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NABC announces Honors Court

July 30, 2015

Beavers earn AVCA Team Academic Award

BLUFFTON, Ohio - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that 752 teams have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2014-2015 season. This number once again breaks the previous year's total of 676 and sets a new all-time high for this award. 

Bluffton awards scholarships to winners of Performing Scholar Competition

Students from Virginia and Ohio will study music at Bluffton University with the help of scholarships they earned as winners of Bluffton’s 2015 Performing Scholar Competition.

Mary Bender of Harrisonburg, Va., and Cassandra Steiner of Celina, Ohio, have been awarded renewable scholarships valued at $80,000 and $72,000, respectively, over four years.

Bender plans to major in music education with a focus on vocal study, while Steiner intends to major in music with an eye toward pursuing both music and art therapy.

Youth football clinic at Bluffton University Friday evening

The Bluffton University football staff will conduct a youth football clinic from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Friday, July 24. The clinic takes place on the university practice fields along Rosenberger Drive and Elm Street.

Beavers to host free one-day football camp

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University Head Coach Denny Dorrel and his staff are hosting a FREE football clinic on Friday, July 24, 2015 for students entering grades 1-8 in the fall.

Golf scramble raises about $5,000 for Bluffton athletics

Bluffton University’s 18th annual Alumni and Friends Golf Scramble raised roughly $5,000 for university athletics through TEAM (Together Everyone Achieves More) Bluffton.

The July 18 event drew 84 golfers to Harrod’s Colonial Golfers Club.

University Summer Discovery Grants helping expand student experience

Rebecca Lapp returned to Guatemala to volunteer at the same orphanage she had visited following a semester-abroad program last fall.

Courtney Seffernick, meanwhile, sampled social work-related opportunities at an inpatient hospice center and a nonprofit organization in northwest Ohio.

Near or far, though, both Bluffton University students explored the link between vocation and faith as the 2015 recipients of $1,500 Summer Discovery Grants from the university.  

CASE Fellowship aids University Student Alumni Association

A fellowship newly awarded to Bluffton University through the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) will help bolster the university’s Student Alumni Association.

The CASE ASAP (Affiliated Student Advancement Programs) Institutional Fellowship will support efforts to increase both student involvement and programs within the association, said Amy Byers, the group’s adviser and an associate in Bluffton’s alumni engagement office.

Bluffton University part of statewide family visit days July 13 and 14

Bluffton University is joining a collaboration among Ohio’s private colleges and universities, beginning with a summer program designed to allow families to visit up to four private schools over two days, July 13 and 14.

Ohio’s Independent College Visit Days are aimed at helping families understand how affordable a private college education can be. The days also highlight other benefits of attending a private institution, including a higher four-year graduation rate and a lower default rate on student loans.

Local students named to dean's list at Bluffton University

Bluffton University has announced its dean’s list for the spring term. Students with a GPA of 3.6 or higher are eligible for the dean’s list. Students with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75 based on 20 semester hours received distinction for continued high achievement, indicated by *.

Local undergraduates include:

Beaverdam
Devin Hitchcock *

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