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Bluffton professors to share Feb. 4 Colloquium

Dr. Melissa Friesen, art, communication and theatre department chair, and Dr. Walt Paquin, director of social work program, will share “Arts-based Civic Practice and Learning in Community,” during a Colloquium presentation at 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Beavers 2 Franklin 0

Men and women’s teams stop Grizzlys

The Bluffton University women's basketball team welcomed Franklin College to town on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, for Alumni Day. The Beavers were able to hold off a tough Grizzly team, 66-56. Bluffton improved to 10-9 (4-8 HCAC) while Franklin slipped to 11-7 (7-5 HCAC).

Caitlyn Renner eclipses own school record

Beaver track and field team at ONU

The Bluffton University Track and Field team traveled to Ohio Northern University for the 2nd week in a row on Saturday, Feb. 1.

Saturday was another good meet for the Beavers. Bluffton's school record for the long jump was broken for the 2nd straight week in a row. Freshman Caitlyn Renner (Cairo/Bath) eclipsed her own school record by .01 meters, giving her a distance of 5.08 meters. This keeps her at the top of the conference competition in the long jump. Senior Ciana Hostetler (Sugarcreek/Garaway) also competed in the long jump and produced a personal best.

Future teachers invited

to explore education as a major during university event

High school students are invited to learn more about Bluffton University’s Educator Preparation Program, the demands and rewards of teaching, and career routes for education majors during a special event for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors hosted by the Bluffton Education Organization (BEO).

University nutrition students to host Lunch and Learn series

Bluffton University’s junior nutrition students will host the 2020 Lunch and Learn series on Wednesdays, from Feb. 12 to April 15 on the first floor of Berky Hall. The demonstrations are free and open to the public; however, just 15 seats are available for each lunch. Reserve a spot by contacting Katie Kline at 567-215-7494 or klikla@bluffton.edu.

Musselman Library celebrates student research

Celebrate Library Week Feb. 4-6

Celebrate the Library Week
Bluffton University’s Musselman Library will host its seventh annual Celebrate the Library Week, Feb. 4-6. The week is a time for discovery and community for students, faculty, staff and emeriti. The goal of this week is clearly stated in its tag line: “Celebrating Student Research and Creativity.” The week includes a variety of activities such as the First Tuesday Forum, a health and wellness expo and a research fair.