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Men's Basketball opens with 79-53 win over OSU-Lima

November 17, 2016


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University men's basketball team brought the unseasonably warm weather inside as the Beavers were a red-hot 10-of-14 from distance in the first half en route to a 79-53 victory over OSU-Lima on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. Bluffton opens the season 1-0 after a dominating performance that saw 14 Beavers crack the scorebook.

121st performance of Handel’s “Messiah” Dec. 4

In Founders Hall by 65-membere Bluffton Choral Society

Bluffton University will present its 121st performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, in Founders Hall. The event is free and open to the public; a free-will offering will be taken.

Jonathan Wey, visiting conductor, makes his debut conducting the oratorio at Bluffton. The 20-member orchestra includes professional players from the area and some Bluffton faculty and staff. Students join faculty, staff and community members in the 65-voice Bluffton Choral Society.

Poet Julia Spicher Kasdorf featured speaker at university

Julia Spicher Kasdorf, professor of English and women’s studies at Pennsylvania State University, will present “News from Poems: History and Practice of Documentary Poetry” at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Founders Hall.  

The award-winning poet and essayist will introduce documentary poetry, a vital stream of American letters since the 1930s. 

University challenge to raise $50,000 in 24 hours

On 5th annual Giving Tuesday, Nov. 29

Participants in the fifth annual Giving Tuesday—a global initiative to encourage charitable giving amid holiday consumerism—can, for the third year, direct their generosity to Bluffton University on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

University students exposed to MEDA's global reach

Participants attend conference in San Antonio

Lessons on faith, business and service merged this year during the annual Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) conference in San Antonio, Texas.

During the conference, seven Bluffton University students, including Emily Huxman ’17, a marketing and communication major from Waterloo, Ontario, learned how their majors could have a positive impact on society.

Adventures in Antarctica Dec. 2 university forum

Bluffton University Colloquium

Dr. Sarah Cecire, professor of education, will discuss “Adventures in Antarctica” at Friday Colloquium on Dec. 2, 2016. The presentation is free and open to the public beginning at 4 p.m. in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.  

Cecire spent the fall 2015 semester on sabbatical researching, planning and studying Antarctica including a two-week trip to the continent. The pre-planning, along with the trip, resulted in the creation of 18 teaching units available to elementary teachers with Antarctica as the backdrop.