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January 15, 2019

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Tickets available for Dec. 9 "Messiah" performance

123rd presentation will be in Yoder Recital Hall

Bluffton University will present its 123rd performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in Yoder Recital Hall.

While tickets are free, they must be reserved at http://tickets.bluffton.edu or at Marbeck Center.

Dr. Bo Young Kang, director of choral activities, will make her debut conducting the oratorio at Bluffton. Soloists along with the Bluffton Choral Society including students, faculty, staff and community members will be accompanied by an orchestra.

Christmas Festival forum Dec. 4

The Bluffton University music department will present “Christmas Festival” during Forum at 11 a.m. on Dec. 4, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Students will perform compositions that prepare hearts and minds for the Christmas season. This concert will feature Bluffton’s Camerata Singers, University Chorale, Woodwind Ensemble and Low Brass Ensemble.

Under the direction of Dr. Bo Young Kang, Camerata Singers will perform “Carol of the Bells,” ”The Very Best Time of Year” and “Do You Hear What I Hear.”

University holiday concert, tree lighting Dec. 2

Bluffton University will host the Holiday Collage Concert at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, in Yoder Recital Hall followed by a new Christmas tradition at the Houshower House.

Become wrapped in the sounds of the season when Bluffton’s Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, University Chorale and Camerata Singers come together to celebrate Christmas.

A journey of faith shared twice Dec. 5

The family of Alex McClelland will share “Reaching Out: A Young Man’s Story of Faith, Courage and Commitment” on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Bluffton University. The presentation will take place twice, from 4-5:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. in Yoder Recital Hall.,

Alex was a student at Bluffton University and a member of the Beaver football team during the 2007-08 season when he experienced pain on his sacrum bone. The pain increased with time, and in April of 2008 he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. He died from cancer in the summer of 2009.

Men stop Hiram in home basektball opener 76-62

 The Bluffton University men's basketball team knocked off Hiram College 76-62 in the home opener with four Beavers notching double digits on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Although Bluffton trailed 41-33 at the half, the Beavers used a convincing 43-21 edge in the final period to knock off the Terriers for their second win (2-1) of the season.

University volleyball earns Google Cloud Academic honors

For the second straight year, Erin Weisgarber (Tuscarawas Valley) has earned Google Cloud Academic All-District honors for her work on and off the court. 

Weisgarber was a First Team Academic All-America selection in 2017, the second Bluffton volleyball player (Jenna Eshleman - 2011) to earn that distinguished recognition. She was one of just two volleyball players from the HCAC to earn Google Cloud Academic All-District honors.

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