October 22, 2014



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Earlham women down Beavers 1-0 at Bluffton

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton women’s soccer team suffered a tough loss to the Earlham College Quakers on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Sears Complex. The Quakers converted a free kick midway through the first half and made it stand up as they went home with a 1-0 victory over the Beavers. It marked the first Heartland Conference win for the visitors, making them 1-2 while the Beavers are now 0-2-1 in the conference and 3-8-1 overall.

Area professors' works in exhibit at ArtSpace/Lima

Professoriate: The University Does Art, a group exhibit featuring recent work by university faculty in Northwest Ohio, will open at ArtSpace/Lima with a reception for the artists from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, November 7.

The exhibit will bring together works by 17 university faculty members in the departments of art at Bluffton University, University of Findlay, Ohio Northern University, The Ohio State University at Lima, and Bowling Green State University.

Volleyball downs HCAC foe MSJ in five sets

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton’s third Heartland Conference match of the year brought Mount St. Joseph to the Sommer Center for a mid-week showdown between the Lions and the Beavers. Bluffton improved to 16-6 overall and 3-0 in the HCAC by downing the always-tough Lions in five sets.

Terrill Webb nets fourth goal of season in 1-1 tie at AU

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


ANDERSON, Ind. - The Bluffton University women’s soccer team used a late first half goal to lead them to a 1-1 tie against the Anderson University Ravens on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The Beavers moved to 3-7-1 overall and 0-1-1 in HCAC play, while the home team stands 6-4-1 and 1-0-1 in the conference.

Bluffton men drop 1-0 decision at Anderson

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


ANDERSON, Ind. - The Bluffton University men’s soccer team battled until the end with one of the best teams in the Heartland Conference before a late goal propelled the Anderson University Ravens to a 1-0 victory. The loss is the first HCAC loss for the Beavers, putting them at 1-1 in the conference and 4-8 overall. The Ravens jumped to 2-0 in the HCAC and 8-4 overall.

Lion and Lamb releases "Swords to Plowshares" during book launch

Ruth Early of Bluffton (left in photo) spoke with Lisa Weaver (right) and Amanda Huston, the author and illustrator, respectively, of “Swords to Plowshares,” a children’s book newly published by The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center of Bluffton University.

University homecoming king from Archbold, queen from Wauseon; Bluffton's Jeremy Basinger junior attendant

Seniors Matthew McCoy of Archbold, and Gabrielle De La Cruz of Wauseon, were crowned Bluffton University’s Homecoming king and queen at halftime of the annual Homecoming football game on Oct. 4.

Other seniors in the Homecoming court were David Henderson of Lima; Trustworthy Ndlovu of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe; Jeremy Amstutz of White Pigeon, Mich.; and Megan Bontrager of Goshen, Ind.

Fox touchdown named HCAC Play of Week


Bluffton University running back Eric Fox (Brunswick) earned the HCAC Play of the Week for week 5. The senior claimed the title after voting took place on the HCAC social media outlets of Facebook and Twitter.

Fox's winning play was a six-yard touchdown reception on fourth and goal late in the first quarter of Bluffton's 20-14 win over Hanover. He hauled in the shoestring catch just inside the 10-yard line and avoided two defenders with his leap to paydirt.

William Herr receives Bluffton University Lifetime Service Award; young alumnus also honored

Bluffton University presented alumni awards on Oct. 4 to two distinguished graduates who said Bluffton has given them much more as well.

Lifetime Service Award

William Herr, a 1961 alumnus, received the Lifetime Service Award at the President’s Banquet on Homecoming Saturday, while Bethny (Ricks ’06) Brown accepted the Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

Watkins named HCAC Player of the Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University freshman Jordan Watkins (Reynoldsburg) contributed eight points in Bluffton's 20-14 win over Hanover on Homecoming and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on special teams for his work on Saturday.