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January 15, 2019

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Earlham win puts Beavers at 2-5

The Bluffton University women's basketball team won a hard-fought battle against Earlham College on Wednesday, Dec. 5 by the score of 63 to 53. The win moved the Beavers to 2-5 on the year (1-1 HCAC). The Quakers fell to 1-4 and they also stand 1-1 in HCAC contests.

The first stanza was a back and forth battle as the Beavers and the Quakers exchanged baskets. Bluffton led 15-13 at the end of the opening period with nine of the Beavers' 15 points scored at the free throw line.

Zickafoose named all region third straight year

Isaac Zickafoose (Middlebury, Ind./Northridge) has been named Second Team All-North Region by D3football.com following a senior season that saw the defensive end earn his second HCAC Defensive Player of the Year award. It marks the third straight year that Zickafoose has been an All-Region selection after back-to-back third team honors.

Double overtime thriller ends with Beaver victory

 The Bluffton University men's basketball team won a nail-biter in a double-overtime thriller on the road against the Earlham College Quakers, 82-80, on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Four Beavers notched double digits in the victory. Junior Andrew Renner (Cairo/Bath) hit a shot with two seconds on the clock in the second overtime which propelled the Beavers to victory. Bluffton improved to 5-2 and 1-1 in the Heartland Conference. Earlham fell to 1-6 and 0-2 in the HCAC.’

University announces new head cross county coach

Bluffton University has named Logan Wells as head cross country coach and assistant track and field coach. Wells comes to Bluffton with two years of collegiate coaching experience at Hanover College and Otterbein University. He also served as a volunteer assistant coach at Federal Hocking High School in Stewart, Ohio.

Beavers kickoff indoor track and field season

The Bluffton University track and field team kicked off the 2018-19 season with several great performances at the Tiffin Alumni Open on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Starting on the ladies side, junior Tori Bowen (Wapakoneta/Elida) began her conference title defense in the pole vault with a second-place finish at the season-opener, clearing 3.42 meters.

Author/CEO shares message of compassion

Author, CEO and former practicing psychologist, Dr. Nate Regier brought a message of compassionate accountability to Bluffton University students during the Nov. 27 Forum “Conflict Without Casualties.” 

Regier’s advice for avoiding the hook of drama without avoiding conflict: respond calmly, empathize, help (not dramatize) and recognize the other person’s willingness to be open. “Compassion is about struggling with people in the spirit of dignity so that we can use conflict to create something amazing. It’s the alternative to drama,” explained Regier.

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