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December 9, 2016


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Misrepresentation and misinterpretation of Amish in popular culture

Author dispells myths in university forum

From the romantic literature know as bonnet fiction to television shows such as “Breaking Amish” and “Amish Mafia” there is no shortage of portrayals of the Amish in mainstream culture.

But there is a shortage of truth in those portrayals. Author Saloma Miller Furlong dispelled some of the myths surrounding the Amish during a Bluffton University Forum held Oct. 11.

She offered authentic insight into a people who are time and again misrepresented and misinterpreted in popular culture.

Here's Bluffton University's November events calendar

Here is the arts and events calendar for November at Bluffton University. Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
Nov. 1 Forum: “Humanizing Martyrdom: ‘Martyrs Mirror’ and the Artwork of Jan Luyken,” Forum by Dr. David Weaver-Zercher, 11 a.m. Yoder Recital Hall
Nov. 1 Forum: “Deficiency: Situational and Generational Poverty in America Explored through Art,” student Forum by Anna Hairston, 11 a.m. Musselman Library Reading Room

Volleyball goes to 6-0 in HCAC

October 19, 2016
By: Samantha Granger, sports information assistant


Anderson trips up Men's Soccer 3-0

October 19, 2016


BLUFFTON, Ohio - Anderson University netted a goal in minute 17 and added a pair of unassisted goals in the second half en route to a 3-0 shutout of the Bluffton University men's soccer team on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. The Beavers fell to 3-12 overall and 0-6 in the Heartland Conference, while Anderson improved to 8-7 and 2-4 in the HCAC.

Art and social work student to give Forum presentation Nov. 1

Anna Hairston, a Bluffton University senior from Ontario, Ohio, will discuss “Deficiency: Situational and Generational Poverty in America Explored through Art” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1 in the reading room, Musselman Library. The event is free and open to the public. 

Here's how we celebrate a university homecoming in a small Ohio town

With several photos of events from Saturday

 Seniors Chad Gundy of Flanagan, Ill., and Kati O’Neill of Wapakoneta, Ohio, were crowned Bluffton University’s Homecoming king and queen at halftime of the annual Homecoming football game on Oct. 15.
Other seniors on the Homecoming court were John Eckenrode of Oregon, Ohio, and Mickie Gonwick of Hicksville, Ohio. Junior attendants were Malik Jackson of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Elaina Alpeter of Galloway, Ohio, while sophomore attendants were Dan Gregg of Ontario, Ohio, and Erika Motiejunas of Mentor, Ohio.    

Football holds off Hanover 28-18 on Homecoming

October 15, 2016
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


Volleyball downs Franklin in four sets

October 15, 2016
By: Samantha Granger, sports information assistant


FRANKLIN, Ind. - The Bluffton University volleyball team hit the road for a matchup with the Franklin College Grizzlies on Saturday, Oct. 15. The Beavers battled with the Grizzlies through four tough sets for the win (22-25, 25-22, 25-18, 26-24). Bluffton kept its perfect 5-0 Heartland Conference record intact, improving to 17-7 overall, while Franklin dropped to 2-4 in the conference and 12-10 on the season.

Miller leads the way for Bluffton Cross Country

October 15, 2016


OBERLIN, Ohio - The Bluffton University cross country team competed in its final tune-up for the HCAC Championship to be contested in two weeks’ time. The Oberlin College Inter-Regional Rumble brings together teams from at least four of the nation’s NCAA regions for large and fast fields. While not everyone ran their “A race”, there were a number of exceptional performances turned in.

Men's Soccer drops 4-0 decision at Hanover

October 15, 2016


HANOVER, Ind. - The Bluffton University men's soccer team battled to a 0-0 tie at the break, but Hanover netted four tallies in the second period for a 4-0 victory on Saturday, Oct, 15. Bluffton fell to 3-11 on the season with a 0-5 mark in the Heartland Conference, while Hanover improved to 11-3 and 4-1 in the HCAC.,

Matthew Eldridge broke through in the 58th minute, putting Hanover up 1-0 before a flurry of goals made the score 4-0 with just over 11 minutes to play.