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Baseball drops 7-2 decision at Defiance

April 18, 2017


DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Bluffton University baseball team matched up with rival Defiance for the second straight week and although the venue changed the end result was the same as the Beavers dropped a 7-2 decision at Rutter Field. Defiance improved to 10-19 on the season and 7-9 in the Heartland Conference, while Bluffton fell to 11-17 and 4-12 in the HCAC following its ninth straight loss.

ONU sweeps Bluffton Baseball in low-scoring games

April 17, 2017

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

ADA, Ohio - The Bluffton University baseball team limited local rival Ohio Northern to just seven runs in two games, but the Polar Bears parlayed them into a non-conference sweep at Wander Field on Monday, April 17. Bluffton fell to 11-16 with its eighth straight loss, while ONU improved to 15-14 following the victories.

University academic dean, Dr. Sally Weaver Sommer, retirement announced

1974 graduate has lifetime connection to Bluffton

Bluffton University will honor the retirement of Dr. Sally Weaver Sommer, vice president and dean of academic affairs, on Saturday, May 6 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Reading Room of Musselman Library.
Weaver Sommer ’74 has been active in various roles at Bluffton for the past 30 years. In 1982, she returned to campus as a lecturer in economics.

Father-daughter team up for “A Leader Prepares” colloquium

Dr. Howard Keim, senior lecturer in business at Bluffton University, along with his daughter, Talashia Keim Yoder, will present the Colloquium “A Leader Prepares” at 4 p.m. on April 21 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Both presenters have experience as leaders, performers and pastors and have discovered how concepts from these three arenas inform each other. They will share some serendipitous stories of how they have discovered this common ground. 

You'll find him lifting weights, or clearing his mind with yoga

Ollie Moorer builds outer muscles and inner strength as a Bluffton student

If you ever head to the weight room at Bluffton University's Sommer Center, there’s a good chance you’ll run by Ollie Moorer either lifting weights, working on cardio or even clearing his mind with yoga.

But don’t be intimidated if you hear him looking and sounding like the character Bane from Batman or Darth Vader, as it’s only his endurance mask.

Williams and Salcido claim titles at All-Ohio

April 15, 2017


DELAWARE, Ohio - The All-Ohio Outdoor Track and Field Championship has vexed the Bluffton Beavers for the last 10 years, but not this year. The men’s team, with a squad of only 13 athletes, came to perform and perform they did.

Rose caps sweep with 9-8 win over Bluffton baseball

April 15, 2017


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - For the Bluffton University baseball team it sounded like a cover of Led Zeppelin's 'The Song Remains the Same.' Three games at Rose-Hulman over the weekend and it all added up to three one-run victories for the Fightin' Engineers. Bluffton fell to 11-14 overall and 4-11 in the Heartland Conference, while Rose-Hulman improved to 13-15 and 11-4 in the HCAC.

Baseball drops two at Rose on Good Friday

April 14, 2017

Game 1 Stats  I  Game 2 Stats

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Bluffton offense finally dusted off the cobwebs on a beautiful Good Friday at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology but the Engineers would not be denied, taking a pair of one-run games with some late-inning heroics. Bluffton fell to 11-13 overall and 4-10 in the Heartland Conference, while Rose improved to 12-15 and 10-4 in the HCAC.

The tradition continues

Here's Bluffton University's May Day - Commencement schedule

Bluffton University will celebrate its annual May Day weekend of festivities May 5-7.

The traditional end-of-the-academic-year celebration intertwines the past by hosting alumni reunions, the present by honoring this year's graduates and the future with first-year students performing the traditional Maypole dance.

Classes ending in a 7 or 2, and the class of 2016, will celebrate reunions.
The events begin on Friday, May 5, with the Juried Student Art Exhibition in Sauder Visual Arts Center. It will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.