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October 18, 2018

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Beaver soccer and golf update

Men’s soccer

The Bluffton University men's soccer team dropped a 4-0 decision at Hanover College on Saturday, Oct. 13. Bluffton fell to 2-12 overall and 1-4 in the Heartland Conference, while Hanover stayed perfect with a 5-0 mark in the HCAC (8-5 overall).

Beavers fall to 1-6 after loss to Manchester

By Joe Watkins, sports information assistant

The Bluffton University football team hosted Manchester on Homecoming weekend and it turned out to be a nail-biter. The visiting Spartans came out on top, 21-17, with the help of two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns. Bluffton dipped to 1-6 overall and 1-4 in Heartland Conference play while Manchester improved to 3-4 overall and 3-2 in the HCAC.

Volleyball: Beavers drop first HCAC contest

The Bluffton University volleyball team fell to Transylvania in four sets on Sunday, Oct. 14. The end of Homecoming weekend was not kind to the Beavers who dropped their first Heartland Conference match of the season. Bluffton slipped to 12-11 overall and 4-1 in the Heartland Conference, while Transylvania improved to 11-9 and 5-1 in the HCAC.

Bluffton was up a set and leading 13-7 in the second when Transylvania turned the tables and never looked back. The Pioneers outscored Bluffton 18-6 to even the match at one set apiece before closing it out with 25-23 and 25-16 victories.

Contemporary "Helen" comes to Ramseyer Auditorium

Tickets on sale for early November production

Bluffton University will present “Helen” by Ellen McLaughlin, a contemporary adaption of the ancient Greek play by Euripides this fall.

University education department chair to discuss new accreditation process

Dr. Gayle Trollinger, professor of education and department chair, will present the Colloquium, “Adventures in Bureaucracy: What I Learned from CAEP,’” at 4 p.m. on Oct. 26 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.

University to celebrate Spiritual Life Week later this month

Hannah Troyer, a grassroots community organizer, will speak during Bluffton University’s semi-annual Spiritual Life Week Forum at 11 a.m. on Oct. 23 in Yoder Recital Hall. The title of her presentation is “Grassroots Organizing: Reclaiming and Reimagining the Church.”
Troyer, of Akron, Ohio, is the co-founder of a community organization focused around challenging conversations. During her presentation, she will share her dream of a church that proclaims Christ’s love to a hyper-politicized and divided world.