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June 20, 2019

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Baseball: Beavers stop rival ONU 10-7

Less than a week after the Bluffton University baseball team gift wrapped Ohio Northern a 10-7 victory thanks to five errors and eight unearned runs, the Polar Bears returned the favor with two innings of miscues on Wednesday, April 17. Bluffton improved to 16-15 with the 7-4 victory, while ONU slipped to 15-14 on the season.

University May Day weekend May 4-5

119th annual commencement caps 2018-19 school year

Bluffton University will celebrate its annual May Day weekend of festivities May 3-5.

The traditional end-of-the-academic-year celebration intertwines the past by hosting alumni reunions, the present by honoring this year's graduates and the future with undergraduate students performing the traditional Maypole dance. Classes ending in nine or four and the class of 2018 will celebrate reunions.

Softball: Ravens stop Beavers in doubleheader

The Bluffton University softball team led in both games, but the host Ravens found their bats late to complete a sweep of the Beavers on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Bluffton fell to 6-24 overall and 1-7 in the Heartland Conference, while Anderson improved to 13-9 and 5-5 in the HCAC.

Top Beaver athletes

Isaac Zickafoose and Erin Weisgarber

Bluffton University presented its top athletics awards April 16 to standout athletes in football and volleyball.

Isaac Zickafoose
Isaac Zickafoose of Middlebury, Ind., received the 2019 A.C. Burcky Award as outstanding senior male athlete of the year.

• Click here for the all-time list of A.C. Burcky winners
• Click here for the all0time list of Kathryn E. Little winners


Students from the Theatre for Social Change class at Bluffton University lead a workshop during Civic Engagement Day.

The workshop focused on having respectful conversations even when participants come from different perspectives, experiences and belief systems.

Interactive games and activities helped the students engage in new ways and led to a reflection on the topic.

(Both photos by Emily Griffioen)

Baseball: Beavers stop Mt. St. Joseph in two-game sweep

The Bluffton University baseball team handed conference foe Mount St. Joseph a two-game sweep in a conference doubleheader on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The Beavers improved to 15-13 overall and 5-3 in the Heartland Conference, while MSJ fell to 9-14 overall and 2-4 in the HCAC.