October 20, 2014



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Church-pop culture examined in Oct. 28 forum

Ken Heffner, director of student activities at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., will reflect on the relationship between the church and popular culture in a Bluffton University forum Oct. 28.

Speaking at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall, he will address “Why Should We Care About Arcade Fire? A Christian Approach to Popular Culture.” His presentation is free and open to the public.

Boston-based artist featured in Albrecht gallery

Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center will host “Time/Line,” drawings by Boston-based artist Kevin Townsend, beginning Oct. 27 in the Grace Albrecht Gallery.

The exhibit is free and open to the public through Nov. 25. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A reception will be held from 4-6 p.m. on opening day, Oct. 27.

University offers mediation training

Bluffton University will host a 20-hour mediation training program for interested community members, as well as Bluffton students, faculty and staff, from Oct. 24-26.

The trainers, Lorraine Stutzman-Amstutz and Jackie Wells, will focus on basic principles of restorative justice and mediation, and will wrap up by sharing ways to implement practices in community, prison and educational settings.

Volleyball drops Anderson in four sets


ANDERSON, Ind. - The Bluffton University volleyball team rebounded from a tough loss at Franklin by dropping Anderson University 3-1 (25-18, 25-21, 27-29, 25-21) on Wednesday, Oct. 15. The Beavers improved to 17-7 overall and 4-1 in the Heartland Conference, while AU dipped to 8-15, 1-3 in the conference.

Headings knocks in OT game winner against Manchester

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


Swavel named to D3 Football Team of Week

D3Football Team of the Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University senior Brad Swavel (Marion/Ridgedale) has been named to the D3Football.com Team of the Week following his dominating performance at Rose-Hulman on Saturday, Oct. 11. It marks the first time that a Beaver has secured the award.

Manchester pitches 5-0 shutout of Bluffton women

By: Whitney Warnecke, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Manchester University Spartans found the wet, slippery conditions to their liking as they found the back of the net four times in the opening stanza en route to the convincing 5-0 shutout at Bluffton on Tuesday, Oct. 14. The Beavers fell to 3-9-1 overall and 0-3-1 in the Heartland Conference, while Manchester improved to 6-7 on the season and 3-1 in the HCAC.

Retired educator encourages the next generation

Future teachers face a challenge that they can meet, a retired teacher and administrator told some of them Oct. 7 at Bluffton University.

‘Andrea King, now assistant to the director of teacher education at Bluffton, asked “Is Having a Heart for Teaching Enough?” in the title of her presentation in a campus forum. The answer is yes, she said, “with a few more ingredients added to it.”

University colloquium: Mast to discuss Internet use among two Hutterite colonies

“How Hutterites Work around the Internet” will be Dr. Gerald Mast’s topic in a Bluffton University colloquium on Friday, Oct. 17.

Free and open to the public, the presentation will begin at 4 p.m. in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Bluffton’s Centennial Hall.