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March 26, 2015


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Five musicals in one during university May Day weekend

Bluffton University will celebrate 100 years of May Day theatrical performances with five mini-shows in one from April 30-May 2.

Tickets are on sale for the May Day-weekend production of “The Musical of Musicals: The Musical!” an affectionate parody of musical theatre greats by Eric Rockwell and Joanne Bogart.

Four university seniors to show ‘The Art in Us’

Four Bluffton University art students will display “The Art in Us”—their senior exhibition—from March 23-April 2 in the Grace Albrecht Gallery in Sauder Visual Arts Center.

Showing their best work from four years of study and studio time on campus are Kerry Bush, from Bluffton; Julie Foster, from Lima; Amanda Hunsberger, from Shipshewana, Ind.; and Courtney Partee, from Napoleon. Media include photography, graphic design, painting, sculpture and other three-dimensional art.

Trail biking class offered as Learning in Retirement class

Bluffton University’s Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) is offering a trail biking class this spring for both interested retirees and the semi-retired.

Local bicyclists Paul and Mary Fleck will lead the class, whose first meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. March 26 in the ILR classroom, located in Shultz Hall of Riley Court on campus. Cost is $50; the registration deadline is March 20.

Bluffton baseball takes two from Goshen

March 15, 2015

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

WESTFIELD, Ind. - The Bluffton University baseball team continued its winning ways with a pair of victories over rival Mennonite institution Goshen College on Sunday, March 15, 2015. The Beavers improved to 7-4 on the season following the wins at Greenfield, Ind., while Goshen fell to 2-10.

March 24 Forum to explore cross-cultural learning

"Living and Learning in the Contact Zone” will be Kate Spike’s topic for Bluffton University’s Civic Engagement Forum on Tuesday, March 24, in Founders Hall. Her 11 a.m. presentation is free and open to the public.

March 19 wellness fair in Sommer Center

Students in Bluffton University’s dietetics internship program will host a Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in the Sommer Center on campus.

The event is open to the public, with several optional health screenings—provided by Blanchard Valley Health System—and a number of informational sessions available. The only costs are $12 for a lipid profile and $8 for a cholesterol screening; both require an eight-hour fast beforehand, as does a free glucose screening. A bone density test is also free.

Everett takes third in high jump at NCAA Nationals

March 14, 2015


WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - Sophomore Trey Everett (Sidney/Fairlawn) returned to Bluffton Saturday a newly-minted All American athlete following competition at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship.

Beavers fall to Davenport and Alma

March 14, 2015

Davenport Stats  I  Alma Stats

Bluffton baseball pulls out 3-2 win at Lourdes

March 13, 2015


TOLEDO, Ohio - It may have been the second Friday the 13th in as many months, but the Bluffton University baseball team felt no ill effects as the Beaver pitchers were up to the task when they made the short trip up Interstate 75 to face Lourdes College. Three late runs propelled Bluffton to a 3-2 victory over the Gray Wolves as Coach Grandey was reunited with former student assistant Tim Berta who has been in the Lourdes dugout as an assistant for the past three years.

‘Big Red Machine’ trainer Civic Engagement Day keynote speaker

Dr. Larry Starr, head athletic trainer for the Cincinnati Reds for 21 years, including the “Big Red Machine” teams of the 1970s, will be the keynote speaker for Bluffton University’s annual Civic Engagement Day.

His March 25 address on athletics and lifelong learning is free and open to the public beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall.