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ADAMS CENTRAL 6TH GRADERS CAMPUS TOUR & DINING

March 13, 2018 General Comments Off on ADAMS CENTRAL 6TH GRADERS CAMPUS TOUR & DINING Posted By: CHARTWELLS FOOD SERVICES

We were informed the Adams Central 6th Graders and sponsors are arriving
at our HU campus on Wednesday, March 14th for a tour.
Also, all 105 6th Graders and sponsors will join us for lunch at the Dining Commons
at noon – thought you all should know and can plan accordingly.
Thank you –
Chartwells Food Service

Summer Camps

March 12, 2018 General Comments Off on Summer Camps Posted By: Steve Pozezanac

For the first time Huntington University will be concentrating several of the University sponsored summer camps into one week. Shoshannah Hernandez’ Bright Star idea was this year’s winner. Her efforts in spearheading the concept of an HU Summer Academy week are coming to fruition. The week of July 15 – 20 the DMA, Nursing, English Academy, Kids Academy, and the Women’s Soccer Leadership Camps will convene on campus. Each will conduct their individual camps as well as combine their camps for group activities. Attendance is expected to exceed 150. For more information on these and several other camps please visit this website: www.huntington.edu/summer-camps.

Hort Club Meeting – Today @7PM

March 12, 2018 General Comments Off on Hort Club Meeting – Today @7PM Posted By: Huntington University Horticulture Club

The HU Hort Club will be holding a general meeting tonight at 7PM in the new Ware Plant Production Facility (aka the new greenhouse at the science building). Anyone interested in plants, landscaping, honeybees, or the outdoors in general is welcome to attend! We will be propagating succulent starts for next year’s plant sales and discussing upcoming honeybee and campus trail projects.

This Week in Forester Spring Sports

March 12, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on This Week in Forester Spring Sports Posted By: Athletics

HOME:
Tues. Mar. 13 – Baseball vs IU-Kokomo @ 4:30 PM
Tues. Mar. 13 – Softball vs Indiana Wesleyan University @ 3:00 PM
Fri-Sat. Mar. 16-17 – M. Golf, Huntington Univ. Invite @ Sultans Run, Jasper, IN @ 12PM/9:30AM

AWAY:
Fri. Mar. 16 – Baseball @ Mt. Vernon Nazarene Univ. (OH) @ 2:00 PM
Fri. Mar. 16 – Softball @ Goshen College @ 3:00 PM

Go Foresters!!

SOFTBALL

March 12, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on SOFTBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

It was a friendly neighborhood rivalry Saturday afternoon at Spartan Field where Manchester University downed the HU softball team twice, 5-6, 11-10, in a non-conference doubleheader.

Game one came down to the last frame. Down to their last three outs, the Foresters stepped up to the plate trailing 5-3 but it didn’t take long for the visitors to make up that difference. After Paige Eichelberger led off with a double to right, Abby Keaffaber launched one over the left field fence to knot things up at 5s. It was the New Castle native’s second career dinger.

Spartan pitcher Madisyn Walter worked three straight outs after that to send the game to the bottom of the seventh where, with bases loaded, Alexis Mokos posted a walk-off single for the win much to the chagrin of Gower and crew.

Leading up to the seven-inning finale, HU scattered runs in the first, second and fifth frames. Huntington’s first run came by way of Eichelberger’s RBI-ground out after which Casey Lehman doubled in a run in the second and Joelle Beals drove in Eichelberger with a single to third three frames later.

Keaffaber claimed two of HU’s nine hits to go along with two RBI. Lehman and Eichelberger each picked up a pair of hits and an RBI while Kennedy Krull also registered two base pokes on the day.

The Foresters’ defense got them into some of trouble as they committed three errors which led to two unearned runs in a game that saw the Spartans score in five of their seven at bats. The W is Manchester’s first of 2018.

Mallory West took the loss for HU. She tossed the first four innings and then took to the circle again in the seventh giving up nine hits, five runs and two walks while striking out three.

There was no shortage of offense in the nightcap and just like the opener, it came down to the wire. This time is was Mallorie Jennings’ sacrifice fly that brought an abrupt ending to the game. The Spartans scored four runs in the final two frames to turn their three-run deficit of 11-8 after five into their second victory of the day.

Manchester put points on the board in every inning but the fifth. They hammered out 18 hits and took advantage of four HU errors to the tune of three unearned runs. The Spartans collected three long balls, two at the bat of Laurren Ladwig.

Gower’s crew tallied more than half their runs in the second. HU batted around and in the process, Lehman and Sophia Beachy each doubled in a pair of runs while Eichelberger also knocked in two runs with a singled up the middle for a six-run frame.

Beachy picked up her first of three RBI in the first on a groundout. Manchester was nearly as active through the first two innings by logging five runs and then pulled within one, 7-6, by the third.

The next three frames were a wash as each team touched home four times for an 11-10 ball game. Huntington’s offense came by way of Beals’ two-run double in the fifth while the final two runs were scored on back-to-back throwing errors in the sixth.

It was all Manchester after that as the Spartans’ tying run in the seventh came compliments of their third homer – this one by Sydney Thompson. Three batters later Jennings capped off the comeback with her game-winning sacrifice fly.

Beachy registered a pair of base knocks and logged three RBI. Beals and Eichelberger also finished with two hits to go along with two RBI. Ashley Brown and Karley Blankenship rounded out five Foresters who posted two hits in the nightcap.

West was tagged with her second loss on the day. She tossed four frames and gave up eight hits and six runs, three of which were earned.

HU (1-5) now turns its attention to league play. They open up at home against Indiana Wesleyan on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.

BASEBALL

March 12, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on BASEBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

It was a friendly neighborhood rivalry Saturday afternoon at Spartan Field where Manchester University downed the HU softball team twice, 5-6, 11-10, in a non-conference doubleheader.

Game one came down to the last frame. Down to their last three outs, the Foresters stepped up to the plate trailing 5-3 but it didn’t take long for the visitors to make up that difference. After Paige Eichelberger led off with a double to right, Abby Keaffaber launched one over the left field fence to knot things up at 5s. It was the New Castle native’s second career dinger.

Spartan pitcher Madisyn Walter worked three straight outs after that to send the game to the bottom of the seventh where, with bases loaded, Alexis Mokos posted a walk-off single for the win much to the chagrin of Gower and crew.

Leading up to the seven-inning finale, HU scattered runs in the first, second and fifth frames. Huntington’s first run came by way of Eichelberger’s RBI-ground out after which Casey Lehman doubled in a run in the second and Joelle Beals drove in Eichelberger with a single to third three frames later.

Keaffaber claimed two of HU’s nine hits to go along with two RBI. Lehman and Eichelberger each picked up a pair of hits and an RBI while Kennedy Krull also registered two base pokes on the day.

The Foresters’ defense got them into some of trouble as they committed three errors which led to two unearned runs in a game that saw the Spartans score in five of their seven at bats. The W is Manchester’s first of 2018.

Mallory West took the loss for HU. She tossed the first four innings and then took to the circle again in the seventh giving up nine hits, five runs and two walks while striking out three.

There was no shortage of offense in the nightcap and just like the opener, it came down to the wire. This time is was Mallorie Jennings’ sacrifice fly that brought an abrupt ending to the game. The Spartans scored four runs in the final two frames to turn their three-run deficit of 11-8 after five into their second victory of the day.

Manchester put points on the board in every inning but the fifth. They hammered out 18 hits and took advantage of four HU errors to the tune of three unearned runs. The Spartans collected three long balls, two at the bat of Laurren Ladwig.

Gower’s crew tallied more than half their runs in the second. HU batted around and in the process, Lehman and Sophia Beachy each doubled in a pair of runs while Eichelberger also knocked in two runs with a singled up the middle for a six-run frame.

Beachy picked up her first of three RBI in the first on a groundout. Manchester was nearly as active through the first two innings by logging five runs and then pulled within one, 7-6, by the third.

The next three frames were a wash as each team touched home four times for an 11-10 ball game. Huntington’s offense came by way of Beals’ two-run double in the fifth while the final two runs were scored on back-to-back throwing errors in the sixth.

It was all Manchester after that as the Spartans’ tying run in the seventh came compliments of their third homer – this one by Sydney Thompson. Three batters later Jennings capped off the comeback with her game-winning sacrifice fly.

Beachy registered a pair of base knocks and logged three RBI. Beals and Eichelberger also finished with two hits to go along with two RBI. Amber Brown and Karley Blankenship rounded out five Foresters who posted two hits in the nightcap.

West was tagged with her second loss on the day. She tossed four frames and gave up eight hits and six runs, three of which were earned.

HU (1-5) now turns its attention to league play. They open up at home against Indiana Wesleyan on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.

BASEBALL

March 12, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on BASEBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The HU baseball team didn’t fare so well on day two of the Clayton Pfeiffer Memorial Classic as they dropped a pair of games to wrap up the weekend 1-3. Against host Missouri Baptist, Huntington suffered a 7-1 loss after which the Foresters were on the wrong end of an 8-6 decision with the College of the Ozarks.

Against the Spartans, Huntington’s only offense came in the fourth on a Donovan Clark sacrifice fly that drove in Jake Hansen who had picked up his second hit of the day just a few batters earlier.

It was a pivotal fourth as MBU plated four runs in their half of the frame. Not only did it extend their lead to six at 7-1, it also proved the last time either team would score as the final three innings featured just one hit by each squad for a rather uneventful finish.

Prior to the fourth, the hosts scored once in the first and twice in the third for a 3-0 lead before they blew it open in the fourth.

It wasn’t the cleanest of games. Between the two teams, they committed six errors but it was HU’s two blunders that came at a cost – two unearned runs.

In addition to Hansen posting two hits, Nick Davit also finished with a pair as the duo accounted for all but two of their team’s six hits.

DJ Moore was charged with the loss. He went the distance to give up six hits, seven runs and three walks while striking out five.

After a short break, the Foresters took to the field again to face the College of the Ozarks hoping for a second W against the Bobcats in less than 24 hours but unfortunately, it wasn’t to be.

The first three frames didn’t produce any runs for either team but the sticks heated up in the fourth. HU struck for four runs in their at bat. Lichty singled into right field to drive in his team’s first run. Davit followed suit with a base knock to the same area on either side of sacrifice flies by Perez and Hansen for the 4-0 lead.

The Cats closed the gap to just one in their half of the inning. Coach Frame’s crew stayed the course to add what they hoped were two insurance runs. Jamar Weaver’s run-scoring shot up the middle in the fifth upped the lead to 5-3 after which back-to-back doubles by Adam Roser and Clark in the sixth stretched the advantage to three at 6-3.

But as it was, Ozarks pieced together five hits on the way to finding home just as many times in the bottom of the sixth to turn the tables and establish their first lead that proved permanent.

The Foresters sent three pitchers to the hill with Tarrin Beachy stepping in on relief in the sixth where he gave up three hits and two runs to be tagged with the loss.

Offensively, HU outhit their opponent 12-11. Clark and Lichty each went 3-for-4 at the plate and drove in a run. Weaver and Roser collected two hits apiece.

Huntington heads into their home opener against IU Kokomo on Tuesday, with a record of 2-12.

BASEBALL

March 12, 2018 Sports News Comments Off on BASEBALL Posted By: Joanne Green, SID

The Huntington baseball team, playing on Spartan Field in St. Louis this weekend, split on day one of the Clayton Pfeiffer Memorial Classic. Up against host Missouri Baptist on Friday, the Spartans exploded for five runs in the fifth to run away with an 8-3 win over HU after which the Foresters turned around and blew out the College of the Ozarks 13-4.

It was all tied up 3-3 leading up to the Spartans’ big frame where they hammered out five of their 11 hits to blow the game open to which Frame’s crew had no answer. It was a 1-2-3 sixth and seventh for the Foresters for a quiet bowing out by the visitors.

The first four innings were a different story as Huntington played even with their hosts. MBU, ranked 6th nationally to start the season, struck first in the opening frame for an early 1-0 advantage. After a quiet second, HU got on the board in the third with a pair of runs. Tyler Zimske was hit by a pitch and eventually came around to score when Dan Lichty found a hole on the right side of the field for an RBI-single.

Adam Roser, who reached base on an infield single, scored Huntington’s second run of the frame on Jamar Weaver’s fielder’s choice to take what proved a short-lived 2-1 advantage as the Spartans matched that in their half of the third to reclaim the lead at 3-2.

Zimske forced the above-mentioned 3-3 tie by doubling in Nick Davit in the top of the fourth before Missouri Baptists’ score fest in the fifth that eventually resulted in their tenth win of the season.

Lichty claimed two of HU’s six hits to go along with an RBI to pace his team offensively.

Mason Shinabery took the loss on the bump. In five innings of work, he gave up 11 hits and eight runs while striking out five before Alex McCutcheon tossed a hitless, scoreless inning of relief.

In game two, Connor West picked up his first win of the year by giving up seven hits, two runs and three base on balls while striking out four in six innings on the hill against Ozarks in a game where Huntington’s bats came alive.

The Foresters more than matched their run total from earlier in day in the opening frame against the Bobcats by plating four runs highlighted by Adrian Perez’s three-run blast, his second dinger of the season.

Lichty’s RBI-single preceded Perez’s homer to get HU off on the right foot. The Cats (16-7) got two back in the second but it would make little difference after Huntington’s next at bat where they put the game out of reach with five runs.

It was another mighty swing, this time at the bat of Davit, that was the talk of the frame. After Weaver drove in Donovan Clark with a run-scoring base poke, Davit send one long with bases loaded for the rare grand slam to make for a 9-2 ball game after three.

The Foresters tacked on four more runs in the sixth on timely hitting for their second game of scoring double-digit runs. Clark touched home for the third time of the contest on a Bobcat error after which Lichty also scored his third run of the game by way of a wild pitch. Perez wrapped up HU’s scoring with a two-run single down the left field line in a frame where HU pounded out four hits.

Ozarks added two more runs in the seventh to their total but it was too little, too late as Huntington wrapped up the win to improve to 2-10 on the year.

Perez finished 2-for-4 at the plate and posted five RBI to lead Huntington. Davit and Weaver also collected a pair of hits and drove in four and one run respectively as the trio accounted for six of their team’s nine hits.

Huntington will face the same opponents tomorrow but in reverse order. They will open up play against College of the Ozarks at 10:00 a.m. CST before squaring off with Missouri Baptist at 12:30 p.m. CST.

Higher Learning Commission Visit

March 9, 2018 Events Comments Off on Higher Learning Commission Visit Posted By: Cathy Trout

On Monday and Tuesday, March 12 and 13, five peer reviewers of the Higher Learning Commission will be on campus for Huntington University’s accreditation affirmation. There will be many meetings with various individuals and groups, as well as some open times for faculty, staff, and students to participate. The open times are as follows:
Monday, March 12:
4:00 -4:50 p.m. in Science Hall 125, Open Forum Discussions: Criteria 1 & 2 Mission & Integrity
Tuesday, March 13:
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Science Hall 225 (Hiner), Drop-in Session
9:00 – 10:10 a.m. Science Hall 225 (Hiner), Open Forum Discussions: Criteria 3 & 4 Teaching Quality & Evaluation
10:20 – 11:35 a.m. Science Hall 225 (Hiner), Open Forum Discussions: Criteria 5 Resources, and Institutional Priorities

What can you do to help? Well, if you are available during the open times, feel free to join in. Otherwise, please pray for the visit, the HLC campus team that worked to put all of the information together, and for the peer reviewers.

Celebration of Higher Learning Commission Visit

March 9, 2018 Events Comments Off on Celebration of Higher Learning Commission Visit Posted By: Cathy Trout

A reception will be held to celebrate the HLC Accreditation Affirmation visit. Please come and enjoy a little R & R!
When: Tuesday, March 13, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Library Conference Room

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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 …