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December 15, 2017

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Bluffton University announces search for women’s soccer coach

Bluffton University is searching for a new head coach for its women’s soccer program following the resignation of Rhonda Smith. Coach Smith served for three seasons as Bluffton’s head coach. She recently married and will relocate to Michigan.

“We will begin a search for a new coach immediately,” said Phill Talavinia, Bluffton’s athletics director. “I want to thank Rhonda for her leadership with the team and wish her all the best.

Handel's "Messiah" performed in Yoder Recital Hall Dec. 10

Tickets are free but must be reserved

Bluffton University will present its 122nd performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10.

New this year, the venue is Yoder Recital Hall. Tickets will be required. While the tickets are free, they must be reserved at http://tickets.bluffton.edu or at Marbeck Center. A free-will offering will be taken for music scholarships.

Kalamazoo holds off Bluffton men 73-67

November 29, 2017
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Bluffton University men's basketball team cut a 16-point second half deficit to a deuce before Kalamazoo closed out the game with four late points for a 73-67 victory on Wednesday, Nov. 29. Bluffton fell to 1-3 overall, while Kalamazoo moved to 1-4 with its first win of the season.

University musicians perform Christmas music Dec. 5

The Bluffton University music department will showcase its ensembles during the annual Christmas Festival Forum on campus. The holiday concert will take place at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Yoder Recital Hall.

During the concert, ensembles will perform compositions that prepare hearts and minds for the Christmas season.

This event is free and open to the public. 

Holiday “collage” concert Dec. 3

Bluffton University will host the Holiday Collage Concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3 in Yoder Recital Hall. 

Become wrapped in the sounds of the season when all of Bluffton’s music ensembles come together to celebrate Christmas. 

This event is free and open to the public. A free-will offering for scholarships will be collected.

Writers share advice, humor during Bluffton’s 34th annual English Festival

more than 50 high school students spent the day on campus for the English Festival

Authors Andrew Hudgins and Erin McGraw answered questions, inspired minds and offered practical advice for young people who are serious about pursuing writing as a profession during Bluffton University’s 34th annual English Festival held on campus.
Advice included: “If you wait to be inspired you’ll die waiting,” from Hudgins and, “Writing something stupid is better than writing nothing. Get going and make it better later,” from McGraw.