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Next university artist series Oct. 27

Vienna Piano Trio performs in Yoder Recital Hall

Tickets are available for the Artist Series performance by the Vienna Piano Trio at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 27 in Yoder Recital Hall.

Founded in 1988, the trio is particularly successful in works by composers closely associated with Austria, such as Brahms, Schubert and Haydn.

Reserved seats are $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and non-Bluffton students and $10 for children ages 6-13. Children ages 5 and under are admitted free.

McFarlin named Volleyball Player of Week

October 10, 2016

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University standout MacKenzie McFarlin (Ashland) has been named the Heartland Conference Player of the Week after pushing the Beavers to a perfect 2-0 mark with conference victories at rival Defiance on Wednesday and over Transylvania in the Sommer Center on Saturday afternoon.. It marks her fourth career HCAC Player of the Week honor, including her second of the season.

Pointdexter named HCAC Player of Week

October 10, 2016

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University freshman JERRELL POINTDEXTER (Elkhart, Ind./Concord) has been named the Heartland Conference Special Teams Player of the Week following Bluffton's 66-22 win at Anderson on Saturday afternoon. He is the first Bluffton Special Teams Player of the Week since Jordan Watkins took home that honor following Bluffton's 2014 victory over Hanover!

It's homecoming at Bluffton University

Events all day Saturday with afternoon Sunday concert

Bluffton University's 2016 homecoming weekend is Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16. Here's the weekend schedule.

Saturday, Oct. 15

9 a.m.-5 p.m.

"Silent Treatment" includes works by current Bluffton art faculty Andreas Baumgartner, Jim Fultz, T.R. Steiner and Philip Sugden
• Grace Albrecht Gallery, Sauder Visual Arts Center

Football mauls Anderson 62-22

October 8, 2016
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


Volleyball sweeps Transy for program win #900

October 8, 2016
By: Samantha Granger, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University volleyball team was finally back in the Sommer Center this weekend, opening up with their first home Heartland Conference match this season against Transylvania University. The contest between the Beavers and the Pioneers went a quick three sets this afternoon.

Men's Soccer drops 4-0 decision to Franklin

October 8, 2016


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University men's soccer team hosted Franklin College in a Heartland Conference clash on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. The Grizzlies took a 3-0 lead at the break and added an own goal with a little over a minute to play for a 4-0 victory over the Beavers. Bluffton slipped to 3-9 overall and 0-3 in the Heartland Conference, while Franklin improved to 1-6-4 and 1-1-1 with its first victory of the season.

Grizzlies take down Women's Soccer 7-1

October 8, 2016


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Franklin College women's soccer team stayed atop the HCAC leaderboard with a 7-1 victory over Bluffton University on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. Bluffton slipped to 0-8 overall and 0-3 in the Heartland Conference, while Franklin improved to 10-2 and a perfect 3-0 in the HCAC.

Soccers earns NSCAA Team Academic Awards

October 7, 2016

NSCAA Team Academic Awards Winners

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University was recently recognized by the NSCAA for outstanding performance in the classroom during the 2015-16 academic year. The men's and women's soccer teams both received the NSCAA Team Academic Award, making Bluffton one of just 221 institutions to have both soccer teams honored.

Volleyball swats rival Jackets in straight sets

October 5, 2016
By: Samantha Granger, sports information assistant


DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Beaver volleyball team improved to 14-7 overall and 2-0 in the Heartland Conference as they traveled to the Weaner Center and swept the rival Yellow Jackets on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Defiance suffered its first HCAC loss, dropping to 5-10 and 1-1 in league play. Bluffton's sweep of Defiance puts them one match away from 900 program wins!