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SOFTBALL

March 19, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on SOFTBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Fitting for a crisp autumn day, the Forester softball team raked over the Maple Leafs of Goshen College (8-13, 0-2) at Ingold Athletic Complex Friday afternoon for a pair of wins, 5-4, 5-2, to open up league play. With these wins, HU improves to 3-5 overall, 2-0 in CL action.

Both teams wasted little time in game one producing runs in a first inning that resembled more of a chess match than a softball game. HU scored twice in their opening at bat but the Maple Leafs countered right back with a pair of runs of their own.

The Foresters logged three straight singles with the third base poke, Paige Eichelberger’s single up the middle, driving in the game’s first run. Abby Keaffaber picked up the second RBI of the frame with a groundout to short for the early 2-0 lead but it vanished in the blink of an eye as Goshen smacked two out of the park in their half of the frame for the 2-2 deadlock.

Casey Lehman doubled in Marty Harris who had singled just prior to reclaim the lead at 3-2 in the second. The bats went quiet after that until the seventh when the chess match resumed with both teams scoring a pair of runs.

The frame had a similar feel for Gower and crew but this time it was a pair of back-to-back doubles, the first by Karley Blankenship and the second by Kennedy Krull, that resulted in the first run of the inning. A sacrifice fly by Lehman two batters later drove in Krull for a comfortable 5-2 advantage heading to the bottom of seventh and Goshen’s last shot at a heroic finish.

While GC claimed just one hit, they took advantage of two HU errors to touch home twice before Lairen Miller worked her eighth strike out of the afternoon for the final out to short-change the Maple Leafs’ comeback.

Miller went the distance to give up six hits, four runs and two walks while striking out eight for W.

Lehman finished with a hit and two RBI to pace Huntington offensively. Six other Foresters each logged a hit for a well-balanced attack.

In the nightcap, the Foresters peppered the Maple Leaf defense with six doubles at the bat of Joelle Beals, Ashley Brown (2), Eichelberger (2) and Sophia Beachy.

Down 2-0 after three innings, Gower’s crew received a much-needed boost in the top of the fourth. Eichelberger opened the frame with a single, Everhart reached on a walk after which Brown’s double to center drove in Eichelberger for the Foresters’ first run of the game. Krull then knotted things up at 2-2 with an RBI-ground out to second.

After solid defense and controlled pitching from both sides resulted in a fifth inning stalemate, the Foresters got their sticks going again in the top of the sixth with a one-out single from Blankenship.

Everhart followed with a successful sac bunt pushing Blankenship to second to setup another Brown RBI-double, this time down the left field line, to give the visitors their first lead of the contest.

The Maple Leafs went three and out in their half of the frame bringing up the top of the Forester lineup in the seventh.

Lehman popped out to second to start the inning but was quickly followed by a Beals’ infield single. Beals advanced to third on a Beachy ground out bringing up the heart of Huntington’s lineup with two outs setting the tone for a traditional Forester rally.

An error by the Goshen squad allowed Beals to score and Meghan Fretz to reach base. A screaming double from the bat of Eichelberger found space in right center allowing pinch runner Reed Jahnke to score. Eichelberger was caught stealing for the third out but a two-run seventh inning pushed the Forester lead to 5-2.

Down to their last at bat, the Maple Leafs had their work cut out for them but Fretz, who went the distance in the circle, made sure nothing transpired. After coaxing Courtney Crapser to fly out to left-center for out number one, Fretz struck out the next batter before the rookie hurler cleanly fielded a ground ball right back at her to seal the win.

Fretz gave up just five hits, two runs and three walks while striking out three for the complete-game win. Eichelberger claimed three of HU’s nine hits to go along with an RBI to pace her team at the plate. Brown finished with a pair of hits and RBI while Beals also collected two base pokes.

HU is back on the road tomorrow to face Bethel College at 1:00 p.m.

HU Takes on The Voice: Battle Rounds!

March 16, 2018 General Comments Off on HU Takes on The Voice: Battle Rounds!

The Blind Auditions for NBC’s The Voice are over and HU’s own Christiana Hicks (class of 2017) is officially #TeamAlicia! She will compete in the Battle Rounds, which start on Monday, March 19! That means that Monday is a viewing party! Join us in the HUB at 8pm to cheer on Christiana! There will be free snacks, courtesy of The Party Shop, for the first 50 attendees! AND there will be giveaways and raffles and more! But wait, there’s more! HU’s own version of The Voice, with its own 12 contests, will compete in HU’s version of the Battle Rounds on Monday at 8pm during commercial breaks. Come cheer on students as they compete to move on in HU’s Voice and win $75!

Honors Lecture: Dr. Jeff Malanson, Longacre Recital Hall, Monday March 19, at 8 pm

March 16, 2018 General Comments Off on Honors Lecture: Dr. Jeff Malanson, Longacre Recital Hall, Monday March 19, at 8 pm Posted By: Todd Martin

Join us to hear Dr. Jeff Malanson, Asst Professor of History at IPFW, speak on his research on George Washington in his lecture “George Washington and the Power of Ideas.” He’ll be presenting on Monday March 19, 2018 at 8pm in the Longacre Recital Hall, Merillat Center for the Arts.

Peter and the Starcatcher closes this weekend

March 16, 2018 Events Comments Off on Peter and the Starcatcher closes this weekend Posted By: Theatre Department

This weekend is your last chance to see this creative, fun and entertaining production. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. Catch Peter Pan before he grows up and flies away!

March 16 at 7:30PM, March 17 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. Purchase online at www.huntington.edu/mca/box-office or reserve at (260) 359-4261

Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

March 16, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on MEN’S BASKETBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

Huntington University senior Mike Bush is one of the nation’s top players as recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) earlier today. Bush was an Honorable Mention selection this season as one of eight Crossroads League players to earn All American honors.

A Third Team pick last year, Bush led the nation in assists for the second straight year with his 8.5 assist per game average. The 5-7 point guard also tossed in 17.6 points, grabbed 2.7 rebounds and swiped a team-best 1.0 steals per night in his final campaign.

The South Bend native (John Adams HS) wrapped up the year with two additional national rankings which included finishing 38th in total scoring (562) and 43rd in assist/turnover ratio (2.3).

Bush concludes his time in green and white as a member of the HU’s 1,000-point club having scored 1,050 points in his two years at Huntington. He also piled up 590 career assists. His name will go down in the Forester record books for most assists in a game (18) and most assists in a season (317).

Honors Lecture–Dr. Jeff Malanson, Longacre Recital Hall, Monday March 19, at 8 pm

March 15, 2018 General Comments Off on Honors Lecture–Dr. Jeff Malanson, Longacre Recital Hall, Monday March 19, at 8 pm Posted By: Todd Martin

Join us to hear Dr. Jeff Malanson, Asst Professor of History at IPFW, speak on his research on George Washington in his lecture “George Washington and the Power of Ideas.” He’ll be presenting on Monday March 19, 2018 at 8pm in the Longacre Recital Hall, Merillat Center for the Arts.

Peter and the Starcatcher runs this weekend

March 15, 2018 Events Comments Off on Peter and the Starcatcher runs this weekend Posted By: Theatre Department

Haven’t seen “Peter and the Starcatcher” yet? Well…don’t let it fly by. This weekend is your last chance to see this creative, fun and entertaining production. Bring your family, friends and neighbors.

March 15, 16 at 7:30PM, March 17 at 2:00PM and 7:30PM in Zurcher Auditorium. Purchase online at www.huntington.edu/mca/box-office or reserve at (260) 359-4261

Annual Wellness Event

March 15, 2018 General Comments Off on Annual Wellness Event Posted By: Jean Cole

The HU Annual Wellness Event was be held on Monday, March 12, 2018, from 7:00- 10:00 am in the Nursing Lab of the Science Building. Another event will be held at the OTD Campus in Fort Wayne on Friday, March 16th.
If you participated in the event and have a MyChart account, you should receive an email letting you know your test results are available to you. Here is the link: https://mychart.parkview.com/MyChart/
The next step is to make an appointment with your family physician for an annual wellness exam. Be sure to let your physician’s office know they need to code the exam as a “wellness exam” so the correct information is submitted to our health plan administrator. The information will them be reported to HR for confirmation of the HSA Wellness Requirement for 2018. It is suggested to schedule the exam prior to June 30th so the reporting is complete by the August 10th payroll. Contact Jean Coleat ext 4200 or Pam Rudy at ext 4003 if you have specific questions.

Coffey Break Student Newsletter

March 15, 2018 General Comments Off on Coffey Break Student Newsletter Posted By: Margaret Pasko

We have been having some issues with the Coffey Break posts. Tech services is working on the problem.

The Coffey Break is a student newsletter sent Monday-Friday during the academic year. To receive the email version, please go to http://coffeybreak.huntington.edu/ and fill out the “Subscribe to the Break” information. Also, this site will allow you to post announcements to students – it is similar to the Forester Feed process.

The submissions are looked at around 8:30 AM and, if a post is submitted after that time, it will probably show up in the next day’s emailed Coffey Break.

Questions? Email mpasko@huntington.edu

Adjusted Library Hours and Spring Break Hours

March 15, 2018 General Comments Off on Adjusted Library Hours and Spring Break Hours Posted By: Anita Gray

Starting Saturday, March 17 the library will make a slight adjustment to the open hours until the week before exams and exam week:

Saturdays we will be open from 1:00 – 4:00; Sundays we will be open 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 10:00 pm; Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Spring Break hours: The library will close Friday, March 23 at 5:00 and will reopen Monday, April 2 at 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

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Events

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.

FORESTER LECTURE! April 24th

17 Apr 2018 | Posted By: David E. Alexander

Dear Colleagues, Please be sure to attend our next Forester Lecture. It is the annual Faculty Forester Lecture. Don’t forget to tell your students and do everything within your power (and beyond) to encourage them to come. Chapel Credit is available Here are details: Lecturer: Dr. John Noble, Assistant Professor …

General

Christiana in Top 12!

19 Apr 2018

In case you missed it, last night Coach Alicia Keys saved Christiana Danielle, which means HU’s own Christiana Danielle is in Top 12 Finalists for NBC’s The Voice! Make sure you watch The Voice on Monday, April 23 at 8pm on NBC to watch her, cheer for her, and VOTE …

“I am Jane Doe” a movie about child sex trade – – Students receive chapel credit

19 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Dr. Carla MacDonald

“I am Jane Doe”, Monday, May 7, 2018, Longacker Recital Hall, 4 – 6 pm. Receive chapel credit!!! “I Am Jane Doe” follows real cases of American girls enslaved in the child sex trade through ads. This documentary follows the journey of these young girls and their mothers as they …

Commencement Volunteers

19 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Cathy Trout

We’re looking for 5-6 staff volunteers to help usher at Commencement on Saturday, May 19. Duties include being helpful and friendly, and ensuring our guests enjoy the day. The time commitment is from 12:45 p.m. until Commencement is over at approximately 4:30 p.m. If you are interested, please email Cathy …

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

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 …

WOMEN’S GOLF

18 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU women’s golf team made history Tuesday afternoon by winning its first event in the program’s three-year life. The Foresters fired a 336 at the Ackerman-Allen Shoot Out hosted by Taylor University to claim Huntington’s first ever title. Leah Thompson topped the leaderboard by carding a 77 to earn …

BASEBALL

18 Apr 2018 | Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

In a clash between the top two teams in the league, the Wildcats of Indiana Wesleyan bested the Forester baseball team twice, 5-4, 5-2, at Forest Glen to complete the regular season series sweep over their hosts. The Wildcats’ first win over HU was a 1-0 decision last Tuesday. With …