November 23, 2014


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Bluffton men fall at North Central 77-61

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Despite another big night from Thayne Recker (Arlington), the Bluffton University men’s basketball team fell to host North Central College on Saturday, Nov. 22, by a final of 77-61. Recker scored 24 points on 9-for-10 shooting while adding five boards to follow up his 25-point, 11-rebound performance in Friday’s loss. The Beavers fell to 1-2 while the Cardinals are now 2-0 early in the season.

Beavers down Wooster 81-64 in home opener

By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


Men battle before falling to #1 Wisconsin-Whitewater

November 21, 2014


NAPERVILLE, Ill. - The Bluffton University men's basketball team was looking to slay a giant, #1 ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater, when the Beavers traveled to North Central College for game one of the Chicago Marriott Naperville Tip-Off Tournament on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. The Beavers were within striking distance, down 51-44, with less than five minutes to play before the Warhawks found their stroke, pulling away for a hard-fought 67-46 victory.

Bluffton to present Christmas concert

Bluffton University’s Camerata Singers and University Chorale, along with a brass ensemble, will headline “A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols,” the university’s Christmas choral concert, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in Yoder Recital Hall.

The Friday evening performance will be the only presentation of the full concert. A shortened version will be presented as Bluffton’s weekly forum, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, also in Yoder Recital Hall.

Senior art show to open

Bluffton University art majors Victoria Watkins of Mansfield, Ohio, and Sarah Gilman of Knoxville, Tenn., will present their senior exhibit, “Pop Fiction,” representing artwork they have created at Bluffton, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery in Sauder Visual Arts Center.

The exhibit will be open to the public from Dec. 1-19; gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. An artist reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7.

Triathlon registration begins December 1

Registration for the second annual Be A Beaver Triathlon, to be held Saturday, May 30, 2015, will begin on Monday, Dec. 1.

Participants may register online at www.3disciplines.com; cost is $60 for individuals and $100 for relay teams, but those who register during the month of December will receive a $10 discount when using the code 14HOLIDAY.

Consider Bluffton on Giving Tuesday

Participants in the third annual Giving Tuesday—a global initiative to encourage charitable giving amid holiday consumerism—can direct their generosity for the first time to Bluffton University on Tuesday, Dec. 2.

The university hopes to raise $10,000 in online gifts in 24 hours that day. The amount raised will be matched, up to $10,000, by an anonymous donor’s gift to the Bluffton Fund. To make a gift, go to https://connect.bluffton.edu/

University chapel topic: The Sermon on the Mount and ‘The Hunger Games’

While “The Hunger Games” tells a grisly tale of oppression and violent revolution, pastor Chet Miller-Eshleman believes that it’s also a tale of fulfillment of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.

For Miller-Eshleman, pastor at LifeBridge Community Church in Dover, Ohio, the popular fiction series doesn’t glorify violence, but instead calls for the blessing of the weak and the poor as commanded by Jesus.

George Lehman: “A Strategy by Any Other Name"

After years of seeking a concise way to describe what he sees as the essence of an effective strategy, Dr. George Lehman hopes he has found it.

Lehman, chair of business studies and director of graduate programs in business at Bluffton University, told a campus colloquium audience on Nov. 14 that he thinks “strategic opportunism” is an apt new name for a new understanding of strategy.