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June 27, 2017


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Here's a plate frequently seen on West College Avenue across from St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor of the church. It's on a grey-blue GMC Terrain.

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Here are Bluffton residents who graduated from Bluffton University

The achievements of more than 230 undergraduate and graduate students were celebrated on Sunday, May 7, during the 117th commencement ceremony at Bluffton University.

University food and nutrition major wins competitive scholarship

April Misamore earns selective internship

April Misamore, Bluffton University junior, a food and nutrition major from Findlay, recently received two back-to-back recognitions that emphasize the hard work and dedication she’s put into her academics.

Misamore earned a competitive, paid internship this summer at Purdue University and won the Ohio Nutrition Council Scholarship.

She will begin the internship after completing her cross-cultural experience in Chicago during the May-term.

Scupholm and Madzia earn All-Heartland honors

May 10, 2017
By: Cameron Rife, sports information intern

All-Heartland Conference release

BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University softball team had two of its members recognized when the All-Heartland Conference awards were announced on Wednesday, May 10. Emily Scupholm (Cuyahoga Falls/Our Lady of the Elms) and Jessie Madzia (Massillon/Tuslaw) were both named Honorable Mention All-HCAC. The Heartland Conference also announced the All-Sportsmanship Team.

Number 117

Bluffton University commencement weekend in pictures

It is one of the Bluffton community’s long-standing events - Bluffton University May Day and commencement. This year is number 117.


The tradition includes a musical, class reunions, May pole dance, king and queen coronation, art exhibits, a May Day run and walk, campus tours, a recital, baccalaureate service and graduation ceremony.

The university provided the Icon with this set of photographs showing the many weekend aspects.

Bluffton students honored for academic excellence

Bluffton University recognized many of its top students for their academic achievements at the annual Academic Awards and Honors Forum on April 25.
Thirty-five seniors were honored as distinguished scholars in their respective academic areas.

Track and Field caps HCAC at Franklin

May 5, 2017


FRANKLIN, Ind. - The 2017 HCAC Track and Field Conference Championship ended Wednesday, May 3, on an unprecedented Day 3 following a change of venue due to the severe weather conditions over the weekend that postponed several events. Undaunted by rain, the Beavers traveled to Franklin College to compete in javelin and 10,000 meter races.

Rain moves many events indoors

University's weekend celebration concludes with commencement

Bluffton University will celebrate its annual May Day weekend of festivities this weekend.

May Day weather plan!
Due to the forecast of flooding rains through Saturday, the May Day ceremony will be held inside Founders Hall on Saturday, May 6. The ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m.


Baseball takes down rival DC 5-3

May 3, 2017


BLUFFTON, Ohio - It was better late than never when the Bluffton University baseball team welcomed Defiance College for the final 2017 meeting between the Northwest Ohio rivals. Wet field conditions pushed the Tuesday contest to Wednesday, May 3, and the Beavers broke the 3-3 tie with two runs in the bottom of the eighth for a 5-3 victory.

Sondheim on Sondheim weekend musical at Yoder Recital Hall

Part of Bluffton University May Day activities

Bluffton University will present “Sondheim on Sondheim” as the May Day musical on Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. each evening in Yoder Recital Hall.
The engaging contemporary musical revue features both well-known and seldom heard songs of Stephen Sondheim from “Into the Woods,” “Company,” “Passion,” “Sunday in the Park with George,” “A Little Night Music” and more.