September 2, 2014


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Fall classes for retires range from traveling the world, current events, to needle felting

Bluffton University’s Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR), an educational program for retirees, is offering 10 courses on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 22-Nov. 13.

Cost to take three or more courses is $100. Individuals may take one or two courses for $50 each. Registration and, if applicable, course fees are due at the time of registration; Sept. 18 is the deadline to register. Unless otherwise noted, classes will meet in the ILR classroom, located in Shultz Hall of Riley Court on campus.

McFarlin named HCAC Player of the Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University sophomore MacKenzie McFarlin (Ashland) was recently named the Heartland Collegiate Player of the Week on offense for her work at the Sommer Center Spiketacular over the weekend.

She led Bluffton to a 4-0 start while winning the Sommer Center Spiketacular. The standout outside hitter blistered the ball with a conference-best 56 kills (4.00/set) and just 15 errors for a .301 hitting percentage.  McFarlin added seven service aces, 24 digs and two block assists for a total of 64 points. 

Cleary rallies for 2-1 victory over Bluffton women


BRIGHTON, Mich. - The Bluffton University women's soccer team held a 1-0 lead with less than 10 minutes to play before two late Cleary scores propelled the home Cougars to a stunning 2-1 victory on Sunday, August 31, at the Brighton Legacy Center.

Men's soccer drops 4-3 decision at Cleary


BRIGHTON, Mich. - The Bluffton University men's soccer team (0-2) fought back from a 4-1 deficit midway through the second half, but time ran out as Cleary held on for the 4-3 victory on Sunday, August 31, at the Brighton Legacy Center.

Bluffton caps Spiketacular with 4-0 mark

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant

Denison stats  I  Geneva stats

Bluffton men drop 3-0 decision to Little Giants


CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. - The Bluffton University men's soccer team (0-1) fell to Wabash (1-0) by a 3-0 final in the 2014 season opener after lightning ended the contest with just over five minutes to play.

Senior Peter Carlson (Toledo/Springfield) and junior Adrian Ramirez (Archbold) both put shots on frame, but Wabash finished with a marked 17-9 edge in attempts, including 9-2 on target.

Bluffton volleyball takes down Heidelberg and Albion

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant

Heidelberg stats  I  Albion stats

A match made in Riley Creek - a new couple on campus

In the tradition of relationships born on the banks of Riley Creek, there’s a new couple on the Bluffton University campus.

After four years of flying solo at numerous athletic and other events, Bluffton mascot J. Denny Beaver has found a partner in Jenny Beaver, who is making her campus debut this week.

Collaborative MBA students bond at Bluffton University

Thirteen adult students came to Bluffton University Aug. 11 from as far away as Iowa, Washington, D.C., and Ontario, Canada. They went home four days later as one close-knit group.

Bluffton excited to open 2014 at Beaver Invite

The Bluffton University Men's and Women's Cross Country teams are excited to start the 2014 campaign. The men return a pair of strong runners in sophomore Jack Fisher (Norwalk/St. Paul) and junior Zach Bradley (Sheffield/Brookside). This duo should provide a strong front running combination that will be very effective in the Heartland Conference.