October 30, 2014



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Beavers swat Jackets in straight sets

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant


DEFIANCE, Ohio - The road to the Heartland Conference tournament championship will run through Defiance for the second consecutive season and that appears to be just fine with a Bluffton University volleyball team that ended the Jackets bid for a second straight 9-0 mark in the HCAC. Bluffton rallied for a 28-26 win in the lidlifter before routing the home team 25-15 and 25-19 for a three-set sweep of rival Defiance College.

Lots of arts and events on university November calendar

Here is the Bluffton University arts and events calendar for November. Events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

Nov. 1  Fall Play: “The Skin of Our Teeth,” 7:30 p.m., Ramseyer Auditorium, College Hall. Tickets, $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens (65 and over) and non-Bluffton students, are available online at http://tickets.bluffton.edu or at the box office at the Marbeck Center information desk.

Kline nets two goals in 3-2 win over MSJ

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University Beavers were powered by a big offensive performance from T.J. Kline (Mogodore/Lake Center) which led them to a 3-2 victory over the Mount St. Joseph Lions on Wednesday, Oct. 29. The Beavers are now 6-12 and 3-5 in HCAC play, while the Lions fell to 4-13-1 and 2-5-1 in the Heartland Conference.

Bluffton University student takes time off to serve in Guatemala

Taking a year off between high school and college isn’t unheard of. But doing it between the first and second year of college probably isn’t as common, and not for the reason that Kelsey Waidelich did.

Waidelich, now a sophomore at Bluffton University, left school last academic year for a six-month service trip to Guatemala.

MSJ takes down Beavers 1-0 in home finale

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women’s soccer team ended the home portion of their season with a tough 1-0 loss to the Mount St. Joseph University Lions on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. The loss dropped Bluffton to 4-12-1 overall and 1-5-1 in HCAC play, while the Lions improved to 6-11 and 3-5 in the Heartland Conference.

Bluffton prof to report on year in Guatemala

Dr. Jo Ellyn Peterson, an associate professor of education at Bluffton University, will discuss her 2013-14 sabbatical in Guatemala during a campus colloquium on Friday, Oct. 31.

The presentation, titled “Sabbatical in Guatemala: Developing Early Intervention Services in the Developing World,” will begin at 4 p.m. in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Bluffton’s Centennial Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth" opens Thursday at university

Bluffton University’s production of Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Skin of Our Teeth” opens this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in College Hall’s Ramseyer Auditorium.

In this scene, family maid Sabina, played by Brianna Lugibihl (right), a junior from Gomer, Ohio, asks her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Antrobus (Joe Wilson, a senior from Covington, Ohio, and Rebecca Juliana, a junior from Mechanicsburg, Pa.), for money to go to the movies.

The show will also be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Trunk or treat’ set on university campus Thursday

he Bluffton University Residence Hall Association will host “trunk or treat” in the Sommer Center parking lot from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, corresponding with trick or treat in the Bluffton community.

Campus organizations will decorate car trunks and pass out candy to visiting youngsters during the event.

Football downs Manchester 24-16 for fourth straight win

By: Griffin Kuras, sports information assistant


Volleyball moves to 6-2 in HCAC with win over RHIT

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University volleyball team came out ready to fight in their last home conference match on Saturday, Oct. 25. After the recognition of two seniors, opposite hitter ASHLEY LITWILLER from Hopedale, Ill., and student coach CARLY UNRUH, another HCAC battle began.