• Bluffton, Indiana, was nicknamed “The Parlor City” over a century ago because its paved streets (a new phenomenon at the time) made the city “as clean as your parlor." 

February 1, 2015

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‘Lies My Teacher Told Me’ author speaks Jan. 27 at university

Dr. James Loewen, author of the 1995 bestseller “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong,” will address a Bluffton University Forum on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

His talk, titled “The Most Important Era in U.S. History That You Never Heard Of, and Why It’s Still Important Today,” will begin at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall. It is free and open to the public.

Bluffton men take down Transy for second straight win

January 17, 2015
By: Griffin Kuras, sports information assistant


Bluffton women fall to #19 Transy 87-72

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Transylvania Pioneers were just too much for the Bluffton Beavers to handle, as they earned an 87-72 victory on Saturday, Jan. 17. The 19th-ranked Pioneers kept their undefeated HCAC mark intact, improving to 8-0 (13-1 overall) behind a 27-point effort from Katelyn Smith. The Beavers fell to 10-5 and 5-3 in the HCAC.

Track and Field performs well at Northwest Invite

January 17, 2015


FINDLAY, Ohio - At the Northwest Ohio Invitational hosted by the University of Findlay on Friday, Jan. 16, the Bluffton University men’s and women’s track and field team had a number of quality performances.

Course offered on monuments men and women

Bluffton University’s Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) is offering a four-week February course that’s not just for retirees.

Anyone over 55 may register for “The Monuments Men and Women: Their Story,” which will be told from 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 3-24, in the Kreider Room of Bluffton’s Marbeck Center. Cost is $40, or $65 if participants would like to stay for supper each week. Class members may also eat individual meals for $6.50 per meal.

Bluffton offering winter classes to retirees

Bluffton University’s Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR), an educational program for retirees, is offering three classes on Wednesdays, Feb. 4-March 4, in the Kreider Room in Marbeck Center.

The winter term costs $60, which allows participants to take as many classes as they wish. The fee is due at the time of registration, which is open until Jan. 28 or until classes are full.

Recker pours in career-high 34 as Beavers stun Defiance

By: Owen Lugibihl, sports information assistant


Bluffton women take down rival Jackets 86-78

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women earned another key conference victory on Wednesday, Jan. 14 as they defeated their arch-rival Defiance College, 86-78. The Beavers had a very balanced scoring attack, placing five in double figures against the Jackets. The win makes the Beavers 10-4, including 5-2 in HCAC play, and still within striking distance of the top of the conference, while Defiance fell to 4-10 (3-4 HCAC).

Canadian college president: Three Cs aid Christian liberal arts education

The three Rs have been viewed as foundations of education since the days of the one-room schoolhouse.

But the president of Canada’s Conrad Grebel University College proposed Jan. 13 that the success of small, Christian liberal arts colleges boils down to three Cs.

Summer experience in Italy fruitful for Melissa Friesen

Dr. Melissa Friesen returned from a two-week trip to Italy last July with more than the usual souvenirs.

The professor of theatre and communication at Bluffton University also brought back ideas for her classes, including Theatre for Social Change, a class she has developed and is currently teaching for the second time.