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  • 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 Josť Torres to receive humanitarian award, and other education beat news.

  • Judson to host enrollment meetings for adults Jan 6, 2014 1:57 PM
    Judson Universityís 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.

  • Judson students, staff members help town recover from tornado Dec 19, 2013 5:52 AM
    Though his family’s home was spared from the Nov. 17 EF-4 tornado that ravaged Washington, Ill., Greg Butler knew he had to do something to help his community. The Judson University senior urged university officials to pull together a volunteer relief team to help with the cleanup. “He was delightfully persistent,” said Chris Lash, Judson’s director of university ministry.

  • Judson announces hall of fame class Dec 16, 2013 5:09 PM
    Six individuals and one team will be honored on Friday, January 24th when the Judson University Athletic Hall of Fame holds its 12th annual induction ceremony. Amy Brendlinger Vlastelica, Bob Dilliard, Leslie Ferguson, Kristin Lundquist DeBoer, Jack Mathias and Lee Paul will bring to 62 the number of former Judson athletes who have been enshrined into the Hall of Fame since its inception in 2003. Additionally, the 1983-84 menís basketball team will be recognized. This is the third year a team has been honored by the Hall of Fame. And, the Hall of Fame will also recognize Richard Besancon for his contributions to Judson athletics. AMY BRENDLINGER VLASTELICA A 2003 graduate, Brendlinger Vlastelica is being inducted for softball. She ranks in the Top Ten in six different career statistical categories, including being second in innings pitched (504 2/3) and wins (40), as well as third in strikeouts (228). Her senior season she was all-conference as well as NCCAA all-region. BOB DILLIARD Dilliard is being inducted for menís basketball. A 1970 graduate, he scored 1,123 career points. His 22.5 per game average and his 11.9 per game rebound average rank third on Judsonís all-time career list. Six individuals and one team will be honored on Friday, January 24th when the Judson University Athletic Hall of Fame holds its 12th annual induction ceremony. LESLIE FERGUSON A 2001 Judson graduate, Ferguson is being inducted for womenís soccer. A four-time letter winner, she is the Eaglesí all-time leader in assists (35) and ranks second all-time in points (137) and goals (51). She helped the team to a 5th place finish at the NCCAA National Tournament her sophomore year and an 8th place finish her junior year. KRISTIN LUNDQUIST DEBOER Lundquist DeBoer, a 2002 graduate, is being inducted for womenís basketball. She is the programís all-time leader in 3-point field goals made (230) and attempted (619) and she ranks in the Top Ten in three other categories. She scored 1,008 career points. A three-time letter winner, she was a two-time all-conference selection and was NCCAA All-Region in 2001-02. She helped Judson each the NAIA Sweet 16 in 2001 and 2002. JACK MATHIAS Attending Judson from 1972-75, Mathias will be inducted for baseball. A four-time letter winner, he ranks 3rd with 19 career home runs and 7th in career batting average (. 366). He was also a two-time letter winner in soccer. LEE PAUL A four-time letter winner in menís soccer Paul attended Judson from 1998-2002. He led the Eagles to the programís first two appearances at the NAIA National Tournament in 2001 and 2002, as well as the NCCAA National Championship in 2001, a 2nd place finish at the NCCAA National Tournament in 1998 and a 5th place finish in 1999. He was a third-team NAIA all-American in 2002. He was named the NCCAA National Tournament Most Valuable Player in 2002 and was CCAC Player of the Year. He ranks 1st in career goals scored with 96 and 2nd in points with 228. A special note about Paul: He now lives in Egypt, but does plan to attend the induction ceremony. üThe 1983-84 menís basketball team has the most wins in program history with a 24-7 record. The team finished third at the NCCAA National Tournament under the leadership of Coach Sam Harris. Celebrating its 20th anniversary, members of this team will be recognized at the Hall of Fame ceremony. üRichard Besancon is a pioneer of the Judson athletic program. He helped start the Judson menís basketball program and has been a consistent supporter of the athletic department for many years. For further information on Judson athletics, log on to †

  • Elgin celebrates college grads this weekend Dec 14, 2013 5:34 PM
    Elgin Community College and Judson University both held commencement ceremonies over the weekend to send their graduates out into the world. ECC held their ceremony on Friday evening and Judson held two ceremonies Saturday honoring their graduates.

  • Buddy the Elf delivers Christmas cheer to students at Judson U. Dec 12, 2013 4:38 PM
    Dressed as Buddy the Elf, Judson University President Gene C. Crume Jr. spread Christmas cheer to students studying during finals week as he and his helpers passed out milk and cookies during the annual "Storm the Dorms" event Wednesday night.

  • Two U-46 high schools ranked among best for 2013 Dec 16, 2013 1:38 PM
    Two Elgin Area School District U-46 high schools made the list of best schools for 2013 of two national magazines. U.S. News and World Report named Elgin High School among the Best High Schools for 2013. Meanwhile, Newsweek named Bartlett High School to its list of Americaís Best High Schools for 2013.

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