Race and school choice to be discussed in Houghton University Kingdom Conversations series conclusion

by Jiana MartinAllegany Hope Information Ambassador The intersection of race and school choice policy will be examined Thursday night by the president of Houghton University as he introduces to students and the general public a prior book he wrote on the subject. Wayne D. Lewis, Jr., along with Professor Peter Meilaender, will conclude a free, … Read more

Houghton Academy celebrates anniversary and installation of new headmaster

Houghton Academy, a private international boarding school, celebrated its 140th anniversary today during ceremonies at the school, which also provided additional highlights, including installation of a new headmaster. Toby A. Travis, Ed.D., a native of Montrose, Pa., heads the school, assuming the role from Philip Stockin of Houghton who had been serving in that capacity … Read more

Houghton University hosts a variety of free art and music events this week

Houghton University will provide a combination of public art and music events this week which include a concert by a world-renowned Israeli pianist. Friday night will feature back-to-back activities in the Center for the Arts, with an opening reception for University art professor John Rhett in the Ortlip Gallery, starting at 6PM, followed by the … Read more

Family activities in Northern Allegany County today

Two major family events, with many free activities, are the focus today in Northern Allegany County, with a Homecoming Family Day at Houghton University and the annual Antlers and Anglers Fall Fest at Belfast. There also is a winter coat giveaway in Wellsville and the monthly television collection, this time at Alfred. To find details … Read more

Houghton University includes Family Weekend activities with homecoming

A host of family activities, many of them free for the public, are being included in this weekend’s Houghton University Homecoming celebration. A Collage Concert, featuring a variety of the many different offerings of the University’s Greatbatch School of Music, will be held from 7:30PM to 9PM tonight in the Wesley Chapel at 1 Willard … Read more

Houghton University begins Kingdom Conversations as it appoints Student Kingdom Ambassadors

Houghton University will host the first of three monthly educational sessions tonight as it begins a new Kingdom Initiative directed toward “learning about, engaging with and celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Houghton University and the Kingdom of God.” The public gatherings will be held from 7PM to 8PM on Thursday, September 28, and Tuesdays, … Read more

Big band sound coming Friday to Houghton University

The 18-piece Russell Scarbrough Big Band will perform in a free public concert Friday night at Houghton University. The event will be held from 7:30PM to 9PM in the Wesley Chapel at 1 Willard Avenue and will feature songs from a new album, Fun Times, which was released over the summer. The band leader of … Read more

Beatty leads revival series at Houghton University

Next Gen Team Leader Santes Beatty of The Wesleyan Church leads one of four revival series services for students and the public this morning at Houghton University. Beatty, who discussed matters of personal healing last night for those who are struggling and reaching out to those who are different this morning, will speak again at … Read more

Three-day spiritual revival series starts Sunday at Houghton University

Rooted, a free public series of spiritual revival services over three days, is returning to Houghton University tomorrow. Four sessions will be held in the John and Charles Wesley Chapel at 1 Willard Avenue, including 6PM Sunday, and 7PM Monday and Tuesday, September 11-12 services. An 11:10AM to 11:50AM Monday Chapel service also will be … Read more

Rushford Labor Day festivities, art show opening and school picnics on the schedule

A variety of activities are on the schedule for Labor Day Weekend, the start of summer’s end, and Back to School this coming week. Check out the details on our exclusive Community Calendar of free and primarily-free activities by using the link at the top of this page or https://bit.ly/3AzhV9C, and forward information to family … Read more

Opening reception for contemporary art exhibit is Friday at Houghton University

An opening reception for a contemporary art show centered around the theme of design will be held from 6:30PM to 8PM Friday at the Ortlip Gallery in the Center for the Arts at Houghton University. The exhibit will feature six New York artists, who will display works which are “crafted to solve a specific human … Read more

New and returning college students arrive in Allegany County

Several thousand students from around the country and many parts of the world will start classes Monday at Allegany County’s three institutions of higher learning, swelling the resident base and the economy. An outside student-led Koinonia worship service was held tonight at Houghton University, with other weekend activities also occurring at Alfred State College and … Read more

Houghton speaker expects a new generation of youth seeking revival

The speaker for a three-day revival, worship and spiritual renewal series next month at Houghton University believes the country is “on the precipice of something we’ve never seen before – a generation emerging committed to prayer, seeking God’s presence and longing for revival.” Rev. Santes Beatty, director of the Next Gen Church Multiplication and Discipleship … Read more

Allegany Hope, Houghton University and more at Families Pavilion today at Wellsville

Mostly sunny skies are expected to greet thousands of visitors today as more than a dozen Christian organizations participate in a Families Pavilion as part of the annual Main Street Festival in Wellsville, an adjunct to the Great Wellsville Balloon Rally weekend. Houghton University and Allegany Hope will be among organizations highlighting the activity, organized … Read more

Houghton University to host series of public Christian revival series in September

Rooted, a three-day free public series of spiritual revival services, will return to Houghton University in September. Four sessions are included on the University’s fall calendar, to be held in the John and Charles Wesley Chapel at 1 Willard Avenue, including 6PM Sunday, September 10; 11:10AM Monday, September 11, as part of the regular campus … Read more

Collegiate Baseball League All-Stars to face off in free game, fireworks at Houghton

Allegany County area residents are able to receive free admission Monday night, which includes a concluding fireworks display, as members of two regional New York Collegiate Baseball League All-Star teams meet for a playoff game at Houghton. The 6:30PM, July 10, match, pitting the league’s top players from the western division, which includes the Houghton … Read more

Houghton University enrolls largest number of first-year students in six years

Houghton University this fall will reverse a recent downward enrollment trend, receiving its largest incoming first-year class in the last six years. The institution reported today that it is “thrilled” by the advancement, saying “this significant milestone is a testament to Houghton’s unwavering commitment to Christ-centered excellence in the classroom, playing field, residence halls and … Read more

National Fallen Firefighter Memorial to include former Houghton student-firefighter

A former Houghton University student, who also was part of the Houghton Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service, will be honored as part of National Fallen Firefights Memorial Weekend activities Saturday and Sunday in Emmitsburg, Md. Capt. Ron McGarvey of the Waxhaw, N.C., Community Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad died in 2021 while returning … Read more

Houghton University schedules final concerts and music recitals for academic year

The Houghton University Jazz and Wind Ensembles, along with the Men’s and Women’s Choir and several other concerts and recitals by The Greatbatch School of Music groups and students, are scheduled for free evening performances this week, with more to follow next week as the academic year winds down. The Jazz Ensemble will perform Tuesday … Read more

Notre Dame law professor inaugurates new Houghton University lecture series

A Notre Dame professor of law and political science will be the first presenter for a new lecture series at Houghton University next week. The Katherine W. Lindley Center for Law and Constitutional Studies at Houghton will host Paolo Carozza for the inaugural Shirley A. Mullen Lecture at 7:30PM Monday, April 17, in the Willard Houghton … Read more