2,400 Noble County students to visit HU’s campus

HUNTINGTON, Ind. Wednesday, Oct. 1, Huntington University will host 2,400 elementary school-aged students from Noble County who are participating in the Walk into My Future event sponsored by the Noble County Promise.

The children will have the opportunity to learn about college and participate in educational activities across campus. The first group of students will arrive at 9:30 a.m., and the second will arrive at 11 a.m. Faculty from the following departments will host students at 35 interactive stations throughout the day: biology, chemistry, communication, digital media arts, education, English, exercise science, history, ministry & missions, nursing, psychology, social work, theatre, and visual arts. More than 150 Huntington University students also will assist at the stations.

Some of the station topics include "Fountains & Rockets," "It's OK to Be Different!," "Ancient Alphabets," and "Don't Become Someone's Lunch!" Stations are located in Loew-Brenn Hall, the Merillat Centre for the Arts and the RichLyn Library as well as outdoors in front of Becker Hall, the Dowden Science Hall, Habecker Dining Commons, Loew-Brenn Hall, the Merillat Centre for the Arts, and the Merillat Complex.

The day's schedule is:

9:30 a.m. Group A arrives
9:45 to 11 a.m. Group A at interactive stations
11 a.m. Group B arrives
11:15 a.m. to noon Groups A & B lunch on the mall (center of campus)
12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Group B sessions
1:30 p.m. Group B departs

To accommodate the event's activities and the number of visitors on campus, Ray Street will be closed to traffic from College Avenue to the roundabout outside the Merillat Complex tomorrow.

Walk into My Future is an initiative of the Noble County Promise, a collaborative of businesses, youth-serving organizations, and regional and state partners committed to creating a county-wide college-going culture. Launched in Wabash County in 2013, Noble County is among the first group of counties that have been added to the Promise. The Promise collaborative hosts events and activities in the classroom and in the community, culminating with a day on a college campus also in conjunction with College GO! Week and College Savings Month. College GO! Week is sponsored by Learn More Indiana for the purpose of providing resources to high-school students to plan for college and other forms of post-secondary education. College Savings Month is a national campaign promoting participation in 529 college savings plans.

To learn more, visit www.noblecountypromise.org/.