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Poet makes student connection

Author Hanif Abdurraqib spent the day inspiring students at Bluffton University on Tuesday, March 12.

In addition to a public reading, the Columbus native provided tips and writing prompts during a creative writing class and answered questions with topics ranging from careers in the literary field to challenging stereotypes.

A student-athlete in college, Abdurraqib reminisced about playing soccer against Bluffton. He also shared his love for Ohio.

Baseball: Beavers stop Albion 4-3

The Bluffton University baseball team held off Albion 4-3 on Tuesday, March 19, in the 2019 home opener at Memorial Field. Bluffton improved to 6-7 on the season, while Albion dropped below .500 at 4-5 overall.

Education majors utilize Moyer Nature Center for training

Sixteen future teachers at Bluffton University recently took part in a unique training for hands-on science education. Officials from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources led a training for Project Wild, the organization’s conservation education program.

Held at the Moyer Nature Center, the location allowed participants to tryout some of the lessons, including a hands-on field investigation of plants and wildlife.

Project Wild lessons align with Ohio’s curriculum standards and include science, language arts, literacy and math elements.

Legacy of artist John Peter Klassen

Presented by his grandson March 24 in Marbeck Center

John Klassen, 1971 Bluffton graduate and grandson of John Peter Klassen, will present “The John P. Klassen Legacy: Images and Stories of Peace” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, in the Kreider Room of Marbeck Center.

Klassen will explore the commitment to peace reflected in his grandfather’s life and art, including family stories that illustrate the vision of peace motivating his work.

Bluffton alumnus to speak about the skills gained as a student-athlete

C. Andrew Nowlin ’91, director of human resources at LifeCare Alliance, will present an Alumni Forum at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, in Stutzman Lecture Hall.

During his presentation, “The Light Still Shines Bright Off the Field: Success in Leadership and Life,” the Bluffton Athletics Hall of Fame member will share how he continues to utilize the leadership skills he developed through participation in team sports at Bluffton.

Beaver baseball team drops home opener

The Bluffton University baseball team dropped their home opener to Hiram, 15-3, at Oberlin College on Thursday, March 14. The Beavers slipped to 5-7 overall, while Hiram stand at 2-7 on the season. 

With the Beavers in a 3-0 hole going into the bottom half of the third inning, they were looking to get on the board and into striking distance. They did just that when Jacob Latkofsky(Temperance, MI/Ida) doubled down the left field field line, plating fellow sophomore Reid Ruhl(Hamilton) and making it 3-1 in favor of the Terriers.