From The Archives: Hickory Hut

This 1948 slide is of the Hickory Hut.  It stood between what is now Serrick Hall and Tenzer.   It was one of several government surplus buildings moved to campus after World War II.  The Hickory Hut had a snack bar, a dance floor, and game equipment.  At various times it

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From The Archives: DC Baseball Spring Break, 1982

Here’s a photo of DC’s baseball team on their spring break trip to Florida in 1982.  The gentleman wearing the #24 jersey in the center is head coach Ed Platzer, who led the team that year to the NAIA District 22 playoffs. From Barb Sedlock, Library Archivist

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DC Welcomes Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach Gonzalo Vivas

As of January 9th, 2017, Defiance College has a new Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach, Mr. Gonzalo Vivas. And while he’s new to campus, he sure isn’t new to the tennis world. A Huntington University alum with coaching experience at Indiana Tech University, The Defender sat Coach Vivas down for

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DC Baseball Looking to Have a Successful Season

The Defiance College Baseball team has been preparing for yet another season this spring, in hopes of winning a conference championship. Falling short last year, the team has been preparing since the end of last season with the idea of a conference championship in sight. The Jackets finished 18-22 last

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From The Archives: DC Softball, 1971

As spring sports gear up for the season, here’s a 1971 picture of DC’s women’s softball team.  Title IX wasn’t passed till the following year, so at this point in DC history, women athletes were limited to club teams.  But by the early 1980s, softball was an official DC varsity

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The 17th Annual Empty Bowls

Last Thursday, February 16th from 4:30-7:00 p.m. the Defiance College Social Work Organization hosted the 17th annual Empty Bowls event. Empty Bowls took place at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 111 Elliott Road, Defiance. Admission was $12 which includes a handmade bowl from Brandon Knott and $8 for children

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From The Archives: DC Archway

The DC campus used to have an arch marking the main entrance to the campus, facing Clinton St.  You can partially see Tenzer Hall through the arch in the background.  Weston Hall is on the right  We think this photo is from about 1948.  The arch was removed during the

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