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AED Units on Campus

March 28, 2018 General Comments Off on AED Units on Campus Posted By: Jean Cole

There are currently 10 AED units located on campus in the event of an emergency involving a suspected heart attack. Those units are located in the main lobby of WRIGHT HALL, upper level of HABECKER DINING COMMONS, main entrance of MCA, main entrance and training room of the PLEX, main level of SCIENCE HALL, beside elevator in BECKER HALL, break room in MAINTENANCE building, near stair well in LOEW-BRENN hall, and in the CAMPUS SECURITY vehicle.

We are currently working on posting (inside the AED cases) a list of trained personnel who can assist you should the need arise to use the unit.

This list is also posted on the HU Portal, under the PERSONNEL tab, under SAFETY/RISK MANAGEMENT along the left side.

Good Friday

March 27, 2018 General Comments Off on Good Friday Posted By: Jean Cole

Reminder: The University offices will be closed GOOD FRIDAY, March 30, 2018. Offices will reopen on Monday, April 2, 2018. Friday will be considered holiday pay for employees regularly scheduled to work.

CNWS Colloquium with Ye In Park

March 27, 2018 General Comments Off on CNWS Colloquium with Ye In Park Posted By: John T. Noble

On Tuesday, April 3, at 7pm in Longaker Recital Hall, the Center for Non-Western Studies presents the annual “Best Essay” Colloquium. The 2017 student winner is Ye In Park for his research on war-time post-traumatic stress disorder among Korean veterans, directed by Dr. Becky Benjamin. Ye In will present his research, and then Dr. Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth (Director of the Center for Families, and Director of the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University) will give a lecture on PTSD in response.

SOFTBALL

March 27, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on SOFTBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington softball team took a pause from league play and headed down south to face Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (11-9) Monday afternoon of spring break where they swept the Pomeroys, 1-0, 8-3, to improve to 11-7 overall.

SMWC, last year’s United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Champions, entered the day averaging over six runs per game but Gower and crew made sure that didn’t happen on this given afternoon. In addition to holding them well below their season average, HU handed the Pomeroys just their second shutout of the season.

The Foresters scored in their first at bat in the opener and little did anyone suspect it would be enough for the win as Casey Lehman singled in Joelle Beals who led off with a walk for a 1-0 lead in the first that held for the final.

Hats off to HU ace Lairen Miller who tossed a one-hitter for her second complete-game shutout of the year. Miller was phenomenal. An HU error in the third and an infield single in the fourth was the only thing that came between the sophomore hurler and a rare perfect game.

Huntington’s sticks came alive in the nightcap as they darted out to a 6-0 lead before settling for the 8-3 win. Freshman Kennedy Krull started things off with a bang by sending one out of the park in the top of the third for her first collegiate dinger.

The fourth proved to be one of the Foresters’ most explosive offensive innings of the year as they plated five runs. With one out and bases loaded, compliments of three singles, Karley Blankenship snuck a single through the left side for the frame’s first run. A Krull RBI-single and Marty Harris sacrifice fly brought in two more runs after which Joelle Beals drove in two more with a base poke to center.

While the Pomeroys would go on to outscore Huntington 3-2 the rest of the way, the damage was already done as HU was able to easily cruise to the win.

Gower’s crew collected 12 hits, six of those hitting coming in the fourth. Beals led the way with three hits and two RBI. Krull finished with two hits, two RBI and scored twice. Paige Eichelberger also tallied a pair of base pokes for the Foresters.

Mallory West went the distance for the win, giving up seven hits, three runs and three walks while striking out two.

Next up for Huntington is an encounter with Brescia University tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.

BASEBALL

March 27, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on BASEBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Forester baseball team wrapped up the season series with Mount Vernon Nazarene University Monday afternoon with a pair of road wins, 7-4, 8-4, to remain perfect in league play at 5-0, 7-12 overall.

The wins is HU’s fifth straight and completes the three-game sweep over the Cougars with the first W, an 8-4 decision, dating back to March 19.

At no time did the Foresters trail in game one but the Cougars never let their visitors too far out of site. It was a one-run difference through the first four frames before HU extended their advantage to two in the fifth. Both teams scored in the sixth after which HU found home one more time in their last at bat to enjoy their largest gap of three by game’s end.

There was no shortage of opportunities to put runs on the board as each team claimed ten hits and left 12 and 11 runners stranded respectively over the course of the contest.

HU was creative in finding home early on. The Foresters scored their first and third runs on a wild pitch and Nick Davit’s walk with bases loaded respectively. In between, Jake Hansen doubled in a run No. 2 in the second.

Tyler Zimske took over after that by sending one into the bleachers in left-center in the fifth and then logging a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth. Adrian Perez drove in another run in the sixth with an RBI-fielder’s choice after which Hunter Losekamp wrapped things up with a run-scoring double in the seventh.

Mason Shinabery posted the win on the mound. In 5.2 innings of work, he gave up seven hits, four runs, three of which were earned, and three walks while striking out four. Tarrin Beachy offered 1.1 innings of scoreless relief for the save.

Perez and Losekamp each finished with a pair of hits and RBI. Daniel Lichty also finished with two hits while Zimske tallied his first bomb of the year to go along with two RBI.

The nightcap was the talk of the town. Both teams scored four runs through the first four frames but then came crickets as the next five innings remained deadlocked at 4-4. Offense was at a premium as each team managed just one hit to extend the game beyond its original nine-inning intent.

Down to their last out with a runner on first in the top of the tenth, the Foresters erupted for four runs to double up the score for the statement win. Lichty was the first to come up with a clutch hit, a single to right-center, to drive in speedster Donovan Clark from first.

HU had a little help from the Cougars after that by way of an error, hit batter and wild pitch to not only load the bases but allow Lichty to touch home.

With bases still loaded, Perez dropped a single into left to plate two more runs bringing their total to eight.

While Mount Vernon landed a runner in scoring position in their half of the tenth, a pop up down the right field line was hauled in by Zimske for the third out to solidify the win.

Huntington’s first four runs were bundled in the third and again came with a little assistance from the Cougar defense. The Foresters scored twice on two separate throwing errors in addition to touching home on a passed ball. The inning also saw HU take advantage of two walks and wild pitch and Jamar Weaver knocking in a run with an RBI-fielder’s choice.

On either side of Huntington’s four-run third were three runs by the Cougars in the first and another in the fourth to set the stage for the Foresters’ runaway win in the tenth.

After earning the save in game one, Beachy tossed three frames of scoreless, hitless relief in the nightcap to pick up the win for a productive day on the bump. The senior hurler closed out the game giving up three walks while striking out one.

HU posted five hits to MVNU’s four and took advantage of five Cougar errors to the tune of six unearned runs.

Frame’s crew is back in action tomorrow to face Saint Francis at 2:00 p.m.

BASEBALL

March 27, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on BASEBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Crossroads League has announced that Huntington University sophomore Donovan Clark has been named the baseball Player of the Week for the week of March 26, 2018.

Clark helped guide HU to a 3-0 record last week. The Huntington centerfielder went 6-for-10 at the plate for a batting average of.600. He scored twice and drove in three runs in addition to drawing three walks and stealing just as many bases.

Among his league peers, the Fort Wayne native (Southside HS) currently ranks 8th in stolen bases per game (0.41) and 10th in hits per game (1.18).

The Foresters (5-12) have won four out of their last six contests are a perfect 3-0 in conference play.

BOWLING

March 27, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on BOWLING Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Foresters’ bowling season finished this past weekend at the NAIA Invitational Tournament hosted by Plaza Lanes in Highland, Ind. The tournament started on Friday with 24 baker games to determine seeding for the double elimination best-of-five match play portion held on Saturday and Sunday.

“I’m proud of both teams,” said Coach Shockey. “Overall, we are still a young team and the experiences gained this season will invaluable going forward.”

It wasn’t exactly the ending the HU women were hoping for. They finished Friday in a tie for 18th place out of 20 teams with a score of 4,307 for a 179/game average. HU faced #15 Aquinas in the first round of match play on Saturday morning and came out on the short end of a 3-1 decision, 199-173, 178-200, 179-170, 205-196.

The loss moved Huntington into the contender’s bracket to face #10 University of Saint Francis. The match was close until USF got on a hot streak in game four to wrap up the 3-1 win, 173-208, 196-163, 175-173, 219-189, to eliminate HU from the tourney.

“We came into the season with a few simple goals and we surpassed most of those goals,” said Shockey. “The ladies went from a team last year that missed the NAIA tournament to a team the easily qualified and was able to show our potential with a couple runner-up finishes.

“We showed some of our potential at times this season. We have a good recruiting class for next season so the future is bright for the girls. They’re going to be a really tough team next season. We’ll have experienced upperclassmen to blend with a talented sophomore and freshman class.”

The Forester men struggled on Friday but turned it around on Saturday to finish the NAIA Championships with another elite 8 appearance. Friday was a day with ups and downs as they climbed as high as 7th before lunch before falling down to the 19th seed by day’s end. HU finished the day with a total score of 4,499 for a 187/game average.

In match one on Saturday, the men faced 14th seed Kansas Wesleyan and lost a close one, 3-2, with scores of 202-185, 169-170, 236-237, 207-177, 199-157. It send them to the contender’s round where they beat #6 Grand View 3.5-1.5, 203-184, 225-204, 180-180, 154-192, 187-143.

After a short lunch break, HU came back to bowl against #20 Lindsey Wilson College for a second straight win, 3-1, 191-174, 169-194, 180-179, 185-147. Next up was Martin Methodist. The Foresters gutted out a 3-2 win, 169-176, 157-184, 202-184, 193-155, 194-173, which put them into the top eight where they faced #7 Lawrence Tech.

Mentally and emotionally drained after the exciting Martin Methodist match, the Foresters ran out of gas to suffer a 3-1 loss to the Blue Devils, 150-153, 195-123, 188-162, 206-141, and end their run in the tourney.

“This marked the last collegiate tournament for senior Jake Neely,” said Shockey. “Over the course of his career, he has put in the work to go from a JV player to a varsity anchor bowler. We will miss Jake and his contributions next season.

“Looking forward, we will still be a young team next season but we will be an experienced team with all freshmen getting time on varsity this season. The men’s recruiting class is solid and will be ready to compete out of the gate next season.”

MIDDAY PRAYERS || MARCH 23 11 AM || RECITAL HALL

March 26, 2018 General Comments Off on MIDDAY PRAYERS || MARCH 23 11 AM || RECITAL HALL Posted By: layla solms || campus ministries

ALL ARE WELCOME: Students, Faculty, and Staff – to Midday Prayers each Friday – even March 23 – Join Mallory H and students for 45-50 minutes in the Recital Hall. Yes, we know Spring Break is almost upon us, and YES we are still meeting to pray.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for Korean Veterans

March 26, 2018 General Comments Off on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for Korean Veterans Posted By: John T. Noble

On Tuesday, April 3, at 7pm in Longaker Recital Hall, the Center for Non-Western Studies presents the annual “Best Essay” Colloquium. The 2017 student winner is Ye In Park for his research on war-time post-traumatic stress disorder among Korean veterans, directed by Dr. Becky Benjamin. Ye In will present his research, and then Dr. Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth (Director of the Center for Families, and Director of the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University) will give a lecture on PTSD in response.

PLEX Spring Break Hours

March 26, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on PLEX Spring Break Hours Posted By: Athletics

Friday March 23: 6am – 6pm
Saturday March 24: 8am – 6pm
Sunday March 25: Closed
Monday March 26: 8am – 6pm
Tuesday March 27: 8am – 6pm
Wednesday March 28: 8am – 6pm
Thursday March 29: 8am – 6pm
Friday March 30: 8am – 6pm
Saturday March 31: 8am – 6pm
Sunday April 1: Closed Easter
Monday April 2: 8am – 6pm Easter Break (no classes)
Tuesday April 3: 6am – 10pm Regular Hours Resume

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FORESTER LECTURE! April 24th

20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: David E. Alexander

Our very own, Dr. John Noble will deliver the annual Faculty Forester Lecture on April 24th. Don’t miss it! Chapel Credit is available. Here are the details: Lecturer: Dr. John Noble, Assistant Professor of Bible and Religion, Huntington University Title: “Hagar: A Paradigm of Retribution and Redemption for the Alien.” …

Senior Showcase – This Saturday

19 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. Saturday, April 21. ADMISSION IS FREE!!! Presenting selections from great American plays and musicals: GYPSY, LUCKY STIFF, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, RABBIT HOLE, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, and more!

Senior Showcase – this Saturday

18 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

Don’t miss the Theatre Department’s Senior Showcase this Saturday, April 21 at 7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. Admission is FREE!!! Come support our graduating seniors as we celebrate their work over the years.

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Campus Update

20 Apr 2018

The Spring Board of Trustees will take place on April 19 – 20 in different locations on campus. Dr. Emberton will provide an update to the campus community on Tuesday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m. in Hiner Hall. All faculty and staff are invited to attend this session.

HU calendar events

20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Margaret Pasko

If you can’t remember the date of events on campus, you can always check the HU calendar at www.huntington.edu/events.

Senior Showcase – this Saturday

20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Theatre Department

What are you doing Saturday night? 7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. ADMISSION IS FREE!!! Program will last about 50 minutes, followed by a reception for our seniors in the MCA lobby Presenting selections from great American plays and musicals: GYPSY, LUCKY STIFF, LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, RABBIT HOLE, A STREETCAR …

Announcements

Expressions of Thanks

27 Feb 2018 | Posted By: Greg Smitley

Thank you for the flowers, cards, personal visits, thoughts and prayers for our family over the loss of my beloved father, Charles Smitley Your generosity, kindness, and thoughtfulness have been a great encouragement. “The memory of the righteous will be a blessing…” Prov. 10:7

Princess and Superhero Academy

1 Feb 2018 | Posted By: Melanie Park

If you know a child who would love to be a princess or superhero for an afternoon, be sure to check out this fund raiser being sponsored by the Viking Volume show choir at Huntington North High School. See the flyer for more details including information for online registration.

Thanks for Your Expressions of Sympathy

18 Dec 2017 | Posted By: Karen Jones

I was sincerely blessed by the flowers, cards, and personal messages shared by the Huntington family after the loss of my father. Your actions reminded me of the importance of community and friendship during times of grief and crisis. Thank you for your expressions of love and sympathy.

Sports News

**SPECIAL INVITATION FROM HU BASEBALL**

20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU baseball team is adding a very special player to its roster by “adopting” two-year old cancer patient Teddy Nix as part of the national Friends of Jaclyn program. Teddy will be signing his HU Letter of Intent on Thursday, April 26, at 5:45PM at Forest Glen Park. The …

SOFTBALL

20 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU softball team split its twin bill with the Cougars of Spring Arbor (17-21, 11-15) Thursday afternoon at Cougar Field. After suffering a 6-3 loss in the opener, the Foresters bounced back with a 5-3 win in the nightcap. Gower’s crew split with SAU at home as well to …

BASEBALL

19 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU baseball team opened up its regular season series with #RV Taylor University (32-10, 12-5) Wednesday afternoon at Forest Glen with a 9-1 loss to the Trojans. The Foresters have struggled a bit as of late having lost four of its last six contests. Frame’s crew got off to …