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January 22, 2018

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MLK Jr. Forum

Alumnus shares message of justice, love and transformation during

To a standing-room-only-crowd in Yoder Recital Hall, Rev. Daniel Hughes made a statement that nearly everyone has felt at some point in their life. “We can be extremely lonely in a place that is packed full of people.”

Hughes, a 2003 graduate and former faculty and staff member, returned to campus under a new title: Forum speaker. The pastor of the Price Hill campus of Shiloh United Methodist Church in Cincinnati shared a message of transformation through personal connection during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Forum.

Transy holds on for 81-67 victory over Men

January 20, 2018
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Bluffton University men's basketball squad headed south on Interstate 75 to take on the Transylvania University Pioneers. Despite a strong start by the Beavers, Transylvania took control in the second half to defeat the visitors, 81-67. Bluffton stands 8-9 overall (5-5 HCAC), while the Pioneers improved to 13-4 and 8-2 in the conference.

Women fall 73-59 at Transylvania

January 20, 2018
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Bluffton University women's basketball team was unable to overcome a 30 percent shooting afternoon as Transylvania University capped its season sweep of the Beavers with a 73-59 victory on Saturday, Jan. 20. Bluffton slipped to 12-5 and 7-3 in the Heartland Conference, while Transy improved to 13-4 and 8-2 in the HCAC.

Ready for spring?

Here's a list of area programs to get you in the spirit

Several Bluffton-connected events this winter should interest area gardeners and naturalists. Victoria Zeits of the Bluffton-Pandora Area Gardeners provided The Icon with the following schedule.

• Thursday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. – Bluffton Senior Citizens Center. Beth Theisen, Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park, presents program on the healing power of nature. Free with donations accepted.

Want to play youth soccer this spring?

Regisration now underway - deadline to sign-up is Jan. 31

Bluffton Youth Soccer is thinking about spring.

Registration for spring 2018 is now available on line. Registrations are due Wednesday, Jan. 31, according to Ron Koontz.

The registration fee is $50, with completed details listed on the Bluffton Youth Soccer website. CLICK HERE to access the registration form or go to:www.blufftonsoccer.com

Checks may be made out to: Bluffton Soccer Club

4,500 surgical procedures performed in 2017 at Bluffton Hospital

Including an average of two plastic surgeries each week

Albert Loayza, RN, surgical first assistant at Bluffton Hospital, puts it this way: “Our hospital is small, but our care is big.”

Last year that “small” Bluffton Hospital surgical department handled 4,500 procedures, a number that may surprise most Icon viewers.

Bluffton’s surgical specialties include general, obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN), facial plastic, pediatric, urology, gastro-intestinal and ear, nose and throat surgery.