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University art department holds annual pottery competition

Open to high school students on Saturday

The Bluffton University ceramics class is hosting a pottery competition for interested high school students on Saturday, Nov. 23.

The event is for students both advanced and novice and is designed to help build their skill set or introduce them to the clay arts. Bluffton University students will help coach novice students on their own non-competitive clay projects like introducing them to the potter’s wheel and various hand building techniques while more advanced students will engage in a series of “games.” 

University holiday concert Sunday afternoon

Bluffton University will host the Holiday Collage Concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Get wrapped up in the sounds of the season when Bluffton’s Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, University Chorale and Camerata Singers come together to celebrate Christmas.

Conducted by Dr. Roy Couch, the Concert Band portion of the evening will include “Carol of the Drum,” “Christmas Pipes,” and “A Christmas Spectacular,” a medley of favorites.

Olivet falls to Bluffton women 62-59

The Bluffton University women's basketball team traveled to Olivet College for a Saturday afternoon matchup on Nov. 16, 2019. The Beavers secured a 62-59 victory over the Comets thanks to a 6-0 jag over the final 42 seconds. Bluffton stays perfect at 2-0 following the victory.

Camp Friedenswald director to share during Bluffton University Alumni Forum today

2007 Bluffton graduate Jenna Liechty Martin will share “Why Living My Best Life Depends on You: Camp as a Place of Interconnection and Joy,” at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19, in Yoder Recital Hall. 

Martin is the executive director of Camp Friedenswald in Cassopolis, Mich. During Forum, Martin will discuss how serving at Camp Friedenswald has created an experience for her to form genuine community and connection, which is vital to living her best life. 

Sharing weeklong experience at Yale Center for British Art

Dr. Cynthia Bandish will present the Colloquium “Finding the Empire at Yale” at 4 p.m., Nov. 22 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall,

Bandish, professor of English, will share about her weeklong experience at the Yale Center for British Art where she participated in a seminar titled, “Art and Society in Britain, Hogarth to Turner (1730– 1851).” 

Bandish was among a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges to participate in the seminar, which was supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Defiance stops Beavers in football final

The Bluffton University football team traveled to Defiance on  Nov. 16, to take on arch rival Defiance College in the final game of the season for both teams.

Unfortunately for the Beavers, they could not get any offense going which led to a 10-7 loss to the Yellow Jackets. Bluffton fell to 2-8 overall and 2-5 in the Heartland Conference, while Defiance improved to 1-9 overall and 1-6 in the HCAC. The Beavers still lead the all-time series 47-46-2.