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Hickey named HCAC Hitter of the Week

March 30, 2015

BLUFFTON, Ohio -  Sophomore Luke Hickey (Toledo/Whitmer) capped a superb week by being named the Heartland Conference Hitter of the Week after leading the Beavers to a 3-1 mark in HCAC action. He is the first Bluffton player to be named the HCAC Hitter of the Week since all-time leading hitter Kyle Niermann collected the honor in 2013.

Church's sexual diversity struggle is April 7 forum topic

The struggles over the place of LGBTQ Christians in Mennonite Church USA churches will be Stephanie Krehbiel’s topic in a Bluffton University forum on Tuesday, April 7.

Krehbiel, a Ph.D. candidate in American studies at the University of Kansas, will address “Pacifist Battlegrounds: Sexual Diversity and the Politics of Belonging in the Mennonite Church USA” beginning at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Bluffton University senior recipient of BGSU graduate scholarship

Joseph Wilson, a senior from Covington, Ohio, is Bluffton University’s first recipient of a new scholarship to a Bowling Green State University graduate business program.

Wilson has earned the Beaver-Falcon Master of Financial Economics Scholarship, a Bluffton-Bowling Green partnership that includes a two-thirds tuition award. The recipient, chosen by the Bluffton business faculty, is also encouraged to apply for an assistantship within the Bowling Green program.

Softball drops two to Transylvania

March 29, 2015
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

BLUFFTON, Ohio - It was a windy Sunday afternoon as the Beavers welcomed the Transylvania Pioneers for their first HCAC series of the season. Bluffton dropped a pair of tight contests, falling to 9-12 overall and 0-2 in the Heartland Conference, while Transylvania improved to 9-8 and 4-0 in the HCAC.

Canadian student wins Smith Peace Oratorical Contest

Bluffton University sophomore Emily Huxman, from Waterloo, Ontario, won the university’s annual C. Henry Smith Peace Oratorical Contest on March 25.

In addition to earning a $175 cash prize, Huxman—who placed second last year—qualified for a binational contest with top finishers from other North American Mennonite colleges.

In her speech, “Reducing Global Violence against Women through Education,” Huxman argued for a peace church approach to providing education and reducing violence by strengthening networks of people who have yielded their lives to the reign of God.

Education, mentors helped mold longtime Reds’ trainer

Larry Starr was in his 60s when he decided to pursue a doctorate in education at Nova Southeastern University in Florida.

The coursework for the degree was done in two years, the former Cincinnati Reds trainer said March 25 at Bluffton University, but the required dissertation became—as it does for many doctoral candidates—a stumbling block.

Everett and Parker help Beavers finish fifth at Hanover

March 28, 2015

Results

HANOVER, Ind. - With the cancellation of the Dick Small Invitational at Defiance College due to sub-freezing temperatures, the Bluffton University Beavers traveled to Panther Country to compete in the Hanover College Track & Field Invitational on Saturday, March 28.

Bluffton baseball splits at Hanover for series victory

March 28, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

HANOVER, Ind. - The Bluffton University baseball team split a doubleheader with the Hanover College Panthers on Saturday, Mar. 28. The Beavers won game one, 12-2, but fell in 10 innings in the nightcap, 10-9. Bluffton finished the series at 13-6 and 6-1 in HCAC play while Hanover is 8-8 and 4-4 in the conference.

Beavers open series at Hanover with 9-6 victory

March 27, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant

Stats

HANOVER, Ind.  - The Bluffton University baseball team built an early 6-0 lead and withstood a Panther rally that saw Hanover knot the score at six after six innings but the Beavers responded with three late tallies for a 9-6 win on Friday, March 27, 2015. Bluffton stays perfect atop the HCAC at 5-0 (12-5 overall), while host Hanover dipped to 7-7 and 3-3 in the conference.

Engage in the ‘contact zone,’ professor advises Bluffton University students

The “contact zone,” as defined by Kate Spike, will never be confused with the comfort zone where many people like to spend their time.

The first zone is where humans “brush up against each other,” whether in language, literacy or culture, as well as geographically, she said in Bluffton University’s annual Civic Engagement Forum on March 24. “It’s not a comfortable place,” the assistant professor of English added, comparing it to “burlap underwear”—something that most people would like to avoid.

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