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August 3, 2015


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Local students participating in Bluffton cross-cultural experiences

Taylor Steele of Bluffton is participating in a cross-cultural experience in Great Britain, May 6-25.

He and other Bluffton students—most of them members of Bluffton’s Camerata Singers—are exploring various faith communities in Scotland and England. Many of these communities are countercultural, but others connect very directly to the prevailing society. At times, students will be joining other choirs and musicians in singing, as well as visiting historic sites in London.

Salzman Stadium will be closed to public when work begins May 25

Salzman Stadium, the walking track, football field and soccer field (game field only) at Bluffton University will be closed to the public beginning May 25, as installation of synthetic turf and upgrades to the track take place. The facility will remain closed until construction is complete. 

University offers variety of summer math workshops

Bluffton University will offer six summer mathematics workshops for middle school and high school teachers.

University offers junior high math enrichment camp June 8-11

Students who have completed grade seven or eight and an accelerated pre-algebra course may attend the seventh annual Bluffton University Junior High Mathematics Enrichment Camp Monday-Thursday, June 8-11.

Led by Dr. Donald Hooley, a professor of mathematics, participants will explore topics such as number theory and introductory cryptology using pencil and paper, calculators and computer software in group settings.

Kuzara named NFCA All-Region

Beavers softball coach, Heather Bruder, resigns

Bluffton University has an openign for a head softball coach.

On Friday, May 8,, head softball coach Heather Bruder announced her resignation at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. This coaching change comes against an unfortunate backdrop of a public event that occurred during the May 1 HCAC tournament, as reported by the HCAC commissioner:

Bluffton University musical directors recall memorable moments

A borrowed sawhorse that was broken, and replaced, without the director knowing what had happened. A dead character wheeled off on a dolly, to applause, during a scene change. A rented backdrop coming down during a change and winding up in a pile on the floor backstage during the show.

Those were just a few of the memories—most humorous, others more serious—evoked on May 2 for current and past directors of Bluffton University’s May Day theatrical productions, which date to 1915.

Bluffton grads urged to value "your one wild and precious life"

Life after graduation can be a confusing and stressful transition for many college students, but Dr. Karen Longman believes the secret to life can be summarized in one interjection: WAHOO!

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” asked Longman, quoting poet Mary Oliver May 3 at Bluffton University’s 115th annual commencement ceremony.