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June 20, 2019

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2006 alum speaker at May 5 university commencement

State Rep. Riordan McClain represents the 87th House District

State Representative Riordan McClain will address Bluffton University’s 2019 graduating class during the Sunday, May 5, commencement ceremony in the Sommer Center.

McClain, a 2006 alumnus, is serving his first full term in the Ohio House of Representatives, having been appointed in January 2018 during the 132nd General Assembly. He represents the 87th House District, which includes Wyandot, Crawford and Morrow counties, as well as portions of Marion and Seneca counties.

Music theatre performance in her future

Meghan Gibson of Pandora, pursues master of music degree following graduation from Bluffton University

Meghan Gibson ’19, a music major with a concentration in performance studies, will pursue a Master of Music following her May graduation from Bluffton at NYU Steinhardt. Gibson a Pandora native will focus on music theatre performance.

“If you’re going to do musical theater, and most music in general, you want to go where the business is,” explained Gibson. “So for the business of musical theatre, that’s Broadway or the other option would be Chicago. But New York is where it’s at.”

Three music major recitals this weekend

Three Bluffton University music majors, Eddie Martin, Meghan Gibson and Kasandera Knief, will perform their senior recitals this weekend. All recitals are free and open to the public, with a reception afterwards in the lobby. Recital details follow:

Eddie Martin
Eddie Martin, a music education major with a concentration in performance
studies, will present his Bluffton University senior recital at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Yoder Recital Hall. 

Baseball: Beavers blank Olivet 5-0

The Bluffton University baseball team kept host Olivet off the scoreboard in a 5-0 victory over the Comets on a beautiful Tuesday, April 9, 2019. Bluffton moved past the .500 mark for the first time since Florida, improving to 13-12 on the season.

Riley Creek Festival at Bluffton University on Saturday

Family-oriented fest' from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Sommer Center

Bluffton University will host the annual Riley Creek Festival from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Sommer Center.

Free and open to the public, the festival will feature block-party-style events including: family-friendly inflatables, games and a Kona Ice truck.

With the theme “Ducks in Space,” the event will conclude with the traditional rubber duck race on Riley Creek starting at 4 p.m. Rubber ducks will be sold for $1 each, with proceeds to benefit the Bluffton Public Library. Duck race winners will receive space-themed gift baskets.

Softball: Beavers move to 6-18 

The Bluffton University softball team had a nonconference doubleheader on Sunday, April 7 when it hosted Ohio Wesleyan. The Beavers got the best of OWU in game one, 10-4, before dropping the finale by an 8-6 count. Bluffton moved to 6-18 on the year, while Ohio Wesleyan improved to 7-17 overall.

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