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THESOUNDINGBOARD Volume 59, Issue No. 24

April 25, 2013

Grace College, Winona Lake, IN

Your words. Our voice.

Grace’s Mediation Team Becomes VORP Certified

From left to right: Jake McCarthy, Dr. Norris, Young Sun Seong, Ashley Brewster, Mary Wick, Drake Darrah

Ashley Brewster Editor-in-Chief

Conflict can be a good thing. Chances are, if you’ve ever taken an Interpersonal Communication class, you’ve learned the benefits of conflict. It’s healthy and productive for people to confront each other and fight -- that is, work -- towards a symbiotic solution. There are, however, certain situations where face-to-face conflict isn’t the best course of action. When things get too volatile or the situation gets too emotional, it can be helpful to have a third party present. And that’s where the Grace College Varsity Mediation Team comes in. From April 10 to April 13, Mediation Team members Mary Wick, Jacob McCarthy, Drake Darrah, Young Sun Seong and yours truly attended Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (VORP) in Elkhart, Ind. VORP is a mediation process that focuses on “restorative justice.” Instead of merely sentencing a criminal for the crime committed, the program brings togethers the victim and the offender and reconciles the two while of-

fering closure for both parties. “I thought the mediation training was a great introduction for me to what mediation was,” said Darrah. “Also, when I was practicing mediation on the last day, I gained a new understanding of the other person’s perspective and the benefit of mediation, as it allows for both parties to win.” VORP mediation occurs when a case -- mainly those involving juvenile offenders -- are referred to the program by the courts. Two mediators -- usually one of the program’s employees and a trained volunteer -- then facilitate a conversation between the victim and the offender and try to ensure that both parties leave satisfied and with a sense of closure. The first two days of the training were largely lecture-based. Participants were encouraged to partake in discussions such as “What is justice, if it exists at all?” On the last day, trainees broke up into smaller groups and each person took turns either being a mediator, a victim or an offender during several mock cases, followed by a debriefing and critiques from trained VORP mediators.

“It was great to see the positive impact people of faith are having on the criminal justice system by promoting restorative justice through programs like VORP,” said Wick. “My favorite part was hearing the testimony of a former criminal who found redemption in Christ and now helps offenders turn their lives around.” At the end of the three days, each participant was given a paper denoting his or her certification as a trained VORP mediator, granting them the opportunity to serve as volunteer mediators in Indiana’s VORP program. “I had a lot of fun learning about a different approach to the mediation process,” said McCarthy. “My favorite part was the political debates and arguments we as a team always seemed to get into at the oddest time, during car rides or our short breaks during training.” Overall, the VORP mediation training was an opportunity for the Mediation Team to learn, bond, and debate -- and now, if you and your roommate ever have a disagreement, you know who to call.


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FEATURES New Professor Hired for Communication Program

Witney Worthen Staff Writer

The Department of Languages, Literature, and Communications introduces a new professor to next year’s staff. Patrick Loebs currently works at the University of Memphis. He is a graduate of Northwestern College of St. Paul, Minn., in 2004 with a major in Communications and a minor in Bible, Minnesota State University with a Master of Arts in Speech Communication in 2008, and University of Memphis with a Doctor of Philosophy in Communication in 2012. Loebs has a wife, Heidi, a beautiful baby girl, Greta, who just turned one this April, and a dog, Bingley. Loebs was born in North Dakota, but mainly grew up in the snow lands of Minnesota. Since then, he has lived in Seattle, Wash., St. Paul, Minn., and Memphis, Tenn., but he still prefers the small-town life. His hobbies are carpentry and music. He plays guitar and is learning bluegrass banjo, but his true love is language. “I like words,” he says. “I value the structure of language and the creative use of vocabulary.” He has taught many speech and debate classes at heach of the schools he’s attended and enjoys the clarity of a well-thought-out and reasoned argu-

ment in daily conversation. He is now coming to Grace College to teach. He has loved teaching since before he started graduate school, even if it meant teaching at a camp, youth group, or even during business meetings. “Teaching was the primary motivation for my decision to pursue a Ph.D. and served as the main impetus to enter the academy. As I have progressed through the process, teaching remains the part of academe that I most enjoy and value.” Loebs says, “As a teacher, I believe that my influence can and should extend beyond the confines of the classroom, and thus I strive for familiarity with my students.” Dr. Paulette Sauders, Professor and Chair of the Department of Languages, Literature, and Communication, says that she is happy about his joining the Communication faculty this coming August. He is one of the many exciting additions to come in the facalty this coming school year. When you come back from summer break, be sure to look for a new professor walking around campus. It may be Loebs. Always remember to say a friendly greeting to these newcomers. You never know; they may end up being your next professors.

The Minutes

Senate Meeting: April 22, 2013 Ashley Brewster Editor-in-Chief

During this week’s Senate meeting, Senate president Jackie Seal recounted her meeting with Dr. Johnson regarding several concerns about the GRec. Johnson was able to confirm that the parts needed to repair certain machines are on their way. Ordering new parts takes a while because of the age of the machines. Johnson commented on how well the machines have held up over the years. He is also contemplating the possibility of keeping the gym open till 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. on Sundays and opening at 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. on Saturdays, with an earlier closing time on Saturdays. These changes would not take place

until the fall semester. Seal and Johnson also talked about potentially changing field house practice times for sports teams and about making the GRec Facebook page more readily available to students. Senators were then asked to write down and discuss the top five things they love about Grace, the top five improvements that could be made, what would help make them a better student, what would help them grow spiritually, and what other schools have that Grace does not. To join the conversation, talk to your representative. Are you interested in joining Senate? The senior class is looking for two representatives in the fall. If you’re interested, contact Kearstin Criswell or Jackie Seal.

The Hoberts: Back at Grace Julia Marsh Staff Writer

Dave and Suzie Hobert. Dave and Suzie Hobert are this year’s missionaries in residence on the Grace campus this year. They have been church-planting missionaries in Burgundy, France, for the past 32 years, but then they were asked by Dr. Tom Stallter if they would be willing to be missionaries in residence on the Grace campus this year. They both graduated from Grace, where they met. “We are excited about being available to talk with students about their interest in missions, and Hobie has had a great time being chaplain of the Grace basketball team this year,” said Susie. Neither Susie nor Hobie were seriously considering missions until the time they were presented with this specific opportunity: “We were married right after college and hadn’t really chosen the direction we would take, but Hobie was attending seminary. He wanted to be prepared for wherever the future would take us. “When we heard about the deep spiritual needs in France and learned that our mission (Grace Brethren) was looking to open new cities in the Saone-et-Loire department, we said, ‘Why not?’ Then we started praying that God would encourage us in this if it was His will, but discourage us if it was not. He encouraged us

in so many ways all along,” the Hoberts shared. In France, the Hoberts began a house church in their living room (later the church grew and purchased a building in the city) and last spring turned over an established church to national leadership. They have also been active in regional youth activities, such as retreats and ski camps, as well as evangelism, training and discipleship for adults at their regional center, the Chateau of Saint-Albain. Susie stated that being a missionary can be encouraging, but there are hard times. She said that it can be difficult to leave family and friends, and there is also the necessity of learning a new language and culture. Things move slowly in evangelism in France, Susie said, because it takes time to gain people’s trust. “However, it is so rewarding to see people come to faith who’ve never heard the Gospel before, and then have the privilege of discipling them to maturity,” she said. Finally, the Hoberts have some advice to give. “Prepare thoroughly in every area that God gives you to study,” they said. For them, it was music and sociology as undergraduate studies. They suggested never assuming that any area will not be useful for Him. Sports (for Hobie -- basketball), music, etc. are good ways to meet and connect with people on a human level. “Go through open doors in areas where God seems to be leading and ask friends and church families to pray for you for guidance. Early experience in your country of interest will also be very helpful,” the Hoberts shared. “Just remember, God’s timing is perfect,” Susie said. “He can use any willing person who trusts Him to lead. We’ve been privileged to learn a second culture and be a part of God’s working in another country. It’s been fascinating to study French history and see why the


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MudLOVE, ICDI Help Africa Alisha P. Gomez Staff Writer

Integrated Community Development International (ICDI) has a new campaign called “JumpSTART.” On March 25, ICDI’s main office was looted during the Seleka rebel takeover of the Central African Republic. Their new campaign was created to help get their office in Bangui up and running again. Well-drilling is still on their agenda and you can help by donating at www.icdi.org/jump. MudLOVE partners with ICDI by giving 20 percent of their funds to ICDI to provide clean water in Africa. ICDI works with communities in Central Africa, empowering the

people by drilling wells for clean water and informing them about good sanitation and resources. Kyle Garberson of MudLOVE says that MudLOVE has a great relationship with ICDI. The CEO of ICDI, Jim Hocking, even has a special chair in the MudLOVE office where he stops in and relaxes. Garberson also said that one reason why they partner with ICDI is that the people at MudLOVE are committed to supporting local businesses and local non profits. “We have a deep relationship with ICDI and that is made possible in a large way by how close in proximity we are,” he said. ICDI has a branch in Warsaw just like MudLOVE. Garberson continues,

“The second reason why we have a partnership with ICDI is that we love their model and mission. They are committed to building relations with Central Africans and enabling them to be the best they can be.” He went on to say that ICDI not only comes to villages and drills wells but they really focus on establishing practices that lead to a full and better life for the people, including sharing Christ with them. One of MudLOVE’s goals for their partnership with ICDI is to be the best enablers that they can be. Garberson said, “The lack of clean drinking water in the world is astounding and we see that is a problem! So, as a business that does not drill wells but sees

the huge need for them, it is our responsibility to enable the people that know how to drill wells and are doing just that.” Garberson said that they hope to ensure that there is water flowing consistently in the different parts of Africa, and he ended by saying, “We want to build up the ICDI team and show them that we care about them, so our relationship is more than just donating 20 percent of our sales.” To help out these two great charities, check out w w w. M u d L O V E . c o m , w w w. i c i d . c o m / j u m p , and MudLOVE and ICDI’s new campaign logo, “Pump Water Not Bullets, at www.ICDI.org/Pumpwater.

HEED Sets Precedent for Grace College Campus Ashley Brewster Editor-in-Chief

Which is more effective -- negative reinforcement or positive reinforcement? While psychologists may debate this question, there’s a part of Grace’s community that has answered that questionsfor themselves -- and now they’re looking to share that answer with the rest of campus. It’s probably safe to assume that the majority of campus is familiar with the Physical Plant. When Alpha’s windows get stuck or the soccer field needs repainted, we know who to call. But the Physical Plant is doing something more than keeping this campus clean and functioning: they’ve created a “culture” that is both unique and inspiring. Two years ago, HEED3:32 was created. The acronym stands for “Honoring Employee Excellence Daily,” and the numbers represent Colossians 3:23, which contains the well-known phrase “Whatever you do, work at it with all your

heart, as working for the Lord” (NIV). The goal of HEED is straightforward: good work deserves recognition. When employees see another employee go out of his or her way, they write up a “HEED Dollar” and put it in the employee’s mailbox. These “HEED Dollars” can be saved up and cashed in for things like T-shirts, sweatshirts, movie passes or candy. “We’re trying to have people be more aware of of people’s contributions,” said Physical Plant employee Jay Enck. “We want this to be a part of the way people live -- not just a program.” “It makes the workers feel like they’re worth something,” said employee Margaret Andrews. Although it has taken a while for HEED to catch on, Enck said he’s beginning to see more people take part. “More people are catching onto this part of the program,” he said of the “HEED Dollars.” He cited a recent example when the softball team needed help pulling a tarp off of a field. “Almost the entire maintenance crew

showed up,” he recounted. The other part of the HEED program involves the Physical Plant employees reaching out to the rest of campus. Small white cards are available to all employees, and they can write encouraging notes to faculty and leave them on their desks as they clean out their offices. Keith Denlinger is currently head of the HEED committee, and he’s looking for ways to spread HEED’s mission throughout the rest of campus. “We’ve worked the bugs out of the system before trying to spread it to the rest of campus,” he said, “but we’re not sure how to do that yet.” When referring to HEED, Denlinger doesn’t like the use of the word “program.” “It makes it sound temporary,” he said. “We prefer the word ‘culture.’” The Physical Plant team do more than cut our grass and fix our faucets -- they’re setting a precedent worth noting, and they hope that the rest of campus will come along for the ride.


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ENTERTAINMENT

What They Would Say Stephen Hartman

“Cracked”

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Spring Musical “Something for the Boys” to Open May 3 Mike Yocum Professor of Communication

Grace’s spring musical “Something for the Boys” will open May 3, 4 and 5 at Rodeheaver Auditorium! So, have you ever seen the musical “Something for the Boys”? No? Well, have you at least heard of it? No? I’m not surprised. Actually, hardly anyone has ever heard of the show and even fewer have seen it. It was on Broadway in 1943 and ran for over a year; unfortunately, “Oklahoma!” started its run the same time and ran for over five years. It’s kind of hard to compete with that. When we decided to do “Something for the Boys,” we discovered many mysteries about the show. The first was where to find the script. None of the theatre publishing houses had it. And getting the music proved to be extremely difficult. I’ve had many conversations with people in New York, San Francisco, and the Library of Congress in D.C. Many of the orchestrations have been lost over the years, so we were very lucky

to get some of them. As a matter of fact, we are one of the very few productions in the last 60 years to use the original orchestrations! The most recent productions just used piano while we have a full band. The music was written by Indiana native Cole Porter who wrote almost 900 songs and 45 musicals in his career. “Kiss me Kate” and “Anything Goes” are probably his most well-known shows and they are still performed regularly all over the country. Herbert and Dorothy Fields were extremely popular writers at the time and they wrote the very funny script for this musical. I guarantee you will laugh a lot at this show! Set in 1943 during World War II, the story is about three New York cousins who inherit a Texas ranch that is next to a military base. Although none of the cousins know each other, they join together to convert the ranch into a boarding house for soldiers’ wives.

However, Colonel Grubbs thinks the activities at the house are suspicious and he tries to close it down.

“Something for the Boys” tickets are on sale now in Jazzmans, and at the Tree of Life Bookstore for just $7 for students. You may use FLEX at either location. Performances are at Rodeheaver Auditorium May 3 at 7:30 p.m, May 4 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and May 5 at 2 p.m.


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“Over the past few years Dr. Manahan has been a great example of what it means to be a godly leader, and I have taken notice.  He has been a good steward of what he has been entrusted with.  I have always appreciated his willingness to stand in front of the student body in the spring and tell us financial information for next year. Not very many other college presidents do that...it takes guts.” ~Brock Rhodes

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“Dr. Manahan has had a profound impact on my faith journey over the last few decades, first as a student and then as faculty. I had the privilege of sitting under his Bible teaching as a student about 30 years ago (and still have the paper I wrote for him on the fear of God). His teaching was thought-provoking, stimulating and convicting. When I became faculty at Grace College, he was president and I always knew he cared deeply about employees’ walk with Christ. A way in which he demonstrated this was meeting personally with each department on campus to specifically ask us about our relationship with Christ. He listened patiently and lovingly, and then encouraged us to pursue Christ and be in His Word. I was moved by his genuine care and personal attention through this act. Knowing Christ and making Him known has truly been his desire. I was not surprised to hear in more recent years that he begins each day reading the Bible out loud with his wife. His own walk with Christ explains his depth and strength of character, which are traits I have come to respect and admire in him.” ~Prof. Jacqueline Schram

“Although I have not had much direct contact with Dr. Manahan, I have felt his leadership trickle down to me as an employee of the institution.  I must admit that I always look forward to hearing him speak, whether that be in an all-employee meeting or in a chapel setting.  He is a man of wisdom with a gentle, caring touch who points those under his leadership to Jesus Christ.” ~Dan McNamara

“One thing that makes Grace stand out as a college is that there is an element of community here. We have things like our professors who pray for us in class. It’s so encouraging to know that Grace wants its students to not only succeed academically, but to have their students strive to give glory back to God in all they do.” ~Lydia Cole

The cast rehearses “Something for the Boys.”

Photos by Cassie Gareiss


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CAMPUS LIFE

Personality Tests: What’s Your Type? Megan Snyer Staff Writer

Grace College loves its personality tests. A vast majority of the students on campus have at least heard of the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator or MBTI for short. The freshman class was made to take this test in Freshman Foundations in past years. In the Leadership class, potential student leaders take the DiSC, which determines a person’s personality based on everyday practices and behaviors. Another popular personality test is the Love Languages test, developed by Gary Chapman. Also on the list for tests given at Grace is a test to determine how a person handles conflict, and a person is designated a specific animal that corresponds. In the MBTI test, there are four different categories with an alphabetical designation for each factor of the test. According to Katharine Briggs, the woman who developed the test based on

Carl Jung’s theories of personality: “Perception involves all the ways of becoming aware of things, people, happenings, or ideas. Judgment involves all the ways of coming to conclusions about what has been perceived. If people differ systematically in what they perceive and in how they reach conclusions, then it is only reasonable for them to differ correspondingly in their interests, reactions, values, motivations, and skills.” Based on the MBTI, there are 16 different outcomes, all corresponding with the same sets of factors. For example, a person could have the result of being an ENTP: Extroverted, Intuitive, Thinker and Perceiver. Jim Swanson, a self-proclaimed Feeler, thinks very highly of the MBTI, citing it in many of his classes. When asked why he thinks the MBTI is so important, he said: “I believe the MBTI is the single greatest tool to help us understand and appreciate

people and differences at work and in marriage/relationships.” While the MBTI calculates how people relate to each other, the other major test that helps people discover themselves and others is the Love Languages test. There are five major languages: Words of Affirmation, Gifts, Quality Time, Acts of Service and Physical Touch. Though geared towards married couples, this test is helpful in understanding how to best show that you care for a person and to know how you can be cared for as well. At least in Alpha, this test is very popular and is definitely recommended to all. College is a time to discover who you actually are, as cliché as that sounds. Why not take a few personality tests along the way? The MBTI, Love Languages and DiSC tests are all available online. Do you know your type?

Library Mural Reveals! What:

Come see the reveal of the library study room murals, created by the Art Integrations class.

When:

Sunday, May 5th from 4-5:30 p.m.

Where: Grace College Morgan Library. Food and beverages will be served as well!


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SPORTS

Lancer Baseball Seniors Remember Time at Grace Jordan Butler Sports Writer

Guess what, baseball fans? It’s that time of year again; baseball season is in full swing, so come on out to the diamond and see what’s up with the Lancers! The smell of the fresh cut grass, the sights and sounds of the ballpark, the hot dogs, the vendor shouting “peanuts, cracker jacks, popcorn, cotton candy, ice cold coke” -- there is nothing else like it. With the school year winding down, it is time once again to recognize our seniors! Our seniors this year are Matthew Helm, Clifford Buttermore, Jason Smith, Jeff Himes, and Kier Matt Helm. West. First up, Matthew Helm. Matt states, “One quote I always used to pump up the guys is ‘Survival of the “fitness” boys!’” In this case, Matt couldn’t be any more right. The season does eventually come and that’s when the fun begins, but the guys have to survive the pre-season fitness and workout sessions before that can happen. One of Matt’s favorite memories from his time here at Grace is “sliding on my Jason Smith.

knees off of the mound after I beat IWU.” Matt’s future aspirations include “working in the media department in a sports field such as radio broadcasting, camera work, or sports news.” As for Jason Smith, one of his favorite memories was “just being around the guys; it was always a great time.” In the future, “Smitty” states, “I plan on teaching, coaching and probably moving down South.” Clifford Buttermore has been a great asset to the baseball team Clifford Buttermore. in his three years here. He has been very productive and rightfully so has made his mark in the all-time Lancer record book. Cliff is third all time in strike-outs with 163 strike-outs, third all time in career ERA (earned run average) with a 2.8, amd he has made the list of top 10 in career wins. A few fond memories for Cliff have included “playing with the class of Nate Wottring, Josh Petring.” He enjoyed talking to Josh (his catcher) about messing with batters after an inning on the mound. Another great memory for Cliff was “the walk off win against Spring Arbor last year,” a game in which Cliff pitched. Cliff states he is “excited to see where the program goes under the leadership of Coach Barr.” This Jeff Himes. year, Cliff “enjoyed

getting closer with Jeff Himes.” They were both named team captains this season. Cliff also “enjoyed building a closer friendship and bond with Jason Smith.” Jeff Himes is another senior who will be missed. For Jeff, some of his favorite memories have been “the bus rides with the guys, just joking around and having a good time.” Jeff says, “I’m also really blessed to have had the opportunity to meet some of the guys that would grow to be some of my best friends.” In closing, Jeff states “I’m thankful for the opportunity I had to live my dream of playing college baseball.” Last but Kier West. not least, is Kier West. One of Kier’s favorite memories is when, “during practice, we were working on bunt coverages while Coach Augustine (Augi) was in the batter’s box. Kent Judy didn’t know the pitchers weren’t supposed to throw a baseball to the catcher. He went up to the mound and beamed Augi in the back! In response, Coach Augi threw his ‘fungo’ bat to the ground and broke it.” Kier describes these as “great times!” By special request of Kier, a funny memory he recalls is when “Jason Smith once walked three batters and never made it through the fourth inning because he threw 14 straight balls against Indiana Tech.” As this group of five gentlemen prepare to graduate, from all of us here at the Sounding Board, we want to wish you the best of luck for the rest of the season and congratulations on your upcoming graduation!

Grace Improves to .500 in League, Sweeps Saint Francis Lady Lancers to Host NCCAA Josh Neuhart Sports Information

Grace’s softball team continued its remarkable season with a sweep of Saint Francis on Monday at Miller Field. With 16 wins on the season, the Lady Lancers (16-26; 7-7 Crossroads League) have tied for the most wins in a season since 2000. Olivia Winget tossed a three-hitter and Brooke Shell homered to lead Grace in their opening-game win, and the Lady Lancers concluded the sweep with a gritty 5-2 victory in game two. The opening game remained scoreless through the first three innings until Shell’s solo home run broke the stalemate in the fourth inning. Shell’s blast over the leftfield fence was Grace’s first hit of the day. The Lady Lancers doubled their lead in the fifth inning when Sam Fields singled. She was sacrificed twice to third base before scampering home on an errant throw by the Cougars. Saint Francis put themselves in position to score with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the sixth inning, but Olivia Winget pitched herself out of a jam with a strikeout and a fly out to keep the score 2-0. Winget went on to strike out all three batters in the seventh inning to record her first shutout of the 2013 campaign. She gave up three hits and four walks in seven

innings, striking out eight Cougars. The Lady Lancers only managed two hits (Shell, Fields) in their win. Shell and Fields were the only two players to score in the game as well. In the second game Grace scored early with two runs in the bottom of the first. The Lady Lancers used two walks, two fielders’ choices and an RBI single to left field by Tiffany Featherston to score twice. Saint Francis picked up its first two runs of the day in the third inning, leveling the score at 2-2. Grace reclaimed the lead in the fourth inning with three runs. Danielle Wellman hit a sacrifice fly to plate Alex Shipley, and Winget’s ground ball was misplayed to allow speedsters Shell and Lacey Little to race across home plate. The Cougars appeared on the verge of a two-out rally in the sixth inning when they loaded the bases, but Sam Fields caught the third out to maintain Grace’s three-run cushion. Shipley took care of the rest from the mound, retiring the first three batters in the top of the seventh. She allowed one earned run to score in a complete-game effort. Shell was 2-for-4 from the plate, Featherston finished 2-for-3,All andphotos Little scored stole a base. takentwice fromand Wikinews The Lady Lancers will host Spring Arbor on Thursday at 3 p.m. in their home finale for the Crossroads League season.

Regionals This Weekend Josh Neuhart Sports Information

The 2013 NCCAA Midwest Regional Softball Tournament will be held at Grace’s Miller Field on Friday and Saturday. The three-team, double-elimination tournament features the host Grace College, Indiana Wesleyan University and Oakland City University. Two games will be played on Friday at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday’s games will start at 11 a.m. with the championship game(s) to be played at 1 p.m. and (if necessary) 3 p.m. If Friday’s games are rained out, Saturday will be completed in single-elimination format. The winner of the regional tournament will earn its way to the 2013 NCCAA National Championships on May 9-11 at Botetourt Softball Complex (Botetourt County, Va.). The teams will collect and donate personal products (toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, deodorant, etc.) for Fellowship Missions as part of the NCCAA’s community outreach.


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Pair of Nailbiters Results in Split for Grace Baseball Josh Neuhart Sports Information

Crossroads League foes Grace and Bethel combined for a pair of tightly contested baseball games on Monday with each team winning one of two. The Lancers scored four runs in the 10th inning to win 8-4 in the opener before falling 2-1 in a pitchers’ duel. Grace needed a seventh-inning rally to send the first game into extra innings. Bethel held a 4-0 lead heading into Grace’s half of the seventh. Jeff Himes and Frank Rocchio got the Lancers’ rally started with consecutive RBI singles, and Jacob Bloom’s sacrifice fly scored Joey Hickerson to put Grace behind 4-3 with two outs. Himes then tied the game on the next atbat when he scored on a Bethel throwing error. The score remained deadlocked at 4-4 until

the top of the 10th inning when Grace ripped off four runs. Bethel committed three errors to aid Grace’s cause. The Pilots tallied two hits in the bottom of the inning and also had a batter hit by a pitch, but a 6-4-3 double play and a pop out to second base retired the side. Dellos Schabel earned the win from the mound by tossing four innings of scoreless ball, and Michael Reitz tossed 1.1 innings of relief without yielding a run. Joey Hickerson started the game from the mound, yielding two earned runs and five hits in 4.2 innings. He also went 3-for-6 with a run and a stolen base from the plate. Steven Hovermale was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, and Dillon Papa plated twice as well. Offense was much harder to come by in the second game as the game entered the bottom of the sixth inning scoreless. The Pilots struck first when they scored a

runner from third base on a wild pitch. Grace countered with the tying run in the top of the seventh. Hovermale reached base on a walk and advanced to second base on a ground ball. Jeff Watkin then singled to center field to bring in Hovermale and tie the game. Bethel won the game in their next at-bats, however. The Pilots loaded the bases with one out and singled in the game winner to left field. Matt Helm took the loss despite giving up just seven hits in six innings. CJ Swartz and Jeff Watkin recorded the only two hits of the second game for Grace. Grace, nearing the end of the regular season, has one four-game series remaining against Crossroads League leader Taylor University. The Lancers remain one game behind the Pilots for eighth place in the league standings. Grace’s home finale will be against Taylor on Thursday at 2 p.m. They will wrap up the regular season on Saturday 1 p.m. at Taylor.

Men’s Relay, Mikel Win at Spartan Classic Josh Neuhart Sports Information

In their final tune-up before the Crossroads League Championships, Grace’s outdoor track and field teams had strong individual showings at the Spartan Classic. The men’s 4x400 relay team won for the third straight week, and Kaitlyn Mikel claimed the hammer throw title on the women’s side. The Lancers tried several athletes in new events in their last meet before next weekend’s league championships. “Despite the cold weather, we still posted some good performances. We had a few people try some different events today as we get ready for conference next week,” said Grace head coach Jeff Raymond. “Collin Chupp ran a strong 5000, Donovan Graham was solid in the rare double of the 1500 and 200, Jonathan Rex had a great performance in his first-ever 3000 steeplechase, and Nathan Brown impressed in the javelin throw.”

The men’s 4x400 squad of Lance Taylor, Seth Booker, Zach Speckman and Donovan Graham continued its outstanding season by winning the race by two seconds in 3:24.40. Grace dominated the women’s hammer throw as Kaitlyn Mikel won the event, Erin McPherson finished in third place and Rebekah Younkin was sixth. The women’s 4x400 relay team of Jo Boren, Jenna McClellen, Allison Zylstra and Erin Jones had a third-place showing, and Elaynne Speckman (400 hurdles), Heather House (100 hurdles) and Katie Reinke (pole vault) each finished fourth. Running the first steeplechase of his career, Jonathan Rex finished fourth. Drew Perrin also placed fourth in his first collegiate triple jump. Ben Drew (800) and Nathan Brown (long jump) placed third in their respective events, and Brown added an eighth-place showing in his first attempt at the javelin. The Crossroads League Championships will be held on Friday and Saturday at Huntington University.

Upcoming Home Sports Events Baseball

April 25- vs. Taylor (DH) (2 p.m.)

Softball

April 25- vs. Spring Arbor (DH) (3 p.m.) April 26-27- NCCAA Regionals Come Support Lancer Athletics!

THE SOUNDINGBOARD Your words. Our voice.

The Sounding Board is a weekly publication of Grace Student Organizations and the Journalism Classes at Grace College. The Sounding Board exists to glorify God by investigating culture and informing the Grace College community about today’s relevant stories, providing a medium to promote vibrant dialogue on the events and ideas that shape our campus and our world. Editorials and opinions are those of student journalists and do not necessarily represent the official view of the administration of Grace College. All copy, art and photography are property of The Sounding Board and cannot be reproduced without the permission of the editor. Letters/replies are encouraged and must be signed. Letters are limited to 250 words, and The Sounding Board reserves the right to print and edit for length and content as necessary. The Sounding Board is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press and is printed in cooperation with The Papers, Inc. Please send emails to: soundingboard@grace.edu, and check out our website at www.gcsbnews.com. Staff Writers: Contributing Writers: Editor-in-Chief: Ashley Brewster Calyssa Arnett Jordan Butler Photography Editor: Cassie Gareiss Alisha Gomez Josh Neuhart Layout Editor: Alyssa Potter Julia Marsh Prof. Mike Yocum Copy Editor: Hannah Mayer Megan Snyder Sports Editor: Seth Miller Andrew Pepe Web Editor: Stephen Hartman Paige Vandergriff Adviser: Dr. Sauders Whitney Worthen Grace College, 200 Seminary Dr., Winona Lake, IN 46590


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