recognitions that Houghton has received for the 2016 academic year.
Houghton to Offer Intensive English Program for International Students
On April 23, 2015, Houghton College faculty approved the new Pathway Plan and American Language and Culture minor for English language learners. The programs are intended to assist international students with English proficiency and prepare them for the academic rigors of Houghton College. Both programs are scheduled to begin in the fall semester of 2016.
Burrichter ’92 Hired as New Director of Counseling Services
Houghton College welcomes Dr. Bill Burrichter ’92 as the new director of counseling services. The Counseling Center is a free service staffed by licensed counselors aiming to provide support for the mental health of Houghton students.
Houghton Welcomes 13 New Faculty
Houghton College welcomes 13 new faculty members this fall. The new educators will prepare Houghton graduates to enter the world, eager to transform and inspire. Among those joining the faculty are Laura Alexeichik, Brandon Bate, Jason Bintz, Naomi Christensen, Sarah Hutchings, Asher John, Pil Joon Kim, Janette LaBarre, Carrie Magin, Katie Martin, Michael Selig, Alicia Taylor and Rebecca Williams.
Jordan Selected to Participate in TIMES Grant Study
Houghton College mathematics professor Jill Jordan participated in a workshop as part of the Teaching Inquiry-Oriented Mathematics: Establishing Supports (TIMES) grant-funded study on August 9–11, 2015. Jordan was one of 35 TIMES teaching fellows throughout the country selected to attend the 2015 and 2016 summer workshops.
Houghton Hosts Second Annual We Are the Pastors of New York Ministry Conference
Houghton College will host its second annual “We Are the Pastors of New York State” ministry conference, which will feature over 13 lecturers, workshop leaders and discussion panelists, including pastors from throughout the state of New York along with a church fair for local churches.
Houghton College Buffalo Seeing Success with New Associates Degree Program
Houghton College Buffalo has just begun the program’s second fall semester, and enrollment numbers are growing. The One Symphony Circle location is currently enrolling 33 students, and, while the student body expands, class sizes still retain their small structure, providing a close-knit community of learners.
Joseph Gilligan ’17 Receives Prestigious Award from the American Enterprise Institute
Houghton College is pleased to announce that junior and business major Joseph Gilligan '17 has been selected to receive the 2015–2016 Values and Capitalism Journalism Award for an op-ed in an on-campus publication.
Christian Life Emphasis Week 2015
Houghton College is pleased to be hosting their annual Christian Life Emphasis Week (CLEW), featuring guest speaker Dr. Richard Mouw. CLEW will take place from Sunday, September 6, through Wednesday, September 9. All events are open to the public and free of charge.
President Mullen Issues State of the College Address
On Wednesday, August 26, Houghton College President Shirley Mullen issued the annual State of the College speech to the college’s faculty and staff in which she announced multiple new projects and initiatives in addition to celebrating current projects and goals.
Houghton Students Spend Summer Teaching English to K–12 Refugee Students
Buffalo has experienced a cultural revitalization over the past decade with an insurgence of refugees. Many—if not most—come from war-torn developing countries in the hopes of a safer life and to pursue the American dream for themselves and their children.
Walk a Mile in Their Shoes
In recent decades, both missionaries and those simply traveling with the ambition to serve others in foreign countries have made a discovery… the old views and methods of cultural assimilation have actually created an environment of dependence and cyclical poverty amongst other cultures and nations.
Fight or Flight
There comes a time in our lives when we must choose either fight or flight. And sometimes, you must make this decision, not only for yourself, but for those you love. This is exactly what Houghton graduate Agnes Starr ’06 did.
The Art of Business, The Business of Art
Houghton College distinguishes itself as a college that builds the foundation of its education on an experiential “hands-on” educational philosophy. With almost half of the college’s students studying off campus at some point throughout their college career, Houghton students get an opportunity, not only to learn material, but also to experience it firsthand.
Houghton Ranked as a Top College
Major college ranking publications including Money, 2016 Fiske Guide to Colleges, and Buffalo Business First have all honored Houghton in their lists of top colleges and universities.
Science Honors Students Get Real World Hands on Experience
There is an old saying, “Information without application is an abomination.” When Houghton College associate professor of physics Brandon Hoffman taught a course on Global Climate Change to his Science Honors students, he did not just give them information; he had them design, construct and launch automated prototype submarines to gather real data for global climate change research.
Alumnus Receives American Heart Association’s Highest Staff Leadership Award
The American Heart Association has chosen Houghton College alumnus, Bill Repke ’89, to receive the Earl B. Beagle Award for staff excellence. Repke is the Heart Association’s Midwest Affiliate senior vice president of Youth Market. He currently lives in Wheaton, Ill.
Erin Miller '14 Awarded Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellow
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation announced on July 29 that 2014 Houghton College graduate Erin Miller is among the newest class of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows.
Houghton Awards Pastor and Youth Pastor of the Year
Houghton College is pleased to announce the 2015 Claude A. Ries Pastor and Youth Pastor of the Year, Rev. George Pryor and Pastor Dave Rowe.
The Houghton Way: 3 Ways Houghton College is Making Disciples
Houghton College was founded in 1883. After over 132 years, they still offer an "Academically Challenging, Christ-centered Education." But what makes Houghton's education distinctly Christ-centered? Dr. Michael Jordan—Houghton's Dean of the Chapel—sees discipleship as a main factor. Here are three core ways Houghton is making disciples:
Borrego Solar Features Houghton College in New Promotional Video
Borrego Solar has recently featured Houghton College in a promotional video for their solar array installations. To view the video, please visit www.borregosolar.com/commercial-solar-energy-systems-company/solar-installation-videos/houghton-college-leads-the-way-for-ny-sun.
Professor Luebke Selected for Elite Conductors Workshop
Houghton College’s associate professor of music Adam Luebke was one of six conductors chosen to attend a conducting workshop with internationally renowned conductor Harry Christophers on June 19 in Boston, MA.
Bintz and Bate Honored as Project NExT Fellows
Houghton College’s Dr. Jason Bintz, and Dr. Brandon Bate, assistant professors of mathematics, have both been selected as 2015-2016 Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) Fellows.
Students Travel Europe for Mayterm
Seven Houghton College students recently accompanied Houghton professor of history Dr. Cameron Airhart on a trip to London, England and Belgium to study the origins and effects of The Great War along with the cultural climate that led to the tragic conflict 100 years ago. This was for the course HIST 295 The Great War: 1914-1918.
Faculty and Staff Give in Record Percentage, Second Year in a Row
For the second year in a row, 80.4 percent of Houghton College faculty and staff gave to the Houghton Student Scholarship Fund or other college projects through the Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign.
Dr. Mark Yuly and the Houghton Cyclotron Featured in WIRED Magazine
For the past decade Mark Yuly, a physics professor at Houghton, has been working on a miniature cyclotron—with a lot of help from his students. In 2010, Houghton College in New York hosted the world’s first known small cyclotron conference. Only a few dozen DIY nerds attended, but what the small cyclotron community lacks in size it makes up for in commitment and verve.
Houghton College Performs at Kennedy Center
The National Christian Honor Band (NCHB), sponsored by Houghton College, held its inaugural performance in front of a full house at the National Sousa Band Festival on May 31 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington.
Over 250 Sixth Grade Students Visit Houghton College
During the last two weeks, middle-school students from rural schools in Western New York visited Houghton College through the Kids2College program, which attempts to bring early college awareness and a college-going culture to area communities.
Education Students Engage Buffalo's Urban Public Schools
Houghton College students, in partnership with Urban Advocacy, engaged in service-learning projects at four key sites across the city of Buffalo, N.Y., on Saturday, May 16, during their two-week immersion experience in the urban schools of Buffalo. Many of these projects involved assisting ministries that support refugees.
Board Elects Mullen to Four Year Contract
The Houghton College Board of Trustees formally elected President Shirley Mullen to a new four-year term during a Board meeting held at the college’s campus this past May 15 and 16. The new term will begin June 1 and run through May 31, 2019.
Houghton Business Students Ranked Among the Top Nationally
Thirty-three Houghton College business students have scored in the top 11 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities in the ETS Business Major Field test, a nationally administered test designed to examine students’ knowledge in the field of business. Additionally, seven students scored in the top eight percent, and one student scored in the top one percent in a field of more than 30,000.
Awards Presented at the 2015 Psychology and Sociology Banquet
On April 23, 2015, the Houghton College psychology and sociology department presented their annual awards banquet featuring professor of psychology Dr. Richard Stegen as the evening’s host along with all department faculty members to celebrate and honor their students.
Two Commissioned at R.O.T.C. Ceremony
On Friday, May 8, 2015, Houghton College hosted a United States Army Commissioning Ceremony for four graduating Houghton students, Christopher Anderson, Alexander Buszka, Torrey Johnson and David Weigle.
Houghton Graduates Class of 2015
On Saturday, May 9, Houghton College celebrated the graduation of the class of 2015 along with family, friends, faculty, staff, administrators, the board of trustees and members of the Class of 1965. The morning presented with a warm sun and a perfect light breeze as 228 of the 244 graduates marched across the campus quad towards Wesley Chapel led by the rhythmic marching sounds of Andrew Hutton’s ’18 bagpipes. As these graduates enter the commencement ceremony, they will be joining the ranks of the other 22,000-plus Houghton alumni throughout the world.
Nine Inducted into National Honor Society, Psi Chi
Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, is proud to announce that the Houghton College Chapter inducted nine new members on April 23, 2015.
The Kerr Vogan Legacy
Mike Kerr ’15 is about to take a walk down graduation aisle at Houghton College this Saturday and enter a new world that is much bigger than his college experience. Majoring in business with a music minor, this will mark the end of four tough years during which Mike was not only a scholar and musician, but also an athlete. However, Houghton is much more than just those four years to Mike. His family legacy traces back to over 80 years and a total of 18 family members who have had the opportunity to create cherished memories at this great institution.
Efthimiou '16 Awarded Presser Scholar Award
Houghton College junior Esther Efthimiou ’16 has been honored by the Greatbatch School of Music as the 2015 recipient of The Presser Foundation Undergraduate Scholar Award and will receive a cash award of $4200.
Houghton Students and Professors to Conduct 9th Summer Research Institute
This summer, Houghton College will conduct its ninth undergraduate Summer Research Institute (SRI), which brings together motivated physics, chemistry, biology, math and computer science students in a more intense research environment.
Business Students Conduct Review and Provide Recommendations for Fortune 500 Company
As the senior capstone project this year, Houghton College business students worked with multibillion dollar Fortune 500 Company, Paychex,to assess the company, its competitors, the industry, the regulatory environment and the needs of its customers.
Houghton Music Students Prepare for Busy Summer
Fifteen Houghton College Greatbatch School of Music students have been accepted into various summer projects including workshops, performances, master classes, internships and teaching opportunities.
Adult Education Graduates 14
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, Houghton College celebrated a commencement ceremony for 14 Adult Education graduates. The ceremony took place on May 2 in the John and Charles Wesley Chapel at the Houghton campus. Each student earned a Bachelor of Science degree.
Chemistry Students Attend Undergraduate Research Symposium
Four Houghton College chemistry students along with Dr. Karen Torraca, chair of the chemistry department, and Dr. John Rowley, assistant professor of chemistry, attended the 60th Annual American Chemical Society (ACS) Undergraduate Research Symposium at SUNY Geneseo on Saturday, April 18.
Houghton Seniors Accepted into Top Graduate Programs for Math and Science
Two Houghton College seniors, Brian Dickinson ’15 and Samantha Fairchild ’15 have been admitted into top U.S. graduate programs in the natural sciences and mathematics.
Houghton Professor Hired to Also Direct Professional Choir
Houghton College’s assistant director of choral activities, Kevin Dibble, has also been hired to serve as the new artistic director and conductor for the professional choir, Vox Lumine: Voices of Light. The official announcement took place this past Saturday at a Vox Lumine: Voices of Light concert at the Hochstein Performance Hall in Rochester, NY. Dibble made his debut and conducted a piece for the performance.
Houghton Raises Over $1.1 Million in 24 Hours: The most donors to ever give in one day to Houghton College
Houghton College hosted their second 24-hour fundraising campaign entitled “I am Houghton: Houghton’s One Day Giving Challenge” on Friday, April 24, exceeding last year’s record giving day by garnering over $1.1 million from over 1700 donors.
Andy Crouch to Speak at Commencement
Houghton College will welcome author, speaker and executive editor of Christianity Today, Andy Crouch, as the 2015 Commencement speaker on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Houghton Recognizes Employees for Years of Service
Houghton College recognized five retiring employees along with 22 staff and faculty members for their years of service at the annual Retirement & Recognition Dessert event on Tuesday, April 21.
Houghton Ranked as a Top 50 Christian College in the U.S.
Houghton College has been recognized once again as a top Christian college in the U.S., taking the 26th position among the 50 Best Christian Colleges in the nation according to TheologyDegrees.org.
Greatbatch Students See Success a National Competition
Eight students from Houghton College recently competed at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Eastern Regional Auditions at Westminster Choir College this past March. Three of the eight made it to the semifinal round, and one student was awarded second place in the Division for Freshman Men.
Houghton Professors Conduct at Monroe County High School Music Festival
As part of the recent Monroe County High School All County Music Festival, Houghton College Greatbatch School of Music director of instrumental activities, Dr. Justin Davis and assistant director of choral activities, Kevin Dibble, served as guest conductors and clinicians.
Renewable Energy Forerunner Houghton College Installs New York’s Largest College Solar Array
Houghton College today announces the completion of its 2.5 megawatt on-site solar energy installation, which is currently the largest on a college campus in New York State. The array will provide enough energy to meet more than half of the school’s electricity needs, significantly reduce its energy costs and have a long-lasting positive environmental impact.
Houghton College Ranked as a Top Affordable Elite College
Houghton College has been named one of Washington Monthly’s top 100 Affordable Elite Colleges and Universities and a Best Bang for the Buck Liberal Arts College in the 2014 rankings.
Dr. Peter Meilaender named the spring 2015 Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Christian Thought (CCT) at Biola University
Houghton College professor Dr. Peter Meilaender was recently named the spring 2015 Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for Christian Thought (CCT) at Biola University.
Houghton's April Fools Hoax Garners National Attention
Houghton College’s April Fools announcement that $84 million was raised to build a bio-dome over the campus created quite a media buzz. The colleges PR department released the fabricated news story one day early with the hopes of possibly getting some media outlets to play along. The strategy proved to be a success as many news outlets including radio and TV stations ran with the article as a legitimate news story. Within a couple hours of the release, however, the media was on to the day-early hoax and reposted the story with “April Fools” headlines.
Houghton College to Become First College in Nation to Construct $84 Million Bio-dome over Main Campus
Dole® to Take Advantage of Houghton College’s New $84 Million Bio-Dome
As part of the new START-UP NY program, Dole® will be taking advantage of year-round tropical climates in the bio-dome that will be constructed over the Houghton College campus by planting pineapple farms around the campus.
Squirrels Armed with Acorns Attack Houghton College Students
In response to a recent announcement that Houghton College will be building an $84 million semi-tropical bio-dome over the main campus, squirrels from the town and the surrounding area attacked college students by pummeling them with acorns as the students walked out of today’s chapel service.
Houghton Physics Students to Run Experiments at Nuclear Reactor Facility
In the coming month, Houghton College physics students and professor of physics Dr. Mark Yuly will have a unique opportunity for hands-on experience while visiting the Nuclear Reactor and Radiation Facilities at the University of Maryland.
Gaerte is Recipient of Excellence in Teaching Award
Houghton College awarded the 2014–2015 Excellence in Teaching Award to Dr. Douglas Gaerte at the Excellence in Teaching Chapel on Monday, March 23. Gaerte is a professor of communications, chair of the Department of Communication and has taught at Houghton College for the past 27 years on both Houghton and Buffalo campuses.
Greatbatch Alumna Achieves Success in National Competition
Houghton College graduate, Rebecca (Farley) Witty ’08 was awarded first place in the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council (MONC) District Auditions in Pittsburgh, PA and took 3rd place at the MONC Great Lakes Regional Auditions.
Houghton Offers New Honors Experience for Second Year and Transfer Students
Houghton College is introducing Scholastica, a new honors experience for second-year and transfer students that will begin this coming fall. The rigorous program will combine Bible and theology requirements to form one intensive course aimed at mimicking the challenge and radical development of the first year honors programs currently offered by the college.
Greatbatch Graduate Students Get Inspired in Salt Lake City
Houghton College’s choral conducting graduate students Alessio Tranchell and Brian Stevens recently attended the esteemed American Choral Director's Association (ACDA) National Conference in Salt Lake City. The five-day event featured special topic sessions, publisher reading sessions, and concerts by world-class choirs of all levels from across the globe.
Houghton Partners to Offer Islamic Studies Courses
Houghton College has signed a partnership agreement with the Lilias Trotter Center (LTC) to offer Islamic Studies courses at Houghton College. The agreement was signed on Feb. 16, and the signees included Houghton College president Shirley Mullen, dean of the college Linda Mills-Woolsey and Islamic Studies professors Benjamin Hegeman and Don Little.
Houghton College Is One Of The First Liberal Arts Colleges In Nation To Offer Data Science Classes
Houghton College is one of the first liberal arts colleges in the country to offer an undergraduate class in data science and the first Christian liberal arts college to offer any classes in data science according to Carmen McKell, cofounder of BaseMetrics.
Opera World Premier: Rodman in North Korea
The world premiere of the opera “Rodman in North Korea” will take place at Houghton College this Saturday, March 7. The satirical opera is about former NBA star Dennis Rodman and his personal diplomatic “mission” in 2013 to meet with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Wesley Chapel, and general admission is $5.
Equestrian Horse Inducted Into National Hall Of Fame
Houghton College’s Equine program has received a national honor with the induction of lesson horse Pumpkin into the EQUUS Foundation and United States Equestrian Federation’s Horse Stars Hall of Fame for 2015. Pumpkin will be inducted at the EQUUS Foundation's Fete Cheval Etoile on Friday, Feb. 20 at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington, Florida.
Three Faculty Receive Tenure
Houghton College congratulates professors Lori Huth, Dr. John Rowley and Dr. Jamie Potter for achieving tenure. The tenure process follows the guidelines of Houghton’s Community Responsibility and Doctrinal Statements and reflects each faculty member’s strength in integrating faith with learning and practice, teaching, scholarship, and service to the college.
Two Time Olympic Medalist Now Training at Houghton College
Two-time Olympic pole vaulting medalist Jenn Suhr recently began training at the new $23 million Kerr-Pegula Athletic Complex (KPAC) at Houghton College.
Music Students Perform at Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Master Class
Two Houghton College students were recently honored with an opportunity to attend and perform in a prestigious masterclass at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) with guest artist and sought-after flutist Demarre McGill.
Houghton Welcomes Climate Expert and Evangelical Christian, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe to Campus
Houghton College welcomes to campus one of Time Magazine’s 2014 One Hundred Most Influential People in the World, renowned climate expert and evangelical Christian Dr. Katharine Hayhoe.
Houghton Serves Local Community by Offering Free Tax Service
Houghton College business students are once again offering free income tax preparation to qualifying Allegany county residents.
Houghton Students Create Socially Interactive Concept for Making Animated Film
Students from Houghton College have created a new socially interactive concept in animated film making by inviting the public to join on a yearlong journey through the creative process of writing and producing an animated short film. Throughout the year, viewers will be able to follow the weekly creative process online and will have opportunities to interact through social media and speak into both the design and storyline of the movie.
Houghton Presents at World's Largest Mathematics Conference
Houghton College mathematics professors Dr. Kristina Camenga and Dr. Rebekah Yates, along with three students, recently attended and presented at the annual Joint Mathematics Meeting conference held on Jan. 10–13 in San Antonio, Texas. The presentations included four lectures and one poster.
Praxis Week 2015
Praxis Week is returning to Houghton College on January 26 through 30. The week will include a variety of chapel lectures, workshops, and other special events. All lectures and workshops are free and open to the public.
Houghton Student, Moeun Sun Helps to Pass $10 Million U.S. House Spending Bill
As part of an internship with Bread for the World, Houghton College senior Moeun Sun recently helped to lobby for a U.S. House of Representatives spending bill passed to allocate $10 million of the House’s spending to local and regional procurement (LRP) of food. In addition, she also contributed to the annual Hunger Report, which is circulated nationwide and to members of Congress.
Houghton Generates Over $87 Million in Local Economic Impact
According to a recent economic impact study, Houghton College generated over $87 million of economic stimulus in Allegany County and the surrounding areas during 2013.
Executive Editor of Christianity Today to Speak at Houghton
Houghton College is proud to welcome author, speaker, and executive editor of Christianity Today, Andy Crouch to address students, faculty, and members of the community on January 21, 2015. This one-day, three-lecture engagement is free and open to the public.
Houghton Named One of the Safest College Campuses in America
According to the 2015 Niche Rankings, Houghton College ranks 18th in the nation as one of the safest college campuses based on crime statistics and student opinions. Additionally, a new website hosted by New York State (www.Campuscrime.ny.gov) lists Houghton College as having one of the lowest crime rates among New York colleges and universities, averaging a mere 1.6 criminal offences per year.
Other Great Stories from 2014
Below is a list of other great stories from 2014. Although they did not make the Top 10 list, we think these are pretty great and wanted to share them with you.
Houghton College President Joins Christian Leaders to Challenge Presidential Candidates to Focus on Ending Hunger, Poverty
As President Obama prepares to present his plan for his final two years in office in the annual State of the Union address next week, a group of Christian leaders is already looking ahead to what the next president may do to address hunger and poverty.
Top 10 Houghton News Stories of 2014
We offer you a selection of some of our top stories of 2014. We hope you enjoy!
Houghton Student Helps to Write $1 Million in Grant Proposals
Houghton College senior Aminata-Martha Kanu ’14 recently participated in writing two grant proposals that generated $1 million dollars during an internship with World Hope International (WHI).
Houghton Student is Blowing Away the Competition
Houghton College freshman Andrew Hutton ‘18 was recently awarded high honors for bagpiping, placing first in the March, Strathspey and Reel event at the annual amateur competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and second at the George Sherriff Memorial Invitational Competition at the St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, Ontario.
Houghton Named a 2015 Best Value College by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Houghton College has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of 100 best values in liberal arts colleges for 2015. The ranking cites four-year schools that combine outstanding academics with affordable cost.
Houghton Graduates 46
On Wednesday, December 10, Houghton College celebrated the mid-year graduation of 46 students at a special dessert reception alongside fellow students, professors, staff, family and friends. Among those in attendance and presenting remarks were President Shirley Mullen; Dr. Linda Mills Woolsey, dean of the college and vice president of academic affairs; and Dan Noyes, executive director of alumni relations.
Houghton is Leading the Way with Data Science
Houghton College is leading the way among liberal arts institutions by offering data science classes and internships within its course selections. These new and innovative opportunities in data science open up employment possibilities for current and future students immediately after graduation in the high-demand field of data science.
Houghton Students Conduct Groundbreaking Research in East Africa to Assess Poaching, Household Economies, and Reduce Human-Wildlife Conflict
During the spring 2014 semester, 14 Houghton students (and others from Wheaton and Westmont colleges) conducted research in villages outside Ruaha National Park in Tanzania to gain insight on the continual conflict between the national park and the locals who illegally hunt big game. This research was part of the annual Houghton in Tanzania semester led by Dr. Eli Knapp, assistant professor of intercultural studies, biology and earth science at Houghton.
McCloy '16 Receives $4,500 Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad
Sarah McCloy ‘16, a junior, double majoring in international development and theology with minors in education and missions at Houghton College, is one of 800 American undergraduate students from 356 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to study or intern abroad during the spring 2015 academic term. McCloy will study in Rwanda for the spring 2015 semester.
Turkey Drive Raises over $1500
Houghton College’s 14th annual Turkey Drive has achieved raising $1600 and directing 100 percent of proceeds to purchasing and distributing turkeys to 90 neighboring families in Allegany County.
Houghton Ranks as a Top Christian College With Lowest Debt Burden
Teaming with U.S. News & World Report, Christian Universities Online (CUO) named Houghton College in the top 30 percent of institutions that excel in keeping the debt burden of their graduates as low as possible.
Houghton Presents: Christmas Prism, "Glory to the New Born King"
The Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton College is honored to present the eighth annual Christmas Prism concert, “Glory to the Newborn King!” The concert will take place December 5, 6 and 7, with one-night performances in Rochester, Houghton and Hamburg, New York, respectively. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, and $5 for children (ages 12 and under) and senior citizens (ages 65 and older).
Houghton Physics Students and Professors Engage in Groundbreaking Hands-On Research and Technology
Through multiple grants and collaborations, Houghton College physics students and professors have had the opportunity to be funded to engage in groundbreaking research, seminars and presentations across the country, from the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) in Ithaca, New York, to the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) SciTech conference, in Kissimmee, Florida.
Houghton Offers London Honors Semester
After nearly five years, Houghton College has reintroduced the London Honors semester, an intense, interdisciplinary semester in London, England for 25 specially selected students per year.
15th Annual Penn-York Undergraduate Research Conference Held at Houghton College is a Huge Success
Eighty students from surrounding universities joined together at Houghton College for the 15th Annual Penn-York Undergraduate Research Conference. The students made research presentations in various academic disciplines in the spirit of academic readiness and liberal arts scholarship.
Houghton College Student, Meg Abbott '17, Named Winner In GO BIG National Sweepstakes
Meg Abbott ‘17, a student at Houghton College, was recently selected as one of 15 lucky winners in Sodexo’s GO BIG National Prize Sweepstakes. Abbott received a Samsung LED Smart TV as her GO BIG prize of choice. GO BIG is part of an ongoing resident dining promotion series sponsored by Sodexo, the dining services company at Houghton College.
2014 Woolsey Lectures Presents: James K.A. Smith
Houghton College is pleased to welcome professor of philosophy at Calvin College, holder of the Gary & Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview and editor of Comment magazine, James K.A. Smith, as the speaker for the 2014 Woolsey Lecture Series on Thursday November 20, and Friday, November 21. The lecture series is free of charge and open to public. To register to attend, please visit www.houghton.edu/woolsey
Equestrian Program Honored by Receiving School Horse of the Year Award
The Peter Stone Company and the Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA) named the Houghton College Equestrian Center’s lesson horse, Pumpkin, the 2014 School Horse of the Year at the 47th annual CHA International Conference in Kentucky last week.
Houghton Graduate Student Takes First Place at Regional Singing Competition
Houghton College had five of 10 students receive awards with one taking first place in the Adult division at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Central New York Finger Lakes Chapter competition held at the Eastman School of Music on Saturday, October 25.
Music Alumni Awarded 2nd Place in The American Prize in Orchestral Programming
Robert W. Boardman ‘99 has achieved second place nationally in the community division of The American Prize in Orchestral Programming—Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award competition.
Greatbatch School of Music to Offer Four Free Performances in November
The Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton College offers four musical performances this November featuring the College Choir, Houghton Jazz, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Each concert is free and open to the public.
Dean of College Honored with Appointment to National Board of the Lilly Fellows Program
Dr. Linda Mills Woolsey ‘74, professor of English, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college at Houghton College, has been elected to a four-year term on the National Board of the Lilly Fellows Program (LFP) in Humanities and the Arts.
Professor Bates Receives Chewning Award
Kenneth Bates, Houghton College departmental chair of business and economics, was recently given the 2014 Chewning Award by the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA) for the outstanding demonstration of integrating personal faith and business.
Dionne Miller '00 Scores ABC 7 Sports Job as First Woman On the ABC-Owned Station's Sports Staff
It’s official: Dionne Miller is joining WLS-Channel 7 as weekend sports anchor — and the first woman on the ABC-owned station’s sports staff. Confirming a report earlier this month, ABC 7 announced Miller’s hiring Thursday in a memo to the staff. She starts Monday.
Houghton Alumna Captures Excellence in Education Award
Who’s out front among the shore’s most inspiring and creative teachers? Look no further than Wendy (Nagle) Kachoogian '97, third-grade educator at Lanes Mill Elementary in Brick Township.
Greatbatch Grad Student Honored with Performance
Houghton College graduate student, Fabio Menchetti, named “young Italian piano virtuoso” by Allegro Classical, was selected as one of three pianists to perform in the prestigious Fabio Bidini/Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra [BFO] Masterclass on October 11.
Stephanie E. Smith '07 Honored with "Lead and Labor Award"
Houghton College Office of Ministry Resources is pleased to honor Stephanie E. Smith '07 of Jericho Road Community Health Center with the inaugural Lead and Labor Award for her Christian commitment, Kingdom impact, leadership in innovative endeavors,and commitment to working in hands-on ways in her community.
Make A Difference Day Signups Are Now Live
Students, staff members, and professors from Houghton College are joining together with partners from Alfred State and Alfred University for the third year of participation in Make a Difference Day, the largest national service day in the U.S., October 25, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Duke Divinity Historian, Dr. Grant Wacker, to Speak at Houghton
Duke Divinity Historian Dr. Grant Wacker to Speak at Houghton Distinguished historian Dr. Grant Wacker is scheduled to speak Friday, October 10, at 1 p.m. in the Houghton College Center for the Arts Recital Hall. Wacker will speak about his forthcoming cultural biography about American Christian Evangelist Billy Graham. This event is free and open to the public. Wacker will also serve as the chapel speaker that same day at 11:05 a.m. in Wesley Chapel.
Houghton to Host Ministry Conference
Houghton College will host its first annual ministry conference entitled “We are the Pastors of New York State,” which will feature over 18 speakers, including pastors from throughout the state of New York as well as lecturers and workshop leaders. The one day conference will take place October 20, 2014. A $20 fee covers the conference, lunch and refreshments. For speaker information, scheduling and registration, please visit: www.houghton.edu/calendar-events/ministry-conference/1553/
Bechtel '62 Named Alumnus of the Year
John Bechtel ’62 was presented the Houghton College Alumnus of the Year award by Houghton College president, Shirley Mullen, on Wednesday, October 1. Since 1965 Houghton College has honored alumni who exhibit outstanding accomplishment in their respective fields, dedication to their communities, and a commitment to their Christian faith.
Houghton Students Join Largest Climate March in History
Fifteen Houghton students joined the largest climate march in history, according to People’s Climate, that took place this past Sunday, in which 400,000 marchers joined in New York City for the People’s Climate March.
Greatbatch School of Music to Present Homecoming Concert on Friday
The Greatbatch School of Music presents "Homecoming Concert: Collage 2014" on October 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Wesley Chapel. This event is free and open to the public.
SOLD OUT - Multi Award-Winning Christian Rock Group Tenth Avenue North to Play at Houghton College - SOLD OUT
Houghton College welcomes multi-award winning Christian rock group Tenth Avenue North to campus Saturday, October 4, at 8 p.m., with special guest Matt Maher.
Houghton College Breaks Ground on 2.5-Megawatt Solar Installation
Houghton College today announced that it has broken ground on a 2.5-megawatt (MW) solar energy installation that will provide more than half of the school’s electricity consumption and reduce its energy costs by approximately 46 percent. Expected to be completed in December, this installation will be the largest solar project on a college campus in Western New York and one of the largest in the entire state.
$23 Million Kerr-Pegula Athletic Complex Construction Complete
Houghton College announces the grand opening and dedication ceremony for the new $23 million Kerr-Pegula Athletic Complex that will take place on Saturday, October 4 during the college’s Homecoming and Family Weekend. The dedication ceremony is free and open to the public.
Join Us in Celebrating the Memory of "Big Al"
On behalf of Houghton College, we are all very sad to hear the news of the passing of “Big” Al Rehn. Our collective thoughts and prayers go out to Al’s family and friends.
Music Professors Receive National Recognition
Two Houghton College music faculty members have received national recognition in vocal performance and conducting.
Houghton Hosts Faith & Justice Symposium - War, Conflict and Violence: Stories of Hope
The fourth annual Faith and Justice Symposium, sponsored by both Houghton College and the Center for Faith, Justice and Global Engagement, will host a three-day symposium entitled War/Conflict/Violence: Stories of Hope, which will begin Wednesday, September 24 and continue through Saturday, September 26 at Houghton College. The event features guest speakers Reverend Celestin Musekura, president and CEO of African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM) and Molly Little, office of humanitarian affairs with the United Nations. All events are free and open to the public.
Houghton Ranked Among Top 3 Percent of Colleges & Universities Nationwide by Esteemed Publications
Houghton College has again earned top spots in recent college rankings released by USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
Houghton Alumnus, Brian Haynes '80, Named Lawyer of the Year
Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC has announced that Brian K. Haynes, a member in the firm's Syracuse office, has been named the 2015 Best Lawyers in America "Lawyer of the Year" in Syracuse for Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law. Only a single lawyer in any practice area in any single city is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year."
Houghton Hosts CLEW
Houghton College celebrates Christian Life Emphasis Week (CLEW) featuring guest speaker Dr. Marvin McMickle. CLEW will take place Sunday, September 7, through Wednesday, September 10, and will feature multiple lectures. All events are open to the public and free of charge.
Internationally Renowned Contemporary Artist, Willie Cole, to Hold Exhibit & Lecture at Houghton College
Houghton College’s Ortlip Gallery is honored to host an exhibit and lecture by internationally renowned contemporary artist Willie Cole. This high profile exhibit will be displayed from August 24 until October 15, with a reception featuring special guests, artist Willie Cole and curator Paterson Sims, on Friday, September 12, at 7 p.m. in the center for the arts atrium and an artist lecture with Cole on Saturday, September 13 at 11:30 a.m. in the Center for the Fine Arts Recital Hall. Both events are free and open to the public.
Houghton Achieves a 10 Percent New Student Increase Over Last Year and Sets Sights on the Future
Contrary to current trends in higher education, Houghton’s incoming class is 10 percent higher than last year. This increase confirms Houghton’s ongoing commitment to the relevance of a Christian liberal arts degree for long term success in the global and ever-changing job market of the 21st century.
Houghton Reads Book Announced
“Why aren’t Christians known as cultivators—people who tend and nourish what is best in human culture?” asks author Andy Crouch. “Why aren’t we known as creators—people who make the world more welcoming and thrilling and beautiful?” Houghton students, faculty, staff and community members will be talking about this question in classrooms and over coffee this fall as part of the Houghton Reads program.
Houghton Ranked Top 20 in Nation for One Day Giving Campaigns
Houghton College has received the honor of inclusion in This Year’s Top 20 Advancement Giving Days and joining the company of top ranked institutions such as Columbia, Purdue and Colgate University. Houghton was touted by EverTrue as one of the top 20 colleges across the nation to successfully host an innovative 24 hour fundraising campaign in 2013 and 2014. Houghton’s campaign resulted in more than $740,000 from more than 1,300 donors in a single day.
President Mullen's Commentary: Higher Education - When Relevance is Not Enough
This is President Mullen's second commentary in a series of three that was written to address the current state of higher education
President Mullen's Commentary: Higher Education on Trial
Recently, Houghton College president, Shirley Mullen wrote a commentary on the state of higher education that was featured in University Business.
Luebke Hired as New Choral Director
Houghton College welcomes Dr. Adam Luebke as the new associate professor and director of choral activities at the Greatbatch School of Music. Dr. Luebke will conduct the Houghton College Choir and oversee the graduate program in choral conducting.
Houghton Ranked in the Top 50 Christian Colleges in the U.S.
Houghton College has been ranked number 38 among the best U.S. Christian universities and colleges by Christian Universities Online.
Pool Hired to Head New VOCA Office
Houghton College welcomes Kimberly J. Pool to the position of director for the new Vocational Opportunities and Career Advising Office (VOCA). VOCA will focus on increasing student awareness of vocation, expanding and coordinating internship opportunities, and strengthening the approach to career readiness and transition to the workplace.
Fiske Review Gives Houghton Highest Rating for Quality of Life
For the second year in a row, Houghton College has received the highest ranking, four out of four stars, for quality of life from the prestigious publication the Fiske Guide to Colleges for 2015.
National Christian Honor Band Selected to Perform at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
The National Christian Honor Band (NCHB), sponsored in part by Houghton College, has recently been accepted as one of only four bands to perform at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. for the 2015 National Sousa Festival in May 2015.
Lastoria Honored with Outstanding Contributions Award
Veteran Houghton professor and director of counseling services, Dr. Michael Lastoria, was recently honored with the Don L. Boender Award at the annual conference for the Association for Christians in Student Development (ACSD).
New Dual-Certification in Education Major Offered
The Houghton College education department has announced the offering of a new dual-certification in Inclusive Adolescence Education. This option will be offered starting in the fall 2014 semester.
Dr. Torraca Selected to Attend National Science Foundation Workshop
Associate professor and chair for the department of chemistry at Houghton College, Dr. Karen Torraca, has been selected to attend the Chemistry Collaborations, Workshops and Communities of Scholars workshop (cCWCS) June 8, 2014.
An Alumni Story: Protecting Our Soldiers
The image of war often conjures up pops of gunfire, rolling green tanks, helicopters flying down to pick up a wounded soul and the brave men and women who accept the call to protect and serve our great nation. But there is a backstory to war, a tale of individuals that many never hear. The armor that protects the soldiers, the night vision in goggles and the remote surveillance equipment with all their tiny parts have to be made by someone before they can be used by our soldiers to defend our nation.
Houghton Students Join “Hands Across Buffalo” to Celebrate Diversity
On Saturday, May 17, 2014, Houghton students joined the nearly 5,000 people who linked hands in a 4.5 mile human chain across the city of Buffalo during the Hands Across Buffalo event.
Over 5000 to Attend Houghton Summer Camps
Houghton College is preparing to host more than 5,000 campers and conference goers as the college gears up for the 2014 summer camp season.
Faculty & Students Conduct Summer Research Institute
Houghton College will be conducting its Summer Research Institute 2014 (SRI 2014) throughout the coming summer months. The SRI brings together physics, chemistry, biology, math, and computer science professors and students into a more intense research environment than that of a traditional classroom.
Bates Awarded 2013-2014 Excellence in Teaching Award
Houghton College recently awarded its 2014 Excellence in Teaching Award to professor Ken Bates. Bates has taught for the past 24 years at both at the Houghton and Buffalo campuses.
13 Inducted Into Psychology Honor Society
Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, is proud to announce that the Houghton College Chapter of Psi Chi inducted 13 new members into the honor society on April 24, 2014.
Houghton Students Help Local Grade School Students with New Literacy Program
Houghton College students have been engaging Fillmore grade school students in a new tutoring initiative called Book Buddies, which is designed to help promote and improve literacy.
Houghton's Adaptive Swimming Program is Making a Splash in the Community
Over the past several years, Houghton College’s Adaptive Swimming program has engaged children with developmental disabilities such as Down syndrome, Autism, Asperger Syndrome and Muscular Dystrophy. In this program, college students teach swimming and help students build confidence.
Houghton Graduates Class of 2014
On Saturday, May 10, the Houghton College class of 2014 celebrated its Commencement along with faculty, staff, family, friends, administrators, board of trustees and members from the class of 1964. A total of 234 undergraduates and seven master’s students took the ceremonial march across the stage in the John and Charles Wesley Chapel to receive their diplomas, signaling the end of their careers as Houghton students and the beginning of their new lives as college graduates, joining the more than 22,000 who call themselves Houghton College Alumni.
Two Graduates to be Commissioned as United States Army Officers
On Friday, May 9, 2014, Houghton College will host a United States Army Commissioning Ceremony for two graduating Houghton students, Alyssa Kiser and Jordan Latouche.
Bread for the World President to Speak at Commencement
Houghton College is honored to have the presence of Dr. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, as the 2014 commencement speaker. Beckmann will address the graduating class Saturday, May 10 at the Wesley Chapel.
Students Earn Honors From Department of Business and Economics
The Houghton College Department of Business and Economics has issued awards to the top four students who are graduating seniors majoring in business, accounting or economics.
Education Students Tackle New edTPA Standards
New York State is changing the way the teacher certification process takes place, mainly in relation to the edTPA (standardized) Assessment, and Houghton College students Emily Wendell and Erica Cope have had some early success in passing the new New York State certification examination required for all new teachers.
Houghton Music Students to Travel the World This Summer
The opportunity to travel doesn’t come very often, especially when you throw in the opportunity to pursue advanced training in one’s field of choice. However, for seven Houghton College music students, this is becoming a reality. From Texas to Austria and Cape Cod to Italy, these six students have been honored with the opportunity to gain advanced and specialized training in their areas of music while traveling all over the United States and the world.
Houghton Honors 30 at Retirement and Recognition Event
Houghton College hosted a retirement and recognition event on Tuesday, April 22, to honor 27 faculty and staff members who have given ten or more years of service, two staff members who received special award citations and one staff member who retired.
Record Number of Donors Give to One Day Giving Campaign
This past Friday, Houghton College held its first ever One Day Giving Campaign and raised more than $740,000 with a record number of donors giving in a 24 hour period.
Professor Airhart Selected to Participate in Unique American History Seminar
Houghton College is pleased to announce that Cameron Airhart, professor of history at Houghton College is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to participate in a special American history seminar on Chicago.
Houghton and JCC Offer 2+2 Psychology Program
An agreement has been made between Houghton College and Jamestown Community College (JCC) for those students who wish to transfer from JCC into Houghton’s psychology program.
A Heart for the Broken and Lost
Throughout 127 different countries, nearly 2.5 million people are sold for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor. Out of that, about 1.5 million of those are children, some as young as four years.
Snow, Speed, & Shutters
“In 2010 I articulated a goal,” Bussi commented. “I wanted someone to pay me to photograph alpine ski racing at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.” Bussi then set out to make that goal a reality.
Houghton Graduates Excel in STEM Fields Compared to Other Colleges
In a recent study by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), Houghton College shows higher than average rates of success for graduates that major in science, technology, engineering and math fields (STEM).
Music Students Compete and Win
On March 21-23, five Houghton College students along with professor of voice Mitchell Hutchings and assistant professor Kelley Hijleh attended the Regional Conference of the Eastern Region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS). The students came out of the competition winning three awards and four placing as semi-finalists.
An Alumni Story: Breaking Into Music
Breaking into the music industry may seem like a task higher than most are able to achieve, and according to industry statistics, this would be true; But for some Houghton graduates, not only have they broken into the music industry, they have made it their day-to-day life.
Houghton Gets Approval for New Theology Major
Houghton College recently received approval from the New York State Department of Education for a new Theology major offered as a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Art degree.
Dr. Newbrough Named as a Distinguished Steinway Artist
World renowned piano makers, Steinway & Sons, have just announced that Houghton College’s professor of piano, Dr. William John Newbrough, has officially been named to the distinguished international family of Steinway Artists.
Houghton Students Can Get Direct Acceptance into Medical School
Houghton College has just announced an affiliation with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) that will grant early acceptance for up to 15 Houghton students per year into LECOM’s associated schools of medicine, dentistry or pharmacy provided they meet certain academic criteria.
People, Paint, and Passion: An Alumni Story
For many Houghton graduates, having a productive and impactful career working in county government and planning, developing and delivering health and human services to those in need would be a dream job come true. The ability to retire and take it easy after the rigors of public service would be eagerly anticipated. That is, unless you are Gary Wolfe, class of ’77, then you might also obtain two Master of Art degrees and go on to a successful painting career.
Student Newspaper Receives Grant to Discuss Morality about Free Enterprise
The Houghton Star received a mini-grant of $2,500 from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) through their Values & Capitalism initiative for a bi-weekly column to discuss opposing views on topics of faith and free enterprise.
Until Death Do Us Part: An Alumni Story
”Until death do us part,” these words are heard at weddings around the world, and for many, those same words conjure the image of a long-lasting marriage with the fairytale ending; an elderly couple holding hands for one last night’s sleep before both passing onto the next life with Christ. Now insert reality…as these fairytale endings are more a thing of fiction than fact…usually seen only in movies. That was until we were contacted by Doug Strong ‘78, a second generation Houghton graduate.
Houghton Choir to Perform at Carnegie Hall
The National Sacred Honor Choir, sponsored by Houghton College, Houghton, N.Y., will perform at the world famous Carnegie Hall Sunday, March 9 in New York City. The performance will be in the historic Stern Auditorium located at 881 7th Ave, New York, N.Y. at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 general admission, $15 seniors / students and can be purchased through the Carnegie Hall box office or by visiting www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2014/3/9/0200/PM/2014-National-Sacred-Honor-Choir
Houghton’s Organ Students to Perform for the American Guild of Organists
A group of Houghton College organ students, along with Professor of Organ and Harpsichord, Judy Congdon, have been invited to perform a recital for the American Guild of Organists in Buffalo on Sunday, March 23 at 4:00 p.m at the St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin Street, Buffalo. The event is free and open to the public.
Art Professor Ted Murphy to Hold Solo Show in Tennessee
The Milligan College Art Gallery will host an exhibit from Feb. 10-19, featuring the work of artist Theodore Murphy. The art gallery is located in the lower level of Derthick Hall. The exhibit will include a series of paintings titled “Mixed Media Baroque Works.” It is free and open to the public.
Leadership Allegany Celebrates 4th Graduating Class
Leadership Allegany celebrated its fourth graduation in as many years on Saturday, February 7 at Moonwinks restaurant in Cuba, NY. Nineteen students composed the largest graduating class yet from the 10-month program.
Greatbatch School of Music: Preserving History While Engaging the 21st Century Music Student
For almost 70 years, the School of Music at Houghton College has built a foundation of music training upon traditional musical classics; orchestral and choral music that is focused on classic or historically relevant Christian religious music studies. Over the past century, this platform of training has served the students and the constituencies of Houghton very well and has led many alumni to exceptional careers in all areas of music, literally around the globe.
Jennifer Bock-Nelson '02 Awarded for her Focus
In June 2013 Jennifer Bock-Nelson ‘02, was awarded the 2014 Quincy, Illinois, Design Committee Award for her design and work on a mural titled Focus that is painted on the side of a building in Quincy, Ill.
Paul Vicalvi '70 Earns Distinguished Military Chaplain Award
The National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) named Paul Vicalvi as its Centurion of the Year Award recipient at the Chaplains Commission Centurion Banquet, held Jan. 14 in Alexandria, Va. The Centurion of the Year Award recognizes leaders who have exemplified commitment to the ministry of evangelical military chaplains.
Do You Sweat Purple or Gold?
Houghton College’s annual Purple and Gold Week will be held from Feb. 3 to 8. Purple and Gold Week is a six-day, activities-packed extravaganza celebrating Houghton’s history as well as the future of Houghton’s school colors: purple and gold.
'86 Music Grad Sings to Thousands at Night and Humbly Serves During the Day
To the unknowing eye, he might look nervous. And with good reason. Doug Allen is about to spend 150 seconds with 19,000 pairs of eyes and ears focused on him as he performs “O Canada” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.” But the only thing nipping at his nerves is the need to keep his tuxedo tie on straight. “It gets crooked on me,” he says.
Houghton Alumna Receives Presidential Nomination
Dr. Deborah L. Birx, Nominee for Ambassador at Large and Coordinator of United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS Globally, Department of State. Dr. Deborah L. Birx is the Director of the Division of Global HIV/AIDS in the Center for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a position she has held since 2009.
Major Offerings Added to the Adult Education Program
Houghton College Adult Education has announced new degree and major offerings beginning in March. In addition to the current bachelor of science degree, Houghton is adding a bachelor of business administration degree with major focuses in: management, human resources management, leadership development, and integrated marketing and communication.
Houghton Awarded $50,000 Grant
Houghton College has been selected to receive a NetVUE Program Development Grant in the amount of $50,000 for use between January 2014 and January 2016. Houghton College is among 36 NetVUE institutions selected in the second annual group of recipients of these awards based on proposals submitted in September of 2013. NetVUE Program Development Grants are made possible thanks to a generous grant to the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) from Lilly Endowment, Inc.
Houghton Recognized as a Top NY College for Teacher Education
Houghton College has been recognized as a top college for teacher education according to The Online College Database's new ranking, "Top Colleges in New York Shaping the Next Generation." The list highlights the post-secondary institutions in the state that produced the most education graduates during the 2012 school year. Houghton ranked #74 out of the 97 colleges that made the rankings.
Lauren Bechtel '16 Awarded Prestigious Scholarship
Lauren Bechtel '16, a sophomore at Houghton College majoring in intercultural studies with concentrations in both linguistics and teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), is one of more than 700 American undergraduate students from 341 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Marc Smithers Promoted to Director of Resident Life and Housing
Houghton College is pleased to announce that Marc Smithers, interim director of resident life and housing, has been promoted to the director of residence life and housing. Smithers was appointed interim director in August and has since led the department with a highly creative and collaborative ethos. When asked about Smithers leadership style, one resident director (RD) reported that “Marc has a clear vision for residence life.” Another stated, “He has the ability to step back and see what we are doing and why we are doing it.” In his continued role, Smithers will provide leadership to a staff of five full-time RDs, one Assistant RD and 35 Resident Assistants.
Houghton Rapidly Expands its Footprint in Buffalo
Over the past week, Houghton College has significantly increased its presence and viability as a major player for offering higher education in the Buffalo region. On Sunday, December 8, Houghton officially cut the ribbon on its new associate’s degree program that will be hosted at the newly renovated educational facilities connected to the First Presbyterian Church at One Symphony Circle. Houghton also received approval this past Wednesday to offer three new majors in the long-running Adult Education program that is based out of West Seneca, N.Y.
Tim McGowan '16: Sweet Music of Success
im McGowan ‘16, a vocal music performance major studying with Professor Mitchell Hutchings at Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College, won first place in his division at the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Central New York Finger Lakes district competition. McGowan’s win at this October event qualifies him for a larger scale NATS competition in NYC in March of 2014.
Houghton Graduates 39 Students
Houghton College is pleased to announce the graduation of 39 students this December. Graduates gathered alongside fellow students, professors, staff, and friends for a reception held on Wednesday, December 11.
Honoring a Visionary: Nelson Mandela 1918 - 2013
This past Thursday, Nobel Prize winner, human rights and anti-apartheid leader, and South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela died at age 95.Mandela spent the majority of his life fighting for human rights in South Africa and throughout the world.
Professor Emeritus, Jon Arensen, Releases New Book; The Red Pelican: Life on Africa’s Last Frontier
Houghton College is pleased to announce a new book by professor emeritus Jon Arensen. The book, “The Red Pelican: Life on Africa’s Last Frontier,” is the third in an unofficial trilogy by Arensen about the South Sudan. It follows the work and ministry of Dick Lyth, British military officer assigned to fight against the Italian army during World War II. After the war, he was District Commissioner for the Sudanese government, living with the indigenous Murle people and learning their language and culture.
Seeing the Invisible Children
Caitlin Marr '14 works as part of a resistance against one of Africa’s longest running armed conflicts. As human resources intern at Invisible Children, Marr contributes to the efforts of an organization that frees abducted soldiers, and rescues women and children hostages, in order to dismantle the Lord’s Resistance Army, or LRA.
Houghton recognizes Nine Emeritus Faculty
Houghton College and the board of trustees proudly granted emeritus status to nine faculty members. Faculty who receive the award of this status are recognized for their length and depth of service to the mission of Houghton College and to its students.
Houghton and IWU Explore Partnership for Mutual Benefit
Houghton College and Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on November 18, 2013, indicating their intention to explore a partnership that would draw on each other’s strengths for their mutual benefit. While this move reflects a growing trend within higher education, it is the first such formal agreement among the educational institutions of the Wesleyan Church.
Houghton Hosts 27th Annual Christmas Arts & Craft Fair
On December 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Houghton College will be hosting its 27th annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair. Vendors from across Western New York will be selling pottery, jewelry, baked goods, soaps, garlands, wreaths, and much more in the Reinhold Campus Center. Houghton students are also contributing handmade jewelry, letterpress prints, and ornaments to the fair.
Houghton is First in Eastern U.S. to Issue Loan Repayment Guarantee to All New Students
Houghton College is the first and only college in the eastern United States to offer a Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) to all incoming first year students in the 2014–2015 school year.
Franciscan Friars of Renewal to Visit Houghton
On November 6 through 8, Father Glenn Sudano and a group of Franciscan friars of the Renewal and sisters from New York City will visit the Houghton College campus. While on campus, Father Sudano will speak in chapel at 11:30 a.m. on both Wednesday and Friday. He will also offer an instructional mass on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the Center for the Arts recital hall, followed by a music jam session in Java 101, the campus coffee shop located in the lower level of the Campus Center, at 9:00 p.m. The above events are open to the public.
Houghton College Refocuses to Prepare for Future: Rethinking the Traditional Campus for the 21st Century
Over the next several months, Houghton College will begin restructuring its traditional academic design in order to maximize educational resources and better serve current and future students. These adjustments in the existing educational structure will seek to improve the college’s focus, flexibility and forward thinking.
Make a Difference Day a Huge Success
Year two for Make a Difference Day proved to be a huge success as approximately 550 students and volunteers from Alfred University, Alfred State College, and Houghton College came together this past Saturday to perform community service projects throughout Allegany County.
First-Year Soccer Goalkeeper Shuts Out Competition
Jacob Dunnett ’17 has captured National Student-Athlete of the Week honors by the NCCAA twice already this season. The first-year starting goalkeeper on the men’s soccer team has already earned 10 shutouts and recorded 48 saves, highlighting Houghton’s 13-2-1 record.
From Parkwood to Italy, Carnegie Hall and Beyond: Mitchell Hutchings
“I suppose I could have been a doctor and helped people live physically,” said Mitchell Hutchings recently. “But, I chose art so I can help people live emotionally.” The art this Parkwood High grad and Monroe native speaks of is opera.
Houghton to Host National Music Composers Cenference this Week
Houghton College will host the National Conference for the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers (CFAMC) on October 25 and 26 in the Center for Fine Arts. The conference will include six concerts that are free and open to the public.
Spreading God's Love Through Global Medicine
Esther Lee is truly a globally engaged person. She was born in South Korea and grew up in the southern Philippines, but also spent some time in South Africa, Singapore and parts of the United States before attending Houghton College. While at Houghton, Lee was a participant in the First Year Honors Program, London, expanding her world-wide repertoire. She graduated in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in biology and is now studying at the Medical School for International Health at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Beer Sheva, Israel.
Houghton College Named a 2014 Best Value in Liberal Arts Colleges
Houghton College has ranked number 76 on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance list of the country’s best values in Liberal Arts colleges. Kiplinger’s annual list ranks 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges.
Houghton Celebrates New Vision Week
Houghton College and the Global Christian Fellowship are pleased to announce the 2013 New Vision Week. New Vision Week will take place Monday, October 21 through Friday, October 25. All events are free and open to the public.
Houghton Welcomes New Dean of Extension Studies
Houghton College and President Shirley Mullen are proud to welcome Dr. Scott E. McClelland as the new dean of extension studies. McClelland’s role in this position is to strategically manage Houghton’s non-residential Buffalo Associate of Arts program, Houghton Adult Education and Houghton Online Education.
Houghton to kick off 2nd annual Make A Difference Day
Hundreds of Houghton College, Alfred State and Alfred University students will join together in the 2nd annual Celebrate Service Celebrate Allegany Day of Service by participating in the national Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 26.
Houghton College Student Competes in AHA’s Sport Horse Nationals
Kristine Nolan ‘16, a Houghton College sophomore from Allegany, NY, went Top Ten in Half-Arabia Sport Horse In-Hand Mares Amateur to Handle in the 2013 AHA’s Sport Horse Nationals held in Lexington, VA September 18-22.
Houghton College Offers Credit for Leadership Allegany Program
Leadership Allegany, an adult professional leadership training program in Allegany County, N.Y., is now available for college credit through Houghton College Adult Education. This credit is available to current, future and past participants of Leadership Allegany.
Houghton College Symphonic Winds and Philharmonia to Perform this Saturday
The Houghton College Symphonic Winds and Philharmonia, under the direction of Justin Davis, will be performing in Wesley Chapel on Houghton College’s campus on Saturday, October 12 and Friday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. Both concerts are free and open to the public.
Houghton, Buffalo, & the Red Carpet
I walked into Larkin Square in Buffalo, N.Y., and my senses were immediately overwhelmed. The smell of Thai food, BBQ and mac-and-cheese hit me like a wave; the sounds of the guitar, drums and oldies lyrics flooded my ears; my eyes were filled to the brim with the bright colors of the people, animals, and food trucks that filled the square.
Houghton Announces Strategic Realignment of Academic Programs
Continuing its commitment to restructure academic offerings to best serve current and future students, Houghton College has announced some changes that will take place in the 2014-15 academic year.
Houghton College Music Students Compose in Europe
Two Houghton College Greatbatch School of Music students, Nathaniel Efthimiou, pursuing a Bachelor of Music, and Robbie Stitt, pursuing his Master of Music, traveled to Croatia this past summer to the town of Milna on the island of Brač with the UPBEAT International Summer School composition program for two weeks.
Campus Store to Honor Students for Volunteerism
The Houghton College campus store will be celebrating National Student Day, a day dedicated to celebrating and promoting social responsibility and volunteerism by college students, on Thursday, October 3, from 9a.m. to 8p.m.
Houghton Honors Two Alumni of the Year
Dr. Myron Glick and Dr. Joe Harvey will be presented Alumni of the Year awards by Dr. Shirley Mullen, president of Houghton College on Wednesday, October 2, during the 11:30 a.m. chapel service at Houghton College.
Bob Van Dyk to Kick Off Homecoming
Houghton College will begin its Homecoming celebrations on Friday, October 4, with a chapel featuring Robert Van Dyk, the president and CEO of the Van Dyk Health Care facility in Ridgewood, N.J. The service will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Wesley Chapel and is open to the public.
Houghton College kicks off Homecoming Weekend with Guest Speaker Robert Van Dyk
Houghton College will begin its Homecoming celebrations on Friday, October 4, with a chapel featuring Robert Van Dyk, the president and CEO of the Van Dyk Health Care facility in Ridgewood, N.J. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Wesley Chapel and is open to the public.
Congressman Reed Attends Legislative Breakfast at Houghton
The Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce held its third annual Legislative Breakfast on Friday, September 13, 2013, at Houghton College. Elected officials from county- and state-level governments were invited to participate in a moderated panel discussion to address opportunities and challenges facing Allegany County residents and businesses.
Multi-Platinum Christian Rock Group, Sanctus Real, to Perform at Houghton
Houghton College welcomes Grammy nominated and GMA Dove Award-winning, Multi-Platinum-selling Christian rock band, Sanctus Real, to campus on Sunday, October 6, with special guests CitizenWay, The Neverclaim, and Everfound.
Houghton College To Hold Poverty and Hunger Symposium Featuring Renowned Activist, Eugene Cho
A four-day symposium entitled “Global Poverty and Hunger: Unveiling the Connections, Seeking Solutions” will begin Wednesday, September 25, at Houghton College and host top experts, including renowned activist, Eugene Cho. All events are free and open to the public.
Houghton Ranked as a Top National Liberal Arts College by US News & World Report
Houghton College has once again been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best National Liberal Arts College in their 2014 Best College Rankings. In addition, Houghton was distinguished as an A-Plus School for B Students.
Houghton Named a 2014 Military Friendly School
Victory Media has named Houghton College to the coveted Military Friendly Schools list.
Student Investment Group Exceeds $300,000 Mark
This past summer, the Houghton College Student Investment Group closed their portfolio at a record total of over $300,000 for the first time in the group’s history.
Final Phase of the $25 Million Kerr-Pegula Athletic Complex Breaks Ground
A contingent of current Houghton College students, student-athletes, coaches, staff, faculty and parents gathered together for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Kerr-Pegula Field House on Friday afternoon.
Houghton Welcomes New Faculty Members
Houghton College welcomes 11 new faculty members this fall. The new educators will prepare Houghton graduates to enter the world, eager to transform and inspire. Among those joining the faculty are Fasil Abebe, Michael Ahland, Deborah Bruce, Martin Coates, Ryann Cooley, Patricia Gingras, Joo Young Hong, Mitchell Hutchings, Jeff L. Wiesman, John Wise, Justin Davis and Bretta Hixson.
New Coffee Shop Opens
Houghton’s on-campus coffee house, Java 101, has closed, and a new coffee house opened this past Tuesday in the same location, managed by the Houghton Dining Services (Sodexo in partnership with Starbucks). Former owner Greg Bish had informed the college of his desire to no longer operate the shop and closed the doors of Java 101 in July.
Cathy Fabiatos ’99, named the new Superintendent of Holland Central School District
Houghton Alumnus, Cathy Fabiatos ’99, was recently named the new Superintendent of Holland Central School District. In constant motion, her remarkable journey of continued education interwoven with career advances shows her perseverance and work ethic.
The Princeton Review Names Houghton College #4 among CCCU Colleges and a "Best in the Northeast" among all Colleges
The Princeton Review has ranked Houghton College #4 nationally among schools that are members of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and as a “Best in the Northeast” college according to their academic ranking report for 2014.
Houghton Music Professor's Composition Performed at International Music Conference in Argentina
David Davies’ (’01) composition, The Wordless Book, was one of only 12 compositions out of over 200 submissions to be selected for performance at the College Music Society’s International Conference held in Argentina this past June. Davies, assistant professor of composition studies at Houghton College, was the only composer present from a Council of Christian Colleges & Universities institution.
Sarah Slater '15 Receives $3000 Grant to Study in Romania
Sarah Slater ’15, a junior at Houghton College double majoring in business and international development, is one of over 850 American undergraduate students from 324 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Slater will study abroad in Romania during the fall 2013 academic year.
Gentry '10 selected as one of 16 Lilly Graduate Fellows Nation Wide
The prestigious Lilly Fellows Program announces the selection of Houghton alumnus Gerad Gentry ’10 as one of 16 Lilly Graduate Fellows.
Houghton Receives Top Ranking for Quality of Life
Houghton College has received the highest ranking, four out of four stars, for quality of life at a college according to the latest updated edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014.
Two Houghton Representatives Take Top Honors at Cybersecurity Training Camp
Seth Taylor ’99 and William Deitrick ’13 won special honors at the U.S. Cyber Challenge Eastern Regional Cyber Camp, a week of specialized cybersecurity training. The camp was conducted June 24-28, 2013, in Roanoke, Virginia, and was co-hosted by Virginia Tech. Both men received special honors, with Deitrick’s team emerging as the winners of a virtual capture the flag event that capped off the week.
Houghton Professor Awarded Research Scholarship
Dr. Cathy Freytag, associate dean of education and physical education at Houghton College in Houghton, N.Y., has been awarded a scholarship from Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Alumni House Renovations Set to Begin
Work has begun to renovate Houghton College’s Walldorf House, located on Route 19, into Houghton’s first alumni house. This structure will serve as a place for alumni to meet and to stay when visiting campus.
Houghton Alumna Nominated for a GRAMMY Award
Houghton alumna Diana Geiger (’08) has been selected as a quarter-finalist for the first-ever Music Educator GRAMMY Award.
Art Professor Ted Murphy Attends Exclusive Seminar
Houghton College is pleased to announce that art professor Ted Murphy was one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in a special week-long seminar on Teaching European Art in Context. The seminar was held in conjunction with an exhibition of rare traveling masterpieces of Dutch art featuring works by Vermeer, Hals, and Rembrandt. The exhibition, Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis, is on view at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, and began in June 2013.
Students Attend Values and Capitalism Conference in D.C.
Three Houghton College students traveled to Washington, D.C., with professor Ken Bates to attend the Values and Capitalism Summer Free Enterprise Conference from June 13-15, 2013. The conference, hosted by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), served to explore the morality of the free enterprise system and the relationship between Christianity, economics and public policy.
Houghton set to Break Ground on Athletics Field House
The Houghton College Board of Trustees has given the go-ahead to begin construction on the third and final phase of a $26 million athletics complex. A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Friday, August 30 at 12:45 p.m. on the 107,000-square-foot field house that is expected to be completed in late spring 2014.
Houghton College is set to build one of the largest Solar Installations in NY State
Houghton College and Smart Energy Capital have signed a power purchase agreement for the College to purchase solar electricity from a 2.5 megawatt solar system located on the College’s campus. Houghton College will become a site for the one of the largest solar systems on a college campus in New York State and in Western New York.
Welcome, Dr. Steve Dunmire, Director of Church Relations
Houghton College sincerely welcomes Dr. Steve Dunmire ’01 to the position of director of church relations. Beginning his responsibilities on August 1, Dunmire will foster the development of sustained relationships between Houghton College and church communities, both inside and outside the Wesleyan denomination, for the benefit of both the college and the church.
Houghton College Sets Record Giving, Second Year Running
During the fiscal year from June 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013, gifts to the Houghton College annual fund, capital projects and endowment have exceeded a record-breaking $12.5 million. This outdoes the record of $10.33 million set the previous year. The two-year total of over $22.8M given to Houghton College is more than the previous 5 years of giving combined.
Faculty Members Working Hard over Summer
Demonstrating a significant Houghton value of lifelong learning, our Houghton College faculty members continue to research, speak and travel the world throughout the summer months.
Adult Education Celebrates 44 Graduates
A commencement ceremony celebrating 44 Houghton College adult education undergraduates took place Saturday, May 18, 2013, in John and Charles Wesley Chapel at the Houghton, New York, campus. Each of the students earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management. Graduates came from six cohorts: three from West Seneca (Cohorts P7, R7 and W7), Cohort N7 of Jamestown, Cohort Q7 from Dansville and Cohort S7 from Olean.
Leadership Allegany Hosts Largest Class Yet
Leadership Allegany chairperson Pamela Witter welcomed the program’s newest cohort with an opening retreat at Houghton College on Friday, April 26. The class of 2014 is the program’s largest class to date with 19 adult professionals from Allegany County enrolled.
Houghton College Graduates Class of 2013
The Houghton College Class of 2013 celebrated its college Commencement in the midst of family, friends, faculty, staff, administrators, board of trustees, and members from the Class of 1963.
Blong '13 & Fujimura '13 are Commissioned during R.O.T.C. Ceremony
On Friday, May 10, 2013, Houghton College hosted a United States Army Commissioning ceremony for two graduating Houghton students, Cydney Blong and Emylianne Fujimura.
Houghton Music Program Expands into Commercial Music
The Greatbatch School of Music is pleased to announce the addition of six new commercial music courses to the Houghton College catalog as well as the hiring of John Buteyn to be the assistant director of technical arts.
Houghton Business Students Rank in Top 5% Nationally According to Business Major Field Test
Twenty-nine senior business majors at Houghton College have scored in the top five percent in a nationally administered test designed to examine their knowledge in the field of business. The Business Major Field Test was administered at 585 institutions to 80,708 undergraduate students. It is intended to compare the skills and knowledge of the brightest business students at each school to those at similar institutions, in order to improve instruction and learning.
Phil Nichols ('78) Continues Work with JESUS Film Project
Five years ago Phil Nichols, class of ’78, embarked on a faith-changing path – the JESUS Film Project. This project has not only altered Nichols’ life, but millions of others as well.
Fresh Air and Adventures with Friends Make Lasting Houghton Memories
Alumnus Paul Byron ’96 is a loving husband, dedicated father, committed teacher and passionate outdoor enthusiast. Paul recently took a few minutes of his busy life to discuss God, Houghton, his passion for the outdoors, and the deep impact all three have had on his life with Jason Reid ’14, a current Houghton student and intern writer for the public relations department.
Sigma Zeta Club Hosts Interactive Lab Science Day for local Homeschoolers
Houghton College hosted an interactive homeschooling lab science day on April 20, 2013, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Paine Science Building.
Houghton Honors Faculty & Staff for Years of Service
Houghton faculty and staff were honored for their years of service at the Spring Recognition Event on Tuesday, April 23.
Science Honors Students Reach New Heights
First-Year Science Honors students studying global climate change, launched four high-altitude helium weather balloons yesterday to measure atmospheric measurements and the effects of climate change on salt-water habitats.
Ballard '13 & Bailey '13 Present at Mathematics Conference
Houghton College senior math majors, Laura Ballard '13 and Elizabeth Bailey '13, presented posters as part of the undergraduate poster session at the Joint Mathematics Meeting on January 11, 2013, in San Diego, Calif.
Houghton Hosts Special Olympics
Houghton College will host the Special Olympics, and Allegany County Track and Field Day on Friday, May 3, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Nielsen Physical Education Center.
Remembering George Beverly Shea '32
Grammy Award-winning singer and Houghton College alumnus Dr. George Beverly Shea went to be with his Lord Tuesday evening, April 16, 2013, after suffering a stroke at the age of 104.
Amish Lend Window into Research of Rare Genetic Disease
Dr. Matthew Pelletier, department of biology chair and associate professor of biology at Houghton College, has been conducting research, in conjunction with a select group of Houghton students, on propionic acidemia (PA), a rare genetic disease prevalent in the local New York / Pennsylvania Amish populations.
9th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Day
Houghton College’s 9th annual MLK Jr. Service Day occurred the past Saturday, April 13, 2013, with students, faculty and staff all participating. Groups were spread out around the local community, as well as various locations in Buffalo for the entirety of the day. There were approximately 100 participants overall.
Drawing the Negative Space
“Drawing the negative space, the space around the objects, is as important as drawing the positive space.” Such simple words of advice, given by Houghton College Professor of Art Ted Murphy, have long stayed with Anna Maria Johnson '01.
Houghton Students Fight Sexualized Violence by Taking Back the Night
On April 15 – 18, Houghton students have the opportunity to participate in the Take Back the Night (TBTN) movement through a series of events meant to raise awareness of, and combat, sexualized violence.
Michael Jordan Named Dean of Chapel
Houghton College welcomes Michael Jordan as the new dean of the chapel. Jordan has been serving as interim dean of the chapel for the spring 2013 semester and was a church relations liaison for Houghton prior to that
Affordable Online Classes for the Summer
Houghton College is expanding its summer online programs and offering them at a significantly reduced per-credit-hour cost.
A Greater Purpose: Kathryn DeYoung '07 Impacting Science & Society
Holding a unique degree combination of Biology and Sociology gave Kathryn Henderson DeYoung ’07 the perfect chance to continue her education by obtaining a master’s degree in public health before being granted a two year fellowship opportunity partnered between the Center for Disease Control and the Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists. However, this wasn’t the course that Kathryn planned when she first looked at Houghton.
Physics Students Present at Regional Physics Conference
The physics department took 16 physics students to the University of Rochester for the 32nd annual Rochester Symposium for Physics Students event Saturday, April 6. The R.S.P.S. is hosted by the University of Rochester’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. Three Houghton College students presented posters, and six gave oral presentations on their undergraduate theses.
Writing, Blogging, & the Great Outdoors with Jason Reid '14
If it were not for Houghton College’s unique location, I wouldn’t be here. Hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure have always played a major role in my life. As a senior in high school looking for colleges, I knew that attending a school in an urban area was not the choice for me. Noise, big buildings, pavement, pollution, and so many people would make me feel trapped.
"Lil’ Gill and Flex Money" Dice the Competition
Houghton College’s Sodexo culinary team took first place this past Wednesday, April 3, in a round against Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Niagara University at the 2013 Chef’s Fare, sponsored by Sodexo and hosted in the campus dining hall. Houghton’s Sodexo team will compete again at Niagara University next week.
Houghton Student Selected to Work with World Renown Horse Trainer
On April 6 and 7, senior Kala Stafford ‘13 will participate in the Junior/Young Rider Sons of the Wind dressage clinic at the Oxley Equestrian Center at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.
New York State "Toots Horn" For Alumnus James Orgar '70
Houghton alumnus, James Orgar ‘70 has been awarded the awarded the statewide 2013 NYSBDA Outstanding Retired Band Director Award by the New York State Band Directors Association annual symposium.
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Lord & Mills Inducted into 2013 Hall of Fame
The Allegany County Athletic Association inducted its 2013 Hall of Fame Class on Saturday night at Houghton College’s campus center.
Baxter Receives Grant from NYSCA
Gary Baxter, professor of art at Houghton College, has been awarded an individual artist’s grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.
Blindly Facing Prejudice
Houghton graduate, medical transcriptionist, and wife. City girl, writer, and mother of seven. Blind. In the face of flagrant prejudice and distrust, repeated rejection and ridicule, Patricia Ortiz’s life has been an ordinary journey made of extraordinary challenges.
Dunn '88 Inducted into ROTC Hall of Fame
Diane L. (Meserve) Dunn ‘88 was one of three inductees to the Seneca Battalion Army ROTC Hall of Fame on Saturday, March 9. The induction ceremony was held at St. Bonaventure University.
Professor Oakerson Honored by World Hope International
World Hope International and Houghton College have both presented an official Citation of Merit to Houghton College professor of political science, Dr. Ron Oakerson, for his work in Sierra Leone.
Faculty & Staff Giving Percentage at a Record High
Houghton faculty and staff have entered their final week of the faculty and staff employee giving campaign, 100% We Are All Houghton. Funds donated by the faculty and staff will be used for student scholarships.
Houghton Alumna Helps Preserve Disappearing Languages
Houghton College graduate Angela Hoover ‘10 recently collaborated on the article “Sociological Factors in Reefs-Santa Cruz Language Vitality: a 40 year Retrospective” in the International Journal of the Sociology of Language. Hoover currently works as an elementary English first language teacher with English Program in Korea. She earned a B.A. in intercultural studies from Houghton in 2010, with a double minor in linguistics and Bible.
Students Help in Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts Over February Break
From February 28 through March 3, two groups of Houghton students and alumni assisted in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in both N.Y. City and New Jersey.
Houghton Takes a "Stand for Freedom"
Houghton students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to the International Justice Mission’s 27-hour Stand for Freedom event, lasting from Friday, March 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9.
Shrimp Farming in the Heart of Dixie?
Alabama is known for many things: cotton, steel, “The heart of Dixie”,: and quite possibly, in the near future…salt water shrimp!
In Remembrance: Ken Nielsen
A memorial service was held for Ken Nielsen on Saturday, February 16, at 2 p.m. in Watauga, Texas, at the Northside Nazarene Church. Over 30 Houghton-related alumni, faculty, and administrators from across the country honored Nielsen’s memory and family by attending the service.
Houghton Alumna, Lynn Heineman '04, Promoted to Senior VP of Sales & Marketing for Account Control Technology
Account Control Technology, Inc. (ACT), a national leader in delivering debt management and recovery solutions, is pleased to announce that Lynn Heineman has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Heineman oversees ACT’s national sales, corporate marketing and customer service teams, and she leads the agency’s continued expansion in the educational, government and consumer markets.
Overcoming, Educating, Impacting
Buffalo native Russell Bell is an example of how personal motivation and education can lead to a life of service and impact.
Houghton Honors Pastor and Youth Pastor of the Year
Houghton College was pleased to present the 45th annual Claude A. Ries “Pastor of the Year” award to Reverend Kevin Fetterhoff and the first -ever “Youth Pastor of the Year” award to Reverend Justin Leininger. Both men were presented with their awards on Monday, March 4.
Houghton College is Deeply Saddened by the Presumed Death of Student
It is believed that Gregory Young, a 21-year-old student from North Carolina in his junior year at Houghton College, took his own life this past Saturday, February 23.
Saddling Up to Serve Bolivia
Junior equestrian studies major Hannah Compton ‘14, Equestrian Program Director Joanne Young, and Houghton alumna Jaime Ramsey ‘09, visited and served Camp Monteblanco in Comarapa, Bolivia from January 1 to January 12, 2013.
President Mullen Authors Chapter in "Funding the Future"
Houghton College President Shirley Mullen authored a chapter in Funding the Future, a book concerning the changing landscape of higher education.
International Development Added as New Major
Houghton College has enhanced its strong commitment to global engagement with the addition of a new major in international development.
Leadership Allegany Graduates Class of 2013
Fourteen students celebrated their graduation from Leadership Allegany on Friday, February 15, 2013, at Moonwink’s Restaurant in Cuba, N.Y.
After 25 years of Silence... Pep Band is Making Noise!
Houghton College welcomed back their Pep Band after 25 years of silence with a debut at the basketball games between Houghton College and Alfred University on Friday, February 8, 2013. The Pep Band played at both the men’s and women’s basketball games, with the men’s team winning a close game in overtime.
Houghton Welcomes Justin Davis to the Music Faculty
Houghton College welcomes Justin Davis as the new interim director of instrumental music. Davis is a versatile artist and conductor, who is respected on the concert hall stage, in the musical theater/opera pit and the musical marching idiom.
Renowned Composer / Performer Randall Hall to Perform
The Greatbatch School of Music will host renowned saxophonist, Randall Hall, for a performance at the Center for the Arts Recital Hall on Saturday, February 16, at 8 p.m.
Houghton Offers Free Income Tax Preparation Service
Houghton College business students are once again offering free income tax preparation to Allegany County residents.
Dr. Eli Knapp Publishes Article on Poaching
Houghton College’s Dr. Eli Knapp, assistant professor of intercultural studies, has successfully published his article, “Why Poaching Pays: a Summary of Risks and Benefits Illegal Hunters Face in Western Serengeti, Tanzania.” It can be found in the December issue of Tropical Conservation Science (Vol.5 (4):434-445, 2012)
Congressman Tom Reed Visits Houghton
Congressman Tom Reed held a Q&A session and discussion at Houghton College on Monday, January 28.
Are you PURPLE or are you GOLD?
Houghton College’s annual Purple and Gold Week will be held from February 4 to 9.
Grammy Award Winning Musician to Give Talk
Houghton College welcomes Matt Odmark, a founding member and current guitarist of the multi-platinum, Grammy award-winning pop/rock group Jars of Clay for a lecture and workshop Tuesday, January 29, from 6:30-9 p.m. The workshop will be held in Chamberlain Center, room 127. This event is free and open to the general public.
Is it Time to Feast or Fast? Praxis 2013
Praxis is returning to Houghton College during the week of January 20 – January 25 with speakers, panel discussions and workshops to discuss the topic of “Feasting and Fasting.”
Pamela Witter Recognized by Leadership Cattaraugus
Pamela H. Witter was recently chosen as the 2012 alumna of the year by Leadership Cattaraugus.
David Smith Named as New V.P. for Finance & Planning
Houghton College is pleased to announce that Mr. David Smith ’73 has accepted the role of vice president for finance and planning, beginning January 3, 2013.
$100K Team Challenge Goal Achieved
Houghton College has announced that it exceeded the fundraising goal of $100,000 through the Highlander Athletics Team Challenge Campaign that ended on December 31, 2012. A total of $102,700 was given by 276 donors.
Houghton Announces 42 December Graduates
Houghton College is pleased to announce the graduation of 42 students in December. Students celebrated this milestone at a reception held on Wednesday, December 12. Fellow students, graduates, professors, staff, and friends gathered to honor these graduates.
Houghton Alumna Sets the Table with Lenox Dinnerware Co.
Houghton College graduate Alice Drew ’00 was privileged to design a stoneware pattern for the American china manufacturer, Lenox Dinnerware, titled Collage by Alice Drew Collection. Drew’s exclusive collection, in three lines, Hummingbird Collage, Peony Collage, and Butterfly Collage, is available at Macy’s department stores and online through etsy, an e-commerce site focused on handmade items.
Programming Class Presents to Industry Professionals
On December 11, 2012, Houghton students from the CSCI 340 Databases course gave a live presentation to corporate representatives on their semester long projects. The projects themselves were simple web applications built using C#, SQL Server 2012 and the ASP.NET MVC framework.
Christian Stewardship of our Environment
While humans must consume in order to survive, the environment must survive in order for us to consume, in light of this, the question of sustainability arises: how do we meet current needs without jeopardizing the future? While attention aimed at this predicament is increasing, its levels remain low within the Christian community. Houghton has stepped outside this trend, partnering with other leading Christian colleges in order to pursue future environmental stability. The Symposium for Sustainability Leaders provides a networking opportunity for representatives from these colleges and organizations to exchange ideas for furthering a long-term approach to the natural world.
Hope for the Kids
Jaynee Van Wormer, Houghton 2008 graduate, is bringing hope to children in Buffalo. “I’m not just flitting in, doing something dramatic and then leaving,” Jaynee said. “I’m someone who’s there, and I’m on their side.”
Symphonic Winds to Present "Yuletide at Home"
Houghton College’s Symphonic Winds is pleased to present their 2nd annual “Yuletide at Home,” a concert composed entirely of seasonal music. It will be held on Friday, December 14, 2012, at 7:30 pm in Wesley Chapel. The ensemble will be led by five conductors: conducting graduate students Rachel Smith and Ethan Hall; Dr. Brian Casey, music director of the ensemble; guest conductor Dr. Christopher Foster, Director of Bands at Alfred University; and Mr. Gary Stith, in his last appearance as a Houghton faculty member. This concert is free and is open to the public. For more information, please visit http://www.houghton.edu/music/ensembles/instrumental/symphonic-winds/
Marvin and Lisa Ohlson Welcomed as Guest Executive Dinner Speakers
Houghton College is pleased to welcome Marvin and Lisa Ohlson as December’s Guest Executive Dinner speakers on Friday, December 7, 2012. Hailing from a family line of bakers, Marvin and Lisa established their own bakery 24 years ago, and have been in the industry since.
Houghton Adds B.F.A. Degree
The Art Department at Houghton College recently received approval by the N.Y.S. Department of Education to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Numerous students are already enrolled and current freshmen and sophomores are still able to enter the program.
Making Waves with Watercolors
Sarah Graham ‘05 has established a successful career as a watercolor artist since her graduation from Houghton College. She has earned national recognition in the field over the past year and continues to find new opportunities to display her art work. Sarah Graham’s most recent display, a solo artist exhibition, opened on November 8 at the Desoto City Hall in Texas. Sarah is particularly known for a sensitive touch with watercolors, especially her portraits. She travels extensively, translating what she sees onto paper. In addition to receiving national and regional recognition for her work in competitive art shows, Sarah is sought as a guest demo artist, curator, and juror. She also teaches high school art and private lessons, always finding her students to be a source of inspiration.
Serving the World Through the Daily Grind
For Justin Carabello ’94 and his wife, Emily, coffee extends beyond the average morning pick-me-up and serves as a way to financially support those in need. Based in northern Ky., just south of Cincinnati, Carabello Coffee is a small, philanthropic roasting business built on a vision of change and a God who works powerfully in unlikely circumstances.
Turkey Day Raises $2,823
For the past 12 years, students at Houghton College have participated in the annual Turkey Drive. Funds were collected around campus this fall, resulting in a total donation amount of $2,823, exceeding the original goal of $2,000.
White House Christmas Card Exhibit to be Displayed at Houghton
Mixing art with American history and Christmas cheer, a White House Christmas card exhibit will be on display in the Center for the Arts Ortlip Gallery Saturday, December 1, through Saturday, December 8, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This exhibit will be free to visit and open to the public.
Pops Orchestra to Perform this Friday
The Houghton Pops Orchestra is pleased to present A Tribute to John Williams on Friday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Houghton Pops is currently under the direction of Kevin Dibble, a conducting graduate student. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/houghtonpops.
Sigma Zeta Brings Science and High School Students Together
On November 3, student members of Houghton College’s Sigma Zeta, a national honor society for science and math students, welcomed area high school students onto campus to participate in a free educational lab experience. The participants either attend small Christian schools or are educated at home and often lack the necessary equipment and resources for performing science experiments. Zeta provides the opportunity to reach out to the community and create fun, but challenging, learning experiences in the fully equipped labs at Houghton College.
Houghton Hosts the 6th Annual Christmas Prism
Houghton College is hosting the sixth annual Christmas Prism this December 7-9, in Houghton as well as Rochester and Buffalo.
Houghton Hosts 26th Annual Arts & Craft Fair
On December 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Houghton College will be hosting its 26th annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair. Vendors from across Western New York will be selling pottery, jewelry, baked goods, soaps, garlands, wreaths, and much more in the Reinhold Campus Center. Houghton students are also contributing handmade jewelry, letterpress prints, and ornaments to the fair.
Team Challenge Pushes for $100K by December 31
The Houghton Department of Athletics and the Department of Advancement have launched a two-month fundraising campaign to get former Highlander athletes into the competitive spirit and directly involved in the Kerr-Pegula Athletics Complex construction project.
New V.P. for Student Life Hired
Houghton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Rob Pool as the new vice president for student life. He will don this new responsibility within the Houghton community on January 2, 2013.
Jazz Concert & Workshop
The Jazz Ensemble will have their first concert of the school year on November 13, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in Wesley Chapel. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.
Renowned Psychologist, Dr. Mwiti to Speak at Houghton
Dr. Gladys Mwiti, a clinical psychologist and the CEO and founder of Oasis Africa, will be visiting Houghton College and surrounding areas from Tuesday, November 13, to Sunday, November 18. She will be on Houghton’s campus on November 14 and 16 where she will be speaking to students, faculty and staff.
Waddington '14 Places 2nd in Singing Competition
Houghton College junior Suzannah Waddington ‘14 placed second in the junior women's division at the Central New York-Finger Lakes Chapter of the National Association for Teachers of Singing voice competition at Ithaca College on October 27. Alicia Ucciferri ’14 of Houghton College was also a finalist in the same division.
Greatbatch School of Music to present: Small-Hall Music #16: Music Opportunities Day Showcase on Friday
Houghton College’s Greatbatch School of Music to present Small-Hall Music #16: Music Opportunities Day Showcase on Friday, November 9, 2012, at 7:30 pm in Wesley Chapel. Featuring many different groups, the program promises some of our most sparkling, instrumental music-making for the semester. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information please visit http://www.houghton.edu/music/ensembles/instrumental/chamber-ensemble/
Serving Refugees in Buffalo
“No matter what people I’m serving and no matter what country I’m in, I ask, ‘Where are the refugees and how can I help them?’” Melinda (Mindy) Ramey, Houghton 2012 graduate says. “It’s an enormous need and so many don’t know about it.”
Rob Goodling ‘92 Welcomed as November Guest Executive Dinner Speaker
Houghton College is pleased to welcome Rob Goodling ’92 as November’s Guest Executive Dinner speaker on Friday November 9, 2012. Goodling received a B.S. in business administration from Houghton College and went on to earn his M.B.A. at the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics at the University of Delaware in 2001.
Houghton Hosts "Documenting America" Art Exhibit
An opening reception for Documenting America: Photographs from the Farm Security Administration will be held on Saturday, November 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The reception will be held in the Center for the Arts atrium and will include comments at 7:30 p.m., followed by live music and refreshments. All Houghton faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend.
Houghton Students Come Together to Make A Difference
On Saturday, October 27, about 450 college students converged on locations throughout Allegany County, participating in the Make a Difference Day, the largest national community service day in America. Alongside students from Alfred State College and Alfred University, 350 Houghton College students united under the guidance of Leadership Allegany in order to impact the community through this first annual Celebrate Service, Celebrate Allegany day of service.
Houghton Welcomes Dr. Roger E. Olson as the Speaker for the 2012 Woolsey Lecture Series in Theology and Culture
Houghton College is pleased to welcome professor of Christian theology at George Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University, Waco, Texas, Dr. Roger E. Olson, as the speaker for the 2012 Woolsey Lecture Series in Theology and Culture. Students, faculty, and visitors are encouraged to listen as Dr. Olson speaks throughout Monday, November 12. The lecture series is free of charge and open to public.
Philharmonia Presents: “Movements and Motions IV: A Few More Bs,” this Friday
Houghton College’s Philharmonia is pleased to present “Movements and Motions IV: A Few More Bs,” the second in a series of three “B-themed” concerts in three years. It will be held on November 2, 2012, at 7:30 pm in Wesley Chapel under the direction of Dr. Brian Casey. This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://www.houghton.edu/music/ensembles/instrumental/philharmonia.
The Composition of a Community
Anne Nickerson ‘13 loves music. A music composition major with a concentration in voice, she’s been improvising on the piano for as long as she can remember. However, Anne only started composing during her late high school years and did not really consider composition as a future path. As a senior, prepared to study fashion design, Anne attended a retreat that changed her mind and suddenly was sure that music composition was the career path she wanted to take.
Houghton Opens Two New Adult Education Programs in Niagara County
Houghton College will open two new locations in Niagara County for their Adult Education Program in 2013. The first location to open will be in the city of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and will begin classes on January 16, 2013. The second location will be in Lockport, N.Y., and is set to begin classes in the summer of 2013.
Houghton to Host 5th Annual Couples Retreat
Rev. Jeff and Mrs. Mary Sanders will be the guest speakers for the 5th Annual Couples Retreat, sponsored by the Houghton College Counseling Center. The retreat will occur Friday, November 2, at 6:30 p.m. through Saturday, November 3, at 3 p.m., and will involve a follow-up "Great Date Night" Saturday, December 1. This retreat costs $15 per couple and is open to seriously dating, engaged and newly married student couples.
Symphonic Winds to Perform on Oct. 27
Houghton College’s Symphonic Winds is pleased to present Brit Lit, a concert based entirely on British musical literature. It will be held on October 27, 2012, at 7:30 pm in Wesley Chapel under the direction of Dr. Brian Casey. This concert is free and is open to the public. For more information please visit http://www.houghton.edu/music/ensembles/instrumental/symphonic-winds/
Internationally Known Concertante Chamber Players to Play at Houghton
Houghton College is pleased to present the distinguished and internationally known Concertante Chamber Players on Friday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Wesley Chapel. This concert is to be the first of two annual Distinguished Artists performances. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students (with a ID); for other discounts and more information, please visit http://www.houghton.edu/music/distinguished-artists/.
Houghton Hosts New Vision Week
Each fall semester, through a series of chapels, lectures, and activities, New Vision Week highlights God’s work around the world, challenging listeners to commit to lives of missions as the outflowing of their faith. This year, New Vision Week will focus on God’s ability to do “Immeasurably More” than is asked of him, based on Ephesians 3:20.
Sustainable Paper Making at Houghton College
Jillian Sokso, chair of the art department at Houghton College, has introduced the process of sustainable paper production.
Houghton President Shirley Mullen Named One of Christianity Today’s Top 50 Women You Should Know
Houghton College President Shirley A. Mullen has been named one of Christianity Today’s “50 Women You Should Know” for her outstanding role in shaping the evangelical church culture. President Mullen receives this honor along with General Superintendent of the Wesleyan Church Jo Anne Lyon, and well-known names Beth Moore, Joyce Meyer, Condoleezza Rice and Sarah Palin.
Houghton College Appoints Linda Mills Woolsey as Dean of the College and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Houghton College is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Linda Mills Woolsey as dean of the college and vice president for academic affairs. Previously, Dr. Mills Woolsey has been serving as interim academic dean and professor of English and writing.
Houghton College, Alfred State College and Alfred University Join Together to Make a Difference in Allegany County
Houghton College, Alfred State College, and Alfred University will be brought together under the direction of Leadership Allegany to participate in Make a Difference Day, the largest national community service day in America. The colleges will organize hundreds of students to impact Allegany County on Saturday, October 27.
Clarks Welcomed as Guest Executive Dinner Speakers
Houghton College is pleased to welcome Rev. Stephen B. Clark ’73, and his son Stephen B. Clark II ’97, as October’s Guest Executive Dinner speakers on Friday October 12, at 5 p.m.
Geneseo Wind Quintet to Perform on Monday
Houghton College is pleased to announce the performance of the Geneseo Wind Quintet on Monday, October 8, 2012, at 6:30 pm in the Recital Hall. This concert is free and open to the public.
Thursday is National Student Day
The Campus Store is joining hundreds of other college stores across North America on October 4 to celebrate and promote second annual National Student Day.
Major Recording Studio and Artist to Hold Event on Friday
The Greatbatch School of Music will present a music industry panel discussion featuring Gordon Kerr (’88), CEO of Black River Entertainment, John Alexander, vice president of strategic marketing for Black River and Sarah Darling, a rising country music star. The event will take place on October 5, 2012, at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Center for the Arts and will include an open discussion about today’s music industry, a question and answer period and a performance of two songs by Sarah Darling. There will be a reception to follow this event and recital credit offered.
Houghton Names Judge Sheila DiTullio '77 as Alumna of the Year
Houghton College is proud to announce Judge Sheila A. DiTullio ’77 as the 2012 Alumna of the Year. DiTullio will be presented with the annual award during a service in Wesley Chapel at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012.
Houghton College Celebrates Homecoming & Family Weekend 2012
Houghton College welcomes alumni and parents of current students to campus for Homecoming & Family Weekend, October 5-7, 2012. In addition to Homecoming activities, alumni with class years ending in ‘2’ or ‘7’ will be celebrating reunions. The weekend will begin with the annual Founders’ Day Convocation and recognition of Judge Sheila A. DiTullio ’77 as Alumna of the year.
James Priest ‘77 to Speak on Founders Day
Executive director of Fighting Addiction Through Education, Jim Priest ‘77, will be the speaker at Houghton College’s annual Founders’ Day Convocation on Friday, October 5, 2012, in Wesley Chapel.
Book Signing for Emeritus Professor Dr. John Leax’s
Houghton College is pleased to host a poetry reading and book signing for emeritus professor Dr. John Leax’s new collection of poetry, Recluse Freedom. Dr. Leax will engage an audiance with selections from his new poems written from 1990 to 2010 on Thursday, October 4, at 7 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing in the atrium. This event is free and open to public.
US News & World Report Lists Houghton College as a Best National Liberal Arts College
On September 12, 2012, U.S. News & World Report released its lists of Best Colleges, ranking the schools within 10 defined classifications provided by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Houghton College is once again ranked among elite national liberal arts colleges.
Opening Reception for Artist Stephanie McMahon
An opening reception for Stephanie McMahon: Recent Paintings Exhibition will be held on Saturday, September 29, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The reception will be held in the Center for the Arts atrium and will include comments by the artist at 7:30 p.m., followed by live music and refreshments. All Houghton faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend.
Southern Tier Symphony to Perform at Houghton
The Southern Tier Symphony will perform their first concert of the season on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 7:30 p.m. in Wesley Chapel. The theme of the concert is “Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” and is part of the 2012-2013 Southern Tier concert series. Admission is free for students with a valid I.D. and $10 general admission.
Houghton Hosts Legislative Breakfast
The Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce held its 2012 Legislative Breakfast on Friday, September 14, 2012, at Houghton College. Elected officials from county and state-level governments were invited to participate in a moderated panel discussion to address opportunities and challenges facing Allegany County residents and businesses.
Houghton to Host Faith and Justice Symposium
Houghton College and the Center for Faith, Justice, and Global Engagement are proud to present the second annual Faith and Justice Symposium, titled “Human Trafficking: Abolishing Supply and Demand.” The symposium, featuring speakers from around the world, commences on Thursday, September 27, and continues through Monday, October 1, 2012. All events are free and open to the public.
Houghton College Philharmonia and Choir to end Civil War Weekend with a Bang
The Houghton College Philharmonia and College Choir, with special guests from the Alfred University Music Department, are privileged to perform The 1812 Overture during the 5th annual Civil War reenactment in Angelica, N.Y. The concert will culminate the weekend-long event on Sunday, September 23, 2012, beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Christian Life Emphasis Week
Each fall semester, CLEW provides special chapel and evening speakers to facilitate Houghton’s commitment to spiritual growth of its students.
Chris McNiven '97 to speak at Guest Executive Dinner
Houghton College is pleased to welcome Chris D. McNiven ’97 as September’s Guest Executive Dinner speaker on Friday September 14, 2012. McNiven currently serves as a vice president for Robertson Lowstuter, where he manages the company’s organizational effectiveness and human capital strategy.
Houghton Alum, Chelsea Ellis '12, to Embark on 11-Month Mission
Chelsea Ellis, daughter of Cindy Ellis of Great Valley, and granddaughter of Marlene and Emil Hellwig of Ellicottville, will participate in the Adventures in Missions (AIM) World Race program taking her to 11 countries on five continents in 11 months.
Brenon '12 is Running the Distance
Houghton College graduate Danielle Brenon has accepted a sponsorship to run for the prestigious marathon athlete training organization, Hansons-Brooks Distance Project.
Opening Reception for Houghton Art Faculty Exhibition
An opening reception for the Houghton Art Faculty Exhibition will be held on Saturday, September 15, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Houghton College Welcomes New Faculty
Houghton College welcomes new faces on the faculty this fall. Seven new educators will prepare Houghton graduates to enter the world, eager to transform and inspire. Among those joining the staff are Sarah B. Derck, Mark A. Hunter, Jun-Koo Park, Stephen W. Plate, Isaac Wingfield and Christopher Jordan.
Kerr-Pegula Athletic Complex Construction Commences with Artificial Turf on Burke Field
As Houghton eagerly awaits the arrival of its fall athletes, many hands have begun hard work on new athletic facilities for the college. Houghton has officially broken ground on a multi-million dollar athletic complex: a three-phase project catapulted by the $12 million donation by Houghton alumna Kim (Kerr '91) Pegula and her husband, Terry Pegula. Phase one, construction of artificial turf on Burke Field, is now in progress.
Houghton College Ranks in the Top Four Percent of Colleges Nationwide by Forbes
Houghton College is ranked in the top 4 percent of colleges nationwide according to this fifth-annual ranking of America’s Top Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP).
Houghton College Adult Education Celebrates 20 Years and the Grand Opening of the New West Seneca Campus
Houghton College Adult Education is proud to host its 20th anniversary and grand opening event on Thursday, August 30, at its new location in West Seneca, N.Y. The celebration will feature remarks from Houghton College President Shirley Mullen and Houghton College alumnus Russell Bell ’10.
Alice Browning ’13 Works with Advocates to Eradicate Human Trafficking
Houghton College senior Alice Browning ’13 studied human trafficking and its various forms of exploitation during a study abroad in Thailand and in Washington, D.C. Browning’s connections through Houghton have allowed her to connect with various individuals foundational to the anti-trafficking movement, who have catalyzed her efforts against human trafficking.
Professor Jillian Sokso to Showcase at Clothesline Festival
Houghton College Professor of Art Jillian Sokso has been invited to display her mixed-media prints at the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery Clothesline Art Festival on September 8 and 9, 2012.
NCAA Division III Management Council Approves Houghton's Move to Provisional Status
HOUGHTON, N.Y. – The NCAA Division III Management Council has officially endorsed the Membership Committee’s recommendation to move Houghton College into provisional membership status effective September 1.
Houghton College Alum Publishes Volumes on Kifuliiru Language
Houghton College alumna Karen (Peterson ’76) Van Otterloo has successfully published volume 1 of The Kifuliiru Language: Phonology, Tone, and Morphological Derivation and with her husband, Roger, has published volume 2, titled “The Kifuliiru Language: A Descriptive Grammar.”
Houghton Musician Selected for Atlantic Music Festival Institute
Houghton College junior musician Nathaniel Efthimiou ’14 has been selected from a national candidate pool for study at the Atlantic Music Festival Institute.
Houghton Alum Qualifies for 2012 Paralympics as Coach
Houghton College alumnus Wesley Dunham ’87 and his mare, Western Rose, have qualified for the 2012 Para-Equestrian Olympics in London as coach and mount for Donna Ponessa.
Houghton Recommended for NCAA Division III Provisional Status
Houghton College’s move toward NCAA athletic affiliation has taken another step forward after the Division III Membership Committee recommended the college for first-year provisional status this week.
Business Students Commended for Strategic Recommendations
The Houghton College Business and Economics Department has continued its tradition of providing students with practical and relevant experience through its Student Consulting Group and senior capstone projects.
Bill Jersey ’51 Wins Peabody Award for Film
Houghton College alumnus and documentary filmmaker Bill Jersey ’51 has won a prestigious Peabody Award for a documentary film he made with Jason Cohn, “Eames: The Architect and the Painter.”
Stephanie Lipnicki ’07 is featured in Buffalo Business First
Stephanie Lipnicki ’07 is one of the youngest leaders of a nonprofit organization in Western New York. At 26, she is executive director of Jericho Road Ministries Inc., a West Side group that works with refugees and low-income community members to address health, education and ….
Adult Education Program Moves into New West Seneca Location
The Houghton College Adult Education Program has moved to a new location in West Seneca, N.Y. Earlier this year, Houghton signed a lease with Palladian Health for its new campus facilities located at 2732 Transit Road.
P.A.C.E. Holds Graduation
Under the proud gaze of family members, friends, professors and administrators, 41 P.A.C.E. undergraduates walked across the stage at the John and Charles Wesley Chapel on the campus of Houghton College to receive their diplomas during ...
Houghton Students Accept an Invitation from the A.E.I. Conference
Four Houghton students and one Houghton professor attended the American Enterprise Institute Conference Purpose and Prosperity: Exploring the Confluence of Faith, Economics, and Public Policy from...
Professor Jun-Koo Park Selected for National Professional Development Program
Jun-Koo Park, assistant professor of mathematics, has been selected as a 2012-2013 Project NExT (New Experiences in Teaching) Fellow.
Leadership Allegany Recognizes New Class
Leadership Allegany, a joint initiative of Houghton College and the Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce, held its first industry day session at the legislative chambers in Belmont, N.Y. on Thursday, June 7. The program is in its third year and class of adult professionals.
Houghton College teams up with SALT to Alleviate Student Debt
Houghton College has teamed up with SALT, a groundbreaking educational program designed to motivate financial literacy in college students and recent alumni.
Lauren Foster ’08 Embarks on South Africa Mission
Lauren Foster ’08 has developed a deep passion for Africa since her graduation from Houghton College. On June 16, Foster will depart for Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, on a two-month volunteer mission trip, where she will volunteer at a YMCA and serve the African youth.
Glen Avery Completes 56-Mile Ultramarathon in South Africa
Glen Avery ’76, technology librarian at Houghton College, is known to many as the “marathon man” for his completion of marathons on all seven continents. Avery achieved yet another feat on June 3, 2012: the 56-mile Comrades Ultramarathon in South Africa.
Houghton Business Students Receive National Recognition
The Houghton College Business Department is pleased to accept an invitation to the 2012 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference in Atlanta from June 22-27, 2012. Houghton will be recognized on stage in front of 13,000 human resource professionals for their outstanding first place finish at the 2012 S.H.R.M. Northeast Regional Case Competition this past March.
Houghton College Ortlip Gallery Announces Summer Exhibition
Houghton College Ortlip Gallery Announces Summer Exhibition
Student Scholarship Fund Exceeds $1 Million Mark
For the first time in Houghton College history, the Student Scholarship Fund has met and exceeded its goal of raising $1,000,000. A gift was received just one day before the close of the fiscal year on May 31st that allowed the annual fund to cross the million dollar mark.
Brenon ’12 Wins NAIA National Championship in the Marathon
The Highlanders competed in their final event early Saturday morning at the 2012 NAIA National Track Championships, the marathon.
Houghton Graduates Receive Student Writing Awards
Houghton College students Adam Kneeland ’12 and Ashley Couch ’12 were individually awarded second place for stories they submitted to the student writing contest for the Conference on Christianity and Literature.
The Houghton College Choir embarks on a South Korean Tour
The Houghton College Choir will be performing in South Korea, from May 24 to June 1, marking their first tour in an Asian nation. South Korea was chosen for its advanced musical sensibilities, rich history, and thriving Christian church.
Houghton Alumnus Releases Fantasy-Adventure Novel
Kenneth G. Winters ‘72 recently released his first novel The Lost Crown of Colonnade. In the fantastical spirit of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, Winter has written a fantasy-adventure for all ages.
Students and Faculty Collaborate through Summer Research Institute
Houghton College students and faculty will be conducting collaborative research this summer for the sixth Summer Research Institute.
Houghton College Commencement 2012
The Houghton College Class of 2012 celebrated its college Commencement in the midst of family, friends, faculty, staff, administrators, board of trustees, and members of the Class of 1962.
Houghton Business Students Score in the Top 3% on National Business Test
Twenty-three senior business majors at Houghton College have scored in the top 3 percent in a nationally administered test designed to examine their knowledge in the field of business.
Stoltzfus ’12 and Lustig ’12 Selected to Perform at Baccalaureate
Each year, the Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton College selects graduating senior musicians to perform at Baccalaureate and Commencement.
Preliminary Photos of the Kerr-Pegula Sports Complex
Austin ’12 Commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant into the United States Army
On Friday, May 11, 2012, Houghton College conducted a Commissioning ceremony for Jessica Bramhall Austin ’12, who is being commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army.
President Mullen Joins Presidents’ Pledge Against Global Poverty
Houghton College President Shirley Mullen was one of the initial signers of the Presidents’ Pledge Against Global Poverty.
Danielle Brenon Sets Records as Track Team Keeps Torrid Pace at NCCAA Nationals
After a record setting opening day at the NCCAA National Championships it would be hard to expect the Highlanders to keep their torrid pace in the stifling heat of the mid-west.
Ypma ’13 and Smith ’12 Selected for Equine Affaire
Houghton students Andrea Ypma ‘13 and Erin Smith ’12 were selected to ride in clinics at Equine Affaire in Columbus, Ohio, on April 14-15, 2012.
Houghton Physics Students Present at Rochester Symposium
The Houghton College Department of Physics was well represented at the 31st annual Rochester Symposium for Physics Students at Siena College in Loudonville, New York. On April 14, 2012, 14 Houghton students and three professors were present at the symposium.
Art Department Traveling to Spain and Portugal for Mayterm
This May the Houghton College Art Department will take its instruction abroad in Spain and Portugal.
Professors Lipscomb and Meilaender Receive N.E.H. Grants
Houghton College is pleased to recognize both Benjamin Lipscomb and Peter Meilaender as recipients of the prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities grants.
Dr. Newbrough Performs in Russia
Dr. William John Newbrough, associate professor of piano at Houghton College, recently spent 10 days performing concerts and giving master classes in the city of Perm, Russia.
Katelyn Williams ’12 Achieves Four Year Perfect Chapel Attendance
Katelyn Williams, a senior at Houghton College, has never missed a chapel service during her four years at Houghton. Williams attended her final chapel service on Monday, April 30, to complete the unblemished record, and is the first known student in Houghton history to achieve perfect chapel attendance.
Houghton Bridges Falling Down
A balsa bridge building contest took place in the Houghton Campus Center Lounge on Wednesday, April 25. Contestants in the physics course Statics and Engineering Design, taught by Professor Mark Yuly, built their own balsa wood bridges and tested how much weight each bridge could withstand before it failed.
Houghton Hosts Presentation on Teacher Interviews
On Monday, April 30, 2012, the Education Department was pleased to host Dr. Bill Kresse and Dr. Mike Vallely, co-authors of The Insider’s Guide to the Teacher Interview, for a presentation on advice for effective interviewing for future teachers.
Director Brian Casey’s Composition Selected for Dallas Wind Symphony Program
Brian Casey, director of instrumental activities at Houghton College, was honored with his brass ensemble composition Empire featured at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas.
Houghton Students Serve Buffalo’s West Side
Houghton College students recently collaborated with West Side Ministries to clean out and refurbish what Chuck Massey, coordinator for the Office for Urban Connections and director of Wesley Service Corps, called “the sad yellow house.”
Key Bank Grants $5,000 to Houghton College M.A.P. Program
On Tuesday, May 1, Houghton College was presented with a $5,000 grant from Key Bank. The check was presented to Houghton College by Key Bank representatives at the Massachusetts Avenue farm and enables the college to continue its participation in the Massachusetts Avenue Project program, Growing Green.
Psi Chi Inducts Four New Members
Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, is proud to announce that the Houghton College Chapter of Psi Chi inducted four new members on April 19, 2012.
Heidi Jensen ’90, Impacting the World One Diplomat at a Time
Heidi Jensen ‘90 once enjoyed taking solitary walks around the serene Houghton College campus. She now doubles as a part-time English instructor with the United Nations English Language Program and as a representative with the Christian Embassy New York, serving the diplomat community.
Professor Jon Arensen Speaks at United Nations Forum
On Monday, March 19, Houghton College professor of anthropology Jon Arensen spoke at a United Nations forum in Nairobi to present the position of the Murle people, a tribe that has met with much oppression in South Sudan.
Houghton Students Serve the Local Community
Houghton students are serving their local and neighboring communities through the Houghton Volunteer Fire Department. About 30 Houghton students serve as volunteer EMT’s or as firefighters, fulfilling a vital role as part of the emergency medical response in the region.
Houghton Ranks as One of the Top Green Colleges in the Nation
Houghton College is proud to announce their recent inclusion in the 3rd edition of the Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition. This one-of-a-kind resource, which is published in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the only free, comprehensive guide that focuses solely on colleges that have demonstrated a notable commitment to sustainability.
Houghton Honors Rev. Ken Murphy with “Pastor of the Year” Award
Houghton College was pleased to present the 44th annual Claude A. Ries “Pastor of the Year” award to Reverend Ken Murphy on Wednesday, April 25. This award is named for Dr. Claude Ries who faithfully served as Houghton professor of Bible and theology for nearly 40 years, as well as interim pastor of the Houghton Wesleyan Church.
Houghton Students and Alumni Accepted into Teach for America Program
Two Houghton College students and two alumni were recently accepted into the prestigious Teach for America program. Shane Sanders-Marcus ‘09, Zachary Adams ’11, Irene Au ’12, and Olivia Tyrrell ’12 have been singled out as prime candidates to represent T.F.A. while teaching in various locations over the next two years.
Jon Haley ’13 takes Second Place in Great Lakes Guitar Competition
Houghton College is pleased to congratulate Jon Haley ’13, who placed second in the Great Lakes Guitar Society Competition on Sunday, April 15. Haley was one of three finalists, chosen out of 29 guitarists in a competition that drew from schools as far as Yale University and the University of Toronto.
25 Houghton Students Selected for Who’s Who
Houghton College has nominated 25 students to be included in the 2012 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. On Monday, April 16, this select group was recognized and inducted into one of the most highly regarded and long-standing honors programs in the nation.
Science Honor Students are testing Alternative Energy Vehicles on Quad this Monday
On Monday, April 30, at 3 p.m., the Houghton College Science Honors students are holding a car rally to test alternative energy vehicles. The event will be held on Houghton College campus next to the Chamberlain building.
Site Chosen for Kerr-Pegula Sports Complex
Houghton College recently approved the final site for the new Kerr-Pegula Sports Complex. A feasibility study which was requested by the Board of Trustees and conducted by Keystone Associates took into consideration two possible sites: one located on the east side of route 19 across the street from the college, and the other located on the west side of route 19 adjacent to Burke Field and the existing Alumni Athletic Complex.
Houghton Jazz Ensemble to perform this Saturday
The Houghton jazz ensemble will be performing their final concert of the year on Saturday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in Wesley Chapel.
Opening Reception for Senior Art Majors Exhibition this Saturday
An opening reception for the Senior Art Majors Ortlip Gallery Exhibition will be held on Saturday, April 28, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The reception will be held in the Center for the Arts atrium and will include comments by art department faculty at 7:30 p.m., followed by music and refreshments
Houghton Graduate, Melissa Fisher ’90, Appears on Celebrity Apprentice
Houghton College graduate Melissa Fisher ’90 appeared on the Easter Sunday episode of The Celebrity Apprentice.
Houghton Opens Science Facilities to Public
Once a semester, student members of Houghton College’s Sigma Zeta, a national honor society for science and math students, welcome area high school students onto campus to participate in a free, educational lab experience.
Julian Cook ’13 Participates in Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage
For the third consecutive year, Houghton College was represented at the Faith and Politics Institute’s Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. From March 2-4, Julian Cook ’13 walked the path of the Civil Rights Movement from Birmingham to Selma, Alabama.
Houghton Sends Seven to Southern Graphics Council International Conference
The Houghton College Department of Art recently sent four students, two alumni and one faculty member to the 40th annual Southern Graphics Council International Conference at Tulane University in New Orleans, La., from March 14-17, 2012. SGCI is the largest print organization in North America; its annual conference is the biggest annual gathering focused on the field of printmaking.
Phyllis Gaerte and Pam Witter Recognized at Allegany County Awards Ceremony
On Friday, March 23, the Greater Allegany County Chamber of Commerce honored members and elected seven new board members at its fourth annual dinner and awards ceremony. Among the board members elected was Phyllis Gaerte, director of community relations at Houghton College.
Princesse Nabintu ’12 attends Women in the World Summit
In early March, Princesse Nabintu ‘12 and her sister, Sandra Uwiringiy’imana, attended the Women in the World Summit in New York City. The event was hosted by the Women in the World Foundation, a movement dedicated to helping women share and press forward through their stories.
Mucher and Snelgrove Named Head Coaches for Basketball and Lacrosse
The Houghton College Athletics Department welcomes two new head coaches, Alicia Mucher ‘03 as the head women’s basketball coach, and Josiah Snelgrove ‘09 as the head men’s lacrosse coach.
Erika Harlow ’12 to work with Wycliffe in Ethiopia
Houghton College senior Erika Harlow will be spending next year working with Wycliffe bible translators in Ethiopia. Harlow will be living among the Bussa of South Ethiopia, a people group of not quite 7000, working on phonology, the study of sound systems.
Jaime Colman ’13 Impacting Africa One Shoe at a Time
When it rains, it pours. And when a person’s heart is willing to serve, God will utilize it beyond her wildest expectations. Jaime Colman, a junior at Houghton College double majoring in intercultural studies and sociology, can testify to that.
Houghton’s continuing impact on Sierra Leone
Anya Jones ’11, graduate of intercultural studies, and Andrew Bonanno ’12, a major in political science, are currently serving Sierra Leone Alliance, World Hope International and Houghton College through a collaborative internship in West Africa.
Steven McCord ’14 takes first place in Creation Care Video Contest
Houghton College is pleased to congratulate Steven McCord ’14 on winning first place in the Creation Care Video Contest, a contest sponsored by the National Association of Evangelicals, Renewal, Christianity Today, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and Care of Creation Inc.
Moose Named NAIA All-American
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced the 2012 Division II Women’s Basketball All-America teams. Sophomore Guard Kristen Moose (Swain, NY, Canaseraga CS) was named NAIA Division II All –American Third Team for her outstanding play in 2012.
Houghton College P.A.C.E. has new home in West Seneca
The Houghton College Program for Accelerating College Education is announcing an open house at its new location in West Seneca, N.Y. The open house will be on Saturday, March 31, and run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in its new facilities at 2732 Transit Road.
Houghton College Business Students Awarded First Place at Regional Conference
Representatives from the Houghton College Business Department were thrilled to receive the first place award at the 2012 Society for Human Resource Management Northeast Regional Case Competition. The conference and competition were hosted by the University of Massachusetts on March 9-10, 2012.
Professor Jillian Sokso to Present Art at Stony Brook School
Houghton College Professor of Art, Jillian Sokso, is pleased to exhibit a body of her artwork at the Carson Gallery at Stony Brook School in Stony Brook, N.Y. The show, titled “You don’t bring me flowers,” opens on March 18, 2012, and runs for one month. Sokso was invited to present this exhibit by Ben Moss, professor emeritus at Dartmouth College, a good friend and benefactor of Houghton College.
Houghton College making progress on Kerr-Pegula Athletic Complex
Progress on the Houghton College Kerr-Pegula Athletic Complex is steadily moving forward. To date, the architectural firm Keystone Associates out of Binghamton, N.Y. has been contracted as the lead architectural firm.
Grammy-Nominated Group Canadian Brass to Perform at Houghton
Houghton College is pleased to welcome the Grammy-nominated group, Canadian Brass, to perform on Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m. in Wesley Chapel as part of the 2012 Artist Series.
Kristen Moose named AMC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year
Houghton guard Kristen Moose ‘14 has been selected the 2011-2012 American Mideast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year.In addition to being named Player of the Year, Moose has earned a position on the 2011-2012 All-AMC Women’s Basketball First Team.
Houghton College Transitions into NCAA Division III and Empire 8
Houghton College Transitions into NCAA Division III and Empire 8
Houghton P.A.C.E. Alumnus Appointed as Erie County Comptroller
Houghton P.A.C.E. Alumnus Appointed as Erie County Comptroller
Two Houghton Alumni Accept Head Soccer Coaching Positions
Two Houghton Alumni Accept Head Soccer Coaching Positions
Leadership Allegany celebrates 2012 graduation
Leadership Allegany celebrates 2012 graduation
Houghton College presents lecture on Mango Outgrowers Project to Developing Excellence Forum
Houghton College presents lecture on Mango Outgrowers Project to Developing Excellence Forum
Glen Avery live on Buffalo’s CW23
Glen Avery live on Buffalo’s CW23
Houghton College Athletics Celebrates H. “Skip” Lord’s Coaching Career
Houghton College Athletics Celebrates H. “Skip” Lord’s Coaching Career
Houghton College Business Students Offer Free Income Tax Preparation
Houghton College Business Students Offer Free Income Tax Preparation
Houghton Hosts Annual High School American Mathematics Contests
Houghton Hosts Annual High School American Mathematics Contests
Dr. Myron Glick ’88 Awarded Community Leader Award
Dr. Myron Glick ’88 Awarded Community Leader Award
Emily Rinehart ’11 Traveling on Two Year Journey to Combat Human Trafficking
Emily Rinehart ’11 Traveling on Two Year Journey to Combat Human Trafficking
Houghton Alumnus and Grammy Award Winner George Beverly Shea ’29 Turns 103 Years Old
Houghton Alumnus and Grammy Award Winner George Beverly Shea ’29 Turns 103 Years Old
Julian Cook '13 Performs in the Cedar Rapids Opera
Julian Cook Performs in the Cedar Rapids Opera
Get Ready for PURPLE & GOLD Week!
Get Ready for PURPLE & GOLD Week!
Renovations to Reinhold Campus Center Lower Level Completed
Renovations to Reinhold Campus Center Lower Level Completed
Glen Avery '76 Completes Marathons on all Seven Continents
Glen Avery Completes Marathons on all Seven Continents
Second Annual Shoot Down Cancer Weekend
Second Annual Shoot Down Cancer Weekend
Houghton Graduate Wins National Poster Contest
Houghton Graduate Wins National Poster Contest
Houghton Alumnus Dr. Jeffrey A. Moshier ’74 Named Provost at Taylor University
Houghton Alumnus Dr. Jeffrey A. Moshier ’74 Named Provost at Taylor University
Houghton Students Selected to Study at Nashville Contemporary Music Center
Houghton Students Selected to Study at Nashville Contemporary Music Center
Amanda Monday Awarded 2012 Gilman Scholarship
Amanda Monday Awarded 2012 Gilman Scholarship
Houghton’s Top 10 Stories of 2011
Houghton’s Top 10 Stories of 2011
Charles Hudgins Bequeathed African Art Collection to Houghton College
Charles Hudgins Bequeathed African Art Collection to Houghton College
Houghton College Awarded Medal for Community Service
Hoiughton College Awarded Silver medal for Community Service
Houghton Begins Development of Multimillion Dollar Sports Complex
Houghton Begins Development of Multimillion Dollar Sports Complex
Houghton College to Receive $12 Million Donation
GIFT FOR “KERR-PEGULA SPORTS COMPLEX” SECOND LARGEST IN HOUGHTON’S HISTORY
Houghton College to Receive $12 Million Donation
GIFT FOR “KERR-PEGULA SPORTS COMPLEX” SECOND LARGEST IN HOUGHTON’S HISTORY
A Life Broken and Renewed: From the Congo to Houghton College
A day will come when Princesse Nabintu, a current senior at Houghton College, will see her little sister again. Painfully, Princesse recalls the Gatumba Massacre that claimed the lives of her sister, close relatives and friends. Emotively, she relays the discriminations she faced as a Congolese Tutsi during the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Houghton College Dedicates Science Building Expansion
Houghton College recently completed a $4.1 million expansion of the Paine Science Center and formally dedicated the new facilities on Saturday, October 8, 2011.
Houghton College Dedicates Science Building Expansion
Houghton College recently completed a $4.1 million expansion of the Paine Science Center and formally dedicated the new facilities on Saturday, October 8, 2011.
Houghton College P.A.C.E. Celebrates 20 Years and Begins 129th Cohort
Houghton College P.A.C.E. (Program for Accelerating College Education) is pleased to announce the 20th anniversary of the program providing opportunities for working adults to complete a bachelor’s degree from Houghton College.
U.S. News & World Report Lists Houghton College as a Best National Liberal Arts College
On September 13, 2011, U.S. News & World Report released its lists of Best Colleges, ranking the schools within 10 defined classifications provided by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Houghton College was once again ranked among elite national liberal arts colleges.
Houghton College Ranked in the Top Three Percent of Colleges Nationwide by Forbes
On August 3, 2011 Forbes released its list of public and private colleges and universities, ranking the best schools based on post-graduation outcomes and from the students’ point of view. Houghton College is ranked in the top 3 percent of colleges nationwide according to this fourth-annual ranking of America’s Top Colleges, compiled by Forbes and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity (CCAP).
Houghton College Named a “Best in the Northeast” College by The Princeton Review
Houghton College is one of the best colleges in the Northeast, according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. It is one of 220 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its “Best in the Northeast” section of its website feature, “2012 Best Colleges: Region by Region,” that posted August 1, 2011 on PrincetonReview.com.
Steven Grudda ’10 Talks Mangoes with Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Sierra Leone
Houghton College graduates Steven Grudda ’10 and Paul Christensen ’06 met former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Sierra Leone during a tour of Africa Felix Juice (AFJ), a juice processing factory in the country’s newly created ‘Special Economic Zone’ (SEZ).
Houghton Alumnus Named to Lilly Graduate Fellows Program
Kyle Vitale ’09 was recently selected as a Lilly Fellow with the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program. Vitale is one of 16 graduate students from across the country selected to be a fellow in the highly competitive program.
Houghton College Commencement 2011
The Houghton College Class of 2011 celebrated its college commencement in the midst of family, friends, faculty, staff, administrators, board of trustees, and members of the Class of 1961.
Science Honors Students Present Alternative-Energy Vehicles
Houghton College students, faculty, families, and friends gathered on Thursday afternoon, May 5, 2011, to watch the science honors students present and test-drive their alternative energy-powered vehicles.
Houghton Students Participate in the Civil Rights Movement Pilgrimage
For the second year, Houghton College students participated in The Faith & Politics Institute’s Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage. In early March, Stan Gabriel ’11, Kaylin Bull ’11 and Amara Graham ’13 traveled with Dr. Ndunge Kiiti ’88, professor of intercultural studies, to Alabama to walk the path of the Civil Rights Movement.
The Sally and Benn Forsyth Learning Commons Unveiled
Houghton College is pleased to announce the creation of the Sally and Benn Forsyth Learning Commons, a vibrant learning commons defined by its sense of place and ability to deliver an integrated and cross-platform learning experience