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February is full of events at Bluffton University. Here's a listing of those programs. Events are free and open to the public unless noted otherwise.

Feb. 2              Art exhibit: Opening of “At the Mercy of the Muse,” sculptures by Dan Chudzinski, Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center. Hours through March 1 are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. A reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8.

Bluffton University faculty, staff honored for service

Bluffton University honored 29 faculty and staff members for their years of service at the university’s annual recognition dinner on Jan. 25. The honorees have been at Bluffton for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 40 years.

Sarah Hunter named HCAC Athlete of Week

January 26, 2015

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University’s Sarah Hunter (Mt Blanchard/Riverdale) posted one of the top 800-meter times in the nation at the Findlay Track and Field Classic and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week. It marks the first time since 2012 that a Bluffton track and field athlete has been named Player of the Week.

Mennonite historian subject of peace lecture

This year’s C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture at Bluffton University will address the 20th-century Mennonite historian for whom it is named.

Dr. Perry Bush, a professor of history at Bluffton, will examine “The Professor as Peacemaker: C. Henry Smith and the Mennonite Intellectual Tradition, 1920-1948” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Founders Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Sculpture exhibit opens Feb. 2 at Sauder Visual Arts

“At the Mercy of the Muse,” an exhibition of sculptures by Fremont, Ohio, native Dan Chudzinski, will open Monday, Feb. 2, in the Grace Albrecht Gallery of Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center.

Climate change and "green" chemistry topic of colloquium

Dr. Daniel Berger, a professor of chemistry at Bluffton University, will discuss climate change and “green” chemistry in a Bluffton colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in Stutzman Lecture Hall in Centennial Hall.

His presentation, titled “Burning 350 Gallons of Gas to Learn More about Global Warming,” is free and open to the public.

Hunter torches 800 record at Findlay Classic

January 24, 2015


FINDLAY, Ohio - The Bluffton University men’s and women’s track and field team had an outstanding two days of competition, January 23-24, at the Indoor Track & Field Classic hosted by Findlay University. 

Bluffton men drop 84-61 decision at Anderson

January 24, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


ANDERSON, Ind. - The Bluffton University men suffered another tough road loss as they fell to the Anderson University Ravens, 84-61, on Saturday, Jan. 24. The Ravens improved to 8-9 and 7-3 in the HCAC while Bluffton fell below the .500 mark to 8-9 overall and 4-6 in Heartland Conference play.

Beavers roll to 68-43 win over Anderson women

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


ANDERSON, Ind. - The Bluffton University women’s basketball team rode a 17-0 first half run to a convincing 68-43 conference win over the Anderson University Ravens on Saturday, Jan. 24. The win pushed the Beavers to 7-3 in HCAC play (12-5 overall) and helps them keep pace in the hotly contested battle for second place in the conference. The loss puts Anderson at 1-16 overall and 0-10 in conference play.

Sheerer bucket at buzzer sends Beavers to victory

By: Griffin Kuras, sports information assistant