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January 19, 2020

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Bluffton students honored for academic excellence

Bluffton University recognized many of its top students for their academic achievements at the annual Academic Awards and Honors Forum on April 27.

The program began with the introduction of 31 seniors as distinguished scholars in their respective academic areas. In addition to being the Distinguished Scholar in Early Childhood Education, Sarah Binkley of Bluffton was named Athlete with Highest Scholastic Record.

Nadin-Sarah Salki, a native of Bosnia, was the International Student with Highest Scholastic Record.

Brunner to visit Bluffton April 29

Ohio Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Jennifer Brunner will bring her ~Ac^a'notA"Courage Express~Ac^a'not^A

April 27 reception for Bluffton author's first novel

Susan Carpenter

In front of the Cleveland Museum of Art sits a bronze cast of Rodin's "The Thinker."

"You'll notice his feet have been blown away," says Dr. Susan Streeter Carpenter, a Cleveland native and assistant professor of English at Bluffton University. A nearby plaque notes the defacement is "the work of vandals" and adds, "The vandals were never found."

Buckingham family claims two Bluffton athletics awards

Bluffton University's annual Athletics Awards Forum became a family affair on April 20.

Moments after basketball player Ginny Buckingham received the Kathryn E. Little Award as the university's outstanding senior female athlete, her father, Keith, was presented the Larry W. Jones Memorial Award for his support of, and significant contributions to, Bluffton athletics.

Joining the Buckinghams, of Bluffton, as an award recipient was baseball player Cody McPherson of Northwood, Ohio, who earned the A.C. Burcky Award as outstanding senior male athlete.

Kevin A. Nickel to be university vice president for fiscal affairs

Kevin Nickel

Kevin A. Nickel will become the new vice president for fiscal affairs at Bluffton University beginning Sept. 1, Bluffton's president, Dr. James M. Harder, has announced.

Nickel will succeed Willis Sommer, who is retiring at the end of August after 31 years of service to Bluffton, including the last 16 years as vice president for fiscal affairs.