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Duke professor to speak at Bluffton University on Nov. 1

Dr. Norman Wirzba of Duke Divinity School will answer the question "Sabbath Keeping: A Matter of Life and Death?" at a Bluffton University Forum on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Free and open to the public, his presentation will begin at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall.

Wirzba is a research professor, both of theology, ecology and rural life at Duke Divinity School and at Duke University's Nicholas School for the Environment. He holds master's and doctoral degrees from Loyola University Chicago, plus a master's degree in religion from Yale Divinity School.

Ding-dong, who was the masked visitor?

About 65 youngers got a jump on Halloween on Oct. 23. BFR held its own Halloween celebration. Dress-up winners follow:

0-3 year olds: Ben Lovett, sailor

4-6 year olds: Caleb Davis, OSU drum major

7-10 year olds: Eli Okuley, parachute jumper

11 and older: Brooklyn Gilroy, dark suit

Family entry: Jami and Jason Crawfis and Jasi, Javen and Jaegar, dressed as the Flintstones


Men's soccer: Rose-Hulman hands Bluffton 3-0 setback

By Keisha Holtsberry, sports information assistant

Stats: http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/menssoccer/2011/10-23-ms.htm

The Bluffton University men's soccer team fell to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology by a 3-0 count on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. The Beavers slipped to 2-14 and 1-6 in the Heartland Conference, while the Engineers improved to 12-5 overall and 6-1 in the HCAC following their victory.

'John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean' set for Oct. 29 at ONU's Freed Center

The Ohio Northern University Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents "John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean" on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m.

Conceived by Tony Award nominee and Disney Playhouse star John Tartaglia, "ImaginOcean" is a one-of-a-kind, live black-light puppet show for kids of all ages.


Peterson from Arkansas

Meet the Petersons from Arkansas. The Icon snapped this photo in the Mennonite Memorial Home parking lot.


Norma J. Bassitt 1934-2011

Norman J. Bassitt

Norma J. Bassitt, 77, of Bluffton died at 2:40 p.m., Oct. 22, 2011 at Richland Manor, Bluffton, She was born Sept. 26, 1934, in Lima to Kenneth James and Lillian Dysert Harbert. She was married to Loren Bassitt who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Bassitt retired from Richland Manor, Bluffton where she was a nurse's aid.


Beavers maul Rose-Hulman 31-13 for fourth straight victory

By Josh Bruner, sports information assistant

Stats: http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/football/2011/10-22-fb.htm

The Bluffton University football hosted the Engineers of Rose-Hulman on Saturday, Oct. 22, for Senior Day. The Beavers came out of the gate with a fury, putting up 17 of their 24 first half points in the opening quarter, while holding the Engineers scoreless.

Bluffton sees shutout streak end in 1-1 tie with Rose-Hulman

Stats: http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/womenssoccer/2011/10-23-ws.htm

Rose-Hulman needed just 1:43 to snap Bluffton University's shutout streak at 523:31 minutes on a breezy Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.

Liberty Benton stops Bluffton girls

Liberty Benton defeated Bluffton High School girls' soccer team 5-0 on Oct. 22.

Halftime: L, 2-0 Goals: (L) Trevino, (L) Trevino, (L) Lee, (L) Trevino, (L) Mason. Assists: (L) L Fish (3), (L) Lee, (L) Taylor.
Shots on Goal: L, 30-9. Corner Kicks: NA,Saves: B,Heslep (13); L,Hanrahan (6)

Home: LB 12-3-2, NA
Away: Bluffton 5-12-0, NA