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Bluffton math major explore Mayan numerical concepts

Interest developed after studying in Guatemala for a semester

After studying abroad in Guatemala for a semester, Jarod Siekman returned to Bluffton University with a new understanding of numbers that crossed cultures and opened up ideas about mathematical concepts.

A math education major, Siekman completed an extensive research project on Mayan mathematics and, at the urging of Dr. Steve Harnish, professor of mathematics, recently presented his research at the 46th Annual Mathematics Conference at Miami University.

Women's basketball: Alma stops Beavers

The Bluffton University women's basketball team dropped a 67-61 decision at Alma College on Monday, Nov. 12, in the 2018-19 season opener. Alma evened its season mark at 1-1 following a 59-45 loss at Oberlin on Saturday.

A fourth-quarter flurry by freshman Brianna Gillig (New Riegel) pulled the Beavers within a point at 60-59 with three minutes to play but Alma outscored the Beavers 7-2 down the stretch to cap off its 67-61 victory. Gillig converted four deuces in just over two minutes, however, an eight-point third quarter proved too much to overcome.

University’s Harvest Dinner benefits food pantries

Nov. 15 in Bluffton Middle School

The Bluffton University Nutrition Association (BUNA) will hold its annual Harvest Dinner, benefiting the Bluffton Community Assistance Corporation and the Churches United Pantry in Lima, from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at the Bluffton Middle School cafeteria, 102 S. Jackson St., Bluffton.

Beavers keep the "Hammer" after dominating Defiance 34-7

Bluffton holds edge in series: 47-45-2

By Joseph Watkins, sports information assistant

The Bluffton University football team kept the 'Hammer' right here at home after a dominating 34-7 win over rival Defiance on Saturday, Nov. 10.

The Beavers improved to 3-7 overall and 3-5 in the Heartland Conference, while Defiance fell to 1-9 and 1-7 in the HCAC. Bluffton has now won eight of its last nine against the Yellow Jackets for a 47-45-2 lead in the all-time series after the Senior Day victory.

$650,000 corporate contribution from Sodexo

For university nutrition and dietetics lab in Knowlton Science Center

Dr. Jane Wood, president of Bluffton University, announced that the new, state-of-the-art Nutrition and Dietetics Lab in the Austin E. Knowlton Science Center will be sponsored by Sodexo with a lead corporate contribution of $650,000.

Adam Duncan player of the week on special teams

 Junior kicker Adam Duncan (Northwood/Lake) led the Beavers special teams' effort in a 28-24 loss at Franklin and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on special teams for his work on Saturday. It marked his second HCAC Player of the Week honor following his work on September 8 when Duncan scored all 13 points in Bluffton's 34-13 loss at No. 19 Trine.