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June 20, 2019

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Bluffton students prepare for May Day Musical “Guys and Dolls”

In this rehearsal scene from Bluffton University’s May Day Musical “Guys and Dolls,” Adelaide, played by Hannah Brown of Findlay, Ohio, surprises her fiancé of 14 years, Nathan Detroit, played by Seth Regula of Jackson Center, Ohio. 

Underwritten by the family of Dale and Carolyn Dickey, performances are May 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall. Tickets are $15 for reserved seats and $5 for general admission bleacher seats.

Beaver track and field season comes to a close

The Bluffton University track and field teams culminated their efforts for the season with the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship meet on Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27.

The Beaver men ended the outdoor season with a sixth place finish with 49 points, tying Transylvania. Rose-Hulman and Hanover took the top two spots in the HCAC in convincing fashion, as the Fightin' Engineers outdistanced the Panthers, 240-152.

Spring Fling concert Sunday afternoon

Camerata Singers, University Chorale, Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble

Bluffton University’s Camerata Singers, University Chorale, Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will perform a selection of lighter tunes during the Spring Fling concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, in Yoder Recital Hall.  The event is free and open to the public.

Softball: Beavers 23 - Rose-Hulman 0

It was fun to watch if you were a Bluffton fan

The Bluffton University softball team routed Rose-Hulman in game one by the score of 23-0 in five innings, but dropped game two (7-6) despite a late rally.

The Beavers are 7-25 overall and 2-8 in the Heartland Conference, while Rose-Hulman stands 6-18 overall and also 2-8 in HCAC play. Bluffton's 23 runs topped the previous school mark of 21 set against Cedar Crest in 2014!

Beaver track and field records fall; personal records set

At meets at ONU and Ashland

The Buffton University track and field teams split up to find success as the distance runners made the short trip to Ada for the A.J. Cody Invitational at Ohio Northern University, while the rest of the group headed for the Ashland Alumni Open to take on a largely Division II field.

A pair of school records were on the menu for the Beavers at ONU, starting off with junior Alexis Cash (Gaines, Mich./Lake Fenton) bringing home a victory at 3000 meters in a school-record time of 11:01.16, breaking the record of 11:03.27 set in 2008 by Sarah Humphrey.

Bluffton University chamber ensemble recital Thursday

Bluffton University’s Low Brass Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble will perform a combined recital at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Conducted by Dr. Roy Couch, the Low Brass Ensemble will feature the chorale from “Prince Igor,” a romantic Russian opera composed by Alexander Borodin, as well as works by Mendelssohn and Gabrieli. 

Under the direction of Dr. Andrew Liebermann, the Woodwind Ensemble will perform more contemporary selections from composers including Eugene Bozza, Marc Mellits and John Steinmetz.