April 24, 2014

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Bluffton University opens national search for head football coach; Veidt going to Toledo

A national search is underway for the next head football coach at Bluffton University. Tyson Veidt, the head coach since 2008, has accepted the position of linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Toledo.

“Coach Veidt built a strong foundation for our football program and has made a difference in the lives of many of our student-athletes,” said Phill Talavinia, athletics director. “We wish him all the best on his move to a Division I program.”

C. Henry Smith Peace lecture to focus on the animal kingdom

Dr. Trevor Bechtel, an associate professor of religion at Bluffton University, will focus on the animal kingdom when he presents Bluffton’s annual C. Henry Smith Peace Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Referencing an actress’s animal interest, Bechtel’s title is “The Already Peaceable Kingdom: Kristen Bell’s sloth fascination as a story of peace-building.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Alma professor to present women’s studies forum March 11

Dr. Kathryn Blanchard, an associate professor of religious studies at Alma (Mich.) College, will present “Lady Parts: Biblical Women and ‘The Vagina Monologues’” in Bluffton University’s women’s studies forum at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, in Founders Hall.

Senior art exhibit runs March 10-21 in Sauder Visual Arts Center

Senior art exhibit to open

Bluffton University art majors Megan Moreo of Spencerville, Ohio, and Charity Tripp of Delta, Ohio, will display art they have created at Bluffton during their senior exhibition, from March 10-21 in the Grace Albrecht Gallery in Sauder Visual Arts Center.

The exhibit is free and open to the public, as is a reception for the artists from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 16. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 15, and Sunday, March 16.

Women's bball: Beavers fall in HCAC tourney opener

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/athletics/womensbasketball/2014/02-28-wb.htm

The Bluffton University women's basketball team had a Heartland Conference semi-final berth in its sights with a 45-33 lead and 15:44 on the clock before #5 seed Manchester University turned up the defensive pressure and rallied for a 65-62 victory on Friday, Feb. 28.

The Curling Iron staff buzzes university baseball players on Feb. 27

Bluffton University baseball players and coaches are purposely going bald on Thursday, Feb. 27, to support children with cancer.

Having already raised more than $6,100 for the Vs. Cancer Foundation—which helps fund children’s cancer hospitals and research of potential cancer cures—the Bluffton baseball Beavers will take their support a step further on Thursday, having their heads shaved in solidarity with young cancer victims. Joining them will be Dr. Darryl Nester, a Bluffton mathematics professor whose family, including a young niece, has been touched by the disease.

Economics ‘blogosphere’ topic of talk on Feb. 28

Dr. Jonathan Andreas, an associate professor of economics at Bluffton University, will discuss “An Economics Blogosphere Internship” in a campus colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall. The talk is free and open to the public.

Sofball: Beavers picked to finished 3rd in HCAC

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant

HCAC Coaches Poll http://www.bluffton.edu/athletics/softball/2014/hcacpoll.pdf

Olympic gold medalist visits university

Weldon “Weldy” Olson displays his gold and silver Olympic hockey medals while visiting Bluffton University Feb. 19. Olson, a Findlay resident, recalled his experiences in international hockey, including as a member of the 1956 U.S. Olympic team, which won the silver medal, and the 1960 team, which claimed America’s first gold medal in Olympic hockey.

Lone Raven to present Celtic, world music on university artist series

Tickets are available for the next performance in the Bluffton University Artist Series. The band Lone Raven will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, in Yoder Recital Hall.