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Here's what's happening at Bluffton University in October

Bluffton University announced the following events held in October that are open to the public. Events are free unless otherwise noted.
Oct. 7 Colloquium: “In This World but Not of It: Literary Fiction and Spiritual Conflict,” Friday Colloquium by Jamie Lyn Smith, assistant professor of English, 4 p.m., Stutzman Lecture Hall
Oct. 11 Forum: “Complicating Public Perceptions of the Amish,” Forum presentation by Saloma Miller Furlong, author and speaker, 11 a.m., Yoder Recital Hall

Volleyball sweeps Earlham in HCAC opener

September 28, 2016
By: Samantha Granger, sports information assistant


RICHMOND, Ind. - The Bluffton University volleyball team was on the road for their opening Heartland Conference contest with Earlham College on Wednesday, Sept. 28. The Beavers dominated the match, winning 25-11, 25-15 and 25-19 while improving to 12-7 overall and 1-0 in the HCAC. Earlham slipped to 4-15 and 0-1 in the conference.

Women's Soccer drops 4-3 decision to Heidelberg

September 28, 2016


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Heidelberg University women's soccer team led 4-1 with less than two minutes to play before a pair of Bluffton tallies gave the Beavers momentum heading into Heartland Conference play this weekend despite a 4-3 loss to the Student Princes on an overcast Wednesday, Sept. 28. Bluffton ends non-conference play with a 0-5 mark, while Heidelberg goes into OAC action with a 5-3-2 mark.

Men's Soccer falls 4-0 at Wooster

September 28, 2016


WOOSTER, Ohio - The College of Wooster netted three goals in the first 25 minutes en route to a 4-0 shutout of the Bluffton University men's soccer team on a rainy Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. The visitors fell to 3-6 on the season, while Wooster improved to 4-5-1 with the victory.

Major employers come to campus for Employer Expo

Bluffton University business students got a head start on their career search during the Employer Expo networking event held on campus Sept. 13

“This event helped me understand the things to ask during an interview, what to put on my resume and how to prepare for an interview, just really great insight on what companies actually want out of their interns and the people they are going to hire in the future,” said Jeff Horner, a senior who is double majoring in accounting and business, from Lima, Ohio. 

Complicating public perceptions of the Amish Oct. 11 forum topic

Saloma Miller Furlong, author and speaker, will discuss “Complicating Public Perceptions of the Amish” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. Free and open to the public, her Bluffton forum presentation will take place in Yoder Recital Hall.  

Bluffton art faculty to show “Silent Treatment” exhibit

“Silent Treatment,” an exhibition of work from Bluffton University art faculty: Andreas Baumgartner, Jim Fultz, T.R. Steiner and Philip Sugden, will open Oct. 3 in Bluffton University’s Grace Albrecht Gallery, located in the Sauder Visual Arts Center. 

The exhibit is free and open to the public through Oct 16. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A reception for the artists will be held during Homecoming weekend from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 15.

“Messiah” rehearsals begin Oct. 4 in Gilliom Room

Rehearsals for Bluffton University’s 121st performance of Handel’s “Messiah” will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 4, in the Gilliom Room of Mosiman Hall on campus.

Anyone interested in singing, from high school students to adults, is invited to join the chorus, which typically ranges from 70-90 members, including Bluffton students, faculty, staff and community members. There is no cost to participate.

Bluffton student discusses political campaign

Charles Miller, a Bluffton University student from Hamilton, Ohio, will discuss “Politics from the Inside, Looking Out” at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Oct. 11 in the reading room of Musselman Library. The event is free and open to the public. 

The senior majoring in business and studying communications, will discuss his experience as a campaign manager/field director for a politician’s campaign. Miller will use the experience to explore modern political culture and the nature of politics.

Juvenile court judge examines juvenile law and the Constitution

Judge Glenn Derryberry Constitution Day Forum speaker

Judge Glenn Derryberry of Allen County juvenile court presented Bluffton’s annual Constitution Day Forum titled “Juveniles and the Law: A Puzzle.” In front of a packed audience on Sept. 20 in Yoder Recital Hall, Derryberry explained that he looks at constitutional law in the area of juvenile justice to be a large jigsaw puzzle.
“The puzzle is not finished and the puzzle continues to change,” said Derryberry. “Local courts every day are confronted with Constitutional details of great importance.”