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University awards performing scholarships

Students from Wisconsin and Minnesota will study music at Bluffton University with the help of scholarships they earned as winners of Bluffton’s 2014 Performing Scholar Competition.

Kyle Johnson-Evers of Muskego, Wis., and Anna Cammarn of Albertville, Minn., have been awarded renewable scholarships valued at $80,000 and $72,000, respectively, over four years.

Bluffton University senior getting closer look at ministry

A Bluffton University senior from St. Marys, Ohio, is serving this summer in a Goshen, Ind., church as part of Mennonite Church USA’s Ministry Inquiry Program (MIP).

Participating in the program at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church is Shannon Thiebeau, a youth ministry major at Bluffton. Her home church is Zion Lutheran in St. Marys. 

University awards scholarships

Two incoming students at Bluffton University have been awarded the university’s full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, valued at more than $110,000 for four years.

Micah Hunsberger of Shipshewana, Ind., and Brianna Keith of Grafton, Ohio, are the scholarship recipients.

Hunsberger, the son of Benjamin and Beth Hunsberger, is a 2014 Westview High School graduate. He was a member of the school’s soccer, track and field and Academic Super Bowl teams. He attends Emma Mennonite Church, Topeka, Ind.

First ‘Be A Beaver’ Triathlon gets good reviews

Abbie Meyers hopes the Be A Beaver Triathlon—held for the first time May 31 in Bluffton—becomes an annual event.

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Triathletes taking to the streets (and pool) in Bluffton

The first Be A Beaver Triathlon is set for Saturday (May 31) in Bluffton.

Beginning at 8 a.m. at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool, the event will include a 400-meter pool swim, a 20-kilometer bike on nearby country roads and a 5K run through village streets and the Bluffton University Nature Preserve.

Sponsoring the triathlon are CenturyLink, a Fortune 500 telecommunications firm; Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Co. of Bluffton; and Muddy River Bicycle Co. of Findlay. Community partners are the village of Bluffton and the community pool.

Be A Beaver Triathlon Saturday - starts at swimming pool

The first Be A Beaver Triathlon is set for Saturday, May 31, in Bluffton.

Beginning at 8 a.m. at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool, the event will include a 400-meter pool swim, a 20-kilometer bike on nearby country roads and a 5K run through village streets and the Bluffton University Nature Preserve.

Proceeds will help the university’s cross country and track and field teams cover their costs to attend out-of-state invitational meets.

Here's the list of Bluffton residents who graduated from Bluffton University on May 4

Bluffton University students, alumni and friends gathered for the university’s annual May Day and commencement festivities, May 3 and 4. The institution’s 114th commencement ceremony, held on May 4, recognized 260 graduates. Presenting “Valuing Education” was this year’s commencement speaker, David J. Berger, mayor of Lima.

The local graduates, all of Bluffton, are:

• Marlena Ballinger, bachelor of arts (BA) degree in organizational 

• Jonathan Bassett, master’s degree in business administration (MBA)

• Becky Foust, BA in social work

Heidelberg coach joins Beaver football staff

Bryan Moore was recently named the offensive coordinator at Bluffton University after a highly-successful six-year stint at Heidelberg University where he served as the special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach. He will handle the play-calling duties for an offense that returns senior wide receiver Donovan Brown who set a Bluffton single-season record with 10 touchdown grabs last season.

Beaver academic All-HCAC honorees

The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently announced the spring honorees of the HCAC All-Academic awards for the 2013-14 school year. Bluffton University had 14 spring athletes recognized for their efforts in the classroom.

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