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September 17, 2019

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Beavers drop home opener in non-conference battle

It's Trine 35 Bluffton 20

The Bluffton University football team hosted Trine University for its home opener on a beautiful Saturday, Sept. 14. The Trine rushing attack and a pick-6 was too much for Bluffton to overcome as the Beavers fell to 0-2 following a 35-20 setback.


Beaver sports weekend recap

Volleyball team stops Oberlin

There's the weekend recap of Bluffton University sports.

The Bluffton University volleyball team hit the court again on Sept. 14, to close out the Ginny Hunt Kilt Classic with two more formidable opponents. The volleyballers split the day, dropping a 3-0 decision to host Wooster (25-22, 25-23, 25-10) to start the day before picking up a four-set win against Oberlin College (25-16, 25-22, 25-22, 25-19. Bluffton moved to 2-9 on the season following the Classic.

University enrolls largest class in six years

The first-year class of 250 also has an average GPA of 3.26 and the average ACT score of 21.

Bluffton University has enrolled its highest number of first-year students since 2013-14. The first-year class of 250 also has an average GPA of 3.26 and the average ACT score of 21.

“Bluffton is thrilled to enroll our largest class in six years and to have the largest number of international students on campus since 2003," said Robin Bowlus, vice president for enrollment management and marketing.

"It is an exciting time on campus and a true joy to walk alongside our students as they prepare for their life and vocation.”

Dr. Jane Wood: “We are so excited to watch the future unfold”

She shared strategic planning initiatives shaping the next five to 10 years at Bluffton, and a looked at what the future holds for graduates

President Jane Wood is looking to the future, both in the academic development of the student body at Bluffton University and in the overall health of the northwest Ohio region.

Sharing her vision and top initiatives
Wood shared her vision and top initiatives for the university before a packed crowd of students, faculty, staff and community members during a State of the University address on Sept. 10 in Yoder Recital Hall.

University hold nature event for children Sept. 21

Led by Amy Norris, naturalist and program coordinator

Bluffton University is hosting a fall nature walk for children at the Moyer Nature Center and Bluffton University Nature Preserve.

Led by Amy Norris, naturalist and program coordinator, the event will take place from 11 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Sept. 21. 

The programming will be geared toward preschoolers and kindergartners; however, the whole family is welcome to learn about trees and butterflies.

Men's soccer: Beavers take a double overtime win

The Bluffton University men's soccer team hit the pitch at UC-Clermont on Tuesday, Sept. 10, and secured a 1-0 shutout victory in double overtime. The Beavers upped their record to 3-2 while the Cougars fell to 3-3 on the season.

A hard-fought match for both teams kept the score 0-0 through regulation and the first overtime. With just under two minutes left in the second extra session, sophomore Jacob Kiger (Groveport/St. Charles Prep) fired a game winning shot for the Beavers, assisted by junior Timothy Murphy (Chesterfield, Twp., MI/L'Anse Creuse).