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August 18, 2017


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We're assuming this is Peterson 2. It's a Hancock County plate the Icon spotted on a black Ford Expedition EL at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool.

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Nathan Whitaker, Bestselling author speaks on campus

On integrity, truth and virtue to Bluffton’s class of 2021

Nathan Whitaker, a six-time “New York Times” bestselling author, will be the featured speaker at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29, in the Sommer Center for Health and Fitness Education as Bluffton University welcomes the class of 2021 during its annual Opening Convocation. 

Whitaker has co-written several books with leading sports figures including “Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life,” the memoir of Super-Bowl-winning NFL coach Tony Dungy. “Quiet Strength” also served as this year’s summer reading for first-year Bluffton students. 

University announces Moyer Nature Center

Investment in environmental science education for region

A new 1,800 square foot Moyer Nature Center has been funded and is scheduled for completion later this fall within the Bluffton University Nature Preserve, Bluffton’s president, Dr. James M. Harder, announced today.

Zickafoose named 1st Team All-American by HERO Sports

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Junior defensive end Isaac Zickafoose (Middlebury, Ind./Northridge) has been named a pre-season 1st Team All-American by HERO Sports for 2017. The standout lineman was one of three 1st Team honorees from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Volleyball kicks off drive for five

BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University Volleyball Team heads into the 2017 season having won the Heartland Conference tournament the past four seasons. The Beavers capped off a 24-9 campaign with their first-ever NCAA Tournament victory when they downed Wisconsin-Oshkosh in five sets last season! Bluffton will work to keep its NCAA tournament string alive by qualifying for a fifth straight time and ninth in program history.

Cross Country continues climb to top of HCAC

BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University Cross Country teams have lofty goals for the 2017 campaign. The high expectations are due to the exciting conclusion of the 2016 season and the quality of the returning runners from last year. The men's team finished fourth at the HCAC meet and experienced the graduation of just one of the top five (scoring) athletes.

Women's Soccer to sport improved depth on pitch

BLUFFTON, Ohio - A deep recruiting class along with an experienced core of returners has Head Coach Rhonda (Gottschalk) Smith eagerly anticipating her third year at the helm. The 2015 Beavers put together one of the best seasons in school history and Smith has assembled a talented squad to help Bluffton build on that foundation. Despite a rash of injuries last season, the Beavers stayed upbeat in 2016, forging a tight bond that will drive the program as it moves forward.

Coaches poll puts Beavers at 3rd in HCAC

Denny Dorrel launches fourth year at university

All about mentoring girls

A new Bluffton University women's soccer team program

The women’s soccer team at Bluffton University is hosting a mentorship program for girls in the first through eighth grades who are interested in connecting with Bluffton’s women soccer players.

Each KITS Club participant will be paired with a player from the team, and throughout the fall semester, participants will have the opportunity to take part in planned activities such as game day help, team dinners, soccer training and community involvement.

Gregg's legacy

It endures at Bluffton University with Summer Mud 2017

With the flyer for the original Summer Mud program hanging on the wall of the ceramics studio at Bluffton University and with a former student/protégé leading the way, Gregg Luginbuhl’s long-time passion project came full circle in the summer of 2017 despite his passing in the fall of 2016.

For more than 30 years, the late professor emeritus of art at Bluffton University had led a ceramics class open to the community. This year, his presence permeated the studio during the three week Summer Mud class offered on campus in June.

Academic Excellence Awards

Bluffton men's basketball and baseball both earn awards

The American Baseball Coaches Association recently announced that Bluffton University is one of just 217 college and high school programs to earn this year's ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award.

Teams from every level of college and high school baseball were honored with the award, which recognizes teams coached by ABCA members that posted a GPA over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the 2016-17 academic year.