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October 17, 2017

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Volleyball takes down Rose in 5-set thriller

The Bluffton University volleyball team topped Rose-Hulman in a five set marathon (25-23, 22-25, 15-25, 25-19, 19-17) on Saturday, Oct. 7. Bluffton is now 11-9 overall and 2-1 in the HCAC conference. Rose slipped to 13-9 and 3-1 following its first Heartland Conference setback.

Women's Soccer falls 7-0 at Franklin

The Bluffton University women's soccer team dropped a 7-0 decision to HCAC-leading Franklin College on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. The Beavers fell to 2-9 overall and 1-2 in the Heartland, while Franklin improved to 8-3 and 3-0 in HCAC.

The home team went up 3-0 in the first 45 minutes and added four more scores in the second half en route to the 7-0 shutout. Franklin finished with a 22-3 edge in shots, including 17-3 on frame, as Maddie Fleet netted four goals and two assists for the victors.

Beavers carve up Ravens on Homecoming

By Colton Steiner, sports information assistant
The Bluffton University football team scored a school-record 35 points in the second quarter en route to the 56-14 demolition of Anderson University on Homecoming Saturday.

Bluffton improved to 2-3 on the season and more importantly, 2-1 in the Heartland Conference, while Anderson slipped to 1-5 and 1-3 in the HCAC. Great defense and efficient offence was the difference as the home team rolled off 56 unanswered points.

Educational achievement-career advancement go hand-in-hand

“Direct correlation between my education at Bluffton and my advancement in my career"

Kasey Mohr did not excel in a traditional college setting. She went to a big state school for about six months before moving back home to Defiance. A self-proclaimed work-a-holic, Mohr took an entry-level job as a personal banker at Fifth Third Bank, but she knew she needed to continue her education to progress in her career. After earning an associate degree from Northwest State Community College, Mohr enrolled in Bluffton’s blended degree-completion program while working full-time.

University homecoming weekend

It will make Bluffton a very busy place with lots of events

Bluffton University will celebrate Homecoming this weekend. Here's the schedule:
A free picnic lunch will be available for alumni in an alumni tailgate tent at Emery Sears Athletic Complex from noon until 1:30 p.m., when the Homecoming game against Anderson will begin.

Mushrooms as a window to biodiversity colloquium topic

Dr. Robert Antibus, professor emeritus of biology, will present the Colloquium, "Mushrooms as a Window to Biodiversity at the Kitty Todd Preserve," on Friday, Oct. 13. During the presentation, Antibus will discuss the major findings of a three-year study he has conducted on the mushrooms of the Kitty Todd Prairie in Swanton, Ohio.

Antibus says biologists consider fungi to represent the second most species-diverse group of organisms on Earth; however, they have not yet been studied in the oak openings region of Northwest Ohio. 

Cross-cultural experiences showcase Bluffton’s enduring values

Stories of transformative experiences and life-long lessons filled Founders Hall Tuesday as students shared memories from their May-term, cross-cultural experiences. Eighty Bluffton University students participated in a cross-cultural last spring. Those students took part in one of six different experiences including travels to Bolivia, Botswana, China, Trinidad, Kentucky and Chicago.

Volleyball survives at MSJ in 5 sets

October 4, 2017
By: Lynsey Trusty, sports information assistant


CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Bluffton University volleyball team went to Cincinnati on Wednesday night and survived a thrilling five-set slugfest with Mount St. Joseph on October 4, 2017. The Beavers improved to 10-9 overall and 1-1 in the Heartland Conference thanks to the victory (21-25, 25-23, 25-21, 20-25, 15-13). MSJ fell to 11-8 and 1-1 in the HCAC.

Women's Soccer takes down rival Jackets 3-1

Rival Defiance College proved to be the perfect elixir for a Bluffton University women's soccer team that was looking for its first Heartland Conference victory since 2015. The Beavers nearly capped off the shutout, downing Defiance 3-1 on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Sears Complex. Bluffton improved to 2-8 overall and 1-1 in the HCAC, while Defiance slipped to 1-8 and 0-2 in the conference.

Men's Soccer falls 2-1 at Defiance in OT

The Bluffton University men's soccer team went into extra time for the first time this season, but rival Defiance notched the winner at the 94:12 mark for a 2-1 victory on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The Beavers fell to 0-10 and 0-2 in the Heartland Conference, while Defiance upped its mark to 6-3-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference.

With Bluffton trailing 1-0 late in the second period, freshman Trent Mast (Southington/Cardinal) netted his first collegiate goal to knot the contest at 1-1.