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A Beaver first: Both university basketball teams beat Transylvania on the same day

By Griffin Kuras, sports information assistant


he Bluffton University men's basketball team built a 16-point lead midway through the second half and held on for the 81-79 victory over Transylvania University on Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Heartland Conference opener for both teams.

It marked the first time in school history that both the men and women have taken down Transylvania's basketball teams on the same day. 

Indoor track opens season at Tiffin

December 5, 2015


TIFFIN, Ohio - The Bluffton University indoor track and field team opened its 2015-16 campaign at Tiffin University on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. The Beavers shook off the rust and ended the competition with 11 qualifiers for the HCAC indoor championship. 

Bluffton women down favorite Transy in HCAC opener

December 5, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


120th rendition of Handel's Messiah Sunday in Founders Hall

Bluffton University’s music department has announced the soloists for its 120th performance of Handel’s “Messiah,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, in Founders Hall. Soloists are Kate Merryman, soprano; Lianna Wimberly Williams, mezzo-soprano; James Flora, tenor; and Weilong Tao, baritone.

Bluffton choral concert Dec. 13

Bluffton University’s Camerata Singers and University Chorale will headline “A Festival of Lessons and Carols,” the university’s Christmas choral concert, at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, in Yoder Recital Hall.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens. They are available online, at http://tickets.bluffton.edu, or in person at the Marbeck Center information desk.

Bluffton men romp at Kalamazoo

December 2, 2015
By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Bluffton University men's basketball team showed no signs of rust following an 11-day break since it played at Buffalo, NY on November 21. An 18-7 run late in the first half powered the Beavers to a 91-70 victory at Kalamazoo College on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Bluffton improved to 3-1 on the season, while the Hornets slipped to 0-3 after the loss.

Forum speaker: “When strong positive relations exist, they enhance learning”

Since the introduction of Title IX in 1972, there has been a lot of focus on ensuring girls get the same opportunities as boys in public education.  However, with so much focus on girls’ achievement many people haven’t noticed boys are falling behind.

Bethel College (Kansas) professor Dr. Doug Siemens explored the role reversal in educational achievement during a Dec. 1 Forum at Bluffton University.  Siemens is an associate professor and is director of elementary teacher education at Bethel.

Sheerer named HCAC Player of the Week

November 30, 2015

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University’s Macey Sheerer (Bucyrus) helped the Beavers move to 4-0 following wins over Heidelberg and Kalamazoo and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

The sophomore standout scored 25 points with 10 rebounds in an 85-79 win over Heidelberg on Tuesday and added 12 points with seven rebounds and two assists in a 74-58 win at Kalamazoo. For the week, Sheerer averaged 18.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game while shooting 63.6 percent (14-for-22) from the field.