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Math competition for high school students

Nov. 3 at Bluffton University

Bluffton University’s mathematics department will host its annual math competition for high school students on Saturday, Nov. 3, in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.

The test consists of short-answer questions covering high school math topics through pre-calculus. Fifteen cash prizes will be awarded, and test scores of seniors considering attending Bluffton may be used to award renewable scholarships of up to $1,000 per year. Scholarship awards will be offered by January 2019.

Bethany Martini ram home career kill number 1,000

As Bluffton University chalks up volleyball win

The Bluffton University volleyball team overcame Mount St. Joseph and injuries to stay perfect in the Heartland Conference with a five-set victory in the Sommer Center on Wednesday, Oct. 3.

Bluffton improved to 10-9 on the season and 2-0 in the HCAC, while MSJ fell to 6-11 and 0-2 in the conference.

Author program featuring business professor

Oct. 18 in Musselman Library

Bluffton University will host an author program for Dr. Hamid Rafizadeh, professor of business, at 4 p.m. on Oct. 18 in the Musselman Library’s Reading Room.

Rafizadeh has written a number of books including “The Choice Maker,” “The Sucker Punch of Sharing,” “The First Rung,” The Unexpected Unseen,” and “Here Comes the Watchman.” During his presentation, he will give an overview of each book, some of which are written in a scholarly format while the others novel format.

Who knew fresh fruits and vegetables could be so exciting?

Crave the FAV (fruits and vegetables) is a nine-month nutrition education and research project

Who knew fresh fruits and vegetables could be so exciting? Joshua Becasen, a dietetic intern at Bluffton University, did.

After teaching a short lesson on the differences between fruits and vegetables, Becasen started a chant at Freedom Elementary. Soon the words “Crave the FAV, Crave the FAV” filled the cafeteria. The chant finalized the kickoff of a nutrition education program that promotes the “FAV” or Fruits and Vegetables.  

Ethan Williams nominated for Campbell Trophy

He's a senior athlete at Bluffton University

Bluffton University senior athlete Ethan Williams of Van Wert, is a semi-finalist in the 2018 William V. Campbell Trophy competition.

An Honorable Mention All-HCAC guard in 2017, he helped the Beavers throw for 278.6 yards per game, the fourth-highest total in the Heartland Conference and the best passing season in school history. He is one of just two Heartland Conference football players and 41 from NCAA Division III to be honored by the National Football Foundation.

The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation.

Psychology professor to discuss trigger warnings

In October university Colloquium

Dr. Deanna Barthlow-Potkanowicz, assistant professor of psychology and co-coordinator of the Women’s Studies minor, will present the Colloquium, “Trigger Warnings in the Classroom: Seeking a Balance Between ‘Coddling’ and ‘Caring,’” at 4 p.m. on Oct. 19 in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.