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Zickafoose named HCAC Player of Week

October 24, 2016

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University sophomore ISAAC ZICKAFOOSE (Middlebury, Ind./Northridge) has been named the Heartland Conference Defensive Player of the Week following a career-day in Bluffton's 34-6 win over Manchester on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.

Zickafoose stuffed the Manchester offense with 11 tackles, including 10 solos, on Saturday. He equaled Mitch Agner's (2008) school record with five tackles-for-loss. The defensive tackle also made his presence known with three sacks, a forced fumble and a recovery in the Beaver victory.

Weisgarber named HCAC Player of Week

October 24, 2016

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University sophomore ERIN WEISGARBER (Bolivar/Tuscarawas Valley) propelled the Beavers to a perfect 3-0 mark on the week with conference sweeps of Manchester and RHIT along with OAC foe Wilmington on her way to being named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week on offense.

Bluffton graduate returns to share refugee’s plight

"Because it’s the human thing to do”

Luz Varela is overworked, stressed and tired. But she’s also angry, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Varela, a 2015 graduate of Bluffton University, is working as a legal assistant at the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES).

University social work majors to trick-or-treat for nonperishable items

Members of the Bluffton University Social Work Club will go trick-or-canning during Bluffton’s trick-or-treat festivities.

Social Work majors will be going door to door asking for donations of canned foods, dried foods and hygiene products from 6-8:30 p.m. on  Thursday, Oct. 27.

Historical play “These Shining Lives” shares lessons still being resolved today

Fall drama presented at Bluffton University

“These Shining Lives,” the tragic story of the women who were knowingly poisoned by their employer in the 1920s and 30s while working with radium-laced paint, will be presented as Bluffton University’s fall play Nov. 3-6.

The play is an intimate look at the real-life story of Catherine Donohue, who successfully led a campaign to improve working conditions for future generations.
The cast is ready to share a story that features events which changed the United States for the better.

Volleyball secures top 2 seed with sweep of RHIT

October 23, 2016
By: Samantha Granger, sports information assistant


Men's Soccer falls 6-0 at RHIT

October 22, 2016


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Bluffton University men's soccer team gave Rose-Hulman all it wanted during a first half that saw the Engineers take a slim 1-0 lead into the break. A flurry of five goals in less than 20 minutes to start period two propelled the home team to a 6-0 victory on Saturday, Oct. 22. Bluffton stands 3-13 overall and 0-7 in the HCAC, while Rose-Hulman improved to 11-5 with a spotless 7-0 mark in Heartland Conference action.

Volleyball downs Wilmington in straight sets

October 21, 2016
By: Samantha Granger, sports information assistant


Martyrs Mirror and Jan Luyken artwork forum topic Nov. 1

Dr. David Weaver-Zercher, professor of American religious history at Messiah College, will present “Humanizing Martyrdom: ‘Martyrs Mirror’ and the Artwork of Jan Luyken” during a Bluffton University Forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 in Yoder Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. 


Dr. Weaver-Zercher, the author of a new social history of the “Martyrs Mirror,” will explain how images enlivened 17thcentury European accounts of Christian martyrdom such as the “Martyrs Mirror.”


Misrepresentation and misinterpretation of Amish in popular culture

Author dispells myths in university forum

From the romantic literature know as bonnet fiction to television shows such as “Breaking Amish” and “Amish Mafia” there is no shortage of portrayals of the Amish in mainstream culture.

But there is a shortage of truth in those portrayals. Author Saloma Miller Furlong dispelled some of the myths surrounding the Amish during a Bluffton University Forum held Oct. 11.

She offered authentic insight into a people who are time and again misrepresented and misinterpreted in popular culture.