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Lucia Unrau faculty piano recital Sunday afternoon

Dr. Lucia Unrau, a pianist and professor of music at Bluffton University, will present a faculty recital 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, in Bluffton’s Yoder Recital Hall.

The performance will feature works by Chopin, Mozart and Ginastera. The recital is free and open to the public.

Unrau is a former president of the Ohio Music Teachers Association and was its 2009 Collegiate Teacher of the Year.

She has been on the Interlochen Center for the Arts piano faculty since 1993 and has served as camp keyboard coordinator, overseeing the keyboard curriculum, since 2005.

Semester-abroad students share experiences on Jan. 31

Bluffton University students will report on their fall 2016 semester experiences studying in Guatemala, Washington D.C., and Spain during two different sessions on Jan. 31.

The first is at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. This presentation will focus on the students who traveled to Guatemala. The second presentation will be held at 7 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. Students from Washington D.C., and Spain will share their experiences during this time. Both events are free and open to the public.

Men's Basketball downs rival Defiance 58-55

January 18, 2017
By: Jared Sleutz, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University men rode a 28-16 first half lead to a hard-fought 58-55 victory over the rival Defiance College Yellow Jackets on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. Bluffton snapped a four-game skid, moving to 2-6 in the HCAC (9-6 overall) while the Yellow Jackets fell to 3-6 in the Heartland (4-12 overall).

Beining new career rebounding leader at Bluffton

January 18, 2017
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


Beining named HCAC Player of Week

January 17, 2017

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University's Rachel Beining (Ottoville) averaged a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds per game as the Beavers went 3-0 with a home win over Franklin and road victories at Manchester and Hanover last week. Beining was the last Bluffton women's basketball player to earn HCAC POTW honors (December 14, 2015).

Reese named HCAC Field Athlete of Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University’s D'Nae Reese (Columbus, Ohio/Upper Arlington) re-set her own Bluffton University record in the weight throw and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week following her great performance at the Northwest Ohio Invitational on Friday, Jan. 13.

Women's basketball: Beining eclipses 1,000 career points at Hanover

Beavers 13-2 overall and 7-1 in HCAC


The Bluffton University women's basketball team trailed 50-41 midway through the third period before the Beavers turned it around with a 25-10 jag over the next nine minutes en route to the 86-81 victory on Saturday, Jan. 14.

Bluffton improved to 13-2 overall and 7-1 in the Heartland Conference, while Hanover slipped to 7-8 and 5-3 in the HCAC.

Reese sets school record in weight throw

FINDLAY, Ohio - The Bluffton University men’s and women’s track and field team traveled to the University of Findlay to compete in the Northwest Ohio Invitational. In a field of Division 2 and NAIA scholarship-granting schools, the Beavers were one of only two Division 3 teams and they showed their ability to match up with upper echelon competition.

Men's Basketball falls 77-66 at Hanover

January 14, 2017


HANOVER, Ind. - The Bluffton University men's basketball team exchanged leads six times in the first half before Hanover opened a 41-33 spread at the half en route to a 77-66 victory in Collier Arena on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Bluffton fell to 8-6 overall and 1-6 in the Heartland Conference with Hanover staying atop the HCAC at 7-1 (13-2 overall).

Bluffton women stifle Manchester 57-29 in HCAC action

January 11, 2017
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant