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  • Judson names Venus Taylor new softball coach Aug 18, 2014 9:13 PM
    Judson University was no stranger to Venus Taylor, who was an assistant coach with the Chicago Bandits when the Bandits played at the Elgin college. So when Becky Pearl left the Judson softball job after 10 years to become the head coach at Lewis University, Taylor immediately had an interest in the job. On Monday, Eagles’ athletic director Joel Cotton named the well-known former pro player as Judson’s new coach. Taylor started her new job right away and had a hard time containing her excitement for the challenge ahead of her.

  • Judson softball coach Pearl leaving for Lewis Jul 21, 2014 3:08 PM
    Judson University softball coach Becky (Stenning) Pearl has announced that she has accepted the position of head softball coach at NCAA Division II Lewis University effective August 4. Pearl has coached at Judson for 10 seasons and is the program’s all-time winningest coach with 250 wins.

  • High schoolers play annual all-star softball game in Elgin Jun 17, 2014 9:44 AM
    Some of the suburbs’ best high school softball players got the chance to play in a different kind of all-star game Monday evening at Judson University in Elgin. Before the 11th annual Fehlman Memorial Senior All-Star Softball Game, John Radtke, event organizer and Daily Herald Fox Valley Prep sports editor, said although the name of the event has changed through the years, the purpose remains the same. “It’s threefold,” he said. “Play hard, play to win, and have fun.”

  • Judson birder spots rare warbler on Elgin campus May 14, 2014 1:29 PM
    During his past eight years of birding on campus, first as a student and then as an employee of Judson University, Eric Secker has amassed a list of more than 180 species of birds.

  • ‘Dancing With Our Stars’ theme of Elgin Suzuki concert May 13, 2014 4:55 PM
    “Dancing With Our Stars,” featuring compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, and others who wrote dance forms, is the theme of the Suzuki School of Elgin’s spring concert. The program will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, in the Herrick Chapel on the campus of Judson University, 1151 N. State St., Elgin. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door or by calling (847) 695-7216.

  • Judson eliminated from NAIA playoffs May 13, 2014 9:44 PM
    The Judson University baseball team held a 4-1 lead after five innings Tuesday but couldn’t sustain the advantage and fell to LSU-Shreveport 8-5 in the NAIA Opening Round at Montgomery, Ala.

  • Judson falls at NAIA Opening Round May 12, 2014 8:26 PM
    The Judson University baseball team couldn’t overcome a big early deficit Monday and fell to Point (Ga.) 11-4 in the first game of the NAIA Opening Round in Montgomery, Ala.

  • Judson hoping third time is charm at NAIA Opening Round May 10, 2014 7:50 PM
    Will the third time be a charm for the Judson University baseball team? The Eagles open play in the NAIA National Championship opening round Monday at 11 a.m. against Point University (West Point, Ga.) as part of the Montgomery, Ala., bracket at Faulkner University’s Harrison Field.

  • Judson honors volunteer at prayer breakfast May 7, 2014 6:15 PM
    More than 325 volunteers and civic leaders gathered Wednesday morning for Judson University’s annual Community Prayer Breakfast at its Elgin campus. The university honored Dr. Risé D. Jones, co-founder of Hamilton Wings, with the 2014 D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award. “Dr. Jones has been described by friends and colleagues as tireless, determined, and passionate about meeting the ever-increasing needs of Elgin’s underserved youth,” said Mary Rees Freeman, the 2013 D. Ray Wilson Award winner.

  • Judson baseball team headed to NAIA World Series May 7, 2014 11:01 PM
    The Judson University baseball team is headed to the NAIA World Series. The Eagles bounced back from a 7-4 loss to Holy Cross (Ind.) in Game 1 to win the second game 10-6 Wednesday to secure the CCAC Tournament championship and the league’s automatic bid to the national finals.

  • Always give your best, author tells Judson graduates May 3, 2014 6:37 PM
    Judson University graduates were told Saturday to give their best, always, no matter whether they end up working as lawyers or Starbucks baristas. Author Mindy Caliguire, executive director of Engage International and director of transformation for Willow Creek Association, addressed 180 graduates.

  • Judson students design shelters for disaster relief Apr 19, 2014 8:00 AM
    Judson University sophomore architecture students have designed and built creative emergency shelters for rapid deployment and setup in areas affected by natural or man-made disasters. The prototypes will be entered into the Disaster Shelter Competition — sponsored by World Vision and John Brown University (JBU) — April 24 and 25 at JBU in Siloam Springs, Ark.

  • Judson baseball team fights through adversity Apr 3, 2014 5:40 PM
    Injuries can be an extremely unkind part of sports. In the case of the Judson University baseball team, unkindness has be thrown to the curb and replaced with optimism and results. The Eagles have weathered the loss of three key roster components and stood at 19-12 overall and 5-2 in the early stages of CCIW play through midweek. Judson recently swept its home conference doubleheader opener against Olivet Nazarene.

  • Monday weather provides preview of what’s ahead Mar 31, 2014 2:28 PM
    Students are Judson University were finally able to enjoy some spring temperatures on campus Monday, and even a bit of time to relax by Tyler Creek while soaking up some sunshine between classes.

  • Condoleezza Rice opens Judson World Leaders Forum Mar 19, 2014 7:10 PM
    “I always say that I’m a professor who took an eight-year detour in Washington,” former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a packed crowd at Judson University Wednesday. Rice delivered the keynote speech at the university’s fourth annual World Leaders Forum. Rice, who teaches political science at Stanford University in California, spoke about her love for education, global leadership, the ongoing turmoil in Russia, and empowering young girls to become leaders.

  • Judson University to host health walk Mar 13, 2014 8:01 AM
    Judson University’s Health Education and Promotion class invites the Elgin community to join in the Every Body Walk! event from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Lindner Tower, Classroom D, 1151 N. State St., Elgin. The event is part of Elgin’s March Into Health month, an annual program to promote physical activity in the community.

  • Suburban Christian band ascends to the big time Feb 19, 2014 6:07 AM
    After a decade of making music, Citizen Way, a Christian rock band with close ties to Judson University in Elgin, is finally enjoying the spotlight. The band will play Saturday at Allstate Arena during the first postgame concert in the Chicago Wolves' 20-year history. “As Christians and followers of Christ, we genuinely believe that this is God's calling in our lives through the talents he's given us,” Ben Blascoe said.

  • ECC board approves three-year contract Feb 11, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Elgin Community College board recently approved a new, three-year contract with the ECC Faculty Association after negotiations began in September 2013. The union’s members reviewed and ratified the agreement on Jan. 9. The previous contract was set to expire Dec. 31, 2013.

  • U-46 superintendent to receive humanitarian award Feb 4, 2014 11:49 AM
    Elgin Area School District U-46 Superintendent José Torres to receive humanitarian award, and other education beat news.

  • Judson to host enrollment meetings for adults Jan 6, 2014 1:57 PM
    Judson University’s School of Leadership and Business will host enrollment meetings for busy adults seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees on three different dates in January at their Elgin, 1151 N. State St., Lindner Tower, and Rockford, 1055 Featherstone Road campuses.

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